Chocolate Fix

Cocoa nibs blog photoThis morning I woke up craving NOT coffee but chocolate! I love to play in the kitchen.

Did you know that Cacao nibs are a natural way to get a chocolate fix?

2 cups of coconut milk (from the milk section)

1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

1  frozen banana

sprinkle of Chia seeds (Cause it wouldn’t hurt to add them)

sprinkle of cocoa nibs to taste

a drizzle of organic honey

Blend in a blender and you have a sweet sensation that’s not too sweet.

A quick chocolate CRAVING fix!

*Oh and for a shot for my skin I added a spoonful of  NeoCell Super Collagen powder…for hair,skin nails,bones, joints and more! To get my glow on and to be a Glow Getter.

 

 

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Sugar Me up!

photo SUGAR ME UP.JPGTis’ the season for sugar and  all the tempting sweets that come with it!

It is also the time of the year to kiss lots and the weather can give us the driest lips!

I like to make and use this D.I.Y. when I ma ready to KISS under the mistletoe and my lips get dry from rapid change in the weather  or times your lips simply need a moisturizing plumping boost.

My recipe is simple~

1 Teaspoon of honey (organic is my fav’)

1 Teaspoon of brown sugar (organic is my fav’)

Stir the two together for a lip softening treatment at home! Apply to clean lips and rub back and forth with your ring finger. Leave on at least 3 minutes and repeat rubbing process again.

Rinse with warm water on a wash cloth or flat round cotton pad.

Apply your fav’ lip balm afterwards.

Kiss the night away and ring in the new year with soft lips!

 

Say no to BOOB & NECK wrinkles!

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The neck is something we must protect but everyone seems more interested in the FACE. The neck and chest are an extension and part of the face! But it is the most neglected part I don’t know why! Do you?

 IF you want to age later and look good..You must protect your neck!

Here is a recipe I shared on TV that is a quick fix when you want to tighten and hydrate the skin on your neck and decollete.

1 farm fresh organic egg (egg white only)

1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

Whisk the two together and apply on a clean face. Leave on the neck and decollete  (your bodacious breast area). Rinse well.

To Go Spa has an awesome mask sensation just for the neck! This collagen gel mask is filled with ingredients:white tea,hyaluronic acid,vitamins C and E. Each mask is cut specifically to fit the neck.Suitable for all skin types.

Bonus idea:Add a set of To Go Spa Green Tea Eyes gel eye pads for under eyes and you’ll have a hydrating fix for for both areas at one time. Refreshed and fabulous!

www.togospa.com

Image Skin Care has a sensational product for the neck called The Max and it is a stem cell neck lift! Can be used lower on the decollete too.Use morning and night.Maybe you don’t need that neck or face lift you think you need. Try a treatment product designed for these areas.

For more information please visit their website. www.imageskincare.com

Saian Natural Skin care  neck and chest lift creme works wonders for the neck with Edelweiss Stem-Cells.

Say no to neck and chest wrinkles and don’t forget to give some love to your chest and neck.Day and night. http://www.saian.net

 Love this quick D.I.Y. recipe to whip up in your kitchen for a quick tightening and softening fix.If you don’t have one of these skin treatments above. Try it …it works!

*Obviously if you allergic to eggs or honey do not use this mask.

However, if you want to see lasting results and a pretty awesome difference to your skin.Use a brand that specializes in these products or neck and chest.

Have you got a beauty question for ME? Connect with ME  on Facebook @noreenyoung, Instagram @noreenkissyoung and Twitter @beautyconcierge.

If you want to see TODAY’S show and me on The Chat. Visit: http://www.firstcoastnews.com.

PS

If you are always looking down and scrolling on your phone or mobile device you may have TECH NECK! Take care of the skin on your neck,chests and breasts!

Get Glowing with Pumpkin!

I love to cook and makeup in my kitchen and at my vanity.

Try this D.I.Y. and your skin will be on a pumpkin happy high!

In the fall your skin needs some love with something fresh and that gives your skin gentle exfoliation.

1/2 Cup of PLAIN old pumpkin (canned is OK too) Not the pumpkin pie one.

1/2 teaspoon of organic honey

Mix the two together. Let this mixture rest at least half an hour on the counter.

Apply on a CLEAN face. It will not dry perse and harden like a clay mask. This is a creamy mask.

The beautiful benefits of this mask are…your skin will soak the honey in and it will lock in moisture.

The pumpkin is really rich in anti-oxidants …Vitamin C,E and A.

Anti-aging and skin brightening. Your makeup will glide on silk and your skin will look better too.

Fall doesn’t only mean a change in the leaf colors in nature. It also is a time your skin changes too!DIY PUMPKIN MASK

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.

The Magic of Yogurt!

YUMMY Piña Colada Smoothie to Make your Skin Prettier

Got QUESTIONS:email me @beautyconcierge@gmail.com

This tropical drink is perfect beginning to an ordinary day!

