Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Beauty Faves via Amazon

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! More importantly ... Happy Cyber Monday!

I have waited until today to do all of my Christmas shopping. Period. True story. So I've already finished with a few simple clicks, all of my shopping and according to Amazon, it will be delivered in a week. Phew. Easy peasy.

So I have a list below of some hot holiday makeup items that you just may want to click on over!

1. A one stop beauty kit!

2.  Gold toned bronzer powder for all over

3.   Berry toned lips for parties and photo ops
Drugstore version:

Department store version:

 4. Banana powder - if you haven't tried this yet yourself, you need to and it will change your life!

5. Fragrance is the ultimate accessory!  I feel like perfumes should technically have their own post because there is so much to say - though I have to narrow it down to one scent for this post and I 'm picking a classic! I'm in need of my own bottle right now!

Angel by Thierry Mugler

These are the Makeup University Top 5 beauty gifts to give this year! 

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies & Gentleman

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Well, it's Black Friday - people are going crazy, right now, trying to get a tv for $1. Good luck to them!

In other news, I have my favorite products for the beauty lover and their stocking stuffers, a gentleman and some makeups for the gamut in price range for others.

Let's get started!

 I'm a big fan of 7th Heaven single satchet masks! These average $2 a piece! They make a perfect stocking stuffer for the beauty lover in your life!

In the photo from left on top to right, then the second row left to right:  Passion Peel Off mask, Chocolate Mud Masque, Hot Spring Sauna Masque, Creamy Coconut mask, and for men,  the Deep Pore Cleansing peel Off mask.  You can find find these at Ulta Beauty, Walmart, Kmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Harmon Discount stores!

Just for those with beards and facial hair that needs extra care, the Beard Guyz have created a daily wash and deep conditioner for cleansing the beard of food particles, bacteria, excess oils and to soften the facial hair.  Each bottle is $9.99 and is gentle enough for daily use.

Available from the website, or at CVS, Walgreens and HEB stores.

 Also for the beard, especially in Movember, the Beard Guyz  offer a Nighttime Beard Growth serum to help facial hair growth, rehydrate dry hair and has an intense growth formula that works as the eard owner sleeps!

They also have a Beard Scentz Original spray that is pocket sized and a perfect stocking stuffer for the beard wearerer on your gift list because this wee spray will help freshen and sanitize a beard!  Find online at or your local Publix, Wegmans, Meijer or Bed Bath and Beyond store.

 For the classic shaver on the  gift list, consider the Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set. It's a traditional shave set that is perfect for the beginner or man who prefers a more traditional shave.

The set is just $13.99 and a gift that can be used daily and last for months to come!

There is also a Van Der Hagen traditional safety razor that makes a perfect companion to the premium shave set. It comes with stainless steel razor blades and a lifetime warranty and is available for $19.99

 Now for those who love makeup, like me - this new line of colors from TIGI Cosmetics is gorgeous and richly pigmented! Many of these products are available at Walmart and as well as some Ulta Beauty stores and are in the $10-20 range.

 I love the shadows in the Love Affair quad! I can do my shadows, brows and liners, all in this quad!  The bronzer cheek duo, called Lovely Duo blush is highly pigmented and a shimmery bronze tone that can do both highlight, cheek color and a bit of  contour even!

Now, I love the Foxy color lip gloss and it feels and wears great. The mascara - and you must know - I am hard on mascaras as it is my favorite makeup product - this TIGI mascara is for those who like a light and natural lash look.

For the other end of the the makeup price spectrum, let's look at Hard Candy, available exclusively at Walmart and online at

I love this line for it's bold use of color and innovative products, as well as their affordability. Most products are $10 and under!

 I've already done a full review of these products, you can see that in this post here,  but these two products I think would be perfect gifts for the budget beauty lover on your gift list.

The Poppin' Pigments are so versatile and the illuminating highlight is the same when it comes to 100 ways to use!

Where ever you are shopping today, be safe and have fun!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

NEW Fragrance from Hard Candy

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh how did it get to be Thanksgiving week so fast? Are you ready for family, friends, and celebrations this week?

I am - plus - the Makeup University Gift Guide goes live on Wednesday, just in time for Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday shopping!

Now what I have for you in this post is an introduction to a new fragrance from Hard Candy.

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These two fragrances are brand new from Hard Candy and just in time for holiday gift giving!

Hard Candy is sold exclusively at Walmart and

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Monday, November 13, 2017

How Hard Candy Can Get Your Holiday Look On Point!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
November is in full swing and we are almost 2 weeks from Thanksgiving!
Are you ready?  Today I have a round up of new products from Hard Candy, available exclusively at Walmart stores and online at

Face full of Hard Candy!

I've already got my turkey plans and the meal plan laid out - and - I'm doing all that I can to stick to my Weight Watcher's points plan. Fingers crossed.

Now let's meet these new products from Hard Candy. 

