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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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Coachella After Care with Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Today, Coachella wraps up another year of music and art. Kendrick Lamar and Lorde are on today's line up.  I went to the first year that Coachella was created and have not been back yet. I really appreciate the free passes shared to attend, though I think the event is a bit much for my son to attend at this age. I'm thinking next year, the 13 year old will appreciate the event and perhaps we will go.

For those of you who are there now, I hope you have planned your after care for the post Coachella effect.
The highs of the event are so high! There is so much stimulation to all of your senses from the sound and sights, smells and tastes.  So here's a bit of help to get you acclimated to everyday life after you leave.

Hydrate inside and out!  Now is a good time to add an electrolyte drink to your next 48 hours.
For skin, try the new Palmer's Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask with raw coconut sugar. It's paraben, phthalate, mineral oil, sulfate, gluten and dye free. Nothing but hydrating goodness in this mask and a great way to quench the thirst of your parched skin!

After the mask, which you can also use on hands or anywhere that your body has dry skin - apply the Palmer's Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer. It's formulated with ethically and sustainable sourced ingredients.  The bottle says 24 hour moisture, though I would reapply as needed.

It's a super light weight formula but packs a punch of hydration to it!

For your hair and scalp, heal the desert sun damage with the Palmer's Coconut Oil - it is marked for a facial oil, though this can be applied anywhere on the body, scalp and hair included!

This Cocnut Oil is a blend of extra virgin coconut oil, tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, maracuja oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil and sesame oil.  The smell is delicious and the oil is nourishing! Your dry braided tight hair with the glitter roots will drink this up!

Put a dropper full of oil in your palm, rub them together and then smooth over your hair and work from the ends to the scalp!  Let it sit for a as long as possible before washing out.

 This cleansing balm that is new from Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula reminds me so much of the Colleen Rothschild cleansing balm. It melts into your skin and gives a good deep clean but gently. This product thoroughly removed long wearing foundation and long wearing mascara. If that sounds like your Coachella weekend makeup, get some of this to help remove the desert dirt from your skin.

After all of the hydration of your skin, inside and out, you will feel refreshed and ready to reflect on the memories you made during Coachella.

You never know, I just may see you out there next year!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

How To Make Essential Oil Recipes with Simply Earth

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Today's post I'm sharing about doing some spring cleaning with essential oils. I followed the recipes included in the Simply Earth box I received for review.
 This kit is packed full of resources for caring for your home and your family from inside to out with essential oils!
 There is an easy to use and follow set of recipe cards with instructions on ingredients plus steps for combining them.

Enjoy the experiments!

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Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box
Oils included: Cinnamon, Lemon, Tea Trea and Balsam Fir

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

How to Charm with the Charm Vox Box by Influenster

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It's Palm Sunday! Oh the joy of this season! My family is busy packing for our annual Passover trip as well as planning some celebrations for Easter before we leave. Phew!

In the meantime and middle of all the fun activities and planning, I received the Influenster Charm Vox Box full of samples that are perfect for a Palm Sunday into Passover with a bit o' Easter celebration!

Below are some photos of the products I was sent as free samples for an honest review. I did make a video, and in trying out the new Chrome and editing software, it was eaten. Gone. All of it. I do not know what happened and I did not have a back up of the original video files - so when I loaded them all into the new editor - they vanished in a crash and nothing could be recovered and now there are no samples or time left to re do it! Arggh! But I digress...  So let's take a look at these goodies!

First up, there were two mini samples of the new scents from Vera Wang. I'm a fan of her fragrances to begin with and these two definitely do not dissappoint!

 This new collection of fragrances are to evoke the intimacy and emotion of Vera Wang and capture moments in time to be cherished and embraced.
 Sophisticated. Intimate. Romantic.  Oh, and I love anything gardenia scented, so this yellow card is my fave of the two. The rose and vanilla scent is nice, but again, gardenia!
#VWEmbracexInfluenster  @verawanggang

 I met this brand, EVA NYC  at the first Generation Beauty event by Ipsy and I have been in love ever since! I'm definitely taking this with me to the Passover celebration in Texas because I know it will care for my hair through travel, too much coffee, too much wine and too many early mornings and late nights!  I have both the EVA NYC Therapy Session hair Mask and Clean It UP shampoo.  These can now be purchased in liter sizes from Costco stores nationwide.

