Monday, April 24, 2017

3 Ways to TRESemme Your Stagecoach Festival Hairstyle

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Monday to you!

Coachella music festival has finished for 2017 and now it's time to ramp up for California's biggest country festival in Indio at the Polo Field, Stagecoach!

It's got a line up of country music legends and stars! All the fun starts this weekend, April 28-30th.
Now this festival may require a country inspired hat, whether it's Minnie Pearl's wide brimmed bonnet or a classic crush straw cowboy hat like Toby Keith and maybe even the black cowboy hat like Tim McGraw.  Remember, during this sunny event, having a hat is a good thing!

I recently received some products from TRESemme, one of the best brands available in the drugstore market category of hair products to help get a festival hairstyle.  Stay tuned for the video coming out this Wednesday!  The picture is actually me on set at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for a client - they loved trying the products!

 Season Tips & Forecasted Hair Trends from TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist, Tyler Laswell: “Sleeping in loose braids or a loose bun will protect your gorgeous texture from the pillow, saving you tons of time every morning as you get ready for the day!”
“I have said it before and I will say it again, braids are the new beach wave and they are not going anywhere. The key to these braids are the soft, fluffy texture and the
size. I love to use TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo to refresh and fluff up the hair before I braid it.”   
“I would also expect to see some embellishments in the braids like feathers, leather wraps and hair
“There is a very 90's urban vibe that is going on in the industry at the moment and bandanas seem to
be one of the big accessories that I keep seeing. I expect to see a lot of bandanas being used as hair accessories like head bands keeping that perfectly undone festival texture back away from the face.  I
love to mist and scrunch in  TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray to keep that festival texture locked into place and on point.”
Top 3 TRESemme Products to Help You Look Your Fest Best:
TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo ($4.99): Infused with Vitamin B12 and Keratin, this dry shampoo will keep your locks looking fresh at the roots and ready to be
styled. One spritz  transforms oily, limp and lackluster hair into locks that
look and feel freshly washed, even when they most definitely aren’t.
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum
($4.99): Sometimes freshening up your style is as simple as bringing some shine back to those dry looking mid lengths and ends. This non-greasy formula contains Keratin and Marula Oil that transforms parched strands into silky smooth tresses- a necessity when spending hours under the hot desert sun. Not to mention, it smells amazing which is always a big plus when you haven't been able to wash your hair for a few days!
TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray in travel size! ($1.99): Use this extra hold hair spray to keep any look in place for up to 24 hours no matter how much dancing you do! The flexible control formula is water-free, giving hair grip and control sans stickiness and is humidity-resistant keeping flyaways smooth and frizz at bay. While strong enough to hold your style through wind and rain, hair is still touchably soft and full of natural movement. 

Enjoy yourself and have fun at Stagecoach Festival
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Coachella After Care with Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Today, Coachella wraps up another year of music and art. Kendrick Lamar and Lorde are on today's line up.  I went to the first year that Coachella was created and have not been back yet. I really appreciate the free passes shared to attend, though I think the event is a bit much for my son to attend at this age. I'm thinking next year, the 13 year old will appreciate the event and perhaps we will go.

For those of you who are there now, I hope you have planned your after care for the post Coachella effect.
The highs of the event are so high! There is so much stimulation to all of your senses from the sound and sights, smells and tastes.  So here's a bit of help to get you acclimated to everyday life after you leave.

Hydrate inside and out!  Now is a good time to add an electrolyte drink to your next 48 hours.
For skin, try the new Palmer's Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask with raw coconut sugar. It's paraben, phthalate, mineral oil, sulfate, gluten and dye free. Nothing but hydrating goodness in this mask and a great way to quench the thirst of your parched skin!

After the mask, which you can also use on hands or anywhere that your body has dry skin - apply the Palmer's Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer. It's formulated with ethically and sustainable sourced ingredients.  The bottle says 24 hour moisture, though I would reapply as needed.

It's a super light weight formula but packs a punch of hydration to it!

For your hair and scalp, heal the desert sun damage with the Palmer's Coconut Oil - it is marked for a facial oil, though this can be applied anywhere on the body, scalp and hair included!

This Cocnut Oil is a blend of extra virgin coconut oil, tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, maracuja oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil and sesame oil.  The smell is delicious and the oil is nourishing! Your dry braided tight hair with the glitter roots will drink this up!

Put a dropper full of oil in your palm, rub them together and then smooth over your hair and work from the ends to the scalp!  Let it sit for a as long as possible before washing out.

 This cleansing balm that is new from Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula reminds me so much of the Colleen Rothschild cleansing balm. It melts into your skin and gives a good deep clean but gently. This product thoroughly removed long wearing foundation and long wearing mascara. If that sounds like your Coachella weekend makeup, get some of this to help remove the desert dirt from your skin.

After all of the hydration of your skin, inside and out, you will feel refreshed and ready to reflect on the memories you made during Coachella.

