Friday, September 30, 2016

Meet Molton Brown Templetree Bodywash

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Oh the seasons are changing and it's time to change up your beauty routine!  When is the last time you got a new body wash in a new brand?

I'm already over the PSL  and ready for more rustic scents. So meet, Molton Brown Templetree Body Wash!


A blissful bath and body wash blended with moisturizing algae extract and purifying templetree flower extract.

The fragrance
Top note: fragrant jasmine.
Heart note: fruity rose.
Base note: sandalwood.

 It's a great Fall scent and way to help transition your seasons! It would make a great gift too. Just in case you didn't notice, the holidays are here!

Find this online for about $30.00 or on Amazon!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shout out to Elana Rose from Youtube!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Just a quick shout out and thank yout with a wee plug for the jewelry brand too!  I made a comment on a fellow beauty content creator on Youtube named Elana Rose for her Soda Tab necklace giveaway and I won!

Then she actually sent the winnings!  I can't not count how many times I have "won" a giveaway from a fellow beauty blogger and then the winnings never, ever arrived! Even after they announced it to the internets world ...they didn't send it!

Thank you very much Elana Rose and super good luck to you and your channel! Stay awesome!

Find her channel on Youtube here

Learn more about the Soda Tabs necklace here!
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Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today I have a guest blog post for you as I am traveling for business. I am currently following the Weight Watchers online protocol for losing a few pounds I gained last holiday season and never lost! Now when I went to put on my convention season suit for some events, it was too tight! So I'm counting my points and seeing some results!

5 Common Things That Happen When
You Lose A Noticeable Amount Of Weight

Whenever someone chooses to commit to a weight loss journey, it’s not just a physical transformation that happens, but a mental transformation as well. Regardless of how long it takes for people to reach their goal weight, there are significant things that occur along the way that impact their body image and confidence. For all of the positive reinforcement once receives, they might also notice some negativity or odd reactions from those they are close to. Read on for tips and insights from leading experts that will offer clarity and solutions for anyone seeking to transform or who already has.

1. You shed friends along with pounds.
Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD a NYC based licensed neuropsychologist, a teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College, explains that, “It is normal to lose friends as you lose pounds. As you see the payoff from the lifestyle changes you’ve made you may feel disconnected with friends who may still eat and drink things you no longer do. You’re evolving,” offers Dr. Hafeez. She also adds that, “It’s common to notice jealousy, and digs. You may even experience exclusion from dinners out presuming you wouldn’t want to indulge.”

Have faith that your true friends will love you at any size. “It will actually be difficult to tolerate any gossip, negativity or activities that are counterproductive. The last thing you need are people who bring you down when you are doing something positive for your well being. Look out for yourself. At times that may mean distancing from certain people,” advises Dr. Hafeez.

2. Loose skin becomes the new thing you notice. Once you reach your goal weight, you may love how you look in clothes but naked in or a bathing suit is a whole other story. This is most common when weight loss is significant. Even when weight training is part of the regimen, loose skin does happen.

Dr. John Zannis a board certified plastic surgeon based in New Bern, North Carolina frequently sees and treats patients who went through a weight loss transformation. According to Dr. Zannis, “Loose skin can gather at the stomach, under arms, breasts, buttocks, inner thighs, face and neck. The more significant the weight-loss is, say 50 pounds and above, the more likely a plastic surgeon is sought out to explore body lifts that specifically address loose skin after weight-loss.”

3. You have more energy, are excited about life and can do more!
As you change your diet, add daily exercise to your new lifestyle and see the weight melt off, you gain energy! You don’t feel the need to hit the snooze button anymore. You may wake up energized for that 7am powerwalk or you may be inspired by that beautiful new dress you get to wear to work, another dress size dropped. Yay!

“Use newfound energy to your advantage, encourages Dr. Hafeez, your brain is forming new neuropathways as your perception about your body starts to change. That flight of stairs that was once an obstacle is much easier. Simple things like putting on shoes, picking up toys and pushing a vacuum are done with ease. As you take notice of what your body can do, you gain more confidence and want to do more. This energizes you both physically and mentally,” she adds.

4. Shopping gets interesting.
It is common to get overwhelmed with options now that you can shop the way you always dreamed of.  Perhaps your new strong, shapely legs have inspired you to wear dresses again for the first time in years. Or after always covering your arms, you may opt for sleeveless tops. Either way, trying new looks outside of your comfort zone can be daunting. Dr. Hafeez advises to, shop on your own or with someone you really trust. “It is important that shopping is made to be fun by approaching it as a style experiment. Don’t expect everything to look perfect just because you are a much smaller size. Some things will work, others won’t. Look for clothes that feel good. When you smile in the mirror that’s a sign you’re on track.”

