Step Into My Studio

If you are not familiar with my home-based skincare and beauty studio House of Vine, it is lovingly named after my grandmother, Elvina (nicknamed Vine) a lover of beautiful things, a woman of extreme work ethic, dedication to her family, passion for her career and incredible bravery in being a single black woman that left…

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The Spa At Planet Hollywood

Her name was Natalia and she gave me the best massage I have had in a long while. Where did I get this massage you ask?  I spent the day at the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara while in Las Vegas for the Cosmoprof Conference last month. A little business and a little pleasure for…

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Throw Back! My Interview With The Pulse SD

Back in April of this year I had an exciting time being interviewed by Cindy Matalucci, host of The Pulse SD and her crew at The Pulse studio filming live for her website show. It was awesome, nerve wrecking and incredible all in one. I’m so glad I did it and was honored to have…

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Don’t Miss Out! August’s Feature Facial

  Just me discussing some of the benefits, results and ingredients of the this month’s feature facial at Hyde-Edwards Salon and Spa in downtown San Diego. The main ingredient being pineapple from the Eminence Pineapple Enzyme Pro Peel 10%, which is often found in exfoliating skincare products. It is an enzyme which breaks down the…

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Apricot Body Oil: My Fave Eminence Organics Product

  Last week on Youtube… : )

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Sorella Apothecary

  Last month I went to the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference as well as the International Beauty Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. My first time there was last year and it is just simply amazing, addicting and intoxicating that with all of the products, tools, skincare lines, etc. that are featured there, I…

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Hyde Edwards Salon And Spa – July Peel Special

I featured a video on just last week or so about this month’s facial special at Hyde-Edwards Salon And Spa where I am currently providing services as an Esthetician/Makeup Artist in addition to growing my business with House of Vine. Why? All exposure is just that exposure. As a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, any exposure…

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Coming To A Salon Near You…. 

Coming to a salon near you… I’m happy to say, that would be me! Click below… Check.It.Out! If you’re living in or visiting San Diego, I’ll be taking appointments at Hyde Edwards Salon and Spa for facials, professional makeup and waxing services beginning June 28,2017.  This is a full service urban luxury salon in the heart of…

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Who’s The Boss?

         #BeautyIsBoss My new life and business mantra. Now what does that mean (to me) exactly? Well… I stand strong in that if you look good on the outside it reflects feeling good on the inside. Can one really argue with that? Why do you think so many talk shows and such…

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Get Your Beauty Baked

A new store in cult beauty is coming to San Diego this week! It’s called Beauty Bakerie, a hip and trendy makeup brand that is Vegan friendly AND black owned. Can I get a unicorn with that, maybe? I am excited to try their products. I know that when many people think of vegan friendly makeup one…

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