Friday, September 17, 2021

Tell Me Something You Don't Know | Ask

Hi ya Gorgeous! 
 
Short video to ask a quick question of you - that please, answer in the comments below. The question is "Tell me something you don't know?" - Ask! 
 

 
 
 In honor of the 30 days of preparedness in September, I am starting the conversation ball rolling on things you don't know, need to know, but have not asked. 
 
The idea is, if one person asks in the comments, someone else may know the answer and comment with it! Like, the photo below, how to use solar! 


 
 
Questions can range from: how to use a tarp to make a tent, why don't you sleep on the ground in an emergency, how long to wait after getting a perm to wash your hair, how to use one lipstick to create an entire face of makeup, how to use a sun oven, or, my personal question, how to use more solar and be less dependent on electricity for everything? 
 

Amazon helpful links (*affiliate) 


Solar generator: https://amzn.to/3lCXxeC 
Tarp to tent: https://amzn.to/3AkJ4KJ 

 


 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The DUPE: L'Oreal vs Charlotte Tilbury | Pillow talk

Hi ya Gorgeous! 
Happy middle of September. Wow. That happened fast? How did that happen so fast? You know what else is happening fast? The fourth quarter retail season is upon us and that means holiday celebrations. My local big box stores already have the halloween stuff out mixed with Thanksgiving decorations. 
 
This means a time to switch up your makeup and wardrobe. Oh to have boot weather! I was looking for a Fall nude lip to wear and came across the most perfect dupe in my opinion for my favorite yet costly lipstick, Pillow talk from Charlotte Tilbury.
 
 
Think - family photos, Thanksgiving, the quick slide into Christmas and then New Years eve. If you love Charlotte Tilbury's lipstick trio, Pillow Talk, like I do - then you know the cost. I love the look of all three products together, liner then lipstick and top off with gloss.
 

 
 
I was looking for a Fall season nude tone lipstick and came across this L'Oreal #171 or Les Nus by Colour Riche Lipstick, Bold & Intense Nudes, Rich Saturated Color with Pure Caring Oils, Nu Confident (Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kclmL6 )  It's easier on the budget at $5.24 plus tax.
 

 
One more reason to get a new lipstick, in any shade you love, is because it can boost your mood and lift your spirits. 
 
If life has you down, get a new lipstick! It's an easily affordable treat to help you, help yourself! Thank you for watching - and please subscribe and share! Muah! 
 
 *note* Amazon links are affiliates and I get a penny when you use it - thanks!

 

 

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Fall Hair Accessories for Wandering or Work with The Hair edit

HI ya Gorgeous

 Happy September to you! I loves me the Fall season. It's still really, really hot in the desert though my mind is focused on cool weather, boots, sweaters and jeans! 


 

I love that the cooler weather can bring the opportunity to wear hats and head bands. I received some beautiful samples of the new  The Hair edit  series of hair accessories.



If you are going to be wearing the 2021 Fall/Winter hair trend of "unexpected" hair accessories , or the "Half Up Half Down" look, these will help your hair style.

See more offerings from The Hair edit on their website: https://www.thehairedit.com/

 Purchase now on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3ne9GsR

*affiliate link



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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

3 Things For 30 Days of Preparedness Month

Hi ya Gorgeous! 

September is one of my favorite months! It's near the starting of the Fall season in the desert. I would say that Fall is my favorite season. The desert doesn't quite look like this though it's still beautiful.


Now I have a video for you to watch! Enjoy and comment with what your 3 things are!

Thank you for watching today! I have a "make up" of how to help yourself be prepared in case of emergency, like an earthquake, hurricane, shtf, or perhaps a car hits a power pole and you have no electricity and wifi for the next 24 hours. 

 


I think these are 3 items that would help you! There are affiliate links at the bottom to acquire these items. Thank you for shopping with me! 

 

Amazon links: 

Paper Plates https://amzn.to/3l5BQnh 

Exploding Kittens: https://amzn.to/3jTWDuT 

Lipstick: https://amzn.to/3jTnBm2 

Honey: https://amzn.to/3DVrChY 

 

Channels participating in 30 days or preparedness  

@Pinball Preparedness 

 @Magic Prepper  

 

 

 

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Monday, September 6, 2021

CAMBLY - How To Start Tutoring In Your Free Time For Holiday Cash

HI ya Gorgeous! 
 
