Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday sale on DiY Bridal Makeup

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy ‪#‎CyberMonday‬!
 As a makeup artist I get asked to do a lot of wedding makeup, though the challenge is, the bride always wants to book a year in advance.
 That doesn't work for my family life and other work projects.

So I put everything that I would do on a bride's wedding day makeup session in to this one lil "how to" book for the DiY bride who would rather spend her money on cake!

If you are a bride, or know a bride who would like to save money on wedding day makeup, get this now.

 Today receive 3 free video tutorials with your purchase of the DiY Bridal Makeup book.

These are not normally available and are being release from the vault today only!

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

Ceyeber Monday with Dr Brandt

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Just  a quick share from some friends at Dr Brandt about their Cyber Monday sales.
ust in time for the holidays, dr. brandt skincare is offering two back-to-back online events designed to make all your shopping wishes come true. Not only can you enjoy an early jump on your holiday shopping and free standard shipping on any order; you’ll also find savings on everything in the acclaimed dr. brandt skincare lineup, from the bestselling, clinically-proven anti-agers to dramatically refreshing eye creams, plus special extras.
Missed Black Friday? No worries: You can still get your favorite eye creams at 40% OFF.
WHAT: All eye creams 40% OFF
WHEN:  Sunday, November 29th, till midnight on Monday, November 30th

Celebrate a full five days of savings on some of dr. brandt  skincare’s most beloved treatments. The more you spend, the more you save.
WHAT: 35% off on selected items (shown below) — and with any purchase over $90, receive a travel-sized NEW 3D filler mask and a  dr. brandt skincare canvas bag
•    pores no more pore effect (regularly $55, now $35)
•    xtend your youth dual fusion water (regularly $32, now $20)
•    extend your youth face cream (regularly $59, now $38)
•    DNA time reversing cream full size (regularly $130, now $84.50)
•    glow hydra creme (regularly $65, now $42)
•    pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion (regularly $60, now $39)
•    laser FX perfect serum (regularly $78, now $50)
WHEN:  Tuesday, December 1st, till midnight on Sunday, December 6th

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

FAKE BAKE: how to bronze winter skin

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Cyber Monday...are you shopping?
If yes, get some FAKE BAKE sunless self tanner for your best winter bronze glow in holiday photos and adventures.

It's so easy to use, even I can do it!
Here's a lil video for you from the IpsyOS studio.

Get your favorite FAKE BAKE products on their website for USA and UK alike!

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

How to stay healthy and calm in the holiday season: Gurunanda Essentail Oils with Diffuser

Hi ya Gorgeous!

So the fun of Thanksgiving is behind us and the rush and hurly burly of Black Friday has gone by. Now, it's time to take care of yourself and relax and restore your sanity as you get ready for a busy week!

Enter the Gurunanda 100% Pure Essential Oils with Diffuser.

 This lil gem is something for you to keep near the bedside and give as a gift too!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

How to be Barefaced & Confident with Palmetto Derma

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Holidays are upon us! Photos and selfies and portrait sittings are here. How to get skin glowing when you desire natural and cruelty free skincare?

Try the Stay Glowing! Set from Palmetto Derma

Friday, November 27, 2015

VO 5 clarifying shampoo: help for holiday hairstyles

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Ok, the holidays are in full swing and have been since sometime in September according to the ever pushing presence of the retail and media.

Here is my point, you may have or could possibly be doing lots of hair styling for up do's and special photos and events which means lots of hair products.

If you are doing a lot of styling and hair products, remember to "clarify" the hair, at least every two weeks to remove build up and let hair breathe and absorb moisture or protein treatments.

The most simple and affordable way to clarify your hair, and the whole family's hair is VO5.

KIWI shampoo

Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Squeeze with Lemongrass Extract Clarifying Shampoo

Rosemary and lemongrass extracts quench dry hair’s thirst. Kiwi and lime rinse your hair as clean as can be with this clarifying formula. Limp hair bounces back with clean vibrancy.

It also has a matching conditioner to use in the shower.
The ultimate hair care treatment to clarify then nourish would be to follow up with the leave in hair and body
oil from VO 5.


Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil

VO5® Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil is a light, natural oil blend for BOTH hair and body. Quickly helps replenish dry hair and skin to feel soft, silky and look radiant.
This trio of beauty care products will be under $10 and a perfect way to maintain your beauty looks and styles through the busy and hectic holiday season.

Get some today from mass retailers like Walgreens, Walmart, Target and CVS!

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

Black Friday: the Men's Edition of the Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide

Hi ya Gorgeous! Black Friday is here...I'm at home doing about you?

 Photo courtesy of

And in other news....

This edition of the 2015 Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide was filmed at IpsyOS exclusively for you!

