Bubbly Beer Face Brew!

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I was inspired by all the exotic beers surrounding me at European Street Cafe in sunny Jacksonville Florida. My fav’ charming hunk bartender Billy who rules E Street as we affectionately call it and he let’s me sample some amazing brews.If you are ever in sunny  Florida this place is a must see. The beer and food is amazing and the bartender is priceless! Oh and did I mention they have the most amazing hot pretzels?

So, I bought some beer home and here’s what I came up with for a frothy fun facial for my skin.You can enjoy it with your guy too!

Here is what you will need:

1/2 can of beer (any kind)

1 egg white (I prefer to buy my eggs fresh from the farm/farmers market)

1 fresh lime squeeze a dash in minus the seeds

Whip the above up with a hand mixer as it makes a luscious fluffier lightweight mask.But you can use a fork instead.

The egg whites are filled with nutrients and they tighten the skin

The lime contains a dose of vitamin C which helps to tone down brown spots on the face and body.

Drink the rest of the can of beer and relax while the mask dries.

A little bit of beer and prettier skin too!

Stay tuned to my next recipe.

Alert: don’t do this and go out in the sun as your skin will be more sensitive in the sun. It is the vitamin C from the limes or lemons or oranges that do this.

 

 

 

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Because you asked…MY Skin Care Rituals!

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The most common question I get asked is what are  MY daily skin rituals?

So, because so many of you have asked I decided to share it with you.

#1 I take care of my skin!

NO secret there. I never go to sleep with the end of the days makeup on. No matter how tired I am or how much champagne I  might have enjoyed at a beauty event or at a party that evening.I always remove my makeup and wash my face well.

My main goal is to have healthy looking clear (blemish free skin) skin and also want to be healthy from within!

I love to spray my face with rosewater during the day.I also set my makeup with it.

I don’t wear lots of foundation.I apply it where I need it. I am not fond of looking at a couple of  sunspots I got from sunbathing when I first moved to Florida.I like an even looking  complexion.

I am a “water girl”…I drink tons of it!!!

I drink bottled water and also enjoy drinking a special water called All Beauty Water. I rarely drink soda or other sweet drinks.

After I wake up I drink a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon.This is my go to!!!

My mother taught me this since I was a little girl.She drank this daily. Then I drink either coffee or aromatic jasmine tea. Sometimes depending how my day is going to be I drink  Italian coffee with a pot I bought in Italy I got addicted to it on trips to Italy.

I take Belle + Bella   Probiology  capsule probiotic daily.It really helps me to maintain healthy skin from within…the gut~

I also love to drink my collagen and wear it too with NeoCell‘s new collagen supplement in powder form and my standby Beauty Infusion powder skin supplements by NeoCell too. Just add them to water,sip and go! My skin LOVES it and it shows.

Since moving from NYC/NJ to sunny  Florida for my husband I have gotten smarter and learned to love adding a sunscreen to my beauty skin routine.After meeting countless women with weathered sun damaged skin,I simply had to.

I also learned a good pair of sunglasses “sunnies” are a healthy addition to my fashion/SKINcare wardrobe.”They protect your eyes as well as the skin around your eyes where squinting wrinkles form.

I love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I buy them almost on a daily basis.Fresh is BEST! They do wonders for your skin.I love to visit Asian market and stores and farmers markets or shop at Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s.

I love supporting small biz farmers vegetable and fruit stands when I travel too! This weekend I am going to enjoy steamed veggies,yummy salads with edible flowers,I’ll make some blueberry sangria and a bit of naughty.Not sure what that naughty will be.

When I want to eat candy I love Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville Florida or shop Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC or pop in the Sugar Factory in LV…but since  sweets age your skin faster I put myself on pause and eat a Beauty Burst by NeoCell.It is like candy for your skin. It has wonderful bonuses  for skin,nails and my hair and tastes like a StarBurst’s chewy candy.Taking vitamins never tasted or feels so good.

Since I LOVE natural I am going to make my skin a treat! I use this mask before I put on makeup. I vary using different fresh recipes I have created through the years.

