I am addicted to lipstick and all things to do with the lips!
How about you?
Face masks on or not I have not given up on lipstick! Or wearing lipstick. It is a magic stick! It has super powers. It gives your face a lift! It makes you feel good with one swipe. It doesn’t matter what color you wear. ANY hue YOU love will make you feel fabulous and condition your lips too!
LIPSTICK Application to make your lipstick LAST and not run. 💄💋
Here are a few tips to make your lipstick look good and last longer:
👄Always prep your lips with a lip conditioner day and night a Vitamin E stick is my go to or Rosebud Salve. These two lip products are loved by professional makeup artists,celebrities and models. Even if you are not wearing a lipstick. Try these for kissable softer less lines on your lips!
👄Next apply a lipstick primer.
👄Lip liner isn’t gone forever! So, give your lips shape and definition with a lip liner. If you don’t want a line of color to show. Try an invisible lip liner instead. It works wonders.
👄Next apply your favorite lipstick or glossy color.
👄Once a week exfoliate your lips!! A quick go to DIY is 🥥 coconut oil and some mini coconut flake shavings. Mix the two in a jar and apply as needed. Leave on at least 10-15 minutes. You’ll be tempted to eat it but don’t.
I am back from Las Vegas attending and guest speaking at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference. I discovered a few products and fun finds. Todays blog post is all about lashes for days!
LASHES are at the top of the list these days for beauty lovers deserted on an island. Mascara rules! To some faux lashes are a must instead.
FalseLashes were everywhere from faux strips to lash extensions.
Blinc Mascara is still HOT! Don’t paint your lashes tube them! Rinses off with Luke warm water and a washcloth. No running down the face black mascara eyes. No waking up with raccoon eyes.
Lash Lifts are still IN and an ever growing trend.
The beauty product women must have besides lipstick 💄 is her mascara.
Why not get some lashes for your car. Car Lashes the original! Don’t bat an 👁 eye just go give them a try! Buy a pair. They come in a set of black car lashes (which I own) pink & metallic.
Invented by a gentlemen with his supportive wife by his side Robert & Dottie Small they created and founded a GREAT quality design that continues to sweep the nation! You gotta see these lashes on my car!
So stinking CUTE! And sexy! What a great way to customize your ride.
NOT just for teens, women of all ages use them! Every time I look at mine I swoon to to the moon!
If bling is your thing LIVE a little and treat yourself to these fun, fabulous car lashes and drive to your next adventure in fashionable style!
You’ll enjoy miles of smiles and trust me people will notice!
I discovered a skin care place on Instagram in the town I live in and wanted to get a facial.
I usually get my facials all over when I travel in and out of the states. Some people tour museums I tour and enjoy spas and different cultures for beauty,customs and food. I so LONGED for one. I have not had a facial since days before the pandemic arrived. I chose this facial place not from reviews but because of the name Happy Face Skin Care. How cute! And since happiness is my happy place as I choose the sunny 🌞 side of life I decided this is where I wanted to go.
I do have a daily beauty and skincare regime and also give myself at home facials but they are NOT the same as seeing a PRO. If you’ve gone for facials you know what i mean.
Once I arrived and got cozy in the esthetician and owners facial bed I was told that by her that facials were TREATMENT based facials not perse relaxing spa type facials.
I never went to a spa that did that. She examined my skin a bit and got to cleansing and double cleansing and made sure my skin was very very clean.
She prepped my skin meticulously. She asked me questions of a personal nature and saw I was open to chatting and not falling asleep during the facial. Good thing to know a true beauty PRO does not kiss and tell. Your privacy and what you say in that room and your skin is very important to them. They respect your privacy.
By the way, I have never fell sleep myself but like a massage some people DO fall asleep in the middle of the treatment. This facial and place was not that type of facial. She had a nice gentle touch but the facial was not the usual facial experience you think of.
No shoulder massage. No hand and foot massage and placed in heated mittens and booties. Just an aromatic candle and her skilled hands. Because the owner had troubled skin growing up she developed a passion for skin care and decided this was the career she wanted. Angie Pablo really loves what she does and it shows!
While I know about Dermaplaning I do not do this service. Again you always want to see a PRO.
Here’s what I discovered.
Dermaplaning is safe and painless. It is a cosmetic/facial procedure that removes the top layers of your skin to hopefully reveal a brighter,smooth youthful look. The results they say last only a few weeks.
Dermaplaning does NOT remove wrinkles and years of sun damage.
