Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lutronic LaseMD: Start to Finish My Laser Facial Experience

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today I get to share what I started last week! Lately it's been a whirlwind of activity, both as a filmmaker and in the beauty community as a blogger and makeup artist.

 I was invited by Lutronic to try their new facial procedure, LaseMD. The stars aligned and call it coincidence, kismet or mercury in retrograde - I just happened to be able to schedule pick up shots for a music video I'm working on, visit with the Lutronic LaseMD provider, Cindy of Cosmetic Laser Solutions and then also swing by the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo. Bada boom bada bing! It was a very busy weekend - yet everything worked out perfectly!

 Before we get into the video - here are the photos of the Lutronic LaseMD facial healing- from day one last Thursday to today.




Day 1 Post Procedure


 Day 2 Post Procedure

Today I am showing you photos and a video from start to finish of my first LaseMD laser facial with Cindy at Cosmetic Laser Solutions inside Scottsdale Skin Institute.

Lutronic reached out with an opportunity to try the procedure in return for an honest opinion of the experience.

Day 3 Post Procedure


Things to know - this was not painful. Not at all like the time three years ago that I was given a lovely gift of a Fraxel CO2 laser facial which was very painful and took 18 days to have my salsa face turn into a tomato face and from there, another full week before I wasn't red, just bright pink.  Yes I saw nice results though it took 6 months for it to show up.

That's not the case with the Lutronic LaseMD laser facial, it's really more of a combo spa/med spa/laser/facial/esteem enhancement treatment.

Day 4 Post Procedure

My skin immediately looked better, less dull, more vibrant and I noticed a bit of tightening in the neck - which is really the area I am convinced of right now. Don't get me wrong, in real life, it doesn't look like Madonna, but it doesn't look like Selena Gomez either.

Day 5 Post Procedure
I had some dryness and I was told about that. I grew a light fuzzy crust and that too was covered in the post operative care sheet - what I experienced was a light bit of itching and like a tattoo, I didn't dare scratch the itch! Instead, light tapping with clean hands to satisfy the fuzzy tingle.

Day 6 Post Procedure

I have cheated a bit and used the Dew Puff skin sponge to wash my face with to help defuzz the crust a little.  The Lutronic LaseMD laser facial never made scabs like the fraxel laser. I have a follow up post with all of the products I used for my post care. I would say that eating water filled foods, like iceberg lettuce, watermelon and cucumbers helped on the inside while I was treating the outside with PCA Skin ad Oxygenetics. 

I'm very please with the results and especially happy with the results I got with no downtime. I literally went to work the next day and if you only have an hour lunch break during the week you could enjoy this facial. From the time you fill out the paperwork to the time you are walking out of Cosmetic Laser Solutions could be an hour.

Note to you - wear a button up shirt and allow room around your neck. I didn't even think of that going in and needed to take my shirt off.  

I also recommend that you follow the post care instructions to the T - even if free champagne is available.  Life is about choices!

Now, here is the video for you - enjoy  the process - and if I can do it, so can you! Don't wait to take care of yourself and invest in you today! You are worth it! 






Book your skin fitness today with Cindy at Cosmetic Laser Solutions http://www.clsscottsdale.com/
inside Scottsdale Skin Solutions https://www.scottsdaleskininstitute.com/
(480) 551-1416


Thank you Lutronic for the LaseMD experience https://us.aesthetic.lutronic.com/us/...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wine Wednesday: Labor Day Weekend prep with Rex Goliath & Black Box

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Woot woot! It's Wednesday! You know what that means, right? It's wine Wednesday here on MakeupUniversity and I have a double packed twice the punch helpful packing tip for you in today's blog post.



Labor Day Weekend is a few short weeks away and if you are planning on going anywhere - staycation or vacation, these lil single serving recycle friendly merlot and cabernet sauvignon wines can help you have a wonderful celebration - or, just calm your nerves after a very long drive in heavy traffic.




Meet Rex Goliath and Black Box - these wines come in bottles and full size boxes as well and you can find them at Walmart!

Before you go, please let me know in the comments, what's your favorite $10 and under wine!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Meet Dove DermaSeries - How to Help Dry Itchy Skin from the Drugstore to Your Home

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh what a wonderful week it is! I'm so excited for what's next in this life adventure! I'm in the middle of planning my son's  13th birthday party! Whoa - where did 13 years go?

Today's post is an introduction to a new series of skincare by Dove. Now, who doesn't know Dove as a go to staple of skincare in the drugstore? Am I right? But, did you know that they have a new product line that is geared towards and focused on skincare needs of those with eczema, extremely dry skin and those with a need for extra care.



