It is about to be another tough Mother’s Day for me. Even though my mother died a few years ago the sting is still real. It lives with me. My heart ❤️ is sad. How about you have you lost your mom too? Do you have similar feelings?
But one thing that comforts me is I have many beautiful memories! No one can take that away from us.
I so miss my mom!
❤️ I miss her lovely smile.
❤️ I miss her beautiful baby blue eyes.
❤️ I miss her Polish meals and speaking Polish to her!
❤️ I miss her burnt meals.
❤️ I miss her hugs!
So I am going to make the best of today and think happy thoughts of our times and years together that I was LUCKY to have!
If you’re a MOM! I wish you a delicious and beautiful day!
Nail care and self care have never been more important. Looking good feels good and guys want to look their best too. Manicures and pedicures are not just for the ladies. Today on TV on River City Live I am featuring a few segments to do this with ease at home. I still think to get a manicure and pedicure at the spa or salon feels and is amazing. I go with my husband monthly! He actually loves it too.
Here are my tips and tricks to giving yourself aMani & Pedi at home.
One of the main things you need to consider is setting aside time JUST FOR YOU! Don’t rush. For a manicure you will need at least 15-20 minutes for a pedicure at least 30 minutes.
If you have never had a manicure and pedicure add it to your Bucket List of Beauty or make it your monthly beauty routine. YOU owe it to yourself and your body.
Here are some basic supplies you will need:
1 bottle of Cuticle oil
1 tube of cuticle remover PEN -removes dead skin and hydrates
1 bottle of nail polish remover to start fresh- I like one called The Stripper
1 tube or jar of hand and or body lotion and a foot cream
1 clear your favorite nail polish
1 High & Dry Quick-Drying Top Coat 9 it with UVA/ UVB protection
1 emery board
1 cuticle pusher stick
*Optional- a pair of clean nippers or nail clippers
*Optional- pedicure slippers or flip flops
Here are twomethods one for a quick hand and nail fix I like to do and below that is a longer more thorough way to do a nail treatment at home.
If you are REALLY short on time and want a quick manicure fix…You gotta try the new beauty sensation Bonblissity. Like a K Beauty sheet mask does for your face this little gem candy scrub will freshen and soften up those nails, nail beds and hands. INSTANT gratification.
Simply place a candy scrub wrapped in eco-friendly great for the planet way and place the scrub in the palm of your hands.
Run the water or dip your hands into a bowl of luke warm water and get your hands and the cube wet.
Rub gently paying attention to the entire nail area and on the skin on your hands…tops and bottoms. Leave scrub on and rub some more. It is kissing your dead skin away.
Rinse well and enjoy prettier or more handsome hands in a minute!
I interviewed the hot brand used on the red carpet celebrities, Fashion Week and coveted by the girl next door. I love to support woman business owners and fellow professionals in my beauty industry. So, celebrity manicuristDeborah Lippmann was who I needed to reach out to. This brand is an Allure magazine Best in Beauty Award winner. Not easy to win. So easy to fall in love with this nail polish brand because it is Earth week even more this brand is a healthier gel alternative. Vegan polish that glides on like a pat of warm butter on toast. To keep you safe you need to look for a polish that does not contain the 10 bad for you ingredients and only use the good.
Go visit YouTube or her website for her ‘How to Give Yourself the perfect Manicure at HOME Tutorial” www.deborahlippmann.com
For a PEDICURE at Home you will need the above as well. If you do not want to use a color nail polish that is perfectly fine. Or you might consider using a clear polish instead.
EASY STEPS By Deborah Lippmann
1. Cleanse & Prep the nails and remove all polish if you had any on.
2.Exfoliate & Shape the nails of your hands and feet. Clip if necessary.
3.Perfect the cuticles and nourish with cuticle cream to follow.
4. Apply a BASE COAT. She says it will make you manicure last LONGER.
5.Add a nail polish he if you’d like a dash of color.
6.Apply a TOP COAT to protect your color choice.
7.Apply hand or foot cream, like Rich Girl hydrating hand cream with hyaluronic acid and Steppin’ Out foot cream on your feet.
Deborah Lippmann ALSO shares her tips on HOW-To polish like a PRO. Worth a look on YouTube.
Why can’t I stop eating those iconic marshmallow Peeps chicks 🐣 and bunnies 🐰??? I am not picky about the color either. “Hello,yellow, mint,purple and blue”… it doesn’t matter what color it is I LOVE them ALL !!!
I know better and my skin and body do too!
I am a twin and I think one side of me 💕loves sweet and delightful on the tongue. The other side of me 💕 loves, broccoli, green peppers, celery,sweet potatoes, mixed salad greens,corn,apples,bananas and more!
For Peeps sake… do you have this sweet and squishy marshmallow obsession?
One of my most cherished memories since childhood are the Easter 🐣 eggs. Not your ordinary colored eggs but hand painted with old world charm. The Polish and Ukranian neighborhoods made them, sold them and displayed them at art festivals. Oh how gorgeous they were. And even as a make-up artist I could never draw or painted the way they did.
The art is called Pisanki… which means to write. A centuries old tradition and still created and celebrated today.
You can also find them at online stores and art walks in wooden form. You can decorate your home or holiday table with them on Easter 🐣 🥚 or year round.
Today I am making an Easter meal with Polish kielbasa, pierogi,glazed beets and rye bread (since I don’t have that sweet bread babka).
My mom will be celebrated in my heart 💜 today. She was a wonderful mom and lovely and Polish. I’ll toast to her with a shot of blackberry brandy.
My southern husband enjoys all kinds of food and I’m lucky for that because he’s not just a meant and potatoes man on a daily basis. We dine out, pick up take-out or cook with international bites and delights. Some recipes we get online but others are discovered from our ✈️ travels.
How about you? What are some of your favorite memories from Easter growing up or now?
Happy Easter, Passover or Ramadan… wherever you are in our beautiful world.
Wanna spruce up your look, fashion and home decor? TRY a few of these.
Makeup is still in but softer and baking and contouring and the cake face is NOT in.
Doing your makeup doesn’t have to be a chore and take hours to do. Before you consider buying all things NEW go over what you own and throw out what is old, smells bad or the mirror cracked. These are all things you do not need. I also recommend you wipe & clean your products down and wash those makeup brushes too.
After you have done the above…Treat yourself to a NEW lip gloss,lip balm or lipstick. 👄
Lipstick adds a little bit of sunshine to your lips! It will make you feel so good. Don’t usually wear anything on your lips? Try it you might just like or LOVE it.
BLUSH is popping this spring. It is front and center for brightening your face & complexion. Just don’t over do.
TIP: If you’re in a hurry or forgot your blush you can use an eye shadow in a pinch and go!
ADD a new handbag and a pair of SUNNIES to your spring wardrobe for a new look. Or add a new pair of shoes! These always put a spring in your step.
Another idea is to SHOP your own closet and drawers. I recently discovered a gorgeous sweater and purse I forgot I bought. Now, I have two things new!
Add some green 🍃 to your home decor scene. So pretty and healthy for you too!
Purify and detox that air in your space.
TREAT yourself to a bouquet of colorful flowers. You know the ones that make YOU happy!
Buy a new mug ☕️ for your coffee or tea! oh and a tea cup set makes sipping tea even more special!
I hope you try a few new ideas for adding a bit of color to your world!
I was going to blog about all the swagger,makeup looks, glam styles and bling on the male and female celeb’s at the Academy Awards but I can’t. If you watched it all you know what I mean or may be feeling too.
In the meantime check out my Tik Tok@noreenkissyoung I posted yesterday. I found the cutest,lightest and MOST useful beauty tool set.