Beauty Launches & Trends for Fall!

I’m  back in town and on TV  here in sunny Florida with some bewitching ideas for this Halloween eve and Halloween.photo RCL

I am sharing NEW FALL beauty and finger food (pardon the pun) trends to do with your girlfriends with my good friend Glamour Gourmet!

She created an awesome Halloween Snack box for ONLY $10.00  Invite your besties over for a beauty bash. Or it makes the perfect gift! Mummy rice krispies anyone?GLAMOUR Gourmet Halloween

Check her out on Instagram!

Don’t look like a witch! Take care of your skin! Be Bewitching this Halloween.

  • Try a new Vitabird Vitamin C  product that is knocking the heels off of woman who buy it. It will make your complexion brighter and more radiant. Available at Barney’s NYC. I just discovered this Asian beauty and my skin loves it so.
  • Don’t ever go to sleep with a dirty face! Use the latest skin sensation by whish and it is called a cleansing oil. So silky! Don’t let the word oil fool you.
  • Veil Cosmetics Mattifying base and touch-up powder. Free of the bad stuff and weightless on the skin.VEGAN LOVERS you will love it. http://www.veilcosmetics.com
  • Farmhouse Fresh Goods has you covered for crepey creepy hands. I love the Whoopie Cream but the new Honey Chai lotion makes me want to scream with delight. http://www.farmhousefreshgoods.com
  • CHI AIR Spin n Curl Is my latest go to for a quick curl in my hair.So easy to use! I am a makeup artist NOT a hairstylist and have never been good with using hair tools. BUT THIS is awesome! If it’s CHI it’s for ME!

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Who doesn’t love to burn a candle on Halloween? I’ve discovered. Blood Orange candle by Ao Fragrances the mood and perfumes the air. BLOOD ORANGE IMG_5264

What a fun time again on River City Live TV!

I hope I inspired you to throw an intimate last minute party  and gather up your girlfriends and have a yummy beauty BASH!

To see my segment on today’s show go to http://www.rivercitylive.com http://www.news4jax.com

Enjoy!

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Southerners Rock in JAX!

If you live in the south you are so lucky because it is home to a few fabulous shows across the map. The Southern Women’s Show is almost here and the women (and some husbands) in the city of Jacksonville are counting down. It only comes here once a year!

October 18th,19th,20th and 21st 2018

4 days of bliss

For tickets and more information visit:

http://www.southernshows.com

If you attend the show in Jacksonville Florida here are a few recommendations I have for you!

If you’re in the mood for food and cooking lessons I am whipping up some beauty on the Cooking Stage on Thursday October 18th at 2:30 and Friday October 19th at 11:30.

I will be doing a Meet and Greet.Taking pictures,signing auto-graphs and there will be FREE SAMPLES from NeoCell and more! Each day I will host different cooking stage sessions and happy to answer any of your beauty and skin care questions. If you’re a foodie who loves food and beauty like I am. Come join me!

By the way don’t miss “mini me” YOUNG aspiring Chef Caleb on the cooking stage at 4:30 on Friday. He will charm your flip flops off!

Love to entertain in your home? I do too!

It is all about the ambiance and mood and Ao Fragrances is a candle line that is  absolutely amazzzzing addition to your home. From  your living room, She Shed or Man Cave,office or enjoy when you take a bubble bath. They have a luxurious candle for you! Locally made,small batches and superior quality and long clean burn collection.

Choose from a variety of unique scents. My fave’s are every one of them. No kidding.

Simply scentsational. Booth #111

 Treat Yo’self Gorgeous!

http://www.aofragrances.com

Love to cook and eat and looking for something NEW for your kitchen?

Check out: Grapes and Olives On Tap 

Enjoy Sips and tips of  Naturally Infused, Spanish, Olive Oils and Italian, Oak-aged Balsamic Vinegars, or to visit the website at: www.go-ontap.com.

