Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OLD WIVES’S TALES ABOUT DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS

Hi ya Gorgeous,
In this season of transition as I am moving into full time film making and part time blogging - I post on Mondays. But! This guest post of information on dieting is so good, I needed to share now. Enjoy!




An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. With all of this money expended, why are so many people unable to lose weight?   

Dr. Christopher Calapai is, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. He says that, “People are dealing with dieting information overload. It is hard to know what is sound weight loss advice and what is a myth.”   He sets the record straight on some of our most commonly held diet and weight loss myths.

You can eat whatever you want if you workout
Unfortunately, a half hour on the treadmill isn’t going to help you lose weight if you reward yourself by downing a few slices of cake and an order of French fries. The treadmill told you that you burned off 500 calories, but those estimated machine readouts are not always accurate.  It’s near impossible to out-exercise a bad diet unless you plan to spend half your day in the gym. You must workout and eat smart to see results.

Organic food is diet food.
The word organic is enticing, but it’s also misleading. Organic means a food is grown without pesticides or other chemicals and is not genetically modified. But it says absolutely nothing about the nutrient value of the food itself, or whether it’s a good dietary choice, or whether it has excessive fat, sugar, or starch. Organic sugar is still sugar. Organic white flour is still white flour. Organic butter is still butter and organic lard is still lard.

You Can Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks.
You probably can lose 10 pounds in two weeks if you crash-diet, but that pace is rarely sustainable.  Most of the weight will return once you start eating normally. To truly lose 1 pound, you need to “eliminate” 3,500 calories—the amount stored in a pound of fat—by eating less and moving more. If you cut 500 calories (or cut 300 and burn 200 through exercise) every single day of the week, you’ll lose about a pound a week. And that’s real weight loss.
amount stored in a pound of fat—by eating less and moving more. If you cut 500 calories (or cut 300 and burn 200 through exercise) every single day of the week, you’ll lose about a pound a week. And that’s real weight loss.


Cleanses and detoxes are a good way to jump-start a diet.

Nobody needs to detox.
Unless you've been poisoned, you have a built-in, super-efficient system for filtering out most of the harmful substances you eat. It's made up of two toxin-bashing organs: the liver and the kidneys. Our kidneys filter our blood and remove any waste from our diet, and our livers process medications and detoxify any chemicals we ingest. Paired together, these organs make our bodies natural cleansing powerhouses.


You can’t eat after 8pm
It doesn't matter what time of day you eat. It is what and how much you eat and how much physical activity you do during the whole day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight. No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat. If you want a snack before bedtime, think first about how many calories you've eaten that day.

You must keep your blood sugar topped up, and eat little and often to achieve it

 This is one of the least accurate bits of advice. Every time you eat a carbohydrate, and your blood glucose levels rise, the body needs to release a substance called insulin (from the pancreas) to return your blood glucose levels to normal. Any “topping up” simply places a demand on the body to get the blood glucose levels back down again. This might be the  reason for the explosion in type 2 diabetes – the body is asked to release insulin too much, too often and has no way of recognizing some of the foreign substances we consume in modern man-made food.


Wait Until You're Hungry to Eat.
Myth!: By waiting to eat until you're very hungry, your hunger simply builds and builds until it's all consuming, causing your appetite to spiral out of control. In fact, new research reveals that by skipping breakfast, you'll end up eating more calories in total and making less healthy food choices throughout the day than you would have otherwise. Research also shows that forgoing breakfast activates your body's insulin response, triggering fat storage and weight gain.






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Monday, August 14, 2017

Gettin' Pitty With It - How To Stay Fresh In Hot Weather During BTS

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Sweet and happy Monday to you! I love Mondays - I get so much accomplished!
Today I have a video review of several products from the most natural to most chemically laden for 48 hour wear  in antiperspirants and deoderants.

Back to School is in full swing in Arizona since we went back two weeks ago. The weather has been muy muy hot and I know that other southern states have been hot also. So what's a gal to do to keep fresh, dry and keep stink at bay?

