One of my top obsessions!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…ALL things office supplies!

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I love the colored organizers,desk chairs in hot colors, blinged out staplers,colored writing pens,Sharpie maker pens,rubber bands in all hues and the colorful beauty of writing and printer papers. The crazy part is I think I might love office and paper supply stores just as much as lipstick and that is epic.

I just visited The Container Store and roamed the store for hours! I am addicted. It is my happy place besides being in my own store.The second I get into a store like this or a paper/card store I love the smell. The thrill of being there. Do you like it too? Do you have a passion for office supplies too?

I so look forward to hearing from you!

Share with me your LOVES too!

 

 

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COLOR YOUR WORLD!

Back in Florida and it is time for me to chat beauty and lifestyle on The Chat on NBC12. Today my TV segment is all about color and ways to color your world too!  If spring has not arrived yet for you…explore these wonderful colorful finds!

OPI has a new nail collection of infinite shine nail polishes named the Fiji Collection. With peaceful and festive fun colors like Living on the Bula-vard and Polly Want a Lacquer…these rainbow hues will make your manicure last up to 11 days. You don’t have to go to Fiji you simply have to own this collection of gorgeous shades inspired by Fiji’s sun,sand and water.

www.opi.com

Cotton Candy liners by Absolute New York has a fun new collection of milky pastel hues that will delight and highlight the eyes.What  playful pops of pastels! www.absnewyork.com

Want to learn more about Color? And what they say about  YOU?  Jaclyn Peresetsky’s book called Discover the Power of Your Colors is a must have for your book collection.http://www.jaclynp.com

The Bagel Store in Brooklyn,New York makes THE original bagel that broke the internet!

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Bagel artist Scott Rossillo has created the most color filled and delicious bagels I have ever seen. TODAY I am featuring a rainbow hue.He uses the same old fashioned techniques and wonderful ingredients used in bagel making for years. They offer a variety of awesome bagels and so much more.

Cotton candy flavored bagels? Yes, please!

Cream cheese with your bagel. Oh don’t even think of plain! A yummy artsy cream cheese they have created looks like sprinkles on a cupcake and it is called FUNFETTI and spreads like cream,tastes fabulous and looks dreamy.

If you’re craving a NYC style bagel and want to brighten your breakfast or snack world….you too can taste and get them.They ship bagels to your door. But I must mention there is a waiting list …so get on it darlings! I AM IN LOVE with this company and yummy bagel.

http://www.thebagelstore.com

754 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, New York 718-782-5856

*They also do catering and make the perfect gift!

Color brightens our world and makes us feel energized and fabulous!

Get some happy shipped to your door with any of the above color filled editions.

 

On the Go again!

Never a dull moment. How’s life with you?

Starting to pack my makeup bags and luggage. I am so ready to work and rock  New York City too. As much as I travel for work and play…packing is always a challenge when I have to fly for my work.Between the beauty supplies needed as a working make-up artist. So many rules too much beauty and clothes! I want to take every lipstick and walk in closet with me!

Other than working which is my fave’ thing to! I look forward to taking it all in…the city that is and the many things it does for my spirit and soul.I miss living up north.

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Found this artist on Instagram who drew this playful illustration of me and my LOVE for makeup and all things LIPS!

I am wild about this shade …it is like a violet with a touch of pink ! Do you like this hue? 

I am hoping to find clothes and accessories in this hue! May even create a lipstick in that shade for my cosmetic line too.

SPRING is calling me!

Stay tuned …I can’t wait to share my beauty,travel and food adventures from my trip with you!

 

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HANG’EM High

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Lately everywhere I go I see ladies breasts FLOPPING and hanging (some almost to their waist) at me.

What’s up with that?

Braless girl or wearing the WRONG bra girl. Think again before you leave your house.

I used to go braless a few years ago. But soon after discovered and fell in love with the world of truly beautiful sexy quality bras. First from France then from VS.

I get it …it is freeing,feels nice to do sometimes BUT do it alone and at your own home. It isn’t a pretty look and truly isn’t working for you.

No, I am not talking about grannies…the ladies I see are younger I am talking about ladies in their 30’s and 40’s,50’s!

It isn’t healthy for breast tissue and your skins elasticity too.

I invite you to give a new bra a try…this is my latest buy for my Fall wardrobe!

I love it! I LOVE THE COLORS,I LOVE THE STYLE and I love the way I look and feel in it too!

Do yourself and all of us a favor…stand tall and proud and Be-YOU-tiful!

Peter Max kissed me!

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Today at the TV station I was doing a segment on all things Chocolate Beauty and having a Girls night In or a spa night with your sweetie.

While setting up my DIY yourself spa treats I heard a familiar voice over my shoulder. I have a GREAT memory for voices and accents too. It was a man with a northern accent. Being from NYC and NJ this accent warms my soul and reminds me of home.He asked me what was I doing and what were all the things. I was so focused on what I was doing I did not turn around but answered his questions. He told me he loves chocolate.

