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 Murad.com or Ulta beauty or Amazon for some free 
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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!  :http://bit.ly/firmooglassess50off  

Watch the video for a full review! Remember to subscribe to the Makeup University channel!
Get 50% OFF for Your Firmoo Glasses: http://bit.ly/firmooglassess50off
Email for collaborating: chloe@firmoo.com

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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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