Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day weekend with Natural Life Chip Clips

hey Gorgeous!
Who is on the road for Labor Day weekend adventure? I am!

I have packed a few essentials: such as Revitashield for my tattoos to be covered in while I'm at the pool.

Then I have my cache of Laura Mercier makeup, as many polka dot outfits as I can fit into my suitcase and snacks. Yep. Snacks.

And because I don't want them to spill open, I have a set of fun Natural Life Chip Clips to keep my Cheetos in check!

 These fun whimsy filled clips are just $13.00 on the website and are a great way to remind yourself to take a moment and enjoy life! Now be safe out there and wear sunscreen!

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Friday, August 30, 2013

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: join up with Laura Mercier

Gorgeous, please stay tuned below for a public service announcement! Enjoy!

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and we would be so grateful if you would join the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) in raising awareness of the disease.
The LMOCF was started by Laura Mercier, founder of Laura Mercier cosmetics, and Claudia Poccia, President & CEO of Gurwitch Products, the brand’s parent company, because both women’s lives were touched by loved ones who faced ovarian cancer.  In 2011, Poccia lost her younger sister, Laura Lia Murray who was only 39 years old, to the disease. Mercier has witnessed her dear friend, Ranee Flynn bravely battle ovarian cancer for years.
Last September, they, along with their colleagues at Laura Mercier cosmetics, launched the LMOCF with the mission of educating women about the disease, supporting those who were undergoing treatment, and funding research for a cure. 
This year, in order to support the cause, Laura Mercier will donate 100 percent of the profits from the sale of three products to the Fund.  Additionally, anyone may make a direct donation to the Fund through its dedicated website, The new products, which launch in September, are outlined below.

The Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette is an easy way to achieve a sun-kissed glow.  This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin. 
Retail Price: $48,, permanent
Created to give skin an on-the-go, healthy, sun-kissed glow, this duet features an exclusive shimmering pink shade of Matte Radiance Baked Powder, plus a Mini Face Brush for flawless application.  Use the petite and portable powder for an effortless glow – just dust on the radiant, soft pink shade on the places that the sun naturally hits – the cheeks, nose and forehead. 
Retail Price: $36,, limited edition 
A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. The Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Kiss of Hope is a shimmering peachy-pink shade that virtually enhances any skin tone by creating a subtle contrast in texture.
Retail Price: $24,, limited edition
  • Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers in the United States.*
  • Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.*
  • Know your family history. Up to 15% of all ovarian cancer is hereditary and there are things you can do to reduce risk for yourself and your family.*
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012; 15,500 women will die of the disease.
  • Most women newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer already have advanced disease.*
Source: Dr. Carol Aghajanian/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Labor Day sale! Tattoo equipment and airbrush makeup supplies? Save now & start up a biz this weekend!

Hi Ya Gorgeous!
I am mere moments from leaving for the best shabbat  ever in Vegas with my besties! It's Labor Day weekend and if you are traveling, be safe, wear sunscreen and look both directions before you cross the road!

Before I go I wanted to share with you about Access Tattoo equipment. They sell an airbrush set, for just about $60. That's right. $60. My Kett kit cost near $1000, and my Temptu kit cost about the same range. I have not purchased the home kit that Temptu sells at Sephora-the one that uses pods of liquid foundation instead of measuring out a cup full of liquid foundation.

So here is my thought-how different can the machines be? I see one of these Access Tattoo airbrush machines in  my future!

Click through now to see all the accessories that come with it-all you have to do is get some liquid foundation and pigments! Maybe a lil bit of self tanning solution too?  #TGIF ya'll! 

Compact Dual Action Airbrush Kit - Gray is part of Badah, Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of quality professional tattoo kits and tattoo equipments. As a result, we are able to carry an unparalleled wide-range of products to exceed any tattooing needs.

We offer state of the art tattoo kits, tattoo guns, tattoo machines, and tattoo supplies for the beginner tattoo artist and apprentices all the way up to the professional.

The objective of our company is to provide high quality low-cost products with world-class service and fast reliable shipping. With many years of experience, professional artists worldwide have preferred us as their choice of shop for tattoo supplies and equipments.

We are known for quality and service throughout the world for high valued tattoo kits and optimum tattoo guns.

Our Tattoo Machines are handmade and meticulously crafted with the finest materials to satisfy and exceed all levels of standards. At Access Tattoo, we inspect and test all of our tattoo products to ensure the highest of quality. Through many years of manufacture research and development, we are confident that you will be satisfied with our tattoo products.

