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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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Jorge CruiseFlowers and candy are nice but give mom or glamMOM a bit  more thought this year with my fun and unique gift ideas. You might even want to give one to yourself.

Give the gift of luxury:

Serve her coffee or tea with a treat in bed!
Then give her designer Jennifer Adams fabulous throws.This oh so soft throw feels and looks amazing allowing her to wrap her body in a bit of luxury.
Jennifer Adams also has a line of gorgeous scented candles that smell divine. Ihave fallen in love with this wax candle collection.The scnet they named Ivy & lillies” is fabulous.
www.jenniferadams.com or fine stores near you.

Add a luxurious H2O + Spa Milk Collection with milk proteins,soothing botanicals and more and add a Replenishing Beauty Gelle  by NeoCell and a Serenity eye mask and she’s all set. She’ll wake up rested and feeling beautiful.

Who doesn’t love the gift of beauty?
TemputAIR Makeup that you spray on! Airbrush makeup is all the rage.

If she is a beauty junkie and loves to use what the makeup artist’s and celebrities use …this brand is it!
www.temptu.com

Give her a Beauty to Go ala Hollywood style for touch ups and for travel. She can fill it with her fave products and enjoy the fabulous kit with mirror.

Available at http://www.NoreenYoung.com (my studio)

For The Foodie

Or how about a cook book called Tiny and FULL from a New York Times best seller Jorge Cruise. 50 Yummy and healthy recipes!

A Madeleine Kit
by Mastrad Paris for the woman or mom on the go who likes to whip up special things for her family and when entertaining friends.Gourmet made at home.OOH LA LA!

An easy popcorn maker
by Mastrad Paris
Makes healthy popcorn without the bag in minutes in your microwave. 
Available at fine kitchen depts. and retailers

I hope you enjoyed this guide and these tips.
All you have to do is buy them,put a bow on them and give!

To see me feature these on air visit http://www.firstcoastnews.com for video footage from the show.

If you’re low on time and haven’t got a dime…send her a LOVE letter!

OR make a greeting card from scratch. I’ve done both and they are easy to do and show your love for mom,your wife or grandma too.

It is all about the little things,darlings!



My Holiday Gift Guide

Bath Bombs Gift Set by Rejuvelle Best Stocking Stuffer, So Lush, Essential Oils, Vegan, Gluten.jpg87MG5397It is that time of year we all fret about stocking stuffers,gifts and that lovely hostess gift. So, again this year I am helping you give the unique curations I find.

From now through Christmas I will post daily tips and a few D.I.Y’s too.

You know the reason for the season and for me I don’t think it should be about stressing about and running all around town or online for gifts. However,that’s how it goes and I do LOVE to give. A gift,the gift of my time,a yummy baked good or giving a big hug and simply letting someone know how much you care for them. I don’t think there is enough love being spread around.

So, let’s get started with a new set of bath and body treats!

Rejuvelle is a brand of bath Bon Bon’s you know like the French yummy treats.But these aromatic delights wrapped in gorgeousness are made for the bath and not to eat.They indeed are lush bath bombs in a gift box.

Created by a mom for her daughter Alexa who was diagnosed with an auto immune disease which affects her skin. That is how these type bath bombs were born.A mother’s love and wanting other children and the whole family to enjoy this fragrant,good for the skin fizzy sensations in a tub.

They come in a variety of fragrances. Like Pink Grapefruit, Lavender,Vanilla and more.And something else to love is no ring around the tub!

Names include: Stressed Moms,Garden of the Gods,Vanilla Surprise and you won’t believe this but they even have one for SINUS Congestion relief!

Who knew you can float in a tub of lush bath bombs and they can give you sinus relief?

Gluten Free,no artificial fragrance or colors,all natural vegan,Non-GMO and good for your skin delights like moisturizing organic shea butter,sunflower seed oil and pure essential oils.

