Saturday, October 31, 2015

Heliocare® Ultra Dietary Supplement: how vegetarians can stay extra healthy this winter season

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Winter weather and travel and stress can be hard on you! Take a supplement to help stay healthy and strong. I was vegetarian for ever, vegan for ten of my twenty years of forever and had a challenge finding supplements that were vegan/vegetarian. When pregnant, the only thing I craved was a Wendy's Bacon Cheeseburger-and I ate every week for the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Now after his birth, ten years later, I have stayed eating meat. I'm ok with taking a non-vegan supplement-BUT- for those of you who want to stay true to your eating plan, consider taking this new power supplement from Heliocare!

NEW Heliocare® Ultra Dietary Supplement contains a powerful blend of antioxidants, including Fernblock® Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE), Vitamin C and Pomegranate extract. These dietary supplements help defend your skin from the inside out. Like the original Heliocare®, this Ultra formula helps maintain the skin’s ability to protect itself against sun-related effects and aging.* Heliocare® Ultra’s extra strength formula contains twice as many antioxidants as the original Heliocare®.

Take a capsule of Heliocare® Ultra Dietary Supplement whenever you feel like sunscreen isn’t enough or once a day to help maintain youthful looking skin.* After all, if you’re going to eat a vegetarian diet, why not go the extra mile?

Heliocare® Ultra Dietary Supplement is available at select dermatology offices and with an SRP of $72 (36 capsules).

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

TGIF with Arbonne RE9 skincare set

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Friday to you!
 The hullabaloo is about dressing up in our best costume tomorrow night-but I say, the real deal and hullabaloo'in should be getting your skin picture perfect for family photos and memory making selfies.

You shed one entire face of skin each month when you take good care of it.

 So if you want to take great care of your skin and keep it botanical and natural, think Arbonne.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

DiY costume ideas with L'eggs hosiery: ideas inside!

Hello Gorgeous!

If you have waited til the last minute to get a costume together,I have some help for you! And it's easy and affordable to put together-while also getting more uses out of your costumelook.

Use L'eggs brand hosiery as the foundation of your costume and then build up.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How to use Candy Lipz natural lip plumper

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I recently received a sample of the natural lip plumper, Candy Lipz.

 This beauty tool is really unique and after the learning curve, I really liked the results!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How to use HUM Hair for costumes & cosplay

Hello Gorgeous!

Oy! I have been missing in action ever since an old horse back riding injury turned into a running injury turned into the most severe neck and shoulder pain that it kept me up at night and I could hardly function during the day!

I'm en route to an MRI now to see what gives with all of this pain!

A few weeks ago while I was the Ipsy OS studio, I made this video for you! It's how to use the HUM Hair extensions for your cosplay and costumes.

The color and texture of the hair pieces is amazing! Enjoy the video. To get your HUM Hair, visit this link!

How about you? Dressing up? Going out? What? Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Monday, October 26, 2015

ULTA Beauty Promotion | Drink Your Way to Younger Looking Skin

Hi ya Gorgeous!

I tried this brand, and loved it! Right now it's on a special deal at Ulta Beauty!

UK-based company, MINERVA Research Labs Ltd. has launched their best-selling beauty supplement in the U.S. For a limited time, save $10 on a 10 pack when you purchase PURE GOLD COLLAGEN at ULTA or online at  

Specifically designed for women wishing to promote beautiful skin and fight the visible signs of ageing, PURE GOLD COLLAGEN’s formula contains a unique blend of collagen and active ingredients that nourish from the inside, promoting a beautiful and younger looking you on the outside.  

Shop the PURE GOLD COLLAGEN promotion at ULTA stores or online at The promotion runs from Sunday, October 25th until Saturday November 14th

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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

How to get candy corn nails for holiday festivities

Holiday season is upon us whether we like it or not! So let's have a manicure to match!

Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon designed this fun and funky "candy corn" nails manicure. Here's how to do it!


1.       Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun).
2.       Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half). Apply two on each nail as shown below.
3.       Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun).
4.       Carefully remove the stickers.
5.       Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).

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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sebamed: how to embrace barrier support and get healthy skin

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
TGIF!  Are you ready for the weekend?

I am. I've recently returned from travel plus I have sfx makeup clients this weekend. Phew!
Tired though glad for all of these fun projects.

