As we are getting out of the house more for a day, a mini vacay or a business trip. I like to pack as light as I can (which is not easy to do) but I don’t want to forget my health and beauty essentials. And once I get to my hotel there are a few things I like to do on my stay.
Don’t remove your makeup with their pristine and clean white washcloths. This costs the hotel lots of money. Makeup… especially mascara and foundation can really destroy washcloth and towels quick. Be mindful. While I don’t recommend using makeup wipes to remove your makeup daily. They can really be convenient when on the go.
I don’t forget to pack some bath and shower essentials! Spongelle has great aromatic and skin softening sponges you can enjoy in a shower or in a bath. So luxurious! When I’m done I pack it in a baggie and take home to reuse on my next trip or at home.
I also like to pack Epsom salts and bath bombs. Last trip I packed a CBD bath bomb and it was THE BOMB! If you don’t usually take a bath and are a shower person. Live a little indulge in a bubble bath! Your body will love ❤️ you for it!
Body wash or shower gel in your hotel room is not only great for the body in a shower it can give you a relaxing aromatherapy bath!
And that same body wash is great to rinse your lingerie if you need to. You gotta think outside the box.
These are just a few things and hacks I do. I hope you enjoyed them too!
Our beauty products come with mini plastic spoons or spatulas and for continued safety and sanitary reasons they are coming with our beauty products even more. These spatulas are to keep you from getting germs and bacteria in the jar of foundation, cream blush or your favorite dream cream.
These tools really prevent you from getting your fingers into the container. Dirt, oil,dust can get on your fingers and hands and get in and contaminate your beauty products. The germs 🦠 can spoil your products, make them less effective and maybe even break you out. Now you don’t want that do you?
They also measure and give you the right amount of product so you don’t waste any. I love to use them. I use them a variety of ways. Once you play with using them you’ll discover that too.
I also like when a brand comes out with a pump anything because it too gives you the right amount and keeps you safer and clean.
So, if you happen to get these mini tools. Don’t throw them out. USE them. They work wonders. They are washable and reusable.
And if you don’t own any mini spatulas or spoons they are starting to be readily available at beauty or hair supply stores like Sally’s!
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!
LIPSTICK Application to make your lipstick LAST and not run. 💄💋
Here are a few tips to make your lipstick look good and last longer:
👄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!
👄Next apply a lipstick primer.
👄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.
👄Next apply your favorite lipstick or glossy color.
👄Once a week exfoliate your lips!! A quick go to DIY is 🥥 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. You’ll be tempted to eat it but don’t.
I have always loved to travel. I got the “travel bug” when I lived in the tri-state area. I always heard the sound of airplanes. Manhattan has a lot of tourists arriving and landing and departing! JFK airport has many global flights too!
It is a beautiful sight and as I grew up I loved that sound of the airplanes more and more.
So happy to be traveling again! It’s been a long time by one and a half years for me. How about you?
Here are a few of my personal tips I have cultivated through the years and now with the pandemic not over what to expect.
Choosing a window seat is lovely but can ruin your skin over time. SUN SHINE 🌞 at sunrise, afternoon or sunset is damaging to the skin over time. By the way, I love the window too. And if you pee a lot you need to make sure you choose an aisle seat to make it easy for you to get in and out!
Don’t forget your sunscreen. Even under face masks the sun can get you! Apply sunscreen to your hands (especially the tops) and don’t forget your neck too!
Stay hydrated I can’t say it enough. BEFORE you leave your house, at airport and on your flight keep the water coming. Skip the caffeine especially if you’re anxious about flying it will only make you even more jittery.
Airport and other places you go water 💧 fountains are covered and off limits due to Covid19 and refill water stations are closed off too. So if you’re used to bringing your own water or beverage container bottle with you. You will not be able to fill it with H2O.
Pack disinfecting wipes too! For each of you traveling. You will need to double check and clean your surroundings. The airplanes are very clean but you can ever be too careful or clean. On my Delta flights they hand you a disinfecting wipe packet when you get on board.
Mask 😷 up!
I like to sprinkle some essential oil on my disposable mask or cloth mask with lips 👄depending on my mood. Most times I use lavender oil and I love ❤️ the Aura Cacia brand. It’s great quality and simply the best!
You MUST wear your face mask and keep your nose 👃 covered at the airport and on the plane ride and while switching planes. They are very strict to keep everyone safe.
Pack a chamomile tea bag in your tote or your handbag.
Bigelow Tea Co makes an awesome one with stress relieving chamomile and calming lavender.sometimes when you order tea there isn’t any chamomile tea available. So order a cup of hot water and take the tea bag (for another time) they are serving and just use the water 💦 and make a cup of chamomile tea.
Travel with your favorite snacks. YOUR comfort food. Mine are bananas, apples, tangerines and anything crunchy, M&M chocolate candies or Hershey’s chocolate 🍫 or and HARD candies or gum.
These will not only comfort you they hydrate your throat which can get dry while flying with a mask on especially.
Another calming treat is to pack a CBD tincture or CBD gummies to balance your mood if you’d like. They really come in handy. I love Martha Stewart’s collection of edibles.
I hope these tips bring comfort to you and help you on your next flight too.
I am back from Las Vegas attending and guest speaking at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference. I discovered a few products and fun finds. Todays blog post is all about lashes for days!
LASHES are at the top of the list these days for beauty lovers deserted on an island. Mascara rules! To some faux lashes are a must instead.
FalseLashes were everywhere from faux strips to lash extensions.
Blinc Mascara is still HOT! Don’t paint your lashes tube them! Rinses off with Luke warm water and a washcloth. No running down the face black mascara eyes. No waking up with raccoon eyes.
Lash Lifts are still IN and an ever growing trend.
The beauty product women must have besides lipstick 💄 is her mascara.
