Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How to solve the brides greatest fear on her wedding day

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

DiY Bridal Makeup launched this week and is a great way to close out the year 5777.  I'm really excited to provide a resource for all kinds of brides!  Learn more here: http://diybridalmakeup.com

Today I did a Facebook Live video addressing the brides greatest fear on her wedding day. You can see the short video here, http://facebook.com/makeupuniversity

Everything I talked about is listed for you below with a link to Amazon to easily get what you need! Now, if you prefer Neutrogena, or L'Oreal or Burt's Bees, great! Just use a system and start early!

Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser

Murad Hydrating Toner

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Night Moisture

Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15


Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix Treatment

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall skincare with elvis+elvin

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! I love Mondays! Today's post and video feature the brand elvis+elvin skincare. I tried a charcoal bar for cleansing and a dual activation mask that was really interesting.

 This mask though! It comes in two parts and you mix them together in a bowl and then it becomes this super gelatinous consistency that you spread on the skin and let it dry before peeling off. On hind sight, I wish I would have applied this with my mask fan brush.

Watch the video to learn the details and get your own elvis+elvin skincare to help transition from hot sweaty summer skin to dry needs more moisture Fall skin!

Overall, I liked it. If you want to try it, click here: http://amzn.to/2y4pAtl

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy Fair Day with Demeter Dirt Cologne Spray

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today in my wee town is the county fair. It's old fashioned and I love it. When I was a child, I participated in 4-H and always had a lamb in the livestock show of the fair and then some artwork too!  Fairs are good family fun!

So we are heading out pretty soon for a long day of sun and fun, fried foods, shows, and rides. My son loves the rides and I used to but after giving birth I get wicked motion sickness. Any one else have that challenge?

Before I go, this is the fragrance I am wearing today to keep me fresh and well scented among the cows, rides, popcorn and fried everything - Demeter Dirt.

Demeter was conceived in 1996, with a unique and ever expanding perspective on fragrance.  The original mission was to capture the beautiful smells of the garden and nature in wearable form. The Demeter name itself was inspired by the Greek Goddess of Agriculture. The first three fragrances were Dirt, Grass and Tomato, and were sold in a few stores in NYC.
Today, with fragrances from Baby Powder and Pure Soap to Gin & Tonic, Play-Doh, Vanilla Cake Batter and even Pizza, we have radically expanded our olfactory goals and geographic reach.  Not only can you now buy Demeter fragrances from Apple Blossom to Zombie, but you can buy them from New York to Beijing, and from Moscow to London.

You can get your own Demeter Dirt on Amazon or try any one of the other fun scents, like Grass, Apple Blossom or Zombie!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Free Money Class training series. A video just for you!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednesday to you and you know what that means around here? That it's "Work It Out Wednesday" - a series where I help you with solutions to challenges women are facing right now. 

The chatter I am hearing lately on my social media channels is that Christmas is coming, in 102 days to be exact! I hear single moms being concerned, stressed is more like it about money and their financials in general.

Today, I have a help for you. I had the pleasure of working with Brittney Castro years ago on a reality tv show pilot and then again at a Makeup University Breakthrough event. Her logic is sound and advice good! 

When I took her course and followed her suggestions, I increased my income, boosted my credit score and saved double in a year of what I have in a very long time.  This is worth you taking a look!  I sent this to my email list though after switching providers, I know a lot of you were lost and I'm sorry about that so I'm also posting here so you don't miss out.

So enough about me, let's get into the good stuff with Brittney!  Continue reading below:

Are you frustrated and worried about your finances and want to finally get your money situation in a good place once and for all?

Do you want to feel like you have enough to live the life you know you deserve, understand how the whole “money-thing” works, stop living month-to-month and create security for your future?

The problem often is... you don’t know where to start or where to focus.

My good friend and colleague, Brittney Castro of Financially Wise Women, has worked with hundreds of women and couples as a Certified Financial Planner and media spokesperson for Chase, Entrepreneur and more...

She has put together a free video training series that talks about what it really takes to be confident, empowered and feel intelligent in this area of your life.

