Thursday, April 30, 2015

DiY prom perfect pedicure prep with Skyy Hadley

Hello Gorgeous!
Just in case you are doing some DiY prom beauty prep-try this easy to make DiY recipe forgetting your feet ready for a pedicure!


Skyy Hadley’s Recipe for a Refreshing Cucumber Lemon Foot Scrub:
 
o   Start with 2 whole cucumbers (one per foot), 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil; mix in a blender until pureed. 
o   Pour the mixture into a bowl and heat it up to warm temperature. 
o   Place half of the mixture in a large Ziploc baggie and half in a second baggie. 
o   Slide feet right into each baggie, rubbing cucumber mask until each foot is fully soaked. 
o   Leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse with warm water. 
o   The cucumber is extra refreshing and reviving for tired toes, the lemon helps exfoliate and the olive oil deeply moisturizes for super softness.
 
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Unilever is launching “Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine” - How you can get involved and make a difference now

 Hello Gorgeous!
I've got a quick tid bit of useful information for you today and it comes with a $500 gift card sweepstakes too plus some other daily prizes!

Today, Unilever is starting a campaign for educating on the the power of "re-imagining" a recyclable item. Kind of what like my pal Angela Johnson does with her upcycled tshirt ball gowns.




 I loved working with her and doing the makeup and hair for this photoshoot for her catalog. Good times my friend! Now let's  learn more about the Unilever  “Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine” campaign and what you can do now to help!

Prom perfect skin with AcneFree 24 hour clearing system, drying lotion and new Body Clearing Acne Spray for the back!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

#ThrowbackThursday! Booya!

Thank God for photos. This is to remind me to get my mileage in. It's been so windy here that I haven't been running. I can run in any kind of weather-except-wind.

Ok, now that the trip down memory lane is over, let's talk some prom perfect skincare!

AcneFree clear skin treatments has some new products that can help a gal get her skin prom picture perfect in a matter of 24 hours

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rituals Sakura Spring Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom foaming shower oil

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 It has been so long, since January that my Mancub and I have been to Legoland! We are in need of a trip and some time at the park. Last year we did a special trip/blog post from the opening of the Chima water park-oh the cabana! We need to go back!

 The Rituals Sakura Spring Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom foaming shower oil is luxury in a bottle and perfect for an at home spa session or gift for a special Momma on Mother's Day and even for a gal getting ready for prom!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coppertone Clearly Sheer For Sunny Days and other choices in the spray sunscreens from Coppertone!

Tuesday!
Funny, when I think of Tuesday, I always want to rhyme "boozeday" with it. Not sure why. Just do.
So April is just about over and we are fast heading into May.
Which, means- "May Birthday Month 'apalooza extravaganza hullabaloo and rigamaroe"!

My birthday is May 13th and I love celebrating it. Then I literally have ten other friends who all have birthdays in May. So the party never stops...til mid June!

I've already got some party dresses picked out-just need to get to the final 5 for the events ahead!

My list of favorite things to celebrate my birthday:
 1. Memory making with friends and family like attending a show, concert or special meal
2. Trip taking
3. Beach picnics

Best birthday gifts:
1. Fragrance!
2. Steak (seriously!)
3. Shoes and handbags

*sigh* I'm so excited for this year too. It's a really special birthday.

So going forward, here's a product I'm going to be using along the birthday party way!

 So these can provide a hint of where I am going...say hello to Coppertone susncreens!

Monday, April 27, 2015

UPDATE: #MondayMani with NYC Strip Me Off base coat and Orly Color AMP'D 2 step polish

UPDATE:
Tuesday-April 28th-so,  I love the idea of a peel off base, but my experience is that the peel off base peels off at random and it's own will. My index popped off somewhere, and then the thumb and fourth finger came off during making dinner, and finally, the others lifted and came off in my sleep. Uh oh.

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Oh so Monday today!

It's also #ManiMonday  or #MondayMani on Instagram and Twitter...I posted these pics there and now want to tell you a bit more about these awesome nail products!


To start with, for the upcoming prom, summer travel, summer concert series-this peel off nail polish base is an easy answer to NOT packing polish remover.

 It peels off and does not peel up any of the nail bed. I was skeptical at first, but I've used it several times and have not had any problems. I prefer one coat of the NYC Strip Me Off base coat.