5. You make yourself, your health and well being top priority and start to inspire others.
When you lose a noticeable amount of weight other people want to know how you did it and how you are keeping the weight off. Your immediate family may also adapt to your dietary changes and experience weight loss by association. When your kids see you wake up every morning to exercise they see that anything worth having requires commitment. Your significant other may be inspired to also lose weight. “When you take care of yourself and are in a positive mindset, it has a positive impact on everyone you interact with. When the mind and body are aligned you love the way you look and feel, you’re happy and someone others can look up to.”

For information on Dr. Sanam Hafeez visit: http://comprehendthemin

For information on Dr. John Zannis visit: http://www.zannisplasti ew-bern-nc/

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Have you tried SENNA brow pencils yet?

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Going forward into Fall the brow trend is either a straight caterpillar looking brow or a serious arch on the outside corner of the eye.

 Meet SENNA Cosmetics, brow and makeup experts who are celebrating 40 years in the beauty business! Eugenia Weston designed the perfect evolution of a b row pencil and powder in one.  About $22 at Rite Aid or

 I just received samples in their brow pencil that is part powder and part solid creme with a styling spoolie on the end.
 From left to right the shades are:  Dark Brown, Taupe Brown, Medium Brown and Light Blonde.

These pencils are easy to sharpen, make a decent sized hair like stroke in the brow and had some staying power when I tested it.

I don't have any makeup on, just styling the brow with the SENNA Cosmetics pencil. First I do the nose bridge to the arch.

 Second I fill in the very sparse tail of the eye brow. I'm telling you, I'm "this" close to getting my brows microbladed!

I'm loving the color choices of SENNA Cosmetics eye brow pencils and thinking of trying some of their other products. I find it hard to believe that they have been around for 40 years and in my decades of doing makeup I have not used the products before!

Go get some!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Who wants younger firmer skin in a few weeks?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh how I am loving the cooler weather in Arizona! I'm telling ya, it makes me feel more alive! I'm out running more and riding my bike, doing some hiking and counting the points in my Weight Watchers journey.

 Special thanks to Murad for a sample of the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum in the Resurgence line and some other goodies to help me stay focused on fitness in the changing season!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Beauty Brands Master Class in Arizona: what happened!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Oh what  a fast and furious trip to the Phoenix area I did last week! Literally,down and back in 30 hours while squeezing in promo videos for my film, a master class at Beauty Brands and the grand opening party for ENVY Residences and then an amazing lunch at Kabuki on my way out of town.

 Phew! And I wonder why I have grey hair? The Beauty Brands at San Tan Village in Gilbert is a huge store with a salon built in, and it's across the way from Grimaldi's pizza! Next trip to that area I have to eat some Grimaldi's! It's the best!

 The class started about 30 minutes late and so I did not get to see the other 2 demonstrations. I did get to see Beauty Brands master stylist Carol A Smith do a tutorial on the popular Fall hair trend, the top knot.

 There were light refreshments of the important kind: cupcakes and wine! Can you say happy?

This video is a recap and shows Carol Smith doing the top knot style on Stesha Johnson using Living Proof products. Enjoy!

p.s. My Instagram has the play by play in pics from the trip, are we friends there? @CherelynnBaker

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Brands featured: Living Proof hair care
Beauty Brands Master Stylist Carol Smith styled Stesha Jordan
Instagram: @carolasmith88
Instagram: @classicandbubbly

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If you have any events featuring wine and cupcakes that you would like me to attend, just ask!


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Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to wear the popular top knot hairstyle

Hi ya Gorgeous!

It's finally below 100 degrees in Arizona and my fingers are crossed for a fast track to winter weather and boot season!

