Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NYE 2015 party outfit with Polyvore

 Hello Gorgeous!
I love Polyvore and ability to create a "wishlist" of beauty and fashion in a set. Sort of like fashion plates from days gone by!

Here's what I would like to be wearing to the 2015 NYE party!
Cheers to you having a very fun,safe,memory making, best year ever launching New Year's Eve celebration!

NYE 2015 OOTD party wear!

Balmain wool zip jacket
$3,605 -

Rag & bone skinny jeans
$175 -

Tory Burch thigh boots
$555 -

Frye handbag

Tom Ford lips makeup

Mink false eyelash
$23 -

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

SUNOLOGY: Natural Sunscreen for Face & Body on the whole family

Hello Gorgeous!
The new year is almost here! My  family is having a wee trip to the ocean for some rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and a whole heck of a lotta fun! We tend to do a lot of outside activity which means a lot of sun exposure.

I need to keep extra careful watch on my skin and it's protection from sun damage now. Here are two products that have a high spf and are natural and safe for the whole family.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Phyto-C Skincare Icy Blue High Concentration of Hyaluronic Acid - NYE 2015 party pic perfect

Well Gorgeous,
The 2014 year is coming to a close. The 2015 start is just days away.
Do you make resolutions? I do. I try to make a short list of 5 things that I would like to do or accomplish in the year.

Sometimes I give up something. Like a year long Lent. Sometimes I add something, like the year I wore polished manicured fingers even though i can feel the lacquer laying on my nail beds.

This year-we shall see what ends up on the new year's resolutions list.

In the meantime, let's keep to keeping our skin in perfect condition. You know that means that skincare is a daily routine. Not just a "gotta look good" quick fix.

Enter, Phyto-C Skincare Icy Blue High Concentration of Hyaluronic Acid serum.

Order before  February 19th and enter the code ICYBLUE15 to save 15% on your order!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NYE 2015: what guys & dolls need to have in pockets and purses: DenTek Floss Picks

Hello Gorgeous!
Okay party people! New Year's Eve 2015 is fast approaching!

Meaning your chance to sing Auld Land Syne, toast with champagne and have a memorable midnight kiss!

 The question that should be in the front of your mind and in your pocket or purse as the evening winds down is: will I have fresh breath or something from the hors d'oeuvres platter stuck in my teeth? Maybe a wolf?

Enter DenTek...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

NYE 2015: a guys guide to grooming with Burt's Bees Aftershave

Hello sweet Gorgeous!
In general, I'm a big fan of celebrating holidays and New Year's Eve is no different. Now that my Mancub is getting a bit older, he is taking more of an interest in how he looks and is styled for parties or photos.

He is not shaving yet, but with that around the corner-I'm looking into good natural products for him to use.

Oh, and maybe some style inspiration? (*snickering)

NYE style guide: shave with Aubrey Organics creme de la shave ultra moisturizing creme

Hi Ya Gorgeous!
 Who is going to a fancy new year's eve party? Show of hands?

Ok, now-who is going to a NYE home party? Raise 'em high.

Who is going to brave the crowds at Disneyland? If you are-good luck and hope you survive.

Honk if you are going to be at Legoland for the New Brick Year's Eve party! Honk honk!

Enough with the silliness. Let's talk party prep. Get your shave on and excess hair off with Aubrey Organics creme de la shave ultra moisturizing shave creme. Its so rich and luxurious!

Friday, December 26, 2014

NYE 2015 glo minerals in snapdragon: for the midnight kiss

Hello Gorgeous!
There are a few days left to get ready for a 2015 New Year's Eve party to ring in the best year of your life!
Kissing at the stroke of midnight is a long standing tradition. Perhaps a statement colored lip is needed?

NYE 2015: get your party started with Layrite Hair Pomade

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It's time to get ready to travel for New Year's Eve. My family is getting ready to hit the road to party in El Monte, El Segundo, Carlsbad and San Diego. As usual.  (If we are missing an El city, please let me know...)