Watch the video and you will see all of the examples!





This video is talking about the heat and how to handle the pitty process of staying fresh.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Do you DOVE Your Hair? Back to School Help Inside!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

The month of August is on! Back to School is in full swing here in Arizona - my son is already back in his class and  now he waits for his first break. Seriously!

Makeup University has been so busy at makeup events, product launches and a few music video and film sets too!

In between all of the work and the travel, I have had the good pleasure of receiving these samples from DOVE of the Intensive Repair shampoo and conditioner.


The shampoo!
Nourishes to repair the appearance of damaged hair
• System for visible repair and progressive nourishment, wash after wash 
• Nutri-Keratin Repair Actives help repair damage deep inside hair
• Hair looks healthy, strong and more beautiful
• Helps protect against future damage with continuous use
• Suitable for daily use
 
 
The Conditioner!
Nutri-Keratin Repair Actives help repair damage deep inside hair
• Visibly repairs signs of surface hair damage
• Deeply nourishes damaged hair
• Makes hair feel smoother, helps detangling and improves manageability
• Gives both instant and progressive results with continuous use
• Suitable for daily use


 Get yours on Amazon using these links or visit your favorite drugstore/mass retailer!

DOVE Intensive Repair shampoo  http://amzn.to/2udSGsE 
DOVE Intensive Repair conditioner  http://amzn.to/2v7Accf



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FACE atelier Ultra Skin - My Review

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Say hello and welcome to the month of August! This year, 2017, is now officially more than half over and Christmas is only 146 days away.

 With that in mind and upcoming holiday events and photos - it may be time to try a new face product, so meet FACE atelier Ultra skin foundation.

 Many many thanks to them for sending me a sample in the color 6.  I love the lightweight feel and  texture. The finish is beautiful and dries down to a soft powder that can be built up from sheer to full coverage. I really like the look and  feel, though, I experienced a series of pimples and breakouts along my lower cheeks and jawline.

Gack! I really like the product but won't be able to continue using it because it took a full week to heal the breakout and I had to work like crazy during that time and I can't risk another breakout. I know for me, when I saw that the silicone was a major ingredient in this PETA approved product, I knew right then that I was risking a pimple or two.

It's worth a try, and a sample can be purchased from their website so you can try it before committing to the $50.00 full size price.



Meet Ultra Skin - the ultimate lightweight foundation!  Its silicone-based formula perfects the skin with a long-lasting satin finish with light to medium buildable coverage. The creamy, soufflé-like texture produces an airbrush-like result and is perfect if you want a foundation that can be applied like a moisturizer without compromising performance.  Ultra Skin's 11 shades cover the lightest to richest complexions and are color-matched to award-winning Ultra Foundation. There are three new shades - .5, 8.5,11.5 – that can be also used to adjust Ultra Foundation shades.
No primer needed!  It's built into Ultra Skin's sophisticated formula that also has soft-focus properties, diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The flawless, satin finish doesn't need powder to set and thanks to the silicone-based formula, it's ideal for mature, troubled or sensitive skin. Read more about silicones.
Ultra Skin works in perfect harmony with the FACE atelier’s complete complexion range, including Ultra Foundation’s beloved adjusters: 0-, 0+, 0++ and Heat. The pump applicator and tube make it perfect for travel or a pro kit. Suitable for all skin types, water and sebum resistant Ultra Skin performs brilliantly in hot, humid and arid climates.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

GRWM and LORAC Beauty and the Beast palette

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday and hello to the last day of July. Whoa ...where does the time go! School starts this week for my cub!



In fact, everything starts this week!  Ahhh! I'm ready for it!

So today I have a video with a chit chatty update on things going on for Makeup University.

How about you? How has your summer been going?





                                                                                                                                                                                           

I made this video while getting ready - and share some updates along the way!

I just received these samples of the makeup color story LORAC did with Disney and the reboot of Beauty and the Beast.

