D.I.Y. Pore Glow and Facial Steam

humidifier violifeTHIS really works at getting your skin going and glowing.

I love my oh so feather light weight VIOlife personal humidifier! It really makes the dry air moist (Dry air sucks moisture from our skin) and it makes my skin LOOK and feel amazing after a good nights sleep and it on in my bedroom. It is eco-friendly as it uses a bottle of water (like you drink) or fill the bottle that it comes with and refill it again and again.Simply plug it in and you are good to go. You can also use this humidifier at your office desk or in your living room too.

Another skin energizing idea …

I also LOVE to do a facial steam bath for my pores.In this brutal long winter weather unless you are an avid jogger or workout at the gym…You really don’t work up a sweat. This steam bath that you can do at home like the spas do with their expensive professional equipment is cheap,chic and you feel so clean afterwards.

What you will need:

A pot of hot water (like you are making pasta)

1 bunch of rosemary,dried roses or fresh mint

Boil the fresh water on the stove top and place the flowers or herbs inside then turn pot off.

Next, place a soft thin towel (I use a kitchen tea towel) and place it over your head. Form like a veil on your head and over your face. Lean your face towards (NOT INTO) this steamy water brew.let the steam hit your face.

You will notice your skin will start to work up a sweat and your skin will start to get dewy. This is a GREAT sign.

Remember you are doing a facial STEAM bath. NOT anything more. You can do this approx. 5-8 minutes.

Today on TV I will show the viewers how to do this on a daytime talk show here in sunny Florida.

Go to:http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the left side on THE CHAT and watch today’s video later today after it airs LIVE.

More recipes from the show to come.

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Start Fresh!

Almost EVERYONE wears makeup and uses skin care but forget to throw it out. Like fresh milk and food it does spoil and has a shelf life.

Here is a basic list once opened:

Skin care like moisturizer and eye cream  last around a year

Retin-A or other face products prescribed by a physician last a year or less

Sonic Cleanser brush heads need changing every three or 4 months.

Foundation: Liquid formulas last a little under a year. Creams last a bit longer.Powder foundation lasts approximately two years or so.

Blush powder formula lasts approximately two years and cream blush lasts around a year.

Mascara a healthy recommendation is the 3 month rule.

Eyeshadow in powder formula last a couple of years. Creams last around a year.

Loose or pressed powders last a few years.

Lipstick lasts about a year or more.

Lip gloss lasts about a year

Toothbrush heads on sonic units need changing every few months

Replace your toothbrush every three months with a fresh toothbrush.

Makeup Brushes and sponges…see demo on TV for more information.

Perfume,cologne or after shave last about a year. Don’t store it in direct sunlight or in humid bathroom.

If the beauty product smells bad,the liquid foundation turns half beige and half green or other crazy colors (Yes, I have seen this happen) or you’re in doubt it’s really time to throw them out.

If you’d like to protect your face,skin,eyes and beauty…Try the Once Opened Beauty Expiration kit.As a professional makeup artist I use this pretty easy kit.Or you can use white labels with a water-resistant marker.

For MORE info and a video demo clip of my segment on TV this afternoon. Click on The Chat’s Facebook page  or go to http://www.FirstCoastNews.com

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Want DEWY SKIN?

humidifier violife

You don’t necessarily need a NEW face cream or serum YOU NEED THIS.

It is a personal ultrasonic humidifier that you use with your bottled water. Ultra fine mist. NO filters to change. Infuses the air with an air  moisturizing vapor that lasts up to 13 hours.

It’s cheap,chic and does wonders for my complexion!!!

PERFECT size and great for at your bedside night stand or wherever you’d like to use it.

Plug it in and await the amazing results and dewy pretty skin. It also is awesome for people with allergies and chronic dry throats.I love to use it year round.

Get yours at http://www.violife.com

Do you have a beauty dilema or question? Write to me.

Chat with me on Twitter @beautyconcierge and on Instagram at NoreenKissYoung I would LOVE to help you. If I don’t have the answer I’ll find out and get back with you. Thank you for your kind words and for reading my blog.

Kiss Countdown…Slim is in~

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Sonic your teeth clean,tingle your gums,and get ready for a new way for fresh brushing.Say goodbye to your old toothbrush and say “Hello” to this slim is in sensation.Slim is in!
Violife IS my new BFF even my husband is addicted!

This brush is so chic,REASONABLY PRICED and brushes with 22,000 strokes per minute.
Great for travel,to keep handy at your desk or fits in a purse or briefcase!
Guess which one I own? The one with lips of course!

BE Kissable!

Got dry skin,chapped lips,dry cough?

humidifier violife

It has been a crazy cold week in not so sunny Florida since the new year began and as I write I am drenched in air beauty and my pretty pink warm bathrobe. Listening to George Skaroulis’s soothing CD named Sanctuary I am creating a beauty sanctuary for me. My new go to beauty product is not a dream anti-aging serum and is not “hope in a jar”…It is a humidifier!