With the arrival of the chilly weather, we can now look forward to some of our favorite trends like dark nail polish, warm boots and chic top knots! We all have those days when we want to just throw our hair up in a knot and get out the door! Here are some great tips to keep your knotted bun to last on a cold and windy winter day.
Ultimate Top Knot
·         Want a quick, on-trend look in minutes? Take a brush and comb out any tangles, following up with a tight pony right at the top of your head.
·         Then, grab pony tail and twist tightly. Wrap around until hair is in a bun shape and tuck in ends into your hair tie.
·         Polish your knot with LA Looks Mega Mega Hold gel to keep hair in place. Also apply some product to any flyaway around your top knot.
o   Helps mold hair and offers long-lasting shape and definition with an ultimate hold and flexible control
o   SRP: $2.99
Sleek Low Knot
·         Off to a business meeting and want to look chic and sharp? Pull hair into a tight low side pony. Wrap hair around the hair tie and tuck in any loose pieces.
·         Add in shine and hold with LA Looks Define & Shine  and help smooth and tame your hair!
o    Formulated with humidity resistant resins that help smooth hair
o   SRP: $2.99

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Macadamia Professional International Creative Director, Giannandrea, Styles Emmy Rossum for Emmy’s

Hi ya Gorgeous!
So the hub  bub and hullabaloo of last weekend's Emmy's broadcast is over and the trophy winner's are most likely still basking in the golden glow! Congrats to the winners!

I traveled most of the week and am just now getting a follow up style post to the event. This hair look on Emmy Rossum is wavy perfect for Fall hair trends. Love!
Below you will find all the details on how the look was achieved with Macadamia Professional products!

Hair How To: Emmy Rossum’s Glamorous Waves
Hairstylist: Giannandrea, International Creative Director for Macadamia Professional

1.)     Starting with wet hair, apply a palm-sized amount of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer ($25; from roots to ends.
2.)     Rough dry hair with head upside down to create extra volume.
3.)     When hair is 90% dry, apply a small amount of Macadamia Professional Blow Dry Lotion ($19.95; to large sections and dry hair using a medium-sized round brush. Once dry, pin each section with a clip to hold the volume.
4.)     When all sections are dry, unpin and lightly brush the hair. Create a deep side part.
5.)     Wrap medium sections around a 1” curling iron. When all the hair is curled, spray Macadamia Professional Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray ($19.95; to set the style. Lightly brush hair to slightly loosen the waves.
6.)     Take a dime-size amount of Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment ($39.95; and lightly run through the lengths of hair to increase shine and smooth frizz.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Lipstick Trends You Can Wear Now

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

Here in Arizona the weather is changing. It is the tiniest bit but just enough to let me know that Fall is on it's way here. True, in the rest of the country, the official beginning of the season change was yesterday, though for the desert, it's s till going to be some time before Han Solo uniform days are here!

What's that you say? It's my fave cool weather outfit: tall boots, skinny jeans, some sort of shirt and one of my vests - just pick one!

Today's post has some lip trends you will see in this season: either the super dark berry red black a la Vamp circa Chanel 1994 or a peach nude in a semi matte finish.

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Fall 2016 Lipstick Trends
Products featured:

Sally Hansen Colorfast Tint & Moisture Balm Nude
Sheer Cover Lip Gloss in Rose
Mally Beauty Lipstick Duo in Extreme Nude

Juice Beauty Lip Gloss in Blythe
Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Manhattan
Gallany lipstick in Midnight

Thank you to Ipsy and Generation Beauty for the samples

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Only 48 hours left of Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty

Hi ya Gorgeous!

This is your 48 hours warning that the Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty is almost over and won't be back til Spring!

When would now be a good time to get in store or get online and get your best beauty products at a discount or stock up for your holiday gift giving ?

Coming up today and the next two days are big savings on Smashbox, Benefit Cosmetics, Too Faced, Tarte and Philosophy!

Visit an Ulta Beauty near you or go online today!
Remember when you shop with your rewards card, those points can be redeemed for replenishment on your faves!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Best Mascara Ever! RIMMEL London Volume Colourist with lash tint

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Fall is officially on the calendar for tomorrow. The first day of autumn is tomorrow and it's a good time to update your makeup and hair styles, wardrobe and shoes with accessories!

What's a girl to do? One thing at a time Beauty.

 Start with trying this new mascara from RIMMEL London called Volume Colourist with last tint.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Who wants to know about JERGENS Wet Skin Moisturizer?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I just received some samples of the new Jergens Wet Skin moisturizer and I have an opinion.

But before we get into the video review, does anyone remember about 20 years ago, maybe 15, when Jergens did a oil based wet skin moisturizer?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Best Emmy's Makeup: essence cosmetics BB lipgloss red carpet perfect pout

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Did you watch the Emmy's lastnight? I didn't. Anymore, I can just check Twitter and get the updates.

So this pic, of Emily Ratajowski's emmys makeup look is gorgeous. Not sure what she is doing there, though that eye makeup is stunning!

