Schools Out! What can you do with…

Barbie…Your daughter or granddaughters?

Summer is still here and your daughters and grand daughters are still out of school.

Here are a few fun things to do with them this summer!

Today I shared on TV what you can do and how much fun it can be!

  • Bonding time:Do a little makeup at home day. Show them how to apply a little lipstick or gloss,a blush,nail polish and or a bit of glitter. A little goes a long way.
  • Show them how to take care of their hair or braid the hair …Barbie Hair conditioner for detangling works wonders!
  • Teach them that SUNSCREEN is a best kept beauty secret! Protecting their face and body from the sun is very important.Use dolls as demo’s.
  • Enjoy making or serving yummy refreshments like fruit infused water,pretty pink lemonade,candy,Pez and or yummy  pink cupcakes.Make it like a beauty party!
  • Another fun idea is:To show them how they can write a story book and they are the main character.All they need is an empty unlined notebook and some markers  or crayons. Encourage them to be creative.
  • Princess Patch Parties is  a local company if you’re lucky enough to live in Jacksonville Florida in the Murray Hill section of town that offers birthday and mini spa parties with facials and a little mani & pedi outing. Pink and frilly place where glitter rules! www.princesspatchgirlsspa.com      
  • Lip gloss D.I.Y. with you and or their friends with a MINI bar of Hershey’s chocolate or some crushed up candy mixed with a  dash of OrganIc coconut oil from Whole Foods Market. You will need to assist children with this in the microwave for a few minutes. What you’ll have is a shiny,lip softening lip gloss.No it won’t last you’ll watch them lick it off and laugh the afternoon away.
  • I will share these ideas and more on the video from the segment. JUST A CLICK AWAY! http://www.firstcoastnews.com on The Chat
  •  ENJOY watching and hope you will try some of my outside the box ideas!

 

Not Your Mama’s Eyewear

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I’m ALWAYS losing or breaking my glasses. I came across this chic line of quality eye wear AKA reading glasses and want to share. Inspired by the runways of Gucci,Valentino, Oscar de la renta and Dolce and Gabbana the styles are chic and on point.The brand touts they are not your mama’s reading glasses but they should be.

Meet Flutter Eyewear

The fun factor part about selecting and buying them is the paper doll template you cut out and get to try on your face  to test drive the style you are interested in. They also have a section where you select a style based on your face shape.

I love the reader style Clarice Little Black Dress with a red lipstick!

And don’t ya just love the darling names?

Oh and they even make sunnies! My fave is the style named Ayla sun Cognac Kyoto.

Now, I CAN take a walk on the beach looking for seashells or read a magazine and SEE yet protect my eyes and say no to wrinkles around my eyes from squinting too.

Oh and I almost forgot to tell you they come packaged in a gorgeous red box with a  carrying case and note card.

Check them out…oh and it just may be a great gift for MOM or Glamma this year.

http://www.fluttereyewear.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love me some WFM…Do you?

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As we skip happily into the month of February which signifies LOVE I am excited! It is one of my fav’ months of the year. And this year it is even better because I have been asked to guest speak at Whole Foods Market again…in sunny JACKSONVILLE.

Next week if you happen to live in Northeast Florida GET YOUR TICKET for fun and join me for a Girls Night Out Beauty Workshop.904-288-1100

Even if you don’t have a Valentine (or want one) YOU can be your own Valentine! Treat your body and face well and take care of yourself.

  • I’ll be sharing recipes for a few D.I.Y.’s for softer kissable lips treatments.
  • Whip up a massage oil for face or body.
  • I will show you makeup secrets to look and feeling sexier in seconds.
  • You’ll learn how to make some cute gift cards and how to create a A GIFT OF LOVE package for your sweetie.
  • Free sampling from NeoCell and Burts Bees
  • Door Prizes
  • Sip champagne and enjoy decadent treats while you make new friends.

ALL FOR A BEAUTIFUL CAUSE!

IF you don’t live here…I am sorry you can’t join us.

But you can still get your romantic on this month I will share a Countdown to Valentine’s day list of gift ideas! Come back for more.

Good Vibrations…good hydration!

NeoCell’s new Joint Bursts chews with Tumeric are all the rage!

If you’ve been on the go chasing  after your kids…neocell_joint_bursts_with_unwrapped_chew-01exercise,jog,aging and have daily aches and pains this is for you!

The Tropical Tang flavor makes it even better.A dietary supplement you might not be able to resist!  Type 2 Collagen for joint repair plus turmeric for inflammation. Soft chews are like candy!

