Black Magic

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Wicked good ideas~ Not just for Halloween !!!

There is power in a black lipstick!
It’s not just for Halloween. I like to use it to deepen light lipsticks or change the color of other lipsticks.

Deepest  Black mascara accentutates your eyes and defines them even more.

A Black Cat liquid liner gives you a fine line and or makes a bold statement line. Use on top of the eyelid at lash line or underneath for definition.

Black dark eye shadow like the kit by Makeup Revolution USA/London’s kit HARD Day is a fun kit to play with you can turn your day eye shadows into deeper evening shades when used on the top of them. Blend well.Say Hello to a sexy kitten!

And the icing on the black cake…. is a set of sultry sexy strip eyelashes!

I love the collection collaboration with Vegas _Nay and Eylure London.

This gorgeous social media sensation Vegas_Nay AKA Naomi Giannopoulos has some fabulous NEW strip lashes to bat your eyelashes with too.

Black Nail polish… Not only for your fingers and toes! I like to use it for scuff marks on my black shoes. You know the wear and tare on the heel and how the color comes off. Do not try with your Christian Louboutin’s. Only with other less expensive shoes and heels. Works like a charm.

Go ahead…add some black magic to your life in more ways than one!

Made in America!

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Sorry I had to leave and sorry I had to wait to post on my Las Vegas trip wrap up. I came back with laryngitis and a cold.Wiped me out.

BUT I am delighted to be asked again to guest speak at the most amazing and largest spa show in the beauty industry held in Las Vegas every year.

The International Esthetics,Cosmetics and SPA conference floor was filled with the scents of aromatherapy,splashes of colorful cosmetics and new SPA treatments galore. Celebrate the red,white,blue and YOU with these indie brand products that are MADE IN THE USA.

What’s hot and new are things to exfoliate,refresh and renew. VIA BUFF is a skin polishing sponge that is dermatologist tested. There are colorful small puffs for your face and a larger body one that helps you exfoliate all the sides of you including that hard to reach back too.

LIP masks are all the rage. They plump up your lips and smooth the skin from smokers lips or sun damage.They also make the for your eyes. Ask for this treatment at your local spa.

Facial Buffing Biscuits are an awesome product by FarmHouse Fresh Goods. They come in a variety of scents and gently cleansing and mask the complexion at the same time. Double Duty beauty. I will share more on another blog about these.

BROWS and eyelashes are so en pointe with all kinds of beauties to make them look bigger,longer, best.

The world of nail polish is on fire! Right now COLOR is everywhere and so are metallics for this summer.From silver and golden hues to juicy shades of aqua and coral too.

Hair continues to come in all hues. Want to change your hair color in a flash. There are all kinds of products that can change your hue and then washes out too. Hair extensions also are on the rise.

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VIVA Las Vegas again!

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It is that fabulous time again for me to guest speak at another spa conference. Professionals from all over the world will fly and flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center.It’s HOT ,its work but exciting and fun.

I am going to TRY and post more from the show and even do a few videos from my walk down Beauty Avenue and Skin Streets. I will be guest speaking two classes one on Celebrity Skin Care and another class on MAKEUP.

You know I live and breathe makeup!

I can hardly wait to meet and see them work their magic…the BEST hair stylists that rock hair and some as seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

I also look forward to seeing the latest and greatest in nails. Nails are a huge market that is on fire.

This year there will be an All Things Tanning Show…while I am a skin cancer survivor I don’t promote a tanning bed. I am excited to see what new products we will use to get a glorious healthy looking tan without the HOT sun’s rays damage.

I am so happy more of you are following me and sending messages to me and so happy you have become a fan of my blog. I know I don’t post all the time as my business and guest speaking and hubby are my priority.

YOU and my Beauty Candy Blog are special to me too.

So stay tuned and come back this weekend. I promise it will be interesting and worth your while.

Hot Spots in Las Vegas you’ll dine and LOVE!

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As some of you who read my blog know I love to work,play,SPA and shop in Las Vegas this year was no exception.After my work day guest speaking at the IECSC spa and beauty conference… Inbetween my I DON’T GAMBLE…I play the .5 cent slot machines and stop after losing $5.00 or $10.00 dollars.I’d rather spend my money on dining and shopping.
I promised I’d share with you highlights you might enjoy.

Hot Spots I HIGHLY recommend:

Shopping at any of the hotel resorts is so much  fun and it seems to be better and feel more fun in Las Vegas! I enjoy the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace and a the entire dining experience and shops at Caesars.
Next, I like a place called Fashion Mall. Outside decor reminds me of a space ship….inside are a variety of the chain nationwide big box stores however they are mixed with wonderful stores I am not familiar with. You might even be lucky enough to see a live runway fashion show like I have.
The other beautiful hotels have shopping areas where you will find Chanel and other designer brands. But I love more bang for my buck and don’t need a designer LABEL to make me happy!!!

*Fashion Alert! It was a steamy 105 degrees and we know in our down time about town to DRESS accordingly and comfortably. Wear sensible not sex kitten high shoes.Bring a pashmina in case you get cold from air conditioning.

Looking for a delicious awesome Sunday Brunch?

Craving PIZZA like NEW YORK City?

Stop at the Cosmopolitan hotel for a fresh,cheesy hot and fabulous slice or a whole PIZZA pie!

Look no further the Bellagio Buffet with champagne mimosas is a delightful staff and yummy food place.Crab legs cut special to devour quickly,Kobe beef,sushi,gourmet assorted mini pizza slices,salads with kale.Just to name a few.The desserts to die for! While you’re there you might just be in time to see the fountain water show outside or out your hotel window that is set to the most goose bump creating music your ears and spirit will LOVE!

