Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wine Wednesday with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Harvest Spice and a Special Guest

Hi ya Gorgeous!

You know what day it is? Wine Wednesday! Woo hoo! Today I have a wine review that is just perfect for holiday gatherings and gift giving - or is it?

Enjoy this and let me know in the comments what you think!



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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

AZ Daily Mix - Special Beauty Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Yesterday in Phoenix I had the pleasure of spending the morning with the AZ Daily Mix tv show. I did a segment on breast cancer awareness and beauty tips for getting a gal who's been in treatment, gorgeous on the go!

Oh - there is so much to say - and squishing it into 4 minutes is hard! Enjoy this video!

If you are interested in the products used in the video - use these links:

PUR Attitude


Wild Spirit Fragrance


Pretty Plum Sugar

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Monday, October 15, 2018

AZ Daily Mix day - and a Breast Cancer Awareness Deoderant Video

Hi ya Gorgeous!

It's Monday - and I'm currently in Phoenix Arizona for a breast cancer awarness beauty segment on AZ Daily Mix.

Tune in here if you would like to watch!

So while I do that - here's a great resource for an important daily self care - deoderant!

October is breast cancer awareness month and one of the best ways to reduce risk is to switch from an aluminum based anti-perspirant to a natural deoderant.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

AZ Daily Mix segment sneek peak with PUR Attitude & Chamilia

Hi ya Gorgeous!

So today is travel day for me! I'm en route to Phoenix to do the AZ Daily Mix show, thankfully, the weather is stable for the day. In other news,  71 days til Christmas? Are you ready?  Me either. Before I get into the chit chat of this video - in the 8 o'clock hour MST I am on AZ Daily Mix Monday October 15th with breast caner awareness beauty tips. Tune in!

 October is known as "Pinktober" though it also Domestic Violence Awareness month - this video has some chit chat on that for you as well as an introduction to the PUR Attitude skincare, that is clean, free from parabens and perfect for any lady who is in any stage of breast cancer.

Wait til you meet Chamilia! This beautiful rose gold limited edition piece of jewelry is perfect for gifting to a breast cancer patient who is marking milestones through treatment!

There is so much goodness! Be sure and tune in!  Have a BCA tip? Post in the comments below!

 Thanks for watching this video and tuning into AZ Daily Mix!

I'm going to show several simple, clean beauty tips for women in breast cancer treatment or thriving after victory over the disease.


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

KTLA Los Angeles Breast Cancer Awareness video

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I'm home from a wonderful trip to Los Angeles to share with that community about some of the ways you can help yourself or a loved one in the stages of breast cancer from diagnosis to victory!

Enjoy the segment - and - if you have any tips, let me know in the comments!

If you prefer a link, use this:

Products featured:

PUR Attitude
Knitted Knockers
KT tape
Ulta Beauty
Wild Spirit Fragrance
GLOW for a cause
LUX Hair by Sherri Shepard

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Monday, October 8, 2018

When Life Goes 2.0 - World Is Still Spinning Music Video with Sedona Skies

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Monday! I love a Monday. Today's blog post is a look at the 2.0 self. It has taken me two years to get to the place where I fully feel comfortable being makeup artist beauty blogger as well as producer and director in family adventure entertainment content.

This music video for the Sedona Skies song, World Is Still Spinning is shot  in Arizona, by special permit in Union Pass along the original road before the interstate was built.

Actresses Leslie Chester and her daughter Abigayle portray the story of a young girl having dreams of a wedding day celebration and the journey to her dreams intermingled with the adult woman walking to the expectation.

The overall tone of the images to the song is that of managing disappointments and expectations.

The actresses wear  a hand made Jennyvi Dizon couture silk and lace dress.

The rock house by the side of the road at Union Pass stands today as a monument to Jonathan Draper Richardson and his wife Victoria, who bequeathed the house to their descendants on condition that they never cut down the trees and that they give water to any thirsty traveler. The spot where Richardson chose to build his rock house is less than a quarter of a mile east of Highway 68 on the crest of the Black Mountains- the mountain wedge known as Union Pass.

In 1897, Richardson, his wife and three children settled there, the area, had lush native vegetation, ample water and just enough flat land to accommodate a pioneer homestead.  We settled at Union Pass in 1897 on a homestead (160 acres) where my parents lived the rest of their lives”. When the Richardson’s arrived they found the remains of an old Army post that had been established there to protect the immigrants from Indians on the old road from Kingman to the Colorado River.  Using hand tools only, Draper and Victoria maintained the narrow winding road over Union Pass, three miles each way from their house.

