There is nothing that puts an extra pep in my step than an epically good hair day. My ideal “killin’it hair day” inspiration-Victoria’s Secret, always! After years of trial & error- HERE is THE recipe for my favorite do. ENJOY! … Continue reading
Happy 2014 beauties!! If anyone else is like me, the new year is always a great reminder that taking care of myself NEEDS to be of utmost priority. (No one else can do it for you!) So it was the … Continue reading
Butter-y, sugar-y GOODNESS, minus the butter..of course! My new favorite vegan baking recipe, perfected! ingredients 1 1/4 c Bob’s Red Mill Organic flour 1/4 c Cornstarch 1 tsp Baking Powder 4 oz Vegan Margarine (Earth Balance) 3/4 c Sugar 1/4 … Continue reading
This winter has felt so long, and this morning I woke up aching for warm sunshine. With a rain storm on the horizon, I had to have a taste of fresh springtime in my very own kitchen. I present to … Continue reading
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, BEAUTIES! This is a day we celebrate love. Love for significant others, friends, family & ourselves. How ever you celebrate this day, I hope it’s spent in good times full of sunshine & smiles! The past couple weeks … Continue reading
The day full of x’s & o’s is quickly approaching. Planning for your Valentine’s Day starts N-O-W! Outfits need to be planned, perfect pouts need to be primed & your manicure needs to be on point. I took my afternoon yesterday to relax & leave … Continue reading
If there’s one thing I L-O-V-E, it’s this time of year! The weather allows for boots and scarves, cool breezes (Making it so I dont need to powder my nose nearly as often!), and best of all…PUMPKIN versions of all my faves…lattes, pies and even DIY FACIALS!!
Here’s an amazing one that helps repair, smooth and smells incredible!
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin (pureed)
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon spice
Combine all your ingredients and apply. (Avoiding eye area.)
Leave on for 15-20 minutes
Rinse with warm water.
According to Divavillage.com Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein. Pumpkin enzymes can soothe and protect your skin. These essential nutrients can reach deep within your pores and absorb quickly.Pumpkin nourishes dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost! Colder weather can make your skin especially dehydrated, and the brisk fall and winter breeze certainly doesn’t help. Pumpkin works as an accelerator for other ingredients, helping the skin absorb vital nutrients and vitamins quickly.
Happy Fall my favorite pamperers 🙂
There’s always those special events where creatively “thinking outside of the box” is encouraged, and I’ m always up for the challenge!
Every February there is a Masquerade themed party thrown at the famous Playboy Mansion, and I was lucky enough to be given a “golden ticket” 😉
As a makeup artist, I felt it would be a shame buying a mask to cover my face when I could recreate one with my awesome makeup products, and experiment with fun accents..this was my final look:
I decided on a peacock color theme which I felt would go well with my all black attire.
- Makeup Forever primer
- Ben Nye foundation. This look & event called for a heavy coverage, long lasting, flawless foundation. Worked flawlessly!
- Cover XF- used as a concealer
- MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre applied all around the eye area to prime for the mask look.
- Palladio Rice Powder to set
- Benefit pigment in-Pistachio
- Urban Decay-Zephyr, Midnight Cowgirl, HiJack, Blue Bus, Baked& Creep
- NYX-Bright Green& Irises
- MAC Fluidline
- DUO eyelash glue- Feather lashes & strip lashes applied (on top & bottom) as well as 2 loose peacock feathers to each side & rhinestones.
- MAC Blunt to contour
- MAC Pinch Me Blush
- MAC Shell for highlight
(Me, of course having a DANCE PARTY in my room while getting ready…one of my favorite parts of a night out!)
“Just living is not enough” said the butterfly fairy, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
Hans Christian Andersen
Cheers to fairytales, dreams & feeling like a princess,
Winter weather reeking havoc on your skin? You’re not alone…me and my clients are all feeling the winter time dry out. Never fear tho beauties, I have an amazing, natural cure all. It aint pretty, but it’s so worth it.
Make your friends “green with envy” with this amazing DIY Avocado Honey Mask!
This is a recipe my Mom and I have applied for years. Its simple, easy and effective! (and I have it on my face as I type! wo who!)
- 1/4 avocado
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- Mash avocado in a bowl. Make sure to make it as “un-clumpy” as possible.
- Mix in Honey.
- Apply to a clean, dry face.
- Leave on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Avacado is rich in an oil that is similar to our skins creating an amazing moisturizing effect. It also helps minimize age spots, skin damage and scars by aiding in regeneration, rejuvenation and collagen production.
- Honey aids in absorbing and retaining moisture.
Happy Facialing lovies!
Top of the mornin’ my favorite pamperin’ pals! Im writing this awesome, basic scrub recipe while poolside on a weekend get away! Does life get any radder? Probably not. 😉
I really hope you all enjoyed the past couple festive recipes, Pumpkin Facials and Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub..because today’s recipe is going to be a staple-go to recipe that is smiple, effective and can be done everyday! Im sure I’ll especially need this vital ingredient after this sunshine filled trip, as baking soda is an ingredient that is so effective in aiding in the skins health (and soothing of sunburns!).
2 to 3 Tbsp. Baking soda
Small amount of water
Mix the ingredients into a paste.
Using a circular motion, apply to face and gently scrub.
Rinse and moisturize.
According to www.planetgreen.discovery.com, baking soda makes a top-notch exfoliation. Why? Baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse. It’s the best amount of coarse for removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and if applied correctly, it won’t cause your sensitive facial skin to become red and irritated!
(And thnkfully after this desert sunshine-it helps with sunburns..When baking soda is added to bath water, sunburn sufferers often experience a notable reduction in pain. Place a cup (8 ounces) of baking soda under the running bath tap so it dissolves completely, and soak in a lukewarm tub for about half an hour. Such a bath will soothe the pain – and you won’t have to endure the stinging sensation of a shower. Adding baking soda to a hot bath at any time also helps wash acid wastes out of the body.)
YAY for going Green and inproving our skin..NATURALLY,