Friday, November 2, 2012

YAY! Welcome Newbies

I am tickled pink today, know why? Today is the day that the wonderful FedEx man delivered my brand new glossy labels for my brand new Norabloom cleanser and face creme. Norabloom Botanicals is known for chemical free, compassionate, nurturing skin care. For a solid year, I have been working like a crazy woman on these new products. Although I still have one more to complete the set of four. I think we have reason to celebrate! Don't you? These little newbies are even more gentle than the rest. Gals with compromised skin, dry, peeling, sensitive skin should give them a try.

I do believe a celebration dance is in order, or at least a jump for JOY!

Introducing:

Aloe & Shea Creme Cleanser
Organic Rosehip Seed Oil (already a Norabloom favorite)
Hibiscus Face Creme

You can find these newbies online at www.norabloom.com
Enjoy 10% off these sweeties until 11/10/2012
Use Coupon Code: JOY

Monday, October 15, 2012

Little Moments: What The Heck?

I rush to get up in the morning, I rush to get ready, I rush to work. Then I get to work to encourage my guests to relax and unwind. What is wrong with this picture? I had this "what the heck" moment when I was leaving work last week. A little, tiny leaf appeared beneath me in the parking lot behind my office. I actually took a second to stop-  There it was- a cute little heart shaped leaf, the only one in the entire parking lot. First thing, I took a quick picture. I sent it to the fella right away, he replied, I leaf you. How adorable is that? I got to thinking I leaf me too. I need to stop rushing around like a crazy person just to get to that place of ok now it is time to relax and unwind. So... I am working on that. I went outside behind my building and there are a zillion of these heart shaped leaves laying all over the parking lot. I get it now. Rest is not a reward for all your hard work. Leaf yourself and take time for you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An Amazing Woman You Need To Know


Deborah Allison, CHHC

As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I'm your personal guide to living a healthy and energized life.  My mission is to support women and professionals in making the food and lifestyle choices that heal their body and renew their spirit.  I cherish my role as a change facilitator and healthy living advocate for my clients!I didn’t know it at the time, but my early love of cooking would later become a lift-off point for my career as a holistic health coach.  From my early 20’s on…I always thought I was making the right food choices, yet I struggled to maintain my ideal weight and feel healthy.  At 29, and again at 42, I learned that my symptoms of weight gain, sinus infections, allergies, early signs of arthritis and a complete lack of energy were primarily due to food intolerances.  In the process of taking control of my own health, my energy level skyrocketed, my digestion got back on track, my joint pain disappeared, I rarely experienced cravings and, as a natural side effect of all the delicious whole, clean foods, I lost those stubborn 10 pounds. I recognize others who are in the pain that I was once in, who don’t know where to turn and feel frustrated and exhausted.  It became my mission to be the “Nutrition Detective” for women and professionals who have the struggles that I did.  I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and, upon graduation, opened Integrative Holistic Wellness, my private health coaching practice located in beautiful IthacaNew York.  I am board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a member of the International Health Coach Association.I take great delight in introducing my clients to the power of eating a clean diet, and what a huge, positive impact this can have on how they feel.  If you’re interested in how I can support you in your health goals, let’s talk!  

Please visit my website to learn more about my programs at www.CleanDietChallenge.comCall 607-269-5411 to schedule by phone.Wed and Sat hours, by appointment only.  



Thursday, September 13, 2012


Introducing Norabloom's Fabulous Massage Therapist, Jenny Chorba, she is our guest blogger of the week. Clap, Clap, Clap!

Change is the only thing constant. As I was driving early this morning I enjoyed the bright sun rising above the horizon, I noticed the change in the air. First of all I was dressed in jeans a sweater and my down vest but there are other subtle changes going on leading us from summer into fall. Have you noticed the days becoming shorter and the cooler nights and mornings leading into a warmer daytime, there are a few trees just starting to look like they may change, the students are back and the kids and teachers are getting ready to head back to school. I’m happy to live in a region that experiences the change of season. I must admit however that autumn is not my favorite time of year. I’m a spring and summer girl. Fall challenges my optimism. This seasonal change is a reminder that life in general is always shifting and moving. It reminds me to join the flow of things without resistance. When I can surrender to change and give up the fight I notice the small joys in it. My natural response to this summer to fall change is to wrinkle my eyebrows and feel cranky that old man winter filled with darkness and cold is on its way but when I practice letting go and joining the dance of change I start to appreciate even more the crisp mornings and the flowers outside and the green grass. So with fall upon us my shift begins with settling into a routine. Being in the massage business I get to witness people go through this as well. Clients that I would see weekly in the winter and spring started coming less in the summer and now have recently started back up their regular self-care routine which for them includes massage. I too have set up my bi-weekly massage appointments to support me emotionally, physically and mentally during this transition of change. I’m learning bit by bit how to take care of myself, how to support my well-being and from past years’ experience I know that although autumn is a beautiful time of year it’s a challenge for me to let go of care free hot weather summer. This fall I know that self-care is my top priority and it will include massage, exercise, cooking lots of veggies and taking time out of my busy schedule to notice the beauty of the changing season. 

