Monday, August 31, 2015

Whole Foods has the perfect Labor Day Weekend travel bag! Get yours now!

Holla Beauty!
 Today is the last day of August. September is upon us and full of so many amazing blessings! Expect it!

I love the Whole Foods market for it's fresh foods and deli and amazing juice bar!

They also have an excellent selection of organic, vegan and natural skincare and cosmetics.
Meet the TSA size approved travel bag full of beauty to get you through the weekend looking and feeling fine!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

HUM beauty supplements are the real humdingers!

Holla back Gorgeous,
I love beauty supplements that help grow strong healthy hair, skin and nails.

The saying "beauty is only skin deep" is partly tree.
So much can be done for  your outward appearance by taking care of your inner health!

I am trying the new HUM "Red Carpet Ready" supplements for the next 30 days.

Instagram has a before picture and in 30 days I will have an after picture for you!

About the Product


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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Biore Pore Strips & Charcoal mask for an at home spa before going back to school

Happy Saturday Beautiful!

How about an at home spa day? Something to pamper you and your skin to get you school ready! Or maybe ready for selfies and photos with friends and family as you celebrate your Labor Day Weekend?

Try the new charcoal version of Biore Pore Strips.

About the Product

  • With the help of natural purifying charcoal, each of the six nose strips will pull out even more dirt that can cause blackheads, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean
  • With the natural charcoal, these strips provide the added benefit of oil absorption to reduce shine
  • Reduce oil by 3X
 Or maybe a relaxing, warming mask to prep your skin for first dayback to school photos!

Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask is amazing and feels great and is very effective. It has a pleasant scent and rinses clean off of the skin.

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Bay Art for custom "girl squad" tshirts for your BTS and LDW!

TGIF Beauties!

I love finding a new website to help build my blog and it's brand. I've been looking into making some custom tshirts with the Makeup University logo on them and came across
I am loving the fun and whimsy kid shirts and working on designing my own.

This is THE best BTS and LDW girls weekend accessory! Imagine your girl squad a la Taylor Swift wearing your own personalized tshirts?

TGIF with finding the perfect signature fragrance

Hello Gorgeous!

Shabbat Shalom!

Woo hoo!

Back to School is upon us and Labor Day weekend is fast approaching!

Fragrance is one of my most favorite accessories and today I have a wee video introducing you to some new fragrances that are just perfect for kicking off the Fall season!

Products used:
Chanel No 5
Bluebell & White Tea by Love 2 Love
Lavanilla Vanilla Coconut


This video was recorded at Ipsy OS and a mighty thank you to them for the studio time!

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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

#TBT Atta Girl TV & the press junket makeup

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh the time goes so fast!
It's been weeks since I was at Ipsy OS doing videos for YouTube.

So for #ThrowbackThursday, enjoy this moment!

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Mancub's birthday, Josie Maran, National Women's Equality Day

Oh happy day!
There are many things going on today!

It is National Women's Equality Day! It's Throwback Thursday! It's review Josie Maran cosmetics day! Though most importantly, it's my Mancub's birthday!

 At the Queen Mary for his first visit. 2 years old and ready to rock Ink N Iron!

This lil guy is now 10 years old. Officially a double digit. Oh my goodness, where does the time go! I feel silly saying it, though it is true. The time goes by so fast!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bairly Sheer spray on foundation exclusively at Ulta

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 For my gals who don't really wear makeup, want just a hint of color and coverage and something that looks natural-meet Bairly Sheer spray on foundation.

Only at ULTA!

Get the buildable, blendable, breathable coverage you want with Bairly Sheer Spray-On Foundation. Unlike ordinary makeup, the secret to Bairly Sheer's flawless finish is a soft-spray that's easy to apply, made for everyday use, and lasts up to 18 hours. Not tested on animals.

