Your Vanity…a little space just for YOU!

For those of you who love 💕 makeup and to put on your 💄 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 ☀️ 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, 💄 lipsticks and more in a pretty way. I’ve used and repurposed antique plates, tea cups or wine 🍷 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 🍸 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 💕 cotton balls I found! It has a lid so dust doesn’t get on them and keeps them dust free.

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

I like to add a fresh seasonal 💐 🌸 🌻 flowers to my space. And I also keep an aloe plant 🌱 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 💦 and mini bottles of 🍾 Champagne in a mini fridge by my vanity. It is  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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My new guilty pleasure!

I recently discovered a delicious and unique delight and today I featured it on TV.

Have you ever heard of Cocktail Caviar?

Tantalize your taste buds with this new tongue tingling sensation. Yummy BOOZED UP pearls filled with vodka and soaking in a delightful bath of liquor lover. Choose from: Lychee,Strawberry,Raspberry,Blueberry & Wildflower as well as a new baby about to be launched… Autumn Apple. Who needs pumpkin spice coffee when you can enjoy this applelicious delight in your cocktail?

All lovers of NATURAL and Organic and Vegan foods …you will love it too!

Cocktail Caviar is placed in a glass of champagne,sparkling rose,punch,non- alcoholic beverages too for a kick!

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I have enjoyed it at room temperature and frozen. The mini pearls (encapsulated in kelp) don’t freeze but the taste is so cool and refreshing to the tongue!

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They can also be served over a cheesecake,on top of jello shots,on ice cream and more. Let your imagination soar!

There are some awesome recipes available on their website!

http://www.cocktailcaviar.com

Never have a boring PLAIN old glass of champagne again! 

Let your spirits pop!

Oh and always POP responsibly!

15 Things to Give Your Lover…

….when you are on a limited budget!!!  It is that time of year to show your affection with your lover or significant other.

Enjoy MY simply and fun ideas!

It can be as simple as a home-made card from construction paper,printer paper or decorative paper you may have at home.

Bake or buy them what they love…a pie,a cake,brownies,cookies.Or even a simple yummy muffin.Add a note card like “To My Stud MUFFIN”.

Make a bottle of  massage oil simply buy  almond oil,jojoba or grape seed oil.Attach a tag to it and ribbon with hearts or lips.Write that they are going to get a sensual massage from you.

Buy some Hershey’s kisses chocolate in the kind they like:Dark chocolate, milk chocolate,with almonds and more. Lay the kisses down with rose petals and make a trail from when they open the door to the bedroom. Or you can simply do this on the bed.

Another D.I.Y. you can do is make a jar of aromatic relaxing bath salts.Add a candle and you’re good to go.

Flowers are fabulous but so very expensive this time of year especially.Buy him or her a useful plant like rosemary,mint or fresh parsley.They are magic in the kitchen and plants purify the air.

Nothing says “I LOVE YOU” like strawberries gilded in chocolate,nuts and or sparkling shades of gold,red or pink sugar.He or she will swoon and love you for this edible gift.

Champagne is out Prosecco is in! And the best part it is cheaper.

There is nothing like a handwritten LOVE letter! Write like you mean it and on paper.Not a text message please. I have done this to my husband and I must tell you he LOVED it. The look on his face said it all. He still  has it. If is is too much for you to do…try a note on the mirror made with a simple soap bar and write the words  “I  LOVE you” or any short message or words that mean something special to the two of you.

If you have a few bucks treat them to a Passion Fruit Facial by Skin Spa by Casey at Jacksonville Beach. Everyone needs pampering! The skin will look amazing!

Don’t have money for a date on the town? Set up a picnic in bed or throw a pretty throw or blanket on the living room floor.Prepare a simple cheese tray with crackers or a rustic fresh bread.Add music and a cocktail. Feed each other grapes and enjoy the night kissing away!

If you don’t have money for a sexy chocolate sauce from those types of stores….try a simple bottle of Justin’s Hazelnut spread.You know what to do.Lick the night away!

If you do have some money and you want to spring…make HIS or HER heart sing with a custom bottle of perfume or cologne …JUST FOR THEM! http://www.blendcustomparfum.com2-2013 BLEND PARFUM STUDIO

I once found a REAL key at the hardware store that was white with a set of lips on it. I wrapped it in a big box with a V-day type ribbon and bow. I wrote a message with it that read “you have the key top my heart forever”. He got such a kick out of it.

