Summer is just around the corner, which means the annual search for those perfect sun-kissed locks is starting up once again. Whether you want to go golden hued like Gisele, or bright and blonde like Blake (Lively), nothing says “we’re ready for vacation” more than a warm tan and freshly-lightened locks. But how can you…
Beauty has had an explosion of lip stains,three application and product steps and other matte and drying lipsticks. Just remember not all lip stains are created equal and some seem to make lips dry no matter what. Since I have an addiction for lipsticks and all things lips I have had my share of testing,tasting and applying all kinds and brands of lipsticks.
Here is a recipe for a pretty amazing sugary delight for your lips!
1 cup white sugar
½ cup coconut oil
6 drops of lemon essential oil or less
*Make it fun and add a few drops of pink food coloring or even Kool-aid!
Apply to freshly washed wet lips and go back in forth with your pinkie. Leave on at least 10 minutes. You’ll want to eat it but don’t. Instead fill this in a small jam jar or whatever little glass jar you may have.
Rinse with lukewarm water and a washcloth. Next apply your fave lip balm.
I love recycling and re-purposing jars and other cute containers. It is so chic to be green. This recipe will make a few jars. This recipe may be used on your lips or your daughters or granddaughters lips. Shelf life in refrigerator is a few weeks.
Don’t let the summer get away until you’ve tried this pink and lemony skin softening delight.
Low on cash and want to refresh your feet and last months pedicure?
- Soak your cares away with Epsom salt and Peppermint essential oil or fresh peppermint or mint leaves from your garden in a warm water foot bath. It is very soothing and cools the skin especially after a long hot day!
- Soaking your feet for 15 minutes with Epsom salts also refreshes the soles and take down any swelling of the ankles and feet.
- Clean well around your nails and toes with a nail brush,orange wood stick and file any rough nail edges.
- When done apply a hydrating salve or lotion like Smith’s RoseBud Salve. It is fabulous for your feet,heels,cuticles,lips,brows and unwanted hair around your hairline. Celebrities and models love this product.
- Skip the nail polish if you’d like or apply a fabulous color. It is fine to give your nails a vacay from polish.
- Your feet and skin will look and feel amazing.
- Have a sexy summer Ladies!Have a question or beauty dilemma…Ask ME …Noreen firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting into summer!
Two things you need beside a new bikini is to always remember to wear lighter colored clothes and lightweight too. It will keep you cooler!
To keep hydrated is another…All Beauty Drink is my fave’ to do this!
Both a drink and skin care in one! Talk about multi-tasking!
Naturally flavored and comes in three flavors:Cucumber Aloe,Strawberry Acai and Pomegranate Rose. Stay refreshed and hydrated. No artificial sweeteners,colors,flavors or preservatives.NEVER sugar!
8 Skin vitamins
7 Skin Nutrients
Staying hydrated is super important and we can never say it enough.
Created by a woman of course!
So I have been working in and out of town and had to take a moment to post. I know it has been awhile.Here is my weekend beauty secret before a party or for Sunday Funday kinda day at home lounging in your pajamas!
Baby it is so HOT outside. After a day at the beach or you might even have computer eyes…staring at the screen or on your mobile devices.
I love to refresh my eyes with these! Ice Water eyes...have you tried them?
Refreshing soothing,moisturizing and they will de-puff your eyes too,
Micro infused with collagen,aloe,amino acids and vitamins C and E really pamper and treat the skin around your eyes.All you do is apply the pads below the eyes and leave on 15-20 minutes. Remove and throw out. If I really want to get more bang for my beauty buck I pack them in the package one more time and use it another night.
PARABEN FREE CRUELTY FREE
Great for hotel,traveling on the airplane and more~ These type masks for your eyes I so adore.
Today on TV on NBC12 and ABC25 on a TV show I do called The Chat I will cover all of these viewer questions.Thought you might be interested in my answers and the beauty tips.
How do I get a safe tan and look better in my bathing suit or summer wear? Is there such a thing?
Hamptons Glow Tan,Tone & Tighten self tanning creme will give you a soft gradual natural looking tan.Gorgeous all over bronze with vitamin E,peptides and aloe.
Or if you prefer:
Hamptons Glow Self Tanning Mist a spray version with aloe,white and green tea extracts. Quick dry technology. Organic DHA
DAILY use a Hydrating Sunblock Broad Spectrum protection on your hands and body. Look for Water resistant.YOU need sunblok or sunscreen even on cloudy rainy days.NOT just in the sun and at the beach.
This line is created by a talented business owner and founder Rachel Thompson who spray tans the rich and Hamptons and NY elite as well as the the girl next door.
She also ships from AMAZON.
