Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wine Wednesday with Roscato Smooth Blend

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednesday!
My entire week feels a bit skewed because of the holiday. Don't get me wrong - I loves me some holiday time but then Tuesday feels like Monday and Wednesday feels like Tuesday and on and on until the week resets at Shabbat.

Today, we are detouring from our normal beauty and skincare, fragrance and hair care blog stories to a wine review.

I like trying something new and I found this on the end cap at my local Walmart.  It's good, and I would buy it again.  Enjoy the video!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Meet Mally Beauty "More is More" mascara - Will It Pass the Travel Pack Test?

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Who is back to work after the long holiday weekend? Remember, you don't need one specific day to thank a veteran. Any time you see someone wearing their military veterans hat, be sure you say thank you. Even though the chances are they served 40 years ago, it will make their day!

Now I am definitely back to work and packing and prepping for a trip to southern California at the end of the week. It's all work and some fun squeezed in too! The goal is to get all the film gear packed, the crew gear packed, the necessary HMU and wardrobe for the cast packed and then...leave some room for me! 

In a sideways twist of fate, I have a big toe injury for 4 weeks ago. I knew it would take a long time to heal, but not this long! It's still severely bruised and looks horrible.  I can not wear heels and I always wear high heels! Or boots! Nope. Not now. This entire trip I will have to continue to wear a flip flop shoe! Something open toed to not press on the big toe!

I will have Instagram updates and beauty blog videos created at the trip posted when I get home.

In the meantime, here is a video review of the Mally Beauty More is More mascara. The PR agency had originally reached out about Mallywood, her new line but did not have samples to send, so they sent me some pieces for her old line.

Ironic that I will literally be in Hollywood and at the studios and instead of creating content with the new Mallywood line, I'll have her old highlight trio to show. So stick around for that.

Now, meet the Mally More is More Mascara! This short video demonstrates going from a bare lash to a More is More mascara covered lash!

I'm a huge fan of Mally and her products, though this one is funky and really blah on the lashes. I went to her website, to get a link for you, price and product details and it is not listed. I'm deeply concerned I have a left over sample from last year's Christmas party. 

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day - Remember and Honor

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!
This day is really important. Like, Fourth of July Independence important in the United States.
Why? What is the significance of this holiday over others?

Because of the sacrifice of life. The saying, "all gave some and some gave all" is so true and we remember on this holiday, the prisoners of war and missing in action as well as those who have died in service to the country. The men and women of the United States military, were doing more than just their job when they went to war.

 They were protecting the freedoms and way of life, the beliefs of a new country and the opportunities that their families would have when their sacrifice resulted in a secure nation.

So, before you enjoy a fabulous barbecue, or if you are on the cruise ship about to hit the buffet, and even in the forest about to rise for coffee from your tent, please take a moment and pray for the families who lost a loved one while in service in the military.

Pray for the safety and security of the USA. Pray for the leadership to have wisdom to lead the country. Pray for those who are active duty military to be blessed and favored of God in their missions. Pray that the loved ones who are hurting from the loss of family to war, are comforted.

Today is a good day to remember the service of our military and then celebrate the good times we enjoy because of it!

Ooh rah!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Rolling Thunder today in Washington DC - a remembrance for POW/MIA

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

Oh my prayer for you is that today, you are enjoying your loved ones, good foods and fun!  Though, as all of the good timin' is going on, please remember the reason why we in the United States, have tomorrow set aside, it's known as Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.  It has continued to be honored and celebrated as a way to give remembrance and  honor to the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

To everyone riding today in Rolling Thunder, be safe, have fun and most importantly, 

Use the hashtag #ROLLINGTHUNDER on social media to find videos of the ride happening! It's a beautiful thing to see. Ooh rah!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

L'Oreal Lash Paradise - First Impression Friday!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 Who is ready for Memorial Day weekend? Me!  Nope. Not doing a thing. Going anywhere. Nothin' special.Why?

3 reasons. First, my cub is road trippin' with his grandparents. Second, I'm finalizing the million details for the Jael book release and Finding Chupa production. Third, July has so many trips that I've got to keep some cash set aside!  So it's not even a sacrifice to stay home this weekend and I'm really looking forward to the time to get my ducks in a row!

Now, let's get to the video product review of L'Oreal Lash Paradise.

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I regularly use L'Oreal Voluminous, the grey tube for mascara. I get it at the Walmart, it's $5.97 but this shiny package had me curious! It's $9.97 at my local store - but, I found it on Amazon for $7.79!

Use this link to get some mascara
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Meet the Influenster Cherish Vox Box

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Woot woot! It's Hump Day!
That never gets old.  Ever. I will spare you another camel photo though!

I just received my Influenster Cherish Vox Box and ooh girl, this time, it does not disappoint!
I've got a little video for you and the product socials are listed below.

Today's video is an introduction and review of the goodies that I received in an Influenster Vox Box.

