Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year New You | Time to Cleanse and Work On Your Health

Hi ya Gorgeous! day...left in 2018.

Holy smokes.  This year though.
I'm glad it's done.
It was in no way shape or form as harsh as 2017 though I'm still glad to be entering into the new season of 2019.

It's a side ways celebration for me because I ring in the new year on the Hebraic calendar, so technically for me, 5779 is 5 months in and now the Gregorian calendar is about to start.

No matter. I'm ready to celebrate no matter what! Speaking of celebrations - I've already begun my "new year new you" with some daily juicing to help rehydrate at a cellular level, add more fiber and boost my immune system as I prepare for a very busy season ahead to which I say, bring it on!

I use apple, celery and garlic for my 3 times a day juice - what's your favorite recipe for juice? Comment below! Now - cheers to you getting a jump start on a heart on a healthy new year! I love my Vitamix for making clean juices, you can get one here:

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Who Wants To Share Their Opinion? Survey Inside!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Saturday - so, I could use your help as I am curating some thoughts and experiences for an upcoming blog post about work for women before/during/after the #MeToo movement.

Your answers are anonymous - so please, share your heart.  I'm specifically looking for how the movement has affected your work place, work opportunities, and work pay scale after the movement gained traction.

If you could, would you please take a moment and answer these 5 questions - it should take between 3-5 minutes to complete.

Thank you so much! Use this link now to voice your opinion!

 If you prefer to not answer the anonymous survey BUT want to share your story and have your voice heard, please comment on this blog post.

Thank you for your time and story! I appreciate you!

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas - A Special Greeting For You

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

 Quick video to check in and wish you a happy Christmas celebration today! My family is doing a different style of celebration today and then another tomorrow!

It's crazy - and good!

 In final notes for those who are struggling at this time of year - please - reach out and ask for help! You are not alone! You are loved!

If you need to talk or text with someone and you feel like you don't have any friends or family that you can open up to - then by all means, text the crisis help line - for any situation you may be facing. Text HOME to 741741 - and someone will text you back!

No harm. No foul. No shame. No fuss!

Just a person who cares to respond to you in your moment of need. More information on this can be found here:

Muah! Merry merry Christmas to you from me and MakeupUniversity!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wine Wednesday - Homemade Bailey's Edition -How To Make! Recipe Included

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Less than a week til Christmas! Woo hoo! Today I have one of my fave gifts to make for loved ones! Homemade Bailey's!

This is the recipe I use - 1⅔ cups Jameson Irish whiskey. 1 cup half & half or heavy cream. 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk. 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. 1 teaspoon instant coffee.

Now make some and give some! Cheers to your day being awesome! 

Here's a video review for you!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

How To Make Positive Christmas Memories That Last

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday!
It's a whirlwind of fun, celebration, volunteering and preparing for some upcoming Christmas travel for snowboarding and ice skating!

Thank goodness for the physical activities because around here, it's been all treats,cookies, and fancy froo froo coffees and cocktails. In short, the calories are abundant! I need some extra movement!

Which brings me to today's blog and video topic - I encourage you to take a moment and plan some family memory making activities so the focus is on engaging with each other in a meaningful way versus just zeroing in on a store bought gift.

Ideas such as:
1. Taking a family walk to "eye spy" a Christmas item
2. Walking/bicycling/driving a neighborhood for lights
3. Christmas cookie bake off and then trade doing an old fashioned cake walk with music
4. Go caroling to a neighbor and bring some of those cookies to gift
5. Hand make cards for one another using items in the house then share with a quick message of what you appreciate about that person

There are so many ways to make a memory without spending a lot

Thank you for tuning in today! If it's your first time here, welcome! If you are returning, welcome back! This video is a short word of encouragement to help you focus on what's good that's going on in a busy holiday season. From me to you - a very merry Christmas! Now go make some great memories!

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday Motivation: Get This for the Guys in Your Life & Community

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Well here we are. It's the final week and countdown to Christmas and the end of the year. Wow - what a year it has been!

I am a giver. I love to give. In the holiday time, birthdays, graduations; basically anytime that there is an opportunity to give, I give!

As you may be finishing up getting gifts for your family and friends, maybe take a moment and consider something for all of the guys in your outer circle - such as, the mailman, teachers at your kids schools, the principle, your UPS or FedEx delivery driver, hair stylist, barber, - you name it! A wee token of remembrance goes so far in encouraging a person! You never know what they could be going through and a thoughtful somethin' delivered with a short note of cheer and appreciation could go a long way in the coming new year.

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite brands and the Christmas gifts and sales promotions that are available with a gift with purchase.  

J Paul Skincare is made in the USA and a family owned and operated business in Texas.  You can find these specials locally at the HEB stores or online for shipping nationwide.

I swear by the travel razor and it makes a perfect stocking stuffer for the business guy who travels for work!  When you buy one ravel razor pack, you get the second one free!

When you get skincare gift set from J Paul, you will receive a manicure set free! It's win win!

 Hope you enjoyed the video and please use this link to click through and get the good stuff before the sale is gone! Save 50% now with J Paul Skincare!

Merry merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Sets for the Perfume Lover Are Here! | Wild Spirit Fragrances Holiday Collection

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
December is quickly moving to the middle of the month and this Saturday is the second busiest shopping day of the year because it's the one before Christmas!

I finally have all of my shopping done and I'm lovin' the surprises that I have in store for my cub.
Now some gifts for me! I am a fragrance lover! I usually wear a few different scents in a single day! Morning - noon - night, either relaxing or spicy for going out.  How about you?