Remember to let me know in the comments - if you were going to buy a film makeup color story - what products do you want to buy?

I'm asking for your help so as I develop the makeup color story for BEARLY film, Jael, ZBoy and Nascar Nights - I want to be sure and create the top products that people are most interested in buying!

Personally, I live in bronzer and gloss - so those are top items for me to create! Looking forward to your thoughts!

These items are available on Amazon - if you need free shipping:
Lipgloss $34.00 http://amzn.to/2tzhNki
Cheeks $28.00 http://amzn.to/2utaA9X


Find these items at http://loraccosmetics.com or Ulta Beauty!
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

3 Ways to Renew Your Tired Summer Self with Arbonne Rescue & Renew

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I am in Arizona, and though it is hot and  feels every bit of  summer, the school year has begun and as   a Mom, the family schedule really revolves around the school year so we are back on a stricter schedule. Sigh.

This summer has been fun and epic with adventures and travel, college courses for my cub and making new friends.

I just received  some samples of the new Arbonne Rescue & Renew products made for rejuvenating   one self in at home spa treatments that are simple to  work into daily life.

 First, the Detox Bath Soak. I do not take baths, like ever because it's a vaginal yeast infection waiting to happen. If you do take baths, enjoy! Or if you are a bath taker and in a hurry, no time for all that tub filling, simply plug that tub up while you are showering and put a shake or two of these salts infused with grapefruit, tangerine, lavender juniper berry, ginger, orange and rosemary.

The water will fill around your feet and give you the aromatherapy on rising steam from a shower. Bada boom bada bing - a quick refreshing!

For the shower, use the Rescue & Renew detox wash infused with orange and grapefruit.  This has a light lather and rinses clean on the skin. It has a fresh and invigorating scent to it.

I like the product and love that Arbonne is vegan, natural, recycles and helps women builds businesses from their homes!  To get Arbonne, you either need to register on the website as a client or find a representative near you to order through.

Finally, I got a box of samples of the Rescue & Renew Detox gelee. Truth. I didn't know what these were when I opened them.

The back of the box instructions said to apply regularly morning  and evening or after sports, exercise or sun exposure. So I opened a tube up and rubbed it all over my face. Talk about tingly. Really tingly. Don't get this near your eyes and I definitely do not think that this is an anti-aging treatment to "rescue & renew" signs of aging.  In fact, I think it more of a sport muscle rub?

I like the light gel, and the scent, and after my next  run I will rub some on and see how that works versus trying to use it as a face serum!

Thank you Arbonne for the samples and remember to get yours from your local Arbonne independent consultant! Find one at www.arbonne.com




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Saturday, July 29, 2017

How to Celebrate National Lipstick Day

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today is more than Saturday or Caturday,  it's National Lipstick Day! 

Did you know that  lipstick was not rationed during the war? The Queen of England had a shade made just for  her in a red that matched her robes and sash, it's called Balmoral after her childhood home in Scotland.

I am a lipgloss lover, though today, we celebrate lipstick. I have some beautiful samples to share with you from several brands.  I love that lipstick can elevate a low mood as well as be the perfect accessory to a power suit or party dress!


 In this photo from left to right is the Black Opal lip crayon with a super rich matte color. Catrice lipstick is a popular European brand and the coverage is full with a tone of color and moisture. Next is Pacifica, one of the best vegan beauty brands out there!

The Pacifica liquid mineral lipstick is smooth and well wearing on the lip.  I have two colors from Essence Cosmetics in their matt matt matt line, there is a nude beige tone and then a warm mauve tone -  these lipsticks are matte and buttery on the mouth - not drying at all! In the photo, the next lip stain from Alima Pure is new to me and I'm in love with this soft tint with lots of moisture!  It's perfect for gals going back to school!

Finally in the photo you see the two Lorac Alter Ego lip stains in Activist and Secret Agent. I'm a fan of this brand, and these lip stains pack a powerful long wearing tint that is also moisturizing that doesn't build up on the mouth.



