Great Lash

I to this day have always loved the mascara called Great Lash in that hot pink and lime green tube. My sister bought me my first tube!while cleaning and organizing during this pandemic I discovered a booklet with the history of it and how it all began. I thought you’d like to read about the backstory.

How it all began was in 1915. Tom Lyle Williams watched in fascination as his sister performed what she called the “secret of the harem” mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows.

Mabel’s simple beauty trick ignited Tom Lyle’s imagination and he started what one day become a billion dollar business. He named it Maybelline (Mabel + Vaseline),after his sister.

1916

The original Maybelline  girl was modest and shy,captivating and public with her long,luxurious dark lashes.

1917

Maybelline launches the first mascara sold for everyday use,Maybelline Lash Beautifier,a cake mascara available by mail order.

1920’s

The promise in early advertising was simple yet powerful: “Fine Makeup,Sensibly Priced”

1930’s -40’s

 By this time, the modest shy Maybelline Girl has become more confident, with heavily made up eyes and a Marcel Wave.

Maybelline cost only .10 cent as a cake mascara is introduced in drugstores in 1932.

Maybelline becomes the first cosmetic company to advertise on the radio.

1950’s

Maybelline becomes the first cosmetic company to advertise on national television and use celebrity spokesmodels, including actress Rita Hayworth.

1960’s

Maybelline

Launches its first mass-marketed packaged as we know it today,with the brush inside the tube.

1971

Maybelline launches Great Lash mascara.

 

1971-2008

Over the next two decades the iconic pink and green tube is modernized. One great lash is sold every 1.7 seconds!!!

 

In the 1980’s advertising including the now famous tag line.

” Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.”

2009

Maybelline launches Great Lash BIG Lash Mascara.

 

2011

Maybelline Great Lash New York … celebrated its 40th Birthday!

Looking good until today.

The story goes on with a fresh young addition to the Great Lash collection… Lots of Lashes and an ever evolving mascara brush.

I love the backstory of this brand as I embrace this mascara in hand.

By the way…

Professional makeup artists stock it in their makeup kit including me.

 

All Eyes on YOU!

If your practicing social distancing and doing the right thing by wearing a face cover or mask your face is not fully seen when you are out and about. That is why your eyes are NOW the center of attention. Here are a few tips I shared on TV yesterday that you might want to consider and ADD to your EYE beauty routine.

Quarantine Fatigue is a real thing I have it too. We look tired even if we got rest. bUt you can do something about it. GUYS can do some of these tips too.

Refrigerate your eye gel or eye cream. It will FEEL so cool and refreshing when you apply it.

Cucumbers DO work when you place those thin slices on each eye and close your eyes and take a quick nap to rest. Bye Bye Puffy stressed out eyes.

Buy eye masks made of gel or paper or in capsule form…they are filled with ingredients to hydrate,calm and brighten up the eyes.

Experiment with a salmon or yellow concealer. Tap on a few dots under and around the eyes. Pat and blend in softly with your fingers.

I think and always  say “An eye lash curler is like a BOOB Job for your lashes! It lifts them and curls them and is great to use even if you don’t have mascara available. Especially if you are out of your fave mascara.

If you don’t want your mascara to run and smear down and around your eyes…Try Blinc mascara. They say “Don’t paint your lashes tube them.”  The brand does NOT run and you won’t have racoon eyes either. Defines the lashes nicely and removes the tube coating  on your lashes with warm water and a washcloth. Unlike any other mascara you ever tried.

OR use a CLEAR mascara for definition without a tint.

As for wearing eye shadow try wearing a single color like a matte nude,champagne or soft gold hue. Don’t fuss with lots of color. Just add this to highlight your eyes.

Line the eyes with a cocoa, gray, or blue. I live in a creamy gel pencil eyeliner. But I love to define my eyes in this color. If your eyes are deep set or you have tired looking appearance you might want to steer clear from black. Just keep it simple. Especially for the day and the times were in.

I hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks just for your eyes!

Take care of yourself NOW more than ever.

 

woman in white crew neck t shirt covering her face with face mask

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Can this really …Disinfect my MAKEUP?