Produced & Directed by Cherelynn Baker for Lions Rest Productions
Makeup:  Bronx Colors, Smashbox Cosmetics BeRad lashes

Enjoy the video and you can find more of Sedona Skies music on Bandcamp

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

How to prepare for when help is weeks away -A Tropical Storm Rosa life lesson

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Oh the glorious grey cool breezy rainy days are slowing down. Thanks to Tropical Storm Rosa, my dry dry area has had a lovely few rainy days! Then in my email yesterday I got this sideways email from a survival group saying that September was "Survival September". Really?  How and where did you get my email and why are you sending me stuff?

Perhaps it's just a God bonk gobsmack to have a few extra things on hand, just in case. Tropical Storm Rosa gave my area a lovely wash of soft rain with clouds. The Phoenix and Yuma area of Arizona were not treated gently and there was been a lot of storm damage and flooding.

So to get that email yesterday was actually very timely as I also received the cell phone emergency test system alert. I was at the barber shop with my son and we were just talking about it; then the moment we walk out the door, both of your phones went off and we could hear others too!

I have recently seen in mainstream media that there is a possibility in a large event or attack or weather situation, help from local authorities or the government institutions could be days and maybe even weeks away, so it would be good to have a few supplies on hand, just in case!

So for the record, here's a definition:
A Prepper is a person who takes Personal Responsibility and Self Reliance seriously. Preparedness is an important part of life for a serious Prepper. They follow the Five Principles of Preparedness while they Walk the Path of the Prepper.

Hmm, perhaps we can all take a moment and prepare something in the pantry for our own families and neighbors.

So in doing some research, the Google came up with pages after pages of resources for being prepared.

Here are some links for you and then a simple guide of things FEMA recommends to have on hand in case of emergency - like - a really big emergency!

Final thoughts on this - there was not a mention in any of this lists for beauty items and I would like to add my two cents!

In these emergency preparedness lists - it says toiletries - though lets be more specific:
Hand creme/lotion - something in a pinch that you would want to use over your whole body
Dry shampoo for hair and body
Pack of baby wipes/body wipes

Maybe include in your survival kit, ladies hygiene, pet foods, and a deck of cards or small board game activity. Just in case it takes a while for the power to come back on.

What are your thoughts -which items do you have or do you recommend that are not on the lists?


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Would You Try These Arizona Wines? Meet Stetson Winery

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
You know what day it is? It's Wine Wednesday and today we are meeting two wines that I picked up at a grape stomping event here in my area of Arizona. About an hour from me is a patch of land that is just perfect for growing wine grapes! Meet Stetson Winery!

These were, interesting. Enjoy the video! Before I go - special shout out to all the first responders who helped during tropical storm Rosa in the greater Phoenix area. Many parts of Arizona received a year's worth of rain in 24 hours due to the storm.

The saying works - "Turn Around - Don't Drown" - there were some who forced their way into high water and sure enough, got stuck. For those who don't know, if water gets in your engine, it won't work.

Ok, now, wine time!

Oh, one more thing. Shameless plug at that. My horror thriller short film, has finally gone live on Amazon Prime! Please check it out and share it!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Battle of the Masks: Addicted Beauty vs Global Beauty Care

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday!
In my area of Arizona, we are experiencing Tropical Storm Rosa. Wow! So thankful for cool rainy weather! So far in my town, we have not received the epic Noah's Ark level of rain that was predicted - but - no complaints here! I'm so thankful for a non 100 plus degree day and it is nice to have no sun, just for a day!

Today I have an introduction and review of two masks that would be great self care for anyone in BCA month!One I got from the Dollar Tree store, the Global Beauty Care retinol sheet mask. There are 2 sheet masks to use in the package, for a dollar!  The other is a sample from Addicted Beauty that I received as a sample at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas. Good times I tell ya!

Enjoy the video and please let me know in the comments what your favorite self care and at home spa beauty mask is!


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Monday, October 1, 2018

What's It Like Creating After Cancer - Interview

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy BCA month! Kickin' off with a bang! Today's video is an interview with a friend and fellow content creator and she has a powerful story for you about creating after cancer.

We were just out in a historic area of Arizona creating a music video for Sedona Skies, a band in Austin Texas. Oh! This was so much fun and I'm loving the end result!

It was a long long day, hot, and we were constantly moving. I was tired. Yet there is no complaining about being tired when I know what she has been through. This video is an interview and going forward into BCA month - get ready - because I am ready to encourage those ladies who are starting, in the middle or have already survived their cancer diagnosis!

Watch and enjoy!
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Leslie's makeup for the music video:
Smashbox Cosmetics
BeRad lashes
Bronx Color matte lip tint 02
Catrice Ultimate Colour in Pinker-bell

Dress worn by Leslie:  Jennyvi Couture
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Friday, September 28, 2018

What 3 Things Does a Man Need for Skincare? J Paul Skincare Has It!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Woohoo! The weekend is here and I can hardly contain my excitement except for how hot it is. I feel like it's payback for all the times in the spring I saw my friend's front yard covered in snow and I was in shorts and running in the sunshine.

