BEER

SWEET BABY JESUS BEER.JPGYou by now know I love to cook,eat  and makeup. So, in my shopping I came across this awesome beer.

SWEET BABY JESUS beer that is. It tastes like beer with a touch of chocolate and a dash of peanut butter. This frothy delight seems so right.If you are looking for a conversation starter at a party…these two beers may just be it! The six pack of Sweet Baby Jesus beer may just be the perfect gift for the beer lover!

 

I just love the name of this drink…Don’t you???

The Dirty Snowman

1-3 oz. Xingu black beer

1 1/4oz of Cognac

1/2 oz of simple syrup

tsp cocoa nibs and crushed hazelnuts

Coconut milk

 

Use simple syrup to rim a pilsner glass with crushed hazelnuts and cocoa nibs.

In a pint glass,muddle teaspoon of cocoa nibs and the simple syrup. Add the Cognac and shake with ice. Strain into the pilsner glass,add ice and top with beer. Float a splash of coconut milk on top.

YUM!

I discovered this recipe from my ABC wine& spirits catalog.Simply had to share.

If you like beer you’ll love this. It had me by the name of the drink and coconut milk!

Magical YUMMY Cranberries!

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Cranberries…not everyone loves them… you understand,love or hate. But I love them! How about you? Do you like cranberries? Rethink them and don’t just eat them this time of year enjoy this  delicious beauty any time of the year.

At the top of the list…They help your body get rid of free radicals those nasty culprits that contribute to the aging process inside our bodies. And cranberries also do so much more!

They  help prevent dental problems like Gingivitis and gum disease.

Fights cancer like breast cancer cells.

Treat urinary tract infections.

Help relieve skin conditions like Dermatitis,acne and Eczema.

Strengthens the immune system.

So, add these sweet and tart delights to your food menu and enjoy!

*They also make  pretty amazing decor. You an make an ice mold with them for your holiday or new years eve party by simply making a mold of them with some rosemary.

 

 

The gift of …The Perfect Red Lipstick!

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Last night I attended my first Christmas party of the season with my husband for his business. Over cocktails I quickly discovered women who loved my lips and wanted to know how can they too create the perfect red lip!

I thought you’d like to know this too.So here you go!

The Perfect Tips for Red Luscious Lips!

  • You must start fresh with clean hydrated lips.
  • Apply my  Kissy Lips lip exfoliating Treatment or make a mixture of brown sugar and honey for your lips.
  • Apply my Perfect day Lipstick base
  • Optional:Add  a coat of  China Doll lipstain next to make the color last even longer.It will stain the lips with a rosy stain and make the red hue cling better too.
  • Apply red lip liner or an invisible lip liner that is transparent yet locks color within the lip line.
  • Apply a luscious red lipstick or a red liquid lipstick (they are all the rage).
  • Blot your lips with a fresh tissue or blotting paper.(not powdered just plain)
  • Apply a second coat if you wish to make your pout look bolder.
  • DON’T rub your lips together. Little old ladies do that!

*To make this look even sexier like the makeup artists do in a VICTORIA SECRET runway shows or magazine shoot.Add a dash of a silver or gold lipstick Next add a super shiny gloss in the center of the lips for a sexy highlighted glow. A shimmery way to glow and make the lips look fuller!

You are ready to…Paint the town red,Gorgeous!

A red lipstick & gloss make the perfect gift for your bestie or family member!  Not all gifts need to be costly and over the top. Fill them in Christmas stocking and put a bow on it and give. At this time of year…everyone seems to pull out their best red lipstick,shoes, purse or dress. Make the lips the center of attention.

 

Holiday Gift Guide & Open House

This weekend we are hosting our awesome Holiday Open House at my private beauty cottage! This is the photo on the cover of our invite to our clients. Do you like it? I want to be a phone call or email away. I LOVE helping  girls and women be the BEST they can be!

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So with that said…stay tuned this weekend and come back to my blog. I will share my Holiday Gift Guide with UNIQUE and fabulous gift ideas,stocking stuffers,D.I.Y. and beauty tips each day until Christmas eve!

WISH YOU WERE HERE…in sunny Florida. Our beauty candy shoppe is filled with so many treasures to treat yourself or someone else!!!

If you live in the city … We are open this Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm and extra special hours on this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 for your shopping pleasure!

Sugar and Spice and everything beautiful and NICE. Sip champagne punch while you shop. Enjoy a slice of yummy cake especially made by Glamour Gourmet of Jacksonville Florida.Lick candy canes in jelly belly flavors while you shop. Savour chocolate on your tongue. Have fun! Take a photo with our photo booth props! Shopping is so fun here!

Shopping Guests will be entered in a drawing for 3 FABULOUS Holiday gift bags!

Today’s beauty gift idea is if you’re a nail lacquer lover…Treat Yourself or someone else to a customized NAIL polish named after them.

Boxed and ready to give. I love this site!!! http://www.prettypleasenailpoilsh.com

George Clooney not included!

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I’m serious about and appreciate and good cup of coffee.

And my passion for desert flavors is real too. So I simply had to bring to your attention the new limited edition flavors of Nespresso.

Think Banana bread,Pumpkin Spice Cake and Gingerbread…all yum on the tongue.These are the new coffee capsules the company added to the already finest bean coffee’s they make. My lips just can’t resist.

I am in love with this top of the line brand.The Vertuoline Evolou machine brews the best cup of coffee I ever had. Really! And the unique centrifusion technology makes it buzz with delight. This one cup delight brews a mean aromatic cup of coffee in approx 20 something seconds.It is EASY to use…and comes out FAST,FRESH and FABULOUS!