Yes… it can! Keep reading below.

You know how dirty our beauty supplies can get! Our makeup brushes need cleaning and disinfecting and now even more so. Alcohol,brush cleaner and soap and water 💦 Are great but aren’t enough.

AND who knew we could disinfect our eye shadows, lipsticks, blushers,foundation at all???

It is called SterileLight Illumicide. It is a disinfecting case. Dermatologist tested and recommended. A QUICK disinfectant. It kills 99.9 % bacteria in just minutes.

What does SterileLight disinfect for you?

Makeup 💄

Mascara wands

Lipsticks 💋

Lip liners

Eyeliners

Makeup palettes 🎨 and kits

Compacts

Blushers

Powder compacts

Hair brushes

Hair combs

Hair clippers

Razors

Scissors ✂️

Tweezers

Gemstone 💎 face and body rollers like the iconic Jade Facial roller.

Lash extensions

Makeup Brushes

Makeup Sponges

It even DRIES your makeup brushes after you wash them and fast. NOT over night.

Easy to operate. Easy operation panel with LED countdown.

I couldn’t believe my eyes and neither could my beauty team.

I want to show my clients how clean we are and their health is most important when it comes to applying makeup 💄 on them doing a makeup lesson or face care. This unit is so amazing it’s not only wonderful for my beauty business it is awesome for my home.

I will never clean and DRY my brushes without SterileLight by my side either.

Sharing is caring

I am not the companies sales rep. I’m not selling you but I am telling you this is fabulous for our industry and for home use as well.

Check out their website for ALL the information.

http://www.sterilelight.com

Visit my Instragram page to see more photos on my personal experience disinfecting and MORE!

@noreenkissyoung

I was supposed to be on TV 📺 here in sunny Florida this past Friday but they had to cancel my much needed beauty report introducing this due to the Pandemic we are going through. But I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you!

 

HELLO, Beauty!

The Easter bunny is coming early and hopping your way with these awesome beauty samples and finds! As a makeup artist and skin care therapist I can never get enough beauty!How about you?

BEAUTY HAPPENING…A BEAUTY EVENT week and a beauty bag.

A limited-edition Hello Beauty cotton cosmetic bag – An incredible retail value of $80+ will be sold in Whole Foods Market locations for a scrumptious price of ONLY $15

It will be filled with some NEW…Whole_Foods_Market_logo.svg …spring essentials you need, including:

  • Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk .34 oz
  • dermae Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask .5 oz
  • Acure Pore Minimizing Facial Scrub 1 oz
  • evanhealy Rose Geranium Facial Toner HydroSoul 1 oz
  • Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + 10 ml
  • MyChelle Perfect C Serum .17 oz
  • Mineral Fusion Lash Curling Mineral Mascara (Gravity) .57 oz
  • Burt’s Bees Sunset Cruise Lip Stick .12 oz
  • Weleda Skin Food .34 oz

Just a heads up girls…they won’t last until  the weekend…

They are while supplies last!

It is going to be a beautiful week once you own yours!

Who doesn’t love an awesome deal and save money too~

 

On the Hunt for a New Mascara this summer???

Maybe this mascara is for you! Blinc_Mascara-web

If you are looking for a mascara that doesn’t run and give you a black ring around your eye running down toward your cheeks too. Try Blinc mascara. It is a no-smudge,no-hassle mascara.

Instead of painting your eye lashes you tube them with tiny water-resistant tubes around your lashes. Not a conventional mascara. Once applied,this mascara tubes and binds your lashes and cannot and does not run,smudge,clump or flake,even if you cry at your wedding,workout,jog or rub your eyes!!!

You simply remove it with a luke warm washcloth and no makeup remover needed.

Today I am wearing the deep purple. I LOVE the way it brightens my eye and take away a tired dark circled appearance.

Celebrities use it and you will love it too…if you want easy to remove and longer lasting smudge free mascara.

Whose your go to beauty brand?

OPI -Sky fall 10-2012Whose your go to brand?

A bright shade of nail polish with a cool name? Could it be a Maybelline mascara you used for years?  A yummy luxurious body or hand cream?