I think gift giving for guys can be the easiest and most fun; challenge is, giving motorcycles, Shimano rods and flight lessons can stretch the budget!

So today I have some $100 and under gift ideas and in fact some can even be in the $25 range for the tighter budget and still make memories and spread some love and cheer over the holidays!

Thank you for watching, please like/comment/subscribe!

Products featured in the video:
Prada Luna Rossie men fragrance
Road & Track magazine
Time magazine
KT Tape
Rock n Roll marathon
Green Goo First Aid

Social Stuff:
Blog: http://www.makeupuniversity.CO
Twitter: @Cherelynn
Instagram: @CherelynnBaker
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Black Friday sale on DiY Bridal Makeup

Hi ya Gorgeous!

In honor of all things Black Friday and sales, here is the Amazon link to get your copy of my book to help the brides who would rather spend their money on cake!

Top Ten Reason Why You Should Do Your Own Wedding Day Makeup!

10. One less trial appointment to make & pay for with the makeup artist

9. You already own most of what you will need that day

8. The technique for pro application is simple to learn and can be re-used in your daily life

7. Because having a fun makeup learning party with your bridal attendants is one more memory making opportunity to create around your wedding

6. You will be saving more money and friendships by not asking the bridal attendants to pay for their makeup to be professionally done so it’s uniform with yours in the photos

5. Finding your signature lipstick is something you will use again and again, from anniversary to anniversary

4. The pro makeup technique you learn in the course can be applied to your groom so he looks amazing in the photos

3. Practicing the Do It Yourself Bridal makeup technique with your soon to be mother in law is a bonding experience and the beginning of a beautiful relattionship

2. If the makeup artist doesn’t show up on your wedding day…you already learned how to do it yourself

and…the number one reason why you should do your own bridal makeup is… you can spend the money on cake!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday: how to heal tired, over stressed skin with Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Ha! I'm not a Black Friday shopper and never have gotten up early to go get big sales deals.

After all of the crazy, you may need to do some self care!
I'm using these now and LOVE! They tingle a bit when you apply, and either I have a big face or these are small. Either way, it takes me two to cover my face and neck. 

The Lumene brand is so easy to get now that it's available at Target. Just in time for Christmas!

Meet Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Beauty Drops !

An effective Vitamin C skin care treatment to make skin instantly silky soft and brighter in just 28 days. Particularly effective for tired and dull skin.
Arctic cloudberry seed oil combined with highly effective Vitamin C and lingonberry seed oil boosts radiance and brightens the skin with a long-lasting effect. The special formula releases Vitamin C slowly into the skin making its effect last longer. See even better results when used together with a Vitamin C Skin Cream like Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Day Cream SPF 15.  The Suitable for all skin types. 28 capsules. For external use only.

Use as a course for 28 days, one capsule a day. Remove the tip of the capsule by twisting. Squeeze the contents onto your fingertips. Apply to cleansed face and neck before applying day or night cream. Avoid the skin around the eyes. To complete your Vitamin C Skin Care regimen, add a VItamin C Cream like Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Day Cream SPF 15 to your daily use.

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

Happy Thanksgiving: how to have a happy memory making day!

Hello Gorgeous,
Oh sweet Beauty!
I love holidays and memory making. I've got a wee video greeting for you from the IpsyOS studio!

Finally, I encourage you to let today be about, being together. Forgiving. Forgetting. Moving forward. Making memories. Being with loved ones, and being kind to ones that you don't care so much for.

It's  important to acknowledge that while we are at home, about to feast, there are many who have nothing or can't get home.

Be grateful. Don't take for granted the blessings you have.

Please pray for our soldiers and uniformed officers who do not have today off to celebrate.

Thank you!

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How to Kid Christmas with Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide Part 3

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today I have the "kids edition" of the Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide for you! The links and product list is below the video!

This video was created at IpsyOS!
Thank you for watching!

In years past, Makeup University has always done a gift giving guide, or giveaway or some form of holiday list-and new this year is doing it exclusively in video form first before it posts in print on the blog.

It has been so much fun!

Thank you for watching-please like/comment/subscribe!

Social Stuff:
Blog   http://makeupuniversity.CO
Twitter @Cherelynn
Instagram @CherelynnBaker

Products featured in video:

Lego Advent Calendar Lego City edition
Furbacca Furby
Star Wars The Force Awaken BB-8 Droid
Lego Club magazine
City Color lip and cheek stain
Essence Cosmetics Make-Up Boxes
EcoTools brush set

BioRepublic and Black Friday sales for you!

HI ya Gorgeous!
I've got some Black Friday sales info for you!


Through Monday, November 30th:  The eco-friendly facial mask line will be offering 30% off all purchases made site wide with code “DEALSWEEK30”.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Additional 24 hour deals will be also be available both days, with deals will being announced at 12:000am on the day of the sale via social media and BioRepublic’s newsletter.