Finally, how do you apply your lipstick? Sure, it's easy to bullet it on but if you take the extra step of applying with a precision lip brush, like this one from Royal Langnickel in the Moda Metallics collection you will have a longer lasting application with super precise detail to the cupid bows and corners of the mouth.

You should try one and be sure and get a couple, one for your home, purse and work/school space!

Final thought, remember that today, MAC Cosmetics is giving away a free lipstick! Go get one!
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Back to School with Essence Cosmetics

Hi ya Gorgeous!
It is already Back to School season here in Arizona - where did the summer go? 


I recently received some lovely samples from Essence Cosmetics that are super perfect for ending the summer beautifully as well as starting the Back to School season off on the right foot!

As always, the glosses from Essence Beauty, are in the $5 range - I have two, a beautiful mauve tone and also a shimmery unicorn pink! Pair these with a liner or a lipstick!

I also have two of the new "insta" matte products - one is a mattifying spray for your makeup and the other is a lip product that turns any lip product into a matte finish.

The mascaras - are a sore spot! I absolutely love the Princess mascara from Essence but these two new formulations, that are 18 hour were smudgy, clumpy, and over all funky on me! I don't like the lengthening or the thickening. This could be me, and they have a really affordable price - so it's worth you trying them and remember to keep your receipt just in case you need to exchange!


This  video is a grwm style video showing the new products from Essence Cosmetics!




Find your favorite Essence cosmetics at  Ulta Beauty stores and online at Amazon

P.S.  This is the foundation I was talking about in the  video but did not have on hand to show you.  essence Pure Nude Make-Up, 10 Pure Beige  http://amzn.to/2gWWHLR


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Monday, July 17, 2017

How to use the Beauty and the Beast makeup color story from LORAC for everyday wear

Hi ya Gorgeous

How's your Monday now? Or should I say, how's your summer? Here in Arizona, the summer is in full broil and school for the cub starts back in 3  short weeks ...or are they short? He is definitely ready to go back and see his friends which brings to mind the question that year round school, with a 2 week break in between semesters would do just fine. On to the makeup!


I recently received some very lovely samples from LORAC of their color story collection for the reboot of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.


 Something to know going forward, I am ride or die for the original 1990's animated version and none to thrilled about another warmed over version of an Oscar winning trophy of a film.  In short, I have not seen the film yet, and when it arrives on Netflix, I will let you know my thoughts.

 In the meantime, I think that LORAC has knocked it out of the park again, with Disney, and another amazing, collector edition of a makeup color story for a film. I was SO impressed with the Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales collection ,though this is just as stunning.


 I have the eyeshadow pallet, cheek color palette, lipglosses and lipsticks and I'm beyond delighted! The colors are everyday perfect and if you know LORAC products, you know how soft, silky, smooth, blendable, pigmented, wet or dry they are!


I love all of the lip colors and the lipsticks or lip glosses can be worn alone, with liner, paired together or mixed and matched!


If you are a fan of anything Disney, Belle, Beast, the film or LORAC and special editions, rush to get these now because who knows how long they will be around!



Remember to let me know in the comments - if you were going to buy a film makeup color story - what products do you want to buy?

I'm asking for your help so as I develop the makeup color story for BEARLY film, Jael, ZBoy and Nascar Nights - I want to be sure and create the top products that people are most interested in buying!

Personally, I live in bronzer and gloss - so those are top items for me to create! Looking forward to your thoughts!

These items are available on Amazon - if you need free shipping:
Lipgloss $34.00 http://amzn.to/2tzhNki
Cheeks $28.00 http://amzn.to/2utaA9X


Find these items at http://loraccosmetics.com or Ulta Beauty!

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

So here it is! Indpendence Day! We are officially half  way through the year 2017 - whoa - how does that go by so fast?


The rest of the month is a trip followed by a trip and then back to school here!   My family is making the most of the time to travel and be with family.  Pictures when we get back!