 These are 2 makeup primers to set and seal your look. The purple cap on the left is the Hard Candy sheer envy illuminating setting spray in Glow - and I LOVE it. I've been using it constantly as I travel to keep the face I put on at 4 a.m. looking fresh until 9 p.m.

The second is the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Long Wear spray - I do like it, it's light, keeps makeup fresh looking but I like the glowy illuminating sheen of the Sheer Envy Glow!

 These 2 Hard Candy Wet Ever unicorn lip glosses are the least favorite products that I sampled. Aurora, the sheer white lip gloss on the left and Twinkle the pink(le) lip gloss have a very watery consistency. They are intended to be a shiny sheen top coat to a gloss or lipstick, but they have no slip or slickery feel to them. On my mouth, they dried to a bit of a sheeny crust on top of my lipsticks. I SO wanted to love these. Sadly, my experience was not too bueno. Try at your own risk and keep your receipt just in case!

 This little gem is the belle of the ball! Meet Hard Candy Just Glow! Illuminating liquid in Stardust. Holy smokes. This is near exact the Benefit Cosmetics High Beam. Same high glow and highlight without the double digit price! I used this all over! Everywhere! And then some! Get it and get happy!

 Okay, these Poppin'! Pigments are the living embodiment of the farm saying "happier than a pig in mud" - why? Because they are light, glittery, can be used dry or wet, in the hair, on the body, in makeup, as highlight and accent or as a shadow, lip stick, blusher and bronzer and the endless possibilities for these wee loose pigments is endless!

They are loose- I recommend tapping into the lid or your mixing palette or  a tissue to get the best working space with it. Truth, I must need glasses because I can't read the little writing on the bottles to tell you which colors I have. Apologies! But - these are so good and trust me, the beauty lover in your life will want these as a gift and you want them to create your party looks!

Remember, these are exclusively at Walmarts!

 Finally, have some grace for me - these amazing Pure ICE limited edition halloween themed polishes arrived after the event, but - these colors are Thanksgiving perfect with the red and orange.

I will post on the Makeup University Facebook page a pic of my manicure.

You can find Pure ICE at Walmarts, online and Ulta Beauty stores too!

Next week, the holiday gift guide goes live! Get ready for some fun surprises in gift giving this year!
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

How To Fix A Flat Fast

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today on the Makeup University "Work It Out Wednesday" blog - I have a MUST for all ladies who drive!

This video is going to walk you through how to fix a flat tire, on the side of the road, quickly and safely.  You may not be able to change your own tire but you could pump it up enough to safely get to a repair shop!

This is not for when the tire shreds and breaks apart. At that point, you are going to need a tow to get the car to the shop. It's a good thing to invest is great tires because you and precious cargo ride on them going high speeds! Thanks for watching - if you haven't yet, would you please subscribe and ding the bell so you don't miss a new video! Today's video is a demonstration of a wee car tool you need to have for emergencies!

After all, ladies, when on the side of the road with a flat - the question isn't "what if no one stops to help?" - it's "what if someone does?" Get your own AAA mini compressor

Stay safe out there!

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Meet Cyantific Skin Care

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!

 This is a simple yet effective 3 step skincare system - for those of you who know you need to take better care of your skin though don't like the time commitment, Cyantific Skin Care is for you!

All-natural PhycoBoost™, the essence of our products, contains the most powerful UVA-absorbing compounds known to exist in nature. These compounds are found in a pure and healthy form of blue-green algae sustainably harvested from the pristine lakes of the pacific northwest. We've refined the antioxidant rich, UVA-absorbing compounds these algae use to protect themselves from cell damage and free radicals and brought that to uniquely effective skin care products.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How To Sleep Better with Sound Oasis - Worlds Smallest White Noise Machine

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to November! How can this have happened so fast? There are officially 53 days til Christmas and I'm not even near being ready!

What I am ready for is a lot of travel coming up - I'm so excited for the gigs and opportunities! In general, I have trouble sleeping and when the chance to try a sleep aid, like white noise from the "world's smallest white noise machine' I took it!

Meet Sound Oasis, they specialize in white noise machines of all types, sorts and makes or models! If you have a baby, tinnitus, insomnia or stress, Sound Oasis has a solution for you.

I received a sample of the smallest white noise machine, it sells for $49.99 on the Sound Oasis website and can be charged via USB, used with ear buds or plugged into an external speaker, which is how I tested it.

When I think "white noise", I think ocean waves rolling in and out or crashing on the sand and rocks. That's not the sound this machine makes.

This little black box makes a white noise similar to the television being left on after the station signal goes off.  It's not a soothing comforting sound to me, it was a static buzz.  You can turn the volume up or down to what is comfortable to you.

I think this could be a good fit for the business traveler or someone who has a baby in the room and you need the constant sound to soothe.

It comes in a wee hard case to protect it while traveling.

You can learn more about Sound Oasis and all they have to offer plus the experts behind their science by visiting their website here.

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