I love celebrating New Year's Eve and the chance to start fresh and anew.

It's time to really get gussied up and gorgeous for making memories.

Guys-this post is for you! Layrite deluxe pomade is going to get you looking your best and have the look last!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Foot Cardigan: what you really wanted in your Christmas stocking!

Hello Gorgeous!
How is your Christmas day going? My family has opened the presents, ate the fancy breakfast, and now we are off to see Unbroken and eat prime rib. Cheers and Merry Christmas to you!

Now for those of you who opened your gifts and perhaps were left longing-log on online, right now and order these!

Foot Cardigan is just cool. It's a tradition in my family to wear weird socks. The funkier the better.

If you too have a longing for the strange and wonderful in the sock world-Foot Cardigan has you and all  the human members of the family. Stay tuned for pet socks.

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Hello Gorgeous!
It's here. The official celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. He is the best gift ever.

 Portrait by Akiane

Jesus Christ God IS...




Jesus the Christ is the only one who could SAVE anyone from having to pay the punishment(s) for their own sins. Thus, as he has said: "I AM the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father [GOD], but by me." (John 14:6). "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:10-12). 

Special thank you and shout out to the One Christian Ministry for the list!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A very Merry Christmas eve to you and your family

Hello Gorgeous,
My family is in the middle of celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas.

Cheers to your family enjoying a celebration too.

Matthew 1:18-25

18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23”The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”-- which means, “God with us.”
24When Joseph awoke, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
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Life Time Fitness Commitment Day on January 1st

Honk honk 'n' holler Gorgeous!
Now-is the time to be thinking about fitness goals for 2015.

Enter...Life Time Fitness.

This year, Life Time will be opening its doors to the public during the Commitment Day Festival, with a goal of getting one million people through the door to commit to a healthier life in 2015.

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As the battle of the bulge wages on in America, we're seeing skyrocketing obesity rates and lower life expectancies among children. Life Time--The Healthy Way of Life Company aims to inspire positive change by opening its doors to the community and hosting one million workouts across the country during its Commitment Day Festival (January 1), Fun Run (January 1-4), and Indoor Triathlon Workout (January 4, 2015).

Set to take place at 113 Life Time destinations from coast to coast, the Festival will feature healthy family events all weekend long. In addition, 52 Life Time destinations will host the annual Commitment Day 5K Fun Run on January 1st for all ages and abilities as participants join together in a symbolic commitment to lead healthier, more active lives in 2015. Plus, in partnership with IRONMAN, on January 4th, 79 Life Time destinations will host an inaugural Indoor Triathlon Workout to encourage and educate people of all athletic abilities on the sport of triathlon.
The Commitment Festival is open to both members and non-members and will kick off on January 1, 2015 with the Commitment Day 5K Fun Run taking place in 52 cities in 24 states. Commitment Day Festival offers a variety of educational and entertaining events, including:
·        Daily Fit Talks and Workout Workshops – The FIT Talks series is designed to educate and empower participants with approachable, relevant, and simple life-changing actions, such as breaking up with sugar, eating fat to burn fat, and why counting calories won’t lead to long term results. Participants may also attend a Workout Workshop in which they’ll have an opportunity to learn and burn with a new workout, such as ViPR, LT Connect, Strength and Flexibility, Battling Ropes, Upper Body Strength & Tone and more.
·        Jan. 2nd Alpha Madness – The Life Time Alpha program is designed for anyone looking to lose weight or enhance performance. Participants will start with a Get Connected Seminar to introduce heart rate training via LT Connect, which helps them train smarter not harder. From there, they’ll have the opportunity to compete against themselves in an Alpha Workout focused on functional movements suitable for all ages and fitness abilities.
·        Jan. 3rd Yoga Commitment Jam – Yogis and beginners alike will de-stress from the holidays and kick off a commitment to yoga with 90-minute Vinyasa Flow class suitable for all ages and abilities.
·        Jan. 4th Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by Life Time Tri and IRONMAN – Redefine your 2015: commit to tri. If you’ve ever wanted to try a tri, this is where to start. Inspiration without intimidation, the 60-minute indoor workout will feature a 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute spin, and 20-minute treadmill run. Athletes of all abilities from beginner to experienced are invited. All participants who register for and attend the Indoor Triathlon Hour ($25 fee) receive a lifestyle training shirt, swim cap, race bib, $20 off a $100 purchase at, one free month of Masters swim lessons with Life Time Swim (new participants only) and $10 a new LifeSpa service of $50 or more, plus, are eligible for a chance to win one of three slots to the 2015 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria or, one of five slots to a Life Time Tri Series race. Learn more about event locations and registration at Limited spots available per club.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Palladio High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm in Bloooming Berry: for Christmas parties to NYE parties!

