Now thru Monday try and fit in some time for a little chillaxing and an easy body detox. Since coming from Las Vegas where I feasted on Breakfast in bed, to Dim Sum 🥟 (which is Chinese Brunch) and other delightful Vegas meals. I need a body breather.
Here’s what I’m doing this weekend. YOU can too!
1. Drink lots of liquids.
Fluids flush out your system and any digestive bloating you may feel. Never mind happy hour drinking. So stay hydrated. I love love love 💦 water.
2. Enjoy Fruit.
The ultimate snack! The more the better. Cantaloupe 🍈 and strawberries 🍓 are my fave. Fruit helps with excess sodium, puffiness and bloating. All kinds of fruit 🍌 will do.
3. Give yourself a face mask. Add some cucumber 🥒 sliced thin on your eye area and rest while the mask dries. This de-puffs too.
A clay mask works wonders. It cleans, tightens and makes your pores happy! It really helps to draw our impurities and puffiness!
Have a fabulous relaxing 😎 and fun 4th of July weekend! 🇺🇸
Eating well & self-care is the best care you can give yourself!
Pixie Dust Sprinkles…
I recently discovered on Instagram a Florida owned company that offers these Pixie Dust Sprinkles in a variety of hues. Some of my favorites are: A luxurious Sea Glass that gives me a walk on the beach or mermaid vibes. a gorgeous mix of metallic and patriotic themed hues of God Bless America and a blend of sophisticated hues of Luxe Vibes.
I LOVE 💗 anything that sparkles,glows or is color filled. I also love to throw a party in my home or business. Even if it for a party of two. Every day we wake up is a reason to celebrate. Right?
Not your ordinary sprinkles they add FUN to any kitchen creation. I have played with my little nieces and nephews and test drove them on my husband. All passed with flying colors! This weekend I am going to dip some champagne flutes and celebrate something bubbly in style. The kids will love a pretty glass of pixie dust rimmed glasses too. Why not try them embellishing a glass of Aloha punch or yummy pink lemonade for the kids.
I also like them on:
A slice of banana topped with whipped cream or peanut butter or honey
Sprinkle on top of a bowl of popcorn
Or simply placed them a decor on the plate when serving dessert like gelato or ice cream.
The skies the limit. Use your imagination and have some fun with your family and the kids.
Let’s have fun and create some pixie dust magic in our kitchens this long beautiful weekend!
I am on a TV morning show today and sharing some summer time fun with the little and pre-teen viewers. Slumber Party under the stars or small gathering in your garden or at home. I’ve got you covered!
I hope you enjoy the video link of me on River City Live TV available later today and and use these fun ideas and tips this summer and beyond. Little girls want to enjoy some fun with mom,dad,auntie, glamma and your friends/cousins of course.
I’m in beautiful and always fabulous Vegas! The heat is on. The other day it was 116 degrees.
Today I guest spoke at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference show. I had a sold out crowd! I so LOVE what I do!
Anyone who is anyone in beauty and hair is here! It is so exciting. I have missed guest speaking since Covid. But it’s beginning to look like a sense of normalcy and happiness!
The show floor was filled to the brim with so many booths. I attended a few classes and shopped and explored. I’m exhausted.
Tonight we had dinner at a delicious place called Orchids Gardens. They serve all kinds of Dim Sum 🥟 all day. I have been going to this place for years.
I’m taking notes 📝 and checking out all that I can and that is trending!
So please … Stay tuned. The time zone for me is a 3 hour difference and I’m starting to fade. Im going to take a bubble bath 🛀 and relax.
Then, I’m joining my husband for a cocktail 🍸 and eating a box of chocolates together in bed.
I’m in love with all things DIY, cooking and whipping up beauty in my kitchen or bathroom.
I fell in love ❤️ with a recipe I discovered actress Priyanka Chopra’s mom shared with her.
I am addicted to doing it. It is a scalp treatment that hydrates the hair. I also find it gives my hair a lot of shine.
1 🥚 egg
Scoop of Organic Yogurt (plain)
Make a paste. Mix well. If you find it dries a bit add a dash of whole milk and stir again before applying to your hair.
