Vegas Baby!

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It is that time of  year and I am so excited to guest speak again at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show in beautiful Las Vegas! It is not only a fun city it is home to so many of my fav’ foodie spots!

I will be working,exploring and shopping the show floor for the latest and greatest in beauty and skin! I love this show! It is THE BEST!

I also can’t wait to go to the strip and partake in some eye candy as these casinos offer so much. While I do not gamble I do love everything else!

It is going to be 117 average temperature and while they call it a dry heat. I call it HOT AS HELL heat just like Florida.I still sweat!

I might even take in one of the hot spas if I have time as these spots are so divine! So, I will be bringing you the best in beauty from one who craves all things beauty and who is a foodie.

I will miss my husband but so look forward to sharing with you my travel and fun finds!

 

 

 

 

On the Go again!

Never a dull moment. How’s life with you?

Starting to pack my makeup bags and luggage. I am so ready to work and rock  New York City too. As much as I travel for work and play…packing is always a challenge when I have to fly for my work.Between the beauty supplies needed as a working make-up artist. So many rules too much beauty and clothes! I want to take every lipstick and walk in closet with me!

Other than working which is my fave’ thing to! I look forward to taking it all in…the city that is and the many things it does for my spirit and soul.I miss living up north.

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Found this artist on Instagram who drew this playful illustration of me and my LOVE for makeup and all things LIPS!

I am wild about this shade …it is like a violet with a touch of pink ! Do you like this hue? 

I am hoping to find clothes and accessories in this hue! May even create a lipstick in that shade for my cosmetic line too.

SPRING is calling me!

Stay tuned …I can’t wait to share my beauty,travel and food adventures from my trip with you!

 

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Do you have issues with…Blush?

Think pink Kabuki travel bukiMaybe it is the shape of your brush?

The biggest beauty mistake women seem to make is using way too much blush! They simply don’t know what is the correct brush or use a heavy hand with that brush!

Here is my guide to show you how to apply it the right way and how to select the perfect brush for your blush.

Basic Blush Brush-this is a standard shape brush with a medium to long handle. If you bought it on the run and at a non-fancy big box or dollar store it is NOT going to give you a beautiful blush look.

Angle Brush-This brush helps to apply blush to create a contoured slimming the face effect with your blush. if you can bowl your face down an alley this brush is for you.Unless of course you like a more round face.

Blush/ Bronzing Blush Brush-This flat top beauty is usually perfect for applying bronzer or a kiss of blush color

Fan Brush-This helps to apply the precise kiss of color.Not too much not too soft. I highly recommend this brush for blush.

4 in 1 Blush- This brush is a multi-tasker for blush and other sections of the face too. It is must have in your brush wardrobe! 

And if you get a brush inside the blush compact…Do yourself a favor and throw it out !!!

OR in a pinch  use it as an eye shadow or  highlighter brush. Just remember the shape is off and the quality is not the best.

FYI

The brush pictured is a travel brush for POWDER but I often see ladies in powder rooms using it for blush. Of course the blush looks over done and a hot mess!

I love this brush but only use it for what it is intended for…loose or pressed powder!

 

I LOVE to Create all things Beauty!

As some of you know I love and am so attracted to all things Asian beauty namely China and Japan. And I continue to embrace all the K-Beauty  products that have come to the US. It is so much fun exploring the NEW and the tried & true! Yet I think I have only begun to tap the surface of this other world of beauty finds.I want to learn and test drive even more!

Through the years I created kits filled with beauty products from China but my other love is creating beauty products inspired by the Orient.It is so satisfying to my beauty spirit to create. From choosing the formulas,what they can do and I get to name the products too! Our clients love them too.

Last year I introduced a beauty box filled with products called Lucky Cookie…it is filled with beauty I curated from China,Korea,Japan and more.My signature chopsticks and fortune cookie included.You’re a Lucky Cookie if you own this box is how I look at it!!!

Recently I curated a kit of products that I named the Bento Box of Beauty. It is an actual Bento FOOD tray FILLED with beauty and bath products. Happy to say …We sold out over Valentine’s day!

The best part you get to enjoy it all and not throw the packaging out.

If you are a foodie, a beauty junkie and or appreciate the flawless beauty of a China doll complexion…you will fall in love with this Bento Box!

Tell me what you think of this fun box of K and other Asian beauty?  I love eating from these unique compartments but I think I like it even more when it is filled with ALL things beauty and fun! Bento Box of Beauty 1 -2017.JPG

 

 

 

A Makeup artist’s …MUST HAVE!

On movie sets,TV shows we love,photo shoots in Hollywood, New York and Las Vegas… there is a big beauty buzz on this invention.Created by a woman and a PROfessional Makeup Artist!

While I never practiced using my hand as a makeup application pallette many women and men in the industry do.I am featuring these on my beauty and lifestyle segment today on a daytime TV show I do called The Chat seen on NBC12 in sunny Florida!

