13 Gorgeous Colors Worth Trying From Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands — StyleCaster

Love a good nail polish especially loving when they are healthier for our bodies (non-toxic). I have only tried Smith & Cult. How about you? Have you tried any of these? Looking forward to exploring.  Sharing is caring.

Eco-conscious beauty, though once a very tiny blimp on the beauty industry’s radar, is now a force to be reckoned with. Rightfully so, we’re done putting just anything on our face and body. Back in the day, we would allow ourselves to be completely disillusioned by flashy ads and complicated claims. But in 2019, we’ve…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Sun!

Don’t you just LOVE a sunny day?

It really makes me happier,think better and I know more productive.

How about you? What does the sun do for you?cropped-sunscreen-beach-2014-photo.jpgWhile I live in Florida. I spent more time at the beaches of New York and New Jersey shore than I do now.Crazy huh?After getting stung by skin cancer I just can’t spend a lot of time out there. Being in the beauty and spa business I really have to practice what I preach.

BUT when I do go here are a few of my fave things to take and do to make your day in the sun more fun.

  • At the top of my list I have to remind all you girls who are baking like cookies on the beach…to PROTECT yourself. Apply a shot glass size of sunscreen at least a half an hour before you leave.
  • Freeze fresh grapes and blueberries overnight and pack in snack bags to enjoy a refreshing treat at the beach. Watermelon (do not freeze)cubes is another cool you down treat.
  • Make your own fruit or vegetable infused water and put in a travel glass or bottle for sipping.

Examples: Kiwi and Strawberry slices or watermelon and mint. Get creative. But beware of citrus as it may interfere with your skin care and you can open the door to more sensitive skin in the sun = sun spots.

  • Apply a quarter size of almond oil to your hair and comb it back and up away from your face. Your hair will condition while you spend your day at the beach.
  • Give your feet  foot facial by taking a walk on the beach near the water. The WET sand is cheaper than any potion you can buy on the beauty store shelf.
  • Rub in sunflower or almond oil on your cuticles (hand and feet) your skin will hydrate while you beach.
  • Get some exercise and rev up that heart and walk or take a short run.
  • Bring out you inner child and build a mini castle or sculpture …it will exfoliate rough fingers hands too.
  • Hunt for seashells that might have a hole in them and create a necklace when you get home of it to remind you of your time. I have some from Hawaii and every time I wear or look at them I think of my awesome trip.Beautiful memories.

Have fun in the sun and protect that pretty face!

 

 

 

A Taste of the Orient

I am so excited to share my new venture! Been so busy getting it off the ground and now looking forward to sharing it with my blog followers and more!

Presenting …A Taste of The Orient in a beauty box

I named it…YOU LUCKY COOKIE!

The first  Asian beauty subscription box in the US delivered to your door 4’s a year that is created and curated by International Make-up Artist & Skin Therapist…

Noreen Young (that’s ME!)

Examples of products in our adorable exotic boxes:

  •  Korean Gel Lip Mask for luscious softer lips
  • Asian fan brush for blush
  • Green Tea lip conditioning balm
  • Oriental Silk Loose face powder
  • Hair Masks
  • Aromatic Soaps

PLUS a surprise BONUS gift and a fortune cookie!

A beauty shopping trip to the Orient without an airline ticket. Most products from Asia but some inspired by beauty secrets of the Orient.

And for a limited time only I am making it available for a one time purchase and not subscription to explore and pamper yourself!

Sounds like some awesome beauty and fun…What do you think?

Wanna WIN? Stay tuned to my blog for how you can.BEAUTY BOX  photo 1-2016

 P.S.

Just got home from work and found in the mail …My Lucky Cookie Beauty Box is featured in a magazine.I am on Cloud 9!!! I’ll share more but right now I am bathing in happiness and on a cloud.

A Night Of Beauty!

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NEW YORK, February 2016 – 2,400 beauty industry insiders gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building  to experience the latest pioneering beauty products when the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Beauty Insider Awards season kicks off with the sold-out Product Demonstration. Of the record-breaking 816 products that are entered into the annual Awards, 703 have opted to demonstrate at the event, which CEW members will have the opportunity to test before voting for their favorite products.

