Friday, October 31, 2014

Project Runway with Mary Kay for TGIF

TGIF Gorgeous!

Thank God it's Friday-I'm so ready for Shabbat.
I've been fighting off a cold flu allergy sickness for days now. Oy! Who knew the body could make so much snot?

On that tmi note, say hello to the Project Runway look with Mary Kay.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sure Thik hair fibers: what thinning hair needs to look full, fast!

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I love finding something new and getting to share it with you.
Enter Sure Thik hair fibers.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy National Oatmeal Day! Eat it or wear it with La Bella

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy National Oatmeal Day. This comes on the heals of National Chocolate Day. Wow. Life is good!

Ever since my doctor told me I had high cholesterol and need to do something about it, like take a medicine, which I am against, I have taken to eating oatmeal, the thick gooey steel cut kind, every single morning.

Now, with La Bella, you can wear your oats!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

La Maison du Chocolat for National Chocolate day: treats to give and eat!

Hello Gorgeous,
I'm home from Memphis. As much as I like traveling, I love coming home!

 Especially when I come home to a lovely blog sample of chocolat from La Maison du Chocolat!

It arrived perfectly in time for the National Chocolate Day in the United States.

Monday, October 27, 2014

HOW by Luxhair for Tabatha Coffey 10" extension for fast Fall and Holiday hair styles

Oh hello Gorgeous!

I'm home from Memphis-wow-what a trip! The city is beautiful and the people are so friendly!

So part of the 50's themed event, I used these 10" extensions from HOW by Luxhair for Tabatha Coffey.

There is a platinum and an ash blonde and I used both in creating 50's styles for my Juice Plus clients!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Under the Mistletoe by Too Faced Cosmetics-get this now!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
How was church today? Awesome I bet. I wouldn't know. I'm en route to home and though the Memphis trip was cray cray amazing, I can hardly wait to get back.

Funny, I love traveling! Oh wait,  I love going home too!

So here's what's up for today-I am totally supposed to hold this for my 2014 Makeup University Holiday Guide-but I just can't! It's too cute and you need this right now, and for any gal in your circle of life radius, trust me-she needs this as a gift!

Meet "Under the Misteltoe" by TooFaced Cosmetics!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pamper Yourself Saturday-self care is worth it!

Hi Gorgeous!
I'm in Memphis-and when I get home-I'm following these tips with some at home spa care! Enjoy!

With the holidays quickly approaching it's common for many consumers to begin stressing over money, travel and family issues. Luckily, today kicks off Spa Week, the annual event where local and national spa companies offer $50 deals on massages, facials and other treatments. While this is a great time to get pampered and de-stress for less, it also reminds us about the importance of overall wellness, and how small adjustments to your lifestyle can make a big impact on your physical and mental health.

Cultivating wellness within our own lives goes beyond the occasional massage; it can be as easy as attending a yoga class, listening to music or taking a long, hot soak in the bathtub. You also don't need the royal (and expensive) treatment to reap the benefits. Here are several budget-friendly tips for pampering yourself and fending off stress to enjoy the holiday season and beyond.
1. Be a guinea pig.
Massage therapy requires certified professionals to administer specific techniques that help tight muscles release. This certification requires training my massage therapy schools, and budding masseuses require students on which to practice their budding skills. Research the massage therapy schools and training programs in your area and sign up to be a guinea pig. This is an inexpensive way to get a massage and help someone hone their skills.

