Sunday, November 30, 2014

#TBT on a Sunday for best fragrance gifts ever: White Diamonds

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Sunday.
Did you survive the Thanksgiving holiday weekend intact?
I did. Sort of. So, as a remembrance of Christmas past, here's a #throwback to a Christmas post from a few years ago! Enjoy!

You know I am the biggest fragrance lover ever. I am a die hard Chanel and Dior fan, but there are some amazing drugstore brands to be enjoyed as well. No need to be a parfum snob!

Oh this fragrance is so complex with so many different notes that dry down in layers of scenty intrigue!
Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds is as classic a fragrance as Chanel No. 5 in my opinion! Plus it comes in a beautiful gift box perfect for giving!

Included in the gift set...just in time for tonights Hanukkah celebration or for Christmas in a few weeks is a body wash, body creme, large perfume atomizer and also a wee purse size so you can freshen up your scent as needed.

You know, I'm sure you know this already but in case you don't I'm going to tell you right now: there are 2 best times of year to buy perfume for yourself and anyone else and that is right now in the Christmas season and Mother's day because the gift sets have a slight discount and always come with generous gwp's (gifts with purchase) such as the hand cremes and body washes. Love it!

I know you want some White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor so visit the Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, JC Penney's, Sears, or online retailer of your choice and get some. You will be glad you did!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Murad High Performance Bodycare: post Thanksgiving and post Black Friday stress reliever!

 Hello Gorgeous,
How are you? Did you survive the Thanksgiving turkey coma and Black Friday mayhem?
I sure hope you did! I just got my sample of the Murad High Performance Bodycare.
  It's a preview size-so it's just right for the TSA approval and it's also a lil taste of what's to come in the full size products.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday beauty deals for you featuring La Roche-Posay, Jurlique, Scalisi, Jan Marini, Spa Sonic and more!

Hello Gorgeous!
If you are doing Black Friday shopping and plan to pick up some beauty items, here are some amazing products at great deals! Enjoy!

LaRoche Posay
Save up to 30% with promo code FRIDAY at checkout to receive discount plus a complimentary sample of the NEW PigmentClar Serum! La Roche-Posay is offering 20% off $75, 25% off $100 and 30% off $125!

Fake Bake would like to offer you 25% off all of our products. 
Our exclusive formula contains special tanning agents that bond with the skin's pigment. Our technology transports these active ingredients into deeper layers of the skin resulting in a tan that is more intense, even and natural looking than anything else on the market. Fake Bake is easy to apply, fast drying and won¹t show up in pores or rub off on clothing. or giveaway
 Simply enter the code AIR25 at check out and get glowing!!!

Now – December 5th
Take 20% off purchases over $200 or more.

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Available Thanksgiving Day at 3pm EST:
The Essentials Value Kit

The kit includes full sizes products of:
·        Anti-Aging Moisturizer
·        Cleanser and Exfoliator
·        Eye Cream

Price: $119 (Retail value =$145)

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This year, Jurlique is offering 3 custom bundles exclusively for the holiday shopping event of the year. All sets are 50+% off – no offer codes needed!

·         Travel Essentials Set – $29 (over 50% off, a $73 value) Herbal Recovery Night Cream, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, Skin Balancing Face Oil, Rose Hand Cream
·         Jurlique Anti-Aging Set – $89 (50% off, a $179 value) - Includes a Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask, Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Lavender Hydrating Mist, Purely Age-Defying Refining Treatment and Balancing Day Care Cream
·         Daily Radiance Set – $96 (over 50% off, a $209 value) – Includes a Herbal Recovery Mist, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Purely BrightTreatment Serum, Purely Bright Day Moisturizer, Purely bright Night Moisturizer

Eve Pearl ( Love this brand and one of the BEST products for HD camera work)
 Up to 60% off use this code:
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Spa Sonic is offering a number of deals this holiday season with,, and – see below for update and thanks for sharing!

Spa Sonic Face Effects (Gold, Silver, Cheetah, Zebra)
Holiday (Nov 1st – Dec 30th): $31.99 (Reg $59.99)

"Rabbit Seasoning", the second "Caught on Film" light box released by the Chuck Jones EACH ONE SIGNED AND REMARQUÉ BY Disney animation director and Chuck Jones homage artist, Eric Goldberg. 

"Rabbit Seasoning" by Eric Goldberg measures 33" H x 9" W x 3" D. Pre-publication pricing of only $1095* through Sunday, November 30th. Monday morning, December 1st, the price will be $1295--if any are left. 
San Diego: 888-294-9880 

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Black Friday DiY Bridal Makeup book for the bride who would rather spend her money on cake!

Hello Gorgeous! TGIF!
Enjoy your Black Friday and all the sales and hub bub that goes along with that. I have never, and most likely will never take part in Black Friday sales. I love Cyber Monday though!

Today I have two posts for you-I've got this one, which gives you a chance to pick up my bridal makeup ebook that can help you do your own makeup for your wedding. I really think that brides should learn to do their own makeup and do it for their wedding day because it saves time and money!

