Monday, June 30, 2014

Under the Dome Season 2: are you watching?

 Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! I love Mondays  and I get so much accomplished. Like, on my to do list for today is to watch the Season 2 opener for Under the Dome. Which was last summer's break out hit. Will lightning strike twice for the show?

Stephen King wrote this first episode, and has a cameo, so tonight's Nielsen ratings are already stacked in the show's favor.

 So what else is in store for the citizens of Chester's Mill?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

em cosmetics by Michelle Phan: a review of makeup mood enhancer "the golden hour"

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh the joy of binge watching Breaking Bad and a bit of binge blogging also!
While my son is in LEGO camp, I am getting as many blog posts written and ready as possible so that I will be up to date and on track while I travel. I liken it to being the same as my current hobby of binge watching what Walter White and Pinkman are up to!
So today’s post is about Ipsy creator and YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s new line of cosmetics called em.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Body Drench Black Orchid body lotion for subtle summer scent and binge watching

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh, it’s time for a throwback of sorts. Not a way back sort of throwback but one from earlier  in the month during my time in Death Valley.

I received a sample of Body Drench Black Orchid body lotion at the 2014 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party sponsored by Ipsy.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Back to School: Eva NYC Dry Shampoo with an Independence Day twist!

Hey ya Gorgeous! Tgif!

One more pre-BTS-(Back to School) thought before launching into full Fourth of July party preparation and how to keep your look while not melting in the hot summer sun.

I was introduced to Eva NYC hair care products from a sample I received at the 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party.

TGIF with Dermalogica Clean Start kit-just in time for BTS! Yes, BTS!

Happy Friday Gorgeous!
Woo hoo! Are you ready for the weekend?
Personally, with Mancub out of school and a funky schedule, everyday seems like a weekend day and all the days are blurring together, how about you Moms?

 Guess what Gorgeous-BTS otherwise known as Back to School starts in 6 weeks or August 7th to be exact!

 So if you or someone you know has some skin challenges, now is the perfect time to get started in clearing up blemished skin for BTS Fall 2014!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fourth of July manicure idea: what's yours?

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Have you any big plans for an Independence Day celebration? I love celebrating the Fourth of July-but, in Arizona, it's so hot and not a lot of  fun to go do anything since it only cools down to 110 degrees by time the fireworks are set off.

 One of my most favorite Fourth of July celebrations is the year Mancub and I went to the Phoenix Zoo for the Fourth of Zoo-ly celebration. It was a great catered meal, animal encounters and then a perfect viewing spot on the back side of Tempe Town Lake from the east side of the zoo. So much fun!

Now, back to getting a firework worthy manicure for your Independence Day celebrations!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bosley BOS-Renew Volumizing Dry shampoo: a summer road trip review for you!

 Hello Gorgeous!
I was out traveling and brought my sample of Bosley Volumizing Dry Shampoo along for the ride.

 This is how it played out...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nyakio hydrating face lotion with kola nut spf 20: a review for you

Hello Tuesday!
I love finding a new product and especially one so comforting to the skin as Nyakio!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Monday with Mally high shine lipgloss!

Hello Gorgeous!
I love Mondays! I get so much accomplished on a Monday!

 And today I am getting much done while wearing a new pink lip color from Mally!
Did you know that Mally is in Ulta now?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jill Duggar wedding: a brides scent for her big day

Hello Gorgeous,
Well, it's official. Jill Duggar of  "19 Kids & Counting" cable tv show is now Mrs. Derick Dillard!

I wonder what her wedding day fragrance was? I've been loving the Romantina scent from Juliette Has A Gun and wearing it for summer.

But, these two scents are subtle, floral and perfect for a summer wedding.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Congratulations to Jill & Derick, Happy First Day of Summer and then some!

Happy Saturday Gorgeous!
Wow, today is another super packed summer day!

Today is the day that the beautiful Miss Jill Duggard becomes Mrs. Derick Dillard!
Congratulations to this young couple!