Dove puts it this way:  " A new way to care for the most delicate faces, every product in our range protects against dry skin and leaves it soft, smooth and comfortable. Discover a dermatologist-tested face bar – our mildest beauty bar yet – that’s fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Or try Dove DermaSeries Gentle Cleansing Face Wash, a hypoallergenic face wash that improves visual dryness in just 4 washes. Finish your routine with our face cream, DermaSeries Replenishing Face Cream with SPF 15. Every product glides onto your skin with ease, moisturises and sinks in without a trace. Creamy cleansing and care for a beauty routine as enjoyable as you deserve."

I agree. My son who has Pilaris Keratosis on his upper arms and calves has been using this and so far, so good. It's providing relief as well as comfort without scent or a sticky tacky feeling on the skin. That's a win for us!




Get your Dove DermaSeries products online at Amazon or in your local CVS and Walmart! 

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo - Highlights & Recap

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday! This weekend was jam packed and this week the blog will be! I've got some reviews and recaps coming up like this post about the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo, my time with Cindy and Lutronic  LaseMD and a Wine Wednesday that will get you prepped and ready for the Labor Day Weekend.

First up, special thank you to Vanessa and Kelly for the invitation to attend! I learned so much plus had the opportunity to try a few new things out! I also saw some MakeupUniversity blog favorites in PCA Skin, Epionce and met a new fave, Eversmile.




In August at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale Arizona, all things beauty education, advancement in skincare solutions and beyond happen at the Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo created by Vanessa. The best in skin physicians come to share what's developing and available for the advancement of beauty!


This year featured red carpet host, Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight, and awarded 
Elaine Sterling Skincare the inaugural Aesthetic Industry Skincare Visionary Award 2018



Next year is going to be bigger and better! Stay tuned to the website https://aestheticeverything.com/
Now enjoy this video recap!




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Thursday, August 9, 2018

PUR energizer - First Impression & How To Use


 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Get ready for a great day! I'm excited to be testing this new product sample I received from PUR energizer that when using - can give you - PUR attitude!



I love a skin care gadget and I'm at the Aesthetic Beauty Expo for Lutronic Lase MD and so glad to have this wee misty nano technology skincare gadget to help the post care!  I'll be at Cosmetic Laser Solutions first and then on to the event!

Enjoy the video and stay tuned to Twitter for the expo updates! Check in on the hashtag, #AEBeautyExpo for all the latest news and updates!






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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wine Wednesday with Naked Grape Pinot Noir

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Girl, you know what time it is! Wine Wednesday! Time for a wine review of a bottle of red that is ten dollars or under.



So why the distinction of a red wine? Because, in general I prefer red. I will dabble in some rose, or champagne and if you ever see me drinking white wine, I'm most likely signaling for help.

This bottle was under ten dollars and actually came in near the $5 range - apologies for not remembering the exact price though what I do remember is that this pinto noir finished hard, sour, and like sand paper that has been used for a few trees.

It always surprises me when I don't like something, and I have to say, this is not a favorite. Enjoy the video!





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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Bronx Colors as seen on American Beauty Star

Hi ya  Gorgeous!
Today I have a new product introduction for you, meet Bronx Colors Urban Cosmetics.
You may have seen these on the reality tv show, American Beauty Star with Adriana Lima.



This is a fairly new brand and you can find it on UltaBeauty.com and their webpage which has the biggest selection of products.

I was recently at Cosmoprof North America on a media assignment. Bronx Colors has a  brand new line of makeup  brushes that are magnetic and they come in a metal tin.  You can use the tin case as a palette and place to "park" your brushes magnetically to hold them up and keep the brush bristles off of the table area where you are working, increasing the hygienic barrier for your client or self.

I received this sample box of makeup and it was such a delight to open and find so many fun colors to play with. I love the lip tint in a Fall berry hue!




 Hope you enjoyed the video!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Wild Spirit Fragrance - interview with Joyce - Part 2

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Today I have a two part series for you on a new healthy perfume, Wild Spirit Fragrances.



This video is an interview on the show floor at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay with Joyce from the brand. These are available in stores now and you can either select the fragrance sampler that has roller ball application or the larger sizes that are sprays.




Such a wonderful kismet Divine appointment! Enjoy the video and remember to pick up your own Wild Spirit fragrances at Walmart and Walmart.com http://wildspiritfragrances.com/

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Wild Spirit Fragrances for Back to School Confidence

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Oh boy do I ever love a Monday. Anything and everything is possible on a Monday. I have a jam action packed week ahead of me and though it's a lot of work, I'm excited for the creative challenge!
Woot woot!



There are a lot of videos coming up this week so stay tuned for that goodness!
A few thoughts before we get into the video for today, of which there are two because there was just so much to share  about Wild Spirit Fragrances that it really required two posts.
 
Back to school is in full swing here in Arizona and in Nevada and many other places around the country. That could mean, "back to bullying, being teased, harassed, having lunch money stolen," and in  general a miserable life for a kid.

