There’s something about a manicure, be it low-key and neutral or blinged out and pointy à la Cardi B, that sort-of completes a look. And regardless of your personal style, nail trends in 2019 will check off all the boxes. Sure, a mani is on the smaller side and nowhere near as attention-grabbing as a…
I couldn’t have wrote this any better. Enjoy this blog post.
No one will be able to tell that these cuticles aren’t first class.
Plus, quick tips for secure application.
I am trying to get to the mystery of my nail polishes!
For the past few months I have picked up some awesome shades at my fav’ stores at fabulous discount prices.Like you I was thrilled to get a deal!!!
I bring it to my nail tech,get a mani & pedi and the polish is off and chipping in a few days! It doesn’t matter what brand but they are big names.Never happened quite like this before.Very discouraging when you want to look polished and pretty.The deal here is that it does not happen to me for full price polishes.
Is this happening to you?
Is this a case of OLD and not so fresh batches of nail lacquer that gets shipped to stores for a quick sale?
I am beginning to think it is.
I love ESSIE and a few other brands I have got a deal on too.Note this is no reflection on them. Just where and how I am buying the various polishes.
Just back from glorious Chicago. I LOVE this town.
Most of you who read my blog know I always make time for play when I TRAVEL for my work!
I have been longing to get a facial but it has been so hectic for me no time to get one in my town. While I do give them to myself and professionally do them. BUT it isn’t quite the same as someone giving you a cleansing facial.
I found a fun looking business card at a hair salon in town that was filled with color,these words and an artistic shot. I simply had to explore!!!
This place is a modern cool place with a fun color filled vibe. The owner was a charismatic delight. She said her name was Angel and to me she was.Her spirit was amazing.
No RELAXATION… Just a face steam,cleansing and mask rubbed in.Before I knew it the party was over.I never had a facial like this before! If you ever find yourself in downtown Chicago and you have limited time for a facial you need to take a trip to MUD FACIAL BAR. My skin glowed.
Next, I met friends for lunch and then got in some more shopping. While I so appreciate the beauty,food and shopping fun that the uptown Magnificent Mile has to offer…I love playing downtown Chicago.If you are up that way.Book an appointment ad rejuvenate at George the Salon.They have a new Citrus Crushed Pearl massage.
Merz Apothecary is my go to for old world charm,luxurious soaps, candy pastilles,eco beauty and so much more.My husband loves to visit this place when he is in Chicago too.
Looking for a unique clothing and accessories shop on the cheap and chic? Agaci is for you!
Oh and the cherry on top …the day I was leaving for the airport and sipping tea at the W Hotel I was reading a magazine and found my musts have for next time.Celebrities LOVE her Nobody does nails like celebrity manicurist ASTROWIFEY. Catch her if you can.LADY GAGA,Kylie Jenner need I say more?
I love Chicago almost as much as I love my NEW YORK CITY. There is so much to do there.If you’ve never been,take a drive or a flight and enjoy the beauty of the city and the beautiful lakes too!
It is that fabulous time again for me to guest speak at another spa conference. Professionals from all over the world will fly and flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center.It’s HOT ,its work but exciting and fun.
I am going to TRY and post more from the show and even do a few videos from my walk down Beauty Avenue and Skin Streets. I will be guest speaking two classes one on Celebrity Skin Care and another class on MAKEUP.
You know I live and breathe makeup!
I can hardly wait to meet and see them work their magic…the BEST hair stylists that rock hair and some as seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
I also look forward to seeing the latest and greatest in nails. Nails are a huge market that is on fire.
This year there will be an All Things Tanning Show…while I am a skin cancer survivor I don’t promote a tanning bed. I am excited to see what new products we will use to get a glorious healthy looking tan without the HOT sun’s rays damage.
I am so happy more of you are following me and sending messages to me and so happy you have become a fan of my blog. I know I don’t post all the time as my business and guest speaking and hubby are my priority.
YOU and my Beauty Candy Blog are special to me too.
So stay tuned and come back this weekend. I promise it will be interesting and worth your while.
What a fabulous gift and way to treat him or her on Valentine’s day!
Give him or her a gift card or physically take them (after you booked an appointment) for a manicure and pedicure,a REAL shave at a barber shop (yes,they are back),a facial,a hair cut, a spa service, a makeover or a MASSAGE!
There is nothing like the healing touch of other people taking care of you. Even the magic touch of someone else brushing your hair is a relaxing thrill.
This Valentine’s day think outside the romantic box do the above and then something else to cap the night. It can be as simple as a nightcap glass of champagne or lining up Hershey’s kisses all over the bedroom. And above all celebrate the beauty of LOVE and a loving relationship.
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Summertime and it is all about the mani & pedi.But even with all the gorgeous new shades,textures and types of manicures available today without pretty looking and healthy hands and feet you can’t look your best!
Because so many of you asked I listened….here is an article with some of your pressing nail questions answered.Also, since I wrote this column I have discovered a fabulous beauty supplement for skin and nails. The line is called NeoCell and I love the vitamin/supplements and the Beauty and Biotin Bursts.
Check them out online and or at your fave health food store.My nails were growing so much I had to cut them back.
I am so happy and feel I look better with this brand.
I love to share and chat about beauty,travel,lifestyle and food I hope you enjoy today’s blog.
I promised I’d share my recent adventures back home to NEW YORK CITY.