Of the 37 total award categories, CEW members vote to select the finalists in 33 of the categories, which range from Turn Back Time (anti-aging skincare), to All Eyes on Me (eye makeup) and It Makes Scents (women’s fragrance). The lucky finalists will be announced live on Twitter on Thursday, March 24. CEW’s Board of Governors and select industry experts will then vote to determine the winners, who will be announced at the Beauty Awards Luncheon May 13 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Winners will be judged based on innovation, delivery system and packaging.

“Winning a CEW Beauty Insider Award is one of the highest honors in the beauty industry, which is why 429 brands are competing this year – the highest in the history of the Beauty Awards,” says Carlotta Jacobson, President of CEW. “The Awards act as a guide for consumers by recognizing the top beauty products and innovations of the year.”

I was one of the attendees and a long time member. I can’t wait to vote for the brands I tested,sniffed,rubbed,played with and enjoyed my time in the beauty sandbox. Choices, Choices and more choices.

The prestigous beauty awards are like the Academy Awards of Beauty!

Stay tuned to the brands up for an award later this month.

Photo credits:JF PRODUCTIONS

 

I’m on Crack!

Zims Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula

Our skin is going through a lot  in the winter and you really need to take care of it…it’s the only skin you’ve got! TONIGHT it is going to be 36 degrees here in our winter in sunny Florida. My skin feels tight,dry and my hands and heels look rough.My skin usually doesn’t look and FEEL like this! Not feeling so pretty.

So I had to pull out the my top go to products tonight.Crack creme beauty routine. This original liquid formula was founded over 60 years ago to help cement workers treat dry,cracked weathered hands and feet.it is an herbal formulation used to soften and moisturize dry,cracked skin on hands,feet elbows and cuticles. The two rock stars of this cream are naturally based arnica and aloe vera.

I highly recommend this creme.

IF your hands look like this….you need this!

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You know who you are!!!

Are you tough on your hands and over task them to death?

IF your hands look rough you need to use the right stuff!

I am in LOVE with this yummy scented, vegan and oh so skin hydrating hand cream. It is called Whoppie Cream and it also has a sister creams. It is great for your handbag,briefcase or backpack. Airline Travel friendly size too.

Don’t go around looking like this. Take care of your hands and cuticles and find beauty bliss!

You wanna look your best for Halloween…don’t you?

What is a facial,really?

People often ask me …IMG_7411What is a facial?

So,I have decided to share my fave beauty secret with you. I love to give,teach and have facials as I am an educator in the spa industry. This is my addiction besides wearing luscious lipstick!

  • Imagine taking a rejuvenating hour for you and pencil in some ME time for your face and body.
  • Booking an appointment for a deep cleansing or European facial is the first step.
  • Next, you go to the makeup/skin studio,spa or medi-spa for your appointment.
  • After a hectic stressful work day or on a Saturday you arrive for your appointment.
  • You are led by your esthetician (the skin care professional) to a dimly lit room,with relaxing beautiful music playing.
  • You are then invited to  undress and put a facial drape/gown on.You don’t have to take off all your clothes.Just your top or your dress. I prefer taking my bra off to be more comfortable.You rest on the facial bed with a comfortable head rest.
  • Your hair is wrapped in a towel or hair cap,Lightweight blankets are pulled over you,wrapping you in cozy softness and warmth. A candle or soft lighting surrounds you.
  • You will then start to relax,as you begin to realize you are experiencing a pampering treat like no other!!!
  • You go to your appointment with a clean face or they will remove your makeup for you and clean the skin. Then your skin is cleansed even more. ***I prefer to go with no makeup on and a bag over my face. Just kidding! I wear a pair of sunglasses, a bold lipstick and go. The day’s pollution,oil,makeup and the esthetician’s hands go to work to encase your face in the palms of her hands.
  • Then your face is steamed by a facial steam machine or by a bowl of steam aromatherapy or herb water  and done manually. Steam is used to help the skin absorb creams and serums and helps soften and lift dirt in the pores that cause blackheads and whiteheads.
  • They will apply cool cotton pads to you eyelid area.
  • Next, your face is massaged.the massage is a very important part of the facial treatment service.It helps blood circulation,which removes toxins and waste. The massage also is very very relaxing. It relaxes the facial muscles to a destination bliss.
  • An exfoliating scrub and or a facial mask is applied depending on the spa you are at and their protocol.
  • The face mask prescribed just for you and your skin too tones,hydrates and tightens the skin. Some spas may even apply more than one mask and to different sections of your face.
  • Some spas give you a heated mitten and heated foot bootie treatment to soften skin and relax you.Some give you a glorious massage by hand with a yummy or unscented lotion.You get to pick one.

