What color are you wearing today? Pucker 👄Up…

 

Oh happy day…the time has come for my fave day of the YEAR!

National 💄 Lipstick Day.

I am sharing  all things LIPSTICK and lips on WJXT 4’S The Morning Show.

One of the most popular questions I get is “How do I get my lipstick to last?”

So, here you go!

You’ve got to take care of your lips on a regular basis. Not just when they are dry,peeling and flaky. So, this is a ritual I professionally recommend.

1st Gently exfoliate and brush your lips and the area around your lips with a lip polish. I am obsessed with Whoopie by FarmHouse Fresh. Kiss those dry and dead skin cells 👋 Bye Bye!

2nd Apply a lip mask (Yes, it’s a thing!)

3rd Prime with a lip base Perfect day Lip Base. This locks the color in place and makes the color last a bit longer. Especially red 💋 high pigmented lipsticks or glossy lip shades that may run.

4th My current go to is an invisible lip liner totally clear but keeps your lipstick in place and gives your lips shape and definition.

5th Apply a gorgeous lipstick! So many choices and formulas…it is truly not your mother’s or grandma’s lipstick anymore!

Now, if you want to make your lipstick shade last even longer without using the LIPSTICK Base. I ALSO cannot live without and use my lipstain called China Doll. It acts like a slip or beloved Spanx underneath your dress to make everything look marvelous. So when you apply a lipstick 💄 (any brand) over it …this stain makes them last a bit longer. Or you can simply use this lipstick solo and enjoy the healthy rosy glow hue!

So how are you celebrating today? And what color lipstick 👄 are you wearing today?

DID YOU KNOW?

During the Roman Empire both men and women would wear lipstick as a sign of wealth $$$ It remained popular for men  to wear lipstick until the French Revolution.

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Hello,Handsome!

BEARD BAR IMG_5647.JPGI know you want to look and feel good too!

Great looking healthy skin takes a little ME time and effort DAILY!

In the summer our skin tends to break out or get dehydrated from the sun and outdoor activities even more. Here are the latest and greatest in grooming this summer and beyond!

  • Skin care exfoliation is very important for the guys too. Fruit Peel by celebrity esthetician Elina of Elina Organics will gently exfoliate your skin  while you sleep.
  • Fresh Face Beard Bar is a new way to wash your beard and soften it up and clean the complexion underneath. You don’t want your beard or mustache to be dry and unkempt looking. It’ not enough just to wash your face. 🧼 Don’t use deodorant bars on that handsome face!
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
  • Floss- Caring for your 🦷 and gums = A healthier heart. Cocofloss is the way to go made with Coconut oil.
  • A relaxing 🛀 bath with bath salts or your fave Aura Acacia essential oil, detoxifying sheet mask and a hand,feet and body lotion to follow work wonders on the body and skin after a long work day or week.
  • Got leftover beer? 🍺 Rinse your hair with it after you shampoo. The malt and hops in beer contain cleansing properties!
  • D.I.Y. Recipe #2  Add a dash of apple 🍎 cider vinegar to the hair with a bit of beer and 1 oz. of water 💦 and you’ll have a hair rinse that removes build up of all those products you’ve been using. Shinier clean hair!

Cool products and tools for cool guys!

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! You are all you got.

After a day at the beach or in the sun!

It isn’t all you expected is it? The first few  or time back in the sun after winter is tough. on your skin. Especially when you don’t bring your BFF’S. A sunscreen,sunglasses and lip conditioner. SUNBURN that dreaded look and feeling after a day or two in the sun. You aren’t sitting pretty!

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The #1. thing you should have done was throw out last years or expired sunscreen or sunblocks. You need a fresh one! Please don’t forget to reapply not just apply once and think you are all set. You’re NOT!

2. Protect those PEEPERS and wear sunglasses. Squinting causes wrinkles and your eyes themselves need sun protection. Your lips need some love to with a lip balm.

3. Once you’re burned by the sun and outdoors…you need to rescue your skin! But calm down I’ve got your back!

Try a yogurt …plain fluffy Greek yogurt. You can make your own (I will share how you on another TV blog) get some store bought. Apply to your skin like a face mask. A thin coat will do. leave on and rinse well. Add moisture back to your skin! Apply your fav’ moisturizer and face cream.

