Here are a few you can swoon over or D.I.Y. yourself one. Inspiration is everywhere. I have a portable vanity one I use to touch up myself in my makeup studio or on set on location. Perhaps I will share that one with you one day soon.
It’s time to give your getting-ready set-up a luxe makeover.
Sharing is caring. I love a good party. Even if it is for one. And even if we are not going to be able to celebrate like years gone by. Check out this fun blog post from one of my fave bloggers. Get shopping it is just days away.
While Cinco de Mayo officially celebrates the 1862 Mexican army’s victory over the French, it’s become a holiday that people across the world celebrate. Typically, most people would spend the day eating at Mexican restaurants, downing margaritas and throwing parties—but in these unprecedented times, we’re having to adjust how we celebrate. Luckily, there are so many…
We all love the Instagrammable shelfie and vanity posts on social media, proudly showcasing the impressive (and impressively organized) beauty collection of our favorite influencers and editors. And while I too am fortunate enough to have a studio with a 1920s built-in vanity table, along with a semi-overflowing beauty closet, I find the challenge of…
Open your mind and embrace new ideas and mindful rituals. Create a space in your home (your own little sanctuary) and keep a little something on your work desk that will assist with mindful wellness.
You can even take a little something like a crystal with you in your travels ✈️ too!
Healing Harmonies…I love the music 🎶 from David Young. My fave is “Bliss” and George Skaroulis CD 💿 named Sanctuary. Take time to listen to calming music and just breathe. Use music to relax or to mediate or do yoga with.
Crystals are mined from the earth and they can offer some intentional light or meaning in our life too.
Each stone does a different thing and has meaning and a mood. Here are some you need to know about.
Pink Rose quartz is a LOVE 💕 stone.
Agate is a stone for good health.
Green Jade is for luck and prosperity.
Clear crystals are for clarity of the mind.
Amethyst’s are the Happiness stone.
Crystals can be very empowering.
Add some incense, burning sage and Palo Santo which is also known as a “Holy Stick” to your life.
Palo Santo has a sweet scent of pine, lemon and mint. You may also use sage as well. It is also used for a deep meditative state. You light it and let it burn. You may use it and move with it from room to room. When done. Blow it out. Wet the ember tip a bit and place in a 🔥 fire proof dish. Be cautious when using sage or Palo Santo and incense.
Palo Santo is harvested from natural fallen trees.
Smudging is the ritual of cleansing a physical space, an object or a person.
Great for the spiritual, detoxifying properties, cleansing and clearing the air of a physical space of negative energy.
Will not upset pets or people with allergies. Also they say it is great to kill bacteria after a illness or the flu.
Wellness is not just about what you eat. It is also about what you feed your mind. Check out some new things online and there are plenty of books 📚 you can explore on these modalities too.
Start fresh in this new year and take time to smell the incense and just be.
OK, ladies and germs, the best part of the ’90s has officially returned to us: Lisa freakin’ Frank. For those of you who grew up in the ’90s and early aughts, you’ll know just how important Lisa Frank was to anyone’s (or at least anyone who had taste!!) childhood. And now, thanks to the new Hotels.com…
Recently I had the honor of being on a panel for TheFashion Group International.
I love working with them and being on a panel too.
This organization was started by some iconic women. Founded in 1930 as the non-profit,fashion organization established for women,the TheFashion Group International today offers membership to men and women alike.Among the founding members were Eleanor Roosevelt,Elizabeth Arden,Lily Dache, Edna Woolman Chase,Edith Head,Claire McCardell,Virginia Pope and Carmel Snow. Legendary figures who left an incredible print on the American landscape. Names and people I admire and worth Googling to learn more about these women.
FGI’S mission is to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and design,and to help its members become more effective in their professional lives.
FGI is a global non-profit organization of dynamic professionals in all areas of design,apparel,accessories,home and of course my passion….beauty!
You too can be considered as a member if you are in any of the above fields. Each region has a yearly event calendar. Join us~