Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School with Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Moonlight

 Hello Gorgeous!
It's that time. BTS baby! Back to one week. How is it I have a fourth grader?

 So for my BTS look, and maybe yours too, I've got a super easy to use, travel friendly, buildable eyeshadow color in Moonlight from Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Stick collection.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

VEEV VitaFrute organic Margarita : for post San Diego Comic Con debriefing and decompressing

Hello Sweet Gorgeous,
Phew, what a week. In fact, what a July? I find it hard to believe that it is over. Well, with one day to go-it's a safe bet to say that this month is done! Bring on August and BTS! Back to School baby!

So now meet VEEV Vita Frute organic margaratia....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 30 & The Walking Dead with some San Diego Comic Con thrown in for good measure

 Hello Gorgeous!
I am home from the San Diego Comic Con. Phew. It gets better, and bigger every year. Though I'm beginning to think, that it's on the verge of being too big to keep it's relevancy. What do you think?

 So enter the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen, spf 30. I used this primarily under my makeup while I toured the many attractions at #SDCC 2014. Now inside is a mad house.  But this is what I am talking about when I speak to all things "too big and too much".

 There is the vehicle from the upcoming movie "In to the Storm". Glad to see it. But what does this have to do with comics and comic characters?

 XBOX and Evolve were there with their creature. It's awesome. I can see where this has a cross audience appeal, but again, really?

 This was worth seeing because I owned this at one point and I agree, the game was bad. After you collected and ate all of the Reese's Pieces, there was no way to win the game. Your E.T. just kept eating and eating and eating!

 There is a documentary film coming out later this year detailing what happened at Atari and the why/who/how of 100,000 plus game cartridges being dumped into a landfill in Alamagordo New Mexico.

 This Atari E.T video game teaches us about the power of plastic to never, ever disintegrate!

 Okay, so now that my rant on the over reach of San Diego Comic Con is over, let me tie up with saying that it was great to be there, exciting and tiring all at the same time and thanks to Hawaiian Tropic for the sample of the sunscreen.

I used it, I was in and out of the buildings and sites, and I did not get burned. It was really hot and muggy during the Comic Con this year.

TheHawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 30 dries down to  semi matte finish and wears well under liquid foundation and mineral foundation without peeling, making deely balls or causing the pigment of the foundation to break up.

I did not break out or find any black heads after using the product. So here's a bit more from the web about the proudct that you can find affordablly and easily at any mass retailer such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart or Target for about $10.00.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen's unique dual ribbon formula combines strong protection with ultra moisturization and an indulgent, lightweight feel. This luxurious, non-greasy, oil-free and hypoallergenic facial sunscreen lotion provides a weightless matte finish so your skin can breathe.
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Oil Free Lotion Sunscreen:
  • Helps prevent sunburn if used as directed with other sun protection measures (see directions)
  • Decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun
  • Water resistant (80 minutes)
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Non-greasy
  • UVA/UVB protection
  • 12 hour
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Monday, July 28, 2014

RUSK freezing spray from the Las Vegas CosmoProf show

Hi ya Gorgeous!

I've just tested this new humidity resistant hairspray in an ocean side city with sweaty, damp headed clients.

 What do you think happened?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

EVO keeping me travel beauty prepared!

Hello Gorgeous,

 Last week I was in Las Vegas at the Cosmoprof show and I ran into my ol' pals EVO.
Which, as you know-are one of the best natural hair care product lines available!

It was at the show that I picked up a few goodies: such as the travel set which contains these necessities:
Ritual Salvation shampoo, Ritual Salvation Conditioner, Protein Treatment, a body creme and a body wash.
So right for dropping into my trusty Samsonite vanity case and hitting the road!

I also discovered the Helmut full strength hairspray as well as Haze, a styling powder that gives enormous volume while still being moldable/stylable and my favorite the Working Spray. It's like a hairspray with texture that lets you style your hair, and then a few hours later, restyle without a gummy sticky mess.

So, this entire kit went to Anaheim and now is at San Diego and will shortly after that go to Las Vegas.

Because it's EVO and amazing, a lil bit goes a long way and even with long hair like mine, this kit will last 3 trips! And then some!

Get yours and learn more at the evo website!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing gel: so perfect for summer skin!

Hello Gorgeous,

It's that time! Time to pamper yourself and take care of your skin from the inside out and the outside in!

Enter the Finest Chocolate Cleansing cream by Karin Herzog. Oh, and a glass of red wine for resveratrol healing properties...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Strawberry Sorbet by Laura Mercier for the end of summer and then some!