So there's that. Then there is this - the J Paul Skincare I have blogged about before has a 3 piece anti-aging system for men. But! Ladies you can use this too. In fact I have been using this the past week and I like it.  The thick night cream is my favorite!

Today I have a video that introduces you to the J Paul Skincare anti-aging line for men - 3 simple products! Learn more here: or pick yours up at H-E-B Skincare

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Would you try this? Wine Wednesday with Beringer Main & Vine

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Do I even need to tell you how fast this year is going? Do I?  My son and I have never really been halloween people but this year it's different for him. He is planning his costume and wanting to go to Knott's Scary Farm. Really? Ok, more on that later. For now you know what day it is!

Today is Wine Wednesday and I have an under $10 gem for you. In the Walmart, this brand is so so similar to the Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck wine, Charles Shaw. I'm enjoying it and you may too! Watch the video and let me know in the comments if you have a ten dollar wine recommendation!


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Would you recommend a BB cream? Battle of the Bb's!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday! Oh, how I love a Monday! This is an busy and exciting week around here! Stay tuned for details!

What you need to know today is that the weather is changing and it's time to switch up your skincare and makeup - to a more moisturizing formulation.  I am looking for a better BB creme. These are great brands you are going to meet in the video - but - (...there's always a but...) I am looking for something that does more and lasts longer. Like, a miracle product. Do you know of one?

Would you recommend a bb creme please? One that is a miracle worker and does everything- all day long? Please and thank you.

Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you have not already. This video is my comparison of a collection of bb creams that I like, but don't love and in the upcoming busy season of work, travel and family events, I need a product that is going to go from here to all day and all night - be camera ready and able to stand up to a variety of weather! Comment in 3..2..1! Go!

 Now I was pulling links for you on Amazon so you could easily get one of these if you like it - but - seems some of these aren't even on the market anymore!

Talk about in need of an upgrade! Here's links for what I did find:
 FACE Atelier Ultra Skin

Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face Mineral Lotion, Non-Greasy, Broad Spectrum, Water Resistant, Reef Safe Sunscreen, Hypoallergenic, Pediatrician & Dermatologist Tested, SPF 50, 3 Ounce

 It Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC Cream with SPF 50 Plus (Medium)

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Friday, September 21, 2018

BCA Beauty Tips - Simple Makeup To Get Glam And Out the Door Fast!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! I'm so ready for the weekend - it's packed - but I'm looking forward to it! Now, October is traditionally the "BCA" - breast cancer awareness month, though, recently I've been helping some gal pals who are ending chemo and one year out of chemo get themselves back into beauty.

Some days they are just too tired to do anything and somedays they have to leave the house and want to look their best without a lot of fuss. So here's a few items to help you get yourself ready when you physically are not feeling that great.

From top to bottom in the photo and left to right :
1.  Consider using a hydrating mask one or twice a week. I really like the MyChelle hyaluronic mask because it's cruelty free, gentle, has natural ingredients, feels good and works!

2. Get a good cream for your face - a hydrated plump face is a sign of health - so slather on some face creme like the MyChelle hyaluronic creme in a pump.

Chemo treatments  can really dry the skin out - please pick up some hydrating toner, or make your own rosewater and aloe and put into a spray bottle to hydrate your skin first.  I'm using the MyChelle hyaluronic system - but - you use what you love and what works great for you.

3. Time for makeup - from the bottom left of the photo - I swear by a cream bronzer, like this one from Stila. You can apply it mixed into your face cream, or BB creme, or dab on with your fingers to your cheeks, chin and forehead for an added warmth and glow to skin that goes a bit sallow in chemotherapy treatments.

NOTE:  Apply your cream bronzer over your hydrated face - not on a dry face because then it can make splotchy streaks.

4. All of your body hair, everything goes - nose hair, keep tissues for the runny'ness!  Eyebrows and eyelashes go.  I recommend working with two shades of a creme eyeshadow stick, like these from Mally. The creme is gentle on the eyelid, and putting a slightly darker tone along the eyelash line where they fell out can make some definition without being harsh. Then use a lighter hint of shimmer creme on the brow bone and tear duct. Lookin' good girl!

NOTE:  At this point trying to add false lashes can be tricky since there is not a physical lash line for them to rest on - just wait, they will grow back and in the mean time if you don't have time or patience to try and glue them on the edge of your eye lid - just go without!

5. A little bit of concealer under the eyes can go along way with a sallow look from treatment and fatigue, just dab some on and this concealer from IT cosmetics is great for blending and wearing well!