Cutsomer Testimonials:
Just ordered a 4 gun tattoo kit. VERY pleased with the prices. haven't found a cheaper site with good quality guns. Can't wait for my kit to come in!! Will order from ACCESSTATTOO everytime!

 just received my kit with 4 guns and i couldnt have asked for more everything was well worth the money and everything runs perfect just gave a received the first tattos using the kit and everything went fine and there is no dout that i will continue bussiness with accesstattoos thank yall!!

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Get 10% sitewide when you shop at Access Tattoo. Valid until October 2013!

Labor Day weekend looks with Laura Mercier

Hey ya Purty!
Are you traveling this weekend too? I am in Vegas for a Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers concert. Oh it brings back such sweet memories of college to be attending the concert with friends from long ago!

Mayhem is ensuing...
And while I am enjoying said mayhem, I will be wearing a romantic summer gypsy makeup look with jeans, gold flip flops and a concert tshirt. Stay tuned for that.

Here is what I am using from Laura Mercier-an awesome line of makeup

First: the Laura Mercier foundation primer spf 30
This product is key because so many of you ladies who don't live in the desert or sunbelt don't use sunscreen! You need too! As part of your anti-aging skincare routine, you need sunscreen. Ahem. Or should I say "foundation primer"?

Second: I'm doing my eyes with the Laura Mercier petite baked eye trio in Golden Metallics

Third: Mascara (my fave!) is the Bleu lengthening mascara from Laura Mercier

Fourth: Life does not happen without bronzer, and in this case its double trouble with the Laura Mercier Bronzing Duo. I use the darker color for a contour also.

Fifth: Laura Mercier Espresso creme eyeliner-this is three times the duty product: eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyebrows.

Finally, lips. I am on my second tube, and yes I scraped the bullet out of the first tube, of Angelic by Laura Mercier. It's a soft cremey subtle lipstick that I can dress up with liner and gloss or just wear a wee natural lip. Love it!

Now-I have a multitude of looks plus sunscreen in these Laura Mercier products and I am ready for some "mexican moonshine", some sugar in the tank, Peacemakers and friends on this Labor day weekend!

Peace and blessings to you and yours on this holiday! Please drive safe and wear sunscreen!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!
Get 10% sitewide when you shop at Access Tattoo. Valid until October 2013!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back to School with Precision MD Celfix DNA: moms going back looking your best!

Hello sweet Gorgeous!
 Back to school, the BTS season is in full swing here in Arizona and I know my California friends are going back traditionally, after Labor Day. Which is this weekend!

We know the kids are going back to school, though I know several moms who are going back to school also. Some are getting advanced degrees, others are finishing degrees and some are just getting in some elective classes for things they have always wanted to learn.

Cheers to you mommas!

Now, let's make sure you look your best! Taking care of you is part of taking care of your family.

Precision MD Celfix DNA is a anti-aging skincare system that can rejuvenate and freshen your skin. I've been using my samples for 2 weeks and I love the clarity to my skin tone and texture that the product has achieved.

I have heavily freckled and sun damaged skin and it's nice to see the skin tone evening out in color and becoming smoother.

If you are looking for a back to school skincare regime that is anti-aging-think Celfix DNA!

Here is some information from the website about the products:

Only Celfix uses the cutting-edge skincare breakthrough — Celzyme Technology™—an exclusive PrecisionMD blend of essential enzymes that help reduce the visible signs of aging caused by damage from the sun. Using Celfix can help give you more radiant, youthful, healthy-looking skin. It is suitable for all skin types to use twice daily; the non-greasy formula is ideal for layering under other skin care products and makeup.


iQuad Infusion Total Eye Complex


What it is:

A light yet hydrating eye cream that combines a powerful enzyme with ingredients designed to visibly reduce under eye puffiness, dark circles, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How it’s different:

The unique combination of ingredients – botanical enzyme, peptides, amino acid, caffeine and evodia – work together to improve visible signs of aging and address underlying damage.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles
  • Helps prevent visible signs of aging
  • Great for all skin types

Key Ingredients:

  • Anacystis nidulans (Photolyase) - an enzyme that has direct action on damaged skin to avoid the development of photo-by-products that lead to the destruction of collagen and elastin
  • Peptides, palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 - reduce the appearance of red veins and under-eye darkness caused by pigmentation in the skin
  • L-ergothioneine - an amino acid that delivers powerful antioxidant protection
  • Caffeine - helps visibly diminish under eye-puffiness and reduces the appearance of dark circles
  • Evodia rutaecarpa - helps calm stressed skin

Youth Recovery Facial Serum


What it is

Celfix DNA Youth Recovery Facial Serum is a powerful yet light serum that reduces the visible signs of aging.

