Sunnies,Vitamin SEA and Me!

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I have just come back from a much needed early winter getaway!

When I arrived the palm tree lined streets home of Ringling Brothers (yes, the circus creator) I knew I was headed  to some place special!!!

Yes I live in Florida now. But I live closer to Atlanta and now was clear across the state.When I got to the sunny resorts door  I smelled a scent I recognized but was not sure of.  I got to my room and jumped for joy! I went to open the  curtain to the balcony I discovered I was just steps from the ocean. Finally, it dawned on me I work so hard and spend lots of time in my makeup studio,TV and at airports …I didn’t realize that scent was the beautiful salty ocean air! Oh how I EMBRACED and gave in to that awesome air.

 

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A Tropical drink is ALWAYS a good idea. Even if it isn’t filled with alcohol. But this one was a tease of it on my tongue. Just what I needed.

 

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(I decorated the table with some of my sea finds)

A heart healthy walk and an exfoliating facial for my feet and soles was next. My feet and calve muscles loved me too!

I rinsed my hair in the sunlight and salt water detoxing my hair of any oil and product buildup. And although I did NOT sunbathe at practice what I preach…I managed to get a little kiss of color and VITAMIN SEA.

I loved the hotel balcony I hated to leave it.I shopped and window shopped,dined in some yummy places and had an amazzzing relaxing time. UNTIL my iphone had plans for me!

It died  … I mean really died totally black screen would not fire up! For days!

I hated being less than 8 hours there and no phone. No connection to my beauty business. No blog posts,no social media. It was so STRANGE!  I hated the feeling of being so attached with my phone and all of it’s trappings.

Long story short. I had to drive to get it checked  on and perhaps get a replacement. I have only had the phone a few months. But did you know if you live out of town you cannot and they will not just give you a replacement from the Apple store? You have to go back home to where you bought it and work on getting it checked and perhaps a replacement there. Oh and it takes another week to get a new phone replacement. The diagnostics said my phone was from a bad batch that was recalled. But I was not informed. Quite a phone adventure I did not plan for.

Perhaps my phone was trying to tell me something along with the salty sea kissed air. SLOW DOWN…enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Unplug. What do you think?

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A Rosy D.I.Y. Bath to relax!

ROSE PETALS BATH

In the wee early hours of the morning I whipped up this romantic lovely relaxing bath mix. I have not made it in awhile.I can’t wait to share this recipe for bath bliss with you.

Recipe for Rosy  BLISS

1/2 CUP OF BAKING SODA

1 CUP OF EPSOM SALT

2 TO 3 DROPS OF THERAPUETIC GRADE ROSE OIL

Pour all of the dry ingredients above together and sprinkle in the essential oil.

Stir it all together and leave in bowl with a lid a few days.

Stir and smell the rosy aroma.

Place in a pretty jar. I like to top mine with a faux or fresh rose pal before I close the lid. Keep it as a treat for yourself or give it to someone special.

Got FRESH rose petals? Sprinkle a few in your bath tub. Relax and enjoy this rosy relaxing delight.

Appreciate yourself and honor your body and soul.

 

GIVE The Royal Treatment

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What a fabulous gift and way to treat him or her on Valentine’s day!

Give him or her a gift card or physically take them (after you booked an appointment) for a manicure and pedicure,a REAL shave at a barber shop (yes,they are back),a facial,a hair cut, a spa service, a makeover or a MASSAGE!

There is nothing like the healing touch of other people taking care of you. Even the magic touch of someone else brushing your hair is a relaxing thrill.

This Valentine’s day think outside the romantic box do the above and then something else to cap the night. It can be as simple as a nightcap glass of champagne or lining up Hershey’s kisses all over the bedroom. And above all celebrate the beauty of LOVE and a loving relationship.

My Imperfections Are A Gift!

Your imperfections are too!

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You may not like your freckles

You may not like your lips

You may not like the way your skin looks

You may not like your short eyelashes

You may not like your toes

You may not like the size of your jeans

I wish I wasn’t so short,I wish my hair texture was thicker… but this is the way I was born.

I LOVE what God and my parents gave me.These features are me! I don’t plan on having cosmetic plastic surgery to change me,nor tattooing myself and covering my beauty.

This new year let’s make ourselves look and FEEL good by eating better,walking or bike riding more with a dash of a gorgeous lipstick, a kiss from the sun from a walk on the beach or from a bronzer compact and a pretty nail polish.

Love the way you look and if you don’t there are so many wonderful beauty products and tools that can help you along the way. So relax (or start) today and start fresh in the new year starting tomorrow.

You have the power in you.Take better care of your body,mind and spirit too.

Who runs your world? You do!

No matter who you are you are beautiful in your own way too.

Be YOU-tiful! You are a beautiful miracle from God.

Just Breathe!

Are you in a HOLI-gaze?

I see shoppers every day either shopping at my beauty business or at other places. People seem to have a glazed look over their eyes gazing into another place or space.