*Yogurt is a legendary and easy remedy.

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4. COOL the burn on your skin with milk on a flat cotton pad or gauze.

5. IF you own an aloe plant…grab a leaf. Cut it open and apply the gel inside on the skin. Great for peeling and itchy skin too. Or fill an ice cube tray with aloe vera gel (found in drug store) and freeze. Roll a cube on the burn and cool down that skin! Aloe plants make great plants for outside your kitchen door. OR in your home. Easy to maintain. Good for kitchen burns while cooking too.

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6. Add moisture back to your skin! Soothe your skin further by applying your fav’ moisturizer and face cream. My latest aloe find is Therapispa aloe lotion for the body and the face cream.

I hope and know you will find these skin rescues for your skin useful.

Enjoy a healthy dose of the sun 🌞 this summer!

*Sharing these tips on WJXT4 on River City Live this moring. You can cacththe video clip later today online and watch anytime!

 

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Yes it is a day! Made-Up in recent years but still another reason to celebrate LOVE and friendship with your gal pals,besties or even family.

Yesterday I featured on my beauty and lifestyle segment on TV ways to do just that. Grab a cup of coffee and tea and enjoy my blog with an easy D.I.Y. There is still time to throw a mini soiree. For two or for 12 besties. If you can’t do it today. You can always do it Valentine’s day or even a day over this weekend.

1. Invite friends you want to celebrate with via text,phone or email.

2.Create a theme. I like the beauty or pajama party type theme.Decorate accordingly or choose LOVE as your decor with hearts and more.

3.Think of the treats,food and drink you’d like to serve.Make a list and go get it. (Serve in disposable glassware,plates and silverware to keep it simple)

4.Examples Menu: Who doesn’t love chocolate? Get a box of chocolates or even a bag of Hershey’s Kisses. Add something sparkling.Maybe a mini cake,cheesecake or cupcakes sprinkled with lips or hearts. A pitcher of spa water:Try fresh mint and lemon water.

5.Pick up swag to giveaway. It doesn’t have to be expensive.I found the cutest mirrors with red lips at a local dollar store. Who doesn’t love a treat to take home?

6. I gather up a few ideas for conversation and to Kiss & MAKEUP. Lipsticks,eyeshadow,nail polish,fragrance or you can go as far as K Beauty sheet masks and lip scrubs.Share beauty secrets and beauty faux pas and laugh the afternoon or night away.

7. I also like a fun game. I pass around a framed piece that says” What the way YOU USE your Lipstick says about you”. Girls can’t wait to dig in their purse for their lipstick tubes to see what their tube says about them.

I hope I have given you some inspiration for a little gathering with friends and celebrate! I’d love to hear what you come up with. Talk to me. Share with me.

You don’t need a man to buy you a box of chocolates. TREAT YOURSELF!

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Serve something bubbly!

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Take home giveaway!

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Here Comes the Bride!

TODAY on my beauty and lifestyle segment on TV on River City Live I’ll share a few pre-wedding beauty and gift idea tips.

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If you are lucky enough to live in Jacksonville OR GETTING MARRIED in the city or not you’ll love these tips TOO. If you want to sparkle like Meghan Markle here are a few beauty secrets,ideas and recommendations for you.

 

  • Prep your skin…Get a facial and prep at least three months leading to your wedding if possible. Cleaner pores,hydrated skin and kiss tired dead skin cells Goodbye!
  • The skin on your BODY needs some some attention too. Exfoliating treatments work wonders and make detox your body and skin.
  • Get those lips ready for KISSING. Do lip scrubs once a week for a three weeks and the day before the wedding.
  • The groom needs to groom up too (skin,brows,beard oil,brows shaped and use a lip conditioner too.
  • Wanna gorgeous celebrity like glow to your face and skin? Try this! a a sexy angel glow in a powder brush.http://www.noreenyoung.com All you do is brush on this beauty.Another one comes in a tube.Gleam by Melanie Mills of Hollywood. A model and celebrity fav’…www.melaniemillshollywood.com
  • Experiment with a new signature scent for your special day with the latest trend Hair Mist  NO.1 by entrpeneur and designer Sandra Alford. Treat yourself to this clean,romantic and sensual scent. (That’s my best description) She also has other scentsational gift ideas to give the mother of the bride,groom or bridesmaids. http://www.sandraalford.com
  • Personalized Wine bottle  by www.windsorvineyards.com for your bridal party or your guests. This is also a fun idea for Anniversary’s,Birthdays and Graduation celebrations.