I think people need to chill out more and need to take a bath not a quick shower all the time. The bathtub is a great escape. If you have some stressed out gals and moms on your list. Think these beautiful bath bombs. My bedroom smells divine and I am hoping in a bath when I  finish posting this.If you have children this would be a safer to use fizzy gift for the bath.

Gift boxed in a tin old timey box and tied with a festive red ribbon!

http://www.rejuvelle.com

 

Blast from the MASH TV past …Loretta Swit AKA Hot Lips Houlihan!

LORETTA SWIT 10-2015

Where did the week go? I don’t want a another minute to go by without mentioning this.

This week on TV I shared some natural and organic tips on being kind to your feet.

Who was there at the station too?

The one and only Hot Lips Houlihan! Actress Loretta Swit.

We chatted Polish yes she is Polish like I am and we chatted beauty,food and health. It was a cozy quick chat before she was interviewed on The Chat TV show on NBC12 and ABC25.

Her secret to a beautiful healthy life is being a Vegan.She also shared she uses Dr.Perricone MD skin care line. I was tickled pink to meet her! As readers of my blog you know my mom was a big fan of hers and that TV show. Loretta Swit is town in Florida for an event she is doing for her love of animals. St. Augustine Florida is where it will be this weekend. She was a lovely lady.

Every time I see reruns of Mash on TV …my heart smiles for my mom!

Be in the Know…Get that GLOW!

GlowStick It is the start of the awesome July 4th weekend and maybe you’re going to hang in town  have a barbeque and shop on your computer too. Here is a product I discovered browsing on Instagram. I had to own one! It is not glitter in a balmy stick it is so much more.

Z E has many benefits… at the top of the list it  makes your skin look fabulous and gives your skin a subtle glimmer glow. It is an indie brand created by a woman. This brand’s products have the good stuff and none on the bad.

100% organic,natural,vegan,shea butter,coconut oil and is highly moisturizing.

You decide if you want to be a Golden Bronze Goddess or a Bronze Bahama Mama. http://www.zabanaessentials.com

Go for the glow, Gorgeous!

D.I.Y. for Cleaning Your Vegan,Cruelty Free Synthetic Makeup Brushes

Hello Gorgeous!

If you want your skin to look flawless you gotta do this! DIRTY brushes = A dirty looking unpolished face.

How-to Care for & Clean Makeup Brushes Oils from skin and dust adhere to brushes and can cause much dreaded breakouts. It is important to clean your  brushes regularly.

Quick Dry Method: Dampen a section of a paper towel with a Fast Drying Brush Cleaner GD5P3632

and wipe brush from side to side. As the towel gets dirty, dampen another section and repeat. Not only will this clean the brushes, but the Brush Cleaner evaporates quickly for a clean brush that’s ready to go!

Shampoo & Conditioner: You can use a mild baby shampoo or an liquid soap. Rinse brush head gently under lukewarm water, with the brushes at a 45 degree angle pointing down, using fingers to massage Shampoo/Soap to hair. Apply in the direction of the hair from ferrule towards top. (Ferrule: The metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). Rinse gently under running water, thoroughly.

If you’d like, follow as above with conditioner. Gently reshape the head of the brush and lay flat over the edge of a table or counter so that the bristles are open to the air on all sides. Allow to completely dry for a few hours and then simply hand fluff back to shape.

****Be careful not to let any cleaner or water run inside the ferrule (the metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). This can weaken the glue used to hold the hair and cause shedding problems or even loosen the handles.

Always lay brushes flat to dry. Do not use a blow dryer – this will cause the hair to frizz!

With proper care, a quality (Not dollar store) brushes can be enjoyed for years.

But remember that synthetic brushes don’t last as long as sable and other hairs.

Sip on some Beauty Water for…

…better looking hydrated skin and to nourish from within!

I truly love drinking water…bottled,tap,still,sparkling whatever…I LOVE IT all. But I hear from many women and girls that you don’t like drinking water.

LUCKY YOU, I found something for you. (And for me too)

It is called All Beauty Water skincare drink.

