Sunnies,Vitamin SEA and Me!

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I have just come back from a much needed early winter getaway!

When I arrived the palm tree lined streets home of Ringling Brothers (yes, the circus creator) I knew I was headed  to some place special!!!

Yes I live in Florida now. But I live closer to Atlanta and now was clear across the state.When I got to the sunny resorts door  I smelled a scent I recognized but was not sure of.  I got to my room and jumped for joy! I went to open the  curtain to the balcony I discovered I was just steps from the ocean. Finally, it dawned on me I work so hard and spend lots of time in my makeup studio,TV and at airports …I didn’t realize that scent was the beautiful salty ocean air! Oh how I EMBRACED and gave in to that awesome air.

 

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A Tropical drink is ALWAYS a good idea. Even if it isn’t filled with alcohol. But this one was a tease of it on my tongue. Just what I needed.

 

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(I decorated the table with some of my sea finds)

A heart healthy walk and an exfoliating facial for my feet and soles was next. My feet and calve muscles loved me too!

I rinsed my hair in the sunlight and salt water detoxing my hair of any oil and product buildup. And although I did NOT sunbathe at practice what I preach…I managed to get a little kiss of color and VITAMIN SEA.

I loved the hotel balcony I hated to leave it.I shopped and window shopped,dined in some yummy places and had an amazzzing relaxing time. UNTIL my iphone had plans for me!

It died  … I mean really died totally black screen would not fire up! For days!

I hated being less than 8 hours there and no phone. No connection to my beauty business. No blog posts,no social media. It was so STRANGE!  I hated the feeling of being so attached with my phone and all of it’s trappings.

Long story short. I had to drive to get it checked  on and perhaps get a replacement. I have only had the phone a few months. But did you know if you live out of town you cannot and they will not just give you a replacement from the Apple store? You have to go back home to where you bought it and work on getting it checked and perhaps a replacement there. Oh and it takes another week to get a new phone replacement. The diagnostics said my phone was from a bad batch that was recalled. But I was not informed. Quite a phone adventure I did not plan for.

Perhaps my phone was trying to tell me something along with the salty sea kissed air. SLOW DOWN…enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Unplug. What do you think?

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Survived that Bitch Hurricane Irma!

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OH WHAT A WEEK!

I just got back electricity Thursday night and had lost electricity Sunday when the hurricane  hadn’t even arrived! I was petrified all the way while my southern husband was taking it calmly. Flooding all around us. The palm trees swayed like rubber bands in the wind.

You can imagine how SEXY and all dolled up I was looking and smelling even with cold showers. It was rough!!!

It was probably one of the worst ones I have ever endured and it didn’t end well. While  I am grateful to be alive,in good shape and we still have a roof over our heads and my sweet beauty cottage survived!

Hurricanes are exhausting and the stress shows on your body and remains on your face.

Please CONTINUE to Pray for Florida and the other places hit by the storm….we need it.My friends and some clients STILL DON’T HAVE power or means to take a warm bath or shower.Gas was a problem and so was food but slowly people were able to open their small and large businesses.

What I also realize is I continue to be one tough cookie and  with a luscious lipstick I can conquer all!

 

Passion for Fashion and more!

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Recently I had the honor of being on a panel for  The Fashion Group International.

I love working with them and being on a panel too.

This organization was started by some iconic women. Founded in 1930 as the non-profit,fashion organization established for women,the The Fashion Group International today offers membership to men and women alike.Among the founding members were Eleanor Roosevelt,Elizabeth Arden,Lily Dache, Edna Woolman Chase,Edith Head,Claire McCardell,Virginia Pope and Carmel Snow. Legendary figures who left an incredible print on the American landscape. Names and people I admire and worth Googling to learn more about these women.

FGI’S mission is to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and design,and to help its members become more effective in their professional lives.

FGI is a global non-profit organization of dynamic professionals in all areas of design,apparel,accessories,home and of course my passion….beauty!

You too can be considered as a member if you are in any of the above fields. Each region has a yearly event calendar. Join us~

EXPLORE the world beyond your door.

http://www.fgi.org

 

 

 

 

Shop Small Saturday!

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NEXT Saturday the 28th is a movement started by American Express in 2010. And Fed Ex is a part of the printing and delivering our tools to celebrate in our small businesses. It is a beautiful day and way for business owners to show themselves and their shops off!

My business NOREEN YOUNG MAKEUP STUDIO in sunny Jacksonville Florida is a celebrating it and offering all kinds of fabulous specials,glam gifts, fun stocking stuffers and free gift wrap. http://www.noreenyoung.com

Oh and of course we will be serving yummy things to enjoy while you browse & shop! If you’re visiting Jacksonville Florida and have the time…please come on by between 11AM-3:00PM.

No appointment necessary this day.

