GoodBye Dry Winter Skin Recipe

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Dull,flaky winter skin ages your skin,Darlings! And it accents all your wrinkles!

Nourish that dry tight skin with this Mediterranean face scrub waiting for you in your kitchen.ll you’ll need for this recipe is three ingredients!

3 tsp. of olive oil

1 tsp. of salt (No Sea salt)

3 tsp. of fluffy Greek yogurt

Mix the oil and yogurt in a small bowl.

Add the salt.

Apply the mixture on your face and massage in circular motions with wet fingers on freeshly washed wet skin.

Rinse all of the above well.

Dry your skin and apply your fave moisturizer and eye cream next.

Use weekly or monthly and enjoy the beauty of it’s benefits. Skin softening and exfoliating at the same time.

ENJOY!

Please note: If you have acne or super sensitive skin. Please do not use this recipe.

I got it from a client from Greece. I hope to visit there one day and have been using this recipe for serveral years since she shared it with me. She is 79 years young and looks 20 years younger!

If you want a stronger exfoliating scrub add another teaspoon of salt. I just used this recipe tonight and my dead skin is sloughed off,skin hydrated and I feel fabulous.

 

 

 

 

No Chemicals BEAUTY

photo Oats.JPGThe beauty of food! You can eat it and you can wear it for the sake of prettier looking skin too.

NO chemicals and no ingredients you can’t pronounce.

I LOVE Sundays not only because it is a spiritual kind of day but unless I am working out of town or traveling out of town I am off on Sundays and at home sweet home!

Sunday Funday… Time to recharge,relax and unwind.

It seems everyone’s skin is going through some kind of issue because of the weather. Despite the fact that they say Spring is in full swing!

IF your skin is dry,itchy and longing for some attention here is one of my recipes that I am doing on my face and neck toward my breasts today. Sometimes I switch things up and change an ingredient to add another instead. But this is my go to.

What you will need:

1 cup of oatmeal (not instant)

1/2 cup of local farmer honey

1/2 cup of cold-pressed olive oil

Place oatmeal in a mini grinder or food processor.

Grind the oatmeal into a powdery mix.

Add the honey  to the oatmeal and stir.

Lastly add the olive oil and mix with a spoon by hand in a bowl.

Smooth on a clean face. Leave on at least 10 minutes.

Rinse well with a lukewarm washcloth. Follow with your skin toner. I adore rosewater.  Next apply a dash of your moisturizer on your face and eye gel around your eye area.

You will love the way your makeup glides on smooth as silk and the way your skin feels and looks. Hydrated and happy!

I am almost done with my beauty book (Whenever I  think I am done writing it I want to add something else) and this is a peek inside  my beauty filled world.

Enjoy darlings!

 

 

 

THANKful for YOU!

photo Thank you blog.JPGAs another glorious Thanksgiving arrived…I wanted to simply say. I appreciate my followers,ones who view daily and new followers to come. I LOVE writing this blog and sharing a snippet of my days and a peek into my life.

But its not all about ME

Let me hear more from you! I’d like to get to know you too!

 

XOXO

Noreen

PS

Beauty TIPS:

  • If you are still partying and have guests over this long weekend.Before your guests arrive or even if it is you alone with your pet. Prep with a ripe avocado face mask for softer skin while you cook.
  • You can also apply a hair mask on your hair and place a shower cap over it. Your body heat from running around the kitchen will make it work faster and condition your hair.
  • Put your sandals on and apply a dash of olive oil on your toes and condition your toes and nails while you whiz around the house with that vacuum cleaner.

Double duty beauty time and get your cooking,cleaning and beauty fix in too!

 

 

 

Beauty Secrets from around the globe!

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I’d like to share some simple beauty and skin care secrets from around the world!

Some are from my travels and some are from women I have met.

The women of Greece keep healthy  by eating that creamy and dreamy Greek yogurt we find readily available at stores.Since it contains so many health and beauty benefits.They are also avid users of skin care products made with olive oil. The women and men are mindful of what they eat and a Mediterranean diet is another beauty and lifestyle secret.

The women of China and Hong Kong clamor for pearl cream and sheet masks of all kinds.Examples: pearl,aloe,bamboo rose and more.They also eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The latest and greatest that has made it to our US grocery stores is the Dragon fruit for it’s anti-aging properties.I love it in smoothies and acai bowls.

Egypt Cleopatra stated it all! The milk and honey bath and honey face masks.

France! Who doesn’t have a love affair with France. While there are many delectable pastries and breads the secret to their success is by eating small meals and just a taste of deserts. Not giant portions of them. Red wine is part of their daily evening meal.As you know it contains resveratrol and is really good for heart heath. The spas offer Vinotherapy which is a wine themed therapy all made with red wine. And wearing a luscious red lipstick and a pair of sunnies  go a long chic way!

Brazil  known for the infamous Brazilian butt lifts and Brazilian blowouts for flawless smooth hair.

I enjoy doing all of the above…minus the surgical butt lift and my hair does not need that type of treatment.

I hope you enjoy these beauty and skin secrets and experiment with them too!

 

If you’ve got the thyme!

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My weekend when not guest speaking out of town or painting a sports celebrities face is spent not only working in my makeup studio painting pretty faces and spirits but also stirring up some beauty.