Today I have a "Financial" episode for you! I have been freelancing for a lifetime and love a side gig that is simple for funding my shopping. It's Monday - Labor Day - and if you have a little bit of time, why not set up a Cambly conversational English account today? 

Christmas is coming. If you are wanting to add some extra cash for your holiday needs, start now with a simple English speaking side hustle.
 

 
Do you speak English? Can you do conversational English speaking? Do you have a some time during your week that you could use the Cambly app or website to help another person feel confident in speaking English? If yes to any of those, Cambly is for you. 
 
 
 Cambly pays every Monday, via Paypal, at noon on the West coast. 
 

 
 
You set your schedule. 
 
This won't replace your full time income, though it is definitely a great supplement and if you get started now, you will have your Christmas shopping done in no time! 
 
 You need to be 18 years of age to tutor on Cambly. 
 
Please use my referral link to sign up - and thank you when you do as I receive a bonus when you do! 
 
Thank you for watching and please comment and share this video!
 

 

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Amazon Returns Strategy | The Make Up Of

HI ya Gorgeous! 
 
Today's video is a chit chat about Amazon return strategies that some are implementing that affect all of us. 

 
 
It's possible, it's a bit of a rant. Thank you for watching - please comment and share! 
 
Speaking of Amazon - here are some affiliate links for your shopping pleasure! 

Roc Pro-Define Anti-Sagging Firming Cream Rich https://amzn.to/3BGFWsR 
Coleman Camp Propane Grill https://amzn.to/3DRZnRo 
thorlos Unisex Jmm Max Cushion Running Low Cut Socks https://amzn.to/2WTpcQ6

 

 

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Monday, August 30, 2021

The "make up" of Make Up Marketing - Monday Blogs

HI ya Gorgeous! 
It's Monday, in the end of August. Meaning, it's very hot and I'm wishing for cooler weather, and dare I say? Pumpkin spice lattes! 

 
Labor day is coming up and I don't even feel like going anywhere because it's so hot and wild in the world.
 
So I'm busy doing videos and working and hiding out in the air conditioning while dreaming of 64 degree weather! 
 
 


 
Welcome to today's video - where we are going to chat about the make up of makeup marketing. Let me know in the comments if you have purchased products based on the marketing, even if you did not need them! 
 
Amazon affiliate links for:
Revlon x WonderWoman84 products Revlon x WW84 Wonder Woman Kiss Melting Shine Lipstick https://amzn.to/3kx3Boy 
 
REVLON x WW84 The Wonder Woman Face & Eyeshadow Palette https://amzn.to/2WGOz7H 
 
Thank you for watching and sharing!

 

 

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday | Make Up Of | Lipbalm Lantern

Hi ya Gorgeous! 

 Happy Monday! This is actually a late post. I normally post early in the morning, though, as my schedule has changed so has my sleepiness! I am an early to bed and early to rise person though my work schedule changed and now I'm getting to bed late but I still get up early. I say all that to say I just woke up from a late afternoon nap. Now as I should be getting sleepy for bed I'm actually, WIDE awake. 


 

Have you ever watched a youtube video and then wanted to recreate it? That's how this came about. Something popped up into my feed, I watched it, was intrigued, and now, I have recreated it. Hope this helps you because I find the "lipbalm" lantern useful!

Today's video is a "how to" or another cog in the wheel of a loose series of "make up" of things. This series on the channel is slowly, ever so slowly, making its way to fruition. I saw a video, and found the concept of using a lip balm for something other than it's intended purpose, intriguing. So I am recreating the video here.



 Enjoy. 

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LINKS: Amazon affiliate link - thank you for shopping with me! 

Organic beeswax lip balms: https://amzn.to/2We0Iky 

BBQ style lighter used in video https://amzn.to/3Dfi2pE 

The video I saw that made me want to try this: https://youtu.be/MijuU60WfCo

 

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Zzyzx Exploration | Wanderlust Activated!

Hi ya Gorgeous! 
 
Welcome to today's video which is an inspirational exploration of the Soda Springs area on the opposite side of Death Valley. Yes, it was hot. 
 

