Energy!

Looking for a natural boost from plants ๐ŸŒฑ that you can enjoy after a long day of of holiday shopping ๐Ÿ› , or at your home ๐Ÿก or your office?

The holiday season can be a very stressful and hectic time.

But Mother Nature to the rescue!

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Plant or grow a potted plant at your desk or in a sunny ๐ŸŒž window. Basil and peppermint work wonders!

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When you need an aromatic energizing lift!  All you do is take a piece of the plant and rub the leaves between your fingers to release their scent! Smell your fingers and the plants. Breathe in deeply and ENJOY!

 

So aromatic and uplifting.

Eat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark โ€”

I so love to eat, create and makeup! So, I simply had to share this recipe by ELE with you. I plan on making this Halloween week and over the holiday season. Looks so delightful and delish! Doesn’t it?

If you are a regular reader of ELE you will know we are very fond of delicious chocolate bark recipes. Easy to make and always a crowd pleaser, it is a great way to make a simple block of chocolate that little bit more special. With the festive season not that far away, bark isโ€ฆ

via Eat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark โ€”

OMFG, You Can Stay in a Lisa Frank Hotel Room and Finally Live Out Your โ€™90s Rainbow Dreams โ€” StyleCaster

Have you heard the news?

OK, ladies and germs, the best part of the โ€™90s has officially returned to us: Lisa freakinโ€™ Frank. For those of you who grew up in the โ€™90s and early aughts, youโ€™ll know just how important Lisa Frank was to anyoneโ€™s (or at least anyone who had taste!!) childhood. And now, thanks to the newย Hotels.comโ€ฆ

via OMFG, You Can Stay in a Lisa Frank Hotel Room and Finally Live Out Your โ€™90s Rainbow Dreams โ€” StyleCaster

10 See-Through Nail Polish Colors For Making a Subtle, But Stunning Statement โ€” StyleCaster

The less is more beauty philosophy will never go out of style, especially when it comes to our nails. I love a glitter manicure as much as the next person (usually during the holidays), but nothing beats the understated elegance of a paint job that delivers just a hint of color with a healthy-lookingย glow.โ€ฆ

via 10 See-Through Nail Polish Colors For Making a Subtle, But Stunning Statement โ€” StyleCaster

Your Vanity…a little space just for YOU!

For those of you who love ๐Ÿ’• makeup and to put on your ๐Ÿ’„ makeup this post is for you. For those of you who don’t use much makeup you’ll still enjoy it and learn something new!

Self-care Sunday is all about taking care of yourself and have a little fun doing it!

Now to make your life easier and beauty rituals you need to carve out an area just for you and all your beauties too.

Just make sure you don’t arrange your makeup and skincare directly in the sun โ˜€๏ธ sunlight. It will ruin your makeup and skincare formulas, lighten your hues, and make your makeup melt too.

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I like to separate and organize my makeup brushes, blushes, eyeshadows, ๐Ÿ’„ lipsticks and more in a pretty way. I’ve used and repurposed antique plates, tea cups or wine ๐Ÿท goblets. I have also have found some gorgeous display items at TJMaxx, Kirkland’s, Hobby Lobby and more. You DON’T have to spend a fortune $

The important thing is that all your products and things are at your fingertips! Ready when you are.

Another thing I found was from a cocktail ๐Ÿธ container. Allow me to explain. I enjoy entertaining with a product called Cocktail Caviar and I love the jar. I couldn’t stand to throw the empty container out. So, I cleaned the jar out and filled with fluffy pink ๐Ÿ’• cotton balls I found! It has a lid so dust doesn’t get on them and keeps them dust free.

See below!

I love Mother Earth ๐ŸŒ and have learned to recycle more! It feels good to do it too.

I like to add a fresh seasonal ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒป flowers to my space. And I also keep an aloe plant ๐ŸŒฑ on my vanity just in case. Aloes are great for sunburns, curling iron burns and any allergic reactions that come up on the skin!

A hand mirror is always a good idea too! Not just the main one on the wall.