Do you remember ever having a job that you hated, but you needed the money so you still forced yourself to go and being there made you physically sick, but you had to go?

For some kids, that's what back to school is like instead of being the joy of seeing old friends, having new clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies.



So this fragrance that I came across (details in the video) is perfect for a kid, boy or girl, who is going back to school and needs a boost of confidence.

I agree with Coco Chanel, that fragrance is the best accessory! As is a smile!

So enjoy the video and going forward into this year, boost your confidence with a great scent. It can be the scent secret that a student has to help boost their morale in a tough day!



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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Australian Gold Botanical Sunsreen in spf 50 - what Labor Day Weekend needs!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Thursday - that feels like a Monday with the back to school season upon us.  I just received some samples from Australian Gold in the new botanical sunscreen line, just in time for the Labor Day Weekend coming up in a few weeks.

I'm testing the products now in my home pool and so far, so good! I'm looking forward to using these at Caesar's Palace over the holiday weekend! 

These are available on Amazon, in mass retailers and on the Australian Gold website.


 This sunscreen is lightweight, has a bit of scent, wears a sheer tint on the face that is not greasy and my other makeups wore well over it! Now, notice in the photo below - it's fairly light. I do not know if there is a shade range in this product, but I do know, that anyone with deeper pigment in the skin still needs to wear sunscreen!

Learn more  about these award winning botanical sunscreens here:  https://australiangold.com/

 Now, before you blink it will be the long holiday weekend to celebrate Labor Day. I will be on mini vacay in Vegas with friends and packing this along. So - please don't wait til the last minute, invest in some good protection now!

The Australian Gold® Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion is more than just powerful sun protection – it’s gentle care for your skin. This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel, while the subtle tint seamlessly blends into any skin tone yet washes away with water. Specially designed for sensitive facial skin, this lotion won’t clog pores and is fragrance free. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Discover the non-greasy, non-sticky feel of the Australian Gold Botanical® Line and experience worry-free days in the sun!  $13.99




The Australian Gold® Botanical SPF 50 Natural Spray is more than just powerful sun protection – it’s gentle care for your skin. This natural sunscreen spray delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel in a convenient 360° continuous spray. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Discover the deliciously subtle scents and non-greasy, non-sticky feel of the Australian Gold Botanical® Line and experience worry-free days in the sun!   $15.99

So far so good, my son and I both like this spray and I know the experts say don't use spray sunscreen because enough does not get on the skin and a thick layer that gets rubbed in and activated on the skin is really what is necessary for sun protection.

This product is an avobenzone product and not reef safe - but it's pool safe and some sun protection is better than none at all. Australian gold is pediatrician tested, dermatologist tested, paba free, phthalate free, paba free, oxybenzone free, hypo allergenic and no animal testing with organic alcohol being used in the base.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cosmoprof North America - a Review in Samples

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 Happy August and not so happy back to school first day and holy smokes, when is school out?



This video gives you an introduction to the recent trip to Las Vegas for the Cosmoprof North America show at Mandalay Bay. Such fun and good times!

I am planning separate videos for the some of the products and some GRWM style Facebook Lives. Stay tuned for that! Now, enjoy the video!




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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

18 Signs That Your Canton Michigan Home May Need Roofing Repairs

 Have you noticed any of these signs on your home, rentals or business properties? Signs like damp peeling wallpaper or buckling underneath wall paint?

Maybe the shingles on your roof are peeling, cracking or missing?  If you see granules in the gutter and pock marks in your shingles, chances are, you have roof damage.



These are a few of the 18 signs that can tell you if it's time to bring in a professional roofing contractor to take a look and determine what needs repair.



If you are in the Canton Michigan area, you can contact the licensed, bonded and insured experts in construction, Tittle Brothers Construction. They also serve the Macomb, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties.

Small signs such as buckling shingles and damp walls can be a sign of bigger problems underneath!

Don't delay and contact for a free written quote and estimate with Tittle Brothers today.
Call them today at (734) 224-5434





To see the full list of signs, please visit:
https://www.tittlebrothers.com/blog/18-signs-that-your-canton-mi-home-needs-roofing-repairs/




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Monday, July 30, 2018

Robin McGraw Revelation sheet masks - what your Monday needs!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! Oh, how I love Monday. Well, most Mondays. School is back and I'm gone to the Cosmoprof show in Las Vegas. I'll be sharing the finds when I get back!

Now speaking of finds, this set of masks from Robin Mcgraw - the wife of Dr. Phil from television, has been a quiet strength behind her husband for a long time - but now - she is shining in her own line of skincare, positive encouragement for women, fragrance and these masks!


 I just received some samples from the line. In  general, I love at home skin care and spa treatments. I regularly use sheet masks and was in no way prepared for how awesome these are!  They truly are different and a step up from a regular sheet mask with the bio cellulose fibers that make up the mask that holds the serums.  Whoa.