  • Gives you a flawless light to medium, buildable coverage
  • Creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out the skin
  • Minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and texture
  • Paraben, alcohol, fragrance and oil free
  • Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested
  • Water-based formula
  • Ideal for sensitive skin

 I tested this on me, and it was not enough coverage for me. Though, I also wear a full face of foundation, with contouring, powder, bronzer,  highlighter and a pop of cheek color and I consider that my day face.

For you ladies who want just a hint of skin tone coverage, this is the product for you! Find yours at Ulta for $12.99

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

Monday, August 24, 2015

Make it a Mally Monday with the new Citychick I Love Color shadow palette

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday!
Oh how I love Monday!

I also love, Mally Roncal and her makeup style, beauty philosophy and her products are fun and functional.

Meet the new Mally Citychick I Love Color shadow palette! It's so "BTS" Back to school or "LDW" Labor Day Weekend perfect! It's begging to go on a road trip!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

EO natural & organic skincare: my experience

Hello Gorgeous!
I've been sampling EO and traveling with  the night time oil.

Let's just say I'm in love.

I did a blitz tour of Southern California that was filled with a lot of driving ,traffic, camera time, family time, wine time, oh my! I took my EO samples with me.

 As usual, I really, really dislike little squishy pack samples because they are good for one use and one use is not enough to get a true feel for the product.

 I did like the exfoliator from EO, especially the fact that it comes dry and can be custom mixed with water or oil to a person's particular taste in exfoliator consistency. It can also be used as a mask.
Here are some product details from the website:

  • Moroccan lava clay replaces impurities in the skin with essential minerals
  • The texturized powder exfoliates and revitalizes skin
  • Papaya and pineapple enzymes naturally exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and other impurities
  • Can be used as either a scrub or a masque depending on individual skin needs

 This business, I am not too sure of.  I was in between gigs and traveling and packing and I tried the cleanser and liked it but lost the other half of the sample in the transition. From what I remember, I liked the EO Coconut Water/ milky cream cleanser.  Here are some details about it from the website:

  • Formulation based on the skin's own delicate balance of oil and water to gently remove the effects of the day with both oil and water-based cleaners
  • Gently removes impurities and leaves skin radiant
  • Argan, pumpkin and coconut oils replenish the skin's moisture barrier
  • Hibiscus extract, mango seed butter and the essential oils of rose, yang yang and vetiver give this cleaner its subtle scent

 Now here is the gem of the line. I have been using this EO night time skin oil sparingly. It's amazing. Light texture with lots of slip and absorbs quickly into the skin. It's incredibly nourishing in feel and I noticed a positive change in my skin. I applied to my face and neck and decollete and noticed a firming in the decollete while I had really plump, full, hydrated looking skin even though I was running on fumes, coffee and wine!  My opinion is, this is luxury in a bottle. Or lightening in a bottle. Or something like that. Whatever it is, get some. You'll be glad you did. I would say this is definitely for those 30 or over in age.

Product details:
  • Made with over 20 plant oils this night serum is formulated to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. Using it nightly will result in a more radiant, youthful appearance
  • Tsubaki oil supports pro-collagen production and has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Argan oil penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin and supports the production of collagen and key lipids
  • Rose essential oil is mixed with rose geranium, frankincense and hyelichrysum essential oils, all of which have been used in skin care for centuries

Overall, I enjoyed the EO products and for the gals who want a natural skincare product, in my experience, this line is very active and I bet if used with time, it would have great skin improving effects.

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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift V-Shaping Serum

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday!

 Today I have a wee review of an amazing brand for skin: Lumene! (Loo-men-uh)

 I'm a fan of the brand for their commitment to plan science based skincare.
I also like the fact that no matter product I try from the line, they all are effective and a good fit for my skin, which tends to be dry due to living in the desert-but has breakouts from wearing a lot of sunscreen, sweating, sun exposure for swim/bike/ride and using long wearing foundation.

This Time Freeze Instant Lift V Shaping Serum is new, and awesome! Why? Because it has a light scent, absorbs quickly, has a noticeable firming effect and wears well under makeup that's why!