2. Look for coupons.
Introductory offers are plentiful among salon outlets, but they only last one session. Look for other means of money-savings through coupons, daily deals and promotional newsletters. For example, you can find coupon codes to SpaFinder through deal sites like, or save big bucks on a chiropractic-massage session through Groupon. Additionally, signing up for newsletters from local spas can yield new member discounts.
3. Find free yoga.
The deep stretching offered by yoga helps alleviate tight muscles and reduces the need for frequent massages. If you suffer from back pain or other muscle-related discomfort, consider a consistent yoga practice to treat your tightness. Most yoga studios offer a free day or even a free week's worth of classes so you can find instructors and styles that meet your needs. Free yoga classes are also offered by businesses like Lululemon, or by studios who also train yoga teachers and need students as part of the certification program.
4. Turn up the tunes.
Listening to music can be an incredibly healing practice, especially when we're stressed. According to PsychCentral, music can help slow down our pulse and heart rate, lower our blood pressure and reduce the level of stress hormones in our bodies. This is especially true of slow, classical music, but listening (and singing along) to your favorite tunes in the car can also be a stress-relieving practice. Get started listening to Pandora or Spotify while you get ready in the morning, or while you prepare dinner.
5. Design a sleep haven.
A recent article in TIME suggests sleep is "more powerful than any drug in its ability to restore and rejuvenate the human brain and body." Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 to 70 million Americans have trouble sleeping. To get your sleeping patterns on track, design your bedroom as a sleep haven. Subtle adjustments like dimmed lighting, soothing colors and an overall lack of clutter can do wonders in helping you catch some much-need Zzs.
6. Clean your sheets.
Since we've determined sleep is a major contributor to our overall health and wellness, keeping your bed in tip-top shape should be a priority. According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, over 70 percent of those surveyed admitted to sleeping better on clean sheets. Also, as tempting as it may be to invite Fido or Whiskers onto your bed at night, avoid sleeping with pets. Doing so not only disrupts your sleep patterns but may require more frequent sheet cleaning, as animals have all kinds of nasty things on their paws!

7. Take a bath.
Nothing wards off a chill quite like a hot bath. According to scientific research, daily dips in your bathtub every day for eight weeks is better at reducing anxiety than a prescription drug. Plus, adding oatmeal to your bath can help treat dry skin; essential oils can boost brain function, reduce stress and clear nasal passages; and epsom salt can alleviate sore muscles, treat small wounds and even fight minor illness. What better reason to draw a hot bath tonight?
8. Start stretching.
If yoga is too much of a time or physical commitment, a simple stretching routine can go a long way in reducing stress and chronic pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, stretching "increases blood flow to the muscle," aids in circulation, and releases tension is areas that tend to become knotted during periods of stress, like the neck and shoulders. To get started, pick up inexpensive resistance bands from Target or Walmart, and check out this list of stretching essentials to ensure you're getting the most out of your routine.

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert for Kinoli Inc., who helps consumers live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. She has been featured among top news outlets such as Good Morning America, NBC's Today, MSNBC, New York Times, Kiplinger Personal Finance, CNNMoney and many more. You can follow her on Twitter for daily savings advice and tips.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Project Runway inspired Fall bronze makeup look with Mary Kay Global makeup artist Luis Casco

 Hello Gorgeous!

TGIF! Finally, Fall is here in Arizona. It's not quite chilly, but at least there is the inkling of cool weather coming.

Just because it is not summer does not mean you can't wear a bronze tan look in the Fall.

 Enter this collection and Project Runway look created by show sponsor brand Mary Kay and their Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Memphis Manicure with Sally Hansen matte polish

Hi ya Gorgeous,
I am in Memphis and loving it! There is so much history here, not to mention great BBQ.
I'm wearing a pale almond color manicure with a matte top coat and it's a perfect compliment to this busy week.

 Sally Hansen hit the runway at Stella McCartney’s Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. To complement the classically muted palette and fluid silhouettes in the designer’s collection, Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole created a coolly minimalist, nude manicure with a twist by giving flesh toned polish a matte finish. Madeline paired Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat with Complete Salon Manicure in Almost Almond, a flattering nude shade which gave the glossy manicure a chic velvety matte look.

Find at mass retailers and drugstores everywhere!
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

#ThrowbackThursday: Collagen supplements - yes you need it!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Okay, it's Thursday, I'm traveling, and though my Instagram and Twitter are current, this is a blast from the past post!

I put this up before I left town because I find it really difficult to blog while I'm traveling and on set.

So enjoy this #tbt! #ThrowbackThursday post to the benefits of taking a collagen supplement!

I love this stuff! It's effective!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Book of Life movie review

Hello Gorgeous!

It has been a long dry season of nothing to see for families at the theatre. The LEGO Movie and Mr. Peabody were the last ones we saw that were good from start to finish. That's a bummer because we LOVE to go to the movies!

My family did go see The Boxtrolls, and I'll have a report on that soon.

This weekend, we went to see The Book of Life movie because even though Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day is in theaters I chose not to see it because I don't want my son watching kids be disrespectful to their parents on the big screen.

So this is what my family thought...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oils for face and body to help heal weather changing skin issues

Hi ya Gorgeous!
The weather has officially changed in Arizona and with it comes skin changes-usually the dry itchy kind!