#EvaLovesUlta  #EvaNYCCostco  @evahairnyc on Twitter and Instagram

I've been a long time fan of the fun, function and affordability of Wet  n Wild brand and this new 1 Step wonder Gel that is cruelty free and does not need a curing lamp to get a lasting manicure at home is perfect for my upcoming travel and your spring break and Coachella festival nails!
@wetnwildbeauty on Twitter and Instagram  #ww1stepgel

 It was such a sweet surprise to see PEEPS in my Charm Vox Box! I have been dodgin' these lil sugary goodies for decades now. These were a staple in my Easter basket growing up and I put them in my son's Easter basket too - it's funny- because in general I do not like sweet stuff or candy. Though this particular peep is a combination of two of my most favorite flavors, coconut and dark chocolate!  What's your #PEEPSONALITY ?  Find on Twitter and Instagram @peepsbrand

Motts pouches have been a staple for my cub since he was up and moving! Fast and easy snacks on the go when traveling that make very little mess!

Mott's portable applesauche pouches are the perfect, healthy snack for on the go lifestyle!  @Motts on Twitter and Instagram  #TryMottsPouches #startstrong

Tacos are a staple in my household and normally I season the meat myself - but this new packet of spice from McCommick Spices is organic and when I read the ingredients I could pronounce and spell each and every one! The flavor was amazing and something the whole family enjoyed. Just enough spice for the cub and me!  Find it at mass grocery stores nationwide.  #McCormickSpices 
Twitter and Instagram @McCormickSpice

Ok, now all I have to do is finish this packing and be ready for an amazing Passover week of fun and celebrations! What are you and your family doing to celebrate?

Influenster sent me the samples free for an honest review and posting on social media. All opinions are my own.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bring Some Cheekiness To Your Day with Iron Mug Designs

Hi ya Gorgeous!

This new season means it's time for an upgrade to the wardrobe! I've come across this website with fresh and intriguing looks.

Meet Iron Mug Designs!

Iron Mug Designs is an online business with humorous or topical designs professionally printed on t-shirts, mugs, posters and other merchandise. As part of the philosophy of Iron Mug Designs a portion of net sales for each design will be contributed to a charity associated in some way with the design.

Iron Mug Designs founder Daniel Brown says: “Charitable work is something I have always had a passion for so when deciding to open this enterprise it was a natural fit to have a charitable component attached. Combining this with humor while hopefully igniting some important discussions amongst friends”.

Check out the designs at for your summer travel wardrobe and festival looks!

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IBS Awareness Month with Seabuck Wonders

Hello Gorgeous!
This month is IBS awareness month and it's important, because there are many people silently suffering with the disease and symptoms, because you can't outwardly see them and trying to live a  normal life!  Seabuckthorn oil can help tremendously with side effects and symptoms. 

In other news of what the wonders of seabuckthorn oil can do, who here has thyroid funk? 
For those of my fellow low thyroid friends- you know, the ones with Hashimoto's Disease - the event in your life where your own thyroid attacks itself and the body to do ...what? Not quite sure.  All I know is that at age 30, I felt bad - really bad, and had weird side effects like extreme fatigue, even after sleeping ten hours and drinking a double espresso, I could still go instantly to sleep! Hair. And my hair. I can deal with the foggy brain and extremely dry skin all the time no matter what I eat or put on it - but the hair, I can't deal with this symptom.

My once long and luscious chestnut brown hair got funky. Dry. Brittle. Breaks if you look at it sideways or the wind blows strong. Yep. That's low thyroid for you.  Let's not even get into the weight gain for being awake or sleeping - that's a whole other story.

Today, we deal with a solution to healing the side effects of having Hashimoto's disease and extremely dry brittle easy breakage hair.