I want to bring attention to this brand as I really think it makes a lot of sense and is much needed. I don’t want somebody to make up my face with their lunch, body heat and more coming out of their pores. I know you know what I mean.Think about it. It is so much ore sanitary to use this Hygienic hand pallette skin shield by Hygeniskin.Latex free. It is essential. Effortless clean up and healthier for you and your clients health too.

The most amazing part of this brand is beside the invention itself is the woman behind the brand.Unfortunately she is no longer with us.She died of cancer but her husband is carrying on her brand and legacy.I want to help George keep it going and alive too !

As seen in the TREND REPORT by American Spa magazine as one of the hottest brands for 2017.

So, if you are  a makeup artist,studying to be one or simply care about being more sanitary when doing your makeup….you need this product in your life!

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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.

Beauty Night Out

If you happen to live in the area…

Please join me in Jacksonville,Florida at Whole Foods Market.I smell lots of fun and an evening getaway with your BFF!NoreenYoung Event

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Jorge CruiseFlowers and candy are nice but give mom or glamMOM a bit  more thought this year with my fun and unique gift ideas. You might even want to give one to yourself.

Give the gift of luxury:

Serve her coffee or tea with a treat in bed!
Then give her designer Jennifer Adams fabulous throws.This oh so soft throw feels and looks amazing allowing her to wrap her body in a bit of luxury.
Jennifer Adams also has a line of gorgeous scented candles that smell divine. Ihave fallen in love with this wax candle collection.The scnet they named Ivy & lillies” is fabulous.
www.jenniferadams.com or fine stores near you.

Add a luxurious H2O + Spa Milk Collection with milk proteins,soothing botanicals and more and add a Replenishing Beauty Gelle  by NeoCell and a Serenity eye mask and she’s all set. She’ll wake up rested and feeling beautiful.

Who doesn’t love the gift of beauty?
TemputAIR Makeup that you spray on! Airbrush makeup is all the rage.

If she is a beauty junkie and loves to use what the makeup artist’s and celebrities use …this brand is it!
www.temptu.com

Give her a Beauty to Go ala Hollywood style for touch ups and for travel. She can fill it with her fave products and enjoy the fabulous kit with mirror.

Available at http://www.NoreenYoung.com (my studio)

For The Foodie

Or how about a cook book called Tiny and FULL from a New York Times best seller Jorge Cruise. 50 Yummy and healthy recipes!

A Madeleine Kit
by Mastrad Paris for the woman or mom on the go who likes to whip up special things for her family and when entertaining friends.Gourmet made at home.OOH LA LA!

An easy popcorn maker
by Mastrad Paris
Makes healthy popcorn without the bag in minutes in your microwave. 
Available at fine kitchen depts. and retailers

I hope you enjoyed this guide and these tips.
All you have to do is buy them,put a bow on them and give!

To see me feature these on air visit http://www.firstcoastnews.com for video footage from the show.

If you’re low on time and haven’t got a dime…send her a LOVE letter!

OR make a greeting card from scratch. I’ve done both and they are easy to do and show your love for mom,your wife or grandma too.

It is all about the little things,darlings!



Manscaping…your man!

Let’s hear it for the BOYS!
Men want to look good too so here are some awesome ideas for manscaping your man and products to turn him on to!
Cole Skin care for MEN founded by skin care expert and professional makeup artist Cole Patterson. 
Used by Usher yes, you heard it right (that awesome singer) and other Hollywood hunk notables in Hollywood and beyond.

A few Basic Steps are needed:
Konjac Sponge 100% Natural plant fiber to wash the skin and is biodegradable used with your fav’ face wash or soap.

Cleansing Facial Pads or Foaming Facial wash by Skincare for.It does a clean sweep, tones the skin and remove traces of dirt,oil and pollution.

Protect & Moisturize the Skin with Moisture Balm
http://www.coleskincareformen.com
Lips SuperSmile lip treatment stick in Vanilla Almond

Did you know men get cancer of the lips and women don’t typically because we wear lipstick or lip balm. Treat him to a lip conditioner. It also will give him more kissable lips.
http://www.supersmile.com
Eye gel or cream to soften tissue and lessen the look of lines.

Easy as 1,2,3… just a few ,minutes a day morning and night.

Once a week:
Use a Bentonite clay mask it is a good choice for oily or combination skin and cheap.
Or FarmHouse Fresh creamy Avocado mask for normal to dry skin.

In a pinch a FRESH avocado will do. Slice,take out the pit and mash. Apply to clean dry face. Stay away from eyelids.Leave on face 10 minutes. Rinse and moisturize as usual. Face will feel amazing and skin look hydrated and feel softer.

  • This is the Trent the social media and tech guy at First Coast News he is my model on TV today…I can’t wait to show him what’s new and trending in beauty for MEN. Guys want to look good too!
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Bat Those Lashes…Sexy!

…I can’t wait to paint the town with these!!!SCOTT BARNES LASHES

If you like the look of JLO and the way her skin shimmers and her lashes.!

Scott Barnes should be your go to for his lashes and his product called BODY BLING!

He is handsome,talented and a wonderful celebrity makeup artist.Wish you could meet him.

Get ready for spreading some LOVE and do lots of lash batting and kissing.