Monday, April 23, 2018

Merle Norman for Summer Beauty

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! Woo hoo! The countdown to school being out is officially less than two weeks!
Can you say excited? Not necessarily because I'm about to hear "I'm bored" a dozen times a day, but because there will be no heinous hundred plus mile commute per day! Hallelujah!

Since summer vacation is almost here, it's time for a "go to" makeup palette and I'm loving this sample I received from Merle Norman.

I have been playing with these products for over a week now and have worn them almost every day. I can honestly say the colors have a good pigment load, where well all day with very little fading - though, I do use an eyeshadow primer. Smashbox 24 hour eyeshadow primer to be exact.

The ocean blue eyeliner is my favorite! The weird "blur" serum is my least favorite from the skincare samples I received. Although, I must say, I am love love lovin' the super thick and rich night cream!

The mascara definitely requires a remover. Soap and water is not enough to get your lashes clean so having a makeup remover for eyes or a facial makeup removing wipe is going to be needed.

Over all, if you have the opportunity, visit your local Merle Norman studio. See, that's the catch. All Merle Norman studios are independently owned and operated - so that's why I don't have any prices to post.  It could vary from one location to another and from one state to another!

Most Merle Normans will do a complimentary makeover with the products to introduce you to the brand, colors and products. It's worth giving it a try!  Visit the Merle Norman website to find a location near you!

I did a "first impressions" video on Facebook when the products first arrived - you can check it out here with this link.

If you are part of the Facebook page for Makeup University, which gets daily updates - you are a part of it, aren't you? If not, get on board over there using this link!  

...and...have you seen this Facebook Live in a GRWM for the royal wedding? Good times!
I usually do a live chat in the late morning - join me!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Meghan Markle -The Royal Wedding Bridal Makeup Look

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Friday! We are on the fast countdown to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

I remember when Princess Diana, was married.  I woke up early to watch! It was such a big deal, and such a fairy tale book story becoming reality and she was beyond beautiful. The gown and that train were a sight to behold!

Rumor has it for Meghan Markle's wedding dress, the British design team Ralph & Russo who designed her engagement photo dress in the picture below.  Also, they are having a lemon elder flower cake! I don't know what that is, but I know I want some!

So when it comes to her makeup look for her wedding day - I highly suspect this gorgeous gal will not wear lashes and will not have a highly highlighted contoured face like what is seen in Youtube and Insta makeups.

Kate Middleton did her own bridal makeup for her wedding at Westminster Abbey to Prince William.

Trust me, if a Princess to be can do her own makeup and look flawless, so can you!

Meghan Markle -The Royal Wedding Bridal Makeup Look - I just did a makeup look using department store makeups; Too Faced Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and butter LONDON on the Makeup University Facebook page, you can see that using this link.

There is a drugstore version in the works for next week! Stay tuned to the Makeup University Facebook page for that.

Finally, if you are a bride on a budget or an " I Do Times Two" bride, maybe a gal getting married on a cruise with a destination wedding - the DiY Bridal Makeup video course with instant access is perfect for preparing you to take control of your bridal day look!

Safely purchase through SamCart and get started today creating the look of your dreams!  You can use all your own products or pick up some of my recommendations.  There are links in the description of the videos to have easy access for products on Amazon.  For just $97, you get instant access to the 19 short videos teaching you a step by step system to getting the same wedding day look I would create if I were on site  with you to get you ready for the wedding.

There is also an opportunity to get your top personal questions about your wedding day makeup from me personally.  If you would like a one on one coaching session, just use this link!  The $47 price pays for itself over and over as you use the technique and tricks you learn from me in your every day makeup looks, getting ready for a date night, going for a professional work photo or doing a family photo sitting.  Use this link to claim your personalized bridal makeup video!


Make Up For Ever  Step 1 primer
Make Up For Ever  HD foundation
Make Up For Ever  HD powder
Smashbox 24 hour eyeshadow primer
Smashbox mascara
butter LONDON bronze/highlight palette
Lorac Beauty & The Beast lipstick in Believe  (*note* I LOVE this lipstick, though it was a color story with the film and no longer available - my apologies.  Adding a substitution below)

Make Up For Ever Rouge Creme Lipstick in C211 (Rose Wood)
Mally H3 lipgloss in Tea Rose
Make Up For Ever natural lip liner

 Thank you for your support and enjoy an amazing weekend!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

How to Get a One on One Personalized Makeup Coaching Session

Hi ya Gorgeous!