To feel mature with your money. Peaceful. And... No more worry! SO NICE!

Here’s what you'll learn:
  • WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT budgeting, saving, investing, etc to set a solid foundation for true financial success.
  • HOW TO BUST THROUGH THE THREE THINGS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK from getting started, taking your financial goals to the next level and finally living that life you have been dreaming about!
  • THE REAL AND DO-ABLE TOTAL FRAMEWORK for practical, actionable financial success both short term and long term.

Brittney and I really wanted to get this info out there and help as many people as we could!

If you're ready to rock, Brittney and I are so excited to help you know what it takes to feel confident about your finances, get out of debt, save up for that dream home or vacation, or whatever your little heart desires.

This is a limited time free training so Brittney won't keep them up very long.

Come grab the videos while they are available!

"See you" soon!

With love,

Cherelynn Baker

P.S. You will need to know these steps eventually and Brittney shares what has worked time and time again. Get access to the trainings here!

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Use DermaSolve Psoriasis Medicated Body Wash To Heal Placques

Hi ya Gorgeous!
In today's "Wednesday Work It Out" series, I have a tool to help those with psoriasis and other skin conditions that are a bit itchy.

Meet Derma Solve.

Doctor Recommended Dermasolve is a complete line of products for both the body and scalp. This new treatment combines FDA recognized ingredients together with Ovasome Technology. Dermasolve is scientifically formulated to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis and dandruff. The products are safe for use anywhere on the body including the face and scalp. All products are backed by a 60 day moneyback guarantee.

My son has pilaris keratosis - an itchy skin condition that forms hard bumps on the upper arms.  He has tested thie Psoriasis Body Wash for 3 weeks, using it twice a week.

These photos are week 1:  
 This is a before shot on week 1
 The Psoriasis body wash is really light, makes a small lather, and has a soft exoliating grit to it

After first use, my son likes the feel, the rinse and says his skin feels good and less itchy.

The DermaSolve Psoriasis collection is specifically for psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, though I figured it couldn't hurt to try in on the pilaris keratosis.  For any one who has psoriasis, you know how uncomfortable and itchy the placques can be.

After the shower, we applied the scalp oil on the upper arms to moisturize the skin. It is a light oil and absorbed into the skin quickly. It did not transfer onto clothes or the bed sheets.

Now these photos are from the third week and final test of the DermaSolve Psoriasis body wash.

The photo on the left is t he sixth application of DermaSolve Psoriasis Body wash and the photo on the right is the results after the shower.  He has seen a softening of the hard skin bumps and is encouraged enough by it to keep using the product.

If you have a dry itchy skin condition, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, give this brand a try! They have a full line of skin products to help you treat and maintain a healthy skin!

To learn more click here: https://dermasolve.com/

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Monday, September 11, 2017

How to Microneedle Facial At Home

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
I have been doing the at home microneedle roller facial at home for two weeks now. I have a video demonstrating how I perform the procedure at home.

So far, after the pain subsides, I think I am starting to notice a difference? Like firmer, plumper skin? Like the retexturizing effect is starting to take place? Good golly I hope so because this is a little more painful than I planned for!

Click here to get your own microneedle roller; http://amzn.to/2xlJP9k

Now let's watch this short video demonstrating the microneedle roller.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Secret Weapon Supreme 24HR Mascara: Meet Mirenesse

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday to you!
For those in the path of Hurricane Irma, prayers for your safety and recovery of all losses! Amen!

Meanwhile, back in Arizona, I'm blogging, writing, prepping for AFM and doing every household chore I can to prepare for a very busy week ahead!

Makeup University just received a sample of a new mascara, which is my favorite cosmetic of all. If I could only have one makeup, it would be mascara. I did a Facebook Live on the Makeup University page to demonstrate my sample!

Meet Mirenesse Secret Supreme 24HR Mascara!

