Time to say “Goodbye” to the old…

And “IN” with the NEW!

It is the perfect way to start the new year!

Shampoo,hair treatments,makeup,skincare,eyelash curlers,makeup brushes,body lotions,fragrance and more. Today I showed on TV on River City Live on WJXT.COM I featured these tips and more.

How do you do this?

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Sniff and take a look at your products. If your lipstick smells funky,your nail polish is turning three shades it wasn’t, your makeup not moving when you apply it. Time to throw them out. Mositurizer or body lotion not what it used to look like? Time to throw them out. Your skin health and health depends on it!

Your eyelash curler not curling? Time for a new one or replace the rubber liner inside.

Makeup Brush hairs falling out and the metal band hurting your skin? Time to buy replacements!

Makeup sponges crumbling while you do your makeup? Replace them! Powder puff in your compact dirty as hell and hasn’t been washed in months. Get news ones and throw that dam thing out!

MASCARA the leading culprit of eye infections. Throw it out every three or four  months.  You don’t want to welcome pink eye.

Shampoo and hair conditioner not working for you anymore? Throw it out.

Wood Pencils for eyes and lips cutting your eyes and lips. Buy new ones and start anew.

Your sonic tooth brush head and face cleansing unit brush needs to be replaced too!

Haven’t used a beard or hair dye product that you opened  in a long time? Throw it out. As time goes by it will lose it’s potency and the ingredients will change.

Your razor needs to be replaced or new blades need to be bought and start new.

Your perfume or after shave doesn’t smell as sexy or fabulous as it used to? Use it as a bathroom deodorizer. Don’t wear it any longer.Trust me. You will not smell good.

Got the picture? Like I always say…like MILK your products have expiration dates.

Catch me and my vaulable tips for organizing your vanity/space on my TV segment on http://www.wjxt.com on River City Live.

 

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Time to rise and shine to 2019!

Time to reflect,renew,rejuvenate and plan for another year and being wonderful you!

Make the first day of the new year a day to rest if you can and celebrate all you have become up until now. Evaluate what you don’t like and and concentrate on what you do want in your life. IF you don’t love the way things went in 2018. Work on moving forward and changing it.

Take better care of yourself and your health in the new year.

Healthy self =heal thy self

Try new things!

Keep MOVING,walk,ride a bike, jog,do yoga jump rope!

Eat more fruits and veggies

Welcome more color to your life.clothing,makeup and decor.

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on

Treat yourself more…you deserve it.

Don’t forget to floss! Brushing is not enough…for kissing and for a healthy mouth

Get yearly checkups for your skin with a doctor,dermatologist and dentist

Pencil in more ME TIME

Kiss MORE

Never loseyour inner child.

Love your freckles, beauty mark and face!

Say please and thank you!

Keep promises you make to others and yourself.

Respect yourself and others too

Say I love you

Be honest

Feed your SOUL and give it what it needs

Help each other

Give hugs freely

Discover what makes your heart dance.

Travel and explore this beautiful planet

Don’t make fun of or talk badly about people with disabilities. My brother was born with Downs Syndrome. I have heard and seen it all. They have feelings too.

Take better care of Mother Earth

Read more

Drink more water

Dreams do come true and can happen to you

Never stop learing!

Older people are wise people get to know what they have to offer

LOVE yourself…or you can’t quite love someone else

Smile MORE! You’ll wrinkle LESS!

WORK hard!

PLAY hard!

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for reading my blog.

To my new followers thank you from the bottom of my heart for the follow. See you in 2019!

 

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Channeling my inner Christie Brinkley!

In the midst of cleaning and organizing the office in my makeup studio for a few weeks. It is hard to have an immaculate office and desk when you are doing beauty services and helping clients with their retail shopping needs. I discovered a box I had a hair piece in. I also reconnected with an old friend onmy desk …Timeless Beauty a book that I read and put down and read again. I think it is all about this book cover!