To add to it, I have some fun skincare products to play with and show you. Meet Sebamed.
If you are international, you know them. If you are in the United States, you may have only learned about them in the past few years.
So let's look at the Sebamed a bit more in depth!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How to get your hands on some free hosiery: Hanes has you covered

Hello Gorgeous!

Oh let's have some fun!
I have a Fall favorites giveaway for you for some fashion help!

Thank you Hanes for the hosiery samples with the opportunity to show my personal version of living in these!

These four styles and many more are available through the Hanes website and OOTD giveaway with the hashtag #theduchessdoesit

So thanks for playing!
Now meet Hanes!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fall Favorites TAG video via Jaclyn Hill

Hi ya Gorgeous,

So it's been a whirlwind around here! Travel to and fro! The results are worth it!

Here is the first of the new IpsyOS videos I just made in Santa Monica, starting with the Jaclyn Hill inspired
"Fall Favorites TAG video"

Please watch, then make your own video or blog post and let me know what your Fall Favorites are!

The questions are in the YouTube video description!

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

Monday, October 19, 2015


Oh beauty,
I"m tired. It's been quite the weekend.
I'm getting the new videos ready.
In the meantime, this sums it up around here....

Back at ya later with some fresh content! And some adulting!

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Arbonne Re9 vs Sebamed

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Sunday!

One more day of the Red Bull Air Show for me before I return home for some rest! Oy! This neck pain from when I fell running has been so sore and painful all weekend!


And with that rant over, onto this, coming later in the week I will have a "vs" video of  the Arbone Re9 skincare system versus the Sebamed system.

 Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, meet Arbonne Re9 botanical skincare.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Compeed Blister Cushions and the Red Bull Air Show in Las Vegas

Happy Saturday!
I have ventured on from Santa Monica to Las Vegas for the RedBull Air Races.
Long story, I have a gig there.
I'm really looking forward to it and experiencing the air show.
I love car and motorcycle racing, so this should be some adventure!

 Now, while I am out at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway, I will be wearing a relatively high heel to match with my Red Bull wardrobe. Oy.

 I have a sample of the Compeed Blister Cushion and this should help things a bit. You see, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, is one big cement, granite, gravel, sort of paved area and it's far. Everything, is really far from everything!

So, I will be testing these over the weekend and will let you know on Twitter and Instagram how things go!

COMPEED® Blister Extreme Cushions

Protects blisters to stop pain fast
COMPEED® Blister Extreme Cushions gives 20% extra cushioning* and protection from rubbing thanks to its honeycomb structure. With +20% extra cushioning for your feet, COMPEED® Blister Extreme allows you to be truly unstoppable.

COMPEED® Blister Extreme Cushions fit like a second skin and stay in place for several days. **
In the meantime, here's some details about Compeed Blister Cushions available at major drugstores nationwide!

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

TGIF! Ipsy OS version

Woo hoo! It's Friday!
Hi ya Gorgeous!

Well, it's hot in Santa Monica. Not too hot, but not cool beachy winds like I was hoping for!

While I am in studio making something new for you, here is what happened the last time I was in the Ipsy OS Studio! Enjoy!

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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

You Need To Read This: the scoop on Hanes, Airelle Skincare, #tbt and more!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
It's Thursday, meaning here is the obligatory #tbt or #ThrowbackThursday moment from Makeup University.

What's new is that I am en route to Ipsy OS and so excited to be creating some new videos for you.

Next, meet Airelle skincare and finally say hello to Hanes!

 I just started using my sample and it's what is going to travel with me over this flash whiz bang turnaround trip to IpsyOS in Santa Monica via a gig in Vegas and back!

So far, I'm really liking the texture and scent, the absorption and bit of glow I get after applying!
It's a hot item right now with celebrities, and so far I can see why! I'll have a full report next week! In the meantime, please visit the Arielle Skincare website to learn more about the Berrimatric complex that makes it so special.

And watching my Instagram for the OOTD challenge I am on for Hanes Hosiery!

#TheDuchessDoesIt !

Thank you for reading, and let me know if you are interested in joining me on a leg wear/hosiery/Gams got Game Fall style challenge on Instagram!

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

White Sands Leave In Hair conditioner: what you need to know-it's worth it

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Wednesday around here...I'm packing and getting ready for the Ipsy OS time this week!
So stinkin' excited!

Something that is going to make the trip with me is this new leave in conditioner I received as a sample from White Sands.

