What’s in my handbag you ask?

photoBusiness got in the way yesterday so I am posting this today. Many of you are curious what is in my handbag? So since this week we celebrated National Handbag Day… I decided it was the perfect time to share away.

First of all, I am not necessarily attracted to designer handbags. I purchase handbags like I do bling.I buy what calls out to me on the store shelf. I especially love buying things in my travels so I have a great memory attached to that bag. I used to buy souvenirs like coffee  mugs and tea towels but I stopped that long ago.

So as you can see by the photo in my blog I HAD to own this unique handbag. Isn’t it darling? No, I did not pay a fortune but would have and it does not hold a lot of things but I do love,love, love THIS shoulder strap bag. Don’t you?

Here is what is my handbag:

A mini hairbrush by WET BRUSH…my hair tangles fast and I love this brush.

A mini packet of NeoCell BEAUTY supplements they vary from time to time but this week it is Derma Matrix. I add it to a bottle of water or sprinkle on my food for pretty healthier hydrated skin.

Six assorted shade lipsticks. Cause I never know what mood I am in during a day.

BLACK gel eyeliner pencil. (Never want to be without it )

A pack of Asian powder papers to blot oil and powder my nose at one time.

My wallet with red lips by Betsy Johnson.

My change purse with lips all over it.

A Sharpie Marker in black and in red.

A mini legal pad.

A picture of my TWIN brother and my husband.

A mini pill box filled with aspirin,vitamins C and more.

A package of spearmint gum.

A tiny tin container of Altoids. ( Gotta be KISSABLE)

A business card holder filled with my cards.

To Do List…which changes and gets updated daily

A mini bottle of water if it will fit.

Fun Fact:

I clean out my purse at least once a week. I hate a MESSY inside handbag.

What’s in your bag?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When in doubt…throw it out Darlings!

BLOG Thorw it Out 1-2017.JPGAs the new year rings in… and things have calmed a bit think about your beauty and skin care products not just eating better and losing weight!

And now is the hard part. Smell them, shake them and see which you may have to part with.Yes, actually throw out and start fresh! Bad beauty isn’t very pretty and surely not healthy.

As a professional makeup artist I see ALL kinds of cosmetic bags.But some of my clients collections of makeup and their makeup bags frighten me!

  • Her bottle of foundation has turned green along with the beige hue.
  • Another clients  lipsticks had a horrific scent and didn’t glide on like silk.
  • Their eyeliners are so chopped up and the wood base is ready to rip out her cornea anytime.I know this was from not sharpening with the correct pencil sharpener.
  • Another clients nail polishes are turning yellow and green…it makes me want to scream!
  • The blush has such an oil build up on it I could fry french fries on the powder blush from her facial oil.
  • The skin care smells rancid and her sunscreen shakes very watery as it has lost its magic.

The truth is you can’t keep skincare,makeup,nail polish and more forever!!!

I know you love that fave’ shade they discontinued years ago but you’ve got to say goodbye to it. For the sake of your complexion and your health…this is a must.So, now with the  weekend here…perhaps you have some time my dear to play a game I call Let’s Throw It Out!

Restart your beauty game or your face and health won’t look the same.

DO YOU LOVE all things LIPSTICK and more?

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I do too! I just discovered something awesome I had to share with you.

If you want to give another UNIQUE gift for St. VALENTINE’S day…Why not give your wife,daughter,sister,beauty junkie or BFF a subscription to LIP MONTHLY….  Delivered to her door!

Give the gift of love and lips!

http://www.lipmonthly.com

UNIQUE Valentine’s Day gift ideas

car lashes_bmwOn TV today I am featuring a few FUN and unique ways to say I LOVE YOU!

Whether you have a sweetie or not or buying for your family or BFF…it is so much FUN to show how you feel.

NOT ALL GIFTS need to be expensive! Some of the best gifts come from the HEART!
Or hand-made or home-made.Bake him his favourite bread or meal. Or if you’re a busy working woman like I am or man and simply don’t have the time…here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing or to shop and do!Don’t stress.