Key Ingredients:
• Panthenol
• Organic Waxes
• Water Based

The Supreme Formula:
The Supreme is gifted with the magical power to create dream lashes with supernatural means! 15 years in development Our Best New Mascara has arrived to deliver to you the most dramatic results with the minimal amount of effort, results so incredible that they have to be experienced to be believed.

Our first Ultra-light Stretchable Elastic-Gel formula in “Black Haven ” gives you ultimate Glossy Length, Volume and base to tip Lash Lift, creating a winged doe eye effect in seconds, a look so magical you could fly!

The Supreme Brush:
Our incomparable ”Bewitching Brush” (inspired by the shape of witches hat)is ingeniously tapered to reach the smallest lashes on one end, and rounded on the wider end to easily load lashes and Triple the lash length in the outer eye corners for a look so full and feathery, extensions will become a thing of the past.
Mirenesse is a fully Australian-owned company; our products are all cruelty-free and come with the peace of mind of 30 years' of pharmaceutical research, we combine the best of Mother Nature with Clinically Proven active ingredients to give you the best results possible!

This is a natural and healthy makeup for you to try! Personally, this isn't a fit for me.  It's too wet and sticky feeling for me and made my lashes like sticks instead of fluffy feathery lashes like I like.

For my gals who are super committed to natural products, I think this would be an excellent fit for you! Try it today by visiting the Mirenesse website.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

How to Extend A Blowout and Better Your Skincare Routine with Hollywood Silk Solution

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF and a mighty might Friyay to you!

Who is ready for the weekend? I know I am. I slept like Rip Van Winkle last night when I tried this and I am not a person who sleeps easily!

Could it be the silk?  Meet the Hollywood Silk Solution.  This is a pillow case that is half cotton and half silk.  It can be washed in the machine with a gentle soap or hand wash. I plan to use Woolite and put in the delicates bag and throw in the washing machine with my delicate clothes.

Using this silk pillow case :
  • may help to reduce tugging on delicate facial skin
  • reduce sleep crease 
  • reduce bedhead
  • extend a blowout   

 Well I am a fan of the feel and I slept really well on it and will continue to use!

Get your The Hollywood Silk Solution pillowcase in one of three colors, white, pink and bronze at the website for $45.00.

Click here to learn more: https://www.thehollywoodsilksolution.com/

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FunktionalWearables and Work It Out Wednesday!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

First, apologies. I always post first thing in the morning and this post was going to be no different! That is until some family in southern California got caught in a wildfire while other family is still flooded out by Harvey and  as of right now, dear friends are facing Irma, head on!

It has put a kink in the past few  days!  So now, meet Funktional Wearables - a way to add style and flare to your Fitbit.

I received some beautiful samples from them and love the leatherette bracelet, which fits my Fitbit.  The other two beautiful samples that I received don't fit mine and I think it's because I got a replacement from the Fitbit factory when mine other one burnt out on it's warranty.

The prices range from about $10 to $35 for the leatherette bracelette you see below.

I have a video demo for you - and you can get your Funktional Wearables at their website or Amazon!

This begs the question, when would now be a good time to recommit to your New Year's resolutions for health and fitness? You can do it!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Labor Day!   There is a new adventure afoot and like the song says "times are a changin'"!
Today I have a video vlog and update for Makeup University and what Lions Rest Productions has been up to as well as a product introduction!

Hope this finds you and your family enjoying an amazing restful time together!
Be sure and do some rest today - I know how easy it is to take this extra day off and fill it with chores that need attention - maybe do a few and then schedule some restful play!

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The loved hated video for Goody Fountain Flip Comb

Get Goody Fountain Flip here http://amzn.to/2wzHynE

For encore brides and those saying "I Do Times Two"

Click here to learn more:  http://diybridalmakeup.com/

Now for The Desert by Lynn Taylor music video for Moozikoo

Products featured in video:

Demeter Dirt perfume http://amzn.to/2wwuYXX
Hollywood Silk Pillowcase http://amzn.to/2ww8TZy
Elvis+Elvin Skincare http://amzn.to/2iVjaJY
Funktional Wearables http://amzn.to/2ewr0oE

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Do You Dionis On Labor Day Weekend?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Hope that your Labor Day weekend is off to a great start!  Mine is a bit sideways since my annual Moms Gone Wild trip to Las Vegas was cancelled!  So instead of rebooking a trip, I decided to stay home and do some serious Fall cleaning and organizing while catching up on Game of Thrones.

