Allergy tested and Fragrance-Free…

Doesn’t always mean you won’t be allergic to that product. I lost my fav gel eyeliner pencil on a recent trip. I was so LOST without it! I like that black liner almost as much ๐Ÿ˜‰ as I love wearing ๐Ÿ’„ lipstick! And that’s a lot!!!

I went to the local big box beauty store and purchased an eyeliner. I was so happy… mission accomplished!!! Until about 2 minutes after applying it. My eyes got a film over them and I couldn’t see quite as clear. My eyes wanted to close and try and clear whatever was causing that. The itching started just a bit but it was so annoying like that film forming across my eyes.

I just had to stop ๐Ÿ›‘ everything and remove the eyeliner with a tissue as I wasn’t at my hotel and was working. It reminded me again that just because the product says fragrance free,opthamologist and allergy tested… it can STILL cause allergic reactions.

I threw out the eyeliner and did not want to share the germs with a friend or my sisters. Remember this too!

Don’t forget if you can test products in the store. Have them freshly sharpen the liner and try it. If they are in a box and all packed up I know you can’t.

But when a tester is not available you are taking a chance. So always test drive products just in case.

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Illuminate and Celebrate…

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Shopping for a a gift for a loved one or friend takes time.

Don’t rush shopping for a gift especially when it is for someone special.Every night I sit by candlelight and this light …A serene salt lamp. I have them all over my home and in my business too. They illuminate to room and create such a calming and pretty ambience and a mood all their own.

A salt lamp has so many beautiful benefits! And healthy ones too.

They purify the air,great to use around electronics and computers,smokers homes and are great for people with allergies. Google them and you’ll find ALL their benefits.

I highly recommend them. They used to cost a bit of money but now have come down in price and also gotten smaller and more portable even to clip in to your computer to brighten up the mood or your work space.

I also think they are kinda sexy and cool.

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for HIM or for HER… Think about giving this as a gift. They will treasure a long time and think of you every time they flip the switch too.

 

WANT BEAUTIFUL Looking Eyes?

photo GREEN TEA EYES

It was a crazy busy week last week and now it is pouring into this week too. I feel tired and feel like I look it.

I discovered these green tea gems recently and felt now is the time to give them a test drive!!!

The company says these eye pads will lift,brighten,de-puff and moisturize.

They contain micro-infused collagen gel pads with aloe,vitamins C & E,amino acids,antioxidant rich green tea extract and energzing taurine… they are Paraben-free,cruelty free. I’ll bet that you ladies with allergies would love them too.

They call it the energy drink for your face!!! Celebrities love it.

TONIGHT is the night I hope my skin will drink it up…I have my beauty and lifestyle segment on TV tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

Want DEWY SKIN?

humidifier violife

You don’t necessarily need a NEW face cream or serum YOU NEED THIS.

It is a personal ultrasonic humidifier that you use with your bottled water. Ultra fine mist. NO filters to change. Infuses the air with an airย  moisturizing vapor that lasts up to 13 hours.

It’s cheap,chic and does wonders for my complexion!!!

PERFECT size and great for at your bedside night stand or wherever you’d like to use it.

Plug it in and await the amazing results and dewy pretty skin. It also is awesome for people with allergies and chronic dry throats.I love to use it year round.

Get yours at http://www.violife.com

Do you have a beauty dilema or question? Write to me.

Chat with me on Twitter @beautyconcierge and on Instagram at NoreenKissYoung I would LOVE to help you. If I don’t have the answer I’ll find out and get back with you. Thank you for your kind words and for reading my blog.

This mascara is the bomb!

Cherry Blooms

Unlike me it seems every single girl or woman I meet love WEARING mascara. And many I meet are on the hunt for it!
Constantly on a quest for flirty,fabulous,longer lashed eyes!

The reason I say unlike me is that due to allergies I cannot wear many brand mascaras as well as enjoy fake eyelashes as the glue (no matter what brand) annoys my eyes. So, my go to fave product has always been lipstick!

However, if you are seeking that mascara of all mascaras! I received a package in the mail and had to share with you.

