Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Who wants younger firmer skin in a few weeks?

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Oh how I am loving the cooler weather in Arizona! I'm telling ya, it makes me feel more alive! I'm out running more and riding my bike, doing some hiking and counting the points in my Weight Watchers journey.

 Special thanks to Murad for a sample of the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum in the Resurgence line and some other goodies to help me stay focused on fitness in the changing season!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Beauty Brands Master Class in Arizona: what happened!

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Oh what  a fast and furious trip to the Phoenix area I did last week! Literally,down and back in 30 hours while squeezing in promo videos for my film, a master class at Beauty Brands and the grand opening party for ENVY Residences and then an amazing lunch at Kabuki on my way out of town.

 Phew! And I wonder why I have grey hair? The Beauty Brands at San Tan Village in Gilbert is a huge store with a salon built in, and it's across the way from Grimaldi's pizza! Next trip to that area I have to eat some Grimaldi's! It's the best!

 The class started about 30 minutes late and so I did not get to see the other 2 demonstrations. I did get to see Beauty Brands master stylist Carol A Smith do a tutorial on the popular Fall hair trend, the top knot.

 There were light refreshments of the important kind: cupcakes and wine! Can you say happy?

This video is a recap and shows Carol Smith doing the top knot style on Stesha Johnson using Living Proof products. Enjoy!

p.s. My Instagram has the play by play in pics from the trip, are we friends there? @CherelynnBaker

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Brands featured: Living Proof hair care
Beauty Brands Master Stylist Carol Smith styled Stesha Jordan
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to wear the popular top knot hairstyle

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It's finally below 100 degrees in Arizona and my fingers are crossed for a fast track to winter weather and boot season!

With the arrival of the chilly weather, we can now look forward to some of our favorite trends like dark nail polish, warm boots and chic top knots! We all have those days when we want to just throw our hair up in a knot and get out the door! Here are some great tips to keep your knotted bun to last on a cold and windy winter day.
Ultimate Top Knot
·         Want a quick, on-trend look in minutes? Take a brush and comb out any tangles, following up with a tight pony right at the top of your head.
·         Then, grab pony tail and twist tightly. Wrap around until hair is in a bun shape and tuck in ends into your hair tie.
·         Polish your knot with LA Looks Mega Mega Hold gel to keep hair in place. Also apply some product to any flyaway around your top knot.
o   Helps mold hair and offers long-lasting shape and definition with an ultimate hold and flexible control
o   SRP: $2.99
Sleek Low Knot
·         Off to a business meeting and want to look chic and sharp? Pull hair into a tight low side pony. Wrap hair around the hair tie and tuck in any loose pieces.
·         Add in shine and hold with LA Looks Define & Shine  and help smooth and tame your hair!
o    Formulated with humidity resistant resins that help smooth hair
o   SRP: $2.99

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Macadamia Professional International Creative Director, Giannandrea, Styles Emmy Rossum for Emmy’s

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So the hub  bub and hullabaloo of last weekend's Emmy's broadcast is over and the trophy winner's are most likely still basking in the golden glow! Congrats to the winners!

I traveled most of the week and am just now getting a follow up style post to the event. This hair look on Emmy Rossum is wavy perfect for Fall hair trends. Love!
Below you will find all the details on how the look was achieved with Macadamia Professional products!

Hair How To: Emmy Rossum’s Glamorous Waves
Hairstylist: Giannandrea, International Creative Director for Macadamia Professional

1.)     Starting with wet hair, apply a palm-sized amount of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer ($25; MacadamiaHair.com) from roots to ends.
2.)     Rough dry hair with head upside down to create extra volume.
3.)     When hair is 90% dry, apply a small amount of Macadamia Professional Blow Dry Lotion ($19.95; Ulta.com) to large sections and dry hair using a medium-sized round brush. Once dry, pin each section with a clip to hold the volume.
4.)     When all sections are dry, unpin and lightly brush the hair. Create a deep side part.
5.)     Wrap medium sections around a 1” curling iron. When all the hair is curled, spray Macadamia Professional Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray ($19.95; Ulta.com) to set the style. Lightly brush hair to slightly loosen the waves.
6.)     Take a dime-size amount of Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment ($39.95; Ulta.com) and lightly run through the lengths of hair to increase shine and smooth frizz.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Lipstick Trends You Can Wear Now

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Here in Arizona the weather is changing. It is the tiniest bit but just enough to let me know that Fall is on it's way here. True, in the rest of the country, the official beginning of the season change was yesterday, though for the desert, it's s till going to be some time before Han Solo uniform days are here!

What's that you say? It's my fave cool weather outfit: tall boots, skinny jeans, some sort of shirt and one of my vests - just pick one!

Today's post has some lip trends you will see in this season: either the super dark berry red black a la Vamp circa Chanel 1994 or a peach nude in a semi matte finish.

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Fall 2016 Lipstick Trends
Products featured:

Sally Hansen Colorfast Tint & Moisture Balm Nude
Sheer Cover Lip Gloss in Rose
Mally Beauty Lipstick Duo in Extreme Nude

Juice Beauty Lip Gloss in Blythe http://amzn.to/2cAFfLQ
Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Manhattan http://amzn.to/2cAP5Kf
Gallany lipstick in Midnight http://amzn.to/2cIHzfK

Thank you to Ipsy and Generation Beauty for the samples

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