Who doesn’t want to look like Christie Brinkley when we turn her age!  Right? BLOG Christie Brinkley

I also noticed I opened the box but did not ever use what I bought from Hair2Wear. Christie’s ever poplular Wispy Hair Wrap. Doesn’t that sound sexy?

I eagerily dropped what I was doing to test drive the hair wrap like she uses on her own hair.  I tried it out 5 different ways and no matter what I did my Wispy Wrap

I said out loud…“Looked like CRAP”. and worse yet I ordered the wrong brown hair color!

So disappointed  I shot this photo and put it back in the box under my desk. I so wanted sexy effortless wispy hair like Christie. Then I remembered  when I and why I bought it… she demo’d on TV with the show host and made it seem so easy. But her next guest selling appearance she demo’d even more and started pulling out many (NOT just one to get her look) hair pieces that were strategically placed all through her hair. SHE is a MASTER at it.

It just goes to show you…don’t judge a book by it’s cover. This beauty really works it in more ways then one…with what appears to be effortless style. Maybe I’m missing something and I need to buy a pair of those to die for shimmery and blinged out high heels,a gold sweater and strike a pose ala Christie’s cover on the book.

Perhaps then THIS brunette will look like Christie Brinkley! (Wink…Wink)

Party Eyes!

DON’T just sit on that couch this weekend and or New Years Eve…

Steal the show with a more daring and bolder you!

Step 1. Apply concealer. I like a salmon or yellow beige hue they work wonders on the eye area and on any facial imperfections like brown spots,broken capillaries and more. Blend well.

Step 2. Add a dash of color on your eyelid all over to the brow bone. Try a pretty Champagne Gold for a soft kiss of color.

If you want to use a shadow primer first that’s fine too.

*Another version of this party eye is with a Sterling Silver or Rose Gold or a coppery hue.  It doesn’t have to shout I have on eyeshadow or shimmery eye shadow.

It is ENOUGH to wear one color all over the lid. I promise.

Step 3. Line your eyes with a gel eyeliner pencil in a brown or brown back shade.Apply to the inner rim on the top of the inner eye at the lash line.

Step 4. Add a Lash Lift lash primer to your clean lashes. This hydrates your lashes and adds a bit of lash volume.

Let it dry. Apply a teal or eggplant mascara. These hues opens up the eyes,brighten up the whites of your eyes and makes you look less tired.

Repeat another coat of mascara.

Step 5. Brush brows with my WOW Brow and Clear Mascara in one.

If you need color or to fill them in use a brush on brow powder or a brow pencil in feathery strokes first. Brush after you let it set a couple of minutes.

Step 6. Add a little bit of glitter around the eyes if you want to sparkle a bit more.

My message here is you don’t have to use a boat load of eye shadow like the girls of Instagram and YouTube.

A little bit of  color goes a long way,Beauties!

Happy Party 🎉 Eyes to you!

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Define your eyes and mesmerize.

 

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Your Definitive Guide to Throwing a Very Chic, Very Adult Tea Party — StyleCaster

 

What a wonderful way to start the new year with your bestie,daughter, mom or rest of the family!

We don’t know if it’s because of all the royal weddings and royal babies lately, but tea parties are back. The traditional afternoon affairs have always been a popular option for bridal or baby showers, and finally, people are catching on that you can also throw one just because. The thing is, there’s so much…

via Your Definitive Guide to Throwing a Very Chic, Very Adult Tea Party — StyleCaster

Gifts and Stocking Stuffers For HER!

I am all about filling the Christmas stocking!

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I have taught my husband all about it too and he rocks MINE every year! In fact to be totally honest I love the filled Christmas stocking more than him going crazy and stressing out to find what he thinks is the perfect gift!

But I am also all about that thoughtful token gift for the lady in your life, bestie, sister wife or moms in your life!

Here are some suggestions for a fabulous token gift and a filled stocking I know she will LOVE!

Again, put some thought into it. Give them what they can use and need!!!  While I love to laugh and ENJOY  fun gifts. I do know they cost $$$ and sometimes are a waste. So, think hard and shop or give wisely. I also love the beauty of handmade and home-made.

