When it comes to makeup and washing your makeup brushes many of you would rather apply makeup. Same is true for washing your makeup brushes. So, if you’re looking for a quick clean fix …try this!
Instead of washing them with brush cleaner and going through a cleansing ritual after each use….
Simply rinse the one you use with water and then kill any bacteria that may be dancing on them with a spritz of good old witch hazel. I always keep a spray bottle of witch hazel on hand (and label it so I know what it is) Next, take the brush and rub into on a paper towel gently back and forth. Place in a brush holder and let it dry.
If you like to use witch hazel you can wash your brushes thoroughly weekly with a dimes worth of glycerin soaps and a tablespoon of witch hazel. Depending how many brushes you are washing you will need to double this recipe. Rinse your brushes well. Allow them to rest on the edge of counter top over night.
Once a week wash them like you usually do …Or you can use my other brush cleaning recipes from previous blog posts.
Always remember …If you want a pretty looking and clear complexion you MUST wash your beauty tools and makeup brushes. No one is going to do it for you so…Just do it!
I just enjoyed two glorious days of awesome at the IECSC conference in beautiful FT. Lauderdale Florida.
I am jet lagged and I didn’t even fly enjoyed …and enjoyed a little bit of Palm Beach and a bit of R&R so I am energized.
There was a vibe on the show floor that happily filled the air…after Hurricane Irma beauty professionals and beauty business owners were so ready to learn and explore the show floor.
I taught my two classes and enjoyed shopping every inch of the show floor.
I sniffed,touched,played in new beauty potions and makeup shades and watched other beauty and skin care experts slay the show floor with their demos and new product releases!
Here is my beauty and skin haul!
The show floor was a candy store for the skin care pro,spa,makeup artist and beauty retailer.
Color has become bolder in makeup, skin has never been more in and the future looks bright for business! Finally!
To Go Spa has added new face masks that offer instant gratification. My fave’s is for the neck and the lips.
Farmhouse Fresh has added soaps to their line and an awesome decadent Chai and a dash of honey Shea butter lotion for the body and hands. This line is coveted by Oprah,J Lo and Kim Kardashians makeup artist have used the brands Agave Nectar on the decollete and body on the red carpet.
Sassi lashes have the most amazing human hair lashes that a lot of makeup artists were buzzing about.
Tan Towel is the safest got to tan that not only do I use but celebrities and the girl next door uses. Their face tan towel comes wrapped like a condom and is great for travel. They also have one for half body and touch up where you want a kiss of color. No orange hands,no smelly TAN,no skin cancer from baking in the sun. I love love love this product.
I purchased a new roller for the skin…It’s called Micro-needling and will explore and chat more on this in a future blog to come soon.
Blinc Mascara doesn’t paint the lashes but tubes them with mascara has some awesome colors like purple and blue. They also added an amplified mascara to their lash lineup too. This mascara washes off with luke warm water and a washcloth. No running,no clumping!
I took in a few classes and took lots of notes in my glam notebook!
Not only are their more beauty tools and skin devices, dream creams continue to soar.
This fall it is all about BERRY hues on lips, cheeks and eyes … BOLD and beautiful. Metallics are really in too. Thank goodness the smoky eye is taking a bit of a rest.
Red lips dress to impress with the rest so don’t worry girls you can still wear your signature classic red.
I wanted to shop even more…but because of the hurricane the show floor had less vendors. Florida is still TRYING to make a comeback.
I have a gift box to give away… How would you like to win it?
Ready, set and my beauty bags packed for the International Esthetics,Cosmetics and SPA show in sunny Ft Lauderdale. This weekend is going to be business and pleasure. I like to mix the two. Work hard… play hard. There are several beauty events I have been invited to and I really look forward to guest speaking too.This is one of my classes in the show book. I will take pictures of my model who also happens to be another speaker…Alysha Carlo. My class is for professionals in the spa,med-spa and salon industry.
The attendees come from all over the world! It is very exciting.
I also can’t wait to shop the huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggge show floor and bring back my beauty and skin care haul to share!
I’m also happy to escape from the sadness in Jacksonville from that hurricane IRMA.
I am planning on doing a giveaway on MY blog when I get back into town…So stay tuned for some giveaway fun!
That Hurricane IRMA has me drained,exhausted and not my usual self. So, forgive for the delay on this post. I did not make it to NYC for fashion week this year but I did chat with a few of my friends on what they did or saw behind the beauty scene.
Rumor has it my fav’ things were hot in NYFW fashion week this year!
