My SPA & Makeup show beauty haul!

IECSC beauty blog haul.JPGI just enjoyed  two glorious days of awesome at the IECSC conference in beautiful FT. Lauderdale Florida.

I am jet lagged and I didn’t even fly enjoyed …and enjoyed a little bit of Palm Beach and a bit of R&R so I am energized.

There was a vibe on the show floor that happily filled the air…after Hurricane Irma beauty professionals and beauty business owners were so ready to learn and explore the show floor.

I taught my two classes and enjoyed shopping every inch of the show floor.

I sniffed,touched,played in new beauty potions and makeup shades and watched other beauty and skin care experts slay the show floor with their demos and new product releases!

Here is my beauty and skin haul!

The show floor was a candy store for the skin care pro,spa,makeup artist and beauty retailer.

Color has become bolder in makeup, skin has never been more in and the future looks bright for business! Finally!

To Go Spa has added new face masks that offer instant gratification. My fave’s is for the neck and the lips.

Farmhouse Fresh has added soaps to their line and an awesome decadent Chai and a dash of honey Shea butter lotion for the body and hands. This line is coveted by Oprah,J Lo and Kim Kardashians makeup artist have used the brands Agave Nectar on the decollete and body on the red carpet.

Sassi lashes have the most amazing human hair lashes that a lot of makeup artists were buzzing about.

Tan Towel is the safest got to tan that not only do I use but celebrities and the girl next door uses. Their face tan towel comes wrapped like a condom and is great for travel. They also have one for half body and touch up where you want a kiss of color. No orange hands,no smelly TAN,no skin cancer from baking in the sun. I love love love this product.

I purchased a new roller for the skin…It’s called Micro-needling and will explore and chat more on this in a future blog to come soon.

Blinc Mascara  doesn’t paint the lashes but tubes them with mascara has some awesome colors like purple and blue. They also added an amplified mascara to their lash lineup too. This mascara washes off with luke warm water and a washcloth. No running,no clumping!

I took in a few classes and took lots of notes in my glam notebook!

Not only are their more beauty tools and skin devices, dream creams continue to soar.

This fall it is all about BERRY hues on lips, cheeks and eyes … BOLD and beautiful. Metallics are really in too. Thank goodness the smoky eye is taking a bit of a rest.

Red lips dress to impress with the rest so don’t worry girls you can still wear your signature classic red.

I wanted to shop even more…but because of the hurricane the show floor had less vendors. Florida is still TRYING  to make a comeback.

I have a gift box to give away… How would you like to win it?

 

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Let the Beauty Show Begin!

 

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Ready, set and my beauty bags packed for the International Esthetics,Cosmetics and SPA show in sunny Ft Lauderdale. This weekend  is going to be business and pleasure. I like to mix the two. Work hard… play hard. There are several beauty events I have been invited to and I really look forward to guest speaking too.This is one of my classes in the show book. I will take pictures of my model who also happens to be another speaker…Alysha Carlo. My class is for professionals in the spa,med-spa and salon industry.

The attendees come from all over the world! It is very exciting.

I also can’t wait to shop the huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggge show floor and bring back my beauty and skin care haul to share!

I’m also happy to escape from the sadness in Jacksonville from that hurricane IRMA.

I am planning on doing a giveaway on MY blog when I get back into town…So stay tuned for some giveaway fun!

xoxo

 

 

New Kid on The Beauty Block

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Meet SONDJRA…a peach deluxe GLEAM in a tube. Makeup artist Melanie Mills of Hollywood came out with this new sexy shade with beauty blogger and vlogger Sondjra Deluxe!

It is very versatile and so are the others in photo above.

Peach Deluxe  can be used to gleam your:

Eye area,cheekbones,forehead,shoulders,tummy,legs and decollette!

After seeing her on the box cover I want to bathe in it if I am going to look that good and sexy from using it!  How about you?

Love me some WFM…Do you?

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As we skip happily into the month of February which signifies LOVE I am excited! It is one of my fav’ months of the year. And this year it is even better because I have been asked to guest speak at Whole Foods Market again…in sunny JACKSONVILLE.

