Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sleep Improves Attractiveness

Today is the Winter Solstice which marks the start of winter.  It is the day with the shortest amount of daylight and the longest amount of darkness.  The best thing about this day?  The days following it get a little longer minute by minute until the Summer Solstice!

Take advantage of the darkness with a good night's sleep.  Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your pillow for a calming effect and better beauty sleep.  A Swedish study shows that sleep really does improve attractiveness! Check it out:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Crayon Red Lips

It's the perfect time to wear crayon red lips. But applying red lipstick can be tricky.  
Here's how to get them perfect:

1. Apply thick layer of lip balm.  Wait 5 minutes and blot it off.

2. Apply foundation using a sponge your face including the lip line.

3. Apply red lip liner to your lip line.  Soften the line by adding the lip pencil to your lips as well.

4. Dip a Q-tip in translucent power and carefully trace the outside of the lip liner.

5. Use a lip brush to apply a nice red in a smooth even layer.

6. Lightly blot your lips with a tissue.

Have a beautiful Day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Organic Flowers Website

If you like sending beautiful flowers, you like sending eco friendly organic flowers. Organic Bouquet provides organic floral and ecofriendly gifts including gift boxes of organic fruits, nuts, cookies and wine.  For a limited time, there is a buy one, get one free sale. Check it out at

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Smoky Eyes

To get a soft smoky look, you will need:
a black pencil
a neutral cream color shadow
a charcoal or black shadow
a medium gray shadow
a light gray shadow
black mascara

1. Line eyes with black pencil. Get right in the lashes. Make the top line heavier than bottom line.

2. Go over the pencil on the top line with charcoal or black eyeshadow for a smudgy look.

3. Apply neutral shadow to brow bone.

4. Apply medium gray shadow to eyelid and under the bottom lashes.

5. Apply light gray to the crease blending it into the medium gray on the eyelid.

6.  Apply 2 coats of mascara to top lashes & 1 coat to bottom lashes.

Voila! Soft & Smoky!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chocolate Soap

Mmm! I love chocolate! But this chocolate bar is not for eating. This chocolate bar is an all natural soap made from real chocolate and cocoa butter to create a deliciously scented shower. Herbaria soaps are made from food grade vegetable oils and sustainable plant materials.  Get it for $7.50 at herbariasoap.com It makes a great little gift.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

What is Thalassotherapy?

Thalassotherapy is a spa treatment that utilizes a warm salt water bath to allow the skin to absorb trace minerals such as potassium and magnesium.  

It also assists in the elimination of toxins.

Experience Thalassotherapy at home by adding 2 cups of Epsom salts to a warm bathtub.  Relax and soak for 20 minutes.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Hide a Blemish

Have a party?  Need to hide that nasty zit! Start with a little Visine to get the red out!  Put a bit of Visine on a Q tip.  Hold the Q tip on the blemish for a minute.  Let the skin dry.  Apply your foundation by patting and blending it on with a sponge.  Using a small, flat makeup brush, apply a thin coat of a thick concealer to the blemish patting around the edges to blend. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage or Physicians Formula Concealer 101 Perfecting Concealer Duo are examples of thick concealers.  Let it sit a minute.  Apply another thin coat if needed.  Finish with a light dusting of translucent powder to set the makeup.