Hotel Room Beauty!

I LOVE to travel. Travel changes our lives!

So recently I stayed at one of my fave hotels that you can always count on…Hampton Inn. While I love staying at a luxury hotel, I also love a good basic hotel. I look forward to staying there, know what to expect and know where everything is at the hotel.

The best part when time allows or I get to check in early or have a morning or night turn my room into a spa. Here is what I like to do and perhaps turn you on to some of these ideas too.

I always pack epsom salts, a luxe bath bomb and a mini bottle of bubble bath. You never know when you might just have time for a relaxing foot soak or bubble bath.

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I also pack a hair conditioning treatment and turn the hotels shower cap and a blow dryer into a salon like treatment to my hair.

 

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Next, I go to the hotel’s coffee pot and hot water carafe refreshment stand and get some hot water, lemon or lemon packet and pour myself a up of hot water. Drinking hot OR warm) lemon water is wonderful for hydration as well as for digestion especially at the beginning or end of the day.

I also get a kick out of the adorable paper cups and cup holders they have for guys and gals. Too cute!

 

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Next, I love to wash my face before bed and treat myself to a face mask! Feels so good.

Sometimes I have forgotten to pack my makeup remover so I LOVE that the hotel as they usually have Makeup Wipes for us in the bathroom. So awesome and of course to the rescue!!!

I hate and HATE going to sleep with makeup on and have not done it since I was around 20 years old after a late date. Ya gotta clean your face girls!

They also have a variety of newspapers I can get caught up with on the national and international news in print.

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When time allows I like to use their special soaps that look like this. The soap bar works wonders for deep cleaning makeup brushes in a pinch. Especially if they get really dirty while you’re making up on the road or you traveled with them dirty and have some sprare time to refresh and clean them.

It also makes a nice bath bar. I love to rub those soapy bumps on my butt and thighs! Revs up circulation too!

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I also like to use the honey packets from the breakfast area for tea as a hydrating skin softening treat in my room and add rest in a cup of hot chamomile tea before bed.

As you CAN create a spa in your room and pamper yourself when you travel for work or play too. Take care of your body and it will take care of you!

Happy Travels!

PS

My husband benefits from the above too. HE too has gotten in on the action!

 

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Time to say “Goodbye” to the old…

And “IN” with the NEW!

It is the perfect way to start the new year!

Shampoo,hair treatments,makeup,skincare,eyelash curlers,makeup brushes,body lotions,fragrance and more. Today I showed on TV on River City Live on WJXT.COM I featured these tips and more.

How do you do this?

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Sniff and take a look at your products. If your lipstick smells funky,your nail polish is turning three shades it wasn’t, your makeup not moving when you apply it. Time to throw them out. Mositurizer or body lotion not what it used to look like? Time to throw them out. Your skin health and health depends on it!

Your eyelash curler not curling? Time for a new one or replace the rubber liner inside.

Makeup Brush hairs falling out and the metal band hurting your skin? Time to buy replacements!

Makeup sponges crumbling while you do your makeup? Replace them! Powder puff in your compact dirty as hell and hasn’t been washed in months. Get news ones and throw that dam thing out!

MASCARA the leading culprit of eye infections. Throw it out every three or four  months.  You don’t want to welcome pink eye.

Shampoo and hair conditioner not working for you anymore? Throw it out.

Wood Pencils for eyes and lips cutting your eyes and lips. Buy new ones and start anew.

Your sonic tooth brush head and face cleansing unit brush needs to be replaced too!

Haven’t used a beard or hair dye product that you opened  in a long time? Throw it out. As time goes by it will lose it’s potency and the ingredients will change.

Your razor needs to be replaced or new blades need to be bought and start new.

Your perfume or after shave doesn’t smell as sexy or fabulous as it used to? Use it as a bathroom deodorizer. Don’t wear it any longer.Trust me. You will not smell good.

Got the picture? Like I always say…like MILK your products have expiration dates.

Catch me and my vaulable tips for organizing your vanity/space on my TV segment on http://www.wjxt.com on River City Live.

 

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Lights,Camera, Makeup!

The Makeup Show Orlando

It is almost here my dears!

The one and only MAKEUP SHOW an educational show makeup artist (And estheticians) LIVE for! Me included! I can’t wait to share with you all I discover and the makeup trends for fall too.

If you’re a makeup artist you gotta go!

If you can’t attend this years show. They have other shows in other cities in the year.  

The show is fast approaching, what can you expect to see from The Makeup Show Orlando?
Here are a few highlights:
-Keynote presentations from:
Danessa Myricks
 Timothy Hung
 Kevin James Bennett
 Ryan Burke
Joe Dulude II
and Yolonda Frederick Thompson. 

More complimentary education than ever before, including TWO demo stages, TWO seminar stages, focus on a brand classes and keynotes.

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Over 70 brands offering exclusive pro discounts and product launches, including –Over 70 brands offering exclusive pro discounts.

Product LAUNCHES! Some I so can’t to see! Like these!Beauty Oil Danessa Myricks BEAUTY

I am off for a beauty event but when I return  show I can’t wait to touch,sniff,play and test drive the latest in makeup beauty! Ta Ta for now darlings.

For more information:

http://www.themakeupshow.com

#forprofessionalsonly

#themakeupshow

Makeup FUN!

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These makeup brushes swam into my makeup studio this week and are mermaid approved…This shipment really made our shoppers HAPPY to shop my studio Saturday too. I always like to offer the fun factor and spice things up. Aren’t they cute?

They are so lightweight.There are 4 different sizes. They are used to softly contour,can be used to apply blush or powder your face up. The smallest of them all can also be used to blend eye shadow. No they are not sable and yes the handles are not made of wood or bamboo. BUT they are fun and shout “Pick me up and play with me!” 