The Stratosphere Hotel has the most AMAZING VIEW and bar too.You can’t miss this view from the top.It is named the Top of the World restaurant. You see this building as soon as you land.I recommend you go to lunch there too. The food will fill you, the price is right and you do not have to get all dressed up.Also the place revolves on top and you will enjoy ever corner of LV and the strip.You can even bungee jump from the top of here.

Wanna take a nice road trip away from the strip?

Less than an hour is Mt. Charleston and my husband LOVES this place. It is often fifteen to twenty degrees cooler than in the city Of Las Vegas,it has mountains and what a gorgeous peaceful view!!!

Want to cool off from the heat?

Go to Serendipity 3 for a refreshing lunch or FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE.It is a chocolate tease! So COOL and delicious.YOU haven’t lived until you had one of these drinks!!!

Almost any spa on the strip is fabulous! They really know how to SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. I love many of the spas on the strip.

Looking for Chinese food and don’t want to pay a fortune at some she she, fifi place on the strip….that is OUT OF THIS WORLD? Take a ride over to Orchids Garden.
It has ALL DAY DIM SUM and yummy dining. The service is fabulous and the food is so delicious.If you haven’t tried Dim Sum this is a must. YOU’LL FEEL like you JUST traveled to HONG KONG.WORTH THE TRIP! Even if it is by cab.

I know.I am still talking about food… BUT if you have never had one before a trip to IN & OUT Burger is a drive thru or east in MUST. It is very popular in NEVADA and Cali and the food is very fresh.They are minutes away from the airport when you arrive or when you depart.Lucky you!

I hope you enjoyed my latest trip fave’s and my regular spots to stop.

The beauty of Las Vegas is you don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun.
Have you booked your ticket yet? What are you waiting for?
I ALWAYS try to book some business with pleasure.Don’t you?
IF YOU DON’T maybe its time to start NOW!
Life is for the LIVING.
Explore beyond your door!

Buff Me Beautiful!

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Do you love the Farmers Market OR health food store like I do?
Do you look for healthy pretty ways to look gorgeous and take care of your skin too?

Here is a product I came across guest speaking at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Show…in beautiful and ever exciting Las Vegas.I told you I’d take you to the show floor and this was one of the unique beauty items I found.
Created by three darling and amazing sisters from the peach state Georgia!

My pink parfait exfoliation experience was as intriguing as it looks!
Yogurt has one of the highest levels of lactic acid which gently exfoliates the skin.Another reason to eat and LOVE yogurt and cleanse/exfoliate with it too.Strawberries are high in salicylic acid,one of the main ingredients in over the counter acne medications.Strawberries are rich in vitamins A & C.

The natural ingredients of salicylic acid,vitamin A&C were perfect for my combination complexion.
EASY as 1,2,3 and NO allergic reaction.I am allergic to a lot of different things…So this was a important to me!

Ever since I met them I have Georgia on my mind a pretty exfoliated face.
They don’t call them the House of Exfoliation for nothing!

http://www.buffher.com
Come back for more from my Las Vegas trip!

Back from viva Las Vegas!

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EXHAUSTED with a capitol E. GOT BACK home at 1:30AM!
Jet lag is not very pretty nor fun.Today is a hide behind my shades and a bold lipstick to make me feel good kinda day.
I have to take care of business,return tons of calls and emails and take care of my client’s faces.
I will post in a day or so and share with you- What’s hot in beauty and food in fabulous Las Vegas.

Leaving on a jet plane for all things BEAUTY and hair!

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Leaving on a jet plane for the one and only VIVA LAS VEGAS!
A tourist hotspot for luxury,food,fun and temptations. A vibrant rich city you feel the moment you arrive and get off the plane.You can feel something special in the air.It is always a pleasure to be invited and guest speak there.

I will take you there.

You will see Las Vegas through my eyes.
You will dine where I dine from The Strip,food trucks to where the locals go!
You will walk the beauty show floor with me from the International Esthetics,Cosmetics and Spa Show and the IBS Hair show!
I will share beauty and skin care secrets!
I’ll share what is trending NOW from Las Vegas.
You will taste the Las Vegas life through my travel.

Stay tuned it is going to be a FABULOUS and delicious ride!

Are you a FAN of Liberace?

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On my guest speaking trip last week my husband took us for a drive 5 minutes from the strip and showed me where Liberace …my mom’s fave entertainer had lived. The cell phone photo doesn’t really do it justice. The iron fence had fancy L’s for Liberace made with wrought iron. It was a sweet neighborhood.

I stayed at the LVH hotel formerly the Las Vegas Hilton and immediately recognized the hotel lobby and casino from the movie. After my inquiring the hotel staff excitedly told me that the hotel was a frequent spot for Liberace to perform and that the recent HBO Liberace movie with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon was shot all over the hotel.

If you haven’t seen this HBO movie and were a fan or simply intrigued. The ACTING by Mr. Douglas and Mr. Damon was stellar!
A must see!

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.

Creamy Mashed Avocado

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DRY hair ends got you down?

I created and discovered this recipe when I had a beyond ripe avocado in my kitchen. I didn’t want to eat it but my HAIR loved it.

Take a ripe or very ripe avocado and mash it. Place it on your hair ends and on the crown. Leave on 15 minutes. The avocado will smooth and hydrate your sun bleached and salt water hair.

My husband loves this DIY hair mask too. YOU will too!

I am getting ready for work in Las Vegas…got a mani & pedi, fresh haircut,self tanned and now last minute packing our boxes of beauty for the beauty show are packed but my wardrobe and beauty necessities are not. Ugh! I hate this part and now packing. I travel so much you’d think I’d be used to it.But I am not.

Later tonight I am doing this mask. Las Vegas is steamy hot and your skin dries like a prune quickly and your hair gets dry looking fast.
This mask will be my moisturized and shiny hair delight.

Viva Las Vegas!