Now changing your nail effects is as easy as slipping out of your dress!
Work on Wall Street, show on Broadway and then rooftop party in Central Park? As a truly fashion New Yorker, you might want to change outfit for each occasion all day long. Just STRIP OFF your glitter or color polish easily in only 1 step to reveal your nail ready for a new manicure. No remover needed! Yes, now it’s truly possible to add a stylish final touch to your outfit every single day. 
$1.99 at mass retailers nationwide!

Now meet the Orly Color AMP'D polish exclusively at Target!
 Please forgive the cuticles that are like callouses, the wicked hangnail that is ever so painful and the smudge of color. I can say that I didn't quite feel like myself today!

I'm wearing: the pink tone which is LA Selfie ( can hardly wait to get my pedicure done with this color!) and the red is Heart of LA.
 Then I finish my manicure with Step 2 in the Orly Color AMP'D which seals in the color and helps prevent chips. There are so many summer fun colors to choose from so visit your Target  today and get some!

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

Leg makeup Monday with Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Hello Gorgeous!
I love Mondays!
I have been wanting to try this "leg makeup" by Sally Hansen for some time. I know a gal who swears by it!

So now I've tried it, like it, and it definitely has a different look than a tan. I like it!

 I have two colors: Fairest Glow on the left and Medium Glow on the right.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hard Candy Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette review

Sunday! Beautiful Sunday!
Oh Gorgeous,
How is your Sunday today?
 Mine is amazing. I had the chance to emcee a cheerleading event yesterday in Vegas and it was just too much fun!

Now I am home, resting and getting ready for the week. There are proms, Mother's Day celebrations, concerts and you name it coming up and you, like me, may need a set of shadows to take you from work to play.
 Meet the Hard Candy Natural Eyes neutral eyeshadow palette. It's got everything but a mascara to get your eyeshadow, eye liner and eyebrows on!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Juice Plus Sacramento conference beauty round up!

Hello Gorgeous!
This time last week I was in Sacramento for the Juice Plus leadership conference! I took some blog samples with me that were just right for travel and doing makeup all day.

I'm en route via Southwest. Thank God! Last time I flew on American and was stranded in Dallas-their fault-and the only way I got out and to the conference on time was an entirely new ticket purchased on Delta! Grr...



Ok, let's meet these products that traveled with me!

 I have the Dancing with the Stars by Norvelle self tanning mitt, Conair "perfect" pony/bun/twisty hair accessories, the Facial Smoothies wrinkle removal strips, Heaven by Deborah Mitchell skincare and some Touchback color shampoo and conditioner!


Friday, April 24, 2015

TGiF with Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid eau de parfum

Hello Gorgeous!
TGiF to you! Woo hoo! I'm excited and ready for a busy weekend and thank God I am feeling better! I got sick, which is extremely rare for me, when I was in Sacramento. I don't mean a lil bit o'sick, I mean a whole lotta sick! The gross kind.






Thursday, April 23, 2015

Conquering Cultural Stress with Dr Murad

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Thursday. Where did the week go? Wow. Where did the month of April go?

Life moves pretty fast.
I just finished reading the new book by Dr Howard Murad called Conquering Cultural Stress: The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Aging and Happiness.


I'm combining that review with the  #shadeAmerica campaign that Murad has teamed up with alongside the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million chidlren over the next five years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America.

Let's get to it!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day celebration with a giveaway from Derma e!

Ok Gorgeous!
Today is the final day to get in to the Derma e health care giveaway!

 All of this can be yours! Enter to win on the  Makeup University Facebook page HERE!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday eye creme mania continues with Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care eye creme

Oy,
I'm still under the weather with a snot factory...and continuing on with an eye creme review blast!

I love gritty scrubs, acidic toners and eye creams! Woo hoo!

 
This Mad Hippie eye cream is amazing!

Liberate Your Skin from Wrinkles, Swelling & Discoloration.
*BPA-Free, Recycled & Fully Recyclable Bottles ... just right for an Earth Day celebration!

Tuesday: eye creme mania starts with Volante Transformative Eye Creme

Oy, Gorgeous-
I do not get sick. I am robust and healthy. Until I fly on a plane. I wouldn't say that I am fully sick, but I am definitely a tad under the weather with a snot factory in full production mode.

