Eat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark —

I so love to eat, create and makeup! So, I simply had to share this recipe by ELE with you. I plan on making this Halloween week and over the holiday season. Looks so delightful and delish! Doesn’t it?

If you are a regular reader of ELE you will know we are very fond of delicious chocolate bark recipes. Easy to make and always a crowd pleaser, it is a great way to make a simple block of chocolate that little bit more special. With the festive season not that far away, bark is…

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Welcoming Fall!

Whether you call it autumn or fall...it is so beauty filled best of all!

Florida is cooling a bit it was 90 today….and I do mean just a bit and I couldn’t be happier!!!

I can’t wait to smell fall. I can’t wait to drink a  cup of warm apple cider.

I long for putting on a pashmina cozy scarf in a new hue.

So can’t wait to pull out my all my leather and cozy fall sweaters!

My lips and nails long for  deeper sexy hues!

I can’t wait to pick out a pumpkin and some seasonal plants at the farm stand for my front door.

I so look forward to the children Trick or Treating at my door.

My mouth can’t wait for the pumpkin seeds I will make in my oven from scratch.

I will truly enjoy  making my own Pumpkin Pie face mask!

Fall, fall I love you best of all…What makes YOU happy to welcome fall?

Share with me! I LOVE hearing from you!

photography of woman surrounded by sunflowers

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I love all things makeup and Halloween!

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My friend has an awesome gift …this Halloween makeup is EVERYTHING isn’t it?
 
Alysha Carlo is a Professional Makeup Artist with a mobile, freelance, beauty business based in beautiful Miami! Specializing in eyebrow shaping, lash lifting, face painting and special FX makeup, she offers a well rounded list of services for her diverse clientele.
Thought some of you would find these photos fun and awe inspiring!
Happy Hallow’s Eve!

It will cast a spell on you!

Nola Blog Cafe Du Monde photo 2017.JPGI’m back from New Orleans AKA Nola and it feels so good…especially in the month of Halloween my fav’ time of year! The city was all  decked out in bewitching hues and decor. Halloween in New Orleans is awesome. I wanted to go on a Ghost or Cemetary tour but ran out of time this trip.

I worked and played. And as always want to take you there! Even if you’ve been or never been there. Here are a few highlights of my adventures.

Cafe du Monde was at the top of my gotta go back and eat a beignet and have that famous New Orleans coffee. So,after checking into the hotel  I devoured a few and walked the streets too.

The smell of  Pralines fills the streets and air with sweetness. You have to try one! This trip I discovered some new ones in Cafe au lait and Bananas Foster flavors. So delightful!

I haven’t been there for a few years and needed to reacquaint myself with the city. My have things grown and some things have stayed the same! If only those building and sidewalks could talk to us. What would they say? Lots I am sure.

The weather was super humid and hot for October… I did not glisten like most southern women say they do. I sweat as usual! No powder or makeup setting spray saved my face. However, the last few days the weather turned into fall like. SO….Heavenly!

Since I love food,beauty,fashion and I love to explore…here is list of the best to see!

Acme Oyster Bar has the freshest and delicious oysters. If you don’t mind waiting in lines this is a great place. Not fancy and pricey.

Monteleone Hotel my fav’ hotel in the city and is an elegant charming place.It is located in the French Quarter downtown.

Carousel  Bar is inside the hotel above. It is an actual OLD carousel and it moves and so do you every 15 minutes. You gotta see this place and feel it to believe it.Drinks are delicious and appetizers too.Not your normal bar food. 

Feeling lucky! In the mood to gamble? Visit Harrah’s Casino.

Irene’s is an Italian eatery with a New Orleans twist. Dinner was amazing and the pasta is made fresh daily.

Papier Plume if you are into all things stationery,REAL pens, journals and wax seals this is the place for you.

Trashy Diva is a clothing store that for the name alone you need to pop in.

Perfume there are two old world perfume shops rich in history and have signature fragrances too I will share more on this in my next blog.

Fifi Mahoney’s is where you’ll find makeup,glitter,wigs and more! They are the company behind some of the faces on floats for Mardi Gras.

New Orleans COOKING school I’ve taken a cooking class with a Cajun twist before. It never disappoints.If you’re a foodie like me…you’d love these classes.

Steamboat Natchez cruise is always a good idea!It is an old time steam boat that takes you around the Mississippi River.

The French Market is located in the Jackson Square area and is filled with shops and pop up vendors from all over the world. You can find art,fashion,old time lace umbrellas,artisan candles and soaps,voodoo dolls and so much more.

I love worshipping and visiting church and the the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis King of France is a beauty you don’t want to miss.

Did you know New Orleans has Voodoo shops,Witchery shops and Vampire shops? Worth exploring.Nola blog Witchery photo.JPG

Window Shopping is the BEST shopping. Since may last trip so many new places have opened.

