Bubbly Beer Face Brew!

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I was inspired by all the exotic beers surrounding me at European Street Cafe in sunny Jacksonville Florida. My fav’ charming hunk bartender Billy who rules E Street as we affectionately call it and he let’s me sample some amazing brews.If you are ever in sunny  Florida this place is a must see. The beer and food is amazing and the bartender is priceless! Oh and did I mention they have the most amazing hot pretzels?

So, I bought some beer home and here’s what I came up with for a frothy fun facial for my skin.You can enjoy it with your guy too!

Here is what you will need:

1/2 can of beer (any kind)

1 egg white (I prefer to buy my eggs fresh from the farm/farmers market)

1 fresh lime squeeze a dash in minus the seeds

Whip the above up with a hand mixer as it makes a luscious fluffier lightweight mask.But you can use a fork instead.

The egg whites are filled with nutrients and they tighten the skin

The lime contains a dose of vitamin C which helps to tone down brown spots on the face and body.

Drink the rest of the can of beer and relax while the mask dries.

A little bit of beer and prettier skin too!

Stay tuned to my next recipe.

Alert: don’t do this and go out in the sun as your skin will be more sensitive in the sun. It is the vitamin C from the limes or lemons or oranges that do this.

 

 

 

Lemon Love

I have always loved lemons just typing on the keyboard and posting this blog post makes my mouth pucker and water.

And I am always whipping up new recipes for beauty and healthy skin in my kitchen lab or in my bathroom. So, today was no different.I made some fresh lemonade for my husband and I started to really crave lemons. So, I made this lemon toner for face and body.

4 cups of distilled water

12 drops of lemon essential oil (I love the brand Aura Cacia)

1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

Optional: I like to add a drop of lavender for another version of this.

After I mixed all of the above together I  poured it in a pretty spray bottle.

My skin loves this skin toner.photo LEMON

Today I smelled like lemons all day and I received many compliments on the way I smelled today. Citrus lifts your spirits too!

I love…Rosemary! She is…

 

My faces go to!

When this steamy HOT weather gets my spirit’s and face down. I reach for my rosemary plant outside my office and or house door.photo Rosemary

I put on a pot of hot water as if I am making a pot of pasta.

Next I bring it to a boil.

I pull of a few pieces of rosemary and add a cut up a few lemon slices too.

Add it to the hot pot of water.

Let the two dance together in the water that has boiled.

Shut off the pot. Place a small kitchen towel over your head and let the steam rise to meet your face. DO NOT place face close to water. All you want is the steam to rise and detox your pores,loosen up dead skin cells and clear out your nasal passages.

Follow with a mud mask,rinse and moisturize.Enjoy!

This combination makes an aromatic delightful scent your face and nasal passages will love! My face is happy again.

Have fun making your own facial steam baths without going to the spa. Do share with me your own steamy facial concoctions!!!

Double duty Beauty~

Face mask with oats 7-4-2016I love this creamy D.I.Y. face and neck mask and the way my skin feels after it!

Good to try after a day in the sun or for anti-aging dry skin.

1/2 cup of ripe  banana slices

1/4 cup of Greek organic yogurt

1 tsp organic honey

Stir these all together dahling!

Double duty beauty…Tighten and soften your skin with a mix of these in a bowl.

Apply on  a clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated and look amazing. My mantra is…Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

 

A kitchen & on the go MUST HAVE!

DEFINE A BOTTLE

I first saw this brand and awesome bottle on one of my fave TV shows Shark Tank and on Good Morning America!

A 17- year- old year old Carter Kostler from Virginia Beach,Virginia has taken childhood obesity head on. After learning about the startling statistics of how sugary drinks and soda impact today’s youth,he decided to do something about it. Carter created a fruit infused water bottle,a product designed with the goal of improving one’s health. He and it was even featured in Entrepreneur magazine as one of the most brilliant companies list. He works with schools in his community and organizations for a healthier generation.

