Jet setting for Beauty & Food

I am ready to share my recent finds in WONDERFUL Chicago. Guest speaking at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa show is always an honor and my pleasure. But playing in a city I travel to is always a JOY. I love to discover new hot spots and to visit my fave places I continue to go back to.STAN'S

Welcome to Donut Heaven! Stan’s Donuts is an awesome donut place I fell in love with. While I love Do-Rite donuts and will never stop. Stan’s Donuts and staff  was the best! For almost 50 years Stan has crafted some of the world’s best donuts and started in Los Angeles. So many choices so little time!!! And they are ginormous!Don’t let the name fool you they have bagels and so many other yummies too.Including a Dirty Chai Tea! I love the name. Don’t you?

Next I had to stop at Ming Hin in Chinatown for DIM SUM …I ordered an array of fabulous delights from dumplings, to shrimp to Chow Fun. I did not order the tough bird staring at me on the menu. Although it was tempting to TRY.

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I always go back to Merz Apothecary for old time pharmacy and beauty finds and for a drink at the Palmer House.So tres chic.

I adore shopping the Magnificent Mile with all the amazing stores but  I love to go downtown on State Street that great street with mom and pop shops and eateries. I love a store called Agaci for fashionable finds.Nordstrom Racks there too.

The beauty show was filled with energy and mystical crystals. I got a Chakra reading by the master Linda Bertaut. She said I am SUPER-CHARGED with lots of energy!!! But warned me to watch out for burn out.I guess it is all about moderation isn’t it? Visit: http://www.chakralicious.com for more info.

Korean beauty is still trending and there is beauty from the sea with Repechage skin care.

I discovered some more fun beauty things. Stay tuned for my posts.

Oh and its almost time for MY Spring Beauty Giveaway! Come back and see how you might win and score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Biting into that juicy apple …NEW YORK,NEW YORK!

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I LOVE NEW YORK….Don’t you?

Counting down to a fabulous time!

I’m so looking forward to guest speaking,shopping the show floor,seeing my beauty pro friends,meeting new people and more! It is such an honor to be asked to educate at this show! I have meetings with many VIPS and going to take in all the show has to offer. alongside this show is the International Hair Show…can’t wait to explore that show floor and sit in on some hair classes too.If you are a PRO and attending the show…come by my class and say “Hello!”

Before and after long show days will be spent to shop til I drop and eat my way through the city~ Don’t laugh but I cannot wait to bite into a hot bagel with cream cheese toasted,hot dog from a street vendor and devour street food in Chinatown and throughout NYC.I see there is a new yummy popcorn Food truck can’t wait to taste!

New York is the city that never sleeps and I will not rest much either.There is no place like being back home and working there too!

Biting into that big juicy apple.

Stay tuned…I will kiss and tell!

Tips for Buying Scents for Spring

 LOVE wearing fragrance? Me too! So here are some tips on picking it,wearing it and how long it should last for you. When shopping for a fragrance bring a notepad to write down the brand names and what they smell like to you. Examples:floral,woodsy,musk,jasmineDelicious Stiletto

Then start applying…on your wrists is best.You can’t sniff your neck if you apply it there.

DON’T rub your wrists together after you apply the fragrance to your body. I worked with Designer Diane Von Furstenberg and that was a no no she taught me. It ruins the fragrant essentials oils and essence of the perfume or cologne.

Don’t try more than 3 different fragrances at a time. Your sense of smell will be overwhelmed.

Those paper blotters strips or cards at the fragrance counter are meant to let you spray the fragrance on them instead of on you and sniff away. But they do not let you know how a fragrance will smell on your body.

Ask the sales associate if they have a shaker bottle of fresh coffee beans to smell between trying another fragrance. This does what cool sherbet does when you are fine dining to clear the taste on your tongue between meal courses.

You DON’T have to buy fragrance that day. You can wait and decide another day.

IF the sales associate offers you free samples…take them.Play with them at home.

You never know what you will discover!

Fragrance words of wisdom:

Fashion designer scents,Celebrity scents, top model scents and reality TV stars scents don’t make it better. Personally I have found some amazing fragrances through the years that were not on that list. And expensive does not make it any better. I was given a gift of Kim Kardashian perfume. It smelled awful but had a pretty bottle. You cannot wear the bottle.

My husband ended up using it as room deodorizer in his bathroom!!!

LOVE Nail Polish ?

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If a swipe of a new shade of nail polish thrills you! You will love this gem I found.

Nail polish you can wear on your body as bling too! Isn’t it fabulous and oh so fun?

Paint the town pink this Spring and summer with the happiest necklace of all. And if you do nails for a career no doubt you’ll want this to wear and promote your services.

I love beauty and bling they are such cheap thrills.

Spring cleaning… but maybe not the kind you’re thinking of!

White Sands bbcecba-1Today on my beauty and lifestyle segment I am showing ideas and beauty secrets with a twist.(No she is not vacuuming in this blog shot read on and find out what this cap is all about.)
Spring cleaning is not just about cleaning your home or throwing out your makeup and starting fresh. It is updating your life and style with a modern beauty twist.If one product or thing is not working for you…spring clean and try something else.

If you care about the enviroment and what’s in your beauty products,there are many new kids on the block.Pencil Me In Cosmetics eyeliner pencils contain vitamin E and anti-oxidants to define your eyes.
Looking for a natural Vegan makeup twist? One brand you might want to try is Osmosis age defy makeup. The concealer I showed on air today has a moisture stick on one side and a concealer on the other.

Balanced Guru offers certified organic beauty and wellness.Spring clean your skin care routine with a mask with a healthy kick.Organic calendula,Echinacea calm your sensitive or dry skin.

