Is The Weather Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin?

Here are 3 ways to make your skin look better when it’s so cold 🥶 outside.

To start with you have to exfoliate and I am in love with a gentle exfoliant found on Amazon. It is called Cure Natural Aqua Gel It works wonders FAST and is so gentle! It can even be used around the eye area to kiss the driest skin cells “Bye Bye!” If you don’t own it. You need to. It comes from Japan and I discovered it in my travels.

Another alternative to the above product is to try this method. Use a luke warm wet with water washcloth “pressed” against the face. I like to work in sections. Doing this gently lifts up the tight, dry and flakey skin cells.

Work in circular motions.

When you are washing your face. Don’t use a deodorant bar use a creamy soap. face wash or oil cleanser. Work in circular motions as doing this will help lift up dirt, oil, pollution and dry patch skin.

Another quick fix is a sheet mask. You know those little wonders found almost everywhere and originated from Korea. There are so many to choose from!

I am in love ❤️ with them and so is my skin!

Make sure you leave them on as long as you can. Not just 10 minutes. I find the longer the better! 20 Minutes will do! They will soothe the driest parched skin.

I hope these skin care tips help you. And. while you’re at it invite your sweetie to join in on the fun too!

Use up every bit of the masks juicy hydrating goodness!

Holiday Makeup Touch Ups!

I am back on TV this week on River City Live on WJXT-4 in sunny Jacksonville Florida with some beauty ideas to pack in your evening bag to look Gorgeous on The Go”! Over the Christmas or Holiday parties or on New Years Eve you want to look and feel fabulous! Right?

Before a party I always eat some fruit and drink lots of water. Don’t go hungry or thirsty. Before I put on makeup I like to use a hydrating illuminating mask like ESW Plant based sheet masks. It’s cruelty-free, vegan and clean ingredients. Like Matcha Almond Milk.

It gives my skin a radiant glow!

There are a few must-haves I think you need:

Hair spray like Chi’s Hair care Helmet Head is a lifesaver for your or HIS hair.

A lip balm,bold lipstick or sexy shimmer lip gloss are good choices. I also pack a conditioning lip balm for my husbands lips too. I like A Method’s Vitamin C Kissed Lip Balm. Baby its cold outside!

Find a petite Eyeshadow and highlighter set like the one I discovered by Guide Beauty so many pretty colors perfect for the holidays. Shine On and apply over eyelids, cheekbones,decolette or over a lipstick to shimmer on!

IF your face tends to shine or look oily try Powder Papers I discovered on one of my trips to Asia. My clients and I are addicted to them! They are travel friendly, powder and blot oil in one blot. Love how fresh they make me feel. Selfies and other family photos call for this beauty find!

A dash of fragrance goes a long way. Carry a perfume or cologne sample and or a mini hand lotion I like Spongelle’s new lotion packets for a quick fragrance and skin softening touch-up.my favorite is the “Sugar Dahlia” and the “French Lavender”.

Holiday 🎄Clutch Bag Must Haves!

So I hope you enjoyed these tips besides what you love to use and do and paint the town red, pink, silver or gold!

Happy Holiday!

Celebrate 🎉 every day as life is a party! 🎈

So you know what to do. Party On!

Green Smoothie for Shopping 🛍 !

I know we are all under pressure to manage our TO DO list this month. Wether holiday shopping or simply doing what you need to get done. We need energy. And not sugary things. Sip your fruit and veggies.

So I wanted to share one of my many smoothie recipes that I enjoy with you.

What you will need for this recipe:

1 cup of frozen pineapple

3 handfuls of fresh spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup of coconut water

A few pieces of fresh mint leaves

1 squeeze of fresh lemon

1/2 cup of water (optional)

Place all your liquids in the blender. Add your green 🍃 leafy veggies, blend for at least 25-30 seconds. Lastly add fruit and herbs. Blend until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass and enjoy. It is even more delicious when you share it with those you ❤️ love!

I like to play with this creamy refreshing recipe! If you don’t have one fruit or veggie substitute with another. It’s so much fun and better than buying them. Do it yourself and know what’s in it!

It’s the MOST craziest time of the year!

Wow! I never expected the last few weeks to be filled with so much adventure! NO comfort and joy for me. I know I’ve been MIA … it’s so unlike me!

But I wanted to fill you in on why I have not been blogging. I’ve been traveling for work. Puerto Rico, Santa Barbara, LA and beautiful Palm Beach. I love traveling and exploring wether it’s work or play. Airplanes are my happy 😊 place!

