Saturday, November 30, 2013

G.M. Collin Ceramide Comfort @2013Oscars and for travel too

Oh Gorgeous,
I've left Legoland with my family and now we are en route to San Diego for a wedding, full day on the USS Midway and then on to the yacht for the nuptials.

I'm tired. It's been so much driving, and some fast food, and more sumptuous food, it may be fair to say that I have had too much wine and not enough sleep?  I'm not complaining but all this good time having is draining!

I've had some samples of G.M. Collin skincare with me and thank goodness! The Daily Ceramide Comfort has come in real handy!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Nail Rock your Black Friday! Velvent, Caviar or Glitter?

Hey ya Purty!
It's Black Friday and for me that means I am at Legoland with my family. For those of you who are out shopping, good luck!

Now, it is time to get your holiday manicures ready and if you need a new texture and nail art polish to try, please try the Nail Rock Nail Velvet, Nail Rock Nail Caviar and Nail Rock Nail Sequin polishes for a party look that is fun and classy at the same time!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Sale Alert: FAKE BAKE Gift Set $24.99

Hello Gorgeous,
Personally, I am so over Friday sales but if you aren't and need to get some beauty gifts- the Fake Bake self tanning products are amazing and smell good too! Enjoy the savings!

Fake Bake wants your readers to enter winter on a golden note! For Black Friday and Cyber Monday we are offering our amazing gift set at a discount.  This includes our Flawless a lip-gloss and a beautiful compact mirror.


This is basically a one-stop shop for anyone seeking the perfect tan for upcoming holiday parties and New Year's Eve or gift giving too!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Happy Thanksgivukkah-I am thankful for you!

Hello Gorgeous,
Today is Thanksgiving and the also Hanukkah. Expect a miracle!

I am so thankful for you and everything and everyone that I have met and encountered with the Makeup University blog.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Stay tuned, there is much more in store!
In the meantime, God bless you and your family!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sainthood Herbs & The Wheatgrass People: keeping your immune system healthy this holiday season

Hey you Gorgeous gal you!
At this moment, I am already on the road to a dear friend's wedding festivities. I have packed these supplements with me for my family to keep us healthy as we go from Phoenix to Carlsbad to San Diego and back to Phoenix before heading home to jump in to an already ramped up Christmas party season!

Sainthood Herbs and Pines Internationl-The Wheatgrass People make natural supplements to keep your immune system strong while traveling and celebrating!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kiss My Face: honey calendula lotion:for itchy winter skin!

Hey Ya Purty!
Quick post to share a fave lotion for the entire family that is paraben free and perfect for all your dry itchy parts and everyone in your family.

Kiss My Face has been around for decades making natural based products and this honey calendula lotion does not dissappoint!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gifts That Give Back with Laura Mercier

Heads up ladies! Quick notice to share what's going on with Laura Mercier for holiday!
 There is something in this collection for everyone-enjoy!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

AMA's Billboard Music Awards 2013: Resvology with 4-AR Molecule Age Corrective Wrinkle Treatment- for Katy Perry & Joan Jett?

Hello Gorgeous,
Happy Monday! I get more accomplished on a Monday than I do most of the week and today will be no different. There are a mere 48 hours before I leave for a week long wedding extravaganza and there is so much to do before my family hits the road!

Yes, I said road! We road trip (a' la Amazing Race?) to Phoenix to Carlsbad to San Diego to Phoenix to home!

I will be packing for the trip my Resvology Age Correction treatment and  eye cream!  From the looks of the red carpet at the AMA's tonight, legendary rock singer Joan Jett just may use it too!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

2013 Billboard Music Awards: Sterling & Pink Prism by Laura Mercier get you redcarpet ready

Hello Gorgeous,
Oh I love Sundays! My family is getting ready for church, definitely having some early Thanksgiving dinner leftovers for breakfast and getting ready for our week long adventure at a dear friends wedding feast.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Give the gift of instant bliss....Holiday Guide inside!

 Hey ya Gorgeous!
I'm busy in the kitchen getting my family Thanksgiving dinner ready today because I will be traveling on the actual holiday- while I'm cooking, enjoy these holiday gift ideas!