And the cherry on top is the cafe like quality on top which is called crema…a generous frothy layer of love. I don’t use sugar because I am sweet enough and quite frankly I like the taste of it without it. The coffee machine also makes a delightful cup of espresso. Just like I have enjoyed in  Italia.

So you know what to do…if you are looking for the perfect gift for HIM,for her or for yourself.This is so worth it.

You gotta trust me on this. And of course actors George Clooney and Danny Di Vito will say that too.We foodies have to stick together.

Try it …you’ll LOVE it.

Passion for Fashion and more!

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Recently I had the honor of being on a panel for  The Fashion Group International.

I love working with them and being on a panel too.

This organization was started by some iconic women. Founded in 1930 as the non-profit,fashion organization established for women,the The Fashion Group International today offers membership to men and women alike.Among the founding members were Eleanor Roosevelt,Elizabeth Arden,Lily Dache, Edna Woolman Chase,Edith Head,Claire McCardell,Virginia Pope and Carmel Snow. Legendary figures who left an incredible print on the American landscape. Names and people I admire and worth Googling to learn more about these women.

FGI’S mission is to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and design,and to help its members become more effective in their professional lives.

FGI is a global non-profit organization of dynamic professionals in all areas of design,apparel,accessories,home and of course my passion….beauty!

You too can be considered as a member if you are in any of the above fields. Each region has a yearly event calendar. Join us~

EXPLORE the world beyond your door.

http://www.fgi.org

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving …thoughts!

As we celebrate thanksgiving day I have a few things to say…

I wish the readers of my blog today and followers too a fabulous and yummy Thanksgiving day. I am happy to have you in my life in some small way.

Next,I’d like to ask is…

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful I opened my eyes and woke up today.It was even sweeter when I heard the glorious Star-spangled banner  anthem outside my window. Today they amped up the volume but it was still  beautiful.I live near a naval base. I am happy I was born and raised in America and happy it is my home.

I am thankful for my lovely family. And darling funny husband. I only wish my twin brother,mom and dad were here to share my days with me.Gosh how I miss them!!!

I am thankful  for ALL the little things in life that can bring us so much joy. The sun,the moon,the stars the smell of fresh cut grass and more.

I am thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table.

I am thankful for bakers and chefs not only for making healthier fresh bread but dessert…yes I have a major sweet tooth!

I am thankful for the farmer I am an avid foodie and so love supporting them and eating fresh fruit and vegetables.

I am thankful for fuel for hot baths and warm showers. Especially with a bit of bubbly like a bubble bath.

I m thankful for music which fills my ear with joy.

I am thankful for the person who invented LIPSTICK! They were brilliant! A swipe of color goes a long way!

I am thankful for fuel to jet around town and jet around on a flight to all the amazing places I get to go for my work and to play.

I am thankful for good health.

I am thankful for all I have learned in life and can’t wait to learn more!

AND…I thank MACY’S for bringing me back home even if it is on the TV screen.LOVE the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade! The 90th year.

A true miracle on 34th street where I used to work! #theresnoplacelikehomegive-thanks-leaves-photo-jpg-2016Give THANKS…Not just for today but tomorrow and always!

Have a yummy and beautiful thanksgiving day everyone !

A yummy unexpected treat for Thanksgiving!

GOT LEFTOVER ACORN or mini pumpkin CANDY? Try this yummy recipe mix!

1 cup of candy

1 cup of salted peanuts

SHAKE in a plastic zip lock bag. Add a pinch of sea salt to taste. Serve with a beverage or alone.Your guests will love it. Especially if they love this candy.A great way to use up leftover candy.ENJOY!

I have been making this sweet and salty treat for years…you can too.

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Pumpkin Pie Holiday

pumpkin-scrub-blog-photoI know you love pumpkin! We cannot seem to get enough of it.

Coffee,beer,muffins,bread,pie and more.So here is another one of my recipes for a my pumpkin pie body scrub in a jar. Pumpkin puree contains beta-carotene and anti-0xidants,brown sugar helps remove dead skin. Olive oil and a vitamin E pill (prick and squeeze out the oil) and OR use oil by the bottle add even more of the moisturizing your skin bliss.

1 can pumpkin puree (you’ll need 1/4 cup) Go for the real thing.

2  cups of brown sugar

2 tsp. olive oil or jojoba

optional:1 tsp. vitamin E oil

1/4 or 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (this will make the body scrub even more luscious and have the aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg and cloves). I like to sprinkle this on top!

Stir this all together and you will have an amazing scrumptious body scrub and wonderful for your heels too! It is like a pumpkin pie slathered over your body!

I like to make gifts in jelly jars for myself or someone else!

Add a mini spoon,bow,love note and you’re good to go.

Nice stocking stuffer or hostess gift add a pumpkin pie or a bottle of sangria to your gift and who ever you give it to will really love you.

Play and see what you come up with. I’d love to hear from you on any D.I.Y. recipes you might whip up and love too!

 

 

 

 

I love Naples!

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I recently had the pleasure of visiting a magical beautiful place…Naples.

I have been in Naples Italy  before but this time it was Naples in sunny Florida!

The beauty of shopping,drinking and browsing on 5th Avenue South!

  • Bob Baker Shoes is the most unique SHOE and accessory store I have ever seen!
  • Wind and Willow fabulous fashions and fun gifts
  • Skyline Chili for casual dining on the cheap
  • Best of Everything unique gifts,baubles,bangles and beads
  • T Michaels for fine dining!
  • Naples Grande Beach Resort THE BEST place to stay~

If you ever are out that way…it is so clean and beautiful and the gulf is at your feet.