She is INVINCIBLE!

I found a few summer book reads you need to know about. Growing up and working in Manhattan I discovered the fabulous world of fashion. My two favorite fashion designers in New York were Norma Kamali and Diane Von Furstenberg. I saved $ and saved $ to buy their clothing and accessories!

Norma Kamali recently came out with a book that is a combination of women empowerment,words of wisdom, healthy living tips and beauty and skin care advice. I am still reading it but have learned a lot. As a designer I love this style tip she says “Dress the way YOU FEEL daily”. She’s especially sending a message to baby boomers and seniors. But her fashions and this book are for the younger crowd too.

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One of the beauty recipes she shares is her favorite of mine too! She suggests you consider DRINKING your salad. Especially if you are on the run and in the midst of a hectic work day.

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TRY making or buying this! A green drink of yumminess!

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She also likes to do DIY recipes and use fresh beet juice with coconut oil to stain her lips 👄 with a tint of color. I love to do that too and have making this lip concoction for years.

Beet juice as a lip 👄stain. Yes, please!

Her book is pretty awesome especially for women and coming out of this pandemic. We need to recenter ourselves, focus on what matters and let go of what’s no longer important in our lives anymore.

Be YOU!

Love yourself at any age!

Be invincible!

Did I mention Norma Kamali is 75 years young?

If you love ❤️ all kinds of books! You’ll love this one!

Missing 💕 My MOM!

But thinking of all the beautiful Moms and Glammas out there!

Bless you and all that you are too! Motherhood is NOT easy and hard work. But somehow you do it every single day. Hope you are enjoying the beauty of this day!

Happy Mother’s Day!🌸

You are …Amazing!

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌸
Glammas 💕

Are your pores…

So big you can swim in them?

One of my clients told me her pores are so big you can swim in them. She has always had a love hate relationship with her skin…Large Pores!

She asked me what’s a simple DIY she can try for minimizing not eliminating (they don’t go away) them. Heres a trick I’ve used often. My husband calls me a “Witchy Woman” because I use this. I know he loves me but the teasing doesn’t stop!

Now I’ve got him using it on his face too.

Witch Hazel works wonders in more ways than one. I don’t find it smells fabulous and more medicinal but… it’s cheap and readily available at drug stores and more.

After you wash your face pour some witch hazel on a cotton round and swipe on your face. Stay away from the eyes and lips.

Concentrate on your T-Zone as well as areas you feel your pores are larger.

Use this on a regular basis and you will notice a reduction in your pores.

Of course there are face masks that you can do like egg whites and oatmeal to gently scrub but give good old fashioned witch hazel a try. The beauty benefits and results may just surprise you!

Did you happen to watch the Oscars?

I did. I enjoy watching the Academy Awards. And this year was looking for a sense of normalcy.

My favorite of the night was the TOTAL package on actress Margot Robbie. The after Covid new look makeover, makeup, the gorgeous gown and more! Oh and that hair I wanted more, more and more! Those bangs and side fringe were so red hot gorgeous!

I loved ❤️ loved ❤️ loved Viola Davis’s look too. That dress fit her like a glove and was so sexxxxy!

What did you think? Who was your favorite look of the night?

Did you at least peek at the show or watch a pre-Oscar entertainment show?

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The makeup, the fashion and more?

It certainly was different and more down to earth and one like we’ve never seen before. Wasn’t it?

The metallic hues, shades of red, white & black and sunshine yellow on Zendaya who glowed it it. Loved the sparkle and the glowing Royal blue on Glen Close.

Pink 💕 was certainly another attention getter even the men got in on that color with a chic hot pink suit.

Brad Pitt’s man bun (I hate that term) looked tres handsome to me. And his skin was tawny and I liked his body toned suit.

Most wore accessories that were simpler and MEN got in on the jewelry action. Chains and rings. And who knew we’d see Crocs footwear and the Oscars.