Say hello to the DiY Bridal Makeup Book! Get it on Amazon for $2.99

DIY Bridal Makeup – Yes you can do your own bridal makeup!
Top Ten Reason Why You Should Do Your Own Wedding Day Makeup!
10. One less trial appointment to make & pay for with the makeup artist
9. You already own most of what you will need that day
8. The technique for pro application is simple to learn and can be re-used in your daily life
7. Because having a fun makeup learning party with your bridal attendants is one more memory making opportunity to create around your wedding
6. You will be saving more money and friendships by not asking the bridal attendants to pay for their makeup to be professionally done so it’s uniform with yours in the photos
5. Finding your signature lipstick is something you will use again and again, from anniversary to anniversary
4. The pro makeup technique you learn in the course can be applied to your groom so he looks amazing in the photos
3. Practicing the Do It Yourself Bridal makeup technique with your soon to be mother in law is a bonding experience and the beginning of a beautiful relationship
2. If the makeup artist doesn’t show up on your wedding day…you already learned how to do it yourself
and…the number one reason why you should do your own bridal makeup is… you can spend the money on cake!
Order here to receive your printable ebook and video links for tutorials!
Please consider the planet when printing and only print what you need to-me and the Earth thank you!

That is the beautiful Mrs. Perla Peralta modeling for me in the televsion segment. Thank you Perla! You are so beautiful!

The DiY Bridal Makeup book is perfect for a stocking stuffer, or bachelorette gift!
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you from Makeup University

Hello Gorgeous!
Happy happy Thanksgiving!
I have so much to be thankful for!

My Mancub! My family! My health! My cats! My home! My travel that the family has done this year! The opportunities that I've had this year and that are coming up in the next few moths!

And I am thankful for you my Makeup University readers, contributors and supporters.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations and remember to love on each other!

Now, one more thing before you go, would you please take a moment and pray specifically for military marriages?

I ask for you to join in prayer for the husbands and wives of the United States of America military because as we are all sitting around the table over eating with our family, many of the husbands in the USA military are on duty right now protecting us as we sit here and indulge.

There is a military bride making a Thanksgiving dinner for her family while her husband is in a foreign country eating an MRE while she explains to the kids that Dad is doing his job, his duty and defending this country.

It could even be the reverse, that Dad is doing his best to put a turkey on the table for the family at Thanksgiving and Mom is overseas doing her best in her uniform as a soldier for the United States of America.

Please pray now, for the unity of their marriage, for the strength and courage of their covenant to withstand this holiday season with blessings and not cursings.

I thank you deeply for praying for the soldiers of the United States military and today, specifically for their marriages and family. Thank you!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving travel: how to get packed fast for lots of looks from Mary Kay

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Are you on the road yet? Have you headed out to the airport or train station?
If you are like me and getting ready to drive to a gig I get to be a part of over the Thanksgiving weekend-here is a little glimpse into what I am packing for the road trip!

 Inside this SoHo bag for Thanksgiving travel beauty is...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Final 12 Days of Gifts and Giving - a favorite movie to sum it all up

Hello Gorgeous,
What a pleasure and a privilege to have written the 12 Days of Gifts and Giving for you.

In this final post, I would like to sum it up with a favorite Christmas movie quote from "It's A Wonderful Life"

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Final day of 12 Days of Gifts and Giving with Scenterprises by Sue Philips

Hello Gorgeous,
 Ah, we hae arrived at the final day of the Makeup University 12 Days of Gifts and Giving. These posts have been so much fun for me to share with you new and exciting gifts to give.

Today is no different. You know, that i am a huge fragrance fan and this last item to recommend to you for a gift to give or get is the best fragrance gift ever. Meet Scenterprises.

Your own custom scent. YOU choose the top, middle and base notes of the fragrance. So if you are customizing for a loved one, you can choose your favorite smells or theirs. I absolutely love the idea of making a signature scent for a loved one or an occasion.

As a young girl, I had a toy perfume maker and I played with it every day until it was all gone. My Barbies smelled so good and so did the family dog!

From jewelry, to handbags, to apparel; the most coveted items are those that are customized. So this Christmas gift giving season, make a custom scent.

I think what would really make for a fun holiday party is to get a Scenterprises set and have your friends over and  then each gets to make a scent and take home as a gift for themselves!

Ideal for gift giving; Tribeca based Perfumoligist Sue Phillips, has created The Scentarium™ - a deluxe perfume making kit that enables clients to mix their own fragrance based on personality and taste from the privacy of their home.

  For more information about the brand please visit

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Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days of Gifts and Giving: art that inspires and heals with Fabio Napoleoni

Hello Gorgeous,
Today in the giving portion of the Makeup University 12 Days of Gifts and Giving, my encouragement for you is one of my favorite artists Fabio Napoleoni.