You never know, I just may see you out there next year!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

How To Make Essential Oil Recipes with Simply Earth

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
Today's post I'm sharing about doing some spring cleaning with essential oils. I followed the recipes included in the Simply Earth box I received for review.
 This kit is packed full of resources for caring for your home and your family from inside to out with essential oils!
 There is an easy to use and follow set of recipe cards with instructions on ingredients plus steps for combining them.

Enjoy the experiments!

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

How to Charm with the Charm Vox Box by Influenster

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It's Palm Sunday! Oh the joy of this season! My family is busy packing for our annual Passover trip as well as planning some celebrations for Easter before we leave. Phew!

In the meantime and middle of all the fun activities and planning, I received the Influenster Charm Vox Box full of samples that are perfect for a Palm Sunday into Passover with a bit o' Easter celebration!

Below are some photos of the products I was sent as free samples for an honest review. I did make a video, and in trying out the new Chrome and editing software, it was eaten. Gone. All of it. I do not know what happened and I did not have a back up of the original video files - so when I loaded them all into the new editor - they vanished in a crash and nothing could be recovered and now there are no samples or time left to re do it! Arggh! But I digress...  So let's take a look at these goodies!

First up, there were two mini samples of the new scents from Vera Wang. I'm a fan of her fragrances to begin with and these two definitely do not dissappoint!

 This new collection of fragrances are to evoke the intimacy and emotion of Vera Wang and capture moments in time to be cherished and embraced.
 Sophisticated. Intimate. Romantic.  Oh, and I love anything gardenia scented, so this yellow card is my fave of the two. The rose and vanilla scent is nice, but again, gardenia!
#VWEmbracexInfluenster  @verawanggang

 I met this brand, EVA NYC  at the first Generation Beauty event by Ipsy and I have been in love ever since! I'm definitely taking this with me to the Passover celebration in Texas because I know it will care for my hair through travel, too much coffee, too much wine and too many early mornings and late nights!  I have both the EVA NYC Therapy Session hair Mask and Clean It UP shampoo.  These can now be purchased in liter sizes from Costco stores nationwide.

#EvaLovesUlta  #EvaNYCCostco  @evahairnyc on Twitter and Instagram

I've been a long time fan of the fun, function and affordability of Wet  n Wild brand and this new 1 Step wonder Gel that is cruelty free and does not need a curing lamp to get a lasting manicure at home is perfect for my upcoming travel and your spring break and Coachella festival nails!
@wetnwildbeauty on Twitter and Instagram  #ww1stepgel

 It was such a sweet surprise to see PEEPS in my Charm Vox Box! I have been dodgin' these lil sugary goodies for decades now. These were a staple in my Easter basket growing up and I put them in my son's Easter basket too - it's funny- because in general I do not like sweet stuff or candy. Though this particular peep is a combination of two of my most favorite flavors, coconut and dark chocolate!  What's your #PEEPSONALITY ?  Find on Twitter and Instagram @peepsbrand

Motts pouches have been a staple for my cub since he was up and moving! Fast and easy snacks on the go when traveling that make very little mess!

Mott's portable applesauche pouches are the perfect, healthy snack for on the go lifestyle!  @Motts on Twitter and Instagram  #TryMottsPouches #startstrong

Tacos are a staple in my household and normally I season the meat myself - but this new packet of spice from McCommick Spices is organic and when I read the ingredients I could pronounce and spell each and every one! The flavor was amazing and something the whole family enjoyed. Just enough spice for the cub and me!  Find it at mass grocery stores nationwide.  #McCormickSpices 
Twitter and Instagram @McCormickSpice

Ok, now all I have to do is finish this packing and be ready for an amazing Passover week of fun and celebrations! What are you and your family doing to celebrate?

Influenster sent me the samples free for an honest review and posting on social media. All opinions are my own.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bring Some Cheekiness To Your Day with Iron Mug Designs

Hi ya Gorgeous!

This new season means it's time for an upgrade to the wardrobe! I've come across this website with fresh and intriguing looks.

Meet Iron Mug Designs!

Iron Mug Designs is an online business with humorous or topical designs professionally printed on t-shirts, mugs, posters and other merchandise. As part of the philosophy of Iron Mug Designs a portion of net sales for each design will be contributed to a charity associated in some way with the design.

Iron Mug Designs founder Daniel Brown says: “Charitable work is something I have always had a passion for so when deciding to open this enterprise it was a natural fit to have a charitable component attached. Combining this with humor while hopefully igniting some important discussions amongst friends”.

Check out the designs at for your summer travel wardrobe and festival looks!

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IBS Awareness Month with Seabuck Wonders

Hello Gorgeous!
This month is IBS awareness month and it's important, because there are many people silently suffering with the disease and symptoms, because you can't outwardly see them and trying to live a  normal life!  Seabuckthorn oil can help tremendously with side effects and symptoms. 

In other news of what the wonders of seabuckthorn oil can do, who here has thyroid funk? 
For those of my fellow low thyroid friends- you know, the ones with Hashimoto's Disease - the event in your life where your own thyroid attacks itself and the body to do ...what? Not quite sure.  All I know is that at age 30, I felt bad - really bad, and had weird side effects like extreme fatigue, even after sleeping ten hours and drinking a double espresso, I could still go instantly to sleep! Hair. And my hair. I can deal with the foggy brain and extremely dry skin all the time no matter what I eat or put on it - but the hair, I can't deal with this symptom.