So today I have a few short blog blasts on eye cremes I have tested lately. Why? Because I love eye creme. I think it's one of the products that can quickly take you from dried out, tired, fatigued, dehydrated raisin face to one of youthful beauty.

So meet Volante!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mally high shine liquid lipstick lip gloss is prom perfect!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you! Who's getting ready for prom? Or Mother's day celebrations or some spring fun?
Perhaps you need a new lip gloss to have some fun in?

 In the words of Mally the makeup artist who created this line of makeup- these high shine liquid lipstick lip glosses are amazois!
High shine is right, perfect sheer color, long wear, moisturizing! Let's learn more:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

ACM award show tonight: who are you voting for?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Sunday to you! There is so much to watch tonight on tv, and I'm not even a tv watcher! I want to watch The Good Wife, The Bible A.D. and the ACM award show. Thank goodness for tivo!

 So if I were getting ready for the ACM red carpet and award show,  I would use some of these items from Neutrogena!


 The Neutrogena Rapid Dark Circle Repair eye cream is a light textured formula that applies and wears well.  I do not have super dark circles, though I think that after a night of awards the next morning something like this eye cream may be in need! It sells for about $20 at major retailers.

*Visibly reduce the look of dark circles in just 1 week

Rapid Dark Circle Repair Eye Cream instantly wakes up fatigued eyes and starts to reduce the look of dark circles in just one week. Formulated with our exclusive Accelerated Brightening Complex, this nourishing eye cream works to make under-eye skin tone more even and diffuse the look of dark circles while light reflecting minerals brighten eyes. You will see real results fast!

I absolutely love the Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover-it reminds me a lot of Lancome's bifacil eye makeup remover, yet this is half the price!

Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover takes off even waterproof eye makeup without leaving an oily residue.

Forget harsh tugging and pulling. This ultra-gentle dual phase formula activates when shaken to remove all eye makeup—even waterproof mascara—without any greasy residue. It is ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers and oil free.

Take off all your eye makeup the gentle way.

  • Dual-action formula removes even waterproof makeup
  • Oil-free, non-greasy
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

I've posted two other blog posts with demonstrations of the Neutrogena Nourishing eye shadow + primer and also on the hydrating eye cream.

Find the posts here, and enjoy watching the ACM show tonight!

http://makeupuniversity.blogspot.com/2015/04/neutrogena-hydro-boost-gel-eye-cream.html

http://makeupuniversity.blogspot.com/2015/04/neutrogena-nourishing-long-wear.html

http://makeupuniversity.blogspot.com/2015/04/coachella-2015-with-neutrogena.html
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gettin' ready for the ACM's with Smashbox: Reba much?

 Happy Saturday!

I'm in Sacramento with Juice Plus but I will be home in time to enjoy the American Country Music awards tomorrow night!

There are only 2 female performers for the evening and one of them is Reba McEntire. I've been a fan of hers forever and have loved watching her style change over the years!

I think the look Reba is wearing in this photo is very Smashbox Photo Op eyeshadow trio in Hyperfocal!


Friday, April 17, 2015

TGIF with VO5: did you vote for their walk of fame star in Hollywood?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
If you are on Instagram or Twitter with me, you've been seeing the photos from Sacramento and the Juice Plus Convention. Good times my friend!


Did you know that VO5, the classic and iconic Hollywood brand that is nationwide just may be getting their own star on the walk of fame in Hollywood? If you agree, sign the petition here!



Now, the VO5 brand has some new products available in hair care and body care-let's check 'em out together!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Smashbox Photo Op eyeshadow for the Juice Plus Convention this week

Hi ya Gorgeous,
The blog is posted for the next few days as I am traveling to Sacramento with Juice Plus Convention to do their talent for the stage. Love being a part of this event!

I'm wearing these shadows right now!



Here's a lil look at the pigment load and superior blendability of these Smashbox shadows!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax day and NuNAAT Garlic shampoo/conditioner

Hi ya Gorgeous,
In the United States, it's tax day.
So most people are not happy. In fact, most are probably drinking, and drinking very heavily.

In the meantime, the rest of us are testing beauty products. Right?

 Meet NuNAAT Garlic hair care.

I was trying to paste in here all the goodness about this brand NuNAAT and the new garlic line but when I paste it, it doesn't show. I think that is a security measure on the brands part, but it doesn't help any on the blogger end.

