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Tips from the Experts

Deborah Lippmann - Manicurist & Founder of Deborah Lippmann 

Luxurious At-Home Manicure Prep

Soak two hand towels in hot water
Mix sea salt and olive oil in a bowl
Lather and massage your hands with the mixture
Wrap your hands in saran-wrap
Cover your wrapped hands with the warm hand towel
Let it sit for 10 minutes, rinse & then apply your favorite manicure 

 

Shop nail polish on www.deborahlippmann.com using code 'BrandonLovesDeb' for 20% off. 

Offer valid through May 9, 2020 11:59 PM PST. 

Marla Weinhoff - Set Designer & Founder of Marla Weinhoff Studio 

Have Fun & Make a Zoom Music Video!

Download the Zoom App & set up your account 
Make sure your background is a solid color— any wall will work! 
Go to Settings in the top right corner
Select “Virtual Background” in the left column. 
Click the “+” sign and select the image file you want to use as your background
Exit out of settings
Click the “New Meeting” icon
Click “Record” on Zoom
Play your favorite song
Get Groovy!
When you’re done, stop recording and “End Meeting” 
The file will save in your “Documents” folder on your computer

 

If you’re having a hard time picking a background, we recommend using a picture from one of Marla’s sets on her website.

Eva Alexandridis - Founder & CEO of 111Skin 

At-Home Beauty Tips

Now is not the time for make-up
Instead, let your skin breath and repair
Protect it with anti-aging products
With beautiful skin
Make-up becomes less necessary
Be aware of blue light
Blue light is the light your computer, phone and TV screens emit
It can be just as damaging as UVB and UVA light
There are products that protect your skin against blue light
Use them to look after your skin

 

Use code ‘BMLovesEva’ for 20% off at www.111skin.com.
Offer valid for only full-priced products through May 22, 2020.

Michael and Darroch Putnam - Floral Designers & Founders of Putnam & Putnam

Herb Flower Bundles

3 to 5 sprigs of rosemary, or any herb available
2 sprigs of mint geranium, or any small-bud flower available
2 sprigs of lavender, or a tall, slender flower available
1 garden rose, or any large-bud flower available
Bundle the rosemary sprigs in one hand
Place each mint geranium sprig on opposite sides of the bundle
Layer the lavender in front
Make sure the bundle is wild and pans out widely
Finish with the garden rose in front
Tie with twine and place in your favorite vase

 

Use code 'BrandonLovesPutnam' for 20% off their web-shop and classes at www.putnamflowers.com. Offer valid through May 31, 2020.

Katrina Atienza - Baker and Founder of Taste Crème

Taste Crème Cheesecake Recipe
Filling Ingredients: 
1 1/3 C sugar
2 Lbs cream cheese
6 large eggs at room temperature 
1 C sour cream
1 C heavy cream
Zest of one lemon
1 T. vanilla extract
3 T. flour 
Crust Ingredients: 
1 1/2 C crushed vanilla wafers 
6 T melted butter
1/2 C sugar
Dash of cinnamon & allspice 
Instructions: 
Pre-heat oven to 325° F. 
For the crust, mix all crust ingredients together and hand-flatten into a springform pan. Pre-bake crust for 15 minutes at 325° F. 
Once the crust is done, set oven to 225° F. Set a baking pan on the lower rack of the over and add water. 
For the filling, mix cream cheese and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Continue mixing while adding the eggs one at a time. Once well combined, mix in the sour cream, heavy cream, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Mix in flour. 
Pour the filling mixture into the cooled, pre-baked crust. Place springform pan on the top rack. Add more water to the baking pan on the lower rack. Baking with hot water will create a smoother texture. Bake for 2 hours. 
We recommend enjoying with a tall glass of homemade lemonade.

 

Use code 'BrandonLovesCake' for 10% off at www.tastecreme.com. Offer valid through May 31, 2020.
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