Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wine Wednesday - Peaches Edition

Hi ya Gorgeous!

It's Wine Wednesday around here but there is no wine to be found! Just a diy fruit infused vodka video and recipe for you!





Thank you for tuning in today! This Wine Wednesday video is a little bit off the wine topic and onto a diy fruit infused project.



Enjoy the video and let me know in the comments what diy cocktail projects you are creating!

Recipe:
Ingredients: peaches, vodka, pinch of brown sugar
 Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Mash peaches up real good!
Let set in refrigerator for several days.
Shake each day
Enjoy!


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

REsolve Tuesday: What Needs to Go?

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today's  post and video for REsolve Tuesday - to help keep you, and me, on track for achieving the new year's resolutions set 6 months ago - is about letting things go.



Thank you for joining in today's conversation! Have you subscribed yet? If you haven't, would you please - and be sure and ding the bell so you don't miss an update!

Today's video is going to walk you through, how letting go of something can help you gain! Get at it! Let me know in the comments what you are going to let go of!





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Monday, June 17, 2019

Unboxing of MindfulSouls online clothing brand

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Who needs a new wardrobe for the summer season?
I've got some fashion to share, so please watch the video and let me know which one you like best!






 Thank you for tuning in today for a OOTD - unboxing or, more specifically, unbagging of some clothes I received from Mindful Souls an online clothing brand.


 Learn more at http://mindfulsouls.com


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Father's Day! Cheers to all ya'll havin' a wonderful celebration with the fathers in your life!



One more thing ...to all the single moms, who are doing double duty as both parents, we salute you!



Women went to work during the war, and some really liked it and didn't want to return to home life.  Some liked it but did want to return. Since this time, the role of women in the home and the workplace has shifted, and women have began to shoulder both the home and the work, and the family.

To each woman at home with the family on this fathers day, just know, for you, today is "FaMother's" Day!  Celebrate yourself and the success you have in raising a family, while maintaining the home and working while also serving in your community!  Thank you for your dedicated efforts!

Now, how about some videos from the Youtube channel that showcase some great gift ideas for Father's day.
















Thursday, June 13, 2019

#ThrowbackThursday and new product intro!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Thanks for tuning in today! So June is almost half over - and - I'm keeping up with my goals to clear out unused things in the house and in general, tidy up! Thanks Marie Kondo!



I have a video that is going to take you through some oldies but goodies products that I had tucked away in a storage tub that I accidentally came across today while cleaning out Lego!





Here are links to the original videos that I made reviewing these products!

NuFace  https://youtu.be/TecQzO_L-Wo
Available on Amazon  https://amzn.to/2KOE0ag

Violent Lips  https://youtu.be/bXqecablsJg
Available on Amazon  https://amzn.to/2XK5ilM

Burt's Bees Gud   https://youtu.be/-DdhIh2KWWk
Available on Amazon  https://amzn.to/2MMUmTI

Custom Nail Solutions  https://youtu.be/kdK9e8ARrAY
Mini Kittour  https://youtu.be/X2XdycvJ7IQ

EVO Australian hair care  https://youtu.be/H5jKNCzwisY
Available on Amazon  https://amzn.to/2WCQ4xG

EVO Fabuloso   https://youtu.be/exU3_dYhzx0
Available on Amazon  https://amzn.to/2WIgz9V

Gleam by Melanie Mills available on Amazon  https://amzn.to/2KifYoV

Thank you for watching!

*Please note: the Amazon links are an affiliate link and I get a penny when you click the link.





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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wine Wednesday - the diy homemade edition for questions



Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednsday - Wine Wednesday to be exact!
Today I have my wine from Passover that I opened and enjoyed on Pentecost! So good!



I also have the funky bottle from a week or so ago that I found in the Lake Havasu Walmart - so good, and just a wee bit of change over the $10 budget.



