Friday, February 28, 2014

How to name your beauty blog or You Tube channel

Hello Gorgeous,
Aye yi yi! Where did this month go! February you went so fast! Fun. But fast!

So today I have  a wee bit o chit chat on where the name Makeup University came from. I'm helping a fellow beauty blogger get started and she is mulling ideas over for the name of her blog and channel.

Why Makeup University?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring Break beach dreams! 2 weeks til Carlsbad!

Oh hello sweet Gorgeous!
I am so ready for my son's spring break from school. Lately we have both had the busiest of schedules and we haven't made a trip since New Years. We need a break to the beach!

I made this on Polyvore and I would love this set-it's Carlsbad perfect! What are you doing for spring break?

Spring Break beach dreams!

Flora Bella beach bag

Lalù floppy hat
$27 -

Elizabeth Arden cheek bronzer

PUR makeup


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Urban Halo for workouts, walking lunches, spring break fun!

 Hello Gorgeous!
While in Vegas this weekend I spent time at the hotel spa. I got a great workout in and then some lovely sauna, whirlpool and steam room time. I've got to admit, I love the spa and body care time!

While working out I used my new sample from Urban Halo. They are right when they say it doesn't slip and doesn't give a headache while keeping hair pulled back and sweat out of eyes.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gettin' Oscar ready: who's wearing a sleek bun? Need help? Try Bun Ease Styling Tool

Hello Purty!

The Oscars are on March 2nd, are you planning a viewing party? I have some help for you if you are looking to create a sleek, stylish bun.  Personally, I'm so glad the whole messy sock bun craze is over.

But a sleek stylish bun, always respectable and in style!

Photo courtesy of Zimbio

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hats off to Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and a new pregnancy!

Hello and Happy Monday!
I just love the love story of Princess Diana's oldest son Prince William who is now the Duke of Cambridge and his beautiful fashion savvy bride Kate Middleton, the now Duchess of Cambridge.

I just saw a story about her being pregnant again. Congratulations to them!

Now, I say all that to share an update from Philip Kingsley (Britain's best hair care!) on hats and hair health. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wet n Wild Wild shine polish review for an Oscars red carpet look

Sunday sweet Sunday Gorgeous!
 Where did the month go? I'm shocked at how fast the days are going!

 So we are just over a week from the 2014 Oscars? Who's your favorite to win best picture?

In the photo, the fourth and pinky finger are wearing a red carpet worthy color from Wet n Wild Wild Shine collection called jezebel. The index and middle finger are wearing the RCM at home gel polish pro color Red Carpet. How fitting!

So far, as manicures go: the RCM red carpet has held up for well over a week and in my experience, that's amazing. No chips, no wear, just all shine. 

The jezebel Wet n Wild Wild Shine wore well, has a deep red tone with sparkle. It's perfect for prom or dressing up and best of all, it's just under a dollar! $.93 to be exact! For that price, you can get several colors to create amazing looks for prom, spring break, Oscar parties and more!

Enjoy some rest today!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!
6 Relaxing Yoga Poses You Can Do At Home

Stressed? Try one of these calming yoga poses in the comfort of your own living room

6 Relaxing Yoga Poses You Can Do At Home

This is a Fitness article

With a busy schedule that piles on the stress, fitting in a yoga class is more wishful thinking than reality, right? Well, here's some good news: You don’t need a whole hour and a half yoga class to unwind. To help you de-stress on a more regular basis, we put together a series of simple yoga poses that you can do at home. So, focus on your breath, put on some relaxing music, and try these poses that'll detoxify all the crazy stuff going on in your life.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wet n Wild New Floral Values #393A: a review

 Hello Sweet Gorgeous,
Happy Saturday!
Prom is around the corner, spring break is coming too, not to mention spring in general!

I recently received a sample of the new Coloricon eyeshadow palette from Wet n Wild that will be available in stores soon.  It's 5 pans of shadow that are labeled where they should be applied and a color by number chart is on the back of the package.

Friday, February 21, 2014

TGIF! Aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizer is just right for spring break!

