Illuminate and Celebrate…

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Shopping for a a gift for a loved one or friend takes time.

Don’t rush shopping for a gift especially when it is for someone special.Every night I sit by candlelight and this light …A serene salt lamp. I have them all over my home and in my business too. They illuminate to room and create such a calming and pretty ambience and a mood all their own.

A salt lamp has so many beautiful benefits! And healthy ones too.

They purify the air,great to use around electronics and computers,smokers homes and are great for people with allergies. Google them and you’ll find ALL their benefits.

I highly recommend them. They used to cost a bit of money but now have come down in price and also gotten smaller and more portable even to clip in to your computer to brighten up the mood or your work space.

I also think they are kinda sexy and cool.

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for HIM or for HER… Think about giving this as a gift. They will treasure a long time and think of you every time they flip the switch too.

 

The gift of …The Perfect Red Lipstick!

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Last night I attended my first Christmas party of the season with my husband for his business. Over cocktails I quickly discovered women who loved my lips and wanted to know how can they too create the perfect red lip!

I thought you’d like to know this too.So here you go!

The Perfect Tips for Red Luscious Lips!

  • You must start fresh with clean hydrated lips.
  • Apply my  Kissy Lips lip exfoliating Treatment or make a mixture of brown sugar and honey for your lips.
  • Apply my Perfect day Lipstick base
  • Optional:Add  a coat of  China Doll lipstain next to make the color last even longer.It will stain the lips with a rosy stain and make the red hue cling better too.
  • Apply red lip liner or an invisible lip liner that is transparent yet locks color within the lip line.
  • Apply a luscious red lipstick or a red liquid lipstick (they are all the rage).
  • Blot your lips with a fresh tissue or blotting paper.(not powdered just plain)
  • Apply a second coat if you wish to make your pout look bolder.
  • DON’T rub your lips together. Little old ladies do that!

*To make this look even sexier like the makeup artists do in a VICTORIA SECRET runway shows or magazine shoot.Add a dash of a silver or gold lipstick Next add a super shiny gloss in the center of the lips for a sexy highlighted glow. A shimmery way to glow and make the lips look fuller!

You are ready to…Paint the town red,Gorgeous!

A red lipstick & gloss make the perfect gift for your bestie or family member!  Not all gifts need to be costly and over the top. Fill them in Christmas stocking and put a bow on it and give. At this time of year…everyone seems to pull out their best red lipstick,shoes, purse or dress. Make the lips the center of attention.

 

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

George Clooney not included!

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I’m serious about and appreciate and good cup of coffee.

And my passion for desert flavors is real too. So I simply had to bring to your attention the new limited edition flavors of Nespresso.

Think Banana bread,Pumpkin Spice Cake and Gingerbread…all yum on the tongue.These are the new coffee capsules the company added to the already finest bean coffee’s they make. My lips just can’t resist.

I am in love with this top of the line brand.The Vertuoline Evolou machine brews the best cup of coffee I ever had. Really! And the unique centrifusion technology makes it buzz with delight. This one cup delight brews a mean aromatic cup of coffee in approx 20 something seconds.It is EASY to use…and comes out FAST,FRESH and FABULOUS!

And the cherry on top is the cafe like quality on top which is called crema…a generous frothy layer of love. I don’t use sugar because I am sweet enough and quite frankly I like the taste of it without it. The coffee machine also makes a delightful cup of espresso. Just like I have enjoyed in  Italia.

So you know what to do…if you are looking for the perfect gift for HIM,for her or for yourself.This is so worth it.

You gotta trust me on this. And of course actors George Clooney and Danny Di Vito will say that too.We foodies have to stick together.

Try it …you’ll LOVE it.

Gifts for the Celebrity Obsessed!

You know girls these days it seems almost every gal is looking for the magic beauty potion celebrities love.Shop on line or in your area to find this skincare product…and fill her stocking with this! Madonna uses it & other celeb’s like Jennifer Lopez do too.http://www.dr.hauschka.comDARCY photo DR. H product

 

Sorry I have not posted an update this weekend to my Holiday Gift Guide. Painting pouts pretty …my work got in the way.

