De-tubing your luscious Lipsticks!

LIP MOTEL

I think some people call it depotting I call it de-tubing as we are taking remains from a lipstick tube and placing them into a container like a plastic pill box  (We makeup artists have done this for a long time and it was our beauty secret on set) But as the beauty world continues to grow and explode we now have all kinds of containers to place them in like the one above!

Why do you want to detube? Well if your fav’ lipstick is:

  • Discontinued and you want to savour the last lipstick drop?
  • Melted
  • Broke
  • Got smooshed in the cap because you forgot to roll it down all the way before capping.

 

12 spaces hold your discontinued,tired,oldie but goodie,melted and broken  lipsticks. Or you can actually scoop out a brand new lipstick into an empty container like this.

Step.1 Buy a container or pill pack

Step 2. Get a mini cocktail knife,mini spatula or artists palette ready and at hand.

Step 3.Line up the lipsticks you want to fill the kit with

Step 4. Wash your hands with soap and warm water or put plastic gloves on.It can get messy and you want to keep it clean and sanitary too.

Step 5.Scoop out or cut slices of your lipstick into the empty container or pill box.

Step 6. Press and pat down with your fingers or spatula each color filled space you fill.

Step 7. Place a piece of saran wrap on top and pat down some more on the saran wrap.

Step 8. Optional:Take a cheap blow dryer (not high watt) and blow across the top of the kit moving quickly and across once.This sets your lipsticks in the Lip Motel.

Remember…you don’t have to fill them all at once. A few at a time is fine.

You are all set and ready to mix and match the hues with your lip brush.The best and most fun part?

You can make NEW lipstick shades out of all these bits and pieces.

Optional Tip:

I like to FREEZE my kit in the freezer for approximately 1/2 hour or more if you’d like. Doing this will firm the lipsticks up and harden them up a bit.

*HAPPY to say my Lip Motel was featured in Jacksonville magazine July issue!

 

 

Green is the new black

Sometimes you have to go to the basics and as I continue down the path of eating more clean,care even more about what I put on my face and BODY and love Mother Earth by recycling as much as I can.

I wanted a reminder to women that going green is beautiful. So, I am about to come out with a green lipstick hue to remind them.This fun hue stains the lips and puts you in a good mood too.

Whatever your emotion is…it will tell a story of your mood from deep pinkish rose to soft violet. Counting down to Earth day I think this lipstick is a perfect fit. GREEN LIPS photo 3-2017.JPGTake a walk on the green side. If you liked the mood ring …this is your thing!

#recycle  #re-purpose   #reuse

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

 

 

 

The gift of …The Perfect Red Lipstick!

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Last night I attended my first Christmas party of the season with my husband for his business. Over cocktails I quickly discovered women who loved my lips and wanted to know how can they too create the perfect red lip!

I thought you’d like to know this too.So here you go!

The Perfect Tips for Red Luscious Lips!

  • You must start fresh with clean hydrated lips.
  • Apply my  Kissy Lips lip exfoliating Treatment or make a mixture of brown sugar and honey for your lips.
  • Apply my Perfect day Lipstick base
  • Optional:Add  a coat of  China Doll lipstain next to make the color last even longer.It will stain the lips with a rosy stain and make the red hue cling better too.
  • Apply red lip liner or an invisible lip liner that is transparent yet locks color within the lip line.
  • Apply a luscious red lipstick or a red liquid lipstick (they are all the rage).
  • Blot your lips with a fresh tissue or blotting paper.(not powdered just plain)
  • Apply a second coat if you wish to make your pout look bolder.
  • DON’T rub your lips together. Little old ladies do that!

*To make this look even sexier like the makeup artists do in a VICTORIA SECRET runway shows or magazine shoot.Add a dash of a silver or gold lipstick Next add a super shiny gloss in the center of the lips for a sexy highlighted glow. A shimmery way to glow and make the lips look fuller!

You are ready to…Paint the town red,Gorgeous!

