Friday, June 29, 2018

BeRad Faux Mink eyelashes & Natural Eyelash Adhesive Remover Review

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Happy Friyay! Woot woot! Get ready for the weekend!
 Last weekend in June...are you ready? July is almost on us - what have you got planned for Independence Day? Ahh! Nothing in my house! We have a few choices to choose from but we are not on the road like we had planned to be. So hello super hot firework show where it most likely will be 100 degrees or more at 9 pm when the firework show goes on.

I digress... more on fireworks next week. Now, let's talk about these beautiful, light weight, fluffy faux mink lashes from BeRad Cosmetics!  I'm working my way through the samples I received and so far, so good. I like the natural "Boss Babe All Day" set best and will use the bolder pairs for events and parties.

This video is a review of how to use the natural eyelash adhesive remover kit that I also received as a sample. It is a cruelty free vegan product with essential oils at the base of it's formula to clean your lashes.  I always get at least 3-4 wears out of my lashes so I'm thinking with this product, I just may get even more!

If you need a quick lesson on how to apply lashes, visit this video here:

I received samples from BeRad for review - thank you BeRad!

I'm loving the fun flirty vegan cruelty free lashes! I've got more pics of the lashes being worn on my Instagram. Enjoy the video!

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Lashes $20
Cleaner $25
Kit w/both $35


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wine Wednesday: What Kind of Wine Can You Get at Dollar General?

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
 Woot woot! It's Wednesday! You know what that means this summer on MakeupUniversity time!
This has been a fun series to do while my son has been away on a road trip and at aviation camp.

 So today's wine review has a funny story to it and I tell it in the video. Now what's coming up next is a review of the BeRad lashes and the cleaner kit that came with them. Stay tuned for that and for now, enjoy the video!

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Today I have a wine review and it just might be the best yet. Why? Is it because it's a super high point fine rare vintage wine. Nope. Better.

Watch the video and enjoy! If you have a recommendation for a great $10 and under - please comment below! I just may review your suggestion!


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Road Trip with Makeup University

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday from a road trip through the state of Arizona. Thankfully, Prescott is not as hot as home! It's filled with lots of pine trees, and my son's summer camp and boulders!

Today I have a video tour of the beginning of the trip. I highly recommend our lunch spot The Barley Hound and I so wish we would have known ahead of time that there was a bluegrass festival going on! We caught the last two songs of the event and missed out on buying fresh kettle corn!

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This summer, MakeupUniversity posts are all over the road. Literally. The fam is traveling and I have a wee report from the road.

Next up - a review of some new eyelashes that just came in. So excited to try BeRad!

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Say NO to Single Use Plastic: Summer Travel Update

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

Hello Monday and hello last week in June. Whoa. Weren't we just talking about  how fast the time is going? Ok, for me personally, it feels like I'm on a rocket to August when my son goes back to school and it's just to fast!

We started the day with an amazing hike in Prescott Arizona at Constellation Trail. Whoa is this place perfect for families! The trail head has a big parking lot. There is a porta potty at the first split of trails. Some kind hikers have left walking sticks next to the main map for anyone who may need assistance. The trail is very well marked - just look for the white dots to follow! Now, the real joy is the boulders! They are perfect for climbing for all ages and levels of physical activity. So good!

After that we had a great meal at The Barley Hound - so pics are on Instagram!  Then we ended the day in the hotel pool. I'm enjoying the cool water in my Sunset Separates tankini that is a mix and match set so I can get the size I need on top and on bottom. 

Now, when we got into the room and ready for showers we saw the single use toiletries. I know that there is a time of need when you have to use them, but, with a moment of planning, you can be more efficient in your recycling, teach the next generation about how to care for the oceans and our Earth and get more value from the products you own at home.

Enjoy this video!

First stop has us at a hotel and we need to have a lil' chit chat about single use plastics. Thank you for watching - please subscribe if you have not!


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Friday, June 22, 2018

Meet Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Body Wash

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Friyay!

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom comes out today and we are en route to see the film. My son has been a big dinosaur fan since birth - and then came dinosaur LEGO and now, dinosaur movie.  He is happy and I have liked all of the Jurassic franchise films, so today is going to be a fun day.

In blog news, I just received a sample of the new Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Body Wash!
Wow - this stuff is good. Now, it's not a thick rich creamy body wash like you may know from other Dove body wash products. It's not the light foam of the pump Dove body washes - it's in between.

It's got a light texture with easy rinsability. I swear it feels almost like a gel consistency that lathers into a smooth foam. Me likes!
As for anti-stress? I think that's the micellar as an ingredient and maybe if I continue to use regularly it will help me with my stress! I have so many irons in the fire and I'm busy stoking all of 'em!