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Friday! TGIF! Oh thank God it's Friday! I'm on my way to Vegas for production and some fun.
I'm taking my samples of the Aveeno Active Naturals positively radiant tinted moisturizer with spf 30.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014 Sci Tech Oscars Awards: get Oscar glam with Jane Iredale skincare makeup

Hello Gorgeous,
I'm a techy geek'ish kind of gal and love all things sci fi and technology. Though I may not be the bleeding edge user or pre-early adopter of new technology, I just love it.

On Saturday February 2015, the Sci Tech awards for science and technology that was used in movie making were awarded at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

One of the hosts for the award show was actress Kristen Bell and I swear it looks like she is wearing Jane Iredale's Karen lipstickold Dust shimmer powder.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TEEN WEEK 2014: that's a wrap!

Hello Sweet Gorgeous,
Today is the final day of the 2014 TEEN WEEK!

Truly, this week is my favorite week of the year in the blog because I love to encourage young ladies! Or, rather-I love to encourage any lady, but specifically for the young ones who feel lost or discouraged. 

We have talked about your financial health, emotional healthy, body image health and makeup health.
If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with any of the guest blog post authors, there are links on the posts, or reach out to me directly.

To me personally, TEEN WEEK is everyday. Not just this week. If you have any questions or concerns, something to share, please write. I love to hear from you!

I'm most active on Twitter, @Cherelynn.

Cheers to you Beautiful! I'm excited to watch your star shine!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

#TEEN WEEK: Spending & Saving with Money Coach Brittney Castro

Hello Sweet Gorgeous!
TEEN WEEK is about to help you get more out of your money! No matter what you are earning now or saving, it can get better with help from money coach Brittney Castro of Financially Wise Women.

Get ready to do a short video tutorial to get more out of your money with Brittney!

Monday, February 17, 2014

TEEN WEEK: what to do if you are in an abusive relationship

Hey Ya Gorgeous!
Today in TEEN WEEK, and also as you have a break from school for the President's Day holiday, I want to have a wee chit chat about what to do if you are a teen girl in a relationship and being abused.
Remember, abuse can be verbal, like being yelled at, mocked, or have threatening speech directed at you.
Photo courtesy of 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

TEEN WEEK: Where are the Champions?

Hello Sweet Gorgeous,
Welcome to TEEN WEEK,
I have a wee word of encouragement for you today based on the thought: "Where are the Champions?".

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Odacite Pure Elements Blueberry Jasmine Facial Serum Concentrate: cell energy for all the post Valentine's Day'ness

Hey ya Gorgeous!
Too much Valentine's indulgence yesterday? No worries. I've tried something that will light up your skin like booya cha cha!

TEEN WEEK guest post with Jessica Kinni: what's your body image?

Hello Gorgeous!
I'm so excited to introduce you to VH1 Reality tv star and on camera host Jessica Kinni. She has such a great word of encouragement and powerful lesson for you young ladies! Read up!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fergie Fuchianista from Wet n Wild-for the bold Valentine's lip look

Hello Sweet Gorgeous!
Are you getting ready for the Valentine's Day celebration? For all my ladies who are single, this is a time to celebrate the goodness of God's love and not worry about what the world says or tries to make you feel like you are less than because you are not in a relationship. Say NO to that dirty business!

Just wait for the right one and God will bring him to you!

Now look at this gorgeous rich tone of lipstick from the Wet n Wild Fergie collection.

TEEN WEEK with Producer/Director Chante Trepte of 3 Chicks Productions

Hello Gorgeous and welcome to another day of TEEN WEEK 2014!

I'm so excited to bring you a guest blog post from Chante Trepte of 3 Chicks Productions. If you need a word of encouragement to help boost you out of a low self esteem funk, then by all means keep reading!

Read more here...

P.S. Happy happy Valentine's Day to you my sweet loves! I love you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

TEEN WEEK starts NOW! Guest blog with Becky Fisher of KIMI

 Hello Gorgeous!
I am so excited to welcome you to TEEN WEEK 2014!

