In a hurricane , tropical storm or just life now… we NEED comforting.
Here are some of my personal tips to help!
❤️ Take a warm comforting bath before the storm or you lose electricity. Or if the storm passes you or just any day chill out in a bath 🛀 even if you are a shower person. IT will make you feel better!
I like to use Epsom salt and a few dashes of essential oil. Rose, lavender or lemon. I like to add shower gel to the tub for bubbles.
(Not crafters oil fragrance) The real thing!
❤️ This is NOT the time to go on a diet! Eat and drink things that comfort you. Bake some cookies from scratch. Make a pot of cozy hot chocolate or Chai tea.
❤️ Try taking a nap or at least try and get a good nights sleep. It really helps with stress! It also is so good for your health!
❤️ Or give each other a massage. The scalp, shoulders, hands or feet. Even the family can get in on the fun.
Practice a bit of meditation. Or start yoga. I have not been doing it for many years but I have added it to my life. It makes such a big difference.
❤️ Meditation 🧘♀️ calms the mind. If you don’t what to do. Just be still and quiet. Surround yourself with a salt lamp or a faux candle. Illuminate your space.
❤️ I’m not a doctor but my massage therapist and doctors over the years suggested I take one magnesium supplement at night. They say it relaxes the body and acts like a muscle relaxant. I practice that and it is quite effective. Sweet Dreams!
❤️ Spray your sheets or towels with lavender oil or peppermint oil. One calms and the peppermint lifts spirits.
❤️ Still feeling stress ? Chew gum or enjoy a hard candy. I love a candy brand called Jolly Ranchers!
❤️ Keep hydrated! Drinking Water 💦 is your body’s best friend. But a little Prosecco helps too. Or whatever floats your boat!
If you have a tip that you’d like to share with me. I’d love to hear from you.
I hope a few of these tips help and comfort you! Hurricane if not. We ALL need to take comfort.
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!
There’s a chill in the air as the seasons change and cold and flu season is on it’s way. It is also a time we start to cozy up inside our homes. I love FALL best of all.
I like to spice things up when the seasons change and make different types of baths and potions. So the other day I bought some fresh eucalyptus leaves to join my eucalyptus oil. There are so many health benefits from eucalyptus oil. From relieving respiratory issues,wounds,mental exhaustion and even the doctors say dental care. But you have to be careful with it as it can be toxic.
Here are a few ways I love to use it:
Kiss Muscle Pain AwaySoak
What you will need for this soothing bath soak is:
1/2 cup of baking soda
1 cup of Epsom salts
3 drops of almond oil or jojoba
10 drops of eucalyptus oil
Fill a bathtub or a foot bath with warm water less of the above ingredients if it just a foot bath you are doing.
Get in the bath and soak your cares and toxin away with this aromatic bath treat.
Enjoy this beauty bath weekly,monthly or when you are in the mood for it.
love the beauty of a bath. Once you get into the rhythm of doing them and not just showering you will give in and love them too.
It is a very foggy day here in Florida. The sun looks like it wants to peek in but the fog is in the way. Mother earth is talking and flowers are popping even though it is still our winter here.The flowers and birds tell me spring is on the way.
How’s life going for you? Staying safe and healthy I hope.
Today is self care Sunday. I don’t really know who started and declared it a day but I seem to always honor it and do something for my face,skin and body on Sundays. Not just the basics of skin care but do a bit more. How about you? Do you enjoy and partake of a little R&R too?
The first thing I like to do is plan a drink. It can be a pitcher of water with fruit or veggies infused.
It can be a pitcher of Champagne cocktails or as simple as a sipping a cup of coffee like cafe au lait I make at home or an aromatic cup of tea.
And today I have decided to do a fresh TEA bath treatment. Let me show you how I make and do it.
Fill green tea in a Muslim bag, bundle in cheesecloth or paper tea filter from a gourmet or tea store.
Run a warm 🛁 water bath water .
Place the tea bundle in the bath water.
If you have muscle aches or want a bit more to the bath add some Epsom salts to the bath water.
The tea helps with stress, body aches, swelling and A just a plain tired body.
Day or night the time is right!
Remember to always make time for you as you take care of your family too. But you have to practice self care and self love ❤️ to be able to continue to take care of others. Theres only one Beautiful YOU!
I’ve had my share of making up sports celebrities from NFL football players, sportscasters for FOX Sports, ABC, NBC,CBS and more. It is work with a view in the sky box some people envy and would be thrilled to be in my shoes!
My husband often says I am so ungrateful because between powdering their faces I read Allure magazine and European & Asian fashion magazines.
Now I find myself loving doing my thing, cooking and getting some yumminess ready for my husband to enjoy if he happens to watch the game. And taking care of ME and enjoying some self care time.
So with the pandemic I have more time and not on a plane ✈️ on the weekends for work. Sunday is now my day.
While the Super Bowl goes on I will cleanse, steam, detox,hydrate my skin, help my eye area, sip and play away! I might catch the half-time show. I’ll see how that goes.
If you’re not much into football?
Perhaps you’ll join in on the fun from your house and get all the essentials you need and want to use on your face and body. You may not have to look far. You might just have these kind of things at your house.
So here’s my plan.
I’ll cut up a fresh lemon 🍋 and 🍊 orange and make fresh fruit infused water but not from tap. This time I’ll prepare it with sparkling Perrier water for a fun twist.
After I wash my face I am going to steam my skin with my Mini Nano Facial Steamer. So refreshing, helps the pores and makes my skin look dewy too.
