Monday, July 24, 2017

Back to School with Essence Cosmetics

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It is already Back to School season here in Arizona - where did the summer go? 

I recently received some lovely samples from Essence Cosmetics that are super perfect for ending the summer beautifully as well as starting the Back to School season off on the right foot!

As always, the glosses from Essence Beauty, are in the $5 range - I have two, a beautiful mauve tone and also a shimmery unicorn pink! Pair these with a liner or a lipstick!

I also have two of the new "insta" matte products - one is a mattifying spray for your makeup and the other is a lip product that turns any lip product into a matte finish.

The mascaras - are a sore spot! I absolutely love the Princess mascara from Essence but these two new formulations, that are 18 hour were smudgy, clumpy, and over all funky on me! I don't like the lengthening or the thickening. This could be me, and they have a really affordable price - so it's worth you trying them and remember to keep your receipt just in case you need to exchange!

This  video is a grwm style video showing the new products from Essence Cosmetics!

Find your favorite Essence cosmetics at  Ulta Beauty stores and online at Amazon

P.S.  This is the foundation I was talking about in the  video but did not have on hand to show you.  essence Pure Nude Make-Up, 10 Pure Beige

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Monday, July 17, 2017

How to use the Beauty and the Beast makeup color story from LORAC for everyday wear

Hi ya Gorgeous

How's your Monday now? Or should I say, how's your summer? Here in Arizona, the summer is in full broil and school for the cub starts back in 3  short weeks ...or are they short? He is definitely ready to go back and see his friends which brings to mind the question that year round school, with a 2 week break in between semesters would do just fine. On to the makeup!

I recently received some very lovely samples from LORAC of their color story collection for the reboot of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

 Something to know going forward, I am ride or die for the original 1990's animated version and none to thrilled about another warmed over version of an Oscar winning trophy of a film.  In short, I have not seen the film yet, and when it arrives on Netflix, I will let you know my thoughts.

 In the meantime, I think that LORAC has knocked it out of the park again, with Disney, and another amazing, collector edition of a makeup color story for a film. I was SO impressed with the Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales collection ,though this is just as stunning.

 I have the eyeshadow pallet, cheek color palette, lipglosses and lipsticks and I'm beyond delighted! The colors are everyday perfect and if you know LORAC products, you know how soft, silky, smooth, blendable, pigmented, wet or dry they are!

I love all of the lip colors and the lipsticks or lip glosses can be worn alone, with liner, paired together or mixed and matched!

If you are a fan of anything Disney, Belle, Beast, the film or LORAC and special editions, rush to get these now because who knows how long they will be around!

Remember to let me know in the comments - if you were going to buy a film makeup color story - what products do you want to buy?

I'm asking for your help so as I develop the makeup color story for BEARLY film, Jael, ZBoy and Nascar Nights - I want to be sure and create the top products that people are most interested in buying!

Personally, I live in bronzer and gloss - so those are top items for me to create! Looking forward to your thoughts!

These items are available on Amazon - if you need free shipping:
Lipgloss $34.00
Cheeks $28.00

Find these items at or Ulta Beauty!

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

So here it is! Indpendence Day! We are officially half  way through the year 2017 - whoa - how does that go by so fast?

The rest of the month is a trip followed by a trip and then back to school here!   My family is making the most of the time to travel and be with family.  Pictures when we get back!

I pray that you and your family have a safe  and fun filled memory making 4th of July holiday celebration!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BEARLY film teaser trailer inside

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

Quick update on blog things and film making and going  forward with good intentions!

Makeup University has been around for seventeen years - whoa -17 years and that's jsut a portion of my makeup  artistry work.  All  ofhat makeup doing business startedvia a sideways connection from my film making.

See, I started makeup sideways on a film set where I was working on the crew in a different capacity and one thing led to another and the next thing you  know I was doing makeup full time and had more gigs paying the bills versus directing film and video gigs. Phew.

So I stuck with it. That is until my wee cub, the love of my life said he had no desire in taking over the makeup business  but really loved video making, story telling and content creation.  Sigh.

So I dusted off some old scripts I had and moved forward  in their production.  I have Jael A Western Tale, Nascar Nights, BEARLY and ZBoy all in various stages of production .

Which brings me to BEARLY - which just had it's teaser trailer drop, you can  see that below. Enjoy and stay tuned for more makeup mixed with film posts!