My once long and luscious chestnut brown hair got funky. Dry. Brittle. Breaks if you look at it sideways or the wind blows strong. Yep. That's low thyroid for you.  Let's not even get into the weight gain for being awake or sleeping - that's a whole other story.

Today, we deal with a solution to healing the side effects of having Hashimoto's disease and extremely dry brittle easy breakage hair.

I drink a lot of water. I eat my water in cucumbers, watermelon and iceberg lettuce.  Then I still need help, so I take the Seabuck Wonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

Biotin is a B vitamin that helps improve the keratin protein structures in hair, skin and nails for natural strength and softness. It’s great for supporting hair health and boosting the overall moisture systems in the body for the softest skin and strongest hair.
Our sea buckthorn is grown in harsh conditions in the Tibetan Himalayas. These ideal growing conditions fortify our sea buckthorn with powerful antioxidants, Omegas-7, 3, 6, and 9, and more than 190 phytonutrients. Sea Buckthorn helps promote skin hydration, elasticity and regeneration.
Antioxidants found in sea buckthorn also play an important age defying role by fighting free-radical damage that leads to fine lines and wrinkles, while Vitamins A and E provide excellent support for a healthy, bright complexion. Omega-3, another key nutrient in sea buckthorn oil, helps maintain scalp health as well as hydrates the hair and scalp.
  •  Cell membrane nurturing Omega-7
  •  5000 mcg of Biotin
  •  Vegan
  •  Gluten Free
  •  Available in 60 vegan softgels/500 mg each
 So don't take my word for it, get your own today by visiting Seabuck Wonders website!
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Friday, April 7, 2017

TGIF with Skinare Routine for All Skin Types

TGIF Gorgeous!
 Happy Friday! I have a lil bit o' bonus content for you today to share the goodness of the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa set!

The discount code gets you 70% off and makes for a perfect Mother's Day gift!

Watch the video and use the code to get one for yourself and a friend!


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Cleansers in the video:
Soft Brush 1: Green Goo 100% All Natural Face Wash
Firm Brush 2: Snowberry Gentle Remineralizing Toner Wash
Silicone Brush 3:  Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Best of Beauty Junkees with Makeup University

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you! It's great to be back on the normally scheduled post! Heads up for April! I've had some wonderful opportunities come my way so you will be seeing an additional special post or so coming at you!

This week has been one of playing catch up with all of the things that needed to be caught up on! I completed my documentary on women in racing and truth be told, I have not worked on a documentary in quite some time! It was so good to be back in the research and writing saddle again!

Now this week I have some new goodies that are graduation gift giving perfect as well as something for the Mom in your life from Beauty Junkees.

 This Beauty Junkees highlight and contour powder palette actually contains a "banana" powder in the top left corner. If you haven't tried using a yellow based powder to set your makeup with - try it - that little hint of yellow helps balance skin, add warmth and make you look amazois!

 This Beauty Junkees magnetic palette is just what you want for yourself for travel and everyday life shenanigans! I know that Mother's Day and Graduation gift giving is coming up - or even for sending your teenage daughter to cheerleading camp - this magnetic palette lets you customize your colors and mix and match powders with cremes. As a pro artist, I've been using a magnetic palette for decades. Note there are several extra magnetic discs included in the kit so you can depot your fave colors from other brands and put them in the Beauty Junkee palette!

 Beauty Junkees has your lips covered! This soft but effective lip pumice is for help removing long wearing lip products and keeping your lips free of chapping flakes which makes your lip products wear better!

 Beauty Junkees has a new dual ended cream crayon that is part matte concealer and part highlighter.  This is the kind of tool you want to keep in your purse because you can use it to fix your brows, add highlight anywhere on t he face and even do a bit of camouflaging!

 In short, I'm a fan of the Beauty Junkees brand and their commitment to women business, making their products in the USA and encouraging positive self esteem with gals!  Get yours online at

The other thing you are going to see in the video is an introduction to this, the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box which is so amazing it needs it's own video so I can make the recipes for you! Stay tuned!

Finally, my favorite section of the blog and video is "What Are You Reading This Week"?.  I read the Gary Chapman "5 Love Languages" book and really learned some practical tips for maneuvering in my many relationships between friends, family and now, this book is specifically for children.


The book this week is so key to helping you help your kids - if you haven't read Gary Chapman's "5 Love Languages" - you need too! If you don't want to read his book for you, then read his book on the 5 love languages for kids - you'll be doing yourself a great service if you do!

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Segment 1:  Beauty Junkees
Contour and Highlighting Makeup Palette  $24.97
Lip Pumice Stick Exfoliator $10
Brow Concealer & Highlighter duo Pencil Crayon  $14.97
Magnetic Palette  $19.97
Eyeshadow Quad  $19.97

Segment 2:  Meeet Simply Earth
Essential Oil Recipe Box

Segment 3:  What Are You Reading This Week? 
 The 5 Love Languages of Children
by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

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