Beauty From the Garden & More!

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Flowers and herbs….Can make you feel better and healthier! I am trying to enjoy them even more before the winter chill and frost arrive in Florida. I love fresh mint,rosemary and other herbs growing outside my door.

Surround yourself with them to make you happy!

  • Eat parsley to freshen up your breath!
  • Make a cup of cozy hot tea with fresh peppermint or mint!
  • Bathe in bubbles and the scent of some fresh rose petals to stress less.
  • Place eucalyptus branches in your shower and steam your way to breathing better from allergies.
  • Add edible flowers to a salad. and make your day more beautiful and even better.
  • Massage your shoulders gently with grape seed oil and a smooth and soothing river rock from your garden supply.
  • Can’t get to sleep…use Chamomile to help you get those ZZZ’S.

Enjoy the beauty of these simple things I promise they can make your heart sing.

Say hello to a happier new you!

Made in America!

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Sorry I had to leave and sorry I had to wait to post on my Las Vegas trip wrap up. I came back with laryngitis and a cold.Wiped me out.

BUT I am delighted to be asked again to guest speak at the most amazing and largest spa show in the beauty industry held in Las Vegas every year.

The International Esthetics,Cosmetics and SPA conference floor was filled with the scents of aromatherapy,splashes of colorful cosmetics and new SPA treatments galore. Celebrate the red,white,blue and YOU with these indie brand products that are MADE IN THE USA.

What’s hot and new are things to exfoliate,refresh and renew. VIA BUFF is a skin polishing sponge that is dermatologist tested. There are colorful small puffs for your face and a larger body one that helps you exfoliate all the sides of you including that hard to reach back too.

LIP masks are all the rage. They plump up your lips and smooth the skin from smokers lips or sun damage.They also make the for your eyes. Ask for this treatment at your local spa.

Facial Buffing Biscuits are an awesome product by FarmHouse Fresh Goods. They come in a variety of scents and gently cleansing and mask the complexion at the same time. Double Duty beauty. I will share more on another blog about these.

BROWS and eyelashes are so en pointe with all kinds of beauties to make them look bigger,longer, best.

The world of nail polish is on fire! Right now COLOR is everywhere and so are metallics for this summer.From silver and golden hues to juicy shades of aqua and coral too.

Hair continues to come in all hues. Want to change your hair color in a flash. There are all kinds of products that can change your hue and then washes out too. Hair extensions also are on the rise.

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GUYS…Last Minute Gifts for your wife for Mothers Day!

If you’re looking for a few awesome gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place.

if you have not had a chance to get her a gift…Guys you CAN do this!

  • Write her a LOVE LETTER or make her a CARD from scratch. You can do it in less than 5 mins. or a bit more.
  • Give her breakfast in bed on a faux silver tray (from a party OR dollar store)
  • Bake her muffins,fresh cookies or her fave cake.
  • Book an appointment for her for a massage, haircut or luxurious makeup session.
  • Pull flowers and other greens from your garden and create a pretty bouquet.Tie a pretty ribbon around them.
  • Order a few magazine subscriptions  to her fave magazine is a very useful gift. all you need is the postcard that is inside Every new magazine on the news stand.Fill it out,mail it and you’re good to go.
  • Draw her a bubble bath complete with fragrant bubbles,a candle,spa music,eye mask and cozy bath pillow.
  • SPEND some time with her. Not in the same room watching sports,but actually spend time with her.
  • Go to Whole Foods Market by some yummy things. pack a basket with a blanket and have a meal in the park.
  • It is all about the LOVING little things! It doesn’t have to be expensive.
  • YOU CAN DO THIS! (and with ease) Don’t stress.

Natural, Vegan,Gluten Free and oh so heavenly!

honey-lavender-scrub-300dpi I think it is important to take care of yourself.

I know it takes time and you might be giving a sigh or whine but I personally really try to practice it daily. I recommend you do it too. IF you only have a few minutes to yourself.Sip a cup of soothing hot tea or a glass of wine and enjoy five to 10 minutes to exfoliate,hydrate and oh so much more.

ME TIME! This scrub is on OPRAH’S FAVE sea salt SCRUB on her O -List .

