Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sailing and the lip gloss that goes with it from Mary Kay

Hi ya!
Labor Day weekend is in full swing, or sail in my world!

Quick note to show you how it goes here in San Diego-hot and humid!

I'm wearing a dewy and sheer look out of necessity!

Thank you Mary Kay for the sample of lip gloss and bronzer to make this weekend easy to get ready in.

Ahoy mateys! 

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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 Labor Day Weekend throwback with YouTube and vBeaute

 Holla Gorgeous!
It's Labor Day weekend! Hopefully you are resting, having fun and wearing sunscreen.
I know I am!

Please forgive the Youtube/blog repeat. Gosh knows I am so tired of the re-runs on tv (thank you Netflix)!

I will be back to live, current up - to  -date blogs real soon. In the meantime, check out this YouTube video review from a past Labor Day Weekend!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

#TGIF on this 2014 Labor Day Weekend !

Holla Gorgeous!
#TGIF! It's officially Labor Day weekend in my household. How about yours? So, normally I would have a product review or something new up on the blog-but, please forgive me.

I've got a perfectly good reason, read below!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Weekend adventures on the high seas with ScarAway-The Solution for Scars

Hello Gorgeous!
Time to sail! I'm so excited for a busy weekend of the usual fun: Legoland, surfing, massive amounts of beach time and some sailing to boot.

Now, I do not have a fresh or new scar to test this product on though perhaps I will after this weekend?
I wanted to let you know about the product before the Labor Day Weekend-just in case you too get a scar in your LDW adventures.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pur Minerals foundations for Labor Day weekend, Back to School and into the holiday season!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I received some samples to review here on the blog from Pur Minerals. I am such a fan of their products for their commitment to healthy makeups!

Now, this weekend is the Labor Day weekend, and Arizona has been back in school for weeks but the rest of the nation is just starting their BTS!

These 3 types of foundations from Pur Minerals can take you through this LBD, into BTS and beyond into the very short, extremely slippery trail into the holidays! Click here to see how many days till Christmas...

So let's explore!
 (*Honk if you love Fluffle Puff!)

If I had gone to the Emmys, this is what I would wear

Hello Darling Gorgeous, This year's Emmy's award show was beyond long. Though I doubt I would complain if I were there in person. So if I had gone to the Emmy's, this is what I would wear! I love that this year's fashion on the red carpet was more modest. How about you?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EMMY's Pre-show prep & post show skincare rescue with Freeman Feeling Beautiful at home spa masks

 Hello Gorgeous!

 So the Emmys-longest show ever. I did enjoy watching. Just know that I brought home food, cooked it, served it, cleaned up, did some homework help, then started this blog post-and the Emmys were still on!

 Meet the Freeman Feeling Beautiful set of masks. Just what you need to have gotten you pre-Emmys pretty and will save some face post Emmys party.

 Now let's meet them!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Belli Birthday Bash starts Sept 8th! Get in on the savings!

Hello Gorgeous! Quick note to share an awesome opportunity with you!

Belli Birthday Bash (September 8th - September 23)
It may be Belli’s birthday, but the gifts are for you! Belli Skincare is proud to partner with like-minded mom and baby brands to celebrate our birthday and the full pregnancy to motherhood experience with a sitewide sale and online giveaways.  
Visit the Belli website to enjoy 30% savings sitewide on Belli Skincare products with promo code (BDAYBASH30). Enter daily to win exciting sponsored product giveaways from prestige mom and baby brands.  Participating brands include Healthy Mama, Pretty Pushers, Guava Family, Birds & Bees Teas, Angelcare, Swaddle Designs and Sticky Bellies.  
Each day a different prize and/or gift certificate will be featured from a variety of brands.  On the final two days of the event (September 22nd and 23rd), there will be registration for a Grand Prize Package  which features prizes from all of the Belli Birthday Bash event sponsors.  One lucky winner will take home the Grand Prize package valued at over $1,200 in mom and baby products. 

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MTV VMA's, Taylor Swift and CapriClear

Hello Gorgeous!
 Okay, I was watching the red carpet for the MTV Video Music awards, and this is the outfit that caused the turn off.

