Give Your Man Some LOVE!

It is almost that time to celebrate DAD…And with that comes the pressure to buy that perfect gift! Just remember it isn’t all about a material gift.

Sometimes its all about the little things.

Kisses are FREE !

All you have to do is pucker up and start kissing him.Head to toe…let him know how much you care.

Treat dad to breakfast in bed. Call me crazy but I do this almost daily (depending on my schedule) for my husband.  I bought a bed tray years ago from PIER 1 and it was the best money I ever spent and I got it on sale too!

Go to the drug store,grocery store or the always awesome Whole Foods Market.

Fill a tote or a basket with all things you know he will love and within your budget. They have all you need for that eco-friendly health enthusiast in your life. (My new fave brand for men is OLIVINA MEN). From wine,beer,food to shaving lotion to lip conditioner…this store has what you need.

Get him a shirt he will LOVE…Magna Ready is a unique shirt company you’ve gotta see!DSC_5895

Give dad a a bath. Fill a tub with Epsom salts and add a few drops of  pure essential oil like eucalyptus or peppermint or rosemary. Refreshing. I love the brand called Aura Cacia.

If you can get a baby sitter.escape and take him on a date. Nothing nothing date night. Surprise him and drive to the secret location. A yummy ice cream parlor,a new bar you discovered and more.

Drop him off at Massage Envy after you have prearranged an appointment  for a relaxing and fabulous massage.

Take him out for or make him a tropical cocktail at home and give him a foot massage with olive oil from your kitchen at home while he sips away.

D.I.Y. Make him a beard and mustache oil  that is if he has a mustache or beard. Did you know that hair gets dry and the skin underneath of it needs attention too.

1 ounce of jojoba oil

1/2 ounce of grape seed oil

8 drops of sandalwood essential oil

Combine all of the above and funnel in and place in an antique or medicinal bottle with a dropper if possible.Go ahead and shake this up. Include instructions on a sheet of paper on how to use it.

Use your imagination to make it happen. These are just a few of my ideas to get you going. Oh and of course a hand-made card or a LOVE letter would also be a good idea from you and one from the kids.Times running out!

Spread some love and enjoy dad’s day!

Secrets to a Good Night’s sleep!

photo sleeping toolsInsomnia and stress are two issues women are concerned about an bring up to me about in my beauty business. I take their needs very serious and wanted to post about getting your beauty sleep and perhaps help you.

Here is a healthy pattern to consider nightly: Before you got to sleep or bed…Have a warm cup of calming Holy Basil or chamomile tea.

If you’re no into tea…a warm glass of milk will do. Take a warm bath with cheap Epsom salts.They are AMAZING and relax your muscles and detoxify too.I know what you’re thinking you’re not a bath person! BUT when you can’t sleep and have nights of insomnia this is worth a try. THEY WORK.

Shut off ANY electronics…Only got to bed with your sweetie or yourself not a phone,tablet and more.

Place a few drops of Aura Cacia lavender essential oil into a spray bottle with some distilled or spring water.Spray your room with this relaxing spray.

OR try Serious Insomnia by Jimm Harrison Aromatherapy on a cotton pad and take a sniff, This aromatherapy oil takes you from frazzled and stress to feeling fabulous.

A white noise machine is another useful tool. Turn it on for the ocean,birds tweeting on a spring day and more.My husband loves ours.

If you can’t go to sleep and do get up…go ahead and get up and go into another room and watch TV or read a book or magazine until you feel sleepy. OR do what I love to do and unclutter your head by writing things down in a notebook.

NEVER go to sleep angry with your spouse or children…you will NOT sleep well. Kiss & make up.

Just Breathe!

Are you in a HOLI-gaze?

I see shoppers every day either shopping at my beauty business or at other places. People seem to have a glazed look over their eyes gazing into another place or space.

Tis’ the season for stress to be on the top of your Gift and To Do List. From now until New Years Eve you will me on a mission. Rushing,pleasing,traveling,last-minute shopping and cooking.

If you want to wind it down and I know you do. Try some of these tried and true simple recipes I love to do.Today,tomorrow or into new years eve.

Lavender is your friend in any form! Soap,body lotion,cologne, room spray and more. No matter what forms  you use they will work wonders for you.This essential oil fragrance is awesome. You can even sprinkle lavender-scented baby powder on your sheets,pillows or blankets.

Buy some Chamomile TEA…I love the simple pleasures and relaxing joy I get from sipping this tea.To some is an acquired taste but is an amazing relaxing tea. Serve it as hot tea not cold to benefit best.

Try “Chill Pill” by Aura Cacia sprays away the stress that gets you down.Don’t spread stress around.

Epsom salt baths are a CHEAP thrill! Soak the cares of the day away in a scoop of Epsom salts in a bath tub of warm to  water.