Those lips could easily be the essence cosmetics BB lip gloss with shea butter for moisture!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

TIFF hair you can wear with Nexxus, Reese and Lona Vigi

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
It has been quite some time since I have been to the Toronto Film Festival in person to see the films. I recall really enjoying the beauty of the city and people.

Today I have a style "how to" for you to help get your hair in red carpet style!

Nexxus New York Salon Care Celebrity Stylist Lona Vigi crafted this award-winning actress’s beautiful voluminous hair look as she graced the red carpet for the premiere of her new animated movie “Sing,” at the Toronto International Film Festival yesterday. “Since it was a kids movie premiere that was during the day, Reese and I decided to keep her hair down, flowy and fun for the occasion, and to flawlessly complement her off-the-shoulder dress” said Lona. 

Follow Lona’s tips to re-create this look: 
  1. Starting with towel-dried hair, apply a palm sized amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam from roots to ends to weightless support the style and add volume. 
  2. Create a deep side part, then divide hair into sections and blow dry using a medium-sized round brush to add body.
  3. Once dried, use a double barrel iron to add curls and alternate with a 1.5” curling iron every couple of curls to create effortless, undone waves. 
  4. Finish with the Nexxus New York Salon Care Comb Thru Finishing Mist and spray all over hair to provide natural, movable hold.
Products Used:
  • Nexxus New York Salon Care Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam 
  • Nexxus New York Salon Care Comb Thru Finishing Mist

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Tips for Doing a Self Examination to Help Keep Skin Cancer in Check

Hi ya Gorgeous!

I've got an important guest post for you today to help you with self checking for skin cancer!

September is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, making it a great time for people to hone their self examination skills. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, adding to the 5.4 million new cases that are diagnosed each year in the country. Being diligent about skin cancer all year long is the best way to beat the odds and keep risks of getting it lower.
“The American Academy of Dermatology reports that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the country,” explains Katherine Goldman, celebrity esthetician/waxologist and owner of the Stript Wax Bar.

“The good news is that there are plenty of things we can do to help minimize the risks of getting it.”
Skin cancer is when the cells in the skin have been damaged by tanning beds or the sun. Those damaged cells begin to quickly multiply out of control and they form a tumor. Doing routine self examinations is the best way to catch possible skin cancer sites early so they can be treated. To conduct a self examination, keep these tips in mind:
  • Twice a year, conduct a self examination of the entire body.
  • While examining the entire body, look for moles, birthmarks, beauty marks or any brown marks.
  • Once you have identified those particular marks, pay attention to whether or not they change in color, size, and texture. Look for any spots that are irregularly shaped or that are larger than the size of a pencil eraser.
  • Also, look for skin growths that appear brown, black, translucent, pearly, or multicolored, as well as those that may be sore, hurt, itch, bleed, or scab.
  • If you find spots that meet the criteria and are concerning, be sure to have them check out by a doctor.
“Along with regular examinations, it’s important to protect the skin from the start,” added Goldman. “We need to take measures from the start to help keep our skin safe from the sun and to choose safer tanning options. Our spray tanning is very popular, looks great, and helps people avoid the UV light risks.”
Skin cancer is caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, which is a known carcinogen. There are 419,000 cases of skin cancer each year that are linked to indoor tanning. Despite the information available about the dangers of tanning beds, many people are still putting themselves at risk. Spray tans are a healthier way to have a tan, because they allow people to avoid tanning by being in the sunlight or using tanning beds.  People can still have the same bronzed and beautiful look, without all of the health risks of going to a tanning bed. Plus, it’s estimated that 90 percent of skin aging is caused by sun exposure, so people can protect their skin from cancer and from aging at the same time when they opt for a spray tan, rather than tanning in the sun or a tanning bed.
Stript Wax Bar has locations throughout California, including in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Lafayette, Oakland, Pacifica, and San Jose. They specialize in offering top-of-the line waxing services for men and women, using the highest quality custom blended hard wax. In addition to waxing all areas of the body, they offer facials, spray tans, brow shaping, and make-up application. For more information, visit the website at:
About Stript Wax Bar
Stript Wax Bar is a salon dedicated to the art of waxing. They are devoted to delivering high-quality waxing services using the highest quality products in a comfortable and clean environment. With numerous unique services in various locations across California for both men and women, Stript Wax Bar has established themselves as an innovative and trending company. For more information, visit the website at:

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American Academy of Dermatology. Skin cancer.
Skin Cancer Foundation. Self-Examination.
Skin Cancer Foundation. Skin cancer facts.
Skin Cancer Foundation. Understanding skin cancer.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ulta Beauty 21 Days sale and Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten foundation 50% off

Hi ya Gorgeous!

The Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty is half way through!

Today's special is a must have must try for me.

I've been eyeing the Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Brighten foundation for some time now. Truth, I really don't need another foundation of any kind because I have so many. Though this product is so intriguing!

It's also half off today, and today only.  So if you do not like liquid foundation and mineral foundation isn't a good fit, why not try this?  Save your receipt in case you need to exchange for a different color.

Here are some details about it from the website:

Let us balance your skin tone and brighten your day! Our beloved Balance-n-Brighten foundation makes shade matching your skin tone a breeze. Color correcting swirls of multicolored liquid pigments are baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles, then hand-finished in Italy. The result is weightless, creamy coverage that self-adjusts to leave skin looking even, flawless and beautifully radiant. Baked products are made without additional fillers, so they cover with less product than traditional powders. Infused with antioxidants Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts, Balance-n-Brighten gives you luminous perfecting coverage you’ll love!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to use the Luminess Legend Airbrush system

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Today's blog post is an introduction and how to for the Luminess Legend Airbrush system.

It's simple to use and anyone can do it. I really think this fits for the busy gals lifestyle because there is less "beat that face" and more quick sweeps of hydrating color.

Let me show you what Luminess Air has to offer!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NYFW Backstage Beauty: TRESemmé at Marissa Webb SS'17

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Now that all of the hullaballoo and shin digs of the New York Fashion Week are over, and I have had time to sift and sort through the many emails sharing the looks and styles, especially those that can go from runway to everyday!

I like this look from TRESemme and I like that they are an affordable brand, that's easy to access and is fairly effective!

Enjoy the round up! How about you? Did you see anything from NYFW that caught your eye for better or worse? Let me know in the comments!

Counterbalance was the inspiration behind Marissa Webb’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. It’s ornate without being fussy; there's an edge to it but still something that can be pulled off with ease. This concept translates into the hair, makeup, and nail looks this season. TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu was inspired to create two hair looks that are all about making an impression while still feeling like something you can do yourself. “The overall collection embodies an urban modern girl, with a laid back feel- it’s all about achievable drama,” said Marissa.
Parted Twist Ponytail:
1.     Prep damp hair with TRESemmé Extra Firm Control Mousse, and then blow dry using a paddle brush to smooth and encourage natural texture.
2.     Create a deep side part with a comb, then make a horizontal part from ear to ear and clip top half of the head away.
3.     Gather remaining hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and fasten with an elastic.
4.     Release top section of hair and begin twisting back one section at a time starting at the ear towards the ponytail. Wrap ends around elastic and secure with a bobby pin.
5.     Gently pull out wispy, face-framing pieces to soften the look and set the style with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Hold Hair Spray.

Parted Twist Loop Bun:
1.     Prep damp hair with TRESemmé Extra Firm Control Mousse, and then blow dry using a paddle brush to smooth and encourage natural texture.
2.     Create a deep side part with a comb, then make a horizontal part from ear to ear and clip top half of the head away.
3.     Gather remaining hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and fasten with an elastic.
4.     Release top section of hair and begin twisting back one section at a time starting at the ear towards the ponytail, securing ends with a bobby pin.
5.     Gather ends from the twists and existing ponytail and wrap into a low, loose bun securing with another elastic.
6.     Gently pull out wispy, face-framing pieces to soften the look and set the style with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Hold Hair Spray.

·      TRESemmé Extra Firm Control Mousse
·      TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Hold Hair Spray 

TOOLS:  Blow dryer, paddle brush, comb, elastic, bobby pins

 Please follow the link below to press materials and hi-res images: 

Visit the brand’s social media pages and YouTube to stay connected, receive updates on the latest hair trends and fashion highlights, straight off the runway. 
Twitter: @TRESemme #TRESnyfw
Instagram: @TRESemme


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Celebrate National Truck Drivers Week

 Hi ya Gorgeous

Did you know that nearly every single product you purchase traveled via truck at some point?

September 11-17, 2016 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and Makeup University is doing a "give-a-pray" for the week.

If you know a truck driver, or are one, it is the good pleasure of Makeup University to pray for you! If you don't like prayer, that's okay! We will send you good juju and positive vibes for safe travels and favor at the scales!