Thank you for watching and please let me know in the comments what your fave $10 wine is - or - what your home made wine recipe is! I've got to use this fresh fruit and I'm not baking any pies!  



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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - What Can You Do To Break The Cycle?


Hi ya Gorgeous!
How ya doin'! Welcome to REsolve Tuesday! This series is to encourage you and myself to stick to the New Year's Resolutions made back in January!  I made fitness and financial goals and slowly but surely, with diligence every day and week, it's coming together.

Remember, the finish line is also the starting line! Take time today to take stock and evaluate where you are today. If you got off track, no worries, get back on now because you are worth it!



Today's video is a smorgasbord of information, stories and stuff! Get in there and enjoy! Hang in there and if you haven't subscribed to the MakeupUniversity YouTube channel, be sure and do so and you won't miss a Tuesday video!




Let me know in the comments what you are going to do "out of the box" to get your breakthrough!

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Where To Get The Best HVAC Trade Education in Lincoln Park Michigan - Northwestern Tech


Are you ready for a new career path in life? Is it time for a change in your daily work routine? Then going back to school may be for you - and if you are in the Lincoln Park Michigan area, a great place to start is Northwestern Tech.


The students at Northwestern Tech in the HVAC program have a 10 1/2 month program to take them from start to finish and ready to be hired on at graduation.  The success rate of graduates is 9 out of 10 students go on to jobs upon completion of the program.

This school has an opportunity to learn hands on in lab work that teaches extensively on real world situations for repair and installation in a short and focused program.  With an endorsement from Michigan Works! you can trust that your time and effort at Northwestern Tech is going to put you where you want to be at the end of the program.




They have been in business teaching HVAC to students of all ages and walks of life for over 40 years.

Northwestern Tech is a military friendly school with financial aid available.
Why wait - get started now by calling (248) 356-4006 or visit on the web at

http://michiganhvacpros.com/best-trade-schools-for-hvac-in-lincoln-park-michigan/



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Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday Summer Tips For Just In Case ...;

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Quick note to check in with ya and to see if anyone else is experiencing the pressure ( self induced might I add...) to the year being half over, or 3/4 over if you are on the  Hebraic calendar!



But God! Where did the time go! This month there is so much activity and travel and ... *sigh* ...time to focus!

Summer is in full swing! In fact my state is finally in the summer temperatures and went straight to heat advisory triple digits!

So here are 3 videos to help you with your hair, your smile and your sunscreen!
 

Enjoy and please be sure and tell me what your best summer beauty tips are in the comments!

Lightening your hair naturally with dandruff shampoo and vitamin C - great for lifting box color!





Well, if it's not on the internet it might not be true? I am stunned by the results! Enjoy the scientific test I did on myself to lighten my box of accidentally black when it was supposed to be blue hair. Things to know: this had a very strong scent. I have a keen sense of smell to begin with, though this really had a strong scent that even after I washed my hair - I could smell the vitamin C! Good luck to you if you need to try this!


Live Demo of PRO LIGHT Dental Whitening System by Luster Premium White



Summer is here and there will be photos! Or graduation. Or just wanting to look your best. I received this sample from Luster Premium White, it has a new blue packaging which will look different than their old red packaging if you are looking for it online or in some retail markets. We tested it live on camera - and honestly, it worked!
This kit is available at Walmart or online at Amazon https://amzn.to/2LeTySA


Battle of the BBs



This video is a battle of the BB cream - my top faves and go to's on a regular basis!
Get my faves on Amazon
Bare Republic Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 http://amzn.to/2y5R1Ej
Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 http://amzn.to/2xsjP80
Dr. Lewinn By Kinerase Instant Perfecting Bb Cream Sunscreen http://amzn.to/2y6xtzk
Comodynes BB Color Skin Perfector: 6 in 1 Multi-Action BB Cream http://amzn.to/2yyPOsf

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

May Your Pentecost and Shavuot Celebrations Be Beautiful

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Sunday and in particular, happy Pentecost Sunday!
It's been 50 days of counting the omer from Passover til now, and going forward in the year is an exciting time.