They also have a cookbook in PDF format full of recipes available for $10 at the show (or online on their website). Booth #526

Here is a delish recipe and a peek inside the cookbook using the Meyer Lemon Extra Virgin Olive oil and the Strawberry Balsamic from our cookbook; “A Collection of Recipes by Grapes & Olives On Tap:

Diane’s Lemon-Raspberry-Strawberry Crostini

1 Baguette, sliced into 1⁄4-inch thick rounds (approx. 32 slices)

Grapes & Olives On Tap Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

12 oz. Whipped Cream Cheese

Zest of 3 large or 5 small lemons

Juice of 1 small lemon

1 small pinch of Lemon Flake Sea Salt crushed

Fresh Raspberries

Grapes & Olives On Tap Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

†Brush baguette slices with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil; place on baking sheets and bake at 350°F until crisp and lightly golden, about 20-25 minutes. †

Mix cream cheese with lemon zest, juice of lemon and flake salt until smooth. †Spread on toasted baguette slices, top each baguette with a fresh raspberry, drizzle with Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar and Serve.

Copyright©2015 Grapes & Olives On Tap, LLC

Selena’s Accessories will continue their fashionable tradition with a huge presence of the LATEST and greatest fashion accessories and fabulous gifts for the Kitchen Goddess in you or on your holiday gift list. From handbags to bling to tea towels and adorable oven mitts. PRICES to put a smile on your face.

I can’t wait to shop their booth!

This is their 20th year exhibiting at the show. Stop by: Booths #1306-1308

Across from The Cooking Stage is the Southern Peanut Growers. They will have some awesome recipes for you to try at home and while supplies last …a bag of delicious and good for your health delicious PEANUTS!

If you don’t live here or can’t attend the show this year …Here is a recipe for PUDDING you too enjoy making in your own kitchen!

 

PB & J Chia Pudding

2 servings

3 tablespoons Chia seeds
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons peanut powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Combine Chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, peanut powder and coconut milk in a jar or container with a lid. Shake or stir until fully mixed. Refrigerate overnight. Top with raspberries.

(I usually serve with a drizzle of honey and fresh raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. It’s delicious – and has 175 calories, 12g fiber and 9g protein per serving!)

This recipe was created for us by Kristina LaRue, RDN, CSSD with www.LoveandZest.com  

I hope to see you at the show!

Oh and almost forgot to tell you…there is a scantily clad fashion event on LADIES NIGHT!

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And for to WATCH a video on the above segment from TV today…on River City Live go to http://www.news4jax.com click on videos

 

Gift Ideas with a Florida Twist!

As a business owner…you never are off REALLY. Last week was a whirlwind getting my makeup studio retail ready for the holidays!I LOVE JACKSONVILLE card

So, I am sorry I have been kinda M.I.A.

Since it is the time for gift giving I thought you might like this blog post.

I am really more like a NYC girl and as I write this and the holidays are near I am starting to get homesick already. When I first moved to Jacksonville I felt like actress Eva Gabor in the sitcom Green Acres. I would often dance around the house and tease my husband and sing “Darling I love you but give me Park Avenue”. But having HIM in my life and opened up my business in Florida I eventually fell in love with palm trees,not driving in ice and snow,yummy Southern food and the slower paced lifestyle.

So, with that said I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are made in Florida or that are made in…Jacksonville Florida. You don’t have to live in Florida to buy these.

My blog is called Beauty Candy cause I am crazy about beauty and candy!  Now I have to share with you about my fav’ LOCAL candy delight. 

Topsy Toffee is a locally owned toffee company that is to die for! No kidding. You just can’t eat a few pieces. The creator uses his mom’s recipe and soared with it. Chocolate and toffee anyone? They just introduced a Perky peppermint to the mixjust in time for the holidays…so excited!

http://www.topsytoffee.com

Gottahaveit is a store in the historic Avondale section of town. Iva the owner carries an amazing array of gifts and personalized gifts too. You gotta see this place! Give yourself time to browse and shop. You might even find something  you  love and have to treat yourself too!

http://www.gottahaveit.com

Speaking of beauty there is a beauty of a salon in a sweet yellow house called Chocolate Blonde Salon. I am mad about a product they have named after one of their top stylists! It is called John’s Elixir. This magic mix is not only great for conditioning the hair before you blow dry,you can shave your legs ,face (guys) with it,you can remove makeup with it. I have smoothed out dead ends and brows that have gone wild too. A little goes a long way. And it smells sublime!