You shouldn’t ever think makeup is a chore. It should be fun and oh so much more. I can’t stop swirling color on face with them. Not all your makeup brushes have to be the same basic ones.

So, get out there and treat yo’self  to something that makes you smile and paint your face  & feel playful and prettier too.

 

Love to clean my makeup brushes!

VOID mag makeup brushesI want to share with you another way I love to wash my makeup brushes.I write for VOID Live magazine in sunny Florida and this recipe is on their website.

I like to use the basics with soap and water but if you want to clean it even more pure and smell fabulous too. This is a recipe I love to do.

Explore…

http://www.voidlive.com

 

 

Feel Like a WINNER?

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You’re in LUCK!

I am feeling generous and want to give one of my blog followers or readers A Pretty Pink Brush set to start the new year off with a pretty amazing bang of beauty. I am putting together and customizing a set of brushes that are the MUST haves. I like to keep it simple.

You don’t really need every makeup brush sold out there.Really!

Give me a shout out and let me know you’d like to win!!!

And for kicks please let me know what you like about my blog and feel free to be sincere.

ONE  gal  will win and be picked at random. I’m going to scroll through your comments and wave my luscious pink lipstick and point to one lucky winner!

My giveaway ends January 2nd 2016  at midnight.

HAPPY NEW YEAR my BEAUTIES!

 

 

It’s only Natural…

That you want a healthy recipe to wash your makeup brushes with!NB8J8503

Hello my dahlings…Give your brushes a bath this weekend!!!

You’d be surprised how dirty your used brushes really are and what comes out of them.

1 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1-2 tablespoons Castile soap

1 cup of warm water

12 drops of lavender or just plain Tea Tree oil

Wash,rinse well and squeeze out by pressing any residue and makeup colors out of the brush.Rest them on a paper towel over night.

  • DO NOT put the brush handle or silver/metal into the brush bath…ONLY the hair. You will destroy the brush.
  • Wash your brushes and sponges at least once a week. If you won’t do that do it at least twice a month. Dirty makeup brushes and sponges = a not so pretty complexion.

Keep them looking clean,beautiful and your face looking gorgeous too!

D.I.Y. for Cleaning Your Vegan,Cruelty Free Synthetic Makeup Brushes

Hello Gorgeous!

If you want your skin to look flawless you gotta do this! DIRTY brushes = A dirty looking unpolished face.

How-to Care for & Clean Makeup Brushes Oils from skin and dust adhere to brushes and can cause much dreaded breakouts. It is important to clean your  brushes regularly.

Quick Dry Method: Dampen a section of a paper towel with a Fast Drying Brush Cleaner GD5P3632

and wipe brush from side to side. As the towel gets dirty, dampen another section and repeat. Not only will this clean the brushes, but the Brush Cleaner evaporates quickly for a clean brush that’s ready to go!

Shampoo & Conditioner: You can use a mild baby shampoo or an liquid soap. Rinse brush head gently under lukewarm water, with the brushes at a 45 degree angle pointing down, using fingers to massage Shampoo/Soap to hair. Apply in the direction of the hair from ferrule towards top. (Ferrule: The metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). Rinse gently under running water, thoroughly.

If you’d like, follow as above with conditioner. Gently reshape the head of the brush and lay flat over the edge of a table or counter so that the bristles are open to the air on all sides. Allow to completely dry for a few hours and then simply hand fluff back to shape.

****Be careful not to let any cleaner or water run inside the ferrule (the metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). This can weaken the glue used to hold the hair and cause shedding problems or even loosen the handles.

Always lay brushes flat to dry. Do not use a blow dryer – this will cause the hair to frizz!

With proper care, a quality (Not dollar store) brushes can be enjoyed for years.

But remember that synthetic brushes don’t last as long as sable and other hairs.

Vegan Beauty

Brown Faux Mini 7 Pc Set

IF you happen to know of a health conscious beauty who loves Mother Earth and watches and reads about everything she puts on her face…a synthetic vegan friendly brush set is the perfect gift!

I LOVE flowers but I bet she’d love a set like this even more. Every time she paints her face and pout…she’ll think of you.

The perfect St. Valentine’s day gift.

Don’t be a Dirty Girl!

I SEE many women’s cosmetic bags and makeup cases and I cringe at the sight of their makeup brushes and sponges!!!

I CAN’T believe how dirty they allow them to get.
All kinds of germs and more are doing the salsa on their brushes and sponges.
So bad I am afraid to touch them! Girls don’t realize how this affects the way your skin looks and your makeup too! Dirty brushes can even cause breakouts on your face too.Here is my recipe for cleaning your makeup brushes at home.

How To Clean your Makeup Brushes & Sponges:

Wet the brush 3/4 of the way at the metal collar.

Place a few drops of liquid soap in the palm of your hand. Gently rub the brush for at least 20 seconds .

Rinse brush thoroughly in lukewarm water until all the dirty watery residue comes out.

Add a few sprays of vodka diluted with distilled water (not tap) from a spray bottle. Press out the residue until all the residue comes out.Vodka can make your makeup brushes dry faster or you can use diluted rubbing alcohol.

Dry brushes on a paper towel at the edge of your counter over night.

Fresh as a daisy!

PS

YES, you can use a brush cleaner made with chemicals but this is just as good and on the cheap and chic.
Or you can use makeup brush cleaning wipes. Please do not use baby butt wipes. They are NOT meant for your beautiful makeup brushes and on your face they are meant for baby’s bottoms.They can fill your brush with things that will cause allergic reactions or make them greasy.

Stay tuned for my next blog on Makeup Brush Must Haves!