Instead of shopping the BUSY malls,no parking,long lines and MADNESS!!!

Get on your bike,in your car or take a walk and shop a small local business.NEXT Saturday and any time of the year.

Our arms are open,we offer service with a smile and above all …

WE NEED YOU!

#shopsmall #shoplocal #smallbusinesssaturday

Colorado High!

Denver PhotoI recently enjoyed an escape to a beautiful place I have not been to in awhile. My! Other than food and shopping growth it hasn’t changed. It is still as beautiful and the air is crisp healthy and clear. As I’ve mentioned before…
Explore beyond your door when possible.I love to combine business with pleasure and stay an extra day in a state or city.
It truly does wonders for you,your health,mind and body too.

If you ever doubt where God is just look in the sky and all around you.

International Beauty Show will take over Las Vegas!

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Counting down to a fabulous and fun time. A 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.

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. If you watch the Bravo Network and have seen some unique hair and makeup Pro’s THEY will most likely be there.Some of them wear just as much makeup as you and I do. and their men! If I bump into any characters you need to know about I’ll TWEET OUT photo’s and comments to you.Last year I bumped into Dwight from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. I hope to see Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey she recently launched a line of hair care named after one of her daughters.

I’ll be guest speaking at the spa show this year 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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The Beauty of Diane Von Furstenberg

FGI_LogoTxt_193U_hiresCounting down to Fashion Group International’s event to show fashion,design and beauty pro’s the Fall/Winter 2013 color and fashion trend presentation forecast in the one and only New York City.I also look forward to meeting and seeing the faces behind the names of fashion and beauty editors and a fashion blogger.

A woman I continue to admire and worked for in NYC is moderating the event. Diane Von Furstenberg… I truly can’t wait to see and hear her.She is a smart,sexy,charismatic and above all fashionable woman who taught me so much about life and business including her original mantra “Feel like a woman wear a dress.” That mantra stuck with me for years and I am so glad it did. She is so right it does make a difference wearing dresses and skirts versus pants and pant suits.

I own many of her infamous wrap dresses,cosmetic bags,scarves,purses,rain coats and blouses.I even have lipsticks and perfumes from her cosmetic and fragrance launch. Diane is a fashion icon and does more than design clothes! She does many other good works and more woman should follow her lead. http://www.dvf.com Looking for a good read at the beach or on a long weekend this summer? Get a copy of her book it is one you don’t want to miss.

This organization is a global one started by women in history and I am proud to be a member of Fashion Group International.Founded in 1930 by Eleanor Roosevelt,Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein to name a few.
Have you got a serious love and passion for fashion? Join…www.fgi.org

As Diane Von Furstenberg says today “Be the woman you want to be.” I am.

12 Reasons why I love the Hampton Inn Hotels

I travel for my makeup assignments,guest speaking assignments,beauty and fun~ I also love to travel with my husband sometimes on his business travels. He loves to stay at Hampton and so do I. Yes, I do love the Ritz Carlton but Hampton Inn rocks my world too. If you’ve never stayed in one perhaps nows the time.

1.Clean hotels, outside, lobby and rooms. You can eat of the bathroom floor it is so clean.

2.COZY bedding,pillows not to stuffy and fluffy and not so flat you get a neck ache. Soft sheets~

3.Forgetting your toothbrush, shaver or toothpaste…not a problem. Go to the front desk …They’ve got you covered FREE~ Ladies listen up…They even have the most AMAZING makeup wipe towelettes!

4. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, apples, oranges for me 24 hours a day.

5.Always wake me up on time.

6.Newspaper daily in the lobby

7.Living room, TV and desk near lobby to enjoy if I need.

8. Office room available.

9.Exercise room available.

10.Mini refrigerator in most Hampton Inn rooms

11.Mini microwave ”                      ”

12. Fresh baked cookies around 5:00 or 5:30 PM and its  FREE!

13.Mini coffee pot in room for late night chamomile tea or decaf coffee.

14. breakfast served daily….FREE  Choose for eggs, sausage, bacon, hot oatmeal, cereal, fresh juices, Activia,fresh fruit bowls, muffins, pastries assorted and more~

15. On the run? NO time for thee…stope by the front desk for a brown bag filled with delights for on the road unto your next meeting or next stop.

16. Wi-fi internet access in your room

17.  TOP on the list! The smiling staff whose smiles and kind service actually greet you like they care.

They really open you with open arms the way they treat you. Our absolute fav’ stays are at Viera, Florida and Gainesville, Florida! (And outside the magnificent grounds of Yellow Stone Park)

If you’re looking for a home away from home…on the road and a safe place to stay. Stay at a Hampton Inn.

I hope they will give you what we get nothing but the best~

As you can see 12 reasons were not enough my list GREW longer~