A red lipstick & gloss make the perfect gift for your bestie or family member!  Not all gifts need to be costly and over the top. Fill them in Christmas stocking and put a bow on it and give. At this time of year…everyone seems to pull out their best red lipstick,shoes, purse or dress. Make the lips the center of attention.

 

Want a little magic in your life?

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Happy to announce the launch of my new lipstick!

Intriguing,beautiful,bodacious blackish lipstain.

I know I typically feature other brands but I simply had to share this with you and brag about it too!

We recently launched an awesome lippie! It looks like the sky at midnight in the tube but once it kisses your lips it is a magical mystical hue.Apply day or night either way it is going o feel so right.Especially at midnight.

Beauty with benefits:

Shea butter moisturizes,vitamins like vitamin E and luscious aloe vera conditions and soothes the lips with love too!

A kiss you can’t resist and neither will he! 

Warning:People will stop you and ask you about it when applying it at a cafe or in the powder room. Or the mouth will simply drop open and stare.A real conversation starter.

Browse:

http://www.noreenyoung.com

 

 

TEA For a Beautiful Cause…Ladies of Jacksonville,Florida!

MAY 17 ...tea1 I truly LOVE the way it feels when I donate my time and bodacious giveaways for a great cause. Don’t you love that GIVING feeling too? Doing good feels awesome.This event is not exception.I hope you will join me and some like minded business owners like me. As you know I am crazy for food trucks! So, a fashion truck really kicks it up a notch. My fave local fashion truck is called Belle of the Blvd!  I have found some amazing on the cheap chic treats to add to my wardrobe… Alongside my pricey wardrobe. And the truck is PINK! You know how much I love pink by now. The fashionable yummy TEA is hosted by Flaire Celebrations an event and gift shop. There will be other vendors with other fun services. EventBrite is where you will buy your tickets. They are going fast.So, please think about joining us and get your ticket for food,a fashion show and fun!!!

Eventbrite:

UNIQUE Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Today I featured on my beauty & lifesylte report on The Chat TV show some awesome GIFT IDEAS for Mom. If you happen to live local you’ll love these but if you don’t live in sunny Florida you will love some too.

http://www.bagettes.com is a company that customizes cosmetic cases and fashionable wristlets too.Just send them a photo and they can create magic for you. Save those photographic memories and put them to use.

http://www.sweetpetes.com is a candy land of delicious FUN.it is located in downtown Jacksonville where you can shop three floors of fabulous~ OR you can order a gift basket! They ship candy and more to your door.

Candy Apple Cafe is a sight to see and when you dine with them you will find what I mean. Filled with chic and colorful decor and oh so much more.They are worth the just the trip visiting Jacksonville, Florida. I love HAPPY HOUR…the punch is amazing and the candied bacon I just want to lay in.It rocks this city. BRUNCH is the perfect gift any day or for Mother’s day.

http://www.noreenyoung.com or Noreen Young Makeup Studio creates one of a kind sexy for your lips kisses!You can buy a gift certificate or book an appointment at the cozy and charming beauty cottage. You pick the color you want it to be,a flavor,sunscreen or not,lip plumper added and a yummy flavor.

CHI for ALL you hair styling needs by FAROUK Hair Systems is THE go to for hair beauty. I love the new hair rollers.

FILL a gift basket with mom’s fave’s. Check out her bathroom cabinet or vanity. What does she LOVE or use or better yet what does she WISH for? Hair La Vie,OPI,Osmosis,FarmHouse Freshgoods,Chocolate Blonde Salon hair elixir… and more.

Use wrap cellophane,add some pretty ribbon! Oh and don’t buy a greeting card. D.I.Y. it is way more meaningful and fun.

Whatever it is treat her to something awesome! Wish my mom were still HERE! I’d smother er in kisses and hugs!

To watch my segment on TV go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on the left on the words…THE CHAT and look for my name. You can see these gorgeous ideas AND smile too!photo THE CHAT 4-29-2015

All About Those Beautiful Eyes

photo BBEAMBack from a guest speaking trip and now on TV.
Love sharing new finds in beauty and skin with thee!