This holiday season you’ll have the chance to give the gift of instant bliss to everyone on your list. From chic stocking stuffers to handbags, these gifts are the perfect picks:
  • Treat your co-worker or babysitter to SheaMoisture’s Frankincense & Myrrh Scented Soap. This luxurious, oversized bar soap is 8 ounces of 100-percent organic delight. At the heart of its formula is shea butter, a healing and moisturizing ingredient whose benefits SheaMoisture has been harnessing for decades. Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, this festive flavor includes frankincense and myrrh, which are renowned for their healing properties and aromatic fragrance. Other scents include lavender, coconut & hibiscus, lemongrass and olive & green tea, among others. $4.99 at Target and Walgreens stores nationwide.
  • A must have for the city girl is the gorgeous Jo TotesAbby cross-body bag. Made to carry you through the work week in style, this sleek bag is roomy enough for all of your essentials. Featuring soft, water-resistant man-made leather, adjustable and removable cross-body strap, and 6 convenient pockets that easily store everything from your iPod to Altoids, this stunner is sure to become a staple. (SRP: $89; Size: 8" x 12" x 5.25".) Available in Lilac, Mint and Black at 
  • Your super picky sister-in-law will fancy Olivia Garden’s Divine Brush Collection. Each brush features a revolutionary ergonomic design that fits perfectly in the palm of the hand giving full styling control while reducing stress on the wrist and hand. Each Divine brush’s unibody eliminates tugging, pulling or snagging. Each brush boasts a gorgeous, super glossy gold color, is gentle on the hair and scalp, and is perfect for all hair types. Choose from Divine Wet Detangler (DV-1; SRP: $23.25); Divine Dry Detangler (DV-3; SRP: $26.50); Divine Care & Style model (DV-2; SRP: $31.50); or Divine Care & Style Boar Styler (DV-4; SRP: $31.50).; 800-922-2301.
·         Your sister will covet this revolutionary volume reducing and smoothing treatment that works with the natural textures of your hair, producing smooth, healthy results.  Boasting a quick, do-it-yourself hair smoothing system, nuNAAT’s Ultra Keratin Touch features a synergy of proteins and amino acids that are bio-compatible with hair fibers.  Provides a temporary change of hair structure that leaves hair more manageable, considerably reducing volume and frizz, restoring hair’s natural shine and bounce for an all-natural look.  SRP: $14.99; Walgreens.
  • Your Mom will adore SheaMoisture’s collection of Bath Soaks.  Choose from Coconut & Hibiscus, Olive & Green Tea, Lavender & Wild Orchid and Lemongrass, among others.  Using detoxifying mineral-rich Dead Sea Salts – rich in magnesium, calcium and potassium, and Shea Butter – each soak provides a nourishing and healing soak in a matter of minutes.  SRP: $9.99 at Target and Walgreens. 
  • The perfect gift for your BFF? HotheadsMini G™ Brush, a petite version of their best-selling 3D Grooming Brush™, boasts three types of bristles that help achieve perfect hair on-the-go: white boar bristles to add shine, black boar bristles to control frizz and for smoothing, and firm nylon ball tipped bristles that easily detangle hair. Its compact, sleek design allows it to easily fit into any bag – making it a beauty must-have. SRP: $17.,, by calling 1-800-875-3623 and at select retailers nationwide.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!
Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

There's no need to dread the 3.4oz liquid rule with these carry-on gems

Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

This is a makeup article

Regardless of what class you're flying, check-in at the airport comes with its fair share of nuisances. There's rushing to cram everything into a plastic container and walking through the security line barefoot. But nothing compares to having to toss out your favorite perfume because it's over the 3.4 liquid limit. Nothing. To help you avoid holding up the line or tossing anything valuable, we ranked our top travel-friendly sized products so you can sail through security, worry free. Click ahead to see the top picks!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Meet the award winning Native American Skana Spa

Hey Purty!
Oh, you know, I like to share the good stuff with you and when I received a press release about the award winning Native American Skana Spa I had to share!

