Pretty Pedi at Home!

Low on cash and want to refresh your feet and last months pedicure?

  • Soak your cares away with Epsom salt and Peppermint essential oil or fresh peppermint or mint leaves from your garden in a warm water foot bath. It is very soothing and cools the skin especially after a long hot day!
  • Soaking your feet for 15 minutes with Epsom salts also refreshes the soles and take down any swelling of the ankles and feet.
  • Clean well around your nails and toes with a nail brush,orange wood stick and file any rough nail edges.
  • When done apply a hydrating salve or lotion like Smith’s RoseBud Salve. It is fabulous for your feet,heels,cuticles,lips,brows and unwanted hair around your hairline. Celebrities and models love this product.
  • Skip the nail polish if you’d like or apply a fabulous color. It is fine to give your nails a vacay from polish.
  • Your feet and skin will look and feel amazing. photo flip flops
  • Have a sexy summer Ladies!Have a question or beauty dilemma…Ask ME …Noreen info@noreenyoung.com
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SUNBURN!

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This Memorial day holiday weekend I saw lot of LOBSTER looking girls,guys and unfortunately kids. Here are some quick skin fixes for sunburn.

Keep an aloe plant in your kitchen.It offers a quick and soothing rescue for your skin. I also like to fill a tray with aloe ver gel and freeze. Take an ice cube and warm in your hand a few seconds,roll gently on the skin where you have a burn or skin irritation.Or you can try Lily of the Desert aloe vera recovery gelly and apply. Both have anti-inflammatory  effects and sooth the skin too.Similasan Burn recovery is also another soothing choice. Found at Whole Foods market.

Alba Botanica Burn relief spray or try a cooling bath in oatmeal flakes. Aura Cacia has an awesome soothing chamomile and oats body soak.Relieves itching,burning feel and the not s pretty skin,peeling and flaking you get after a burn.

Take a cool water bath with fresh edible flowers…drink a glass of water with an edible flower too and enjoy a pretty looking bath too!

Hydrate your skin with cocoa butter,shea butter or any skin softening lotion or cream.

Cold cucumbers grated  and applied in cheesecloth on your face or eye slices are a refreshing and cool skin and eye treat. Did you know your eyes can get sunburned too?

*Stay away from …salt,nut or sugar scrubs at this time.They are too harsh for your red raw skin.

Doctors recommend taking an over the counter pain reliever such as Ibuprophen or Naproxen for pain relief and inflammation.

Taking a vitamin E supplement is a good idea too.Helps to heal skin faster too.

Coconut water is a way you can hydrate from within.Your skin and body are thirsty and dehydrated from the outdoors and the hot sun.

Hope these ideas help you and come to your rescue.

My Skinny Water Recipe

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Get Bikini ready or to wear less clothes with this cool water cocktail! I love-making this refreshing treat. So, I thought I’d share this recipe with you to enjoy for the long weekend.

It is also time to stay even more hydrated and this is one of my beauty secrets with a healthy twist. Say Bye Bye to sodas and sugary coffee drinks. Give your body what it needs. Water!

Here is what you’ll need:

1 bunch of fresh mint

1 fresh orange

1 fresh lime

1 fresh grapefruit

1 pitcher of drinking water

*ice is optional

Mint is refreshing and helps and tastes even better when you are tired or stressed out.Grapefruits are popular for their fat burning properties.Limes help remove toxins,are great for the skin and aid in losing weight. Oranges are filled with vitamin C and helps to keep you healthier.

Slice up 4 mint leaves of the above except for the mint leaves.Shred a few of the leaves and keep a few whole. Place all of these in the pitcher of fresh water. Let it rest over night or if you’d like to enjoy it today place pitcher on the kitchen counter at room temperature for at least 4-6 hours allowing the water and the fruits to infuse together.

Serve cold and ENJOY the beauty and detoxifying benefits! It is not just for helping you get your body summer ready. It is delicious and refreshing as a drink for you and the entire family or your guests at a barbecue.

I like to rim the glasses in agave nectar or a dash of honey.Or you can skip this touch of sweetness twist.