First there was a late in the season hurricane in 🌴 Florida.

Then while that was brewing I got sick with an upper respiratory infection. Thank goodness no flu or Covid.

Next I got attacked by three angry 🐝 wasps! Three different times!!! While minding my own business. It was bad.

All with Shop Small Saturday events at my studio and my Holiday Open House 🏡 weekend for my beauty cottage. Needless to say… I’m exhausted from all of this and the steroids I had to take too.

But I wanted you to know I have not forgotten about you and my blog too.

Stay tuned … I’ll be back.

Beauty Dreams do come true!

You can order a beauty filled gift 🎁 for yourself or someone else! Customized, interactive and so much fun!

Today on TV I’ll be “kissing & telling” some fun gift ideas for the little girl, pre-teen and bestie in your life.

But to be honest, Mom’s and MiMi’s would love 💕 it too!

At the top of my gift idea list for TV is this …

Unhidden Beauty Co 👁 eye shadow kit you can customize and even name it. It’s a one of a kind sensation!

8 or 12 and more eyeshadow sets with highly pigmented pressed Vegan, cruelty-free eyeshadows in scrumptious shades!

I’ll be sharing more about this brand and set on Tik Tok @noreenkissyoung

Visit: http://www.unbiddenbeautyco.com

The perfect gorgeous gift! 🎁 interactive fun!

For MORE and the rest of my gift ideas and the video link of my segment on River City Live TV go to:

http://www.RiverCityLive.com on http://www.News4Jax.com

Video of my segment will also be available and up on http://www.youtube.com after NOON once the show airs.

Enjoy!

This beauty crime happened yet again!

I’ve been traveling a lot lately and I can’t resist popping by a few of my favorite big box store out of town. You never know what you’ll find. Right? I was filling my basket with some awesome fashion finds and then browsed the Beauty Dept. I wasn’t there but a couple of minutes and what did I see? A lovely woman before me. I went to look at a few beauty tools when this woman turned around and smiled at me. I smiled back. Smiling and being kind is what I love to do. In a few seconds I was SHOCKED at what I saw. This woman was OPENING all the makeup kits and makeup she could get her hands on. One by one she put the products on her ARM and hands swatching away! I was pretty horrifed when she placed her NOSE in some foundation bottles and creams. At one point she had the tip of her nose filled with creamy white face cream and did all of this NOT even phased by me being there.

I don’t know about you but I NEVER do this and I have never had any clients do this at my private makeup studio. It was so troubling to see. 2 and 1/2 years into Covid you’d think she learned a thing about beauty safety and more.

All of this happened for over 10 minutes as I got lost in the beauty aisle. I could not help but notice her every move testing,swiping and sniffing. It didn’t matter to her that I was even there. NEXT she closed up the boxes and other products and shoved them back on the shelves. I could not stay. I simply had to walk away.

But what was most troubling is a supervisor directed two employees to put out new merchandise and displays to her specification ALL while this lady was testing all the beauty products she could get her hands on. The were so engrossed with their conversations and displays they let this happen a few inches away not feet.

I love discount and closeout stores but this really turned me off and made me think yet again….BEWARE and BE AWARE.

What you are buying may have been rifled through and someone elses germs can be all over what you buy!$

What do you think? I think it is a beauty crime I don’t want to witness it again. I will still shop this store but will proceed with caution what I buy there down the beauty and skin care aisles.

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No Tricks Just an Awesome Glow!

Look what I found?

I am so excited to discover this protein bar called Glow Beauty Fuel.

Look at this chart above that clarifies it’s features and benefits. My body and skin is going to really glow.

The bars come in three great flavors:

🍒Cherry Grazie

🍊Orange dream

🍫 Chocolate Mania

Does not taste like cardboard. just plain delicious.

Created by a woman.

This Halloween I shared these with all my besties and served a Beautiful Witches Brew!

I love 🧡🍭🎃👻 Halloween! How about you?

A chocolate 🍫 Halloween 🎃 Treat!

Today on TV I am sharing one of my favorite recipes for a chocolate 🍫 face mask!

I LOVE 🧡 whipping up beauty Brews & Face Treats.

Heres is what you’ll need to make this DIY. Filled with nutrients and skin loving!

🍫1/3 cup of Natural (not with sugar) Cocoa powder

🍫 2 TSP heavy cream or milk

🍫1 Teaspoon of honey 🍯 to seal the chocolate deal

Stir all of these together and apply to a clean face and your neck too.

Leave on your face at least 10 minutes!

Rinse well and you won’t believe how pretty your skin looks and feels.