An Oatmeal & Coconut Milk Face Mask

Try this recipe if you like to D.I.Y.face mask:

3 ounces of ground oats

1 1/2 ounces of coconut milk

Optional: Grind a small vanilla bean into the oats.It will smell amazing!

Mix dry with the wet ingredients and add a dash of fresh whole milk if it is not moist enough.

Apply to a clean face and leave on about 10-15 minutes.

The Beauty Benefits?

Great for all skin types including sensitive skin. It adds moisture to your complexion and gently exfoliates dry flaky skin too. I prefer to leave it on 10 minutes or so. Rinse mask off with  warm water and a washcloth. Add any one of the  moisturizer’s on my shelf and apply Young Eyes eye gel.

I also will slice some cold cucumbers and place one of each on my eye lids and rest my eyes. I truly think music is healting to the soul and calms the spirit.My fav’ is listening to the beautiful music of George Skaroulis “Sanctuary or David Young’s “Bliss”. If you don’t know their music you need to!

Hope you enjoyed a peek inside my skin care rituals.

I embrace my not so perfect lovely face. Do you?  What do you do?

*Due to your requests and inspired by the site Into The Gloss too. I hope you enjoyed the rituals I do.More on my skin rituals to come .

 

Get Glowing with Pumpkin!

I love to cook and makeup in my kitchen and at my vanity.

Try this D.I.Y. and your skin will be on a pumpkin happy high!

In the fall your skin needs some love with something fresh and that gives your skin gentle exfoliation.

1/2 Cup of PLAIN old pumpkin (canned is OK too) Not the pumpkin pie one.

1/2 teaspoon of organic honey

Mix the two together. Let this mixture rest at least half an hour on the counter.

Apply on a CLEAN face. It will not dry perse and harden like a clay mask. This is a creamy mask.

The beautiful benefits of this mask are…your skin will soak the honey in and it will lock in moisture.

The pumpkin is really rich in anti-oxidants …Vitamin C,E and A.

Anti-aging and skin brightening. Your makeup will glide on silk and your skin will look better too.

Fall doesn’t only mean a change in the leaf colors in nature. It also is a time your skin changes too!DIY PUMPKIN MASK

Eat your Apples and Wear them too! I do!

I LOVE TO EAT APPLES! You should too!

Here are my DIY recipes to enjoy more of them too. It is Fall and apple season.

Awesome Fresh Apple Mask for Normal to Dry Skin:APPLE photo

ALL you need is an apple!

· Take a teaspoon of an apple you grated from a bowl
Apply the mask all over the face (except your eye area) and keep for 20 minutes for the skin to soak it all in and absorb it’s beautiful benefits.· Rinse your face with warm water.

*If you’d like to plump it up add a few tablespoons of glycerin.Mix with apple and you have another mask.
Fresh Apple Mask for Normal to Combination Skin
· Mix two tablespoons of crushed oats along (not instant oatmeal) with pureed or grated red apples and add teaspoon of honey.
· Apply the mask on your face for 20 minutes, and wash it with warm water.
· Apply your favorite moisturizer and eye gel.
· The oatmeal in this mixture exfoliates your skin while the apple and honey make it hydrated, plump and glowing!

You know what they say …“An apple a day keeps a doctor away”.

This beautiful fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and copper, which your skin LOVES!

The vitamin C helps to re-store the collagen content of the skin. Collagen adds the elasticity to the skin, thus helps to kiss wrinkles “Goodbye” The copper content in the apple helps to maintain the melanin production in the skin. Apples act as a natural sunscreen. The vitamin A assists in building of new skin cells.

Got any left over pieces of apple? EAT them.

Enjoy the beauty of all the fruits and vegetables of fall.

Healthy Better Looking Nails are a few steps away!

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Summertime and it is all about the mani & pedi.But even with all the gorgeous new shades,textures and types of manicures available today without pretty looking and healthy hands and feet you can’t look your best!

Because so many of you asked I listened….here is an article with some of your pressing nail questions answered.Also, since I wrote this column I have discovered a fabulous beauty supplement for skin and nails. The line is called NeoCell and I love the vitamin/supplements and the Beauty and Biotin Bursts.

