Can you smell the lovely scent ?

On a long holiday weekend I love to make things and they are usually with a beauty or baking twist.

Cause I am on the road for work alot I am happy to stay in and chill. I made sugar cookies with lavender. And I made this scalp treat for my hair. I LOVE LAVEVDER! Do you? The scent is so relaxing, soothing,RELIEVES tension and great for migraines or a basic headache.

5 drops of essential oil. (I prefer Aura Cacia)

1/4 cup of olive oil (organic)

I Warm the oil and shut burner off. Sprinkle in the drops on the stove top and stir. The oil will make conditioning hair love~

I like to apply on wet hair. Massage into the scalp and the ends a bit too.I take a shower cap I have from my hotel stays and place my hair up in it. Leave on at least 15 minutes.

Shampoo when done. Rinse well.

If you are up to your lips in work or that TO DO list enjoy making and using this aromatic softer hair and happy hydrated scalp too!

ENJOY the beauty of lavender!

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Relaxing Gifts…

IMG_0188.JPGSometimes giving a gift means giving one to yourself!

I think self-care is so important especially this crazy but beautiful time of year. I love to support the makers. You know sweet and small companies who make things with their hands. Like me. I love to whip up many beautiful things.

Rosie’s Handmade Jax makes an Aromatherapy Hot Pack that may be used hot or cold for when you need to relax and chill out and say “Goodbye to the bad days.”

Natural pain relief made by a MOMMY  (FYI Rosie is her little daughter) in Jacksonville Florida!  Made with 100% premium cotton and well made at that!

Lovely lavender takes the cares and stress away.

Do you or anyone on your list get migraine headaches or simply exhausted from working at the computer all day? Rosie’s HandmadeJax has a pack for your eyes too.

Find them on Instagram and Facebook at:

rosies.handmadejax

I’ve so loved these two handmade relaxing & calming beauties the past few weeks and simply had to share! You just might fall in love with them too! Or to give as a gift this holiday season.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on gifts! It truly is the thought you put into  that gift counts.

Come back to my blog for more gifts to make the people in your life smile!

 

 

 

 

 

Survived that Bitch Hurricane Irma!

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OH WHAT A WEEK!

I just got back electricity Thursday night and had lost electricity Sunday when the hurricane  hadn’t even arrived! I was petrified all the way while my southern husband was taking it calmly. Flooding all around us. The palm trees swayed like rubber bands in the wind.

You can imagine how SEXY and all dolled up I was looking and smelling even with cold showers. It was rough!!!

It was probably one of the worst ones I have ever endured and it didn’t end well. While  I am grateful to be alive,in good shape and we still have a roof over our heads and my sweet beauty cottage survived!

Hurricanes are exhausting and the stress shows on your body and remains on your face.

Please CONTINUE to Pray for Florida and the other places hit by the storm….we need it.My friends and some clients STILL DON’T HAVE power or means to take a warm bath or shower.Gas was a problem and so was food but slowly people were able to open their small and large businesses.

What I also realize is I continue to be one tough cookie and  with a luscious lipstick I can conquer all!

 

My Holiday Gift Guide

Bath Bombs Gift Set by Rejuvelle Best Stocking Stuffer, So Lush, Essential Oils, Vegan, Gluten.jpg87MG5397It is that time of year we all fret about stocking stuffers,gifts and that lovely hostess gift. So, again this year I am helping you give the unique curations I find.

From now through Christmas I will post daily tips and a few D.I.Y’s too.

You know the reason for the season and for me I don’t think it should be about stressing about and running all around town or online for gifts. However,that’s how it goes and I do LOVE to give. A gift,the gift of my time,a yummy baked good or giving a big hug and simply letting someone know how much you care for them. I don’t think there is enough love being spread around.

So, let’s get started with a new set of bath and body treats!

Rejuvelle is a brand of bath Bon Bon’s you know like the French yummy treats.But these aromatic delights wrapped in gorgeousness are made for the bath and not to eat.They indeed are lush bath bombs in a gift box.

Created by a mom for her daughter Alexa who was diagnosed with an auto immune disease which affects her skin. That is how these type bath bombs were born.A mother’s love and wanting other children and the whole family to enjoy this fragrant,good for the skin fizzy sensations in a tub.

They come in a variety of fragrances. Like Pink Grapefruit, Lavender,Vanilla and more.And something else to love is no ring around the tub!

Names include: Stressed Moms,Garden of the Gods,Vanilla Surprise and you won’t believe this but they even have one for SINUS Congestion relief!

Who knew you can float in a tub of lush bath bombs and they can give you sinus relief?

Gluten Free,no artificial fragrance or colors,all natural vegan,Non-GMO and good for your skin delights like moisturizing organic shea butter,sunflower seed oil and pure essential oils.