Nothing like a chocolate facial at home! Or go to your favorite SPA to get one! They offer massages, manicures & pedicures and skin care infused with chocolate.

Who says you can’t Treat yourself this Halloween 🎃👻🍫 and it’s ZERO calories!

Stress Less Tips!

In a hurricane , tropical storm or just life now… we NEED comforting.

Here are some of my personal tips to help!

❤️ Take a warm comforting bath before the storm or you lose electricity. Or if the storm passes you or just any day chill out in a bath 🛀 even if you are a shower person. IT will make you feel better!

Add a few flowers 🌸 or rose 🌹 petals & it’s pure bliss!

I like to use Epsom salt and a few dashes of essential oil. Rose, lavender or lemon. I like to add shower gel to the tub for bubbles.

(Not crafters oil fragrance) The real thing!

❤️ This is NOT the time to go on a diet! Eat and drink things that comfort you. Bake some cookies from scratch. Make a pot of cozy hot chocolate or Chai tea.

Yum!
Rest up!

❤️ Try taking a nap or at least try and get a good nights sleep. It really helps with stress! It also is so good for your health!

❤️ Or give each other a massage. The scalp, shoulders, hands or feet. Even the family can get in on the fun.

Massage oil from your kitchen!

Practice a bit of meditation. Or start yoga. I have not been doing it for many years but I have added it to my life. It makes such a big difference.

❤️ Meditation 🧘‍♀️ calms the mind. If you don’t what to do. Just be still and quiet. Surround yourself with a salt lamp or a faux candle. Illuminate your space.

Soothe your spirits!

❤️ I’m not a doctor but my massage therapist and doctors over the years suggested I take one magnesium supplement at night. They say it relaxes the body and acts like a muscle relaxant. I practice that and it is quite effective. Sweet Dreams!

❤️ Spray your sheets or towels with lavender oil or peppermint oil. One calms and the peppermint lifts spirits.

❤️ Still feeling stress ? Chew gum or enjoy a hard candy. I love a candy brand called Jolly Ranchers!

❤️ Keep hydrated! Drinking Water 💦 is your body’s best friend. But a little Prosecco helps too. Or whatever floats your boat!

If you have a tip that you’d like to share with me. I’d love to hear from you.

I hope a few of these tips help and comfort you! Hurricane if not. We ALL need to take comfort.

All the Feels of Fall

Spice It Up …Fall has arrived even though we don’t feel it in Florida. The temperatures in the 90’s this week! Wow. Today on TV I shared these with our TV viewers on a lifestyle morning show on River City Live… on WJXT-4.

But it is going to feel like the chill of fall before we know it. Let’s get in the mood and spice your life up with something new. Perhaps something or some place you never tried before! 

  • A great way to do this is with a new sweater or better yet buy a pair of cozy socks! Say goodbye to boring black,white or blue and color your world too! I just discovered this awesome brand called JOHN’S CRAZY SOCKS! So many sock styles to choose from for guys, gals and kids too. The fun socks I purchased are so ME with luscious lips all over them.

Check out …
Browse: www.johnscrazysocks.com Feel even better about your purchase knowing you are supporting a small business owner who just happens to be born with Down Syndrome.  His company donates a portion of your purchase to  Special Olympics. The holidays are coming. Great gift idea too.   

Adding fall decorative touches in your home is nice. But how about adding some spice to your kitchen by trying out new and exotic spices like Vietnamese cinnamon and or French Lavender for your culinary adventures. I have had a party in my kitchen with these spices and herbs.

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Love sipping coffee? Tea? Smoothies Or Hot Chocolate? Me too. 

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Bitty and Beau’s Coffee Shop is coming soon to San Marco in Jacksonville Fl. But you can also find this coffee shop around the country. The brainchild started by a mom Amy Wright who is co-owner and named the coffee shop after her two children Bitty & Beau who were born with Down Syndrome. Why not stop in when they open their doors here and enjoy a NEW place to sip your coffee and enjoy a delicious treat too. They employ amazing people with disabilities. Now that’s something to brag about! Guests love the vibe and coffee too!

Try a new autumn inspired self-care treat like Honey Heel glaze and or hand and body lotion like Honey Chai. Men love this scent and products too. Self care never smelled or felt so good!

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A new lipstick can change your life! Really. The trending hues for fashion and lipstick are cinnamon and metallic and earthy colors. But still think about PINK to brighten up your face to go with the new fall fashions.

Let’s celebrate the beauty of fall 🍂 and all it has to offer us.

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