 From one Native to another, congratulations!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

HealFast SkinCare: Eggvanced Skin Therapy

 Hello Gorgeous!
I have recently sampled and tested a new product called Heal Fast Skincare and the system I tested was the Eggvanced Skin Therapy System.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eve Pearl: The Ultimate Face Palette & The Flawless Face Palette

Booya Gorgeous!
I love Eve Pearl as a makeup artist and what she has accomplished in her career which includes 5 Emmy Awards. Eve is also the author of "Plastic Surgery without the Surgery: the Miracle of Makeup Techniques".

Eve is also an innovator in High Definition Beauty and she has developed an exclusive luxury brand of multi-functional cosmetics named after her, Eve Pearl.

The  Flawless Face Palette in cream has 2 cream foundations shades, 2 cream concealers, 1 cream blush, 1 mattifier and 1 illuminator. I have the Medium shade.
I think as a makeup artist, I love this palette for my kit, and as a makeup junkie, I love it for my travels!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - oh Katniss!

Hey Purty!
I read these books. Loved them. In fact, it was my Mom who read the Hunger Games trilogy first and recommended them to me.

I am an avid reader. I read a lot! I read each book in one day. I had to finish them each in one sitting that I remember being up late and down to one eye and yet I kept reading to see what happened to Katniss!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Rock N Roll Marathon Las Vegas: and Blowfish

 Happy Monday Gorgeous!
I am home from the Rock N Roll marathon event in Las Vegas over the weekend. While I was there for the event, so were some friends from out of town, and of course, Las Vegas extended the usual courtesy of great nightlife and entertainment.

Enter, the hangover remedy sample sent to me by Blowfish.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pureology serious colour care Pure Volume Extra Care Shampoo-for everyday use on highlighted hair

Hey Ya Purty!
I love trying new products and I received a sample of Pureology serious colour care Pure Volume shampoo.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Jet Set for the Thanksgivukkah travel

Oh sweet Gorgeous!
We are roughly ten days out from the beginning of a once in a lifetime event. Thanksgivukkah that is!  This year, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving happen on the same day. The next time it is going to happen is will be the year 79,188.

So, I hope you are planning to travel and see loved ones! I will be at a wedding, at a resort spa, to Legoland and to San Diego. I am so excited!

Philip Kingsley has a wee trio of hair care called "Jet Set" and the sizes are just right to be approved for flight on the TSA, so naturally they will also travel well on a boat, a train, (oh I dream to ride the Orient Express!) and by car.

Friday, November 15, 2013

NUSport protein and vitamin drinks; something new on the market!

 Hello Gorgeous,
Seems there is a new sport drink on the United States market-and I have tried some and there is a video review for you at the bottom of the product info below.

Chinese Importing Tasty Nutrition Packed Drinks Made in the USA!

NYC based entrepreneur Sol Wahba says that the several of the colorful and tasty products in the NuvoSport Smart Meal-SNX line are striking a chord with people in China.

“We’re seeing significant and growing interest in two of our high density nutritional drinks,” he said. “We’re shipping more and more orders on a regular basis.”

Wahba explains, “We introduced products to representatives from 10 provinces at a Chinese new year celebration and at the Autumn moon cake festival. The interest goes back several years in China when milk product was replaced in powdered baby formula with a plastic melamine that has similar molecular weight and texture to powdered milk. Since then almost all baby formula comes from the USA because the Chinese are afraid to buy local formulas. The Chinese people trust Made IN AMERICA when it comes to ingestible products and believe that our safety standards are of higher standard than they can find elsewhere in the world.  Last year in February there were shortages of baby formula and people were actually crossing the border to hoard and resell the powdered formula for double or triple the price. On average a kilo can of baby formula in mainland china sells for $45 to $60 in USD. That is much higher than what we pay here. Our concentrated nutritional drinks represent a tremendous value at a much lower price.” 

Fruitmania is a ready-to-drink “single shot” beverage that packs 5 full servings of fruits and vegetables in a single serving of less than 3 fluid ounces. Each serving contains 2 full servings of fruit and 3 full servings of vegetables as well as 5 grams of dietary fiber (20% of the recommended daily allowance). Fruitmania is heat and cold stable. all natural, fat free, gluten free, cholesterol free, lactose free, preservative free, and contains less than 100 calories per serving.  