Spray Leave in Conditioner

Price: $15.00 on the website.

As a fresh new product from White Sands, our Leave In Conditioner offers innovative moisturizing benefits for the modern stylist and client. Made with special polymers, its smart ingredients will provide “Selective Conditioning” to nourish & smooth areas of the cuticle that need repair the most. This targeted delivery creates an intelligent product that knows exactly where damage hides; giving the weakest parts more TLC. Hair will have the ability to hold moisture and control frizz.

 I was interested in trying this because when my hair was highlighted to make it lighter from it's normal dark brown so dark it's nearly black, the results are a gorgeous color,  but some damage to my hair.

In fact, I'm liking the new coppery tone, but feeling ready to go back to my dark brown!

The scent on this leave in hair conditioner is amazing. The feel is light, and that it absorbs into the hair. It does not have shine or sheen to it. It's smoothing and nourishing to the hair.

Overall, I give it a thumbs up!

Here's some more about White Sands as a brand:

The White Sands Story:

With humble beginnings, White Sands is a family owned corporation created nearly 10 years ago by the Salas Family with only $1,500.00 in hand. Our family of five, Fernando, Patricia, Aarron, Noel and his wife Kelly began this adventure by filling products from gallons to 8.5oz bottles one at a time in Fernando’s garage.
In 1999, White Sands participated in the Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando Florida with just a 10 x 10 booth. As Fernando spent his day on stage styling hair, his wife and business partner Patricia sold the unique spray product he was using. By noon of the first day, 200 kits were sold – and the product didn’t even have a name. After this amazing first day, the Salas Family knew the days of working for others were over: the end of the trip christened the soon-to-be developed line White Sands.
In 2006, White Sands added yet another family member Don Stone (Brother-in-Law/Uncle) to grow distribution chains both nationally and internationally. Since this addition, White Sands has grown tremendously with 28 distributors nationwide.
The White Sands family is truly living the American dream and a true testament that with hard work and perseverance you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Talented tv show host needed today in Phoenix for pilot shoot

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I love passing on good news to you! Especially my talented friends!

My friend Joe Becker needs help in Phoenix. His host has had an emergency and can not make the shoot today, and looks like may not be able to be on project at all.

Meaning, right now, if you are an on camera talent and you need a gig-today is your day.

Please contact Joe Becker at 602-638-9447 with your head shot and resume. Good luck!

The location is MetroCenter mall, Phoenix Arizona, off of the I-17.
 There is trade and pay involved - ask Joe for the details!
Get there!

P.S. If you are asking why I'm not doing it? I'm en route to Ipsy in Santa Monica-otherwise I would!
Good luck loves!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

How to style your nails for Fall with Duri Cosmetics 3 free nail polish

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Fall is a time of sumptuous colors!
I missed the mani monday because I pinched a nerve or did something to my neck and I've been down in my chair all day yesterday!

 I'm up now, and will have some new manicure looks on my Instagram.

In the meantime, meet these luscious colors from Duri Cosmetics.

From left to right, top to bottom:
Oh My Star, Posh, Black Diamond
It's All About Me, Au Moment, Lost In Elegance

The Duri brand is one you can trust for being 3 FREE: meaning no toluene, formaldehyde or  DBP.
The colors are fresh and the polishes are affordable.

Get your Fall nail looks on with Duri!

Here's a bit more from the Duri Polish website:

Our company was established in 1990 as a manufacturer and distributor of full nail polish and nail treatment lines and complete hair removal waxing line for beauty salons + spa's only. Duri started with 47 colors and 3 treatments in 1990 and grew to over 200 brilliant contemporary shades and 10 exclusive treatments for your nails + hands.

We employ advanced nail product technology, and the latest fashion trends to be on the front line of the industry. Our goal is to make your nails healthy and beautiful. Our top chemists and dermatologists are working hard to solve your nail problems. Now, I want you to benefit from these wonderful products.

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall hairstyles need healing oil: L'Anza has what you need!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Fall isn't quite here yet in Arizona. We had an amazing storm system blow through and last about 3days. It was glorious! It rained and I actually got to wear pants!

So we are still in the low 100's, possibly even some 90's. Ouch.

That heat combined with bold, beachy wave hair styles that have me using my curling iron, plus my flat iron for some client requested head shots, my hair could use some healing!

