Schools Out! What can you do with…

Barbie…Your daughter or granddaughters?

Summer is still here and your daughters and grand daughters are still out of school.

Here are a few fun things to do with them this summer!

Today I shared on TV what you can do and how much fun it can be!

  • Bonding time:Do a little makeup at home day. Show them how to apply a little lipstick or gloss,a blush,nail polish and or a bit of glitter. A little goes a long way.
  • Show them how to take care of their hair or braid the hair …Barbie Hair conditioner for detangling works wonders!
  • Teach them that SUNSCREEN is a best kept beauty secret! Protecting their face and body from the sun is very important.Use dolls as demo’s.
  • Enjoy making or serving yummy refreshments like fruit infused water,pretty pink lemonade,candy,Pez and or yummy  pink cupcakes.Make it like a beauty party!
  • Another fun idea is:To show them how they can write a story book and they are the main character.All they need is an empty unlined notebook and some markers  or crayons. Encourage them to be creative.
  • Princess Patch Parties is  a local company if you’re lucky enough to live in Jacksonville Florida in the Murray Hill section of town that offers birthday and mini spa parties with facials and a little mani & pedi outing. Pink and frilly place where glitter rules! www.princesspatchgirlsspa.com      
  • Lip gloss D.I.Y. with you and or their friends with a MINI bar of Hershey’s chocolate or some crushed up candy mixed with a  dash of OrganIc coconut oil from Whole Foods Market. You will need to assist children with this in the microwave for a few minutes. What you’ll have is a shiny,lip softening lip gloss.No it won’t last you’ll watch them lick it off and laugh the afternoon away.
  • I will share these ideas and more on the video from the segment. JUST A CLICK AWAY! http://www.firstcoastnews.com on The Chat
  •  ENJOY watching and hope you will try some of my outside the box ideas!

 

Recipe for Your Throat

BLOG throat recipe photoMade it back from New York! I worked,I shopped, I dined and conquered the days before the blizzard. On the return flight someone behind me on the plane kept on coughing (and did not cover her mouth) all two hours and 45 minutes of the flight.

Not sure what I have caught but since I am on TV today at 3:00 for my beauty and lifestyle segment on NBC 12’s The Chat…I need to help my voice.

As the weather goes up and down all over the country and a chill in the air can make us feel like bad and come down with a cold or sore throat… give this recipe a try.

Here is one of my personal recipes for a dry sore throat:

A teaspoon raw local honey

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

*A sprinkle of cayenne pepper

Take twice daily for three days. It is antiviral,anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

Enjoy it as you wish!

I do this straight up on a spoon or my fave is to put it in hot water and sip like a cup of tea.

Works like a charm!

Stay tuned to my blog this weekend all about my adventures in beauty,fashion and food from NYC.

 

Do you have issues with…Blush?

Think pink Kabuki travel bukiMaybe it is the shape of your brush?

The biggest beauty mistake women seem to make is using way too much blush! They simply don’t know what is the correct brush or use a heavy hand with that brush!

Here is my guide to show you how to apply it the right way and how to select the perfect brush for your blush.

Basic Blush Brush-this is a standard shape brush with a medium to long handle. If you bought it on the run and at a non-fancy big box or dollar store it is NOT going to give you a beautiful blush look.

Angle Brush-This brush helps to apply blush to create a contoured slimming the face effect with your blush. if you can bowl your face down an alley this brush is for you.Unless of course you like a more round face.

Blush/ Bronzing Blush Brush-This flat top beauty is usually perfect for applying bronzer or a kiss of blush color

Fan Brush-This helps to apply the precise kiss of color.Not too much not too soft. I highly recommend this brush for blush.

4 in 1 Blush- This brush is a multi-tasker for blush and other sections of the face too. It is must have in your brush wardrobe! 

And if you get a brush inside the blush compact…Do yourself a favor and throw it out !!!

OR in a pinch  use it as an eye shadow or  highlighter brush. Just remember the shape is off and the quality is not the best.

FYI

The brush pictured is a travel brush for POWDER but I often see ladies in powder rooms using it for blush. Of course the blush looks over done and a hot mess!

I love this brush but only use it for what it is intended for…loose or pressed powder!

 

Don’t ya just love a Chinese Dumpling?

 

 

Today on The Chat on NBC12 in sunny Florida I shared beauty secrets and this Chef shared a yummy pot sticker recipe! Wish you were here!