I also keep bottles of sparkling water ๐Ÿ’ฆ and mini bottles of ๐Ÿพ Champagne in a mini fridge by my vanity. It isย  by Cooluli…I store my face masks,creams,toners,jade roller,agate roller,massage stones,makeup in.

What do you do?

Do you have a special cozy place for you to get all dolled up in? Chat beauty with me. Share with me. I love hearing from you.

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I love you Chicago again and again!

I traveled to Chicago recently but it wasn’t long enough! Although I travel โœˆ๏ธ there often. I never get tired of exploring new places and visiting some of my fave places too.

Here are a few highlights from my trip.

I love staying at the W hotel on the lake and I also love to stay at the iconic Palmer House. But this time I stayed with my husband at the Residence Inn 700 in the Loop. What a beautiful stay! Such cozy Suites with fabulous beddings and a kitchen with a dishwasher, huge refrigerator and mini loft bing room space area.

I discovered a beautiful church around the in corner in a section they call the Loop. I fell ๐Ÿ˜ love! I attended several masses and services. A gem ๐Ÿ’Ž in the heart of downtown. Run by Franciscan friars.

I love shopping the magnificent Michigan Avenue. AKA the Miracle Mile …

So many shops so little time! One of my fave fashion shops is called Akira. Also since I love ๐Ÿ’• all things fun I shop at Riley Rose!

Food glorious food is another thrill in Chicago! I never get tired of their hot dogs, donuts and dim sum in Chinatown! Oh and this time I discovered a real chocolate filled bao delight! Warm and fluffy and so delicious.

I so wanted to go for a spa day but after doing everything else no time left.

Have you been to Chicago? Lately? Do share.

End of summer… Skin Smoothie

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As you take in and soak in every minute of summer in the sun ๐ŸŒž your skin will get dry and look it too. A simple mask I love to do and highly recommend cause it is a natural beauty recipe too. A dermatologist shared this recipe with me.

This home-made skin smoothie and soother is as near as your kitchen.

All you need is:

1 ripe avocado (I prefer organic)

1 tablespoon of local organic  honey

Mash the avocado and spoon in the honey. Stir together. Apply to your face and decollette. Leave on the face at least 5 minutes.

Rinse well with a lukewarm water and a washcloth.

Your FACE will love you back and feel lovely!

You can use this recipe year round but it is wonderful around this time of year.

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PLEASE note:

If you are allergic to the above ingredients do NOT use this recipe to soothe and soften your skin.

What’s TRENDING and HOT NOW!

At the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show in Las Vegas I heard as I was going down the hall to teach my class these loud happy chants. “ANAL bleach. Loud and proud …more shouts of the words Anal Bleach and those words along with music went on and on.” I must admit it got my attention.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.

I snapped a pic with my iphone of one of the class educators and that is what you see in the pic. While I could not attend the class I had to share with you what I found. The name of the company: Wax Hair Removal Bar. And they a plant ๐ŸŒฑ based wax removal system.

Needing to learn more … I had to explore. This is what I found on their website.

Anal bleaching is one of the most popular skin care requests today.

NOT TO BE DONE at home without the TLC care and attention of a spa /waxing PROFESSIONAL.

The Wax Hair Removal Bar intimate area skin lightening products are all safe and FDA & Health Canada approved. Remember that harsh chemicals such as Hydroquinone or Kojic Acid that can burn, irritate and even hypo-lightening the skin which is not reversable or repairable.

It is actually very common for our โ€œsensitive areasโ€ such as the bikini line, vaginal, underarms and anal area to discolor in both men and women.

Most people find it hard to discuss this topic and that why WAX Hair Removal Bar was born! We have zero issue talking about this topic, in fact its as natural as talking about the weather. ๐Ÿ˜œ (I inserted this emoji)

The most common reasons for skin discoloration tend to be hormonal that may arise after pregnancy, aging, ethnicity or weight gain. Who knew???๐Ÿ˜ณ

Many people think that anal bleaching or skin lighting is only for the adult industry โ€“ we are here to crush that rumor. Most of our clients are average everyday blue collar workers both male and female that are looking to enhance the appearance of their bodies and even our discolored skin tone anywhere from inner thighs to the ever so sensitive scrotum . We offer this treatment which can be done in the comfort of your own home or in our establishment without the use of harsh chemicals.