God's power is seen in the Pentecost story as the apostles proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. The gift of tongues in Acts 2 is a sign that God's word is no longer limited to one people or one place, one language or one race, but is now available to all people everywhere.


So celebrate today! Sing songs! Dance a new jig! Give thanks! Eat something sweet cheesy treats! Just find a way to enter into the goodness and promises God has for you!


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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wine Wednesday| Opening a 2006 Yellow Tail Merlot in 2019

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

Hope you are having a wonderful day! It's Wednesday, that means time to review a wine, preferably something in the $10 and under range. I have something special in a part "unboxing" or uncorking video that also doubles as a first impression!




Oh - but not today - this review of Yellow Tail merlot is not your usual Yellow Tail!

This wine can be found easily, nationwide, and it's usually well under $10.

Enjoy the video and let me know your thoughts in the comments.




To help you with some wine aging knowledge, check out this link from Wine Turtle

https://www.wineturtle.com/old-wine-make-sick/

Some good info on how to know if your old wine is going to be delicious or awful!
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - What is your word for the remainder of 2019?

Hi ya Gorgeous!

How ya doin'! Today's June REsolve Tuesday topic is - one word. Like a horse who wears blinders to help them run the race or plow the field, choosing a target word to help you pin point your action tasks can help you succeed in what you are focusing on.



What is one word you can use to help you focus your goals and tasks down to a manageable moment on the fly? How you can you help yourself with a "trigger" word that would, as Tony Robbins says "will change your state?".




 I just did a personal coaching session and she helped me narrow down to "HARMONY" and it's amazing! Now, when it comes time for family/fitness/finances/career ...in my action steps I can use "harmony" as my divining tool to laser pin point my focus.




So good! Try it! Find a word to tie together all of your efforts! Let me know in the comments if this helped you!


Muah!


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Saturday, June 1, 2019

How To Help Summer Hair Heal Fast with GotuKola Hair Mask

Hi ya Gorgeous!
First day of June and summer fun is on! I love long sunny summer days with lots of swimming in the pool, going to the lake and the beach!
All of that fun sun is a good time though it can be hard on your hair - especially colored and highlighted hair!

I've got a new hair treatment that I have been using the past few weeks, twice a week for intense conditioning and healing of my hair. Have you heard of it? It's called Gotu Kola.



Gotu Kola has been used to strengthen hair around the world for a long time.  It can also promote hair growth. It's also known to contain several antioxidants. Gotu kola known by it's science name, Centella asiatica, is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs. 



It's thought to increase hair length and stimulate hair growth, possibly by increasing blood circulation to the scalp which in turn grows long, healthy hair.



I use my Gotu Kola hair mask after washing my hair, and then I let the product set on my hair under a cap for about 15 minutes.  After rinsing out, I have shiny happy looking hair! 

Don't just take my word for it -  try it for yourself! Get a tub of Gotu Kola hair mask here:



A little bit goes a long way and if you need a luxurious hydrating shave cream, use this to care for your skin while it doubles as a shaving cream! 


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wine Wednesday : The Variety of Varietals

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Welcome to Wine Wednesday! Lately I have been doing live videos - but - since I'm traveling this week I did a recording for you!



I've had the opportunity to try some really great wines lately and a few turkeys too. These are the loose ends of some varietals I have had over the past 2 months. 



 


This video features all the strays from the past few months. Enjoy and please let me know in the comments what wine you recommend in the $10 range!




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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - Time to Release

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Thank you for visiting MakeupUniversity today! This Tuesday just may feel like a Monday after the long holiday weekend.



If there is any military veteran or active duty service person seeing this - who did not get a warm greeting, please let me say my heart felt thanks and appreciation for your service!





This video is to help you get positioned for the second half of the year 2019. What are you working on? What is no longer serving you? Which season in your life is over yet you keep trying to resurrect it?




