Best Beach Body Hacks

The summer season is upon us and it conjures up images of sun and beach in the near future. It also conjures up some poor choices we may have made, like buying all of those girl scout cookies with the intention of gifting them but instead binge watching SVU while eating said cookies.

Ok, I am talking about myself but here are some quick fixes for the time of year that we all love and hate.

Swimsuit season, that is. Here is a cheat sheet for looking your best while Sally sips sangrias by the seashore. Three simple hacks that can improve your swimsuit appearance and make you feel summer ready. Use one or all three for optimum results.

 

  1. DETOXIFY & SAY HASTA LA VISTA TO BLOAT

We all love our carbs but two to three days before your swimsuit reveal you must say no to starches and salt. Drink plenty of water so that your body gets fully hydrated and doesn’t retain water. You may also want to replace your morning coffee with some green tea which is a natural diuretic so that you can continue to get rid of any water retention. Avoid sugary alcoholic beverages which can cause major bloating. Avoid sugary fruits like grapes and bananas and opt for cantaloupe and berries which not only have less sugar but are packed with water. Also, one word…fiber.

 

2. PRODUCT POWER

If you are a product junkie like I am then you will love these next beach body hacks. They are my tried and true so you may end up loving them so much you will use them year round. With noticeable results in just a few days and uses, the cellulite massager is a magic mit of awesomeness. Use it with an exfoliant and you are guaranteed to have healthier looking skin. All of that massaging breaks down fat deposits for a smoother appearance. Use this technique on thighs, stomach and any where there is some lumpy tissue. It also increases blood flow and helps repair the connective tissues between the skin and muscles, which in turn reduces cellulite. Yes, please!


 

Wrap that body! I always love a good body treatment. Yes, the results are temporary but effective none the less. My favorite is a salon grade seaweed body wrap. This one contains powerful seaweed and garcinio cambogia extract. It is absorbed through the skin and improves the break down of stubborn fat deposits by sweating it out. Wrap in plastic body wraps and a waist trainer for best results. 

 

Fake it until you make it! Tanning always makes us look slimmer but it seems like a catch 22 when your heading to the pool or beach for the first time. Sun bathing is bad for you anyway so try this trick instead. This spray tan is user friendly and gives the ultimate glow. Allow a few minutes to dry after applying and before putting on your swimsuit.

 

3. KNOW YOUR BODY & OWN IT

Do not do yourself a disservice by covering up your amazing features. I see women do this all the time. In trying to cover it all up you can end up covering up your best features and assets. Selecting a swimsuit is tough but keep in mind a few things. Coverage and support are very important but also go for solids as they tend to be more slimming and complimentary.  Don’t be afraid to take some selfies. The camera does not lie so use it to select a swimsuit. You will be surprised at what a horizontal stripe does in the wrong place! Get yourself a great cover up so that you can walk around with your swimsuit on and feel confident that you look fab. It is a great crutch and a confidence booster. A great hat and sunnies never hurt either.

 

Ok beach babes, get out there and have fun!

XO,

Alicia

 

It was a Great Day SA!


Well, I got the first Beauty Buzz under my belt with my new partners at Kens 5 & GREAT DAY SA. Thank you to the beautiful hosts of GDSA, Cristina and Roma for their hospitality. The new set looks amazing and I even got to see kittens! Those are the perks of a variety morning show!

Thank you for watching and here is the info I discussed on the show.

INTRACEUTICALS OXYGEN FACIALS

These facials have hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. Simply put, hyaluronic acid plumps up collagen. We loose hyaluronic acid as we get older so our collagen fibers start to sag. Sad, I know. The good news is this is a clinical treatment that can put it back into your skin. For more information call the number below and schedule a consultation!


Book your free oxygen facial consultation at The Oxygen Room & Beauty Bar, just call 210.343.1273.

Also my next makeup workshops can be found here: The Makeup Box

….AND Congrats to the lucky winner of my Selena makeup giveaway. Here is a flashback of when I use to model for Selena and her new line of clothing.


She was my mentor and like a big sis. Perhaps I will take my girls to go see the movie tonight. They just might catch a glimpse of their mama make a cameo in the movie;)

I’m looking forward to giving more beauty tips in the future. Feel free to make some suggestions for future subjects of discussion. See you again soon San Antonio.
XO,

Alicia

A Makeup Class for Everyone


We are no stranger to beauty myths and certainly not new to the failures of makeup.

It is our right of passage! That being said, I started these makeup workshops years ago when I was asked by clients , “Teach me your ways”! Since 2009, I am proud to say I have taught hundreds of women ranging in age from 12-75! Amazing! The reaction I get after my age diversified class is always the same. Inevitably the grown women will turn to the teen or teens in the group and say, “You have no idea how lucky you are!”

After years of putting makeup on in the dark, so to speak, there is a clarity and mindful approach to putting on makeup after the self application makeup workshop. Self application is the key and personalized, hands on instruction in real time. No online video can promise that. Although it is great to watch instruction, the fact remains that it is not YOUR face, skin type and features.

I take great pride in this class and the truth is it really brings me joy to teach other women how to look their best. The question I get most is what is the age group of the class and the truth is I have had mothers, daughters and grandmothers take the class together and each one left empowered. So just to clarify, this makeup class is for everyone and anyone who wants to learn how to put on their makeup, look their personal best and have it last all day or night for an event just like a professional makeup application would. 

In this class expect to learn about proper tools, skin care, how to choose products and of course the A to Z of a professional makeup application. I look forward to seeing all the new faces and thanks for a great start to my 8th year teaching! 

XO,

Alicia

(Below is the information for the next makeup workshop, click on the pic to be directed to registry)