Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Summer Picnic and Outdoor Entertaining Tips


Summer 2022 is here!  Time to kick back with family and friends for some easy summertime meals served al fresco. Let me show you some new ideas on how to pull it all style.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Get That Summertime Glow: New Makeup Products & Tips


Summer to Glow!  {Professional Makeup Bag by}

This summer's look calls for bronzed, blushed, and beautiful bare-skinned vibes! We've completely left behind over-made-up, heavily contoured, and thick layers of foundation that obscure every freckle like a mask.  No, we're not doing that this summer!  Check out these new products and makeup artist techniques for your best seasonal look ever.

Primer Power: Physician's Formula Butter Believe It

A good primer is always going to be your key to using less foundation while making it last longer throughout the day. A new one I've discovered is Physician's Formula Butter Believe It. This is a putty primer with a buttery, moisturized feel with no added sheen. Just use a little and you're good to go.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Spring Into Summer Skincare Essentials


So are you ready to spring into summer with some next-level skincare?  Going into summer we are seeing more emphasis on clear, glowing skin that needs only a minimal amount of makeup if any.  In fact, I mostly can get away with high SPF skin tints at this point because my skin overall is smooth and even, (read glass-skin)!  These carefully curated essentials made the final cut for: concentration, efficacy, purity, and natural ingredients.

SOOAE Korean Face Mask Sheets

These sheet masks are so easy to use and offer a quick, nourishing blast of infused nutrients. I've tried their Pomegranate and Avocado Masks which are so very gooey, you can get two to three uses out of them if you store them in ziplock bags between treatments.   A smoothie for your face!

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The Sensual Valentine's Day Date Gift Guide


This Valentine's Day, try taking your date night prep to a new level! One that engages all the senses, especially taste, touch, sight, and smell.  You know I've got it all right here so prepare to be blown away as I help you get ready for that special Valentine's Day Date!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Great Gift Books for Christmas and The New Year


Books and Book Sets make wonderful gift ideas for Christmas and into the new year.  These days there are options for personalized books that include the recipient's name in the text, gift sets of a book series or collection as well as Daily Planners.  All of these will continue to give into the new year and be appreciated for years to come.

Personalized Children's Books

Books like these are not only educational but help build self-esteem in children as they are included as being part of the story.  They are thrilled to hear a story about THEM! I've also ordered personalized cookbooks for my children to save their favorite recipes.  Either way, seeing their name and picture in a real book is quite thrilling. Visit all the titles available at In The Book

Book Sets

Whether a series, collection or set of related titles on the same subject, books are a great gift idea. Choose something classic like a leather bound set of the complete works of Charles Dickens or compile a set of specific cookbooks.  What I've done here is assemble a set of three Instant Pot Cookbooks. Each book gives different recipes but also various cooking techniques with this appliance.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Trending Beauty Gifts for Christmas


Beauty Gifts that are trending into 2022! I always try to keep in mind that cosmetics given as gifts for Christmas are often perfect for New Year's Eve looks.  So make sure to include a palette with at least a few pods of shimmer for an evening look.  Here are more top beauty gift ideas.

The Eyes-The palette above by Chella allows you to customize your own compact as the pods are interchangeable. Soft shimmers and mattes, your recipient can create the perfect palette.

The Lips-Shown here by Lisa Rinna is The Sasha Lip Kit.  Everything you need for a perfect pout has it in the kit: Dirty Talk Lipstick, Shake It Lip Gloss and After Party Lip Liner.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Vincent's Legacy Furniture Outreach is a Community Blessing

Volunteers for Vincent's Legacy Furniture Outreach with one of their delivery trucks serving the community. "Helping to turn our neighbor's house into a home." This 100% volunteer-driven organization is now in its 11th year.  

Belmar NJ: This week I had the opportunity to see a really amazing and much-needed local charity in action. Vincent's Legacy, (a special works council within the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Trenton Diocesan Council), offers home furnishings and household supplies to people in need. These could well be your neighbors in the areas of Ocean and Monmouth counties.