And next in the news that it is the longest day of summer, the Summer Solstice. What are you doing on this very long day?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Big Sexy Hair for all your summer travel

TGIF Gorgeous!
How's your summer hair holding up? Mine's a mess! I still have not found a hairstylist to replace the best one ever though I am in deep need of a cut/color/condition treatment! Stat!

 Remember the 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party I went to last month? Well, I've traveled so much lately that I am still playing through all of the products that were in my swag bags.
Like, this can of big sexy hair hairspray!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Jill Duggar wedding: what will she wear, what makeup, what hair!

Ok Gorgeous,
So I have recently forayed into the area called Netflix. It's true. I'm not much of a tv watcher to begin with, but since I've found Netflix on my tv, I am now binge watching Breaking Bad.

What does that have to do with the 19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar? Oh  the s a bunny trail tv watching story. I have been traveling quite a bit lately and while in a hotel room, the tv station the tv was set to when I turned it on had the 19 Kids and Counting show on.

I have read about them on the internet, but once I started watching the show on cable in a hotel room, I fell in love with them! That family has such strong moral values and are such a beacon in a tv stream of sewage. It was so refreshing to see the show. I saw the episode where Derick proposed to Jill. Crying. Literally crying over a tv show late night in a hotel room.

So now with the June 21 wedding just ahead, what will Jill wear?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Vincent Longo cosmetics via Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party!

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh, here is a fave brand that I haven't experienced in a while but have been re-introduced at the Generation Beauty YouTube Space LA party.

Yeah, I know. It was several weeks ago and I am just now getting to posting about it!

The travel has been crazy amazing! I'm blessed and glad for it, though I have yet to figure out how to blog while on the road! If you have any info, tell me please!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

C.Booth Honey Almond Indulgence Kit: for summer

Holy smokes ya'll Gorgeous gals,
How can it be half way through June already? It's super hot and windy here in Arizona. So weird to be so windy? Anyhoo, meet c.Booth Honey Almond Indulgence Kit-it's part of the summer spa series!

It's an all over body blessing with thick rich butter and moisture for jerky like summer skin!

Monday, June 16, 2014

eva nyc: clean it up travel kit for summer fun

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!

Oh, the goodies from Generation Beauty 2014 YouTube Space LA party continue to amaze and surprise me!

The hair care brand Eva Nyc was included in my swag bag and I've tried it and fell in love!

 Here I am at Zabriskie's Point in Death Valley CA. Personally,  I think the area is absolutely beautiful! Now meet Eva Nyc haircare!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
A big hip hip hooray to Dads today!

No matter who is a father figure in your life, today is a good time to remind them how much they mean to you!

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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fixing sock tan lines at home with FAKE BAKE self tanning mousse

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 My feet have so many different stripes on them from wearing my running sneakers, flip flops and dress flats!

So let me show the process so maybe you can do it too!

Let's start with one tan lined foot in need of a fresh pedicure...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gerard Cosmetics BB+Illumination Creme: looks like Emily Blunt wore in Edge of Tomorrow

Hello Gorgeous!

I just saw the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt movie called Edge of Tomorrow. I like sci fi. I like Tom Cruise movies ( except Jack Reacher) and I like Emily Blunt.

 The movie is good because it is sort of a new story. ( sort of Halo'ish) The over all production is good too. It just takes a long time to get going. Besides, the line up of movies coming out the rest of the year is one big line up of yawn. Do overs. Repeats and sequels with prequels.

So let's tie a product into this movie review!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Armani Sport Code for Father's Day gift!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Tumblin' tumblin' tumbling weed! Mancub and I are off on another adventure. Cheers to the locations having gps signal, wifi, and cell service!

Now, while we are on the road, I wanted to let you know of a last minute Father's Day gift for the dad figure in your life.  If it were my Dad, he rarely on odd occasion wears  Old Spice. True story.

But maybe your dad likes a bit more scent? Manscaping maybe? Armani Sport Code is a perfect choice for the Dad who grills, tutors, rides bikes, and coaches!

