Home-made Beauty Tips

photo-1.JPG TV 4  8-16-2014Celebrate your face and skin this summer with these natural beauty recipes!

I love to shop Whole Foods Market and the Farmers markets for the ingredients to make these D.I.Y. recipes.
All of my recipes are cheap,quick and easy to make. And unisex…your daughter or sweetie can get in on the touch of the spa action too.

Key Lime Pie Body Treatment
2 cups of plain Greek or regular yogurt (use less if you are making a smaller portion)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey (Bee Friends Farm)
1 tablespoon of lime

Blend all of the above and pour into a plastic bowl. Sit at the edge of the tub and rub on your body.Leave this treatment on at least 15 minutes.Rinse well and enjoy the way your skin feels.
* I like to scoop any remains and recycle re-purpose and place in a jar and save for another day.Lasts nicely in the refrigerator for a week or more.

Skin Brightening Lemon Cups

Say Bye Bye to dry discolored skin with this skin treat.
Next time you prepare a meal with lemons or make lemonade save the leftover lemons and rub the inside of the lemons on your elbows.This treatment will gently exfoliate and help the discoloration most of us get on our elbows and knees.Rub the meaty part of inside of a lemon and go round and round motion on your elbows. It can also be done to your kneees.Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth.Apply your favorite hand and or body lotion.

Bathe in Beauty

I love to to take a bath and surround myself with things that are pretty. Make your body happy with this awesome bath idea.
Sprinkle your fave bath salts or Epsom salts in warm bath water.Add a couple edible flowers. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink or fresh water in a plastic glass and enjoy eating an edible flower too. It is kinda FUN.Make it even more decadent and add a piece of decadent chocolate!

Be good to YOURSELF…if you don’t who will?

http://www.news4jax.com for video footage

COOL Summertime Strawberry Soup & more!

strawberry-photo1-mMy Polish side of the family has some delightful recipes this soup is one of them. It is so refreshing in the summertime and while strawberries are in season especially.

What makes it special are these ingredients: (and the Polish FAMILY memories)

1 lb fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
2 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt
*whipped cream
*fresh mint leaves

Clean and hull strawberries and place in a blender,combine the rest of the ingredients except whipped cream and mint.Blend until smooth.
CHILL for a few hours or overnight.Serve in pretty bowls and top with dollop of whip cream and garnish with a few mint leaves.

Yummy,creamy and dreamy taste of a recipe from Poland.My mom would be proud I still keep close in my heart and continue these traditions.

Do you have a YUMMY or unique recipe you’d like to share with me?
I’d LOVE to hear from you!

*Yummy photo from the website Cool Photo Projects.

While strawberries are still in season,you might also want to enjoy my recipe for a Refreshing Strawberry Face MASK for your skin.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of local honey

Mash the strawberries with a spoon and add in the honey. This will make a fruity honey filled face mask. The strawberries contain Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin gently in a natural way.
If your skin is looking dull,tired,sun damaged or prone to a blemish you will LOVE what this mask does for your skin.

Leave on your face for at least fifteen minutes and rinse with luke warm water and a wash cloth.Follow with your moisturizer and eye gel.
They say that Hollywood Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones use strawberries in their beauty rituals.
This fresh mask will last up to a week in an airtight container. I prefer to store in glass NOT plastic container.

*As I have mentioned before always do a spot test on the side of your cheek or neck to see if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. If you know you are do not use this recipe.

Get cooking and enjoy these two delicious delights one for your body and one for your face. YUM!

Grapefruit and Green Tea Toner

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As you may know I love to cook up things in my kitchen that aren’t just food for my family.
These recipes also include beauty for your face. Here is a recipe to make a cool and refreshing skin toner for your face.I also love to use it on a flat cotton pad down my neck and decolette.

1/4 cup witch hazel
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 cup of fresh brewed organic green tea (room temperature)

Get all your ingredients together and line them up.Next brew some fresh green tea. Let tea cool on counter and fill the ingredients into a spray bottle.(4 oz. size does quite nicely).
*This toner can safely be kept in the frig for up to eight weeks may be less.
I LOVE to chill my toner in the frig or you may keep on your bathroom shelf.
Spray this D.I.Y. toner on a flat cotton pad and use all over your face.Exclude the eye area.