 
 
 
I have passed this uniquely named road for YEARS - and never stopped. Then I saw an old youtube video about it and what is at the end of it. Curiosity piqued? Yes! 
It is a hidden gem and oasis. I saw a large herd of big horn sheep. So much wildlife and birds and beautiful diversity in plants. I am so glad I stopped to look even though it was insanely hot. 
 
I encourage you today, what is the one thing you have not done but want to do? Do it! 
 
 
 

 
 
 Amazon affiliate links for helpful products: 
 ZBlok sunscreen: https://amzn.to/2XHmKfP 
Hiking cooling towel: https://amzn.to/37W0pgv 
 
Thank you for watching! Please subscribe and share!

 

 

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Part 2 - Walking the Grounds of Belle Mead Plantation - Nashville Tennessee

Hi ya Gorgeous 
 
The Belle Meade experience could not be contained in one video! I had such joy walking around the beautifully manicured grounds of this historic Nashville Tennessee plantation. 
 
 

 
This video introduces the wine and walks you through more of the tour that I took while there. Enjoy this green beauty! It was luscious thick green grass, and limestone hand hewn buildings and just beautiful! Enjoy the video!
 
 

 
Amazon affiliate link for Belle Meade history book: https://amzn.to/3AS2BSs Thank you for watching - please subscribe and share!

 

 

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Belle Mead Experience | Wine Wednesday

Hi ya Gorgeous, 
Today I share some experience from the Belle Mead historic site and winery. It's a plantation from back in the day that now is a walk through preservation of life in the beginning of the United States. They call it a sanctuary of southern life. It certainly was full of beauty!
 
It's very large, very green, very muggy hot and very awesome! The website says, "

Belle Meade is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee’s history, architecture, hospitality, and equestrian legacy.".  I agree! My favorite was the rich horse history and how so many winners were sired through Bonnie Scotland! (see photo below)
 

In this Wine Wednesday with a fanology lesson from the Belle Meade historical site and winery in Nashville Tennessee. I do have some footage to share from the grounds and will post in a separate video. 
 
 
 

 
Oh it was so beautiful, so green, and so so muggy hot, hence, the need for a personal fan. That fan has come in handy many a time now that I am back on the West coast. The wine is from a tasting held on site and there were 4 varietals though I only purchased one.

 
 

Below are links to Belle Meade so you can enjoy too! As well as an Amazon affiliate link for a fan to practice fanology for yourself! Thank you for shopping with me as I do get a penny when you use the link!
 
 
 
Amazon links: 
 
 
Japanese fan: https://amzn.to/3mewBUI 
Large black hand fan: https://amzn.to/2W65lgb 
 
 
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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wine Wednesday | Pinot Noir Edition

Hi ya Gorgeous! 

August is here! It's officially "back to school" - with, back to campus! Which means, back to the afternoon sip! I have a video review of the new to me, Apothic Pinot Noir. 

Have you tried this? Are you a fan of the Apothic brand of wines? Let me know in the comments!


 

 

Thanks for tuning in today for a Wine Wednesday where we are going to explore the world of Apothic wines, and their Pinot Noir varietal.

Overall, I'm happy with it and would definitely buy it again. Enjoy! If you haven't subscribed yet, why don't you go ahead and click the button then ding the bell for notifications! It is free and fun!

 

Wine accessories you need!

 


 

Amazon affiliate link:  https://amzn.to/3fvKMQN

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Kera Health Womens Hair Vitamin - 30 Days Post Usage

Hi ya Gorgeous! 
TGIF and a very merry Friday to you today! How is it the last weekend of July? Back to school had begun and many schools are already on campus! Oy!
 

I just want one more hurrah and huzzah of a trip to really close out the summer season. Where should I go?
 
This video blog post has a final commentary and review of the samples I received for Kera Health women's hair vitamin. 
 
Thank you for visiting today and watching the video. It's my personal experience in hair health supplements via a sample of Kera Health Women's Hair supplement from the PR agency. 
 
Yes, I'm thankful for the chance to try this - especially after I shelled out hard cash for two months on the Nutrafol personalized hair health supplement. 
 

 
 
I hope you enjoy the video and that it helps guide you to your own decision on purchasing the product. 
 
Amazon affiliate for KeraHealth https://amzn.to/3lb73ar 
 
Thank you for watching, please like and subscribe!