ATTENTION: Windsor Vineywards is offering a special for my TV and blog followers and visitors. 20% off any WINE order for your wedding or next special event!

Promo Code: rivercitylive 

The best part this offer lasts until December 31st 2018! YAY! What do ya say..order your customized wine TODAY!

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  • If you’re getting married in Jacksonville FLorida here are a few stylist to consult. John Brent for Chocolate Blonde Salon or if you prefer a female stylist Hair By Terri Moore at Salon at St. John. If you are getting married in St. Augustine you’ve gotta call Angela Byrd of Spoiled Beauties.
  • Looking for a photographer in Jacksonville and the area for this special time OR ANYTIME. Meet with a professional photographer and share your vision of the wedding photos OR a photo of you before you get married.Capture the times in your life with photos! Anetta Wilkerson of www.artnillusion.com by the way, my blog photos are done by her.What’s even more amazing is she is a triple threata photographer,a hair stylist and does makeup too.
  • Looking for a cake or glittering fresh chocolate dipped strawberries you must call Glamour Gourmet. These are some gorgeous looking delights.
  • Looking for a venue for your next event,shower or wedding?  The Treasury on the Plaza in St. Augustine,Florida. They put on a hell of a party and event. The team there lives for your wedding or next fun affair. http://www.thetreasuryontheplaza.com

 

  • ALL of the above recommendations are my personal recommendation. I have  worked with all of these professionals. I think you’ll find them fit for a royal…YOU!

 

Whole Foods Market Bodacious Beauty Aisle

Update from my TV segment on The Morning Show WJXT-4!

Some of you may think that Whole Foods Market is only for food but think again. They have an awesome beauty aisle filled with organic beauties and more. If you love to read labels look no more the items I cherry picked to feature on TV Saturday from the Jacksonville store are safe and affordable. You asked I listened.

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1. Naturtint hair color safer long lasting hair color to do at home.Active plant ingredients naturally better.
2.Good SOAP the brands delicious scented and skin softening soap line.The key ingredient stars are coconut oil and shea butter.
3.365 Daily Facial Cleanser Wash an Every day value (non-comedogenic) and clean rinsing.
4.Mineral Fusion nail polish. I am addicted to and wearing the shade glint of mint. Free of dibutyl phthalate formaldehyde,toluene free and camphor. If you are allergic to nail polish like I am,you need this brand in your life.
5.Every Man Jack deodorant (aluminum free).The cedarwood body wash is the stores rock star seller for guys!Never tested on animals and naturally derived.
6.Wanna get your skin to glow like JLO?

I LOVE this celebrity/star! She is so talented and beautiful. She also has such amazing skin and although I have met a few of her makeup artists in the past they took credit for the makeup. I find it’s not just her makeup. It is Dr. Hauschka’s delightful skin brand of healthy beauty. The star in this cream or lotion is the Rose flower water,petals,sesame,almond oil and more.My model Kena’s face and body glowed the second I applied it to her neck and decolete.The cream is called Rose Day Cream. It is fabulous for sensitive skin too.Soothing,skin softening and luxurious! I love the way it smells too!

I hope you enjoyed these healthier brands that I shared with you.
For video: http://www.news4jax.com

I’m a FOODIE who loves all things beauty!

Beauty Bursts

I truly love to eat,cook and all things beauty so much! I am ALWAYS on the hunt for decadent eats and treats. But I know as a beauty & skin professional that everything in moderation.So, instead of downing a Circus Peanut candy or my fave marshmallow PEEPS. I have found my sugar and face FIX. They are called Beauty Bursts and I love them so much I featured them on TV last Saturday on my beauty and lifestyle segment on WJXT-4 The Morning Show.They are not just a sweet treat and taste good they are a supplement to your multi-vitamin if you want to keep your skin looking good.They are what I call “Candy for your face!”