I drink a lot of water. I eat my water in cucumbers, watermelon and iceberg lettuce.  Then I still need help, so I take the Seabuck Wonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

Biotin is a B vitamin that helps improve the keratin protein structures in hair, skin and nails for natural strength and softness. It’s great for supporting hair health and boosting the overall moisture systems in the body for the softest skin and strongest hair.
Our sea buckthorn is grown in harsh conditions in the Tibetan Himalayas. These ideal growing conditions fortify our sea buckthorn with powerful antioxidants, Omegas-7, 3, 6, and 9, and more than 190 phytonutrients. Sea Buckthorn helps promote skin hydration, elasticity and regeneration.
Antioxidants found in sea buckthorn also play an important age defying role by fighting free-radical damage that leads to fine lines and wrinkles, while Vitamins A and E provide excellent support for a healthy, bright complexion. Omega-3, another key nutrient in sea buckthorn oil, helps maintain scalp health as well as hydrates the hair and scalp.
  •  Cell membrane nurturing Omega-7
  •  5000 mcg of Biotin
  •  Vegan
  •  Gluten Free
  •  Available in 60 vegan softgels/500 mg each
 So don't take my word for it, get your own today by visiting Seabuck Wonders website!
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Friday, April 7, 2017

TGIF with Skinare Routine for All Skin Types

TGIF Gorgeous!
 Happy Friday! I have a lil bit o' bonus content for you today to share the goodness of the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa set!

The discount code gets you 70% off and makes for a perfect Mother's Day gift!

Watch the video and use the code to get one for yourself and a friend!


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Featured product:
Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa Facial Cleansing System
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Cleansers in the video:
Soft Brush 1: Green Goo 100% All Natural Face Wash
Firm Brush 2: Snowberry Gentle Remineralizing Toner Wash
Silicone Brush 3:  Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Best of Beauty Junkees with Makeup University

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you! It's great to be back on the normally scheduled post! Heads up for April! I've had some wonderful opportunities come my way so you will be seeing an additional special post or so coming at you!

This week has been one of playing catch up with all of the things that needed to be caught up on! I completed my documentary on women in racing and truth be told, I have not worked on a documentary in quite some time! It was so good to be back in the research and writing saddle again!

Now this week I have some new goodies that are graduation gift giving perfect as well as something for the Mom in your life from Beauty Junkees.

 This Beauty Junkees highlight and contour powder palette actually contains a "banana" powder in the top left corner. If you haven't tried using a yellow based powder to set your makeup with - try it - that little hint of yellow helps balance skin, add warmth and make you look amazois!

 This Beauty Junkees magnetic palette is just what you want for yourself for travel and everyday life shenanigans! I know that Mother's Day and Graduation gift giving is coming up - or even for sending your teenage daughter to cheerleading camp - this magnetic palette lets you customize your colors and mix and match powders with cremes. As a pro artist, I've been using a magnetic palette for decades. Note there are several extra magnetic discs included in the kit so you can depot your fave colors from other brands and put them in the Beauty Junkee palette!

 Beauty Junkees has your lips covered! This soft but effective lip pumice is for help removing long wearing lip products and keeping your lips free of chapping flakes which makes your lip products wear better!

 Beauty Junkees has a new dual ended cream crayon that is part matte concealer and part highlighter.  This is the kind of tool you want to keep in your purse because you can use it to fix your brows, add highlight anywhere on t he face and even do a bit of camouflaging!

 In short, I'm a fan of the Beauty Junkees brand and their commitment to women business, making their products in the USA and encouraging positive self esteem with gals!  Get yours online at

The other thing you are going to see in the video is an introduction to this, the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box which is so amazing it needs it's own video so I can make the recipes for you! Stay tuned!

Finally, my favorite section of the blog and video is "What Are You Reading This Week"?.  I read the Gary Chapman "5 Love Languages" book and really learned some practical tips for maneuvering in my many relationships between friends, family and now, this book is specifically for children.


The book this week is so key to helping you help your kids - if you haven't read Gary Chapman's "5 Love Languages" - you need too! If you don't want to read his book for you, then read his book on the 5 love languages for kids - you'll be doing yourself a great service if you do!

