Category Archives: PEARL’S FAVORITES

Jan 21
2019

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Cooking With Joni Sare….

Happy New Year!! I have been so busy working and opening up a new skincare clinic- which I’m so excited about, and will share more soon. I haven’t done a lot of blogging lately :( and I miss it!  I have so much to share with you and lots to catch up on. Let’s start with my new food related obsession- It’s cooking, learning, and eating with Chef Joni Sare.

Here is Chef Joni!

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One of my passions has always been cooking- ahem…. more specifically eating, but I also love the creative process of combining new flavors, especially international cuisine!! This passion has actually turned into a  “gig” aka “side hustle” – but more like a side-alignment since it never feels like work. I mean my office is Joni’s beautiful kitchen, my desk is an oven, and my computer is the fridge!  Cooking with Joni is fun but every time I’ve taken a class or been an assistant I learn something new.  She is a natural teacher and makes what may seem like complicated cooking concepts easy. So, each class we prepare yummy food, discussing how to best develop umami with nice guests, and did I mention wine??? Someone has to make sure the Sangria is balanced, more on that later. Joni is a personal trainer for your kitchen. I call her the skinny chef you CAN trust. She specializes in Thai, French, Italian, Paella and more and she even has an Instant Pot class- for the busiest home chefs, which we have a lot of in busy Silicon Valley.

Leading Sangria instruction is one of my specialties with Joni,  and has earned me the nickname #sangriagirl. Did you know National Sangria day is December 20th? It’s also my birthday, which is fitting since I LOVE Sangria!  It’s like a health elixir the way Joni teaches it – I mean we add high antioxidant organic herbs. Trust me, this is the best way to spend an afternoon or evening, if you want to have a great team-building event with your workmates, girls night in with yummy food, couples bonding, etc. You can learn how to make Sangria with your own herb-infused simple syrups – I mean how healthy are you?!?!  and how to really fruit it up, to match any cuisine.  If you’re a serious culinary student, you  may even improve your knife skills- her tearless onion technique is life changing. Joni has taught me how to expertly dice a red bell pepper with no mess or waste and now I share this new skill with guests in my Ragu sauce, which you will enjoy with homemade pasta,  you make yourself in Joni’s Italian class..  You will learn to chiffonade, macerate, and my personal favorite deglaze. You will walk away with satiated taste-buds, healthy, tasty cooking tips, and last but not least a great memory.

Here is Jon’s website for more information.

 

www.jonisare.com

 

Hope to see you in the kitchen!!

 

Warning!! Taking a class with Joni may cause a sudden obsessive urge to purchase a crinkle cutter

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Feb 16
2018

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Event! The Makeup Show SF, Introduces, iArtist, an All New Beauty Event

I’m very excited to share that The Makeup Show will be launching iArtist an ALL-NEW BEAUTY EVENT in San Francisco from March 21st – 23rd!

Have you ever wanted to know how the best makeup artists in the industry reach their success? I, Artist – The Makeup Show Forum reveals just that. Making its debut in San Francisco on March 21st, the event was created not only for professional makeup artists, but for anyone in a creative career. The forum’s sole purpose is to help create an environment for anyone, whether up and coming or a seasoned artist, to get insight from some of the most successful in the industry and be re-inspired. I, Artist – The Makeup Show Forum will be a platform for those who may be looking to redefine their success, re-engage with their passion, and discover how to get back on their path.

Following iArtist, on March 24 and 25 the highly anticipated TMS Makeup Shop SF will also be coming back – who doesn’t want to shop the best cosmetics and talk beauty for 5 days?!  Below is a sneak peek of these events!!
  • I, Artist – The Makeup Show Forum will kick off on March 21st with over 25 of the most successful artists and industry experts taking the stage.  During this three day event artists from Jordan Liberty, Matthew Jordan Smith, and Yvonne MacInnis will divulge in their best kept secrets and reveal how they reached success.
  • TMS Makeup Shop SF  is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  This is your chance to shop an exclusive luxury beauty event that introduces all the makeup must-haves and beauty secrets of the pros!  And did we mention sales?!  These products will be offered at steep discounts, some normally only offered to pros!
Click here for the complete list of speakers traveling to SF for the debut of iArtist – and they can’t wait to share their secrets!