NeoCell’s Beauty Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable,gourmet Collagen soft chews.No gluten,soy,palm oil or artificial anything.They come in several flavors right now I am enjoying a chocolate mint chew.This Super Collagen strengthens skin,hair and nails.Hyaluronic Acid is known as “nature’s moisturizer” and hydrates the skin from within.Vitamin C is essential to boosting Collagen in the skin.These three powerhouse beauty ingredients work together to build beautiful skin from the inside out.

Having beautiful and radiant skin has never been so easy or so delicious the company says…and it is so true. Alongside your moisturizer and a balanced healthy diet you can do it too.
Dont’ just sit there…go out and buy some and enjoy prettier skin.

I’m just a FOODIE who loves all things beauty! I simply had to share. And guys this ones for you too!Don’t you want to look more handsome too?

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
#beauty4you

Discover Beauty & Health Secrets of Asian women!

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This Friday is the start of the lunar New Year and although I am a FOODIE I am also in Beauty and LOVE sharing my passion! I love to eat,cook and makeup.So this year I am sharing some beauty and not food recipes.
My favorite places when I travel are the various neighborhoods I especially ADORE exotic Chinatown. I find there is such a mystique about Asian women and how they look…even in their golden years. On a personal note as an all American girl who just happens to be of Chinese and Polish ancestry I can truly relate to the mystery as well.

Growing up I often wondered what was the white yet translucent block of face powder?
The exotic bamboo face brushes?
What were the vials or mini bottles they would drink?
The unusual food with both salty and sweet taste and the unique fruits and vegetables. As time went on I learned there is a reason for everything and every product. I too began using these beauty potions and to this day, still do.

Celebrities are all about the secrets from the Orient too. So can you!

I am delighted to share some notable beauty secrets that you can start using in your beauty regimens too if you would like.

Asian women I have interviewed from China to Japan all agree they were told to stay out of the sun. If they were in the sun for work or errands they wear large straw hats and some even go as far as wearing white gloves. Most Asian women freckle easy and do not like sunspots.

Tea is an everyday beauty ritual. All kinds of tea from white tea to oolong tea. To fight off cancer they love green tea. To give them energy and stamina ginseng tea. There is even a tea for inner cleansing and detoxifying tea. Note: They customarily do not use sugar or sweet and low in their tea. Did you know that tea also freshens breath and keeps your gums healthy too? Allow me to turn you on to a delightful type tea.
Jasmine tea is both delicious, smells and tastes divine. You must try it.

Asians love their fruits and vegetables. They shop everyday for fresh food even for fish and meats. They love healthy stir-fry dishes. They try to avoid greasy or deep-fried foods. If they do have them, they eat it in moderation. Asian people have all kinds of recipes good for your health recipes and unique delicacies

Rice is a favorite food in their diet as well. It fills you up faster and low in fat. so you tend to eat less. Soups as main meals are another way to eat and stay trim. They fill the bowl with chicken or beef stock and toss in fresh veggies. What a delightful explosion of tastes!

Ginger is revered by many cultures. The Chinese use it to aid digestion, treat stomach upsets, and revitalize the skin and to relieve diarrhea and nausea for more than 2,000 years. I recommend you make a tea out of it. Simply cut a few slices of it and pour boiling hot water over them. It will calm your tummy down.
It is also wonderful to cook with.

Ginseng is an excellent supplement to improve your energy levels and mental alertness. It is also used to help lower cholesterol levels.

Jade Face Skin Smoothing Roller: Asian Royalty has used it for years. Excellent when rolled unto the face for revitalizing the skin by bringing the blood to the surface. Also is very relaxing. One side is for eyelid area and other side for face. You have to feel it to believe it’s magic. I am addicted.

Pearl Cream is a beauty must have. To this day Asians use this ant-aging ancient secret cream. It is made of crushed pearls and other emollients. It’s opaque in color and melts on your fingers when applied to the face and becomes translucent. It helps brighten the complexion by lightening sunspots and keeps the skin moist and hydrated. It smells as if you visited a flower garden.
Day Spas all over the globe offer luxurious PEARL facials that brighten and condition the skin.