As always, thank you so much for your support. Now let's get into this week's video!

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Segment 1:  Beauty Junkees
Contour and Highlighting Makeup Palette  $24.97
Lip Pumice Stick Exfoliator $10
Brow Concealer & Highlighter duo Pencil Crayon  $14.97
Magnetic Palette  $19.97
Eyeshadow Quad  $19.97

Segment 2:  Meeet Simply Earth
Essential Oil Recipe Box

Segment 3:  What Are You Reading This Week? 
 The 5 Love Languages of Children
by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

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Friday, March 31, 2017

How to Makeup For Spring & Summer with Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Whoa. Okay. I can explain. No need for excuses. Though here it goes. In the beginning of 2017, I said I would only be posting on Monday due to my busy schedule with my feature film, Jael A Western Tale.  I am finished with the script, there are still a few roles to cast and then, the forever list of details that need to be managed and completed to get us to production!
You can learn more about it on it's Facebook page here:

This week, the focus is on the Influenster Vox Box from Lancome. Oh such sweet goodies!

I received these products for free as a gift to review and give my honest opinion. I can honestly say that I don't really like the liquid form of the foundation but this stick is a dream! It's a semi matte finish and dries down powdery without caking in face creases. Bonus! Then the concealer is thicker than my normal  brand but for those who need more coverage, I think you will enjoy the consistency, coverage and wear time! Which is long! I'm amazed by the click highlighter pen which when you click the button on the end it oozes out a bit of rose and gold shimmer liquid which more like a veil wash of color and highlight than an actual highlight powder or cream. I used it all over my face!  Finally, the lip gloss is light and can be work alone, over a lipstick or lip liner. It's so versatile and perfect for your spring and summer looks! So like Lancome says, Don't Glow It Alone!

Get yours at a Lancome counter near you or visit

So part of my current over whelm is that while I am watching my feature film slowly ... oh ... so...slowly make it's way to production, I did a documentary in the mean time. It was like taking a job on top of a job!

It's completed and finishing up it's distribution deal now, funny, how it's easier to place a true story versus a fiction one!

This photo shows Purequosa. Otherwise known as  a stinky gal who swears she is not a germaphobes new best friend!

I received a sample from them to test and it came at the best time ever! I was en route from one NASCAR race in Las Vegas to another in Phoenix and it went from hot to hotter. This colloidal silver spray with essential oils is amazing! I used it on the surface of some places, in the air in others, on my skin and in my mouth for a freshening up!

It's available on Amazon right now - and if you have kids, pets, relatives, a house, a car, armpits and yuck mouth - you need this! Your spring break will thank you!

Finally, my favorite segment, "What Are You Reading" this week!  I'm re-reading the #BeMore book by Sandi Krakowski.  I love it's bite sized nuggets of inspiration and wisdom. Get yours on Amazon today!

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Products featured:
LANCOME  Teint Idole Ultrawear  stick in buff
LANCOME Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage in Ivoire
LANCOME Click n Glow in Lumieres Rosees
LANCOME  Mirrored Nude lip gloss

Segment 2:
Puroquosa colloidal silver spray
Segment 3:
What are you reading this week features
#BeMore by Sandi Krakowski

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet March Madness Plant Based Products

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Thank you for joining me! I know I have mentioned previously that I am missing the daily writing though enjoying the process of working on my feature film and now, when it comes to products to review I am super choosy about who and what I work on.  This week's products are totally amazois and I know you will love them - especially if you enjoy plant based products!

I know many of you are enjoying your spring breaks this week and next- please remember to wear sunscreen! 

Now, meet Karite Shea Butter!

Karité’s dermatologist-created products feature natural ingredients such as high concentrations of raw, unrefined shea butter and palm oil sourced directly from Ghana, as well as unrefined organic coconut oil. Using a unique technology to blend these ingredients, Karité is able to produce non-toxic products for maximum skin hydration and nourishment.