Hello Gorgeous,
Want  a fast and affordable party look-especially for the 2015 New Year's Eve parties?

Palladio. Have you tried it yet?

High Intensity Herbal Lip Balms

The ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick. The high-pigment formula helps protect and prevent drying and chapped lips and provides a rich shade pay-off. Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Olive Oil help create a breathable barrier to keep lips moist while intense pigment and pearls add color and shine for a three-dimension effect.
Ingredients:Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera,(Candelilla) Wax,Beeswax (Cera Alba),Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil,Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Red 7 CI 15850, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Iron Oxides CI 77492, Mica CI 77019, Iron Oxides CI 77499
 Just $7.00 -perfect for wearing the Pantone 2015 color of the year Marsala for NYE parties!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Financially Wise Women with Brittney Castro and the "Budgetor" for a very merry new year!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
In order to make the new year- a very merry one-now is the time to start a financial plan for 2015 to be your best year ever!

Brittney Castro at Financially Wise Women has an easy to use program to help mentor you in the process of taking control of your spending,saving and party cash.  Learn her 50/20/30 rule for making ends meet, saving and having a little bit on the side to spend on enjoying life.

FYI here are the steps for the FWW Budget:

1.      Purchase it using this link--
2.      Once purchased we email them Budget template to download and start using.
3.      Then we email them a video tutorial that teaches how to use this budget template every week.
4.      Start using the budget every week in the weekly Money Dates---Easy Breezy!
 And here is my two cents about the whole shebang!

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Swell Caroline for the jewelery lover stocking stuffer

Hi ya Gorgeous,

 Christmas came a few days early for me and I received  my all time favorite fragrance, Chanel No 5 parfum as an present. So stinkin' happy! I was completely out and now I have another near year supply.

 For those ladies who would prefer jewelry over perfume, put Swell Caroline on your list for a wee stocking stuffer this year!

 The Swell Caroline Cut-Out Baby Spade Bracelet-delicate, and elegant. $22 on the website.

Thin metal bracelet with cut-out spade detail. Adorable in size and featuring our signature spade icon, the Cut-Out Baby Spade is a must have for any Swell Caroline fan. 

Details: 2 & 1/4" diameter, 1/8" - width of thin bracelet, 1/2" - diameter of spade with slip on bangle.

It's not too late to get this for a friend, a family member or yourself!
Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pantone 2015 Marsala toned lips for Christmas parties with Essence Cosmetics at Ulta Beauty

Hello Gorgeous!
 Hanukkah is in full swing and Christmas is right around the corner! Woo hoo!
For those of you who have parties to go to, are planning a NYE look or want to get some last minute stocking stuffers for the beauty lover in your life-think Essence Cosmetics.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cate McNabb Cosmetics for last minute stocking stuffer

Hello Gorgeous,
For those of you who need to get a stocking stuffer for a beauty lover-especially a beauty lover who likes cruelty free cosmetics, get Cate McNabb Cosmetics!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Perfume gift sets: perfect for the last minute shopper

Hello Gorgeous!
 We are in the middle of celebrating Hanukkah while preparing for Christmas which is just 5 days away!
Woo hoo!