This Cherish Vox Box features:
Bark Box  @BarkBox
Dove Men+Care  @DoveMenCare
Mott's Juice Sensivlies apply rasperberry  #Motts
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Foam Conditioner  @Pantene
Vera Wang Embrace fragrances  @VerWangGang


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I received these samples for free from Influenster in exchange for an honest review
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Luster Premium White PRO LIGHT Dental Whitening System - live demo video

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
How is your month of May going? I can tell you that mine is going by fast! School has been out for two weeks and I have already heard "I'm bored" more than I care to comment.

What happened to the good ol' days of "go play outside" or "go discover something new in your old toys"!

Which brings me to today's live demo video of the newly repackaged Luster Premium White PRO LIGHT Dental Whitening System.

This easy to use 3 piece kit is available at Walmart, online at Amazon and mass retailers nationwide. It really is super easy and you can do more than one application per day if you are cramming in beauty treatments before graduation or your summer wedding.

I received this sample from Luster Premium White, it has a new blue packaging which will look different than their old red packaging if you are looking for it online or in some retail markets.

We tested it live on camera - and honestly, it worked!

This kit is available at Walmart or online at Amazon
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Royal Wedding - Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex bridal makeup look

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday! There is so much going on today - it's the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Queen of England gave them both a new title, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The wedding was so beautiful and officiated by Reverend Michael Curry. He nearly stole the show with his powerful message of "love is the way"!

As Meghan Markle approached her soon husband to be, Prince Harry whispered to her, "you look amazing, I'm so lucky"!  That is the stuff dreams are made of!

Look anywhere on the internet today and you will see something about today's history making event, a marriage between England and the United States.

On top of the royal wedding this weekend, counting the omer between Passover and Pentecost is now down to the final day. Hallelujah! Let the new season commence!

Today is also, my dog's birthday! Beatrix turns 4!

I have so much to celebrate today! Enjoy this video tutorial and commentary I made after getting up very early to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!

Yes! I woke up early in the United States Pacific standard time to watch! It was so beautiful and I"m glad I did it! 

Here are the product details that I used, but you can really use any colors you already own to create a grey/brown smokey eye with semi matte peach toned lip like Meghan wore today!

Skin prep:
Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum spf 50
Jane Iredale Hydration Spray
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hour wear hydration foundation
Smashbox Studio 24 hour photo finish shadow primer
Smashbox Studio Shapematters Palette and In Bloom eye shadow palette
Tarte Styled by Hrush palette
Shiseido brow duo
Maybelline Colossal mascara
L'Oreal brow stylist plumper
NYX nude lip liner
Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Audition
Smashbox lip gloss in pout
Hard Candy Fast &  Fabulous translucent powder
Smashbox Studio photo finish primer water

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Music:  The Wedding March by Mehndelsson  via Orange Free Music

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

How Using Reef Safe Sunscreen Can Help Save the Oceans - with MyChelle Sun Protection

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday! School is out for the summer and my family can not be more delighted! We have a lot of travel booked for this short break from school and all of it will be in the sun.

Today I have 3 sunscreen options for you from MyChelle skincare that are REEF SAFE.
What is reef safe and why should you care?

Well, if you live on planet Earth and care anything about having a healthy ocean and planet, choosing reef safe products are for you.

The coral reef is an integral part of the ocean and it's very delicate. The avobenzone or oxybenzone chemical ingredient in many sunscreen products is polluting the ocean water and killing off coral.  On average, a coral will grow .3 - 2 centimeters per year. That's essentially a pinky fingernail of growth.
You can learn more about coral by visiting the NOAA website here.

So how can you do your part in saving the world one ocean at a time? By choosing non chemical sun products. This doesn't just go for the ocean, this goes for rivers, lakes, and streams!

A reef safe product will not have the chemical ingredients and will rely on a natural barrier ingredient like zinc to provide sun protection.

I received these 3 samples from MyChelle and I am in love! The tinted stick is my favorite and then the liquid for face and body.

Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 Tinted is a mineral-based, water-resistant sunscreen that glides on smoothly with just enough color to enhance any skin tone. Provides powerful UVA/UVB full-spectrum protection. Avocado, Jojoba, and Vitamin E Oils help moisturize and protect skin. Perfect for on the go. .52 oz

Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegetarian. Cruelty-free. Reef Safe and Biodegradable.  Find it on the Mychelle website or on Amazon.

Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30 is a 100% mineral-based, hydrating body sun protection that melts into skin delivering UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection without leaving behind a white cast or any greasy residue. Rich in Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, skin instantly feels nourished and hydrated. 6 fl oz

Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegetarian. Cruelty-free.  You can find it on the MyChelle website here or in natural food stores like Sprouts!

Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 is a non-tinted, 100% mineral sun screen for maximum UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection. This silky, colorless formula blends weightlessly and seamlessly. Wear alone or use as a sheer primer under foundation to create a smooth, matte finish. Formulated oil-free and recommended for all skin types. 1 fl oz

Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegan. Cruelty-free.  This goodness that should go with you everywhere is available on the Mychelle website or Amazon where you can find some tinted shades!