I think people need to chill out more and need to take a bath not a quick shower all the time. The bathtub is a great escape. If you have some stressed out gals and moms on your list. Think these beautiful bath bombs. My bedroom smells divine and I am hoping in a bath when I  finish posting this.If you have children this would be a safer to use fizzy gift for the bath.

Gift boxed in a tin old timey box and tied with a festive red ribbon!

http://www.rejuvelle.com

 

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

Baby your BABY!

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Like you I miss the days of yesterday and less stress too! Remember your beautiful new baby feels it too! You can set the mood for rest or a good nights sleep in your babies room but sometimes you need more.I found this recipe for an aromatic relaxing massage cream to massage your baby with.I have tried this D.I.Y.recipe and as usual had to share it with you!

Vanilla Massage Cream for Sweet Dreams

What you will need:

1 Teaspoon of unscented massage cream
4 drops of vanilla essential oil

Stir these two ingredients together in a glass bowl.Place and scoop it into a jar.
Massage your babies stress away with this creamy and dreamy massage cream.Comfy and cozy they will soon be so relaxed and you will thank me for sharing this recipe too.
*I have also tried 2 drops of Lavender oil instead of the vanilla oil.Lavender is knows for its very relaxing properties.

I like Aura Cacia quality essential oils.
Baby Love! Never felt so good!

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This is my adorable new addition to our family. Isn’t he a Hunk?

Allergies got you down?

SALT LAMPS

ME TOO!My voice sounds like a sexy 900 line phone gal!

As a beauty therapist I am always on the hunt for healthy beauty too. I have found relief for my allergies and to stress less.
It is a salt lamp.

Like the salty ocean air,salt lamps are an amazing generator of negative ions. Simply put they clean and purify the air. They also ease a person into an alpha state, a state in which you feel completely in the moment and not distracted by stress. When on they illuminate your space with a beautiful array of colors. A glowing golden amber,light pink and soft orange illuminates your space and relaxes. You have to see it in person and FEEL it to truly believe in it.

Great for your office near your computer, a bedroom, hallway,living room or create your own meditation room or corner and enjoy some spa like music too.

If you have pets this really helps clean your air. It also helps to improve the quality of smokers air.Especially helpful if you don’t smoke and someone in your house does.

LIFE in the 21st century as well as the economy has become so stressful for your body,mind and spirit. Light up your world and feel better by surrounding yourself with this amazing creation. rich in history from the Himalayan mountains to salt spas in Poland…FEEL the mystical powers they convey and the healing energy.

While I am not a doctor and not trying to make any health claims EXCEPT the facts they say about these lamps…I do feel better and am stressing less.
Simply had to share with you!

Light up your world with a healthy twist.

Thankful I woke up today on this Thanksgiving Day!

If you woke up and are reading this too…YOU are blessed. So, don’t stress. ENJOY the beauty of today. Don’t you just love the way it sounds?  Today! There’s magic in today.

EAT, love,sip, entertain, share,care,hug,play and don’t waste another day…for tomorrow may never come. Every day should be an occasion to celebrate. HAPPY Thanksgiving all of you who celebrate this delicious historic day.

Thank you as always for reading my blog. Share with me. I love reading your blogs too.

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?

You must address your stress!

The weather outside is delightful but stress is kinda frightful.

As a business owner I have no time to spare and write  in my blog. I am like you trying to get it all done and my  work done. Since I too am stressed I had to share with you a few ways that help make my exhausted mood  too.

Always eat a good breakfast ! Drinking coffee or tea simply won’t do. You must nourish your body, to do everything you want it to do that day.

Keep hydrated. Drink lots of water.

I am not a doctor nor to I pretend to be one. However, I found a product from Bee-Alive that helps you under stress and has a unique blend of mood balancers. It’s called Rhodiola Plus.which really is a mood enhancer, mental & physical stress support. If you have questions consult your doctor for his input before using.

Snack on some fruit or crunchy veggies during the day. NOT cupcakes and chips.

Sprinkle the sheets and pillow cases with lavender baby body powder. Its soft scented and is very relaxing  and helps you rest better.

Take a warm bath in epsom salts after a long, hard day. Epsom salts do wonders for your muscles and you can soak those cares of the day away.They cost a dollar and will give you over 6 baths.

If  you have time to spare book a mini massage at the mall they have a relaxation station.Or go to a chain or your fav’ massage therapist. Massage works and the results stay with you for hours and hours.

Try a soothing  body lotion or hand cream. Soften  your skin with a scent that makes you HAPPY!  Wrap yourself in bliss…I love and do use this it is a mood adjuster for sure.

Chamomile  TEA drink some warm and cozy up in your bed or fav’ chair and read a book or write a letter or Christmas cards. It tastes exotic and you may add a dash of Agave nectar for sweetness. No milk nor cream please.

Listen to pretty music. David Young’s Bliss rocks my room and life with delightful soothing music.

I hope these tips will help you like they do me.

CHILL out and enjoy the reason for the season.