Check them out online and or at your fave health food store.My nails were growing so much I had to cut them back.
I am so happy and feel I look better with this brand.

I love to share and chat about beauty,travel,lifestyle and food I hope you enjoy today’s blog.

Spring cleaning… but maybe not the kind you’re thinking of!

White Sands bbcecba-1Today on my beauty and lifestyle segment I am showing ideas and beauty secrets with a twist.(No she is not vacuuming in this blog shot read on and find out what this cap is all about.)
Spring cleaning is not just about cleaning your home or throwing out your makeup and starting fresh. It is updating your life and style with a modern beauty twist.If one product or thing is not working for you…spring clean and try something else.

If you care about the enviroment and what’s in your beauty products,there are many new kids on the block.Pencil Me In Cosmetics eyeliner pencils contain vitamin E and anti-oxidants to define your eyes.
Looking for a natural Vegan makeup twist? One brand you might want to try is Osmosis age defy makeup. The concealer I showed on air today has a moisture stick on one side and a concealer on the other.

Balanced Guru offers certified organic beauty and wellness.Spring clean your skin care routine with a mask with a healthy kick.Organic calendula,Echinacea calm your sensitive or dry skin.

Alongside your multi vitamins there is a new way to rebuild your skin add hydration with Hyaluronic acid and collagen enhanced vitamin C. It is called Beauty Bursts by Neocell. No gluten,soy,palm oil and artificial anything these tasty gourmet soft chews can help your skin look even better.They strengthen your hair,skin and nails.Delicious beauty!

Instead of your same old hair conditioner that may not be working the way you want it for your hair …try White Sands intensive Hair Treatment with hair cap that fits on your blow dryer. Treat it with the best. Loved by celebrities and Hollywood hair stylists.
Or if you’re a NATURAL GIRL…do what I do as well place coconut oil on your hair and put the heat cap on for 15 to 20 minutes. Your hair will LOVE the results and shine on! The cap may be purchased at http://www.whitesandsproducts.com

Say Bye to OVER THE TOP expensive face creams that make so many promises.It’s time to try something new and in addition to like LED Light therapy by LightStim. This company is taking over the globe with its proven pretty skin results. LEDs are therapeutic it stands for Light Emitting Diode,which is a tiny computer chip encased in glass. Each LED wavelength (color) of light provides unique therapeutic benefits.Infrared accelerates healing,reduces inflammation,promotes circulation and encourages greater product absorption.
Amber light helps build collagen and elastin.It is non-invasive,painless and requires no recovery time. This light is good for all skin types and is engineered to emit a soothing gentle warmth. Clinically proven and FDA cleared for the entire face.

To plump up your skin,reduce those wrinkles,help your pout…use what medical spas,dermatologists,estheticians recommend for at home use.They have an at home smaller version just for you! Check out there free APP to learn even more!

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Farmer’s Market fresh!

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I hate when I have insomnia! Oh and when I wake up very early after I have tossed and turned ALL night makes me even more frustrated. So, what does this girl do? She makes a face mask to help you for the summer heat.

Fresh tomatoes from the farmer’s market are the best. Not only because they are FRESH but they make you feel good supporting your local farmer…don’t just buy from your local big box grocery store.Discover your local farmer’s market.The prices are even better! I love the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market. There is a vendor there who carries ALL KINDS of fruit and veggie treasures! SHE is ALWAYS there. Always helpful and has what I need and things I didn’t even think I need.

Tomatoes have been an old remedy for oily,very oily or blemished skin. These happy color red fruits are rich in minerals,vitamins like A,C and E. They nourish your skin and BODY when you eat them too.

1 Tomato

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Dash of olive oil

Chop tomato and place in mini bullet blender or food processor and blend.

Apply the above that you whisked and mixed together in a bowl.

Apply on a CLEAN FACE staying away from you eye area of course.
Leave on 10 minutes or more. Depending on how much time you have.Rinse well a follow with light application of a moisturizer.

You’ll feel like a salad with vinaigrette. But don’t worry if you have any left over you can eat it too!

This mask also helps to control shine and oil when you are glistening in the summer time or SWEATING like I do.