VIVA Las Vegas again!

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It is that fabulous time again for me to guest speak at another spa conference. Professionals from all over the world will fly and flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center.It’s HOT ,its work but exciting and fun.

I am going to TRY and post more from the show and even do a few videos from my walk down Beauty Avenue and Skin Streets. I will be guest speaking two classes one on Celebrity Skin Care and another class on MAKEUP.

You know I live and breathe makeup!

I can hardly wait to meet and see them work their magic…the BEST hair stylists that rock hair and some as seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

I also look forward to seeing the latest and greatest in nails. Nails are a huge market that is on fire.

This year there will be an All Things Tanning Show…while I am a skin cancer survivor I don’t promote a tanning bed. I am excited to see what new products we will use to get a glorious healthy looking tan without the HOT sun’s rays damage.

I am so happy more of you are following me and sending messages to me and so happy you have become a fan of my blog. I know I don’t post all the time as my business and guest speaking and hubby are my priority.

YOU and my Beauty Candy Blog are special to me too.

So stay tuned and come back this weekend. I promise it will be interesting and worth your while.

Countdown to all things SPA & BEAUTY in NYC!

photo IECSC show photo 2015

Looking forward to guest speaking in NYC. I am honored to be invited and so in  LOVE with teaching beauty pro’s all I have learned in the beauty and spa business. Packing my luggage and boxes…as much as I travel and guest speak packing is still an exciting chore.

I CAN’T WAIT TO REPORT BACK TO YOU from the show floor and NYC. Please follow me on Twitter,Instagram and my blog.

I’ll share what’s hot, new and hope I WON’T get caught in any snow too.Don’t want it to slow me down.

After I guest speak at the show I will play with my beautiful sisters and the sweet and exciting streets of Manhattan!

Stay tuned to my adventures in spa,skin,beauty,travel food and above all SHOPPING!

Day 7 to more beautiful skin!

Drink up! Proper and daily hydration is a must for healthy skin and more. Stay hydrated and drink water daily. Women and men need to be aware winter not just a heat wave is an important time of year to keep fluids flowing. No beer doesn’t count. Water is the fountain of youth and nature’s best kept secret.

DON’T LIKE WATER? Really? I love it and live for it. Make your own Spa Water like they serve at chic and infamous spas all over the world. My fav’ is water infused over night with slices of lemons,orange and a mini bundle of mint muddled. Strain and pour yourself a glass of this cool, refreshing and delightful water.

An afternoon in Paris~

 Paris…viva la beauty! Ooh la la! Paris is an amazing place.

The Eiffel tower, the decadent patisseries, the shopping, spas and oh so much more. I adore Paris!

After a day of shopping and gambling, yes gambling I retreat to a peaceful place. Yes, I am in Paris however; it is the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. If you have never been now is the time.

 I love the Paris Hotel and the casino but I am getting to now know the SPAAAAAAAAAAH!

The Eiffel Tower towers over this beautiful hotel lined with cobblestone streets just like Europe. As I enter the spa I am charmed by the kind and caring staff that greets me. She allows me peruse the menu and decide what I really want to partake of. NOT PUSHY.

She noticed I have a fresh haircut, nice manicure and says my skin is lovely. She was not sure what I wanted. I chose the “DAY PASS”…for $25.00 I can relax and renew in the spa from that morning until 7:00 that weekday evening.

If you have never been to a real spa not a salon that offers a paraffin treatment or massage. A day SPA is a very special place. 

Here is my PASSPORT to Beauty and what you will find on your spa day here:  

            A locker holds your personal things and you are given a fresh robe and slippers in just your size. This is what you will wear all day. You may enjoy the spa naked or bathe in a bathing suit/bikini. The staff shows you around and tells you everything you need to know. Fresh towels and cold wet washcloths to cool off with are waiting for you.

Sauna

Whirlpool bath/Jacuzzi

Steam room to detoxify

 Once you start your journey in one of the above, you are on your way and transported to the other side. RELAXATION. The music is just right here…no whale music sounds… pretty and delightful to my ears. As an educator/ consultant for the spa and beauty industry all over the country and as a beauty business owner it is so nice to be on the other side.

You can also book a service for a facial, massage, haircut, manicure, pedicure or detoxifying special bath, or you can enjoy the relaxation or meditation room and do the above. The lighting is low and the mood is quiet. The staff almost whispers in the spa area. No talking aloud…think the library.

 At my finger tips were:

Chinese Green tea filled with antioxidants to keep healthy and hydrated.

Cool lemon spa water

Colombian coffee (I wish they served a more authentic one like French coffee like a café au lait or a French roast blend.)

Giant red apples

Fresh bananas were ready to bite into!

It is a petite cozy place in the Mandara Spa as it is called and a truly nice way to treat myself and escape. I already feel my blood pressure lowering and my mind was able to shut off all the work and stress of the travel day.

My favorite product is the Elemis brand Exotic Frangipani Monoi moisture melt. If you have ever been on a cruise, the ships feature these products and a variety of wonderful services. I love the warm hair treatment and scalp massage that they use the above with. If you buy it, you can continue the magic at home. This product is so addictive and can be used all over your body. I also love it as it reminds me of my trips to Hawaii and the islands.

The moisture melt also can take your cares away and can be used for a massage (my husband loves it) it can also be used to give yourself a moisturizing foot conditioner and hand treatment.

The Elemis Detox BATH treatment is yet another beauty gem by Elemis that I so enjoyed another trip in my own private room and bath with candles and rose petals.

After my spa day, I went to the Le Madeleine Patisserie and bought a creamy and dreamy hot chocolate and a French decadent tomato and cheese tart. It was to die for!

Las Vegas is an awesome place. You do not need a lot of money to enjoy all it has to offer. Just like the famous and fun master, Walt Disney has created Disney world and had a vision for children and adults alike. So did all the masterminds who created Las Vegas.

Next time you are in L.V. don’t just drink, party and gamble…enjoy pampering and renewing wonderful you.

Explore beyond your hotel room door.

There is a sweet retreat waiting for you! Make it a Girlfriends Weekend or DAY Getaway and enjoy the fabulous escape that is Paris! Las Vegas that is!

“The art of doing nothing”…I want to major in it at least once a month in a spa somewhere.” How about you?