The Move Matrix adds a natural pain relief formula, including boswellia.   Most people experience joint pain relief within minutes.This is in pill form and is another dietary aid to take for joints and more. Non- GMO & gluten free. Helps relieve pain.

www.neocell.com

Zim’s MAX- FREEZE patches with lidocaine and menthol they come in several sizes from medium to extra large to target areas like, the neck,back,arm,legs,knees.

www.zimsusa.com

LA STAR Greens

Is a celebrity loved plant based supplement. Simply take the packet and empty in a glass of water. Or mix with a smoothie of your choice. It i all the rage in gifting suites for Celebrity events and has a celebrity following. Let’s drink to beauty inside out.

See LA STAR Greens recipe on their site for a Malibu Morning Smoothie!

Vitamin C- immune system

B-12- Great to re-energize the body if you’re  tired and fatigued and boosts metabolism.

Iron-Aids the nervous system.

Organic,Superfood,Gluten-Free,Vegan Non GMO,raw

www.lastargreens.com

Got a beauty or lifestyle question for me? Email me.

Be a SAVVY Sleeper!

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Want to get a good nights sleep and wake up with better looking hair and skin too?

ME too! I discovered at a spa show an awesome pillowcase! It truly protects my hair and face.

Made of the highest quality 100% pure satin this luxe ultra-smooth for hair and anti-aging is my nightly beauty secret. I have always slept on a cotton pillowcase.BUT  not anymore!!!

Available in two sizes standard and king.It is like a SPA for your face!

Benefits of sleeping or napping on satin:

Soothing for the skin.

Protects delicate facial skin.

Dermatologist recommended.

Smoother than cotton.

Preserves hair breakage.

It even preserves blowouts.

I love the Wine Country Collection as I am in love with Napa Valley and all things wine Colors include:Vintage Rose,Pinot Greige, Zinfully Blue! All gorgeous hues.

Created by a woman of course. Dale Janee.

Another unique bonus is the built in secret pocket!!!

You can put some calming lavender,dried rose petals,a sweet treat or tuck in a LOVE note to your sweetie.Since I work on the road lots…I love leaving a message for my husband.

Quite unexpected and a lovely idea built into a pillowcase.Don’t you think?

Treat Yourself and Sweet Dreams darlings!

PS

The holidays are coming…great gift idea to give too!

http://www.savvysleepers.com or on Amazon.

 

Shower,Wedding or Party Tower of Delights

 

Le Macaron - TV screen.pngFor your wedding,showers,graduation or parties don’t think boring cake think these delightful colorful delights. In JACKSONVILLE, Florida or  where you may live…shop local and enjoy these delights.

Le Macaron has you covered!!!

These delicious macarons come from Le Macaron French Pastries, a gourmet bakery-café in Jacksonville, owned by 2 French gentlemen.

Their French gourmet macarons are gluten free! And they are NOT what we call “macaroons”!   French macarons are made with almond powder, not coconut!

Le Macaron’s Belgian chocolates and French macarons are the perfect gift for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions!

Locally… You can get a beautiful macaron tower delivered to your event, or you can select gorgeous gift boxes!

Le Macaron is offering a special promotion to my  TV  viewers until May 25!

Use the promo code “NoreenYoung” and get 10% off catering orders and gift boxes!

Bride and Bridal Party Emergency KIT

So your wedding date is set.But don’t fret!

Here are some of the unique ideas I showed on TV today for your special day.

Create a Bride and Bridal Party Emergency kit for the day of the wedding:

Perfume

Clear nail polish

Nail repair kit and nail polish remover pads

Mini hair spray

Hair pins,elastic ties and CHI styling tools

Deodorant

Hand and body lotion

Stain remover

Female needs like tampons and wipes etc.

Sewing kit

Toothpaste and floss

Double sided tape

Face powder

Clear lip gloss

Mints and gum

Headache or antacid relief

And a travel mirror.

Of course you can add to this list…but try not to bring the kitchen sink!weddingfetti.jpg

 

PS…the confetti in this wedding photo is not just any kind it is…photofetti. You too can order your personalized confetti with your or any fav’ photo on it!

http://www.photofetti.com  THEY rock for any special event!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Jorge CruiseFlowers and candy are nice but give mom or glamMOM a bit  more thought this year with my fun and unique gift ideas. You might even want to give one to yourself.

Give the gift of luxury:

Serve her coffee or tea with a treat in bed!
Then give her designer Jennifer Adams fabulous throws.This oh so soft throw feels and looks amazing allowing her to wrap her body in a bit of luxury.
Jennifer Adams also has a line of gorgeous scented candles that smell divine. Ihave fallen in love with this wax candle collection.The scnet they named Ivy & lillies” is fabulous.
www.jenniferadams.com or fine stores near you.