Why It’s Unique

  • Contains 3 powerful enzymes for optimal efficacy
  • It is delivered in a light, non-greasy formula that you’ll love

Why you’ll love it

  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Addresses past damage and prevents future signs of aging
  • Great for all skin types

Key Ingredients

  • Anacystis nidulans (Photolyase) - an enzyme that has direct action to avoid the development of photo-by-products that lead to the destruction of collagen and elastin
  • Micrococcus luteus (Endonuclease) - an enzyme extracted from marine waters and soil that stimulates faster recognition of damage in the skin caused by UV exposure
  • Arabidopsis thaliana (OGG1) - an enzyme that delivers powerful antioxidant effects
  • l-ergothioneine - an amino acid, for powerful antioxidant protection to help reduce damage to the skin
  • Hyaluronic acid - helps maintain skin moisture balance and restores radiance
  • Evodia rutaecarpa - calms stressed skin caused by sun rays and reduces associated redness

 I also sampled the Celfix DNA Ceramide Renewal Nourishing Cream -fabulous! Light and deep moisture at the same time!












 Ceramide Renewal Nourishing Cream


What it is:

This advanced nourishing cream includes a powerful enzyme with strong antioxidant effects plus ceramides, milk lipids, and ursolic acid. Ceramide Renewal boosts hydration and addresses the outer skin barrier from within for healthier, more hydrated, younger-looking skin. When used in the evening it is the perfect complement to the Youth Recovery Serum.

How it’s different:

Ceramide Renewal Nourishing Cream delivers two benefits in one product. It combines ingredients to help restore the skin barrier and hydrate the skin with a powerful enzyme, Arabidopsis thaliana OGG1, to provide strong antioxidant effects.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Hydrates dry, damaged skin
  • Delivers softer, smoother-looking skin
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Helps reduce the visible signs of aging

Key Ingredients:

  • Arabidopsis thaliana (OGG1) - an enzyme that delivers powerful antioxidant effects
  • Ursolic acid - derived from rosemary extract delivered in liposomes. Helps reinforce the skin barrier function
  • Lactomide - milk lipids in liposome delivery system help strengthen the skin barrier
  • L-ergothioneine - an amino acid for powerful antioxidant protection
  • Evodia rutaecarpa - calms the skin
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pür Minerals BOGO is Back and Better than Ever

Hey Gorgeous!
Don't miss out on this amazing value filled sale from Pur!

Pür is currently running their annual BOGO sale, which historically has been one of the brand’s largest online sales of the year - second only to black Friday! This is a true buy one, get one free sale on their bestselling complexion products.  Eligible products are listed under the BOGO category page:
Here are the details of the sale:
August 26 – September 2, 2013, Pür Minerals is treating customers to a true buy one, get one free sale on When you purchase any product in the BOGO category, you can choose another product in the same category of equal or lesser value for FREE by using code BOGO13 at checkout. Customers will also be able to select the shades of their choice, giving them the power to use the product themselves or share with a friend.
Eligible products include:
Disappearing Act 4-in-1 Concealer ($22)
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live clean (baby) for newborn George Alexander to Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William?

Hello Gorgeous!
Have you enjoyed watching the sweet romance of the Duchess of Cambridge and baby George Alexander?
I love the baby photos! I wonder what baby products Kate Middleton and Prince William choose for their newborn?

Organic and natural I bet. I think they should consider the live clean (baby) line made here in the United States.

Live Clean Baby is a unique collection of eco-friendly baby care products designed with your baby and the environment in mind. Live Clean Baby promises performance with natural, gentle ingredients - caring for baby's delicate skin using plant based formulations enriched with certified organic botanicals that are safe for baby and safe for the earth.
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Developed with your baby and the environment in mind, this product delivers results with natural, gentle ingredients, caring for babies' delicate skin using plant-based formulations.
This bar soap is enriched with shea butter to gently moisturize delicate skin. This mild formula leaves skin feeling clean and soft with a gentle scent to soothe baby.
  • 99% plant derived ingredients
  • SLS/sulfate and petroleum free
  • No paraben, phthalate, or phosphate
  • Pure vegan & never tested on animals
  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Hypoallergenic & pediatrician tested
Made in USA and available at Walgreen's and online for about $6 for 3 large bars.