The Instant Lift V-Shaping Serum helps to instantly lift the skin and day by day visibly improve its firmness. The product shapes the contours of the face visibly so that the skin around the jawline is tightened, firmed and lifted. By shaping the facial contours the product effectively helps to maintain and improve the area and form a beautiful V-Shaped jawline.
Wild Arcitic lingonberry extract* and Skin Messenger Molecules™ technology work to decrease the breakdown of skin’s structural network while anti-gravity peptide compound helps to reshape facial contours and redefine the jawline. Visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
* Patent pending       
Formulated without parabens, formaldehyde donors, mineral oil, synthetic colorants. 30 ml e 1.0 FL.OZ.

Find your Lumene skin care regime at CVS and Walgreen stores nationwide.
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mastey Paris Color Protection Restorative shampoo/conditioner & treatment

Hello Gorgeous,

TGIF! Thank God it's Friday!
Shabbat Shalom too! Well, sort of. I'm traveling. My Instagram and Twitter will have road trip pics!

In the meantime, I have new hair. I normally wear dark brown in the Fall/Winter and then a bit lighter in the summer-though this year, things have been, well-they've been different.

I do not have access to my normal hairstylist Star, and the other stylists I have been to nearby did a less than likeable job.

So for the sake of my hair and scalp, this time around, I did my own. Yass! I foiled my own hair!

Luckily for my hair cuticle I had just received my samples of Mastey Paris Color Protection Shampoo, Restorative Mask and Oil Treatment.
My hair needs it after the at home bleach and toner job I did on it!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Throwback Thursday: IpsyOS with NYX Cosmetics new Whipped Fouette

Hello Gorgeous!

It's hard to believe it's been a week since I was in Santa Monica California at the Ipsy OS studio creating YouTube videos!

The Ipsy team hosts alongside a beauty brand a meet and greet, networking event for influencers, vloggers and bloggers of all sorts. It's a fun mix of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and then some!

Meet NYX Cosmetics Whipped Fouette lip and cheek stain gloss.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pur Minerals for BTS & LDW in Georgia Peach & Georgia Bellini

Holla Gorgeous!

Back to school is in full swing here in Arizona and the Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching!

An easy way to freshen up your look is by adding a new lipstick color and these "Georgia Peach" tones from Pur Minerals are perfect for the upcoming Fall season!

 I've got the low down and a video review for you below-so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Atta Girl TV producer Danai Maraire visits in studio IpsyOS for Beauty'views with Makeup University

Hello Gorgeous!

This month Makeup University is launching a new series on the YouTube channel called Beauty'views.

It's a video with me teaching a simple makeup lesson while talking to an amazing lady about her beauty journey and effect makeup has had on her life.

I'm really excited to bring you some very intriguing and impactful women in this series.
To launch this venture, welcome Danai Maraire, producer with Atta Girl TV.

To get in contact with Danai Maraire:
Phone: 818-481-4353

Please join me later today on Periscope (@Cherelynn) at 4 pm MST as Makeup University is doing a Tuesday Tea Time & Style report  with the Project Inspired book from this month's final summer book reading challenge book!

Grab something to sip on and bring your style questions!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Teen Choice Awards: and Derma|e skincare!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you!
I love Mondays. I get so much accomplished.

Now, who watched the Teen Choice Awards last night?

 Brittney Spears won a fashion award and I don't agree with it. From one Mom to another; Brittney put your private parts in a private place.
I don't agree with her look because millions of young women were watching and now that they see she wins an award for lewd and vulgar dress, they too, will copy her style.

Meanwhile, another young lady chose to wear a gorgeous dress with color, texture, a bit of sparkle and a whole lot of style. I'm loving Nina Dobrev and her look in this modest is hottest dress! Go Nina!

So enough about Teen Choice Awards. I have a comeback to all of the vulgarity: join me on Periscope tomorrow, Tuesday August 18th at 4 pm for a style /beauty/fashion chat through the Project Inspired book written by Nicole Weider.

