The Beauty of Lipstick!

Hooray! It is NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY!

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I am addicted to lipstick and all things to do with the lips!

How about you?

Face masks on or not I have not given up on lipstick! Or wearing lipstick. It is a magic stick! It has super powers. It gives your face a lift! It makes you feel good with one swipe. It doesn’t matter what color you wear. ANY hue YOU love will make you feel fabulous and condition your lips too!

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LIPSTICK Application to make your lipstick LAST and not run. ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹

Here are a few tips to make your lipstick look good and last longer:

๐Ÿ‘„Always prep your lips with a lip conditioner day and night a Vitamin E stick is my go to or Rosebud Salve. These two lip products are loved by professional makeup artists,celebrities and models. Even if you are not wearing a lipstick. Try these for kissable softer less lines on your lips!

๐Ÿ‘„Next apply a lipstick primer.

๐Ÿ‘„Lip liner isn’t gone forever! So, give your lips shape and definition with a lip liner. If you don’t want a line of color to show. Try an invisible lip liner instead. It works wonders.

๐Ÿ‘„Next apply your favorite lipstick or glossy color.

๐Ÿ‘„Once a week exfoliate your lips!! A quick go to DIY is ๐Ÿฅฅ coconut oil and some mini coconut flake shavings. Mix the two in a jar and apply as needed. Leave on at least 10-15 minutes. Youโ€™ll be tempted to eat it but donโ€™t.

Enjoy a prettier softer pout! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’„

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Is Lipliner ๐Ÿ’‹ Gone Forever?

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I donโ€™t think so! Do you?

What do you think?

Do you use one? Or have you ever used one. Please share!

Have you started to use a lipliner now that many of us are no longer wearing masks everywhere?

I love โค๏ธ lipstick ๐Ÿ’„ & lipliner! They are like TWINS for the lips to me since Iโ€™m one I like that sound of twins even more.

๐Ÿ’‹Using lip liner makes our lipstick last longer by shaping the lips with it and makes lipgloss NOT run.

๐Ÿ’‹It gives shape and definition to our lips.

๐Ÿ’‹It makes thin lips look fuller.

๐Ÿ’‹It makes very lips look smaller.

Depending on the lipliner mood youโ€™re in and the look you want to create that day.

I hope lip pencils arenโ€™t gone forever and that since were masking up less. We will continue wearing them.

Day 4 of My Beauty Secrets

โ€œTired of your bold lipstick or lip gloss running down and around your lips?โ€

Me too!

Invisible Lip Liner! ๐Ÿ‘„

As a professional makeup artist and educator in the spa and salon industry I always get asked this question.

I used to recommend a pigmented lip liner like a cherry red, sangria or a nude liner.

Nowadays not every girl wants to use a lip liner. But donโ€™t want the feathering or bleeding (I hate to say that word) So my beauty secret is using an invisible lip liner.

It magically locks color in place. You canโ€™t even see it when you apply it. It looks like the color of white candle wax in the pencil.

I donโ€™t how it does it. But I use it on myself, my clients, newscasters, bridal parties and on photo shoots.

If you have this problem! Check it out. Your โค๏ธ the beautiful look and effect!

Invisible Lip Liner is a must! ๐Ÿ‘„

Lips & the Face Mask

Are your lips flaky, peeling and beyond dry?

Summer heat and the face masks may be making them dry. But also know RX medicine can trigger dry lips too.

So, what’s a gal to do? 

Today I featured on River City Live on WJXT-4 a few tips on what you can do.

http://www.rivercitylivetv.com

Exfoliate

 

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  • You may feel like a D.I.Y.  that you can whip up yourself with a recipe of white sugar and coconut oil or olive oil. Apply to lips and brush the lips with a babies tooth brush.Rinse well with a warm washcloth.
  • OR you can buy one already made like the Farmhouse Fresh Beach Punch.

It FHF  is one of Oprah’s fav’ brands.

  • Coconut Oil is a cream and you can rub all across the lips as a quick lip fix just swipe and go. I keep mini travel jars around the house. Celebrities love โค๏ธ using coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ oil.
  • Fresh organic honey ๐Ÿฏ is a natural and wonderful lip ๐Ÿ‘„mask!
  • TLC Vitamin E or C lip conditioners in a tube travel friendly and work wonders too.
  • Lip gel or sheet masks from Korea give instant gratification to your lips. All the rage with professional makeup artists and celebrities too.
  • DRINK plenty of water ๐Ÿ’ฆ to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Try not to lick your lips a lot. It dries out the skin on your lips.
  • My mantra and slogan has always been๐Ÿ’„
  • ” A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine”. Don’t forget to lift your spirits and do give your lips some sunshine.๐ŸŒž

 

Enjoy these tips just for the lips!