YOU know by reading my blog…it’s all about the small beautiful business owner and what they are up too! #SHOPSMALL #shoplocal

The Define Bottle company list it’s features below:

  • Fits in a standard cup holder
  • Attached wrist lanyard makes it easy to carry
  • Capacity: 16 ounces (about 500 ml)
  • Easy cleaning – the bottle comes apart in multiple places for easy access
  • Included re-freezable base piece helps keep your fruit cool
  • Strainer middle piece contains the fruit to the bottom and away from your mouth piece
  • Made from Tritan -Odorless, tasteless, and stain resistant
  • BPA-free
  • Phosphate-free
  • estrogenic-activity-free
  • androgenic-activity-free

I am in love with this water bottle system and fruits and veggies I use don’t hit my lips and ruin my lipstick! THAT makes it even more awesome.

http://www.definebottle.com

Give a Yummy Gift of Glam

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I LOVE anything decadent especially when they are dipped in red glitter  (A la the Wizard of Oz ruby slippers) and of course sweet hearts & luscious lips!

I have this go to dessert studio I LOVE doing business with!

Glamour Gourmet is the one to call! You can connect with her on Instagram or Facebook…that’s how I found her!

This photo is just a sampling of her creative yumminess!!!

You can be your own VALENTINE and feel special and sublime!

Or shop for all the sweeties in your life. Valentine’s day is 12 days away!

 

 

 

 

 

Eat your Apples and Wear them too! I do!

I LOVE TO EAT APPLES! You should too!

Here are my DIY recipes to enjoy more of them too. It is Fall and apple season.

Awesome Fresh Apple Mask for Normal to Dry Skin:APPLE photo

ALL you need is an apple!

· Take a teaspoon of an apple you grated from a bowl
Apply the mask all over the face (except your eye area) and keep for 20 minutes for the skin to soak it all in and absorb it’s beautiful benefits.· Rinse your face with warm water.

*If you’d like to plump it up add a few tablespoons of glycerin.Mix with apple and you have another mask.
Fresh Apple Mask for Normal to Combination Skin
· Mix two tablespoons of crushed oats along (not instant oatmeal) with pureed or grated red apples and add teaspoon of honey.
· Apply the mask on your face for 20 minutes, and wash it with warm water.
· Apply your favorite moisturizer and eye gel.
· The oatmeal in this mixture exfoliates your skin while the apple and honey make it hydrated, plump and glowing!

You know what they say …“An apple a day keeps a doctor away”.

This beautiful fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and copper, which your skin LOVES!

The vitamin C helps to re-store the collagen content of the skin. Collagen adds the elasticity to the skin, thus helps to kiss wrinkles “Goodbye” The copper content in the apple helps to maintain the melanin production in the skin. Apples act as a natural sunscreen. The vitamin A assists in building of new skin cells.

Got any left over pieces of apple? EAT them.

Enjoy the beauty of all the fruits and vegetables of fall.

Fall DIY Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub 10-2014Fall is finally here!

Say goodbye to dry LIPS with this awesome scrub I have been making it and using for years especially in the fall and winter when your lips start to get more dry.Before I make Sunday brunch for my Southern husband I wanted to whip up something special for me in my kitchen.
Today I am going to show you how to make a treatment scrub for your lips. Doesn’t the photo I took of it look delightful? Smells good too!

Honey Cinnamon Lip Plumping & Exfoliating Scrub

What you will need is:

1 tablespoon of Honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Organic brown sugar

I prefer quality local honey from the farmers market or a stores like Whole Foods NOT the Dollar store. I mix all these into a small glass bowl with a mini whisk or fork.Take the paste and apply it to your lips.LEAVE on your lips at least 10 minutes.Next rub them gently with your finger or use a baby’s toothbrush.Then rinse off with luke warm water and a wet warm wash cloth.
The beautiful benefits are that the honey makes the lips softer.The brown sugar exfoliates and the cinnamon acts as a lip plumper.Have any leftover…save and it will keep at least another week in a tight sealed jar.

Oh my husband just woke up gotta run! ENJOY my recipe dahlings!

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!

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