Hello,Handsome!

BEARD BAR IMG_5647.JPGI know you want to look and feel good too!

Great looking healthy skin takes a little ME time and effort DAILY!

In the summer our skin tends to break out or get dehydrated from the sun and outdoor activities even more. Here are the latest and greatest in grooming this summer and beyond!

  • Skin care exfoliation is very important for the guys too. Fruit Peel by celebrity esthetician Elina of Elina Organics will gently exfoliate your skin  while you sleep.
  • Fresh Face Beard Bar is a new way to wash your beard and soften it up and clean the complexion underneath. You don’t want your beard or mustache to be dry and unkempt looking. It’ not enough just to wash your face. 🧼 Don’t use deodorant bars on that handsome face!
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
  • Floss- Caring for your 🦷 and gums = A healthier heart. Cocofloss is the way to go made with Coconut oil.
  • A relaxing 🛀 bath with bath salts or your fave Aura Acacia essential oil, detoxifying sheet mask and a hand,feet and body lotion to follow work wonders on the body and skin after a long work day or week.
  • Got leftover beer? 🍺 Rinse your hair with it after you shampoo. The malt and hops in beer contain cleansing properties!
  • D.I.Y. Recipe #2  Add a dash of apple 🍎 cider vinegar to the hair with a bit of beer and 1 oz. of water 💦 and you’ll have a hair rinse that removes build up of all those products you’ve been using. Shinier clean hair!

Cool products and tools for cool guys!

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! You are all you got.

Sometimes the best things in life are small!

I love my life in the beauty industry!

I wear many hats in my life in beauty. I so love being a small business owner in America and being the designer of my indie beauty brand. I also am passionate about educating at spa and beauty shows across the country.

BUT my fave thing to do is making women happy that means YOU too!

So, I promised I will share what’s in my mini fridge by Cooluli the 4L classic…that I featured on TV in  my beauty segment on WJXT the other day.

The possibilities are endless! You are only limited by your imagination.

But first…

I am a Northern girl who moved to Florida for my husband. But being MADLY IN  LOVE I soon discovered Florida is VERY VERY hot,steamy and humid. Not a winning combination for my hair and skin. I GET REALLY HOT! They say Southern girls don’t sweat they glisten. Well that’s proof I am a Northerner as I sweat. From hair to toe! So, I am always looking for ways to keep cool.

Skincare

img_1467These are a few of the things I store in my mini fridge I dicovered on social media and Allure magazine’s beauty editors Instagram page.

I love exploring all the options we have in life and this fridge is one of them!

I don’t keep all these products in my mini fridge but I do whenever I need to. I rotate my as needed. Using them out if the fridge feels refreshing and amazing!

Serums

Eye gels

Sheet masks for the face

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Neck Sheet masks

Eye sheet masks  OR eye pads

Lip gel or sheet masks

Cool Eye masks

Mud or clay face masks

Great for all skin care, especially organic and natural skincare

Beauty products containing active ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol.

Perfect for eye creams designed to de-puff or for treatments that care for sensitive or  irritated skin.

Gua Sha

Jade Facial rollers

Rose Quartz Facial rollers

Light moisturizers

My Rosewater Kisses –  Why keep your rosewater or setting spray next to your Dijon mustard and more and so far from your bathroom or vanity?

Melted lipsticks and makeup from below from my purse or tote from hot summer days to firm them up.

Eyeliners

Lip liners

Cream blush

Highlighters

To chill my wash cloths!

Water

My Energy shots

Green Juices or Smoothies

Keep your products at your fingertips with a mini fridge.

AND chocolates…yes,I went there. I love to chill Hershey’s Kisses and other chocolates in it and eat them cold while doing my makeup for an evening out on the town.

Did I tell you it even warms food?

I even love to use it to warm my face or hand towels! img_1469

Cooluli is your answer to efficient and adorable skin care
organization. Isn’t it adorable? And if you want it in another color or larger size they make that too!