Part of the catching up is doing a wee bit of beauty blogging in between organizing video clips for a music video I am editing.  That brings us to, Dionis.  Meet the skincare that is created with goat milk.

I have a tender spot in my heart for goat milk because I struggled to make enough milk to nurse my son and I'm pretty sure it had to do with the tremendous amount of stress I had at the time.  I did not want to use synthetic formula and my breast feeding coach suggested goat milk.  It was a great fit for my family - so the goat is near and dear to us.                            

Dionis  are passionate about making quality goat milk products to make you look and feel great everyday. Founded in the highlands of Virginia and later moved to Bucks County, PA, DIONIS has always manufactured quality personal care products made with goat milk and other quality ingredients for over   35 years!

I received samples of the Summertime and Inspire goat milk hand cream gift sets!  I'm loving the healing moisture, rapid absorption and lasting after a hand wash. I am planning to share some of my samples with my son's teachers  and possibly put in some Christmas stockings too - which happens to be 114 days away.  Just sayin'!

SEA TREASURES: Sweet pea petals infused with ocean accord, lotus and a hint of freesia breeze.
WATER FLOWERS & SEA SALT: Heart of water lily, lotus and magnolia dew complemented by fresh melon, rosewater and musk, with a kiss of sea salt.
OCEAN BREEZE: Top notes of white citrus, ozone accord and melon essence sparkle above a heart of jasmine petals and aqualily with white patchouli and sheer musk.
WILD IVY: A seductive fruity floral combination of pineapple, passion fruit, strawberry with jasmine petals, muguet, pink peony wrapped in blonde woods and oakmoss.
VERBENA & CREAM: A refreshing combination of lemon verbena with the wholesome goodness of natural cream for an irresistible crisp scent.

Made in the USA

Price: $14.99

Inspire hand cream gift set of 1 oz hand creams in 5 beautiful seasonal scents:
SEA TREASURES: Sweet pea petals infused with ocean accord, lotus and a hint of freesia breeze.
VANILLA BEAN: A warm and irresistable fragrance of sweet creamy vanilla.
WHITE JASMINE & SHEA: A distinctive scent of white jasmine blended with creamy shea. Hints of vanilla bean and coconut milk complement this floral blend.
LOVE: >: An enchanting blend of fragrant jasmine, vanilla and black currant extract.
VERBENA & CREAM: A refreshing combination of lemon verbena with the wholesome goodness of natural cream for an irresistible crisp scent.

Made in the USA

Price: $14.99

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend   making memories and stay tuned for a new video on Monday!
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How To Use Hydralyte for Labor Day Weekend Recovery and Rescue

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

Welcome to Work It Out Wednesdays!  I'm going to focus Wednesday's on problem solving and solution oriented posts to help you!

 Today, I have an answer to dehydration caused from vomiting, diarrhea and over exertion!
I have received these samples in preparation for the annual girls trip to Las Vegas for Labor Day Weekend  due to past experience of what a moms gone wild trip can be like.

There has been tragedy abound and each and everyone of us gals has suffered a major blow in life!  Alas, we are not making the trip this year!

Though here are the details on Hydralyte and instead of me sipping in  Las Vegas I will be enjoying here in the extreme heat of Arizona. How extreme? Well, at the local airport,the overnight temperature was 131. Holy smokes!

Now meet Hydralyte:  this product has vastly improved on oral hydration therapy making Pedialyte and Gatorade pale in comparison.