The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly setting aside two bedrooms in Kensington Palace — where she lives with Prince William and their new baby boy — for her parents, according to Mail Online. Now Carole Middleton, who Kate has asked to nanny the little prince, will be able to be on hand and close-by at all times!
“The guest area will allow Carole and Michael [Kate's father] to be near Kate whenever possible,” a source said.
Though living with your in-laws could be awkward — even in a 21-room palace — William is reportedly very happy about having Carole and Michael stay with them to help nurture Prince George. “William is really pleased they will be close-by,” the source insists. “He is really behind the idea.”


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Under the Dome: who has eight skincare Tangerine Hand Creme with them?

Under the Dome, hmm, it's a breaking point for you, and me? I've been hooked all summer, eagerly waiting to watch and live Tweet with others on Twitter what is happening to the citizens of Chester's Mill while Under the Dome.

Alas, this last episode was just meh. Yes, I loved the cameo of Mare Winningham as Agatha. Oh that took me back to the 1980's rom com rat pack alright.

As for the episode, not enough meat or story to keep me waiting to watch. In my house, getting moved to the dvr list is a death sentence because when I watch the dvr programs I tend to do so on fast forward. Literally.

There are just 3 episodes left, yet the busy school schedule, event schedule, travel schedule is ramping up and I just can't promise CBS that I will be tuning in live. Nielsen ratings take notice, now.

A few suggestions going forward; please put a bra on Maxine. Thank you very much.

I find the story has become hokey and unbelievable. Yes, the supplies are running out and there really is no way to get more coffee, food supplies, gasoline and hold the phone: skincare!

Junior as the fourth hand? Really?

Unless these people were preppers, there is going to come a moment when the soap, shampoo and hand creme runs out. What are they going to do? Start making their own olive oil based products? But then again that supply is limited also.  Maybe the magic egg in the mini dome will produce a hologram of someone with a tangible supply of something they need? Only time and the dvr will tell.

Here is my review ofeight skincare Tangerine Hand Creme-does anyone Under the Dome have some?

It's light on the skin but deep in penetration and moisture. I love the fresh clean citrus scent and it does take a bit to settle into the skin meaning the backs of my hands are currently glistening with a moisture blanket of eight hand creme!

What it is:
A nourishing hand cream scented with tangerine citrus.

What it's used for:
Eight Skincare Tangerine Hand Creme is a deep-penetrating formula enriched with nourishing ingredients. Aloe barbadensis leaf extract conditions skin for a softer feel. Sea buckthorn oil has healing effects that alleviate damaged skin. Plumeria acutifolia flower soothes irritation. 
Retails for $18.00
Water,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Cetearyl Alcohol,Glycerin,Cetyl Alcohol,Glyceryl Stearate,PEG-100 Stearate,PEG-40 Stearate,Sorbitan Stearate,Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) Water,Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract,Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract,Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract,Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract,Tocopherol,Sea Salt,Allantoin, Panthenol,Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Foeniculum Vulgare (Anise) Oil,Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Dimethicone,Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

Order some now so you have it on hand for teacher's appreciation gifts!
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar, Wash & Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion: for sensitive or acne skin help

Good morning Gorgeous and Happy Monday!
I love Mondays. I get more done on a Monday than I do all week!

It is my dear sweet Mancub's birthday today. He is 8 and I find myself saying 'where did the time go?".

As a wee babe, I always used organic and natural skin  care on him, a lot of Arbonne baby and Burt's Baby Bee.

Now, he wants the Old Spice body products called Fiji, Denali and Wolfthorne. *Sigh*. I meet him half way-some natural products and some Hawkridge from Old Spice.

I think I can sway him into using the  Purpose products, which many are award winners and great for helping clear up acne prone skin. He doesn't have any acne or breakouts now, but it's good to keep an eye on the future.

The fun thing about Purpose products is that they are dermatologist recommended, easily accessible at major retailers worldwide and affordable with most products being in the $5 range. Enjoy some now if you need to get a skin care routine together that is friendly to sensitive skins and helps breakouts get in check.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mtv VMA viewing party with Pure Ice manicure in Vineyard & Iced Merlot

Are you watching the Mtv VMA show tonight? I am watching to see the NSYNC reunion and have touched up my manicure from the birthday party earlier this weekend.

I'm wearing Pure Ice polishes in Iced Merlot and Vineyard. These polishes are just $1.97 at Walmart and have a good wear on the nails and great colors to choose from.  Plus Pure Ice polish are 3 free: Free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP which can harm nails. Get some for Back to School too!

Pure Ice Nail Polish, 913 Iced Merlot, 0.5 fl oz

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Mtv VMA's: Nsync reunion? It's the only reason to watch

 Good morning Gorgeous,
Wow. What a weekend. Yet it still keeps chugging along.