ProShots Plus is an all-natural, ready-to-drink 100-calorie vial that provides 15 grams of protein (30% of the recommended daily amount) and 27 vitamins and minerals in just 120 calories. Also made available
Is the original Proshots formula with 25 grams of pure protein.

Now enjoy this short taste testing video!


Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways! Caitlin's Straight, Listless Style Gets a Major Makeover

After having the same style since birth, it was time for a change

Caitlin's Straight, Listless Style Gets a Major Makeover

This is a Hair Care article

Caitlin is one of those lucky girls who doesn't actually have to do anything to her hair. It's not frizzy or poofy, and she doesn't even have to straighten it to get it to lie flat. The problem? Her lack of style wasn't really doing anything for her. Her stick-straight, fine hair was just lying there, begging to be transformed. So we teamed up with a stylist, colorist and makeup artist, and showed her just how much style that listless hair of hers could have.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Review: Sex and the Single Christian Girl by Marian Jordan Ellis-fighting for purity in a rom-com world

Hey Gorgeous!
I love reading as a hobby and pass time, and this new book is so good and such a life manual for all the young to old gals out there who want to stay pure and modest for their marriage.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Organic Male Step 2: Purifying pH Balancer

 Hello Gorgeous!
This post is for the guys in your life-are they taking good care of their skin? Now is the time to get exfoliating, moisturizing and prepping the skin to be ready for close up holiday photos!

I am a fan of the Organic Male brand, and today I have a wee review of the Step 2 in the 4 step skincare regime recommended by Organic Male.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lia Sophia Jewelry Online Party starts now!

 Hello Gorgeous!
Today I am starting an online jewelry party for Lia Sophia! If you need to get some holiday party accessories or gifts for loved ones, the Lia Sophia jewelry is a great choice because it comes with a lifetime guarantee. Orders can be placed online at your convenience, ship directly to you and have a satisfaction guarantee. November 25th is the cut off date for orders to be placed, and like AMEX says "shop small" this season!

Here is how it works....

Spray Thin for Thanksgiving day eat'fest and the pounds that follow

Hey Ya Gorgeous!
I'm trying for this week, the appetite suppressant called Spray Thin. Just in time to lose a few pounds before a production where I am the on camera talent and maybe a few pounds to allow for more Thanksgivvukah indulgence?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day: take time to thank a Veteran today

Hello Gorgeous,
Please take a moment to say thank you to a Veteran today. Whether the person is a family member, neighbor or stranger-a moment of respect and honor is due the men and women of our military who served and sacrificed for the United States of America.

My great Uncle served in World War II and remembers vividly what it was like to be a very young man sent to war with just weeks of training. Again, I encourage you to take a moment and thank a Veteran today!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Monday: Fall Skincare Giveaway-WIN Michael Todd and Edimi 6 pack of skincare!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 Happy Monday to you! I get more done on a Monday than most other days. Now, here is a great way to start your day, enter the Makeup University 6 pc Fall Skincare giveaway featuring Michael Todd true organic skincare and Edimi natural skincare!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Savannah Bee honey body wash: luxury in a tube for your shower or bath-3 scents to choose from

Howdy Purty!
I love finding a good thing such as Savannah Bee Company. I've tried their lip gloss and now I'm back for more honey body products! I have recently sampled the Savanna Bee honey body wash in lemongrass spearmint, tupelo and wild blackberry!

Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Miss Universe 2013: congratulations Gabriela Isler! Organix Scalp Therapy is for you!

Hello Gorgeous!
Were you watching the Miss Universe pageant? Wow, those are some tall ladies!


Congratulations to Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler who works for Venevision at home in Venezuela. She has a busy year ahead of her!

47th annual Country Music Association Awards: Taylor Swift wins Pinnacle Astyle ward at 23

 Hello Gorgeous!
I did not get to see the CMA Awards this year because I was traveling and just now I am beginning to catch up on what I missed.

Obviously, this is what I missed: Taylor Swift winning the Pinnacle Award at 23! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Seabuck Wonders & Juice Plus: how to keep your family's immune systems healthy and strong this season

TGIF Beautiful!
Wow, I can hardly believe the first week of November is over! So the holiday season is upon us and my family is traveling a lot, how about yours?

