Thursday, February 11, 2016

How to heal itchy winter skin and prepare for spring break with Nature's Gate Oatmeal lotion & Glow Lotion

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Arizona is having an early spring! It's in the mid 70's! So I took advantage of the beautiful weather and got outside with my camera to take some photos of the new product that has arrived here.

 Meet Nature's Gate and the new pair of body lotions that they have available.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GRWM: "The What Palette to Pack?" Edition

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Whoa. This week is going by so fast. Today is Wednesday, but no ordinary Wednesday. Some celebrate Ash Wednesday for a day of fasting and repentance as the 40 day Lent season  begins today.

So in other news I have begun the "packing" phase for my upcoming event. I can only take one case and one  vanity. Whoa. That is so small.

I need to narrow it down in my beauty vanity. I have a GRWM video today and it's a call for help! What palette to pack?

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Now for the video...

Products in the order used:

Murad Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence
Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer spf 30
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion for lips
Foundation: Too Faced Cosmetics Born This Way in Natural Beige
Pur Minerals Cameo Contour stick
Makeup Revolution Makeup Affirmation Eyeshadow Palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow stick in White
Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow stick in Guilty Grey
Ardell Lashes in 113
PUR Minerals Fully Charged Mascara
Essence Cosmetics lip liner in Soft Berry
Makeup Revolution Salvation intense lip lacquer
Hard Candy highlighter in Candle lit
PUR Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in Golden Medium
Makeup Revolution Matte Blush in Fusion

Brushes: Smashbox, Morphe, IT Cosmetics, Crowne

Now to answer the question: what palette would you p

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The complete countdown to important happenings this week: beauty, lifestyle and more featuring SNAP Perfumes

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It's Tuesday. Not a whole lot going on, on a Tuesday. So it gives a chance to catch up on things that are going to, go on.

Here's the short list of what's going on:
February 12th: Lincoln's Birthday
February 13th: Arizona's Birthday
February 14th: Valentine's Day
February 15th: President's Day AND Single's Day and Grammy's live on CBS...and most importantly,
TEEN WEEK begins! Woo hoo!
Can anything else happen on February 15th?


So going forward, I have blog posts coming up with product reviews as well as live tweeting and reports with some YouTube videos mixed in for good luck.

Let's tackle the first thing. Valentine's Day. Why is that first? Because you may need to give a gift, get a gift, or simply enjoy something fresh for yourself.


A Harmony of Scents

Created for a woman who is enthusiastic and full of life. Snap /88 For Her is exciting yet delicate, an arrangement of scents alluring, sweet and playful.

Something to note: this lil beauty is wee and could fit into your pocket, your purse, and maybe even  your snood.

About SNAP Perfumes:
Snap is a portable, light-weight, compact size perfume that comes in variety of inspirational scents for men and women that suits all lifestyles. With a simple mist of perfectly blended modern aromas, Snap transcends generations of traditional fragrances and leaves you with an unforgettable sensational lasting impression.
The sleek urban packaging of the Snap line is made out of environmental friendly materials and is 100% recyclable. Have fun choosing from the gender specific collection of looks, which range from cool metallic finishes, to dynamic colorful designs that all complement the high quality of what is already inside

The SNAP Perfumes are just $14.99 and available at Amazon!

There are SNAP Perfumes for ladies and gentleman meaning you can get one for you and give one for your loved one! If you need a Valentine's Day gift, Arizona birthday gift, or Single's Day gift, please consider SNAP Perfumes!

Now, stay tuned for TEEN WEEK coming up ....and in the meantime, enjoy this post from last year's TEEN WEEK from Ooh La Nicoise blogger and actress, Jessica Kinni!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Congratulations Broncos & PUR Minerals on the Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara!

Happy Monday!
So, how about those Broncos? I really thought the Panthers were going to win. I had a lot of opinion about the game and the Super Bowl Pepsi Half Time show, that whole conversation is on the Facebook page.

Today is a new day, so no need to rehash any old conversations.

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos. Now, let's move on!

TEEN WEEK is coming up starting next Monday! Stay tuned and please tune in! This is one of my most favorite promotions that Makeup University does!

Next, here is a link to the updated Valentine's Day collab look video with Victoria of Victorious Hair!
Enjoy it and please beauty community, rally around Victoria and subscribe/like/comment to her channel! Supporting one another is so important!

Next, let's talk product... I met the new PUR Minerals mascara while in Los Angeles at the Saturday GenBeauty event. I am a huge mascara fanatic! This mascara lives up to every promise and then some!

Opposites attract with this anti-aging mascara that has a magnetic polymer matrix that wraps a positively charged elastic veil around each lash to instantly lift, separate and define each lash for long-lasting performance.
PÜR does NOT test its products on animals.

Begin by placing the brush wand at the base of lashes then hold for a few seconds to set. Wiggle the wand in a back and forth motion and repeat to build. Use the wand vertically to apply to the lower lash line.

Features & Benefits
  • Opposing charges attract mascara to lashes with maximum volume without clumping.
P.S. I really think that the instructions to hold the wand at the base of the lashes for a few seconds is the magic that makes these lashes big and bold looking. 
I love love love this mascara. Wore it all day. In severe wind. A lil bit o crying at a puppy commercial. No smudging! No flaking! Removed with eye makeup remover and face wash.
If you love mascara, like I love mascara, then this is a mascara for you! Available at Ulta for $22 or on the Pur Minerals website.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Superbowl Sunday: the recap, review and intro video for you

Hi ya Gorgeous,
So today is Superbowl Sunday. For those who watch football, it's a big deal. For those of us who like the commercials and the half time show, it's an ok deal. Nowadays with everything being on Youtube, there isn't a huge need to watch the game in my opinion.

So, instead of having a "football look" or "Superbowl style" video or post, I've got a wee chit chat to do a light review, a simple recap and introduce you to the big deal for the blog coming up next week.


I've been writing Makeup University for ten years now. Ten. Years. One of my favorite things about the blog that started the second year of it's inception is the focus on encouraging young women at the beginning of the year. Somehow, the beginning of the year became the second month and that's ok by me because I feel like blending a celebration of young women in the month that we celebrate love AND Arizona's birthday is a good fit.

Please enjoy the video and comment your opinion. If you have not subscribed to the Makeup University YouTube channel yet, please do!

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