 I am the hugest Taylor Swift. H.U.G.E. but as for this pantsless body suit, I would expect to see this on a Kardashian. Oh please Taylor. I get it. You want to grow up in the media and go a new direction in your career, so please, find a way to do it, with pants. Or a skirt. Or shorts even?

I saw this and knew that there wasn't going to be much else I am going to be interested in seeing. I've seen enough.

So on to Capri Clear, the 100% coconut oil spray that is an all over natural moisture care for dry and sentive skin, stretchmarks and scars.ted, recommended.

It's fragrance free, hypoallergenic and dries quickly. It's made in the United States.

It's accepted by the National Eczema Association, dermatologist formulated and tested!

I tried it on me and my son and we both love the light feel. It has the faintest of scent. It really does dry quickly and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized. I can see how perfect this would be or someone with eczema or psoriasis-you can just spray it on the dry spot with out having to rub it in and irritate the skin further!

What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?

Fractionated coconut oil (FCO) is a fraction (portion) of the whole oil, in which the different medium-chain fatty acids are separated for specific uses. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon chain fatty acid, is removed. Fractionated coconut oil may also be referred to as caprylic/capric triglyceride oil or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil because it is primarily the medium-chain caprylic (8 carbons) and capric (10 carbons) acids that make up the bulk of the oil. MCT oil is most frequently used for medical applications and special diets. As part of this method, the familiar coconut smell is eliminated.

All Natural Benefits of 100% Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • • NO Fragrance
  • • NO Phthalates
  • • NO Artificial Color
  • • NO PABA
  • • NO Mineral Oil
  • • NO BHT
  • • NO Parabens
  • • NO Gluten

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mtv VMA tonight: are you watching?

Hello Gorgeous,
Well, tonight are the MTV Video Music Awards, other wise known as the VMA's.

Will you be watching?

I say, yes and no.

Yes, because I want to see Taylor Swift's performance.
 She always pushes herself in the style and fashion arena, so I would like to see and hear some of her new pop music!

Oh, but there will be a very swift (no pun intended) turning off of the show if any of this Miley Cyrus business begins again.

 That was a rude and disgraceful exhibition. I guess the censors have all lost their jobs because no one was on duty during that performance.

What do you think of the VMA's? Is there anyone you want to see or are watching for?
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month-tips from Dr. Marnie Nussbaum to fight it

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy, happy Saturday to you. It's still monsoon'ing here in Arizona. Which means delicious cool weather and wonderful, but destructive rain storms.

Below I have some amazing tips on how to fight hair loss in men and women from Dr. Nussbaum.
Hair loss among men and women has become an epidemic. In fact, 80% of Americans will face hair loss at some point in their lives. 
In support of August being National Hair Loss Awareness Month,  board certified dermatologist, Dr. Marnie Nussbaum sheds light on what we can do to combat hair loss, promote hair growth and other hair revitalizing tips.
Dr. Nussbaum has offered the below tips to help fight hair loss, but would be more than happy to share more with your readers:
  • Revitalize from the inside out. Eating foods like kale, walnuts, almonds, tuna and salmon that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, iron and protein can lead to a healthier, happier scalp. Since about 3% of your hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids, they're vital to keeping you scalp nourished.

  • Maintain proper scalp care. Incorporating a pH balanced wash into your daily regimen like Sebamed Scalp Activating Shampoo  will naturally support scalp circulation - which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. ($14.99, Also, massaging your scalp for 10 minutes 2-3 times a week in the shower can loosen skin flakes, product residue and natural oils, as well as increase blood flow to the scalp to help promote new hair growth.

  • Promote healthy hair growth. Try trimming your hair every 6 weeks and incorporating an all-natural supplement into your routine to stimulate new growth.  The new Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition is a blend of handpicked 18 botanical and nutraceutical ingredients (including Biotin, Vitamin B5, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, and Selenium, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Ashwagandha and Silica) that provide the nutrients your hair needs to boost strength, build length, and restore balance. ($59.99 for a 30 day supply,

  • Additional tips: Avoid harsh hair dyes, switch up your natural part and air-dry hair whenever possible. Dramatic changes in hair color and heat damage can further dry out hair follicles, causing breakage and hair thinning. Hair also tends to lie flatter when brushed repeatedly in the same direction - For a more voluminous look, try changing the direction of your part.

