New York Fashion Week S/S 2017 Prep and Schedule

Fashion Week Prep With NY Fashion Week S/S 17 underway, many are prepping for all the upcoming trends for the season to come.  If you are venturing out this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of … Continue reading

Spring Beauty 2015

Beauty is blooming with captivating colorful trends. Here’s how to achieve one of our favorites! XO AC Continue reading

Foundation Application Like a Pro

1. Prep I cannot stress this enough!  Never sleep with makeup on!  PLEASE!  It’s horrible for your skin.  Starting your daily makeup regimen with clean skin is just as important.  So, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. 2.  Prime I … Continue reading

Get the look: 2015 Holiday Smokey Eye

1. Start with a clean and moisturized face.  This means grooming your brows too. 2. Apply a Face Primer all over your face. Add Shadow Primer to the eye lids only. 3. Using a wide shadow brush apply INK…Cosmetics Shadow called … Continue reading

The Homeless Have Names Too: Meet Karen and Frank!

What an amazing holiday season!  Here is the recap thus far! Stage 1: Week before Thanksgiving. I can honestly say this Thanksgiving has been one I will never ever forget!  Let me set the stage… Every year I feed the … Continue reading

Observation

Have you ever sat in your own home, late at night, the family asleep, candle burning, and just listened? Listening to the sounds of the home; the heat coming on and off, the dog breathing.  Close your eyes and take … Continue reading

Crystal Love

I am a crystal addict! That’s why I began making crystal jewelry, to share crystal healing with others. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used crystals for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and enhancement. The use of crystals can … Continue reading

The Flight to Crazy Town

So it’s finally Thanksgiving and a time for families to come together. Some drive across town, others a few hours down the road, and some fly. I had to fly, to get home to my baby and get a chance … Continue reading

At-Home Pampering Products

  Some say “Sunday fun day”… I say “Sunday none day.”  What is this you ask?  Well, Sunday’s are my days to do NOTHING or at minimum what ever I want.  It’s my day!  So, this Sunday I wanted to … Continue reading

Fantasy Football What

  It’s about to go down! As the NFL season works towards the playoffs, so do the Fantasy football teams. I played fantasy football about six years ago and really did put the effort into it as I should have. … Continue reading

3 Products to Tackle Pimples

I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a blemish every now and then.  A flawless face requires flawless skin.  I mean common, even the “Barbie’s” of the world aren’t really perfect! There are a few things you … Continue reading

How Are You Doing?

We ask people this often, and people ask us this often. Then the typical response is fine, good, great. I wonder how honest are we when answering this question? I think we are trained to say great, good, okay. Rarely … Continue reading

Men!! 10 Things You Must do Before You Meet Her

Guys, you’re about to go on that “first date”, that “blind date”, or maybe you are reuniting with that love you have been away from for awhile, as is my situation. Now, most guys will pick out a nice outfit, … Continue reading

Age Spots Just Faded Away: No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion

I recently received a call from my girl “Pepper” (yes, that is her name and I love it) who wanted to know more about my beauty regimen and how to get rid of age spots.  I had to tell her … Continue reading

All I Want For My Birthday

Happy New Year to me! I absolutely love birthdays, especially my own!! I just love knowing that I am another year older, wiser (I hope), and stronger!  I love hearing from my family and friends, seeing posts that I am … Continue reading

INK…Cosmetics 2015 Focus

Well it’s that time of year!  INK…Cosmetics has unveiled their three new focus areas for 2015.  Take a look at the vision video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KoX02wh-_0&feature=em-share_video_user One thing we pride ourselves on is the fact our followers are organic to INK… … Continue reading

Positive Vibes

I’m all about positivity. I believe in positive energy, and as a therapist I surround myself with positive things. I am big on crystal healing so it’s not unusual to find crystals on my desk at work, all throughout my … Continue reading

Alive With Purpose

Yesterday, September 10th was Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day (September is Suicide Prevention Month). So what are your own thoughts, feelings, beliefs about suicide? Do you feel nothing, believing it doesn’t effect you? Unfortunately it affects us all!   Often people … Continue reading

Reconnecting With Self

Here is my day: I get up, get ready for work, WORK, go home, (get to my office to see clients), then eat, make jewelry, prep for work, journal, and sleep (restful vs. restless, depends). The weekends are about: running … Continue reading

Faux Lash How-To

You would never catch my eyes undressed for an important event. Some have joked by saying I have an arsenal of lashes. One for every occasion, to include when I conduct criminal interviews. I don’t know how many times I … Continue reading

Pop of Color

I never pass up the opportunity to make a statement.  Eyes are the windows into the soul, so why not amp up your beauty look with a pop of color? To achieve this look: (using http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com) Apply @inkcosmetics HD foundation … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Date Night Beauty

  One of my favorite looks to do for a cool spring/summer night dinner with ????? It is clean, young, and mysterious! Here is the breakdown using all @inkcosmetics products.  Get yours at http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com! What you need: Apply Shadow Primer … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Hand Care

Summer is within arms reach!  Here is a quick and easy at home tip to help make your lands look younger. Ingredients: Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 drops Licorice Root Extract 2 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Olive Oil Directions: Combine ingredients … Continue reading

Karl Lagerfeld Fragrance Review

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld launched his new fragrances in March of 2014. The fragrances include masculine and feminine versions – Karl Lagerfeld for Her and Karl Lagerfeld for Him. Karl Lagerfeld for Her is a fresh scent of citrus, fruit … Continue reading

Office BBQ Beauty

Warm weather is coming I promise!  This means drinks, food, and plenty of BBQ’s for Summer 2014.  Here are some easy office get together beauty tips for a flawless day-time look to party perfect in minutes. Clothing: Casual Friday’s shouldn’t … Continue reading

Foot Savers

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Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favorite pumps.  Here are some helpful products to keep your sexy sassy behind on your toes. First, take care of your feet!  Try a home pedicure. What you will need: … Continue reading