Wax Hair Removal Bar was established in 2008 as the first international full-body waxing salon for both men and women. With locations in both Vancouver, Canada and Las Vegas, Nevada, we have had the pleasure of serving a broad clientele ranging from show business performers to adult entertainers to celebrities and the everyday person that walks through our door just looking to undergo a little maintenance.

We are the official Waxperts to the entertainers of the world-famous male revue, Chippendales. The men of Chippendales entrust only the best in regards to their grooming and manscaping needs, and with regular visits to our Las Vegas locations, we are the establishment that helps keep them looking their best for their performances. Stop on by and you never know who you may run into!

Our Waxperts are highly vetted and trained using our signature and virtually painless waxing technique, allowing you to feel comfortable when grooming your most intimate areas. We produce our own high-quality hard and soft Wax formulas, as well as Wax branded scrubs, body washes, body oils, body lotions, bath salts and collagen eye and lip gels that are available for purchase both online and in store.

We offer full-body unisex waxing services as well as custom facial treatments using only the highest quality, organic ingredients along with our signature and effective anal bleaching service a favorite among entertainers that uses plant ๐ŸŒฑ derived ingredients and never harmful Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Mercury or Steroids like many of our competitors.

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So next time you’re in Las Vegas or Canada. Maybe you might want to check this ever growing and trending now waxing service.

Two Minutes to a…Natural Summer Glow

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SUMMER is definitely not over by any means all across the country. Today in sunny Florida it is going to feel like 107 degrees!

I can barley put on one of my many gorgeous necklaces ๐Ÿ’Ž and if you know me I love wearing necklaces! I feel naked without one and a lipstick.

So, I have been wearing less and doing a light touch to my beauty routine this summer. I don’t use alot of foundation but do like a bit of even coverage. So, here is one of my recipes for creating a soft summer glow by customizing a lightweight soft looking and feeling foundation.

  • Place a dash (a quarter size or less) of your favorite moisturzer in the palm of your hands.
  • Sprinkle in a little loose mineral powder a couple of shades darker than you would normally wear. Choose a champagne,gold or tawny shade.
  • Mix the two until you get the desired consistency and look and apply to the skin.

THIS combination will even out,or warm up your summer tan glow or to fake a tan!

Set with Rose ๐ŸŒน Water Kisses spray.

It can also be used on your chest,decolette and shoulders in the summertime when weraing a low cut or strapless dress.

Glow ๐ŸŒž on!

 

 

The Beauty in TEA Time!

There’s so much beauty in sipping a cup of TEA. The process alone is so relaxing and calming…especially when I have time for it. Not just a quick cup of it in the morning.

How about you do you like coffee or tea or both?

A few weeks ago I had a flight delayed in Atlanta and instead of going to the Delta Sky Club we chose to go to P.F.Chang’s. Stressed from running from one Terminal to another. Tired because the day had been very long and just wanted a cozy spot to compose and chill. Their tea is delightful iced or hot. But my fave is hot served in this pot. This is the way they serve it. By the time we had a few potstickers and two pots of tea we were so chilled out for our next hour flight home with a midnight arrival. Look for them on your next trip via Atlanta.

If you’re not traveling and at home. Save the tea bag or tea leaves from your tea and enjoy a facial steam with the leftovers. I like chamomile flowers found at your local fancy market. Lavender buds are also another great choice and both are calming. All you do is add the flowers or buds to a bowl of hot or very warm water you boiled from your tea pot. Place a lightweight towel over your head and go near the bowl for the steam to hit your face. Be careful. Do this for at least 10 minutes.Double-duty beauty! Inside and out.

So next time you’re stressed,rushed or just plain need a few minutes to yourself.

Skip the wine and have some tea time!

 

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