Read More about Jenny, HERE
Book Your Next Appointment with Jenny, Online HERE

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Love you to PEACHES

Introducing... Madi Holohan, Aesthetician & Massage Therapist. She is our newest addition to Norabloom. She is wonderful and we love her to PEACHES! Madi will not only be a guest writer for Norabloom's Hello Beautiful Beauty Blog, she will also provide facials, waxing and makeup artistry here at Norabloom Beauty Lounge. Enjoy her first post...

Fresh juicy peaches are at their peak. I cannot get enough of them! What started as a subtle flirtation last week when a dear neighbor gifted me with unhindered access to his orchard has turned into a full blown tryst. Thank goodness I have a very understanding husband; in fact he has encouraged and benefitted from my obsession with this tempting fruit. My lush paramour has been baked into pie, brandied, canned, jammed, and turned into fruit leather. The sweet scent of peach lingers in the kitchen day and night prompting me to get ever more creative with showing my devotion. As I was eating a cup of Greek yogurt and sliced peaches early this morning, I was hit with the sudden desire to bathe in it. “Okay girl, this is getting out of control” I told myself, and then realized it was my esthetician instinct taking over. Peaches are great for the skin both internally and externally! The vitamins, minerals and macronutrients and antioxidants in peaches benefit your skin in many ways, boosting the look and feel as well as protecting it from diseases.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C boosts the production of collagen, a compound that gives your skin elasticity; it is effective in helping collagen production when taken internally as well as when applied externally. A one cup serving of peaches gives you 10.2 mg of this vitamin; the recommended amount is 75 to 90 mg of vitamin C daily. In addition to the influence the vitamin C in peaches has on collagen, it also works with protein to improve your immune system, helping to ward off skin infections.

Selenium
The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements website reveals that people who get less selenium may have an increased risk of some forms of skin cancer. Eating peaches helps you increase your selenium intake -- 1 cup of peaches contains 0.2 mg of selenium; your meal plan should include 55 mcg of this mineral each day. Serve peaches with cottage cheese, a food high in selenium, to boost your daily intake.

Vitamin A
The vitamin A in peaches may also contribute to cancer prevention. A study published in the March 2004 issue of "Clinical Cancer Research" indicates that high doses of vitamin A reduced the risk of some skin cancers by 32 percent. While the amount of vitamin A in a 1 cup serving of peaches -- 502 IU -- does not approach the 50,000 to 75,000 IU of vitamin A called for in the study, it is a very tasty way to up your vitamin A intake. External Application Peaches are great for toning the skin, revitalizing it, and help combat dryness. The pulp is quite soothing to irritated skin. When combined with other products such as honey, the peach is a perfect summer sunburn quencher. Norabloom offers a seasonal, summer peach mask made with locally grown peaches and local raw honey. I have found a way to justify this obsession-whew! My clandestine affair with peaches continues……
Book An Appointment with Madi Online HERE

References • USDA National Nutrient Database: Peaches, Raw • McKinley Health Center; Macronutrients: The Importance of Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat; March 2008 • University of Maryland Medical Center; Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid); June 2009 • MayoClinic.com; Healthy Diet: End the Guesswork With These Nutrition Guidelines; February 2011 • Office of Dietary Supplements; Selenium; November 2009 • "Clinical Cancer Research"; Safety and Efficacy of Dose-Intensive Oral Vitamin A in Subjects With Sun-Damaged Skin; March 2004

Monday, July 9, 2012

New FAll Line Launches

I am so excited! The new Stella & Dot FALL line just launched. I bought oodles of new samples for us to try on and fall in LOVE with. The colors, the textures and the sheer "fabulous-ness" of this has inspired me to share it with you. YAY! See this adorable necklace to the right? I just bought that with matching earrings. DOUBE YAY!! Now I need the cute as heck dress to match!