Serving  portions for 2 Ingredients: ¾ cup homemade Greek yogurt

½ chopped frozen mango

1 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks 1

tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1 tablespoon shredded coconut

½ cup almond/coconut /skim milk

Place all the ingredients in the blender as listed in the order shown. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

* I prefer to make my own yogurt and smoothies NOW since I recently discovered this good for my health find. I love the Belle and Bella starter kit. (I find mine at Whole Foods Market) D.I.Y. has never been more fun and yogurt has never tasted so good. So much more delicious and no preservatives,sweeteners or other additives.

I LOVE my new yogurt machine found on http://www.BelleandBella.com  

It was so much fun even my husband got in on the action in the kitchen!

Now you know I am a makeup artist and skin therapist and all about taking care of your skin. So, I must share a recipe for your face today too.

A D.I.Y. Yogurt Smoothie for your Face you can make in the comfort of your own home!

1/2 cup of fresh plain yogurt

1 teaspoon of  honey

Mix the two together.Apply the mask on your face for an awesome skin treat. It is like visiting the plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s office for a facial peel but cheaper,gentle and all natural. You control the ingredients!

I love being a Skin Chef (that’s what my clients call me) and whipping up ways to get you gorgeous naturally!
The lactic acid in the yogurt gently buffs away dead skin cells and the honey seals in moisture and softens the skin.
Apply to clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water and a washcloth.

Your skin will love you and say thank you too!

If you want to see me on TV today tune in on The Chat on ABC25 or NBC12 IF you live in Florida or Georgia at 3:00 TODAY or check out the video clip later today on http://www.firstcoastnews.comphotoYOGOURMET

I LOVE AMERICA and the beauty of Blueberries!

Since I was a little girl, I have been making beauty potions. Now that I’m older and as a beauty professional, I love to do them even more.

Hot and steamy weather calls for this!
This is one of my summer favorite beauty recipes for amazing skin treatments not found in a jar but down the aisles of Whole Foods Market or a market wherever you may shop and live! Your skin will LOVE the benefits from these recipes. You can make this recipe for yourself,with your daughter, your mom or even your sweetie.

My husband loves these spa at home recipes too!

½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup of plain creamy Greek yogurt
¼ cup of organic local Honey if possible

Rinse the berries and place in a blender. Add the honey and yogurt.
Blend until creamy. Using your clean fingers or a stiff fan mask brush apply the mask to your face and neck.
Allow it to rest on your face at least 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with luke warm water and a
washcloth.

Please note: If you are allergic to the above obviously do not try the recipe. In addition, these are made from scratch so the shelf life is a few days in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator. I suggest using them to the last drop and enjoy it all at once or in a couple of days.

I also like to use blueberries in a salad,over yogurt or freeze as ice cubes in lemonade.

Blueberries are like healthy candy for my body instead of a real candy bar. Honey is a natural moisturizer that locks in moisture. Your skin loves yogurt and all of the above are found in fabulous face and body creams sold on store shelves.

If you love to be healthy, eco-friendly, green and gorgeous…come back to my blog soon.

Happy 4th of July if you live in America!!!

If you don’t have a fab weekend and enjoy this recipe too.

Blueberries

If your feet …Feel Like Concrete!

New Image-heel glaze

…And they look it too! YOU NEED THIS.

Honey Heel Glaze is an amazing hydrating foot treatment that glides on like butter. It comes with the most adorable mask fan brush (which is a stiff brush we professionals use to apply masks to the body or face.) IT is an awesome treat for the soles and feet.Oprah loves it…you will too.MEN enjoy this products benefits too.

Summer is here and the time is right for dancing in the street make sure your feet are looking their best.

My Skinny Water Recipe

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Get Bikini ready or to wear less clothes with this cool water cocktail! I love-making this refreshing treat. So, I thought I’d share this recipe with you to enjoy for the long weekend.

It is also time to stay even more hydrated and this is one of my beauty secrets with a healthy twist. Say Bye Bye to sodas and sugary coffee drinks. Give your body what it needs. Water!

Here is what you’ll need:

1 bunch of fresh mint

1 fresh orange

1 fresh lime

1 fresh grapefruit

1 pitcher of drinking water

*ice is optional

Mint is refreshing and helps and tastes even better when you are tired or stressed out.Grapefruits are popular for their fat burning properties.Limes help remove toxins,are great for the skin and aid in losing weight. Oranges are filled with vitamin C and helps to keep you healthier.

Slice up 4 mint leaves of the above except for the mint leaves.Shred a few of the leaves and keep a few whole. Place all of these in the pitcher of fresh water. Let it rest over night or if you’d like to enjoy it today place pitcher on the kitchen counter at room temperature for at least 4-6 hours allowing the water and the fruits to infuse together.

Serve cold and ENJOY the beauty and detoxifying benefits! It is not just for helping you get your body summer ready. It is delicious and refreshing as a drink for you and the entire family or your guests at a barbecue.

I like to rim the glasses in agave nectar or a dash of honey.Or you can skip this touch of sweetness twist.

I so enjoy shopping my little garden (this is a photo of my mint plant) #shoppinglocal and visiting farmers markets.

I also buy supplies at Whole Foods.They are on the same quest I am on and I love supporting them.Let me know how you enjoy this recipe. Have a fabulous relaxing weekend!

Learn to love water…it will love to back.

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.