Now for some details about Armani Sport Code...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Juliette Has A Gun Perfumes: 4 scents for any occasion-niche perfumery

Hello Gorgeous!

I love, love, love fragrance and I have just been introduced to a new series of scents hand crafted by
Juliette Has A Gun.

Now let's explore each of these scents!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes: seriously thick long lashes thanks to Tamara Hight!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I love when I get to try a new product and it wows me. Like, literally takes me by surprise by it's performance, on the good end, not the bad.

Special thank you to Tamara Hight of for introducing me to Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes!

I have included a video of me demonstrating the product-you can see it work!

#GenBeauty interrupted goes to the beach! Pix! Beauty and Josie Maran come along

Hello Gorgeous!

Let's take a look back at what happened when my 2014 Generation Beauty trip to Los Angeles took a detour to Death Valley and then San Diego and Carlsbad.

These products were included in my YouTube Space LA gift bag-and I'm glad for it! I'm a fan of Pix! Beauty and I've seen Josie Maran products but have not had a chance to try til now!

 So let's see these products!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday: Miss USA, Tony Awards, X Games: all in the same night

Hello Gorgeous,
Wow, talk about an action packed Sunday. Louisiana hosted the Miss USA pageant, and a mighty congratulations to Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez!

Then, it was the Tony Awards and I loved Hugh Jackman as host! While that was going on, the X Gamers were well under way in Austin Texas.

It's so much, almost too much!

So now is the time where I tie in a product review-the final results of the SA Palette eyelash growth serum.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Miss USA pageant: Murad oil free mattifier lotion with spf for stage and beyond

Hello Gorgeous!
It's that time again! Pageant time!
Remember, it is so much more than a 'beauty' pageant. It's actually a scholarship pageant and the ladies compete for the funds to help further their college goals.

On NBC tonight at 8 pm ET, Miss Arizona Jordan Wessel will be competing! Yay Arizona!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Last minute Father's Day gift ideas: for the Dad who has everything!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Quick note to share some last minute Father's Day gift ideas for you! Check 'em out-it's for the Dad who already has enough ties and plans on doing some serious adventures with the fam! Enjoy!

For Your Pampered Pop

emerginC men’s skin care   
Upgrade dad’s skin care routine with advanced, cutting-edge products specifically tailored for men.

liquid gel cleanser for men - Formulated with hops, because of its antiseptic properties, and pine, for its refreshing, stimulating essential oil, this lemongrass-scented oil cleanser gently removes excess oil and dirt without over drying.

post-shave reinforcer for men - This lightweight, fresh-scented facial balm is designed to improve moisture balance, tone and texture.  Made with soothing ingredients like aloe vera, sweet almond oil and olive oil, the post-shave reinforcer for men is a gentle yet effective treatment. 

Now through Father’s Day receive a free liquid gel cleanser ($35 value) with the purchase of a post-shave reinforcer ($47). To redeem, simply type DAD into the customer notes section when checking out.

Available online via

Jan Marini Skin Care Management System for Men
Designed specifically for men, this simple, intuitive five-step Skin Care Management System spells it all out. The kit includes a cleanser, rejuvenator, exfoliator, moisturizer, and SPF protectant, helping to correct hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and adult acne. Available at spas and doctor’s offices.

$295 / To find a local retailer, please visit


Yu-Be Lip Balm
Dad doesn’t want to use a shimmery, watermelon flavored lip balm. Enriched with Vitamin E and camphor, this all-natural lip balm soothes, moisturizes and protects chapped lips. Free of sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances, petro-chemical and phthalates, the Yu-Be Lip Balm is a safe and effective treatment for normal, dry, or severely chapped lips.

$5 / Available online via and

For Your Device Devoted Dad

HairMax Laser Comb
Available in three models, HairMax LaserComb is the first and only laser phototherapy medical device on the market that has been FDA Cleared for at-home-use to treat hair loss and stimulate hair growth in men and women suffering from certain classes of hereditary hair loss. In clinical trials users regrew hair in using the laser for 8-15 minutes a day, three times per week.