I hope these ideas… help fuel your imagination for the perfect gift!

PS

If you don’t have a Valentine maybe it is time to be your own Valentine and treat yourself to something delightful.

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.

My Take on the 2017 Golden Globes…

I was called out of town so I could not post about the Golden Globes until now. BUT on Sunday I was glued to the TV screen.One hand on the TV remote and another with my cell phone.

From the Opening of the show…Jimmy Fallon just doesn’t fit this role to me.

I was Facebooking,Tweeting and simply could not get to Instagraming.I took notes feverishly so I could remember it all while taking it all in for my blog post.Who worked  the best look to you?

Let’s hear it for the GUYS!

Ryan Gosling looked dapper in white and black.Every hair in place and skin that glowed.

Ryan Reynolds seems to always looks good.

Justin Timberlake as ALWAYS looked amazing. And what can’t this guy do?

SLY Stallone is aging with handsome grace.So love him!

Denzel, he always does it for me.Just the sound of his voice.

Never get tired of Brad Pitt he looked handsome and his skin had a golden hue.

However, for a lot of the men the MEN’s  grooming was no where to be found with bushy beards and scruffy looks.Some may be preparing or in the middle of shooting a movie but it appeared scruffy beards were in! Or the actors simply didn’t care.They may have just liked scruffy look!

As for the ladies…

Tracee Ellis Ross looked amazing and always rocks that CLASSIC red lip! Didn’t she?

Goldie Hawn always a knock out for her age.

Jessica Chastain  breasty and gorgeous  in that  blue hue!

Nicole Kidman,Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon never disappoint!

Sarah Jessica Parker aka SJP disappointed me with her hot mess dress and the hair was so off too!

Meryl Streep’s dress reminded me of her Christmas day outfit in all the shades of it sparkling in red,silver and green. I don’t know if she dresses herself every year she attends these type shows but she is never on point.

Can we talk about …

 

GLEAM BODY RADIANCE

Priyanka Chopra’s PERFECTLY contoured & bodacious breasts? I think she is gorgeous! I wish I looked like her.

Peaches and cream skinned Emma Stone looked awesome from head to toe.

I always get a kick out of Amy Schumer.

Naomi Campbell rocked that pink dress and glistened.

YELLOW and golden nude gowns were popular hues!

Fun BEAUTY FACTS…

Viola Davis not only wore that happy and sexy yellow dress… She also rocked a lotion called GLEAM by Melanie Mills in a deep gold shade on her body. Oh and if you like her makeup as much as I did…Autumn Moultrie did the gorgeous makeup!!!

Kristen Bell wore a BUTT LIFT undergarment and flaunted it on Instagram.

Kayleen McAdams did the makeup on Sofia Vergara.While her nude like dress fit her like a glove it reminded me of many others there and that is trending.

Lots of the celebrities hair locks were styled by celebrity stylists with Pantene hair products.

While L’oreal was a sponsor and the products were used on some of the celebrities.

But I wondered where all those makeup artists were with the infamous powder puff! This very shiny face look was seen on many celebrities.Guys and gals! Did you notice that?

I wanted to jump in on my TV screen and powder their noses and faces.

A popular eyelash used was by KISS lashes…lash couture a $6.00 beauty buy!

They sipped Moet rose at the globes but on some they needed to gloss up and lipstick up because the lipstick looked lack luster or barely there after sipping.No touch ups? Where was the Glam Squad or a  touch up of lipstick and powder in their purse.

If I wasn’t going out of town I would have posted more to this blog but packing my luggage was a priority. I hope you like my take on the Globes and a few beauty secrets along the way.I enjoy watching these shows and going to the movies.But always remember…celebrities are just like you and like me. The difference is they have a job with a huge salary and they get paid to look healthy, glam and good. Don’t worship them.We really don’t even know them. We know the characters they play.

They are actors and they ACT for a living!

 

Holiday Gift Guide & Open House

This weekend we are hosting our awesome Holiday Open House at my private beauty cottage! This is the photo on the cover of our invite to our clients. Do you like it? I want to be a phone call or email away. I LOVE helping  girls and women be the BEST they can be!

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So with that said…stay tuned this weekend and come back to my blog. I will share my Holiday Gift Guide with UNIQUE and fabulous gift ideas,stocking stuffers,D.I.Y. and beauty tips each day until Christmas eve!