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  1. Candles
  2. Potpourri
  3. Salt lamps
  4. Humidifier
  5. Soaps
  6. Bubble baths,fragrance and hand and Body care
  7. Shower gels
  8. Travel toiletries
  9. Champagne & Caviar or Truffle Mousse Pate (decadent)
  10. Cocktail Caviar for the lush (or Vodka lover in your world)
  11. A satin pillow case to protect that blowout and or for the complexion
  12. Stationary or note cards
  13. Cosmetic bag
  14. Lipstick and Blush
  15. Lip gloss
  16. Eyeliners
  17. Eye shadow kits
  18. Colored mascaras
  19. Earrings
  20. Bracelets
  21. Highlighters or Body Glitter
  22. Necklaces
  23. Fashion earrings
  24. Music Cd’s
  25. Gift cards or certificates for someplace or somewhere they love to go
  26. Pens,colored pencils and more. I am addicted to all things office supplies and writing instruments… Sharpie’s are something I can’t live without or WRITE without them! Add an Adult coloring book..
  27. Sage and incense to set the mood and purify their space
  28. Food like cookies, chips or candy like chocolate but believe it or not some women hate it. Can you believe hate chocolate? So, discover what candy or crunch she loves first.

Yum! Coffee or tea give her some!

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Fun night out! Certificates or gift cards for their fave place. Or show them something or something new that you have discovered!

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I also enjoy creating handwritten coupons redeemable for things.

So does this get you going and your juices flowing?

Day 5 Gifts for HIM!

The best way to a man’s heart is through his mouth.

MEN  love food,drinks and yummy treats too.  Plain and simple it is so true! So fill his stocking with some goodies or whip up some decadent and or healthy treats you know he LOVES. YUM!

Santa isn’t the only one who wants you to leave him a few cookies and milk.

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Day 4 Gift Idea for HIM!

I LOVE to make a special treat for my husband,family or friends from time to time. Christmas is the perfect time of year to create one!

I go to antique malls and other stores and collect bottles and jars I like and save them for D.I.Y. gift giving.

One of my favourite stocking stuffers or gifts to give is massage oil.

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An easy massahe oil recipe is:

1 1/2 cups of jojoba,sunflower or almond oil as the massage oil base. (depending on the size of your bottle you might need more). Add a few drops of an essential oil (pure and quality one. Not a a cheap one)  My husband has loved the relaxing lavender as well as sweet orange or sandalwood. A little essential oil goes a long way. Shake so the oil and the fragrance make love together.Add a hand written card that entitles HIM to a relaxing massage one and only you. You might want to add a candle to set the mood too.

 

Another well received D.I.Y. recipe is a jar of relaxing bath salts. It can be made as simple as filling a container with epsom salts and sprinkling in a few drops of eucalyptus oil and a sprig of aromatic roesmary from your garden on top.

Add a ribbon,tag with instructions on what it is and a lush sea sponge or brush and you have  completed this gift!

As I mentioned before you don’t have to spend a fortune. It doesn’t have to be a designer anything. Enjoy the little things that can turn intobig things.

The Holidays are here…Love is in the air…it’s almost Christmas. Stress less and enjoy the beauty of now!bath blur brush candles

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Day 3 Gift Idea for HIM!

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Last year I bought my husband a variety of small herb plants and an ivy and placed them in plant pots.  He works on the computer hours at a time. He also likes to cook when he is in the mood. So, my ploy to get him in the kitchen worked for me all year.He not only made us some spa water with fresh rosemary and lemons. He also uses the basil with Italian dishes and pretends be talian. The plants have grown into these eco healthy plants that purify the air from bad things that get in our home and keeps him healthy from all that computer blue light and what rays our tech tools give off.

Bonus they are so beautiful to look at and aromatic too.

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So, I highly recommmend if you have’t purchashed a gift for him yet…

Give him a few plants in a beautiful basket,wrap in a cookbook and a small kitchen utensil and spoon or whisk…

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You now have a thoughtful healthy and creative gift.

If he is a foodie even better. Remember it is truly the thought that count!

 

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