It’s only Natural…

That you want a healthy recipe to wash your makeup brushes with!NB8J8503

Hello my dahlings…Give your brushes a bath this weekend!!!

You’d be surprised how dirty your used brushes really are and what comes out of them.

1 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1-2 tablespoons Castile soap

1 cup of warm water

12 drops of lavender or just plain Tea Tree oil

Wash,rinse well and squeeze out by pressing any residue and makeup colors out of the brush.Rest them on a paper towel over night.

  • DO NOT put the brush handle or silver/metal into the brush bath…ONLY the hair. You will destroy the brush.
  • Wash your brushes and sponges at least once a week. If you won’t do that do it at least twice a month. Dirty makeup brushes and sponges = a not so pretty complexion.

Keep them looking clean,beautiful and your face looking gorgeous too!

Mask those tired feet!

Phyto_DS Black Clay Masque

This foot mask is AMAZING… This black clay masque promotes muscle relaxation and blood circulation.It also is STRESS relieving. It also soothes and hydrates the skin with lavender,menthol,sea caviar,sea lettuce,tea,tree and white lotus.

Vegan,Eco friendly, no talc,no mineral oil… Visit your spa or nail salon and ask for Therapispa by Aiin.

Your skin will drink all it’s beautiful benefits in.

This is a Korean Beauty (which is all the rage) now available in America.

Secrets to a Good Night’s sleep!

photo sleeping toolsInsomnia and stress are two issues women are concerned about an bring up to me about in my beauty business. I take their needs very serious and wanted to post about getting your beauty sleep and perhaps help you.

Here is a healthy pattern to consider nightly: Before you got to sleep or bed…Have a warm cup of calming Holy Basil or chamomile tea.

If you’re no into tea…a warm glass of milk will do. Take a warm bath with cheap Epsom salts.They are AMAZING and relax your muscles and detoxify too.I know what you’re thinking you’re not a bath person! BUT when you can’t sleep and have nights of insomnia this is worth a try. THEY WORK.

Shut off ANY electronics…Only got to bed with your sweetie or yourself not a phone,tablet and more.

Place a few drops of Aura Cacia lavender essential oil into a spray bottle with some distilled or spring water.Spray your room with this relaxing spray.

OR try Serious Insomnia by Jimm Harrison Aromatherapy on a cotton pad and take a sniff, This aromatherapy oil takes you from frazzled and stress to feeling fabulous.

A white noise machine is another useful tool. Turn it on for the ocean,birds tweeting on a spring day and more.My husband loves ours.

If you can’t go to sleep and do get up…go ahead and get up and go into another room and watch TV or read a book or magazine until you feel sleepy. OR do what I love to do and unclutter your head by writing things down in a notebook.

NEVER go to sleep angry with your spouse or children…you will NOT sleep well. Kiss & make up.

D.I.Y. Recipe …can you smell it?

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DIY Beauty Recipe: A Lavender-Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

What You Need For This Recipe:

  • Small Bowl
  • 2 Tablespoons of Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Fresh or Dried Lavender Springs (or 2 drops essential oil)
  • Measuring Spoons

Step 1: Place in a bowl Measure out 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to your bowl. Depending on your hair length, you may want to add more or less oil to the bowl. For medium-to-long hair, two tablespoons should suffice. If your coconut oil has turned to liquid, just measure it out like normal.

Step 2: Add Lavender Remove the greens and/or buds from your lavender and place it in the bowl with your coconut oil. If you want to add a little more for fragrance, that’s okay. A few pinches is plenty.

Step 3: Infuse Your Lavender Next, we’re going to infuse the lavender into the coconut oil. To do this, create a bain-marie by placing your bowl over a sauce pan filled with water. Turn your heat to low-medium and allow the coconut oil to melt down, stirring periodically. If your coconut oil is already liquid, you still want to do this, as the warmth from the water bath will expedite the lavender oil extraction. Keep your bain-marie going for 45 minutes to one hour, then remove from the heat.

Step 4: Cool and Strain Allow your infused coconut oil to set for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is slightly warm (not hot). Remove the lavender pieces if desired.

Step 5: Apply to Hair Work the oil through your hair, focusing on the ends where hair gets dry. You can also focus on the scalp if you’re dealing with itchy, dry skin or dandruff. Let the oil set for 15 to 45 minutes. The longer it sets, the better. Shampoo and style as normal.

Step 6: Revel in Softer, Prettier Hair Want to improve your hair even more?

Check out Latest-Hairstyles.com’s Product + Hair Advice section.  

This recipe is from Wendy Rose Gould who is a hair tutorial beauty expert. I thank her for letting me share this recipe!!!

Note: LAVENDER not only smells amazing,and many simply use aromatic lavender for its calming effects.topically,lavender,like coconut oil,is antibacterial and therefore helps with dandruff too.It also helps to soften the hair.

Oh and if you’re celebrity obsesssed they love to do it too.

ENJOY!

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

What are your Fave’ Beauty Secrets?

Cucumber-slicedSome of you who read or follow my blog have learned to know my beauty secrets and enjoy my blog. I never share them unless they are truly worthy of my blog.
I love making people feel and LOOK amazing whether it be from my touch, a smashing new product or an exotic wonder I find in my travels for work and play.
Chat with me,please!

What is your beauty secret? Let me know what makes you feel and look awesome.
Is it a cat eye, is it an ancient family skin care secret? OR is it as simple as applying a gorgeous lip shade you have been using for years.I really would love to know.

You LEARN SOMETHING NEW every day.Don’t you! Chat beauty with me!

Here’s one of mine for you to enjoy this weekend when you have time for YOU!