It is called Cherry Blooms…and like a cherry tree blooms from tiny flowers to cherries your lashes will bloom.There used to be a large cherry tree in the backyard of my grandmother’s home and I always admired their beautiful journey and blooms.
So, getting back to the mascara there is this saucy Aussie woman who loves to invent things and she came out with this mascara.
They call them lash extensions that you BRUSH ON. no fuss,no glue, no mess.
The mascara is a two step process which I first thought might be a long task especially on the go.
First you apply the gel from a wand, then you apply the black fibers (which are the lash magic to me) and then a coat of the gel to set.

On clean eyelashes with (no other mascara necessary) I couldn’t wait to try and see what volume of lashes I would see as my eyelashes have never been long looking nor defined. My husband’s lashes are what women would envy and he doesn’t even use an eyelash curler not fair.I also waited a few hours to see if my eyes would be allergic or puff up or itch after a coat of the mascara set.
Well, everything went well no swell,no itch no whining on my part.

Longer lashes in less than 60 seconds! My lashes looked AMAZING! I never had such full and beautiful lashes. Best of all they did not crunch. Do you know what I mean by that? You know the feel when you put on several coats of mascara and the layers feel like they are mini tree branches that will snap off? This mascara does not do that.

Great for ladies with allergies,who wear contacts and who want to look good without a TON of time and layered application. It is a really fast process.

The benefits of this product I read online are:

All non-toxic ingredients.Stimulates lash growth,as a good quality beeswax helps cells regenerate faster.Anti-bacterial properties so it doesn’t breed bacteria and has a longer shelf life. Moisturizes those lashes.Lasts longer then other pop up copy cat brands!
LASH LOVERS UNITE!
If you want to look like yourself only better and like the look of fuller,longer or false lashes…you NEED this! It is the bomb!

http://www.cherryblooms.com or available in the USA at a spa near you.

Whole Foods Market Bodacious Beauty Aisle

Update from my TV segment on The Morning Show WJXT-4!

Some of you may think that Whole Foods Market is only for food but think again. They have an awesome beauty aisle filled with organic beauties and more. If you love to read labels look no more the items I cherry picked to feature on TV Saturday from the Jacksonville store are safe and affordable. You asked I listened.

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1. Naturtint hair color safer long lasting hair color to do at home.Active plant ingredients naturally better.
2.Good SOAP the brands delicious scented and skin softening soap line.The key ingredient stars are coconut oil and shea butter.
3.365 Daily Facial Cleanser Wash an Every day value (non-comedogenic) and clean rinsing.
4.Mineral Fusion nail polish. I am addicted to and wearing the shade glint of mint. Free of dibutyl phthalate formaldehyde,toluene free and camphor. If you are allergic to nail polish like I am,you need this brand in your life.
5.Every Man Jack deodorant (aluminum free).The cedarwood body wash is the stores rock star seller for guys!Never tested on animals and naturally derived.
6.Wanna get your skin to glow like JLO?

I LOVE this celebrity/star! She is so talented and beautiful. She also has such amazing skin and although I have met a few of her makeup artists in the past they took credit for the makeup. I find it’s not just her makeup. It is Dr. Hauschka’s delightful skin brand of healthy beauty. The star in this cream or lotion is the Rose flower water,petals,sesame,almond oil and more.My model Kena’s face and body glowed the second I applied it to her neck and decolete.The cream is called Rose Day Cream. It is fabulous for sensitive skin too.Soothing,skin softening and luxurious! I love the way it smells too!

I hope you enjoyed these healthier brands that I shared with you.
For video: http://www.news4jax.com

Buff Me Beautiful!

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Do you love the Farmers Market OR health food store like I do?
Do you look for healthy pretty ways to look gorgeous and take care of your skin too?

Here is a product I came across guest speaking at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Show…in beautiful and ever exciting Las Vegas.I told you I’d take you to the show floor and this was one of the unique beauty items I found.
Created by three darling and amazing sisters from the peach state Georgia!

My pink parfait exfoliation experience was as intriguing as it looks!
Yogurt has one of the highest levels of lactic acid which gently exfoliates the skin.Another reason to eat and LOVE yogurt and cleanse/exfoliate with it too.Strawberries are high in salicylic acid,one of the main ingredients in over the counter acne medications.Strawberries are rich in vitamins A & C.