 

Fun fact…the second day I was there. I was eating a snow ball ice  in the French Market and while sitting on a bench I noticed a float and a police car blocking the street. I ate and kept there waiting to see what might be happening. After ten minutes I was curious what this was all about. So,I walked across the street and who did I bump into on the sidewalk but Katy Perry all dolled up in an adorable so New Orleans fun feather dress. Next, I see Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. The float I now noticed had the logo of American Idol on it. So, what was about to go down was a marching band,people in costumes and a float they shot for TV to welcome the tryouts for American idol at the convention center.Nola American Idol photo

It was so fun. They were so fun! They threw Mardi Gras beads to all of us and we were part of the party. They invited us to follow the float down the streets of Nola but I chose not to. This was such an unexpected treat to my trip! I wish you could hear this video!

You never know who or what you will find in this city. My business went well and my belly was content. I continue to encourage you to explore beyond your front door.

Till my next adventure …have a beauty filled day.

PS

Pictures to come. I have been up to my lips with work since I returned. Tonight I am a guest on a panel for Fashion Group International in NE Florida. So, I have to prep for that.

IF your hands look like this….you need this!

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You know who you are!!!

Are you tough on your hands and over task them to death?

IF your hands look rough you need to use the right stuff!

I am in LOVE with this yummy scented, vegan and oh so skin hydrating hand cream. It is called Whoppie Cream and it also has a sister creams. It is great for your handbag,briefcase or backpack. Airline Travel friendly size too.

Don’t go around looking like this. Take care of your hands and cuticles and find beauty bliss!

You wanna look your best for Halloween…don’t you?

Bewitching Beauty Brew!

Beauty Infusion

I LOVE HALLOWEEN it makes me want to scream!!!

Today I am going to stir up a beauty filled bewitching brew.It isn’t just about the candy!!! Although I WANT CANDY TOO!
It’s about your skin and body. Here is a bewitching brew that’s healthy for your skin too!

Beauty Infusion by NeoCell is a refreshing collagen drink mix. formulated for a more radiant complexion and strong hair and nail growth. NeoCell it contains these super ingredients: NeoCell Collagen,Hyaluronic Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid,Vitamin C and Biotin all which do their part to make you more gorgeous and your skin hydrated and pretty.
I am NOT a sale representative just am passionate about the skin loving ingredients and beauty supplement products.
Today in my makeup studio and on TV the other day I showed this simple recipe.

Fill a pitcher with water and follow the serving suggestions on the bottle. Pour into the cauldron or punch bowl it will make a lovely looking orange drink. Serve in little witches cauldrons or orange shot glasses. So fun! Our clients can’t get enough of them.It also comes in Appletini and Cranberry besides the Tangerine Twist flavors.

A natural solution for youthful,radiant beauty that starts from the inside.
Say not to BOO-TOX and Hello to Beautiful healthier looking skin without injections or plastic surgery!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

It’s Black MAGIC!

Black Lips

Halloween may be over but you can still RUN not walk to your nearest store and grab the ON SALE merchandise they are trying to DUMP! I know you’re thinking candy and I am with you on that. But I am really talking Black lipstick!
To me black lipstick is MAGIC!

Black lipstick is not just for Halloween or theatrical makeup.I like to use it to make new colors out of ugly lipsticks. You know ones that may be way too light or the color just doesn’t seem right.As a professional makeup artist here’s a pretty lipstick plan!

All you need is to line up your lipsticks you want to make darker or different and try one on!

Next place the black lipstick over it.

It may take some blending and playtime but you’ll explore all the possibilities and have so much fun doing it.

ANTI-AGING Punch!

witch potToday we serve our spa guests a really delicious punch that looks UGLY but tastes so good! They LOVE the name.By the way, we made it up. I did it because we own a SPA and thought it was perfect!

Maybe you have tried it before. But in case you have not here is the chic and easy recipe.

1 container of rainbow sherbet
1 2 liter of a lemon lime soda (Sprite or 7UP)
1 container of Cool Whip topping

Place the sherbet and soda in a glass pitcher (see through works best)
Stir. Place in freezer.When you are about to serve. Take it out of the freezer and leave on counter a few minutes to thaw. Next pour a serving into mini plastic black witch cauldrons. They are found six for $1.00. Add lime green or orange straws you cut to fit the cauldron.We like to use the bendable kind.

LAST… before serving add a spoonful of the Cool Whip on top.

The reason it looks ugly is when the rainbow sherbet mixes with the soda it makes a dreary spooky HALLOWEEN shade like drink.

They will squeal with delight!Serve to your family or your guests. Cool and yummy in the tummy.

HAVE FUN tonight! Happy Halloween.