I pray that you and your family have a safe  and fun filled memory making 4th of July holiday celebration!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BEARLY film teaser trailer inside

 Hi ya Gorgeous,

Quick update on blog things and film making and going  forward with good intentions!



Makeup University has been around for seventeen years - whoa -17 years and that's jsut a portion of my makeup  artistry work.  All  ofhat makeup doing business startedvia a sideways connection from my film making.

See, I started makeup sideways on a film set where I was working on the crew in a different capacity and one thing led to another and the next thing you  know I was doing makeup full time and had more gigs paying the bills versus directing film and video gigs. Phew.

So I stuck with it. That is until my wee cub, the love of my life said he had no desire in taking over the makeup business  but really loved video making, story telling and content creation.  Sigh.

So I dusted off some old scripts I had and moved forward  in their production.  I have Jael A Western Tale, Nascar Nights, BEARLY and ZBoy all in various stages of production .

Which brings me to BEARLY - which just had it's teaser trailer drop, you can  see that below. Enjoy and stay tuned for more makeup mixed with film posts!






It's the last day to get your BEARLY tshirt/tank!  Remember to look on the BACK!
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Meet L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep Acting Facial Moisturizer

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday. Whoa. Do I ever love a Monday. You know, I get more accomplished on a Monday than I do all week! Or at least that is what it  feels like! 




Today is no different - I have already got massive action taken on many things and goals and even got the wheels turning on a return to the Monday blog and video posts for Makeup University.

In case you didn't know, I have been in Tucson for the past three weeks while my son attended the University of Arizona for tech camp and I completed production on BEARLY film.

Phew!

So in this blog post and video - meet the moisturizer known as
L'Oreal Revitalift  Triple Power Deep-Acting Facial Moisturizer!




This is a free sample from Influenster and  I arrived home to it. Oh if only I had this in Tucson with me! It was so hot and dry there my skin became dryer and itchy!

In my #RevitaliftChallenge - I'm using the sample twice a day for 14 days with photos along the journey to track the results. So far I'm loving it!  This product does have a  heavy perfume scent - I can smell my face for about an  hour after applying. The scent does not bother me though if you are sensitive to smells, this could  be an issue for you.

You can find L'Oreal Revitalift and  other goodies at mass retailers nationwide OR - be cool and stay home and just have it auto-delivered by Amazon!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What To Take On Summer Road Trip


Hi ya Gorgeous,
I've been on an extended travel for work, life and my cub going to U of A. As we have been in the RV and at a very public RV park, I have found a need for constantly having a disinfectant wipe on  hand as well as hand sanitizer.



 Whether I am walking the dog to poop at the public dog park, or at the swiming pool, or touching anything anywhere around here at the very beautiful Tucson Lazydays campground based on my own need for keeping germs at bay!

 In my experience, the EO organic deodorant wipe with tea tree did nothing against the 118 degree heat here in Tucson. I think in 68 degree weather this would be fabulous and healthy!

I absolutely LOVE the EO natural hand sanitizer and every one in the family from the youngest to the oldest are using and enjoying.

If you want a solution to products that do not contain triclosan, then look here, www.eoproducts.com and get some for your upcoming summer road trips! 
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Friday, June 2, 2017

How to Makeup Using LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Palette

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
TGIF!
Oh so excited that the weekend is here! I made this video for you and then this blog post and then...on the road to Tucson for the production of my horror short film, BEARLY!

 
Did you see the new Pirates of the Caribbean film? Special thank you to LORAC Cosmetics for the samples. 
 There are several other shades in the glosses - I have from left to right on my arm swatches: Risk It all, Trident, Me Hearties, Ahoy Matey, and Barboss-Y and .  These are $26 each and are both a lipstick and a gloss with a lil mirror too!


 I love the creamy moisturizing formulation and double love a double duty product. I am a long time fan of this brand and look forward to seeing more from them!