 

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Dec 06
2017

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Lipstick Angels – Warm Welcome to SF by Credo Dec 12th

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Lipstick Angels, a non profit that was started in Los Angeles is now in San Francisco at UCSF!! Lipstick Angels provides skincare services and makeup application for women going thru chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.  I’m honored to be a part of this wonderful team, as a Special Events Ambassador!

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We are having our first San Francisco fundraiser (20% of sales going to Lipstick Angels!) This is being hosted by the clean, green and incredibly awesome, Credo Beauty on Dec 12th. There will be wine, skincare tips, makeup applications and generous gifts with purchase. The event is from 5-7.  Come and get slammed up for the holidays for a very worthy cause. I would love to see you and share a toast and help you get some clean and gorgeous glam. Credo has so much to offer, and if you haven’t been yet you must come! Every purchase over $75 will receive a tote bag and a 7 piece free gift! RSVP to events@credobeauty.com

Hope to see you there!!

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Aug 07
2017

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CPR for your Hair! Welcome Madison-Reed to SF!

I tried it and I loved the new Color Bar in San Francisco. I’m loving my root reboot and color refresh, from Madison-Reed’s new location in San Francisco.

I was warmly welcomed by Rachael Thomas, who is the manager and lead colorist of the Color Bar. We all know sometimes seeing a new colorist can be a little daunting, but I was immediately at ease. I could tell I was in the presence of a skilled practitioner. Rachael went thru a quick but thorough color consultation with me.  She made an expert recommendation to blend two colors to make my perfect root and color refresh toner, for the rest of my hair. I loved the rich, glossy results and the perfect multi-dimensional color. It’s been 4 days since my visit, and my blow-out from Rachael is still looking fresh! If you can’t get to SF for a session, you can buy all of the hair color products online and they have professional colorists available via email and phone for complimentary consults.

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Rachael mixing up custom colors

It’s important to me that Madison-Reed is a cruelty free haircare line.  They are also at the forefront of innovation when it comes to ingredients. They are the first company to create a Smart 6-Free permanent hair color- there is no ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, PPD, phthalates or gluten. Those ingredients can be hard on your hair and really dull and damage it over time.  The color is made in Italy, where European Union standards are very strict when it comes to ingredients- so this is high quality and it really shows in the results. This Italian hand-crafted color is enriched with keratin, organ oil, and ginseng root which protects, hydrates and makes your hair healthy looking and shiny! There is a complete curated collection for your hair: Color, Protect and Revive.  It’s been 4 days since my color and blow dry and my hair is still looking salon fresh, with no wash needed yet! I will try to stretch it out for one more good hair day…gotta love a professional blow out!

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Before the magic happened

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After root reboot and color refresh with Rachael

I also took home some shampoo and conditioner, and a Color Reboot kit to touch up my roots in a few weeks. I will write another post about that once I use it. The color kit looks so easy to use and Madison Reed is known for quality salon color that you can do yourself at home. The sponge tip application for the roots is genius- less mess and more ease!  I’m actually looking forward to coloring my roots at home in a few weeks.

You can learn more about Madison Reed here

 

 

 

 

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Apr 11
2017

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Suntegrity Lip Colors- The Most Wearable and Healthiest Lip Color Collection Ever!

Suntegrity is a favorite brand of mine! I was so excited when they came out with an organic, Broad Spectrum, SPF 30 lip color range.  They contain Konjac root, Wrinkle Feeling Spheres, to visibly reduce the look of any fine lines. The formulas are infused with organic shea, jojoba and cocoa butter. The colors are so flattering and they are as wearable and rich looking as they can be!  They use pure pigment- no dyes! They are light reflective and absolutely yummy, with a hint of stevia to sweeten them. I love them so much that I ordered the collection for my skincare studio -Facials By Pearl! If you’re in the SF Bay Area come and take a look! I will post more photos when I have a little more time to play with them, but here is a sneak peak of the gorgeous shades! To add to the beauty of this brand, both inner and outer, Suntegrity also donates a portion of each sale of the lip colors to Lipstick Angels!

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