Meet two beauty oils that can help care for the skin-for you and the whole family! I have used both and have had a great experience with them absorbing rapidly into the skin and there being no greasy film or residue.

Jojoba 100% Natural Australian Jojoba and CapriClear 100% Coconut Oil Spray.

 These two items in your skin care arsenal for Fall and Winter weather can save many a chapped and cracked cuticle, spare eczema itchiness and for dry hair it will soothe frizzy ends.

Nature's Gate Pomegranate line-for the Fall weather change and skincare

Hello Gorgeous!

The weather is changing, it may be time to change your hair care and start using something more moisturizing.

Enter, the new Nature's Gate Pomegranate line.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Who needs a high ponytail for work this week? WOW by LuxHair 22" pony tail

Happy Monday Gorgeous!
Need a fast fix for your hair today? Wanna wear something that is between Madonna and Arianna Grande?

Try this!

 This is going to be a whole lot simpler,faster and easier than you think!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NOW by Luxhair for Sherri Shepherd Lace Front Goddess Waves

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh the Fall fast fixup for hair continues with this amazing wig by Now Lux Hair for Sherri Shepherd.

I love to play dress up and change my look at a moment's notice, hence, my love of makeup. Now with this wig I can have my long hair back in an instant!

Meet the Lace Front Goddess Waves by LuxHair for Sherri Shepherd.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

NOW by LuxHair for Sherri Shepherd: finally, right shade,size and style

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Saturday!
One of the things I love about hair and makeup, is the ability to look very different, very quick! As a little girl I loved to play dress up and let's face it, nothing has changed!

Enter the faux bang. Specifically the dark brown faux bang created by NOW by LuxHair for Sherri Shepherd.

So let's do a presto chango!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pamella Roland: 2015 Bridal Collection Look created by Alexis Comforti for Laura Mercier

TGIF Gorgeous!
While I get some new photos ready for you enjoy this bridal look from Laura Mercier!
Pamella Roland: 2015 Bridal Collection
Look created by Alexis Comforti for Laura Mercier
For Pamella Roland’s first ever bridal collection, makeup artist Alexis Comforti created a flawless makeup look that conveyed “classic, radiant and youthful beauty” evocative of a modern Audrey Hepburn.  The key to this look is Laura Mercier’s classic formula, Silk Crème Foundation ($47), which helps skin look radiant, fresh and photo-ready.
Flawless Face: Radiant, Glowing and Fresh  
·        Comforti first prepped skin with Laura Mercier Moisture Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15, ($53).
·        Next, she mixed Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance, ($33) and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating, ($33) together to create an even canvas to apply foundation.
·        She then used Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, ($47) and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, ($34) as needed to even out the skin tone.
·        Lastly, she applied Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Rosebud, ($25) on the apples of the cheeks and then faded out the cheekbones with Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($25).
Eyes: Soft and Muted
·        Comforti covered the entire eye area with Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat, ($26) and then layered Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Guava, ($24) over top.
·        She lightly applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco, ($24) in the crease and up to the brow.
·        Next, she applied Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Mahogany Brown, ($24), using Laura Mercier’s signature “tightline” method to press the colour underneath the root of the upper lash line and on the top of the lash line. She focused the liner at the center of the eye towards the outer corner.
·        On the lower lash liner, she applied the same Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner, ($24) at the center of the eye.
·        To finish the look and define the eye, she used Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara, ($25).
·        To flawlessly frame the face, she filled in eyebrows with Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil, ($22), which resulted in a heavy, defined brow.
Lips: Full, Customized Colour  
·        Models were paired with one of four flower vignettes for the presentation. Comforti created four different lip shades – each one complementing the colour scheme in the models’ respective flower vignette.   
·        To do so, she applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour, ($27) (see below for specific shade) and layered Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Cosmic, ($25) on the center of lips to reflect the light.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Le Mieux TGF-β Eye Firming Mask: I love, and my review

 Hello Gorgeous,
Eye cremes are one of my favorite skin care treatments, right next to ultra acidy scrubby face washes.

So meet the Le Mieux ...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Aviva Hair Growth supplement trial

 Hello Gorgeous!
Today starts a sampling and such of the Aviva Hair Growth Vitamin.

It's better than just taking a collagen supplement.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

EVO hair care and body care for holiday travel and then some

Hello Gorgeous!
 The weather has been really, really off. We were just in Catalina and instead of the normal moderate temperature, it was smoking hot. Luckily, we did a lot of swimming and boating, but still, it was hot! That is until the last day. Geez.

