Monday, December 20, 2010

Lemon Juice for Brown Spots


I have always adored lemons :) It is routine for me to have a lemon in my water with meals. When I head home (down South) I can't wait to have sweet iced tea with yes... lemon! I love natural cleaning products that contain lemon. Lots and lots of lovely little lemons. What is not to love about lemons? Now I am using lemons in my beauty routine.

Lemon juice is the key to lightening age spots and freckles. Its powerful acid action really does the trick.

1. To exfoliate dead skin and diminish the appearance of freckles and age spots, cut a lemon in half, dip the juicy side into 1/2 teaspoon sugar granules (raw sugar works great too). Rub over the skin (problem area) for a few minutes. Repeat at least once a week until the darkened areas fade.

2. Or–simply sit with a slice of lemon applied directly to the area for ten minutes. Repeat once a week until spots fade.

Let me know how this works for you...
norabloomskincare@yahoo.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

7 ways to enjoy a Green Christmas

1. Scrap traditional wrap: Use kids artwork or beautiful scrap fabrics. Consider saving this years holiday cards for next years gift wrap or gift tags.

2. Shop Local: Neighborhood shops offer unique and special gifts. Keep your local economy thriving.

3. Put a twinkle in your tree: Use LED Lights: Energy-saving LED lights burn brighter, last longer, and save you money. They even make solar outdoor holiday lights.

4. Green Greetings: Send E- Holiday Cards vs wasting paper and stamps with traditional paper cards.

5. Give Back: Give a gift that makes a difference—changing a life or saving a life. Donate to a local or favorite charity in a friend’s name.

6. While planning your gift list, think of educating your friends and family. Introduce your loved ones to natural organic gifts (natural skin care, makeup, local organic jams and soy candles)

7. Once holiday is over, re-purpose your Christmas tree into mulch for hiking trails and paths. The experts suggest that Christmas trees can also be used for erosion control and soil stabilization.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Norabloom: New Holiday Gift Certificates


Enjoy giving the gift of relaxation, peace and comfort. Spread joy by introducing your loved one to paraben free skin care and mineral makeup. These lovely certificates can be used for beauty lounge services and for on line purchases. Norabloom's holiday gift certificates are nestled in a gold fabric bag with a special chocolate, available for $25 and up.. Buy Now

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Merry Feet


How's your feet this winter? Not so good-So you are saying you wouldn't be caught dead in flip flops, huh? I have a solution. Try these soultions both morning at night for max benefit.

Simple Version:

1. Slather either Norabloom Safflower Butter or Norabloom Organic Body Oil all over your feet. Really pile it on.
2. Slip your nighttime footies or socks and shoes on.
3. The heat you will create in your little footies will soothe, soften and moisturize those little feet.
4. Hours later when you remove your footie you will be amazed at how soft your feet will be.

Slightly More Effort Version:

1. Soak your little feet in the tub with warm water.
2. Take a handful of coarse sea salt or your Norabloom Green Tea Ctrus Scrub or Norabloom Aloe Microderm Scrub or Eco-Tools Body Brush... Scrub the "day-lights" out of your tootsies. Really remove the dry skin.
3. Slather either Norabloom Safflower Butter or Norabloom Organic Body Oil all over your feet. Really pile it on.
4. Slip your nighttime footies or socks and shoes on.
5. The heat you will create in your little footies will soothe, soften and moisturize those little feet.

Now you can enjoy your merry little feet!

Facials Level 2 and 3 $65 until December 10, 2010.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eco-Pouf


Yet another fantastic stocking stuffer...
This is the cutest little pouf I ever did see... at a festive price of $3.50.

THIS EARTH-FRIENDLY BATH SPONGE SHOWS RESPECT FOR THE PLANET:
Made from recycled plastic to reduce waste. Yes recycled plastic, how cool is that?

HOW TO USE:
Wet, apply favorite soap or body wash, and gently massage all over body.
Rinse and let dry.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Shop www.norabloom.com before midnight tonight and take 20% off your order :)
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

New: Eco-Tools Bamboo Bristle Body Brush

My new favorite, must have for the shower... The new bath brush from Eco-Tools, now available on line at www.norabloom.com and in our beauty lounge, $8.50. BUY NOW

THIS EARTH-FRIENDLY BATH BRUSH SHOWS RESPECT FOR THE PLANET
Handle is made from bamboo, a highly-sustainable plant. Synthetic nylon bristles are 100% cruelty-free.