And, back to Dove Micellar Body Wash. I like that after washing up from a sweaty run, and getting out of the chlorinated pool, when I take a shower with the Dove Micellar Body Wash, my skin feels smooth and hydrated - not tight and dry like the high heat of Arizona has had it lately.

This product is great for sensitive skin. The scent is very light, not perfumey, and maybe a hint floral?

Overall, I'm a big fan and will continue using and watching for "anti-stress" properties. In my photo, you can see my other fave Dove product, the body polish! It's gentle but effective with a hint of luxury in a drugstore product. Both of these can be found on Amazon for fast Prime shipping or at Walmart for about  $6.

Now, a word from Dove's website:

• Micellar water cleanser that gently cleanses sensitive skin

• Soothes the skin against environmental stressors

• Light, hydrating feel and refreshing formula that nourishes skin

• Purifies and cleanses to reveal soft, smooth skin

• NutriumMoisture delivers natural nutrients to the skin pH balanced formula

• Suitable for daily use on body and face 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wine Wednesday featuring Three Thieves Cabernet Sauvignon

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to Wine Wednesday!

Ok, the 4th of July holiday is coming up and this wine is perfect in budget and palate range for a bbq get together!

I found this at the Walmart though it is also available at Total Wine. The Three Thieves brand has 4 varietals and a really unique story to how they got their start!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Mask Monday with Miss Spa Hydrate sheet mask

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I hope you had an awesome Father's Day celebration. Even for those who do not have a good relationship with a natural father figure, you can always go to Abba God and trust that He is a good good father!

I have really enjoyed blogging as much as I have these past weeks that my son has been road trippin' with his Grandparents across the United States. I'm writing this as he is en route to home!

I do have a the "Wine Wednesday" blogged and scheduled for you - and - I have a special event skincare blog post coming up for you, and there are some product reviews coming up also.

Though, for me, it's back to super summer Mom and Cub time! Oh Moms, especially you young moms with your lil bairns still nursing, listen to me, the time goes by so fast. I know. I know. Everyone says that and you are currently so tired beyond belief and there are so many sleepless nights!

But! Trust that it's just for a season and before you know it, you will have a tween who is planning on his 17th birthday party and how I can just put the birthday cake in a ziploc bag and he will eat it on his way to the Air Force Academy.  Whoa. Where does the time go?  I'm making it a greater priority now more than ever to soak in every moment I can with him because the time is short!

So speaking of short time, today is Monday and for me that means "mask" Monday. I have it scheduled on my Google calendar, synced to my phone, and also written in red ink on the desk calendar that I need to mask my skin. I have a plan to mask a minimum of 2 times a week and preferably 3!

I'm using the Miss Spa hydrate sheet mask and it's a must in the super dry, hot, windy Arizona weather! I sit down to read or watch a show and let the mask set, then pull off the paper and massage any serum left on from the mask into my skin and finish with my moisturizer.

 If you need a great mask, try this, I get mine on Amazon or you can find at Ulta Beauty!  Plus...I have seen a section at Walmart that has a wide assortment of facial masks! No excuses! Take good care of you!

Because you are worth it!

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Travel Remarkably Beautiful Skin is in with MyChelle

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Woot woot to the Friyay Feeling!  Oh and I"m so ready for some shabbat!

Today I have a product review to introduce to you that was intended for Mother's Day though recently just arrived! So instead of this little goodie from MyChelle Dermaceuticals going with me to Southern California and back just may be making a different trip with me! Unless I use it all this week because I love it so much!

The MyChelle Dermaceuticals Remarkably Beautiful Skin kit which is perfect for a busy mom and travel. The sizes are inside the TSA regulations for flight. 

Personally I've become a rabid fan of the brand because the product is powerful and works! Also because the brand has a strong  commitment to using sustainable and natural ingredients!

These products smell good, feel good and work great! Thanks MyChelle for the sample!

Boost your skin care routine and renew skin with this powerful anti-aging trio. Retinal—the most potent non-prescription form of Vitamin A—helps to improve skin’s texture and tone and reduce the visible signs of aging.

Our best-selling, gentle, deep cleanser with lush citrus fruits and pineapple to promote a healthy, radiant complexion.
• Exfoliates • Purifies • Renews

Advanced serum with Retinal (Vitamin A) to promote healthy skin renewal and help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
• Corrects • Refines • Improves texture

High-performance eye cream with Retinal (Vitamin A) to promote healthy skin renewal and help reduce the signs of aging.
• Improves texture • Corrects • Nourishes

Now these products are in this kit - but - when you love them, you can find the full sizes on the MyChelle website, at a natural food store like Sprouts or Whole Foods and also on Amazon!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pickle slush from Sonic Drive In - First Impression!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh girl - it is so hot here. Like Arizona went from luke warm to 113 over night! I've been in Burbank and it was warm and humid, but doable. Then I went down to Oceanside and it was 68! Cloudy! I was in love!  I swear, I have such a fascination with the weather, I just may start a second career and call the days weather because it's just so dang interesting!

