Tuesday, June 30, 2015

B Fragranced-Embellish-just what the new month needs!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Here we are at the end of the month of June. Officially, 2015 is half over!

No need to be sad if you haven't gotten some goals accomplished-but-now is a great time to recommit to the goals and  dreams you have for 2015!

I think a new fragrance is a fresh way to get back on track! Meet Embellish by B Fragranced.

ACURE Glamorganic Goddess Go Fund Me campaign for Danielle Messina

Hi ya Gorgeous!

ACURE is one of the amazing organic skincare lines out there and today getting ACURE will not just benefit yourself, but also Danielle Messina who is battling another round of cancer.

 Let's open this Glamorganic goddess box up and see what's inside!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Schwarzkopf got2b Phenomenal styling products for men

Hello Gorgeous!

Happy Monday to you! I love Mondays. I get an insane amount of anything and everything done on a Monday! Woo hoo!

Independence Day parties at the pool and beach are coming along with road trips and travel!

 Schwarzkopf got2b Phenomenal styling products for men make a party style hair for men easy and affordable!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer wedding savings with DiscountPlaceCards.com

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Who is having a summer wedding? Or summer soiree? Or a summer  shin dig that needs some style and panache on a budget?

Try DiscountPlaceCards.com for wedding decorations as well as formal event decorations.

As a factory direct supplier with free shipping on all orders, Discount Place Cards gets you a great savings on your wedding decoration needs.

They offer: submersible LED lights, water pearls, chair covers and sashes, diamond confetti, place card holders, place card frames, candles and favors along with so much more! Be sure and visit the website here. If you prefer to call, use 901-412-1099 or reach them by email at

 I made a video to help demonstrate what I'm talking about! Enjoy!

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

Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment with broad spectrum spf 20 sunscreen: what you Independence Day travel needs

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Sunday to you! Here in Arizona it is brutal hot and I know there is no complaining because over the winter those who live on the East coast endured intense snow and ice storms.


It truly is the reason so many people move to Southern California-the moderate weather!

Ok, let's talk beauty product!
 Meet Sarah McNamara and her Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment with broad spectrum spf 20 sunscreen.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Supergoop! mineral sunscreen and spray: what you Independence Day weekend needs!

Happy Saturday Gorgeous!
 Time to get "goopy" with it! This month my Mancub has had swimming lessons every day and now we will finish out the next three weeks of July with lessons. As well as a couple of trips to the beach.

We already live in the desert. That's a lot of sun exposure!

 Enter SuperGoop! Sunscreens-the best in a product that feels good on the skin, doesn't sting kid eyes and doesn't contain any controversial ingredients!

Friday, June 26, 2015

TGIF with Bellesentials metallic temporary tattoos: perfect for concerts and adventures

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

TGIF to you!
There are so many festivals and concerts happening over the summer and I think a fun way to up your fashion anty is to add some body art in the form of a temporary metallic tattoo.

It doesn't matter if you have fair skin or tan skin, these look amazing and were all over the place at Generation Beauty in Los Angeles last month.

I received some metallic tattoos from Bellesentials and have already begun to wear them.

Here is what I is available on Amazon for $12.90 with Prime free shipping: 5 sheets plus a bonus sheet in multiple different designs and styles.

TGIF with Revlon hair styling tools for fresh summer looks in the heat!

TGIF Gorgeous!

Whoa! Where did the month of June go? Do you realize today is the last Friday in June?
I'm stunned at how fast time is going. I better slow down and smell the roses more!

So here in Arizona it is blistering hot and thankfully the family is getting ready to go to Southern California for a week long break.

Funny, I think in July, all of the state of Arizona goes to San Diego. At least once!

 This is me in Santa Monica in May after Generation Beauty. I'm on the Ferris Wheel!

Now it's time to meet the Revlon hair style tools of summer!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

#ThrowbackThursday and summer hair styles with Schwarzkopf ULTIME stylers

Hello Gorgeous,
#ThrowbackThursday in full effect!