 Hello Gorgeous!
It's been such a busy week here at Disneyland!

But even as the good times roll, the "BTS" is on the brain. When I get home to Arizona, it's going to be back to school madness getting my Mancub ready for the fourth grade.

Whoa. Fourth grade. Where does the time go?

Disneyland: then and now: with evo and Laura Mercier Strawberry Sorbet

Well Gorgeous,
Can we talk? Can we talk family vacations, memory making and an icon in entertainment?

I recently visited Disneyland California, the original theme park as well as Disneyland Grand California Adventure.

I packed some staples for the trip: such as EVO travel beauty kit which is handy dandy TSA approved sizes.

 Just look at all that new EVO goodness! It's a pair of Ritual Salvation shampoo/conditoner, a body creme, body wash and some Haze hair powder along with 2 cans: one is a working spray and the other is a setting spray. Pure genius and love for travel: either work or fun! ( I will do a separate post on these products)

As well as the new summer ready lip color, Strawberry Sorbet by Laura Mercier.

I have been up and down that castle and I can not find the secret door or passage way to the apartment in there! Do you know where it is?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

emerginC Scientific Organics coconut-argan body oil - saving dry summer skin one spritz at a time

 Oh yeah Gorgeous,
I love finding something that is amazing and effective! Relatively hands free too!

Say hello to, emerginC Scientific Organics coconut-argan body oil-the spray!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Belli Skincare for baby Mommas!

Hello Gorgeous,
I have several friends who have recently given birth and some that are about to give birth!
It's like baby mania! And that's a good thing!

I wish I would have had a skincare line like Belli when I was carrying my Mancub. I was very careful about the products I put on my skin because of a concern that it would transfer to him.

 Meet Belli-the physician formulated skin care line focused on ingredient safety to provide expectant and new mothers with the peace of mind needed to take care of their skin while taking care of their babies!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Worst sunscreen EVER: L'Oreal Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray SPF 50+

Well dear Gorgeous,
You know I am not one to say something negative about a product. But this one just isn't worth the money or the risk!

I wore the L'Oreal Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray SPF 50+
while at the beach in San Diego. I reapplied several times, and look at the sunburn on me.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jupiter Ascending: the summer blockbuster that is now a February release

Hello Gorgeous and Happy Monday,
Well, if you are the Wachowski Brothers, it may not be so happy?

Their new movie Jupiter Ascending was supposed to premiere on July 18th. And it didn't.

In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen's reign.

But, the Jupiter Ascending color story is out and available and worth picking up from your local Pur Minerals counter!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bodycology Morroccan Sunset: trio of spa care at home for resting up and relaxing

Oh Gorgeous-
I'm nearly at the end of a vacation and about to do a 8 hour turn around for an event.
No complaining here, I'm so glad for the opportunity that I have been blessed with!

Though, I've got to admit-there is a wee part of me that would like to just check into the spa for a day and rest up!

No time for that! Though what I do have waiting for me at home is the new scent and at home spa set from Bodycology called Morroccan Sunset!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Australian Gold Sheer Coverage 45 spf for face: and vacation and...

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I am traveling with my family and getting ready to be on location for work. I have packed the Australian Gold spf 45 for faces for the trip!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shivat for your Shabbat!

Hello Gorgeous!
Tgif with a mighty dose of Shabbat Shalom to you too!
I'm traveling with my family - but, wanted to share this gem I discovered at the Las Vegas CosmoProf show this week.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Marula Oil! As seen at Vegas CosmoProf. Get some!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
As I am fresh off of the  Las Vegas CosmoProf show per my last post, I wanted to share some more about the Marula Oil!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CosmoProf Vegas-some ol' faves and new introductions

Hello Gorgeous!
A quick whirlwind trip to Las Vegas to the Cosmoprof event yielded many surprises!

I met some new products as well as saw some favorite brands that I have worked with in the past!

So let's see who was there!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Maritime Museum: something for #SDCC down time-if you have any!

Hello Gorgeous!
Do you have your 2014 San Diego Comic Con schedule completely full?

If there is an ounce of wiggle room I encourage you to visit the Maritime Museum! It can take anywhere from all day to a half day to just an hour or two to see the new tattoo exhibit in the bottom of the Berkeley.

All photos are me taking pictures of the exhibit on the Berkeley at the Maritime Museum and belong to Kathryn Mussallem.

So why should you go see the tattoo exhibit?

Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 San Diego Comic Con-10 days to go & 10 tips to help you

Hello Gorgeous,
There are 10 days to go for this year's international San Diego Comic Con.
If you have been before, you know what to expect. If you haven't, here is a short list to help you prepare!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Gone to the beach in San Diego!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

How to use City Color Spotlight Highlight to create the Korean beauty trend of "smiling eyes"

Hello Gorgeous,
Today is the final post with samples I received at the 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. event in June.

Today, let's talk City Color Spotlight Highlight. A super creamy, spreadable, buildable, smooth highlighter for anywhere and everywhere. At just $2.99 , you can afford to get some for now and for later!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Laneige BB Cushion foundation: one of the final samples from 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party

TGIF Beautiful!

Oh how summer has sped by. It seems like I was just in Los Angeles for another round of Generation Beauty. Alas, let us look forward to BTS-back to school starts the first week in August for Arizona. Eegads!

Now let's talk Laneige BB Cushion !

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BioOil with PurCellin Oil: ladies buy this by the cartload in Costco

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Sure hope you are keeping cool in the hot dog days of summer! Arizona has been keeping a steady 110+ degrees! Ouch!

So on to todays product review: BioOil - Have you seen or heard of it before?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner: a review

Hello Gorgeous!
How is your July treating you? It's hot in Arizona that's for sure!
I'm currently testing a new toner from Algenist and thank goodness it's a moisturizing one!

 Why to try Algenist? Because it's biotechnology from San Francisco!

Biotechnology from San Francisco

What began as research for alternative renewable energy sources evolved into one of the biggest skincare breakthroughs in anti-aging technology harnessed from Microalgae.

Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner is $25.00 for a 5 ounce bottle and a great comfort to summer skin!

What it is:
An alcohol- and oil-free toner that replenishes and balances skin.

What it does:
This hydrating toner combines alguronic acid with witch hazel and chamomile to tone and soothe skin gently, creating a complexion that appears revitalized, brightened, and softened. The formula replenishes and balances skin's moisture levels, purifies, and prepares skin to absorb serums and moisturizers more efficiently.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates 

I'm enjoying mine and if you need a new skin care regime, consider Algenist. You can find it online or at Sephora.

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pur Minerals BIG Look with Argan Oil extreme mascara from 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party

 Hello Sweet Gorgeous,
How is your summer going? Can you believe it's July? Well I can because it is hot, hot, hot in Arizona. We have finally made it to the high 110 degree mark, which means we are closer to the 115-117 degree mark!

As I write about this sample of Pur Minerals BIG Look mascara I think back to the cool, breezy night at the YouTube Space L.A. party for the 2014 Generation Beauty event.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Urgent call to prayer-please find time today to pray for the USA

Hello Gorgeous,
It's a somber day-one of fasting and prayer as called by Anne Graham Lotz for the United States of America.


Blow the trumpet…sound the alarm…for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand-- Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God…    ~Joel 2:1, 13
Join Anne Graham Lotz and thousands of other followers of Jesus Christ across our nation and around the world, as together we return to the Lord our God, rend our hearts, repent of our sin, and cry out to God for His mercy on behalf of our nation.  Before it’s too late.   
Pray! in the 7th month, July
Pray! on each of the first 7 days of July
Pray! and fast on July 7th for 7 hours (of your choosing)
The Purpose:
  • For God the Father to restrain, protect, and deliver His people from the evil that has come into our world.
  • For God the Son to be exalted, magnified, and glorified in His church, in our nation, and in our lives.
  • For God the Holy Spirit to fall on us in a fresh way, compelling the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God, resulting in a great national spiritual awakening.

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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

San Diego Comic Con: Visit with Fabio Napoleoni July 25th

 Hello Gorgeous!
Quick note to let you know that during the week of San Diego Comic Con-at the Chuck Jones Gallery which is in the Gas Lamp district you can visit with artist Fabio Napoleoni.

Here's all the information you need-remember to rsvp to Kate at the Chuck Jones gallery.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fourth of July travel beauty with Bare Minerals from 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. party

Hello Gorgeous!
How many of you are on the road for the Fourth of July celebrations this weekend? My family and I are on the road too! Be safe driving out there!

Now I have brought along the road some travel beauty samples from the 2014 Generation Beauty YouTube Space L.A. event I attended last month.

Say hello to Bare Minerals samples.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July! Independence Day! Let freedom ring!

Hello Gorgeous!
For my fellow friends and bloggers who live in the United States of America, today is a special day. It's the birthday of the USA. 

 How will you celebrate Independence Day?