Let me know in the comments! Thank you for watching - did ya subscribe?






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Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day: In the Land of The Free Because of The Brave! Thank you Veterans!

Hi ya Gorgeous,

It's an important day here in the United States - it's Memorial Day.  It's our day to honor and remember those who sacrificed their life for the freedom we enjoy everyday.



All gave some and some gave all! Today there are many free meals and giveaways for veterans and active duty servicemen to enjoy! See the list below.



Final thoughts, the final Rolling Thunder is happening today in Washington DC - thank you. Going forward, I hope that it can be worked out that the tradition will continue.



Free food and meal deals

Participation can vary. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location.
Applebee's: Through May 31, participating restaurants are offering active, retired military servicemembers and their families to dine and receive 10% off their bill. Also for the month of May, get the Dollarita margarita for $1 at participating restaurants nationwide.
Chuck E. Cheese's: Military families including active-duty, National Guard, reservists and retired service members get special deals year-round when they show their Common Access Card, Uniformed Services ID Card or Dependent ID Card at restaurants.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: Veterans, active military and Gold Star family members get a free entree with the purchase of another meal Monday.
Fogo de ChãoVeterans and active duty personnel get 50% off meals Monday and up to three guests get 10% off their meals. Military identification required.
HootersVeterans and active military eat free from a special menu Monday with a military identification and drink purchase. Hooters also offers a daily 10% military discount and a special 20% military discount every Tuesday throughout the year at participating locations.
LaMar's DonutsVeterans and active duty military get a free doughnut and small coffee Monday.
Logan’s Roadhouse: Active-duty military and veterans get a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu with proof of service from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.
McCormick & Schmick’sVeterans, active military personnel, Gold Star parents and spouses and National Guard get a free entree Monday.
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub: Veterans and active military who purchase any meal Monday get a free entrée from the “9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99 Menu.” Proof of service required. 
Outback SteakhouseThrough Monday, active military, veterans, police officers and firefighters with valid state or federal identification get 20% off. There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: All vets and active military get a buy-one-get-one offer on sandwiches, salads and Pick-Your-Pair when they show their ID.
Quaker Steak & Lube: Check with your local location for Memorial Day discounts for veterans and first responders.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill: All military and veterans get a free adult entree with the purchase of another adult entrée Monday with their military ID and a coupon available at www.rubios.com.
Texas de BrazilVeterans and active duty military get 50% off lunch or dinner Memorial Day through May 29 with military IDs. Plus up to eight guests get 20% off their meals.
Twin PeaksAll military personnel get a free meal from a select menu select menu item Monday with military identification. Also anyone who donates $5 to Folds of Honor at participating restaurants will get a $5 Twin Peaks gift card to use on their next visit.
More deals: Locally-owned businesses and regional chains also may have military free meals and discounts. One of the easiest ways to find out is to check restaurants' social media channels.

Memorial Day retail savings

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Through Monday, all active military, military veterans and first responders will receive 10% off their entire purchase.
Blue Star MuseumsThrough Labor Day, active military and their families get free admission to more than 2,000 museums.
Eyemart Express: Through May 31, veterans, active and non-active duty military personnel and their families get a 20% discount on eyewear purchases with a valid military, dependent, retiree, or DD214 card.
Food Lion: 10% off Monday with rewards card and military ID for military personnel, veterans and their family members.
Goodyear Auto Service: Active and retired military can make an appointment for Goodyear and Just Tires through Monday for a free car care check and 10% off Goodyear Tires. Valid ID is required and appointments can be booked for services performed through June 13.
National Vision: Through May 31, active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their dependents get a 15% discount on eyeglasses, contact lenses and accessories the company’s America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses and Eyeglass World locations.
Omaha SteaksActive-duty military, retirees, veterans, military spouses and dependents get 10% off Monday.
Sherwin-WilliamsFor Military Appreciation Month, active military, veterans and reservists as well as their spouses save an extra 10% on paints and stains.
Sleep NumberThrough June 2, active military and veterans save an extra $100 on any sale price when they get a promo code at www.sleepnumber.com/military.
WalgreensWith a free store loyalty card and valid military ID or proof of service, vets, active duty and their families get 20% off regular price items Saturday through Monday.