This palette is a gorgeous keepsake for any Disney fan and Pirates of the Caribbean fan. The palette sells for $52 and contains 18 shades that can be used as eye shadow, eye liner, there is a hint of highlighter and contour in these shades and eye looks that can go from day to night!  I will be using this palette on my talent for BEARLY film, stay tuned to see!

Click here tolearn more about BEARLY :  http://facebook.com/bearlyfilm


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Products featured in video in order of appearance

Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales
Treasure In The Stars eyeshadow palette

Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales
Lipstick/Lipgloss duos in:
Risk It All / Trident / Me Hearties / Ahoy Maties / Barboss-Y

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation in R250 http://amzn.to/2qQ6lj2
Veil Cosmetics Sunset Light face primer  http://amzn.to/2qKCAFj
Essence Cosmetics Princess Lash mascara  http://amzn.to/2rOlZ3l
Ardell demi wispies lashes  http://amzn.to/2rB8seL
Beauty Junkees highlight/contour palette  http://amzn.to/2qJMwdQ
Smashbox bronzer  http://amzn.to/2rB9KWP

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bullhead City Native Protects Middle East Skies over Bahrain

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today's post is near and dear to my heart. Myself and my family are huge supporters of the United States Military and many of our family members have served in the Navy, as well as Army, Air Force and Marines.

Petty Officer First Class Kimberly Kustesky

It's with great joy that I repost this story from Lt. Philip Fortnam about a beautiful young lady from my home area in Arizona.  Meet Petty Officer First Class Kimberly Kustesky.  She is hard at work for the United States and deserves this recognition. Please enjoy the story and share it forward while keeping her in your prayers!
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Bullhead City Native Protects Middle East Skies over Bahrain


By Lt. Philip Fortnam, Navy Office of Community Outreach

U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – A 1998 Mohave High School graduate and Bullhead City, Arizona native is a part of a Navy team tasked to protect the skies over the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.


Petty Officer First Class Kimberly Kustesky is a master-at-arms, which involves enforcing the rules and regulations on the base to maintain good order and discipline. We provide security, anti terrorism and force protection, according to Kustesky.

“I work in training and I enjoy teaching a new concept to my Sailors,” said Kustesky. “I love the expression on their faces when they get it.”

Within this undisclosed location in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Sailors from all over the United States come together to form one unit, providing unparalleled support to multiservice personnel within the area of operations. These Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines work together to deter and counter disruptive countries, defeat violent extremism and strengthen security and stability throughout the region.

She is one of thousands of Sailors forward deployed to the Middle East in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

The Navy’s 5th Fleet’s area of operation encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse comprises 20 countries, including three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.

Kustesky is receiving firsthand experience working in a foreign country alongside coalition-focused forces who are executing the full spectrum of maritime operations with foreign counterparts, to keep the world safe from hostile forces.

“This command is a multi-national, multi-service environment. Working with the other services and the host nation is really interesting, seeing how they’re similar and how they’re not,” said Kustesky.

Kustesky realizes the significance of serving her country abroad and is proud of the work she is doing in the Middle East, helping protect America halfway around the world.

“The Navy is family. That means wherever I go in the country or the world I have friends and acquaintances. That's very different from the civilian world,” said Kustesky.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Take Care Of Yourself While Working A Film Set with Dr Teals

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I am packing now for Tucson. The pets. The plants. The cub. We are traveling to set for my short thriller film, BEARLY.


Things to know about working a film set - it is a lot of hurry up and wait. The days are very long and in this season, very hot.


I'm packed and prepared and I will be taking my new samples of Dr Teals Pink Himalayan mineral soak and bath foam with me for the end of the day!

Pink Himalayan Salt reduces muscle aches by improving minerals and hydration while Magnesium Sulfate, the natural compound that is Epsom Salt, revitalizes tired, achy muscles and refreshes skin’s
appearance. Gently fragranced with uplifting blend of Bergamot & Sweet Orange essential oils to uplift the mind.

 Just what I need! These Dr Teal's average a price under $10 and can be used for the whole family.
Find Dr Teal's at mass retailers nationwide! Get some and soak it up!