Along side my soothing illuminating salt lamp, my happy Buddha figurine I am feeling healthy and so serene. Keeping the air around me and my family filled with the magic of this inexpensive user friendly humidifier.Your skin gets thirsty just like your body craves water.A humidifier is great for your home,bedside,office,end table,reading nook,hotel room…where a little moisture adds a lot of comfort. Especially in the colder weather we have been having.The humidifier delivers an ultra fine vapor without large or heavy tanks to fill every few hours.

Violife is the name of the brand and it uses a standard 16 oz. drinking water bottle,remove the cap, place the bottle adapter on the bottle and turn down to place in the unit.Another great feature besides the personal mist is it outputs 3 different changing light,for added peaceful looking ambience.

Do you suffer from chapped lips,dry skin,sinus problems,snoring,dry cough or itchy skin? This may just be the healthy thing for you and your new beauty cream.(along with your skin care beauty regime)

Take care of the skin you live in!

Hope you’ll take better care of yourself in this brand new year!

Be KISSable for NEW YEARS EVE

83MV9352Today I am showing on The Morning Show on TV a few of my professional beauty secrets for kissable lips this new years eve. You’ve got to get started today!

Fresh Breath is a MUST so I have discovered the slim sonic Violife toothbrush.Slim and chic it is like a mascara tube and light for travel too. 22 Vibrations per minute make your teeth feel AMAZING. Your gums will be healthier too.

Dazzle Home Polishing and Stain removal systemby Violife is a great skin polisher inbetween dental visist for that FRESH clean feel and for a brighter kissable smile.

HotLix toothpicks come in mint or cinnamon and remove even the tiniest of food stuck in your teeth after you eat.They take toothpicks to another level.

Out of Africa has a yummy LIP treatment with vanilla and is a beautiful balm for day or night.Guys and kids will love it too.Shea butter makes it even more hydrating.

Here’s my recipe for exfoliating your lips:
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 scoop of Vaseline petroleum jelly (or Olive oil)

Mix the two together and place on clean your lips.Rub in and let it set. Rinse after a few minutes with luke warm water and a washcloth.Guys you’ll love this recipe too!

KISS your lips on New Years Eve with a lipgloss,lipbalm or gloss.You’ll have a pretty soft pout, fresher breath and healthier gums.

To watch today’s segment go to:http://www.news4jax.com and type in my name in the search bar.ENJOY!

Want to look like an ANGEL?

angelMe too!
I mean a Victoria’s Secret angel. Did you get a chance to watch the infamous fashion show the other night? I did and I loved the way their skin glistened like snow. I didn’t love the way their bones popped out of their flesh.BUT I do know how to get the look of an angel.

FACTS that you may not know!

The show took 26 makeup artists,22 hair stylists and 8 nail technicians to doll them up!Some of the makeup artists are just in charge of making their bodies TAN and even more lean. I know this as one of my girlfriends does the spray tanning!They say the show was seen around the globe in one hundred eighty five countries.

If you want to bring sexy back into your skintry my easy and pretty steps! My clients love them and I know you will too!Feed your skin from the inside out. Kale Smoothies were some of the Angels secrets for prettier skin and for feeling healthier.

Wash your face well at night but not with your basic cleaners and a wash cloth.Add sonic cleansing to your life. I recommend and love Clarisonic it polishes my skin and makes my pores look so much better.

Violife toothbrush will clean your teeth and freshen your breath so much better than a standard toothbrush.It’s getting a lot of celebrity attention and works magic in your mouth.

Supersmile toothpaste the FIRST whitening toothpaste by world renowned dentist Dr. Smigel. Brush up on your beauty booty and add this to your beauty regime.

Glamglow mud IS an awesome mask for clear and toned skin. It’s got a big buzz in the beauty and fashion world.Everybody’s using it.Anybody whose anybody.

GO FOR A FACIAL…like a dental hygenist cleans your teeth getting your face professionally cleaned is addictive and your skin will show it and love you for it.

Wear a super shiny gorgeous clear gloss over ANY lipstick or by itself.It will give your lips a youthful sexy look.

Don’t paint your lashes tube them. Blinc mascara is a mascara that does not run or give you ring around the eye smears. Rinses off well without a a special eye makeup remover.

A shimmering metallic lotion or makeup product in a stick,wand or bottle used to accent and highlight your face with a tocuh of shimmer like an angel.
Apply it to your cheekbones tops and eyebrow bone and top of your upper lip cneter where the cupids bow is.

Agave Nectar is a lovely luxurious elixir to soften your skin and to give it a glow.It’s made by FarmHousefreshgoods.

Liquid Nylons is a shimmery skin treatment lotion that is more like a magic potion.Used on the legs in the bedroom or when you don’t feel like wearing hose. It tints your legs with a warm lumnious glow. It is another one of my biggest sellers. From teens to glam ma’s! My clients love the look it gives their legs.

Live,LOVE and sparkle all over the holidays!