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.
Don’t you just LOVE this edible art by Holly Fox who I discovered on Instagram and has a shop on Etsy! I must buy one of her awesome cookie creations. So many cookies to choose from so little time! Yum!!!
- What’s Trending in nail colors this summer … the Northeast Distributor for OPI Vinnie Le from of Victoria Nial Supply says “Blue hues are so in from Mint blue,Baby blues and Aqua Ocean blue.He also says nude,pink nude and rose gold metallics are hot.” I am over the moon for these new shades!
- How to make your nail polish last longer and strengthen them too? From Start to Finish by OPI is a 3 products in one new sensation. A base coat,a top coat and a nail strengthener too. So now you don’t have to apply a base coat,a top coat and a nail strengthener. ONE bottle and product for three steps. Genius!
- Cuticle oil is a must. Apply it on your fingers and toes to keep the skin soft and looking good. Sandal season means less shoes and clothes. So,don’t forget to take care of your fingers d and toes.
- If your hands are showing age…or to prevent sun spots and wrinkles from forming so fast. Try using a sunscreen on them. I like a natural one that is the kind you roll/rub on from a deodorant like stick by Go Waxhead. It isn’t just about protecting your face from spots your hands and tops of feet need it too.
- Always keep your hands and body hydrated not only with cuticle oil but hand and body lotions and creams.
- Now all you need is to paint the town with your fave hues! Have a happy National Nail Polish Day!
And since it is also National DONUT day let me share my fave donut in Chicago…
Do-rite donuts! If you haven’t tasted them you don’t know what you are missing! And yes I am still in love with Krispy Kreme donuts BUT this company’s donuts is really awesome too!
WORTH A TRIP to Chicago! Was just there last month and can’t wait to go back and taste more!
TWO wonderful reasons to celebrate today!
Just like that!
I admit it… I slept in NOT my choice my body had other ideas (Friday night we did a POP-Up shop for my business and it was a long exhausting day) so I did not watch the wedding of the year while it was happening! However, I did watch and still am devouring every crumb I can get of it on TV and online.
Since I am in the business of beauty I couldn’t let this wedding pass without sharing my thoughts on this bride!
I loved her look,style and wedding day choices. I thought her makeup was effortless and not trying too much nor over the top glam.
This is the kind of bridal makeup I do on my clients. Softly defined and naturally gorgeous!
Luminous skin,a nude pink lipstick,chocolate brown eye shadow,peachy pink soft cheeks and a defined brow all worked to make her look simply beautiful! The icing on her pretty face? Pretty freckles peeking through.
Her face was prepped months ahead to a few facials and contouring facials a technique by the famous esthetician Nichola Joss who works across the pond in London and in NYC. She recommends a bride prepare her skin for the big day months ahead and so do I.
In case you didn’t know it the Duchess likes to shop a variety of places as well as Whole Foods and is an avid foodie and very health conscious. She’s even got the Prince doing green drinks with her!
Rumor had it she would do her own makeup. Well, she did not. She had a little help by a makeup artist Daniel Martin.
Her hair was styled by Serge Normant ala NYC.Stylist to SJP and Julia Roberts to name a few of his VIP and celebrity clientele. I’ve always wanted to get my haircut or styled by him back home!
Royals have been gifted Essie nail lacquer and have worn that brand in the past. Not sure if Essie’s Ballet Slippers was on her well manicured nails.
Stylists predicted that Meghan would choose a sparkly heavy beaded wedding gown by certain designers ala a Disney Princess. They were wrong! She chose the beauty of Givenchy by a designer from England. I thought her gown was…simple and elegant.
This very modern bride and ceremony was amazing. Down to those adorable boys and flower girls!
I am so happy for Prince Harry! Aren’t you?
The American girl who became a Duchess… 22 YEARS after she posed pretty with a friend in front of Buckingham Palace sitting on the fence. A fairy tale indeed!
What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you!
Chicago here I come again! I am guest speaking and exploring every inch of the beauty show floors! I’ll KISS & TELL when I return!
If you have any beauty requests or questions for me…just ask!
Spring is here even though it seems to be snowing again almost everywhere. Here in Florida we have had both cool and a taste of summer weather. So, that is putting us in the mood for planting. I have been on the hunt for more new herbs for my garden,re-rooting my other herbs to make more and discovering new plants. Around St. Patrick’s day I found something even better than a green beer I found a Shamrock plant also known as Oxalis. I hope it will bring good luck!
I came across a survey that stated common household plants are incredibly effective at removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air,this is really good news for our health.
Certain plants including bromeliads (a tropical house plant),dracaenas and spider plants may be better at eliminating some indoor pollutants than traditional ventilation systems.
But my local nursery guy says having any kind of plant is great for the air in our home or office especially with all the tech tools and our computers.
Acetone,formaldehyde and toluene are pollutants that hang at most nail salons air. (Found in many nail polish brands) And who knows what’s lurking in our hair salons air?
I think it is time I deliver a plant for my mani and pedi tech and help clean her NAIL SALON air too!
Enjoy the beauty of green and surround yourself with plants and flowers to brighten your world too.
Happy & healthier Spring to you!.
Today I shared on RIVER CITY LIVE TV in sunny Jacksonville Florida some beautiful products that I discovered in NYC and some fashionable delights too. I love spring in NYC even though it isn’t acting like it nor showing signs of all it’s splendor. It is hard to believe there is yet another NorEaster TODAY! Mother Nature up north does not quite know what to do let the flowers bloom or just freeze.
Color Your World,GORGEOUS with color filled hues this Spring in beauty,fashion accessories and lifestyle trends.
Hot hues are really on trend in makeup,fashion and even food.
It is going to be quite an amazing and pretty SPRING.
NYC was filled with color from home decor,makeup and all things fashion. I so love window shopping and actual shopping on the streets of the city that never sleeps!
- Makeup takes an even more color rich twist.SO MANY COLORS so little time!!!Even the finger nails. The new trend is wearing a different shade of nail polish on each finger. So fun!
- Skin Care takes on a whimsical packaging and ingredients that offer instant skin glam.
- Jewelry is stunning and color rich. Think rose gold,gemstones and pearls. Handbags are conversation pieces. Tassels take center stage in earrings,bracelets and necklaces.
- Food is filled with color and I devoured the new and yummy ice cream hues and rainbow trend in bagels. My fav’ The Bagel Store. They ship yummy to your door!
- So go ahead,get out of a rut and treat yourself to something new.Step outside your comfort zone and explore some new HUES. You might just discover a new and other side of YOU! COLOR outside the lines!
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
This morning I woke up craving NOT coffee but chocolate! I love to play in the kitchen.
Did you know that Cacao nibs are a natural way to get a chocolate fix?
2 cups of coconut milk (from the milk section)
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
1 frozen banana
sprinkle of Chia seeds (Cause it wouldn’t hurt to add them)
sprinkle of cocoa nibs to taste
a drizzle of organic honey
Blend in a blender and you have a sweet sensation that’s not too sweet.
A quick chocolate CRAVING fix!
*Oh and for a shot for my skin I added a spoonful of NeoCell Super Collagen powder…for hair,skin nails,bones, joints and more! To get my glow on and to be a Glow Getter.