Countdown to all things SPA & BEAUTY in NYC!

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Looking forward to guest speaking in NYC. I am honored to be invited and so in  LOVE with teaching beauty pro’s all I have learned in the beauty and spa business. Packing my luggage and boxes…as much as I travel and guest speak packing is still an exciting chore.

I CAN’T WAIT TO REPORT BACK TO YOU from the show floor and NYC. Please follow me on Twitter,Instagram and my blog.

I’ll share what’s hot, new and hope I WON’T get caught in any snow too.Don’t want it to slow me down.

After I guest speak at the show I will play with my beautiful sisters and the sweet and exciting streets of Manhattan!

Stay tuned to my adventures in spa,skin,beauty,travel food and above all SHOPPING!

Scandal …and Bouncin’ & Behavin’ Hair!

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Yesterday I tried a shampoo and conditioner for the very first time..the brand is called White Sands.It came boxed in a kit and I was anxious to try something new.You know how we love shiny pretty packaging.

And as most girls we like to play with and try new things! My hair (like yours) has been through the winter roller coaster of dry,frizzy and flyaway. Almost like a kitchen Brillo pad.

The floral scent of orchids filled my shower softly and my hair took to it well. I loved the way the conditioner did not weigh my hair down and took away my tangles. My locks are long and are not as strong as they used to be.

I try to eat right and that keeps my hair shiny from inside out.But dry and frizzy it has become from the weather this winter.

You may have noticed in my blog posts I love to whip up things in my kitchen for my hair…but besides my avocado mash…I am aghast!

I AM IN LOVE…this product is amazing. What I am even more amazed is to learn that this brand is used on Celebrities and on shows on TV.

Pretty Little Liars,Mad Men,Scandal,Jane the Virgin,State of Affairs and Glee…I see I am in delightful company!

Friday Night Beauty Tip!

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My doctor said I should increase my fish intake by adding more salmon and other fish too.I am cooking up a storm with more salmon,enjoying more fresh sushi and other fatty acid foods but also want to back that up.

I came across this product by NeoCell and as usual had to share it with you.

Fish collagen +HA is a revolutionary youth and beauty enhancing complex that works on the DEEP,structural layer of the skin,called the dermis,to increase the strength,elasticity and hydration.levels of the skin.

Collagen Type 1 provides the vital building blocks needed for increasing the mechanical strength of the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the dermis,which promotes elasticity for wrinkle prevention. These nutrients ALL work together in the dermal layer to keep your skin looking younger. NOW, my husband is hooked too.

NeoCell my go to for supplements to look gorgeous and feel good too!

MY skin loves this! My mirror tells me so.

You don’t have to be Chinese to Celebrate Chinese New Year!

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Let’s wok & roll and celebrate another year!!!

Yes, if the NEW year thus far did not start with a bang…YOU can start again. SHARE this holiday with your sweetie,family or a few friends.

Step 1.Search YOUR recipe books or look online for some easy stir-fry or dumpling dishes.OR buy Chinese Take Out.Keep it easy and simple.

Step 2.Put your hair up in chopsticks if its long enough and a silky robe.You’ll feel and look like a China Doll.(I always do)

Step 3. Wear some jade jewelry it is a good luck stone.Or put on your REAL gold for good luck in the New Year.

Step 4 .Buy anbd servve some HOT green or oolong Asian tea and some Lucky Beer! The bottle is shaped in a Buddha and it lucky shade of jade green.I like to rub tummy for good luck.

Step 5.Find some Take Out boxes and fill a little someting in each one for your sweetie or family.

Step 6. SERVE fortune cookies over your fave ICE CREAM.

MAKE tonight even more fun…Celebrate Chinese new year!

My fortune cookie above reads: “Want LUSCIOUS hydrated lips? Rub some organic honey over them”.

Chocolate SPA!

mask cocoaYesterday I featured on TV a few of my fave recipes for a Girls Night In or something fun to do with him! I created these recipes from Whole Foods ingredients my fave’ store!

Valentine’s day shoppers kept me busy at my studio…so here are the recipes to glow on with chocolate!

Here are a few of the recipes to enjoy!