Now something to know - not all fragrances are created equal. These days, so many of the scents you buy are synthetic and contain some naughty ingredients. Though, I met this brand back in the spring and I'm super in love with their commitment to a healthy scent, it's ability to be layered and their brand respect for the environment. Essentially - you have got to get this for yourself and a friend, a loved one and maybe even someone on your naughty list to help sweeten them up!

To add to the fun and enjoyment, this high end fragrance is easily available at Walmart stores and and the Christmas gift pack has a little bit of everything for you plus a sneak peek at the new rose fragrance coming out in spring 2019.  What are you waiting for ! Get to gettin' the good stuff from Wild Spirit Fragrances!  The video is from the set the brand sent me months ago with the sneak peek into what was coming for holiday and then these photos are from today in my local Walmart. 

Thanks for watching! If you could, would you take a moment and subscribe with a bell ding please? Thanks! You may think it's too early for a holiday post - but no - actually it's not. Why you say? Because the clock is ticking! The days from here on to the first week of January are going to go by fast and fill up - so, start on that shopping list!

Now, this brand is a new best favorite of mine. It's a healthy fragrance with no funky stuff in it, like phtalates and parabens! It is made in the USA and easily available at Walmart and The base of these scents are essential oils. You can wear one, or mix and match. Fragrance is the ultimate accessory! This video shows you the upcoming holiday gift package that is going to be in stores soon.

So watch the video and then get ready to find in stores!

 Learn more about the brand here:

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NOTE: I received this as a gift from the brand

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Friday, December 7, 2018

What is Pearl Harbor Day?

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Friday to you! I'm so ready for the weekend and then some.  Before all of that Christmas and Hanukkah celebration goes into full speed, here is a quick look back on today, and it's infamy in history.  Today, is Pearl Harbor day and we remember it in the United States with respect to the soldiers lost and the beginning of a war with flags at half mast.

What is Pearl Harbor Day?

Pearl Harbor Day, also known as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, is an annual observance of the lives lost in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. 
When Bill Clinton was President, he  declared Dec. 7, 1994, as the first National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day for the United States. This is a tremendous respect for the military and families of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives that day.

It is not a federal holiday with paid time off. Though the American flag is flown at half-staff until the sun sets in honor of those who died as a result of the surprise attack.

This was a catastrophic day and recently one family, finally had closure on the event. This is an excerpt from an article on today:

"The Dorr family had been waiting for Carl to come home from the Navy for 77 years. This week, he finally did.
About 15 relatives on Wednesday walked onto the tarmac of South Carolina's Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. They watched as a flag-draped coffin was lowered from the plane into a hearse.
"There was nothing but dead silence," Carl's 70-year-old nephew, Thomas Dorr, who lives in St. Johns, Florida, told CNN. "I knew that what I was experiencing was history."
Carl David Dorr, one of the 429 sailors and Marines killed on board the USS Oklahoma when it was sunk in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will be laid to rest on Friday -- the attack's anniversary.

Join me in a YouTube live session today at 12:30 MST as I share my personal family history with this day.

 You can find these resources on Amazon to help you with your own opinion and experience of Pearl Harbor.

World War II Pearl Harbor: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 5)

World War II - Episode 06 - Pearl Harbor

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wine Wednesday | Emergency Edition

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday and celebrations for Hanukkah and Christmas are whoopin' up in your neck of the woods.

President Trump and First Lady Trump at funeral for President Bush

Today in other news, is also a day of mourning and remembrance for the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  If you waited til today to mail your Christmas cards, well, they are going to wait til tomorrow because in the United States, all federal and state government are closed today in remembrance.  This has not happened in the United States since the passing of Gerald Ford and that was in December 2006.  Truly, one era has ended and another has begun!

Now, in MakeupUniversity's world, it's Wine Wednesday and today's review is a doozy. Enjoy the video and as always, thank you very much for watching and sharing.  If you have a favorite wine, please let me know in the comments!

 This video is a sideways emergency for the holiday season - it saves the day in many respects. I hope you enjoy the video. If you have a favorite wine for the holiday season, please let me know in the comment.

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P.S.  Do you need some pretty stemless glasses for your wine and gift giving?  I love these pretty tumblers that are like looking at stained glass.

Available on Amazon

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Best Gift for the Home Chef in Your Life - Meet Egglettes

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

I'm down to the final few gifts that I need to get and today's post, actually, this gift was given to me.
I do enjoy a kitchen gadget and collagen is a beauty item so technically, this qualifies for a beauty blog!

Meet Egglettes.

 These lil goodies are available on Amazon and I have a video demonstrating me using them. Overall, I like them. Though as much as I do like them, I don't really use mine because lately,
(insert *gasp* here)  - I've just been buying the pre-made packaged boiled eggs that are already peeled and ready eat. It's been the clean eating help as I travel.  Having my food prepared and ready in a cooler as I drive has kept me out of the drive thru!

 So - this is sort of beauty related and that is egg collagen can be good for your skin! Let me know what you think!

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Would You Change You Because Others Were Changing?

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Monday!

December is in full effect and in more ways than one!
So I'm taking a different focus this year with the blog - instead of sharing about the myriad of gifts available, how about we focus a moment on the real gift.  You!

The beauty community and blogging and Youtube are rapidly changing and I see so many quickly changing to follow suit.

Well, how about this - instead of you conforming to all that the world is shaping you as, how about you be an original one of a kind version of you! You are worthy. Beautiful. Creative.

The world needs more of you as you, not you as a great imitation of someone else.

So how about going forward in this season of expecting miracles and celebration - we focus on you and celebrating all of your unique qualities!

That's what I want to see and read about. You, as you were intended to be.

 Amen. Selah. Deep breath. Be the best you!

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