How do I get that beautiful gleaming glow to my face and body I see on many celebrities and models?
Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance comes in three fabulous skin perfecting shades:Rose God,Bronze Gold,Deep Gold.Gleam On The Go!
BONUS: It not only look luminous on the skin. It also masks varicose veins and stretch marks.
So you see getting a healthy sunless tan…without baking in the sun.
*Stay tuned to my blog on what SPF,peptides,aloe,vitamin E,organic DHA and other words really mean and can do for your skin.
Me too…maybe it is time for you to explore what’s around the corner or take a day trip or two!
There is this town where they have a lot of amazing things as well as the Fountain of Youth. So much to explore,so little
time. Even the coconut monkeys wear lipstick! You know how that thrills me!
It is in Florida in a quaint town called St. Augustine. This town is approximately 45 minutes away. Yet, I am hardly ever out that way. I am always working. Either in town or headed on an airplane.Yet it haunts me. I LOVE THIS CITY!
Speaking of which it has an awesome Ghost Tour at night. Sangria reigns supreme and it is such a charming city with a major Spanish influence.Just walking on this city’s streets brick by brick takes you back in time.
Perhaps you have a place near you that is calling out to you. Enjoy the last weeks of summer through mid- September too. There is still time to enjoy the view.
I SO LOVE THE SUN…and the way it makes my face and body feel. However,as a skin professional I am so sad when I see sunburned,red,scars from a bad burn. This recipe is great for kids too.
Sun painting mural from artist in Gainesville Florida…Love it. Don’t you?
I love to shop Whole Foods Market and the Farmers markets for the ingredients to make these D.I.Y. recipes.
All of my recipes are cheap,quick and easy to make. And unisex…your daughter or sweetie can get in on the touch of the spa action too.
Key Lime Pie Body Treatment
2 cups of plain Greek or regular yogurt (use less if you are making a smaller portion)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey (Bee Friends Farm)
1 tablespoon of lime
Blend all of the above and pour into a plastic bowl. Sit at the edge of the tub and rub on your body.Leave this treatment on at least 15 minutes.Rinse well and enjoy the way your skin feels.
* I like to scoop any remains and recycle re-purpose and place in a jar and save for another day.Lasts nicely in the refrigerator for a week or more.
Skin Brightening Lemon Cups
Say Bye Bye to dry discolored skin with this skin treat.
Next time you prepare a meal with lemons or make lemonade save the leftover lemons and rub the inside of the lemons on your elbows.This treatment will gently exfoliate and help the discoloration most of us get on our elbows and knees.Rub the meaty part of inside of a lemon and go round and round motion on your elbows. It can also be done to your kneees.Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth.Apply your favorite hand and or body lotion.
Bathe in Beauty
I love to to take a bath and surround myself with things that are pretty. Make your body happy with this awesome bath idea.
Sprinkle your fave bath salts or Epsom salts in warm bath water.Add a couple edible flowers. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink or fresh water in a plastic glass and enjoy eating an edible flower too. It is kinda FUN.Make it even more decadent and add a piece of decadent chocolate!
Be good to YOURSELF…if you don’t who will?
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What makes it special are these ingredients: (and the Polish FAMILY memories)
1 lb fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
2 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt
*fresh mint leaves
Clean and hull strawberries and place in a blender,combine the rest of the ingredients except whipped cream and mint.Blend until smooth.
CHILL for a few hours or overnight.Serve in pretty bowls and top with dollop of whip cream and garnish with a few mint leaves.
Yummy,creamy and dreamy taste of a recipe from Poland.My mom would be proud I still keep close in my heart and continue these traditions.
Do you have a YUMMY or unique recipe you’d like to share with me?
I’d LOVE to hear from you!
*Yummy photo from the website Cool Photo Projects.
While strawberries are still in season,you might also want to enjoy my recipe for a Refreshing Strawberry Face MASK for your skin.
Here’s what you’ll need:
8 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of local honey
Mash the strawberries with a spoon and add in the honey. This will make a fruity honey filled face mask. The strawberries contain Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin gently in a natural way.
If your skin is looking dull,tired,sun damaged or prone to a blemish you will LOVE what this mask does for your skin.
Leave on your face for at least fifteen minutes and rinse with luke warm water and a wash cloth.Follow with your moisturizer and eye gel.
They say that Hollywood Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones use strawberries in their beauty rituals.
This fresh mask will last up to a week in an airtight container. I prefer to store in glass NOT plastic container.
*As I have mentioned before always do a spot test on the side of your cheek or neck to see if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. If you know you are do not use this recipe.
Get cooking and enjoy these two delicious delights one for your body and one for your face. YUM!