Sugar Me up!

photo SUGAR ME UP.JPGTis’ the season for sugar and  all the tempting sweets that come with it!

It is also the time of the year to kiss lots and the weather can give us the driest lips!

I like to make and use this D.I.Y. when I ma ready to KISS under the mistletoe and my lips get dry from rapid change in the weather  or times your lips simply need a moisturizing plumping boost.

My recipe is simple~

1 Teaspoon of honey (organic is my fav’)

1 Teaspoon of brown sugar (organic is my fav’)

Stir the two together for a lip softening treatment at home! Apply to clean lips and rub back and forth with your ring finger. Leave on at least 3 minutes and repeat rubbing process again.

Rinse with warm water on a wash cloth or flat round cotton pad.

Apply your fav’ lip balm afterwards.

Kiss the night away and ring in the new year with soft lips!

 

Mistletoe, Kisstletoe!

Happy New year’s eve day…if you wanna be kissed under the mistletoe. Try this BEAUTY D.I.Y!  If your lips are dry give them a soft conditioning high with a teaspoon or less of coconut oil and or old time Vaseline.

Rub on clean lips and leave on last 10 minutes.If your lips are really dry add a dash of sugar left over from your last trip to Starbucks.Scrub gently.

Rinse well with lukewarm water and a washcloth.

Pucker up those lips and shake those hips…

Time to spread some cheer for the new year!!! Even if it is with a stranger.MISTLETOE 2016

Gilded in Gold…and decadent!

I met this amazing dessert maker.I tasted her AMAZING glamberries (as she calls them) and never stopped dreaming or fantasizing about them. They are not just dipped in the chocolate of your choice but they are also dipped in this awesome sugar.

I hosted an Open House for my clients last weekend and they loved them so much! So much they felt guilty to even touch one as they did not want to ruin my pretty table presentation. That’s a first.

Don’t they look gorgeous?

You can find her on Instagram,Facebook and by telephone. You know when I find something fabulous I have to share it with you.

Glamour Gourmet in Jacksonville Florida!

Your News  Years eve party can be even more special if you order these! Or order them as a Hostess gift at Christmas.All that glitters is delightful~

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Treat …is the perfect small gift!

MarshmallowLipScrubinaTube.312wTis’ the season for giving gifts and filling those stockings on the mantle.

I found a brand that you are going to love girls!  In fact they call themselves the Happiest Brand in the Land. This indie brand was started in 2002.It is Cruelty Free and filled with good for you ingredients.

I LOVE candy and marshmallows too. So this sent me over the moon by the way it smelled and the way it felt.The product I am talking about is a Marshmallow Cream lip scrub.

Kiss flaky dry lips with this beauty by Treat Beauty.

Like a lip balm on steroids this is a big hunk of luscious love for your lips.I say this because the colorful tube is huge but in a good way.

Made in Oregon with organic sugar,coconut oil,shea butter and other delights.It is a sweet recipe for the lips. TEENS would love it too.

They also have a matching lip treat and it is a moisturizing lip balm in the same flavor and old fashioned jumbo tube.

Soothing and great for even the most sensitive of skins.

#shopsmall every day .www.treatbeauty.com

Bye, Bye, Cellulite!

coffee-grindsWomen keep on asking me about a natural way to help the appearance of cellulite now that bathing suit season approaches…especially the ladies of sunny Florida.

First off you can’t just get rid of cellulite.BUT you can help with way it looks on your thighs and more. I have a bit of it too. So, I decided to share an easy recipe with the viewers on The Chat TV show in Florida.

Here is the D.I.Y. Recipe fix:

1 cup coffee grounds from a pot of coffee you made 1/2 cup organic brown sugar *You can use white sugar of you do not have brown sugar! 1 cup of coconut oil Mix all of the above together in a glass or plastic bowl. Take a quick shower and get wet.Standing or sitting at the edge of the tub if you have one and start to apply this java,oil and sugary blend.

*Be careful it may be a bit slippery in the tub.

Skin Benefits: The caffeine in coffee can help soften the appearance of cellulite. Sugar softens and exfoliates. Of course you know I am a big fan of coconut oil and it hydrates and nourishes your skin too. Rub away and feel better about the appearance of your cellulite with this sweet coffee and sugar treat….without spending a fortune from a store shelf jar.

It is so much fun to D.I.Y. !!!

If you’ve got the thyme!

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My weekend when not guest speaking out of town or painting a sports celebrities face is spent not only working in my makeup studio painting pretty faces and spirits but also stirring up some beauty.

I had some left over thyme from a chicken recipe I cooked for my husband and was in a lemony mood.

So here is what I whipped up…A YUMMY SCENTED and fabulous exfoliating hand and body scrub!

1/4 cup of coconut oil (can’t get enough of it) Whole Foods brand

1/4 cup Greek olive oil

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 dash of lemon essential oil (Auracacia brand)

1 sprig of thyme

Stir them all together with a whisk OR a portable hand mixer/blender. Creamy and sugar with a lemon scent twist.

After this was all done. I sprinkled the mixture with a few torn pieces of thyme.  The herb thyme has benefits but I LOVE the way it looked in the scrub.

I poured from a bowl into empty jam jars.(recycle your jam jars or buy and fill Ball brand jars)

Add a mini wooden spoon and you have a sweet exfoliating gift for yourself or someone else.

Something to do over these cold wintry months and take care of your skin too.

Enjoy this from a beauty who is a true foodie. Oops almost forgot I added the zest of lemon on top of the jar before I put the lid on and shook it back and forth.

D.I.Y. dahling!

Memorial Day weekend Tan

PR 2013 BEACHI can tell the way the phone calls for appointments stop at my sweet beauty retreat in sunny Florida and the phone rings less that we are coming upon a long holiday weekend.Our mail orders show us that people want all things to tan and give that gorgoeus tan glow.
But BEFORE you get your glow on you need this.

In order for your skin to receive self tanner in spray,powder or lotion you MUST exfoliate your skin both face and body.Say bye bye to dead tired skin and prep the skin for that I escaped to a beautiful island look.

I have many beauty recipes that I whip up from time to time in my recipe box.But this one I received from a friend had a sweet ingredient I have never added to my recipe.The sweet secret is HONEY.

Lemon Honey Sweet Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of sweet almond oil
4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons of honey
4 drops of lemon essential oil

First you mix the oil and sugar.
Next add the other ingredients and mix well.
Polish your skin using light pressure for 30-60 seconds.Pay special attention to your knees,elbows and any areas of concern where you have dry skin patches.

Wipe clean with a warm soft washcloth and rinse well.

Your skin will feel AMAZING,soft and silky smooth.
Now, your skin is ready for your self tanner or a base tan. But I professionally recommend NOT baking like a dozen chococolate chip cookies in the sun! Beach,patio or backyard PROTECT your beautiful skin from the harmful sun rays.
A little of the sun’s vitamin D goes a long way,my little cupcakes!

Have a beautiful weekend wherever you live. Celebrate life!

Beauty From Your Garden and More!

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Flowers and herbs….Can make you healthier!

Surround yourself with them to make you happy!

  • Eat parsley to freshen your breath
  • Make tea with fresh peppermint or mint! HOT tea rocks!
  • Bathe in bubble bath and add fresh rose petals to stress less.
  • Create a BODACIOUS body scrub with:

1 cup of olive oil

A few drops of lavender

¼ cup of Hawaiian sugar

Say hello to a softer skin!