So I need to keep my family's immune systems healthy and strong as we get ready to travel, celebrate and visit with friends and be in Legoland. I love going to Legoland with my son, but I'm always concerned about how they clean all those Legos?

I use Seabuck Wonders and Juice Plus chewables to keep us healthy and strong.

Get your Seabuck Wonders here:


Thursday, November 7, 2013

nuNAAT Real Me Curl-to-Coil Perfect Do Pomade & Natural Curl Activator-it's new!

Hello Gorgeous!
I've been playing with several of the nuNAAT Real Me Curl-to-Coil products that are new to the brand.

I've tested the shampoo and conditioner, and I've also been experiencing the Natural Curl Activator and Perfect Do Pomade.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Prestige Skin Loving Minerals: Leaf single shadow

 Hey Ya Purty!
I have really been enjoying the Leaf color of Prestige Skin Loving Minerals.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

nuNAAT Real Me Curl-to-Coil shampoo/conditioner review

Hello Gorgeous!
Today I have a product review for you of the new  nuNAAT Real Me Curl-to-Coil shampoo and conditioner. Get ready to find a new product to help tame frizzies and treat dry curls! Then, stay tuned because later this week I will review the styling products! Free of Sulfates, Mineral Oils, Parabens and Sodium Chloride; this amazing new collection has been specially formulated with our exclusive Join Complex®.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Monday-did you get your daily dose of wisdom and encouragement yet?

Happy Monday Gorgeous!

I get more accomplished on a Monday than most other day-why do you think that is? The fresh start to a week? What is it?

Perhaps the daily dose of Word and encouragement I get? I start each day with a Bible verse or sometimes a devotion from this book Wisdom For Everyday  Living by Steve M. Woods.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

You Tube Music Awards look with Presstige Skin Loving Minerals Jasper Collection

Howdy Gorgeous!
Who else is watching/participating in the You Tube Music Awards?

This is the websites/channels first award show and I think it's struggling to find relevance in the already saturated "red carpet", "award show" season.

Really You Tube, what is going to set  this evening apart from other red carpets and award shows?
Lookin' forward to seeing what comes of it!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Taylor Swift: You Tube Music Awards and an amazing fragrance!

Hello Gorgeous,
So it's Saturday, I'm on set-probably by the time this posts I will already be elbow deep in zombie makeup!

Who is watching the You Tube Music Awards tomorrow? Comment if you are and who you voted for!

Now, here's the beautiful Miss Taylor Swift and a video for her fragrance-which is amazing! Enjoy!

Taylor Swift: 'Taylor' Perfume Commercial Part 2! 
Photo courtesy of

Now enjoy some Taylor! 

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6 Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Treats

Swap your go-to stress sweets for these tweaked treats

6 Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Treats

This is a Diet article

If you're anything like us, when the stress hits, you're willing to cut across four lanes of traffic and make an illegal U-turn in pursuit of a Snickers bar. On the other hand, we're just as likely to reward ourselves with a Twinkie (or billion calorie pasta dinner) come a job promotion, birthday, or celebratory outing. Between all of the highs and lows, it's hard to find an excuse not to indulge. The problem: This roller-coaster diet can take its toll on your health, not to mention your waistline. Check out these simple ingredient swaps (think: coconut oil in place of vegetable oil) so you can have your cake and eat it too...without the crazy blood-sugar spikes.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

TGIF! 3 products to be thankful for as we get ready for the Thanksgving season!

Hello Purties! It's Friday! The weather is amazing and I just know that many of you are going to be out on the road, in adventures and may need a few products to help get you through the weekend!

Here's a wee list of products to be thankful for just in time to be ready for Thanksgivukkah! (What are the chances that Hanukkah starts on Thanksgiving this year?!)


Hello November! Chapstick tins are ready to rock!

Hey ya Gorgeous!

November is here. In Arizona, that means the best weather ever! Thanksgiving is in a few short weeks, and I have two weddings to attend, 2 family trips and we are going to be in high altitude, sea level, desert and then some! Now luckily I have a sample of a product that is going to be perfect for the road trips ahead.

As of today, November 1st, ChapStick has their holiday tins ready for pick up and travel!