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.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Noreen-Young-beauty-on-a-budget/-/475880/23996222/-/17fde8z/-/index.html

Skinny & Sexy beauty and fashion secrets from TV

Baked spicy blush 2011Today on WJXT-TV 4 I shared beauty and fashion secrets!
What a fun way to spend the holiday being on TV…LUV our viewers!!!

Looking Sexy,Skinny & Beach Party Perfect

Tan Towel Sunless Tanner & A spicy splash of face and body bronzer in a compact will give you that slender GLOW on the go! Say no to baking in the sun~

Jovan Jane designer of hair headbands has got you covered beautifully.Beachy bombshell hair with a pretty floral or gem stone twist.
She is offering viewers OR YOU who are LUCKY enough to catch this until 5-31-2013 a 30% discount. Enter code WJXT at http://www.jovanjane.com

Halo Couture: Heavenly hair in an instant. Change your look like Celebrities do from short to long or for FULLER looking hair. Want to know more? Check out website http://www.halocouture.com Or watch video on You tube.

Hour Glass Angel Body Shapers:
Almighty Vest: immediately and dramatically slims the mid section
when you wear it. It increases thermal activity for slimming support.It also is bust lifting.
Worn under your outfits to look skinny and fabulous~ http://www.hourglassangel.com

Go Cocktails sugar free cocktail mix are only 5 calories to keep you slim and still be able to party. http://www.gococktails.com

To catch the show log on to http://www.wjxt.com on Monday 5-27-2013

Mom’s Easy Guide to looking pretty!

I did a beauty and lifestyle segment on The Morning Show today and wanted to share with you some beauty and fashions secrets.

Mommy Makeup in minutes

First of all… you don’t need to wear a buffet of beauty on your face. Keep it soft and simple for daytime.
A tinted moisturizer…like Not Your Mother’s Foundation which has both a touch of foundation in a bottle of moisturizer.Pretty coverage and protection too.This is mult-tasking beauty at its best.

If you don’t want to use this type product and prefer less…at least apply a broad spectrum sunscreen like COOLA mineral sunscreen. If you love organic and unscented they’ve got you covered too.

Next add a few dots of salmon or honey yellow concealer to take away a pooped out appearance…around the eyes and the inner corner of the eyes too. Blend with warmth of your ring finger.

Next add a kiss of color to your cheeks with a soft brown bronzer with a dash of shimmer. Or choose a pinky peach for another type of healthy glow.

A lip gloss or a lip balm is the lazy girls go to product.
I also LOVE and highly recommend a creamy lasting lip stain like the ones on http://www.noreenyoung.com. They stain your lips with a nice rosy glow and are one step not three. Not drying nor do they make the lips peel or flake…just gorgeous healthy looking lips.

Mascara is optional…yes,optional! IF YOU cannot live without it…wear mascara and or accent your eyes with a soft liner in a chocolate or charcoal or COLOR.Clear mascara is IN~ Note: colored mascaras brighten the eye area. Dark black or brown will accent a tired appearance.

Want TO SET your makeup, make it last and a touch of natural color to your eyelids too? Try Asian Rice Powder! IT IS MAGIC. I am wearing it right now as I usually do and the work day is almost over and my makeup is lasting too~ Simply apply a dash of this block of powder that looks like a white brownie with your powder brush. Also apply it to your entire eyelid with an eyeshadow blending brush and you’ll have a soft NOT POWDERY LOOK eye shade and a natural finished face too. NOT a caked on face! I promise.

Spray a dash of your fav’ fragrance or sprinkle yourself with a dusting powder and you’ll look and smell delicious.Your hand and body lotion can be the fragrance of the day. It will both make you smell delightful and hydrate your skin too.

Pure hair eco friendly spray by IT&LY is a great on the go spray.
This company loves the planet and your hair too! Always keep hairspray and if your hair is medium length or longer carry a hair clip or pretty pony holder in your tote bag or diaper bag. Using it will instantly make you look more polished even on a bad hair day.

If you are really pressed for time do what celebrities do! Wear a gorgeous pair of sunglasses and a sexy shiny gloss or bold lipstick. A smile is the best accessory you can wear and a pretty pair of earrings or a unique scarf or sparkling necklace can make your face and skin glow.

There’s no excuse why you don’t have 3, 5, or less than 10 minutes in the morning to look good for you.

A little dash of color goes a long way!

I do it every day and do it for me first and the world second too.
They say presentation is everything…present yourself in a beautiful way and feel good too.

For more…watch my video footage on http://www.wjxt.com

Love Mother Earth…one sweet step at a time!

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Today on WJXT-4 The Morning Show I did a money saving earth loving beauty segment.
Here are some eco chic tips for your beauty or lifestyle routine.

Wanna make new lipsticks out of old or your fav’ discontinued lipsticks? You’ll need Lipstix Remix a neat and easy kit that allows you to D.I.Y.. This easy and did I say FUN kit makes 4 new lipsticks with a scoop,microwave,pour and freeze.My clients from 8 to 80 years young are stirring it up!

Rooms in your home smell bad? SMOKE? FOOD? PETS? Pour some baking soda in a large baggie. Sprinkle a few drops of your fav’ essential oil and leave closed over night. Pour in a pretty bowl and place in a room in your house. The baking soda will suck up the stinky smell and you’ll love the scent of your room.

Left over water in a water bottle that you don’t want to drink anymore? DON’T water the pavement water a plant. Outside your house,inside your house or in the city you are in.FEEL good about not wasting water!

Want to learn more?
Visit and see my video footage at http://www.wjxt.com type in my name Noreen Young in tool bar search.

Happy Earth day guys and dolls! What are you doing to make the world a little prettier?