A foundation that covers all your flaws or perhaps it is a lipstick shade that just applying it on your lips sends you to the moon.

I’d love to know.

Or Is it not a brand at all?

I would LOVE to hear from you. Let’s chat beauty and skin care!

Gift ideas YOU GOTTA see!

photo.JPG The CHATI came across some amazing brands and stores both online and in town.I am going to feature them on TV today on my Beauty & Lifestyle segment.I cannot wait to share these fabulous things with the viewers on First Coast NewsThe Chat daytime TV talk show.

Here are some really unique gifts,hostess gifts and stocking stuffers to give.

Gifts they will LOVE!

Here are some ideas for him.

Bye Bye socks and a tie!
Fill the stocking with any of his favorite things from food to grooming to a cold beer!

Get Creative!

Buff Him face exfoliant for his skin to look his best! A natural delight for tired skin or clogged pores.

There is even one for her.It’s Buff Her.

Make it a spa night and do it together with a healthy glass of red wine or your fave drink.
http://www.buffher.com

Intuition Beer Soap

A lush soap made in an array of local micro brewery Intuition’s biggest sellers.My husband loves this!

Also available in Bold City Brewery beer blends.

Created by:
http://www.greenlotusstudios.com

Stocking Stuffers or last minute gifts for HER!

Organic Spa Magazine
They are offering a $10.00 SPECIAL subscription for only $10.00 a year! I am in love with this fab magazine.

http://www.organicspamagazine.com

Addicted to mascara? Now you can wear your mascara and bat lashes on your car too!
Car lashes
http://www.carlashes.com

Buzz Butter -see their Etsy store.
http://www.bewitchedcrafts.com

Girls Gone Green lip balm beauty for a good cause! Check them out on Facebook.

Cherry Blooms liquid liner or lash extension mascara

http://www.cherryblooms.com

Looking for anything Jaguar Jacksonville and beyond?

Check out: Gottahaveit in Jacksonville Florida has the fun cozy gloves with a mustache on them and other stache Jag products that I featured today…

YUMMY Gifts or stocking stuffer treats…worth waiting for!
Who doesn’t LOVE sweets and treats???
I want candy!

Beauty Candy…a hot pink yummy color LIPSTICK!

Boomf box of MAGICAL Vanilla Mallows

Kate Middleton AKA Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James has a yummy company with a friend.
http://www.Boomf.com

My awesome customized order of Boomf marshmallows! So beautiful. So fun! Stay tuned to next blog.

I’ll share all the details of my experience, ordering and my ideas on doing so.Yummy straight from England!

If you’d like to see these and more!!! Join in on the fun and watch ME on The Chat video footage at:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the LEFT on the words THE CHAT.

Look for my name and today’s date 12-17-2014 on the site and watch. Enjoy!

This mascara is the bomb!

Cherry Blooms

Unlike me it seems every single girl or woman I meet love WEARING mascara. And many I meet are on the hunt for it!
Constantly on a quest for flirty,fabulous,longer lashed eyes!

The reason I say unlike me is that due to allergies I cannot wear many brand mascaras as well as enjoy fake eyelashes as the glue (no matter what brand) annoys my eyes. So, my go to fave product has always been lipstick!

However, if you are seeking that mascara of all mascaras! I received a package in the mail and had to share with you.

It is called Cherry Blooms…and like a cherry tree blooms from tiny flowers to cherries your lashes will bloom.There used to be a large cherry tree in the backyard of my grandmother’s home and I always admired their beautiful journey and blooms.
So, getting back to the mascara there is this saucy Aussie woman who loves to invent things and she came out with this mascara.
They call them lash extensions that you BRUSH ON. no fuss,no glue, no mess.
The mascara is a two step process which I first thought might be a long task especially on the go.
First you apply the gel from a wand, then you apply the black fibers (which are the lash magic to me) and then a coat of the gel to set.

On clean eyelashes with (no other mascara necessary) I couldn’t wait to try and see what volume of lashes I would see as my eyelashes have never been long looking nor defined. My husband’s lashes are what women would envy and he doesn’t even use an eyelash curler not fair.I also waited a few hours to see if my eyes would be allergic or puff up or itch after a coat of the mascara set.
Well, everything went well no swell,no itch no whining on my part.