Here are some amazing images of his paintings. Please visit his website to order some for yourself and as gifts for this Christmas season.

 Enjoy these images and remember to be loving to those around you. No matter how small the gesture, a little bit of love goes a long way! So be loving! And give art as a gift because it's something you can keep looking at and remembering the moment when given. I love that!

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12 Days of Gifts and Giving with fragrance, concert tickets and something for the stocking

 Hello Gorgeous,
Well, today as we are nearing the end of the 12 Days of Gifts and Giving Holiday Gift Guide with Makeup University, I want to share something from both ends of the spectrum.

As you know, personally, fragrance is my favorite gift. Then I also love travel and live events and finally, I want to share something that could be part gift, part gag, possibly a lump of coal and maybe even a fun experiment.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My American Music Award red carpet look-fun & functional!

12 Days of Gifts and Giving: the encouragement for the day

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It's that time of day in the Makeup University 12 Days of Gifts and Giving that I get to encourage you!
 There are many wisdoms from Winnie the Pooh and this one is just right for today!

 You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think!
So go get 'em! To heck with the naysayers! YOU are the best you that God could make! Embrace it!

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12 Days of Gifts and Giving with Scalisi Skincare

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Are you getting ready for the American Music Awards tonight on ABC?

If you are, try using Scalisi Skincare which is today's feature on the 12 Days of Gifts and Giving!

 Meet this cleanser and exfoliator in one from Scalisi Skincare that has vitamins and a gentle micro beads.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

12 Days of Gifts and Giving: a word of encouragement

Hello Sweet Gorgeous!
Time for the 12 Days of Gifts and Giving word of encouragement!

 There is so much going on during the holiday season, let's take a deep breath and remember that it's not all about us. Enjoy!

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12 Days of Gifts and Giving with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar-perfect for baking gifts

Hello Gorgeous!
Oh the fun of holiday baking. No wonder we gain a few extra pounds around the holidays!
 Today for the 12 Days of Gifts and Giving with Makeup University I have an item that the whole family can enjoy together. Meet the Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Sugar.

I love to cook and bake and today I am making fresh homemade pretzels with a Nielsen- Massey Vanilla Sugar topping!

Only the best vanilla from the island of Madagascar is intense enough for Nielsen-Massey, purveyor of premium pure vanilla products since 1907. Long the choice of bakers and ice-cream makers, this vanilla adds depth and flavor no other vanilla can match.
  • Rich, intensely flavored extract is made from select vanilla pods in an exclusive cold-process method; available in 4-oz. and 8-oz. bottles.
  • Vanilla beans are whole 7" pods, each equivalent to approximately 1 tablespoon of extract; two pods per jar.
  • Pure vanilla paste is convenient to use and infuses baked goods and ice cream with flavorful flecks of vanilla bean seeds; 4 oz.
  • Vanilla sugar blends the finest-quality baker's sugar with a hint of vanilla – delicious in coffee or sprinkled atop baked goods; 8.5 oz.
  • Whole beans imported from Madagascar.
  • All other products made in USA with imported ingredients.
This sugar is $18.95 from Williams and Sonoma, Jones and Bones, Sur la Table or Sysco and comes in a 8.5 oz jar.

These are homemade pretzels and they are topped with the Nielsen Massi Vanilla Sugar-so perfect!

The jar is gorgeous, the sugar is flavorful and it's a great gift to give and to get!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

12 Days of Gifts and Giving: the encouragement for today comes in the form of song

Hello Gorgeous,
Quick note to give you and afternoon word of encouragement and some song to go along!

The 12 Days of Gifts and Giving holiday guide with Makeup University has been amazing to write and give to you!

I love this song. It's not a traditional holiday song and in fact was written and used in the movie Neptune's Daughter. With that said, it just feels good to listen to it. Maybe dance around the house with it! No matter what's going on, remember that any time you need to lift your spirits, put a good song on. Music works wonders! Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

12 Days of Gifts and Giving with the best winter tan around: meet Norvelle Sunless travel pack

Hello Gorgeous!
One week to go til Thanksgiving! I'm so excited! I have to work this Thanksgiving which sucks in one way, but is a blessing in another because I need the income. So I won't be traveling this year (Could anything really match up to last year's epic event?) nor will I be making a huge smoked meat meal like last year either.

I'm doing a very simple, traditional turkey dinner based on a turkey tenderloin this year the night before I leave.

I may be traveling for work, and you may be traveling for fun, and with both of us traveling, someone in the mix may be going somewhere that a tan is in need?

Meet the 12 Days of Gifts and Giving Makeup University holiday guide answer to the best winter self tan ever! You will look just like the celebrities and pros on Dancing with the Stars.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

12 Days of Gifts and Giving: the holiday encouragement for today

Hello Gorgeous,
It is my favorite time of the day! Time for the12 Days of Gifts and Giving encouragement for the holidays!

 Sigh. Take a deep breath. Look at these beautiful candles and remember why we celebrate this special time of year.

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