Discount codes may not be combined with other offers. Only one code can be applied per purchase.

Shop online via

Jeffery James Botanicals skincare Black Friday deals for you!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Here are some upcoming Black Friday specials for you!

The Gift That Keeps on Giving – Exclusively Available Starting Black Friday
Perfect for the skincare savant, the green guru, the newbie to beauty or even for your yourself, Jeffery James Botanicals combines sophisticated natural skincare with science, creating a truly deluxe, organic experience.

Sophisticated in its simplicity, powerful in its purity, and effective for every skin type, Jeffery James Botanicals is bringing exclusive skincare to your door with the kickoff their new VIP monthly subscription box for $39.95 and free shipping.

To celebrate this new service, Jeffrey James Botanicals is offering a $10 discount for a limited time, too. Starting Friday, November 27th, save over 85% when you purchase the Jeffrey James Botanicals’ FIRST VIP Subscription box for $29.95 and receive free shipping.

The discounted subscription box will be available Friday, November 27th through Tuesday, December 1st via Limited quantity available. Subscription can be cancelled anytime. 

Learn more here: 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Part 2: Makeup University Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today we continue with the Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide Part Deux!

Enjoy the video and the product listing is below!

Oh the IpsyOS time in November was fruitful! I have a series of holiday gift giving guides for ladies, gentleman, kids and anything with a pulse!

Thank you for watching! Please like/comment/subscribe! Stay tuned for the next installment of the Makeup University Holiday Gift Giving Guide!

Social stuff:
Blog: http://www.makeupuniversity.CO
Twitter @Cherelynn
Instagram @cherelynnbaker

Products in video:
Q&Q Smile Solar watch
butterLONDON Come to Bed Red
Fitbit Flex
Hard Candy Just Glow Duo
Essence Cosmetics Makeup-Up Box
EcoTools brushes
Scunci hair accessories
Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Care

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

You need to see this! Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide starts now!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Well the time is here! The annual gift giving guide from Makeup University is here!

Traditionally I do a 12 days series of blog posts though this year, I'm doing a series of videos!

The product names, companies and where to buy links are below.
Thank you for watching, liking/comment/subscribing!

Thank you IpsyOS for the studio time!
Thank you Sonic for the studio help!

Robert Hall Wines
Foot Cardigan
Ipsy Glam Bag
Chanel No 5
Coach purses
EcoTools brushes
RealTechnique collector makeup brushes
Molton Brown hand creme set

Stay tuned because each day this week I have a new video for you!

Plus...if you haven't joined the conversation on Facebook please do because we are having a Virtual Hot Chocolate party, 12 Days of Giving giveaway and a Christmas Tree picture party! (All Hanukkah bush, Festivus pole and Kwanzaa table photos are welcome!)

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

AMA's recap with Carol's Daughter hair care product!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday! I love Mondays.
I've got so much going on today to wrap up fast so I can have the week to get ready for a festive and fun filled Thanksgiving week!

I'm cooking! That turkey is about to be smoked and smothered!

 Speaking of smothered, meet Carol's Daughter Monoi Shampoo, Conditioner, Healing Mask and the Mimosa Honey hair care.

This is the product that I have used to heal my red brown copper hair into my ash brown hair.

I loved having the light hair but it's just too much upkeep!

 Speaking of upkeep-these artists at the American Music Awards had gorgeous hair-and the upkeep!

 The Weekend and Selena Gomez both looked amazing and if I had to guess they had top stylists caring for their hair, and you at home can care for your hair in the same way using this amazing Monoi line from Carol's Daughter!

So I have used the Carol's Daughter products to heal my hair and if it can work for me it can work for you!


This powerful collection promises stronger, longer, invincible hair for over-processed, overheated and over-stressed brittle hair. It’s truly the gold standard of hair repair.

This set contains:
  • FREE Monoi Repairing Hair Mask. 2.0 oz
  • FREE Monoi Hair Repairing Leave-In Conditioner 4.0 fl oz
  • FREE Holiday Gift Box (items not packed inside)
  • The Monoi Repairing Sulfate-Free Shampoo helps detangle damaged hair that's prone to tangling while it adds strength back into fryed, fragile strands. 8.5 fl oz
  • The Monoi Repairing Conditioner goes straight to work, healing hair to leave it stronger than before so you'll notice fewer snaps and breaks, plus hair that's softer and full of shine. 8.5 fl oz
  • The Monoi Repairing Hair Mask is the secret to putting an end to shedding and breakage—in a single use you'll be able to say goodbye to brittle hair and hello to stronger, longer hair. 7.0 oz

PLUS, No Sulfates, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors

* Based on instrumental results versus control 

Watch for this product in the upcoming Makeup University Holiday Gift Giving Guide.
Trust me when I say that you will NOT go wrong in any choice of Carol's Daughter products that you choose to give for a gift to yourself or to another!