In Makeup University news, you may have seen the posts for the DiY Bridal Makeup One on One coaching sessions via video!
I did a Facebook Live explaining in more detail and you can see that video using this link!

Special thank you to all of the brides who have purchased the DiY Bridal Makeup video course!
I have really enjoyed reading your comments and suggestions and it really  birthed the customized video session platform.

To make a long story short, whether you are a bride, prom gal, new to makeup, have an important job interview or just in general, have some specific questions regarding your own makeup look that you want to create for yourself, this one on one video coaching can help you with that.

Interested? Use this link to order through the SamCart page!  After your order is complete, you will receive access to the questionnaire to help you form your top 10 questions for the video.  Then within 48 hours you will receive your video via email. Easy peasy!

Thank you again for all of your support! Going forward, let me know what I can do for you!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

There Could Be 6 Reasons Showing Right Now That You Need Roof Repair in Wyandotte Michigan

There Could Be 6 Reasons Showing Right Now That You Need Roof Repair in Wyandotte Michigan

This winter season has gone on, and on, and on, and on! There has been snow storm after blizzard follow by heavy rains and then more snow.

The calendar says that it is spring time though the current weather says winter. Snow. Rain. And more snow. The Kalkaska, Mancelona and Petoskey areas had over two feet of snow in the past nine days!

Before all of the snow clears, you may be able to tell by these signs  if you need a roofing repair appointment or not. Chances are after 22 feet of snow, you just may want to schedule an inspection!

First, do you see any sagging on parts of the roof from the weight of the snow?

Second, are you noticing any buckling around the edges of the roof?

Third, if you have asphalt shingles, are you seeing little granules forming around the edges?

If you see any of these signs, it's time to call for an expert roofing contractor to assess the damage.

Downriver Roofers are experts, licensed, bonded and insured as well as have over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry.

Call them today at (734) 407-7110  or find them on the web using this link and to see what the other 3 signs you may need roof repair are!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Post Coachella Weekend: Now What? How to Recover Quickly

Hi ya Gorgeous!

We are officially half way through the month of April and I feel part delighted that I have a few short weeks from having to quit the commute to a bit anxious because the summer is coming and my son only has one short program scheduled.  That means a lot of days of "Mom I'm bored!"  Ahhh!!

In other news, I know many of you just returned from a blissful weekend at Coachella.
There is much self care that needs to go into yourself starting now to recoup and prepare for another amazing weekend!

If you didn't see the Facebook Live on hydration, watch that here:

Ya needs it girl!

The other thing is, all the sun, sunscreen, makeup and literally baking of the sunshine of any and all products on to your skin, now is a good time to do a series of deep cleaning washes, masks and some daily exfoliation with a pad like these from St. Ives.

I wrote and did a video on these back in the day - but the info is ever green - so here's the details for you!

P.S. I just searched for these on Amazon and could not find, though these Nip+Fab are a great alternative! Get some and get busy taking care of yourself girl! You deserve it!

Find your exfoliating pads on Amazon!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Happy Friday the 13th - Who is Superstitious?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
The weekend is here and oh joy there are 3 weeks and 3 days left in the school year. But who's counting, right?

So, I was born on the 13th, May 13th to  be exact and I find it to be a very lucky day! In fact, there is a part of me that thinks in the big picture, you make your own luck.

Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity!

Now, enjoy this beautiful day and weekend and remember - don't go into the woods, out after dark,  or skinny dipping! 

TGIF and Happy Friyay to you!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Winter Weather Roof Check Up Time with Roofing Dearborn in Michigan

How has your winter been going? Is it still lingering into the spring weather?

Spring is here and even though it may not feel like it just yet, now is a good time to look ahead to a great spring and summer season and have your home and household ready for guests and entertaining instead of repairs and remodels on hidden damage from the severe winter.

The expert roofing contractors at Roofing Dearborn are exterior home improvement specialists that can help you with your roof after a long battle with winter weather. All the contractors who work with Roofing Dearborn are licensed, bonded and insured.

The main reason to schedule a routine maintenance check up appointment for your roof is because the snow, ice and ice dams that build up can be a barrier to seeing and noticing a problem on your roof.  Sometimes you can't see the problem until the snow is removed and the joints, shingles, and frame are examined by a professional.

A routine maintenance inspection can uncover things like a leak, vermin damage, buckling, loose shingles and more.

It's easy to schedule a free estimate appointment with Roofing Dearborn by calling (734) 407-7110 or visit them on the web using this link:

Get started today!