It's the last day to get your BEARLY tshirt/tank!  Remember to look on the BACK!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Meet L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep Acting Facial Moisturizer

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday. Whoa. Do I ever love a Monday. You know, I get more accomplished on a Monday than I do all week! Or at least that is what it  feels like! 

Today is no different - I have already got massive action taken on many things and goals and even got the wheels turning on a return to the Monday blog and video posts for Makeup University.

In case you didn't know, I have been in Tucson for the past three weeks while my son attended the University of Arizona for tech camp and I completed production on BEARLY film.


So in this blog post and video - meet the moisturizer known as
L'Oreal Revitalift  Triple Power Deep-Acting Facial Moisturizer!

This is a free sample from Influenster and  I arrived home to it. Oh if only I had this in Tucson with me! It was so hot and dry there my skin became dryer and itchy!

In my #RevitaliftChallenge - I'm using the sample twice a day for 14 days with photos along the journey to track the results. So far I'm loving it!  This product does have a  heavy perfume scent - I can smell my face for about an  hour after applying. The scent does not bother me though if you are sensitive to smells, this could  be an issue for you.

You can find L'Oreal Revitalift and  other goodies at mass retailers nationwide OR - be cool and stay home and just have it auto-delivered by Amazon!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What To Take On Summer Road Trip

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I've been on an extended travel for work, life and my cub going to U of A. As we have been in the RV and at a very public RV park, I have found a need for constantly having a disinfectant wipe on  hand as well as hand sanitizer.

 Whether I am walking the dog to poop at the public dog park, or at the swiming pool, or touching anything anywhere around here at the very beautiful Tucson Lazydays campground based on my own need for keeping germs at bay!

 In my experience, the EO organic deodorant wipe with tea tree did nothing against the 118 degree heat here in Tucson. I think in 68 degree weather this would be fabulous and healthy!

I absolutely LOVE the EO natural hand sanitizer and every one in the family from the youngest to the oldest are using and enjoying.

If you want a solution to products that do not contain triclosan, then look here, and get some for your upcoming summer road trips! 
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Friday, June 2, 2017

How to Makeup Using LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Palette

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh so excited that the weekend is here! I made this video for you and then this blog post and then...on the road to Tucson for the production of my horror short film, BEARLY!

Did you see the new Pirates of the Caribbean film? Special thank you to LORAC Cosmetics for the samples. 
 There are several other shades in the glosses - I have from left to right on my arm swatches: Risk It all, Trident, Me Hearties, Ahoy Matey, and Barboss-Y and .  These are $26 each and are both a lipstick and a gloss with a lil mirror too!

 I love the creamy moisturizing formulation and double love a double duty product. I am a long time fan of this brand and look forward to seeing more from them!

This palette is a gorgeous keepsake for any Disney fan and Pirates of the Caribbean fan. The palette sells for $52 and contains 18 shades that can be used as eye shadow, eye liner, there is a hint of highlighter and contour in these shades and eye looks that can go from day to night!  I will be using this palette on my talent for BEARLY film, stay tuned to see!

Click here tolearn more about BEARLY :

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Products featured in video in order of appearance

Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales
Treasure In The Stars eyeshadow palette

Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales
Lipstick/Lipgloss duos in:
Risk It All / Trident / Me Hearties / Ahoy Maties / Barboss-Y

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation in R250
Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light face primer
Essence Cosmetics Princess Lash mascara
Ardell demi wispies lashes
Beauty Junkees highlight/contour palette
Smashbox bronzer

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bullhead City Native Protects Middle East Skies over Bahrain

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today's post is near and dear to my heart. Myself and my family are huge supporters of the United States Military and many of our family members have served in the Navy, as well as Army, Air Force and Marines.

Petty Officer First Class Kimberly Kustesky

It's with great joy that I repost this story from Lt. Philip Fortnam about a beautiful young lady from my home area in Arizona.  Meet Petty Officer First Class Kimberly Kustesky.  She is hard at work for the United States and deserves this recognition. Please enjoy the story and share it forward while keeping her in your prayers!

Bullhead City Native Protects Middle East Skies over Bahrain

By Lt. Philip Fortnam, Navy Office of Community Outreach

U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – A 1998 Mohave High School graduate and Bullhead City, Arizona native is a part of a Navy team tasked to protect the skies over the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

Petty Officer First Class Kimberly Kustesky is a master-at-arms, which involves enforcing the rules and regulations on the base to maintain good order and discipline. We provide security, anti terrorism and force protection, according to Kustesky.