So, just know, that if you have fine hair or hair that does not need an intense burst of moisture, this is the perfect shampoo and conditioner for you.

I love the intensive conditioner best, but the other products are amazing also.

I'm a huge fan of the Brazilian keratin line of hair care from NuNAAT and you can find it here.http://www.nunaat.com/products/naat-brazilian-keratin-daily-care/

his naturally powerful antibiotic removes harmful toxins and offers relief to the dry, itchy scalp. When crushed, garlic releases an enzyme known as alliinase, which stimulates blood flow, strengthening hair and reducing breakage. It is also known to  increase body and shine.

- See more at: http://www.nunaat.com/ingredients/garlic/#sthash.Onjm7wYX.dpuf
This naturally powerful antibiotic removes harmful toxins and offers relief to the dry, itchy scalp. When crushed, garlic releases an enzyme known as alliinase, which stimulates blood flow, strengthening hair and reducing breakage. It is also known to  increase body and shine. - See more at: http://www.nunaat.com/ingredients/garlic/#sthash.Onjm7wYX.dpuf

On a daily basis, I eat a lot of garlic-like, raw garlic. I did NOT notice any garlic scent to these products.
I had a semi good lather in the shampoo, meaning I had to wash twice to feel like I got my hair clean. The conditioner is very light and my weird wavy hair needs a bit more moisture, so the intensive hair mask did best for me.

I did use the leave in conditioner and it has a nice texture, though it did not really do much for my hair in the positive or negative effect.

All in all, I'm a fan of the NuNAAT brand and recommend researching which of their products would best suit your hair needs.

Learn more at www.nunaat.com
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadows in Cool Plum 10: just right for what you are doing now-prom much?

Hello Gorgeous!

The busy weekend is over and I'm home yet packing for a makeup trip to Sacramento.
Anyone able to recommend a good place to eat in Sacramento? It's close enough to wine country to maybe get some good vino! Recs please!

Now, let's look at today's product review: the purple set from Neutrogena Nourishing +primer eyeshadows in Cool 10 Plums.



Here is the step by step!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel eye cream

!Hi Gorgeous!
Monday! Monday! Monday!
I get more accomplished on a Monday that I do all week.

It's a busy week ahead for me and there is much going on! In the mean time, let's look at

 Neutrogena is a favorite drugstore brand for me and the line keeps coming up with creative and innovative products.
So let's look at Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel eye cream.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Essence Cosmetics for Coachella music festival and more

ello Gorgeous,
 Weekend 1 of Coachella is finishing up but another weekend is coming and let's just say, summer makeup is on it's way!


Essence Cosmetics are fun and affordable which makes for an easy way to update your summer beauty bag.
Oh speaking of bag, that's my Generation Beauty bag from last year and I'm curious to find out what will be in the beauty bag this year!

Are you coming to L.A. Live in May?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scunci for your Coachella music festival weekend

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday! I hope where ever you are, that you are wearing sunscreen!



I've got a great tip sheet for you below on how to get some fun, fast, funky music festival hair with Scunci!

Play safe and have fun!
 

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

TGIF with Friday free giveaway from derma e skincare: enter to win an Earth Day skincare set



Hi ya Gorgeous!

Before I leave for a weekend adventure that takes me to El Segundo ( No, I did not lose my wallet...), Camarillo, Long Beach then Carlsbad I want to leave a sweet goodie for you!

derma e® natural skincare products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free.  


About derma e®

Family owned and operated for 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions.  The award-winning line features over 80 doctor-developed and clinically-test products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum.  derma e® products are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan.  Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power.  derma e® can be found in over 8,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally and on www.dermae.com.  For more information, visit www.dermae.com, call (800) 933-9344, follow on Facebook at derma e® Natural Skincare or Twitter @derma_e.



Now, let's get to the good stuff: here is how to enter to win!




a Rafflecopter giveaway



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

Batist dry shampoo for your sweaty head stinky music festival head: Coachella much?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF!

Those of you who are going to Coachella are there...aren't you?
Not me. Packing and planning for Camarillo. Those details will be on Instagram...



Now for all you guys and dolls who need to freshen up fast, use Batiste. It is voted #1 favorite dry shampoo for a reason. Cherry is my favorite scent, though Blush and Tropical are definitely close seconds and thirds!

Here's the scoop on Batiste and you can find it at Ulta Beauty stores nationwide for about $7.99!