6. I've got in the photo a Pacifica lip gloss in Plushious that can be both lip color and cheek color. Same thing with the Becca Watermelon stain in the photo, it too can be used for lips and cheeks.

7. Finally, see the wee bottles of roll on perfumes? That's Wild Spirit.  They are synthetic  chemical free and small batch created perfumes make with essential oils.  This is a healthy fragrance that is safe and non toxic for a lady in chemotherapy or out.  I think that fragrance is one of the best accessories a woman can wear!

To quote Steel Magnolias:
Clairee: The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.


Now ladies, no matter what the diagnosis is - you are strong enough to handle anything that comes your way and look good while doin' it!

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BCA - is for everyday - try these simple solutions to chemotherapy dried skin

Hi ya Gorgeous,
October is known for being an awareness month for breast cancer. Though, in reality, the disease is affecting an estimated 266,120 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 63,960 women will be diagnosed with in situ breast cancer.

So that means that right now, there is a woman somewhere in the world who is experiencing chemotherapy and radiation therapy to help her heal and survive the disease.

I've got a few simple recommendations to help you help her!

A sensitive and listening ear is always appropriate - it's really harder than you know to experience the fatigue, brain fog, nausea with an extended period of sick belly and dry skin. Very thin, dry skin from the treatments!

Chemotherapy treated skin needs gentle wash and gentle lasting moisture and it's key to keep chemicals in products to a minimum.

In the photo: consider using Dove micellar wash bars for gentle cleansing and the Dove repairing balm from their DermaSeries collection.  If you would like to go all organic in a natural product, you can't beat the moisturizing power of organic coconut oil!  LouAna is one of my favorite brands and I get it at the Walmart or Amazon.  For body odor, consider switching to a natural mineral based spray, like Saje.

These little changes could make a big difference in the comfort of the lady surviving cancer and gearing up to kick it's butt!

If you need more resources for how to be a support to someone with breast cancer, or if you are the person with cancer,  please visit this website

Facts cited  from
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

All In One Shaver by J Paul Skincare | What your AFM - CES - Mipcom - Vidcon - and holiday gift giving needs now

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Thursday and almost weekend! Or should I just cut to the chase and say happy 95 days til Christmas!
I'm not ready!

Well, this lil goody I have to share today could be something to help me, you and the rest of the world when it comes to travel and shaving - gift giving and keepin' things neat and tidy in a busy season!

Meet the All In One Shaver by J Paul Skincare.  This comes in a set of 3 shavers that have 6 blades and a pump tube of shave cream for a handle.  I've used it - it's fabulous. The only thing I would do different is put a grippy texture on the handle.  Why? Because it got slippery in the shower on my legs.  The All In One Shaver is intended for the face so in it's intended use the water and shave cream run off won't make it as slippery as using it on a shin in the shower.
This item is TSA approved for travel!

Enjoy the video and get yours on the J Paul Skincare website or in H-E-B stores in Texas!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wine Wednesday: Dearly Beloved Cabernet Sauvignon

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh Beauty - you know what day it is! It's Wine Wednesday!

Oh am I ever having fun with this Wine Wednesday wine review series I've got going. Oh! To think of the fun as the holidays approach! This wine I happened upon by accident as you will see in the video. 

 Did you know that Christmas is now 97 days away? I have nothing done! Normally I'm prepared and so far, nope. Nada! Dang! How about you? Are you prepared? Have you started your shopping?

As always, thank you for watching and if you have a $10 and under wine to recommend, let me know in the comments! Ciao Bella!


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tangle Pets - Meet Sparkle! First Impression collab with MakeupUniversity

Hi ya Gorgeous!
This Tuesday feels like a Monday? In other news, I just got home from a wonderful work road trip to Southern California and I was so lucky to have just a wee bit of time with my brother and his kids! I swear every time I see them they have grown and matured by leaps and bounds!

 So my niece Isabella has a YouTube channel and I bought this "As Seen On TV" Shark Tank special product called Tangle Pets. There are a couple of choices like a hamster or a lady bug, though I chose the unicorn named Sparkle because that just fits in with what Bella loves.

The sideways fun of doing this collab video with her is that it gave me a great side photo of how the 30 Day Rice Water Challenge worked on my hair.  Learn more about that with this link.

This video is a first impression of the Tangle Pets hair brush as seen on tv in the Shark Tank program on ABC. If you could, would you please visit her channel, and subscribe? Thanks so much!

Adventures of Bella and Tenney

Now if you are in the market for a great stocking stuffer this holiday season, pick up one of these for the long haired youth in your life.  The plush park is washable and we took it apart to see how the putting back together would be and it was simple and easy!