Frances McDormand always makes me sad. She’s won a lot if Oscars and is a good actress but her dark, long, drab choices of clothes make me blue!

I just wish she’d at least wear a lipstick 💄 and do something with her hair. and while I live in black and love and wear bold color clothing too. I just wish we could see her look more vibrant one day soon.

And as always I wish I was there to use some Asian powder to blot up their over the top facial glow. And retouch their lipsticks and add a touch of lip balm on the men. Dry, parched lips never look hot or good.

Your thoughts? Do tell.

Got a blemish tonight?

Date night at home or social distancing I know it is annoying. Especially if it is red, raised and about to pop! Not very handsome or sexy.

So, here’s a quick rescue you can try and do.

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What ever you do TRY not to pop it. Pretty please …It will only make it worse and red or uglier.

BUT if you absolutely must …do this.

Place a wet warm wash cloth or flat cotton pad on the blemish. Let it rest at least 5 minutes.

Next,I use a couple of cotton swabs to opposite sides of the zit. Apply light even pressure. If you happen to feel pain or discomfort STOP. Don’t push your luck!

*If you happen to squeeze it all out a dermatologist recommended to me to use a dab of over the counter Neosporin after you do.

Now, rinse your face with a soap and clean warm washcloth again and get some clay like a mask or a powder clay you mix with water. Place a nickles worth on the blemish and leave on for a few hours (OVERNIGHT if you don’t have date tonight)

I find the clay is my absolute favorite remedy to do! it tones down inflammation, the redness and discomfort and makes it practically disappear. When I have to be on TV, guest speak at luncheons or am going out on the town. This is it. Works like a charm for me.

Happy Earth 🌎 week!

Now that Easter has come and gone there are plenty of sales on Easter candy, plastic eggs and more!

Go stock up and pick up some plastic eggs and eat a few on sale Peeps along the way!

I love to repurpose, ♻️ recycle and reuse!

How about you? Do you like to be eco-friendly and love Mother Nature too? Do you live and love Easter 🐣 decorations and candy too?

If you use beauty sponges or blenders and don’t want to spring for an expensive travel holder for them. Use a plastic egg instead!

Protect your beauty sponges!

Make sure you buy the eggs in a few sizes to play with what ones will work for your sponge type and size. I like the ones with the tiny holes on the end. But if you can’t find them buy and use the other type.

They keep air circulating, to store them “on the go” or to store at home if you’d like. The eggs protect the sponge and keep it clean you and you too and no messy makeup fingers! Until you get a chance to wash them. As a professional make-up artist I like to use them on set on location too.

If you want to see more on this beauty hack tip check out my Instagram IGTV video from today.

@noreenkissyoung

Happy Shopping 🛍 and beauty hacking!

*Have you got an eco tip you’d like to share! Please do! I’m listening.

What’s Your Go To?

Girls,

What’s your favorite beauty or skin care go to daily during these pandemic times?

Are you wearing any makeup? Full makeup?

Are you focusing only on your eyes?

Or are you just doing skin care under that mask?

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If you’re not wearing a mask and don’t have a state mandate to wear a mask 😷 now. What are you doing?

Are you back to your normal beauty routine?

Please join in and share. I’d love to hear from you.

Beauty Rescues you need!

These pandemic days are taking a toll on our spirits and SKIN.

So I have put together a few things to buy and use to rescue your skin and make you feel and look better.

Social media and looking down our iphones 📱 are wreaking havoc on our neck and we are getting what they say is TECH Neck. If you don’t want your neck to continue to look beyond the years you are buy a neck cream. ASAP! I recently discovered one called the A Method by Doctor Tina Alster. You can even use it on your decolette and crepey skin on your arms. This doctor means business when it comes to treating the skin. Some of the ingredients include:Trans retinol, caffeine, glycerin, copper gluconate.