I so enjoy shopping my little garden (this is a photo of my mint plant) #shoppinglocal and visiting farmers markets.

I also buy supplies at Whole Foods.They are on the same quest I am on and I love supporting them.Let me know how you enjoy this recipe. Have a fabulous relaxing weekend!

Learn to love water…it will love to back.

Friday Night Beauty Tip!

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My doctor said I should increase my fish intake by adding more salmon and other fish too.I am cooking up a storm with more salmon,enjoying more fresh sushi and other fatty acid foods but also want to back that up.

I came across this product by NeoCell and as usual had to share it with you.

Fish collagen +HA is a revolutionary youth and beauty enhancing complex that works on the DEEP,structural layer of the skin,called the dermis,to increase the strength,elasticity and hydration.levels of the skin.

Collagen Type 1 provides the vital building blocks needed for increasing the mechanical strength of the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the dermis,which promotes elasticity for wrinkle prevention. These nutrients ALL work together in the dermal layer to keep your skin looking younger. NOW, my husband is hooked too.

NeoCell my go to for supplements to look gorgeous and feel good too!

MY skin loves this! My mirror tells me so.

Celebrities…the junk and the beautiful things they do for Beauty!

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From the Bloody Dracula facial treatments Kim K did to caviar facials celebrities are doing so many different things to look younger and feel their best. Allow me to KISS & and tell you what YOU can do to look your best…just like the celebrities do but without all the crazy stuff.

How Does J Lo get her glow?
ROSE DAY CREAM by Dr. Hauschka (found at Whole Foods Market)

Other Celebrities and Hollywood A-Listers credit gorgeous skin to GlamGlowMud face mask with volcanic rock,French sea clay,green tea leaf,cucumber, and other gorgeous skin refining ingredients.They call this cleansing,tingling and tightening face mask it a 10 minute “facial in a jar” you can do at home.

They also have a new face mask called ThirstyMud HYDRATING MASK.Ingredients include:Hyaluronic acid,honey,coconut,ginger and more.I love the way this smells and feels! Both masks will leave you LOOKING GLAM-tastic!

What are celebrities eating or drinking to look and feel good?
Watching what they eat a balance of good and a bit of a treat.

Recipe for Glowing Skin

Celebrities LOVE their healthy green drinks! Here is one for glowing skin.
Beauty from the inside out!

What you will need:

1/2 Bunch of fresh kale
1 large cucumber
1 ripe pear
1/4 bunch of parsley
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 slice of ginger

What do celebrities use to brighten their smile?

Dental office in house whitening procedures
Supersmile Toothpaste
Supersmile Whitening System (for at home use)

*On a natural note…slices of strawberries layered on top of their teeth with the inside flesh towards your teeth.Strawberries whiten the teeth.
Violife is my go to sonic toothbrush that I use to brush with my Supersmile toothpaste.

What BEAUTY products and treatments are they using to keep them looking good and YOUNG?

Non-Toxic nail lacquers Julep
Damone Roberts Pink-A- Boo Highlighter pencil
Clarisonic
Organic Facials
LightStim LED Light Therapy in spa or at home with the consumer size.

I am using and recommend these products and treatments too. To me it isn’t about looking younger or a surgical face lift.
It is about looking and feeling your absolute best! Get shopping if you want to look like a Hollywood Celebrity or A-Lister.

To see a video clip go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com for more.
Click on The Chat TV talk show.

COOL Summertime Strawberry Soup & more!

strawberry-photo1-mMy Polish side of the family has some delightful recipes this soup is one of them. It is so refreshing in the summertime and while strawberries are in season especially.

What makes it special are these ingredients: (and the Polish FAMILY memories)

1 lb fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
2 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt
*whipped cream
*fresh mint leaves

Clean and hull strawberries and place in a blender,combine the rest of the ingredients except whipped cream and mint.Blend until smooth.
CHILL for a few hours or overnight.Serve in pretty bowls and top with dollop of whip cream and garnish with a few mint leaves.