 So for those of you who have some shopping left to do-my favorite go to gift is fragrance. Especially these sets that come with a gwp-gift with purchase-the body lotion and shower gel are included.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oil Essentials Beauty from Israel

Hi Ya Gorgeous!
Happy Hanukkah to you and your loved ones!
In honor of all things Israel, today I want to introduce you to Oil Essentials Beauty.

There are several formulations to choose from to help heal and restore all areas of the skin with Oil Essentials Beauty. Find at your local Rite Aid stores.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Z skin systems: the Christmas gift that keeps giving!

Hello Gorgeous!

Meet Z Skin Systems-my 30 day challenge for radiant skin!

For those of you who want clear skin, there is a Z Skin System for you too!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GuruNanda Oil Pulling Ayurvedic Formulation for what ails you

Hello Gorgeous!

Ok-let's just take a moment and all agree that there is going to be a time this Christmas season that you are going to over indulge in something. Whether it's sweets, fats, alcohol or a combination of all of it-over indulging is happening.

Also-all of us live in a degree of pollution, stress and toxins.
So meet this ancient tradition of oil pulling with GuruNanda.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Salon Grafix High Beams: all the color without the commitment

Ok Gorgeous,
It's never too early to start planning your NYE look.

Meet Salon Grafix High Beams-or, how to have party hair instantly!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New! Piper's Perfumery Naughty & Nice Fragrance Mist with sweet mandarin and creamy amber

Hello Gorgeous,
I'm such a fragrance lover. All sorts of perfumes. I was just introduced to Piper's Perfumery in Naughty & Nice fragrance mist.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gerard Cosmetics: best nude lipsticks for Christmas parties and family photos

Hello Gorgeous,
The beauty lover on your list will love these lipsticks from Gerard Cosmetics. They are so classic and retro and wonderful! I just knew the brown lipstick trend was coming back and could be worn gorgeously.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliator: best stocking stuffer ever

Hello Gorgeous,
 Wee! It's a fun tradition in the Jan Marini skincare line to create a new exfoliator for the holidays.

 Say hello to the limited edition Cranberry Orange scented exfoliator from Jan Marini!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sente: medical grade skincare for fixing dry winter skin for family photos

Hello Gorgeous,
Winter skin needs just as much protection as harsh sun in the summer.

I just tried Sente, Science Based beauty skincare and it's a wee pump of luxury every time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Real Purity cosmetics for nature inspired beauty gift giving

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I just tried a new beauty line that is a pure and natural cosmetic called Real Purity.

I have put together a party look to go bag full of items to take you from work to play!

Get ready, set, go!

Meet Real Purity and before we get into the products and the look, you have got to meet Virginia. She is a pioneer!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton in a power ponytail NYC; needs a Mia TonyTail to dress it up!

 Hi Ya Gorgeous!
I am such a Kate Middleton fan. I am a huge Diana fan too! I remember when Princess Diana married Charles, I was busy at the Toronto Film Festival and caught a glimpse of a tv screen as often as I could to see the wedding. Oh the pomp and circumstance!

Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Today, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is in New York City with her husband William on a good will trip and in the dreary coldweather she stepped out in this gorgeous hot pink coat ( yes please, size same as her!) and a power pony tail.

I love it! Kate Middleton rocks that power ponytail with grace. Though it did remind me of the line in the movie Mean Girls, where 'you can only wear your hair in a ponytail once a week'. Obviously, the Duchess picked today.

Now meet the Mia Tony Tails!

LaRoche-Posay: 3 piece winter skin care kit for picture perfect skin in Christmas card photos

 Hello Gorgeous!
Please look closely at these boxes of LaRoche-Posay skincare. Do you see it? Those dots are braille on the box! I have never noticed that on other beauty brands. Cheers to LaRoche-Posay!