Tis’ the season for stress to be on the top of your Gift and To Do List. From now until New Years Eve you will me on a mission. Rushing,pleasing,traveling,last-minute shopping and cooking.

If you want to wind it down and I know you do. Try some of these tried and true simple recipes I love to do.Today,tomorrow or into new years eve.

Lavender is your friend in any form! Soap,body lotion,cologne, room spray and more. No matter what forms  you use they will work wonders for you.This essential oil fragrance is awesome. You can even sprinkle lavender-scented baby powder on your sheets,pillows or blankets.

Buy some Chamomile TEA…I love the simple pleasures and relaxing joy I get from sipping this tea.To some is an acquired taste but is an amazing relaxing tea. Serve it as hot tea not cold to benefit best.

Try “Chill Pill” by Aura Cacia sprays away the stress that gets you down.Don’t spread stress around.

Epsom salt baths are a CHEAP thrill! Soak the cares of the day away in a scoop of Epsom salts in a bath tub of warm to  water.

Massage your feet with Vaseline that you added a drop of peppermint oil (not the craft kind but an essential oil for the body) Your feet will love you and your skin will love it too.Peppermint essential oil even the slightest drop I recommend for this beauty recipe makes you feel good.It is also an appropriate seasonal delight. Afterwards give your feet the white sock treat !!! Put your feet in clean white cotton socks. I prefer loose (not tight ones) and wake up with hydrated better looking feet.

Book an escape and get a massage!Take care of yourself…take a TIME OUT just for you.

My husband and I love to do this monthly and bi-monthly when time allows.It is good for your health!

I love the happy calm look my husband has after he gets out of the treatment room from his massage at Massage Envy. Priceless!

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Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. It not only makes your skin look better but makes you FEEL amazing and gives you more energy to think on your feet too.

Above all enjoy the beauty of this holiday season and remember you are LOVED by me!

I hope you have and will continue to enjoy my beauty and lifestyle blog.

I hope you had a wonderful Chanukah season and now wish those of you a Merry Christmas!

xoxo

His Eyes were glazed over!

I so wish I had taken a photo to show you. He (my husband) WAS back to the SPA.

Working seven days a week and not allowing much ME time, I insisted my husband join me for SPA week last week at the Ponte Vedra Inn SPA in sunny Florida.

We arrived around noon time for check in bathing suit in hand and ready to escape. I booked an appt. for an Old World Exfoliating body treatment to slough off dead skin cells , detox and moisturize to  shed away his stress. I WANTED my sweetie back. The nice guy whose on a life high… Not Mr.Tension!

The guy who helps Santa every year! 

After you are welcomed back to PARADISE by the spa receptionists and locker room attendants. (Though we were 45 minutes from our home.) We felt we had landed on a private Island. We got undressed into their cozy spa robes and slippers. 

This spa is awesome and breathtaking. It’s design and layout makes you succumb to RELAX and be taken away for the day. He rejuvenated in the whirlpool, steam room and sauna. “Good Bye to toxins and Hello sweat”. He melted like the witch from the Wizard of OZ !

He drank, Spa water, ate fresh red apples and relaxed beside the pool.He swam his laps and enjoyed a cool afternoon in the sun. It was a gorgeous day!

Later, he joined me for a late lunch in the spa lounge cafe.  The menu was delightful and delicious as usual.

He had the salmon cooked to perfection. I had a unique salad with watermelon, chick peas and lathered in lovely dressing greens. Endless sparkling water was served along with a yummy roll.

He came out glazed eyes,starry-eyed and…  he was Prince Charming again.

THANKS  to Ponte Vedra Spa and INN you did it again. Can’t wait to go back…we  feel awesome and still are daydreaming about our time in the sun and at your spa.

This time to partake of the spa and all its amenities BEFORE the holiday rush and to buy gift certificates! If you come to sunny Florida or are passing through over the holidays or early next year. Discover this beautiful place. A real spa! A gorgeous SPA  boutique AND services to relax and delight your senses.

Love yourself, take care of yourself…if you don’t , WHO will?

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“I put this cute invitation I found at a paper store in my husband’s luggage… Inviting him to a spa treat in our hotel room done by me.” Love this~

He did too!

Back  from working and playing in California and have so much MORE  to share with you!!!  

Jet lag is exhausting and so is travel especially across the country. Here is my   Recipe for Jet Lag  &  Relaxation in a  hotel room. After a short stop to Albertson’s grocery store to buy these fresh and needed essentials…I enjoyed the following and a good nights sleep and tried to get on the new time zone we were in.

  • Yogurt Facials with Chobani Greek Yogurt applied on a clean face with a soup spoon smooth side. Leave on face 10-15 mins.
  • Cucumber slices on eyelids chilled by our in room ice chest
  • Epsom Salt bath in luke warm  NOT  hot water to detoxify and  it also reduces muscle aches soak for at least 10 minutes.
  • Play some nice relaxing music or somthing you wanna chill out too. To each his or her own.

RELAX! I’d love to hear what you do to unwind or to make your life easier when you travel. Talk to me!  Please!