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  • Writer's pictureTracy Miller

Sleep Secrets and Inspirations LIVE with Christa Ponzio

“Beauty Sleep” conversations with Christa Ponzio on all things beauty and fitness advice

Last week, I had the pleasure of featuring beauty guru, and one of my longest friends, Christa Ponzio as a guest on my first ever Sleep Secrets and Inspirations LIVE session! If you did not have the chance to tune in live, here are some of Christa’s best tips and tricks on how to improve your beauty and wellness routine as spring fast approaches.

Tell us about your newest business venture - EMS fitness. How does it work and how can people use this to improve their fitness and wellness?

EMS training, or electrical muscle stimulation, is a type of fitness training that consists of small movements, more resistance against electro stimulation in a bodysuit. This type of training is not as aggressive of a work out, but provides even better results. You can get the effect of a 2.5 hour workout in just 20 minutes without the risk of injury associated with more strenuous exercise. If you are sick of going to the gym all the time and not seeing results, I recommend trying EMS to see results even faster, without the hassle of penciling hours of workouts into your calendar. For more information visit my web site at or my instagram page @emsfitnesstrainer.

Share with us some tips on how you can freshen up your makeup routine. What are things we can do right now to get ready to be outside, and for places to start opening back up?

Well, makeup does nothing without good skincare! You have to get your skin makeup ready before you can apply makeup tips. To get the full effect that makeup can offer, you want to have great, hydrated, exfoliated skin. I recommend a microdermabrasion procedure if possible. Another option is to get a nice scrub that you can use twice a week, and the exfoliation will make you glow. After exfoliating, use a hydrating serum and eye cream, facial moisturizer, then your skin will finally be prepared for a makeup routine. Of course, quality sleep will also help your skin stay fresh and smooth!

What about makeup?

Everyone can benefit from a little bit of concealer! Concealer will brighten you up, so dab on your blemishes and under your eyes to create a full flawless palette. I also recommend focusing on your eyes in the time of COVID and masks, so maybe consider investing in some magnetic lashes or lash extensions if you are looking for a more dramatic effect. Use a matte lipstick when wearing a mask so it does not stick, and brighter colors like rose and pinks will be huge this spring!

How do you make yourself look your best for Zoom calls?

Lighting, lighting, lighting! Invest in a ring light if you know you will be on a lot of Zoom calls. You can get them for as cheap as $15 on Amazon! Lighting is everything when you are on camera, and all the makeup in the world cannot compliment you if you have poor lighting.

In addition to hydrating, exercise, and fresh makeup, nothing makes you feel beautiful and self-assured like a good night’s sleep. Not only will you notice physical results, but you will awaken with a newfound confidence that you will carry with you as you approach the day’s challenges.

About Christa Ponzio, Founder of Total Image Hair & Makeup

Christa is an energetic and fun-spirited makeup and hair expert who founded Total Image 22 years ago. Her 13 years of experience in television makeup gave her a leg up on the competition, and has turned her into one of the most prestigious makeup salons in the Chicagoland area. Ever since she was a young girl, Christa has been obsessed with makeup, and after college she turned her passion into a flourishing business where she could help others look and feel beautiful, too. Total Image does on-location hair and makeup for wedding parties, and they have received glowing reviews from publications such as Today’s Chicago Woman, Skin Inc. and The Knot. One of their awards includes the prestigious award of the Hall of Fame from – only one percent of wedding vendors in the country possess this award! Total Image has done the hair and makeup for the cover of Wedding Guide Magazine for over eight years, as well as the Union Station for Moda fashion show for two years, doing the hair and makeup for over 80 models! Christa has achieved her high level of success by valuing customer service, responsibility, and offering a high quality service without the high price tag. You can learn more about Christa and Total Image at

About Inventive Sleep x Tracy Miller

Tracy Miller is a trusted inventor and innovator of dynamic, technology driven, and comfortable products for the home, and founder of Inventive Sleep™. Her engaging brands are found in millions of homes and hotels across the country. As a Sleep Products Innovator, Tracy is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams and goals starting with a great night’s sleep. Her reputation for combining proven and modern materials in everyday products including sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets and mattress pads, adds exciting new comfort and performance qualities consumers love to incorporate into their homes. Tracy is also the author of the weekly sleep blog Sleep Secrets and Inspirations. In it, she shares her expertise on materials research and design, and demystifies the sleep experience with an informative and fun-filled conversation on how sleep helps people with daily living, as well as some of her tips and tricks on picking your favorite products. For more information, visit Sleep Tonight. Create Tomorrow.™


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