Click here to learn more  http://www.hydralyte.com/

Hydralyte is scientifically formulated to contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes for rapid rehydration. The formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for effective rehydration.
  • Contains the correct balance of sodium and glucose to activate the sodium and glucose co-transporter
  • Is hypotonic which is the most rapidly absorbed fluid type for rehydration of body cells
  • Contains up to 75% less sugar and 4X more electrolytes than the leading sports drinks

To get fizzy tablets of Hydralyte click here  http://amzn.to/2wmo4Ty
 To get bottles of Hydralyte click here  http://amzn.to/2goIcAH

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Monday, August 28, 2017

How to Use Heal Fast Skincare to Compliment Microneedling

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you!
Wow, was this ever an action packed weekend with the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, then the MTV VMA's and my son's birthday - and the week ahead will be too!

I recently started an at home microneedling regime and have switched from my normal skincare to the HealFast brand and there ovasome technology infused cremes.

I'm doing a microneedling treatment twice a week at night and then using the Heal Fast face creme and eye cream. The goal is to  soften and retexturize my sun damaged skin which lately appears leathery and I'm pretty darn sure it's from all of the sun lately!

 These are the 3 key tools: from left to right - the Heal Fast day creme, then the pink tone is the night creme and then the clear serum is a facial mask for retexturizing skin.

The eye creme is light and rich and as I was taking a photo to demo it for you I almost dropped my camera and you can see the beginning of a holler!

I also have the Heal Fast egg cream wash and I love how gentle it is but thorough in cleaning off all of  my makeup.  I have a sample of their cellulite cream and I have used it once and liked the light texture, tingly feel and rapid absorption, but I don't really have cellulite so I'm thinking that is why I regularly forget to use it. More on that later ...

You can find these goodies on Amazon here:
Eye cream  http://amzn.to/2wNxNFA
Night cream  http://amzn.to/2wNjjW1
Cream cleanser http://amzn.to/2wjxAXL
 Ovasome facial peel  http://amzn.to/2xHtAQ0

The entire reason to use HealFast skincare is their proprietary technology, called Ovasome.
HealFast SkinCare™ is based on a proprietary process called Ovasome Technology™ . Basically it’s the process of incorporating eggs into topical skin care products. As simple as it sounds Ovasome Technology™ took years to fully develop. You’re probably thinking, why can’t I just crack an egg and rub it on my skin? The main reason is because the eggs molecular structure is too large to penetrate the skin and you would receive little benefit from this application.
With Ovasome Technology™ we can effectively incorporate whole egg into topical creams, lotions and serums so all the nutritional content remains active. By using this technique your skin benefits from over 70 natural vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Ovasome Technology™ is a unique scientific breakthrough and is exclusive to HealFast SkinCare™.

Now here are the facts on HealFast!


Formulated for all skin types this gentle cleanser will leave
your skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant. It effectively
removes dirt oil and make-up without drying the skin. Our
proprietary Ovasome Technology™ delivers anti-aging
benefits utilizing nourishing antioxidant vitamins, minerals
and proteins sourced naturally from the egg
5 fl oz / 148 ml e


This rich cream is an antioxidant powerhouse. It should be used nightly to promote healthy cell renewal to reveal younger-looking skin. Our Ovasome Technology™ along with pure Acai berry extract and wild rose oil create a triple threat in the fight against free radical damage to your skin. Scientifically formulated to improve the moisture barrier, strengthen skin and help rebuild collagen. You’ll notice a visible repair of fine lines and improved appearance in skin color disorders.
1.7oz / 50 ml


This fast absorbing day cream will both nourish your skin and restore moisture. The cream is formulated with high molecular weight Sodium Hyluronate capable of drawing up to 1000 times its weight in water. Your skin will have a healthy glow as it gets drenched in moisture. We then use our proprietary Ovasome Technology™ along with select herbal and fruit extracts to nourish your skin with rich antioxidant vitamins, essential proteins and minerals. This technology delivers powerful anti-aging benefits and provides your skin with all the nutrients that it needs to rebuild collagen naturally. You’ll notice younger, firmer more younger ooking skin in as little as 7 days.
1.7 fl oz / 50 ml