You will not leave with a red inflammed face from it or any of her extractions. Sometimes the esthetician may knick your skin but that heals fast from it sort of is like when a man shaves.
Have you ever had a facial or a Dermaplaning Facial? Do tell and share your thoughts!
I liked my Dermaplaning Facial treatment and am happy I tried it. I look forward to going back to this happy calming place again.
If you have sensitive or very sensitive skin,active acne, rosacea and psoriasis it can worsen these conditions.
I found a few summer book reads you need to know about. Growing up and working in Manhattan I discovered the fabulous world of fashion. My two favorite fashion designers in New York were Norma Kamali and Diane Von Furstenberg. I saved $ and saved $ to buy their clothing and accessories!
Norma Kamali recently came out with a book that is a combination of women empowerment,words of wisdom, healthy living tips and beauty and skin care advice. I am still reading it but have learned a lot. As a designer I love this style tip she says “Dress the way YOU FEEL daily”. She’s especially sending a message to baby boomers and seniors. But her fashions and this book are for the younger crowd too.
One of the beauty recipes she shares is her favorite of mine too! She suggests you consider DRINKING your salad. Especially if you are on the run and in the midst of a hectic work day.
TRY making or buying this! A green drink of yumminess!
She also likes to do DIY recipes and use fresh beet juice with coconut oil to stain her lips 👄 with a tint of color. I love to do that too and have making this lip concoction for years.
Her book is pretty awesome especially for women and coming out of this pandemic. We need to recenter ourselves, focus on what matters and let go of what’s no longer important in our lives anymore.
Love yourself at any age!
Did I mention Norma Kamali is 75 years young?
If you love ❤️ all kinds of books! You’ll love this one!
I did. I enjoy watching the Academy Awards. And this year was looking for a sense of normalcy.
My favorite of the night was the TOTAL package on actress Margot Robbie. The after Covid new look makeover, makeup, the gorgeous gown and more! Oh and that hair I wanted more, more and more! Those bangs and side fringe were so red hot gorgeous!
I loved ❤️ loved ❤️ loved Viola Davis’s look too. That dress fit her like a glove and was so sexxxxy!
What did you think? Who was your favorite look of the night?
Did you at least peek at the show or watch a pre-Oscar entertainment show?
The makeup, the fashion and more?
It certainly was different and more down to earth and one like we’ve never seen before. Wasn’t it?
The metallic hues, shades of red, white & black and sunshine yellow on Zendaya who glowed it it. Loved the sparkle and the glowing Royal blue on Glen Close.
Pink 💕 was certainly another attention getter even the men got in on that color with a chic hot pink suit.
Brad Pitt’s man bun (I hate that term) looked tres handsome to me. And his skin was tawny and I liked his body toned suit.
Most wore accessories that were simpler and MEN got in on the jewelry action. Chains and rings. And who knew we’d see Crocs footwear and the Oscars.
Frances McDormand always makes me sad. She’s won a lot if Oscars and is a good actress but her dark, long, drab choices of clothes make me blue!
I just wish she’d at least wear a lipstick 💄 and do something with her hair. and while I live in black and love and wear bold color clothing too. I just wish we could see her look more vibrant one day soon.
And as always I wish I was there to use some Asian powder to blot up their over the top facial glow. And retouch their lipsticks and add a touch of lip balm on the men. Dry, parched lips never look hot or good.
PRO only shows… Stylists,makeup artists,nail techs,estheticians and beauty business owners from all over the world will flock to the ever popular International Beauty Show and the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference.
But now … Counting down with hope to a fabulous and fun time.June is coming soon.
I’ll be BEAUTY reporting from there and sharing with you ALL THAT I SEE. It’s going to be a bumpy exciting out of the park ride! Hair beauty shows are not like peaceful spa shows. They have a mood and vibe all of their own and have seen some unique hair and makeup Pro’s. Some of them wear just as much makeup as you and I do and their men! If I bump into any you need to know about.
I’ll Instagram and blog out photo’s and comments to you. So follow me there too!
@noreenkissyoung on Instagram
I’ll be guest speaking at the spa show and reporting LIVE from both shows.
Find out …What’s hot, What’s Not, What’s now! It is going to be a beauty filled and hair raising time!!!
I LOVE ❤️ Las Vegas and if you haven’t been maybe now’s the time to add it to your list of places to go when we can all travel without a care! So much to see and the eye candy is mostly FREE. SO MANY PLACES TO EXPLORE. Good and club life is non- stop. Hotels to die for! Amazing views! All waiting for me and you. Minutes from the desert 🌵 Red Rock Canyon and a few hours car ride to California.