Get your Tangle Pet on Amazon here: Or at Walmart stores nationwide

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Monday, September 17, 2018

30 Day Rice Water Challenge For Hair Growth

Hi ya Gorgeous!
What a happy Monday! Oh such a good time traveling over the weekend yet it is so good to be back!

Today I have a video for you that chronicles the past 30 days - well, 34 actually and it is my experience doing the rice water challenge from YouTube to help grow out the worst haircut in the known Universe and beyond.

This video is the culmination of 34 days of working hard to grow my hair 2 inches so I can get a hair cut to fix the worst hair cut in the universe. The video is created in weekly episodes and then edited together here. Good luck to you if you decide to try the rice water challenge for hair growth!


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Links for rice water videos that I like and helped me form my rice water challenge formula and strategy:
Lana Summer
Craving Curly Kinks

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Friday, September 14, 2018

J Paul Skincare - 4 Steps to Success for the Best Fall Look

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

Woo hoo! Welcome to the weekend! You made it! The Fall weather season brings a lot of changes - like cooler weather for anyone not living in Arizona. Which also means drier conditions meaning you may be in need of a change up in your skincare. Ladies - you know what I'm talking about so this post is really geared for men.

Guys, the drier weather means it's time to think about an extra step or two of attention to your skin. Consider adding a scrub for your exfoliation before shaving and then definitely consider adding a lotion with spf.  Are you using these yet?

So with that said guys, now it's time to talk to the younger set who are still in high school. Moms, when would now be a good time to get your son who is busy at school all day, going to football practice afterwards then rushing home to eat dinner, do homework and go to bed - a great set of skincare to help him looks his best and boost his confidence at school?  J Paul Skincare can do that!

Did I mention the price point? Wait - not yet. Because the 4 steps to success skincare system with
J Paul Skincare is an opportunity to wash with a scrub before shaving with an emollient shave cream then finish with hydrating non comedogenic lotion with sunscreen and face the day with a soothing after shave.

The J Paul Skincare system is available online and in H-E-B stores in Texas.  This simple system of skincare is something that the whole family can use and is perfect for all ages - from teenager to retiree ready to golf or get on the road in an RV.

I've used the system this past week in place of my normal skincare and I love the clean feeling of the scrub, the hydrating shave cream, cool tingle of the after shave and spf 20 lotion!

Need more info - watch this short video for a demonstration of the products!

Order your J Paul Skincare set for yourself and gift giving here:

Find in your local H-E-B store here:

Now, if you are curious why I'm shaving - it's because the super micro milled high pigment foundations of today show every teeny tiny hair. It's been a long time makeup artist secret to shave the face first before applying makeup because it makes foundation, creams, liquids and powders wear better and longer!  So ladies - consider a shave!

Now stay tuned to next week because I have a post coming up about the most ingenious gotta have gift giving multi purpose tool for the traveler - ever - by J Paul Skincare! 

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

101 DiY Masks by Jennifer McCartney - 2.0

Hi ya Gorgeous,

 How about those days of awe? Whoa! It's so good! I'm so grateful for the celebration and great grace!

Today I am sharing another diy recipe test from a book I recently received, called 101 Diy Masks by Jennifer McCartney. It has a strong focus on how to create your own bespoke reusable sheet mask and I've got to say that I'm loving!  I've been liking this book so much and playing with the recipes on myself that I have created another post and video from the book.

I encourage you to use what ever ingredients you have at home and then add a few items to your normal shopping list.

I recommend picking up the muslin cloth or simple cotton dishtowel to make your bespoke sheet mask for yourself or a gift! I got mine at Walmart and it was .97 cents! 

Enjoy the 2.0 of 101 Diy Masks!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wine Wednesday - Meet BOLLA Chianti

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

Guess what day it is? Right! It's Wine Wednesday! I found this wine somewhere sideways in a Safeway. Personal note, when I say chianti, all I can see and say in my mind is the scene from the movie Silence of the Lambs where Hannibal Lector says "ate his liver with a nice chianti and fava beans" . True story!

My regularly scheduled Walmart $10 and under wine reviews will resume shortly. In the mean time enjoy this Bolla Chianti - it's right at the $10 mark! If you have a recommendation for a great wine $10 and under, please comment!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Never Forget - September 11, 2001

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today is a day of remembrance and reflection.
Thank you to the service of every first responder who reacted to the situation as it unfolded. Thank you to every police officer and military personnel who served in the aftermath.

As we remember those who lost their life, it's also important to remember the survivors. The children whose teachers ran with them to safety as the crash was happening. They survived. The citizens and city of New York who survived and committed to rebuilding the great city.

Today, it's important in the United States to take a moment, no matter what your beliefs are and honor those who lost life and those who clung to it.