This picture is from 2008, the second year the Makeup University blog was written! Funny, the first year, I hardly posted photos-let alone, any pictures of me!

 The photo is me going into Arizona Hair Co to have my hatchet hair cut fixed by the manager Star, who since that moment has been the best stylist I have been too ever! Too bad I don't live in the area anymore because I am in serious need of a cut and color with some low lights and a gloss!

 So while I continue to dwell in the far deserts of the western edge of Arizona, I at least have some great at home spa hair products to fix up my mange brown mop. No, really-it's mangey looking.

Meet the new Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME and styliste ULTIME  styling products.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Women Wednesday with Calgon Lavender & Honey epsom salts

Holla Beauties!

Today is Women Wednesday!

I have a word of encouragement for you as well as a product review that can help benefit you in your daily life from Calgon.

First, the encouragement: you are worth so much more than you give yourself credit for. It's time to stop looking outside of yourself for validation and to start looking up.

God fearlessly and wonderfully made you. You are one of a kind. You are unique. You are you!

See this photo? I took it in my back yard last week. I feel like it is a beautiful reminder of how creation groans for the daughters of Earth to manifest the glory of Heaven.

So, what are you going to do about it?

Now the product! Meet Calgon Epsom Salt in Lavender & Honey scent.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Palladio Cosmetics: OK! award winner & new eyeshadow duos

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh these are the dog days of summer. So hot! So ready to be on the beach!

Does this look like a face that is happy to be sweating from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed and then some during my sleep too?

Yes, I have the air programmed for 76 degrees, but its not cold enough. Period.

So let's get to the makeup. I'm wearing my Palladio samples in their new matte shadow and bright blue eyeliner.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday: Body Fantasies Signature Twilight Mist fragrance body spray

Hi ya Gorgeous,
So it's hotter than hot here in Arizona. I can hardly wait for my week in Southern California for an Independence day celebration!

The heat makes one stinky. How to beat the heat and the stink? Having a light body spray on hand to freshen up with throughout the day.

I like Body Fantasies Signature spray in Twilight Mist.
This fragrance and more scents can easily be found at Walmart for $5.98. If you are getting ready to road trip for a Fourth of July Independence Day vacation like me, be sure and pack some!

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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

H20+Men just what a father needs on Father's Day!

Holla Beauties!

First, I apologize for not getting this out earlier in the week so you could have time to swing into your local H20+ retailer or get online at Amazon!

 I may have missed the date but not the mark! This skincare from H20+ is amazing. When my family was staying at the Disneyland Grand Californian hotel, the bath and body products were H20+!

Now let's meet the amazing men's skincare from H20+

Father's Day: remember to say a thank you to the person in your life who did the male side of parenting and encouraging

Well hello Gorgeous!

Father's Day is upon us.

For many, the father relationship is a tricky one. One thing I know for sure, and that is your relationship with Father God, our Abba, is never tricky and is always peace, joy and love.

 To those who are reading this and hurting due to father wounds, I invite you to come to God, get to know Him as your Abba. It's worth it!

For all the father's out there, towing the line for the families, congratulations, thank you and enjoy this special day!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Madesco cold brew coffee bags: for summer iced coffee and more

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday to you!
It's so hot in Arizona, I literally feel like this:

 We are out of the excessive heat warning for today, but there is another excessive heat warning for Monday. Thanks for nothing Mother Nature!

So today I want to share how to get your summer iced coffee to keep cool with while not breaking the budget!

Meet Madesco and their cold brew coffee bags.

PRO Beauty Tools 1" Professional Gold Curling Iron: real curls for a real long time!

Happy Saturday!

Here in Arizona, it's hot and smokey. Literally. The Kearny fire is being fought and contained but like that time I was flying to Japan and smokers could have a cigarette in the back of the plane-you just can't contain smoke!

Now, I'm getting ready for a shin dig with the fam and I used the new sample from PRO Beauty Tools.