Looking for a NEW scent to add to your fragrance wardrobe? TRY No.1 by a local designer Sandra Alford. It is a really sexy but soft  scent. They are offering FREE shipping with any order over $100.00 and up.

http://www.sandraalford.com

Don’t ya just love Chocolate dipped strawberries???

How can you resist? The absolute best the city has to offer comes from Glamour Gourmet.

The creator and owner Natasha makes the most DAZZLING glittered,sugared,chocolate decadence you will ever taste. Find her and shop her Instagram account…that’s how I find her!!! Warning you will soon be drooling at the edibles on the screen. She also makes chocolate dipped shimmering other things. Trust me on this your guests will be WOWED if you serve her glam YUMMY treats or given as a gift they will thing you are the bomb!

If  you’re looking for a hostess gift or something to stuff in a holiday basket you’re making…a trip to Community Loaves is all you need. They have some awesome fresh bread you will love and so will the people you give a loaf to. BREAD HEAVEN awaits you in Murray Hill.

If you are looking for locally made candles there are a few companies I can recommend…

Five Points Candle Company is your go to brand. You may buy them online or at Gottahaveit.

http://www.fivepointscandlecompany.com

Fitz Pulins has some aromatic and beautifully packaged candles. http://www.inventoryroom.com

Jacksonville in a BOX shipped to your or someone who used to live here’s door. A variety of things made in Florida and wrapped and shipped by people who have developmental disabilities. A combination of food plus Florida souvenir fun!

http://www.jacksonvilleinabox.com

If you’re looking for a cheap stocking stuffer and think Jax IS RAD! Go visit this site.JAX IS RAD

 

http://www.jaxisrad.com

Gotta foodie in your life that loves pie? Going to grandmas house or the in laws for dinner? Bring a pie from the YUM YUM TREE. This infamous place is an icon in Jacksonville.

These are just a few of my fav’ things I simply had to share and tell you about!

I know the season is really all about the reason. But since gifts are a part of it. I thought you’d enjoy my gift or stocking stuffer ideas.

Until next time…enjoy the beauty of this wonderful time of year!

 

Little Beauty Gems in Jacksonville Florida…

I recently discovered some new products and places in JAX and some iconic ones too! If you love or are visiting Florida and near here.

Come explore and shop your flip flops off! 

Featured on TV on NBC12 today.

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5 Points Candle Company is a new find from the iconic gift shop called Gottahaveit in the Avondale section of Jacksonville. They make some fabulous candles with the most amazing scents. All soy wax and hand poured and made with premium essential oils. 75 plus hours of burn time. If you don’t live here you can shop them at: http://www.5pointscandleco.com

#5 one of their most popular candle scents.

Element Earth Works has some unique aromatic soaps and more.This one is a Lemongrass charcoal soap in a coconut oil base. Great for deep cleansing for face and body. Vegan too. http://www.elementearthworks.com

Body and Soul has a collection of various stone necklaces,natural toothpastes and even soaps for manes best friend your doggie. Today I am featuring their gemstone necklaces. This Opalite stone is said to help with:anxiety,fear and uncertainty.Available in Murray Hill section of Jacksonville.http://www.bodyandsoulsoap.com

Noreen Young Cosmetics specializes in all things for the lips.We even have a lip creation called First Coast Fabulous named for the First Coast of Florida. My passion is donating time to help girls with Downs Syndrome look their best and I love supporting organizations like the Special Olympics.I have a sweet beauty retreat in a private beauty cottage by appointment on the south side of Jacksonville. http://www.noreenyoung.com

“Life is short wear lipstick!”ny_label-2

 

Jones and Rose has a collection of luxurious body and face care. Unisex too. Sexy Body Butter in pink petals is a favorite.http://www.jonesandrose.com

If you are crazy about the city and want to flaunt it..get your sticker or TEE-shirt with ...JAX IS RAD on it. Wear it proudly! http://www.jaxisrad.com

JAX IS RAD

Explore even more of the beauty in our city…Check out MY BLOG again for more fun spots in town. #shoplocal  #jaxisrad #getyourkisson #firstcoastfabulous

 

Rainbow I had to share!