 I started with the Robin McGraw Revelation masks for fine lines and wrinkles that includes peach blossom stem cells. The mask it self is a thick, pulpy, gelly, cool serum soaked mask that applies easily to the face. There is NOT a neck piece which I wish there were. In my experience, because of the thick gel texture it "sucks" on to the face. Most sheet masks that I wear, I need to be laying down or in a reclined position - but not this mask! It stays on the face even when upright so if you need to answer emails or do the dishes while wearing this - go ahead!

I also have samples of the brightening and spot lightening mask with ice plant stem cells as well as the hydrating firming face mask with orchid stem cells. I'll be testing those out when I get home from Cosmoprof because the travel, high desert, and casino smoke tends to take a toll on my skin!

These masks are $22 each and  are currently available on the Robin McGraw Revelation website .
 Stay tuned, I have some samples of the rest of her line coming and will be reviewing those soon!


 Now, here's a little bit about Mrs. Robin McGraw, she's so much more than just the wife of Dr. Phil!

About Robin McGraw & Robin McGraw Revelation

Entrepreneur

Robin’s hope is to inspire all women to choose to live their lives with passion and purpose. In 2014, Robin founded the Robin McGraw Revelation Lifestyle Brand with a mission to encourage women to believe that it is not selfish to put themselves first, to understand that they deserve to embrace their own beauty, health, and happiness, and to know they must take care of themselves in order to take care of those they love.
In the brand’s first year, Robin partnered with the Home Shopping Network for an exclusive launch of her original skincare line. This debut broke all records, including new customers and “sold-out” sales, to name a few, on every appearance over a 24-hour time period ever held on the network.

Robin McGraw Revelation

In 2016, Robin launched Robin McGraw Revelation’s Luxury Skincare Collection, featuring daily and nightly regimens. Products are free of harmful sulfates, mineral oil, parabens, and chemicals. All products are also formulated without animal testing.
In addition to featuring effective formulations, the luxury line boasts beautiful packaging and inspiring names that are not only a reflection of the products, but are a nod to women embracing the beauty and fun of aging and living their lives freely, with passion and purpose. A motivational quote from Robin, hidden under the lid of each package, serves as reminder to women to feel empowered and to always live each day with a smile.
Robin’s products have been featured in The New York Times, Redbook, Allure, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and more. Products from Robin’s line were also recently named Beauty O-Ward winners in O, The Oprah Magazine Spring 2017 and Fall 2017.

Philanthropist

With the launch of When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation in October 2013, Robin set out to enact real change by creating and advancing programs that help women, children, and men escape domestic violence and sexual assault. In its first year, Robin created the Aspire Initiative, a free curriculum aiming to reduce the level of intimate relationship violence in the U.S. and instill the importance of bystander responsibility. Today, it is taught in schools across the country. Robin also launched the Aspire News app, a free, virtual life-saving smartphone app which is disguised as a current news app but allows users to easily alert selected contacts if they are in danger with a pre-typed or pre-recorded message. It was recognized on Capitol Hill by the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse as one of the top two apps that are the most effective in the fight to end domestic violence, with over 500,000 downloads.
Robin is a founding board member of The Dr. Phil Foundation, National Spokesperson for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (C.A.S.A.), National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of the USA, member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, 2015 America’s Mother of Achievement Award presented by American Mothers recipient, 2015 Crystal Award from Laura’s House recipient, 21st Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala hosted by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer honoree, Heart of Gold by the Starlight Foundation honoree, Big Heart Award by the Westside Children’s Center honoree, 2014 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and more.

Media Personality

A daily presence on Dr. Phil since its inception, viewers worldwide have embraced Robin's contributions to the show; whether she’s discussing her experiences as a woman, wife, mother and now, grandmother, or dealing with issues that women encounter in every phase of their lives. Robin has been to every taping of more than 2,500 shows.
Robin is a highly sought-after public speaker. Most notably, she was a featured speaker at Oprah Winfrey’s O You! event in 2012 and embarked on a year-long tour as keynote speaker for the Women of Faith Presentations. Robin has been featured multiple times on The Doctors, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Rachael Ray, Home & Family, Entertainment Tonight, and many more.

Best Selling Author

Robin’s first book, Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose, debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list, a spot Robin claimed again with the release of What’s Age Got to Do With It?. Robin has since released From My Heart to Yours: Life Lessons on Faith, Family and Friendship and Christmas In My Home and Heart. More than 2.5 million copies of Robin’s books have sold through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other top retailers.