Tonight in Brooklyn New York is the 2013 Mtv Video Music Awards. Anymore, I don't watch so much because it seems to be one long product placement filled commercial.

But...tonight, there is substantiated rumor that NSYNC will reunite. Do you remember their performance with Christopher Cross doing Sailing at an award show? Wow. I loved that performance and it was almost as good as the time that Eminem did the Real Slim Shady with 100's of background dancers dressed just like him.

Remember that?

Ok, here is the video I am talking about:

And...of course, a Makeup University post would not be a post with out a product review or mention! (Ha! Talk about product placement.)

Mia Hair makes Clip-n-Color and Clip-N-Braids which make for easy VMA hair for viewing parties.
Clip-n-Braid™   Clip-n-Color®

Easy to install and easy to remove, Clip-n-Color® adds more volume or a splash of color without permanently dying hair. Extensions are applied to hair with a weft clip for easy application and removal. They are reusable and will not damage hair. Simply part hair, open clip, Clip-n-Color®, and fold hair over clip. 2 extensions per package.

Note:All sales are final. $8 per 2 piece set for Clip-n-Color and $8 per 1 braid 14" length

NSYNC is set to perform their hit song “Bye Bye Bye” from their 2000 album No Strings Attached, according to Us Weekly. So what other songs made the cut?
“They will reenact some of their greatest videos in a medley,” a source tells the magazine. “Then Justin will sing his new song ‘Take Back the Night’ and get his [Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award].”

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

VMA artists need Murad Gentle Acne Treatment Gel to keep skin VMA performance ready!

Hello Gorgeous,
The Mtv VMA's are this weekend and have you voted yet? If not, go here: .

I  know there are many categories that you can vote in, though my favorite is the "Artist to Watch 2013" because the up and comer needs help! So please go vote!

Now, if you need some BTS: Back to School skin help, or something to just keep oil and breakouts at bay, try Murad Gentle Acne Treatment Gel on hand. The large size is the best value and has a great shelf life, plus its super effective!

Why you need it:
Fights blemishes while soothing sensitive skin.

Primary benefits:
Clinically proven to decrease breakouts by up to 45% in just 2 weeks.* Lightweight gel significantly increases moisture content
The large 2.65 ounce size reatils for $44.00
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Friday, August 23, 2013

TGIF: Now Zombieboy yourself for a pair of tickets to New York

 Hello Gorgeous!

Act quick on this contest for a chance to win some great prizes!

Photo courtesy of

Dermablend, the #1 Dermatologist Recommended Camouflage Brand is offering you  the chance to win 2 tickets to New York to see Zombie Boy’s first ever fashion show on September 9th! To enter simply Zombie yourself with our newest APP here and share with your friends using #DBZombieMe to automatically be entered for the chance to win.

But the prizes don’t stop there and the runner up will win a $500 AMEX Gift Card and third place will receive $200 worth of amazing Dermablend products.

 Now here is the original Dermablend Zombieboy video showcasing how amazing the Dermablend coverage is!

Then, I have a wee test of my own in this video-enjoy!  Share pics of the Zombieboy you!

And for keeping up with all things #NYFW13 go here!
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lumene CC Cream 6 in 1 medium shade review with Makeup University

Hey ya Purty!

Lumene of Finland is a CVS staple and a great choice for getting department store quality skincare at drugstore prices!

I received a sample of Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Age CC cream. Video review of that below along with some details from the Lumene website.

In my experience, I loved it. I wore it for about 8 hours and during that time it wore beautifully providing full coverage and great sun protection too. I started out with clean skin, applied a good splodge of the cc cream with a brush to my entire face.

About midway through the day I needed to freshen up and I added a little bit of powder over my morning application. It has next to no scent, is light on the skin, and faded gradually by the end of the day. Meaning there were no cracks or blotches. Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Cream in my opinion could be worn all day and freshened up by re-applying a little bit more cream.

 $14.99 at Ulta and CVS

I have tried both the CC Cream and the BB Cream from Lumene and love both, though if I were to go out and buy one today, I would get the CC Cream by Lumene because it gives more coverage and wears more like a foundation with hydration and sunscreen. Worth $15 in my opinion!

Now, some more from the Lumene website:

Representing the latest technology, this unique 6-in-1foundation is light and yet it provides good coverage. It spreads evenly, following all contours of your skin and smoothing out uneven skin color and redness. One product has several features, a handy solution for consumers who like a product that is easy, quick and comfortable to use.

