Little Beauty Gems in Jacksonville Florida…

I recently discovered some new products and places in JAX and some iconic ones too! If you love or are visiting Florida and near here.

Come explore and shop your flip flops off! 

Featured on TV on NBC12 today.

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5 Points Candle Company is a new find from the iconic gift shop called Gottahaveit in the Avondale section of Jacksonville. They make some fabulous candles with the most amazing scents. All soy wax and hand poured and made with premium essential oils. 75 plus hours of burn time. If you don’t live here you can shop them at: http://www.5pointscandleco.com

#5 one of their most popular candle scents.

Element Earth Works has some unique aromatic soaps and more.This one is a Lemongrass charcoal soap in a coconut oil base. Great for deep cleansing for face and body. Vegan too. http://www.elementearthworks.com

Body and Soul has a collection of various stone necklaces,natural toothpastes and even soaps for manes best friend your doggie. Today I am featuring their gemstone necklaces. This Opalite stone is said to help with:anxiety,fear and uncertainty.Available in Murray Hill section of Jacksonville.http://www.bodyandsoulsoap.com

Noreen Young Cosmetics specializes in all things for the lips.We even have a lip creation called First Coast Fabulous named for the First Coast of Florida. My passion is donating time to help girls with Downs Syndrome look their best and I love supporting organizations like the Special Olympics.I have a sweet beauty retreat in a private beauty cottage by appointment on the south side of Jacksonville. http://www.noreenyoung.com

“Life is short wear lipstick!”ny_label-2

 

Jones and Rose has a collection of luxurious body and face care. Unisex too. Sexy Body Butter in pink petals is a favorite.http://www.jonesandrose.com

If you are crazy about the city and want to flaunt it..get your sticker or TEE-shirt with ...JAX IS RAD on it. Wear it proudly! http://www.jaxisrad.com

JAX IS RAD

Explore even more of the beauty in our city…Check out MY BLOG again for more fun spots in town. #shoplocal  #jaxisrad #getyourkisson #firstcoastfabulous

 

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Survived the hurricane in Florida!

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It is the day after the hurricane and I couldn’t be happier. We survived and our house was not touched. The palm tree palms are all over the lawn and leaves but that is it. We did not lose electricity and in our area we always do when a storm hits.Many of my friends and clients have no electricity at all.We were LUCKY.

Our neighbor across the street has a house with a tree in it now!

After the city officials told us that we could drive over bridges. We  went ahead and checked on my charming beauty cottage.No new damage since the last hurricane a month ago that we are still awaiting repair.But just as we surveyed everything in and around the property…I discovered a blown out front window.

Had to call in my handy man and he boarded up  my cottage and were all set until Monday. We were LUCKY HERE TOO as I am located in a business neighborhood not in a strip shopping center or mall. I am under a 500 year old beautiful & majestic oak tree! I am always afraid of the tree falling.Everyone thinks owning a business is so easy but it is not especially at times like these.When thing like this happen and you worry about every thing.My business is like having a child.

When we drove back home we discovered many stop lights out,trees down and lots of debris.More people with put lights and issues with their homes.

So, now were gonna chill…it has been a stressful three days.By the way, if you have never seen a hurricane. It is tough and it isn’t a just a few hours of storm it is a day a few days process and then the after the storm it is still windy and rainy.Kinda depressing too.And the weather man or woman says over and over “STAY indoors and honker down”. We don’t want to hear those words for awhile.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend whatever you do all over the world.Thanks for following my blog as usual or reading it.

I appreciate it and love sharing the days of my beauty filled life and adventures with you!

Shop Small Saturday!

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NEXT Saturday the 28th is a movement started by American Express in 2010. And Fed Ex is a part of the printing and delivering our tools to celebrate in our small businesses. It is a beautiful day and way for business owners to show themselves and their shops off!

My business NOREEN YOUNG MAKEUP STUDIO in sunny Jacksonville Florida is a celebrating it and offering all kinds of fabulous specials,glam gifts, fun stocking stuffers and free gift wrap. http://www.noreenyoung.com

Oh and of course we will be serving yummy things to enjoy while you browse & shop! If you’re visiting Jacksonville Florida and have the time…please come on by between 11AM-3:00PM.

No appointment necessary this day.

Instead of shopping the BUSY malls,no parking,long lines and MADNESS!!!

Get on your bike,in your car or take a walk and shop a small local business.NEXT Saturday and any time of the year.

Our arms are open,we offer service with a smile and above all …

WE NEED YOU!

#shopsmall #shoplocal #smallbusinesssaturday

The Milk Man delivered something yummy to my store!

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Actually he isn’t the milk man but almost it is my UPS man.

