The It Smoothie Shake

Here is a low calorie delight recipe I found from one of LA’s chef’s.Celebrities so LOVE this shake! You will too.

I am kinda addicted.

Blueberry Chocolate Antioxidant Shake

1/2 cup of blueberries

1 ripe banana

1 1/4 tablespoons of cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon goji berries

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons of agave nectar

small pinch of sea salt

1/3 cup of water

2 1/2 cups of ice

Blend all these beauty filled antioxidants and ingredients except ice until smooth. Add ice and re-blend approximately 15 seconds for a thick shake.I love this as a breakfast or snack treat!

I also LOVE to take this NEOCELL  blueberry beauty supplement daily…Read the bottle for it’s goodness for your SKIN,joints,eyes and so much more!

Get going and glowing,Gorgeous! #glowgetter  #neocellBlueberry HAliquid_016185-09665-3

 

Love me some WFM…Do you?

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As we skip happily into the month of February which signifies LOVE I am excited! It is one of my fav’ months of the year. And this year it is even better because I have been asked to guest speak at Whole Foods Market again…in sunny JACKSONVILLE.

Next week if you happen to live in Northeast Florida GET YOUR TICKET for fun and join me for a Girls Night Out Beauty Workshop.904-288-1100

Even if you don’t have a Valentine (or want one) YOU can be your own Valentine! Treat your body and face well and take care of yourself.

  • I’ll be sharing recipes for a few D.I.Y.’s for softer kissable lips treatments.
  • Whip up a massage oil for face or body.
  • I will show you makeup secrets to look and feeling sexier in seconds.
  • You’ll learn how to make some cute gift cards and how to create a A GIFT OF LOVE package for your sweetie.
  • Free sampling from NeoCell and Burts Bees
  • Door Prizes
  • Sip champagne and enjoy decadent treats while you make new friends.

ALL FOR A BEAUTIFUL CAUSE!

IF you don’t live here…I am sorry you can’t join us.

But you can still get your romantic on this month I will share a Countdown to Valentine’s day list of gift ideas! Come back for more.

Good Vibrations…good hydration!

NeoCell’s new Joint Bursts chews with Tumeric are all the rage!

If you’ve been on the go chasing  after your kids…neocell_joint_bursts_with_unwrapped_chew-01exercise,jog,aging and have daily aches and pains this is for you!

The Tropical Tang flavor makes it even better.A dietary supplement you might not be able to resist!  Type 2 Collagen for joint repair plus turmeric for inflammation. Soft chews are like candy!

The Move Matrix adds a natural pain relief formula, including boswellia.   Most people experience joint pain relief within minutes.This is in pill form and is another dietary aid to take for joints and more. Non- GMO & gluten free. Helps relieve pain.

www.neocell.com

Zim’s MAX- FREEZE patches with lidocaine and menthol they come in several sizes from medium to extra large to target areas like, the neck,back,arm,legs,knees.

www.zimsusa.com

LA STAR Greens

Is a celebrity loved plant based supplement. Simply take the packet and empty in a glass of water. Or mix with a smoothie of your choice. It i all the rage in gifting suites for Celebrity events and has a celebrity following. Let’s drink to beauty inside out.

See LA STAR Greens recipe on their site for a Malibu Morning Smoothie!

Vitamin C- immune system

B-12- Great to re-energize the body if you’re  tired and fatigued and boosts metabolism.

Iron-Aids the nervous system.

Organic,Superfood,Gluten-Free,Vegan Non GMO,raw

www.lastargreens.com

Got a beauty or lifestyle question for me? Email me.

Because you asked…MY Skin Care Rituals!

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The most common question I get asked is what are  MY daily skin rituals?

So, because so many of you have asked I decided to share it with you.

#1 I take care of my skin!

NO secret there. I never go to sleep with the end of the days makeup on. No matter how tired I am or how much champagne I  might have enjoyed at a beauty event or at a party that evening.I always remove my makeup and wash my face well.

My main goal is to have healthy looking clear (blemish free skin) skin and also want to be healthy from within!

I love to spray my face with rosewater during the day.I also set my makeup with it.

I don’t wear lots of foundation.I apply it where I need it. I am not fond of looking at a couple of  sunspots I got from sunbathing when I first moved to Florida.I like an even looking  complexion.

I am a “water girl”…I drink tons of it!!!