The end result is a semi-matte, flawless and even-looking skin. Your skin will feel fresh and light, and you can trust that your makeup will stay on all day. Three shades: Light (for fair skin), Medium (for medium-fair skin) and Deep (for more tanned skin). 30 ml.
CC Cream's 6-in-1 properties:
  • Foundation – a fine but well covering formula. The shades are designed to neutralize the color of red areas.
  • Concealer
  • Primer
  • Illuminator
  • Long-lasting
  • SPF 20

 P.S. This is what the BB cream packaging looks like. I think it's slight bigger than the CC Cream meaning you get a wee bit more product, BUT-it gives a more sheer tint than the CC.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Natural Life takes you Back to School in natural style!

Back to School yet? Get ready with some fun, funky accessories from Natural Life!

I have sampled a few things that you could use to go back to school with and stock your locker with!
Fun hair bands that double as a bracelet, a funky pen and journal, sleek and happy tablet holder as well as a multi purpose makeup/pencil/boogie wristlet!  Enjoy the video and be sure and visit Natural Life on their website and get some fun for your new school year!

In Phoenix visit AJ's or Changing Hands book store to get some Natural Life!
P.S. The makeup! I did a series of videos all at once to cram getting them made in to one wee session. I used the Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation, Dermablend Setting Powder, NYX jumbo pencil in Burgundy, Smashbox waterproof shadow liner, Laura Mercier bronze 01, and Smashbox Shutterspeed trio, Loreal False Fiber Lashes mascara. muah! Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

butter LONDON college polish: U of A and UCLA

Hey you! Yeah you! You look really gorgeous today! Are you getting ready for back to school?

After all, it is definitely  back to school and for those of you who are going back to college I have a wee manicure with butter LONDON polishes which are 3 free and healthy for your nails!

Who is going to University of Arizona? It's an alma mater of mine. And the second look is for UCLA, I almost went there for my second degree.

The "A" for U of A on my nail got smudged the moment I put top coat on. Grr...  I used butter LONDON Giddy Kipper, Duri Bloody Mary and Julie G White Orchid.

Here it's simple butter LONDON Giddy Kipper and Pimms.

These polishes are available at Ulta for $15.00

Company History
butter LONDON was founded in 2005 by British entrepreneur, Sasha Muir, who saw a gap in the marketplace for luxurious yet affordable nail services and high quality products. To help her realize this vision, Sasha asked industry veteran Nonie Creme, London’s premier fashion manicurist, to partner with her as butter LONDON’s Founding Creative Director. With years of experience, Creme’s colour expertise was quickly put to use in the development of a unique, cutting edge and high fashion collection of lacquers and products.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Under the Dome: What will Carolyn do now that Alice is gone?

Oh Gorgeous, I am SO sucked in to watching Under the Dome.
It tarted out as a wee fancy since nothing else was really on, but now it's a full blown "inked" spot on my schedule that Monday nights are about wine, live Tweet and the Dome baby!

True, I was sad to see Alice Calvert played by Samantha Mathis die. But what I was really upset by is that it was so refreshing to see Samantha back in action and now she is gone.

What is Carolyn Hill going to do now? She and Norrie are alone and Under the Dome!

Now, a post wouldn't be a post on my blog if I didn't tie in a product somehow!
Meet Dorco Shai Double 3 Blade System for Women!

When I look at Carolyn's very closely shaved head, it makes me wonder what she uses to keep that cut so clean?  The actress Aisha Hinds has to keep her hair in that close cut while she is in character  for Carolyn. Since she is in 12 episodes, it means she has been wearing that cut for the better part of a year. Wow.

The sample I recieved sells online for $5.95! Whoa, that is so inexpensive compared to what I pay at the drugstore and Costco for shavers! Get you one!

About Us

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Dorco USA is a leading distributor of technologically advanced and superior quality disposable shavers, shaving systems and shaving accessories for men and women. Its product origins date back to 1955 when a small company named Dorco was founded in South Korea. Today, Dorco is Asia’s market leader for disposable shaving products and is a household recognized brand in numerous Asian countries. Dorco's products are sold in over 97 countries.  By strategically aligning with Dorco, Dorco USA has been able to introduce the pinnacle of shaving innovation to the U.S. consumer marketplace, including the world’s first 6 blade shaving system, as well as the patented angulated blade platform.
At Dorco, innovation and technological advancement are hallmark traits of the organization. By leveraging these core assets, the company’s goal is to deliver an exceptional shaving experience for all who use Dorco’s comprehensive product line of disposable shavers, systems and accessories. The most important attribute attached to a Dorco product is that all of the company’s products are designed with a singular focus in mind. The company’s products are designed for you, the shaver.
As exemplified by the company’s latest products, the professionals at Dorco USA are diligently working to improve your shaving experience to make it an exceptional one. The company invites you to try the products and learn for yourself why Dorco is the preferred choice of so many men and women worldwide who seek an unparalleled shaving experience and value. Dorco invites you to feel the technology and value the difference.