Moving on, let's meet what's new in the Derma|e skincare line.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Caswell-Massey Gardenia: the scent dreams are made of!

Holla Beauty!
How are you sweet Gorgeous!

So, Arizona has been in BTS since July 20th with the majority going back on August 3rd. Even our 3 state colleges, U of A, ASU and NAU are all back in.

A great way to remind the college kids who went away for the semester or a lovely gift for your young one's new teacher is to give a light fragrance in a soap and lotion.

Meet Caswell-Massey and all of their luxurious awesomeness!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Royal Canadian Laboratories Mineral Water Spray: what a hot summer day needs!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

When I left California on Friday, they were having an "extreme heat warning" and it was beyond humid.

I got home to Arizona and here too we have "extreme heat warning"!

This summer got off to a very slow start though now Mother Nature  is making up for it  with days on end of extreme heat!

So that means that the skin is irritated and itchy and makeup is melting right off, right?

Well, not necessarily.

Meet Royal Canadian Laboratories Mineral Water Spray with Selenium.

Croc n frog for babies and moms: because safety & cleanliness can be fun!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
My BFF is a new mom and as I just spent the week enjoying time with them. I noticed that there is something that my friend needs  for her new baby.

 It's a necessity. A need. Not a want or frivolity!

She needs a shopping cart cover. Not the ordinary kind with just a thin layer of fabric to go over the cart handle, but one with ample padding, extra loops for holding toys, a fat pocket for her fat phablet phone and easy to clean!

Meet Croc n frog with it's superior shopping cart cover that can double as a restaurant high chair cover too!

Be sure and keep reading because there is a free Croc n frog giveaway below!

Ipsy Thirsty Thursday with Smashbox Cosmetics and Davis Factor: the recap

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday!

 Last week I visited with Ipsy at the Open Studio location and this is the result!

The Ipsy Thirsty Thursday was home to Smashbox Cosmetics and Davis Factor.

Get ready! Get set! Go Smashbox!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Medium Hairstyles For Girls: some simple solutions for style in hot weather

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I just got back from Southern California and wouldn't you know it they had an "extreme heat warning" while I was there! Then as I returned home to Arizona we are in the middle of one monsoon storm ending and another building which means right now, it's super hot, 110, and super humid!

That's it! I'm going to Iceland!

One good thing came of the heat: I was looking for some medium hairstyles for girls in the hot summer weather like me and found this website with so many cute styles! 

 I think I have worn the pony tail and bun too much this summer and I have really been trying to do more braids! I love the side twist into a ponytail look and did my own version of this with the tail into a low and loose bun. Use this link here to learn more on how to create the look.

Even though my hair is not this long, I am definitely going to try the side knotted low pony tail and the twisted half crown up with the rest of the length in of course, a low bun! Anything to keep my hair off of my neck while it's so sticky and humid!

Finally, perhaps I should just consider a cut? I've got nice length on it, but lately I seem to only wear it in a bun or pony tail! I'm thinking I should check out some medium hairstyles for girls like in this photo!

 What do you think? What is your go to hot weather hairstyle?

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

TGIF with Tammie Fender body lotion & H2O+ eye stick: the secrets to road trips

TGIF Gorgeous!

We are en route home from Santa Monica. Such a great week and so much accomplished! It feels great. I'll have posts up next week with pictures from the Ipsy OS recroding, the La Brea Tar Pits, Legoland, and the Ipsy event with NYX Cosmetics.

Now, these are two products that I traveled with this week and for a reason! First, I think when a person looks tired, the fastest way to look refreshed is to add a plumping and moisturizing eye cream. Second, the aromatherapy effect of the tangerine in the body lotion was great at adding a boost to mood and alertness when driving short distances that were packed with nerve wracking traffic!

Meet H2O+ eye stick and Tammie Fender body lotion!