Choose your favorite Carol's Daughter product here!

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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AMA's and Q&Q with some butterLONDON to boot: how to make it all work

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Rest well today! The busy Thanksgiving week is before us!

I've got my turkey thawing and I'm about to put it into the brine before I begin the smoking process! So excited!

In other news today, tonight is the AMA's, otherwise known as the American Music Awards. There are tons of big names in music performing and presenting with Jennifer Lopez being the host.

 Though let all eyes be on this, Q&Q watches with matching nail polish from none other than butterLONDON. Mine just so happens to be in Come to Bed Red!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Beauty'view with A Leslie Kies: how to get audition ready makeup from a lifestyle/wellness coach

Holla Beauty!
Happy Day to you! It's Saturday and gorgeous outside!

Today I have a special video for you! It's the Beauty'view with A Leslie Kies, actress and wellness/lifestyle coach!

This was created for you, exclusively at IpsyOS in Santa Monica!



I'm so excited to be bringing you a fresh Beauty'view! These are my FAVE videos to make!

Special thanks to IpsyOS for the studio time

Double special thanks to actress and lifestyle/wellness coach
A Leslie Kies for joining Makeup University for a Beauty'view

Thank you to Sonic for all of the studio tech help

Social stuff for A Leslie Kies:
IG/Twitter @ aliesliekies

Wellness/lifestyle coaching
IG @TheWayofA

Products used in video on A Leslie Kies:
Paula's Choice mattifying day lotion
Too Faced Cosmetics Born This Way foundation
EcoTools 3 piece Mini Essentials Holiday set brushes
Pur Minerals Cameo Contour stick in medium
Chella Ivory highlighting stick
Pacifica Naturals mini grey eyeliner
NYX Cosmetics eyeshadows
Josie Maran Argan Infinity lip & cheek creamy oil in Endless Guava
Dollface 10 creamy highlight in champagne

Products on me: my entire face is Smashbox Cosmetics from the Shape Matters palette
Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure mascara
I'm wearing icky, cheap left over from halloween demi wispies lashes that keep lifting...

Thank you for watching!
Please like/comment/subscribe

If you would like to join me in the IpsyOS studio for a Beauty'view please contact me directly to schedule

My Social Stuff:
Twitter: @Cherelynn
Insta: @Cherelynn.Baker

Remember, you look really gorgeous today!


P.S. I make a major boo boo in this video-did you see it? If yes, comment what it is and if you are correct, I'll send you a prize!
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Friday, November 20, 2015

November Ipsy Glam Bag reveal with special guest!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Shabbat Shalom!

Woo doggie am I ever ready for the weekend! After coming home on Monday from the marathon, I've been a bit discombobulated.

Then I up and left for IpsyOS in Santa Monica.

I have the highly anticipated, award winning, sought after Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide ready for you and it goes live on's about to get cray cray up in herr!

In the meantime, enjoy this wee video with a "special guest" as I review this month's Ipys Glam Bag. Let's just say, it's awesome!

Ipsy Glam Bag goodies:
treStique mini matte lip crayon in Florence Fig
Smashbox Full Exposure mascara
Albertini Intl Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask
Be a Bombshell Wild Child eyeliner
Dermelect nail polish

Social Stuff:
Twitter: @Cherelynn
Instagram: @CherelynnBaker

Finally, have you started your Ipsy glam bag subscription yet? If no, go here ( , if yes, yey you!

Final finally, do you want to work with Ipsy at the Open Studio? Get started by applying here ( ) and if you need some encouragement on why, watch this:

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

Thursday, November 19, 2015

That time I fell 30 feet training for a marathon: Scar Away sheets helped the aftermath

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Well, while you are enjoying this blog post, I am in Santa Monica at the Ipsy OS studio creating some new videos for you and in particular...the much anticipated, highly sought after Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide! Woo hoo!

In the meantime, let's talk...Scar Away silicone sheets to heal scars.

 This post is very timely and apropo because I just finished running the Las Vegas Rock n Roll marathon, injured. Yep. I have an old horse back riding injury on my neck that has never quite healed right.

 I run most days, some short, some far. Thank God for the church of Long Run Sundays. I was out on a mountain path in the far reaches of desert behind my house, and as I was running, the shale base of the mountain trail gave out beneath me and I fell about 30-40 feet down the mountain on my face, neck, belly and leg. I caught the edge of a rock and cactus before I went over the edge and that action saved me from hitting the boulders below.