I drink bottled water and also enjoy drinking a special water called All Beauty Water. I rarely drink soda or other sweet drinks.

After I wake up I drink a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon.This is my go to!!!

My mother taught me this since I was a little girl.She drank this daily. Then I drink either coffee or aromatic jasmine tea. Sometimes depending how my day is going to be I drink  Italian coffee with a pot I bought in Italy I got addicted to it on trips to Italy.

I take Belle + Bella   Probiology  capsule probiotic daily.It really helps me to maintain healthy skin from within…the gut~

I also love to drink my collagen and wear it too with NeoCell‘s new collagen supplement in powder form and my standby Beauty Infusion powder skin supplements by NeoCell too. Just add them to water,sip and go! My skin LOVES it and it shows.

Since moving from NYC/NJ to sunny  Florida for my husband I have gotten smarter and learned to love adding a sunscreen to my beauty skin routine.After meeting countless women with weathered sun damaged skin,I simply had to.

I also learned a good pair of sunglasses “sunnies” are a healthy addition to my fashion/SKINcare wardrobe.”They protect your eyes as well as the skin around your eyes where squinting wrinkles form.

I love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I buy them almost on a daily basis.Fresh is BEST! They do wonders for your skin.I love to visit Asian market and stores and farmers markets or shop at Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s.

I love supporting small biz farmers vegetable and fruit stands when I travel too! This weekend I am going to enjoy steamed veggies,yummy salads with edible flowers,I’ll make some blueberry sangria and a bit of naughty.Not sure what that naughty will be.

When I want to eat candy I love Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville Florida or shop Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC or pop in the Sugar Factory in LV…but since  sweets age your skin faster I put myself on pause and eat a Beauty Burst by NeoCell.It is like candy for your skin. It has wonderful bonuses  for skin,nails and my hair and tastes like a StarBurst’s chewy candy.Taking vitamins never tasted or feels so good.

Since I LOVE natural I am going to make my skin a treat! I use this mask before I put on makeup. I vary using different fresh recipes I have created through the years.

An Oatmeal & Coconut Milk Face Mask

Try this recipe if you like to D.I.Y.face mask:

3 ounces of ground oats

1 1/2 ounces of coconut milk

Optional: Grind a small vanilla bean into the oats.It will smell amazing!

Mix dry with the wet ingredients and add a dash of fresh whole milk if it is not moist enough.

Apply to a clean face and leave on about 10-15 minutes.

The Beauty Benefits?

Great for all skin types including sensitive skin. It adds moisture to your complexion and gently exfoliates dry flaky skin too. I prefer to leave it on 10 minutes or so. Rinse mask off with  warm water and a washcloth. Add any one of the  moisturizer’s on my shelf and apply Young Eyes eye gel.

I also will slice some cold cucumbers and place one of each on my eye lids and rest my eyes. I truly think music is healting to the soul and calms the spirit.My fav’ is listening to the beautiful music of George Skaroulis “Sanctuary or David Young’s “Bliss”. If you don’t know their music you need to!

Hope you enjoyed a peek inside my skin care rituals.

I embrace my not so perfect lovely face. Do you?  What do you do?

*Due to your requests and inspired by the site Into The Gloss too. I hope you enjoyed the rituals I do.More on my skin rituals to come .

 

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!



Want to win? #winning

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It is that wonderful time again!

I am celebrating the month of LOVE in a big way with a LOVE YOURSELF Giveaway!

Like my last beauty giveaway I am going to pick one lucky winner at random. You know if you read my blog this is my go to brand for a healthier me.

If you want healthier and prettier looking skin,stronger nails,volumized healthy shiny hair…you are in luck. NeoCell has teamed up with me for this fabulous box of good for your health supplements,skincare and more.

The lucky winner will win $100.00 value NeoCell product giveaway…

YOU pick out what you want totally with the NeoCell health & beauty team.

Start clicking and let me know you want to win this on my blog and why?

Best of luck darlings or handsome!

(Offer ends February 14th at midnight)

Thank you to my followers and for reading my blog. xoxo

 

 

 

Got Dry Skin?

Stay tuned to The Chat on http://www.firstcoastnews.com on NBC12 and ABC25.

Just a click away on VIDEO clip!

Baby it is so COLD outside. Isn’t it?

Our weather wreaks havoc on our face,body and health. Let me share with you how to feel better in this weather and share a skin moisturizing D.I.Y. too!