Marnie Nussbaum, MD, FAAD - Cosmetic Dermatologist
Dr. Nussbaum specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Nussbaum completed her internship training in Internal Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her residency in Dermatology at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Among her numerous awards are the Outstanding House Staff Award, and the Women in Science Award. 

Dr. Nussbaum is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women's Dermatologic Society. A native New Yorker, Dr. Nussbaum graduated with honors and distinction from Cornell University and attended Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, where she was the recipient of the James Metcalf Polk Award for achieving highest academic honors in her graduating class. She also served as President of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Dr. Nussbaum is currently in private practice on the upper east side of New York.

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Firefly Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Ready Go Brush & Anticavity rinse

Dear Gorgeous!
TGIF! The weekend is just about to start and look what showed up!

 Hello Kitty is turning 40 this year and Firefly has partnered with a new Ready Set Go tooth brush and Anticavity mouth rinse in Melon Kiss flavor.

Now for a video demonstrating these!

Mary Kay color story for red carpet EMMY's look or TRACKS movie premiere

Hello Gorgeous!
Things are just a whirlwind here. Between the back to school efforts, homework, events and bookings plus blogging for the upcoming award shows, sheesh!

The EMMY's are almost here! As well as the MTV Video Music Awards. And it's also time for some much needed Labor Day weekend beauty prep. Let's start at the beginning, getting red carpet ready.

I have a haul of Mary Kay samples for a red carpet look.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CaliMojos for fun, color changing footwear that changes with the sun

Hello Gorgeous!
One week away from the San Diego Tall Ship Festival!
Woo hoo! We are so excited! It will be our first time attending and it's a perfect way to celebrate my Mancub's birthday.

I will for sure be wearing my new CaliMojo flip flops!

 Here I am in my Arizona desert scape yard, otherwise known as dirt. Or, dirt and rock. But there is plenty of sunshine to be found. I just walked outside in my new pink butterfly CaliMojos!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Umberto Beverly Hills Repair Hare Care line at Target: just in time for BTS!

 Hello Gorgeous,
I just tried the new Repair shampoo and conditioner from Umberto of Beverly Hills.

So far so good! I like that there are four steps to the Repair and color care set: Collagen Pre-Shampoo, Shampoo, Conditioner and a Repair treatment mask.

Now let's look at these and see some results!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EMME: beauty travel bag TSA approved ease for checking in for the plane

Hello Gorgeous,

Meet EMME travel bag. It's a pidgy-pigeon-holers dream of pockets and compartments!

 I travel a lot for business, family, and some fun. I have been the person at the TSA check point and forced to give up brand new cosmetics and perfumes. I'm not quite sure since there were in the legal 3-1-1 quantity and clear, zip top, quart size bag. Read more on that here.

Now, back to EMME.

Monday, August 18, 2014

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month: here is how LMOCF is making a difference and you can too

 Hello Dear Friends,
One of my favorite brands is building awareness and fundraising for ovarian cancer research. Please read below and see how you can help out today!

This September, the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) encourages everyone to join in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Since launching the fund in 2012, LMOCF has continued to educate women about the disease, support those who are undergoing treatment and fund research for a cure. LMOCF has donated over $300,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to help support cutting-edge research that is currently being conducted by Dr. Carol Aghajanian, Chief of Gynecological Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Aghajanian is an expert in "PARP,” and as a first step in treatment, PARP inhibitors tell doctors exactly how to identify the type of ovarian cancer that a patient has (which has been a major challenge in ovarian cancer treatment).
“September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and is the perfect time to join in the fight against this disease,” stated Claudia Poccia, President and CEO of Gurwitch Products. “Getting more people involved is the first step in creating greater awareness for this disease. LMOCF is pleased to recommend four ways to do something meaningful this month.”

Venox: the ten day trial with before and after photos

Happy Monday Gorgeous!
I have been testing the Beverly Hills MD Venox serum and this is my review with before and after photos.

Stay tuned at the bottom of the post for your 30% off discount code for Venox!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SlimSonic toothbrush for back to school, back on the road and more

Hi ya Gorgeous,
It's still monsooning here in Arizona and I love it. Oh, except for the humidity.