Yummy Chocolate Balm 1 small plastic or glass jar 2 soup spoons of Coconut oil organic Microwave the above. Fill a jar  and let it harden a bit and add the following… 4 White or Dark chocolate drops like you use to make cookies Close the lid and it is ready to give or enjoy.

Cocoa Face Mask 2 tablespoons of Greek plain yogurt 1 tablespoon of organic cocoa powder unsweetened 1 generous drizzle of Agave nectar or honey Stir them all together and you’ll have a creamy and dreamy face mask! Apply on the face with a fan brush or with your fingers. Pretend you are icing a cupcake. Leave on 10 to 15 minutes. It will firm up gently on the skin. Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth. Enjoy the luxurious feel and scent of fresh cocoa powder filled with antioxidants and your face will FEEL awesome. For MORE information on yummy things to do with cocoa,chocolate nibs ,chips and more! Visit: http://www.news4jax.com  and click on The Morning Show  Happy Valentine’s day!

There is nothing like THIS perfect ST. Valentine’s gift!

LETTER blogWhat about a hand-made card or better yet a LOVE letter to the one or ones you love. Your lover, your daughter,your son or your mom and dad. It doesn’t have to be a long one.Short and sweet is good too.It is  ALL about the little things,token gestures and gifts from your heart. It isn’t all about shopping and going crazy to find the right card and gift.

Pour your heart and soul out. Stir up your imagination. Get your romantic sexy side out. Whoever you want to say something to…get it out on paper too!

Love,hearts and kisses are dancing around the air today…I WISH EVERY DAY was St. Valentines day. Spread a little love today.

Here is a letter I am putting on the dinner table with a candle lit special yummy meal and cupid cocktail for my husband.The paper cost was .30 already kissed.It is so much fun to do and will make him so HAPPY too!

If you haven’t got a card or gift …get moving and write one like this.Let me know what happens.

Wanna share with me what you are going to do?

DO YOU LOVE all things LIPSTICK and more?

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I do too! I just discovered something awesome I had to share with you.

If you want to give another UNIQUE gift for St. VALENTINE’S day…Why not give your wife,daughter,sister,beauty junkie or BFF a subscription to LIP MONTHLY….  Delivered to her door!

Give the gift of love and lips!

http://www.lipmonthly.com

Pick a color,Name it, Give it for Valentine’s DAY!

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I just made the MOST adorable gift today for ME for VALENTINE’S DAY! This is my second time shopping on this site.

I shopped online at http://www.prettypleasenailpolish.com

You can do it too. I chose a gorgeous rose petal pink and named it KISS ME! It is a quality polish and interactive fun.

If you’re looking for a FUN perfect gift  and or know of someone on your gift list that has a passion for fashion and nails this is just the site for you.

Happy SHOPPING!

Chocolate Bliss he can’t resist~

Valentines15pc I LOVE TO BE ROMANTIC and do the unexpected…not only on Valentine’s Day but every day. I found these chocolates on line made with love by a charming chocolatier. As always I had to share them with you.

This Valentine’s day celebrate in a new way by serving your  handsome hunk of burning love Chinese take out in bed chopsticks included.

If you are celebrating with your sweetie why not wear a silky kimono and chopsticks in your hair (if your hair is long enough) Or think of another sexy way to shower your love in your own way.

Then relax,sip some champagne or wine. Kiss the night away and pull out this box of chocolates. WOW Chocolates are like a bag of Hershey’s KISSES (which I so love) ON STEROIDS!

Gorgeous gift boxes filled with beautiful bites of assorted gourmet chocolates and luscious lip joy in one box.

Live it up,Love it up. And if you don’t have someone special in your life… You can still celebrate V-DAY and treat yourself to this glorious box of chocolates and enjoy.  YOU are special! Love is in the air…I smell it.

http://www.wowchocolates.com

Show Man’s Best Friend some LOVE!

Ollie with Petsmile Toothpaste

For the pet who has everything BUT…

For the pet who has everything like gingivitis,plaque and dog breath.

Beef flavored toothpaste and brush system.

Dog’s want to be kissable and have fresh breath and be kissed by you too!

Happy Valentine’s day and shopping… http://www.PETsmileusa.com