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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day - Veterans of the United States of America - THANK YOU

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Today in the United States of America, we celebrate and remember the men and women of the military armed forces.





I have had many family members in the military.  Some came home from Vietnam and have never been the same.

So today, myself and Makeup University say thank you. Thank you Veterans for your courage and sacrifice.  You will not be forgotten!

Happy Memorial Day and Semper Fi!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

How to Shave Your Face with Finishing Touch Flawless

Hi ya Gorgeous
Tgif! Holy smokes. How did it get to be Memorial Day weekend already? I know. I know. I 've been saying this for months now basically since the beginning of this year and that is I feel like time is flying!

So the holiday weekend is here yet I am at home fast at work on my short film BEARLY. I took a break and did some beauty blogging when I received a sample of Finishing Touch Flawless facial hair remover.

If you saw the Facebook Live on Makeup University's Facebook page than you know this thing is for real when it comes to ease of use, being pain free and virtually goof proof for using. Just don't get too close to your eyebrows and everything will be fine!

 This little $20 goodie was easy to use and I am a regular face shaver and have always used a single edge razor from the beauty supply store. Why shave your face ladies? Because we all have facial hair or peach fuzz that makes for using more foundation.  When you shave your face, the fuzz is gone and your makeup product applies better, lasts longer and you actually use less.

I'm going to keep using this and see how it holds up under a weekly usage.

Get yours here: https://www.finishingtouchflawless.com/?mid=8978001

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Restore Your Skin for Summer with DOVE

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Oh this day. Between Sir Roger Moore (the James Bond of my generation - love you Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, but  Moore is my Bond!) passing and the Manchester massacre at an Ariana Grande concert, it's a bit bleak when it comes to outlook.
Death is natural in one case and violent and senseless in the other.  Sigh. Ok. Going forward with good intentions. I choose to look on the bright side, no matter how faint it is.

Good thing I have this positive post about the benefits of DOVE soap, a most classic of beauty tools from way back and how you can use it today to get your skin and that of your family in tip top shape for summer.


The Dove White Beauty Bar, #1 recommended bar by dermatologists, is the perfect way to get your glow back just in time for the season. After a day spent in the sun, the last thing your skin needs is an ordinary or premium soap bar that is drying and irritating. Thankfully, the Dove White Beauty Bar’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream combined with DEFI technology helps hydrate for soft, smooth skin. 


Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Mona Gohara, has 3 simple tips to prep for your skin for fun in the sun, all summer long.
 

 

 

*Make sure to choose a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher for everyday use. Reapply every 2 hours with intense sun exposure. Don't take the tinder approach to sunscreen - in other words don't grab the first one that smells or looks good. Choose one that fits your lifestyle for a longer lasting relationship. 

*For flip flop ready feet: soak, sand, smear-  soak in warm water mixed with the hydrating cleanser, like the Dove White Beauty Bar, sand down those rough heels with a pumice stone, and smear on your favorite alpha hydroxy moisturizer. (Don't forget your elbows too!) 

*Use of an antioxidant serum daily leaves the skin looking vibrant, helps prevent aging and simultaneously protects against UV damage.
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My Mother and her Mother used DOVE soap and always the white bar, until the pink came along and then it was a whole other luxurious experience. I had not used it in a while and the samples were exactly the soft and foamy goodness with creamy rinse off and light scent that I remember.

So many memories were triggered by that scent! My Nana smelling like DOVE while cooking tacos!

You c an get DOVE products at any mass retailer and online at Amazon too. So get some for the summer!

Finally, pray for Manchester and all those affected by this tragedy.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

ADOPT – A – BEARLY BEAR from the Tucson Arizona film set




ADOPT – A – BEARLY BEAR 

from the Tucson Arizona film set



 Hi ya Bearly Denizens,
Cherelynn here, BEARLY writer and director to share some good news with you. Today starts the BEARLY BEAR ADOPT-A-THON!