Check them out at: http://www.cooluiusa.com

Keep your products at your fingertips with a mini fridge.

Keeping your beauty faves cool can prolong shelf-life, plus the cooling sensation
soothes and refreshes. Chill out with Cooluli  !!!

Keeping your skincare routine in chill mode definitely revs up your up your beauty game! And a game-changer when it comes to convenience. Portable and light weight too! I travel with it on makeup assignments too!

People will stop you and ask where you got that from?

Gals will be pink with envy!

Guys love it too! (Great gift idea)

Enjoy chilling or warming and get yours too!

PS

If you’re a mom it is great for Baby bottles,formulas…and medicine that needs refrigeration.

Get Gorgeous for New Years Eve…

I think you haven’t lived until you tried this creme! Really!

Created by a physician who specialized in skin diseases 50 years ago.

I heard about it from another make-up artist Joel Teron who does makeup for NEW YORK fashion week and he too LOVES  this coveted beauty secret.

It is a face primer,moisturizer,makeup remover and a guy can even use it to shave his face with. You’ve got to feel it and see it on your face to get it and see the magic.

Make-up artists use it to make their clients skin look amazing! It is also the MOST REQUESTED face creme by TOP models before we do their face.

This old time rich in history French formula is awesome in a tube.

Makes the perfect gift for YOU or the makeup diva in your life!

Wake up with glowy skin!

http://www.embryolisse.comEmbryolisse

The Southern Women’s Show…you gotta go~

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If you’re looking for girl fun or mom and daughter time and want to explore NEW things…this show is for you!

If you want to learn some awesome recipes and get in on some tasting too. This show is for you.

If BLING is your thing…they’ve got it!

If you LOVE to celebrate the beauty of cooler fall…and some pretty things to your home decor too. This is a must fun event for the ladies.But some guys come too.

If you want to get healthier they have some educational and fun booths for you.

If you want to get a makeover they have makeup artist from department stores waiting for you.

Want a new perfume? They’ve got that too!

If you want to see THE HOTTEST,LATEST kitchen GADGET or yummy find that’s sweeping the country get your ticket now.

If you just want to browse or shop your flip-flops or sneakers off…please do!

I have guest spoke for this show for years in Jacksonville and across the country and the wise and chic woman who started it knew exactly what we wanted! Thanks Joan!!!

Now, to the best part I am guest speaking at the show again this year and hope if you live in or near sunny Jacksonville Florida I will see you there.

The show is a month away…time to get your tickets and come out and play!

If you live in Jacksonville Florida and plan on attending…reply and like this blog and tell me why you love this show!

I am giving away a few sets of tickets FOR YOU and a BFF to the Jacksonville show…FREE!

Stay tuned to my next SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW blog!

YOU could be a winner.

Styling Gel DIY for Guys and Dolls

photo EGGSMy husband and I know this guy who has awesome hair and now and then he gels it up in the most fantastic ways and without the magic of a hair stylist! He shared his styling secret with me and it does not come in a tube or jar on a store or salon shelf!

What you will need is: 2 egg whites

Whip two egg whites to perfection as if you are making lemon meringue pie. Place a little on the hands and blend unto almost dry hair. Start styling your hair the way you want. Eggs contain protein that nourish the hair.

This D.I.Y. hair gel is easy to make and awesome.Especially on shorter hair.

Enjoy!

TV, Beauty and the Beach & Me!

Beauty  & The Beach YOU can do in just minutes!
It is that wonderful time of year…TAN safely without the sun. OR at least keep yourself protected. This week on TV I shared these tips. Hope you enjoy them too!

Get your glow on safely with daily skin protection and sunscreen.  Image (this is a brand) is what the spa professionals & plastic surgeons recommend. They have a sunscreen  #50 IF you are looking for the ultimate protection.

Protect your lips.too…Wear a lip conditioner. Lots of these tips are not just for girls they include guys and CHILDREN TOO.

Keep hydrated from the inside out...drink plenty of water. I LOVE plain water,sparkling water or All Beauty Water.Your skin will drink it in!

