Counting down to St. Valentine’s day…14 days of fabulous & romantic gift ideas!

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I smell LOVE in the air. The moment the clock arrived to midnight and a new day came. February calls to me. I wish we loved each other (even strangers) and celebrated Valentine’s day every day. Not just on St. Valentine’s day.

Until February 14th I will share with you thirteen fun days of unique gift ideas to give yourself or someone else. Yes, you need to LOVE YOURSELF too. You can’t truly love others unless you love and respect yourself.

Your lover,your husband,your wife,boyfriend, sister,teen daughter,BFF or your dog. Come back and see. Chat with me.

I believe in LOVE do you?

Another reason to LOVE Chicago!

photo pierogi I LOVE anything beauty but am also an avid foodie. On a business and pleasure trip to Chicago this week I had to stop at this awesome hot spot where the locals eat and live just a cab ride from downtown and the wonderful shopping on State Street that great street. Flo and Santos is the name of the restaurant and bar where two lovers who became husband and wife turned their nationalities (Polish and Italian) and food passion into a place to have a cold pitcher of Polish beer,Vodka Shots Journey and devour pizza with sauerkraut,bacon and kielbasa OR have it the Italian way just plain yummy cheese. Or make it a dessert pizza or Polish donut bathed with caramel and chocolate sauce and made with love. No matter how you slice it… Pizza and pierogi those darling plump bites of various yummy fillings. You’ll love Flo & Santos. Down to earth pricing,fabulous and unique food and a cozy  twist do the polka all in one place. This place rocked my hips and my lips. You must try this place when visiting or lucky enough to live in Chicago. You don’t have to be half Polish like me to enjoy it~

Coffee Anyone?

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Happy weekend!  If you love coffee this recipe is for you!

I am about to make this recipe.

Recipe for YUMMY Coffee Freeze

1 cup of milk

1 cup of frozen whipped dairy topping (or you can make it yourself)

1 package of vanilla pudding mix

1 Tbsp instant coffee

In a 3 cup measuring cup,pour milk and enough ice ( I like to use  coffee ice cubes I make with leftover coffee) just to bring the liquid to 3 cups.

Pour into a blender.Add topping,pudding and coffee,blend until smooth.

Pour,sip  and ENJOY!

Have a delicious new year! Remember life is what you make it.Make things happen and make it yummy too.

Got left over candy canes?

Never fear there is so much to do with them my dears!

Smash them in their wrapper and rim your hot cocoa mugs with them for a peppermint twist.

Break them in pieces and place them in a bowl filled with good quality vanilla ice cream. What you’ll have is a yummy candy cane ice cream on the cheap.

Rim the broken and crushed candy canes,dip in lemon juice and watch them stick around the rim of a cocktail glass. Pour your favorite cocktail inside.

Bake sugar cookies and place a few peppermint crumbles on top before they fully cook in the oven.Be careful when you do it but enjoy this tasty cookie twist.

Grab your nieces,sisters,mom,grandchildren or BFF and make a DIY a Candy Cane lip gloss!

Recipe:

1/2 small candy cane crushed into mini pieces

1 tiny 1/2 drop of food grade peppermint flavoring.

1 mini or small plastic or glass jar

1 scoop of Vaseline (or Organic coconut oil)

Stir all of these together and place in the container.

Apply with lip brush and or your finger.Your lips will feel and look softer and the minty flavor will taste awesome.

Have fun and most of all …Enjoy!BLOGphoto

FABULOUS Holiday Gift Ideas Santa may not even know about!

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I am about to feature this Holiday GIFT Guide List on TV on a daytime talk show called THE CHAT.
So,I had to share these ideas with you.
It is hard to shop and buy gifts! Its WORK! But read on as I have searched the country for some unique chic and on the cheap gift ideas to rock their world and make you look like a rock star.
While you’re at it you may just want to shop and treat yourself to a gift too!

CHI’S NEW Air Expert ceramic Hairstyling Iron is the bomb when it comes to the modern-day smoothing and curling world. I love their MINI units but this is amazing.
· CHI NEW World’s First Touch Screen hair dryer a limited edition in Hot Pink it will dry your hair faster and the color alone will put you in a good mood when you use it!!!

Toss The Gloss a beautiful beauty book for women who have arrived. Arrived to 50 years young plus. The savvy author Andrea Q Robinson has some wonderful beauty tips,tricks and truths for women you gotta read.(No matter what your age)Andrea is the ultimate beauty industry insider.Books are the perfect gifts!

There’s a new pearl on the block named after Constance Sherman CCO Chief Cooling Officer!

Hot Girls Pearls has NEW pearl bracelets along with necklaces for the holiday.Read on and get your or her cool on. These pearls are beautiful with beautiful benefits!!!

http://www.hotgirlspearls.com

*They have some amazing deals and pearls on Amazon too. If you want to place and order for these pearls you’ll get a special discount for my TV viewers and readers of my blog type in code THE CHAT.