I’ll rinse my face with Intrinsics natural cotton cloths.
Afterwards I’ll pull up all my hair away from face and into a ponytail and apply a honey hair mask that is like an Asian sheet mask for your hair. They work wonders!
I’ll use some Vitabird Vitamin C Powder to brighten the skin.
Next I’m going to use a Korean Beauty AKA K Beauty Cucumber 🥒 Face sheet mask.
I’ll use my Agate Gemstone Facial Roller to help massage yes goodness and ingredients in.
Then I am going to use my Inna Organic eye mask and give a treat to my eye area.
Keeping our skin well moisturized is so important and I am so crazy about Honey Chai lotion by FarmHouse Fresh. I’ll even leave it on my feet sometimes and put them in a pair of clean white cotton socks overnight.
While these are working their magic I’ll apply my Tealiscious Green Tea lip treatment on my lips. Great to use a bit outside the lip area as well. Especially if you have sun damage and or smoke or vape. Gotta take good care of those lips. Nowadays especially since we are wearing face covers and 😷 face masks even more!
If you’d like and have the time … earlier in the day or later while the game is going on. There is nothing like a bath! Really! A shower simply won’t do! Light up a faux or real candle,set the mood with your fave music 🎶 and get in a warm not hot bath. Either a bath bomb like a invigorating Watermelon scented Bath bomb by Bath Nectar or a bunch of bath bubbles.
Get lost in the bath and let those cares go away from the day or week! It not only makes you feel good but smells good and cleans your skin beautifully!
I hope you have a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday if you live in the USA and that you take some time even if it’s just 10 minutes for you.
Buy fresh lavender online and get some muslin or organza bags you can find at the craft or Dollar store. Make yourself some fresh lavender bud sachets. Place in pillowcase or hang from the bed post. The soothing and calming scent will make you feel relaxed. You can even make an eye mask with them if you like to sew.
Take a bath…Especially if you are a shower guy or gal. Baths are miracle workers and can really settle you down after a long day. Even more so now. Use Epsom salts and add a few drops of jojoba and lavender oil. I like the brand called Aura Cacia. Did you know they even make lavender tea? So delightful to the tongue and to your spirits.
If you want to refresh tired feet soak them in a water basin and give them a bath with a few drops of peppermint oil.
DiscoverSpongelle... it is a hand wash buffer sponge that gives you at least 40 hand washings and sanitizes too. More effective at removing germs and dirt than soap alone. The best part it has aromatherapy like Thyme & Tea Tree Oil. You can use it in a bath,in the shower or hand washing. You can even travel with it. Since we need to wash our hands often and haven’t been able to get manicures. I love to use this to keep clean especially for behind the finger nails. I’ve cut my nails back and love how clean and soft yet not dry my hands are.
A good nights sleep I think also requires clean pretty sheets and a lush BETTER pillow. I found a pillow that is great to not only sleep with but helps with sleep wrinkles,Morning puffiness and marks. Bye Bye puffy face when you wake up in the morning!
Sleep and Glow is designed with your face in mind! And is the brand and I can’t wait for you to check it out too.
Time to take care of those precious feet of yours. Self care Sunday is here!
We are tired. Tired 😴 of this pandemic and need a lift! Right?
So here are two refreshing DIY recipes to try. Summer is here and you want better looking and softer feet too. Don’t you?
Fill a foot basin or create one with what you have with warm water and some 🍋 lemon and orange 🍊 slices. Place a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil.
Unless you’re allergic choose another oil of your choice like eucalyptus or tea tree.
Place your feet 🦶 in the bath.
Soak your feet for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse your feet and place your fave hand and body lotion or cream.
Your feet will feel so AmaZzzing!
Another creamy and dreamy treatment you can do is simple and so delightful! It will cost you under $2.00 I hope you have it in your kitchen pantry.
Do one soak today and another foot soak later in the week.
Fill a bath with warm water 💦 and soak your feet with a cup of coconut 🥥 milk 🥛. It is a treatment many cultures like to do. Softens the skin and heels too. Afterwards be careful and rinse off the milk and water bath. Towel dry and put a pair of white socks on. Go to bed.
Wake up feeling better and softer and with a smile on your feet 🦶
Great looking healthy skin takes a little ME time and effort DAILY!
In the summer our skin tends to break out or get dehydrated from the sun and outdoor activities even more. Here are the latest and greatest in grooming this summer and beyond!
Skin care exfoliation is very important for the guys too. Fruit Peel by celebrity esthetician Elina of Elina Organics will gently exfoliate your skin while you sleep.
Fresh Face Beard Bar is a new way to wash your beard and soften it up and clean the complexion underneath. You don’t want your beard or mustache to be dry and unkempt looking. It’ not enough just to wash your face. 🧼 Don’t use deodorant bars on that handsome face!
Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
Floss- Caring for your 🦷 and gums = A healthier heart. Cocofloss is the way to go made with Coconut oil.
A relaxing 🛀 bath with bath salts or your fave Aura Acacia essential oil, detoxifying sheet mask and a hand,feet and body lotion to follow work wonders on the body and skin after a long work day or week.
Got leftover beer? 🍺 Rinse your hair with it after you shampoo. The malt and hops in beer contain cleansing properties!
D.I.Y. Recipe #2 Add a dash of apple 🍎 cider vinegar to the hair with a bit of beer and 1 oz. of water 💦 and you’ll have a hair rinse that removes build up of all those products you’ve been using. Shinier clean hair!
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!