At least my hair looked good thanks to EVO. Gosh darn I love this hair care line.
These are my mini travel sizes all tucked neatly into a travel box.

 It's all the EVO you need for a week long trip-from hair care to body wash and body creme.

 And I do mean creme! For those of you who have not met EVO yet, you need to. Especially if you have fussy hair that needs to be tamed.

 Don't take my word for it. Get some. Quick. Before you go on holiday or have something important to do. Also, this is not a brand you can find at mass retailers, you need to order it online or get it from a salon. So start now!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunset Separates: a swimsuit for Catalina

Hi ya Gorgeous,
This week has been a whirlwind of travel and adventure.
Special thank you to Sunset Separates for the new two piece swimsuit to take along on a week of Catalina Island adventure.

Pix! by Petra for Fall break and beauty

Hello Gorgeous!
I am on the run! Busy between traveling and my son's Fall break.
I took these wonderful samples from Pix! by Petra along for the ride and the palette took me from day to night in no time!

 The Pixi by Petra line is a multi tasking product line created by a busy Mom and makeup artist.
Petra sure knows how to pack a lot into a little!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall berry kissed lips and cheeks with Mary Kay

 Good morning Gorgeous!
Phew, I'm unpacking and repacking. Say hello to a busy Fall season!
Enjoy this guest post on how to get a berry kissed look for Fall with mary Kay master makeup artist Luis Casco.

Berry-Kissed Cheeks
·         Brush a little cream based cheek color like Mary Kay® Cream Blush in Cranberry and blend with a dap of Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 on the back of hand to allow you to control how strong or weak the berry color is.
·         Starting at the width of two fingers from nose, blot the mixture in an upward diagonal direction along the cheekbone to the brow bone with fingertips for a youthful cheek lifting appearance.
·         EXPERT TIP: For the perfect flushed glow, use a brush or sponge to blend.
Perfectly Plum Lips
·         For the perfect lip to match, sweep Mary Kay At Play Triple Layer Tinted Balm in In The Plum across top and bottom lips to moisturize and add plum color.
·         For a bolder look, dab Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Mystic Plum with fingers across lips.
·         EXPERT TIP: Smile and stretch lip to smooth color over the ridges of lips.
Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair Tone Corrector - a review

Hello Gorgeous!
Oy! We are in the thick of Fall break from school. Which means-on the road and more laundry mixed with some drive thru food and then some!

 Many times, when I travel with my family, I feel like this photo represents how we look to others; complete with the family truckster.

Now, one thing that does look good, is my skin, thank you to Lumene Bright Now Visible Repair Tone Corrector!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jillian Wright Skincare: Premium Reserve Night Cream review

TGIF Gorgeous!

Time to test a new skincare to get ready for the needs of skin in Fall weather transition.

 Meet Jillian Wright Skincare: Premium Reserve Night Cream!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#ThrowbackThursday video with Pevonia - perfect for holiday gift giving

Hi Ya Gorgeous!
Thank goodness for the #ThrowbackThursday trend because I'm traveling and needed to set up a blog post before hand while I'm on the road.

Enter, this tribute to the Pevonia skin care line ( it's so amazing!) and this video features the men's care line.
I chose this for my #tbt because like it or not, the holiday season is coming and this makes a great gift!

Enjoy the video!

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wild Essence by Halle Berry-a new Fall fragrance for you

Hello Gorgeous!

I love, love, love fragrance!
I just received a sample of the new Hall Berry fragrance called Wild Essence which is made by Coty.

At first glance, I would consider this a spring time, or summer fragrance. On me, it wears light with a st
strong lily of the valley top note. But there is more!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer-for Hollywood and beyond!

Hello Gorgeous,
In a whirlwind of a trip, I've been out to Hollywood and now I have to pack to leave again.

On this trip, I brought along some amazing lip colors from Smashbox!