Please comment the name and trust that we will hold them up in prayer and positivity for the week!

To learn about all of the celebrations and goodies going on at truck stops like TA, Love's, Flying J nationwide, please visit
Thanks for watching!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Today, remember, the 11th of September 2001

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today, 15 years ago, islamic terrorists hijacked jet liners and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City, and then another plane was flown into the Pentagon.

Many died. Many families were broken when a loved one died. Many got sick from the fallout dust.
Many across the nation were broken in spirit and heart at the violent attack.

Please know, that Makeup University stands in prayer and support of the United States of America and all those affected by the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

God speed healing to this land.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

How a drugstore brand skincare can get you celebrity photo worthy skin: meet RoC

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Caturday! How is your weekend going so far? Mine is topsy turvy, busy, the weather is hot and holy smokes, are there ever more than my fare share of poison tipped goat head stickers in my yard due to all of the rain!

On ward we go, today's post is to introduce you to the RoC Deep Wrinkle serum and companion eye creme.

I've been using my sample for a few days and I love how "active" it feels on my skin. I do have a favorite brand that is my normal every day skincare, though if anything ever happened to it and I needed to switch to something just as good, I think I would switch to RoC!

Here's the details:
 RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

$22.99 retail and available on Amazon, Walgreen's, CVS and Walmart.
This light-weight RoC®RETINOL formula helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles. After four weeks, skin appears more radiant, fine lines are smoothed and skin firmness is improved. After eight weeks, crow’s feet are visibly reduced and discoloration is diminished. After 12 weeks, deep wrinkles are visibly reduced. This formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling smooth and velvety and is ideal for use under makeup.

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

 $22.99 retail and available on Amazon, Walgreen's, CVS and Walmart.
This non-greasy moisturizing cream is especially formulated for use around the delicate eye area. It evens out the look of dark circles and helps to reduce the look of puffiness in four weeks, and it visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and crow’s feet in 12 weeks.

 So here's the deal, the holiday season is already here. There is no waiting til Black Friday, the stores around me already have holiday sales promotions going on and Walmart started their layaway program last week.
There will be a lot of photos and selfies and you name it media wise happening around you this year, more so than ever so you better get your skin in tip top shape now!

I really really like these products and I found them on sale on Amazon, so go get some, save money and look amazing!
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Friday, September 9, 2016

TGIF with a versus video: MAC Cosmetics Luna Luster vs essence cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Happy Friyay and say hello to the weekend and some much needed shabbat!

Which highlighter do you like best? Do you think they look the same?

I think the essence cosmetics pure nude highlighter in 10 be my highlight is a perfect dupe for the MAC Cosmetics Trip the Light Fantastic powder in Lunar Luster.

You can find essence cosmetics products online at their main website, Amazon or Ulta Beauty stores nationwide.

MAC Cosmetics are sold online, and in some department stores as well as stand alone brick and mortar stores. If you are a Star Trek fan, you will want to get at least one of the makeup pieces in the collection.

Products featured:

essence cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter 10 be my highlighter
MAC Cosmetics Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

Please comment which you like better!

Makeup Products I am wearing:

L'Oreal True Match foundation in N5
Too Faced Peant Butter and Jelly palette
(Spread the Love/Nuts About U/Peanut Butter cup)
Wunderbrow gel
KISS lashes
essence cosmetics mascara
Smashbox lipgloss in illume
Laura Mercier lipstick in Angel

Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound
ES_Dreads Unlocked 9 - Stefan Netsman

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

What pregnant momma's need for baby safe skincare: Belli Skincare

Hi ya Gorgeous!

This post is a guest blog review of the Belli skincare system that is a great fit for any lady who is pregnant, about to be pregnant, nursing or has a baby shower to go to and needs a gift idea!

Please say hello and welcome Michelle Ullman, who is expecting a beautiful and healthy baby in a matter of weeks! Congratluations to her! Special thanks to Michelle for testing the products and doing a review.

Now for some details about the Belli Brand and products! You can get your own at Amazon and on the
 Belli website!

Teratology Screening - A higher prenatal safety standard
For decades, medical science has known that small amounts of skin care ingredients are absorbed into the bloodstream. This natural process explains why so many medications are now prescribed as topical creams or patches. The total absorption of a topical ingredient depends on various factors such as surface area covered, duration of exposure, frequency of reapplication, skin thickness, temperature/humidity levels, etc. During pregnancy, most absorbed chemicals will pass directly into the fetal circulation where they can potentially affect the baby's development.