I am looking to book a few more trunk shows this month. Ten or more gals, 2 hours and cocktail is all it takes. You earn FREE jewelry and a FREE IKOT tote. Heck we can have right here at Norabloom if you like. It is so much fun! We try on different pieces, hang out with friends, sip on cocktails. It is a no pressure party, promise! If you are not wanting to host a party, you can still shop for yourself HERE.

How does a Stella & Dot Trunk Show Work

I want to become a Stella & Dot Stylist

See Stella & Dot New Fall Line HERE

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just in... Alba Botanica, SPF 30

This very emollient and botanically moisturizing mineral sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as defined by the FDA. Made with chemical free sunscreen ingredients, it is water resistant (40 minutes), paraben free and fragrance free. This fast absorbing, lightweight SPF 30 lotion has Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Aloe Vera which soften and moisturize skin while Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E provide powerful antioxidant protection. $10.99


BUY NOW

BOOK YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT ONLINE HERE

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DogEars, an online publication featuring... yes NORABLOOM YAY!

Introducing...DogEars created by pubsimple- this new online publication will support local, green minded businesses like Norabloom (YAY!!), as well as independent bookstores, while making introductions to interesting people and great reads. If you're really excited about the concept, you can get your favorite business (yours or someone else's) featured in an ad or appear in the Featured Reader section. Please lend your support at whatever level you can. 


Watch Video HERE

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Milia- Yes I treat these!


A Milium (plural milia), also called a milk spot or an oil seed, is a keratin-filled cyst that can appear just under the epidermis. They are small, white (sometimes look pale yellow) and usually appear around the eyes, cheeks or eyelids. Milia are commonly associated with newborn babies but can appear on people of all ages. Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads. In children, milia often disappear within two to four weeks. In adults they may require removal by a Physician, Dermatologist, or an Aesthetician. 


I can treat these with the Advanced Skin Classic Treatment: READ MORE HERE


SCHEDULE A FREE SKIN CONSULTATION WITH HOLLY HERE

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Spa Review, BLUSH...

Erica from "FingerLakesSpaGirl Blog" loved her experience at Norabloom. YIPPIE!! She was a pleasure to meet and pamper...


My skin looks and feels – AMAZING after my first facial at  Norabloom Beauty Lounge in Ithaca, NY!!!
I am incredibly  happy with the results after the Signature, 90 minute Facial I received from licensed Aesthetician and Makeup Artist, Holly Green… In fact, I think my skin has improved everyday since the facial which was 5 days ago, and not only the skin on my face, but on my neck and decollate as well.  Think – smooth, glowing, clean and smaller looking pores – YES!
I walked into the Norabloom Beauty Lounge and found myself with an instant smile.  The waiting area is welcoming and decorated beautifully with touches of femininity everywhere.. soft browns and greens on the walls and window treatments, a light breeze & sunshine coming in from the open door with lovely fresh potted flowers, and a perfectly set up product/retail area, - I love products! So I was sucked into this area right away admiring Holly’s neatly organized product line, Norabloom Botanicals.  This natural product line is petroleum-free & paraben free, uses no artificial colors, and contains primarily organic ingredients.
Holly took me from her waiting area into the treatment room and offered me the choice of  a cool carrot juice shot or a cool green smoothie shot – Yum :)  The rooms cozy atmosphere and music offer a instant disconnect from the world outside, allowing my relaxation journey to begin!
I crawled under the soft blankets and sheets on to the heated table and into my cocoon for the next 90 minutes.  Holly’s application of products during the facial is done with great intention and she is detailed and thorough with her technique throughout.  During my facial I experienced the amazing scents of Norabloom Botanical skin care products, warm moist towels to remove products and a steam that was perfectly positioned over my face – I find sometimes that the steam can seem overwhelming with my breathing if it is too close.  Her extractions were effective, but not painful, and i really appreciated the special attention to my lips with the Babelicious Lip Balm.
Holly sent me into an even deeper state of relaxation with massage to my neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and feet during my face mask.  I also appreciated the invigorating and detailed face and scalp massage.  After your service, Holly emails you an overview of your personal Norabloom experience that includes products used in your service and recommendations for follow up sessions… I loved this individual attention!  It allowed me to just be, after my service,… I didn’t have to focus on what she recommended or what was used, I just enjoyed being pampered and my relaxation.
As I got dressed I noticed a small card on the table with a quote from Gandhi that said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Holly clearly demonstrates her passion for pampering and caring for you during your individual Beauty Lounge experience at Norabloom Beauty Lounge.    I left feeling well from the inside – out and gained a true sense of peace and relaxation, plus great looking skin!
Thank You Holly ~ Norabloom Beauty Lounge!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bye Bye Spots

