What day of the week is it? I…

I truly don’t even know. I think it might be Thursday or Friday. Have you started to lose track of time? Or the day of the week too?

That’s why I thought of a warm cozy bath ๐Ÿ› recipe for tonight or this weekend. A bathtub is such a special place and time you can have with yourself. And making this beauty recipe or adding luxurious soaps, bubble bath ๐Ÿ›€ or bath bombs and candles to the space can really make it even more to adore and make you want to bathe some more.

They say Cleopatra loved this kind of bath as well as used the beauty of goat milk as a soap to clean her skin.

A shower is nice but a bath is twice as nice!

Here’s what you will need for this bath:

1 cup of milk

1/4 cup of honey

Pour both of the above in the tub filled with warm water NOT too hot.

Sit in this COZY relaxing mix. It is such a sweet escape and skin softening treat.

Finish the night with a glass of whole milk or any other type of milk and add a decadent cookie. Treat yourself well.

Getaway! Escape! Give yourself a break! YOU deserve it.

 

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even know.

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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 ๐Ÿ’ฆ 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 ๐Ÿ’„

Mascara wands

Lipsticks ๐Ÿ’‹

Lip liners

Eyeliners

Makeup palettes ๐ŸŽจ and kits

Compacts

Blushers

Powder compacts

Hair brushes

Hair combs

Hair clippers

Razors

Scissors โœ‚๏ธ

Tweezers

Gemstone ๐Ÿ’Ž 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 ๐Ÿ’„ 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 ๐Ÿ“บ 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!

 

The Best Beauty Organizers to Give Your Vanity The Ultimate Instagrammable Makeover โ€” StyleCaster

Some beauty inspiration while social distancing…

 

We all love the Instagrammable shelfie and vanity posts on social media, proudly showcasing the impressive (and impressively organized) beauty collection of our favorite influencers and editors. And while I too am fortunate enough to have a studio with a 1920s built-in vanity table, along with a semi-overflowing beauty closet, I find the challengeย ofโ€ฆ

via The Best Beauty Organizers to Give Your Vanity The Ultimate Instagrammable Makeover โ€” StyleCaster

Night Time IS the Right Time! โฐ

Women I meet in my travels and in my private studio continue to ask me how to get their skin clean. They say they don’t have a clue on what to really do.

I tell them to NEVER go to sleep without washing your face or with the days makeup on (and remove every trace of mascara too) as well as getting a great nights sleep. That is why they call it beauty sleep.

I know that’s not always easy to get when you are sleepless in Seattle. But a good nights sleep is essential nightly as your skin needs it.

You need to make a plan and create a nightly beauty ritual and do it every night.

Do what’s right for you and select a skin care line that is so you. You can mix and match. A soap from one brand and a cream from another. But try and keep a few from the same line if possible so you don’t have an allergic reaction.

Just a few easy steps!

Clean:

You may use a soap bar (not deodorant) liquid soap but cream cleanser at night.

Tone:

Rosewater makes a refreshing toner. Stay away from strong alcohol based ones. Way too drying to the skin.

Nourish and Hydrate:

Choose a moisturizer that is light but at night you can use a richer one. It all depends on how your skin is behaving. Your skin changes as the seasons change and from stress or the weather outdoors. Your moisturizer must change to go with the flow.

Eye care:

A hydrating Eye gel or light eye cream is perfect. A little goes a long way.

And remember don’t scrub or rub your face like you’re washing your car or pots and pans. Be gentle with your delicate skin.

Always treat your neck and dรฉcolletรฉ to what you put on your face. Not just your face!

So that’s it as far as a SIMPLE nightly skin ritual.

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Valentine Gift ๐ŸŽ Ideas!

Today on TV ๐Ÿ“บ on WJXT 4 in sunny ๐ŸŒž Florida ๐ŸŒด I am sharing gift ideas you can make at home.

Here are a few ideas:

Create a Spa, Nail ๐Ÿ’… , Skin OR Bath ๐Ÿ›€ gift in a jar. All you need is a recycled if you have large round jar or it could be a tall one. But it needs to fit the things you want to put inside. Keep it in a theme and simple. Don’t clutter fill the jar. Add a ribbon ๐ŸŽ€ and note card and you’re good to go!

I created on TV a Gift in a Jar that is all about the nails! I found cool Color Street nail strips! So unique and FUN. I added a nail file, a nail brush for hands and feet. A relaxing epsom salt foot bomb fizzy,

Make HIM a beard ๐Ÿง” or mustache oil … his skin and beard will ๐Ÿ’‹ be more soft and get him ready for lots of kissing. All you need is almond oil and a drop or two of essential oil. Mix and shake the two! Pour in a user friendly bottle.

Buy a Chinese Take Out box fill it with rice and a coupon for a meal for two! Or better yet an I LOVE โค๏ธYou Take Out gift card. Add a set of designer chopsticks ๐Ÿฅข and a fortune cookie (with your own message in side) and you’re all set. This is a unisex gift idea!

Make a lip balm with your daughters or niece. Small or big. They will love it. Just take a mint or candy cane from Christmas and smash it on the kitchen counter. Mix in a microwaveable bowl a teaspoon of organic coconut oil a few pieces of the crushed peppermint candy.

Microwave it a few seconds. Watch it melt down. Let it cool. Pour in a small jar. Add a lip brush and they will have softer skin with yummy peppermint ๐Ÿ‘„ lips!

* FYI optional: you can add a small drop of peppermint oil for more intense flavor.

Nothing like giving a LOVE โค๏ธ letter. I wrote a short one on a sticky note and stick it on the mirror a few years ago to my husband. He liked it so much it’s STILL on his mirror in the bathroom. It is a reminder simply saying ” I love you” XOXO your wife!