I will never forget. I was in Hawaii. Part work. Part vacation. All awesome. I was at a Tony Robbin's event. I woke up like the other days - ready to enjoy paradise and a long, long day of learning. The air was different. People were different. Crying. So much crying. When I got out of the elevator at the resort I saw all of the tv's were showing the same loop of the planes hitting the towers.  People were standing in front of the screens, looking up, tears streaming down and it was part sadness, part anger, all confusion.

The day started on time but the program had dramatically shifted. Things changed that day and will never go back. That's why it's important to remember. To tell and retell the story so that it doesn't fade from memory.  I know people who remember everything about where they were when President Kennedy was shot. I feel like that. I remember every detail, down to the peach button up shirt and blue jeans with top sider shoes I was wearing that day. Black Betty Page styled hair down, creamy red lipstick on - no lashes, too long a day.

I remember every thing about the moment I found out and the day and following days later. How flying home to Arizona from Hawaii afterwards was all military presence in the airport and everything, including me, was scanned and prodded - every inch, nook and cranny for any trace of mayhem or bad intention.

I encourage you, to take a moment, say a prayer of grace for the fallen, of thanks for the survivors and strength for yourself going forward.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Meet'n'Greet with Obagi, Perricone MD & MyChelle

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday! I think I say it every week, I love Monday! I get a week's worth of work, writing, creating done in a Monday! Then, the rest of the week is about fleshing out the details of what I designed and planned on a Monday. Love it.

So, it's September. Arizona had 2 cool days and now we are right back over the 100 degree mark. Touche' Mother Nature.  It is also the amazing harvest season and new year celebration for Rosh Hashanah. Basically, my family started gettin' the shindiggery goin' on and now we shall keep it up for the next 2 weeks!

In fact, we just went to our first wine grape stomp in honor of this new era, new season, new year and new month being a time of new wine. Amen!

Now, today in the blog world - I have what I call a "meet'n'greet" of products. I recently had a laser facial and I wanted to upgrade my skincare. So I got some Obagi. Then Influenster sent Perricone MD and I had ordered more MyChelle too!

 Overall, I really like all the product lines. I love my tingly Obagi serum yet the Perricone MD is a silky hydrating layer of comfort. Then the weird thing that happened with the order from Amazon of MyChelle. I order that line a lot off of Amazon and have never had a problem til now!

All is revealed in the video.  Enjoy it. Share it. Going forward - may your new year be fruitful and blessed!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wine Wednesday : Meet Ravage

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh the lovely flip flop of a time continuum in a week that began as a holiday. The Monday feels like Sunday and the clock is set for the week until it resets on Sunday! Tuesday felt like Monday and well, today, Wednesday feels like Tuesday!

It's Wine Wednesday!

 So let's get into the video review of a good wine that is $10 and under and I've been out of my local Walmartian routine and found this at Safeway. Enjoy the video and please comment your favorite wine recommendation!

You know what day it is? Yes, it's hump day - but it's also Wine Wednesday! Woot woot! Today I have a review of Ravage cabernet sauvignon which is a penny under $10 and I did not get this at the Walmart! Enjoy the video and remember to comment which a $10 wine to try!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

101 Do It Yourself Masks - First Impressions from the book by Jennifer McCartney

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Ooh girl - oh, this came in and it's two birds in one package! Can I get an amen?
See, I love books, and I love skincare. The 12 year old me, loved skincare and I started out by using my older sisters 3 step Neutrogena system. She had acne and it helped her - so, I just got in to her stuff!  Sorry not sorry Peanut!

This book I received, thank you very much Jennifer McCartney, 101 Do-It-Yourself Face Masks is a beautiful book of knowledge and recipes with simple to follow instructions!

Oh! I love it! It arrived late morning and I began to pour through it and test the recipes. Love.
So, this is good - even if you are not a book reader - get this. Why?
Because it's perfect for a gift, to yourself - and to friends and families.

I think this book would be perfect for Girl Scout Troop leaders as well as cheerleading captains and coaches!  Get this book for your sorority and for your 4-H group as well as squadron.

Why? Because it's easy, affordable and effective! Ha! Get it!
Now, how? I don't know. I received a sample and when I went to Amazon to buy a second copy, there was not a copy to be bought!

Enjoy the video and my Shroud of Turin mask!

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day to You and Yours!

 Hi ya Gorgeous

Well, here we are. It's here. It's official. For the United States, Labor Day means that Fall, and real life is back on track. The summer oblivion and joie de vivre carefree zestful days of no schedule and no school are officially over.

True, here in Arizona, we have been in school for over a month and professionally for me, I go back to work when my son goes back to school. In fact, I am using this day, to stay in my pyjamas, and ooze from my bed to my lazy boy chair and lay there like over cooked broccoli for the entire day binging on any and all shows and movies that I want to see. Why? Because as of September 4th - my work and production schedule goes full tilt! Like Tilt-a-Whirl at the county fair kind of tilt.