Vitamin C is the beauty ingredient from the grapefruit juice. It brightens and tones the skin.
Witch hazel is a mild astringent that removes excess oil,dirt and makeup.It also makes your pores appear smaller.

I love to cook and whip up beauty in my kitchen…you will too!

Take some time one day and try my recipes and have some fun too!

*Found this yummy photo in School Photo Projects website.

Need a light?

BeautyBeam Magenta LipGloss

I recently came across a unique product my client Carol told me about. Well, I am so glad she did.
We’ve all been there! Have you ever tried to apply your lip stain,lipstick or lip-gloss outside in the dark or a dim-lit room.
Next, you notice closer in the mirror when you see yourself you missed a spot and don’t look so pretty.
Are you using reading glasses to see and they still aren’t doing the trick when applying your lipliner,lipstick and more?

Me too! The one and only BEAUTYBEAM to the rescue! A device you attach to your lip brush or lip liner or thin tube gloss and you will SEE THE LIGHT. Designed by a group of professional makeup artists. Tested by makeup artists from around the world this is my new go to beauty tool.
The little light you slip over your lip brush or pencil liner allows you to see every detail vividly when using the BeautyBeam with a mirror or compact. The balanced lighting eliminates overhead light preventing any shadow and glare.

I have a passion for beauty and fashion and this beautiful beam is going to go with me everywhere for work,travel and play!

I can’t wait to share this on TV on my beauty & lifestyle segments.The viewers are going to LOVE it.
You’ll have a brighter beauty experience for sure.
They even have an app!

You can download the FREE BeautyBeam MIRROR app it’s FREE!

http://www.thebeautybeam.com

Healthy Better Looking Nails are a few steps away!

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Noreen Young: Nail down healthy hands | members.jacksonville.com.

Click on the above to read my article.

Summertime and it is all about the mani & pedi.But even with all the gorgeous new shades,textures and types of manicures available today without pretty looking and healthy hands and feet you can’t look your best!

Because so many of you asked I listened….here is an article with some of your pressing nail questions answered.Also, since I wrote this column I have discovered a fabulous beauty supplement for skin and nails. The line is called NeoCell and I love the vitamin/supplements and the Beauty and Biotin Bursts.

Check them out online and or at your fave health food store.My nails were growing so much I had to cut them back.
I am so happy and feel I look better with this brand.

I love to share and chat about beauty,travel,lifestyle and food I hope you enjoy today’s blog.

Whole Foods Market Bodacious Beauty Aisle

Update from my TV segment on The Morning Show WJXT-4!

Some of you may think that Whole Foods Market is only for food but think again. They have an awesome beauty aisle filled with organic beauties and more. If you love to read labels look no more the items I cherry picked to feature on TV Saturday from the Jacksonville store are safe and affordable. You asked I listened.

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1. Naturtint hair color safer long lasting hair color to do at home.Active plant ingredients naturally better.
2.Good SOAP the brands delicious scented and skin softening soap line.The key ingredient stars are coconut oil and shea butter.
3.365 Daily Facial Cleanser Wash an Every day value (non-comedogenic) and clean rinsing.
4.Mineral Fusion nail polish. I am addicted to and wearing the shade glint of mint. Free of dibutyl phthalate formaldehyde,toluene free and camphor. If you are allergic to nail polish like I am,you need this brand in your life.
5.Every Man Jack deodorant (aluminum free).The cedarwood body wash is the stores rock star seller for guys!Never tested on animals and naturally derived.
6.Wanna get your skin to glow like JLO?

I LOVE this celebrity/star! She is so talented and beautiful. She also has such amazing skin and although I have met a few of her makeup artists in the past they took credit for the makeup. I find it’s not just her makeup. It is Dr. Hauschka’s delightful skin brand of healthy beauty. The star in this cream or lotion is the Rose flower water,petals,sesame,almond oil and more.My model Kena’s face and body glowed the second I applied it to her neck and decolete.The cream is called Rose Day Cream. It is fabulous for sensitive skin too.Soothing,skin softening and luxurious! I love the way it smells too!