 

 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wine Wednesay | It's Jammy Time!

Hi ya Gorgeous! 
 Snap your fingers and just like that! School is back in session! On campus and ready to enjoy the learning and being with the peers is a good thing for students. For all the parents who aren't teachers and who had to suddenly become teachers, good for you too! You may need a sip of wine.



 So on that note, I bring you a video review of a new flavor in YellowTail that I found in Walmart last week. $5.79 in my town for Jammy Red Roo. It's a nice flavor, finish and fun way to kick off the Back to School season!
 
Thank you for tuning in today - I have a bit of "wayback" as we take a trip down memory lane, with a new wine for a "Wine Wednesday"! 
 
I haven't done one of these videos in a long time, though I found this new flavor at Walmart and wanted to share with you. 
 

 
 Amazon link for fun wine accessories! 
Electric Wine Decanter https://amzn.to/3BPzOPQ 
 
 
 
Hey! IN case you didn't see the last video where I was talking about the importance of doing your holiday shopping early - please - do yourself a favor, and start getting your birthday gifts/Christmas gifts/Thanksgiving dinner hostess gifts now. Just in case, you can't get them later due to the shipping containers on the ship, at the shoreline. You're welcome!
Video link here:  https://youtu.be/OIkVHlO6hA0

 

 

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday Blogs: The "make up" of holiday preparations now - watch!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
 
How are you? Today's video blog post is part suggestion, part commentary, and part "what I want for Christmas"! Yes - it's time to be thinking ahead to the holidays if you want to have product availability. I don't mean from hot items like Tickle Me Elmo selling out but actual, physical, availability of goods!

Today's video is important, like, even sideways important that if you haven't set yourself up to buy ahead of time, then now, is the time to do it. May I repeat that for you? I am a Black Friday shopper for my Christmas and holiday preparations. 
 
Yet, this year, 2021 is different. I think the Suez blockage and traffic jam of shipping ships and containers is going to have an impact on us regular people for the holiday season. So for the first time in nearly 20 years, I am NOT going to wait for Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday/Cyber Monday sales.
 
Nope. 
Not me. 
Not this year. 
 
I am doing my shopping now. No, not wrapping now yet preparing for the season ahead of time. I am getting the household ready. I am in a self imposed "open one, order one" routine for my lifestyle items and getting my gifts ready now. Here are some basics that you may enjoy as well, yes, these are affiliate links and I get a penny when you click. 
 
So thank you very much! Gifts for the whole family: 
 
LASER TAG - https://amzn.to/3y5wWMz (* I can hardly wait to open this with the fam!*) 
 
Burrito blanket: The fam watches a new film on a holiday weekend and I am looking forward to the joy of us all, wrapping up in our own burrito snuggly blankets! https://amzn.to/3BGNqg7 
 
I DEW luxury skincare box set https://amzn.to/2Vfsqw4 (just what you need to care for you!) 
 
p.s. Yes, that is my RoC vitamin C face wash with retinol that I have been using for months and LOVE! https://amzn.to/3iT53B0 
 
The creme I am holding is the crepe erase - have only been using for a week. Yes, love,though need a little bit more time of usage to be able to report on it! Thank you for watching and enjoy! 
 
 
Now get ordering! Say it with me "open one, order one!"

 

 

 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Best 2 Step Skincare - Meet Buzios Skin Co. Brazilian Effortless skincare

 HI ya Gorgeous!

Today I have an answer for those of you who are fed up and tired up the multi step skincare process.

Meet Buzios Skin Co. - 

https://buziosskinco.com/


From their website:
"Buzios is a Brazilian Effortless skincare, with rainforest super-foods. Our 2 step skincare routine is all you need.
"Brazilian women are big on skincare, we do not use makeup, it's too hot and humid for that!" So we focus on our skin, providing the necessary nutrients to make our skin thrive.
We created an easy multi-functional skincare, to achieve your complexion goals.
We believe in our products so much that if you don't like it, we give your money back. Money back guarantee 30 days.".



I used, I liked. But. There's always a but. As a makeup wearer, I didn't feel like it removed the makeup and cleansed the skin. On the days where I did not wear makeup and used the cleanser and moisturizing oil, I liked it! 