Rice powder is a square block of powder that looks like the size of a brownie. This powder makes your make up last longer and tones down shine. If you have a problem with peri-menopause or menopause it helps to prevent makeup meltdown. It can be used by itself on your skin or over makeup base. It is unisex. It is applied with a kabuki powder brush

It also comes in a powder to go version. A little notebook of 70 papers come to this business card like booklet. It powders the face as well as blots oil. They are called Asian Powder Papers.

Shark fin supplements and other herb shop potions are recommended to keep their fountain of youth. Even the celebrities are doing it. They say Nicole Kidman the actress takes them to keep her skin looking gorgeous and younger looking.

Dragon fruit: As argon oil is the new buzz in skin care so is the dragon fruit for our skin cells. This pink delight does wonders for the complexion when added to skin care. I love to eat it by itself.

My recipe for a cheap D.I.Y Jasmine Rice Face Mask:
Take a cup of rice, rinse gently. Next pour the rinsed rice into a clear small bowl with enough water to cover it. Wait until a milky residue appears. This is your facemask. On a clean face, place the milky watery solution from the rice on your face with a drenched cotton pad. Let it dry. Rinse with a luke warm washcloth and warm water. You will feel so refreshed and your skin will feel like silk from this facial smoothie.

If you have never been to the Orient nor a Chinatown in a big city. It is a must do. It is fascinating, interesting to learn the culture and a delight to your eyes! Stop by a tea shop, explore the fresh markets and visit the herb shops where you can consult the doctor for what ails you…for free! (In most cities) He or she asks you questions and by
looking at your tongue and into your eyes recommends medicine for you!

Your fountain of youth and energy is at your fingertips.
Chinese New Year is approaching and you do not have to be Asian to celebrate the beauty finds, food finds and healthy tips.
Life is an adventure…explore beyond your door!Got a beauty question on the above? Email me.
See me on TV today at http://www.wjxt.com. I’ll post the link later today.

Saving a bundle of money on …Beauty!

I am a fashionista,beautista and couponista! I love a bargian just as much as you do!

So, as we venture in this new month in this new year I thought I’d share with you what I do and show my clients too.

Thinking about a Manicure & Pedicure?
Think about it on Mondays or Tuesdays…sometimes even Wednesday. These days are slower days for salons and spas.These are days that some places offer mani’s and pedi’s at a discount price.Also always remember that booking an appointment for a manicure & a pedicure is CHEAPER and a better value than getting just a manicure.

It is a new day and a new way to buy your face and body products. Instead of going to the department store
and buying lots of products HOPING you’ll like them instead by and test them another way.A HOT NEW TREND is continuing our way.
IPSY is a fun and great way to shop with a monthly membership. For only $10.00 you get bag filled with beauty every month sent to your home.It is a money saving way to TRY before you buy and they are not just sample sizes but REAL SIZES.Started by an amazing woman Michelle Phan. Catch her on the latest Dr. Pepper commercial and on Youtube with How-To’s on using the monthly bags of beauty.

Sundays are Fundays! The Sunday newspaper is NOT ONLY GrOCERY store coupons but it is also filled with great coupon offers on beauty products! From shampoo,conditioner,nail oil,makeup,skincare.
OR other Examples coupons: Buy one get one free,$1.00 to $5.00 off a makeup product.

If you can’t afford it…don’t buy it. BIG that is.You don’t need to go in debt for beauty or feeling your best.Violife has a fabulous personal space or office humidifier and sonic toothbrush that don’t cost a fortune and are just as effective.

Bigger perfume bottle isn’t always any better.Unless you use it every day…don’t waste fragrance another day…by not using it and buying the biggest bottle.

Club Cards a fabulous way to save money and enjoy FREE products.I belong to a floral club, bra club and you can also join a lipstick or eyeshadow club.Some cards offer buy 6 get one free.

Your fave magazine is a free SAMPlE party on face,nail or body treats!It Is also a great way to try before you buy!

News4Jax my money saving beauty segment this morning. I know you are going to LOVE it and save a bundle on beauty too.

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