Friday, June 19, 2015

TGIF, Shabbat Shalom, and the Murad Acne Anti-Aging follow up

TGIF Gorgeous!
Here in Arizona, it's still very smokey from the Kearny fire.
I'm staying in doors to avoid the asthma trigger of smoke.

I'm also getting ready for my Shabbat with the fam and we have a movie marathon of Ghostbusters planned! My son is about to meet Slimer for the first time!

Before I go, I mentioned on Monday that I would be testing the Murad Acne Anti-Aging line and report back with what I experienced.
So far. I'm in love. As I have had a weird week of breakouts, like severe breakouts which I think is attributed to I tested a new "abeetoxin' mask, while wearing a dirty visor for running and using a new long wearing foundation, all of these contributed to more breakouts in the week than I see in a year.

I stopped all that I was doing and using. I focused on the 3 step Murad Acne Anti-Aging line and with in three days all was clear. I used it this morning and still like the products.

1) The cleanser is great and does remove my makeup-though with the "long wearing" makeup, I had to use my skin shammy to get all traces of the makeup off with the Murad cleanser.

2) The star of the line is the step #2 for treatment: it combines something for anti-aging and youth while mixing it with an acne clearing ingredient. Love!

3) The moisturizer: this is nice-and I like it for day, but at night I need more and by Thursday I had gone back to using my Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture from Murad.

Long story short: if you are an adult and want something for acne prevention and clearing alongside a program for anti-aging, consider this new line from Murad! (*note-the cleanser is available now and the serum with lotion will be available July 1st!)

Shabbat Shalom!

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

Too Faced Born This Way foundation review from Ipsy Generation Beauty 2015 beauty booty haul!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh I love this stuff! Such a sweet score from the Generation Beauty event by Ipsy in Los Angeles.

I realize that "Back to School" is a ways away-but-plan for this foundation in your budget. It becomes available in July.

Here is the video review. Enjoy!

 Find you shade and details at www.toofacedcosmetics.com

Shabbat Shalom!

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

TGIF! Mastey Paris Color Protecting styling line for beach hair in the desert

Hello Gorgeous!

Well, it's so hot here in Arizona right now. Like, I'm not complaining, but-at some point-this heat becomes simply ridiculous!

 We have an excessive heat warning. Darn it! My friend's car thermometer actually read 124 degrees yesterday afternoon. I believe it!

Photo courtesy of ABC 15 Phoenix website.

So if I can be at the beach, I may as well have beachy like hair. Enter Mastey and their new Beach Spray.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

FragranceNet.com has the best Father's Day Gifts ever! Get it now!

Holla Gorgeous!
I am the biggest fragrance lover ever! In my opinion, anytime, is a good time to give or get fragrance!

Father's Day is just around the corner and I have 3 scents to review for you for giving to your Dad, your soon to be Dad, possibly a grad and maybe even a lil sumthin' sumthin' for yourself!

So let's talk FragranceNet.com and their Father's Day fragrance choices!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kiss Kiss! Ick? Ick? Or KissSafe?

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Well, it never ceases to amaze me that necessity is the mother of inventions.

So I received a sample of KissSafe, a fresh breath oral antiseptic.
Wow, where was this when I was a teenager?

Anyhoo-I've tried my sample. Though I usually only kiss my dog, 2 cats and kid. Those four didn't really comment on my fresh breath. Though maybe...if I have this in my purse a chance to kiss a handsome prince will come along? Or at least a frog?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EDC: get ready with me and Buxom by Bare Minerals

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Woot woot! Honk honk! Who is going to EDC in Las Vegas?

Truth, not me. But! There are so many events filling this week leading up to EDC that even if you don't have a ticket to the main event, you can still enjoy some EDC activity like the Downtown Las Vegas party with the Stitch Factory!