I was hurt. I had to run the 6 miles back home, all banged and scraped up! My right calf muscle was really bloody and scabbed over, then scarred. I used these Scar Away sheets to lighten the scar and it's very faint now. Though, I wish I had a photo of the "before" look because it was awful!

Thank you Scar Away for a painless and convenient way to heal an ugly scar!

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets effectively shrink, flatten and fade hypertrophic (raised) and keloid scars. Using Advanced Patented Silicone Technology, previously available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgeons, this medical-grade scar treatment product brings you the ultimate in non-invasive, drug-free scar treatment.

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How to use the Pur Minerals Cameo Contour Stick video

Hello Gorgeous,

Well, it's pack and get ready for IpsyOS day! Woo hoo!
Now, this video went live yesterday on the Makeup University YouTube channel and now it's time to spread the love!

This is me at the Kid Rock concert before going to my gate for the race!

Enjoy the review of Pur Minerals Cameo Contour stick just $39.50 at Ulta or online at Pur

Oh yeah, you would think that I would have remembered to take an after picture with the full face of makeup on, but no. No, I didn't. I was too concerned with getting packed and on the road to Vegas for the Rock N Roll marathon.


Thanks for watching, please like/comment and subscribe!

Then...stay tuned because later this week the Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide will go live!

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How to run the Las Vegas Rock n Roll marathon in the cold, wind & rain while keeping makeup on fleek!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Ok, today is a unique blog post: it's a bit of beauty, a bit of encouragement and a lot of photos!
I get it now why people hire editors because they are the ones who can help trim the extra words and pictures.

I love to write, though since this post has so many photos I am going to caption  each one and let the photo speak for itself.

This is my 2015 Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon experience. Why the half you say? Because a half is fun and a full is a lot of work and takes a lot of recovery!

By the way, yes, I am sore! It's worth it though!

Now, the  Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon in pictures...

Monday, November 16, 2015

GRWM video: Ipsy OS edition!

Happy Monday!
(*Update: p.s. Sorry, in the hustle and bustle I forgot to put the video in! I have a marathon recap post coming up tomorrow!)

I love Mondays!

It's been a busy weekend in Las Vegas with the Rock n Roll marathon.
What an amazing run! It was surreal to run down the Las Vegas Blvd strip all lit up and music blaring!

Now it's time to get ready for a trip to Ipsy OS for the Makeup University Holiday Gift Guide!

True story, I meant to edit and post this video first but one thing led to another and somehow it has become the last October Ipsy OS video that I have posted.

So here's the story from the last trip to Santa Monica, enjoy!

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to use Key West Aloe facial scrub to practice Korean skincare

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Happy Day to you!

Holiday time is here and the family photos are going to be snappin' any moment now!
You have got to get your skin ready! Stay tuned for my review of the book on Korean skincare-it's amazing and you are going to love it.

 In the mean time, practice daily the art of deep skin cleansing and as the book on Korean skincare says: exfoliate, exfoliate, and exfoliate!

 This Key West Aloe Facial scrub is part creamy and part gritty and rinses clean on the skin leaving it fresh and smooth! $12.00 for a large tube!

Wash or wet face. Dispense a small amount on fingertips, massage onto clean skin gently in circular motions, avoiding the immediate eye area. Rinse thoroughly. Follow up with your favorite Key West Aloe facial moisturizer. Can be used 2-3 times weekly.
Key Ingredients
Aloe Vera Content

*Key West Aloe is Lab Certified to be 100% pure Aloe Vera with the maximum potency of polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals available

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

DDF: how to help clean your skin to ready for the Korean secret

Holla Beauty!
 So I am reading the best skin care book-yes-skin care book about a young Korean girl from Southern California who moves to Korea to work in a marketing firm. Her adventures there taught her everything she and I need to know about how to achieve amazing, dewy, healthy glowing skin! I'm loving the book and the review is coming soon.

In the meantime, I've been using and obsessing over the DDF cleanser I received. I LOVE the DDF Glycolic toner, and this mild cleanser is amazing for removing long wearing foundation.

BUT-I have to admit, once I started doing the two step Korean cleansing process of first using an oil based cleanser and then my DDF "clearing" cleanser, I am so happy with the health of my skin!

So here's a bit about DDF...

A combination of ultra-pure glycolic acid blended with skin conditioners to sweep away dirt and debris. Minimizes appearance of fine lines and look of pores while increasing overall skin radiance. pH balanced.
  • Visibly minimizes look of fine lines
  • Purifies deep down to the pore
  • Smoothes skin's texture
I'm using it-I love it! This cleanser can get your skin holiday photo ready! $39.00 and available at Ulta Beauty, Lovely Skin and DermStore.

Try some!

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

TGIF on Friday the 13th! Essence Cosmetics Box video!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Woo hoo! Who is ready for the weekend? The running weekend that is! I'm super excited to be in Las Vegas for the Rock n Roll marathon, again!