New on the market is Selfie (That is the name of the brand)Sunless Tan Spray or lotions that can give you a TAN in two hours! They even have a sunless tanner for your FACE.

A powder bronzing blush can be your go to for a sun kissed look as a blush,eye shadow and as a eyeliner.You can even brush some on your decollete.

6-3-2015 THE CHAT Beach

Keep COOL in scorching heat with your jewels…Hot Girls Pearls has added a new it shade for the summer in a scrumptious coral add then add a coral/orange/tangerine lipstick or lip gloss to your look and you’ll own the beach or pool party with your look.Beyonce is LIVING in these beautiful hues!

You gotta see this jewelry to believe it. You actually FREEZE them in the freezer before wearing.
Apply  Zabana Essentials Glow Stick in Bronze Bahama Mama on your face, across your shoulders,down your arms or legs.Your skin will glisten and you’ll look like a gold goddess~ Vegan, cruelty free!

These two companies are awesome small business owners!!!

If you want to watch video of my TV segment on The Chat TV show today… go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com

Click on the left for The Chat.


Tips Before You KISS Under that Mistletoe!

Red lips New years Eve

Getting ready to kiss tonight? Guys and Gals …Make sure it works out right.

Prep your lips for kissing with my sweet recipe!

  • Wash your lips with a warm washcloth.
  • Use a Honey & Almond scrub that you can find in the store. Or D.I.Y. and make one.if you don’t have the ingredients. Run your lips with organic brown sugar and coconut oil.Rub on your lips back and forth with your finger and leave on at least 3 minutes. Rinse well.
  • Brush your teeth with Supersmile toothpaste (A celebrity fave) or any other whitening toothpaste.
  • Floss your teeth yes floss and brush your tongue with a soft tooth brush.Bacteria does the Cha Cha on your tongue throughout the day.Keep your breath and gums fresh.You wanna be kissed and kissable don’t you?
  • Guys: Place a lip conditioner or lip balm on your lips guys. Hours before kissing so it starts to make your lips softer and look good.
  • Gals: If you want to kick it up a notch.Don’t just do a lip balm WEAR SOME COLOR.

Paint the town red. Bring out your sexiest outfit even if it is blue jeans and a sexy sparkly top.

You’re ready to toast the new year Hello and kiss under the Kisstletoe!

This is a unisex recipe.My husband loves it too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

If you have breast cancer…or any cancer

OPI New Image PASSIONHere are some tips to make you feel a little better and to look beautiful. I hope you enjoy them and will use them.

Your skin will go through many changes. Take time for a quick shopping trip to update your beauty regime.Use a skin care regime that is more hydrating.Chemo and other treatments will make your skin drier.

Even if you are not a lipstick,lip gloss or lip balm girl …you will definitely NEED something on your lips to keep them moisturized. Be READY for kissing and look better too.

There is NOTHING like a little color on your face.
Some days you may not feel like it and must simply stay in bed but the times you feel up to it… It can be as simple as 1,2,3.
You don’t have to use foundation. Use a tinted moisturizer.Perk up your eyes with a little eyeshadow or eyeliner.Add some blush to your face. Forehead,cheeks and chin.If you want the feel of mascara…use CLEAR mascara.

TREAT YOURSELF to something like a luscious pink nail polish like OPI’s MOD FOR YOU!

Use an organic/vegan body lotion or hand cream that makes you feel pretty,smells YUMMY and makes you feel good.If you are not into much fragrance at this time use a fragrance free one or even olive oil or coconut oil will do the trick.

Oh the many moods and ways your body will change.If you are always HOT. I have been hot flashing since I was 5 years old. I am almost always HOT. Try HOT GIRLS PEARLS to keep your body cooler.These beautiful gems around your neck or on your wrists will feel cool and refreshing. So cool I even wear them to the beach for a stroll to keep cool.
Visit their website for more information.www.hotgirlspearls.com

Cancer is a sneaky disease and a club I too did not want to join. I did not want to be invited.PLEASE do yourself and your family a favor.Get a skin care exam for a check up all of your body for skin cancer (starting as a teenager)

Get a mammogram if you are of age or your doctor recommended.Preventative maintence makes you prettier and live longer.
Just a reminder MEN get breast cancer too.Remind him to go for a check-up!