Please Note:If you are allergic to any of the above ingredients…don’t use them.

 

Pandemic Beauty Relief!

If you are looking for a little BEAUTY and skincare relief  you are in luck. Today on TV in sunny Florida on WJXT-4  I shared a few ways you can do this. You’ll feel so much better too!

Is your skin extra oily, lifeless and a few zits got you down?

Got to a drug store and buy a sheet mask. It is a mask that is in a sheet form and goes over your face. They are filled with skin loving goodness and will make your skin look amazing. Instant gratification.

A charcoal or detox mask is black and will help control sebum which comes especially when we are under stress. Buy one of these if your skin is oily or shiny.

Please Note …they also come in a jar and you can apply it with your hands. Let it dry and rinse well. Your face will love you!

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If your skin is dry or you have normal to combination skin you need a hydrating sheet mask. These masks just cost a few dollars and work wonders.

Moisturized skin is HAPPY skin!

Don’t forget to moisturize your skin. Not just some days but every day. Face covers we have begun to wear are drying to our skin and lips! So PROTECT both your face and lips.

Lips ๐Ÿ‘„ NEED love too.

Use a Vitamin E lipstick or balm and kiss your lips morning and night with it. It’s clear and mighty and you can go to sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด with it on!

If you’re going CRAZY for a haircut (like ME) DON’T cut your hair or over pluck or shave your brows…WAIT to see the professionals. That’s why we go to them they are the PROfessionals and we can make your hair,skin,nails, lashes and face look fabulous AGAIN.

Instead condition your hair with a hair treatment mask. Great for dehydrated stressed hair.

Finger nails looking rough? Nails cracking? Chipping?

Use a cuticle and nail oil. If you can’t find one at the store grab a bottle of olive oil from your kitchen. Pour into a squeeze bottle and nourish those cuticles and nail beds.

At home most of the time doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the beauty of a lipstick ๐Ÿ’„ or lipgloss. A little kiss of color goes a long way. So swipe away and brighten your mouth and your face!

Hope you enjoyed these tips. We’re all in this together… and we’re all looking and feeling a little frayed around the edges.

Have a beautiful day!

America will look beautiful again!

STOP the insanity!

It’s time to hang around the house,go to the mail box or take a walk with a little color on your face,lips and nails!

I see in social media some people have NOT put on makeup or a lipstick in approaching a month! As a professional Make-Up artist and Skin Therapist I find this so sad!๐Ÿ™

As I mentioned before my mantra is ” A woman without lipstick is like a day without sunshine” So, please pretty please at least put on some lipstick ๐Ÿ’„ or at least a lipgloss ๐Ÿ‘„

I promise you’ll not only FEEL better. You’ll look better too.

Tomorrow is a new day if you didn’t do it today.

Take the time to get a little dolled up! WHY you say? For who? For YOU and those around you.

Because you need to! Perk yourself up! Brighten that complexion! Give those cheeks a pop of color!

If you don’t want to do any makeup at all and I haven’t convinced you enough on that go do something good for your hair.

If you don’t want to go all the way with foundation and more. At least put a tinted moisturizer or BB cream on. Add a little blush to your cheeks, put on little mascara and lipstick.

While you’re at it apply a nude or metallic hue to your nails. They don’t require a lot of work or precision to apply. Just swipe and you’re good to go!

These nail polish shades also don’t show chips as fast.

As for your hair...

Give yourself a hydrating treat by mixing tap water in a spray bottle with a bit of conditioner added.

Shake the two together.

Spritz on dry hair and rinse after 15 -20 minutes. Take a bath or shower and wash your hair. No need to condition your hair again.

Give a bit of the blow dryer and you’ll have shiny happy better looking brush and go hair. Even if you’re just going to your living room. ๐Ÿ˜

I know we’re all restlesswe’re all in this together and need to keep our spirits UP and look our best waiting and staying home.

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Happy Valentineโ€™s Day!

๐Ÿ‘„Don’t forget to wear a gorgeous lipstick ๐Ÿ’„ today!