8 Skin Vitamins  A,C,D,E,B12,B6,B3 and Biotin.

7 SKIN Nutrients for Healthy skin:Selenium,Green Tea extract,Magnesium,Manganese,Calcium,Potassium,Zinc

2 glasses of water per bottle

0 calories

0 sugar

All natural,Vegan,Gluten-Free,GMO FREE

It comes in a few fabulous flavors: Cucumber Aloe,Pomegranate Rose and Strawberry Acai

http://www.amazon.comphotoTo get your beauty from within!

PS

Created by a woman of course~

Natural, Vegan,Gluten Free and oh so heavenly!

honey-lavender-scrub-300dpi I think it is important to take care of yourself.

I know it takes time and you might be giving a sigh or whine but I personally really try to practice it daily. I recommend you do it too. IF you only have a few minutes to yourself.Sip a cup of soothing hot tea or a glass of wine and enjoy five to 10 minutes to exfoliate,hydrate and oh so much more.

ME TIME! This scrub is on OPRAH’S FAVE sea salt SCRUB on her O -List .

It is 95% natural,Vegan and Gluten Free. It is not greasy and rich with vitamin E rice bran oil. Apply it to your hands,body and feet and give yourself a treat.NOT to be used on your face. This is a salty exfoliating sea salt treat not meant for your delicate complexion.You apply it before you shower or bathe and rub on a DRY body in small circles with your hand or a sponge. Then you rinse it off after it has done the skin softening and exfoliating magic.The honey and lavender additions in the scrub take it to another heavenly level!!!

So RELAXING to use and the scent makes me swoon…You gotta try it.

Vegan Beauty

Brown Faux Mini 7 Pc Set

IF you happen to know of a health conscious beauty who loves Mother Earth and watches and reads about everything she puts on her face…a synthetic vegan friendly brush set is the perfect gift!

I LOVE flowers but I bet she’d love a set like this even more. Every time she paints her face and pout…she’ll think of you.

The perfect St. Valentine’s day gift.

If you have breast cancer…or any cancer

OPI New Image PASSIONHere are some tips to make you feel a little better and to look beautiful. I hope you enjoy them and will use them.

Your skin will go through many changes. Take time for a quick shopping trip to update your beauty regime.Use a skin care regime that is more hydrating.Chemo and other treatments will make your skin drier.

Even if you are not a lipstick,lip gloss or lip balm girl …you will definitely NEED something on your lips to keep them moisturized. Be READY for kissing and look better too.

There is NOTHING like a little color on your face.
Some days you may not feel like it and must simply stay in bed but the times you feel up to it… It can be as simple as 1,2,3.
You don’t have to use foundation. Use a tinted moisturizer.Perk up your eyes with a little eyeshadow or eyeliner.Add some blush to your face. Forehead,cheeks and chin.If you want the feel of mascara…use CLEAR mascara.

TREAT YOURSELF to something like a luscious pink nail polish like OPI’s MOD FOR YOU!

Use an organic/vegan body lotion or hand cream that makes you feel pretty,smells YUMMY and makes you feel good.If you are not into much fragrance at this time use a fragrance free one or even olive oil or coconut oil will do the trick.

Oh the many moods and ways your body will change.If you are always HOT. I have been hot flashing since I was 5 years old. I am almost always HOT. Try HOT GIRLS PEARLS to keep your body cooler.These beautiful gems around your neck or on your wrists will feel cool and refreshing. So cool I even wear them to the beach for a stroll to keep cool.
Visit their website for more information.www.hotgirlspearls.com

Cancer is a sneaky disease and a club I too did not want to join. I did not want to be invited.PLEASE do yourself and your family a favor.Get a skin care exam for a check up all of your body for skin cancer (starting as a teenager)

Get a mammogram if you are of age or your doctor recommended.Preventative maintence makes you prettier and live longer.
Just a reminder MEN get breast cancer too.Remind him to go for a check-up!

If you’d like to see more tips like these and me in action check out the video go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on THE CHAT