Add a luxurious H2O + Spa Milk Collection with milk proteins,soothing botanicals and more and add a Replenishing Beauty Gelle  by NeoCell and a Serenity eye mask and she’s all set. She’ll wake up rested and feeling beautiful.

Who doesn’t love the gift of beauty?
TemputAIR Makeup that you spray on! Airbrush makeup is all the rage.

If she is a beauty junkie and loves to use what the makeup artist’s and celebrities use …this brand is it!
www.temptu.com

Give her a Beauty to Go ala Hollywood style for touch ups and for travel. She can fill it with her fave products and enjoy the fabulous kit with mirror.

Available at http://www.NoreenYoung.com (my studio)

For The Foodie

Or how about a cook book called Tiny and FULL from a New York Times best seller Jorge Cruise. 50 Yummy and healthy recipes!

A Madeleine Kit
by Mastrad Paris for the woman or mom on the go who likes to whip up special things for her family and when entertaining friends.Gourmet made at home.OOH LA LA!

An easy popcorn maker
by Mastrad Paris
Makes healthy popcorn without the bag in minutes in your microwave. 
Available at fine kitchen depts. and retailers

I hope you enjoyed this guide and these tips.
All you have to do is buy them,put a bow on them and give!

To see me feature these on air visit http://www.firstcoastnews.com for video footage from the show.

If you’re low on time and haven’t got a dime…send her a LOVE letter!

OR make a greeting card from scratch. I’ve done both and they are easy to do and show your love for mom,your wife or grandma too.

It is all about the little things,darlings!



Want skin perfection this summer?

HG_SelfTanCreme_Amazon_FrontToday on TV on NBC12 and ABC25 on a TV show I do called The Chat I will cover all of these viewer questions.Thought you might be interested in my answers and the beauty tips.

 

Meghan asks:
How do I get a safe tan and look better in my bathing suit or summer wear? Is there such a thing?
Hamptons Glow Tan,Tone & Tighten self tanning creme
will give you a soft gradual natural looking tan.Gorgeous all over bronze with vitamin E,peptides and aloe.

Or if you prefer:
Hamptons Glow Self Tanning Mist a spray version with aloe,white and green tea extracts. Quick dry technology. Organic DHA

DAILY use a Hydrating Sunblock Broad Spectrum protection on your hands and body. Look for Water resistant.YOU need sunblok or sunscreen even on cloudy rainy days.NOT just in the sun and at the beach.

This line is created by a talented business owner and founder Rachel Thompson who spray tans the rich and Hamptons and  NY elite as well as the the girl next door.

http://www.hamptonsglow.com

She also ships from AMAZON.

Janet asks:
How do I get that beautiful gleaming glow to my face and body I see on many celebrities and models?

Melanie Mills Hollywood  Gleam Body Radiance comes in three fabulous skin perfecting shades:Rose God,Bronze Gold,Deep Gold.Gleam On The Go!
BONUS: It not only look luminous on the skin. It also masks varicose veins and stretch marks.

So you see getting a healthy sunless tan…without baking in the sun.

*Stay tuned to my blog on what SPF,peptides,aloe,vitamin E,organic DHA  and other words really mean and can do for your skin.

 

 

 

Beauty Cleanser for your…

…Liver that is a Liver Lover!

And great for the rest of your body too.

This fresh  fabulous flusher recipe comes from Tess Masters…THE BLENDER GIRL a sassy Aussie who I think is a healthy & FUN blender genius in her kitchen!

Love her amazing healthy smoothie book! 100 gluten-free,vegan and paleo friendly recipes to delight you.

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http://www.theblendergirl.com

 

1 1/2 cups of unfiltered apple juice

1 medium raw beet,chopped,steamed or baked (if using a conventiocal blender)

1 medium carrot,chopped,steamed or grated (if using a conventional blender)

2 medium lemons,peeled and seeded

1 cup loosely packed chard leaves

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 cup of frozen mango

Throw all of the ingredients(except the frozen mango) into your blender and blast on high for about 1 minute,until well combined. Add the frozen mango and balst ffor 10 to 20 seconds more,until smooth and creamy.

 

This vegetable-packed blend is surprisingly delicious according to Tess the author.She recommends you definitely add the mint.The betatine in beets flushes the liver,purifies the blood, and enhances circulation;carrots boost the liver’s anti-oxidant capacity and the lemons improve liver function. Chard provides syringic acid,a flavonoid that prevenst liver degeneration,and mango and ginger have liver-protecting properties,too.

 

I read if we partake of libations it is tough on the liver…so since I enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner meal…I tought this recipe for me is ideal. I have played with this recipe and added other ingredients. BUT I prefer HER recipe the best!