Now, a wee bit about Dorco Shair 3+3 shaver and stay tuned for a video too!

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LUSH Emotional Brilliance makeup takes you Back to School

Happy Monday Loves!

Back to School? Starting a new job? Just need to freshen up your makeup? LUSH Handmade Cosmetics!

I'm using the Emotional Brilliance liquid eyeliner, cream eyeshadow and lipstick. Which I used as blush too!

These are the colors that I used in the video that sell for $18.95 on the LUSH website and retail stores.

 From the top of my arm by Tinkerbell's feet:
Bubbly Liquid lipstick
Happiness Liquid eyeshadow
Sophisticated Liquid eyeshadow
Believe Liquid lipstick
Charm Liquid lipstick

I love LUSH and insist you read their story here:,en_US,pg.html
Why the push to read about LUSH? Because if more companies adopted a similar policy there would be more cruelty free products, greater recycling and upcycling plus it's good for your skin!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School lipsticks and Fall wine stained

Hello Gorgeous
It's August. Back to School has been in full swing since August 1st in Arizona. It's not one degree cooler, so as I am seeing all the photos for Fall fashion and trend, it's a bit hard to get in the swing of things because we aren't wearing pants here, let alone boots and sweaters with cloche hats.

So today I have a brief round up of some affordable lipsticks to get you started in the wine stained/'40's look for Fall and Back to School!

1. Arbonne Scarlett $25.00
2. Wet n Wild Megalast Click on my Hyper Pink $2.99
3.Wet n Wild Fergie D-Vinely Chilled $3.49
4. Black Radiance 5117 $1.95
5. Black Radiance 5114 $1.95

Now onto the video!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Cream Extreme & Anti-Radical Age Defense quench thirsty summer skin!

Happy Saturday Hot Stuff!
And I do mean hot! For some reason, Arizona is having a heat wave. I know. Normally it's hot, but lately it's been really hot!

Which can really dry out your skin, even if you are keeping hydrated.

I've been testing my samples of Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Cream Extreme Intensive Repair and Anti-Radical Age Defense Moisture Complex.

At first I thought that it was too much moisture on my skin, but now when I see leathery looking self in the video, I realize, I need more!

Before you go to the video review, here's a bit about each cream:

Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Cream Extreme Intensive Repair

What is it?
A healthy barrier is essential to a healthy and glowing complexion. I designed this rich, nourishing moisturizer featuring Osmotics' proprietary combination of natural lipids to moisturize and strengthen your skin's protective barrier and  virtually eliminate the underlying cause of dry skin---dramatically improving moisture retention, while alleviating dryness and irritation. Antioxidants and vitamins repair and nourish, while epidermal lipids reinforce the skin's barrier. This cream is a MUST for dry/damaged/irritated skin and essential for use after peels, lasers and dermal procedures. Your skin will look healthier and act younger.
What results will I see?
  • Proprietary combination of natural lipids moisturize and strengthen skin's protective barrier
  • Rich, soothing formula repairs dry, damaged skin
  • Skin will look healthier and act younger
Who is it for?
Perfect for all skin types in need of additional moisture.  A MUST for mature skin and essential for use after peels, lasers and dermal procedures.

Get it online or at Nordstroms

What is it?

The first total skin defense system that combines the newest and most powerful anti-radical/antioxidant protection with our proprietary combination of natural lipids to moisturize and strengthen your skin's protective barrier. This revolutionary moisturizer is a daily must for defending your skin against the ravages of time. Age fighting antioxidants target all three types of free radicals while natural lipids strengthen your skin’s protective barrier.  You'll see smoother, healthier, younger acting skin now and for years to come.
What results will I see?
  • Eliminates dry skin for smoother, softer, more supple texture
  • Restores healthier, younger-acting skin
  • Anti-Radical protection defends against future signs of aging
Who is it for?
This moisturizing anti-aging cream is a MUST in every skin care regimen.  Perfect for any one concerned with dryness and preventing/repairing signs of aging. If you loved Osmotics' Intensive Moisture Therapy - this product will be your new favorite!