One is an Ancient Chinese Secret now once again let out of the beauty bag you may know I have used for years on myself and on my clients.This double sided wonder is a fan of Asian Royalty where they used it in gold down to now the everyday woman in jade. One side is for the eye area and one for the face.Rolling in circular motions and upward strokes it brings a beautiful glow to the face. The women of the Orient would use it for ant-aging. One cool tool. Now, model’s and makeup artists covet it.
Another is Rosebud Perfume Companies of salves called Rosebud Salve. The original lips salve is used on the lips,top of the cheeks,on the shoulders and added to a baby tooth brush to groom brows in place or pesky hairs around the face.
At NYFW and other beauty events they also used the infamous sheet mask and more. I too LOVE, LOVE, LOVE K Beauty anything and these instant gratification wonders!They really are magical! Therapispa has an KBeauty Essence your skin will love.
Not your basic everyday toner or skin freshener. It too gives the skin another layer of love!
And the cat eye lined eye is still holding it’s beauty reign.
The infamous makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury worked her magic with a shimmer and contour stick and illuminated and chiseled the skin. She is always on point!
That’s all the buzz I have to share tonight.
I hope you explore some of these beauty secrets and get glowing!
I recently discovered some new products and places in JAX and some iconic ones too! If you love or are visiting Florida and near here.
Come explore and shop your flip flops off!
Featured on TV on NBC12 today.
5 Points Candle Company is a new find from the iconic gift shop called Gottahaveit in the Avondale section of Jacksonville. They make some fabulous candles with the most amazing scents. All soy wax and hand poured and made with premium essential oils. 75 plus hours of burn time. If you don’t live here you can shop them at: http://www.5pointscandleco.com
#5 one of their most popular candle scents.
Element Earth Works has some unique aromatic soaps and more.This one is a Lemongrass charcoal soap in a coconut oil base. Great for deep cleansing for face and body. Vegan too. http://www.elementearthworks.com
Body and Soul has a collection of various stone necklaces,natural toothpastes and even soaps for manes best friend your doggie. Today I am featuring their gemstone necklaces. This Opalite stone is said to help with:anxiety,fear and uncertainty.Available in Murray Hill section of Jacksonville.http://www.bodyandsoulsoap.com
Noreen Young Cosmetics specializes in all things for the lips.We even have a lip creation called First Coast Fabulous named for the First Coast of Florida. My passion is donating time to help girls with Downs Syndrome look their best and I love supporting organizations like the Special Olympics.I have a sweet beauty retreat in a private beauty cottage by appointment on the south side of Jacksonville. http://www.noreenyoung.com
“Life is short wear lipstick!”
Jones and Rose has a collection of luxurious body and face care. Unisex too. Sexy Body Butter in pink petals is a favorite.http://www.jonesandrose.com
If you are crazy about the city and want to flaunt it..get your sticker or TEE-shirt with ...JAX IS RAD on it. Wear it proudly! http://www.jaxisrad.com
Explore even more of the beauty in our city…Check out MY BLOG again for more fun spots in town. #shoplocal #jaxisrad #getyourkisson #firstcoastfabulous
Today on TV… I whipped up my cocktail for beauty and some fun! I so love all the work I do. TV is just a part of it. There are so many things I do so I am NEVER ever bored.
Today I shared with the TV viewers the things I cannot live without! Hoping I turn the viewers on to some amazing beauty must haves.
I love all things NeoCell skin and beauty supplements. They recently came out with a Ceramides Skin Hydrator. Clinically tested ceramides increase:moisture by up to 36% and skin smoothness by up to 34%. Non-GMO Gluten-Free.Say “No to Botox” ,maybe all need is something from NeoCell.
We seem to never have enough time in the day to eat right and or remember to take our multi-vitamin. If you want prettier healthy looking skin you need to add beauty supplements to your daily routine.It isn’t just about about using an expensive dream cream.
This brand makes me want to be my healthy best! They also make a variety of other beauty supplements for hair,skin,eyes,bones,joints,hair,nails and overall body.
Living in sunny Florida can take a toll on our skin.Protect yourself pretty wherever you live!
- Sunscreen infused with a moisturizer
Eminence Red Currant Protective Moisturizer with SPF 30 natural,organic and made with fruits,vegetables and herbs. NO CHEMICALS If you like a natural approach to beauty…try this brand! Available at spas all across the globe!
Today the beauty world is all a buzz about Probiology a probiotic pill I take daily. www.belleandbella.com
Pretty skin starts in the gut!
Beauty from the inside out!
I love coffee and tea…and this line really shouts out to me.
Therapispa takes our coffee cup to the next level with super cute packaging and a quality skin care product inside! Pureness Scrub Wash exfoliates the skin on your body beautifully and with only the best in natural ingredients.No dried out or irritated skin. Essence gentle skin toners.They also have a line of face masks for different skin types and needs. Too Cute!