“I work in training and I enjoy teaching a new concept to my Sailors,” said Kustesky. “I love the expression on their faces when they get it.”

Within this undisclosed location in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Sailors from all over the United States come together to form one unit, providing unparalleled support to multiservice personnel within the area of operations. These Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines work together to deter and counter disruptive countries, defeat violent extremism and strengthen security and stability throughout the region.

She is one of thousands of Sailors forward deployed to the Middle East in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

The Navy’s 5th Fleet’s area of operation encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse comprises 20 countries, including three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.

Kustesky is receiving firsthand experience working in a foreign country alongside coalition-focused forces who are executing the full spectrum of maritime operations with foreign counterparts, to keep the world safe from hostile forces.

“This command is a multi-national, multi-service environment. Working with the other services and the host nation is really interesting, seeing how they’re similar and how they’re not,” said Kustesky.

Kustesky realizes the significance of serving her country abroad and is proud of the work she is doing in the Middle East, helping protect America halfway around the world.

“The Navy is family. That means wherever I go in the country or the world I have friends and acquaintances. That's very different from the civilian world,” said Kustesky.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Take Care Of Yourself While Working A Film Set with Dr Teals

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I am packing now for Tucson. The pets. The plants. The cub. We are traveling to set for my short thriller film, BEARLY.

Things to know about working a film set - it is a lot of hurry up and wait. The days are very long and in this season, very hot.

I'm packed and prepared and I will be taking my new samples of Dr Teals Pink Himalayan mineral soak and bath foam with me for the end of the day!

Pink Himalayan Salt reduces muscle aches by improving minerals and hydration while Magnesium Sulfate, the natural compound that is Epsom Salt, revitalizes tired, achy muscles and refreshes skin’s
appearance. Gently fragranced with uplifting blend of Bergamot & Sweet Orange essential oils to uplift the mind.

 Just what I need! These Dr Teal's average a price under $10 and can be used for the whole family.
Find Dr Teal's at mass retailers nationwide! Get some and soak it up!

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day - Veterans of the United States of America - THANK YOU

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today in the United States of America, we celebrate and remember the men and women of the military armed forces.

I have had many family members in the military.  Some came home from Vietnam and have never been the same.

So today, myself and Makeup University say thank you. Thank you Veterans for your courage and sacrifice.  You will not be forgotten!

Happy Memorial Day and Semper Fi!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

How to Shave Your Face with Finishing Touch Flawless

Hi ya Gorgeous
Tgif! Holy smokes. How did it get to be Memorial Day weekend already? I know. I know. I 've been saying this for months now basically since the beginning of this year and that is I feel like time is flying!

So the holiday weekend is here yet I am at home fast at work on my short film BEARLY. I took a break and did some beauty blogging when I received a sample of Finishing Touch Flawless facial hair remover.

If you saw the Facebook Live on Makeup University's Facebook page than you know this thing is for real when it comes to ease of use, being pain free and virtually goof proof for using. Just don't get too close to your eyebrows and everything will be fine!

 This little $20 goodie was easy to use and I am a regular face shaver and have always used a single edge razor from the beauty supply store. Why shave your face ladies? Because we all have facial hair or peach fuzz that makes for using more foundation.  When you shave your face, the fuzz is gone and your makeup product applies better, lasts longer and you actually use less.

I'm going to keep using this and see how it holds up under a weekly usage.

Get yours here:

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Restore Your Skin for Summer with DOVE

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Oh this day. Between Sir Roger Moore (the James Bond of my generation - love you Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, but  Moore is my Bond!) passing and the Manchester massacre at an Ariana Grande concert, it's a bit bleak when it comes to outlook.
Death is natural in one case and violent and senseless in the other.  Sigh. Ok. Going forward with good intentions. I choose to look on the bright side, no matter how faint it is.

Good thing I have this positive post about the benefits of DOVE soap, a most classic of beauty tools from way back and how you can use it today to get your skin and that of your family in tip top shape for summer.

The Dove White Beauty Bar, #1 recommended bar by dermatologists, is the perfect way to get your glow back just in time for the season. After a day spent in the sun, the last thing your skin needs is an ordinary or premium soap bar that is drying and irritating. Thankfully, the Dove White Beauty Bar’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream combined with DEFI technology helps hydrate for soft, smooth skin. 

Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Mona Gohara, has 3 simple tips to prep for your skin for fun in the sun, all summer long.