Wife, Mother & Grandmother

Robin and Dr. Phil, whom she fondly refers to as “Phillip”, have been married for more than 41 years and have two sons, Jay Phillip and Jordan Stevens. Robin continues to make her family, which now includes daughter-in-law Erica and two grandchildren, Avery Elizabeth and London Phillip, the priority in her life.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wine Wednesday - Featuring Carlo Rossi Cabernet Sauvignon

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednesday - Wine Wednesday that is!  Here at home, we are in the last week of summer vacation and trust me, I need a glass of wine.  Also, we are in the final days of a week long extreme heat advisory that has been no joke. Normally, I can handle the heat - but this high temp with high humidity has us stuck in the house! Did I mention that it's the last few days of summer vacation!





Thank you for watching today! If you could, would you please subscribe! Now, this video could possibly be the last Wine Wednesday review for awhile because it's officially back to school as of next week!



Plus, when you see the wine I'm reviewing you'll understand why I won't be buying wine any time soon! Thanks again for watching!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Super Seven Sale - 7 days $7 on DiY Bridal Makeup

Hi ya Gorgeous,

 Ok - this is your day. If you have been seeing, thinking, wanting to check out the videos - now is your time.

I have had wonderful support from a fellow wedding vendor, DJ Daniel.


The next seven days, his wedding clients are getting a $7 sale - so, if his brides are getting the deal, why not you too!  If you are in the southwest United States and need a great even DJ, check out DJ Daniel's services and reviews on Wedding Wire here.

This is such a passion project for me as I have transitioned out of full time makeup artist work into full time film making.  I miss doing brides, and I miss doing makeup on some days - so this project is how I can continue to serve the bridal beauty community and still move forward in my dream of creating family action adventure content!

Please use this link, for the $7 sale price on DiY Bridal Makeup!  This offer is good until July 31st and after that, the price will return to $97.00.

Enjoy learning on your own time, on the device of your choosing using the product you already own ...and congratulations on your wedding!

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/diybridalmakeup





 There is an opportunity to receive one on one coaching for your bridal beauty - if you are interested in that - use this link here:  $47 for a custom video answering your top 10 questions !








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Monday, July 23, 2018

Back to School Already! What Do You Need to Prepare?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday - I love Mondays and this is the last Monday before school gets back in session.
Sigh.
So. Not. Ready.

When I was a kid, I loved going back to school! Especially the new school supplies!



Today's video is a quick inquiry about what do you need to get ready for back to school?
Let me know in the comments!




And...a special shout out to my amazing niece who has just started her YouTube channel,
Adventures of Bella and Tenney. She does American Girl Doll reviews and toy reviews with a touch of family fun too! Please take a moment and check out her channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72M1oK9ff_Kus22m1TcmGw


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Saturday, July 21, 2018

10 Signs That Your Roof May Need to be Replaced - How Roofing Dearborn Can Help



The summer is a great time to do regular maintenance on your home. Sometimes the repair that is needed isn't easily visible and you may need the help of a professional.

The roof on your home or business may be showing signs of wear and a need for repair and it's easy to spot.

Start by looking for these top 10 signs of roof damage.  First, the shingles on the roof may be curling at the edges. If they are moisture can get in and seep further into the roof structure.

Second, if the shingles are cracking then you could possibly have cracked damage further into the roof insulation layers.

Third, if you see missing shingles from the roof, then you need to call a professional, immediately!

In the Dearborn Michigan area, the licensed, bonded and insured professionals at Roofing Dearborn can help with a free written quote and estimate for any type of roof repair you may need.

Read the rest of the top 10 signs your roof may need to be replaced here:
https://roofingdearborn.com/roofing-contractor-in-dearborn-michigan-10-signs/


 Roofing Dearborn can be reached at (319) 209-6350
Contact them today to schedule an inspection of your roof and insurance claims are welcome!





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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wine Wednesday with a video review of Livingston

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednesday - around here, that means it's Wine Wednesday! In other news we are also one day closer to the back to school grind. Ugh.



Today I have a review for you of a wine that was gifted to me. It came from Total Wine and is available in mass retailers as well. I'm not sure of the cost though I'm pretty sure that it's under $10, which is the criteria for a review.


 So enjoy this video and if you haven't subscribed to the YouTube channel, please do!




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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Who Needs Road Trip Games For Entertainment? Goliath Games Got Whatcha Need!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh July is half way over and the new school year is less than 2 weeks away! We aren't ready! We have 2 more road trips coming up, just lil jaunts and we want to savor every second of it before we get back into the grind of commuting to school again. Ugh!

I just received samples from Goliath Games of some fun family games that can be played on a road trip, in the RV and while at the camp site!  I'm interested in anything that will get my cub off of his device!





When the box arrived we tore it open to find some fun choices for entertainment and making a long road trip feel shorter.  There is a stretch of road on the 40 for us that feels like forever, even though it really is only 2 hours worth of driving.

Thank you Goliath Games for the samples which include from left to right in the photo, iTop, Flippn Chips, Magnetic Games, Charades for Kids and Color Smash.

All of these can be played on the road and are great for storing in the RV for times when you get to the campsite and want something to play at the picnic tables.