HOW TO USE:
Wet brush and apply favorite soap or body wash to gently scrub hard-to-reach areas. Rinse and hang to dry.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF DRY BODY BRUSHING?
Dry brushing cleans the lymphatic system. Lymph is considered part of our immune system and is made of white blood cells called lymphocytes and the interstitial fluid that bathe our cells, bringing our cells nutrients and removing their waste. All detoxification occurs first and foremost through the lymph. You can do the brushing head-to-toe or toe-to-head. It really doesn’t matter as long as the entire body is brushed. Long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction help drain the lymph back to your heart. Note: Stroking away from your heart puts extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels and can cause ruptured vessels and varicose veins. Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.

Skin brushing should be performed once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. A thorough skin brushing takes about 15 minutes, but any time spent brushing prior to bathing will benefit the body. If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day is good. Complete this routine with a nice, warm shower. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel, and generously coat the skin with Norabloom Organic Jojoba Body Blend (clary sage or lime)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holistic Facials :)

Welcome new subscribers!

Just for an hour, let yourself receive my Signature Facial. Your body and your mind will relax effortlessly into the moment. The delicious aroma of Norabloom Botanicals will lift your spirit, melt your tension and awaken your senses. As you let go, you begin releasing the energy that holds all the feelings that no longer serve you. These feelings may have taken the physical form of emotional crystallization in your cells, which are after visible in your face through muscle contractions that hold every pattern, every impact, every trauma you have ever experienced.

Throughout my signature facial, your entire body will experience a deep state of relaxation. We will work the acu-pressure facial points of the face. Your skin's cells are fed and nourished with fresh natural skin care, encouraging flow of oxegen, blood and lymph. The result is that you meet your new hour with a refreshed, glowing, radiant face. Your emotions that were being held have now dissolved, freeing the expression to come alive in your face. Vitality is everywhere.

Within this hour your inner beauty will be unlocked.

New subscribers enjoy your $15 cash card by using coupon code HELLO15 at check out.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Eco-Tools: Kabuki Brush


This is a hot item for sure. Snag this fabulous recycled aluminum, retractable kabuki brush made by Eco-tools. This company continues to please me. This little travel size wonder is great for applying face powder and bronzer. You will love to know that the soft bristles are cruelty-free and made from natural and recycled materials.

This earth-friendly powder brush provides a smooth, soft finish and sets your makeup. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Retractable case is made from Recycled Aluminum.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.

HOW TO USE:
• Dip in Norabloom loose or pressed powder and tap of excess. Lightly blend makeup over entire face to create a smooth, soft finish.
• Also great for blush or bronzer

The Eco-Tools Kabuki brush can be found right here at Norabloom Botanicals. It makes a great little stocking stuffer...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar makes a fantastic home remedy for all skin types. It will tighten pores, dissolve dead skin, balance the skin's pH, stimulate blood flow in the tissues and feel great after a facial cleanse. Naturally, apple cider vinegar contains: AHAs, amino acids and acetic acid.

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
1 cup of distiller water
1 cup of apple cider vinegar
Store in a brown amber glass bottle
Apply with an organic cotton pad after you cleanse your face, do not rinse off
May we suggest the Norabloom Chamomile Gel Cleanser?

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

New: Ultrasonic Facial Wand


There is a new addition to our Signature Facial Level 3 & 4...
Introducing the Ultrasonic Wand. This complimentary addition will offer gentle peeling with little to no redness. The ultrasonic vibrations provide ablation and retexturing of the skin. I combine this with the Norabloom Fruit Peels and the Dermafile and the results are exciting. The foundation of these facials continue to be holistic, but now we add an extra step to give it even more WOW power. The best part is it also has a micro massage setting for lifting, no this is not a TRICK, rather a TREAT... Lifting. Can you say... where do I sign up? The ultrasonic vibration runs 28,000 cycles per second. In this setting, it will heat the skin tissue to stimulate blood flow, strengthen tissue metabolism, resulting in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus it feels awesome! Did I mention you can also set it to assist in pore extraction? Yep, sure does. Like I said, no tricks here t his October, just a new TREATment.