RAINBOW SPELL TO BRING HAPPINESS AND JOY INTO YOUR HOME TOOLS: 7 candles 7 ribbons 7 flowers 1 rainbow sent from heaven The candles.ribbons.flowers will represent the 7 colors of the rainbow.1 for each color Here are the rainbow colors and the planet it represents RED: Mars ORANGE: Sun YELLOW: Moon GREEN: Mercury BLUE: Venus […]

via RAINBOW MAGICK — hocuspocus13

Candles are Magical Gifts!

FITZ CANDLEI found a batch of candles with a manly looking and aromatic twist I simply had to share with you! They might just help you check another gift off your list!

The candles are handmade and poured in sunny Jacksonille Florida by a gentlemen who wears many career hats! The candles are a soy waxed candle with a cotton core wick.What does that mean for you? A HEALTHIER candle to burn in your home or office and it burns clean…no soot candles or stinky smell.

Some ingredients used are natural fragrance blends of: Amber,sandalwood,cedar,bergamont,teak,rosemary,lavender,lemongrass,  dragon’s blood. The man you give it too may just be asking for more!!!

The candles illuminate with a beautiful glow and are designed and named by numbers.BATCH No.1, Batch No.2,Batch No.3 and not to be forgotten a Batch No.7.

The packaging is masculine and to me looks like a cross between an old apothecary from years gone by and with a bit of sexy.

Each season since his candle company began he curates a new scent.

Light up the men in your life’s world or even yours with the magic of a fragrant scented candle.

Where can you buy them?

http://www.theinventoryroom.com

MADE IN THE USA

When you think about gifts #shopsmall online…We sweet and small business owners may surprise you with what we have to offer.

 

 

Shine On!

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I love to visit St. Augustine,Florida half an hour from my home I try to visit at least once a month. There is this beautiful church there called Our Lady Of La Leche. On these historic grounds I stop at this filled to the brim religious shop where they sell all things holy for your home and for gifts.

My family has had some health issues and I being Catholic wanted and NEEDED to pray for them. you can buy these amazing candles in this store and go to the mini historic chapel and pray to God, Mary his mother or a saint of your choice.

I have always loved the peace I feel from looking at these lit candles and the ritual rich in history. In NYC,Washington D.C. and in my travels throughout Europe.

I adore the way the candles light up the room,my face up and best of all what they do for my soul.

There is beauty all around us. I usually right about beauty or skin,lifestyle,food,share recipes and or my travels. But this week I wanted to share with you to light a candle wherever you are and just glow!

There is beauty all around us. Yes, even in everyday life,seek it and it will come to you.

Bask in the light around you and shine on …Beautiful, Shine on!

FIVE Beauty Trends for fall!

JulepI love fall best of all! Don’t you?
The fabulous changing of the leaves,a cozy sweater,hot apple cider,a new deeper lipstick,caramel apples and the pumpkins come out and play!It is not only about what is on the runway it’s about the real way, your way.Take some time to shop and add some simple and fun new things to your beauty routine for fall.

This fall here are some trends that you may want to get into:

First switch out your wash cloth and get a deep cleansing sonic kit too.IF you already own one. Time to replace that Clarisonic brush head with a fresh new one and replace your face treatment mask with something new! Our skin is constantly changing even when the seasons change. Hydrate,refresh, renew!

