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It is almost show time…and I am packing my luscious lip bags for my weekly segment on TV NBC12 and ABC25 in not so sunny Jacksonville Florida today!

Today I am going to show and tell how to start fresh for fall…. Experiment..It is time to try new things!

You can catch it on live stream.OR you can watch it live at 3:00 TODAY if you happen to live or visiting our bold city.

I will share more on my blog tonight.

Stay tuned Gorgeous.  

Fall DIY Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub 10-2014Fall is finally here!

Say goodbye to dry LIPS with this awesome scrub I have been making it and using for years especially in the fall and winter when your lips start to get more dry.Before I make Sunday brunch for my Southern husband I wanted to whip up something special for me in my kitchen.
Today I am going to show you how to make a treatment scrub for your lips. Doesn’t the photo I took of it look delightful? Smells good too!

Honey Cinnamon Lip Plumping & Exfoliating Scrub

What you will need is:

1 tablespoon of Honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Organic brown sugar

I prefer quality local honey from the farmers market or a stores like Whole Foods NOT the Dollar store. I mix all these into a small glass bowl with a mini whisk or fork.Take the paste and apply it to your lips.LEAVE on your lips at least 10 minutes.Next rub them gently with your finger or use a baby’s toothbrush.Then rinse off with luke warm water and a wet warm wash cloth.
The beautiful benefits are that the honey makes the lips softer.The brown sugar exfoliates and the cinnamon acts as a lip plumper.Have any leftover…save and it will keep at least another week in a tight sealed jar.

Oh my husband just woke up gotta run! ENJOY my recipe dahlings!

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!
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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.

Happy Feet!

PEDI SOX

There is starting to be a nip in the air and some of us even have snow. Fall is almost here.

So,as it comes time for your next pedicure and manicure and you want to feel cozy on your feet…TRY these if you please!
The one and only original Pedi-Sox!
They even have a lotion that you can use or use your favorite body lotion that you apply on your feet for softer skin and to soothe those dry calluses.
* I like to use coconut or almond oil on my feet before I apply my nail polish too.
The extra thick SOX material make them comfortable to even walk in…alone or in sandals.

You or your nail tech slips on these Pedi-Sox BEFORE you paint your toenails.Feet stay comfy and cozy and above all clean!

I use them especially in the fall and winter but you can use them year round.I just found out they come in 27 fashionable Pedi-Sox styles.

Make your beauty regime fun and soles hydrated and clean with these.

http://www.OriginalPediSox.com

Got a Love Affair with your Hair?

Kena photo

Lucky you I have some great tips from a hot stylist just for you. I never know how she is going to look. She is like a rainbow of hair personalities and hair cuts. ISN’T SHE GORGEOUS? Now enjoy her simple mane secrets and trends she wants to share with you.

What do you think is the secret for shiny fabulous bombshell hair?
1. I Always recommend you use a good conditioner or leave in treatment and a heat protectant before styling hair with heat. Then a great shine spray to top it off.
What’s hot for fall in hair this year?
2. The latest hair trends this season are the ombre and the long bob. The ombre is great for those clients who don’t want the hassle of coming every 6 weeks for a touch up. It will grow out and still look beautiful. The long bob gives you a classic look with out all the weight of long hair.
What colors rule and are rocking on the runway?
3. Red is in this fall . Auburn, reds, and mahogany colors are a great fall trends. They also work well when blended into an ombre.
Is a deep conditioning treatment for everyone’s hair?
4. Depends on client and environment conditions . Dryer environments and hair more frequent.
What products do you LOVE and are you professionally recommending for hair?
5. Chocolate Blonde highlights shampoo is a great highlight shampoo for blondes to keep brassy highlights at bay. Followed up with Color Artistry protein conditioner as a leave in treatment.

Got Questions on your hair? Follow Instagram this hair genius:strong>THE_DUCHESS_HAIRDESIGNS
Kena Shea is located in sunny Jacksonville Florida and looks forward to assisting you and answering any hair or product questions from you.

Recipes for Fall …from the cooking stage!

sws 2013

What a great guest speaking engagement… days of pure GIRL Power and all things pretty and FUN bliss!