SPECIAL: Enjoy $20 off a facial of your choice between now and October 29, 2010.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Tomato Knob


My daughter and faithful side kick Maddy came up with this fabulous idea :)
Cut a large tomato in half. (This is perfect for a mommy-daughter facial evening, you will have 2 knobs out of one tomato) Dip the juicy part of the tomato in natural cane sugar. Grasp the un-sugared portion, "the knob" of the tomato. Gently use this sugared tomato to scrub and buff away any makeup residue or dry, flaky skin. Rinse your face with warm water. Discard your tomato knob. Lastly, apply a few drops of extra virgin olive oil as a moisturizer. Your skin will be silky soft and supple. Enjoy :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Devilish Free-Radicals


Free radicals are highly unstable oxygen molecules missing a single electron form their outer orbit. Since these little guys prefer traveling in pairs, they steal electrons from healthy cells, wounding those cells and setting off an inflammatory response. These little devils aka "free radicals" surround us internally and externally. They are formed on the skin within five minutes of unprotected sun exposure and reek havoc on our skin, specifically the collagen layer of the skin.

External factors include: pollution, sun, x rays, chemicals and toxins in lotions and cosmetics. (GREAT TIME TO START USING NORABLOOM):)

Internal factors include: smoking, hormonal imbalance, poor diet, high glycemic foods, undiagnosed food sensitivities, artificial sweeteners, and trans fats.

To make significant improvements in the tone and texture of your skin, you need to soothe inflammation on 2 levels:

1. by neutralizing free radicals (inside and outside)
2. boosting immune function through fantastic nutrition, supplements, hormonal balance, detoxification and topical support.

To counteract the devilish free-radicals, our immune system relies on certian nutrient that defend the cells from free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and quench minor inflammation by sacrificing an electron without the adverse effect.

Antioxidents include:
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
CO Enzyme Q-10
Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Flavonoids

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is Our Skin Water Tight?

The answer is... (drum roll)...
Heck no! Human skin is a powerful absorption organ that is as hungry and as thirsty as can be. Every drop of water, every swipe of face creme, every lick of lipstick... Our skin takes it in. Our skin absorbs 60% of substances applied to its surface. Unfortunately, along with water, vitamins, minerals and oxygen, skin soaks up potentially carcinogenic toxins as well. That may increase our chances of cancer, as if our environmental toxins were not enough.Be cautious and choose your shampoos, facial cleanser, moisturizes and makeup wisely.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ithaca Dermatology



I am happy to announce that on Wednesdays I will be apart of the staff at Ithaca Dermatology. They offer many different type of laser treamtents:

VBEAM
Is a pulsed dye laser that delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigmented areas (melanin) in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. The skin being treated is protected by a cooling mist on the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. It increases comfort during the treatment. No anesthetic is required, but can be used. Results differ depending on the condition being treated & the number of treatments needed.

Treats: Brown pigmentation, Rosacea, Wrinkles, Angiomas, Poikiloderma, Facial & Leg Veins, Port Wine Stains, Warts, Scars & Stretchmarks

GENTLE YAG
This laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into the skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. The skin is protected by a cooling burst of cryogen. Some may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. Topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. The number of sessions depends on the target and the condition of your skin. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.

Treats: Hair Removal (only dark hair), Leg & Facial Veins, Wrinkles, Skin Tightening & Beard Bumps

ISOLAZ
Uses a unique combination of vacuum & painless laser for clear, radiant skin free from acne, red & brown spots, sun damage & unwanted hair. Shows visible reduction in pore size, improved skin tone & texture. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to resume your normal activities & you can apply makeup immediately. Treats: All skin types.

Vacuum: Helps loosen & extract dirt, blackheads & excess oil from deep within the pores.

Painless Laser: Helps destroy acne-causing bacteria, even skin tone, improves sun damaged skin, facial redness, veins & unwanted hair.

Treats: Acne, Hair Removal (only dark hair) & Skin Rejuvenation

SMOOTHBEAM
This laser emits a light that is absorbed by water in your skin. As the laser penetrates into the skin, heat is generated in & around the sebaceous glands (oil glands) creating a mild thermal injury that changes the structure & function of the gland. Most report it to be mild with a slight snapping or stinging sensation like a rubberband. A cool mist is sprayed with each pulse. A topical anesthetic can be used. Mild redness may be seen and will subside within a day. Helps to renew skin by stimulating the generation of new collagen formation of the skin.

Treats: Acne, Acne Scarring & Wrinkles
(this info was taken from www.ithacadermatology.com)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Natural Baby Care

Did you know that Norabloom has three natural products that are wonderful for babies? Babies will go Goo Goo, Ga Ga over these items.

