THANKful for YOU!

photo Thank you blog.JPGAs another glorious Thanksgiving arrived…I wanted to simply say. I appreciate my followers,ones who view daily and new followers to come. I LOVE writing this blog and sharing a snippet of my days and a peek into my life.

But its not all about ME

Let me hear more from you! I’d like to get to know you too!

 

XOXO

Noreen

PS

Beauty TIPS:

  • If you are still partying and have guests over this long weekend.Before your guests arrive or even if it is you alone with your pet. Prep with a ripe avocado face mask for softer skin while you cook.
  • You can also apply a hair mask on your hair and place a shower cap over it. Your body heat from running around the kitchen will make it work faster and condition your hair.
  • Put your sandals on and apply a dash of olive oil on your toes and condition your toes and nails while you whiz around the house with that vacuum cleaner.

Double duty beauty time and get your cooking,cleaning and beauty fix in too!

 

 

 

Manscaping…your man!

Let’s hear it for the BOYS!
Men want to look good too so here are some awesome ideas for manscaping your man and products to turn him on to!
Cole Skin care for MEN founded by skin care expert and professional makeup artist Cole Patterson. 
Used by Usher yes, you heard it right (that awesome singer) and other Hollywood hunk notables in Hollywood and beyond.

A few Basic Steps are needed:
Konjac Sponge 100% Natural plant fiber to wash the skin and is biodegradable used with your fav’ face wash or soap.

Cleansing Facial Pads or Foaming Facial wash by Skincare for.It does a clean sweep, tones the skin and remove traces of dirt,oil and pollution.

Protect & Moisturize the Skin with Moisture Balm
http://www.coleskincareformen.com
Lips SuperSmile lip treatment stick in Vanilla Almond

Did you know men get cancer of the lips and women don’t typically because we wear lipstick or lip balm. Treat him to a lip conditioner. It also will give him more kissable lips.
http://www.supersmile.com
Eye gel or cream to soften tissue and lessen the look of lines.

Easy as 1,2,3… just a few ,minutes a day morning and night.

Once a week:
Use a Bentonite clay mask it is a good choice for oily or combination skin and cheap.
Or FarmHouse Fresh creamy Avocado mask for normal to dry skin.

In a pinch a FRESH avocado will do. Slice,take out the pit and mash. Apply to clean dry face. Stay away from eyelids.Leave on face 10 minutes. Rinse and moisturize as usual. Face will feel amazing and skin look hydrated and feel softer.

  • This is the Trent the social media and tech guy at First Coast News he is my model on TV today…I can’t wait to show him what’s new and trending in beauty for MEN. Guys want to look good too!
  • photo TRENT

Scandal …and Bouncin’ & Behavin’ Hair!

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Yesterday I tried a shampoo and conditioner for the very first time..the brand is called White Sands.It came boxed in a kit and I was anxious to try something new.You know how we love shiny pretty packaging.

And as most girls we like to play with and try new things! My hair (like yours) has been through the winter roller coaster of dry,frizzy and flyaway. Almost like a kitchen Brillo pad.

The floral scent of orchids filled my shower softly and my hair took to it well. I loved the way the conditioner did not weigh my hair down and took away my tangles. My locks are long and are not as strong as they used to be.

I try to eat right and that keeps my hair shiny from inside out.But dry and frizzy it has become from the weather this winter.

You may have noticed in my blog posts I love to whip up things in my kitchen for my hair…but besides my avocado mash…I am aghast!

I AM IN LOVE…this product is amazing. What I am even more amazed is to learn that this brand is used on Celebrities and on shows on TV.

Pretty Little Liars,Mad Men,Scandal,Jane the Virgin,State of Affairs and Glee…I see I am in delightful company!

Friday Night Beauty

BANANA Photo

I love bananas and the more unattractive the better!
Just like people …please don’t judge a book or banana by it’s cover.You never know what you will find.

I love to snack on them!
Whip up fresh muffins with these mushy flavorful delights.
Rub elbows and knees with them.
Make hydrating hair masks with bananas!