  • Glow Matrix is a beauty supplement you take daily to keep moisture in your skin and wrinkles away. Collagen Matrix and Ceramides create a barrier to keep moisture in thus helping to hydrate your skin from within NOT just outside on your skin.Helps improve skin moisture and elasticity and reduced signs of aging in just 15 days! Topically you can use Hydra+ H.A. Serum for superior hydration.Paraben-Free advanced skin cell turnover and lubrication.www.neocell.com
  • ZIM’S Petroleum-free vapo rub is excellent to suppress an annoying cough due to drier weather and cold season and is used on your chest for coughs and colds. WARMS you up and makes you cough less and feel better.Hot tea,drinking water and eating chicken soup work alongside this too.
  • Moisturize your face,lips and body and hair too! Applying face hand and body lotion is a must!  You can use store bought brands or you can make it yourself! CeraVe moisturizing lotion or cream is filled with ceramides and hyaluronic acid and is recommended highly by dermatologists.It offers advanced skin care without a prescription. Also has NO fragrance and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Zim’s Crack Cream is an herbal skin cream for dry cracked skin. Made with aloe vera and arnica. Use on cuticles,elbows,knees and feet.
  • Have flyaway hairs and static?Try rubbing a dryer sheet in the palm of your hands and on direct on your hair recommends my hairdresser John Brent from Chocolate Blonde Salon.
  • OR you can make this D.I.Y. Recipe for making a Lavender Skin Smoothie:Whip up some organic coconut oil in a glass bowl. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil.Mix again. Place in a pretty jar and smooth up your dry skin and watch your skin drink it in. Recipe will last a few weeks in a tightly sealed jar.Great for the whole family! By the way if you do not like this essential try peppermint or rose or another.

I LOVE sharing recipes and new and old time beauty secrets with you. Enjoy!

Your Skin!

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I practice what I preach and try to do all the right things when it comes to my health and for healthy looking skin.Here is something I have been taking by the spoonful daily for months. I LOVE what it does and so does my husband.

Don’t worry when you see ACID it is not bad…nor harmful.Hyaluronic Acid ( I know it is a tongue twister) is something we are born with and over time depletes in us over time.

If it is so good I want to keep that good thing going! Don’t you?

NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid is a naturally delicious dietary supplement that replenishes the body’s HA supply. It is enhanced with the antioxidant power of Pomegranate and Green Tea, blueberry, and the absorption benefits of Ionic Minerals. This elixir uses Agave nectar as a low glycemic index sweetener.

As we age, the HA content in our bodies naturally decreases. One way this decrease manifests is from UV radiation (the SUN) which breaks down collagen fibers causing wrinkles and sagging skin.

NeoCell’s HA Benefits:*

  • Provides the most bio-available form of hyaluronic acid
  • Holds 1,000 times its weight in water for cushioning of joints
  • Assists in cell turnover in the skin
  • Powerful aid in skin hydration and wrinkle reduction
  • Lubricates the surface of the eye

Taking supplements can be a beautiful thing! DON’T sigh and complain about those new or old wrinkles ….

Do something,Darlings!

Bewitching Beauty Brew!

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN it makes me want to scream!!!

Today I am going to stir up a beauty filled bewitching brew.It isn’t just about the candy!!! Although I WANT CANDY TOO!
It’s about your skin and body. Here is a bewitching brew that’s healthy for your skin too!

Beauty Infusion by NeoCell is a refreshing collagen drink mix. formulated for a more radiant complexion and strong hair and nail growth. NeoCell it contains these super ingredients: NeoCell Collagen,Hyaluronic Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid,Vitamin C and Biotin all which do their part to make you more gorgeous and your skin hydrated and pretty.
I am NOT a sale representative just am passionate about the skin loving ingredients and beauty supplement products.
Today in my makeup studio and on TV the other day I showed this simple recipe.

Fill a pitcher with water and follow the serving suggestions on the bottle. Pour into the cauldron or punch bowl it will make a lovely looking orange drink. Serve in little witches cauldrons or orange shot glasses. So fun! Our clients can’t get enough of them.It also comes in Appletini and Cranberry besides the Tangerine Twist flavors.

A natural solution for youthful,radiant beauty that starts from the inside.
Say not to BOO-TOX and Hello to Beautiful healthier looking skin without injections or plastic surgery!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!