It's cold though. Holy smokes it's cold. The rock n roll series of marathons are a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to an "interesting" event since I was training really hard but then injured myself! I'm back from injury, sore, and not necessarily about to post my best time.

Especially when you see what gate I am in! Dang!

So, while I find some fun "necessary" things at the runner's expo, enjoy this video!

I blogged about these, but now have a video review ready for you demonstrating the products.

The music is from Jasper Sawyer

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cryotherapy: Tony Robbins, Skintologyny and you

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
True story, I was just reading about how Tony Robbins keeps up his incredible energy while doing his Unleash the Power tours, coaching clients and in general, living his very active life. He said he uses cryotheraphy as part of his energy plan.

Photo courtesy of


Then I received this email about how easy a cryotherapy is to access and tolerate. Read on and learn more!


Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of the entire body to extreme cold (-110 to -170 degrees Celsius), lowering the client's skin surface temperature to approximately 32 degrees F in 30 seconds. This remains nearly constant throughout the entire session (up to 3 minutes!). Skin receptors sense the cold and send signals to the brain to promote regulatory functions. It basically stimulates the body's natural response to decrease inflammation, pain, spasms and promote healing. Endorphins will be released into the bloodstream, which relax the body and toxins will be flushed out. This process puts users in a very energetic  mood, that can last up to 8 hrs. Most people experience their best night of sleep after a cryo session. 

Photo courtesy of

This modality is now available at Manhattan’s SkinTology Medi-Spa.
Whole Body Cryotherapy was first utilized in Japan in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In 1998 Russian scientists modified the system which allowed for the technology to become more advance and revolutionary. Skintology’s machine is manufactured and developed in Russia.
Studies conducted over the last two decades have established WBC as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders, injuries, and muscle and joint pain. WBC can also be used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatism. The immediate release of endorphins can help with insomnia, fighting depressing and decreasing psychological stress. The accelerated production of collagen improves skin elasticity and texture, reversing skin aging and the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, studies have shown a 500-800 calorie after burn associated with the body’s process to warm itself up. WBC boosts the body’s metabolic rate, accelerating weight loss outcomes. Professional athletes have discovered WBC as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.

The list below features some of the benefits 'whole body cold-therapy' can do for you:
* Decrease in inflammation (anti-inflammatory), pain relief and improved mobility
* Fast recovery from injuries/surgery
* Reduction of cellulite appearance
* Dramatic stimulation of the immune system (boost!), hormones and nervous system
* Instant relief of chronic joint pain
* Burn 800 calories and more; stimulation of the metabolism for weight control
* Stimulates skin regeneration and visibly reduces the signs of aging, wrinkle reduction
* Alleviation of headaches/migraines and physical/mental stress
* Improvement of skin complexion and certain skin disorders
* Increased energy, improved sleep and helps with insomnia
* Improved rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
* Can help reduce itching and inflammation in serious skin conditions (psoriasis/eczema)
* Enhances sports performance and increases muscular resistance to fatigue
* Increases libido/sexual stamina
* Stronger hair and nails
* Helps to provide relief from nerve pain
* Stronger, fuller Hair
* Psychological competitive edge
The staff at Skintology is vigilant about checking a client’s blood pressure before and after the treatment. They never leave someone unsupervised in the sauna.  Technicians also meet with prospective patients and all medical and health concerns are discussed during this consultation to make sure someone is an appropriate candidate.
Will I feel discomfort during the treatment?

Most individuals are surprised to feel how tolerable a cryotherapy session is given such extreme temperatures.  The nitrogen in our cryosauna creates a “dry” cold, which is much more comfortable than an ice bath.  We will provide you with gloves and socks to keep your hands and feet warm.  Our friendly technician will talk you through it and make the three minutes pass quickly and easily.
Can I return to my daily activities following a treatment?

Yes, there are no restrictions to your activities following a cryotherapy treatment.

How often should I do cryotherapy?
We recommend that our patients do their first ten sessions within thirty days and then decide how often they would like to continue.  Many benefits such as a rush of endorphins and better sleep can be experienced as early as the first session, however maximum results are obtained with repeated treatments.
Who is a good candidate for cryotherapy?

People from a wide range of lifestyles and ages are a good candidate for this treatment.  While it is certainly helpful to athletes and those with chronic pain, it is also highly recommended for individuals who simply want to improve their overall health and appearance.  However, there are some conditions that would preclude an individual from utilizing this treatment.
About Skintology
Skintology Skin & Laser Center is an all inclusive destination for all your beauty needs. Whether it’s laser hair removal, Botox injections or a hydrating facial, our trusted staff is dedicated to making your experience comfortable and pleasant. We offer customized treatments that are specifically designed for your skin type. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we design treatments to produce the best results possible.