I love to use plain Greek yogurt on my face as a mask and also like to use FarmHouse Freshgoods,Pajama Paste…Have a pajama party with your friends and mask yourself pretty too!
wwww.farmhousefreshgoods.com

Next, think about a new haircut,a new do and HUE! The fun shades of the summer are continuing into the fall along with darker shades too.Think soft pink,light lavender and or baby blue! Maybe not on your whole head but on the sides ends or crown of your head hues. BUT see a PRO don’t color your hair yourself.
Visit your salon and book an appointment for something new….and discover another side of you!

Lips,Cheeks & Eyes
Lipsticks are now coming in liquid lipstick form
.Eye and lip liners are coming in the form of longer lasting gel.Eyeshadows come in an a rainbow of shades from matte to shimmer and more.Blush is in a pan that is baked or in an artsy array of hues.So many new shades,formulas and fun for you!

Love nail polish and looking at gorgeous new shades on your fingers and toes too?
My new BFF is a vegan friendly safer brand of non-toxic nail polish.It is called Julep!
You can buy the nail polish by the bottle or by a monthly Subscription box!Totally customizeable.
Long lasting breathable nail polish that is good for your nails!

Starting at $24.99 is the My Maven plan you will get $40.00 plus worth of nail polish and another product.
or for $19.99 a month with a three-month prepaid subscription.Each box looks feels like it is Christmas,has a touch of whimsy and delivered to your door!
All you do to get started is take a FUN,fast quiz to find your style profile.Then go shopping for your Maven box!
For more info visit their website.
http://www.julep.com

Fragrance is magic! Surround and wrap yourself in luxury.Lotions,a luxurious soap, fragrance and candles and more.
TRY A tangerine,Meyer lemon or an orange spice.SHOP LOCAL and visit your fave small business store.

Take good care of yourself this fall and be a happier prettier shade of you!

To see this beauties above and watch a video of me go to http://www.news4jax.com Type my name Noreen Young in the search bar for the segment on the Morning Show.

How To Create a Place for Relaxation & …

10-26-2013 Kumasi & NOREEN PHOTO -1Get a good night’s sleep!

Today on TV I will share some easy inexpensive and effective ways to create calm when ALL the crazy and beautiful holidays are coming.

My Top Ten List

Select a cozy lounge chair,beautiful lamp and blanket to wrap yourself in.

A zen like statue,subliminal signs like ones that say “RELAX,A day at the Beach,Love,Peace”

Candles battery operated or the real thing.

Salt Lamps good for your health and mood.Just looking at them in your room lit up makes you feel a sense of calm.

Fresh flowers, herbs or orchid plant to purify the air and to go to sleep by.

Spray the room with aromatic room spray scents like lavender & vanilla. The Febreeze brand has come out with a new sleep spray scent.http://www.febreeze.com

Sleep on pillow cases,sheets and blankets that are NOT wild patterns or colors.I love the beautiful spiritual sayings on the pillow cases by http://www.irestmycaseinc.com You may browse and shop them at etsy.com/shop/irestmycaseinc

Tired Eyes,Allergy Eyes or Migraine eyes call for COOL eye mini eye masks just like the DAY SPAS use.

Sleep masks DO WORK and get you in the mood.I love the ones by http://www.marygreen.com

Sipping chamomile tea or warm milk work wonders.

Listen to music like they play at the spas. My fave artists and CD’s are David Young Bliss or Solace and George Skaroulis Sanctuary. You’ve gotta own at least one of these.

Apply a LUXURIOUS lotion that makes you feel good or an herb type towelette that assures relaxation like http://www.herbenessentials.com

I LOVE to surround myself with things that make me happy.

ALL of the above will put you in the mood for REST and a catch some ZZZZZ’s. Share with me what works for you! I always LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

I hope they help you and give you the beauty rest you WILL need!!

For a video footage from my TV appearance catch a peek at:http://www.news4jax.com later today.

“WOW” Brows in Beverly Hills!

Beauty is in the brow of the beholder but a KING creates beautiful brows

The King of eyebrows that is! Damone Roberts in Beverly Hills. 

