Lip Blushing!

I recently had a chance to speak with Melannie Miller AKA … Mae Mae Ink on Instagram @MarMaeInk about her side hustle business as a tattoo artist.

This beauty so intrigued me! A mom of twins and two more. She is not only gorgeous she is quite artistic in many ways.

So I simply had to have her on my blog as a guest interview. One of the hottest services in beauty right now is a service called “Lip Blushing”. Since I am mad about lipstick 💄 and painting 👄 pouts I had to chat about it with her. Let’s learn about it together!

Melannie is a professional tattoo artist and I had to know what exactly is Lip Blushing?

It is a type of semi-permanent cosmetic procedure achieved by depositing pigments in your lips using small needles. Basically your natural lip shade but enhanced.

Tell us about the process? 

We will first establish the color match and once we have our color I will prep the skin by cleaning your lips and the surrounding skin gently then I will apply a numbing cream then put cotton swabs in between your lips and teeth to make the canvas more firm for the procedure then I will line your lips with a lip pencil to establish an even shape that goes with your natural shape then from there I will begin depositing your color match ink into your lips.

How does somebody prepare for the service before they see you? Or is no prep needed? 

We ask that you use a safe lip scrub 3-4 days out of your appointment and once more before coming in to remove any dead or dry skin.

How long does it take for someone to get their lips blushed? Or are there several visits. 

It takes up to 2 hours for the whole procedure to insure an even tone and shape. This procedure will last up to 2 years.

What is the healing time? How will someone look afterwards? Is there a bit of a down time? 

Is it painful? 

It takes about a week to heal and you will go through a few peeling stages which is complete normal, when you leave it will be a bit red and you shouldn’t feel much discomfort due to the numbing cream we apply before. There isn’t any down time we just ask you keep them moisturized at all times during the healing process and to avoid spicy foods or heavily seasoned foods for the first 24 hours.

Is it a unisex art & service? Yes it is! Anyone can come in for any of our permanent make up services provided.

I hope you enjoyed my guest and all the information on this trending lip enhancing beauty service.You can find her on the gram @maemaeink

If you happen to live in Jacksonville Fl and the metro area you’re in luck! You may reach her at:

Fantasy Tattoo in Orange Park Fl

To book an appointment 904-866-2330

Questions on her beauty enhancement services via email:maemaeink@gmail.com

Not sure and want to learn more? Give her a call to explore the pretty possibilities.

Beauty Dreams do come true!

You can order a beauty filled gift 🎁 for yourself or someone else! Customized, interactive and so much fun!

Today on TV I’ll be “kissing & telling” some fun gift ideas for the little girl, pre-teen and bestie in your life.

But to be honest, Mom’s and MiMi’s would love 💕 it too!

At the top of my gift idea list for TV is this …

Unhidden Beauty Co 👁 eye shadow kit you can customize and even name it. It’s a one of a kind sensation!

8 or 12 and more eyeshadow sets with highly pigmented pressed Vegan, cruelty-free eyeshadows in scrumptious shades!

I’ll be sharing more about this brand and set on Tik Tok @noreenkissyoung

Visit: http://www.unbiddenbeautyco.com

The perfect gorgeous gift! 🎁 interactive fun!

For MORE and the rest of my gift ideas and the video link of my segment on River City Live TV go to:

http://www.RiverCityLive.com on http://www.News4Jax.com

Video of my segment will also be available and up on http://www.youtube.com after NOON once the show airs.

Enjoy!

Spring and all it’s beauty is here! 🌺

Wanna spruce up your look, fashion and home decor? TRY a few of these.

Makeup is still in but softer and baking and contouring and the cake face is NOT in.

Doing your makeup doesn’t have to be a chore and take hours to do. Before you consider buying all things NEW go over what you own and throw out what is old, smells bad or the mirror cracked. These are all things you do not need. I also recommend you wipe & clean your products down and wash those makeup brushes too.

After you have done the above…Treat yourself to a NEW lip gloss,lip balm or lipstick. 👄

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Lipstick adds a little bit of sunshine to your lips! It will make you feel so good. Don’t usually wear anything on your lips? Try it you might just like or LOVE it.

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BLUSH is popping this spring. It is front and center for brightening your face & complexion. Just don’t over do.

TIP: If you’re in a hurry or forgot your blush you can use an eye shadow in a pinch and go!

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ADD a new handbag and a pair of SUNNIES to your spring wardrobe for a new look. Or add a new pair of shoes! These always put a spring in your step.

Another idea is to SHOP your own closet and drawers. I recently discovered a gorgeous sweater and purse I forgot I bought. Now, I have two things new!

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Add some green 🍃 to your home decor scene. So pretty and healthy for you too!

Purify and detox that air in your space.

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TREAT yourself to a bouquet of colorful flowers. You know the ones that make YOU happy!

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Buy a new mug ☕️ for your coffee or tea! oh and a tea cup set makes sipping tea even more special!

Make your warm drinks a special time for you! 💕

I hope you try a few new ideas for adding a bit of color to your world!

Back from an amazzzing trip to NYC…

My first time since the pandemic! WOW!

It has been too long!

It rained, it snowed and the sun finally shined. It was a crazy busy but fun time.

The International Beauty Show and the Esthetics Cosmetics and SPA Conference were great!

The class I taught went well.

The attendees of beauty pros and beauty business owners came from all over the world! I love meeting people from all over the 🌎 globe. So grateful to the smiling faces eager to learn in my classroom for Advanced Workshops.

The show floor bustled with happy 😊 shoppers! They were stocking up and exploring products and beauty supplies and equipment for their beauty practice or spa or salon business.