Yummy,creamy and dreamy taste of a recipe from Poland.My mom would be proud I still keep close in my heart and continue these traditions.

Do you have a YUMMY or unique recipe you’d like to share with me?
I’d LOVE to hear from you!

*Yummy photo from the website Cool Photo Projects.

While strawberries are still in season,you might also want to enjoy my recipe for a Refreshing Strawberry Face MASK for your skin.

Here’s what you’ll need:

8 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of local honey

Mash the strawberries with a spoon and add in the honey. This will make a fruity honey filled face mask. The strawberries contain Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin gently in a natural way.
If your skin is looking dull,tired,sun damaged or prone to a blemish you will LOVE what this mask does for your skin.

Leave on your face for at least fifteen minutes and rinse with luke warm water and a wash cloth.Follow with your moisturizer and eye gel.
They say that Hollywood Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones use strawberries in their beauty rituals.
This fresh mask will last up to a week in an airtight container. I prefer to store in glass NOT plastic container.

*As I have mentioned before always do a spot test on the side of your cheek or neck to see if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. If you know you are do not use this recipe.

Get cooking and enjoy these two delicious delights one for your body and one for your face. YUM!

Garlic Nail Polish!

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This is a recipe I showed on TV last week on http://www.news4jax.com
Thanks for asking for me to POST the actual recipe FOR YOU to whip up in your kitchen!!!

My clients and celebrity clients are always telling me about their nails getting brittle,peeling or they break fast. Frustrating I know it even happens to me sometimes.

Here is my recipe for stronger healthier looking nails on the natural side and cheap!

What you will need is:

1 bottle of $1.00 Store clear nail polish
1 fresh clove of garlic

Peel & chop the garlic in approximately six mini chunks like pieces. Place inside the nail polish. You may want to pour a little of the nail polish in the garbage so the chunks will not make it over flow. If it does not overflow, that is fine too.

Shake the bottle and leave in dry, cool place for about six days or so. Nine days is fine.
The nail techs say it really works and is cheaper than a store bought brand and a natural fix too.

Neither YOU nor your nails will smell like garlic and it is cheap and eco-chic to use.

I have it on right now…Give it a whirl!
Great for guys too!

I can’t leave my house without lipstick and this!

gum_12pkWant kisses that go on all Friday night? I am addicted to this! WHITENS your teeth,healthier looking gums and fresh breath. Created by a dentist… of course!

For a super smile…you need SUPERSMILE! GUM!

My beauty recipe for kissable breath and whiter teeth!I can’t leave my house without lipstick and this!

Take a wok on the wild side,beauty and more!

NB8J0361It is the year of the snake and our lunar year celebration is now in full swing. We were cleaning up,dumpling making and getting all dolled up for a brand new LUNAR YEAR! Yes,I get to celebrate both new year celebrations.Lucky me!
We are decorating in red and have our jade on…families are celebrating all over the globe!

I’d like to share a few things with you! My FUN take on Chinese customs.Rice powder is a beauty custom that is centuries old. It looks like a white square brownie but don’t try and eat it….just wear it. It tones down shine,makes your makeup last longer and gives you a matte finish.It is also great for guys too!

Drinking HOT not cold Asian Tea is good for your health.It balances out your digestive tract and cleans out the grease from foods according to my herbalist in Chinatown. Drinking it cold does not do the same.

Pearl cream is an ANCIENT Chinese secret that Asian women use for anit-aging.It softens the skin and makes hyper-pigmentation lighten over time.I USE and love it too.Smells dreamy and is opaque and creamy.

I try and use chopsticks on a daily basis…it helps me control my weight cause I eat less! And using them is a lot of fun!

Veggies are a staple in Asian cooking…and in looking good. FRESH is best and Asian women shop for them daily not weekly. Stir some up and stir fry for your health. Go ahead take a wok on the wild side. You don’t have to be Chinese to do it.

Want prettier skin? Give your face a jasmine rice face mask. Stay tuned for the recipe and MORE! Gotta celebrate Chinese New year some more with dinner for two with my sweetie.