My son was most intrigued by the battery powered top and the chinese checkers aspects of the Magnetic Games which actually has multiple choices in the one blue box! He was saying that the charades was like Pictionary - to which I said, that charades came first! We haven't tried the Color Smash yet and we are saving for the beach next week!

You can find Goliath Games on Amazon here

Here is a bit more about Goliath Games and these choices:

These games were made with the travelling family in mind and are extremely portable. They are the perfect size to be thrown into a camping bag, simply leave room for plenty of s’mores ingredients.

               Charades for Kids-Travel is designed for kids of all ages to play and enjoy. Each of the 150 charade clue cards includes a word and a picture so even the youngest of children can play. This classic game is a family favorite sure to bring smiles to everyone around the campfire.
               Create a new family tradition this camping trip with iTop, spin it to win it. iTop is an incredibly sophisticated spinning top that can keep track of the number of spins spun. Have a friendly family competition to see who can spin the highest score and unlock the most hidden challenges. Who will be the ultimate iTop master?
               Take a break from hiking with Color Smash, the fun, fast card game of color coordination and fast reflexes. Color Smash includes 113 colorful slap cards, each one featuring a different color and word combo. Family members take turns laying out their slap cards, until there is a splat with the correct color word on it then SLAP! Be the first player to collect the most cards to win.
               6-In-1 Travel Magnetic Games has something everyone will love including Checkers, Chess, Backgammon, Parcheesi, Chinese Checkers, and Snakes and Ladders. It is the perfect travel companion as the built-in storage drawer holds everything your family needs. Let siblings take turns selecting their favorite game this camping trip.  
               Enjoy a family picnic with Flip’n Chips, the refreshing memory game. Shake up the game then pour out the fun, as family members take turns flipping chips over to match the colors and shapes. The first players to match seven chips wins. 
               These travel games are the key to unlocking the ultimate family camping trip. Bring the family closer together this summer with a camping getaway full of games, fun and laughter. These games can be found at all major retailers. iTop will be available August 2018.
 
About Goliath
Goliath® is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is an international manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Wahu®, Rocket Fishing Rod®, Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch™, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gooey Looey™, and Catch the Fox™.
The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy® and JAX® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, and Elephanta® in New Zealand. Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visit www.goliathgames.com.


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Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Skin Resuce with Ola Hawaiian Body Products -Sugar Polish

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Oh how I love a Monday! I get so much accomplished on a Monday! This summer barely has 2 weeks left in it for us!
Yes, the summer weather and months continue but for us, school goes back the first week of August.
Oy!

We have been in the pool, in the desert, on the road, and then some. My skin is dry to begin with now add the chlorine from the pool and of course, sunshine!

I just received samples of the new sugar polishes from Ola Tropical Apothecary, in the scents Rainforest and Pikake-note about this scent, it's basically gardenia. Oh my goodness, gardenia is my most favorite fragrance!


These are handmade with natural and organic ingredients! The scent is from essential oils and lasts on the skin after washing. The coconut oil that is the base for the scrub feels great on dry pool baked skin.

I've been using the Pikake over the weekend and it's already helping my dry feet and hands to be softer. The other scent I have is Rainforest - and that tub of goodness is a reader giveaway on my Instagram - so get in on it using this link!





Hawaiian Body Products demonstrates an environmentally conscious business model that is committed to preserving land, people and culture. Robin and Chris ensure that these values are what drive their business, making sure that every step is done with integrity and respect.  Being close to the source is important to create synergy with local farmers and the community.

There is so much to the story of how this company began! Read more about it here.


 I love supporting a family business that is environment conscious.  Ola Tropical Apothecary offers a full range of body products, see more on their website!

You can find these products on the website, at salons and spas or, if you would like to buy wholesale and use in your own establishment, contact them with this web form here.

 In case you are curious what's in the body polish:

Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Maui Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Organic Hawaiian Honey (Mel mellis), Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Alcohol extracts of Banana (Musa sapientum), Mamaki Leaf (Pipturus albidus), Olena Root (Circuma longa), Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum), Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis), Ginger Root (Zingiber officinal), Noni Fruit (Morinda citrifolia), Taro Root (Colocascia esculenta), and Potassium Sorbate; Expeller Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Coconut Milk Powder (Cocos nucifera), Natural and Fragrance Blend, Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Macadamia Nut oil (Ternifolia), Organic Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma cacao), Aloe Vera Butter (Aloe barbadensis), Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate (Cocos nucifera), Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccanus), Organic Aloe Vera Powder (Aloe barbadensis).



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Build-a-Bear Pay Your Age Promotion

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Quick post to jump in on a Thursday, which is unscheduled- to support the many moms who wanted to do something wonderful, make a great memory for their kids and get a prized Build-a-Bear bear today and had a different experience.



Mom - good for you! Build-a-Bear, good for you for trying to do something great for your fans and sorry it went sideways.