Now, lately, MakeupUniversity has taken a summer stroll from the normal makeup, how to, review, hair and skincare with some fragrance posts to a Wine Wednesday format and some First Impressions - this video and blog post are about my first impression of the new flavor at Sonic Drive In. Pickle!

Enjoy the video and let me know in the comments if you have tried it also!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wine Wednesday with Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Hump Day! It's luck 13 today! I was born on the 13th and consider it to be lucky!  Lookin' forward to some great answers and confirmations today! Woo hoo!

Now, per the Wine Wednesday track that's going on this summer, here is a review of a $10 wine from Italy and available at Total Wine stores. You can order it online from Total Wine if you do not have a store close to you ...ask me how I know!

Thanks for joining me today for a Wine Wednesday review of a great $10 bottle of wine. Meet Montepulciano D'Abruzzo available at Total Wine and More stores for $8.64!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday No Makeup Makeup Video & A Summer Book to Read

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! Happy June and summer! I have said it before and will say it again, whoa, is this summer ever going fast!

Today I have a get ready with me video and commentary as well as book review and suggested read for you! Enjoy the video and if you have not subscribed yet, please do!

Products used in video:
Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid 50
Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Primer
NYX Whipped Fouette in Cocoa Bean
Merle Norman shadow stick in toast
L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
Hydrapeptide perfecting gloss in nude pearl
Change Agent book by Os Hillman

Thanks for joining me today for a quick no makeup makeup look -because sometimes you just need to pull it together quickly for some fun summer adventure!

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Music: Nimbus by Everfind in Youtube audio library

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Friday, June 8, 2018

The Week in Review - June 2018 - whoa!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF! Happy Friyay!
OMG. I mean, oh my goodness this week. The month of June has kicked off like a rocket. Sort of. Some days it feels like life is moving backwards, and then a phone call/ email/Instagram message later, everything is suddenly turned up to 11!

So much has happened in our week when it comes to loss of life. Oh Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain you will be missed!

You never know what is going on with a person, so please, post or repost the National Suicide Prevention Line phone number

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Or visit the website  

There is no shame in asking for help and their is a light at the end of the tunnel! Please ask for help!

Now, keepin' it weird, lets move on to the week in review video. I've never made one before, not sure I will make another, but as for now - here it is. Enjoy!

This video is a mix of current events and   MakeupUniversity stuff and Lions Rest stuff and me stuff!

Thank you for watching!

Things to know from the video:

Please support the "I" Series Film, written and produced by Mary Beth Eversole on Indiegogo here:

Catch up with actress/host/force of nature @JustJudyHB on socials 

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The Solution to all of your Plumbing Problems - Plumbers Downriver

A quick shout out to the greater Michigan area who may need help with their plumbing!

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You can trust the BBB accredited professionals at Plumbers Downriver. All technicians are licensed, bonded and insured so you can trust having them in your home or business for repairs and installations.

They also service the Allen Park, Wyandotte areas of Downriver, including Trenton, River view,  Brownstown, Grosse Ile, and many more cities. To find out if they can come to your location, give 'em a call!

If you have a flooded basement, need restoration and cleanup or just a plumbing check up for your home before getting it ready for sale, check in with Plumbers Downriver. You can schedule a free quote and written estimate for your plumbing needs.

Call them at (734) 548-9925 or visit them on the web at

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hard Candy in the house! Sunday June 10th in Phoenix on Bethany Home rd

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Quick shout out for those in the Phoenix area - the Hard Candy crew will be in Walmart doing live demi demos of makeuplooks using the rock the Golden Glow and Glam palettes plus check out the Look Pro! Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette - which is what I used to create the Meghan Markle Royal Wedding look!

It's free to receive a consultation - though bring some cash to stock up on your new summer beauty look!

Walmart 1607 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix Arizona 85015  from 12:30-6:30 pm

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wine Wednesday with Guenoc from Gelson's in Hollywood

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Wednesday! Before I get started on the wine review, a very deep and heartfelt thank you to the men who fought in the battle of Normandy on this day, freedom is not free! Thank you veterans!

I am home for a few days before launching out again - and this wine and photo is from the recent trip to Burbank. Before I got started to work, after a long but easy drive from Arizona to Burbank, I went for a 6 mile uphill hike to the Hollywood sign.

 Oh such a good time! As nerdy as it sounds, I was so overcome by the beauty, the flora, fauna, foliage, animals and people I met a long the trail. I hiked 2 of 3 legs of the Hollyridge trail and oh if only I had more time I would have completed the Mt. Ada and Bronson caves trails too!