Experienced Cosmetic Surgeons and Laser Technicians utilize the most advanced FDA approved laser technologies from renowned companies such as Cynosure, Candela, Lumenis, & Deka, to provide the most effective and safe treatments.
Skintology Skin & Laser Center has two locations in the New York area;

181 7th Ave (Chelsea, between 20th & 21 Streets), New York, NY 10011.
(p.) 212.989.6555 

157 East 57th Street (Midtown, at 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10022.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How to celebrate Veteran's Day

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today, in the United States is a powerful day of remembrance for the men and women who have served our country in the military.

Today is Veteran's Day.
I think that each time you see a veteran wearing the hat that designates their service, that they should get a hand shake and warm greeting of "thank you for your service". Though specifically, this day is set aside to honor and remember.

Below I have a list of places offering freebies and discounts for veterans. Please share!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

OOTD boots and a review of Rodan+Fields skincare

Hi ya Gorgeous!

I love November. Why? Because almost every day can be a boot day! I just got these and quasi like them. I have been wanting the quilted style boot for some time now, and came across these.

What do you think? I also "accidentally" got a new bag to go with them too. I was at IpsyOS and there is a Salvation Army thrift store around the corner from the studio. I love a thrift store. So while rootin' around in there, I came across this funky bag and brought it home! Love! This is my OOTD contribution!

Now let's talk Rodan+Fields. They are the makers of Proactiv skincare and have a direct sales line of their products. Special thanks to Brooke Sherman for sharing the line with me. 

Out of all the samples Brooke shared, this is the one I liked the most. The Redefine for expression lines.

 My second favorite product is the Glow scrubby paste. I love anything gritty textured and microdermabrasion'y and this product is definitely like that!

 Hmm. Now, here is where I got lost. There are a few tubs numbered and I did use them, and I did like them, I just don't know what they are?

 The Rodan+Fields products have a great reputation built through Proactiv and I can see from my limited experience with this skincare that they have an excellent product. You can purchase these alone, in a skincare system, become a PC for a discount or build a business out of the Rodan+Fields opportunity.

Thank you Brooke Sherman for sharing with me and if you like what you see, contact Brooke directly!

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Monday, November 9, 2015

How to give a $1 each time you share #GivingIsMyStyle with PaulMitchell

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Today is really important and I need your help!
Please share #givingismystyle on your Twitter and Instagram to donate $1 through PaulMitchell to 6 charities!

Paul Mitchell Mission:
This holiday season, we’re celebrating our commitment to live beautifully by giving, because that’s our style. Whether that means taking steps toward sustainability, helping families in need or supporting underserved kids, Paul Mitchell® believes in doing good for people, animals and our planet. Join our global family and share why or how you give back on Instagram or Twitter with #GivingIsMyStyle, and we’ll donate $1 to one of our favorite charities on your behalf.*

Read on to learn more and watch the fun videos!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Why your winter skin & hair needs Seabuck Wonders

Hi ya Gorgeous,
The weather has finally changed in Arizona. It went from hot to cold. In one day. We had a few hours of Fall weather. Darn it!

Well, the good news is, I'm in full swing for wearing my favorite Han Solo outfit of skinny jeans in boots with a shirt and vest! Millenium Falcon here I come!

Though the weather change at home coupled with the copious amount of travel I have been doing lately has my skin and hair in a funk and in need of rescue.

I am and have been a huge fan of the Seabuck Wonders brand of healing herbal supplements. Now, they have a soft gel specifically with a formulation for hair and nails that is fortified with Omega-7 and Biotin.

 This brand is cruelty free, vegan, non-gmo certified, organic and kosher. All reasons to get it!
I'm taking my Hair, Skin & nails capsules alongside my daily Berry oil to ramp up my health efforts in the insane holiday season that has already started.

I think you will like the results you get from taking these. And if you don't get the softgels, just get a jar of the SeabuckthornWonders Berry Oil and take a dropperful in the morning! If you get a cut or a burn, put a few drops on it! If your dog gets a weird scaly dry patch at the base of their tail like mine did, put some Berry Oil on it!

Here is some more information and a link to the website, get some! You will be glad you did!

Sea Buckthorn

This incredible Berry has a legendary history dating back to Genghis Khan and Mythical Greece. Known historically for it's health and beauty boosting properties, sea buckthorn was commonly fed to horses to increase their health and vigor and was noted for giving them shiny fur. Thus, Hippophae Rhamnoides, the botanical name for sea buckthorn, literally stands for "tree that makes horses shine". The sea buckthorn fruit was also used medicinally for various ailments in native cultures and topically for beautiful skin. Today, we know sea buckthorn's health and beauty benefits derive from it's incredible nutritional profile which includes over 190 phytonutrients and the rare, Dr. Oz hailed, Omega 7.