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil: Soothing oils for babies bottoms! My mommies swear by it for moderate to severe diaper rash. Also great for children's excema. A mom recommended our Organic Rosehip Seed Oil on MammaPedia.com

Chamomile Face Creme: We know it as our last step in our beauty ritual. Mommies love it for a boo boo creme or soothing baby's dry skin.

Jojoba Body Blend: This delicious oil comes in two blends: Clary Sage and Lime. Both are great for hydrating dry skin for everyone. After bathing baby, use the Lime Jojoba Blend, incorporate baby massage techniques. Learn more about baby massage.

My favorite local shop for babies: Jillian's Drawers.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New from Norabloom...


My Dermafile™ is a skin polishing and resurfacing tool made of stainless steel and finely crushed cosmetic diamonds. This file will lightly polish the skin by hand, removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and leaving velvety smooth, fresh, rejuvenated skin. Pair this with Norabloom C-Glow Serum & Norbaloom Dandelion Face Creme and you will love your new, refreshed look. You will even notice your makeup will go on smoother. $99 BUY NOW

Friday, June 18, 2010

Clean Pores & Flawless Skin

The first step to flawless skin is clean pores. The best way to accomplish that is come in for a facial. I will happily re-set your complexion.

To continue enjoying clean pores, I recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week during your evening routine. Our new Cran-Orange Astringent is remarkable for keeping the pores clean and speeding up cellular turnover (the secret is the willow bark). Next, use the appropriate Norabloom Face Crème for you skin type.

Enjoy my Norabloom Signature Facial (Level 2, 3)
June 21-24, 2010 at discounted price of $65
Please mention this special when you book your appointment.

Friday, June 4, 2010

MMMM... Chocolate :)

"Happiness is the experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."

This lovely quote was found inside a yummy DOVE Chocolate. Yes I have a thing for chocolate, I can't help it!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Holistic Facial :)

Just for an hour, let yourself receive my Signature Facial. Your body and your mind will relax effortlessly into the moment. The delicious aroma of Norabloom Botanicals will lift your spirit, melt your tension and awaken your senses. As you let go, you begin releasing the energy that holds all the feelings that no longer serve you. These feelings may have taken the physical form of emotional crystallization in your cells, which are after visible in your face through muscle contractions that hold every pattern, every impact, every trauma you have ever experienced.

Throughout my signature facial, your entire body will experience a deep state of relaxation. We will work all of the acu-pressure facial points of the face. Your skin's cells are fed and nourished with fresh natural skin care, encouraging flow of oxegen, blood and lymph. The result is that you meet your new hour with a refreshed, glowing, radiant face. Your emotions that were being held have now dissolved, freeing the expression to come alive in your face. Vitality is everywhere.

Within this hour your inner beauty will be unlocked.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Benefit for Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes


Lynda Myers Interior Design PRESENTS...

A very special Interior Design event to benefit The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a Silent Auction (Norabloom $100 Gift Card), 90 minute Design Seminar by Sally Morse, Food & Cash Bar, and Music by Under Construction.

Friday, May 21, 6-9pm.
Lake Watch Inn
1636 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY
Tickets $10
100% Proceeds go to CRCFL
Ticket Info: info@lyndamyers.com

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bright Eyes

Your eyes are surrounded by very thin, delicate skin. In fact your eyes area's skin can be compared to the thinness of
an onion. The area beneath your eyes contain few oil glands making it vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles can't be prevented but the aging process can be slowed down and enhanced with natural ingredients. Definitely shop for paraben-free and fragrance-free eye cremes and serums. Avoid exfoliating to close to your eyes.

Your eyes actually can say a lot about you. Your eyes can show stress, poor diet, and lack of sleep. When these issues are present the eyes may show dark circles, swelling and puffiness. Dark circles can be a sign of dehydration. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Try drinking cranberry juice to reduce dark circles. Cranberries contain vitamin K as well as dark green veggies. If you are experiencing swelling and puffiness, use spoons chilled in ice water and press them around the eyes. For a quick home remedy try a few drops of Vitamin E, Castor Oil or Olive Oil around the eye area.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Prepare Your Skin For SPRING

I am sure your spirit is singing the praises of Spring, but it is likely that your skin is still crying the Winter blues. Winter leaves our skin feeling rough, overheated, undernourished and parched. Do not fret, I have some fabulous tips that will unlock your natural glow and ease the transition into Spring.

