Beauty Secrets from around the globe!


I’d like to share some simple beauty and skin care secrets from around the world!

Some are from my travels and some are from women I have met.

The women of Greece keep healthy  by eating that creamy and dreamy Greek yogurt we find readily available at stores.Since it contains so many health and beauty benefits.They are also avid users of skin care products made with olive oil. The women and men are mindful of what they eat and a Mediterranean diet is another beauty and lifestyle secret.

The women of China and Hong Kong clamor for pearl cream and sheet masks of all kinds.Examples: pearl,aloe,bamboo rose and more.They also eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The latest and greatest that has made it to our US grocery stores is the Dragon fruit for it’s anti-aging properties.I love it in smoothies and acai bowls.

Egypt Cleopatra stated it all! The milk and honey bath and honey face masks.

France! Who doesn’t have a love affair with France. While there are many delectable pastries and breads the secret to their success is by eating small meals and just a taste of deserts. Not giant portions of them. Red wine is part of their daily evening meal.As you know it contains resveratrol and is really good for heart heath. The spas offer Vinotherapy which is a wine themed therapy all made with red wine. And wearing a luscious red lipstick and a pair of sunnies  go a long chic way!

Brazil  known for the infamous Brazilian butt lifts and Brazilian blowouts for flawless smooth hair.

I enjoy doing all of the above…minus the surgical butt lift and my hair does not need that type of treatment.

I hope you enjoy these beauty and skin secrets and experiment with them too!


Wok and Roll in the Chinese New Year!


Yummy says my husband and his tummy. Today ME a Chinese Polish makeup artist …am cooking up a storm .Enjoy day one~

Stir fry Gulf Shrimp and Snow peas

10 or 12 gulf shrimp

½ box of frozen snow peas

3 tablespoons of canola oil

1/3 to ½ cup of water

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

2 tablespoons of rice wine

1 teaspoon of fish sauce

2 tablespoons of chicken broth

Shell, clean and cut the shrimps in half lengthwise. Rinse and set aside to drain.

Heat wok or frying pan on high for 1 minute or until it begins to smoke before adding

3 tablespoons of  stir fry oil.

Add shrimp to wok and stir for 30 seconds until the shrimp begin to change color.

Carefully remove the shrimp and not the oil and set aside the shrimp.

Add green beans and water to the wok and stir around until water is evaporated. Add chicken stock and fish sauce. Add more water if necessary and add the garlic and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add shrimp back to wok and add the chicken stock and below noodles or no noodles. Whatever you prefer.   Cook until pea pods are tender yet crunchy.

OPTIONAL Add cooked cellophane or udon noodles and stir until coated with oil.

Noodles symbolize Long Life.

 Season with soy sauce to taste and serve.

Add Hot green or jasmine tea and a fortune cookie and you will have a meal that takes you to the Orient and back.

Enjoy! Chinese New Year is a 14-day celebration that starts today.

You do not have to be Chinese to celebrate.


 My Chinese beauty secrets… Growing up  I wanted Avon and Revlon…now I embrace the secrets of the Orient!

 Bring out your inner China Doll and stay young forever with my beauty secrets

Rice powder- to tone down shine and make makeup last longer.

Pearl cream- a moisturizer for luminous skin.

Green tea Lip conditioner- for day and night moisturization.

China Doll Lipstain –stains your lips with a rosy healthy glow

Asian Powder papers-blot oil, refresh, and powder the face.

Asian Rice powder- a makeup artist and China Doll’s secret to longer lasting makeup.

Green tea eye pads…apply old used green tea bags for a soothing eye lid treat. Close your eyes and smell the relaxation.