I LOVE to eat cucumbers and use them on my face too. They help tired puffy eyes and make your eyes FEEL amazing.
I slice them thinly and soak them in a bowl of cool water and 1 drop (2 if you really want it stronger in scent) of Aura Cacia lavender or rose essential oil for approximately 10 minutes.
As always do not use if you are allergic to cucumbers or any of these essential oil fragrances.

After a long day on the computer or stress filled day.Go home…
Take off all your makeup,wash your face and apply these aromatic gems to your eye lids for about 10 minutes.
Your eyes will LOVE you and show it too. De-stress,unwind and de-puff those eyes.

How To Create a Place for Relaxation & …

10-26-2013 Kumasi & NOREEN PHOTO -1Get a good night’s sleep!

Today on TV I will share some easy inexpensive and effective ways to create calm when ALL the crazy and beautiful holidays are coming.

My Top Ten List

Select a cozy lounge chair,beautiful lamp and blanket to wrap yourself in.

A zen like statue,subliminal signs like ones that say “RELAX,A day at the Beach,Love,Peace”

Candles battery operated or the real thing.

Salt Lamps good for your health and mood.Just looking at them in your room lit up makes you feel a sense of calm.

Fresh flowers, herbs or orchid plant to purify the air and to go to sleep by.

Spray the room with aromatic room spray scents like lavender & vanilla. The Febreeze brand has come out with a new sleep spray scent.http://www.febreeze.com

Sleep on pillow cases,sheets and blankets that are NOT wild patterns or colors.I love the beautiful spiritual sayings on the pillow cases by http://www.irestmycaseinc.com You may browse and shop them at etsy.com/shop/irestmycaseinc

Tired Eyes,Allergy Eyes or Migraine eyes call for COOL eye mini eye masks just like the DAY SPAS use.

Sleep masks DO WORK and get you in the mood.I love the ones by http://www.marygreen.com

Sipping chamomile tea or warm milk work wonders.

Listen to music like they play at the spas. My fave artists and CD’s are David Young Bliss or Solace and George Skaroulis Sanctuary. You’ve gotta own at least one of these.

Apply a LUXURIOUS lotion that makes you feel good or an herb type towelette that assures relaxation like http://www.herbenessentials.com

I LOVE to surround myself with things that make me happy.

ALL of the above will put you in the mood for REST and a catch some ZZZZZ’s. Share with me what works for you! I always LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

I hope they help you and give you the beauty rest you WILL need!!

For a video footage from my TV appearance catch a peek at:http://www.news4jax.com later today.

Day 30 to beautiful skin …wrap up!

I hope you enjoyed my 30 days to more beautiful skin.
EMBRACE your face. You can’t stop the clock on aging but you can learn to take better care of yourself~

Sunscreen is your BFF… not just your BFF. Apply it daily. Face, NECK, hands and body. Even cloudy days can give you a tan or sunburn.

Do not go to sleep with your makeup on. It MUST be removed. I love the Clarisonic Mia. Don’t fall for the false advertising and hope in a jar. A small dream sonic machine that is today’s washcloth. Using it day and night it helps shed tired old skin, flaky skin, cleans pores, makes pores smaller and helps control the oil. It is my fav’ beauty secret. I even have my husband using it!

Get a skin care check up
and see if you are using the right products for your face. As we age so, it must change. Your pores expand as we mature and gunk accumulates in them. The older you get the more you will have. Keep to a four step easy regime. Antioxidants rich are your skins secret weapons…
Cleanse, Tone, Treat and Protect…twice a day.

Facial serums,retinols and more rock and are all the rage. However, a little moisturizer goes a long way too. YOU DON’T have to use very expensive creams.
FYI even oily skins need moisture~ Hydrate the lips too!

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY…face cream is not an eye cream or gel. Eye creams or gels are made for the eye area. Apply one day and night. Counter clock wise around the eyes and on the eyelid too.

Watch what you eat. Yes, you must eat and nourish your body but do not drive yourself crazy with that word diet. You know that saying, “Live a little” it is OK in moderation for a decadent sweet treat.

As we mature, cell turnover slows and dead skin builds up. Whisk them away like a broom with a facemask or at home natural fruit mask. I love the sweet and amazing pineapple. Mash it up and place on your face for a fruit enzyme lift. Your skin will feel amazing. (Do not use if you are allergic to this fruit)

As we age, our skin gets more sensitive…find what works for you and stick with it too. There are so many products out there. You will find it.

Don’t like your legs but love the no hose fashion?
TRY Liquid Nylons OR jojoba…your legs will look amazing.

Keep Hydrated
and drink, drink, drink…WATER that is. It really helps your body, mind and skin.

Beauty sleep is very important do not skimp. Sprinkle lavender baby powder on your pillows and relax as if you were the fields of Province, France.

Give yourself a ME day…recharge, renew and revitalize.

I hope I have helped you to think about your pretty face and take time to pamper yourself too!Love Yourself!

Got a beauty/SKIN question? E-MAIL me at: info@noreenyoung.com

Day 25 to beautiful skin

Become a Sleeping Beauty by sleeping. Guys or Gals we need a good night’s sleep.

Research shows if you TRY going to bed 15 minutes earlier,for four nights straight you’ll establish a pattern or routine where you get an extra hour of dark circle-zapping and not look so tired rest.
It is necessary to get at least eight hours of sleep.

Say no to coffee of caffeine drinks after 3:00pm and avoid exercise at least three hours before bedtime.

Get some zzzzzzzzzzzzz”s….IF you can’t fall asleep. Get out of bed and make some chamomile hot tea or drink a glass of milk. They really work~most of the time.
I travel lots and am often in different time zones.So, I know these drinks help. If they don’t do it for you try a short warm epsom salt and lavender bath before you go to bed.

SWEET DREAMS!