HealFast SkinCare™ Ovagen Anti-Aging Eye Cream™ is a scientifically formulated cream developed specifically to correct and prevent puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area. The cream features a pure rosemary extract, together with our proprietary Ovasome Technology™.  Rosmarinus officinalis contains over two dozen antioxidant vitamins and is known to improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Skin appears brighter, more firm, lifted and toned, after just one use.
Our proprietary Ovasome Technology™ contains all of the natural building blocks of life. We draw upon this technology to provide over 70 vitamins, minerals and proteins that are essential to healthy looking skin.
.50 fl oz / 15 ml

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

2017 VMA's hosted by Katy Perry

Hello Sunday!
This special edition of Makeup University - on a Sunday, not a Monday is to give a shout out of encouragement to Katy Perry - you go girl! You got this!

I'm not watching the VMA's tonight because I find that it is all on Twitter and Youtube anyhow that I can save some time by not watching live.

Oh, that and my new found hobby of reading and watching Game of Thrones. It took me a long time to get into this and now that I am, I love it!  I think I like it because it has a bit of Camelot and a touch of Lord of the Rings to it?

So while I enjoy that, you enjoy this video I made for last year's MTV Video Music Awards!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Look - August 21, 2017 - A Day In History

Hi ya Gorgeous!

This day is exciting! My family is ready to view the total solar eclipse, complete with viewing glasses and homemade viewing boxes.  How about you, are you watching?

This video is a fun makeup of the day look for watching!

Get ready for watching the total solar eclipse - have a fancy look on when you are wearing the special glasses or peering through your own homemade eclipse viewing box!

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Products in video:

LORAC Beauty and the Beast shadow palette
LORAC Pirates of the Carribean lip duo http://amzn.to/2vVhOBU
Shisedio Brow Duo http://amzn.to/2vQnFdj
Ardell lashes http://amzn.to/2uWkzWs
Bare Minerals foundation http://amzn.to/2fXlmj4
Beauty Junkees brushes http://amzn.to/2xgEcp2

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Hi ya Gorgeous,
In this season of transition as I am moving into full time film making and part time blogging - I post on Mondays. But! This guest post of information on dieting is so good, I needed to share now. Enjoy!

An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. With all of this money expended, why are so many people unable to lose weight?   

Dr. Christopher Calapai is, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. He says that, “People are dealing with dieting information overload. It is hard to know what is sound weight loss advice and what is a myth.”   He sets the record straight on some of our most commonly held diet and weight loss myths.

You can eat whatever you want if you workout
Unfortunately, a half hour on the treadmill isn’t going to help you lose weight if you reward yourself by downing a few slices of cake and an order of French fries. The treadmill told you that you burned off 500 calories, but those estimated machine readouts are not always accurate.  It’s near impossible to out-exercise a bad diet unless you plan to spend half your day in the gym. You must workout and eat smart to see results.

Organic food is diet food.
The word organic is enticing, but it’s also misleading. Organic means a food is grown without pesticides or other chemicals and is not genetically modified. But it says absolutely nothing about the nutrient value of the food itself, or whether it’s a good dietary choice, or whether it has excessive fat, sugar, or starch. Organic sugar is still sugar. Organic white flour is still white flour. Organic butter is still butter and organic lard is still lard.

You Can Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks.
You probably can lose 10 pounds in two weeks if you crash-diet, but that pace is rarely sustainable.  Most of the weight will return once you start eating normally. To truly lose 1 pound, you need to “eliminate” 3,500 calories—the amount stored in a pound of fat—by eating less and moving more. If you cut 500 calories (or cut 300 and burn 200 through exercise) every single day of the week, you’ll lose about a pound a week. And that’s real weight loss.
amount stored in a pound of fat—by eating less and moving more. If you cut 500 calories (or cut 300 and burn 200 through exercise) every single day of the week, you’ll lose about a pound a week. And that’s real weight loss.

Cleanses and detoxes are a good way to jump-start a diet.

Nobody needs to detox.
Unless you've been poisoned, you have a built-in, super-efficient system for filtering out most of the harmful substances you eat. It's made up of two toxin-bashing organs: the liver and the kidneys. Our kidneys filter our blood and remove any waste from our diet, and our livers process medications and detoxify any chemicals we ingest. Paired together, these organs make our bodies natural cleansing powerhouses.