I love all things beauty and food you must know that by now if you read my posts. I am in love with this creamy milk like bottle with old-fashioned charm and the way it feels.It is called Sweet Cream Body Milk and their logo is a cow.

This delicate hand and body moisturizer is infused with vitamin-E. Rice bran oil lightly fragranced and notes of warm cream. my skin can’t enough of it. My clients can’t get enough of it either.

Paraben and Sulfate Free Vegan Gluten Free and 95% natural.Celebritiies covet it…you will too.

Made by farm girls in Texas.

Baby, winter is coming and so is the DRY ratchet skin. Take care of yourself from neck to toe with this dreamy and creamy cream.

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

Makeup Tips for Tweenagers and Teens

kelllllllllllllli2When it comes to makeup Tweens and Teens I know you want to start wearing makeup a lot sooner than when I was growing up! While I love MAKEUP and own a beauty candy shoppe …my message to you is to embrace your face! Don’t rush! Live in the moment and enjoy your beauty and the beauty of growing up today.

Here are a few tips and tricks to remember:

SUNSCREEN is a girl’s best friend.

Cleaning your face at night is a MUST.(Even if you don’t wear makeup.)Don’t go to sleep with makeup on EVER.

Learn to LOVE water.It is so good for your health and your skin.If you are not wild about it make spa water.It is so much fun to make at home.New recipe to follow in next blog.

YOU are what you eat…try and eat a balanced diet.And a cupcake sometime.

Take care of your skin.Don’t use deodorant bars on your delicate face.Use a soap bar that is made for the complexion.I love home-made bars by crafters like a skin Clarity bar that gently cleans and exfoliates.
If you have normal to very dry skin don’t use this type bar. Go for a goat’s milk hydrating bar or something like a Dove soap.

A face mask is a must. I love to wash away impurities and clean my skin with a clay based mask.

If you are a 8,9,10,11 or 12 years old:SORRY…you don’t need to wear ANY makeup except a lip gloss,balm or lip conditioner. YOU are beautiful they way you are.

If you 13 or 14 years old you can use a soft lipstick or lip gloss and soft shade of blush is fine.

If you are 15,16,:a pretty lipstick,gloss,blush and a kiss of a neutral pretty eyeshadow is fine.Mascara for special occassions.Clear mascara is another option for brows and lash definition.

NO FOUNDATION for any age below 15 years old. Yes,really.Your lashes are beautiful.

18 is the perfect age to start to wear: A dash of tinted moisturizer,beauty balm,or a soft application of foundation is fine.A lipstick or gloss,one pretty eyeshadow to highlight the eyes. Mascara in the form of tubes.(easy to remove and does not run) A kiss of blush to the apple of your cheeks.
Rice powder to set your makeup or a setting spray.

Beauty Note: STAY AWAY FROM black mascara or liner unless it is in the evening or if you want to make your eyes look defined but smaller.Opt for a navy,teal,eggplant mascara and they will always make your eyes look bigger.Don’t overdo mascara and look like tarantella eyes.It is not a pretty look.

Please note: As a professional makeup artist I highly recommend and am in beauty love with the magic of rice powder. It tones down shine,makes your makeup last longer,is fabulous for girls or guys with acne or even a mature woman.

Concealer or cover-up is optional at your age. If you do need it buy it in the form of a lipstick tube.Easy to apply and is used for undereye circles and for blemishes.

Don’t wear chipped nail polish.Keep those nails looking good with a sheer metallic shade.These shades don’t show chips.
Or try a bold or hot new color.

Go for a makeup lesson and have someone teach you the RIGHT way to take care of your skin and how to do your makeup for every day.

Look your age! Don’t do your makeup over the top or worse yet be a CAKE FACE!

You are only YOUNG and your age once! Enjoy the ride.
Have fun and kiss & makeup!

To see a video clip of my beauty and lifestyle segment on today’s Morning Show…go to http://www.news4jax.com type in NOREEN YOUNG in the search bar and you’ll find me.

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!

Stand Tall and Shop Small this season!

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I am happy to say I am on WJXT4-TV this Thanksgiving day with my beauty & lifestyle segment and I am so proud of the business owners in Jacksonville and all over the country. Being a small business owner is tough. I am one of them too.Owning a business is not as glamourous as it looks! We work LONG HOURS and very HARD. When you are sleeping we are working,unpacking,wrapping,cleaning,shipping,stocking shelves,making calls,sending emails,worrying about our next retail day!

Why do we do it? We do it because we LOVE what we do.We do it for YOU!

