Christmas Countdown Gift Ideas for Guys

New Image supersmile lip tube

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!

Mom’s Easy Guide to looking pretty!

I did a beauty and lifestyle segment on The Morning Show today and wanted to share with you some beauty and fashions secrets.

Mommy Makeup in minutes

First of all… you don’t need to wear a buffet of beauty on your face. Keep it soft and simple for daytime.
A tinted moisturizer…like Not Your Mother’s Foundation which has both a touch of foundation in a bottle of moisturizer.Pretty coverage and protection too.This is mult-tasking beauty at its best.

If you don’t want to use this type product and prefer less…at least apply a broad spectrum sunscreen like COOLA mineral sunscreen. If you love organic and unscented they’ve got you covered too.

Next add a few dots of salmon or honey yellow concealer to take away a pooped out appearance…around the eyes and the inner corner of the eyes too. Blend with warmth of your ring finger.

Next add a kiss of color to your cheeks with a soft brown bronzer with a dash of shimmer. Or choose a pinky peach for another type of healthy glow.

A lip gloss or a lip balm is the lazy girls go to product.
I also LOVE and highly recommend a creamy lasting lip stain like the ones on http://www.noreenyoung.com. They stain your lips with a nice rosy glow and are one step not three. Not drying nor do they make the lips peel or flake…just gorgeous healthy looking lips.

Mascara is optional…yes,optional! IF YOU cannot live without it…wear mascara and or accent your eyes with a soft liner in a chocolate or charcoal or COLOR.Clear mascara is IN~ Note: colored mascaras brighten the eye area. Dark black or brown will accent a tired appearance.

Want TO SET your makeup, make it last and a touch of natural color to your eyelids too? Try Asian Rice Powder! IT IS MAGIC. I am wearing it right now as I usually do and the work day is almost over and my makeup is lasting too~ Simply apply a dash of this block of powder that looks like a white brownie with your powder brush. Also apply it to your entire eyelid with an eyeshadow blending brush and you’ll have a soft NOT POWDERY LOOK eye shade and a natural finished face too. NOT a caked on face! I promise.

Spray a dash of your fav’ fragrance or sprinkle yourself with a dusting powder and you’ll look and smell delicious.Your hand and body lotion can be the fragrance of the day. It will both make you smell delightful and hydrate your skin too.

Pure hair eco friendly spray by IT&LY is a great on the go spray.
This company loves the planet and your hair too! Always keep hairspray and if your hair is medium length or longer carry a hair clip or pretty pony holder in your tote bag or diaper bag. Using it will instantly make you look more polished even on a bad hair day.

If you are really pressed for time do what celebrities do! Wear a gorgeous pair of sunglasses and a sexy shiny gloss or bold lipstick. A smile is the best accessory you can wear and a pretty pair of earrings or a unique scarf or sparkling necklace can make your face and skin glow.

There’s no excuse why you don’t have 3, 5, or less than 10 minutes in the morning to look good for you.

A little dash of color goes a long way!

I do it every day and do it for me first and the world second too.
They say presentation is everything…present yourself in a beautiful way and feel good too.

For more…watch my video footage on http://www.wjxt.com

Day Two of Beauty Booth Set up in Viva Las Vegas!

Sorry for delay…I tried to post sooner but there was a hicup in WordPress and I have been working and playing in NYC.

This is a continuation from previous blog and is the after photo of the booth and when the booth begins to have a personality!

I love the way the magic comes together and after hours of sweat and tears you’re all put together. These are photos taken on our cell phone but they are the real  set up…no fancy camera. I admit I’m not as savvy as many other bloggers. Blogging is a work in process for me. I so want to learn. I’m trying~

The show was a success and our Smooch Lip Bar continues to get rave reviews. Shows and booths are hard work. But we love what we do.

Don’t my booth bunnies Kelli and Cristy look amazing?

 Las Vegas looked a bit more gorgeous  with all the beauties who came in town. Hair stylists,make-up artists,nail techs and plastic surgeons came.

The show was filled with lights, camera and action and although when you do a booth and a guest speaker you don’t really get to see all of the show and what it has to offer. We do have fun.

The International Beauty Show and International Esthetics,Cosmetics and Spa shows are true beauty at its best!!! ALL professionals and business owners LOOK forward to this time every year. It’s where we learn and play in beauty products and bring back the best in beauty and new techniques to our clients and spa guests. Anyone whose anyone speaks at the show and shows at the show. Lots of celebrity makeup artists and stylists attend.