You can’t eat after 8pm
It doesn't matter what time of day you eat. It is what and how much you eat and how much physical activity you do during the whole day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight. No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat. If you want a snack before bedtime, think first about how many calories you've eaten that day.

You must keep your blood sugar topped up, and eat little and often to achieve it

 This is one of the least accurate bits of advice. Every time you eat a carbohydrate, and your blood glucose levels rise, the body needs to release a substance called insulin (from the pancreas) to return your blood glucose levels to normal. Any “topping up” simply places a demand on the body to get the blood glucose levels back down again. This might be the  reason for the explosion in type 2 diabetes – the body is asked to release insulin too much, too often and has no way of recognizing some of the foreign substances we consume in modern man-made food.

Wait Until You're Hungry to Eat.
Myth!: By waiting to eat until you're very hungry, your hunger simply builds and builds until it's all consuming, causing your appetite to spiral out of control. In fact, new research reveals that by skipping breakfast, you'll end up eating more calories in total and making less healthy food choices throughout the day than you would have otherwise. Research also shows that forgoing breakfast activates your body's insulin response, triggering fat storage and weight gain.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Gettin' Pitty With It - How To Stay Fresh In Hot Weather During BTS

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Sweet and happy Monday to you! I love Mondays - I get so much accomplished!
Today I have a video review of several products from the most natural to most chemically laden for 48 hour wear  in antiperspirants and deoderants.

Back to School is in full swing in Arizona since we went back two weeks ago. The weather has been muy muy hot and I know that other southern states have been hot also. So what's a gal to do to keep fresh, dry and keep stink at bay?

Watch the video and you will see all of the examples!

This video is talking about the heat and how to handle the pitty process of staying fresh.

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Products featured:
Soft n Dri http://amzn.to/2uwFiQE
Dove http://amzn.to/2wBDpzt
Pit Powder http://amzn.to/2fzEyTY
Suave http://amzn.to/2vqLlot

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Do you DOVE Your Hair? Back to School Help Inside!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

The month of August is on! Back to School is in full swing here in Arizona - my son is already back in his class and  now he waits for his first break. Seriously!

Makeup University has been so busy at makeup events, product launches and a few music video and film sets too!

In between all of the work and the travel, I have had the good pleasure of receiving these samples from DOVE of the Intensive Repair shampoo and conditioner.

The shampoo!
Nourishes to repair the appearance of damaged hair
• System for visible repair and progressive nourishment, wash after wash 
• Nutri-Keratin Repair Actives help repair damage deep inside hair
• Hair looks healthy, strong and more beautiful
• Helps protect against future damage with continuous use
• Suitable for daily use
The Conditioner!
Nutri-Keratin Repair Actives help repair damage deep inside hair
• Visibly repairs signs of surface hair damage
• Deeply nourishes damaged hair
• Makes hair feel smoother, helps detangling and improves manageability
• Gives both instant and progressive results with continuous use
• Suitable for daily use

 Get yours on Amazon using these links or visit your favorite drugstore/mass retailer!

DOVE Intensive Repair shampoo  http://amzn.to/2udSGsE 
DOVE Intensive Repair conditioner  http://amzn.to/2v7Accf

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FACE atelier Ultra Skin - My Review

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Say hello and welcome to the month of August! This year, 2017, is now officially more than half over and Christmas is only 146 days away.

 With that in mind and upcoming holiday events and photos - it may be time to try a new face product, so meet FACE atelier Ultra skin foundation.

 Many many thanks to them for sending me a sample in the color 6.  I love the lightweight feel and  texture. The finish is beautiful and dries down to a soft powder that can be built up from sheer to full coverage. I really like the look and  feel, though, I experienced a series of pimples and breakouts along my lower cheeks and jawline.

