What I saw,ate and did in Las Vegas!

photo.JPG friesI love Las Vegas. It is a beautiful and fun city. And the best part like New York it has so much FREE eye candy for you to enjoy. You don’t have to spend all your time on the Strip either!

My last post I told you I was going there to guest speak at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa conference. This year the show was better than ever!Alongside the show is a full pavilion called the International Beauty Show. Both are shows if you are in the business of beauty and a licensed beauty professional you do not want to miss. This year we got an extra bonus…The Comic Con show was there. I saw all kinds of characters. From devils to Winnie the Poo to sexy sirens.In 113 to 117 degrees I admired the passion for the world of comic books.

Trends come and go but the biggest trend I continue to see and grow is the look of healthy skin and  the care of the skin.I tried all kinds of lotions,potions,hydrated by a new sheet mask  by the ever popular Image Skincare and skin feeling softer and loved.The ever popular Savvy Sleepers pillowcase rocks your skin with anti-aging smooth benefits. Protects your skin from more wrinkles and saves your hair and extends expensive blowouts all while you sleep. Especially from the aromatherapy spa product aisle. The smell of lavender,peppermint and more filled the show floor.

 

Another trend that continues to rise is COLOR.It was everywhere on the faces of makeup artists in my classes and on the show floor and at makeup booths. HAIR was colorful too. I saw all the colors of the rainbow kinda hair. It was AMAZING. My fave’ were the luscious world of lipsticks and glosses. Aqua,pink,coral,yellow,purple lipsticks are so on trend and sure to make you happy hues.Let’s not forget that nail polish continues to be in all shades to tempt you. I LOVE the fact that our world has become so color filled. Remember when our beauty world only offered safe colors like soft pink,pearly white and beige. How about when our blow dryers only came in boring gray? Well no more.

My classrooms were filled with eager to learn beauty professionals,spa and salon owners.I love what I do and travel too. After the show I was STARVING and needed to hydrate up and had to stop to my fave place for a for a burger and fries. Smothered in yum and made in the kitchen with LOVE. And a sip one of their shakes…Pink Strawberry. You know how I love pink!

I like to venture away from the strip where the locals who live there go. Not all your meals have to be in swanky expensive  I enjoyed the ever fabulous In and Out Burger where I ordered off their secret menu…ANIMAL style Fries ( see photo)

I also enjoyed exotic  meals from Orchids Garden where they serve ALL DAY Dim Sum! If you haven’t had is Chinese Brunch. The food is so fresh and the staff there is so friendly. Save some room as you might also want to try the coconut bun which is dessert that is perfect with a hot cup of jasmine or green tea.

Who doesn’t LOVE to shop? While I like the SHOPPING on the strip I also like to head to PRIMM at the outlet mall. They have some fabulous shops like Tommy Bahama,Charlotte Rousse,Coach and more.

ALL at fabulous DISCOUNT $$$$$$ prices …You won’t find on the strip.

I bought some Tommy Bahama tops and bathing suit for my husband. Gorgeous bracelets for me,sandals,perfume and a few LV souvenir gifts all for $197.00

So, I hope you enjoyed a peek inside my classrooms,the beauty and the hair shows and see what’s on trend. If you haven’t been to Las Vegas add it to your list!

Travel and explore my darlings and eat up all that life has to offer!!!

 

 

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Peace,Love and Blowouts!

drybar-photo-blog-jpgHave you ever had an actual blowout? No, not your tire blowout but a hair blowout.Many women do not know what it is.

A couple of weeks ago  a new spot for hair opened in Jacksonville,Florida. This is epic for the city.The name of the business is DRYBAR.

No cuts,no color,just blowouts!!! That’s all they do.

I have had this service done at other salons across the country but never by this brand. I tried to get one a blowout while working in these cities… Las Vegas,NYC and Chicago bu all locations were booked.They have sixty locations to serve you and offer long convenient hours.They recently opened a shop in a section called Brooklyn.So, being homesick and craving my NYC. I HAD TO GO!

The reception at the front desk was awesome. They took a good guess on my name and calling me by it once I walked in.What caught my eye first is all the yellow and white decor and when you enter the overhead lamp is made with a yellow blow dryer.

Pretty cool!

Next they asked me if I wanted something to drink. The offerings were:water,coffee,tea and a Champagne mimosa. I of course chose the Mimosa.

Blowouts I could choose from the service menu were named after drinks.If you don’t drink alcohol this could be a problem.But the services are described beautifully in the menu alongside pictures of how that style will look.

The Straight Up

The Manhattan

The Cosmo

The Mai Tai

The Cosmo-tini

Southern Comfort

Dirty Martini

The Uptini

Shirley Temple for kids or pre-teens

Add a braid to your service

I chose the Manhattan and a dash of Southern Comfort.

What  I wasn’t ready for was it took a total of 45 minutes! The stylists wash and work at styling and blow dry every strand of hair and they follow a certain protocol. If you do not want your locks to be pampered… you may not like this service.

I enjoyed my experience and you will too. Give them a whirl!

The holidays are coming and you may just need that special look for all the holiday parties and New Years Eve too. #treatyoself!

$40.00 per service

You book your appt. via the APP or connect online.

http://www.thedrybar.com

 

 

 

Mask those tired feet!