These pinks are perfect for BCA month from Smashbox including one that a portion of sales goes to help fund breast cancer researcher.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Shanna Israel's top Tips for National Kale Day

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! I just returned from traveling, but I have something in store for you...
Eat more kale! Enjoy this guest post from Shanna!
Shanna Israel's Top Tips for National Kale Day
How to incorporate the superfood in your salad AND serum
  1. It rejuvenates skin: Kale is a fantastic superfood – including it into your diet and your beauty regimen provides a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help rejuvenate your skin. More beauty brands are starting to incorporate this superfood into their products because of its great health benefits.
  2. It's a natural, food-based beauty ingredient: Beauty products are not regulated, so you have to be very cautious about ingredients! That's why organic brands that incorporate food-based ingredients, like kale, are so great. Make sure to read labels and understand the ingredients included in each product. My rule is: if you can't put it in your mouth, don't put it on your skin!
  3. It pairs well with (almost) anything: Whether in beauty products, green detox smoothies or in chip form, you can find kale in a form everyone will love. The celebs love it!
  4. It's chock-full of vitamins: Kale has a lot of amazing vitamins that help our entire body - A (helps with wrinkles) C (helps with collagen) K (helps with dark circles) are just a few. Kale can also help with inflammation.
  5. Shanna's Top Kale Picks: When it comes to kale-infused skincare, I love Eminence! It's my go-to brand. They produce high quality beauty products and have recently introduced a great kale-infused serum -  my go-to's are Eminence Citrus & Kale Serum and Eminence Citrus & Kale Masque  
Shanna Israel, Celeb lifestyle expert and Founder of Vertical Wellness Shanna Israel is a professional nutrition and lifestyle expert in the intersecting worlds of health, wellness, fashion and entertainment. Shanna has immersed herself within the healthcare industry after her near death experience battling West Nile virus followed by Graves' disease and Hashimoto's. Shanna, now a health advocate and wellness professional, created Vertical Wellness as platform for people to learn about viable treatment options and preventative care. Combining her expertise in wellness and health, as well as nutrition and dietary restrictions for various diet plans and conditions, Vertical Wellness collaborates with health professionals and A-list celebrities to deliver invaluable information to help readers achieve optimal health, regardless of dietary restriction or limitation.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

National Eczema Awareness Month: Expert Tips from Dr. Marina Peredo

Hi ya Gorgeous,

Enjoy this guest blog from Dr. Marina Peredo

National Eczema Awareness Month: Expert Tips from Dr. Marina Peredo

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion for post summer prewinter skin needs

Hello Gorgeous!
I love body lotions and this one is pure luxury and healing in a pump!

 Meet CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion for fragile, irritated, dry skin.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Star Wars Ready Go Brush from Firefly-for October candy collecting celebrations

Hello Gorgeous,
My family doesn't celebrate halloween, but my child loves the idea of getting a bag full of candy.

In case your kids do celebrate halloween and are about to have a years supply of candy come into their possession in one evening, perhaps you can preempt the situation with a fun toothbrush that helps time the 

Debuting ahead of the 2015 release of the newest Star Wars film “Star Wars Episode VII,” is the new Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush for Dr. Fresh.

To help children develop healthy brushing habits, the toothbrush flashes successively green, yellow and red like a traffic light to get children to brush the dentist recommended time. For the first 30 seconds, the light flashes green for “go.”  Then, the light changes to yellow to signal to “continue” brushing.  When the red light comes on, the user can “stop” brushing.  The cycle is then repeated for the second row of teeth.

Star Wars characters are featured on the toothbrush handle, available in both Yoda and Darth Vader. The toothbrush also features a suction cup on the bottom of the brush to hold it firmly upright, keeping the bristles clean, dry and out of contact with moisture and germs on the sink.

The new Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush has a suggested retail price of $3.49 and is available at such retailers as Wal-Mart, Five Below, Kroger, Shopko and Wakefern.

Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Project Runway blue smokey eye with Mary Kay

Hello Gorgeous!

October starts Fall like weather and that means more makeup! Woo hoo! Gone are the minimalist days of summer and bring on daytime smokey eyes!

Like a blue smoky eye look created by Mary Kay Celeb Makeup Artist Luis Casco is perfect for special day time events and easy to take up a notch for the evening. 

Lets meet the products for a Project Runway inspired look with the makeup sponsor for the show, Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October is BCA month: meet HydroPeptide Perfectly Pink Perfecting Gloss Set

Hello Gorgeous,
It's October.
That's awesome. Because now the day time highs in Arizona are usually near the 90 degree mark. Thank goodness for a cool down.
I'm so ready for boots and jeans weather!

Also with October comes the BCA campaigns: Breast Cancer Awareness.

The color pink is used for breast cancer awareness products and a portion of purchase price usually goes to a research charity for BCA.

So let's meet the HydroPeptide  Perfectly Pink Perfecting Gloss Set!