Today I share the beauty of these business owners:

These products make great gift ideas and are truly unique!Magna Ready Shirts A fashion designer who filled a NEED for her husband’s health dilemma with an Oxford classic shirt that closes not with the buttons but with the magic of magnets.A gift of healthy fashion. THE answer to people with disabilities prayer.
http://www.magnaready.com

I Rest My Case pillowcases say so much without speaking.
Just looking at them and lying on one of these cotton pillow cases designs will turn you into a sleeping beauty.The BONUS not only are they made of the most luxurious cotton they have beautiful bible verses on them.You’ll love the ones for children too.
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HOT Girls Pearls A chic and cool invention by a woman of course has gone all glammed up with their evening collection.You FREEZE them before wearing them. I am hot by nature and this is not only for people who are hot flashing.Great for a day at the beach,a night on the town, when you are under the weather and just for fun.Chilled serenity around your neck.They have a NEW BLING collection too.
http://www.hotgirlspearls.com

Gotta Have It in Avondale has the cutest gift ideas for or
everyone on your list.Christmas ornaments MADE special for you with adorable sayings or personalized for you. Other adorable ornaments to give to manicurist,makeup artist or the glam ladies in your world! Ask for IVA she’ll hook you up.

For the MAKEUP JUNKIE,fill a stocking with Make-up,a fabulous lipstick,makeup brushes or the neatest do your makeup invention…Ollie Girl Makeup Guard Noreen Young Makeup Studio Jacksonville’s southside. A private charming cottage under the old oak trees. http://www.noreenyoung.com

The famous Wardroom in Jacksonville Florida has a unique made only for JACKSONVILLE collection of guest towels,china and Christmas ornaments.The gift of LOCAL you’ve gotta see.
Entertaining has never looked so good!Nor made you look so good Jacksonville!

If you want to start your holiday shopping for Hanukah and or Christmas or looking for stocking stuffers… We have what you need!So have FUN and shop on! All these business owners including me welcome you to our door on Shop Small Saturday November 30th,2013.

Happy Holidays!To see todays segment with me go to http://www.news4jax.com later this morning. The show has to air live before it is saved and then on their website.
See you on the Morning Show.

Ho! Ho! Ho!…gift ideas

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Today I am on TV… I am featuring Holiday Gift Ideas with a local twist. If you live in sunny Jacksonville Florida and Georgia you can catch my segment.If you do not you can watch on http://www.news4jax.com click on The Morning Show and you’ll find me.

Not sure what to give that special someone?

Here are some gift ideas to help check off a few more people on your list.
Uncanny Biscotti http://www.uncannybiscotti.com

Has over 30 flavors of delicious biscotti.They are Italian Americans who opened up a touch of Italy to Jacksonville Fl. They also have a pizza kitchen and catering business.They ship Biscotti’s made with love to your door or someone on your gift list door. YUMMY… I love them.

My Sisters Treasures http://www.mysisterstreasures.com

How do I love them let me count the ways. Yummy colored accessories with a Hello Kitty and more twist. BLINGED out beauties you gotta have. A sweet duo of sisters make these gems by hand one stone at a time. I love to wear them so much and love these young ladies too…I simply had to share them with you. We are also carrying them in my private makeup studio and will be available online with us too.

Tru Roots Body and hair ware http://www.truroots1.net

Tonya the designer not only is a hot hair stylist she designs and hand makes beautiful and unique handbags, small wallet type purses and totes.
She is offering viewers a discount if you purchase two or more handbags from her collection.

Bold City Brewery http://www.boldcitybrewery.com

This month they have a special limited edtition brew named “Roxy’s” finest.They are a family owned business who are passionate about micro brewing and offer a great escape to sip the night away and make new friends. Or you can pop by to buy by the box or by the growler as they call them. Give a Gift of BODACIOUS unique flavored beer to that special beer lover. They will love this place.

Noreen Young Makeup Studio http://www.noreenyoung.com

This is my sweet online shoppe as well as private makeup studio. We carry beauty and gift ideas with a fun twist. Offer free gift wrap and free samples~.If you are reading this and live locally call first for hours and come see us. It is a charming place where we offer private one on one makeup lessons, pampering hand treatments and all things beauty and skin care at FABU less prices. If you like the watches and the adorable bling rings. Say so when you place your order and we will have a surprise gift.

Olsen Haus http://www.olsenhaus.com

This shoe company offers an amazing shoe collection that Christian Loubitan would even envy.They are offering their pure vegan shoes with a SPECIAL deal just for viewers. At check out simply Write “JAXSALE“. This offer will be for a fabulouS 30% Off discount online.From sexy high heels to unique designed sandals Elizabeth Olsen of Olsen Haus has what you want.

Think local shops and local online companies…don’t just shop the malls.
We need your love too!