This one-of-a-kind combination of natural botanicals provides antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits that results in unparalled moisture that soothes and heals even the most sensitive skin.
Our team is led by a top-ranked dermatologist. Together, our vision is to bring the many benefits of shea butter to you.  Get yours at

Now let's talk hair. I used to have super stick straight smooth hair until I had my son, now I've got wavy fuzzy kinda curly hair! If I want straight hair, I have to use a smoothing serum and hot iron, until now!

I just met this brand, Eprouvage and it's active plant based formula makes for natural hair smoothers in the smoothing shampoo and conditioner.  Get yours at Ulta Beauty locations nationwide in the USA.

A replenishing and detangling conditioner that provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.
  • Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
  • Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
  • Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
A smoothing shampoo that gently cleanses while providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.
  • Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
  • Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
  • Increases hair's resistance to breakage.
Ok, before you get into the video, let me just say, that this is the third and final time that I will be recommending the Tim Ferris book Tools of Titans.

It's available on Amazon now, for $16 and this book is a tool for training yourself to do better in every area of your life from stories of people who have already excelled in those areas! You need this book!

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Products featured:

Karite She Butter
eProuvage progressive plant cells hair care
What to Read This Week:
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

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Monday, March 13, 2017

3 Things To Make This Week Great with Makeup University

Hi ya Gorgeous!
How you doin' these days? I was just thinking to myself, I'm really liking the weekly digest, though I also like being more choosy of the brands I work with since now I have so little space to write - I only say yes to the weird and wonderful. Let that be  a clue to you about what is coming your way!

Now, this week,  I am introducing you to LAFCO New York: Luxury Articles & Fragrance Co!  The body creme and hand creme are amazing!

These Italian crafted body products are rich, thick, luxurious with a fresh scent and not greasy! There are several fragrances to choose from - I have the Mint Tisane and it's spring break perfect! Oh. But wait. Not yet. Weird, though my son's spring break is at the end of April, three weeks before school gets out. Seriously?

Get your own LAFCO online here

In the video I have what I consider, the most important makeup tip ever! So watch it!

 Now, 2017 for me is a year to get back to reading a book a week. It's doable for me and pushes me to learn something new, strengthen old skills and keep moving forward.

This week I am re-reading Change Agent by Os Hillman. I picked this up at the Hollywood Prayer Network a few years back when I attended a prayer meeting at The Garland in Studio City California. Whoa. The book is great - though for me personally the big take away was that hotel.

It's so old skool Hollywood glam at the base of Universal Studios. I loved it! They have "dive-in" movies and it's my dream to take the cast and crew there and screen our film Jael A Western Tale there and then binge watch  the Tremors series while floating in the pool sipping something bubbly! A gal can dream can't she?

 Now enjoy the video! Remember to subscribe if you haven't already!

These body and hand creams retail for $35 and can be found at

Enjoy the teaching tip and please share in the comments how you wash your brushes!

This week's book read is: Change Agent by Os Hillman
Get it! It's good!

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Finally - for the spring bride who would rather spend her money on cake instead of a makeup artist: get my book on Amazon  - DiY Bridal Makeup! 
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Monday, March 6, 2017

How to make thin hair look thick with Keranique: Spring Break edition

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy March to you! This month is a month of massive movement, change, advancement and then some!

I am posting for spring break so you have time to get prepared, though my son's school doesn't have break until the end of April and then curiously school gets out 3 weeks later? Which he is counting down the days til he is out!

Today's digest has an introduction to a new and in my opinion revolutionary hair styling product from Keranique. It's like the modern day Ron Popeil GLH. If you don't know what that is, Google it!

 I am so in love with this Keranique Tint & Texture Color Density Treatment in dark brown! It sprays on color that will cover grey hair, is light and fluffy in texture, doesn't wear off and gives hair a thicker appearance. Note, when I ran my fingers through my hair the product did not budge but when I scratched my scalp it did. So don't do that!

You can find this at Ulta Beauty and it's $34.00.

 The Keranique Lift & Repair Treatment Spray I have used over and over again to help baby my thyroid hair and protect my color while also egging on some additional growth. It has taken nearly a year to grow back enough length on my hair to cut off all of the damage and still have enough length to put a pony tail up.