The natural ingredients of salicylic acid,vitamin A&C were perfect for my combination complexion.
EASY as 1,2,3 and NO allergic reaction.I am allergic to a lot of different things…So this was a important to me!

Ever since I met them I have Georgia on my mind a pretty exfoliated face.
They don’t call them the House of Exfoliation for nothing!

http://www.buffher.com
Come back for more from my Las Vegas trip!

So in love with this nail lacquer!

in the cable Car- Pool OPI
Do you know what it means?

No,its not the name of that charming little boy character from the old Andy Griffith show.I am not sure how you spell his name from the show I do know that if one more person calls this iconic nail polish “O-Pee”, I think I am going to have to scream. It is pronounced by its letters OPI and it stands for….Odontorium Products Inc.
You see the first nail products were derived from the dental industry.The words comes from a Greek word meaning “of the mouth”.Think about it if it is good for your mouth it must be safe for your nails as well.That’s what an OPI representative shared with me.In fact I was told years ago that their first office was in a building that was a dental lab.

I’d like to think of the name standing for “OUTSTANDING,professional,individual because every time you have an OPI mani and pedi with a PRO that is what you are going to get. OPI nail techs and business owners LOVE and breathe all things OPI!

I so love OPI it is such a quality and fabulous nail polish.The colors come in a rainbow of shades.So many shades… so much value!

I am allergic to MOST nail lacquer and you might be too.
If you get itchy eyelids,cat scratch kind of marks on your eye lid area and face from touching your eyes and face from a new manicure or polish at home…You might be allergic to your current nail lacquer. What I discovered is that OPI works for me and my skin too!

No matter what your mood OPI has a hue for you!
This hot hue is a shade from the new San Francisco Collection isn’t it rich and gorgeous?

Nails have never been more in!
Paint the town red,pink or with flecks of gold too and have fun doing it.

Allergies got you down?

SALT LAMPS

ME TOO!My voice sounds like a sexy 900 line phone gal!

As a beauty therapist I am always on the hunt for healthy beauty too. I have found relief for my allergies and to stress less.
It is a salt lamp.

Like the salty ocean air,salt lamps are an amazing generator of negative ions. Simply put they clean and purify the air. They also ease a person into an alpha state, a state in which you feel completely in the moment and not distracted by stress. When on they illuminate your space with a beautiful array of colors. A glowing golden amber,light pink and soft orange illuminates your space and relaxes. You have to see it in person and FEEL it to truly believe in it.

Great for your office near your computer, a bedroom, hallway,living room or create your own meditation room or corner and enjoy some spa like music too.

If you have pets this really helps clean your air. It also helps to improve the quality of smokers air.Especially helpful if you don’t smoke and someone in your house does.

LIFE in the 21st century as well as the economy has become so stressful for your body,mind and spirit. Light up your world and feel better by surrounding yourself with this amazing creation. rich in history from the Himalayan mountains to salt spas in Poland…FEEL the mystical powers they convey and the healing energy.

While I am not a doctor and not trying to make any health claims EXCEPT the facts they say about these lamps…I do feel better and am stressing less.
Simply had to share with you!

Light up your world with a healthy twist.

Day 17 to beautiful skin!

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Think you have acne?

It is a problem for many people.One of the main things for sure is chocolate and greasy foods don’t always cause acne nor make it worse. Keeping your face and hands clean. Keeping your hands off your face IS important! Change your pillowcase often.
My dermatologist warns a few zits are not acne! Besides genetics here are some other reasons you may develop acne.
Hormones,stress,bacteria,lack of sleep,your diet,food allergies,poor cell turnover,cosmetic related allergies and an over active sebaceous gland can cause acne flair ups.

D.I.Y Skin Toner for Blemished Skin

1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 cup of water
2/3 cup of witch hazel

Mix all of the above together and use nighlty and play with it first to see how your skin reacts to it. Apply with cotton pad and stay away from eye area or lips. It will also brighten your complexion/skin.

*This recipe is from a client of mine who has acne and swears by this.I tried it… it feels refreshing! If you are allergic to any of the above please do not try this recipe.
If you have a noticeable strong case of acne or any skin concerns consult a dermatologist…Doctor knows best.