I often hear clients talk about how long their transition is taking.  Yes, there are times when it feels like the you’re not getting anywhere, but you are. Change take time and patients.

The key is to remember this,


So even though you’re only taking small steps, be thankful you’re going in the right direction!

My Favorite Things

As April comes to a close I thought this might be a good time to tell you about the things I’m loving this month.

First, living in the San Francisco Bay area in April mean roses are coming into bloom.

Here are few photos I took of some of the beautiful blooms

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They are just breathtaking, beautiful and smell amazing!

I’m loving blue nail polish this season!


and also white!


The boutique started carrying a new makeup primer called Velvet Veil and a new Setting Spray.  The primer is amazing, so silky soft.  It helps fill in pores and smooth the skin for a fantastic makeup application.


You can purchase Velvet Veil here.

The Setting spray is also wonderful! My clients are loving how long their makeup is stay, without needing to retouch.


So these are few of the things I’m loving this month.

What are you loving?  What special new product have you found, I would love to hear about it!


Fresh New Nails

One of the best ways to start out the new week is a fresh manicure.

My Nail Tech, Kathy at Elegant Beauty Salon in Santa Clara did a fantastic job.

Some may say they look like wedding nails, but I think they look bright and fresh – perfect as we finish up April and head into May!


What do you think of the white nails?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

The Passing of an Icon

Most people who know me, know I’m not the biggest music fan.  Don’t get me wrong I love, music, I’m just not one of those people who always has music playing.  I don’t have a huge collection of albums or iTunes and, I definitely couldn’t not tell you what’s in the top five on any music chart.

Today is different, today I’m a huge music fan.  Today, Roger Nelson passed away.  You may not know him by his given name, but you might know him by his stage name – Prince.

Prince died today at the age of 57 at his home in Minnesota.

It’s wasn’t until I heard of his death today and started hearing all of the music tributes that I realized how much of an impact he had no my life.

The first song I remember from Prince was in 1979 when I was in high school  – “I want to be your lover”  A great song and great video. Then, of course, there was “Sexy Dancer”, “Do Me Baby”, “Uptown” and  one of my favorites “Controversy”

Then in 1982,  the year I graduated high school, we spent the summer grooming to the album  “1999”.  A classic to this day.  So many great songs came off that album, “1999”, ” Little Red Corvette”, “Delirious”

Then came college and in 1984, Prince and The Revolution took the world by storm with the album “Purple Rain”.  Every song on this album can carry me back to a specific place and time in College.

“Let’s go Crazy”, “Take Me with You”, “Darling Nikki”, “I would Die 4 U”,  “Baby I’m a Star” and of course “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain” – What an amazing album!

The music just kept on coming and making memories.

“Raspberry Beret” 1985, “Kiss” 1986,  “U Got the Look” 1987, “BatDance” 1989, “Thieves in the Temple” 1990, “Creme” 1991, “Sexy MF” 1992

I could go on, but I really just want to sit back and listen to a Music Icon – do what he does best – make me want to dance with a smile on my face!

Thank You, Prince for providing me with a lifetime of memories.

I would love to hear what’s your favorite Prince Song or Album?







Summer Nails!

I know Spring just started, but soon Summer will be here.

There is no better time to start thinking about summer nails than right now.  Spring is when we start seeing just what the Summer trends are going to be.  So here we go!

Let’s start with Essie Nail Polish.  They have two collections this season that I’m loving on.

The first is Lounge Lover, a throwback collection the retro-glamour of the chic Florida retreats found in Palm Beach.  The colors bring out the feel of sun, surf and sand.

Lounge Lover CollectionColors in order

High Class Affair, Shades On, Off Tropic

Lounge Lover, Sunshine State of Mind, Pool Side Service

These are the perfect colors to take you from spring right into summer.  The purple is a staple color for the two weddings I have coming this summer and Blue has got my vacation written all over it!

The second collection is the Resort Collection – Going Guru!

going guru In order the colors are:

Going Guru

Dehli Dance

Nama-stay the Night


I love all the colors, but will need to get my tan going to get them all to look perfect.

OPI, one of my long stand favorite nail polishes, doesn’t disappoint this spring/summer with New Orleans.



The gift set, show here is a great way to try this beautiful soft feminine southern collection.

The blue shade in this collection,  Rich Girl& Po-Boys, is by far my favorite shade.


OPI_NOLA_Swatch-NoLogo8  but not far behind is this beautiful shade,  She’s a Bad Muffuletta!


So Spring is looking plentiful and Summer looks like it will be full of fun.

So what your favorite nail color this Spring/Summer?  I’m always looking for new colors and designs.

Happy Birthday to Diane!

Happy Birthday, Diane!

Diane is one of my members here at the club.

She just recently celebrated her 70th birthday and she’s making 70  look good.

She is long-time and faithful San Francisco Giants fan and  loves to wearJennifer Lopes

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