Here are a few awesome recipes you can make at home from Chef Dennis of Blue Bamboo in Jacksonville Florida!You’ve gotta get his book!!!chat-2016-nbc-logo

Pork Dumplings

8oz ground pork

6oz Napa Cabbage leaves, finely chopped

2 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry

1 ½ tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp finely chopped green onions

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp sugar

2 tbsp cold chicken stock

 

Combine ingredients until well mixed.

Place rounded tablespoon in middle of wrapper.  Fold and seal with water.  Eight folds is best!

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop half of the dumplings into the water and stir once so they don’t stick together. When the water boils again, add 1 cup of cold water to the pot. Then when it boils again, add 3 cups of cold water. The third time the water boils, the dumplings are cooked. Remove them with a slotted spoon and repeat with the remaining dumplings. Serve immediately with small bowls of dipping sauce.

Dumpling Wrappers:

¾ cup bread flour

6 Tbsp all purpose flour

2 ½ ounces water, boiling

½ Tbsp neutral oil

Combine flours in food processor.  Add oil and hot water to processor while running.  Combine until dough forms.  Turn out onto surface and knead 2 minutes until dough is elastic and smooth.  Let rest for 1 hour.  Cut dough in half, and then roll out into a 12 inch log.  Cut log into 12 pieces.  Roll into balls, and flour.  Shape each dough ball into a 3 inch wrapper, with thinner sides than center.

Soy Dipping Sauce

3 Tbsp soy sauce

½ tsp sugar

1 Tbsp vinegar

Pepper to taste
Bring ingredients to a boil.  Garnish with toasted sesame and green onions.

The Chef has an amazing cookbook too….it is called Hip Asian Comfort Food.

If you are ever out this way!

Check them out~
Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Handcrafted Cocktails
904.646.1478
3820 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

 

How to …Clean Your skin!

Who doesn’t want gorgeous healthier looking skin in the new year? 

This week on my beauty & lifestyle report on TV on NBC 12’s The Chat  at First Coast news station (see my video) I  shared with the viewers a  simple skin care routine. I find women use far too many products on the face and that can cause a traffic jam on the skin…with not so pretty results. 

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Here is what you really need to do to jump start your way to the skin you've dreamed of!
 
By a starter kit,try a free sample from inside a magazine,buy small sizes to TEST drive products first!
Keep it simple! Using expensive skin care doesn't make it any better. Experiment and see what brands
work for you!
 Daily AM and PM
  • Clean
  • Toner/ skin Freshener
  • Hydrate
  • Protect/sunscreen (daytime)

For your eye area:

  • Eye gel or cream

For Your Face (not eye area) this is a MUST.

    • EXFOLIATION is key and is essential to refresh,plump up and renew collagen! 
      This is THE most important thing you can do for your skin at least every 7 -10 days. 
      The Super Star of exfoliation DIAMOND BUFF
      The hottest tool that is all the rage in spas and dermatologists offices.
    •  Diamond Buff by www.beestunning.com   
    • Explore their site online for all the details.
      
      Use a face mask weekly and choose one for your  SKIN TYPE. 
    • Sometimes that may be 2 different types of masks. 
    • One for the T-zone which is the forehead,chin and nose and one for dry cheeks!
    • Lastly NEVER go to sleep with makeup on! 
    • It ages your skin faster and you will wake up a hot mess!
    • Stay tuned…I am going to start using the new cool tool above and hope I will shine bright like a diamond! I’ll keep you posted and give you a play by play on my experience and results on my skin.

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.

Say no to BOOB & NECK wrinkles!

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The neck is something we must protect but everyone seems more interested in the FACE. The neck and chest are an extension and part of the face! But it is the most neglected part I don’t know why! Do you?

 IF you want to age later and look good..You must protect your neck!

Here is a recipe I shared on TV that is a quick fix when you want to tighten and hydrate the skin on your neck and decollete.

1 farm fresh organic egg (egg white only)

1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

Whisk the two together and apply on a clean face. Leave on the neck and decollete  (your bodacious breast area). Rinse well.

To Go Spa has an awesome mask sensation just for the neck! This collagen gel mask is filled with ingredients:white tea,hyaluronic acid,vitamins C and E. Each mask is cut specifically to fit the neck.Suitable for all skin types.