I know a lot of men who LOVE Dunkin Donuts.They also love DD coffee and now the new hot chocolate and other drinks.Serving Breakfast in Bed or Midnight snack in bed on a tray can be exciting and simple fun! You can also create an I LOVE YOU bag or basket with his FAVE DD treats.
Add a note that says “I love you a latte” or other words you whip up makes it even more special and romantic too! What’s not to love about a really good coffee or hot chocolate and HEART shaped donuts to die for!Of course the ladies will love this idea too.

If the gal on your list LOVES makeup and can’t go anywhere without her lipstick…think of shopping for FUN lipsticks like lip stains or BOLD pigmented lipsticks that shout volumes.They also have a new formula lipstick by NYX are called Lip Butters. They melt on your lips and are so buttery smooth. Lip liners can say I love you for you too!
Go to your nearest local boutique,makeup studio or big box retailer and fill a lip bag from the dollar store with all things LIPS and lip,heart shaped and lipstick tube fashion accessories.Add a card and your gift is ready to give!She will be up to her lips with happiness.

If the lady or teen on your list loves LASHES and the one desert island beauty product she must have is her mascara…Why not get her some lashes for her car. She can bat her lashes for months with this new car bling sensation.Invented by a gentlemen with his supportive wife by his sound Robert & Dottie Small they created and founded a GREAT quality design that is sweeping the nation. You gotta see these lashes on my car to believe. So stinking CUTE! NOT just for teens the big girl in your life will swoon to the moon! They come in black,diamond lined and NOW HOT PINK carlashes.They even have a bling crystal eyeliner that sparkles in the sunlight.For more information check out:http://www.CarLashes.com A Turbo Style Products,LLC production.

If the teen in your house is wearing you out with a crush on makeup….A beauty filled makeup gift can be to buy her a monthly membership to IPSY the fun beauty club started by Michelle Phan YouTube video BEAUTY guru. Each month a fabulous kit gets shipped to her door to play with. The brands in each monthly bag are AMAZING and quality products from top brand names to new beauties on the block.

LOVE is in the air and its that time of year.Don’t go broke with your purchases.
Save some money and get creative.

Happy Valentine’s day everyone!To see my TV segment go to http://www.wjxt.com click on video for The Morning Show. We will post the link later this morning for you to enjoy!

It’s Black MAGIC!

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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.

Love Mother Earth…one sweet step at a time!

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Today on WJXT-4 The Morning Show I did a money saving earth loving beauty segment.
Here are some eco chic tips for your beauty or lifestyle routine.

Wanna make new lipsticks out of old or your fav’ discontinued lipsticks? You’ll need Lipstix Remix a neat and easy kit that allows you to D.I.Y.. This easy and did I say FUN kit makes 4 new lipsticks with a scoop,microwave,pour and freeze.My clients from 8 to 80 years young are stirring it up!

Rooms in your home smell bad? SMOKE? FOOD? PETS? Pour some baking soda in a large baggie. Sprinkle a few drops of your fav’ essential oil and leave closed over night. Pour in a pretty bowl and place in a room in your house. The baking soda will suck up the stinky smell and you’ll love the scent of your room.

Left over water in a water bottle that you don’t want to drink anymore? DON’T water the pavement water a plant. Outside your house,inside your house or in the city you are in.FEEL good about not wasting water!

Want to learn more?
Visit and see my video footage at http://www.wjxt.com type in my name Noreen Young in tool bar search.

Happy Earth day guys and dolls! What are you doing to make the world a little prettier?

Oh so November THANKFUL for lipstick!

They make my lips and me HAPPY! 

On any given day you can peek into my handbag and you will find up to eight lipsticks and glosses combined. Some for color some for conditioning. Whoever invented them years ago needs a big juicy  kiss~

Color me! Gloss me! Tint me! Soothe me! Nourish me! Paint me! Exfoliate me! Shine me!

I am so very thankful for LUSCIOUS  lipsticks,glosses and balms! 

They protect my pout, add color to my complexion, protect me from skin cancer of the lips! And wearing them make me more KISSABLE!

They make me go from plain to… just plain sexy

Do you love lipsticks like I do? SHARE with me. Talk to me!