Today on River City Live TV I am sharing some of my favorite ideas to give as a Valentine’s Day gift. The show airs in Florida on WJXT4 .
Here’s one idea that does NOT cost much except your words, time, paper and seasonal embellishments. It is a beautiful way to tell anyone in your life you love or care for them. To your sweetie,your daughter, your son, your mom or even yourself!
What better way to say “I love you” than writing a love ❤️ letter!
It doesn’t have to be long. It can be short and sweet. You can mail it, leave it on a mirror in the house or under or on a pillow for your lover to discover when it’s time to go to bed.
Embellish with your “ sealed with kiss created with your actual lip print, a kiss 💋 rubber stamp, home-made label you make on your computer or decorative ribbons with lips or LOVE on it.
Whatever you want to do! Surely they will love the gesture too. Better than a greeting card or along with a card.
Add a Hershey’s Kiss chocolate or a flower 🌺 they will love even better!
So I hope you’ll consider this old school but beautiful gift. Handwritten and homemade and straight from your heart!
I am back on TV this week on River City Live on WJXT-4 in sunny Jacksonville Florida with some beauty ideas to pack in your evening bag to look Gorgeous on The Go”! Over the Christmas or Holiday parties or on New Years Eve you want to look and feel fabulous! Right?
Before a party I always eat some fruit and drink lots of water. Don’t go hungry or thirsty. Before I put on makeup I like to use a hydrating illuminating mask like ESW Plant based sheet masks. It’s cruelty-free, vegan and clean ingredients. Like Matcha Almond Milk.
It gives my skin a radiant glow!
There are a few must-haves I think you need:
Hair spray like Chi’s Hair care Helmet Head is a lifesaver for your or HIS hair.
A lip balm,bold lipstick or sexy shimmer lip gloss are good choices. I also pack a conditioning lip balm for my husbands lips too. I like A Method’s Vitamin C Kissed Lip Balm.Baby its cold outside!
Find a petite Eyeshadow and highlighter set like the one I discovered by Guide Beauty so many pretty colors perfect for the holidays. Shine On and apply over eyelids, cheekbones,decolette or over a lipstick to shimmer on!
IF your face tends to shine or look oily try Powder Papers I discovered on one of my trips to Asia. My clients and I are addicted to them! They are travel friendly, powder and blot oil in one blot. Love how fresh they make me feel. Selfies and other family photos call for this beauty find!
A dash of fragrancegoes a long way. Carry a perfume or cologne sample and or a mini hand lotion I like Spongelle’s new lotion packets for a quick fragrance and skin softening touch-up.my favorite is the “Sugar Dahlia” and the “French Lavender”.
So I hope you enjoyed these tips besides what you love to use and do and paint the town red, pink, silver or gold!
Much needed attention. Your cosmetic bag is longing to be touched!
Stranded at the airport, waiting in the car 🚘 pool line or even at home. Use your time wisely and give your lipsticks some LOVE.
If you happen to get a Purell wipes, towelettes from a restaurant after your meal or have some rubbing alcohol disinfectant pads. get out your lipstick tubes and lipgloss wands and disinfect those tubes!
It’s kind of satisfying and fun to do!
1. Take the top off.
2. Roll up those tubes. Be gentle not all the way. Only up to where you’ve used the tube.
3. Swipe and wipe the lipstick itself all around.
4. Next wipe the tube packaging itself. You know lots of germs 🦠 are waiting for you there too.
5. Allow them to evaporate and dry and close the lids.
You’re all set, a quick disinfect and good to go! Safely! Protect those pretty lips!
* A great idea after you have a cold or a fever blister too!
I recently featured on TV a woman who was my model for a beauty and lifestyle segment I do here in sunny Florida! 🌴
River City Live on WJXT-4.
Honey, it’s so steamy and hot outside across the country but we can’t always be by an electric fan… Right?
So in comes this Diva!
The woman I am telling you about wears many hats and slays all day as a model,an emcee and all around DIVA. She is so charming and fun to be around. She creates the most amazing things. Diva Fans!
What is a Diva Fan you ask?
Makeeta says her fans are…”A stylish way to get attention, get a lil’ air in this summer heat or to keep cool if you’re having your own personal summer year round.”
Diva Fans I think are a one of a kindcustom sensation. With the flick of the wrist, a true show-stopper when you walk into a party, cocktails, bedside or poolside.
The best part? They can be made with your own words, an organizations name,your business logo or for a special event or occasion. The fans come in a variety of colors as well! This fan is HUGE! Not your average small fan.
They start at $25.00 and you may reach the creator @makeetalemodel@ gmail.com
Another awesome part is they make the most awesome demanding sound when you flick it open. I never saw anything like it!
Or find her and direct message her on Facebook or Instagram @makeetalemodel
I think every month is a reason to shop 🛍any small sweet 📦 business!
Feel the love ❤️?
Support and spread some shopping love!
Did you know? This month is Black Business month. Give the girl some love! The perfect gift! 🎁 For yourself or someone else.
Its is my favorite time of year! The day we wear and celebrate the beauty of a lipstick and what it does for our lips,complexion and face!
Now’s the time to update your lipstick wardrobe and buy something fresh,fun and new! Run don’t walk! Treat yourself to this instant mood lifter!
But before you do … go over and throw out lipsticks 💄 you do not use. Please bear in mind you don’t want to pass on your makeup to others even family because of Covid-19 even more so.
What’s HOT in lipsticks now?
PINK and fuchsia are the IT shades right now! They brighten the complexion and give you a rosy healthy glow! Summertime also is the perfect time for coral reds and golden shades too. You know sun’-kissed and to show off that tan.
