I hope this wonderful first part of Aug. finds you enjoying your summer. I know mine has been extremely busy. New home – construction of new restaurant – photography classes – learning ivideo (not so easy as they say) make-up jobs etc… Oh yeah family stuff and trying to keep & “get my healthy on”. Along with some quick little trips here and there. Don’t get me wrong not complaining. Yes, it has been a bit hectic but I am extremely grateful! I am still trying to learn how to not let life take me over and how to take control of my life….. or at very least stop and smell the roses.
So this parlays into my need to have some quick express “things” in my life to carry me from day to day – yes I still try new stuff but these are some basic things I can always count on.
- Skincare routine
My basic skincare routine has not changed for years – It is my Clinique 3 step – (Clinique special going on right now – click here ) Of course I will try supplemental serums and eye creams, etc. – but this is my staple and you can not beat the price. Yet never fear – if it’s new I’m trying it out Baby! Anyway, this is my MUST HAVE! I have travel versions – in my gym bag – travel bag – guest room ……all over the place.
We also just got this great cook book and it’s like the Indian Food Bible – You can make some of the spice mixtures ahead of time – the dry ones keep for quite sometime if stored properly – I like it “hot” – so many of the recipe’s fall right in line. It doesn’t hurt that I am married to a chef/restaurateur so if I get stuck on something I have my fall back man. Actually he has been feeding my craving for these foods at least once a week – when I get frustrated & confused by the recipe’s and maybe need some TLC.
(Love You Denise – will be calling this week – way overdue)! However you will find me most days with my hair back – a headband or a Ponytail of some sort – maybe a messy Updo. They are the fastest & just the easiest to do, and the most chic for the summer season ….. right? Add some red or orange lipstick and voila! There are a lot of ways to style your hair in this way, you can do simple messy bun or very smooth and glamorous Updo or a High Pony. Which way you will prefer depends on your style & event. Do you like elegant and classy looks, or more wild and free? Check out the photo’s below and see which of my selections you would choose. Maybe try one today…… if you do please share – with a comment or on my FB page!