It is a fashionable fun time for the hair and beauty industry. Anything goes~

OPI, Essie and other nail companies featured sexy and fun summer shades for fingers and toes. I am so enjoying a pretty shade of aqua on my fingernails and toes.

Makeup was ALIVE with color!

Clarisonic has a new cleansing collection for people with acne. It is my go to tool to make my clients skin pretty and happy. Celebrities like Lady Gaga love it. Healthy skin is so in.

Farmhouse Fresh Goods featured their celeb loved bath and body products. Taylor Swift covets the Whoopie Cream. So, do I.

Supersmile toothpaste continues to smile down on us with the best in teeth whitening for our clients at home.

If you were born with Glitter in your veins…GLITTER was everywhere~ In the hair, on the nails, on the bodyand on the face.

I love to cook, kiss and makeup. I could not get enough of the pizza at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and the hot chocolate and fab desserts in Paris Hotel at the patiserrie there. If you love DIM SUM…there is my fav’ Orchids Garden

There are so many delicious Hot spots for food in Viva Las Vegas! You don’t have to spend a fortune,gamble to eat and enjoy this city. 

Can’t wait to go back~I love this city so!

A Day in the Life of a Beauty Trade Show Booth

Plane left without us…as Atlanta airport had closed. We later arrived on another plane late in the night. Next day at the Las Vegas Convention Ctr. an out of no where wind met us ….that would not stop.The good thing our 225 lb. pallet we shipped arrived wrapped,in good shape and awaiting us at our booth. The skirted tables we ordered and carpeting was complete…BUT  we were not able to set up.  The doors to the convention  center open and and trucks whizzing by our booth non stop. Men on lifts putting up signs and over head. They give you two days to set up. Executive decision was to leave and try again tomorrow.

We went to the strip and wanted to strip. The weather was a balmy sunny 99!

Beauty shows are HARD work~

www.noreenyoung.com

Stay tuned for more~

M is for make-up artist

M is for makeup artist…and that is one of the many hats I wear on a daily basis.

Kiss, makeup, and get gorgeous with me! 

I perfect my client’s complexion with my hands and a makeup brush. However, I have to create the same beauty magic and on some days miracle on my face daily. Here is a day in the life.

 5:45 AM Wake up early to be on TV here in Sunny, Florida on the one and only Channel 4 WJXT. Get ready and have a quick yogurt and jasmine tea and go.

 7:10 AM Leave to go to the TV station.

 8:00 AM arrive at the station. Makeup case in tow I arrive to do my beauty/skin or fashion segment. I am what they call a regular guest with my look good and feel fabulous tips.

Sometimes they come and shoot at my studio to tape or do a LIVE segment depending on their needs. I always have to think creatively for them. Sometimes I feature a model to demo on. Which is usually a client and the clients love it! It is their time to shine with me. The community enjoys it too!

Sometimes, I am scheduled to air live at 8:15 or so however because of breaking news…I have to wait until 8:40 AM to go on with one of the show hosts/reporters. Today everything ran smoothly no breaking news.

Today’s segment was on Mom To Be make-up and NEW mommy makeup.

8:35 AM pack up and leave the station. Drive off to my business.

 9:15 AM Return calls, read e-mails, make calls, send e-mails. Check on our mail orders and see if anything has come in. Check to see if any clients have requested an appt. or have a beauty dilemma.

Have a piece of fruit and a cup of hot jasmine tea.

Touch up my makeup by powdering my nose and reapply lipstick.

11:00 AM Makeup 2 clients for a Beauty for two quikie  Makeup applications.

 1:00 PM arrive at the photography studio for a quick photo shoot for my business….the client is ME~ I need product photos for my wesite and attention to detail is most important. 1:15PM After quick hellos and tell the photographer what I envision… Time is money I do not chitchat I get to work. The model is product today.

3:00PM Photo shoot is done. Pack up and go. 

 4:00-5:00 PM Back to my makeup studio and meet with clients and return phone calls.

6:00  Powder my nose and add a lipgloss and meet my honey for a cocktail party for his  business.

Schmooz until 9:30PM

Aren’t you exhausted? I AM…so ready for a bubble bath.

What’s in my purse ?

I always get asked what’s in my purse? I don’t know why! I guess it holds secrets of a makeup artist and skin therapist. So, here I go a true confession to you.

I hold my wallet.

Photos of my twin and husband.

Hair brush

Sharpie marker

Yellow highlighter

Pen from Tiffany’s ala Audrey Hepburn and that famous movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

Sugarless gum

Peek-A-Boob in case my breast peek out or hem falls

Hotlix flavored tooth picks

Mini Supersmile toothpaste tube QUICKEE

Soap Sheets …you never know when you’ll be stuck without soap in and airport or on the road.