*Make sure to choose a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher for everyday use. Reapply every 2 hours with intense sun exposure. Don't take the tinder approach to sunscreen - in other words don't grab the first one that smells or looks good. Choose one that fits your lifestyle for a longer lasting relationship. 

*For flip flop ready feet: soak, sand, smear-  soak in warm water mixed with the hydrating cleanser, like the Dove White Beauty Bar, sand down those rough heels with a pumice stone, and smear on your favorite alpha hydroxy moisturizer. (Don't forget your elbows too!) 

*Use of an antioxidant serum daily leaves the skin looking vibrant, helps prevent aging and simultaneously protects against UV damage.

My Mother and her Mother used DOVE soap and always the white bar, until the pink came along and then it was a whole other luxurious experience. I had not used it in a while and the samples were exactly the soft and foamy goodness with creamy rinse off and light scent that I remember.

So many memories were triggered by that scent! My Nana smelling like DOVE while cooking tacos!

You c an get DOVE products at any mass retailer and online at Amazon too. So get some for the summer!

Finally, pray for Manchester and all those affected by this tragedy.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

ADOPT – A – BEARLY BEAR from the Tucson Arizona film set


from the Tucson Arizona film set

 Hi ya Bearly Denizens,
Cherelynn here, BEARLY writer and director to share some good news with you. Today starts the BEARLY BEAR ADOPT-A-THON!

Adopt a BEARLY bear today! These film set bears need loving
homes! Won’t you adopt one today?

Thank you Denizens!

Click here for more information:

Thank you for supporting women in film and  film in Arizona

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Murad Monday - how to protect your skin while looking made up

Hi ya Gorgeous!

 Happy Monday to you!  Woo hoo! I love Mondays!

I just got back from a hike and my second time wearing the new Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum spf 50 sunscreen.

Ok. It works and if you bought you would not be disappointed. It had a hint of tint - so the first time I wore it to town for errands I paired it with just a bit of gloss, bronzer and mascara, meaning it had enough coverage to pull off a makeup look.

Second, I wore it on a run that took an hour and I've been in and out of the house all day- and no redness or hint of burn plus it still looks ok after chores and running.

Find it online or Ulta beauty or Amazon for some free 
Prime shipping Murad

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

How To Change Film Distribution - BEARLY Film -

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
So I want to share with you what I have been working on in the film department that has kept me from you and the beauty blog!

I have been developing a short film, documentary and feature film. They are all in various stages of development.

The short film BEARLY is what we are talking about today because it's in production now and will need an expensive DCP file created to show in theaters and the marketing is on the film, not on the distribution.  So  that's where the GoFundMe campaign comes in.

I'm working towards raising funds to finish this project so that I can have a proven success record to studios that showing a short in theater, works! It's a package deal - and it can benefit the customer, the theater, the film maker and the distributor. It's win win win and win. Now, to get this thing finished!

Here's the look book video and link to the campaign. Thank you in advance for any help you may have!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to Order Prescription Glasses Online with Firmoo

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Hump Day to you! Wow, the week, the month, the year is flying by. I am stunned that May is half way over! What?  Where does the time go?

Speaking of time flying - Makeup University has a new Facebook Live session up introducing this brand I just worked with. I received a free sample of glasses from Firmoo to experience the online ordering process.

They provided me with a 50% off coupon for you to use if you need glasses too! It's not just for prescription wearing glasses, it's for sunglasses too! So go take a look and save some money too!

Use this link to find your own pair of glasses at half off!  :  

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Vlog featuring DOVE & Humble Brush

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Whoa! This month! This year! Not complaining though it's been jam packed and has me going every which way!

This video gives you a wee update, and then a last minute Mother's Day gift idea with Dove soaps - which are classic beauty.

Finally, meet Humble Brush - omg - I love these and I'm so glad i got a chance to sample and meet this brand. They are doing what we need to be doing in conservation. I never even thought about how much plastic I throw away when it comes to a dozen toothbrushes a year.

Humble Brush has won several awards and continues to make an impact! The hand is biodegradable, the packaging is compostable, the process of the bamboo is sustainable and the bristles are BPA free!

When you buy a Humble Brush - the sale creates a free gift of a toothbrush to a child in need worldwide.  Available on the Humble Brush website or Amazon.

Finally, I read a book a week and Makeup University has run several book reading clubs and challenges! Summer is here and now is the best time to challenge your children to keep reading over the summer months!