I hope these ideas get you going! There are so many ways to show your love. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money!

It truly is about the little things, the moments… and making beautiful memories. Right?

BTS Just Announced Their US Comeback Performance & The ARMY Canโ€™t Wait โ€” StyleCaster

To allย  the FANS of Korean and all things Asian beauty!

BTS Map of the Soul: 7 is already gifting ARMYs with so much, and the rollout has only just begun. So soon after the Bangtan Boys released the very first single off of their upcoming project, we already know that BTSโ€™ 2020 comeback with James Corden on The Late Late Show is officially confirmed. And itโ€™s happening very soon. ARMYs wereย alreadyโ€ฆ

via BTS Just Announced Their US Comeback Performance & The ARMY Canโ€™t Wait โ€” StyleCaster

Beauty ๐Ÿฌ ๐Ÿญ Candy๐Ÿ’„

I named my blog BEAUTY CANDY and do you know why?

 I love โค๏ธ so love ALL things beauty and candy๐Ÿฌ

I have a sweet tooth! ๐Ÿญ And all those candy colors excite me and stir my imagination and creativity.

I own a makeup ๐Ÿ’„ studio that is filled with all things lovely! Things to make you look good, feel good and smell good.

I also am in love with all things BEAUTY and beyond. I think a woman without lipstick ๐Ÿ’„ ๐Ÿ’‹ is like a day without sunshine ๐ŸŒž. Just wearing a dash of lipstick is such a boost to one’s spirits and complexion.

I am a wifey, sister, makeup artist, skin therapist. I also am a speaker in the spa and beauty industry. I guest speak across the country and beyond to esthetician’s, plastic surgeons, makeup artists, spa and salon owners.

I enjoy guest ๐ŸŽค speaking at events,luncheons and dinners as well!. I cover … topics on Beauty,wellness, fashion and lifestyle. These programs are for the girl next door not beauty PRO’s.

I love sharing a piece of me in your inbox and happy ๐Ÿ˜Š you read my blog.  

I also love โค๏ธ reading YOUR blogs and enjoy your words too!

I would love to hear from you. Tell me more about you. The reason I started my blog was to make you feel good ๐Ÿ˜. To make you smile! To teach you. To entertain you.,To share journeys โœˆ๏ธ and beauty adventures of my life with you!

Feel free to tell me what you’d like to see or learn about on my blog. Message me.

Or comment here.

I hope the start of the new year ๐ŸŽ‰ is going well for you. Don’t rush it. Enjoy each day one glorious day at a time.

XOXO

Noreen

Don’t want to age fast?

No matter what your age… The two quickest ways to age your skin are not washing your face before you go to sleep and going to bed with your makeup on! Can you guess what the other is?  We’ll get back to that shortly.

Not washing your face day & night and removing ALL your makeup is so important for happy healthy looking skin. Your face needs to be clean BEFORE you go to sleep every single night. So, get to it if you want to have amazing skin.

Another reason the skin ages faster is by not wearing sunscreen daily. Even when it isn’t sunny ๐ŸŒž outside. I know what you’re thinking … I don’t need it much really. Or just need to use it in the summer a little. I was a late sunscreen bloomer! Living up north we only had two real months to enjoy in the sun! But eventually I grew a bit older and wiser. I realized I needed to be sun smart and added sunscreen to my daily beauty regime.

I’m not trying to lecture you I’m simply trying to help you.

So, if you want to look your best longer… wash your face nightly and add sunscreen in your life! 24/7 and 365 days a year.

You’ll thank me one day.

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How to use a LIP ๐Ÿ’‹ mask

I love love love  the new gel and tissue masks for your lips in those adorable lip shapes. I use them at night before I go to bed ๐Ÿ›Œ and when I feel like I need a hydrating lift to my lips for an evening out.

Here is how I use them.

Take your time. Don’t rush. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š!

  • WASH your hands well.
  • Cleanse and tone your skin.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Wash your lips.
  • Pull the lip mask out of package with tweezers. (Or clean fingers)
  • Apply it to your lips and lightly press and pat the mask down.Make sure it is laying smooth.
  • Leave the mask on your lips for at least 15 minutes.
  • BEFORE you remove the mask … pat the remaining moisture like residue on your lip area. Do not wash your face or lips afterwards. Blot lips dry with tissue if you’d like.
  • If your lips are extra dry and flaky… Condition your lips ๐Ÿ‘„ with a lip conditioner if you’d like or simply rest.

Sweet ๐Ÿ˜ด Dreams! … and enjoy softer sexier healthier looking lips,Beauties!Beauties!

PS

If you smoke,vape or sunbathe…you’ll love the skin softening benefits of these KBeauty lip masks too!

BACK from working at a ginormous Hair and Spa show!

Just came back from educating at the Premeire Orlando and Premiere Day Spa shows.

How fun and exciting it was! Not my first time there but it still gives me a thrill. There’s a special electricity on the show floor. My class room warmed the room with eager beauty professionals wanting to learn all I had to teach and share.photo of woman leaning on pole

This SUMMER it is all about bold lipsticks and sexy shimmery hues. NUDE is put on hold a bit this season.

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Hair… it too was featured in ALL kinds of hues from lime green,orange and gold and all hues of blue!

Toes & Fingers were also center stage. I could not believe HOW PACKED the nail section of the show was!!! Nail techs were clamoring for all things to make thier clients nails look amazing. Bling and Swarovski crytsals ruled!

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They Nailed It!

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ALL the top brands showed the latest and greatest hues. Wish I had time to get a manicure and be a model for them. I loooooveeeee FUN and classic nail colors!

SKIN is so in…especially when it is healthy looking and glowing~

Wish you could have been there. This shows only for beauty business owners,hair stylists, estheticians,nail techs and makeuip artists.

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