My Holiday Gift Guide

Bath Bombs Gift Set by Rejuvelle Best Stocking Stuffer, So Lush, Essential Oils, Vegan, Gluten.jpg87MG5397It is that time of year we all fret about stocking stuffers,gifts and that lovely hostess gift. So, again this year I am helping you give the unique curations I find.

From now through Christmas I will post daily tips and a few D.I.Y’s too.

You know the reason for the season and for me I don’t think it should be about stressing about and running all around town or online for gifts. However,that’s how it goes and I do LOVE to give. A gift,the gift of my time,a yummy baked good or giving a big hug and simply letting someone know how much you care for them. I don’t think there is enough love being spread around.

So, let’s get started with a new set of bath and body treats!

Rejuvelle is a brand of bath Bon Bon’s you know like the French yummy treats.But these aromatic delights wrapped in gorgeousness are made for the bath and not to eat.They indeed are lush bath bombs in a gift box.

Created by a mom for her daughter Alexa who was diagnosed with an auto immune disease which affects her skin. That is how these type bath bombs were born.A mother’s love and wanting other children and the whole family to enjoy this fragrant,good for the skin fizzy sensations in a tub.

They come in a variety of fragrances. Like Pink Grapefruit, Lavender,Vanilla and more.And something else to love is no ring around the tub!

Names include: Stressed Moms,Garden of the Gods,Vanilla Surprise and you won’t believe this but they even have one for SINUS Congestion relief!

Who knew you can float in a tub of lush bath bombs and they can give you sinus relief?

Gluten Free,no artificial fragrance or colors,all natural vegan,Non-GMO and good for your skin delights like moisturizing organic shea butter,sunflower seed oil and pure essential oils.

I think people need to chill out more and need to take a bath not a quick shower all the time. The bathtub is a great escape. If you have some stressed out gals and moms on your list. Think these beautiful bath bombs. My bedroom smells divine and I am hoping in a bath when I  finish posting this.If you have children this would be a safer to use fizzy gift for the bath.

Gift boxed in a tin old timey box and tied with a festive red ribbon!

http://www.rejuvelle.com

 

An aromatic gift he won’t forget!

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Looking for that perfect unexpected gift? Visit this website for customized fun. Buy one for him and order one FOR YOU too!

Ask for Susan…she will tell you what you need to do and take good care of you too….with a one on one consultation.

Gift Certificates available. The perfect recipe blend for  fragrant gift bliss!

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Give him a gift that is one of a kind…LIKE HIM!

Tips for Buying Scents for Spring

 LOVE wearing fragrance? Me too! So here are some tips on picking it,wearing it and how long it should last for you. When shopping for a fragrance bring a notepad to write down the brand names and what they smell like to you. Examples:floral,woodsy,musk,jasmineDelicious Stiletto

Then start applying…on your wrists is best.You can’t sniff your neck if you apply it there.

DON’T rub your wrists together after you apply the fragrance to your body. I worked with Designer Diane Von Furstenberg and that was a no no she taught me. It ruins the fragrant essentials oils and essence of the perfume or cologne.

Don’t try more than 3 different fragrances at a time. Your sense of smell will be overwhelmed.

Those paper blotters strips or cards at the fragrance counter are meant to let you spray the fragrance on them instead of on you and sniff away. But they do not let you know how a fragrance will smell on your body.

Ask the sales associate if they have a shaker bottle of fresh coffee beans to smell between trying another fragrance. This does what cool sherbet does when you are fine dining to clear the taste on your tongue between meal courses.

You DON’T have to buy fragrance that day. You can wait and decide another day.

IF the sales associate offers you free samples…take them.Play with them at home.

You never know what you will discover!

Fragrance words of wisdom:

Fashion designer scents,Celebrity scents, top model scents and reality TV stars scents don’t make it better. Personally I have found some amazing fragrances through the years that were not on that list. And expensive does not make it any better. I was given a gift of Kim Kardashian perfume. It smelled awful but had a pretty bottle. You cannot wear the bottle.

My husband ended up using it as room deodorizer in his bathroom!!!

Give Him or HER a customized elixir for V-DAY!

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A truly unique luxurious experience I did over the phone and in an email.

Or you can visit HOT-lanta as they affectionately call Atlanta Georgia in the South and order it at their studio too.

Create a customized, personal perfume,cologne or signature line of delicious scented products. Order it for him,her or yourself too. It was interactive fun and so spot on. The fragrance I created was just what I love in a scent!  Sexy, floral and oh so me.

The skies the limit when you create yours too.You can even name it too!

Again it is something I simply had to share with you.

If you are looking for a cool,one of a kind fabulous gift…ring them and get started.

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Let me know if you have a Valentine’s day gift idea you’d like to share with me too. I’d love to hear from you.

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

FIVE Beauty Trends for fall!

JulepI love fall best of all! Don’t you?
The fabulous changing of the leaves,a cozy sweater,hot apple cider,a new deeper lipstick,caramel apples and the pumpkins come out and play!It is not only about what is on the runway it’s about the real way, your way.Take some time to shop and add some simple and fun new things to your beauty routine for fall.

This fall here are some trends that you may want to get into:

First switch out your wash cloth and get a deep cleansing sonic kit too.IF you already own one. Time to replace that Clarisonic brush head with a fresh new one and replace your face treatment mask with something new! Our skin is constantly changing even when the seasons change. Hydrate,refresh, renew!

