As an Esthetic Nutritionist, my philosophy about skin and health is pretty simple: “The mysteries of the body are revealed through the skin”.  When your skin is misbehaving it means your body is out of balance.  When your body is out of balance, to me that means your life is also out of balance.  So we have to look at your routines- what you are doing, what you are not doing, what you’re doing too much of, and what you need to do more.  Heal...

Ask any woman what her secret is to looking good and you’re bound to get an unlikely assortment of answers. It seems everybody has a secret concoction passed down from Grand-mamma so-and-so or Aunt somebody to help defy the cruel hand of time. In my nearly 20 years as an esthetician and make-up artist I have heard just about everything including putting the first morning’s urine of a newborn baby on your face as some sort of healing facial t...

December 9, 2015

I have been sculpting eyebrows and teaching the technique for nearly 20 years. In that time I have seen all kinds of self-expression from well-meaning make-up artists trying to be edgy and utterly confused “do-it-yourselfers” who clearly fell face first into the looking glass. It pains me to see both women and men who sport poorly manicured brows so I decided to revisit the art of the sculpted brow and teach you how it’s done.

I learned to sh...

August 26, 2015

 A few years ago a mother contacted me about her pre-school aged daughter's "serious skin issues".  She told me her daughter scratched her neck, back and arms all day long.  She said she tried all the lotions out there for dry skin and eczema and nothing was helping.  She asked if I thought this could be related to her diet and any help I could provide would be greatly appreciated.  It was no surprise to me that the products she tried did no...

The skin is connected to every part of the body and a healthy skin equals a healthy body.  The following is a list of powerhouse foods that every diet should include if great looking skin is the goal.  This is by no means an exhaustive list rather a good starting point.  So, everyone should feed their skin well because what they see is what they ate!

Fruits & Vegetables- have lots of water, fiber, and powerful antioxidants that help...

December 23, 2014

"The New Commandments of Beauty" takes a look at some of the funniest beauty offenses that have been secretly accepted as truth; and offers suggestions to help you get back on the right path to beauty maven.

They say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" unless of course, the beholder is blind, deaf, and otherwise impaired. The truth is we've all had a fewbeauty mishaps and bad hair days. And on at least one occasion there was aBFF who aided...

November 8, 2014

"Sit right back and you'll hear a tale of what not to do when you're on the treatment table."

Accidents are bound to happen and I have been the victim of beauty disasters at the hands ofwell-meaning professionals. The one that still makes me shudder happened several years ago. When I wasstudying esthetics, I had a facialwith a respected esthetician. After determining I was a good candidate for thetreatment she had in mind, she started putting...

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