 The H2O+ eye Oasis Instant Hydrating stick is a Beauty innovator Daily Glow Award winner. It sells for $25.00 on Amazon and the H2O+ website.
  • Caffeine helps to visibly reduce dark circles and puffiness for an instant wake-up

  • Marine-rich algae extracts gently moisturize and soothe the delicate eye area

  • Hydrolyzed pea peptides actively nourish and protect the skin

 The Tammie Fender Organic Rose Geranium and Tangerine body lotion

  • The Nourishing Power Of A Crème With The Delicacy Of A Lotion Offering Total "Beauty & Luxury In A Bottle"
  • Hydrates, Tones, Energizes & Promotes Cell Regeneration
  • Refreshing, Harmonizing & Rich In Vitamins, Antioxidants + Phytonutrients
  • Geranium & Neroli Work To Boost The Immune System While Essential Fatty Acids Restore Moisture Balance, Leaving The Skin Soft, Supple & Nourished
  • 8 oz
 You can find the Tammie Fender brand online and in Amazon for $75.00

 Shabbat shalom to you my friends!

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday: video and the pit falls of using antiperspirant versus deoderant

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Say hello to Throwback Thursday video edition! I'm sharing a throwback video in honor of all the new ones just created in the Ipsy OS! Stay tuned to the Makeup University YouTube channel to see what is new.

This video is from the webseries that I created several years back and it focuses on Labor Day weekend. Enjoy.

Now that the Throwback is over, it's not hot here in Santa Monica but back at home it is still in the high one hundred degrees.

One of the best hings you can do for your health is to switch from antiperspirant to deoderant. Why?

The various aluminum compounds typically used in antiperspirants work by closing or clogging pores to prevent the release of perspiration. When sweat builds up behind blocked ducts, it becomes trapped beneath the skin. This can cause unpleasant side effects such as bumpy and painful inflammation along with a buildup of sweat-digesting bacteria, which actually cause bad odor.  Read more here from Womens Lifestyle.

Soft & Dri deoderant, whether the aerosol spray or solid gel, is a great tool to help you switch. In the summer I still use antiperspirant though once the temperatures come down I switch back to deoderant. My lymph nodes need the break!

  • Targets The Bacteria That Cause Odor,
  • All-Day Odor Protection,
  • Will Not Stain Clothes
 Get your Soft & Dri on Amazon or in mass retailers everywhere.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

emerginC complexion perfection: what traveling skin needs to be photo ready

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Phew! No complaints or complaining-though the whirlwind travel is taking it's toll! It's up early, go all day, up late, one busy appointment to another while squeezing in the homeschool schedule! Nuts!

 I've got this in my purse for when I'm tired,dehydrated, grumpy and need to look fresh and rested!

It's the emerginC Complexion Perfection roller ball of goodness! This convenient purse size is just $80.00 and a lil bit goes a long way!
An instant skin transformation serum with potent concentrations of alpha-lipoic acid, retinol and Siberian sea buckthorn extract to help instantly improve skin tone and texture. Skin is left feeling incredibly silky and radiant.

Speaking of travel, this sweet product has gone empty on this trip. I recently changed my hair from the normal dark, dark brown, to a warm nutmeg. It's a bit backwards because normally I wear light hair for the summer and dark the rest of the year. But with the new video series, I wanted a fresh look. Stay tuned for the nutmeg hair!

I'm taking good care of my nutmeg hair with the Nexxus Encapsulate serum.
It's a hair saver for damaged, bleached and highly chemically treated hair!

So sad that it's empty now! It was worth every little pump!

  • Enriched with a Caviar Complex and 100% pure
  • This sophisticated blend marks the first time in the world concentrated conditioning oil has been encapsulated into pearls and suspended in a water-based rebuilding serum rich in nutrients and pure protein
  • Fused together this weightlessly powerful blend targets damaged hair by intelligently reconstructing within and repairing hair progressively, smoothing the fibre surface to bring it back to its pre-damaged state
 Get yours on Amazon or in fine hair salons.
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Three Whishes Body Butter in Labor Day Weekend travel sizes

Hi ya Gorgeous,
 I'm in Santa Monica at the Ipsy Open Studios today creating a new video series for you!