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.

Have a beauty or skin care question? Ask. I am here for you or follow me on Twitter or Instagram too!

He makes over houses I make over faces! TY came to town today!

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Ty Pennington came to Jacksonville, Florida today for our famous Home and Patio Show.
I was booked for the show too and did my beauty segment covering “Cold Weather Beauty Secrets for the Skin”
It was nice to meet him. You know him as host of Extreme Makeovers Home Edition on ABC
HE is a rugged hottie to me! Nice guy!

I wish I had looked more my best… I was sleepless in Seattle last night…sometimes when you have to get up early and be on TV your body has other plans.

I welcomed him to Florida with my “Hello, Handsome lip balm” and he was on the show and went on his way.

What a fun way to start my day!

VALENTINE Gift ideas for that special GUY or GAL in your life on TV~

WINE BOTTLE- Kelli
I am so excited to share with you what I am featuring on TV today on WJXT-4 The Morning Show.
I know it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift! So, I have made it easy for you!
Check out these fun and unique ideas! Noreen’s segment featuring …

Unique and FUN gifts for HIM and HER on Valentines day!
Custom wine bottles for Him OR HERhttp://www.windsorvineyards.com1-800-289-9463 ext. 2715 ask for Paige
*SPECIAL deal for Channel 4 Viewers!

Blend Parfum Studio For HER or HIMhttp://www.blendparfumstudio.comTo place your order for a custom perfume named after you & More!
404-202-5503

Hot Girls Pearls
http://www.hotgirlspearls.com
Pearls for the girl who has everything BUT!

Ponte Vedra Spa in Ponte Vedra
Guys and Gals will love this local escape from the ordinary~
http://www.pvspa.comTo book a SPA date 904-273-7700
Offering massages,Wrapped in Love Specials and more~

All things LIPS that won’t land on her hips!
Noreen Young Makeup & Skin Studio & Gifts
http://www.noreenyoung.com

If you want to learn more! CALL I encourage you to call these companies who would love to share with you all they do. Just in time for Valentines or anytime of the year.

http://www.wjxt.com click Morning show and watch the video with Noreen Young

I will tell you next blog my step-by-step experience in creating my very own perfume and I got to name it too~ What fun and I am the only one who can BUY IT…it was made for me!
Then I’ll tell you all about how I got the special custom wine bottle made AND more.

What’s cool and trending in Beauty & SKIN?

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Yesterday I showed on TV WJXT-TV The Morning Show what’s cool and trending NOW.

SKIN

Bio-Therapeutic skin analysis, Clarisonic Opal and Sonice cleansing still reigns supreme. PMD personal microdermabrasion is your face’s new best friend at home treatment and Facelifts without surgery by Nouveau Contour from Holland to America.

MAKEUP
Color, color, color…yesterday was proof that color is Alive & Kicking even in January!
Mani and pedi’s get even more artsy and colorful. Makeup is neutral or infused with COLOR!
Mascaras are getting bigger and better,eyelash curlers are the it tool and faux eyelashes and extensions continue to soar.
Permanent Makeup by brands like Nouveau Contour and more continue to satisfy a woman’s needs with a lazy girl’s desire. THEY do your brows,lips or eyeliner for you. You enjoy the speed it takes you to get ready in the morning.

See my two TV segments from yesterday in sunny Florida.
Go to http://www.wjxt.com

Click on the Morning show and type my name in Noreen Young. Enjoy!

M is for make-up artist

M is for makeup artist…and that is one of the many hats I wear on a daily basis.

Kiss, makeup, and get gorgeous with me! 

I perfect my client’s complexion with my hands and a makeup brush. However, I have to create the same beauty magic and on some days miracle on my face daily. Here is a day in the life.

 5:45 AM Wake up early to be on TV here in Sunny, Florida on the one and only Channel 4 WJXT. Get ready and have a quick yogurt and jasmine tea and go.

 7:10 AM Leave to go to the TV station.

 8:00 AM arrive at the station. Makeup case in tow I arrive to do my beauty/skin or fashion segment. I am what they call a regular guest with my look good and feel fabulous tips.

Sometimes they come and shoot at my studio to tape or do a LIVE segment depending on their needs. I always have to think creatively for them. Sometimes I feature a model to demo on. Which is usually a client and the clients love it! It is their time to shine with me. The community enjoys it too!

Sometimes, I am scheduled to air live at 8:15 or so however because of breaking news…I have to wait until 8:40 AM to go on with one of the show hosts/reporters. Today everything ran smoothly no breaking news.

Today’s segment was on Mom To Be make-up and NEW mommy makeup.

8:35 AM pack up and leave the station. Drive off to my business.

 9:15 AM Return calls, read e-mails, make calls, send e-mails. Check on our mail orders and see if anything has come in. Check to see if any clients have requested an appt. or have a beauty dilemma.

Have a piece of fruit and a cup of hot jasmine tea.

Touch up my makeup by powdering my nose and reapply lipstick.

11:00 AM Makeup 2 clients for a Beauty for two quikie  Makeup applications.

 1:00 PM arrive at the photography studio for a quick photo shoot for my business….the client is ME~ I need product photos for my wesite and attention to detail is most important. 1:15PM After quick hellos and tell the photographer what I envision… Time is money I do not chitchat I get to work. The model is product today.

3:00PM Photo shoot is done. Pack up and go. 

 4:00-5:00 PM Back to my makeup studio and meet with clients and return phone calls.

6:00  Powder my nose and add a lipgloss and meet my honey for a cocktail party for his  business.

Schmooz until 9:30PM

Aren’t you exhausted? I AM…so ready for a bubble bath.