Why not get some lashes for your car. Car Lashes the original! Don’t bat an 👁 eye just go give them a try! Buy a pair. They come in a set of black car lashes (which I own) pink & metallic.
Invented by a gentlemen with his supportive wife by his side Robert & Dottie Small they created and founded a GREAT quality design that continues to sweep the nation! You gotta see these lashes on my car!
So stinking CUTE! And sexy! What a great way to customize your ride.
NOT just for teens, women of all ages use them! Every time I look at mine I swoon to to the moon!
If bling is your thing LIVE a little and treat yourself to these fun, fabulous car lashes and drive to your next adventure in fashionable style!
You’ll enjoy miles of smiles and trust me people will notice!
I discovered a skin care place on Instagram in the town I live in and wanted to get a facial.
I usually get my facials all over when I travel in and out of the states. Some people tour museums I tour and enjoy spas and different cultures for beauty,customs and food. I so LONGED for one. I have not had a facial since days before the pandemic arrived. I chose this facial place not from reviews but because of the name Happy Face Skin Care. How cute! And since happiness is my happy place as I choose the sunny 🌞 side of life I decided this is where I wanted to go.
I do have a daily beauty and skincare regime and also give myself at home facials but they are NOT the same as seeing a PRO. If you’ve gone for facials you know what i mean.
Once I arrived and got cozy in the esthetician and owners facial bed I was told that by her that facials were TREATMENT based facials not perse relaxing spa type facials.
I never went to a spa that did that. She examined my skin a bit and got to cleansing and double cleansing and made sure my skin was very very clean.
She prepped my skin meticulously. She asked me questions of a personal nature and saw I was open to chatting and not falling asleep during the facial. Good thing to know a true beauty PRO does not kiss and tell. Your privacy and what you say in that room and your skin is very important to them. They respect your privacy.
By the way, I have never fell sleep myself but like a massage some people DO fall asleep in the middle of the treatment. This facial and place was not that type of facial. She had a nice gentle touch but the facial was not the usual facial experience you think of.
No shoulder massage. No hand and foot massage and placed in heated mittens and booties. Just an aromatic candle and her skilled hands. Because the owner had troubled skin growing up she developed a passion for skin care and decided this was the career she wanted. Angie Pablo really loves what she does and it shows!
While I know about Dermaplaning I do not do this service. Again you always want to see a PRO.
Here’s what I discovered.
Dermaplaning is safe and painless. It is a cosmetic/facial procedure that removes the top layers of your skin to hopefully reveal a brighter,smooth youthful look. The results they say last only a few weeks.
Dermaplaning does NOT remove wrinkles and years of sun damage.
You will not leave with a red inflammed face from it or any of her extractions. Sometimes the esthetician may knick your skin but that heals fast from it sort of is like when a man shaves.
Have you ever had a facial or a Dermaplaning Facial? Do tell and share your thoughts!
I liked my Dermaplaning Facial treatment and am happy I tried it. I look forward to going back to this happy calming place again.
If you have sensitive or very sensitive skin,active acne, rosacea and psoriasis it can worsen these conditions.
I don’t know about you but I feel a little bit off. This pandemic is still with us, my usual positive spirit is off and my skin needs a little LOVE. Not just from a dream face cream or eating the right stuff but something else. I discovered a good book and found a fabulous read for you to enjoy and actually put to use this summer.
It is called Face Fitness by an esthetician,yoga teacher, a chakra meditation instructor and working mom! I don’t know how she was able to make this book happen with three children. Her name is Patricia San Pedro.
There are a plethora of skin care tips, tricks and exercises for the face. No yoga or exercise studio to drive to. Easy to do at home. Or in a hotel room while I’ll be traveling again soon.
I have a few favorites so far but I am still trying to master them before I do some others. But it is fun to explore. Even as a beauty and skin professional I am learning something new. We never stop learning do we?
Since I am MAD about the lips I find I am crazy about the Lip Cardio exercise. Glow Flow is yet another one I am practicing. Neck Detox is a great one to get the blood flowing and bye bye to the impurities.
On this Self-Care Sunday think about what you can do for yourself. Not just your family, the sweetie in your life or friends. You NEED to take care of one and only you!
I know many of you think you need Botox,filler and filters but think again. There is a healthy alternative for you that will rev up your skin,tighten,tone and make you feel and look happier in that skin.
I am embracing my face and enjoying and taking one beautiful minute and day at time. I hope you do too!
Now that this pandemic is slowing down for most of us in different states across the US and other countries. It is time to glam it a bit a bit. I’m not talking to pile on and wear lots of makeup I mean to add some fun to your beauty routine.
CHI the hair care brand has come out with special edition hair styling tool that you just have to know about. This hair styling iron heats up so fast (425F) you don’t have to wait long. Unlike others.I was amaze and impressed.It is covered in 3,000 genuine crystals so gorgeous! It features CHI’S award winning 1″ LAVA Ceramic floating plates. Easy on and off. The special technology plates produce less damage to the hair and offers smooth SHINY results.
Now I will admit I may not use it every day. But I definitely will NOT be putting it away and hiding it in a drawer. IT looks so stunning and sparkles with the most beautiful crystals. By the way it even comes with a mini packet along with the instruction booklet filled with extra crystals if you happen to need them. Even cooler. Right?
If it’s made by CHI it is for me. I have never been disappointed by the companies hair care or tools.
If you are looking for curl give the Spin N Curl tool give it a whirl.
If you’re looking for some soothing light and aromatherapy the tabletop lamp may just be for you. I filled the lamp with Egyptian rose essential oil and my bedroom smells so good it also purifies your air and space.
Add a little extra glam to your everyday styling experience!
*This month they are offering a FREE gift with every order. ONLY at CHI.com.