 Osmotics Cosmeceuticals creator Francine makes personal appearances in store, visit the website to find out her next stop!;

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11 Best New Beauty Oils

These new picks will motivate you to use oils in every step of your beauty routine

11 Best New Beauty Oils

This is a Skin care article

Remember when we wanted everything in our beauty regimen to be oil-free? Well, those days are long gone. From nail care to hair color, every beauty category is experiencing an oil boom. Why? Oils are not only moisturizing and nurturing, but they're also loaded with antioxidants. We tried dozens of the newest oils and came up with an entire beauty routine that is oil-based. Click ahead to see how beauty oils can beautify you from head to toe.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

TGIF with CeraVe InvisibleZinc Sunscreen spf 50

Hi ya Gorgeous!
#TGIF! I love Fridays as it starts the sweet Shabbat Shalom I love!
 Are we connected on Twitter, @Cherelynn, it's my fave social media to chit chat on.

So it's the weekend, and that means outside fun time and run amokness. That's my own word. Use it if you need to.

Sunscreen is a must no matter what, and I'm testing a new one from CeraVe and it's an spf 50 body lotion but what I am especially loving is the "invisible Zinc" ingredient.

I recently tested a line of sunscreen specifically made with zinc for tattoo protection called RevitaShield, loved it.

So now I get to test a cream based body sunscreen with zinc and I'm pretty excited. I'm slathered up and ready to get a quick 8 mile run in and a wee 3 mile bike ride before the Mancub get's home and we bbq for our shabbat tonight.

There is a full line of CeraVe sunscreen skin care products, such as one just for the face, though I am using the one just for body. 

Here's a bit of detail about the product, it retails for $16.99 and it's available at most drugstores like CVS.

Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe® SPF 50 Sunscreen for Body is like no other sunscreen you've ever experienced. Enjoy high performance protection from the same zinc oxide trusted by lifeguards and dermatologists, now in a new lightweight formula that spreads easily, dries clear and is suitable for daily use on even the most sensitive skin.
  • INVISIBLE ZINC technology uses a revolutionary naturally sourced microfine zinc oxide to deliver its unique dry, clear finish for powerful protection from the sun’s damaging rays.
  • Ceramides help repair and restore the protective skin barrier.

Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Lightweight and oil free
Water resistant (80 minutes)
With Invisible Zinc and Ceramides

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleanse morning and evening with CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser or CeraVe® Foaming Facial Cleanser

Step 2: Moisturize

Apply CeraVe® Moisturizing Lotion after Step 2 or after bath or shower

Step 3: Protect

Apply CeraVe® Sunscreen for Body SPF 50 liberally before sun exposure

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Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

There's no need to dread the 3.4oz liquid rule with these carry-on gems

Our Favorite TSA-Approved Beauty Picks

This is a makeup article

Regardless of what class you're flying, check-in at the airport comes with its fair share of nuisances. There's rushing to cram everything into a plastic container and walking through the security line barefoot. But nothing compares to having to toss out your favorite perfume because it's over the 3.4 liquid limit. Nothing. To help you avoid holding up the line or tossing anything valuable, we ranked our top travel-friendly sized products so you can sail through security, worry free. Click ahead to see the top picks!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Morphe Brush party pics with Yesi

Hello Gorgeous!
This past weekend while I was at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas, Yesi attended the Morphe Brush store launch party for me in Burbank CA!

Here are a few photos of the event, which was packed and the beautiful Ms. Yesi. She said it was an amazing party, beautifully decorated, a generous gift bag was given and a very generous discount on the already affordable brushes was also extended!

Here is the beautiful Ms. Yesi who attended with her husband. They trekked up from San Diego for the event. Thank you Yesi!

The goodie bag contents!

Brushes, hair spray and discounts galore!

The Morphe Brushes store in Burbank CA!

 616 South Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502
P: 818-557-7707  l  F: 888-677-5922

Our extensive selection of cruelty-free natural, as well a fine synthetic hair bristles, guarantees you high American standards quality at factory direct prices. Having watched our popularity rise in both the domestic and international industry show markets, you have already found out by now that we love to quench your thirst for eclectic taste and excellence in quality, feel, look and craftsmanship.

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6 Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Treats

Swap your go-to stress sweets for these tweaked treats

6 Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Treats

This is a Diet article

If you're anything like us, when the stress hits, you're willing to cut across four lanes of traffic and make an illegal U-turn in pursuit of a Snickers bar. On the other hand, we're just as likely to reward ourselves with a Twinkie (or billion calorie pasta dinner) come a job promotion, birthday, or celebratory outing. Between all of the highs and lows, it's hard to find an excuse not to indulge. The problem: This roller-coaster diet can take its toll on your health, not to mention your waistline. Check out these simple ingredient swaps (think: coconut oil in place of vegetable oil) so you can have your cake and eat it too...without the crazy blood-sugar spikes.

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