I love to use plain Greek yogurt on my face as a mask and also like to use FarmHouse Freshgoods,Pajama Paste…Have a pajama party with your friends and mask yourself pretty too!
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Next, think about a new haircut,a new do and HUE! The fun shades of the summer are continuing into the fall along with darker shades too.Think soft pink,light lavender and or baby blue! Maybe not on your whole head but on the sides ends or crown of your head hues. BUT see a PRO don’t color your hair yourself.
Visit your salon and book an appointment for something new….and discover another side of you!

Lips,Cheeks & Eyes
Lipsticks are now coming in liquid lipstick form
.Eye and lip liners are coming in the form of longer lasting gel.Eyeshadows come in an a rainbow of shades from matte to shimmer and more.Blush is in a pan that is baked or in an artsy array of hues.So many new shades,formulas and fun for you!

Love nail polish and looking at gorgeous new shades on your fingers and toes too?
My new BFF is a vegan friendly safer brand of non-toxic nail polish.It is called Julep!
You can buy the nail polish by the bottle or by a monthly Subscription box!Totally customizeable.
Long lasting breathable nail polish that is good for your nails!

Starting at $24.99 is the My Maven plan you will get $40.00 plus worth of nail polish and another product.
or for $19.99 a month with a three-month prepaid subscription.Each box looks feels like it is Christmas,has a touch of whimsy and delivered to your door!
All you do to get started is take a FUN,fast quiz to find your style profile.Then go shopping for your Maven box!
For more info visit their website.
http://www.julep.com

Fragrance is magic! Surround and wrap yourself in luxury.Lotions,a luxurious soap, fragrance and candles and more.
TRY A tangerine,Meyer lemon or an orange spice.SHOP LOCAL and visit your fave small business store.

Take good care of yourself this fall and be a happier prettier shade of you!

To see this beauties above and watch a video of me go to http://www.news4jax.com Type my name Noreen Young in the search bar for the segment on the Morning Show.

Scent Tease

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Kiss your pillow and sheets at night with your favorite scent.
Just a tease please! (Please don’t over do it).
It makes you feel good and pretty sexy too!
I love to do this on hotel room sheets and pillow cases and in my lingerie draw too.
Do you do it too?
Scent your body with a dash of fragrance and scent your beautiful world.
My husband finds it nice too especially when I am working out of town.
The subtle aroma and scent of ME makes his heart not wonder.He!He!

My skin CAN’T get enough…

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My skin can’t get enough of this! Pour on yummy softness the companies bottle says and THEY MEAN IT.Tell your dry skin …Bye!Bye! This delicate moisturizer is infused with vitamin E rich,natural rice bran oil,light fragrance warm sweet cream deliciousness.

I am in love with the way my skin feels and looks. Don’t buy another lotion until you get to try this heavenly potion. I am hypnotized and my skin feels fabulous too.

Created by hot chicks from Texas who call the farm home.They say their cows eat cookies and I believe it.

SWEET Dreams and softer looking skin!

Wanna Be kissed?

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IF YOU WANT TO BE KISSED…you might want to give her this OR give yourself this!

Looks like a high heel with studs. But it has got a twist this is the bottle for the fragrance.This SEXY scent drives men AND me wild! It is called Stiletto by Amy Nicole.
It is a sexy mix of wonderful! CAN YOU SMELL IT?
I just sprayed you with it!

If you want to be kissed…don’t forget to give a scent like this.Fragrance is a sexy, sensual and a memorable gift.

Be Kissable! Counting down to St.Valentine’s DAY!

Saving a bundle of money on …Beauty!

I am a fashionista,beautista and couponista! I love a bargian just as much as you do!

So, as we venture in this new month in this new year I thought I’d share with you what I do and show my clients too.

Thinking about a Manicure & Pedicure?
Think about it on Mondays or Tuesdays…sometimes even Wednesday. These days are slower days for salons and spas.These are days that some places offer mani’s and pedi’s at a discount price.Also always remember that booking an appointment for a manicure & a pedicure is CHEAPER and a better value than getting just a manicure.

It is a new day and a new way to buy your face and body products. Instead of going to the department store
and buying lots of products HOPING you’ll like them instead by and test them another way.A HOT NEW TREND is continuing our way.
IPSY is a fun and great way to shop with a monthly membership. For only $10.00 you get bag filled with beauty every month sent to your home.It is a money saving way to TRY before you buy and they are not just sample sizes but REAL SIZES.Started by an amazing woman Michelle Phan. Catch her on the latest Dr. Pepper commercial and on Youtube with How-To’s on using the monthly bags of beauty.

Sundays are Fundays! The Sunday newspaper is NOT ONLY GrOCERY store coupons but it is also filled with great coupon offers on beauty products! From shampoo,conditioner,nail oil,makeup,skincare.
OR other Examples coupons: Buy one get one free,$1.00 to $5.00 off a makeup product.

If you can’t afford it…don’t buy it. BIG that is.You don’t need to go in debt for beauty or feeling your best.Violife has a fabulous personal space or office humidifier and sonic toothbrush that don’t cost a fortune and are just as effective.

Bigger perfume bottle isn’t always any better.Unless you use it every day…don’t waste fragrance another day…by not using it and buying the biggest bottle.

Club Cards a fabulous way to save money and enjoy FREE products.I belong to a floral club, bra club and you can also join a lipstick or eyeshadow club.Some cards offer buy 6 get one free.

Your fave magazine is a free SAMPlE party on face,nail or body treats!It Is also a great way to try before you buy!

News4Jax my money saving beauty segment this morning. I know you are going to LOVE it and save a bundle on beauty too.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Noreen-Young-beauty-on-a-budget/-/475880/23996222/-/17fde8z/-/index.html