Bye bye spots. It is a great time to have a skin consultation with Holly. Did you know I can now remove the little minor skin irregularities. As always Norabloom offers a loving, chemical-free approach to women's skin health. I searched high and low for a machine that would be safe and effective. This new cutting edge treatment is based on high frequency technology and designed to remove these minor skin irregularities:

brown spots
spider veins (face, chest only)
cherry angiomas
milia
acne pimples
skin tags
sebaceous hyperplasia
clogged pores
fibromas

Skin Consultations are always FREE
Spot Treatment (Ideal for 1-3 Lesions) 15 minutes $50
Spot Treatment (Ideal for 3+ Lesions) 30 minutes $75

BOOK YOUR SKIN CONSULTATION HERE 






Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day: Stella & Dot

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th.
Click HERE to shop Early For Mother's Day

YOU ARE INVITED...
See the Stella & Dot Summer Collection at my Launch Party
Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge
Friday May 18th, 6-8pm

WANT FREE JEWELRY?
It is a blast to gather your girlfriends and try on celebrity coveted jewelry!
Click HERE to find out how to host your own party

WANT TO BE A STELLA & DOT STYLIST?
Call me: Holly Green 607-592-8222

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New: Stella & Dot Jewelry at Norabloom

So it is no secret that I have had a love affair with this amazing company- Stella & Dot.  I am their newest Independent Stylist. YAY! Join me for my launch party here at Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge.

Friday May 18th
6-8 pm
See the latest styles, make some new girlfriends and sip on a variety of  local wines.

RSVP: norabloomskincare@yahoo.com
View My Stella & Dot Web Site Here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Norabloom Dermaplaning


Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that refinishes the epidermis through a controlled gentle scraping. The actual process involves using a special instrument to remove epithelial tissue of the stratum conreum. It is a non-chemical approach to skin rejuvenation which is a great choice for those who are not good candidates for chemical exfoliation or microdermabrasion. The benefits of Dermaplaning are outstanding! This Norabloom treatment will refine the appearance of the pores, minimize the appearance of fine lines, increase the skin's ability to absorb products, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, stimulate circulation, encourage normal shedding of the stratum corneum, and lastly improve the elasticity and texture. 

60 minutes $125
90 minutes $165

Friday, March 2, 2012

New: Massage Therapy at Norabloom

Indulge in an unforgettable and personalized experience- after all that is what Norabloom is all about. Our extensively trained and passionate massage therapist, Crystal will take good care of you. This delightful session includes your desired pressure ranging from light to deep tissue. This completely customized massage therapy experience also includes a heated treatment table, steaming hot towels and a unique cocktail of fine organic essential oils blended in warm organic jojoba.   60 minutes $80 & 90 minutes $110 To book online go to: www.norabloom.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love That Pretty Face

I want every woman to wake up and love what they see in the mirror. However, we are more than just a pretty face- we have heart, we have soul, we have strength and we are who we are. We all know if we feel good on the inside, we look good on the outside. February not only reminds me to buy my Valentine chocolate, it also reminds me to take a moment and love myself and all that I am and all that I have become. I have embraced many life changes in the last year. Most of the changes I made were some of the hardest decisions life has thrown me this far. (Life- please be kind this coming year) These decisions empowered me to be the strong woman I was meant to be, the woman my mother and daughter are proud of. I look into my mirror in the morning and say- I am feeling good and I am loving what I see. I have relied on spa treatments, yoga and bodywork to get me through this last year. The power that lies within a simple spa treatment can be so profound, I almost do not have the words to describe it. All I know is a renewed woman is a powerful woman. I invite you to give yourself some lovin'n this February because YOU & YOUR PRETTY FACE ARE SO WORTH IT!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Norabloom Dermaplaning


Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that refinishes the epidermis through a controlled gentle scraping. The actual process involves using a special instrument to remove epithelial tissue of the stratum conreum. It is a non-chemical approach to skin rejuvenation which is a great choice for those who are not good candidates for chemical exfoliation or microdermabrasion. The benefits of Dermaplaning are outstanding! This Norabloom treatment will refine the appearance of the pores, minimize the appearance of fine lines, increase the skin's ability to absorb products, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, stimulate circulation, encourage normal shedding of the stratum corneum, and lastly improve the elasticity and texture. 

60 minutes $125
90 minutes $165

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Out with the old and in with the new. Start this new year off with a radiant glow. Shine bright this month and delight yourself with a Norabloom Signature Facial (Level 2, 3) for $65. Offer ends 2/13/12. Wishing you the best for 2012!

Book your next appointment here