Alongside your multi vitamins there is a new way to rebuild your skin add hydration with Hyaluronic acid and collagen enhanced vitamin C. It is called Beauty Bursts by Neocell. No gluten,soy,palm oil and artificial anything these tasty gourmet soft chews can help your skin look even better.They strengthen your hair,skin and nails.Delicious beauty!

Instead of your same old hair conditioner that may not be working the way you want it for your hair …try White Sands intensive Hair Treatment with hair cap that fits on your blow dryer. Treat it with the best. Loved by celebrities and Hollywood hair stylists.
Or if you’re a NATURAL GIRL…do what I do as well place coconut oil on your hair and put the heat cap on for 15 to 20 minutes. Your hair will LOVE the results and shine on! The cap may be purchased at http://www.whitesandsproducts.com

Say Bye to OVER THE TOP expensive face creams that make so many promises.It’s time to try something new and in addition to like LED Light therapy by LightStim. This company is taking over the globe with its proven pretty skin results. LEDs are therapeutic it stands for Light Emitting Diode,which is a tiny computer chip encased in glass. Each LED wavelength (color) of light provides unique therapeutic benefits.Infrared accelerates healing,reduces inflammation,promotes circulation and encourages greater product absorption.
Amber light helps build collagen and elastin.It is non-invasive,painless and requires no recovery time. This light is good for all skin types and is engineered to emit a soothing gentle warmth. Clinically proven and FDA cleared for the entire face.

To plump up your skin,reduce those wrinkles,help your pout…use what medical spas,dermatologists,estheticians recommend for at home use.They have an at home smaller version just for you! Check out there free APP to learn even more!

To watch a video of my segment today go to http://www.news4jaxPlease follow me on twitter @beautyconcierge and on Instagram @ NOREEN KISS YOUNG
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Kissing Spring a BIG Hello!

3.14 MacysI know it’s not quite spring everywhere by the weather I heard on TV today but you can still celebrate it in your heart and on your face and body with happy glee!

Here are my top tips to make you look and FEEL Gorgeous this Spring.

1. A cheap and chic NEW lipstick or lip gloss can update your look and face in seconds.
Find a color that brightens your complexion. Choose a light to medium bold color.Say “Bye Bye” to the dark shades.Lighten Up!Brighten Up!

2. Blush on! Choose a blush that accents your cheeks like a pretty coral or pink.Select one with shimmer for a soft luminous look.This gives you a dewy youthful look.

3. Eyeshadow doesn’t have to be complicated.Select one shade and go with it. You don’t have to use two or five shades to make your eyes stand out and look gorgeous.A soft champagne,a soft pink,a gold beige or touch of silver to highlight your eyes. You can mix and match matte and shimmer together for a natural glow look.

4. As a professional I highly recommend you own a rice powder to set your makeup,make your makeup last longer and to tone down shine.It is an Ancient Chinese secret.

5. Nail polish is taking over the world. It has a new look,shades,feel and texture.Pick up a few shades and paint your fingeres and toes creamsicle,sunny yellow or an aqua blue hue.Or better yet have a PRO give you a fresh manicure and pedicure and try a new hue.

6. Accessorize! Your face can look more alive with some new accessories.A little bling goes a long way I LOVE to make my face,neck and eyes glow with a dash of color and sparkle from an earring,necklace and more.

7. Buy a a new scent and spice up make your life with something floral,sweet,sexy or sultry.

8. Go window shopping. It not only will get you out of the house or workplace it will give you ideas to look better and fashionable. This was a happy spring window display I took at Macy’s last week in New York City.

9. You are what you eat…add more spring fruits ripe,ready and in season. Add a healthy rainbow of foods to your diet.

10. Pretty skin and a healthy body needs water.Whip up some water by infusing fresh fruits or veggies in a tall pitcher.Yummy and low cal way to get in your water intake and the light flavor of the fruit tastes awesome.

I hope you have a HAPPY SPRING! Paint the town with the new shade for this Spring…Radiant orchid.

This spring in fashion & beauty anything goes!

JOVAN JANE headbands
There’s a rainbow of hues just waiting for you!
…In beauty,fashion,hair accessories and more.

It is the happiest Spring I have ever seen and summer is going to be just as fabulous and COLORFUL! Life is good!

Don’t you just LOVE these beautiful headbands I found?
They are simply gorgeous in person! The designer is Jovan Jane and she makes other items like hats and more.My fashionable life is not the same with Jovan Jane. Too cute and sexy too!
Visit her website….http://www.jovanjane.com Spice things up!

Behind the scenes of a TV show today!

photo 3-2013 TVToday I featured Spring beauty and how you can color your face and world with the gorgeous new shades this spring.

Emerald green as Pantone the color genius company has declared is the #1 new shade to consider wearing in clothes and in makeup.

Baked beauty in base, blusher and eyeshades is a rage that is not going away and the formula glides on like silk and looks beautiful on the face.

Luscious lipstains are stronger than ever.

Everything old is new again! There are all kinds of looks from retro glam to todays colorful faces.

Nail lovers rejoice because it is going to be an even more bold and colorful spring for you from poppy,citrus,to lilac to metallics.It is a nail polish festival out there! Personally speaking I am addicted to OPI!

Face primers will make all your colors cling and last on the face longer. Loose HD face powder will make your face makeup look picture perfect for a porefect look.

Treat yourself to something fabulous and fun this season. A new lipstick and nail shade can make your look updated and happy in a flash!

For a video on today’s segment please click on http://www.wjxt.com click the Morning Show or type in Noreen Young in the search tool bar.

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