If a color lipstick that you bought is not for you simply apply a sheer white lipstick with a touch of shimmer over it and you might just fall in love with a new gorgeous sexy hue!
If you need to plump up those lips and more! Check out this book!
A pair of shoes. But not just ordinary shoes but high heels. A super sexy pair of sky high beauties! The color in regal purple.
Did I mention they are by a designer? No NOT those infamous Christian Louboutin shoes with the lipstick 💄 red sole bottoms.
Now you may or may not know I’m not a designer label anything kinda girl. I buy and wear what I like the label means nothing to me. I do wear Diane Von Furstenberg, Halston, Gucci, and the ever cool designer Betsey 👄 Johnson to name a few.
But this pair is something else. They are by ESCADA. My first Escada fashion item! Do you own a pair of shoes or heels by Escada?
They stand mighty and glorious on a shelf looking at me.
Taunting me with their beauty!
Daring me to put them on!
But the question is can I even WALK in them? That is the question!!!
I tried but it was tough. Last month my husband and I went to a place that had the most amazing vibe. It is located in sunny Florida 🌴 but they asked me to not say a word on the address. They want YOU to find it if you want to go.
You need to make a reservation online. Your reservation will only be for an hour and a half. It’s a popular coveted place! And by the way, reservations are really hard to get! So be flexible.
You’ll be given a secret password just for you that day.
They suggest you dress with an island 🏝 vibe. flowered shirt or dress, Hawaiian vibe and maybe wear a lei flower necklace. 🌺 You know … get into the mood. So I did. My husband did not play. But at least he wore a peach Tommy Bahama top.
When we arrived a beautiful girl greeted us. She told us the story of this magical place. She gave off great energy.
The lighting is dark and mysterious. Unique decor intimate settings are all over. Some of the tables have old school paintings of Asian and Hawaiian women back in the day. Really pretty!
A large TV screen is at the bar that plays non-stop old time movies with an Island twist.
Everywhere you turn there is more exotic decor and a mix of lighting, flowers, Tiki, skulls, cool red lighting and novelty lamp lighting illuminated and filled the room.
Worth exploring and stepping into their 🚪 doors! A 😎 place indeed. Perhaps I’ll see you there sometime by chance if you go. Explore beyond your door.
Today on River City Live TV in sunny Florida I am sharing a few answers to viewers skincare and lifestyle questions.
You can watch a video clip and read MORE on http://www.News4Jax.com after they post it on their site after the show. Click River City Live.
But here are some highlights from my beauty report:
Guys especially bearded ones are looking for a rescue for razor bumps on the face and neck. I found a great new product to help with that. It is washable and reusable.
They are called the Dermasuri’s Face & Neck Exfoliator for Bearded Men. This mitt helps prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
Both of these mitts are made with a unique and gentle fabric texture to wash and exfoliate the face. All you need is hot water and this and you’re on your way to better looking skin!
The other is their Deep Exfoliating Mitt Face Scrub. You may use daily or a few times a week.
Got acne? I’d go for a washcloth and a gentle face cleanser.
Do I really need a sunscreen? I work indoors and do not spend a lot of time outdoors. Just running errands or taking a quick walk in the neighborhood gives you sun. The sun is always on! Rain or shine.
Yes, everyone needs a sunscreen to shield themselves from the harmful sun 🌞 rays!
Heading into the long Memorial Weekend is a great to time to unwind…I want to share a few fun ideas and ways to celebrate the month of May.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander month.
There are many beauty brands that you can explore when you surf and shop online over the weekend.
It is also Skin Cancer Awareness month. A great time to visit the beach or for outdoor activities. Make sure you wear sunglasses outdoors and slather on sunscreen and protect your families skin too. The new spray sunscreens like AAPI founder of the Banish brand Daisy Jing created a product called The Defender a mineral sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF50 an easy choice to use.
This long weekend is also a great time to curl up to a good book on the beach and or in bed and learn something new. New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder has just launched a book You Are More Than You Think You Are -filled with Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life.
Chef and TV co-host of The Good Dish TV show Daphne OZ has a new cookbook called Eat Your Heart Out. I am in love ❤️ with this cook book.
She calls it a “reset yourself” kind of book I call it delicious and FUN! Healthier meal recipes for the whole family. Yummy snacks and delights too.
Cook up a storm this weekend and enjoy a delicious weekend and add a new cookbook to your kitchen library. Easy read and easy healthier recipes too.
*While these authors are not Asian they do have unique books to buy and enjoy over the weekend, summer and beyond.
Give yourself, your sweetie or bestie a “Self-care” at home treat or two:
The Qi a wellness brand rooted in a time-honored Eastern ritual. AAPI founder Lisa created an aromatic wonderful brand of TEA that is a flower tea. NO tea bag. No tea leaves.
Who knew sipping whole flowers 🌸 was possible and so pleasurable?
My favorites so far are Shangri-La Rose and Chrysanthemum.
Vegan,sustainably sourced,no preservatives.hand-picked,organically grown they work directly with small family farms across Asia.
Sipping tea will never be the same for you!
ESW Beauty founded by Elina Wang just launched new and UNIQUE raw juice cleanse face masks.
Kale, spinach, pineapple, kiwi, ginger,pear, watermelon and more. They have a variety of delights for your skin.
DeepDetoxthose Pores, Brightening,Moisturizing, Soothing and more.
Beia Beauty has new wipes to keep you fresh all summer long founded by Brittany Lo. Great for travel.
Have a fun and relaxing long holiday weekend this Memorial 🇺🇸 Day!
Check out Tik Tok my Tik Tok for more about these amazing founders and female authors.