I loved guest speaking on the Celebrity Cooking Stage at the Southern Women’s Show. WOW ….it feels so good to be loved,liked,watched and hugged from the audience.

Here are some recipes that I featured on the cooking stage I know you too will love to do.

D.I.Y. Cheap & Chic Entertaining Ideas for the next few Holidays!

Potpourri from your Stove Top

To make your home smell AMAZING! I love the way my guests comment on how yummy my house smells. The aroma is so festive for all winter holidays.

Cinnamon sticks 4 sticks
Allspice a tablesppon
Whole cloves 4 pcs
Star Anise 1 piece
Lemon peel (optional)
Orange peel (optional)

I like to add a dash of few pieces of all the above Place in water in sauce pan and cook on low.
Your guests will love the fragrant aroma your kitchen will be infused with. Cheap, chic and easy entertaining.

Yummy Thanksgiving or Christmas Punch

This punch LOOKS gorgeous and tastes delicious~

1 8 oz. container of Tang Breakfast drink
2 bottles of gingerale1 1/4 cup of pineapple juice…add ice cubes.
Mix all of these into a pretty punch bowl or large clear pitcher.
Garnish with yummy mint leaves or orange slices.

Add ice… My ice cubes are special. They are in the shape of adorable mini LIPS!Don’t you LOVE it?I love to cook and do makeup!

Special Thanks to photographer Michael Straley of Straley Photography for a FUN photo of me in action. http://www.straleyphotography.com

NOTE: MY cooking apron reads the GHOSTESS with the Mostest. I made a HALLOWEEN punch stay tuned for that delighful and cool recipe your TRICK Or Treat party must have!

Craving fall best of all!

imagesCA3CDK3IDVFFall is on its way…you may not feel it yet but it is about to arrive.
It is a magical time of year and the colors are too! We gradually put away our summer wear and pull out our fall clothes for cooler weather. Look effortless this fall with a few easy pieces in beauty and fashion.

I attended this year’s Fashion Group International fall/winter fashion preview in New York City this past April and my former boss the fabulous designer, Diane Von Furstenberg,hosted it and moderated a panel.I can’t get enough of her and her fabulous fashions.
I got to get a sneak peek into what colors of make-up and fashions you will be FALLing in love with.

The colors of the season are a mixed beauty bag of tricks!
Here are a few must haves to update your face wardrobe with:

Skin has never been more in! Take care of it! There are so many new products and formulas. There is really no excuse to why you can’t. Looking good takes a little work but is so worth it.

Ready-to-wear shades for fall and winter are: The color of wine will be sublime along with warm nude, pink fuschia and classic crimson red for your lips.

Eyes can be a mix and match blend of black, white, honey, soft violet, merlot, deep blue, gray, glam gold, and sterling silver. A mixture of matte and shimmer on the face will help you look up-to-date.

Dark, vamp, smoky eyes are so yesterday. Instead define your eyes with a shadow, rich or bright gem colored pencils, and a touch of black or brown under them. Black liner is a staple in my makeup kit, although jewel tone shades are so much more fun and pretty! Some hues I like to use are teal, blue, purple, and green. These shades also make the whites of the eyes look brighter.

The perfect eyebrow is always in fashion. Consult a brow stylist for a personalized, updated look.If you happen to live in sunny Jacksonville Florida;John Brent at Chocolate Blonde Salon is the guy for you! If you happen to live in LA…Damone Roberts is the man!

For the daring, Paperself Lashes come in a decorative array of designs. For example, lashes in the shape of a butterfly, a bird, or even a fish. Faux lashes with tiny gemstones are trending now too.

Lasting Shellac and Gel nails are in the limelight. Manicures and pedicures have never been more popular. It’s a way to add a little color to your life; the shades and possibilities are endless.From OPI to Revlon you can rock some amazing shades.

Hair color trends “WOW” in shades like copper fields,winter peach and toasted grains…Aveda has some amazing new hues.

Men continue to be getting into taking better care of their appearance. From teeth, whitening at home systems, like Supersmile, to getting deep cleansing facials and having their eyebrows groomed. It is a new beauty frontier for men.

For clothing & accessories:
Clothing colors:Mykonos blue, samba, acai, linden green, koi, turbulence gray and of course the color of the year emerald, all predicted by Pantone the color experts are hot this year.