Now this post is titled "get ready with me" because I have been seeing a ton of those types of videos on YouTube. I'm not quite ready to make a video of me getting ready, but here is me getting ready with the Generation Beauty by Ipsy in Los Angeles haul of makeup from the Buxom line in Bare Minerals.

It's a rose smokey eye and light pink lips and beachy wave hair using all of this...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Murad Monday! The new Anti-Aging Acne line

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you! I love Mondays! I get more accomplished on a Monday than I do all week!

Today in particular is Murad Monday!

There is a new line coming from the Murad family of products and it is specifically for anti-aging acne skin issues.

 Here's what is coming out next month from Murad: the next generation of Anti-Aging Acne care.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

How To: Flower Hair from Butterfly Studio Salon

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
W elcome to the summer afternoon edition of Makeup University.
Here I have a short "diy" for you and how to get a fresh take on an old 'do for the summer!

The best summer hair accessory? Flowers! 

Take your hair to the next level by adding beautiful flowers. Try this effortless braided look from the  owner of Butterfly Studio Salon, Kattia Solano. This style is ideal for any hair length and perfect for summer outings.

How To: Flower Hair
1.       First step: set the crown area with a small curing iron.
2.       For the rest of hair, take random sections and simply wrap the hair vertically around the rod. This will give it a bit of wave and texture.
3.       Spray with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray before you brush out for hold, grip, and a better style.
4.       Softly brush out to amplify waves and enhance texture. (Don't worry, we are not looking for perfection - think more along the lines of rolling around the garden instead!)
5.       Braid hair over to one side and secure.
6.       Open the braid and create a soft frame (wave/swoop) in the front.
7.       Take your flowers and cut to desired length, keeping the stems long and choosing wider and fuller flowers.
8.       Place the flowers by sticking into the braid and secure with a bobby pin.
9.       Design your own way, follow your inspiration, and break the rules. An added idea to create a look with more drama is to apply flowers through the length of the braid.

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

Phoenix Fashion Week Launch Party at LiveWire: the Designer Bootcamp & Model of the Year recap

Hello Gorgeous and month of Tammuz!
Woot! Bring it!

So far, the "Summer of Something" is going well. I've taught myself to sew. I've partnered with an app for the blog as well as kicked off the summer book club. If that isn't just fun overload, then I also have some general fun and mayhem planned for later in the week.

That said, things are awesome.

Now, here is a wee recap of the  Phoenix Fashion Week Launch party for the Designer Bootcamp and Model of the Year. I did live Tweet and post on Instagram, but this post is for those of you who are SnapChatters.

Say hello to the Phoenix Fashion Week Launch Party play by play!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Download the free "Kickoff Your Summer" Cookbook from Kraft

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Here in Arizona, the summer is in full swing. I love grilling for my family and I'm making this new recipe from Kraft for Mini Memphis Syle BBQ Burgers! It's a fresh mix up on the plain ol' burger.

Then for desert I'm going to make the PHILADELPHIA Fruit Pizza.
Wish me luck! Two new recipes in one meal.

Remember to download your free Kraft "Kickoff Your Summer Cookbook and start some new summer cooking memories today!

This is a sponsored blog post by Lunch Box

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

Lauren B. Beauty: Malibu Beach mani for the weekend!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 Now last year Makeup University did the year of "manicures & accessorizing" and this year, not so much.
But! Lately, I've been to so many events and really need to have a manicure on- (I always have my pedi on!) and when I saw this gorgeous teal blue polish from healthy polish brand Lauren B., I jumped on it!

Malibu Beach

Availability: In stock
Gorgeously graphic and bright, this glossy, oceanic cobalt hue is directly inspired by the waves at Zuma and Pt. Dume.
Our advanced, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a high-shine, chip-resistant, long-lasting finish. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, all pre-lacquered so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free. The bottle has a special over-cap, so you can use a square or cylindrical handle for more control. Bonus: Each formula is eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), and proudly made in the USA. 