When I started writing the Makeup University blog back in 2007 I had not yet conceived of the TEEN WEEK event. That didn't start until 2011. Since then writing TEEN WEEK has quickly become my favorite part of blogging. It's a chance to come together around the young gals of the world and encourage them and champion their efforts!

Let's get started!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday President Lincoln and NeoCell healthy supplements

 Hello and Happy Birthday to President Abraham Lincoln,
 I wonder if they make men like Mr. Lincoln anymore? He persevered beyond belief to get where he got to!

I often wonder, how was his health? I've been using the NeoCell Keratin, Pomegranate and Collagen supplements for a few weeks now to bolster my immune system during this winter season.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day green dress

Coloricon Glitter single: Vices for Valentine's Day

 Hello Gorgeous,
It's almost Valentine's Day-are you ready? If you are, good for you. If not, maybe get out to the drugstore and pick up the new Coloricon Glitter Single called Vices for your Valentine's Day party look.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day: Wet n Wild megaslicks BALMSTAIN in red-dy-or-not

Happy Monday Gorgeous!
I love Mondays because I get so much accomplished!

Now Valentine's Day is just a few days away and if you need an affordable lip look for Valentine's and beyond, try the new Wet N Wild Megaslicks Balmstains.

 This is more affordable than you think and it lasts and feels good on the lip too!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Red Carpet Manicure: how to get your nails red carpet ready!

Okay Gorgeous
March 2nd is the 2014 Oscars and you too can have red carpet ready nails.

I just tried the at home gel manicure system and loved the results.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome!

Oh Gorgeous!
If you like LEGO you have got to see this movie! It's the first full length LEGO movie and it is so darn good you need to see it right now!

My son had a half day at school and it was perfect timing because we peeled out of the school parking lot and off to the movie theatre!

In tow for our The LEGO Movie viewing are Chima Laval and Old West Emmet from the movie cast.

 We stopped to pick up snacks on our way into the theater. My Mancub has been looking forward to this movie so much! He has already set aside  some of his allowance to purchase the mini figure set that goes with the movie.

 One of our favorite thing about seeing The LEGO Movie is the soundtrack created by Mark Mothersbaugh.
The title song sang by Tegan and Sarah is a fun, upbeat electronic pop song that neither of us can stop singing-and we are out of the movie! Everything is Awesome!

 My son was saying that his favorite thing about The LEGO Movie was not just about the LEGO and the master building, but the unique mini figure characters that were introduced, (can you say UniKitty?) and how all of the characters were taught to work together to defeat the bad guy.

As a parent and an adult sitting in the movie, yes there was ample amount of kidness included in the show, but there was also a fair amount of adult conversation and a tiny bit of innuendo that a kid wouldn't pick up buy an adult will.

The LEGO Movie has enough action to keep both kids and adults entertained. There is a very fun twist to the plot towards the end of the movie that I think the parents and adults will get a big laugh out loud from when they see it.

 Bottom line, if you are thinking about taking your 8 year old to see a movie, you can feel good about spending your time and money on The LEGO Movie. And, if you happen to be considering buying the 3DS game to match, I did, and it came with a Old West Emmet mini fig. The game so far is good says my son, but the movie is better. Enjoy!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways! Position Yourself for Better Sleep

Quick changes that will help you wake up on the right side of the bed

Position Yourself for Better Sleep

This is a Health & Beauty article

Let's face it: getting eight hours of shut-eye a night seems more like an absurd dream than actual reality. Not only can stressful work schedules and beeping devices affect the quality of sleep you get, but also the position you sleep in can be held accountable for those puffy eyes and persistent migraines. See how your sleep position is wreaking havoc on your health.

See tips

Colleen Rothschild Beauty: a sample kit to start great skin

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh I have been spoiled early for Valentine's Day with a sampler kit from Colleen Rothschild Beauty!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sochi Olympics open tonight in Russia: good luck to the USA Olympians

TGIF Gorgeous!
I love watching the Olympics! As a young girl, I often dreamed of being a gymnastics Olympian.
No, I never took gymnastics. Though if I were going to be an Olympic athlete that would have been my choice.

So here is a photo of what is possibly going to be the opening ceremonies attire? What do you think?