The average woman puts over 200 ingredients on her skin each day as part of her cleansing and beauty routine, and it is difficult to know which may be harmful to the fetus or at what dose. Due to ethical concerns, few prospective studies of non-medicinal chemicals are done on pregnant women. Instead, researchers look at animal studies and retrospective human studies for indirect clues about their prenatal safety. As a result, there is now a large body of "teratology" (birth defect) research with uncertain implications for pregnant women and their growing babies.
The FDA states that a cosmetic manufacturer must ensure the safety of their own products but they do not offer any specific guidelines. Many skin care companies simply assume that their products are not absorbed and therefore neglect to examine the teratology studies. At Belli, we believe that pregnancy deserves a higher safety standard-one that carefully monitors the published medical literature and errs on the side of caution. We call that standard teratology screening.
Simply stated, teratology screening guards against questionable ingredients during pregnancy.
The teratology screening process begins with a comprehensive search of the published medical literature to see if an ingredient has ever been linked to a birth defect, miscarriage, or other harmful effect during pregnancy. Searches are repeated on an ongoing basis to capture all the latest information. A list of the databases and reference books used includes:
MEDLINE is the premiere biomedical database produced by the National Library of Medicine and contains over 16 million articles from 5000 international biomedical journals, from 1950 to the present.
TOXLINE is a comprehensive database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and contains more than two million records that cover adverse drug reactions, carcinogenesis, drug evaluation, mutagenesis, pollution, pesticides, herbicides, radiation, teratogenesis, and all other aspects of toxicology from pre-1950 to the present.
DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology) is a bibliographic database on the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network, which covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology and contains over 100,000 published references.
TERIS (Teratogen Information System) is a database of chemical agent summaries based on a thorough review of published clinical and experimental literature. Each summary includes a risk assessment derived by consensus of an Advisory Board comprising nationally-recognized authorities in clinical teratology.
LACTMED, part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), is a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.
REPROTOX is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center which contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development. Catalog of Teratogenic Agents- Eleventh Edition (Shepard, 2004) is a comprehensive reference work that presents information on teratogenic agents, emphasizing human data and covering pharmaceuticals, chemicals, environmental pollutants, food additives, household products, and viruses. Also included are overviews of recent literature on clinical and experimental teratology, including important Japanese literature not easily available to English-language researchers.
Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risks- Eighth Edition (Briggs et al., 2008) provides practical, reliable information on more than 1,000 drugs that may be used by pregnant and lactating women. The recommendations help readers interpret animal and human pregnancy data to assess potential human risk when there are human data or the human data are limited or not available.
Chemically Induced Birth Defects- Third Edition (Schardein, 2000) addresses over 4100 drugs and chemicals in current use that cause malformations and congenital anomalies in the human fetus-- comprehensively reviewing experimental studies in animals and clinical data on human development, primarily in the organogenesis period.
Once the search process is complete, we then have to decide which screening criteria to use. For example, what if 3 studies show a harmful effect during pregnancy but 5 show no evidence of harm? What if some of the studies were done on humans and others on animals? High versus low doses? Topical versus oral absorption?

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Best new natural lotion for changing weather seasons: Nature's Gate Coconute Lotion

Hi ya Gorgeous,
How you doin' today Beauty? Is the holiday weekend and short week making it weird for your schedule this week? Mine is!

It's full beauty season and I'm busy with brides and the film and t he book. Whoo hoo!

So with the weather about to change, your skin may get a little dry and itchy. That's where the new
Nature's Gate Coconut Water body lotion comes in!

They are natural, paraben free, safe for the whole family and feel good!

Coconut Lotion

18 FL OZ / 532 mL 
Made with Coconut Water and a gentle blend of Dragon Fruit, Passionflower and Banana! Our Coconut Lotion moisturizes skin, leaving you feeling touch-ably soft. At Nature’s Gate, we believe it’s not only essential what you put in your body but what you put on it as well.