I had some left over thyme from a chicken recipe I cooked for my husband and was in a lemony mood.

So here is what I whipped up…A YUMMY SCENTED and fabulous exfoliating hand and body scrub!

1/4 cup of coconut oil (can’t get enough of it) Whole Foods brand

1/4 cup Greek olive oil

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 dash of lemon essential oil (Auracacia brand)

1 sprig of thyme

Stir them all together with a whisk OR a portable hand mixer/blender. Creamy and sugar with a lemon scent twist.

After this was all done. I sprinkled the mixture with a few torn pieces of thyme.  The herb thyme has benefits but I LOVE the way it looked in the scrub.

I poured from a bowl into empty jam jars.(recycle your jam jars or buy and fill Ball brand jars)

Add a mini wooden spoon and you have a sweet exfoliating gift for yourself or someone else.

Something to do over these cold wintry months and take care of your skin too.

Enjoy this from a beauty who is a true foodie. Oops almost forgot I added the zest of lemon on top of the jar before I put the lid on and shook it back and forth.

D.I.Y. dahling!

Cold Outside D.I.Y.!

Today I will share on TV on a talk show called The Chat a few magical things that are HOT in the world of nails!

Here is one of my EASY recipes you will enjoy over and over again for your hands and feet.

It is snowing in autumn? Your skin and nails are flaky,dry,tight and getting dehydrated by the minute even though winter is 33 days away!

Oil Beauty Bath

1/4 cup of olive or grape seed oil (I like to use Whole Foods 365 Value Brand)

Heat oil on low in saucepan for a minute to get a warm temperature NOT hot.
Pour into a small soup bowl or buy a nail soak bowl from a beauty supply.
Place your fingers into the warm lush oil for at least 8-10 minutes.
Push back your cuticles afterwards with an orange wood stick.
Your nails will look so much better.
Blot your hands of oil and enjoy the hydrating skin glow.

To watch video go to Facebook and type in The Chat and watch me on today’s show. Or visit http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on The Chat on the left side bar.

Enjoy…have a recipe or beauty secret you’d like to share with me? Chat with me. Do tell!

Beet Beauty to the rescue~

beet-salad-1Some celebrities use strawberries on their teeth to make them whiter. Allure my fave beauty magazine recommends you try a bag of frozen peas on your eyes for puffiness. Women in Italy love olive oil for hair and skin.

I had to take it a bit further …when I forgot my tinted lipstain yesterday.

I had accidentally left my lipstick at my office on my desk in my cosmetic case.I own a cosmetic candy shoppe and I was lipstickless. I HATE not to have any color on my lips. I mean it drives me crazy!
Worse yet people stop me some days as they recognize me from my beauty & lifestyle segment on TV.

So,I took the beet from my salad and slipped it into a napkin and went into the powder room. I placed the fresh aubergine beet on my lips as if I were applying a lipstick.Then I applied a dash of the new mini pop in your purse Vaseline over the beet stain on my lips.
My lips were kissed with a soft ruby tint and I looked marvelous!

It’s fun to experiment…share with me what recipes you have come up with.
I love hearing from you.

Farmer’s Market fresh!

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I hate when I have insomnia! Oh and when I wake up very early after I have tossed and turned ALL night makes me even more frustrated. So, what does this girl do? She makes a face mask to help you for the summer heat.

Fresh tomatoes from the farmer’s market are the best. Not only because they are FRESH but they make you feel good supporting your local farmer…don’t just buy from your local big box grocery store.Discover your local farmer’s market.The prices are even better! I love the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market. There is a vendor there who carries ALL KINDS of fruit and veggie treasures! SHE is ALWAYS there. Always helpful and has what I need and things I didn’t even think I need.

Tomatoes have been an old remedy for oily,very oily or blemished skin. These happy color red fruits are rich in minerals,vitamins like A,C and E. They nourish your skin and BODY when you eat them too.

1 Tomato

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Dash of olive oil

Chop tomato and place in mini bullet blender or food processor and blend.

Apply the above that you whisked and mixed together in a bowl.

Apply on a CLEAN FACE staying away from you eye area of course.
Leave on 10 minutes or more. Depending on how much time you have.Rinse well a follow with light application of a moisturizer.

You’ll feel like a salad with vinaigrette. But don’t worry if you have any left over you can eat it too!

This mask also helps to control shine and oil when you are glistening in the summer time or SWEATING like I do.

Day 8 to more beautiful skin!

Your scalp is a part of your skin …it doesn’t just stop at the forehead. The winter weather or extreme heat/tropical climates can make your hair really really dry. Olive oil,almond oil or salon purchase Moroccan oil are all essentials you need to stock up on.

Give yourself a light head massage with a dash of one of these oils on your hands and rub gently on the ends of your hair and on your scalp.A little goes a long way. I like to go to sleep after this and allow the oil to nourish your hair.
Wanna learn more about a head massage? Try an Indian Head massage technique…look it up online and discover what you can do. I do this every week on my hair as well as my husband’s scalp too. He loves it and it really works to improve circulation to the scalp…and offers soothing relaxation.
Hair raising couple fun Or massage for one.
Keep your hair nourished,soft,hydrated and say bye bye dry fly aways!