Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Vast Landscape Going Back to Cali Book Tour

The Vast Landscape

Going Back To Cali BookTour

“…go on a journey with the character, so much so that you reach a certain point and it’s almost impossible to set down…” 

Holiday Travel Great Read

The eagle has landed.

"Filled with raw emotion..a page turner from the start!" 

Hanging with Deepak -
 Omni La Costa Spa and Resort
Follow your bliss #Ayurveda #Chopra

Vino Volo Libro #Cali-Bound

DULLES #Ontheshelves #JOLIEvibes

Cool Chicks Happy Readers Airport Cheer

Rad. Righteous. Ride the Wave. #Encinitas


I am woman. Hear me ROAR.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Reading is SEXY

    Because reading is smart. Smart is beautiful. Beautiful is SEXY. The Vast Landscape is emotion, authentic, raw truth in a moment of chaos when the whole world could use something beautiful. Faith. Strength. Love. Hope.
    Fine Lit., Not Chick Lit. 

    Amazon Readers 5 STARS

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014


    Beauty, with purpose.

    boots and a bag. The origin, creation of Harrison the protagonist. Harrison is beautiful, messy chaos.
    TheCove copy
    Faint whispers drift down from the stars into the evergreen, clapboard cottage. The Cove, a mystic beach, sea, sun, stars and moon sanctuary. Harrison's refuge.
    debut fiction novel, o' yeah.
    truth sitting in fiction. a life, that tugs at your core, emotional, authentic, meaningful and heartfelt
    gp cover
    Gatekeeper, descendant and fixer of Harrison's family, Georgia Pine. The crimson child with blazing hair and fire belly will do as she's told, not before she's ready. Pyre and brimstone, gut-instinct to guide her.

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    Raw, authentic beauty.
    'with the author'

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    The Vast Landscape Giveaway!!! Because, sharing is good.

    Goodreads Book Giveaway

    The Vast Landscape by Jacqueline Cioffa

    The Vast Landscape

    by Jacqueline Cioffa

    Giveaway ends April 17, 2014.
    See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
    Enter to win

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Good earth, love

    I did not forget about beauty. I'm working with a different medium, y 'all.
    The muddy, dig deep, raw kind. 

    Good earth, love.

    A visual, the starting point. The jumping off place inside the intimate, very personal view of a world. The vast, rugged, dangerous, tumbleweed terrain, desert earth we’re traveling. Hearts get trampled, tears, pain, misery. Is it worth one brief, fleeting second of love. The Vast Landscape tells me so. It’s all borrowed time, life’s torn pages and faded images.
    -excerpt GEORGIA PINE.
    “Adelaide finally let go, cocooned in a white cloud of down comfort. She slumbered, dreaming of plaid picnic blankets, wicker baskets, melon, oranges, baguettes, brie, green olives and sweet tea. The citrine sunrays’ shadow dancing across the waves. The dream memory. Her mother’s strong, lean arms sending her soaring above the ocean. Free, unafraid, Adelaide’s daddy sat waving on shore, peeling a Clementine.” 

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Bird Wings in Flight

    Zac Posen Fall 2014

    I do not miss backstage hair and makeup madness. The frantic energy, models rushing in late, stripping their faces bare only to repaint, the artistic vision. Fashion week, 2014. You can bet Kabuki and Zac Posen have discussed the makeup look at great lengths, Kabuki mastering the perfect co-creation. Old Hollywood glamour with an edge. Kabuki is calm amidst the frenzy, demonstrates the look to his team. He makes it look so simple, trust me it's not. Somehow, you manage to recreate his vision, models hair and makeup ready scramble to dress. The fairy-tale dream as they glide down the runway, confident and modern ethereal. A thousand flash bulbs, video cameras greet them. Months of preparation over in nanoseconds; no worries, the collection is sublime. 
    Zac has Oscar season on mind, old Hollywood elegance in style.