Now, Back to School season is in full swing and so is everything else. It's official: tradeshow and production season are in full swing. So that means the calendar is already packed between now and the Christmas break!

So something that I pack with me to maintain sanity and fresh breath not to mention any food particles in my teeth is a SlimSonic toothbrush. And now, it's even better than before because now it has a larger head as well as a spare!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Classic Back to School hair with classic Sebastian Shaper hair spray

Okay my Gorgeous friends,
Back to school is down one week and something like 38 more to go.
Mancub is not happy about it but says he will deal with it.

Now, he used to let me style his hair and now he doesn't. Darn it! For all the moms with girls going back to school, check out this website I came across while looking for BTS styles and deals! 
There are some seriously cute styles that with a bit of practice could be styled during a busy school morning.

One thing is for sure, you need a good setting spray to keep any style in place for the day. Especially here in Arizona with our onslaught of hot, humid monsoon storm weather.

Friday, August 15, 2014

nyakio Firming Eye Balm with Baobab Complex - for healing summer skin

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Friday to you!

 I'vebeen playing with a sample of the nyakio Firming Eye Balm with Baobob Complex

 So let's learn a bit more about it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back to School in Arizona-OOTD with Polyvore

Hello Gorgeous!
Oy-it's a week in to the Back to School season here in Arizona.
It's hot, humid, and there is plenty of monsoon rain to go around for wet feet!
That's why I paired a dress, over tailored shorts with boots. Fashion and function!

How about you? What's your back to school outfit? Mind you, I'm not back in school, my Mancub is, but I still like to have a fun outfit for #BTS!

Back to School in Arizona

Camoflage dress
$87 -

Carven wool shorts

Feather earrings

Metal bracelet

Butter London lip shine

Eau de perfume

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Heaven+Urth Beelieve balm for Back to School

 Hello Gorgeous,
Oh how I love finding a new product! Meet Heaven+Urth Beelieve balm!

 It's natural, effective, smells like Heaven and is a go anywhere on the body product!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TEEN Choice Awards purple carpet manicures with INNI Nail Wraps

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
I love the red carpet award show season and it's pretty early but beginning with the purple carpet and TEEN Choice Awards.

Manicures with wild and intricate designs are still very popular. Luckily, for girls like me who don't have a lot of skills with the design brush, enter INNI Nail Wraps.

Let's learn more about INNI!

Monday, August 11, 2014

TEEN Choice awards-the morning after-celebs need Odacite

Oh hello Gorgeous,

How is your Monday treating you so far? Mine is awesome. I love a Monday. I swear I get  more done on a Monday than I do all week!

Now, if you watched or attended the 2014 TEEN Choice Awards last night, chances are you have some level of hangover today.

You are in need of a detox! From the inside and the outside!

 Meet the Odacite Mint & Green Tea Pore Purifying Toner!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 TEEN Choice Awards - nude manicures are the thing to be wearing

Hello Gorgeous!
Well, the first week of back to school went underway without a hitch and some mighty good times too!
While this is posting, the fam and I are actually on a shopping trip to pick up some more school supplies.

As I'm shopping, I bet Los Angeles is a buzz with everyone getting ready for the super fun 2014 TEEN Choice Award show tonight.

One thing for sure, I think you will see the purple carpet full of nude manicures and pedicures. Meet the new polishes from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Proactiv for monsoon skin madness and preparing for the Teen Choice Awards!

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh sweet and happy Friday!
Here in Arizona, it's officially monsoon season here. Meaning, we have all the heat of our normal Arizona summer plus more humidity than East Texas and Florida combined! Holy pimple factory!

Enter, a sample I forgot I had from the Generation Beauty sponsored by Ipsy YouTube Space L.A. party!
I'm so glad I found this in my stash of beauty stuff because these past few days of extreme humidity and heat has given my skin a real challenge.

Say hello to the new line from Proactiv!

Friday, August 8, 2014

TGIF with Venox-the snake venom skincare

Oh Gorgoeus,
Enjoy your Sabbath today my friends. I personally, am enjoying that BTS is officially in session here in Arizona.
My Mancub has had a summer of dreams and was ready to be back in school with friends.

So it gives me time to work on the blog more because I have just a wee touch more of time. Not much, but more to do a thorough testing of a product.

Enter, Venox Serum!