Don't know what I'm talking about, let me fill you in. Today, July 12th, Build-a-Bear ran a store promotion, that you could build a bear of your choice, for your age.

For those of you who are mom shaming the many moms and families standing in very long lines, in the heat and inclement weather, thank you for thinking of your kids joy!   To the moms who took their kids out of school to go get a bear for the price of their age, thank you for making a life memory for them!

For those with the hate, shame, and over all verbal online beating for the moms wanting to get a bear, the shame is actually on you. Obviously, you haven't been to Build-a-Bear!  The quote that I read that made me want to log on and write about my own experience was

"So stupid! Just go tomorrow and pay full price! Problem solved"

That was the straw.

So my experience with Build-a-Bear, which we have lovingly in our household termed "Build-a-Billion" is because of the price. The stuffed animal my son got is and was amazing! The experience from the Build-a-Bear staff was above par! Oh how she took such loving time and care with my son creating Roy Meower seen below.



Everything in the store was magical. From selecting the stuffed animal skin, to the stuffing and her having him help put the fluff in and then the heart. Oh my gosh. Made me cry in the store!  If you haven't been, this is a spoiler alert!

The Build-a-Bear care bear builder had my son hold the stuffed red heart in his hands and warm it up while singing a little song to start it beating.

Then Roy Meower went on to be sewed up and we we picked an outfit for him.  Oh it was fun and my son was very happy with his new stuffed animal, a tiger, named Roy Meower. 

Oh. Then I had to pay. He was given a $25 gift card to spend at Build-a-Bear, and I was adding it up as we went along in the process and the little bits of loving care and attention were adding up! Fast!

Grand total at the end of this magical give birth to a personalized stuffed animal experience was $75 dollars. $74.97 to be exact. Was it worth it? Yes. Absolutely. Would I do it again. No.

Yes, there was a discount bin of animals to choose from - but they were funky and girly and my son would have none of that. Then I could have asked my son to not do the stuffed heart, more fluff, an outfit and so on - though - this is about the experience. And we got it, we just paid for it.

So today as I'm reading the mean spirited mom shaming attacks at these families wanting a bit of joy and magic for the price of their age, $4, or $7, $18 dollars - I say you good for you! You made a memory just not the one you were expecting.

I'm really hoping that Build-a-Bear does right by the people in line and offer them a voucher, one that is time and date stamped, signed by the manager guaranteeing that they can come back next week and exchange for the same deal, a bear for the price of their age.




Today has been a social media nightmare for Build-a-Bear BUT it doesn't have to stay that way!  Just think of how over the next few weeks the social feed can be filled with happy smiling faces hugging a bear they just created, for the price of their age, when they came back to the store to see that yes, a business and a brand can keep their word and their promise!  Talk about customers for life!



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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wine Wednesday: California Dream Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Phew! Just got back from a whirlwind trip from my small town to the big city to do back to school shopping.


Yes. You read that right. BTS is here in the state of Arizona. We still have a few weeks, though the big sales ended today and I wanted to take advantage of those.  Since we start so early in August, when the national back to school sales start in late September, we've already been in school for weeks!

Now, to the blog post. It's Wednesday - that means wine time! Today I have a great under $10 wine review for you of California Dream. It's a medium bodied fruity cabernet sauvignon and if you like cherry, you'll like this wine! Enjoy!



Thank you for tuning in today! This video is a review of a great under $10 wine from Walmart.
I liked it - and you may too!
Please comment if you have a wine recommendation for me to try!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles - a book review for you

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday and happy on the way to mid July holy smokes where does the summer go!

The fam took the Independence Day holiday to be more like a week. There really didn't seem to be a point to working the beginning of the week or the end of the week - so we didn't! We just enjoyed adventures, cook outs, swimming, movies and books!

I received a copy of The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles by Laura Fahrenthold for review from the publisher, and boy am I glad I did! Normally, this isn't a book that I would pick up since I normally only read diy, self help, finance and film manuals, though this is a gem of a read!



This is a love story. A true story. An inspiring story. And a life lesson manual all rolled in to one book.

The author, Laura Fahrenthold, and her two teenage daughters set out across the country in an RV to help heal the sudden loss of a most beloved family member.

Laura doesn't hold anything back. Her work as a journalist for Woman's World and The New York Daily News shines in her conversational writing style and the telling of her journey in a story format that is both entertaining and relatable.

What I enjoyed most in the book is how Laura related the death of her daughters father, and let them have a say in  their healing process and what to do on the journey to help them move forward.

These gals learned hands on the RV lifestyle and took the daily situations as they happened. It's refreshing to see someone live life with such gusto while such sorrow and sadness was waiting to just consume them.

If anything, this book can be read as a life manual for what to do when the love of your life suddenly collapses and dies.