Phyto_DS Black Clay Masque

This foot mask is AMAZING… This black clay masque promotes muscle relaxation and blood circulation.It also is STRESS relieving. It also soothes and hydrates the skin with lavender,menthol,sea caviar,sea lettuce,tea,tree and white lotus.

Vegan,Eco friendly, no talc,no mineral oil… Visit your spa or nail salon and ask for Therapispa by Aiin.

Your skin will drink all it’s beautiful benefits in.

This is a Korean Beauty (which is all the rage) now available in America.

Styling Gel DIY for Guys and Dolls

photo EGGSMy husband and I know this guy who has awesome hair and now and then he gels it up in the most fantastic ways and without the magic of a hair stylist! He shared his styling secret with me and it does not come in a tube or jar on a store or salon shelf!

What you will need is: 2 egg whites

Whip two egg whites to perfection as if you are making lemon meringue pie. Place a little on the hands and blend unto almost dry hair. Start styling your hair the way you want. Eggs contain protein that nourish the hair.

This D.I.Y. hair gel is easy to make and awesome.Especially on shorter hair.

Enjoy!

Twitter Tweets !

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I am trying to fit it all in…Being Social on all types of social media is exhausting and like another full time job!
I’ve yet to figure out and post on Twitter but I am TRYING.
I like to share beauty secrets, style tips,food recipes,photos,my travels,happy moments,professional recommendations for beauty products and spa & salon services around the country.

Do you feel the same way too? If you do…

Come Follow ME and I’ll follow YOU! Let’s build our followers and HAVE SOME FUN!
Let’s TWEET and chat to each other on Twitter
@beautyconcierge

Celebrities…the junk and the beautiful things they do for Beauty!

GlamGlowCelebrity Beauty Secrets

From the Bloody Dracula facial treatments Kim K did to caviar facials celebrities are doing so many different things to look younger and feel their best. Allow me to KISS & and tell you what YOU can do to look your best…just like the celebrities do but without all the crazy stuff.

How Does J Lo get her glow?
ROSE DAY CREAM by Dr. Hauschka (found at Whole Foods Market)

Other Celebrities and Hollywood A-Listers credit gorgeous skin to GlamGlowMud face mask with volcanic rock,French sea clay,green tea leaf,cucumber, and other gorgeous skin refining ingredients.They call this cleansing,tingling and tightening face mask it a 10 minute “facial in a jar” you can do at home.

They also have a new face mask called ThirstyMud HYDRATING MASK.Ingredients include:Hyaluronic acid,honey,coconut,ginger and more.I love the way this smells and feels! Both masks will leave you LOOKING GLAM-tastic!

What are celebrities eating or drinking to look and feel good?
Watching what they eat a balance of good and a bit of a treat.

Recipe for Glowing Skin

Celebrities LOVE their healthy green drinks! Here is one for glowing skin.
Beauty from the inside out!

What you will need:

1/2 Bunch of fresh kale
1 large cucumber
1 ripe pear
1/4 bunch of parsley
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 slice of ginger

What do celebrities use to brighten their smile?

Dental office in house whitening procedures
Supersmile Toothpaste
Supersmile Whitening System (for at home use)

*On a natural note…slices of strawberries layered on top of their teeth with the inside flesh towards your teeth.Strawberries whiten the teeth.
Violife is my go to sonic toothbrush that I use to brush with my Supersmile toothpaste.

What BEAUTY products and treatments are they using to keep them looking good and YOUNG?

Non-Toxic nail lacquers Julep
Damone Roberts Pink-A- Boo Highlighter pencil
Clarisonic
Organic Facials
LightStim LED Light Therapy in spa or at home with the consumer size.

I am using and recommend these products and treatments too. To me it isn’t about looking younger or a surgical face lift.
It is about looking and feeling your absolute best! Get shopping if you want to look like a Hollywood Celebrity or A-Lister.

To see a video clip go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com for more.
Click on The Chat TV talk show.

Day 8 to more beautiful skin!

Your scalp is a part of your skin …it doesn’t just stop at the forehead. The winter weather or extreme heat/tropical climates can make your hair really really dry. Olive oil,almond oil or salon purchase Moroccan oil are all essentials you need to stock up on.

Give yourself a light head massage with a dash of one of these oils on your hands and rub gently on the ends of your hair and on your scalp.A little goes a long way. I like to go to sleep after this and allow the oil to nourish your hair.
Wanna learn more about a head massage? Try an Indian Head massage technique…look it up online and discover what you can do. I do this every week on my hair as well as my husband’s scalp too. He loves it and it really works to improve circulation to the scalp…and offers soothing relaxation.
Hair raising couple fun Or massage for one.
Keep your hair nourished,soft,hydrated and say bye bye dry fly aways!

Day 5 to more beautiful skin!

Hands looking older,dry and are your cuticles looking unkept? Now is the time to book and appointment for a paraffin dip and skinny dip with your hands. Paraffin treatments at salons or spas are mini hydrating vacations for your skin.

It takes about ten minutes total and will refresh your skin and moisturize it too. Follow up with a decadent hand and body lotion or cream. Take care of your hands they say so much without your saying a word.