The key to using sunscreen successfully to is apply, reapply and then reapply.  Follow up with a nourishing body balm or lotion after prolonged sun exposure!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

7th Heaven Coconut & Clay Peel Off Mask - Post Mother's Day Celebrations

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

I hope that your Mother's Day celebrations are awesome and that you are making memories with your family!

Now post indulgent brunch and presents, take some time to treat yourself!

I love the 7th Heaven masks for their commitment to clean ingredients and natural resources for skincare!  Plus, each mask is about $2 or less!

On your way home from the Mother's Day parties - perhaps swing by a Walmart of Wagreen's and pick up a couple!

I'm using the Coconut+Clay peel off mask for super hydration - which - after all of the celebrating I've been doing lately, my skin needs it!

Learn more about 7th Heaven masks on their website here!

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Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mommas out there! 
To birth Moms, Foster moms, Adopting Moms and Fur baby Moms!

 There are so many things that a Mom does on any given day - some are heroic and some are just tuhe every day routine of taking care of the family in every capacity.

So thank you very much Moms! Keep up the good work! Your investment in your children will pay off when they are productive adults in society. 

And...let us not forget this mother ...can you name this film?

 Thank you Mommas, each and every one of you! 

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Dove exfoliating body polish - available now - perfect for Mother's Day gift giving

Hi ya Gorgeous! 

Woo hoo! School is out for the summer! It's so exciting! Adventure awaits us and we are ready to peel out of here tires squealin' and everything!
Well, sort of.  But first, my birthday celebrations and some Mother's Day gift ideas you can pick up quick at a Walmart or Walgreen's near you!

 Meet Dove exfoliating body polishes! There are 3 scents to choose from and the price range is about $6.  If you have not picked up a gift for your Mom this weekend, this could be a great fit!

 Each of these scents have a creamy slurry of body wash and a fine grit of exfoliant in them.
 After testing all three, I find that the blue tub of "crushed macadamia and rice milk" is the one I like the best with the pomegranate seeds and shea butter being my second favorite. My son loves the kiwi seeds and cool aloe.
 When shopping for these at a Walmart of Walgreen's, pick up a matching body bar, body wash and lotion to match the scrub!

You can use this up to 3-4 times per week and consider keeping a tub of Dove exfoliating body polish by the sink so you can regularly exfoliate your hands! It's a neglected area of anti-aging skin care routines!  Take the same anti-aging skin care on your hands as you do on your face and neck!

Enjoy these new body products from Dove! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Gettin' Ready for Mother's Day - Gift Suggestions For You

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday!
I think I've said it before, but just in case, I love Mondays!  I get so much accomplished!

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13 - which is also my birthday! Every couple of years as the calendar cycles, my birthday and Mother's Day fall on the same day.  I get double the celebration!

I must say that as a proud mother of a son, I find my most favorite Mother's Day gifts are the ones he makes for me. He is an excellent technical artist and draws the most intricate ships, tanks, planes and aircraft carriers.  I love receiving his artwork!

Though some wine, chocolate and perfume is good too with the help of Grandma and Grandpa who take him shopping for me.

So, while those are some of my favorite gifts - I have some great choices for you to get on Amazon Prime with free shipping that if you order in the next day or two, there is still plenty of time to receive it and wrap it for the person who was a Mom to you.

A great Spring'y / Summery handbag!  This is a Zac Posen bag - though anything light colored would make for a great Mom handbag!

Classic Fragrance! This Marc Jacobs scent is fresh and modern for Moms!

A lovely piece of jewelery! Pearls are always a great choice!

And for fun, here is a video of a great gift set from Borghese! Their skincare products are amazing! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to Get Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Day look with Hard Candy Cosmetics

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to day 2 of the month of May. Otherwise known as May birthday month since most of my friends have birthdays in May!

I've already got a few gifts and I'm looking forward to what else is in store!

Including, the royal wedding on May 19th of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I watched Diana Spencer become Princess Diana. Then her son William become Duke of Cambridge and now, the youngest Harry is getting married and to an American!  I'm so excited!

I have a thought on how Meghan Markle will look for her wedding day. I predict a half up do of hair with long tendrils under the veil. Makeup - definitely going to stay in the trend of her makeup artist Min Min Ma and be simple, classic and clean.

So I've made a video of the look using all drugstore makeup from Hard Candy.

This video is a simple "how to" for getting a royal wedding makeup look using all drugstore makeup - and predominantly Hard Candy cosmetics which is exclusively available at Walmart stores and on

Enjoy - and if you do a Meghan Markle royal wedding makeup look, tag me! I want to see! I just know she is going to stay in the traditional minimal makeup look that her makeup artist Min Min Ma creates.

 I love the look and I'm excited to see her at the wedding!

For those who want a more indepth tutorial of doing your own wedding makeup - remember, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, she did her own! Please check out DiY Bridal Makeup. It's everything I would do if I were there on site of your wedding getting you into your bridal beauty!

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