Sunday, January 15, 2017


     I remember, as a very little girl, in the early seventies, sitting on the bathroom sink watching my mother putting on her make-up. I watched in amazement the transformation from pretty to gorgeous with just a simple sweep of lipstick here and a quick stroke of mascara there. And then after applying that final touch of foundation and spray of perfume on her neck, I knew how beautiful she felt, because I could see it as she smiled at herself in the mirror. Even then, I knew that I couldn't wait to be just like her when I grew up.

     I had always been fascinated by make-up, not only by how beautiful it made women look, but also by how it could make you feel. Even by just applying a bright lipstick and a dab of perfume on a dreary day can lift my spirits.

     However, it is important to know your skin type and skin tone. Skincare is first and foremost so I recommend talking with your dermatologist if you have any skin problems or special skin conditions before starting a skin care regimen. This may include facial masks, scrubs, moisturizers, cleansers, anti-aging products...ect. I also recommend going to a trained professional in the cosmetic industry like maybe Sephora, Ulta or one of the cosmetic counters at a department store. I would ask for a makeover so as to help you with the right colors for you and how to apply.

     I was in the cosmetic industry for many years and I've done hundreds of makeovers and loved every minute of it! I know a few things because I've seen a few things. If you ever have any questions or need any advice, don't hesitate to ask me. I'll be happy to help you!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


     Ok, I admit that I like to people-watch and I think a lot of us do. Sometimes it can be entertaining to people-watch at the mall or while on vacay. I like to watch people for fashion/style inspiration. It's called street style! :-)
     However, sometimes people can be critical, especially about how we're dressed. But do you know who's the most critical of you?! Yes, a lot of us tend to be too hard on ourselves about our body type, our hair and our style. Though it's comforting to know that a lot of us have family, friends and significant others that support us and accept the way we look, but we still tend to want to be accepted by society and strangers. Research shows that women, especially, can be harsh and judgmental towards eachother on how we're dressed. Research also shows that a lot of women dress for other women rather than wearing something they think their boyfriend or husband would like them to wear. Also, a good percentage of women admit that they will refuse to have their picture taken with someone better looking.
     But then there's the percent of women who admit that their looks have helped them get a job, better service at a place of business and has even helped them get out of a ticket.......must be nice. :-)
     It's very interesting to see some women who spend a lot of money on their appearance and they admit they do it more for themselves than for anyone else. Hey, if it makes you feel better about yourself and builds up your self confidence, then why not? But as for me, I admit I'm a scaredy cat and I'm too lazy to put 2 hours into fixing myself up. It usually takes me about 5 minutes to do my hair, unless I'm doing something special with it, and about 12 minutes for my makeup...... (I call it warpaint) ;-)
     Well, I hope you enjoyed this observation and like I said in my book, it's always important to make an effort. You'll look good and feel good!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


     It's that time of year! I know I don't need to tell you how important it is to protect your skin, but here are a few tips to think about.
     There's a difference between sunscreens and sunblocks. For example, sunscreens usually contain ingredients that absorb UV rays, where as sunblocks are made to actually block them. It is recommended to apply sunscreens about 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun.
     Sunblocks usually 'reflect' UV light and typically start working immediately with no waiting period. Sunblocks are also known to be friendlier to sensitive skin. It is recommended to use at least an SPF 30.
     So enjoy the sunshine! (Safely). :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2016


     Being in the fashion industry for so many years, I've definitely seen trends and styles come and go and return back again. However, some styles are destined to become future Classics.
     But with all the trends and fads changing so quickly and with fashion magazines saying a certain shoe is a must-have and a week later another magazine saying it's out of style, it's no wonder people get confused and discouraged!
     So just remember to always stay true to you and your style. Wear what makes you happy and wear something that fits properly and flatters your body.
     I offer great advice on this subject in my fashion book I published, "Style, How To Have It And Keep It For Life"!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SPRING 2016!!

It's that time of year! Here is a list of what's in for Spring 2016! 

1. Luscious corals and pinks for the lips.
2. Long, flowy caftan and maxi dresses as well as just above the knee floral prints!
3. Black/white and navy/white color combos for outfits with strings of pearls.
4. Beautiful, fun hats! Be daring!
5. Big, statement jewelry
6. Big hair, curls, waves, you name it!
7. Jeweled sandals, wedges and kitten heels.
8. A soft, floral fragrance.
9. Look classy and fun with matching handbags to your shoes.
10. And last but not least, sunglasses! Try different colors to brighten up your wardrobe.