Gifts for HIM Or HER

Bulu Box: A Monthly Subscription to a health,nutrition and weightloss.com samplers for the health enthusiast in your life! After filling out a client profile you will receive a custom kit JUST FOR YOU AND one that is all about staying healthy too.Explore the possibilities!

http://www.bulu.com

For the wine lover how about giving a bottle of good for his health wine like Handsome Devil from the liquor store will keep him healthier and more!

Or CUSTOM order WINE by Windsor Vineyards free custom labels.
Buy two bottles and get FREE custom labels. I have done this and they LOOK amazing and the wine is delicious…

1-800-289-9463 http://www.windsorvineyards.com
Create your own label and pick your own wine and have a good time.Your gift will be sublime.

The icing on the cake… Gifts For Her!

Pretty Please is another woman owned beautiful company that has an awesome line of nail polish.
What makes them so special? YOU create the name of the polish after you pick a few fabulous shades.Or they can help you create a name with a little input from you. So, fun. The polish glides on and applies like dream.26 shades to choose from and they are gorgeous!

http://www.prettypleasenailpolish.com

*Lucky you they are offering another TV viewer of my segment and my blog.
You will recieve 20% OFF your order (10 nail polish limit please) offer is good for 24 hours. It ends tomorrow at 4:00 PM Use my code PRETTYCHAT

http://www.prettypleasenailpolish.com

Hunks & Hounds calendar for a good cause… Animal Rescue .
Photographer Mike Ruiz of New York has a photographic eye that will make the ladies DELIGHT and cry!
THIS calendar is A MUST HAVE and of course great gift idea to give!

http://www.louieslegacy.com

Happy Shopping!

Luscious Tart Lemons!

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Lemons can save the day when you’ve eaten your way since Thanksgiving day! I hope you had a yummy day.

Make hot water like you would for making hot tea. Then pour it into a tea cup or coffee mug. Next, squeeze a fresh lemon wedge or two into the water. The more of the lovely lemons the merrier.
I learned this recipe from my beautiful blue eyed mom who said it was a Polish remedy and had used this recipe for years.
It aids in digestion and cleans out your digestive system in its own lemon water way. And it makes you feel better.

Your skin will benefit from this simple hot drink too! I actually do this daily.
Soon you’ll be ready for the decadent eating Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend (lol) or just enjoy feeling a bit slimmer in that LBD (little black dress) this weekend.

I love taking pictures! Do you?

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Bite size little photos of the days of my life. A rainbow I found.A mood I am in. A beauty product I had to have.People I spend time with. Something I just discovered. Snapshots of my travels. A yummy meal I am about to devour. A lip smackin’ decadent dessert. A recipe I want to share. A beauty secret you gotta know.

Taking these instant photos give me a thrill.

How about you? Do you like shooting these photos too?

Follow me…I’ll follow you. I’d love to connect on Instagram and see your mini snapshots too!!!
@noreenkissyoung

Twitter Tweets !

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I am trying to fit it all in…Being Social on all types of social media is exhausting and like another full time job!
I’ve yet to figure out and post on Twitter but I am TRYING.
I like to share beauty secrets, style tips,food recipes,photos,my travels,happy moments,professional recommendations for beauty products and spa & salon services around the country.

Do you feel the same way too? If you do…

Come Follow ME and I’ll follow YOU! Let’s build our followers and HAVE SOME FUN!
Let’s TWEET and chat to each other on Twitter
@beautyconcierge

SPA SHOW TIME

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Counting down to a fabulous time at the International Esthetics,Cosmetics and SPA Conference in beautiful Ft.Lauderdale.

I am so delighted to be asked to lecture again at this awesome SPA show. I also can’t wait to shop till my high heels and I drop!

If you’re a spa,salon,plastic surgery clinic,dermatologist,dentist or licensed beauty PRO you simply must go!

I’ll Instagram @NoreenKissYoung from the show floor. I’ll be tweeting beauty on Twitter.@beautyconcierge
Join in on the beauty,skin and spa fun!!!

Wanna know what’s hot for the holidays??? Come back for my show wrap up and don’t forget to follow me on Social Media.

Bewitching Beauty Brew!

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN it makes me want to scream!!!

Today I am going to stir up a beauty filled bewitching brew.It isn’t just about the candy!!! Although I WANT CANDY TOO!
It’s about your skin and body. Here is a bewitching brew that’s healthy for your skin too!

Beauty Infusion by NeoCell is a refreshing collagen drink mix. formulated for a more radiant complexion and strong hair and nail growth. NeoCell it contains these super ingredients: NeoCell Collagen,Hyaluronic Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid,Vitamin C and Biotin all which do their part to make you more gorgeous and your skin hydrated and pretty.
I am NOT a sale representative just am passionate about the skin loving ingredients and beauty supplement products.
Today in my makeup studio and on TV the other day I showed this simple recipe.

Fill a pitcher with water and follow the serving suggestions on the bottle. Pour into the cauldron or punch bowl it will make a lovely looking orange drink. Serve in little witches cauldrons or orange shot glasses. So fun! Our clients can’t get enough of them.It also comes in Appletini and Cranberry besides the Tangerine Twist flavors.

A natural solution for youthful,radiant beauty that starts from the inside.
Say not to BOO-TOX and Hello to Beautiful healthier looking skin without injections or plastic surgery!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!