You can find it at Ulta Beauty for $18.00

Now let's talk this week's book! I got this from my Mom because she was going to read it but passed it to me first. Now I have to buy her a new copy because I have already marked up, highlighted, underlined and dog earred this copy!

The Most Excellent Way To Lead by Perry Noble is a most excellent read for any one from moms, to high schoolers, college students and business owners! There is line after line chock full of wisdom!  I highly recommend it!

Finally, with the spring weather and warmer temps, it's a good time to switch up your fragrance and move into something lighter, more floral, with a hint of green and clean to it!

These are two of my favorites and one is from the drug store and one is from the department store! Watch the video to find out more!

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Segment 1:  Spring Break Fragrances
Flower Sparkling Garden
Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue

Segment 2: Meet Keranique Hair
Tint & Texture Color Density Treatment in dark brown
Lift & Repair Treatment Spray

Segment 3:  Makeup University Book Club
 The Most Excellent Way to Lead by Perry Noble


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Products I am wearing:
Hard Candy Glamoflauge foundation
Essence Cosmetics lipstick, liner, bronzer, contour, highlighter
Ardell lashes
Pur Minerals eye shadow

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Monday, February 27, 2017

How to use Comodynes to Get Gorgeous on the Go!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you! So much is going on right now, right?
Let's start with the Oscars, did you watch? This is the first time in decades, that I did not watch. Usually, I have a wee home watch party complete with ballots to vote on for who will get Best Picture.

Though, this year, there has been so much negativity and funk hoopla from Hollywood and the talents that I was just turned off by all their political campaigning, that I decided to break with decade old tradition and not watch. Sabo the artist who created this art installment has summed up some of my thoughts.

Instead, I worked on my own film! Now, thank you for your grace in the slowing down of Makeup University - I'm stretched so thin with the film that I could not maintain the daily posts for Makeup University but just a weekly digest until the film goes to release. Phew! Thank you!

Now, let's get to the products for this week. Meet Comodynes.

 Comodynes is a long standing and classic brand with much respect in the makeup artist industry. I doubt there is a pro makeup artist kit in the world that does not or has not at one point, contained the makeup remover wipes from Comodynes. Why? Because they are good!

 Comodynes 6-in-1 BB cream is pure perfection in a tube and I think it is more versatile for different types of skin types than other brands.

Have a beauty ritual before you leave home? Use moisturizing cream? A concealer? A foundation? BB Color Skin Perfector 6 in 1: moisturizes, corrects imperfections, soothens, evens skin tone and acts as a highlighter with SPF. A great look in just one easy step.

  • You'll never leave home without it. BB cream solution with multiple benefits.
  • Antioxidant protective action.
  • The equivalent of using 6 different products.

Don´t always remember to remove your make-up? Struggle to follow a skin cleansing routine? Comodynes make-up remover towelettes clean, tone, and moisturize skin in less than one minute.
  • In just one easy step they provide a complete facial cleanse.
  • One towelette is the equivalent of using a cleanser, toner, and eye make-up remover.
  • Formula suitable for both face and eyes

 OMG, I love these! So powerful and pack a punch in your purse! So, for those of you who are pulling very long days, keep one of these in your beauty bag - and when you go from one meeting to another and have 15 minutes in the middle of the meetings to freshen up, do this;
1) wipe face makeup off
2) wipe the easy peeling plus on  - while this sets on skin a few minutes, re-do eye and lip makeup, touch up hair
3) wipe on some Comodynes 6-in-1 BB cream ...spritz some perfume and go slay!
Achieve smooth and even skin with the exfoliating facial towelette that cleanses pores and eliminates dead skin cells. Single-dosage sizing is perfectly suited to fit into cosmetic cases, purses or bags. No more excuses!

  • Can be carried in a cosmetic case, purse, or bag.
So this Beauty Flash item is something that I am working to like. I've tried three different wee tubes and none of them sprayed. When I finally did get it on my face, I did like the effect , though I really struggled with the application. So don't take my word for it, get one and try for yourself.

Now, enjoy this week's video!

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