 I'm traveling with these Whish body butter purse sizes! Or are they back pack sizes? Or are they simple travel sizes?

Monday, August 10, 2015

Juice Plus: changing lives from the inside out! Worldwide with Martina Meirhofer

Holla Beauties!
Just a quick love note for you about Juice Plus.

Yeah. Yeah. I know you know, that I work with them doing makeup for the conferences, but what you may not know is that my family takes the product and we do not get sick. 

Literally. Many times, with our go go schedule and constant traveling, I think we do not get sick or run down because we take our Juice Plus chewables daily.

 Me in Sacramento at the JP Conference

So here's what you need to know now and act on: Juice Plus is worldwide. It's based in the United States, and originated in Tennessee, though it's available to transform health and finances worldwide!

Martina Meirhofer  is a Juice Plus distributor who can help those of you in Australia, Mexico, Brazil and beyond get started now with adding nutrition that heals at a cellular level.

Why I think you should contact Martina and get started today? Because a month from now, or worse yet, a year from now, you will wish you would have started sooner!

So here is how you do it:

Visit Martina's Facebook page here:

Learn more about the benefits of Juice Plus here:

I hope you start now and that I will see you in Nashville for the Fall conference!

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

Happy Monday with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula skin oil & concentrated cream

Hello Gorgeous!
And hello Monday!

Oh I love you Monday. I get more accomplished on a Monday than I do all week!

 Currently I'm en route to the Ipsy studios and can hardly wait to create the new series! Stay tuned to the Makeup University YouTube channel.

In the meantime, let's check out the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil and cream for dry cracked heels.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Soap & Paper Factory lip balms for LBD & BTS

Hello Gorgeous,

Oh it's back to school season alright. Just when I thought we would get a nice, slow, review, and ease into the curriculum, nope: it's full steam ahead!

So as the school is flowing, we are traveling and a million other things are happening, like what is akin to drinking from a fire hydrant; there are little joys to enjoy along the way.

It's no secret I am a huge fan of The Soap & Paper Factory and they have really out done themselves with these beautiful, old school, lip balm tins with mirrors and class!

 This is the Blood Orange flavor and it's pure moisture on the mouth. This tin is so cool my son has commandeered it!
From the Soap & Paper Factory website:

"Oh my!!  Our Lip Butters are packed with Shea Butter, and totally emollient!  We offer three fragrances, each made with PURE essential oils.  Our butters are long lasting, and will keep your kisser soft and supple.   A sweet, vintage inspired design comes with a mirror!!  They are so cute!!".

 It's ok that my son has taken the Blood Orange flavor for himself because the Limoncello is more my style, flavor and taste! These are hand crafted, made in the USA and wonderful. Get some for yourself and your travels whether back to school or Labor Day related because you will be glad you did!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Jergens & Rory Beca for the best LBD ever in the California Girl West Coast Edition kit (video edition)

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I just got back from Santa Monica and a visit to the Ipsy studios for a wee check in on what the studios are like for next week's video shoot as well as a network event with beauty vloggers and Smashbox Cosmetics creator Davis Factor.

That story is coming up on Monday.

For now, let's relax with some beach photos of  this gorgeous tangerine toned dress from Rory Beca and the Jergen's self tanning line to help get your bronzed and ready for an amazing Labor Day Weekend!

 Meet the Jergens & Rory Beca California Girls West Coast Kit!

Friday, August 7, 2015

VCNY is what your BTS shopping needs: freshen back to school attitudes with new textiles plus a $1000 giveaway on Facebook

Hi ya Beauty!
 It's "BTS" : the Back to School season and that can mean many changes for the new school year and sometimes, it goes beyond just backpacks, writing supplies and new clothes.