Ok, on to a simple 3 step system to get your skin ready for the family Christmas photos or if you are traveling and want to look amazing in holiday photos.
 LaRoche-Posay can be found online or in Walgreen's drugstores and the bigger stores have testers available so you can feel the product and get a sense for scent and texture. I heaer it's available at Ulta though I have not personally seen it there.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Help to heal aggressively treated skin: these products will see you through the gooey phase-Heliocare!

Hello Gorgeous!
I love Christmas! I got an early Christmas present-which is and is not an actual present.
I got several freckles that had changed their size, shape, color and texture.

Oh joy!

So that brought an immediate and aggressive session of skin treatment that left several spots on my face, nose to be exact-that needed some extra tlc and care.

These are the products that helped get me through the gooey phase, past the crust and into the bright red healing phase.

Heliocare, Triderma, Ora's Amazing Herbals and Hylands Arnica.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pearl Harbor: the attack, remembering, on the living list for 2015

Hello Gorgeous,
Today I write to remember the soldiers who fought and gave their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the 2015 year, Mancub and I plan to visit the memorial. Below are some details about this day in 1941.

The Japanese began their air attack. The first wave arrived over Pearl Harbor at approximately 7:45 a.m. to find seven U.S. battleships moored along "Battleship Row", on the east side of Ford Island. Another battleship was in dry dock in the nearby Navy Yard. Other moorings which the Japanese believed might include battleships, or the equally important aircraft carriers, were at the Navy Yard's 1010 Dock and along Ford Island's western side.

The Japanese initially hit the airfields, destroying many aircrafts located on the southern tip of Ford Island. This attack followed by the dispatch of communications was the World's first notification that war had begun in the Pacific.

Moments thereafter, torpedo planes attacked from west hitting the USS Helena, USS Utah and USS Raleigh, all on the west side of Ford Island. From the east, torpedo planes came in and hit the USS California, the USS Nevada, USS Oklahoma and West Virginia located on the east side of Ford Island.
As the torpedo planes continued the first wave attacks, additional bombs were dropped on "Battleship Row", hitting several ships. The USS Arizona received a death blow followed by a huge explosion. As the first wave departed, the Japanese telegraph operator taped out Tora, Tora, Tora: the code word for surprise attack achieved. 

The second wave of planes further attacked some of the ships already hit, further destroying the Navy Yard. The battleship Pennsylvania and three destroyers were bombed in dry dock. Other bombers went after the Nevada, which had left her berth and was trying to get to sea. Anti-aircraft gunfire met these ships, causing losses which were far greater than those of the first attack wave.
Fortunately, neither wave had the opportunity to hit American aircraft carriers, all of which were out at sea. Fuel storage tanks, maintenance areas and most destroyers and submarines were not targeted.Remember: you are beautiful! Thank you for visiting the blog and check back for promotions and beauty giveaways!

Penguins of Madagascar movie review for the family

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
My family has wanted to see this film since we saw the trailer in the Big Hero 6 movie. Which, by the way, was a great film for a family with young kids.

Now the Penguins of Madagascar movie is a spin off of the Dreamworks animated movie Madagascar.

In their own film, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

I have a 9 year old and he laughed right along with me and what I liked best about the movie is that the cartoon is keeping my son entertained, though the tightly woven dialogue with inside jokes that only an adult would get kept me laughing.

These jokes are in no way demeaning, degrading, dirty or of off color humor. They are just funny. I would mention them here but then it would spoil it for you in the movie.

 Just be looking and listening extra intently to what the penguins are saying. Case in point, look at the inflatable bounce house name.
I rest my case!

The movie comes in at 92 minutes. It's fast and fun, lots of action, good music and nothing violent or too scary.

You can feel good taking the whole family! Here's the trailer, enjoy! Especially the cheezy dibbles part.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

What to wear to a Christmas light viewing party #Polyvore

Hi ya Gorgeous! Who all is going out to see a Christmas light parade or show tonight? There are so many fun family events to attend! I find it hard to fit it all in! Well below is my #Polyvore set of what I would like to wear to the Christmas light viewing party tonight! How about you? What will you be wearing?