Lastly, Tan Towel is my beauty hero when it comes to tanning on the go! It gives my skin a gorgeous natural glow. Not stinky!
Kick skin cancer to the curb with this emollient towel for face and for body.
My mantra..Take care of your skin and it will take care of you!
Gotta a beauty question or skin issue? ASK Noreen Visit my petty site www.noreenyoung.com and follow me on Instagram @noreenkissyoung
As I guest speak all over the country women ask me all kinds of questions about beauty,skin and hair. Lately thinning hair or not born with lush hair are the issues.
While I do not have these issues YET…I have found a few products that are amazing and give your hair and scalp an instant lift. Roots touched up until you can see your hair colorist or you’re graying in places on your hair…
CYG is the answer!
This is just one of the many special products they make at Cover Your Gray. This compact contains 2 shades plus a double sided brush for a precise application.
SO EASY TO USE! It is like makeup for your hair! But it is NOT eye shadow it is pigment especially made for the hair.
Get your confidence back or tell a friend.
Check out the website. http://www.coveryourgray.com
I think some people call it depotting I call it de-tubing as we are taking remains from a lipstick tube and placing them into a container like a plastic pill box (We makeup artists have done this for a long time and it was our beauty secret on set) But as the beauty world continues to grow and explode we now have all kinds of containers to place them in like the one above!
Why do you want to detube? Well if your fav’ lipstick is:
- Discontinued and you want to savour the last lipstick drop?
- Got smooshed in the cap because you forgot to roll it down all the way before capping.
12 spaces hold your discontinued,tired,oldie but goodie,melted and broken lipsticks. Or you can actually scoop out a brand new lipstick into an empty container like this.
Step.1 Buy a container or pill pack
Step 2. Get a mini cocktail knife,mini spatula or artists palette ready and at hand.
Step 3.Line up the lipsticks you want to fill the kit with
Step 4. Wash your hands with soap and warm water or put plastic gloves on.It can get messy and you want to keep it clean and sanitary too.
Step 5.Scoop out or cut slices of your lipstick into the empty container or pill box.
Step 6. Press and pat down with your fingers or spatula each color filled space you fill.
Step 7. Place a piece of saran wrap on top and pat down some more on the saran wrap.
Step 8. Optional:Take a cheap blow dryer (not high watt) and blow across the top of the kit moving quickly and across once.This sets your lipsticks in the Lip Motel.
Remember…you don’t have to fill them all at once. A few at a time is fine.
You are all set and ready to mix and match the hues with your lip brush.The best and most fun part?
You can make NEW lipstick shades out of all these bits and pieces.
I like to FREEZE my kit in the freezer for approximately 1/2 hour or more if you’d like. Doing this will firm the lipsticks up and harden them up a bit.
*HAPPY to say my Lip Motel was featured in Jacksonville magazine July issue!
…Your daughter or granddaughters?
Summer is still here and your daughters and grand daughters are still out of school.
Here are a few fun things to do with them this summer!
Today I shared on TV what you can do and how much fun it can be!
- Bonding time:Do a little makeup at home day. Show them how to apply a little lipstick or gloss,a blush,nail polish and or a bit of glitter. A little goes a long way.
- Show them how to take care of their hair or braid the hair …Barbie Hair conditioner for detangling works wonders!
- Teach them that SUNSCREEN is a best kept beauty secret! Protecting their face and body from the sun is very important.Use dolls as demo’s.
- Enjoy making or serving yummy refreshments like fruit infused water,pretty pink lemonade,candy,Pez and or yummy pink cupcakes.Make it like a beauty party!
- Another fun idea is:To show them how they can write a story book and they are the main character.All they need is an empty unlined notebook and some markers or crayons. Encourage them to be creative.
- Princess Patch Parties is a local company if you’re lucky enough to live in Jacksonville Florida in the Murray Hill section of town that offers birthday and mini spa parties with facials and a little mani & pedi outing. Pink and frilly place where glitter rules! www.princesspatchgirlsspa.com
- Lip gloss D.I.Y. with you and or their friends with a MINI bar of Hershey’s chocolate or some crushed up candy mixed with a dash of OrganIc coconut oil from Whole Foods Market. You will need to assist children with this in the microwave for a few minutes. What you’ll have is a shiny,lip softening lip gloss.No it won’t last you’ll watch them lick it off and laugh the afternoon away.
- I will share these ideas and more on the video from the segment. JUST A CLICK AWAY! http://www.firstcoastnews.com on The Chat
- ENJOY watching and hope you will try some of my outside the box ideas!