Sometimes a change up is needed in the house and a quick and easy way to update a school kids room or your own is by mixing up the textiles.

Sheets, drapes and towels that is!


 Meet VCNY for an affordable way to update your home textiles.

TGIF with Project Inspired book and giveaway!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGiF to you!

I'm en route home after spending a fast 24 hours in Santa Monica with Ipsy for a photo shoot with Davis Factor of Smashbox.

That was beyond fun and the photos are unique.
I will post some soon.

I also have some video from the event, so more on that later!

Now, time to wrap up the month of August with a giveaway for the Project Inspired book by Nicole Weider that I just reviewed on YouTube.

The video link is here:

And the giveaway for the book is here!

Please like/comment and subscribe to the YouTube channel to be entered to win the book.  Please be at least 13 years of age to enter and this giveaway is open worldwide.

The contest is open from today to September 15, 2015.
Winner will be contacted by email based on their comment link.

Thank you and good luck! If you don't win the book, please buy it! It has great information and encouragement!

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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ipsy bound: but in the meantime meet Mad Hippie!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Well, I am currently en route to Ipsy. Good times. More on that later.
While I travel, you can come along too on Instagram! @CherelynnBaker

So while I'm traveling and most likely eating way too many salty snacks and junk food, learn a lil bit about this amazing natural and vegan skincare that is effective and affordable!

Meet Mad Hippie!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Need a fun, safe place to view creative and funny media? does just that!

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
I have been on a personal mission lately to find good media for my family.

By that I mean, I want funny, good production, uplifting and interactive that is not laden with ads that are inappropriate for my elementary aged son.

I came across and I think I may have found what I am looking for!

The website is being finished though the Facebook page is up now:

An exciting family friendly social network is on the way!
Wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Forums, Games, Video Chat, E-Cards, Coloring Books, Recipes, Contests and much more. Get ready, the fun starts soon!

So why find a social network that is specifically family friendly? Because my son who respects purity and modesty has come across some very un-pure-and-un-modest posts on Twitter and Facebook while looking for Minecraft and Roblox pages.

Please check out and both the website and Facebook to stay in touch with the launch.

You can also find them on Twitter here @CoolTopics_com
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Frugal Like A Fox newsletter: what busy moms need in this back to school time!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Back to school is in full swing here. Oh the list of school supplies! I homeschool, and even our list was quite pricey at the local store.

I just found a new website and newsletter with really useful and practical money saving tips.

The Frugal Fox newsletter is well laid out, easy to read and I bet you will learn something new in this inaugural issue!

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Or better yet, sign up now at the Frugal Like a Fox webpage here!

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Tara Smith Haircare: for red carpets, LBD and BTS

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Hump Day.
It's the middle of the first week back to school. Oy. Do I ever miss summer!

So August brings many things such as BTS (back to school) and LBD (Labor Day, the end of summer as September begins) and Teen Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Now meet these beautiful and fun hair care products from stylist to the stars, Tara Smith.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Imagine Foundation, Josie Maran Cosmetics & iconic footwear company Jack Rogers : what you need to know now

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 Quick note to let you know of a fun giveaway that has huge benefits for women worldwide!

 Josie Maran Cosmetics is teaming up with iconic footwear company Jack Rogers for a new campaign that will benefit women in need across the country and around the world. Now through August 15th, the Jack Rogers website will feature Josie’s Wild Child Picks, a curated collection of Josie Maran’s favorite sandal styles in four colorways that perfectly coordinate with her Wild Child Summer Color Collection.

10% of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to The Imagine Foundation, a charity that partners with women’s shelters and halfway homes to help women who have been the victims of violence develop important life skills and learn to value their own identities.

For more information on the Imagine Foundation please visit:

Where to buy:

In addition, be sure to check out the Jack Rogers Facebook page for a chance to win Josie’s favorite Jack Rogers styles, plus your very own set of Josie Maran Wild Child cosmetics!
Giveaway ends, August 14, 2015.

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