Special thank you to USA Today for compiling the list that I just shared.








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Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Day in Vegas with The Female Quotient

Hi ya Gorgeous,

This week has been epic and eventful and on a whim I had a last minute opportunity to visit with The Female Quotient lounge in Las Vegas at the OAAA expo via VegasBuzzTV.



Whoa. That's a mouthful.  I first met the FQ at Sundance where they hosted a lovely lounge with great panels around the subject of women in film and the work environment. So good.



I made a day trip to Las Vegas and arrived at the Aria for the conference. It's such a beautiful resort and casino complete with a monorail and luxury shopping center including Hermes and Harry Winston stores.



The Female Quotient lounge had a panel featuring several women speakers on the topic of "the messy middle" - and how to deal with it.

The panel tackled the idea of "perfection" - the myth of balance and having it all while giving practical tips and options for women in the workplace who need help.


When I arrived at the lounge there was a table full of NYX cosmetics and two makeup artists giving makeup touch ups to the ladies. There was chocolate cupcakes, cookies and refreshments. A photographer was taking headshots for use on new business cards




I loved encountering a financial advisor who was there to answer any money questions a gal could have! The event was a good battery recharger and  perfect for a mid year boost to keep working towards the goals I have set ahead. 

You can learn more about The Female Quotient by visiting them here:

https://www.thefemalequotient.com/

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wine Wednesday - All My Israeli Wines in One Place

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today's wine video is a review of all of my Israel wines I purchased at The Barrel Room in Texas. This photo is from Glory of Zion in Denton. That was such a fun weekend and we had a lot of great experiences while there. We only make it out once a year - and it's always worth it!


Enjoy the video review and there is a link below so you can check out The Barrel Room yourself! Note - in Arizona, the liquor law doesn't allow the sale of the wine in state without them having a facility in the state. Weird. For all of you outside of Arizona - get some!




Thank you for watching and please let me know what your fave summer wine is.

2014 3400 Premium Pinotage from Jerusalem
2014 Yarden Galilee Syrah
2014 Hermon Mount Hermon Moscato
2017 Vintner's Select H cabernet sauvignon semi dry red wine
I get these from The Barrel Room
https://squareup.com/store/the-barrel-room

From Total Wine: 2016 Ben Ami merlot

Oh so good!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - Start Something New In the Area of Your Goal

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday - or - happy Commonwealth day. There seems to be a holiday for any and every day of the year. Which brings me to the topic of today's REsolve Tuesday, the weekly check in for the new year's resolutions made 5 months ago.



In the area of your goal - start something new. If you are working on fitness - do a different exercise program for a couple of weeks. 

Try a new food style or recipes for a week!  If you are working on your business, add a new category.

The point is, do something new. Sometimes trying to revive and persevere in the same old thing just doesn't work.

Ya gotta do the new! Try it! Let me know in the comments how it works out!

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Summer Book Club Reading: Hard Times Create Strong Men by Stefan Aarnio

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I don't know about your school year, but mine is over! Woo hoo! My son graduated last week and now we are in the blissful time known as "summer vacation". Sort of.



I can agree to a some time off but I can't agree to months of tuning out!  He does have some summer camps coming up and in the meantime between now and the next semester starting, he has  a summer book club reading list. It's full of Lee Child, Eoin Colfer and World War II history books! One a week. That's all I ask.

Now, I just received a sample copy of a book that may be on his reading list in another couple of years. Special thanks to author Stefan Aarnio for sharing a copy of his latest book, "Hard Times Create Strong Men"  - you can get a copy on Amazon.  His first book, Self Made is available there as well.