Rinse well after leaving on at least 20 or 30 minutes.
I like to light a candle, listen to music 🎶 and relax my mind in the bathtub while this treatment is on my hair. You might like to try it one day too.
Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo & rinse.
I don’t know about you but I feel a little bit off. This pandemic is still with us, my usual positive spirit is off and my skin needs a little LOVE. Not just from a dream face cream or eating the right stuff but something else. I discovered a good book and found a fabulous read for you to enjoy and actually put to use this summer.
It is called Face Fitness by an esthetician,yoga teacher, a chakra meditation instructor and working mom! I don’t know how she was able to make this book happen with three children. Her name is Patricia San Pedro.
There are a plethora of skin care tips, tricks and exercises for the face. No yoga or exercise studio to drive to. Easy to do at home. Or in a hotel room while I’ll be traveling again soon.
I have a few favorites so far but I am still trying to master them before I do some others. But it is fun to explore. Even as a beauty and skin professional I am learning something new. We never stop learning do we?
Since I am MAD about the lips I find I am crazy about the Lip Cardio exercise. Glow Flow is yet another one I am practicing. Neck Detox is a great one to get the blood flowing and bye bye to the impurities.
On this Self-Care Sunday think about what you can do for yourself. Not just your family, the sweetie in your life or friends. You NEED to take care of one and only you!
I know many of you think you need Botox,filler and filters but think again. There is a healthy alternative for you that will rev up your skin,tighten,tone and make you feel and look happier in that skin.
I am embracing my face and enjoying and taking one beautiful minute and day at time. I hope you do too!
LOVE on your skin!
I found a few summer book reads you need to know about. Growing up and working in Manhattan I discovered the fabulous world of fashion. My two favorite fashion designers in New York were Norma Kamali and Diane Von Furstenberg. I saved $ and saved $ to buy their clothing and accessories!
Norma Kamali recently came out with a book that is a combination of women empowerment,words of wisdom, healthy living tips and beauty and skin care advice. I am still reading it but have learned a lot. As a designer I love this style tip she says “Dress the way YOU FEEL daily”. She’s especially sending a message to baby boomers and seniors. But her fashions and this book are for the younger crowd too.
One of the beauty recipes she shares is her favorite of mine too! She suggests you consider DRINKING your salad. Especially if you are on the run and in the midst of a hectic work day.
TRY making or buying this! A green drink of yumminess!
She also likes to do DIY recipes and use fresh beet juice with coconut oil to stain her lips 👄 with a tint of color. I love to do that too and have making this lip concoction for years.
Her book is pretty awesome especially for women and coming out of this pandemic. We need to recenter ourselves, focus on what matters and let go of what’s no longer important in our lives anymore.
Love yourself at any age!
Did I mention Norma Kamali is 75 years young?
If you love ❤️ all kinds of books! You’ll love this one!
But thinking of all the beautiful Moms and Glammas out there!
Bless you and all that you are too! Motherhood is NOT easy and hard work. But somehow you do it every single day. Hope you are enjoying the beauty of this day!
You are …Amazing!
So big you can swim in them?
One of my clients told me her pores are so big you can swim in them. She has always had a love hate relationship with her skin…Large Pores!
She asked me what’s a simple DIY she can try for minimizing not eliminating (they don’t go away) them. Heres a trick I’ve used often. My husband calls me a “Witchy Woman” because I use this. I know he loves me but the teasing doesn’t stop!
Now I’ve got him using it on his face too.
Witch Hazel works wonders in more ways than one. I don’t find it smells fabulous and more medicinal but… it’s cheap and readily available at drug stores and more.
After you wash your face pour some witch hazel on a cotton round and swipe on your face. Stay away from the eyes and lips.
Concentrate on your T-Zone as well as areas you feel your pores are larger.
Use this on a regular basis and you will notice a reduction in your pores.
Of course there are face masks that you can do like egg whites and oatmeal to gently scrub but give good old fashioned witch hazel a try. The beauty benefits and results may just surprise you!