Omega 7

Palmitoleic acid, also known as Omega 7, is a rare omega fatty acid gaining notorious momentum in the health and beauty scene. Omega 7 is known for supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as providing various health benefits for the gastrointestinal tract, immune system, and cardiovascular sysem. It is only known to exist in a couple plant sources and to a very small extent in fish oils. Sea buckthorn is the most potent source of Omega 7 fatty acids known and most research on Omega 7's has been conducted using sea buckthorn. As research on sea buckthorn and omega 7's becomes more and more abundant, who knows what new Omega 7 health benefits will crop up next?!

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

How to make more love memories with Gnoments

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I was going to use this for the Makeup University 12 Days of Giving gift guide that posts later this month, but, I just love it to much to wait!

Meet Gnoments!

Our lives are so filled with to do's that, as couples, we don't take the time to do the little things that keep our relationships fresh and fun. We may remember the big occasions, but it's the moments in between, the small gestures, that make us feel special.

These little gnomes are here to help you!

Small Gnomes

Get your Gnoments gnomes now and start investing in your relationship! You are worth it!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

How to create your Fall and holiday looks with Essence Cosmetics

TGIF Beauty!
Oh, I am home from a busy week at SEMA in Las Vegas

 These are the looks I took with me from Essence Cosmetics.
These makeup boxes are so perfect for the beauty lover on your holiday gift list!

Let's meet 'em!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Curel: the cure for winter itchy skin

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Well then! Winter in Arizona is here. Weird. It went from really hot to really cold and very windy in a matter of one day. Like Fall, literally lasted, a few hours.
So goes the desert.

So today I share the new Curel spray lotion because with weather change, comes skin change. Primarily, dry, itchy, winter skin.

Curel is one of the best brands for healing dry, itchy skin and now you can easily apply this lotion to yourself and your kids with the spray applicator.

 I have a hard time getting my son to put lotion on, even though he is dry and itching! So with this, I just hose it on him while he is not suspecting a lotion application.

Truth, once it's on, and settles into his skin and the itch goes away, he likes it. It just seems to be the process of getting the product on him!

Get your Curel, in spray form or regular pump at your local mass retailer like Target, Walmart, Walgreens and CVS!

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Scar Away: what you need to have on hand just in case of holiday boo boos

Holla Beauty,
 Woot! I'm getting ready for a marathon and recently fell while training for said marathon.
I survived, hurt, and with a big scrape up the side of my leg!

I recently tried the Scar Away silicone sheets to heal the scar left on my right leg after it healed.
This is the before:

And this is the after. I used the Scar Away sheets on it daily for two weeks and saw an improvement.
While wearing the Scar Away sheet, it's soothing to the skin, and sticks on but does not pull.

I could make one sheet last a little longer than three full days meaning I wore it all day, slept in it, then it still had some stickiness to wear most of the next couple of  day.

I'm happy with the results!

 Here's the details from Scar Away:
ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets effectively shrink, flatten and fade hypertrophic (raised) and keloid scars. Using Advanced Patented Silicone Technology, previously available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgeons, this medical-grade scar treatment product brings you the ultimate in non-invasive, drug-free scar treatment.
Buy these at mass retailers everywhere like CVS and Walgreens!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Good Earth Beauty and the best stocking stuffer for a fragrance lover!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
SEMA time!

So while I spend the day with the newest in automotive advancements, I have this bit o'beauty news for you!

 It's no  secret that I love fragrance and I received a sample of the M.O.D. Perfumery Spiced Pumpkin Brulee made exclusively for Good Earth Beauty.

I love a perfume oil because sometimes fragrances can have some funky toxic ingredients. Not this goody from M.O.D. Perfumery for Good Earth Beauty!

It's a rich, warm, Fall scent and it lingers a bit and dries down to a nice spicey note. I'm loving it!

If you need a stocking stuffer for the beauty lover in the family, get some of this now!

Starts off with top notes of sweet, creamy pumpkin cake batter, mixed with an underlying rich vanilla caramel, ending with hints of spice. ..35 oz roller bottle.
Mod perfumes are highly concentrated (they contain no diluting agents like alcohol or water)  You only need to use a small amount - it should last throughout the day. 
vegan, organic, cruely free and gluten free 
by Mod Perfume for Good Earth Beauty
Organic Olive Squalane, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Natural Orchid Extract, Pure Essential Oils and/or Natural Fragrance Oils.
Price: $22.00
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Monday, November 2, 2015

How to wear Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish for Fall looks

Hello Gorgeous!

Happy Monday to you! I love Mondays!

Today I've got a smidge and smackerel of polish choices from the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish.

No curing light needed!