Next week if you happen to live in Northeast Florida GET YOUR TICKET for fun and join me for a Girls Night Out Beauty Workshop.904-288-1100

Even if you don’t have a Valentine (or want one) YOU can be your own Valentine! Treat your body and face well and take care of yourself.

  • I’ll be sharing recipes for a few D.I.Y.’s for softer kissable lips treatments.
  • Whip up a massage oil for face or body.
  • I will show you makeup secrets to look and feeling sexier in seconds.
  • You’ll learn how to make some cute gift cards and how to create a A GIFT OF LOVE package for your sweetie.
  • Free sampling from NeoCell and Burts Bees
  • Door Prizes
  • Sip champagne and enjoy decadent treats while you make new friends.

ALL FOR A BEAUTIFUL CAUSE!

IF you don’t live here…I am sorry you can’t join us.

But you can still get your romantic on this month I will share a Countdown to Valentine’s day list of gift ideas! Come back for more.

Pumpkin Pie Holiday

pumpkin-scrub-blog-photoI know you love pumpkin! We cannot seem to get enough of it.

Coffee,beer,muffins,bread,pie and more.So here is another one of my recipes for a my pumpkin pie body scrub in a jar. Pumpkin puree contains beta-carotene and anti-0xidants,brown sugar helps remove dead skin. Olive oil and a vitamin E pill (prick and squeeze out the oil) and OR use oil by the bottle add even more of the moisturizing your skin bliss.

1 can pumpkin puree (you’ll need 1/4 cup) Go for the real thing.

2  cups of brown sugar

2 tsp. olive oil or jojoba

optional:1 tsp. vitamin E oil

1/4 or 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (this will make the body scrub even more luscious and have the aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg and cloves). I like to sprinkle this on top!

Stir this all together and you will have an amazing scrumptious body scrub and wonderful for your heels too! It is like a pumpkin pie slathered over your body!

I like to make gifts in jelly jars for myself or someone else!

Add a mini spoon,bow,love note and you’re good to go.

Nice stocking stuffer or hostess gift add a pumpkin pie or a bottle of sangria to your gift and who ever you give it to will really love you.

Play and see what you come up with. I’d love to hear from you on any D.I.Y. recipes you might whip up and love too!

 

 

 

 

A Night Of Beauty!

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NEW YORK, February 2016 – 2,400 beauty industry insiders gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building  to experience the latest pioneering beauty products when the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Insider Awards season kicks off with the sold-out Product Demonstration. Of the record-breaking 816 products that are entered into the annual Awards, 703 have opted to demonstrate at the event, which CEW members will have the opportunity to test before voting for their favorite products.

Of the 37 total award categories, CEW members vote to select the finalists in 33 of the categories, which range from Turn Back Time (anti-aging skincare), to All Eyes on Me (eye makeup) and It Makes Scents (women’s fragrance). The lucky finalists will be announced live on Twitter on Thursday, March 24. CEW’s Board of Governors and select industry experts will then vote to determine the winners, who will be announced at the Beauty Awards Luncheon May 13 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Winners will be judged based on innovation, delivery system and packaging.

“Winning a CEW Beauty Insider Award is one of the highest honors in the beauty industry, which is why 429 brands are competing this year – the highest in the history of the Beauty Awards,” says Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW. “The Awards act as a guide for consumers by recognizing the top beauty products and innovations of the year.”

I was one of the attendees and a long time member. I can’t wait to vote for the brands I tested,sniffed,rubbed,played with and enjoyed my time in the beauty sandbox. Choices, Choices and more choices.

The prestigous beauty awards are like the Academy Awards of Beauty!

Stay tuned to the brands up for an award later this month.

Photo credits:JF PRODUCTIONS

 

Walking my lips off in NYC!

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So, here  I  am in the fashion capitol of the world the one and only NEW YORK CITY.

So, great to be back home again.

I have business and pleasure to accomplish and also my mission is to eat my way with all my fave foods and places too!

I can’t wait to share all the new fashion,beauty and foodie finds with you.It is freezing…and no sunhine for me!

I love the vibe and pace of the city something I don’t get on a daily basis living in suuny Florida for my husband. I MISS it.But I am about to paint the town even though the weather is not cooperating.