Have the courage to wear anything that is animal print or anything with it in it, like a scarf, shoes, purse or earrings! Think Shad Khan and the Jaguars!

Brighten up your complexion with winter white, shiny materials and sequins.

Out with sky-high heels and into sensible heights that are pretty for our back and feet!

Hose is making a comeback! Warm up to nude hose thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. In addition, black opaque, artsy patterns and textured hose are in for this fall/winter.

Men are seeing a need to be more fashionable too. Not the usual safe dress shirt and khaki pants. Guys are taking a hint from the men of Italy. A fearless way of dressing that includes bare ankles (no socks), slim suits and unique color combinations for shirts, jackets and ties.

So express yourself, take care of yourself, and remember to be yourself…and you will always be in fashion.

Falling for Sky Fall 2012

James Bond 007 and OPI what a winning combination.

I am seduced by ALL the tantalizing shades of color in this collection. My fingers and toes are looking awesome with this seductive collection….like the new movie to release… I can’t wait to see.

The names of the nail colors continue to impress …that’s why we LOVE OPI, right?

Wear these shades along with a sultry colorful eye of  violet mixed with a rich pigmnet eyeshadow shade( not black)  the smoky eye is so yesterday, add some color to the mix and make a statement!

Don’t forget a lush bold lipstick. Purple shouts fall and the new red reveals another you!

Accessorize with the new statement piece necklaces and or scarves and you’ll be so rocking FALL.

I LOVE  fall best of all. Do you?

It’s time for ME time…SPA week!

Say ” Hello to Fall”  SPA week is in full swing all across the country!  What this means  is $50.00 spa services at participating spas, plastic surgery clinics and salons. $50.00 YES, $50.00 on a potpourri of  spa services.

Why  wouldn’t you want to go?

1. Polish yourself pretty with an exfoliation  treatment and shed that tired skin and toxins. You will fall in  love with the Beauty Therapist who does this and so will your skin.

2.Get your face cleaned BY A PRO with a facial for flawless better looking skin! Try the new Oxygen lift that brightens your skin and makes you feel amazing too.

3.Refresh your eyes  with a marine algae treatment that hydrates and makes your eyes come alive.

4.Soften up your soles with an aromatherapy pedicure! You look at your feet for days and  wonder why you never had one sooner.

5. Paint the town  pink,purple,red or daring catwalk denim blue with a fresh manicure! French nails are so yesterday! Color is everywhere.

6.Get a hair conditioning and invigorating  scalp treatment and hydrate your hair from scalp to the ends. Can you say…shiny? Your hair will glow and look so much healthier.

7. Experience Acupuncture at participating places you can find this Ancient Asian Art for wellness.

8.Try a couples massage or go it alone. MASSAGE is a must in this on the go times. Have a massage therapist turn you into an ice cream cone and melt.RELAX!

9.Book a neck anc chest facial. It’s called a BREACIAL in some places. This delicate skin needs love too.

10. Say “Goodbye to brown spots” on your  face to a facial treatment that lightens sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

11. Try threading the ancient Art from India for removing unwanted hair. They’ll shape your brows, remove a mustache and any other hair growing  wild that you do not like.

12. Get a brow shaping with a true BROW ARTIST they will give you the STAR style brows you want. Did you know getting your brows arched and hair removed can actually make you look younger?

13. Book an appointment for a Brazilian and get the hair removed you do not want in areas you dreamed of.

14.  Get a heated mitten hand and foot treatment with delightful, high quality aromatic  moisturizing elixirs.

15. A Reflexology foot massage is all you need for  balance and pressure point therapy.

16. Get a skin tightening anti-aging lift to your face.

All of the above and more  are a recipe for a fresh revitalized you. It ends this  Sunday.  Awesome values, fabulous array of  treatments and services. Simply the best.

PAMPERING  isn’t a bad word. Healthy skin and nurturing your body, mind and spirit is a necessity!  You only get one face and body in your lifetime…take care of it.

Don’t take your health for granted.

You know the saying ” No rest for the weary”…REST!  Book an appointment!

Spa week ends this Sunday~

Stay tuned for  MY  SPA trips from NYC, Florida… to LA! It’s  a beauty filled Spa Week~