When I was all done…I tied my apron on and saw a familiar face to go with the voice.It was the next guest for the show had arrived and he too was waiting his turn. Then the camera crew started setting up some GORGEOUS,colorful paintings and it all came together to me. PETER MAX the world-renowned artist was in front of me!!!

Before I did anything else I put my hand on my heart and said I thought that was YOU and your soothing voice too”. He smiled and cupped my cheeks in his hands and kissed me! YES, he kissed me not once but bunches and with a happy smile on his face. Did I mind? NO, they came so quick and from a man who appeared so kind and romantic.

Something we definitely see in his artwork! I have always been a fan.

I asked if I could take a photo of him. He posed perfect and then he was up to go on set and be interviewed.

After his interview on his guest appearance/event at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center he was ready to leave. The news crew had put my microphone on and I had to go LIVE in seconds.No time to say a proper goodbye.So across the studio on a commercial break I whispered with a loud voice…”Goodbye,Mr.Max”. He immediately turned around and blew me some air KISSES with his hands.

LOVE was and is in the air today and my ST. Valentine’s Day started in the most fabulous way!!!

There are ALL kinds of love.Husband and wife love,BFF love d the love of your family and children love. But this kind of stranger love winked at me today in its own special way. I embraced this life moment and happy I MADE HIM SMILE.

There is a beautiful saying I am not sure who said it and if I am completely writing it right.

“People may forget what you said,forget what you did but NEVER forget how you made them feel”

Peter Max made me feel fabulous and special today in his own quiet way!!! I only regret not having the time to take a photo with him today.

I may never wash my cheeks again.

Kiss! Kiss! Hope you are having a fabulous ST. Valentine’s day.

If you don’t know this man’s work that will color your life and world…

Check out: http://www.petermax.com

Kissing Spring a BIG Hello!

3.14 MacysI know it’s not quite spring everywhere by the weather I heard on TV today but you can still celebrate it in your heart and on your face and body with happy glee!

Here are my top tips to make you look and FEEL Gorgeous this Spring.

1. A cheap and chic NEW lipstick or lip gloss can update your look and face in seconds.
Find a color that brightens your complexion. Choose a light to medium bold color.Say “Bye Bye” to the dark shades.Lighten Up!Brighten Up!

2. Blush on! Choose a blush that accents your cheeks like a pretty coral or pink.Select one with shimmer for a soft luminous look.This gives you a dewy youthful look.

3. Eyeshadow doesn’t have to be complicated.Select one shade and go with it. You don’t have to use two or five shades to make your eyes stand out and look gorgeous.A soft champagne,a soft pink,a gold beige or touch of silver to highlight your eyes. You can mix and match matte and shimmer together for a natural glow look.

4. As a professional I highly recommend you own a rice powder to set your makeup,make your makeup last longer and to tone down shine.It is an Ancient Chinese secret.

5. Nail polish is taking over the world. It has a new look,shades,feel and texture.Pick up a few shades and paint your fingeres and toes creamsicle,sunny yellow or an aqua blue hue.Or better yet have a PRO give you a fresh manicure and pedicure and try a new hue.

6. Accessorize! Your face can look more alive with some new accessories.A little bling goes a long way I LOVE to make my face,neck and eyes glow with a dash of color and sparkle from an earring,necklace and more.

7. Buy a a new scent and spice up make your life with something floral,sweet,sexy or sultry.

8. Go window shopping. It not only will get you out of the house or workplace it will give you ideas to look better and fashionable. This was a happy spring window display I took at Macy’s last week in New York City.

9. You are what you eat…add more spring fruits ripe,ready and in season. Add a healthy rainbow of foods to your diet.

10. Pretty skin and a healthy body needs water.Whip up some water by infusing fresh fruits or veggies in a tall pitcher.Yummy and low cal way to get in your water intake and the light flavor of the fruit tastes awesome.

I hope you have a HAPPY SPRING! Paint the town with the new shade for this Spring…Radiant orchid.

For Your EYES ONLY!

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This is a new kit of colors I bought and they are talking to me!

Like candy in a candy shoppe this box shouts taste me.Today I created what I call Rainbow eyes. Three colors down the center of the eye creating a beautiful array of hues. I love the look.My clients did too.

It is crazy good time to make your eyes shine! Time to play and add some color to your world. No you won’t look like a clown. If properly and sparingly applied your eyes can look amazing and your spirit soar.

Women rockenjoy all that we can do!
Including playing with all the amazing colors of the summer!!!

Celebrate the red,white and blue and celebrate you too!

It was raining all things Beauty in LAS VEGAS this past weekend!

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Three glorious days of the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference and the International Beauty Shows

BEAUTY and Hair had an anything goes kind of feel.There are no rules!
Color was all around….From hair tints to nails to makeup.Nails are making a BIG statement and OPI and Young Nails had everything you need to paint your toes red and more.Gold, silver sparkled on the show floor.