 Visit me on Instagram to see the full mani! @CherelynnBaker

So what are you up to today?
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Aloha! How to get the summer glow inside and out!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Summer is here! Here at Makeup University that means outdoor fun with swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, running and biking!
All of that outdoors activity means a lot of sun exposure and to keep my skin looking summer glow gorgeous and not red sunburn or even worse a peeling sunburn, is I include a sunscreen, hat and shades in every activity! 

Here are the few ways to protect yourself and keep a healthy glow about you!

Shabbat Shalom from Phoenix!

Well Gorgeous,
It's Friday afternoon and I'm about to get my Shabbat on with Chante and her family. The Phoenix Fashion Week Launch party was awesome! Pics and details on Twitter!

Now as I start my rest, enjoy this video roundup of my experience at Generation Beauty 2015 in Los Angeles.
A week late? Yep. Maybe a little bit more! Sorry-I've been so busy and traveled alot!

Here's the video! Please like and subscribe to the Makeup University You Tube channel!

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

TGIF with Hawaiian Tropic for summer sun safety

Hola Hot Stuff!
 Weird. So far, Arizona had summer for one day. Or so it feels. Literally, there was one day that got to 100 degrees and all the other days have been high 70's to mid 80's. So weird. I am fascinated by weather. next time around, I think I will be a meterologist!

Now, even though it's not super hot, you still need to have sun protection on, all the time. Heck, even in snow condtions the sun can burn you!

Meet the latest and greatest from Hawaiian Tropic!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Gone to the Phoenix Fashion Week Launch party in Scottsdale: stay tuned on Twitter

Holla Gorgeous!
I am en route to Scottsdale for the Phoenix Fashion Week Launch party for the emerging designers.
I am getting ready with my sample of Too Faced Cosmetics Born This Way foundation that I received as a sample from  Generation Beauty by Ipsy in Los Angeles.

 So here I am, clean faced and ready to makeup!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Standard Vinyl and :La Cle: fashion forward in time for Phoenix Fashion Week Launch Party

Holla Gorgeous,
I am in between packing and getting ready for the trip to Scottsdale tomorrow for the Phoenix Fashion Week Launch party for emerging designers and model finalists.

Before I go I wanted to let you know about Standard Vinyl and La Cle designer Deanna Saracino.

La Cle is French for The Key. This could quite possibly be the best Father's Day gift ever!

Phoenix Fashion Week LAUNCH party tomorrow: Makeup University will live tweet from the event-wanna join me?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Quick "micro blog post" (that's my new thing for summer...) to remind you of the Phoenix Fashion Week LAUNCH party in Scottsdale tomorrow at Live Wire.

I will be there and live tweet (Follow @Cherelynn

 I have a pair of tickets left to giveaway if you are in the greater Phoenix area and want to join me, comment on this post!

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

Father's Day Gifts: something for the man on the run from Burt's Bees

Hi ya Gorgeous,
So if your Dad is busy in retirement and always, I mean, always doing something like mine, these can be some ideas for him.

My first thought is a Fitbit-but-it kind of sends the wrong message.

The second thought is, bake him cookies, cakes, brownies and a steak wrapped in bacon. But his doctor says a resounding no to that.

My third thought is, I will get him yet another, I do mean, another, power tool to add to his collection.

But nope. Not doing any of those. I'm going to come up with a travel skincare routine for him so when he is out at one golf course or another, maybe bbq'ing with friends, or on another road trip-he will have something to freshen up with on the road and in a hurry without much thought.

Enter these products....

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

World Ocean Day 2015: a day late for a reason

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Yesterday was World Ocean Day. I chose to write about it the day after because I think that sometimes, the hoopla of the day keeps the issue in front of people and in their thoughts, but just for that day.

So in an effort to continue the cause for a healthy ocean, I write today!

Here's the low down from the World Ocean day website:
The theme for this year is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. Explore the site to learn how you can hold an event for World Oceans Day, or take action for the ocean on your own.
World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution.