I'm not complaining by any means! I am ecstatic about the upcoming celebrations for Rosh Hashana! So so so looking forward to all of the mega commutes full of new audio books and the commute from here to Burbank and back, and back, and back again! 

So knowing that is coming, I am taking today - to rest- really really really deep in my bones rest to the point of boredom at the end of the day. Because when I awake on Tuesday morning, it's go time. Supersonic go and I'm ready for it!

How are you and your family spending the Labor Day weekend?  Here's a touch of history about the holiday. Which started out as an opportunity to celebrate the work and progress of the country and has quickly spiraled into a political pandering point mess.

I say, enjoy yourself, rest. Enjoy your loved ones - the family, friends and fur family on this day. Take a deep breath and enjoy the day because not only has Fall officially started has the countdown to Christmas.  113 days to be exact!

Wikipedia facts on Labor Day:
Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Changing Seasons? - Change Skincare! Meet MyChelle Fantastic Four Hyaluronic Hydrating System

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to your Labor Day Weekend! This year - we have forgone the usual road warrior trippin' across the country from here to there for memory making and instead have opted for several smaller and perhaps more meaningful adventures. There were also some obligations here at home that could have been missed, though it definitely is  better to have stayed home and made them.

So it gives me a very rare moment - to be home alone - with not what I would call time to spare, more like, time to do what I want with. I have had a pet project in edit/production/writing/mode for months now and I'm going to take my time and work/play on it!

I also have time to play with some new blog samples that just arrived and not a moment too late! I'm here to speak the truth that yes, it's true, here in the desert of Arizona it has finally nudged under the 100 degree temperature mark making it almost feel Fall like. Almost.

I'm sure you know this and just in case you do not - when the seasons of weather change - it's time to change your skincare too. Why? Because different weather brings different needs! In the summer, I switch to an acne care line with a stringent cleanser to clean the layers of sweat, desert, chlorine and sunscreen off my skin. In the winter, my dry skin needs triple the moisture I need in the summer, so my cleanser switches to an oily based cream wash.

Today I'm introducing you to what I just met - these samples of the Fantastic Four Hyaluronic Hydrating System.

You are about to see the MyChelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Cream, Ultra Hyaluronic Beauty Mist, Ultra Hyaluronic Water Mask, and Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate.

There is a mondo gondo Labor Day Sale going on right now - 25% off from the website or, I get mine on Amazon because of the free shipping and one click doo dah hassle free ordering.

Now - I can sum up all of these products in one simple word, calming/soothing/hydrating/effective.
That's a word, right? 

 The weather is finally changing - even here in Arizona - the early mornings are actually, cool. Just a bit! So with the changing season comes the need to change your skincare routine up a bit. I will be moving from a strong and stringent cleanser to a foamy cream cleanser for the winter. If it ever gets to Arizona.
So today I want to introduce you to the new "Fab Four" from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. I received these samples for an honest review and honestly, I like 'em! Find more on the blog. MyChelle is available at retailers nationwide, online and at Amazon

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wine Wednesday: Have you Smoked a Loon Yet? Smoking Loon Cab Sav Review

Hi ya Gorgeous

Last week of August - how the heck did we get this far in the year? I sound silly saying it out loud, though it's true. I'm stumped at how fast the year goes! In my humble opinion, with Labor Day Weekend - we are officially in the holiday season.

Photo credit; Dollface Bettys -Tammy Cochran

There are so many events between now and then - then being the Christmas season, celebrations and get togethers that it's safe to call it "holiday season".  Or, you could also call it a good time to give and get wine!

Today in the Wine Wednesday review of $10 or under wines from the Walmart, I have a suggestion for you called Smoking Loon and it's a cabernet sauvignon.

Enjoy! Please let me know in the comments what your favorite $10 or under wine is!

TWITTER @Cherelynn

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday Tip with MakeupUniversity - Tinder Swipe Life

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Today - so out of left field, but then again, is it really? I have a Tuesday Tip for you, especially those of you who are single and looking or interested in finding someone special.

It's my two cents based off conversation with a mega babe friend of mine - so before you tinder me and swipe away, have a wee watch. Then like it and share it why don't'cha!

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Santevia - First Impressions - and How To!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Have I mentioned how I love Mondays? Also, in Arizona, finally, a morning that started below the 100 degree mark. Woot woot! That means Fall cool weather is only 2 months away! Joy!

Now - today's blog post is about Santevia mineralized alkaline water - treatment and bottle.
I received this sample from Santevia, thank you very much to test and review for an opinion.