Whoopie cream Hand lotion by FarmHouse Fresh Goods

Cinnamon  or Jolly Rancher candy

In my Cosmetic Bag:

A small jar of moisturizer with sunscreen

Rosebud Salve

MY lipstain in China Doll tint

Not Your Mothers Lipgloss

Lipliner in sangria and red shades

A red lipstick, a pink lipstick, orange lipstick and a golden brown.mauve lipstick. YOU can never have enough lipsticks in your purse. I never know what color I will be in the MOOD for from day to day.

Powder papers from China

Compact powder foundation

Quick Stik Concealer for after 5 Touch ups.

Black eyeliner pencil A MUST HAVE at all times~

Small pack of tissues

Mini bottle of water

Mini Tums

Baby Aspirin

A pashmina…never know when you’ll need it to drape your shoulders or over your hair in a rainstorm.

Look Hot for the Holidays in minutes~

Looking good feels good.

I don’t make up my face for my husband or anyone …but me.

I love playing in makeup~ Always put your best face forward darlings.

First: Cleanse with the best selling Clarisonic, refresh with our rosewater and hydrate your skin. For longer lasting makeup, you will need to apply a face primer.

Apply dots of your concealer flesh colored and or yellow or salmon for dark circles. Blend with our Makeup Magic wand.

Next, apply a richer formula foundation like my peaches and cream formula for soft looking super coverage.

Set the above with our Asian rice powder.

Shape your lips with our invisible lip liner for a no line look perfection.  You don’t want your hose to run nor your luscious lipgloss or lipstick.

Then fill in with our lipstain, lipstick or our lip-gloss. 

A spun gold or deeper gold eye shadow is a magical eye transformer. Brush this one color all over the lid.

A deeper shade of eye shadow can be applied to the outer corner or around the rim of your eyes to outline.

Blinc mascara is a lash defining finish. Try a color for fun or use a soft dark brown instead of black.

Blush applied on the apple of the cheek in circular motions.

Set your makeup with Model in a Bottle or our Rosewater spray.

ALWAYS moisturize your neck and body with a luxurious lotion like Whoopie cream or Hello Yellow shea butter cream by Farmhouse Fresh Goods.

MY MODEL is wearing most of the above. But if you prefer a silver look she has a touch of glam with silver not gold shades. Even her lips are kissed with silver Lip Tricks lipstick.

Christmas eve, Chanukah  or New Years eve…shine on Gorgeous and ENJOY getting all dolled up.

What He wants for the Holidays

What He wants for Christmas!

 Another holiday season is upon us. So much to do so little time, right? Like me, I know you are scrambling around town and looking for gift ideas. I gave them to my sweetie for gifts in the past and some are new on the market. Metro sexual is so yesterday…Guys want to look good too!

From stocking stuffers to tokens of Chanukah love…here you go.

1.     Nivea hand and body lotion for MEN.

2.     Honey Heel glaze and the bodacious Bourbon bubbler Farm House Fresh Goods has you all hooked up. These body, feet and heel treats are truly amazing. My husband is addicted.

3.     An organic skin healthy brand for a cleaning has a facial scrub and so much more by Organic Male 4OM. Lavender, coltsfoot and comfrey protect from irritations and NO CHEMICALS…just good stuff ingredients.

4.     Hello Handsome lip conditioning balm by Noreen Young Cosmetics… that’s my brand.. Kissable soft lips are a must. Hint of mint makes breath fresh.

5.     A Gift card for a skin softening paraffin hand treatment.

6.     Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing cleans like you mean it machine. Washcloths are so yesterday. Men love power tools and this is the ultimate tool to keep his skin in good-looking shape.

7.     Marvelous manicure gift card, like his face the hands are his business card too.

8.     Pedicures not only do they feel amazing they make his feet look like a rock star. Get him a gift card with a nail salon or spa.

9.     Acai berry or pomegranate smoothies. Don’t buy a gift card from your local smoothie place, D.I.Y.  and give him a coupon for a weeks worth of beauty berry drinks, healthy veggie juice and smoothies. Keeping him healthy is so important if you want him around you gotta take care of him.

10. Massage Envy is across the country. They have the best price and great professionals to serve you. From massage to stone therapy and facials. Your sweetie or daddy for that matter would love it. My husband and I have a date with them every four weeks. We make it a date IN and order Chinese take out afterwards and go home and rest with a glass of healthy red Merlot and lots of water.

So, I hope you like this list I have given to him and share with you. These are tried and true ideas. All you have to do is put a bow on them and good to give!