I couldn’t let today get away without reminding you …
Today is International Kissing DAY.
Get out there and spread some kisses,hugs and LOVE today.
Have you ever wondered about the shape of those tweezers you own or see while shopping? Me too!
Angled– are perfect for eyebrow grooming.
Flat-are great for removing multiple hairs.
Slanted-This shape helps you remove sensitive hair areas and precise grooming.
Pointed– Perfect for fine hairs and for ingrown hair.
I like to add the BEAUTY BEAM to my tweezers so I can light up and ……….see where I am working and removing hair.
I also like to own several sizes of tweezers from pricey to cheap. And the MINI ones are perfect for your cosmetic bag in your purse.
So there you have it. A little 101 on tweezers and more.
You will fall in love with the Beauty Beam once you try it. I use it on TV,photo shoots or when I do makeup in my studio or on location.
You never know when you need a little light on your face,brows,eye area and lips!
So, I finally bought one!!!
I have watched women,some men and children’s mom’s roll this round sphere on their lips! But it looked so awkward to apply. AND much larger than a set of lips!
So, first as I unwrapped it out of the wrapper and tried to open the container. Call me lame and uncoordinated but I could not get it open for what seemed like forever.
So, once I finally opened it the scent was AMAZING! Cause anything coconut milk count me in!
Next I rolled with much care the wax like dome over my lips…WOW that was no fun and quite the experience. It didn’t feel as luxurious as rotating and applying my lipstick or other lip balms on my lips. It rubbed have my face makeup off and made my lips feel blah.
I wanted to LOVE it! But I didn’t even like it. I hated using it. And my lips were dry as can be after using it. So, you say give it another whirl. Well I did! Day,night,exercising and sleeping in it. It just wasn’t for me!
Have you ever tried it? Do you love it? I feel like a total failure.
Or have you tried any products lately that were NOT for you?
Let’s share. Let’s talk. Post away. I am waiting for ya!
Sometimes you have to go to the basics and as I continue down the path of eating more clean,care even more about what I put on my face and BODY and love Mother Earth by recycling as much as I can.
I wanted a reminder to women that going green is beautiful. So, I am about to come out with a green lipstick hue to remind them.This fun hue stains the lips and puts you in a good mood too.
Whatever your emotion is…it will tell a story of your mood from deep pinkish rose to soft violet. Counting down to Earth day I think this lipstick is a perfect fit. Take a walk on the green side. If you liked the mood ring …this is your thing!
#recycle #re-purpose #reuse
As we skip happily into the month of February which signifies LOVE I am excited! It is one of my fav’ months of the year. And this year it is even better because I have been asked to guest speak at Whole Foods Market again…in sunny JACKSONVILLE.
Next week if you happen to live in Northeast Florida GET YOUR TICKET for fun and join me for a Girls Night Out Beauty Workshop.904-288-1100
Even if you don’t have a Valentine (or want one) YOU can be your own Valentine! Treat your body and face well and take care of yourself.
ALL FOR A BEAUTIFUL CAUSE!
IF you don’t live here…I am sorry you can’t join us.
But you can still get your romantic on this month I will share a Countdown to Valentine’s day list of gift ideas! Come back for more.
Tis’ the season for sugar and all the tempting sweets that come with it!
It is also the time of the year to kiss lots and the weather can give us the driest lips!
I like to make and use this D.I.Y. when I ma ready to KISS under the mistletoe and my lips get dry from rapid change in the weather or times your lips simply need a moisturizing plumping boost.
My recipe is simple~
1 Teaspoon of honey (organic is my fav’)
1 Teaspoon of brown sugar (organic is my fav’)
Stir the two together for a lip softening treatment at home! Apply to clean lips and rub back and forth with your ring finger. Leave on at least 3 minutes and repeat rubbing process again.
Rinse with warm water on a wash cloth or flat round cotton pad.
Apply your fav’ lip balm afterwards.
Kiss the night away and ring in the new year with soft lips!
So can I mention how truly crazy busy I am especially this time of year? I know you are too…
I so wanted to post but my retail business has us helping Santa 8-10 hour days!!!
We are shipping glam galore. But I wanted to post something on my blog timely that you might want to make or do with your daughter,grand daughter or sister.
I truly LOVE to D.I.Y. over the holidays especially. They make perfect gifts for YOU or for someone else! This Candy Cane Kisses lip gloss recipe can be made with traditional candy canes and with Jelly Belly flavored candy canes.They are so colorful and yummy!