Welp, my opinion is yes and amen. I like the BPA free bottle and the taste and feel of the water when drinking it. My now 13 year old likes it as well! Bonus! He is usually decent at getting water in but this just helps. I think it's the hydrogen booster gadget in the water that it making him drink more water and I've got no argument with that.

There is a wonderful booklet that accompanies the Santevia bottle detailing the benefits of a more alkaline system and how you can achieve it with the water when you add either the hydrogen booster (which is also called a recovery stick) or the bags of alkalized mineral balls.

Either way - I like it! I noticed a wee different in my skin after drinking the alkalized water for 5 days straight. When I say drinking the water, I mean 4 full bottles a day.

A note from Santevia:

Balance your water for optimal body health

The water from your tap is no longer balanced. Conventional water treatment removes healthy trace minerals and reduces alkalinity (pH) while adding harsh chemical disinfectants. This Santevia System restores your water’s pH balance, taste and natural benefits. It’s like drinking water from a pristine mountain stream: soft, silky and refreshing.

Now, that's just good stuff. There is a table top version for filling up so the whole family, pets included can use it.

Good stuff! Get yours on Amazon here or visit the Santevia website to see all the options available!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Oxygenetics Foundation - First Impressions at Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

TGIF! Woo hoo! The weekend is here - and for me - it's packed. No complaints - though the monsoon storms keeping knocking out the power and the internet! So posts have been a tad sporadic. This was supposed to go up last week after getting home from the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo - but , the weather!  I know, that's like saying "the dog ate my homework" and true story, while at my son's school waiting to visit with a teacher, I heard a kid say that very thing!

So this video is a review/tutorial at the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo in Scottsdale at The Phoenician Resort with Oxygenetics skincare. I have used several of their products in my post procedure care for the Lutronic LaseMD facial.

It's a real bonus to have a gentle and healing foundation to use because even though the procedure doesn't require down time, I wanted to even out my skin tone and be camera ready!

Enjoy the video

 I was post procedure with a Lutronic LaseMD facial in this video. It had barely been 24 hours and my skin looked great though felt a little dry.  Just before the video, Sopie from Oxygenetics had applied some Hydra Matrix first and then the foundation.

I received great hydration, the itchy calmed down, and then the foundation evened out my skin tone and I wore it for the rest of the work day and by the end of the event, I still had dewey even toned skin even though it was post LaseMD laser facial.

I know in the video, a sponge is used to apply - but - for me at home, I prefer to use clean fingers or a foundation brush. I think the sponge soaks up product and wastes it, so - fingers or brush for me!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wine Wednesday - For The "Common Good" - Labor Day Weekend Prep

Hi ya Gorgeous!

 Who else is ready for a Wednesday? Or a new wine? Or - what? The fast approaching Labor Day weekend!

Ahh! Where does the time go? Where ever it goes, it goes too fast!

Ok, today I have a wine review of a Newman's Own product - Common Good cabernet sauvignon.

Did you know that Newman's Own charity started 30 years ago with a simple salad dressing? To this day, I like that dressing, and I like the Sockerooni marinara sauce too!

Now get ready to experience this wine - it's worth it! So much fun and goodness in the bottle!

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Monday, August 20, 2018

10 Reasons Why A New Roof Installation Can Benefit You

Did you know that a brand new roof installation can benefit you in more than one way? The roof is the crown of the home! The roof represents the covering of the house and the better condition it is, the better the house can be for keeping care of a family, furniture and valuables inside.

First, if you have been trying to sell your home or commercial building and it hasn't budged, consider installing a new roof to help with the resale value.

Second, a new roof improves curb appeal - meaning that the house or building looks better than the one next to it!

Third, energy efficiency is a hallmark of a new roof due to tighter seals and insulation.

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Do you Dew Puff?

Hi ya Gorgeous,

 Happy Monday to ya! Oh, how I love Mondays - I get so much done and this week is action packed!
So I'm going into my second week of my laser facial and I just really like the results.

I'm continuing to follow the post procedure protocol of taking really good care of my skin, which is a norm and given for me personally.

This little skin cleansing sponge made of natural plant based fiber is gentle on my healing skin and effective in cleaning my skin.  Meet Dew Puff!

 I have 3 samples, the orange tone in the photo is the Asian Clay Dew Puff - and I also have samples of Bamboo Charcoal which is the grey puff and then the white puff is the original Dew Puff.

 The Dew Puff can replace your skin chamois or wash cloth or current skin brush. You can use it alone with water or with your favorite cleanser. I use mine wet with cleanser and it gets a nice foamy lather and I wash my face and it's soft and removes makeup while being gentle on the face and neck.

It's  been great for post procedure care and going forward, I'm going to continue to use it to remove the heavy sunscreens I am wearing to protect my freshly lasered skin!

Learn more at    - find it at Walgreens and online!

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