While working and playing in California I decided to book an appointment with Damone after a delicious lunch at the one and only Nate n’ Al’s Deli. I have heard about and seen  Damone’s work in magazines, seen him perform his magic on stage and have watched him on TV. I like the way my stylist does my brows BUT wanted to see what he had to offer as well as see his beauty studio. I booked an appointment the morning of the day I could go and HE had an opening five hours later the staff told me that was unheard of, as he is so booked.

 LUCKY me!

Once in this small studio, I felt an immediate Zen like calm. The décor lured me in and took me to another place. The shades of browns, gold and mirror accents created the loveliest ambiance. Candles burning and what I call “pretty lights” (lighting that brings out the best in your face) surrounded me.

Hip vibe music was playing and the staff welcomed me as soon as I entered Damone’s haven. He had other brow experts who were working on clients and were stunning and with perfect brows of course! As I waited a few minutes, I was offered some cucumber infused spa water. There were walls lined with Celebrities and magazine covers autographed to Damone. Madonna, Beyonce, Megan Fox, Robert Downey JR., Vanessa Williams, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few.

My walls at my makeup studio are lined with Sports Celebrities, newscasters and more. It was nice to see his gallery of STARS. Wish I lived in California~ 

I noticed a flat screen TV and watched of course Damone and what he does best on the screen. I then used the powder room and what did I find. A golden glowing bathroom lit with a candle and oh so much more! When I went to touch up my lipstick there were “walls of Love” all around me. Sharpie marker adoration and love notes from Celebrities he makes gorgeous! Right in front of my eyes was a heart with Actress Megan Fox and a love note to Damone. I so wanted to be on that wall. Kiss that wall with my lips and tell him something wonderful too. However, I had not yet had my brows mastered. So, I went back and sat down and a few seconds later this handsome, light caramel FLAWLESS skin and the shiniest, healthiest, long lush locks I have ever saw on ANYONE! (Male or  female.) Came to greet me…it was my golden moment! He shook my hand and showed me over to his domain. A chocolate colored chair with a silky dark bronze flat pillow. 

As I lay down, he moved my bangs, started the consult, examined what my brows look like, and assessed what he needed to do.  I felt like I was talking to an old friend. He offered me a chance to tell him what I do and use to groom and tint my brows. I told him and he silently went to work. Gently, soft spoken and effective. I barley felt a thing…no pain and so relaxing. Unheard of right? As he spoke to me and asked me how long was I married, what is my husbands name and what brings me to LA…I soon realized. It is NOT ALL ABOUT HIM, an ego, and his famous clientele… It’s all about ME!

How refreshing!

He complimented me on my haircut and necklace. He also explained to me because I am an exotic mix of Polish and Chinese descent that my brows were very sparse and they appear to grow straight across. He professionally recommended I use a brow shadow not a pencil or gel. 

Now, let’s go back a bit. Every time he moved his wrists, arms. Face towards me there was the most intoxicating scent coming from him. Not too much …just right.

I had to stop and ask him what might it be. He shared with me it might be his signature scented candles that light up his studio. Or he said it might be something he is testing and wearing a fragrance prototype that he plans to come out with and best of all its going to be unisex. Oh, it is working and he was working it without even trying. He smelled so delicious!!! 

He filled my brows with a natural taupe color and added a little magic eyeliner that is like an instant lift…especially for jet lagged me. It was a product called Pink-A-BOO. Addicted instantly even though I have a candy shoppe of beauty. I had nothing like this. I had to own it. He handed me a mirror to see his masterpiece and then sat me up to view it in the mirror. Forty-six blissful minutes later NO REDNESS nor sticky streaks around my eyes…sadly our time was over.

I was so excited about buying the eye pencil…he had offered to take a picture together and I forgot to do it. His next client had arrived and I was afraid to bother them.

 If YOU want beautiful brows and to meet my new friend fellow make-up artist…

Make Damone Roberts your “Bucket List” for beauty!!!

 

I cannot wait to see him again my next visit in LA or in his studio back home in the best apple to bite into NYC!