๐Ÿ‘„Sprinkle Kindness wherever you go today.

๐Ÿ‘„ Tell people you love โค๏ธ that you love them. Remind them. Don’t assume.

๐Ÿ‘„ Hug a stranger at Starbucks or CVS today. Ask them with a smile first. You never know who may need one.

๐Ÿ‘„ But some donuts ๐Ÿฉ and share with the office today.

๐Ÿ‘„Buy yourself a bouquet ๐Ÿ’ of flowers or a single rose. TOMORROW or Sunday when they will be cheaper!

๐Ÿ‘„ Treat Yourself to something today. Be your own Valentine.

๐Ÿ‘„ Get your kiss ๐Ÿ’‹ on!

Have a beautiful day wherever you live!

SHOP on,Gorgeous!

Last weekend was Shop Small Saturday all across the country started by American Express. I participated in it proudly again this year. And here are a few takeaways of what girls bought for theirย  besties or themselves.

Stocking Stuffers or token gifts…

Remember it is the thought that counts not the price OR how much you buy for that person! And you know what the real reason for the season is!

Makeup Brushes by the set are a coveted gift a girl struggles to get for herself. So many to choose from and it can be overwhelming. Buying ala carte is not the best thing to do unless that is your budget. It is cheaper and chicer to buy a set. And you don’t have to spend a fortune for them. Remember the $ dollar $ quality is not the same as a boutique.

Wine,rose,champagneย  wine holdersย  chic and so versatile. Use them for booze, dรฉcor and or to rest your bling and baubles on. They say wine is most gals best friend over any other libation. Add a few gourmet or edible delights like below and you have a gift that won’t be forgotten!

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Lipsticks are always in style and putting together a set of a variety of them for your mom or bestie can be so much fun! Add a gloss or balm and they love you forever.

*Add a lip brush and you’re all set. Yes, they are still in.

Bath and Body Treats are so lovely! And SO NEEDED. When you shop you can get a lot of little pieces. Aromatic and hydrating are best for the skin. And aromatherapy is so relaxing and mood lifting and calming.

Candles are always a good idea!

Palo Santo,Sage and herb plants are both unique and practical too.

Fragrance is a very personal thing. So, I usually only give it in bath and body lotions not necessarily by the bottle. Unless you know the exact fragrance they love.

 

 

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I hope I got your juices and creativity going for finding that perfect token gift or stocking stuffer.

Have fun and happy Shopping,Gorgeous!

 

 

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Sometimes less is more!

FALL is definitely here maybe not so much in Florida ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒž where I now live but it is here.

As we choose a new look in makeup for fall… I think sometimes less is better!  I love to do a soft and pretty makeup look.  And I love to make up my clients in a soft kiss of color way. Yes, a deeper lipstick is always a good idea.

But you don’t have to go over the top with your makeup!  Now, if you love a lot of it and like it on your face all at one time … I get you.

I am a beauty lover too!!!

But if you are intimidated with makeup and applying it…Don’t be. Just apply a lipstick ๐Ÿ’„ and eye ๐Ÿ‘ liner.

I have met so many women in my career who say they are so frightened and tell me they suffer with makeup. You don’t have to suffer with it EVER!

It’s OK to apply your makeup softly and not wear it all! Really!

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Two Minutes to a…Natural Summer Glow

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SUMMER is definitely not over by any means all across the country. Today in sunny Florida it is going to feel like 107 degrees!

I can barley put on one of my many gorgeous necklaces ๐Ÿ’Ž and if you know me I love wearing necklaces! I feel naked without one and a lipstick.

So, I have been wearing less and doing a light touch to my beauty routine this summer. I don’t use alot of foundation but do like a bit of even coverage. So, here is one of my recipes for creating a soft summer glow by customizing a lightweight soft looking and feeling foundation.

  • Place a dash (a quarter size or less) of your favorite moisturzer in the palm of your hands.
  • Sprinkle in a little loose mineral powder a couple of shades darker than you would normally wear. Choose a champagne,gold or tawny shade.
  • Mix the two until you get the desired consistency and look and apply to the skin.

THIS combination will even out,or warm up your summer tan glow or to fake a tan!

Set with Rose ๐ŸŒน Water Kisses spray.

It can also be used on your chest,decolette and shoulders in the summertime when weraing a low cut or strapless dress.

Glow ๐ŸŒž on!