Once this process is complete,you will leave feeling oh so calm,cleansed and your skin will look amazing. Your makeup will glide on like silk. Better than when you walked in the door.

You know that feeling when the dental hygenist cleans your teeth every six months at your dentists office?

This service/skin treatment is just like that but for your compelxion! I am obsessed and LOVE to go monthly in and out of town in my travels. Once you experience it you won’t stop.Your skin will love you! Maybe look younger too.

Always in my Heart!

World Down Syndrome DayNoreen_twinsit is a very very SPECIAL day.

When you see someone with Down Syndrome don’t just walk away. Spread a little love today and everyday!

I miss your smile,your soft hands around me and the kind and wonderful guy you were! Always in my heart and never apart.

Love makes the world a better place for you and me!

Peter Max kissed me!

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Today at the TV station I was doing a segment on all things Chocolate Beauty and having a Girls night In or a spa night with your sweetie.

While setting up my DIY yourself spa treats I heard a familiar voice over my shoulder. I have a GREAT memory for voices and accents too. It was a man with a northern accent. Being from NYC and NJ this accent warms my soul and reminds me of home.He asked me what was I doing and what were all the things. I was so focused on what I was doing I did not turn around but answered his questions. He told me he loves chocolate.

When I was all done…I tied my apron on and saw a familiar face to go with the voice.It was the next guest for the show had arrived and he too was waiting his turn. Then the camera crew started setting up some GORGEOUS,colorful paintings and it all came together to me. PETER MAX the world-renowned artist was in front of me!!!

Before I did anything else I put my hand on my heart and said I thought that was YOU and your soothing voice too”. He smiled and cupped my cheeks in his hands and kissed me! YES, he kissed me not once but bunches and with a happy smile on his face. Did I mind? NO, they came so quick and from a man who appeared so kind and romantic.

Something we definitely see in his artwork! I have always been a fan.

I asked if I could take a photo of him. He posed perfect and then he was up to go on set and be interviewed.

After his interview on his guest appearance/event at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center he was ready to leave. The news crew had put my microphone on and I had to go LIVE in seconds.No time to say a proper goodbye.So across the studio on a commercial break I whispered with a loud voice…”Goodbye,Mr.Max”. He immediately turned around and blew me some air KISSES with his hands.

LOVE was and is in the air today and my ST. Valentine’s Day started in the most fabulous way!!!

There are ALL kinds of love.Husband and wife love,BFF love d the love of your family and children love. But this kind of stranger love winked at me today in its own special way. I embraced this life moment and happy I MADE HIM SMILE.

There is a beautiful saying I am not sure who said it and if I am completely writing it right.

“People may forget what you said,forget what you did but NEVER forget how you made them feel”

Peter Max made me feel fabulous and special today in his own quiet way!!! I only regret not having the time to take a photo with him today.

I may never wash my cheeks again.

Kiss! Kiss! Hope you are having a fabulous ST. Valentine’s day.

If you don’t know this man’s work that will color your life and world…

Check out: http://www.petermax.com

Cold Outside D.I.Y.!

Today I will share on TV on a talk show called The Chat a few magical things that are HOT in the world of nails!

Here is one of my EASY recipes you will enjoy over and over again for your hands and feet.

It is snowing in autumn? Your skin and nails are flaky,dry,tight and getting dehydrated by the minute even though winter is 33 days away!

Oil Beauty Bath

1/4 cup of olive or grape seed oil (I like to use Whole Foods 365 Value Brand)

Heat oil on low in saucepan for a minute to get a warm temperature NOT hot.
Pour into a small soup bowl or buy a nail soak bowl from a beauty supply.
Place your fingers into the warm lush oil for at least 8-10 minutes.
Push back your cuticles afterwards with an orange wood stick.
Your nails will look so much better.
Blot your hands of oil and enjoy the hydrating skin glow.

To watch video go to Facebook and type in The Chat and watch me on today’s show. Or visit http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on The Chat on the left side bar.

Enjoy…have a recipe or beauty secret you’d like to share with me? Chat with me. Do tell!