I recently read The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It's about the "enneagram" and how you find a number that correlates to your personality and ways to enhance yourself or heal yourself. It is a slow starter - but stick with it - it finishes strong! From the Amazon description: The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively.

Now let's watch the video!

Summer film project:

Feature film

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Hairstyles with L'Anza Healing Oil & Dry Texture

Hi ya Gorgeous!
The Mother's Day weekend a'la my birthday weekend is upon us! True, it's Thursday and perhaps a bit early - but no worries - there is still plenty of time to kick start the party!

I'm doin' up my do with the L'Anza Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray and L'Anza Healing Style Dry Texture Spray in  a two step style to go from day to night.

The day time luncheon event I am wearing my hair down and then for the evening I am doing a half updo with messy braids.

The L'Anza dry texture spray gives some "grit" or grip to the hair which makes the braids hold better when I pull the hairs to make them wide.

The L'Anza healing oil gives the lightest sheen and nourishing oil to the hair while fighting frizz and fuzz out from humidity.  My desert home doesn't really have humidity though when the party moves down to the river for a concert - I'm going to want humidity help!

I've been a fan of L'Anza since college, the first time when  I had bleached my hair to there and back! The L'Anza shampoo and conditioner helped my fried hair not look so fried!

Here's a bit more about L'Anza - oh, and remember, get some from your local Ulta Beauty or off Amazon today! It's a perfect gift for you or your momma!

P.S.  Stay tuned to my Instagram or Twitter for the styles of the birthday party!


L’ANZA was introduced to the beauty industry as one of the first professional haircare brands specifically designed to address individual hair needs. Using the proprietary Keratin Bond System, L’ANZA was able to target the causes of hair damage, not just the symptoms. L’ANZA built upon this tradition of keratin, incorporating the latest in haircare ingredient technology, as well as wild-crafted and sustainable planted-based ingredients, creating the Keratin Healing System (KHS). With the power of Keratin Amino Acids, Healing Actives, and Triple UV Protection (UVA, UVB, UVC), Nano Science 10² delivery system, sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free Shampoos, KHS has become the foundation for all L’ANZA products.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How to choose a summer swimsuit with Sunsets Separates

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Who loves swimsuit season? Who loves bikini time? Not me. Not me in the slightest. I love summer and all of the opportunities to be outside in the pool, to stand up paddle board and not be in a wetsuit, ocean swimming and some serious snorkeling!

Before you dread the season, don't buy anything to swim in and sit in the deck chair instead of getting into the pool because you hate how you look in a bathing suit - wait. Read below. I have some tips on how to pick a great suit to feel confident in even if you don't have a body that looks like what mainstream media and magazines airbrush and sell to us!

The secret is, getting separate pieces - the size you need for the body part that needs it! I got mine from Sunsets Separates.

I need a larger top than I do bottom and I got that easily with Sunset Separates!

My number one tip for selecting a swimsuit is know the use you are going to do in it! Teeny string bikinis are not the best for ocean snorkeling because a wave can whip it off your body in one fell swoop!

Gals with a fuller bust or bottom, you need something with support and double stitching!

Darker colors do make you look slimmer, if you care about that - and I personally took a big jumbo risk by finally, not getting a plain black swimsuit! I got all of these fun colors and print too!

It's more important to get in the water and play with the family and enjoy the moment rather than sit out because you don't want to be seen in a swim suit.  Go get 'em girls!

Now, an exhaustive bathing suit guide can be found here, check it if you need to!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Best Brand for Natural Body Care: Jason

Hi ya Gorgeous,

The schedule for Makeup University blog is just cray cray! So I figured, tis better to post rather than wait and not be sure - so expect more posts this week!

One of my favorite body care brands is JASON.  They have been around since 1959 and providing paraben free, chemcial free, petrolatum free and phthalate free products ever since! The JASON line of products covers everyone in the family from the baby to the grandparents!

They have done a major brand repackaging on their line - so go slow in the health and beauty section and keep your eyes out for this new look! I just tried the Soothing Aloe Vera for my son and the Invigorating Rosewater for me!

Details for Aloe Vera: 
This gentle wash cleanses with botanical surfactants and safely nourishes with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5. Our blend of Soothing Aloe Vera and Sunflower Seed Oil provides lipid relief to smooth and hydrate your skin.

  Details for Invigorating Rosewater:
This gentle wash cleanses with botanical surfactants and safely nourishes with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5. Our blend of invigorating Rosewater and soothing Calendula Extract keeps your body refreshed, smooth and uplifted

The body washes has a great scent, light lather and rinses clean off of the skin. The Soothing Aloe Vera was gentle on my son's psoriasis and as a Mom, it's good to know that there is nothing funky in this product that could cause a long term harm to me or him! 