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Who needs a bright shiny smile for Coachella Music Festival this weekend?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you too!  I love a Monday - I get more accomplished on a Monday than I do all week!  Except today. Why? Because I am at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, more on that later.

As for now, I have a product review for you! Meet Luster Premium White NOW! Instant Whitening Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste.

I received a sample to test with my family, thanks for the sample Luster Instant Whitening!

Things to know, in general, I am a tooth brushing fiend, flosser, and lover of all things dental care. But!  I have veneers and nothing works on whitening them except having them removed and replaced with new ones. That is why if you ever see me drinking anything but water, will always have a straw because I have to protect my dental work!

My son on the other hand, is very slow to embrace the zeal for dental care and since he is 12 and old enough to use this product, I had him test it as well.

Truth: we were expecting to see lightening white teeth after the first use based on the packaging,  but we did not.  We have both used it for the past week, and I see a little bit of a difference in my natural teeth.  My son says he does not see a difference - though - as Mom, I do see a positive change in the whiteness of his smile.

So, long story short, I think this would be a great addition to the weekly dental care. Like something that you use in the morning, and then your more protective tooth paste in the evening.  With a price point under $10, you can add this to your beauty routine and still stay on budget.

For brides about to get married and on a budget, adding this toothpaste could make a positive difference for your wedding photos.

Going to Coachella music festival and know that you are going to be taking selfies like it's your job? Great. Start using this toothpaste today and then by the weekend, your smile will be a bit whiter and brighter for pics!

Getting ready for senior portraits at a graduation ceremony?  Plenty of time to commit to a diy whitening regime for you at home with Luster Premium White products.

Purchase yours on or the Luster Premium Website and even your local Walmart or Walgreens.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

TGIF with Arbonne RE9 Advanced Age Defying Neck Cream

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Woo hoo - only 5 weeks and 2 days left of the school year for my son and we are chomping on the bit to get travelin' this summer!

In other news, regarding travel, I am seriously, again, considering cutting bangs!  Oh the decision! It's so important because once you cut, it's going to take a minimum of 6 months or more to grow out again!

I'm also planning a lighter hair color and a bit shorter for the summer too! I want to be beach body cruise ship ready come May!  I'm testing the look and feel of bangs with the HairUWear clip in bangs and I think the color is toast?  Though that lighter brown is what I'm thinking of for the summer. What do you think?

Now, for today's "Am I feelin' it Friday" review of a new product, I have a sample from Arbonne of their RE9 Advanced Age Defying Neck Cream.

Things to know - I love, love, love this brand.  Though I do not love this product.  It's $85.00 for 1.7 ounces.  That's high and usually I don't care if the price is high for a wee tub of miracle cream, if it works.  Though on me, with a full 14 days of consistent day and night use, I am not seeing one bit of difference in the skin texture or firmness on my neck.

So sad.

I totally wanted to love this product.  Arbonne is up against steep competition in this arena as they go up against the heavy weight champ, Strivectin, who makes a pricey neck cream that works well when you use it though when you stop, your skin will return back to it's turkey like state. Ask me how I know.

So, don't take my word for it - get a sample pack from an Arbonne consultant to see if it's a fit for you.  I'm curious if my Hashimoto's disease thyroid medicine had anything to do with the weak results from the use of the neck cream?

Thyroid medicine has been known to have an effect on hair color and other body products!

Use this link to purchase from the Arbonne website or find a consultant in your area!


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Monday, April 2, 2018

FOX in a BOX by Hard Candy - Can Your Monday Handle It?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh this Monday! Oh this Passover season! It's so exhilarating! Exciting! Woo hoo!
So who doesn't want to start this new era, this new season with some foxy lookin' cheeks?

This new Fox in a Box by Hard Candy is a marbelized baked powder with fun scents - yes, scents.
Literally like a scratch and sniff! These are available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and on the website for $7!

 The Glamour Girl marbelized baked powder above is a lighter shade, has high shine and smells like a pina colada.

The Party Girl is chocolate scented and a more natural bronzer with some sheen to it - I love it!

Get to Walmart and get some of these in time for Coachella, music festivals, summer, road trips, cruise ships and more!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter! No April Fool's joke here!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

So ironic that this year, Easter falls on April 1st, which in the United States is also known as April Fool's Day.

I love a good prank - though - there is no prank today that the good news of Jesus Christ being risen again from the dead to save us from our selves and our sins is true!

There is a wee silly video below for you and no matter what happens today, know that you are loved beyond measure!

I pray a special blessing on you and your loved ones that you would come into the Kingdom and be blessed in the rest of 5778/2018!

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