Now for the video, this wine, Guenoc was a delightful find to kick off a short Shabbat and rest my aching self from the hike. I really need to work on my fitness more!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Mally Beauty and JustJudyHB - the musings of an actress

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday! There is a large part of me that can hardly believe that the month is June.

So the weekend was very busy and productive and though I primarily worked on my tv series, Finding Chupa, I also squeezed in a few beauty blogger videos with some samples that MakeupUniversity recently received from Mally Beauty.

I had the pleasure of working with the multi talented actress, host and model, Judy Deaton. She plays Betty Bonfire in Finding Chupa, recounting the time at camp when she knows she encountered the chupacabra.

You can find out more about Finding Chupa at the Facebook page:

Today's video I am demonstrating some samples I received from Mally Beauty - when the PR originally reached out about Mallywood, they didn't have any samples so they sent me a mascara which I did not like and is covered in a previous video, then a highlight palette and concealer instead.

 Follow the acting journey of Judy on her socials  @JustJudyHB

Finally, in sad news, today the wonderful, talented, mother, daughter, icon, fashion trend setter Kate Spade died today of suicide by hanging. This is heartbreaking.

There is always hope, even in the darkest of dark places. Please, if you are hurting - reach out now - don't wait - call now.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

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Exotics by Gurunanda - Jasmine Kiss - for summer fragrance and aromatherapy on the go

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday to you - from me - and the extreme heat of Arizona. My goodness, it went from normal to bake you at 450 degrees on the way from the house to the car. Forget even touching the steering wheel!

I just got home from a trip and it was a wonderful surprise to find this waiting for me! The Exotics by Gurunanda in Jasmine Kiss is available at Gurunanda's website or on Amazon 

I got started with this brand when a year ago I received a sample bottle of their minty oil pulling  oil. Whoa. Is that ever an oral health game changer! I've been hooked on Gurunanda since!

This lil bottle of goodness provides a heady aroma of floral scent. I love it! If you want personal fragrance that is not synthetic, this could be for you. There are no GMO's in the processing of the oil so this product is safe for the whole family and those healing through illness.

The aromatherapeutic properties of jasmine can be used for helping easing the symptoms of depression, migraines and relaxing nerves and muscle spasms.

Here is some info from the Gurunanda website - enjoy and pick some up for the summer!

Jasmine Kiss Roll-On Essential Oil Blend Benefits:

  • Warming, Relaxing
  • Emotionally Healing
  • Arousing, Sweet
  • Intense Floral
The GuruNanda Jasmine-Kiss Exotic Essential Oil Roll-On Blend is made with 100% pure and natural therapeutic grade oils sourced From Farm To You™.
An intense floral oil, sourced from the ancient, exotic city of Madurai. Indian Jasmine Sambac is known as the 'King of Flower' and often inspires feelings of euphoric love and joy. Traditionally, Jasmine Essential Oil has been used to open the heart to love, lift the spirits, and dispel anxiety. Jasmine Essential Oil is usually used to help soothe feelings of depression.
A unique twist on Jasmine Essential Oil, the Jasmine-Kiss Roll-On can be diffused in an essential oil diffuser or simply applied on the pulse points on the wrists to bring light and happy feelings to your day.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee: GuruNanda guarantees that every drop of our Jasmine Essential Oil Blend is 100% pure and natural. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, we will refund you with your money back - No Questions Asked!

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Guize Face FX and I the Movie featuring Allergy Actress Mary Beth Eversole

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Oh Monday - you are so awesome! Today's blog post features the Guize Face FX palette in Moonlight that I received as a sample. I took it with me to Burbank for an event with AT&T for SHAPE.

It was such a delight to spend time with Mary Beth and here her story of how trauma entered her life and how she began the healing process. Then, she took it a step further to help others who are living and dealing with pain and trauma in their lives by writing a screenplay about her personal experience. Now she is telling the stories of those who have wrote in with their testimony of how trauma entered their lives and looking for solutions to heal.

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This video features Allergy Actress, Mary Beth Eversole who was generous with her time and sat for an interview, and a makeup review while I test the palette, which is amazing and worth $40!

Then, to add to the fun - the camera is being run by NerdSoul - your one stop spot on the internet for all hip hop geek culture and trends.

Mary Beth and I talk about her film, I the movie, which is a journey into healing trauma in self and soul. It's currently in it's fundraising stage, so please click this link and donate - every dollar matters and will get this project produced so the healing can begin for those who see it!

I the Movie Indiegogo campaign link
Facebook/Instagram:  @i_themovie  

Get connected with NerdSoul here:

Buy your Guize Face FX palette here:

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Thank you for the free sample for review and to share Guize Face FX!

Music courtesy of the YouTube music library
Fond Memories by SYBS

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