Every Stone Has a Story in NYC

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I promised I’d share my recent adventures back home to NEW YORK CITY.

Let’s get started with that beautiful city they loved so much they named it twice…
NEW YORK,NEW YORK!

Every stone,sidewalk building has a story and tells you it if you listen.I never knew how much I would miss the Northern states until I moved for my husband to the land of sunshine,Disney World and who could forget those beautiful palm trees.

New York is a very special place!

I know I have posted blogs about New York and New Jersey before but I can’t get enough of it. So, this last trip a couple of weeks ago is no exception.

Always delighted to be invited to guest speak and get in some family and fun time too.
All work and no play make Noreen a dull girl!

Here are my TOP TEN Fun Stops in Manhattan this trip

1.You must stop off Broadway just a couple of minutes from MACY’S 34th Street for an all things yummy stop!Eat and drink the night away if you are lucky enough to catch Broadway Bites they are fairly new street food.OUT OF THIS WORLD!

2.Europe’s H&M store is around there too and so are lots of other shops. Get off the main streets and shop until you drop.They don’t call it the Fashion Capitol for nothing.

3.Stop at Joy NAILS across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station train station for a manicure and pedicure that ends with a shoulder massage and a TOOTSIE ROLL candy…FABULOUS mani & pedi on the cheap!

4.Chinatown stop for some Dim Sum a Chinese version like Tapas that are mini portions of all kinds of food…including chicken feet for the adventurous.The pastry shops that are new to Chinatown have a yummy French Vietnamese influence and taste divine.The fresh fruit stands are amazing and so are the street food hot Chinese donuts made before your very eyes.Need your watch battery fixed? Stop down Mott Street and there is this darling little old man in a tiny cart stand on the street that instantly changes all my watches I may need to bring him…and on the cheap!

*You’ll also find decorative touches for your home,chinaware and great gifts!

5.Take a ride and hop to the station for the Staten Island Ferry as seen in movies you’ll enjoy the view and can almost touch the Statue of Liberty too.

6.Little Italy offers a taste of Italy and has rich movie history from delicious Italian food,Italian deli’s,ice cold gelato and the famous bakery Ferraras!!! Since 1892 they are whipping up the best desserts,cappucinno and more for you!

*If you need a haircut there is even a famous celebrity stop Barber shop.

7.Uptown when I need a chocolate lift there is Serendipity 3 for FROZEN HOT Chocolate treats or a lovely meal.

8.Central Park is NATURE’S eye candy! Enjoy the view and enjoy some ice cream or a street vendor hot dog too.I love to people watch here too!

9.Dinnertime is the perfect time to visit Southern Hospitality an eatery mid town that just happens to be one that Justin Timberlake …yes, you read right Justin Timberlake the quad threat guy AND two of his friends own this down to earth yummy southern style place. I love the Fried Chicken salad and corn bread with honey.I’ll post more about this great place another time.

10 Dylan’s Candy Bar (designer Ralph Lauren’s daughter is a partner in it ) this uptown is a sweet hot spot near Bloomingadales Dept. store where i used to work.You gotta make a trip there and enjoy the candy staircase too.They have candy from your childhood and popular today too.

These are some of my  fave places I hope you will TRY your next trip or your first trip to Manhattan.

I fill my days from morning til night with tons of things to do in my day.

Exhausted but happy at the end of the day…take a bite out of the big apple and enjoy your days!

I’m a FOODIE who loves all things beauty!

Beauty Bursts

I truly love to eat,cook and all things beauty so much! I am ALWAYS on the hunt for decadent eats and treats. But I know as a beauty & skin professional that everything in moderation.So, instead of downing a Circus Peanut candy or my fave marshmallow PEEPS. I have found my sugar and face FIX. They are called Beauty Bursts and I love them so much I featured them on TV last Saturday on my beauty and lifestyle segment on WJXT-4 The Morning Show.They are not just a sweet treat and taste good they are a supplement to your multi-vitamin if you want to keep your skin looking good.They are what I call “Candy for your face!”

NeoCell’s Beauty Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable,gourmet Collagen soft chews.No gluten,soy,palm oil or artificial anything.They come in several flavors right now I am enjoying a chocolate mint chew.This Super Collagen strengthens skin,hair and nails.Hyaluronic Acid is known as “nature’s moisturizer” and hydrates the skin from within.Vitamin C is essential to boosting Collagen in the skin.These three powerhouse beauty ingredients work together to build beautiful skin from the inside out.

Having beautiful and radiant skin has never been so easy or so delicious the company says…and it is so true. Alongside your moisturizer and a balanced healthy diet you can do it too.
Dont’ just sit there…go out and buy some and enjoy prettier skin.

I’m just a FOODIE who loves all things beauty! I simply had to share. And guys this ones for you too!Don’t you want to look more handsome too?

It’s Black MAGIC!

Black Lips

Halloween may be over but you can still RUN not walk to your nearest store and grab the ON SALE merchandise they are trying to DUMP! I know you’re thinking candy and I am with you on that. But I am really talking Black lipstick!
To me black lipstick is MAGIC!

Black lipstick is not just for Halloween or theatrical makeup.I like to use it to make new colors out of ugly lipsticks. You know ones that may be way too light or the color just doesn’t seem right.As a professional makeup artist here’s a pretty lipstick plan!

All you need is to line up your lipsticks you want to make darker or different and try one on!

Next place the black lipstick over it.

It may take some blending and playtime but you’ll explore all the possibilities and have so much fun doing it.

Happy Halloween

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This is how my Southern husband rocks HALLOWEEN!!!
I so LOVE Halloween. I live for Trick or Treaters and am filled with glee when they come to see me!
Call me old fashioned or OLD SCHOOL I actually fill our trick or treats in true Trick or Treat bags.
In my makeup studio we are having a BEAUTY BASH and serving our clients something special stay tuned tomorrow for the fun details.

What are you doing for Halloween? Do you like to celebrate it in any special way?
Who will you be for a day? I am going to be a set of luscious LIPS!

Party On! It is wonderful Halloween.
TIME FOR ME to make the kiddies scream…with HAPPINESS that is.

Have a FA-BOO-LOUS Halloween!

For Your EYES ONLY!

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This is a new kit of colors I bought and they are talking to me!

Like candy in a candy shoppe this box shouts taste me.Today I created what I call Rainbow eyes. Three colors down the center of the eye creating a beautiful array of hues. I love the look.My clients did too.

It is crazy good time to make your eyes shine! Time to play and add some color to your world. No you won’t look like a clown. If properly and sparingly applied your eyes can look amazing and your spirit soar.

Women rockenjoy all that we can do!
Including playing with all the amazing colors of the summer!!!

Celebrate the red,white and blue and celebrate you too!