Massage your feet with Vaseline that you added a drop of peppermint oil (not the craft kind but an essential oil for the body) Your feet will love you and your skin will love it too.Peppermint essential oil even the slightest drop I recommend for this beauty recipe makes you feel good.It is also an appropriate seasonal delight. Afterwards give your feet the white sock treat !!! Put your feet in clean white cotton socks. I prefer loose (not tight ones) and wake up with hydrated better looking feet.

Book an escape and get a massage!Take care of yourself…take a TIME OUT just for you.

My husband and I love to do this monthly and bi-monthly when time allows.It is good for your health!

I love the happy calm look my husband has after he gets out of the treatment room from his massage at Massage Envy. Priceless!

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Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. It not only makes your skin look better but makes you FEEL amazing and gives you more energy to think on your feet too.

Above all enjoy the beauty of this holiday season and remember you are LOVED by me!

I hope you have and will continue to enjoy my beauty and lifestyle blog.

I hope you had a wonderful Chanukah season and now wish those of you a Merry Christmas!

xoxo

What are your Fave’ Beauty Secrets?

Cucumber-slicedSome of you who read or follow my blog have learned to know my beauty secrets and enjoy my blog. I never share them unless they are truly worthy of my blog.
I love making people feel and LOOK amazing whether it be from my touch, a smashing new product or an exotic wonder I find in my travels for work and play.
Chat with me,please!

What is your beauty secret? Let me know what makes you feel and look awesome.
Is it a cat eye, is it an ancient family skin care secret? OR is it as simple as applying a gorgeous lip shade you have been using for years.I really would love to know.

You LEARN SOMETHING NEW every day.Don’t you! Chat beauty with me!

Here’s one of mine for you to enjoy this weekend when you have time for YOU!

I LOVE to eat cucumbers and use them on my face too. They help tired puffy eyes and make your eyes FEEL amazing.
I slice them thinly and soak them in a bowl of cool water and 1 drop (2 if you really want it stronger in scent) of Aura Cacia lavender or rose essential oil for approximately 10 minutes.
As always do not use if you are allergic to cucumbers or any of these essential oil fragrances.

After a long day on the computer or stress filled day.Go home…
Take off all your makeup,wash your face and apply these aromatic gems to your eye lids for about 10 minutes.
Your eyes will LOVE you and show it too. De-stress,unwind and de-puff those eyes.

Wrinkles around your lips? FAB lip Tips!

photo.JPG The CHAT
I LOVE LIPS! Better than chocolate (almost) I love ANYTHING to do lips!
As you may know my signature slogan and mantra is “A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine”.
Hope you have some sunshine on your LIPS today?

Today I want to share with you some of my fave “go to” things for your lips from products to LIP beauty rescues. I was featured on the only local talk show on the First Coast called The Chat in sunny Jacksonville Florida. WTLV NBC 12 & WJXX ABC25

Does your lipstick or lip gloss run down your lips and out of the outline?

Use a clear lip pencil.

Yes,this transparent lip liner stick works wonders on your lips!
No color just an invisible looking pencil that you use just like you would with a lip liner with pigment.
If you need a little more help try Perfect Day Lip Base. Like foundation for your lips it makes your lip color stay on better, remain true and helps keep it from running too.

BOTH of these products help and also great for smokers,drinking straw sippers and suckers and sunbathers lips.
You know what I mean those pesky lines around your lips!

Has your favorite lipsticks been discontinued,broke or melted?

Lip Motel to the rescue! This long empty motel compact with mini compartments will hold your lipsticks or lip balms.Simply scoop your leftover lip products with the mini spatula into the empty spaces and save them to use over and over again. Eco chic and fabulous.Be your own makeup artist and use the cool stuff we use too.This is a makeup artists secret!

What’s trending in lipsticks and with Celebrities ?

They are not only are wearing a fabulous lipstick but wearing lipstick,lips and nail polish on their ears,necks and fingers in the form of bling!
They are even wearing handbags in the shape of luscious lips for night clubbing. It is a conversation piece and fashionable fun!

Dehydrated lips LOVE and need this recipe I call …Sugar Me Up

What you’ll need:

1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of Organic coconut oil (I LOVE the Whole Foods Everyday 365 Value brand)
1 drop of vitamin E oil (optional)

Stir the above up and enjoy as a lip exfoliator weekly. If your lipsticks are drying out your lips. You NEED this DIY treatment!

If you want a skin soothing lip balm on the cheap. Try this aromatic Rose scented Lip balm!

What you will need:

1 teaspoon or 2 of Organic Coconut oil (depending on size of container)
1 drop of Aura Cacia rose essential oil (optional)

Stir the two well and pour into a container from the Dollar store or a mini jam jar. Apply on clean naked lips nightly!

I ALWAYS kiss my lips goodnight with a lip treatment.I also take beauty supplements and for my sweet tooth and prettier skin take a Beauty Burst a day alongside my other vitamins.

Looking good feels fabulous! Enjoy my beauty secrets,and lifestyle tips along with my natural D.I.Y. recipes!
Enjoy video from segment on The Chat show GO TO: http://www.wtlv.com