Longer lashes in less than 60 seconds! My lashes looked AMAZING! I never had such full and beautiful lashes. Best of all they did not crunch. Do you know what I mean by that? You know the feel when you put on several coats of mascara and the layers feel like they are mini tree branches that will snap off? This mascara does not do that.

Great for ladies with allergies,who wear contacts and who want to look good without a TON of time and layered application. It is a really fast process.

The benefits of this product I read online are:

All non-toxic ingredients.Stimulates lash growth,as a good quality beeswax helps cells regenerate faster.Anti-bacterial properties so it doesn’t breed bacteria and has a longer shelf life. Moisturizes those lashes.Lasts longer then other pop up copy cat brands!
LASH LOVERS UNITE!
If you want to look like yourself only better and like the look of fuller,longer or false lashes…you NEED this! It is the bomb!

http://www.cherryblooms.com or available in the USA at a spa near you.

All About Those Beautiful Eyes

photo BBEAMBack from a guest speaking trip and now on TV.
Love sharing new finds in beauty and skin with thee!

My Top Must Haves List for More Beautiful Eyes

Salmon colored concealer is your go to for dark tired looking eyes.

Navy,teal,purple and eggplant mascara shades rock! The darker the mascara the smaller your eyes will appear.Open up those eyes and add a colored one to your world.

Get Naked…is a trend that is not going away. Shop on and find what makes you want to get naked and paint your eyes and pout away.

What’s trending in mascara are Cherry Blooms from Australia Eyelash Extensions you BRUSH ON!
For sky high longer looking lashes…time to check them out!

Do you have problems seeing when you apply eyeliner,tweeze your brows,applying lip liner or putting eyeshadow on your eyes?

Beauty Beam is the latest and greatest BEAUTY TOOL invention you simply must own!This mini beauty beam lights up the area you are going to work on and allows you to see everything you need to look gorgeous!
You’ll want to kiss the inventor.

To watch my segment on TV got to wwww.firstcoastnews.com click on The Chat TV show. Enjoy!

Today on TV

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I was asked to share “What’s Hot in Beauty” this fall and showed the viewers some awesome and cool beauty tools on a Morning Show WJXT-4 in sunny Jacksonville!

Extreme Lip-Shaper System by CandyLipz is a very unique tool that you use to pump and plump your lips up to a sexier new you. Even the guys can get in on a new set of lips too.Created by A woman of course.Thienna who wanted to get her CUPID Bow Lips BACK! They have a tool for each lips shape they offer.Last hours,washable and reuseable.

http://www.candylipz.com

The Mascara Shieldmake a mess or sneeze when you apply mascara? This is your answer for a more flawless look.Shield your face from ugly mascara specks.

http://www.myrabellemascarashield.com

The Beauty Beam attach to your tweezers for you to see better this is a cool tool for you to be able to see the area better where you are tweezing or pulling out that pesky unwanted hair.It simulates natural light,allowing you to see better apply or use products flawlessly at home or on the go! MEN love this cool tool too.

Women love the lip brush,lip liner or makeup brush Beauty Beam for precision perfect application every time!

http://www.thebeautybeam.com

Pedi-Sox
The original Pedi-Sox pampers your feet to slip on as the final step in the pedicure process.Then nail polish is applied in luxury spas all over the country. Or you can use at home. Don’t leave the spa or salon with cold feet and force your feet into cold sandals…use this cozy sock. They also have a creamy lotion to soothe those dry heels and moisturize them to look their best.

http://www.originalpedisox.com

NeoCell makes some awesome products to keep my skin looking good. Not only are tools and products for your face important what we put in our body is also important.Check out the line at a Whole Foods NEAR YOU OR BY MAIL ORDER too!

http://www.neocell.com

Check out todays segment on http://www.news4jax.com

I love sharing on my blog all the unique,fabulous and FUN products out on the beauty market with you.Stay tuned.Keep coming back for more.