Not so …FUN IN THE SUN?

Got BURNED?

Fill an ice cube tray with fresh buttermilk and freeze. Rub on your sunburned and red areas to cool you down .photo SUN

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.

Be sunSMART!

Sun painting mural from artist in Gainesville Florida…Love it. Don’t you?

Home-made Beauty Tips

photo-1.JPG TV 4  8-16-2014Celebrate your face and skin this summer with these natural beauty recipes!

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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COOL Summertime Strawberry Soup & more!

strawberry-photo1-mMy Polish side of the family has some delightful recipes this soup is one of them. It is so refreshing in the summertime and while strawberries are in season especially.

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
*whipped cream
*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!

Avocado & Hellmann’s Mayo Hair Delight

It is a steamy hot day and today I have declared it a day for my husband and I to have a spa like day!
I made a bodacious big breakfast (for a change), we went for a couples massage as we usually do and now just finished yummy Chinese Take Out too.

As he naps I am putting the finishing touches on the recipe I started this morning in my kitchen.Later we will BOTH enjoy this moisturizing hair treatment.

Here is what you’ll need if you want to make my nutrition filled delight.

1 ripe avocado
1 cup of real MAYONNAISE (I prefer Hellmann’s brand)
2 tablespoons of almond oil

Mix these ingredients together well and make a creamy smooth potion.

I like to wet our hair first and then apply the mask like green goodness and brush through the hair.

Next is really optional but you might really like it. I use a wet hot steamy towel that I have microwaved for a few minutes. Take care and please dont’ make the towel too hot.

Wrap your hair/head with this wet towel like a turban.
Leave the treatment on for 15 minutes if you have more time to spare try 20 minutes.

Rinse,wash your hair with warm water and your fave shampoo and add a lite hair conditioner.
Your tired and dry summer hair will feel amazing tomorrow,scalp hydrated and your hair will be super shiny!

I’d love to hear from you…share with me any recipes you love too!

Lazy Girls!

So sad to see and hear all the women I meet or bump into lately say “I give up on makeup in the summer…I know who you are and watch you on TV,I look awful pleases don’t look at me” If you FEEL and know you don’t look your best than why do you stress and do something about it?

I know it is HOT and you just wanna give up…but don’t. First and last impressions DO COUNT.
Please don’t give up on putting on a little makeup.Don’t give up on making your skin better,wearing a kiss of color on your cheeks or painting that pretty pout!
Looking your best feels fabulous.It makes you stand taller, makes you feel more confident and builds self esteem.It can take you as little as 3,5,15 or 30 minutes to do your face depending on what you do and where you are going.Best part is the summertime shades are simply irresistible! So gorgeous! So fun to play with.

I wear a dash not A FULL BUFFET of makeup on my face daily. I love to see the finished product of my work when I am done.I do it for ME first, my husband,family and to the rest of the world follows. It doesn’t take long, doesn’t have to be expensive and is actually quite fun.

Think about it! What if you stopped eating because it is so hot outside.You’d die.What if you stopped having summer fun because it is too hot outside…your spirit would die.You get the picture? Don’t let your spirit and looks die.
Love yourself and bring out the best in you! DAILY!

HOT Beauty TIPS for Keeping Cool this weekend

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Skip foundation and switch to a BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. They will offer your complexion a warm evened out glow and be and FEEL lighter on your face too.

Shine on with lipgloss, lip balms or soft frosted shades for a softer look and feel.

Hot Girls Pearls! My COOL and new fashionable friend.Look hot while you’re wearing them.
Keeps you cool while you’re hot with FROZEN JEWELRY! These pearls are a fun addition to your wardrobe you can even enjoy in your bathing suit walking on the beach and more.

Use blotting papers or powder blotting papers to keep your face fresh and non- greasy looking. Guys can use them too!

Discover Boob-eez a washable reuseable “headlight” concealers created by a daughter with her MOM.Stick them under t-shirts, bathing suits and more. They also have some other fabulous undergarment fashion solutions.
http://www.boob-eez.com

A little bronzer goes a long way. It can be a blush,eyeshadow and can turn a clear gloss or blam into a tinted bronzey one!

Lighten up and enjoy the summer in your own fabulous way and my tips and tricks.

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This spring in fashion & beauty anything goes!

JOVAN JANE headbands
There’s a rainbow of hues just waiting for you!
…In beauty,fashion,hair accessories and more.

It is the happiest Spring I have ever seen and summer is going to be just as fabulous and COLORFUL! Life is good!

Don’t you just LOVE these beautiful headbands I found?
They are simply gorgeous in person! The designer is Jovan Jane and she makes other items like hats and more.My fashionable life is not the same with Jovan Jane. Too cute and sexy too!
Visit her website….http://www.jovanjane.com Spice things up!