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COVID put a kink in our lives and travel plans for work and play but it looks like New York is coming back! Slowly but surely.

This morning on TV 📺 on River City Live on WJXT-4 I will be kissing and telling what I saw on the streets of NYC and at the show. http://www.news4jax.com or http://www.rivercitylive.com

I’m trying to get caught up with work and haven’t even unpacked yet!

So please come back for more. In the meantime check out the video and more on the stations website. Also my video will be put up on YouTube.

Enjoy!

NEW YORK is going to look even prettier this weekend!

Getting ready to go and glow in NYC for the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show. Alongside the International BEAUTY Show. I am teaching a class on The Power Of Makeup Lessons and Makeup Consultations. As well as attend some classes myself and shop the massive show floor. Makeup Artists, Estheticians, Massage Therapists,Nail Techs,Plastic surgeons, Dermatologists and Hairstylists from all over the world and the USA join in on educational fun and to learn all things trending and NEW!

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NEW YORK CITY IS different now but COMING BACK alive more and more so they say. I will discover and see what’s changed, changing and new. I have not been back since the day I was there two years ago when they announced they were closing the city down as Covid19 had arrived.

I will be posting all things NYC and from the show on Instagram and in Tik Tok @noreenkissyoung ….just for YOU! So get ready and stay tuned!

Blessed!

I’m so blessed and I want to be a blessing to others. That is why I opened up a beauty & wellness brand & company. It is also the reason why I started this blog….

I have to admit it isn’t easy being “up” when the world all around us is crashing “down.” But I must. It’s in my DNA.

I simply wanted to take this time to say THANK YOU for following my blog, for your likes on my posts, for your kind words and for being there on the other side of the screen.

I try and give you a glimpse into my life, beauty,skincare, recipes and travels. ✈️

I also want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 for those who celebrate. I am thankful for YOU!

Holiday gift ideas…

I featured on TV some awesome products to give to your bestie, loved ones and to save in your gift closet.

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Here are the rest of the gift ideas I shared on River City Live in sunny Jacksonville Florida.

http://www.rivercitylivetv.com http://www.news4jax.com

I love to give gifts and enjoy making my own glam boxes and fill them with a few treasures and maybe a few chocolates or home-made cookies at the bottom of the box as an unexpected surprise!

Peter Thomas Roth skin care has a fun gift collection of face masks! Mask-A-Holic box has an array of different masks that do different things for your skin. From hydrating to clarifying to gentle polishing. They even have some hydrating eye patches boxed and ready to give which is a great stocking stuffer.

Beauty Blender that infamous hot pink beauty sponge has a variety of new gift sets one to hang from a tree. It comes with a ribbon to hang and inside a faux ice cream cone. So stinking cute! Bounce on!

Vasanti Kajal Eye Kit is a smooth and silky collection.

Banish has a collection of skin care that was created for teens and people that have acne or pesky breakouts and possible scaring. This unisex brand comes in a black sleek packaging and one set even comes with a plush Banish Warrior head band to wear when you are about to wash your face. Guys not just for the girls will benefit and love this too.

Beia Daily Hydrating Setting Mist spray is a woman owned brand that makes the makeup look great, skin hydrated and last longer.

Majenye is a line of crystal infused,clean and eco-friendly self care like whipped body souffles,relaxing bath salts,candles and more. This is a black-owned business.

Unwrapped Life has a line of soaps with zero waste. Packaged in paper bags NO bottles and fancy packaging. From hair to toe! They also have soap dishes to protect the bars and drain and dry with no mess or fuss. Unisex.

HOPE Fragrances is a luxe collection of fragrances created by Audrey Gruss. It has an interesting back story that you should read about on her site or in social media. A great cause too to bring awareness to Depression.

So gift yourself this holiday season and cross off all the others on your list with a few of the above gift ideas. Self-care has never been more important and we need to pamper and take care of ourselves and those we love and care about too.

What are those?

People often ask me…What are these?

Our beauty products come with mini plastic spoons or spatulas and for continued safety and sanitary reasons they are coming with our beauty products even more. These spatulas are to keep you from getting germs and bacteria in the jar of foundation, cream blush or your favorite dream cream.

These tools really prevent you from getting your fingers into the container. Dirt, oil,dust can get on your fingers and hands and get in and contaminate your beauty products. The germs 🦠 can spoil your products, make them less effective and maybe even break you out. Now you don’t want that do you?

They also measure and give you the right amount of product so you don’t waste any. I love to use them. I use them a variety of ways. Once you play with using them you’ll discover that too.

I also like when a brand comes out with a pump anything because it too gives you the right amount and keeps you safer and clean.

So, if you happen to get these mini tools. Don’t throw them out. USE them. They work wonders. They are washable and reusable.

And if you don’t own any mini spatulas or spoons they are starting to be readily available at beauty or hair supply stores like Sally’s!

Be safe,love the planet 🌍 and don’t waste!

These adorable mini tools work wonders!

Is Lipliner 💋 Gone Forever?

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I don’t think so! Do you?

What do you think?

Do you use one? Or have you ever used one. Please share!

Have you started to use a lipliner now that many of us are no longer wearing masks everywhere?

I love ❤️ lipstick 💄 & lipliner! They are like TWINS for the lips to me since I’m one I like that sound of twins even more.

💋Using lip liner makes our lipstick last longer by shaping the lips with it and makes lipgloss NOT run.

💋It gives shape and definition to our lips.

💋It makes thin lips look fuller.

💋It makes very lips look smaller.

Depending on the lipliner mood you’re in and the look you want to create that day.

I hope lip pencils aren’t gone forever and that since were masking up less. We will continue wearing them.