I used the 2 step system, for 2 weeks, and yes, I liked the products especially the scents and rich moisture feeling.  The Bare skin Brazilian Miracle Cleanser is a glass bottle with 4.05 ounces of cleansing balm in it. 2-3 pumps are recommended for cleansing your face with 30 seconds of massaging the product into the skin.

The Buzios Dewy skin hydrating serum is a glass bottle filled with 1 ounce of moisturizing serum.

I'm a fan of both I just don't feel like it removed my makeup thoroughly. After using the cleanser I needed to wash my face with my gel based cleanser.

I think this is a great product set for those who don't do a lot of skincare, and don't do a lot of makeup. If you are a natural bare faced gal in your daily life, you will love these!



I'm curious if I used the cleanser with the facial brush, would it be a better deep clean?
Amazon affiliate link here to the super scrubby! https://amzn.to/3ivpnYN

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Monday, July 19, 2021

OGX Shampoo & Conditioner Litigation - What You Need to Know - The "make up" of a lawsuit

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Welcome to the Monday blog for MakeupUniversity. There is some hullabaloo and fluff afoot for the very popular drugstore brand, OGX.  I have been a fan for some time. They are in court about some of their ingredients.

Video below with information and links as well to help you decide if these products are for you.
 



There is some talk amongst the beauty bloggers about the OGX brand having multiple shampoo and conditioners that have DMDM Hydantoin as an ingredient which is known when activated in water, can cause cancer.

This ingredient is used as a preserver in cosmetic products. More details here:
https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org/dmdm-hydantoin-2/

I saw on IG, that Kandee Johnson was talking about this and she did not know about the ingredient and its effects on the body when doing her collabs with the brand. I have bought so many of those products! I love the smell and supporting her. I can honestly say, I did not read the very fine print on the back of the bottle where the ingredient is clearly labeled, in fine print.

This link takes you to the docket for the court case:
This link takes you an informative picture post on Facebook that I shared from Amy Marino

Long story short? Yes, horrified. No, not continuing to use the products and sharing the story here to help others who may not be aware.

There are a few drugstore brands, that are natural and respect the budget. One of my faves is Shea Moisture. I have already switched back to the Shea Moisture

This Amazon affiliate link takes you to the good stuff from Shea Moisture

This link takes you to the Shea Moisture ingredient list - no DMDM Hydantoin here!


 

 

 

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Fast Fashion - The "make up" Of

Hi ya Gorgeous, 
Welcome to the first video in the transition to the "make up" of things, sort of like the "IoT" - internet of things that I would like to see the channel steer towards. Today we are talking about fast fashion and the high cost of cheap clothes.
 

 There is an environmental impact of  fast fashion due to the high volume of water needed to produce the cheap fabrics that also require a lot of toxic chemicals to color and process the textiles. Viscose is a particular culprit which is now primarily used in rayon blend clothing and bed sheets.

The circle looks like: social media influencers need a lot of inexpensive 'looks' for their everyday posting of images. Many popular stores like Target, H&M, Forever 21, Walmart, Amazon Wardrobe, Top Shop and Primark make low cost barrier fast fashion easily available. 

Many of these pieces of clothing wear out, fade and due to low cost are thrown away.  They sometimes get donated to charity stores though the quality is so bad throwing them out is usually the answer for the charity.

The 'make up' of fast fashion, in my opinion, is choice. We choose with purchase power and the sooner choices are made to buy less and recycle more, the better.

Perhaps the fast fashion clothing can be made in to simple quilts and blankets that can then be donated to charity? There are answers out there, we just need to look and act!
 

Personally, I think it feels good to buy a new shirt, skirt, shoes, handbag, makeup, dress, shoes - you name it - but, at what true cost does it come? I look forward to reading your experiences! 
 

 
Still creating and posting positive encouraging lifestyle videos - and - yes, still have reviews for makeup, skincare, hair care coming as well. Just beginning to serve the audience with more thoughtful and impactful content. Thank you for being here! 
 
 
Have you subscribed yet? The video is going to ask you to comment about your experience about "fast fashion" and it's total impact on society. 
 
Amazon affiliate for my green shirt ( fave color!) and the black one mentioned - though I think viscose is shady! 
 

 

 

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