It’s a secret!

Can you keep a secret?

I tried but it was tough. Last month my husband and I went to a place that had the most amazing vibe. It is located in sunny Florida 🌴 but they asked me to not say a word on the address. They want YOU to find it if you want to go.

You need to make a reservation online. Your reservation will only be for an hour and a half. It’s a popular coveted place! And by the way, reservations are really hard to get! So be flexible.

You’ll be given a secret password just for you that day.

They suggest you dress with an island 🏝 vibe. flowered shirt or dress, Hawaiian vibe and maybe wear a lei flower necklace. 🌺 You know … get into the mood. So I did. My husband did not play. But at least he wore a peach Tommy Bahama top.

When we arrived a beautiful girl greeted us. She told us the story of this magical place. She gave off great energy.

The lighting is dark and mysterious. Unique decor intimate settings are all over. Some of the tables have old school paintings of Asian and Hawaiian women back in the day. Really pretty!

A large TV screen is at the bar that plays non-stop old time movies with an Island twist.

This bar and the staff …so awesome. Old school Hawaiian drinks 🍹 with mini umbrellas of course!

Everywhere you turn there is more exotic decor and a mix of lighting, flowers, Tiki, skulls, cool red lighting and novelty lamp lighting illuminated and filled the room.

Mysterious Lighting!
I never tasted Spam before I ate this!
So delicious! White Rice 🍚 is so yesterday.
Secret Tiki Happy Hour drinks 🥤 & dumplings 🥟 and more!

Worth exploring and stepping into their 🚪 doors! A 😎 place indeed. Perhaps I’ll see you there sometime by chance if you go. Explore beyond your door.

Aloha! 🌺

Hi Handsome!

I get it. Guys want to look good too!

Today on River City Live TV in sunny Florida I am sharing a few answers to viewers skincare and lifestyle questions.

You can watch a video clip and read MORE on http://www.News4Jax.com after they post it on their site after the show. Click River City Live.

But here are some highlights from my beauty report:

Guys especially bearded ones are looking for a rescue for razor bumps on the face and neck. I found a great new product to help with that. It is washable and reusable.

They are called the Dermasuri’s Face & Neck Exfoliator for Bearded Men. This mitt helps prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

Both of these mitts are made with a unique and gentle fabric texture to wash and exfoliate the face. All you need is hot water and this and you’re on your way to better looking skin!

Healthy skin is so in!

The other is their Deep Exfoliating Mitt Face Scrub. You may use daily or a few times a week.

Got acne? I’d go for a washcloth and a gentle face cleanser.

Do I really need a sunscreen? I work indoors and do not spend a lot of time outdoors. Just running errands or taking a quick walk in the neighborhood gives you sun. The sun is always on! Rain or shine.

Yes, everyone needs a sunscreen to shield themselves from the harmful sun 🌞 rays!

Rain or shine or shine it is always on!

Come back from more!

Time to Shine a Light on …

Asian American Pacific Islander month.

Heading into the long Memorial Weekend is a great to time to unwind…I want to share a few fun ideas and ways to celebrate the month of May.

May is Asian American Pacific Islander month.

There are many beauty brands that you can explore when you surf and shop online over the weekend.

It is also Skin Cancer Awareness month. A great time to visit the beach or for outdoor activities. Make sure you wear sunglasses outdoors and slather on sunscreen and protect your families skin too. The new spray sunscreens like AAPI founder of the Banish brand Daisy Jing created a product called The Defender a mineral sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF50 an easy choice to use.


Cook up a storm this weekend!

This long weekend is also a great time to curl up to a good book on the beach and or in bed and learn something new. New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder has just launched a book You Are More Than You Think You Are -filled with  Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life.

Chef and TV co-host of The Good Dish TV show Daphne OZ has a new cookbook called Eat Your Heart Out. I am in love ❤️ with this cook book.

She calls it a “reset yourself” kind of book I call it delicious and FUN! Healthier meal recipes for the whole family. Yummy snacks and delights too.

Cook up a storm this weekend and enjoy a delicious weekend and add a new cookbook to your kitchen library. Easy read and easy healthier recipes too.


*While these authors are not Asian they do have unique books to buy and enjoy over the weekend, summer and beyond.

Give yourself, your sweetie or bestie a “Self-care” at home treat or two:

The Qi a wellness brand rooted in a time-honored Eastern ritual. AAPI founder Lisa created an aromatic wonderful brand of TEA that is a flower tea. NO tea bag. No tea leaves.

Who knew sipping whole flowers 🌸 was possible and so pleasurable?

My favorites so far are Shangri-La Rose and Chrysanthemum.

Vegan,sustainably sourced,no preservatives.hand-picked,organically grown they work directly with small family farms across Asia.

Sipping tea will never be the same for you!

ESW Beauty founded by Elina Wang just launched new and UNIQUE raw juice cleanse face masks.

Kale, spinach, pineapple, kiwi, ginger,pear, watermelon and more. They have a variety of delights for your skin.

Deep Detox those Pores, Brightening,Moisturizing, Soothing and more.


Beia Beauty
has new wipes to keep you fresh all summer long founded by Brittany Lo. Great for travel.

Have a fun and relaxing long holiday weekend this Memorial 🇺🇸 Day!


Check out Tik Tok my Tik Tok for more about these amazing founders and female authors.

My Tik Tok is:NoreenKissYoung

Guac 🥑 at Home…

I’ve always loved guacamole. And learning about a NEW D.I.Y. face mask makes me want to visit The Lodge at Woodloch. Spa in Hailey PA. Even more!

I love ❤️ to travel and explore. And spas and beauty stores are at the top of my TO Do list.

I recently read an article in my fave magazine just for industry PROfessionals in America Spa magazine.