My Top Must Haves List for More Beautiful Eyes

Salmon colored concealer is your go to for dark tired looking eyes.

Navy,teal,purple and eggplant mascara shades rock! The darker the mascara the smaller your eyes will appear.Open up those eyes and add a colored one to your world.

Get Naked…is a trend that is not going away. Shop on and find what makes you want to get naked and paint your eyes and pout away.

What’s trending in mascara are Cherry Blooms from Australia Eyelash Extensions you BRUSH ON!
For sky high longer looking lashes…time to check them out!

Do you have problems seeing when you apply eyeliner,tweeze your brows,applying lip liner or putting eyeshadow on your eyes?

Beauty Beam is the latest and greatest BEAUTY TOOL invention you simply must own!This mini beauty beam lights up the area you are going to work on and allows you to see everything you need to look gorgeous!
You’ll want to kiss the inventor.

To watch my segment on TV got to wwww.firstcoastnews.com click on The Chat TV show. Enjoy!

Want to look like an ANGEL?

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I mean a Victoria’s Secret angel. Did you get a chance to watch the infamous fashion show the other night? I did and I loved the way their skin glistened like snow. I didn’t love the way their bones popped out of their flesh.BUT I do know how to get the look of an angel.

FACTS that you may not know!

The show took 26 makeup artists,22 hair stylists and 8 nail technicians to doll them up!Some of the makeup artists are just in charge of making their bodies TAN and even more lean. I know this as one of my girlfriends does the spray tanning!They say the show was seen around the globe in one hundred eighty five countries.

If you want to bring sexy back into your skintry my easy and pretty steps! My clients love them and I know you will too!Feed your skin from the inside out. Kale Smoothies were some of the Angels secrets for prettier skin and for feeling healthier.

Wash your face well at night but not with your basic cleaners and a wash cloth.Add sonic cleansing to your life. I recommend and love Clarisonic it polishes my skin and makes my pores look so much better.

Violife toothbrush will clean your teeth and freshen your breath so much better than a standard toothbrush.It’s getting a lot of celebrity attention and works magic in your mouth.

Supersmile toothpaste the FIRST whitening toothpaste by world renowned dentist Dr. Smigel. Brush up on your beauty booty and add this to your beauty regime.

Glamglow mud IS an awesome mask for clear and toned skin. It’s got a big buzz in the beauty and fashion world.Everybody’s using it.Anybody whose anybody.

GO FOR A FACIAL…like a dental hygenist cleans your teeth getting your face professionally cleaned is addictive and your skin will show it and love you for it.

Wear a super shiny gorgeous clear gloss over ANY lipstick or by itself.It will give your lips a youthful sexy look.

Don’t paint your lashes tube them. Blinc mascara is a mascara that does not run or give you ring around the eye smears. Rinses off well without a a special eye makeup remover.

A shimmering metallic lotion or makeup product in a stick,wand or bottle used to accent and highlight your face with a tocuh of shimmer like an angel.
Apply it to your cheekbones tops and eyebrow bone and top of your upper lip cneter where the cupids bow is.

Agave Nectar is a lovely luxurious elixir to soften your skin and to give it a glow.It’s made by FarmHousefreshgoods.

Liquid Nylons is a shimmery skin treatment lotion that is more like a magic potion.Used on the legs in the bedroom or when you don’t feel like wearing hose. It tints your legs with a warm lumnious glow. It is another one of my biggest sellers. From teens to glam ma’s! My clients love the look it gives their legs.

Live,LOVE and sparkle all over the holidays!

Christmas Countdown Gift Ideas for Guys

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I love to GIVE rather than to get!
Stocking stuffers are my fav’! And I love to make sure they are USEASBLE and unique.
Supersmile unisex lip treatment,Hello Handsome Lip conditioner and Out of Africa Tropical vanilla lip conditioner with shea butter are at the top of my list
to give.

They all hydrate the lips,smell yummy and make the guy feel good!!!
And stocking stuffers don’t have to cost a fortune.

Say NO to boring lip chap stick. Make it special!
Guys wanna look and feel good too!