1. Choose a facial cleanser that is gentle and free of harsh chemicals. Make sure you choose one appropriate for your skin type. If you have Dry/Sensitive skin, choose a creme based facial cleanser. Cleansers that contain rose, calendula and aloe are healing and help lock in moisture. If you are Oily/Combination skin type, choose a foaming gel cleanser with ingredients such as, chamomile, rosemary, salcylic acid and/or lactic acid. I believe it is important that you cleanse your facial skin two times a day, especially at night to remove dirt, oil and makeup prior to bedtime. Avoid cheap bar soaps for your facial cleansing. The bar soap's PH is wrong for out delicate facial area.

2. Good food choices also make a difference in the skin. Cleanse and hydrate your inner body and your skin will show it. Eat vegetables with a high water content and juicy fruits. Choose light foods. Avoid rich sweets, deep fried foods and heavy cheese. Enjoy plenty of farm fresh veggies, asparagus, baby greens, carrots, etc. Always drink lots of pure water instead of sodas and artificial juice drinks.

3. Exfoliate both the face and the body. Dry/Sensitive skin types should exfoliate the facial skin once a week, while Oily/Combination skin types can exfoliate more often such as 2-4x a week. Again choosing the right ingredients is key. Ingredients such as oatmeal and jojoba beads tend to be more gentle. More aggressive ingredients for the body are coarse sea salt, crushed nuts, apricots, and sugars. For some, this may be the most important step in easing the seasonal transition. Exfoliating properly will speed up your natural, cellular turnover. By speeding this up, your skin will look cleaner, refreshed and even younger. This will also help with clogged pores and breakouts.

4. Hydrate your face and your body daily. Be more choosy when it comes to your face creme. All skin types should lock in your natural moisture by using a combination of chemical free ingredients such as aloe, calendula, rose, rosehip seed oil and jojoba oil. As far as tackling our body's dry skin, use a heavy body butter or body oil morning and before bed. You will immediately see a difference.

5. Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. It is imperative that you plan sunscreen into your beauty routine. The key to sunscreen is to reapply every 2-3 hours. Try using a makeup product that contains sunscreen for daily protection instead of a face creme or lotion. Most of us are more likely to reapply our loose powder that contains SPF 20+ rather than a heavy lotion or face creme.

6. Special skin care treatments administered by a Licensed Esthetician (facialist) will make a dramatic difference in your overall skin's health and appearance. Look for advice from a professional when you find yourself between seasons and are seeking a new beauty routine.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New From Norabloom...

Lemongrass Face & Body Bar: Our first face and body cleansing bar. This rough cut bar of Lemongrass Soap is easy-breezy to use and ultra-convenient to tote about. Use it for travel, or part of your daily routine. You will love the after-feel! Our beauty bar contains, olive oil, calendula, lemongrass, and safflower petals. Be careful not to get in your eyes. At 10 bucks a bar, everyone can afford natural skin care. $10

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bulgarian Rose Water


Norabloom's Bulgarian Rose Water is DELICIOUS! Typically we suggest using as a hydrating spritz after cleansing. Did you know that our Rose Water actually has many other uses?

-Uplifts your spirits, harmonizes your mind
-Fantastic in your bath for stress relief
-Room or Linen Spray
-Natural Flavor enhancer for exotic beverages and cocktails
-All-purpose, earth friendly household cleaner
-Perfect for freshening your pet's bed

100% natural, free of synthetics, chemicals, parabens and petroleum

Norabloom Bulgarian Rose Water, 4oz $30

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Melt Your Winter Skin Blahs

Hey locals, do you have the WINTER SKIN BLAHS? Are you looking as gray as the weather? I invite you to cozy up under the warm blanket at Norabloom Beauty Lounge. All Signature Facials Level 2 and 3 are $65 until Friday, March 11th. Spring is indeed around the corner, so come in and let me brighten your look. It is also a great time to freshen your beauty basket and begin a new spring ritual.

SKIN TIPS
1. After a luke warm shower or bath (avoid piping hot water) pat your skin almost dry. Next, slather on Organic Clary Sage Body Oil. The base is Organic Jojoba, so it will nourish our winter skin.

2. Treat your facial skin, neck and other delicate areas with our Organic Rosehip Seed Oil. It will soothe, nourish and heal dry, itchy and inflamed areas due to the icy blast of Winter.