Lotion Instructions
Apply liberally to body. Smooth into skin. Reapply to dry, rough areas. For best results, use daily. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. AVOID DIRECT CONTACT WITH EYES.
Vegan, Non GMO, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Mineral Oil Free, Petrolatum Free, Butylene Glycol Free, PEG Free, Cruelty Free

Ingredients/Ingrédients :
Water (Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/noix de coco) Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/noix de coco) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/noix de coco) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mangifera Indica (Mango/mangue) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon/melon) Fruit Extract, Hylocereus Undatus (Dragon-fruit/fruit du dragon) Fruit Extract, Musa Paradisiaca (Banana/banane) Fruit Juice, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionflower/passiflfore) Flower Extract, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut/noix du Brésil) Seed Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Allantoin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)*.
* Phthalate free/sans phtalates

Inspired by the eco-conscious consumer and influenced by Mother Nature. Nature’s Gate offers a cohesive line of wholistic beauty products from hair to toes, economically-sound without sacrificing substance or quality. Nature’s Gate products are trusted for their safe, wholesome and responsible formulas, appreciated as part of a wholistic beauty regimen.
Nature’s Gate prides themselves in honesty and integrity. We strive to maintain a transparent brand, in that we confidently share all of our ingredients with our consumers; providing them with the facts. We believe in living a clean, healthy lifestyle. At Nature’s Gate we believe it is not only essential what you put in your body but what you put on it as well.
Our mission and responsibility is to continuously educate ourselves in research, trends and safety to create the path to be a better, ever greener brand while embodying the wholistic lifestyle.

Here is a little bit about the company and you can find this and more goodness on their website or on Amazon!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fastest flat iron ever: Bio Ionic Gold Pro

Hi yaGorgeous,
How was your long holiday weekend? Awesome and amazing I hope!
I had a busy weekend at home with many adventures with the family. Good times were had and memories were made!
So now it's back to work and school and everything that's going on! In the meantime, I have been using and playing with my Bio Ionic Gold Pro 1" straightener and holy smokes, it is the fastest heating up hair iron ever! I like the digital display, and it smoothes and straightens my wild wooly hair quickly! I do use a thermal heat protectant spray on my hair before I style, though the device has a moisturizing effect through it's gold plates.
Too cool!

 Here's a lil info from the website - the brand has a great history!
Welcome to the world of Bio Ionic®, the finest professional styling tools designed by world renowned hair stylist, Fernando Romero. Fernando first discovered the science and power of harnessing natural negative ions while traveling in Japan. He visited many salons and became aware of a revolutionary treatment that stylists were using to re-texturize and condition coarse, wiry Asian hair. This discovery and exploration led him to develop and perfect the Bio Ionic® Professional Haircare System.
“As an international stylist and educator, I create tools for hair professionals that are unique, save time and deliver superior performance and quality.” – Fernando Romero
These Gold Pro brand items are available at ULTA Beauty, or Amazon
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Monday, September 5, 2016

How to enjoy your Labor Day Weekend in Arizona

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
So, truth be told, the majority of Arizonans, leave the state for the holiday weekend. I have traveled for the past 10 years on this weekend and for some odd reason, I seem to be home this time? No worries- I have gotten a lot of odd jobs and tidying up done around the yard. Stuff I normally put off...years at a time.

For those of you who are in the great state of Arizona here are a few suggestions that I found on the
Arizona Key website. I think the Lowell Observatory would be my choice if I were any where in that area.

Cheers to you having fun!

Don’t feel like cooking all weekend? Let Hard Rock Cafe do the cooking while providing great drinks and entertainment! Enjoy their juicy burgers plus other homemade menu items and then wash it down with a cold beer or one of their signature drinks.  And don’t forget where you are – the iconic Hard Rock Cafe – the Phoenix destination is loaded with authentic memorabilia from your favorite artists.  So make plans this Labor Day Weekend to spend time at the Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S 2nd St • 602-261-7625 •
Live Entertainment All Weekend at the Rusty Spur Saloon in Scottsdale! 
There are real cowboy bars all over the great wide American West, but few that serve up great live music daily like Scottsdale’s Rusty Spur Saloon. So come out an enjoy an ice cold beer and some hot country dancing this labor day weekend!
SEPTEMBER 5 2016 – Kids are FREE at Lowell Observatory
Kids FREE at Lowell (FLAGSTAFF) Special family-friendly, astronomy-themed programs and activities from 10– 5 pm. Programs and activities will feature asteroids and comets. Kids 17 and under receive free admission until 5 pm and must be accompanied by a paid adult. Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358.
SEPTEMBER 3 – 5 2016 – Showdown in Tombstone
Showdown in Tombstone (TOMBSTONE) Gun Fighting Groups throughout the U.S. gather in Tombstone to perform in the Streets.  Activities include costume contest, street entertainment, parade on Sunday and more. Allen Street, 10-4pm, 888-457-3929.

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