Get this book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2m255JI

Learn more about Laura Fahrenthold on her website here: http://laurafahrenthold.com/
She has a fun blog that is keeping updates on what is going on with the family, post pink steering wheel adventures!





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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Got summer swim hair? Try this!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Well, how was your Independence Day celebration? Amazing I hope! Mine was super awesome! Such good times with family and friends with our own private fireworks show. Talk about fun!
I'm a huge fan of fireworks and the show did not disappoint!

So if your summer is like mine, the pool is a daily thing. I rarely get my colored hair wet - but my light haired son is always under water. So to keep his blonde hair from going green, I'm using a few simple and affordable solutions from the drugstore to keep his hair healthy and normal - not green!

This video has all the details  - enjoy - and, if you have an at home remedy for removing chlorine and green from light colored hair, post in the comments!




All the products mentioned in the video are available at mass retailers and drugstores - or online even, nationwide!


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BOGO sale on DiY Bridal Makeup Today

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Quick note to let you know that today - July 4th - in honor of the freedoms afforded me by the USA I am doing a sale on the DiY Bridal Makeup video course.



Buy the $97 video course & get the $47 one on one coaching free.

These short, simple to follow videos that you can watch at your convenience, on the device of your choosing, are perfect for the encore bride, destination bride, cruise ship bride and my favorite, the broke ass bride.

You can learn to do your own makeup in the steps and style of a professional makeup artist and then continue to use what you learn for the rest of your makeup wearing life.

Use this link to purchase https://vimeo.com/ondemand/diybridalmakeup

Once you purchase, you will get the password to log in and watch - then, when you are ready, simply email your top ten personal questions about your own wedding day makeup and I will answer you with in the week with a custom video and instructions for you to help create the look of your dreams for your wedding day!


What you learn in the Diy Bridal Makeup course is going to teach you how to use the product you already own - while also providing with a shopping list and links to products that you may want to add to your beauty routine for the bridal makeup.

Why order this and teach yourself? Why not just hire a makeup artist on the cruise ship or at the Barbados resort?
Because it gives you peace of mind that no matter what, you will have a bridal makeup face that you can be proud of in your wedding photos.  No missed appointments with the makeup artist! No cancellations! No miscommunications with anyone! You know your own face and what you want it to look like. So take your bridal beauty into the control of your own hands and get started today, learning and practicing the wedding makeup look of your choice!

Use this link to order, then check your email for the confirmation with password to log in and watch at your leisure.

Order here now:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/diybridalmakeup




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Happy Independence Day United States of America

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy 4th of July! Here in the United States we celebrate the birth of our nation! It's a great day of celebrating.  Now, a word from the Declaration of Independence:



"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."



Amen!

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful celebration today! Remember, freedom is not free!

#HappyIndependenceDay
#GodBlessAmerica
#4thofJuly



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Monday, July 2, 2018

July Book Club Reads for This Month - From Funny to Study

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Hello July! Who else is ready for an exceptional month? I know I am!
I love books as much as I love wine. On many occasions, I like them together!

Today, I have a 2 suggestions from my reading that you just may enjoy also. Something to know ahead of time, I rarely ever read fiction. Unless, it's Game of Thrones Fire and Ice!

So knowing that - here are some faves that I plan to re-read and then some new ones too!

What are you reading this month?




 This  book from Tim Ferris is part read, part study and all learning! My book is so dog-eared and highlighted with sticky notes to boot! It's for everyone and every age too! 

Get it on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Ncq2hg



 This book is what you need when humor is prescribed for sanity! It's quirky good fun and full of anecdotal wisdom, so get your free copy on Amazon through the Kindle Unlimited program!
https://amzn.to/2tJ8zFa



Finally, some deep thoughts - check out The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind



Get it on Amazon here:  https://amzn.to/2tMkpOP

One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The book had a profound impact not only on Freud but also on such twentieth-century masters of crowd control as Hitler and Mussolini — both of whom may have used its observations as a guide to stirring up popular passions. In the author's words, "The masses have never thirsted after the truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim."
Although the volume focuses on crowd psychology, it is also brilliantly instructive on the effects of the generally accepted beliefs of a nation's citizenry on the processes of history. Among the topics covered here are general characteristics and mental unity of the crowd; the crowd's sentiments and morality; its ideas, reasoning power, and imagination; opinions and beliefs of crowds and the means used by leaders to persuade; classification of crowds, including criminal and electrical assemblages, as well as the functioning of criminal juries and parliamentary assemblies.
A must-read volume for students of history, sociology, law, and psychology, The Crowd will also be invaluable to politicians, statesmen, investors, and marketing managers. "Any study of crowd behavior, popular psychology, fascism, etc. would do well to begin with Le Bon's work." — Anson Rabinbach, Professor of History, Princeton University.

Enjoy the reading and let me know what you are reading in the comments below! 

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