Keeping cool while it is hot!

14025679-cucumber-eye-treatment-and-face-maskThose of you who have been reading my blog know me by now. If you’re new I welcome you!
I LOVE eating,cooking,whipping things up in my kitchen… some recipes to entertain guests and feed my husband. Some of the recipes I make just for me. Some I share with my clients and pamper their skin with. Owning a beauty business is lovely and my shelves are lined with ALL THINGS glam and good for your skin.

But sometimes I love to be a part of what I put on my skin!

Here is a simple recipe I created years ago and use often. Now, is the time we need keep hydrated and want to keep cool.

My Cucumber & Honey Facial Cooler

This recipe needs:
1 peeled fresh cucumber
1 teaspoon of fresh organic honey
Your Face

Chop the cucumber after peeling and cutting. Place in a blender with honey. Pulse until mask like consistency.
Apply to a clean face after these LONG hot summer days. COOL off and enjoy this mask on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well and add a dash of moisturizer.

Cool Off Beauty Bath

This recipe needs:

1 cucumber thinly sliced
1 bathtub
YOU

Bathe in cool beauty by slicing up a cucumber and place in a luke warm or cool bath tub. Float your cares way and the refreshing smell of the floating cucumbers.

Farm house Fresh Cucumber Mask

This recipe needs:

2 slices of cucumber sliced thinly.
YOUR closed eyes

Apply this fresh cool eye mask to rest your computer eyes, tired mommy eyes,allergy eyes and more.

What do cucumbers do 4 YOU?
They contain cooling nutrients and vitamins like vitamin C and more. The cucumber helps soothe the skin, tones down puffiness and can even reduce swelling.

Honey softens your skin and locks in moisture.
Have you got a recipe with cucumbers you’d like to share with me? I’d love to hear from you.
Reply here or Tweet Me @beautyconcierge OR Instagram me @noreenkissyoung

Warm and oh so cozy …Spiced Wine

I love to entertain, kiss and cook! This week and or weekend why not whip up this recipe for a warm wine brew?

1 Liter of red wine

A little bit under a  1/2 cup of sugar

4 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon of organic honey

Warm all of the above on the stove top. Bring to a bit of a boil, strain  and pour in mugs.

I first tasted this in my travels to Italy…in cool or cold weather or when I entertain this is one of my warm and cozy recipes. Another version can be to add a dash of nutmeg and some lemon or orange peel. Either recipe it is delicious.

It’s a wonderful life! SIP!