Starting at $295 / Available online via

For Your Fitness Fanatic Father

2XU Elite Compression Golf Top
Help dad improve his golf game with the 2XU Elite Compression Golf Top. Designed with golfers in mind, this high performance top utilizes contrasting PWX FLEX and PWX WEIGHT fabric panels, designed to switch on muscles involved in the golf swing. The Elite Compression Golf Top also provides support to the key muscle regions to reduce muscle damage and vibration to minimize fatigue and soreness that can impede overall performance and reduce playing time.  

$149.95 / Available online via

bellicon Classic
Give dad a fun, new way to stay in shape. Unlike other kinds of fitness equipment, the bellicon mini trampolines feature a custom-formulated, ultra-low-impact bungee suspension system that maximizes workouts, muscle-toning, core-strengthening and cardio-pumping with a single, simple and easy to store device.

Starting at $495 / Available online via

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

Friday, June 6, 2014

Murad Men care for Father's Day gifts! Get some!

Hi Ya Gorgeous!
Quick note to link you to an awesome Father's Day gift idea for the Dad who has ever tool and it's attachment with carrying case on the planet!

Men's skincare is often ignored and overlooked. Help your Dad by giving him some of the simplest and best skincare around, Murad!

 Read on to learn more about why this is a great Father's Day gift idea!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics: Zeste medium to strong hair gelly

Oh hello Gorgeous!
Quick update to the journey that started with a trip to Los Angeles for the Generation Beauty 2014 mixer at YouTube Space LA. That's where I got the sample of the LUSH handmade cosmetics Zeste hair gelly.

But before I could get to LA Live the following day I had to hustle off to Death Valley CA. Long story.

Here is the Mancub as we are getting ready to leave for San Diego. The photo is a bit blurry because getting him to hold still-let alone, to hold still while wearing and holding a product for me.

Consider this a miracle.

Now back to LUSH!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

LEGOland Chima waterpark: a day of fun and then some *Edited update for summer price increase*

 Holla Gorgeous!
This is a review of my recent trip to the Legoland California waterpark, the new attraction sponsored by Cartoon Network called LEGO Chima Waterpark.  It is a section inside the waterpark dedicated to the characters from LEGO Chima.

So let the LEGO Chima Water Park review begin!
UPDATE: I went when the water park opened, but now as of July 7th, 2014, I was just in the park today and there has been a summer price increase for the cabanas. They are now $275 and $250 in the Chima Waterpark and $200 for the original water park area.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Death Valley leads to San Diego? Too Faced Rock n Roll Candy eyeshadow is along for the ride

 Well  Gorgeous,
The Memorial Day weekend has passed and I am on the move in my travels from the Generation Beauty event in Los Angeles, to Death Valley and now on to San Diego for a fishing trip.

I had packed the new Too Faced Rock n Roll palette in Candy with me for Generation Beauty events. Oops, Those plans changed real quick.
So now, here I am in Death Valley with my new Too Faced Rock n Roll palette for some serious geological exploration!

The palette is an Ulta exclusive and will retail for $36.00 -I have heard some rumblings that the palette was supposed to be in stores by now but has a new launch date of June 30, 2014.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Death Valley days: and the products that got me through it!

Hello Gorgeous,
Continuing the recap version-here's a bit more from my time in Death Valley. Which was by choice to be with my family.
Stunning. Absolutely stunning is the land and geology! Oh, and there is a point in Death Valley that is actually 200 feet below sea level!

Back to the story of my Generation Beauty event being interrupted and  what I used to take care of my semi sunburned skin.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Generation Beauty 2014 #interupted by Death Valley (the recap version) with OGX Coconut Water hair care

So hello Gorgeous,
Long time no visit! I apologize! I'm normally on the ball and able to get my stories lined up and ready to post when I am out of town. Nope. Not this time. And to add to it. I got a new phone and had trouble getting it to work, then went to Death Valley where there is NO gps or cell phone service.

So, what I've done for the next few posts is put together a recap of the events. Starting with the 2014 Generation Beauty event in Los Angeles.

Let's get started...