Having Fun With Green Beauty!

Ever have that moment when you feel like you could run the world and how did you ever doubt yourself? How did you doubt going with your gut feeling instead of carrying the fear of change despite the lack of a net to catch you??? Well this is one of those moments for me…still no…

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Slow Burn By Laser

As you know (or if not, now you do) I work as an Esthetician at Hyde-Edwards Salon and Spa in San Diego. Such a cool environment that includes Alcheme, a holistic skincare and wellness space of acupuncture, lasers, micro-blading, Botox, vitamin shots and probably something more that I am missing but you get the idea……

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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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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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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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Holiday Makeup To Glam Up, Of Course

Just a few ideas for your holiday parties, Christmas and a New Year’s Eve glam up. Just know that whether you are feeling down, blue or just blah, a well put together makeup look is the best armor and confidence boost. So get out there, rock your holidays and enjoy through to 2017. Celebrity makeup…

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Before Getting Eyelash Extensions…

To make it easy on yourself and your lash stylist here are a few things to know for the newbie, before getting eyelash extensions. Have healthy eyes and eyelashes. A lash stylist can possibly work around lashes that may have minor damage (for whatever the reason) but your eyes must be in good shape. No…

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First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

  My first video and I just had to do it and get it out there, no frills, no great background no me all dolled up. That would of took me another week just to gather the perfection of it all (insert side smirk). So I just winged it. Now it is out of the…

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What Happens In Vegas…

What happened in Vegas at the IECSC held at the Las Vegas Convention Center last weekend…was overwhelmed, learned a few techniques, learned about new products and learned more about the products I already knew about, spent some money, got an idea of equipment costs for my own future spa suite and had some good times!…

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The Skin You’re In

The skin you are in… You only got one, take good care of it! With a medical background and love for all things beautiful, I have always been secretly interested in skincare. I think it was the moment I had my first laser hair removal session back in my early twenties. Now that I am…

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