I was just about to break out into a Marvin Gaye song but instead, let me tell you about L'Anza Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing spray.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Teami - an honest review

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
So today I have a review for you and it's a lil bit sideways.

See, things come and go to the blog in waves. One week, it's all skincare. Next, week, it's all color.
And now? This week?
It was all teas!

So I tried the Teami Colon Cleanse tea as an added part to my 28 day detox.

Here is my experience.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

You Need To Read This: Neutrogena has Fall's go to look

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Just a short note to let you know that for a great drugstore brand that has a healthy quotient to it when it comes to cosmetics, think of Neutrogena.

Get ready for a Fall makeup look!

Friday, October 9, 2015

How to do a DiY zombie costume makeup with dollar store grease paint

TGiF Gorgeous!

So, the costume season is upon us! Some people spend hundreds of dollars on a costume.
But why!

I bought two sets of grease paint makeup kits from the Dollar General, each were about $3.

I've got two videos for you today, one is me doing my son's zombie makeup.  Then, he does mine!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to find a BCA compliant skincare: like Desert Essence

Hi ya Gorgeous,
October is breast cancer awareness month, or BCA for short.

The skin is the largest organ of the body, so what you put on it, also goes in it, and is very important.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BCA: with Soft & Dri deoderants

Hi ya Gorgeous,
 October is breast cancer awareness month and one of the best ways to practice self care is to stop using aluminum based anti-persperants.

The Soft & Dri brand is a perfect choice for a healthy deoderant!
The is part of how Soft & Dri contributes to BCA research.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dr. Michelle Copeland of NYC: top plastic surgeon in the USA has a skincare line for those who can't make it to NYC

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh the desert has been blessed with a fabulous rain storm! I love it! I've been crock potting and baking up a storm of my own!

Now, let's talk today's product review of New York City's top plastic surgeon and skin care expert,
Dr. Michelle Copeland.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Thin Tea detox tea plan: how to prepare for the holidays

Hello Gorgeous!
 Oh the wonders of a being a beauty blogger.
I am surprised and delighted to receive a sample of a detox program from Thin Tea of Australia.

 Oh what perfect timing because the holiday season is about to hit fifth gear!
Now let's learn more about Thin Tea!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Explosion Luck Feng Shui jewelry for everyday living

Hello Gorgeous!

Now is a great time to start updating your Fall fashion and accessories. 
Explosion Luck is a lifestyle brand specializing in Feng Shui art and Feng Shui jewelry which is a perfect way to wear art as a lifestyle and fashion.

Buy remarkable Tibetan thangka pendant necklace Avalokiteshvara. This feng shui water drop-shaped crystal pendant, 1.63" x 1.19", is available for sale in our Feng Shui jewelry collection. Wear it close to your heart.
To derive even more benefits from this wearable art jewelry and to be in tune with your wearable art jewelry, consider decorating your office and home walls with the following Tibetan thangka tapestries:
Avalokiteshvara on Navy Blue and Gold Background;

Avalokiteshvara on Sky Blue Background;

Avalokiteshvara with a Teal Halo

Avalokiteshvara with a Green Halo on Blue Background.

Enjoy free shipping within the continental U.S.

Each piece is a unique work of art and perfect for gift giving and personal enjoyment. The prices are affordable and continental USA shipping is included.
Start thinking of who needs a perfect stocking stuffer now with these beautiful Feng Shui jewelry pieces!

Order and learn more here!

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

Boscia Sake Balm and Sake Water: win and win

Hello Gorgeous,
 Oh how I love trying new products!

 To start with, I'm a huge Boscia fan. Now, with this new set of products, I'm an even bigger fan.

Meet Boscia Sake Balm and Sake Treatment Water!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

NYC Expert Last Lip Lacquer: Fall beauty trend on fleek and on budget!

Holla Beauty!

Happy Saturday to you!

Time to update your lip look for Fall and these new NYC lip lacquers are on point for color, moisture and wear!

Friday, October 2, 2015

STM: protecting your digital cargo in style!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Do your weekend plans involve a wee trip somewhere? Will you be packing your tablet or kindle?

STM Bags from Australia are a perfect way to tote your electronics safely in style!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Murad Environmental Shield: what summer skin needs to transition to Fall

 Hello Gorgeous!
Happy October to you!

 This is the unboxing of a goody that just arrived from Murad!