3. Prior to bedtime, rub your feet with our Green Tea Citrus Scrub (add sea salt for extra exfoliation power) then smother your tootsies in our Safflower Body Butter. Wear heavy socks to bed. Do this every night until it is flip flop weather.
4. Stop hiding under the bushy brows and keeping warm with those hairy legs. It is time to lift the blanket of hair and reveal your soft smooth skin underneath. We offer waxing for all body parts, so ladies- really there is no excuse.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Winter Recess for Teachers


Winter Recess 2010 for teachers February 12-21
Bring in your VIT or Teacher's Pet pass to receive $20 off any signature facial treatment and/or 10% off your retail purchase. Plan ahead, by appointment only. Not to be used in combination with other specials or coupons. Valid once during Teacher Week.

Check out http://www.ithacalovesteachers.com for all discounts, deals and events!
Hear our Norabloom Radio AD this week on Lite 97.3

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentines Day: Norabloom Style


I love the color pink, the smell of fresh roses, milk chocolate truffles and the poke of cupid's arrow... I look forward to surprising a loved one with a little gift to let them know I am thinking of them.

This Valentine's day we are offering a special deal you will LOVE. Buy a gift card $25+ and I will toss in a FREE STARBUCKS beverage ($5). Snag it for yourself, or give it with the gift. We are conveniently located a block away from Starbucks. This Norabloom gift card will be good for any service or product you fancy at the Beauty Lounge or our on line store.
Remember our services are for gals only, sorry fellas.
Offer Ends 2/15/2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Beauty Rituals?

Why a beauty ritual? Is it the evening cleanse to remove the filth from your face? Is it the sure fire way to have 6 minutes of alone time while locked in your bathroom away from your lovely yet demanding family? Is it fear that if you do not have one, you may end up looking like a shriveled up old hag? Or, do we just do it because our facialist and our beauty magazines say so?

Honestly, for me? All the above! It is not bedtime until my beauty ritual is complete. It is my "heaven of earth" it is my 6 minutes of uninterrupted "Holly time", it is the least I can do for myself, preservation of my youth and because I know it works. My beauty ritual is my private 6 minute spa get-a-way, my second piece of cheesecake without guilt. It is the whole bag of Lyndt Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles.

It is simple and divine. I cleanse and exfoliate.(Norabloom of course)I spend a couple minutes really massaging the products all around. This is great for circulation, smoothing the skin and battling clogged pores. It gives me the second to breathe deep and take it all in. I encourage all women, even teen girls to take a second, look in the mirror, give themselves a wink and say. "hey pretty lady, all is well, today was a good day, even the bumps in the day". Now with a refreshed face, a spritz of yummy toner, a swipe of moisturizer and eye creme- off to bed. Tomorrow is a brand new day and I will have a fresh face for the world.

It is silly how simple a little beauty ritual, fresh face and a good attitude and a moment of quit time can make all the difference.

PS Can y'all believe some women actually skip the beauty ritual at night? What the heck?

Monday, January 25, 2010

NEW: Norabloom Herbal Eyes


We have a new addition... Herbal Eyes are so gentle and nice. If you enjoy the herbs in a nice warm cup of herbal tea, you will really enjoy our herbal eye pads. These little joys are what your tired, puffy, and irritated eyes are begging for.

Directions:
Place two Norabloom Herbal Eyes bags in warm water, steep for one minute. Next, soak Herbal Eyes in ice cold water. Finally place over closed eyes. Lay back, breathe and soak up all the yummy properties that they provide. When you are finished press the herbal goodness into the delicate skin around the eyes. Follow with our Norabloom Evening Primrose Eye Creme. Your eyes will thank you.

Natural Herbs:
Green Tea, Chrysanthemum & Rosemary


8 TREATMENTS/16 Pads, $22.00
Visit: www.norabloom.com

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Need a lift?


Every gal needs a lift from time to time.

During the aging process, fibroblasts activity decreases, affecting skin strength and elasticity. The dermal degradation is observed as fine line, wrinkles, and skin lacking in tone.

Meanwhile there is a decrease in blood flow and the oxygenation to the skin and the growth of new skin cells drops dramatically. The skin looses its ability to spring back and maintain a youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion is a type of facial where we use a machine in combination with European Facial Techniques.

The microderm machine offers a 2 element approach. Combining skin exfoliation with regenerating suction, this unique system stimulates subdermal activities the "RENEW" the anti-aging mechanisms of the skin that slow with age. It removes 10-100 microns of skin. :)

Microdermabrasion is the fastest growing application for skin resurfacing technology. As a non-invasive technique, it respects the skin's integrity, minimizes trauma and corrects several skin conditions while creating "healthy vital glow".

Enjoy Norabloom's Microdermabrasion Treatment, $125 or 5 for $500