Get your favorite JASON body products at your favorite health store, or mass retailer!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

How to mask at home with Tresor Rare Zumi Mask

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Say hello to May! It's my birthday month and also my dog's birthday month and nearly all of my close friends have birthdays in May! It's one long party!

I'm prepping for the parties with this new mask from Tresor Rare called Intensive Recovery Binchotan Zumi Mask.

 Inside a sealed pouch is a cloth like mask that is soaked in a solution of intensive restoring activated charcoal.

 There is also a pump tube of activated charcoal serum to apply after using the mask and also twice daily through the week.  My bottle barely works and I only got this one wee drop out of the bottle after using the mask.

 I wore the mask for the 10 minutes given in the instructions, though I was also sitting in my lazy boy chair with the massager on and fell asleep. So I had the mask on for a total of 30 minutes. When I woke up, the mask was nearly dry on my face meaning my dry desert parched skin soaked up all of that serum!

I"m liking the results and how my skin looks after taking the mask off. I was kinda scared to use an activated charcoal mask after seeing the painful videos of people pulling them off and screaming in pain.

Not this product at all - it truly is a luxurious feeling mask and the serum has next to no scent and feels great on the skin.

If you are looking for a luxury at home spa treatment for your Mom or graduate, try the Tresor Rare Intensive Recovery mask gift set! You can find it on their website here!

This luxurious, active charcoal mask is saturated with beneficial ingredients and moisture. leaves skin feeling amazingly smooth, detoxified and younger looking.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

3 Ways to TRESemme Your Stagecoach Festival Hairstyle

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday to you!

Coachella music festival has finished for 2017 and now it's time to ramp up for California's biggest country festival in Indio at the Polo Field, Stagecoach!

It's got a line up of country music legends and stars! All the fun starts this weekend, April 28-30th.
Now this festival may require a country inspired hat, whether it's Minnie Pearl's wide brimmed bonnet or a classic crush straw cowboy hat like Toby Keith and maybe even the black cowboy hat like Tim McGraw.  Remember, during this sunny event, having a hat is a good thing!

I recently received some products from TRESemme, one of the best brands available in the drugstore market category of hair products to help get a festival hairstyle.  Stay tuned for the video coming out this Wednesday!  The picture is actually me on set at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for a client - they loved trying the products!

 Season Tips & Forecasted Hair Trends from TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist, Tyler Laswell: “Sleeping in loose braids or a loose bun will protect your gorgeous texture from the pillow, saving you tons of time every morning as you get ready for the day!”
“I have said it before and I will say it again, braids are the new beach wave and they are not going anywhere. The key to these braids are the soft, fluffy texture and the
size. I love to use TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo to refresh and fluff up the hair before I braid it.”   
“I would also expect to see some embellishments in the braids like feathers, leather wraps and hair
“There is a very 90's urban vibe that is going on in the industry at the moment and bandanas seem to
be one of the big accessories that I keep seeing. I expect to see a lot of bandanas being used as hair accessories like head bands keeping that perfectly undone festival texture back away from the face.  I
love to mist and scrunch in  TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray to keep that festival texture locked into place and on point.”
Top 3 TRESemme Products to Help You Look Your Fest Best:
TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo ($4.99): Infused with Vitamin B12 and Keratin, this dry shampoo will keep your locks looking fresh at the roots and ready to be
styled. One spritz  transforms oily, limp and lackluster hair into locks that
look and feel freshly washed, even when they most definitely aren’t.
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum
($4.99): Sometimes freshening up your style is as simple as bringing some shine back to those dry looking mid lengths and ends. This non-greasy formula contains Keratin and Marula Oil that transforms parched strands into silky smooth tresses- a necessity when spending hours under the hot desert sun. Not to mention, it smells amazing which is always a big plus when you haven't been able to wash your hair for a few days!
TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray in travel size! ($1.99): Use this extra hold hair spray to keep any look in place for up to 24 hours no matter how much dancing you do! The flexible control formula is water-free, giving hair grip and control sans stickiness and is humidity-resistant keeping flyaways smooth and frizz at bay. While strong enough to hold your style through wind and rain, hair is still touchably soft and full of natural movement. 

Enjoy yourself and have fun at Stagecoach Festival
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