If you’d like to see more tips like these and me in action check out the video go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on THE CHAT

Today on TV

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I was asked to share “What’s Hot in Beauty” this fall and showed the viewers some awesome and cool beauty tools on a Morning Show WJXT-4 in sunny Jacksonville!

Extreme Lip-Shaper System by CandyLipz is a very unique tool that you use to pump and plump your lips up to a sexier new you. Even the guys can get in on a new set of lips too.Created by A woman of course.Thienna who wanted to get her CUPID Bow Lips BACK! They have a tool for each lips shape they offer.Last hours,washable and reuseable.

http://www.candylipz.com

The Mascara Shieldmake a mess or sneeze when you apply mascara? This is your answer for a more flawless look.Shield your face from ugly mascara specks.

http://www.myrabellemascarashield.com

The Beauty Beam attach to your tweezers for you to see better this is a cool tool for you to be able to see the area better where you are tweezing or pulling out that pesky unwanted hair.It simulates natural light,allowing you to see better apply or use products flawlessly at home or on the go! MEN love this cool tool too.

Women love the lip brush,lip liner or makeup brush Beauty Beam for precision perfect application every time!

http://www.thebeautybeam.com

Pedi-Sox
The original Pedi-Sox pampers your feet to slip on as the final step in the pedicure process.Then nail polish is applied in luxury spas all over the country. Or you can use at home. Don’t leave the spa or salon with cold feet and force your feet into cold sandals…use this cozy sock. They also have a creamy lotion to soothe those dry heels and moisturize them to look their best.

http://www.originalpedisox.com

NeoCell makes some awesome products to keep my skin looking good. Not only are tools and products for your face important what we put in our body is also important.Check out the line at a Whole Foods NEAR YOU OR BY MAIL ORDER too!

http://www.neocell.com

Check out todays segment on http://www.news4jax.com

I love sharing on my blog all the unique,fabulous and FUN products out on the beauty market with you.Stay tuned.Keep coming back for more.

TAN like the celebrities do!

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I love easy. I love not sweating on the beach, say no to lobster face and I love a golden glow sometimes!
But as a skin therapist and beauty expert it is a no no to BAKE like banana nut bread.
So, I love the healthier alternative for tanning beauty.The latest trends in summer skin are pretty much classic either by tanning towels, lotions or the creme de la creme of self tanning like they do on Dancing with the Stars…an air brushed spray tan.

MOST celebrities do it as their beauty secret before they walk down any red carpet…you can too.
Google away and find someone in your city.

Jimmy Coco is the spray tan king in Hollywood.But if you can’t get to LA I have found the man in Jacksonville! TAN on the Go Mobile who comes to your door.A handsome man with a tan or one of his team can make your tan skin dreams come true.
Cost $45.00 and up in the Jacksonville, Florida area for a healthy looking buff body tan.I know you all don’t live in this area but you can find someone in your neighborhood to give you a faux glow too. Takes about 4 to 5 mins. for them to apply it and it lasts about a week on your skin.Call Mark at 904-537-7387 for your Buy two get one free mobile tanning services as mentioned on channel 4 today. Offer expires soon.

NOT for ladies only…Guys will love it too!

A better way to wrinkle less and a way to make your body look more toned,well rested light golden complexion,cover spider veins,red splotches,vericose veins and body blemishes.A spray tan hides a multiple of sins that you may not like about your body without going to confession.

Say “Hello to Gorgeous and Handsome!”
Get out your sunglasses,tan smart and safely and ready to flaunt the star you are. It is that time of year again…sweet sunny summer time!

Stay tuned for link for my beauty & lifestyle TV segment on WJXT 4 at http://www.news4jax.com today.