 This book is written for men and as a woman reading it, I found some sideways insight into what might be the perspective of men in situations that women would see differently. Like dating!
I have a guest podcast appearance coming up where we will be talking about this very subject.
In reading the book it reads in a common speech tone and sounds like one guy talking to another. It's definitely not a PC  book and neither is the tone.

What I gathered from reading is a "take charge, take no prisoners, make decisions and stand by them" attitude and less weakness in being in charge of one's own self and life direction.

Topics range from sex, women, family, children, work, money, government, politics and everything that goes with those!

In reading the book, if I were to direct it as a scene in a film, I would definitely start with a father, bringing a journal to a son and asking him to sit down so they can discuss what's inside those hallowed pages.


As I made my way through the sections of the book I can agree with much of what Mister Aarnio is talking about.  That there is a gap in boys becoming men because there is a lack of generational transfer in knowledge, skill, craftsmanship and mentoring. It leaves a young man, to seek out the help he needs to grow into a strong man.

Every chapter has a good take away learning point, though page 484 has my favorite. Mr. Aarnio is talking about how he donated to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake.  He traveled to the Haiti to see first hand how the relief effort was impacting the local economy. The donation had built a very small no frills concrete building - not exactly what was described when the donation was made. Sometimes, when the West rushes in with aid to help, like the Red Cross, the help does more harm than good. Because of all the hand outs there was nothing for the local villages to do and they soon learned to rely on the free hand out versus grow their own cotton, to make fabric, to sew clothing to sell. Or grow their own food to feed the families and sell!

This book is a good read. It's large but worth the effort. If you are a mom of boys, this is a good book for you to read. If you are a man, this is worth you taking a look at.  Perhaps some of you don't read it cover to cover and instead use it more like a reference manual and go to the sections you need help with in the time of need.

Either way, I liked "Hard Times Create Strong Men" and I think it's relevant to today's culture, our future, and has practical applications that can help a young man change his ways for the better, now!

Get your copy on Amazon here.












Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wine Wednesday: The Request Day - Post Your Go To Must Have Summer Wine

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Wednesday - more like Winesday around here!


So, due to yesterday's accidental morning dose of melatonin and not getting my video assignments done and countless other things, I am not able to get online and do a live video today with a review of all of my new favorite wines from Israel!

I only have one left !  Next week I will do the Israeli wine video review.





Now - it's summer. Well, sort of. Our weather here in Arizona has been so weird! It would normally be warming up but instead we have had one freak storm after another. So much rain, which is a good thing - just odd.

Please let me know in the comments here on the blog or on the Facebook page for MakeupUniversity - what is your go to must have summer wine?

I wanna know!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

REsolve Tuesday: Don't Quit! Even When You Feel Like It!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday! Happy summer vacation and in case you like me have a heinous commute for the school year - happy no more commuting!




Oh it's the little things in life that bring such joy! Like, not having to do the 4 hour round trip grind of commuting - we both hate it! Ugh!

Though that is not what is at the top of the list for today's REsolve Tuesday topic, it's actually, don't quit.

See, we both hated the commute but it was so important to do it. So we did. There could be something that you are working towards, or on, or waiting to see the end of the tunnel light peek through and though you may be wanting to just give in and give up, to quit, I'm here to tell you, don't!

Don't quit!




Even when you feel like it!  You will be more mad at yourself for quitting than you will if you stick it out.  I have read numerous accounts of people who have survived suicide and they all say they regretted it the nano second that they jumped off the bridge, swallowed the pills or slit the wrists.
Regret can be a powerful thing.  These suicide survivors were hurting so bad the moment before hurting themselves though the power of life is such a precious gift that the moment they tried to give it back, they regretted it!