It us a nightly tightening,toning and firming treatment. A basic moisturizer simply won’t do! You need a product that targets the issues. This neck treatment is for ALL skin types. Guys too!

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Eyelashes looking wimpy? Are you going to sleep with mascara on?

Blinc mascara just launched a new mascara called UltraVolume Tubing Mascara and it is a game changer. They are the ORIGINAL… …Don’t’ paint your lashes TUBE them mascara. I just started using it and love the natural yet volumed look. As a owner of sparse lashes that are far from long and grow straight out. I SEE a difference immediately. And it removes easily with lukewarm water and a washcloth.

Nails and hair lacking luster? Skin looking dull?

Try Gummy Glows by NEOCELL. Since adding these dietary supplements to my day I have noticed a HUGE difference in my hair,nails and skin. Also Beauty Bursts are chewies if you want to nourish your nails, hair and skin too. Collagen is one of the beauty secret ingredients.

Makeup fading and melting?

TRY Luscious + True’s Spellbinder makeup setting spray. A makeup setting spray that works up to 16 hours.Rosewater and pineapple juice make it a botanical delight!

As seen on River City Live.

For a video of these tips check out my TV segment on http://www.news4jax.com on River City Live

I love them do you?

I have ALWAYS loved them since I was a pre-teen. I LOVE reading them,learning from them,growing from them!

Since I was a very shy girl who was very quiet and had a bit of a stutter especially in school with nun’s teaching me. Magazines (and books) became my friends as soon as I saw my first cover it was love ❤️ at first sight!

The fashion the beauty the thrill of turning the pages and discover what’s next.

l LOVE love, love, love magazines!

How about you?

But call me old school I prefer them in hard copy printed form. Not on a device. It’s just not quite the same.

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I’m sad Oprah’s O magazine is no more.

But happy to hear that Drew Barrymore from that iconic fabulous movie E T and now the Andrew Barrymore Show is starting a magazine that will launch in June!

I have so enjoyed this talented little girl, turned mom, entrepreneur,show host and on the cover of a magazine from years back.

Drew Barrymore!

Doesn’t Drew look darling?

Do you have the same magazine addiction to? What’s your favorite?

Counting down to… Las Vegas again!

Last year the shows got cancelled.

PRO only shows…
Stylists,makeup artists,nail techs,estheticians and beauty business owners from all over the world will flock to the ever popular International Beauty Show and the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference.

But now … Counting down with hope to a fabulous and fun time. June is coming soon.

I’ll be BEAUTY reporting from there and sharing with you ALL THAT I SEE. It’s going to be a bumpy exciting out of the park ride! Hair beauty shows are not like peaceful spa shows. They have a mood and vibe all of their own and have seen some unique hair and makeup Pro’s. Some of them wear just as much makeup as you and I do and their men! If I bump into any you need to know about.

I’ll Instagram and blog out photo’s and comments to you. So follow me there too!

@noreenkissyoung on Instagram

I’ll be guest speaking at the spa show and reporting LIVE from both shows.

Find out …What’s hot, What’s Not, What’s now! It is going to be a beauty filled and hair raising time!!!

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I LOVE ❤️ Las Vegas and if you haven’t been maybe now’s the time to add it to your list of places to go when we can all travel without a care! So much to see and the eye candy is mostly FREE. SO MANY PLACES TO EXPLORE. Good and club life is non- stop. Hotels to die for! Amazing views! All waiting for me and you. Minutes from the desert 🌵 Red Rock Canyon and a few hours car ride to California.

I can’t wait to shop the IECSC show floor! And see the latest and greatest in skincare,makeup and more! If you’re a beauty pro, spa or salon you gotta go!

I will be teaching a class on MAKEUP and sharing the new look for the summer.

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Nail Techs will show the latest in hues and looks for nails.

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Hair in all it’s crowning glory will reign supreme! Can’t wait to see the new hues and styles and share them with you!

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So stay tuned I’ll share more.

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