WISH YOU WERE HERE…in sunny Florida. Our beauty candy shoppe is filled with so many treasures to treat yourself or someone else!!!

If you live in the city … We are open this Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm and extra special hours on this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 for your shopping pleasure!

Sugar and Spice and everything beautiful and NICE. Sip champagne punch while you shop. Enjoy a slice of yummy cake especially made by Glamour Gourmet of Jacksonville Florida.Lick candy canes in jelly belly flavors while you shop. Savour chocolate on your tongue. Have fun! Take a photo with our photo booth props! Shopping is so fun here!

Shopping Guests will be entered in a drawing for 3 FABULOUS Holiday gift bags!

Today’s beauty gift idea is if you’re a nail lacquer lover…Treat Yourself or someone else to a customized NAIL polish named after them.

Boxed and ready to give. I love this site!!! http://www.prettypleasenailpolish.comPretty Please - 3

National Lipstick Day!

Oh happy day…It is not too late to celebrate this fabulous lipstick day.

In my makeup studio we enjoyed THE LATEST lipsticks,drank champagne and ate delicious cupcakes and it was an awesome yummy day!

How did you spend today so far? What lipstick hue suited you today?

I wore a sexy pink with a kiss of orange on top. I enjoy mixing and matching my lipsticks…and you? What do you like to do? Let’s chat lipstick!!!photo NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY.

How will you celebrate the day? The night is still YOUNG.

 

Chocolate Bliss he can’t resist~

Valentines15pc I LOVE TO BE ROMANTIC and do the unexpected…not only on Valentine’s Day but every day. I found these chocolates on line made with love by a charming chocolatier. As always I had to share them with you.

This Valentine’s day celebrate in a new way by serving your  handsome hunk of burning love Chinese take out in bed chopsticks included.

If you are celebrating with your sweetie why not wear a silky kimono and chopsticks in your hair (if your hair is long enough) Or think of another sexy way to shower your love in your own way.

Then relax,sip some champagne or wine. Kiss the night away and pull out this box of chocolates. WOW Chocolates are like a bag of Hershey’s KISSES (which I so love) ON STEROIDS!

Gorgeous gift boxes filled with beautiful bites of assorted gourmet chocolates and luscious lip joy in one box.

Live it up,Love it up. And if you don’t have someone special in your life… You can still celebrate V-DAY and treat yourself to this glorious box of chocolates and enjoy.  YOU are special! Love is in the air…I smell it.

http://www.wowchocolates.com

Eva Longoria’s …go to yummy Chunky Guacamole!

The Golden Globes are on tonight and I’m getting ready for a yummy star studded night. Champagne spritzers with cranberry juice and who knows what else I’ll whip up.
You know I LOVEEEEEEEE makeup AND I also love to cook!!!

I found this recipe in one of my fave’ magazines…Self magazine.The recipe is Eva’s she shared with the magazine. Source:Eva’s Kitchen (book)

6 ripe avocados,diced
4 medium tomatoes,diced
1 large white onion,finely chopped
1 medium serrano pepper,finely chopped
1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 tsp kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. I love to make my own whole wheat Pita bread chips. I tear the bread apart in rustic pieces,spray with a mist of olive oil and toast in the oven until a touch of golden around the edges.

Celebrities are pampered,primped,juicing,accupunctured,have FIRMING facials,mani & pedicured,massaged and treating like QUEENS to get them rested looking and ready. They wake up just like me and you.
Can’t wait to see the Celebrities makeup,accessories,fashions and hair.Can you?

Talk back to me and let me know your fave’ looks.

Old Hollywood Glamour spot

Formosa Cafe an old Hollywood place serving stars since 1925. The bartender and waitresses are a delight. The FOOD is divine, the decor red and black with an Asian twist. HAPPY HOUR is the right time to go. Drinks are great prices and most of the appetizers are only $4.00. This is what we enjoyed. Alongside a cold beer for him and champagne sipping for me. The ribs~ MANLY portions fit for a Hollywood royalty. Autographed pictures adorn the walls of this retro place. Gotta try it!

While we went in the late afternoon…and did not see a celebrity. They say that at night celeb’s stop by after a night on the town or to eat after a long day of shooting a movie.

You never know what celebrities you might bump into.