So I tell ya, no matter what the struggle is right now - please don't give up. Find one wee piece of joy that you can hang on to that could help you make it through.  People who work the 12 steps for addiction recovery, sometimes start with just focusing on the hour.  Make it through this hour. Then the next.

Start planning on your calendar - write it down - the victories you have enjoyed and how you are going to celebrate the next one!

You can do it! I'm cheering you on! 

p.s. Why no video today? Because I keep melatonin in my bedside stand and it is right next to my morning thyroid medicine. Sure, I should have seen this coming and it has honestly never happened until today.  This morning, in the wee 5 am early light, I fumbled in the drawer for the pill bottle and as I swallowed I noticed, the pill shape was different! Talk about the feeling of regret!



I had swallowed the melatonin instead of thyroid medicine and as there was no getting the pill back I had to adjust my day to half of the workload because I knew that I would be spending the other half asleep!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Flashback Friday - The Mother's Day Edition - great gift ideas!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Friday! I hope you are having an awesome day and getting ready to celebrate an amazing holiday weekend!  In the USA, it's Mother's Day - a time to honor the person in your life who has been a mother to you!





I have had a wild ride recently with work, travel, a graduation, now Mother's Day and then my birthday. All good times, all in a weekend!



Don't even ask about the wild weather! It's been cool and raining in my normally hot and dry desert home. No complaints - just weird.

Now below I have some classic and helpful gift ideas for your Mother's Day celebrations and there is still time to get something wonderful for your mom!  I swear by buying fragrance at this time of year for the gift with purchases - so get some perfume for you and some for mom!












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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What Wine to Gift for Mother's Day?

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Wine Wednesday! Oh girl- or boy - it's time to prep for Mother's Day. Personally I've had my gifts picked out for quite some time and I'm looking  forward to Sunday!

Now to add to the mix, on top of my gifts, I also have 2 new wines that were gifted to me and now I'm going to introduce them to you!



Meet Unruly!



Hope you enjoy it and remember to comment and let me know which wines you love to gift on special occassions!


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - Nomo Fomo


Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday - REsolve Tuesday to be exact! May birthday month continues to be amazing and everywhere I look there is so much to celebrate! Wee! Like giddy joy of a xenomorph enjoying a ride on a swing.

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 I'm continuing on the journey of tracking the goal setting from the beginning of the year - this video will check in wiht you!

Oh the sweet joy of taking stock and monitoring progress! Today we are focusing on Nomo Fomo - I'll explain in the video!





 Enjoy and please let me know in the comments what you are working on!


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Monday, May 6, 2019

MET GALA - Who Wore What

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Monday.
Today is the MET Gala in New York and I've known of it, seen some of it before though I must admit. This year? I'm a tad more interested because Ocean's 8 was free on Prime and I watched it. No, not the original, the remake of the remake with all women and the story is told with all women.


The movie is centered around the MET Gala so I wanted to see what happened last night.

Whoa. Like her or not - Kim Kardashian West stole  the show - more so than Lady Gaga in my opinion because Manfred Thierry Mugler came out of retirement to dress her and the dress inspired by Gina Lolobrigida is amazing.


 Lady Gaga did a beautiful 4 part fashion show on the pink carpet and her makeup is on point! But! I still think, the best was Kim's dress!





Where as I think the best dress design was Manfred Theirry Mugler with Kim Kardashian West , my second runner up goes to Zendaya in a gorgeous color changing Cinderella ball gown! Wow - the feels!

So, dish - would you like to go to the MET Gala? If yes, who do you want to dress you and what type of costume would you want?



I think I would go and I definitely want the biggest, fluffied dress possible!


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Friday, May 3, 2019

Fuel Your Body Friday with HOPE& Sesame Seed milk

Hi ya Gorgeous!
How ya doin'?  It's Friday! It's May 3rd - the day before, May the Fourth Be With You! Are you planning on going - or, better question, did you get the confirmation to enter the new Star Wars land in Disneyland before it opens to the public?