Gack! I really like the product but won't be able to continue using it because it took a full week to heal the breakout and I had to work like crazy during that time and I can't risk another breakout. I know for me, when I saw that the silicone was a major ingredient in this PETA approved product, I knew right then that I was risking a pimple or two.

It's worth a try, and a sample can be purchased from their website so you can try it before committing to the $50.00 full size price.

Meet Ultra Skin - the ultimate lightweight foundation!  Its silicone-based formula perfects the skin with a long-lasting satin finish with light to medium buildable coverage. The creamy, soufflĂ©-like texture produces an airbrush-like result and is perfect if you want a foundation that can be applied like a moisturizer without compromising performance.  Ultra Skin's 11 shades cover the lightest to richest complexions and are color-matched to award-winning Ultra Foundation. There are three new shades - .5, 8.5,11.5 – that can be also used to adjust Ultra Foundation shades.
No primer needed!  It's built into Ultra Skin's sophisticated formula that also has soft-focus properties, diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The flawless, satin finish doesn't need powder to set and thanks to the silicone-based formula, it's ideal for mature, troubled or sensitive skin. Read more about silicones.
Ultra Skin works in perfect harmony with the FACE atelier’s complete complexion range, including Ultra Foundation’s beloved adjusters: 0-, 0+, 0++ and Heat. The pump applicator and tube make it perfect for travel or a pro kit. Suitable for all skin types, water and sebum resistant Ultra Skin performs brilliantly in hot, humid and arid climates.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

GRWM and LORAC Beauty and the Beast palette

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday and hello to the last day of July. Whoa ...where does the time go! School starts this week for my cub!

In fact, everything starts this week!  Ahhh! I'm ready for it!

So today I have a video with a chit chatty update on things going on for Makeup University.

How about you? How has your summer been going?


I made this video while getting ready - and share some updates along the way!

I just received these samples of the makeup color story LORAC did with Disney and the reboot of Beauty and the Beast.

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 http://amzn.to/2tzhNki
Cheeks $28.00 http://amzn.to/2utaA9X

Find these items at http://loraccosmetics.com or Ulta Beauty!
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

3 Ways to Renew Your Tired Summer Self with Arbonne Rescue & Renew

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I am in Arizona, and though it is hot and  feels every bit of  summer, the school year has begun and as   a Mom, the family schedule really revolves around the school year so we are back on a stricter schedule. Sigh.

This summer has been fun and epic with adventures and travel, college courses for my cub and making new friends.

I just received  some samples of the new Arbonne Rescue & Renew products made for rejuvenating   one self in at home spa treatments that are simple to  work into daily life.

 First, the Detox Bath Soak. I do not take baths, like ever because it's a vaginal yeast infection waiting to happen. If you do take baths, enjoy! Or if you are a bath taker and in a hurry, no time for all that tub filling, simply plug that tub up while you are showering and put a shake or two of these salts infused with grapefruit, tangerine, lavender juniper berry, ginger, orange and rosemary.

The water will fill around your feet and give you the aromatherapy on rising steam from a shower. Bada boom bada bing - a quick refreshing!

For the shower, use the Rescue & Renew detox wash infused with orange and grapefruit.  This has a light lather and rinses clean on the skin. It has a fresh and invigorating scent to it.

I like the product and love that Arbonne is vegan, natural, recycles and helps women builds businesses from their homes!  To get Arbonne, you either need to register on the website as a client or find a representative near you to order through.

Finally, I got a box of samples of the Rescue & Renew Detox gelee. Truth. I didn't know what these were when I opened them.

The back of the box instructions said to apply regularly morning  and evening or after sports, exercise or sun exposure. So I opened a tube up and rubbed it all over my face. Talk about tingly. Really tingly. Don't get this near your eyes and I definitely do not think that this is an anti-aging treatment to "rescue & renew" signs of aging.  In fact, I think it more of a sport muscle rub?

I like the light gel, and the scent, and after my next  run I will rub some on and see how that works versus trying to use it as a face serum!

Thank you Arbonne for the samples and remember to get yours from your local Arbonne independent consultant! Find one at www.arbonne.com

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