Let’s get started with that beautiful city they loved so much they named it twice…
NEW YORK,NEW YORK!
Every stone,sidewalk building has a story and tells you it if you listen.I never knew how much I would miss the Northern states until I moved for my husband to the land of sunshine,Disney World and who could forget those beautiful palm trees.
New York is a very special place!
I know I have posted blogs about New York and New Jersey before but I can’t get enough of it. So, this last trip a couple of weeks ago is no exception.
Always delighted to be invited to guest speak and get in some family and fun time too.
All work and no play make Noreen a dull girl!
Here are my TOP TEN Fun Stops in Manhattan this trip
1.You must stop off Broadway just a couple of minutes from MACY’S 34th Street for an all things yummy stop!Eat and drink the night away if you are lucky enough to catch Broadway Bites they are fairly new street food.OUT OF THIS WORLD!
2.Europe’s H&M store is around there too and so are lots of other shops. Get off the main streets and shop until you drop.They don’t call it the Fashion Capitol for nothing.
3.Stop at Joy NAILS across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station train station for a manicure and pedicure that ends with a shoulder massage and a TOOTSIE ROLL candy…FABULOUS mani & pedi on the cheap!
4.Chinatown stop for some Dim Sum a Chinese version like Tapas that are mini portions of all kinds of food…including chicken feet for the adventurous.The pastry shops that are new to Chinatown have a yummy French Vietnamese influence and taste divine.The fresh fruit stands are amazing and so are the street food hot Chinese donuts made before your very eyes.Need your watch battery fixed? Stop down Mott Street and there is this darling little old man in a tiny cart stand on the street that instantly changes all my watches I may need to bring him…and on the cheap!
*You’ll also find decorative touches for your home,chinaware and great gifts!
5.Take a ride and hop to the station for the Staten Island Ferry as seen in movies you’ll enjoy the view and can almost touch the Statue of Liberty too.
6.Little Italy offers a taste of Italy and has rich movie history from delicious Italian food,Italian deli’s,ice cold gelato and the famous bakery Ferraras!!! Since 1892 they are whipping up the best desserts,cappucinno and more for you!
*If you need a haircut there is even a famous celebrity stop Barber shop.
7.Uptown when I need a chocolate lift there is Serendipity 3 for FROZEN HOT Chocolate treats or a lovely meal.
8.Central Park is NATURE’S eye candy! Enjoy the view and enjoy some ice cream or a street vendor hot dog too.I love to people watch here too!
9.Dinnertime is the perfect time to visit Southern Hospitality an eatery mid town that just happens to be one that Justin Timberlake …yes, you read right Justin Timberlake the quad threat guy AND two of his friends own this down to earth yummy southern style place. I love the Fried Chicken salad and corn bread with honey.I’ll post more about this great place another time.
10 Dylan’s Candy Bar (designer Ralph Lauren’s daughter is a partner in it ) this uptown is a sweet hot spot near Bloomingadales Dept. store where i used to work.You gotta make a trip there and enjoy the candy staircase too.They have candy from your childhood and popular today too.
These are some of my fave places I hope you will TRY your next trip or your first trip to Manhattan.
I fill my days from morning til night with tons of things to do in my day.
Exhausted but happy at the end of the day…take a bite out of the big apple and enjoy your days!
I am a fashionista,beautista and couponista! I love a bargian just as much as you do!
So, as we venture in this new month in this new year I thought I’d share with you what I do and show my clients too.
Thinking about a Manicure & Pedicure?
Think about it on Mondays or Tuesdays…sometimes even Wednesday. These days are slower days for salons and spas.These are days that some places offer mani’s and pedi’s at a discount price.Also always remember that booking an appointment for a manicure & a pedicure is CHEAPER and a better value than getting just a manicure.
It is a new day and a new way to buy your face and body products. Instead of going to the department store
and buying lots of products HOPING you’ll like them instead by and test them another way.A HOT NEW TREND is continuing our way.
IPSY is a fun and great way to shop with a monthly membership. For only $10.00 you get bag filled with beauty every month sent to your home.It is a money saving way to TRY before you buy and they are not just sample sizes but REAL SIZES.Started by an amazing woman Michelle Phan. Catch her on the latest Dr. Pepper commercial and on Youtube with How-To’s on using the monthly bags of beauty.
Sundays are Fundays! The Sunday newspaper is NOT ONLY GrOCERY store coupons but it is also filled with great coupon offers on beauty products! From shampoo,conditioner,nail oil,makeup,skincare.
OR other Examples coupons: Buy one get one free,$1.00 to $5.00 off a makeup product.
If you can’t afford it…don’t buy it. BIG that is.You don’t need to go in debt for beauty or feeling your best.Violife has a fabulous personal space or office humidifier and sonic toothbrush that don’t cost a fortune and are just as effective.
Bigger perfume bottle isn’t always any better.Unless you use it every day…don’t waste fragrance another day…by not using it and buying the biggest bottle.
Club Cards a fabulous way to save money and enjoy FREE products.I belong to a floral club, bra club and you can also join a lipstick or eyeshadow club.Some cards offer buy 6 get one free.
Your fave magazine is a free SAMPlE party on face,nail or body treats!It Is also a great way to try before you buy!
News4Jax my money saving beauty segment this morning. I know you are going to LOVE it and save a bundle on beauty too.