Batiste Dry Shampoo is the quick and convenient way to get soft, clean and fresh smelling hair, without water. Batiste offers an instant fix by revitalizing greasy, dull and lifeless hair. Batiste thickens thin fly-away hair and adds texture and body for that easy style solution. Simply spray it on and comb it out.

How to Use-
Shake can vigorously, Spray evenly over hair, massage into scalp with fingertips, let sit a few moments and brush out preferably using a natural bristle brush.

Precautions: Protect from sunlight, avoid spraying in eyes. Not for intimate hygiene use. (*snickering...who/what/why would someone..oh wait, I know why, people can be crazy....)



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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Eylure lashes and brows: how to be Coachella music festival ready

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I'm getting ready for another adventure, though it is not at Coachella. For those of you about to descend on Indio California and make your way to the polo field-try having some lashes on hand for a quick day to night look!



I love the brand Eylure for the band on the lashes they make. It's firm but flexible and wears comfortably!

 This is Beatrix the beauty blogger dog-love her! Okay, back to Eylure and the new brow pencils they have!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Coachella 2015 with Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow with built in primer

Hi ya Wednesday and Gorgeous friends!

Is it me or are the days flying by?

This weekend is the first weekend of Coachella. Are you going? I went the first year of Coachella and I'm shocked at how it has grown!

This weekend line up is filled with new names and old names in music. It's going to be so amazing for those attending!

I just tried the new Neutrogena Nourishing eyeshadow with built in primer. Personally, I think it's perfect for a festival!

 Now let's see the play by play!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Burt's Bees #28DayChallenge with Kimberly Snyder

Hello Gorgeous!

It's Tuesday and I woke up to my son cutting his own hair. In fact, he hacked in a set of bangs. Whoa. Wasn't expecting that for today.

So going forward with good intentions!

Today I share some good news from one of my favorite brands, Burt's Bees.
Like, did you know that Burt's Bees is having a #28DayChallenge?

Burt’s Bees has teamed up with New York Times bestselling author of the Beauty Detox series and nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder to show women everywhere the transformative power of nature. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

UPDATE: RESULTS post - Monday: Ready, set, go with Nerium A.D. skincare

UPDATE MAY 3, 2015
Ok- I absolutely love the Nerium AD night cream-it works so well when applied to wet skin, worked in, and paired with a night cream. I would definitely order this stuff!
The day cream: hmm, not much to report here, other than not much moisture and not much sunscreen.
The firm cream: again, not much to report-it's been almost a full month and I have not noticed a difference in skin tone or texture.

End update!
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Hello Gorgeous,
Happy Monday to you sweet beautiful!
 The Passover and Easter weekend was full and amazing. Much adventure and good food was enjoyed.

Now, it's back to the grind of daily life with homeschool and gigs and the impending Arizona heat!

In the meantime, Makeup University is getting ready for an event on May 16th in Hollywood that is a passion project of mine as well as the Ipsy sponsored Generation Beauty event at L.A. Live. So excited! Be sure and follow on Instagram (@CherelynnBaker) for you chance to win a ticket to the May 16th event!


 Ok, now let's look at Nerium A.D. skincare: I have the day creme, night creme and Body Contouring cream. I have just started my tests for this week and will be writing more soon.

In the meantime, here's the low down on the brand, from the brand!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! He is Risen!

Hello Gorgeous,
Happy Easter! He is Risen!
Enjoy this beautiful day!

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

YASOU natural skin care line

Happy Saturday,

Oh Gorgeous, the day is busy with family and friends, bbqing and fun!
I'm testing Yasou natural skin care over this busy weekend and so far so good!

 If you like a natural, holistic skin care, Yasou is for you!

ULTA Beauty 21 Days of Beauty event ends today

Happy Saturday to you Gorgeous!

My family is enjoying a Passover weekend party and cheers to yours doing the same!
Today is the last day of the ULTA Beauty 21 Days of Beauty spring event!
You can still save and stock up online or in store!

 If you get anything from the ULTA Beauty 21 Days of Beauty event, please get this exclusive set from Lorac, the Dazzling Dozen 2 Limited Edition eye shadow collection.

 I am taking mine on set to Sacramento next week so stay tuned for the before and after photos!

In the meantime go to http://www.ulta.com/21days/ and get some beauty goodies today before the deals are gone!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!