It is 95% natural,Vegan and Gluten Free. It is not greasy and rich with vitamin E rice bran oil. Apply it to your hands,body and feet and give yourself a treat.NOT to be used on your face. This is a salty exfoliating sea salt treat not meant for your delicate complexion.You apply it before you shower or bathe and rub on a DRY body in small circles with your hand or a sponge. Then you rinse it off after it has done the skin softening and exfoliating magic.The honey and lavender additions in the scrub take it to another heavenly level!!!

So RELAXING to use and the scent makes me swoon…You gotta try it.

Just Breathe!

Are you in a HOLI-gaze?

I see shoppers every day either shopping at my beauty business or at other places. People seem to have a glazed look over their eyes gazing into another place or space.

Tis’ the season for stress to be on the top of your Gift and To Do List. From now until New Years Eve you will me on a mission. Rushing,pleasing,traveling,last-minute shopping and cooking.

If you want to wind it down and I know you do. Try some of these tried and true simple recipes I love to do.Today,tomorrow or into new years eve.

Lavender is your friend in any form! Soap,body lotion,cologne, room spray and more. No matter what forms  you use they will work wonders for you.This essential oil fragrance is awesome. You can even sprinkle lavender-scented baby powder on your sheets,pillows or blankets.

Buy some Chamomile TEA…I love the simple pleasures and relaxing joy I get from sipping this tea.To some is an acquired taste but is an amazing relaxing tea. Serve it as hot tea not cold to benefit best.

Try “Chill Pill” by Aura Cacia sprays away the stress that gets you down.Don’t spread stress around.

Epsom salt baths are a CHEAP thrill! Soak the cares of the day away in a scoop of Epsom salts in a bath tub of warm to  water.

Massage your feet with Vaseline that you added a drop of peppermint oil (not the craft kind but an essential oil for the body) Your feet will love you and your skin will love it too.Peppermint essential oil even the slightest drop I recommend for this beauty recipe makes you feel good.It is also an appropriate seasonal delight. Afterwards give your feet the white sock treat !!! Put your feet in clean white cotton socks. I prefer loose (not tight ones) and wake up with hydrated better looking feet.

Book an escape and get a massage!Take care of yourself…take a TIME OUT just for you.

My husband and I love to do this monthly and bi-monthly when time allows.It is good for your health!

I love the happy calm look my husband has after he gets out of the treatment room from his massage at Massage Envy. Priceless!

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Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. It not only makes your skin look better but makes you FEEL amazing and gives you more energy to think on your feet too.

Above all enjoy the beauty of this holiday season and remember you are LOVED by me!

I hope you have and will continue to enjoy my beauty and lifestyle blog.

I hope you had a wonderful Chanukah season and now wish those of you a Merry Christmas!

xoxo

Home-made Beauty Tips

photo-1.JPG TV 4  8-16-2014Celebrate your face and skin this summer with these natural beauty recipes!

I love to shop Whole Foods Market and the Farmers markets for the ingredients to make these D.I.Y. recipes.
All of my recipes are cheap,quick and easy to make. And unisex…your daughter or sweetie can get in on the touch of the spa action too.

Key Lime Pie Body Treatment
2 cups of plain Greek or regular yogurt (use less if you are making a smaller portion)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey (Bee Friends Farm)
1 tablespoon of lime

Blend all of the above and pour into a plastic bowl. Sit at the edge of the tub and rub on your body.Leave this treatment on at least 15 minutes.Rinse well and enjoy the way your skin feels.
* I like to scoop any remains and recycle re-purpose and place in a jar and save for another day.Lasts nicely in the refrigerator for a week or more.

Skin Brightening Lemon Cups

Say Bye Bye to dry discolored skin with this skin treat.
Next time you prepare a meal with lemons or make lemonade save the leftover lemons and rub the inside of the lemons on your elbows.This treatment will gently exfoliate and help the discoloration most of us get on our elbows and knees.Rub the meaty part of inside of a lemon and go round and round motion on your elbows. It can also be done to your kneees.Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth.Apply your favorite hand and or body lotion.