I absolutely love the ocean and it's creatures. Some I like to eat, some are kind of scary.
I think that the reducing plastic is key to help heal the ocean.

While I Generation Beauty in Los Angeles the water was in a box. Like instead of having a bottle of water, it was a box of water, like a milk carton. I happen to think that's brilliant and why didn't we switch to that sooner?

So let's talk product. It wouldn't be a Makeup University post without it!

Monday, June 8, 2015

#MicroBlog Monday

 Hi Gorgeous,
Here's my attempt at #MicroBlogMonday

And remember, it's never too late to start the day again. Do overs are a wonderful thing.

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

How to use the Generation Beauty app for the New York City

Holla Gorgeous!
Happy Monday. I love Mondays!
Now it's over a week since I have attended the Generation Beauty event in Los Angeles at the LA Live event deck.

Loved it! In fact, I will have my review videos and product review posts coming out this week. Why so long?
 Because when I got home last Monday, I instantly launched into LEGO Robotic Camp Mom mode for my Mancub's week of engineering and building robots.
I created a "how to" video for the Generation Beauty app. Why? Because it's news I wish I had before I got to the event. Yes, I had a plan. But I didn't have enough of a plan or a Plan B, Plan C and a Plan C 1/2.

Now about that video...

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tony Awards: will Bradley Cooper win for The Elephant Man?

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Tony Awards are on tonight, are you watching? I want to watch and find out if Bradley Cooper wins for his role as John Merrick in The Elephant Man. I was fascinated by the movie as a young girl. I SO wish I could have seen the Broadway show!

Let's learn a bit more about the Broadway play "The Elephant Man" and have a product review too!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Entering the summer cycle of travel beauty: Top 10 things to have in your purse!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Whoa-I can hardly believe that a week has gone by since was at LA Live for Generation Beauty.
Yes I am working on my round up and review of the bounty of products and on Monday I have planned a "how to" guide for using the Generation Beauty app to help you make the most of the New York Generation Beauty event!

 While in LA for the Generation Beauty event, I did get a lil time at the beach, but not enough! It's on the list for this summer to just bunk out on the beach for some serious swimming, castle building, shell hunting and then some!

Plus we have to make it to Legoland. Stat. We have annual passes and we have not been since New Year's Eve...evidenced by this photo!

So on to the cycle of summer travel. My family travels a lot. It seems we are always coming or going.

So I have gotten a new bag, with more structure and pockets and filled them with the things that I need to help make it through the summer travel while not looking like a sweaty banshee and keeping my kid covered in sunscreen too!

Here's the Top 10 list of things to have in yhttps://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4225432308786707843#editor/target=post;postID=768379692536396355our purse to get through the summer cycle of travel!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Disney beauty tools from SoHo: just what a gal needs for the weekend!

TGIF Gorgeous!

I am a huge Disney fan and have been for some time!
 One of my all time, I mean, all time favorite movies is the Disney animation film Beauty and the Beast.

Years ago I auditioned for the part of  Belle in Los Angeles. The Broadway play was coming to the Shubert theater. Here's the bottom line. To my ever living chagrin.

I lied on the application. 

You had to be a minimum of 5'8" to fit the yellow ball gown.

I'm almost 5'3" but I can PLAY 5'8".  

At the audition, there were rows and rows of gorgeous ladies, patiently standing in line waiting to run the short dance steps we learned and then sing a few bars.

I was in the second row standing side by side with these creatures who were part legs and part lungs.

Imagine what it looks like: 5'8" tall ladies, and then  me: a far enough past 5'2" that I may as well say 5'3", let alone 5'8"

Ha! It was so obvious!

The casting director was filled with grace and let me finish the audition when he should have called me out on the lie and tossed me on my bum!

It was clear, I was not going to make the cut. 

I am sorry for lying. Though I am proud of myself for trying against all odds!

So what does all of this have to do with Disney and Beauty and the Beast?

SoHo has a line of beauty tools and makeup bags with some characters, including Belle. 

Learn more here!