That business is crazy! I do want to go and see it, though I will definitely be going in 6 months ...and when it's not hot.

Speaking of hot, it's been weird weather here - so hot, then cold, then rain, and now getting hot again. My plants to not know what to do! Speaking of plants, I have a live video for you today of a "first impression" tasting of the HOPE& Sesame seed milk in original flavor and vanilla. Plus, I have some tasty snack samples from Mozaicz and Handfulls.

As summer is rapidly approaching and a need for healthy grab and go snacks for road trips, days at the amusement park and picnics, you may want to try these!

Thank you to the brands and a chance to sample the new flavors and products!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wine Wednesday - Vintner's Select H


 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh you know what day it is -Wine Wednesday! I received my order of wines from The Barrel Room in Texas which is full of imported Israeli wines.
 
It's also the first day of May - which means, May birthday month! My birthday, my peiby's birthday and several friends all have birthdays in May - so let the fun begin!



I'm so excited to start the sipping! My first bottle I"m opening is the Vintner's Select H - a semi dry cabernet sauvignon.









Thank you for watching today! I have my first wine review from the Israeli wines I bought in Texas over Passover. Oh so good! Enjoy this review and introduction! If you have a wine I should try - let me know in the comments!


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - ...if at first you don't succeed ...try again!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!~
Thank you so much for watching today! This video has 2 helpful lessons in it - the first is a REsolve Tuesday advice on "getting back in the ring" - "trying again" - or "getting back on the horse after being bucked off"





And then there is my love of sunscreen - I hope these recommendations help you!

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IT cosmetics CC creme  https://amzn.to/2J7Sf9p

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sunscreens! Which one are you using?

 Hi ya Gorgeous! Can we talk about how much I am loving this live format? I don't think that I will go back to doing edited videos ... Sunscreens - I love 'em!

Are you wearing sunscreen today?




I use 'em! I am a fan and use sunscreen daily - no matter where you are - you need to wear a skin protection! This is some of my go to faves I use daily! Let me know in the comments which you use!



Muah!

Favorite sunscreens on Amazon - this is an affiliate link!

MyChelle spf  https://amzn.to/2XCGoUW
Laura Mercier spf   https://amzn.to/2XKNRB8
Obagi spf   https://amzn.to/2XKNtma
Australian tinted spf https://amzn.to/2L3I48C
Mustela baby spf  https://amzn.to/2DyUtLE



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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wine Wednesday - Cans and More Cans for Cannes

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Thank you so much for joining me today for a live video.
Honestly, this is so simple, easy and enjoyable, not sure I will go back to doing edited videos!

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means - Wine Time!
I have a review of two brands new to me I met at Total Wine during the "follow me around" video from last week.

Enjoy and please let me know in the comments which brands and flavors you recommend!



Muah!

p.s.  I'm wearing a face full of Lorac and Laura Mercier makeups!
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

REsolve Tuesday - LIVE!

Hey~! Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday that for me sure feels a lot like a Monday! My son had yesterday off from school so today sure feels out of whack! Whoa! No worries though - I'm ready to get back on track and tighten up my goals game!





Thanks for joining me for my first live on YouTube! Today is REsolve Tuesday and it's my "re"resolve to your goals and new year resolutions that you are working on. Thanks for watching and let me know in the comments how the live format works for you!

Muah!



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wine Wednesday - Field Trip Edition

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Thank you for tuning in today - welcome back to those who are returning and welcome to those who are new!





On Wednesdays - I do wine reviews. Not just any wine review - those bottles and brands that are $10 and under.  Normally I shop at the Walmart or Safeway, but, today! Today I am on a field trip in Las Vegas and shopping at Total Wine.  This store is purely devoted to all things alcohol and wine. There are so many choices - though for this video and my budget, I am only getting wines in the $10 and under range.

If you have a recommendation of a $10 and under wine, please post in the comments.

Now enjoy this field trip to the Total Wine store!



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