ALL things for prettier skin filled one entire kingdom on the show floor.

I as well as the show guests were like kids in a candy store. AMAZING and fun.Martin Parsons rocked the stage with his hair cut and styling magic.

I guest spoke and was THRILLED to see the packed classroom of attendees. I love what I do and happy to share all my beauty words of business wisdom and beauty secrets for bridal makeup too.

Now,the show over,our booth packed and shipped back and time for relaxation.
I practice what I preach. Time for a dip in the pool and a visit to the SPA. Stay tuned for more.

The Beauty of NYC

IMG_7733r Candy Girl Collection…Is that there are all kinds of people,food and a fun fast paced life. I love the electric energy and hustle back home in NYC.

Last weekend New York got even more beautiful when the ladies and gentlemen in the business of beauty came from all over the globe for the one and only International Beauty Show (hair and nails with a touch of makeup),The International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (skin, makeup and wellness) They came to see …What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Next. I was asked to guest speak again. What a great class. Seeing spa and salon owners sitting at the edge of their seat ready to learn something new and to hear what I have to say too is wonderful. I so love teaching business owners and professionals like these.

The hair show is a step on the wild side. Fantasy meets fun equals latest trends. The spa and wellness side is filled with latest skin care, skin tech tools, anti-aging and wellness.

This Spring 2013 is an anything goes kinda season. COLOR is everywhere! Color in hair with dye and with hair chalk like we played with chalk on the sidewalk when we were kids the hair is chalked with fantasy colors that wash out. Colorful shades to dye for!

SKIN IS SO IN and skin care is #1 if you want your makeup to look flawless…try skin care products with new ingredients like pearl power,bamboo,caffeine,argon oil,shea butter and jojoba to name a few. Clarisonic sonic cleanser is still rocking the skin care industry.

Nails, fingers and toes take center stage! Choose from shades like cotton candy, lovely lilac,light gray,pure white,goldfinger,silver,coral and all shades of green to blue! There are beads,stones and crystals added. The nails are like works of art. Truly NOT your grandma’s nail polish!

MAKEUP is both pretty and pretty wild!There are a rainbow of shades to choose from to brighten up your eyes and define them too.Eyeliner comes in all forms from gerl liners, to liquid pen liners.The smoky eye is more colorful and not only black and the cat eye is colorful too.

Want long rapidly growing lashes? Try Rapid Lash they say you’ll have lush lashes in no time.

Mascara TUBES are still in and give a soft and natural lash look.Not spider girl eyes.

Paint your pout with HAPPY shades of all things pink and flirty coral shades.LIPSTICK has never been hotter.Gloss is still shiny fun and Lip Tars with rich pigments add mega rich color to the lips. Lip stains rule!

Speaking of lips…you can’t have a supersmile and sexy lips without Supersmile toothpaste. It whitens and brightens your teeth to let your gorgeous lipstick shine through.Dental care is just as important as your lipstick!

COLOR is alive and kicking in fashion too! I shopped till I dropped and window shopped the famous Barney’s New York, Henri Bendel,Bloomingdale’s,Macys,Saks Fifth Avenue,Bergdorf’s and the small sweet boutiques all over the city. If you haven’t been to NYC and only watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade on TV…you MUST add it to your list of things to do and places to see!

Well, what are you waiting for? Grab your purse and get going.Shop on and color your faces,fingers and toes with some FUN! Find something fashionable in a new mint,coral or blue sea shades and ENJOY!

The Beauty of Diane Von Furstenberg

FGI_LogoTxt_193U_hiresCounting down to Fashion Group International’s event to show fashion,design and beauty pro’s the Fall/Winter 2013 color and fashion trend presentation forecast in the one and only New York City.I also look forward to meeting and seeing the faces behind the names of fashion and beauty editors and a fashion blogger.

A woman I continue to admire and worked for in NYC is moderating the event. Diane Von Furstenberg… I truly can’t wait to see and hear her.She is a smart,sexy,charismatic and above all fashionable woman who taught me so much about life and business including her original mantra “Feel like a woman wear a dress.” That mantra stuck with me for years and I am so glad it did. She is so right it does make a difference wearing dresses and skirts versus pants and pant suits.

I own many of her infamous wrap dresses,cosmetic bags,scarves,purses,rain coats and blouses.I even have lipsticks and perfumes from her cosmetic and fragrance launch. Diane is a fashion icon and does more than design clothes! She does many other good works and more woman should follow her lead. http://www.dvf.com Looking for a good read at the beach or on a long weekend this summer? Get a copy of her book it is one you don’t want to miss.

This organization is a global one started by women in history and I am proud to be a member of Fashion Group International.Founded in 1930 by Eleanor Roosevelt,Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein to name a few.
Have you got a serious love and passion for fashion? Join…www.fgi.org

As Diane Von Furstenberg says today “Be the woman you want to be.” I am.