Treat …is the perfect small gift!

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I found a brand that you are going to love girls!  In fact they call themselves the Happiest Brand in the Land. This indie brand was started in 2002.It is Cruelty Free and filled with good for you ingredients.

I LOVE candy and marshmallows too. So this sent me over the moon by the way it smelled and the way it felt.The product I am talking about is a Marshmallow Cream lip scrub.

Kiss flaky dry lips with this beauty by Treat Beauty.

Like a lip balm on steroids this is a big hunk of luscious love for your lips.I say this because the colorful tube is huge but in a good way.

Made in Oregon with organic sugar,coconut oil,shea butter and other delights.It is a sweet recipe for the lips. TEENS would love it too.

They also have a matching lip treat and it is a moisturizing lip balm in the same flavor and old fashioned jumbo tube.

Soothing and great for even the most sensitive of skins.

#shopsmall every day .www.treatbeauty.com

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

Gift ideas YOU GOTTA see!

photo.JPG The CHATI came across some amazing brands and stores both online and in town.I am going to feature them on TV today on my Beauty & Lifestyle segment.I cannot wait to share these fabulous things with the viewers on First Coast NewsThe Chat daytime TV talk show.

Here are some really unique gifts,hostess gifts and stocking stuffers to give.

Gifts they will LOVE!

Here are some ideas for him.

Bye Bye socks and a tie!
Fill the stocking with any of his favorite things from food to grooming to a cold beer!

Get Creative!

Buff Him face exfoliant for his skin to look his best! A natural delight for tired skin or clogged pores.

There is even one for her.It’s Buff Her.

Make it a spa night and do it together with a healthy glass of red wine or your fave drink.
http://www.buffher.com

Intuition Beer Soap

A lush soap made in an array of local micro brewery Intuition’s biggest sellers.My husband loves this!

Also available in Bold City Brewery beer blends.

Created by:
http://www.greenlotusstudios.com

Stocking Stuffers or last minute gifts for HER!

Organic Spa Magazine
They are offering a $10.00 SPECIAL subscription for only $10.00 a year! I am in love with this fab magazine.

http://www.organicspamagazine.com

Addicted to mascara? Now you can wear your mascara and bat lashes on your car too!
Car lashes
http://www.carlashes.com

Buzz Butter -see their Etsy store.
http://www.bewitchedcrafts.com

Girls Gone Green lip balm beauty for a good cause! Check them out on Facebook.

Cherry Blooms liquid liner or lash extension mascara

http://www.cherryblooms.com

Looking for anything Jaguar Jacksonville and beyond?

Check out: Gottahaveit in Jacksonville Florida has the fun cozy gloves with a mustache on them and other stache Jag products that I featured today…

YUMMY Gifts or stocking stuffer treats…worth waiting for!
Who doesn’t LOVE sweets and treats???
I want candy!

Beauty Candy…a hot pink yummy color LIPSTICK!

Boomf box of MAGICAL Vanilla Mallows

Kate Middleton AKA Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James has a yummy company with a friend.
http://www.Boomf.com

My awesome customized order of Boomf marshmallows! So beautiful. So fun! Stay tuned to next blog.

I’ll share all the details of my experience, ordering and my ideas on doing so.Yummy straight from England!

If you’d like to see these and more!!! Join in on the fun and watch ME on The Chat video footage at:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the LEFT on the words THE CHAT.

Look for my name and today’s date 12-17-2014 on the site and watch. Enjoy!

Toss The Gloss

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Toss the Gloss catchy name isn’t it?

I came across this beauty book that addresses beauty after 50 years young.
Having just finished writing my own beauty book to come I had to share this author with you.
Writing a book is not as easy as reading a book!!! This author worked hard to pen her beauty secrets and more.
If you need help,think doing makeup is a chore.You will love this book.
I LOVE books and truly believe you never stop learning. And what I love is that this book is REAL and just the facts. The author even offers her tried and true brand recommendations you should consider buying.

If you are looking for the perfect gift of beauty for yourself or someone else.
This book is it.