I can’t wait to shop the IECSC show floor! And see the latest and greatest in skincare,makeup and more! If you’re a beauty pro, spa or salon you gotta go!
I will be teaching a class on MAKEUP and sharing the new look for the summer.
Nail Techs will show the latest in hues and looks for nails.
Hair in all it’s crowning glory will reign supreme! Can’t wait to see the new hues and styles and share them with you!
I’ve had my share of making up sports celebrities from NFL football players, sportscasters for FOX Sports, ABC, NBC,CBS and more. It is work with a view in the sky box some people envy and would be thrilled to be in my shoes!
My husband often says I am so ungrateful because between powdering their faces I read Allure magazine and European & Asian fashion magazines.
Now I find myself loving doing my thing, cooking and getting some yumminess ready for my husband to enjoy if he happens to watch the game. And taking care of ME and enjoying some self care time.
So with the pandemic I have more time and not on a plane ✈️ on the weekends for work. Sunday is now my day.
While the Super Bowl goes on I will cleanse, steam, detox,hydrate my skin, help my eye area, sip and play away! I might catch the half-time show. I’ll see how that goes.
If you’re not much into football?
Perhaps you’ll join in on the fun from your house and get all the essentials you need and want to use on your face and body. You may not have to look far. You might just have these kind of things at your house.
So here’s my plan.
I’ll cut up a fresh lemon 🍋 and 🍊 orange and make fresh fruit infused water but not from tap. This time I’ll prepare it with sparkling Perrier water for a fun twist.
After I wash my face I am going to steam my skin with my Mini Nano Facial Steamer. So refreshing, helps the pores and makes my skin look dewy too.
I’ll rinse my face with Intrinsics natural cotton cloths.
Afterwards I’ll pull up all my hair away from face and into a ponytail and apply a honey hair mask that is like an Asian sheet mask for your hair. They work wonders!
I’ll use some Vitabird Vitamin C Powder to brighten the skin.
Next I’m going to use a Korean Beauty AKA K Beauty Cucumber 🥒 Face sheet mask.
I’ll use my Agate Gemstone Facial Roller to help massage yes goodness and ingredients in.
Then I am going to use my Inna Organic eye mask and give a treat to my eye area.
Keeping our skin well moisturized is so important and I am so crazy about Honey Chai lotion by FarmHouse Fresh. I’ll even leave it on my feet sometimes and put them in a pair of clean white cotton socks overnight.
While these are working their magic I’ll apply my Tealiscious Green Tea lip treatment on my lips. Great to use a bit outside the lip area as well. Especially if you have sun damage and or smoke or vape. Gotta take good care of those lips. Nowadays especially since we are wearing face covers and 😷 face masks even more!
If you’d like and have the time … earlier in the day or later while the game is going on. There is nothing like a bath! Really! A shower simply won’t do! Light up a faux or real candle,set the mood with your fave music 🎶 and get in a warm not hot bath. Either a bath bomb like a invigorating Watermelon scented Bath bomb by Bath Nectar or a bunch of bath bubbles.
Get lost in the bath and let those cares go away from the day or week! It not only makes you feel good but smells good and cleans your skin beautifully!
I hope you have a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday if you live in the USA and that you take some time even if it’s just 10 minutes for you.
Thank you for popping on by and viewing and messaging how much you enjoyed my Month Long Beauty Secrets. I appreciate you!
I also want to thank you to my new blog followers.
Some are simple tips, some are not and some may be ones you haven’t heard of or thought of.
Many of you have told me you don’t even know them and that’s OK.
I just love ❤️ the beauty of learning something new every single day!
Here’s my final tip as we end this month.
As we move forward still in uncertain times with this pandemic still with us. I hope you will reflect and start to think about upgrading your self care Take care of yourself better than before and above all take time for YOU!
I know our day to day lives and family and work gets busy for us. But what I realize even more so is our mental,face and body health are very very important. Since we can’t get out and do ALL the things we used to be able to do! Start with the little things that you can change or do. Stay positive. Keep in a happy place. Keep going!
So, make a plan…
Start a new skin care regime.
Give yourself a glowing golden glow! Just for fun!
Get a new haircut!
Try some new hair color even if it’s just the tips of your hair.
Discover a new fragrance to add to your collection.
Update your nail game and buy some new nail lacquer hues!