Stay tuned…It is going to be a fashionalbe and yummy blog ride.

 

A Chat with Makeup Artist James Vincent

I recently had a chance to bring a fellow PROfessional makeup artist James Vincent to the TV station with me as he was in sunny Florida to guest speak at The Makeup Show in Orlando last weekend. I enjoyed chatting with him and got his take on what is going to be hot for this spring 2016 on the makeup scene.James Vincent photo

In his 20 years in the beauty industry James has worked with Lady Gaga,our current President,Courtney Love,Liv Tyler,CNN and Reese Witherspoon to name a few.

He recognizes that innovation and technology in makeup and skin care are ever changing and that the absence of animal testing is key.

Here is a peek at his HOT for spring list that we will be wearing this season to come.

SKIN CARE: Cleanse,polish and protect are key steps to healthy skin.

Make-Up:

Sun kissed eye lip and cheek: Peach and pink will be your go to shades for the season.

A little bit of bronzer goes a long way! However apply it only wear the sunshine usually hits your face.And he recommends you mix it with a dash of your fave blush.Don’t just use it alone.

Black Liquid Liner is always in.

Candy Apple Lips that won’t land on your hips! James recommends a blue based red gloss on top of and only in the center and another shade of red lipstick.

Blue Eyeliner and Eye shadow: Blue eyeliner and shadows get a bad wrap.but says these shades of blue really lift up the eyes and brightens up the face too. He suggests you use pencil eyeliners over liquids or creams for liner as they are easier to apply.

GLOW on: He likes Scott Barnes Body Bling (JLO’s makeup artist) as well as Melanie Mills (A La Dancing with the Stars and more) Gleam body shimmer. they both illuminate  the skin on face and body.

I hope you enjoyed meeting this makeup artist and stay tuned for more interviews and tips!

 

 

 

Spiced Water D.I.Y.

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Red delicious apples have the right amount of crunch and are delicious to eat. They help to curb your appetite. Boost your metabolism and they say help  keep the doctor away.

But I love them all year round in water. Especially now.

I cut slices of apples (organic when possible) LEAVE the skin on and add them to a pitcher of room temperature filtered water.

Next I sprinkle in some cinnamon sugar (desired to taste) It helps to balance your blood sugar levels.

I then put a few red cherries from a jar into an icecube tray with water and freeze. I love the taste of them and the happy bold hue.

I let it rest on the kitchen counter a few hours for the above to dance together in the fresh water.

Refrigerate to keep it from spoiling. It won’t last long in your house as it is so applelicious and pretty light,crunchy and tasty!

Serve and enjoy a refreshing treat that will help you forgive your food sins you just committed over the holidays.

Who knows… you might just look skinnier in that LBD (little black dress) or pair of jeans and Louboutin heels this New Years Eve.

Your Skin!

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I practice what I preach and try to do all the right things when it comes to my health and for healthy looking skin.Here is something I have been taking by the spoonful daily for months. I LOVE what it does and so does my husband.

Don’t worry when you see ACID it is not bad…nor harmful.Hyaluronic Acid ( I know it is a tongue twister) is something we are born with and over time depletes in us over time.

If it is so good I want to keep that good thing going! Don’t you?

NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid is a naturally delicious dietary supplement that replenishes the body’s HA supply. It is enhanced with the antioxidant power of Pomegranate and Green Tea, blueberry, and the absorption benefits of Ionic Minerals. This elixir uses Agave nectar as a low glycemic index sweetener.

As we age, the HA content in our bodies naturally decreases. One way this decrease manifests is from UV radiation (the SUN) which breaks down collagen fibers causing wrinkles and sagging skin.

NeoCell’s HA Benefits:*

  • Provides the most bio-available form of hyaluronic acid
  • Holds 1,000 times its weight in water for cushioning of joints
  • Assists in cell turnover in the skin
  • Powerful aid in skin hydration and wrinkle reduction
  • Lubricates the surface of the eye

Taking supplements can be a beautiful thing! DON’T sigh and complain about those new or old wrinkles ….

Do something,Darlings!