I hope you enjoyed these healthier brands that I shared with you.
For video: http://www.news4jax.com

Do you love shopping at Whole Foods Market?

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I get HAPPY high just walking in the door.The flowers,herbs,fruits and veggies say “Hello” to me when I go through the door.This place is amazzzing with a capitol A. The other day I went to buy a yummy lunch and to shop down what I call the healthy beauty aisle.They have so many delights for you from beauty to food and wine. Let me not forget the YUMMY bakery! Cooking classes and special events and more.

Stay tuned for the video link for my beauty & lifestyle segment on the one and only WJXT-TV 4 from today’s segment or you can catch it LIVE stream. http://www.news4jax.com
You don’t want to miss watching and seeing some awesome beauty products and if you love all things celebrities and taking care of your skin there is a hidden gem cream you are really going to LOVE!

A QUICK TRIP DOWN their Beauty Aisle:

Hair color that contains all the good stuff and not the bad.You can cover gray a little safer today.No ammonia,no parabens and more.Long lasting hair strengthening color!

Many women are allergic to nail lacquer …if you are please consider this nail polish brand and it should work for you!No formaldehyde,no toluene,no phtalates and more!

Body washes JUST FOR MEN.Deodorant that’s safer.

How does J Lo get her glow? It’s not just with makeup!

A face wash that is like Cetaphil (the one doctors always seem to recommend) but THIS ones cheaper! 365 days of everyday value cleansing bliss.

Bath soaps with an aromatic twist in cool mint and other natural scents that make you feel good,hydrate and make your skin feel fabulous.Shea butter and coconut oil are the luxurious key.

Traveling to the beach or on the road? Protect your sunscreen and other beauty in cooler bags to keep them fresh and at the right temperature.I love to recycle,reuse and repurpose. Don’t you? You don’t have to only use coolers for food or ice cream.

Have a beauty question you need answered or simply want to learn more about the products I showed on air from Whole Foods Market email me @info@noreenyoung.com #beauty4you

I hope you are LUCKY enough to have this amazing store near you.
It is one like no other and YOU the customer RULES and their staff rocks too!

Kisses to you… Mr.Christian Louboutin!

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The Parisian shoe designer with the famous red bottom soles Christian Louboutin has entered the world of nail lacquer! Now,that I will spring for!
An eight inch sky high bottle of luxurious nail lacquer is $50.00 and I intend to own one of each!

Be still my beating heart. Stay tuned I must get my hands on a bottle of that liquid finger and toe nail LOVE! Oh how he seduced me!

Date Night Beauty

GlamGlow

If you want to look good tonight or this weekend you have to treat your skin right and give yourself a mini facial with GlamGlow Mud or if you don’t own it try a clay based mask.
This mask with French clay will make your pores appear smaller,clean and detoxify your skin and your skin will look awesome.

Leave the mask on at least 15 minutes.

Rinse well with lukewarm water and a wash cloth and apply your fave moisturizer.

Next you are ready for applying your makeup.

It will glide on like silk and your skin will look and FEEL AMAZING!

Celebrities are doing it! You can do it in the privacy of your boudoir too!

I love to clean BUT…

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I LOVE to clean. Really!

I find it kinda stress relieving! My favorite room to clean is the bathroom.What’s yours?

However, I don’t like the chemicals and the artificial man made scents. So here is a recipe a friend shared with me and I made it with my own twist and fell in love with it.

1 part water

1 part white vinegar

Add some lemon zest and citrus peels. I like a combination of orange and lemon peels.

Fill the above in a spray bottle and go to town cleaning.

The combination will be natural and the fresh citrus  will be refreshing!

As they say in that Disney movie…“Whistle while you work”. YOU’LL be whistling and smiling while you clean and your body and lungs will feel better too!