Bonus idea:Add a set of To Go Spa Green Tea Eyes gel eye pads for under eyes and you’ll have a hydrating fix for for both areas at one time. Refreshed and fabulous!

www.togospa.com

Image Skin Care has a sensational product for the neck called The Max and it is a stem cell neck lift! Can be used lower on the decollete too.Use morning and night.Maybe you don’t need that neck or face lift you think you need. Try a treatment product designed for these areas.

For more information please visit their website. www.imageskincare.com

Saian Natural Skin care  neck and chest lift creme works wonders for the neck with Edelweiss Stem-Cells.

Say no to neck and chest wrinkles and don’t forget to give some love to your chest and neck.Day and night. http://www.saian.net

 Love this quick D.I.Y. recipe to whip up in your kitchen for a quick tightening and softening fix.If you don’t have one of these skin treatments above. Try it …it works!

*Obviously if you allergic to eggs or honey do not use this mask.

However, if you want to see lasting results and a pretty awesome difference to your skin.Use a brand that specializes in these products or neck and chest.

Have you got a beauty question for ME? Connect with ME  on Facebook @noreenyoung, Instagram @noreenkissyoung and Twitter @beautyconcierge.

If you want to see TODAY’S show and me on The Chat. Visit: http://www.firstcoastnews.com.

PS

If you are always looking down and scrolling on your phone or mobile device you may have TECH NECK! Take care of the skin on your neck,chests and breasts!

Shot of Pretty!

Today I featured on TV today this awesome drink I discovered at my last beauty conference. It is called YANA! The booth was filled with girls serving up this cocktail of daily collagen shots and I so had to see what the BUZZ at the booth was all about.

As you know I have blogged about other wellness supplements and more. But when I took one look at the CEO and creator’s skin I had to know more.Her name is Janna Ronert.Her kind spirit and  wealth of knowledge made our meeting even better. i am  happy with and take care of my skin but I know we can always make it better. I have now started using this revolutionary beauty cocktail no happy hour needed!

What IS collagen? It is the protein in our connective tissue that makes up 75% of our skin.Our bodies naturally produce this but as we age we start to lose it.By adding this liquid supplement helps you with up to 63% reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Did you know women produce less collagen  than men? By the age of 50 a woman has naturally lost almost half of the collagen from her skin.I say…

If your skin is not looking as good as you would like it too… maybe it is time to discover Yana! 

#agelater #gluten-free formualtions  #dairy-free #sugar-free #non-GMO

If you want to learn more…visit:

http://www.imageskincare.com

If you happen to live in sunny Jacksonville Florida you will find it at the beach at Skin Spa By Casey.

To view me on TV visit http://www.firstcoastnews.com

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Shower,Wedding or Party Tower of Delights

 

Le Macaron - TV screen.pngFor your wedding,showers,graduation or parties don’t think boring cake think these delightful colorful delights. In JACKSONVILLE, Florida or  where you may live…shop local and enjoy these delights.

Le Macaron has you covered!!!

These delicious macarons come from Le Macaron French Pastries, a gourmet bakery-café in Jacksonville, owned by 2 French gentlemen.

Their French gourmet macarons are gluten free! And they are NOT what we call “macaroons”!   French macarons are made with almond powder, not coconut!

Le Macaron’s Belgian chocolates and French macarons are the perfect gift for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions!

Locally… You can get a beautiful macaron tower delivered to your event, or you can select gorgeous gift boxes!

Le Macaron is offering a special promotion to my  TV  viewers until May 25!

Use the promo code “NoreenYoung” and get 10% off catering orders and gift boxes!

Bride and Bridal Party Emergency KIT

So your wedding date is set.But don’t fret!

Here are some of the unique ideas I showed on TV today for your special day.

Create a Bride and Bridal Party Emergency kit for the day of the wedding:

Perfume

Clear nail polish

Nail repair kit and nail polish remover pads

Mini hair spray

Hair pins,elastic ties and CHI styling tools

Deodorant

Hand and body lotion

Stain remover

Female needs like tampons and wipes etc.

Sewing kit

Toothpaste and floss

Double sided tape

Face powder

Clear lip gloss

Mints and gum

Headache or antacid relief

And a travel mirror.

Of course you can add to this list…but try not to bring the kitchen sink!weddingfetti.jpg

 

PS…the confetti in this wedding photo is not just any kind it is…photofetti. You too can order your personalized confetti with your or any fav’ photo on it!

http://www.photofetti.com  THEY rock for any special event!