Bathe in Beauty

I love to to take a bath and surround myself with things that are pretty. Make your body happy with this awesome bath idea.
Sprinkle your fave bath salts or Epsom salts in warm bath water.Add a couple edible flowers. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink or fresh water in a plastic glass and enjoy eating an edible flower too. It is kinda FUN.Make it even more decadent and add a piece of decadent chocolate!

Be good to YOURSELF…if you don’t who will?

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Luscious Lemonade Bath and & body scrub

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Lemonade Bath and Body Scrub

In a bowl place all of the below:
1 cup of sunflower oil
2 cups of Epsom salts
1 fresh lemon squeezed into this mixture (no seeds please)

The zest of a lemon a refreshing rejuvenating surprise!Epsom salts are great for stress,detoxifying and for body aches.The lemon in it really brings back memories of my trips to Italy! Enjoy!

This weekend between work,church and domestic goddess duties I made this in my bathroom my husband affectionately calls my beauty laboratory. We BOTH loved this lemony scrub in the tub or in the shower. Good for at least 4 treatments.
I hope you enjoyed a fabulous fun weekend.
One day whip up some fresh lemonade to drink and this recipe to pamper yourself in lemons too.

Keeping cool while it is hot!

14025679-cucumber-eye-treatment-and-face-maskThose of you who have been reading my blog know me by now. If you’re new I welcome you!
I LOVE eating,cooking,whipping things up in my kitchen… some recipes to entertain guests and feed my husband. Some of the recipes I make just for me. Some I share with my clients and pamper their skin with. Owning a beauty business is lovely and my shelves are lined with ALL THINGS glam and good for your skin.

But sometimes I love to be a part of what I put on my skin!

Here is a simple recipe I created years ago and use often. Now, is the time we need keep hydrated and want to keep cool.

My Cucumber & Honey Facial Cooler

This recipe needs:
1 peeled fresh cucumber
1 teaspoon of fresh organic honey
Your Face

Chop the cucumber after peeling and cutting. Place in a blender with honey. Pulse until mask like consistency.
Apply to a clean face after these LONG hot summer days. COOL off and enjoy this mask on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well and add a dash of moisturizer.

Cool Off Beauty Bath

This recipe needs:

1 cucumber thinly sliced
1 bathtub
YOU

Bathe in cool beauty by slicing up a cucumber and place in a luke warm or cool bath tub. Float your cares way and the refreshing smell of the floating cucumbers.

Farm house Fresh Cucumber Mask

This recipe needs:

2 slices of cucumber sliced thinly.
YOUR closed eyes

Apply this fresh cool eye mask to rest your computer eyes, tired mommy eyes,allergy eyes and more.

What do cucumbers do 4 YOU?
They contain cooling nutrients and vitamins like vitamin C and more. The cucumber helps soothe the skin, tones down puffiness and can even reduce swelling.

Honey softens your skin and locks in moisture.
Have you got a recipe with cucumbers you’d like to share with me? I’d love to hear from you.
Reply here or Tweet Me @beautyconcierge OR Instagram me @noreenkissyoung

Day 14 to more beautiful skin

imagesCA4WDI8R EPSOM SALTSWanna look skinnier,less bloated and de-stress before that next night out on the town? Or simply want a relaxing bath?
Magnesium Sulfate is magic in your bathtub. You’ve seen it in stores but probably don’t buy it nor give it much attention. The box is usually plain and boring or worse yet comes with a skeleton on it. EPSOM SALTS …A MIRACLE in your bathtub.

Next time out shopping, pick it up,buy it and add it to your beauty regime weekly.
I know you will love it too. Adding a drop of essential or a cap of your bubble bath adds an even better bath.
Bathe on, keep calm and look good too!

Day 4 to beautiful skin!

coffee-grindsFor beautiful thighs that won’t rise with cellulite…try using used coffee grinds after your coffee is brewed. Let them cool and save in a small bowl.When you get in the shower or bath tub…sit on the edge and rev up your thigh and leg circulation and exfoliate dead skin with the grinds. RUB on well and feel the circulation.If you do not want to D.I.Y. try the caffeine infused skin care that is very popular and at your local high end department stores.Be prepared most will cost you.FYI nothing will stop cellulite but it can help diminish the signs of it and make you feel better about them too.
Caffeine is your thighs best friend.