    Zac Posen Fall 2014 Kabuki Makeup

     “The make-up for Zac Posen this season is a deconstructed take on 1940’s glamour,” says key make-up artist Kabuki. “To take advantage of the intimate show setting that allows close-up viewing of the make-up, I chose an artful sweep of black cake liner across the contour of the eyes. Since it is applied with a customized brush, the effect is immediate and effortless”.

    The brows and lashes are left bare to retain a youthful, airy feel. A cool tone nude cream eyeshadow is patted with a finger on the lids for a winter fresh finish. Skin is mostly matte and pale but with a flush of a satiny color warming the apple of the cheek, blending outwards.

    A precisely lined matte orange/red lip finishes the look by underlining the femininity.


    ProLongwear Concealer  Prolongwear Paint Pot "Camel Coat"    Prep + Prime Pressed Finishing Powder   "Pale Pink" Color Corrector from Pro Concealer Palette Powder Blush "Dandelion"  "Black" Creme Liner   "High Energy" Prolongwear Lip Pencil 

    "Dangerous" Retro Matte Lipstick 

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Breathe In, Breathe Out

    Essential Oils have been, and continue to be a major part of my beauty routine. You can't look radiant on the outside if your insides aren't clean. Healthy mind, body, spirit. Feeling good should be the first step in your beauty regimen. Pure essential oils can be applied directly to the skin, mixed with almond or jojoba oil for pure body oil, a diffuser to refresh the air, the combinations are endless. A few drops mixed with distilled water in a travel spritzer, immediate lavender relaxation. I was on a plane, in an airport sometimes two, three times a week. I found lavender soothing, instead of stinky, stale, recycled air. Fellow travelers even thanked me when they got a whiff. A few drops on a hotel pillow in a foreign, unfamiliar city instant grounding for a calm, restful sleep.

    Before a makeup application, I spritz a client's skin with a mix of lavender and lemon (always asking first, if the client has any allergies), and watch their faces transform, skin revitalized. On location in one hundred degree heat, a few squirts on the model's neck, arms cooled overheated skin. I've been experimenting with lemon and peppermint, a cool, clean pick me up works wonders for nausea. Eucalyptus, amazing for sinus pressure and headaches. Tea Tree oil anti-fungal, antibacterial properties is great for bumps, rashes and blemishes.
    We've become a pill popping nation. When you don't feel your best, how can you look your best? Why not try something different? Get back to basics, the purest form of healing, plants, herbs and essential oils. 
    Beauty means becoming mindful, eating clean, taking the very best care of this one life. It's not just about luxe creams, glam brands in your makeup bag. Those are the fab., multi-color sprinkles, the treats on top. Why not dig deeper, build the foundation before living in your dream house.
    My BFF took me to The Chopra Center for a week of Perfect Health. It was a mystical, enlightening, funny, the optimum health, full immersion week. The priceless gift of a lifetime. I may not be there in the physical, Chopra's teaching stay with me. I try to practice what I learned (I said, try) to indulge in their Aromatherapy line. Bringing a little piece of Carlsbad magic at home.

    Chopra Abhy Oil

    Touch is fundamental to health and well being
    When stimulated through therapeutic touch or massage, the skin releases a pharmacy of healing chemicals that have health-promoting effects on the physiology. In addition to feeling good, regular massage and loving touch detoxifies the body’s tissues, increase circulation, calms the mind, and enhances immune function.

    Soothing Abhy oil
     is made with traditional Ayurvedic oils of Coconut, Almond, Jojoba, and Safflower and infused with the rejuvenating herb, Brahmi, and Pitta balancing essential oils of Ylang-Ylang, Lavender, Lemon, and other natural botanicals.

    A daily self-massage (self-Abhy) with aromatherapy massage oils, known as an Abhyanga, is one of the most important tools in Ayurveda to activate your inner pharmacy and slow the aging process. We recommend one daily.

    Rupa Relaxing Roll on

    Chopra Center

    Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, moodcognitive function or health. WIKI

    Quick Reference Guide for Essential Oils