I can’t wait to try this recipe after I fly home to Florida after guest speaking at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and SPA Conference show here in Chicago.

DIY Avocado Cooler Face Mask

Ingredients needed:

1 fresh avocado

1 carrot, cooked and mashed

1/2 cup of heavy cream

1 egg,beaten

3 tablespoons of honey

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor and apply to a cleansed face. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes , then rinse with warm water.

This recipe is by: Amanda Clabaugh, treatments manager at the Spa.

Look forward to trying this natural fave mask and maybe making an avocado smoothie or avocado dip and enjoy a refreshing drink too.

I love natural beauty recipes that are simple, quick and easy. Don’t you?

I love to DIY do you???

Blessed!

I’m so blessed and I want to be a blessing to others. That is why I opened up a beauty & wellness brand & company. It is also the reason why I started this blog….

I have to admit it isn’t easy being “up” when the world all around us is crashing “down.” But I must. It’s in my DNA.

I simply wanted to take this time to say THANK YOU for following my blog, for your likes on my posts, for your kind words and for being there on the other side of the screen.

I try and give you a glimpse into my life, beauty,skincare, recipes and travels. ✈️

I also want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 for those who celebrate. I am thankful for YOU!

Tis’ the season to start shopping!

There is a chill in the air and that means Thanksgiving and the other holidays are near. I know you’ve heard or read it all in the news. The supply chain, shortages and more. Don’t stress I’ve got you!

I’ve discovered some unique and pretty ideas to give from hair to toe! Not just for the ladies.

CHI haircare has some new product collections for curly hair,dehydrated hair and a NEW brush that is a 3 in 1. It is a brush that smooths your hair, is a blow dryer and a styler brush for silkier looking shiny hair. I already own the Spin & Curl styler, a hot pink blow dryer by CHI

But this brush is next level fabulous!

So lightweight and easy to use! I think it is an awesome give to give to YOURSELF or someone else.

This week on TV 📺 in my beauty & lifestyle segment I will feature this brush for my holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers.

Stay tuned for more gift ideas that I featured on TV and have discovered I will share some cool gift ideas. Some of us may also need gifts after Chanukah or Christmas in case you forgot someone on your list. Also don’t forget those hostess gifts.

Self-care is so important now more than ever! Taking care of the hair between haircuts. Conditioning it and using the right tools is what it us all about. Make that haircut and fresh color last longer.

You don’t have to pay a fortune 💵 to look your best! OR to give as a gift.

Go to: http://www.News4Jax.com

Click on River City Live. To get all the deets on other gift 🎁 ideas too.

Breast Cancer isn’t just a female thing!

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MEN can get it too!

So don’t forget to tell your sweetie to get himself checked out too. Lumps in the breast aren’t normal.

And how about you?

Have you had a mammography or at least check your breasts too?

YOU matter! Stay well and on top of your health too.

And just a reminder. I had Breast Cancer but not in the breast but ON the breast. It was Squamous cell carcinoma. Mayo performed Mohs surgery on me for hours. It was a bit deep. They said it’s not common. So watch out for raised spots or dark dots, reddish spots that suddenly appear on your skin.

Be aware and beware!

Self-Care Sunday …Hand Mask

Lately I’ve noticed women’s hands and feet. While waiting on lines, while grabbing a bite to eat or my clients at my beauty cottage.

Your hands go through sun 🌞 and environmental stressors not to mention using home cleaning products and hand sanitizer. Not just your face. So, they are dry and thirsty for attention.

Hand Mask to the rescue!

Some of you who read my blog may know by now how much I ❤️ to make pretty potions!

So here’s one for you!

One of the mask DIY recipes I like to do is right out of the kitchen. Not a product from a store shelf. This mask gently moisturizes and is applied to the top of the hands.

Easy as 1,2,3.

1 tablespoon of oats

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Mix all of the above. Add water as needed. The mask will be like a paste consistency.

Apply the mask mixture to your hands with a face mask brush or a clean pastry brush.

Leave on at least 15 minutes.

Rub your hands together another minute.

Rinse well with in the sink with a washcloth.

If you have any left over. Save it for another time. Don’t save more than a couple of days. There are no preservatives.

Follow with your favorite hand or body lotion.

You’ll have happy,softer, brighter skin on your hands.

Happy World 🌎 Chocolate Day! 🍫

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I love chocolate! How about you?

So many ways to enjoy it too!

A sexy perfume, a chocolate 🍫 bar,a chocolate cupcake or cake, a chocolate cocktail, a chocolate scented body lotion, a chocolate scented candle and more!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy chocolate?

Packing is exhausting!

Especially after a year and half of NO airplane ✈️ travel. not sure what to really expect this travel trip! But two flights and flying with a mask 😷 on is going to be a bit of a challenge. But I know I’ll make it. This pandemic isn’t quite over.

I’ve spent ALL day packing my luggage 🧳 , unpacking and planning my trip. Packing my clothes and beauty supplies for my class requires precise packing as it must conform to weight limits and that’s always a task for a woman! Namely me.

Don’t ya just love 💕 my luggage? I got it from TJMaxx before the pandemic and it’s so cool 😎 rolling it around. I’ve been doing the happy dance with it during the pandemic. Waiting for this time to happen and travel on an airplane again!

I’m excited to get away and guest speak at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference again. Alongside the International Beauty Show. Both shows are absolutely amazing.

I get high when I fly! Because I love to fly!

I can’t wait to meet my class of beauty professionals,dermatologists,plastic surgeons and spa owners. The show attracts beauty and wellness professionals from all over the 🌎 world. It’s going to be different this year with social distancing and on and off face masks in 108 degrees.

But I know it’s going to be FABULOUS!

Stay tuned I’ll share my work and play adventure!

If you’re a beauty PRO maybe I’ll see you there!