What you will need is:
1 CANDY CANE
1/4 cup of fresh organic coconut oil (Or you can use Vaseline)
Simply smash the candy cane on the kitchen counter.
Put the above a few pieces of candy and a scoop of coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl.
Place in a microwave and melt them both.
Pull out and let it cool on the counter but before it hardens…
Scoop the two up and place in a small jar.
What you’ll have is an awesome yummy candy cane FLAVORED lip gloss.
*FYI if you prefer to make a peppermint balm infused with a stronger flavor of peppermint add a drop of food grade peppermint oil.I love adding a few of the smashed pieces inside.Fun to look at and festive.
The coconut oil feels amazing on the lips.And softens the lips. The delicious refreshing mint or Jelly belly flavors and colors make it even more fun!
I hope you are enjoying the beauty of the HOLIDAY season. Take time to have some fun!
I’m serious about and appreciate and good cup of coffee.
And my passion for desert flavors is real too. So I simply had to bring to your attention the new limited edition flavors of Nespresso.
Think Banana bread,Pumpkin Spice Cake and Gingerbread…all yum on the tongue.These are the new coffee capsules the company added to the already finest bean coffee’s they make. My lips just can’t resist.
I am in love with this top of the line brand.The Vertuoline Evolou machine brews the best cup of coffee I ever had. Really! And the unique centrifusion technology makes it buzz with delight. This one cup delight brews a mean aromatic cup of coffee in approx 20 something seconds.It is EASY to use…and comes out FAST,FRESH and FABULOUS!
And the cherry on top is the cafe like quality on top which is called crema…a generous frothy layer of love. I don’t use sugar because I am sweet enough and quite frankly I like the taste of it without it. The coffee machine also makes a delightful cup of espresso. Just like I have enjoyed in Italia.
So you know what to do…if you are looking for the perfect gift for HIM,for her or for yourself.This is so worth it.
You gotta trust me on this. And of course actors George Clooney and Danny Di Vito will say that too.We foodies have to stick together.
Try it …you’ll LOVE it.
Oh the weekend IS here.
It is the perfect time to pamper yourself,your sweetie,your mom or your daughter with an afternoon or morning of beauty at home without leaving the house. Celebrities do it you can too!
Check out my latest article on doing a D.I.Y. SPA morning,afternoon or evening at home. http://www.void.com a magazine . My tips are Beauty,cheeky, fun!
Beauty disasters or beauty dilemmas no matter what you call them they are not fun when they happen! Here are some common problems and my rescues.
You’re doing the last finishing touches to your eye makeup and you decide since it is date night with your husband you want to add a bit more for sexier bedroom eyes.
You add a deeper shade on the outer corners of the eyes and dark specks of color drop down under your eyes and face.
A q-tip dipped into a dash of your cream concealer can pick up that mess fast. Just don’t rub it in, pick it up and cover it at the same time.Next, blend with a pointed sponge and a dot of more concealer.
Next time use Shadow Shields before you apply your eye makeup.I call them baby bibs for under the eyes.
You wear a fierce colored lipstick or liquid lipstick and that shade of bold and sexy is running out of the lip line.You don’t typically like to nor have the time to apply lip liner.
Beauty Solution:Keep a clear lip liner in your cosmetic bag. You apply it like a regular lip liner and yes it is invisible to the eye but works wonders at keeping the lipstick in place and not run all over your face.
Your stylist or spa waxes your brows and you are all red afterwards.
Beauty Solution:When you get home add a few drops of aloe from a fresh aloe plant. If you don’t have an aloe plant in your kitchen you’re missing out on a beauty essential.It is cooling,soothing and tones down redness too.erfect no mess application.Aloe vera gel by the bottle will work nicley too. But I love to go natural!
After you’re done with your face always do a double take in the MIRROR and a well lit or sun lit area.
Beauty Solution: So many women make the mistake of not applying a light dusting of powder over the foundation to set it. Use a loose or pressed powder with a light weight brush. (But you can use the puff)
This is also needed when you apply blush the two do not lay right nor look good on the skin. Always set your foundation or tinted moisturizer first with powder and when you apply blush go over it again dusting lightly to smooth out the edges too.
But please don’t be a powdered “cake face” as a little goes a long way.
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