Here is a skin moisturizing face mask for YOU try this fall. It is fresh,fast and easy to make!
My southern hunk husband loves it too!

I’m Bananas D.I.Y. Face mask

1 tablespoon of honey
1 over ripe banana
1 ripe avocado

*Add a dash of lemon juice so the avocados don’t turn.But it is not necessary.
Mash all of the above and give your skin some LOVE!

Apply it to your face and neck. Skip the eye area but you can apply mask to the lips.

Honey makes it all stick together and helps hold in moisture. The beautiful banana can both hydrate and gently tighten the skin.
Avocados are rich in goodness and hydrating bliss.

Got any left over??? EAT it.

I love to cook,play in my kitchen and do makeup.

What do you do with fresh bananas?
Share a recipe with me.Post a comment. I would LOVE to hear from you.

Delicious Shamrock Smoothie

ganze und halbe avocado isoliert auf weissOn the streets of New York City this past week I enjoyed a few avocado smoothies. So, I simply had to make one from scratch for myself.

Whipped this up in my blender cup and pureed it and fell in love!

Lucky YOU I want to share it with you.

You will need:

2 cups honeydew melon chunks
1 kiwi fruit peeled and cut in mini chunks
1 frozen large banana peeled and sliced
1 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup of chopped kale or parsley

Celebrating one of my nationalities with this luck of the Irish green SMOOTHIE with a healthy twist!

Avocado & Hellmann’s Mayo Hair Delight

It is a steamy hot day and today I have declared it a day for my husband and I to have a spa like day!
I made a bodacious big breakfast (for a change), we went for a couples massage as we usually do and now just finished yummy Chinese Take Out too.

As he naps I am putting the finishing touches on the recipe I started this morning in my kitchen.Later we will BOTH enjoy this moisturizing hair treatment.

Here is what you’ll need if you want to make my nutrition filled delight.

1 ripe avocado
1 cup of real MAYONNAISE (I prefer Hellmann’s brand)
2 tablespoons of almond oil

Mix these ingredients together well and make a creamy smooth potion.

I like to wet our hair first and then apply the mask like green goodness and brush through the hair.

Next is really optional but you might really like it. I use a wet hot steamy towel that I have microwaved for a few minutes. Take care and please dont’ make the towel too hot.

Wrap your hair/head with this wet towel like a turban.
Leave the treatment on for 15 minutes if you have more time to spare try 20 minutes.

Rinse,wash your hair with warm water and your fave shampoo and add a lite hair conditioner.
Your tired and dry summer hair will feel amazing tomorrow,scalp hydrated and your hair will be super shiny!

I’d love to hear from you…share with me any recipes you love too!

Creamy Mashed Avocado

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DRY hair ends got you down?

I created and discovered this recipe when I had a beyond ripe avocado in my kitchen. I didn’t want to eat it but my HAIR loved it.

Take a ripe or very ripe avocado and mash it. Place it on your hair ends and on the crown. Leave on 15 minutes. The avocado will smooth and hydrate your sun bleached and salt water hair.

My husband loves this DIY hair mask too. YOU will too!

I am getting ready for work in Las Vegas…got a mani & pedi, fresh haircut,self tanned and now last minute packing our boxes of beauty for the beauty show are packed but my wardrobe and beauty necessities are not. Ugh! I hate this part and now packing. I travel so much you’d think I’d be used to it.But I am not.

Later tonight I am doing this mask. Las Vegas is steamy hot and your skin dries like a prune quickly and your hair gets dry looking fast.
This mask will be my moisturized and shiny hair delight.

Viva Las Vegas!

DRY,Brittle ends?

Make new friends by combining one very ripe green avocado and 1/4 cup of Mayo…in minutes you have a hair mask that your hair will love you for. Apply to your hair with your hands this combination to the ends and on frizzies. Leave on your hair 20 mins. or less. Rinse well and shampoo. Smoother hydrated hair and you can save leftovers for a dip with a chip~

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