Adopt a BEARLY bear today! These film set bears need loving
homes! Won’t you adopt one today?



Thank you Denizens!
#BEARLYfilm

Click here for more information:

http://gofundme.com/bearlyfilm
http://bearlyfilm.com
http://facebook.com/bearlyfilm
http://patreon.com/cherelynnbaker


Thank you for supporting women in film and  film in Arizona
Rawr!






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Murad Monday - how to protect your skin while looking made up

Hi ya Gorgeous!

 Happy Monday to you!  Woo hoo! I love Mondays!


I just got back from a hike and my second time wearing the new Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum spf 50 sunscreen.

Ok. It works and if you bought you would not be disappointed. It had a hint of tint - so the first time I wore it to town for errands I paired it with just a bit of gloss, bronzer and mascara, meaning it had enough coverage to pull off a makeup look.

Second, I wore it on a run that took an hour and I've been in and out of the house all day- and no redness or hint of burn plus it still looks ok after chores and running.

Find it online Murad.com or Ulta beauty or Amazon for some free 
Prime shipping Murad http://amzn.to/2qJ5jcj
$65

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

How To Change Film Distribution - BEARLY Film -

 Hi ya Gorgeous,
So I want to share with you what I have been working on in the film department that has kept me from you and the beauty blog!


I have been developing a short film, documentary and feature film. They are all in various stages of development.

The short film BEARLY is what we are talking about today because it's in production now and will need an expensive DCP file created to show in theaters and the marketing is on the film, not on the distribution.  So  that's where the GoFundMe campaign comes in.

I'm working towards raising funds to finish this project so that I can have a proven success record to studios that showing a short in theater, works! It's a package deal - and it can benefit the customer, the theater, the film maker and the distributor. It's win win win and win. Now, to get this thing finished!

Here's the look book video and link to the campaign. Thank you in advance for any help you may have!

https://www.gofundme.com/how-to-change-film-distribution





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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to Order Prescription Glasses Online with Firmoo

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Hump Day to you! Wow, the week, the month, the year is flying by. I am stunned that May is half way over! What?  Where does the time go?



Speaking of time flying - Makeup University has a new Facebook Live session up introducing this brand I just worked with. I received a free sample of glasses from Firmoo to experience the online ordering process.


They provided me with a 50% off coupon for you to use if you need glasses too! It's not just for prescription wearing glasses, it's for sunglasses too! So go take a look and save some money too!


Use this link to find your own pair of glasses at half off!  :http://bit.ly/firmooglassess50off  




Watch the video for a full review! Remember to subscribe to the Makeup University channel!
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Get 50% OFF for Your Firmoo Glasses: http://bit.ly/firmooglassess50off
Email for collaborating: chloe@firmoo.com





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Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Vlog featuring DOVE & Humble Brush

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Whoa! This month! This year! Not complaining though it's been jam packed and has me going every which way!



This video gives you a wee update, and then a last minute Mother's Day gift idea with Dove soaps - which are classic beauty.



Finally, meet Humble Brush - omg - I love these and I'm so glad i got a chance to sample and meet this brand. They are doing what we need to be doing in conservation. I never even thought about how much plastic I throw away when it comes to a dozen toothbrushes a year.

Humble Brush has won several awards and continues to make an impact! The hand is biodegradable, the packaging is compostable, the process of the bamboo is sustainable and the bristles are BPA free!

When you buy a Humble Brush - the sale creates a free gift of a toothbrush to a child in need worldwide.  Available on the Humble Brush website or Amazon.
#humblebrush





Finally, I read a book a week and Makeup University has run several book reading clubs and challenges! Summer is here and now is the best time to challenge your children to keep reading over the summer months!




I recently read The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It's about the "enneagram" and how you find a number that correlates to your personality and ways to enhance yourself or heal yourself. It is a slow starter - but stick with it - it finishes strong! From the Amazon description: The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively.



Now let's watch the video!





Summer film project:
https://www.facebook.com/BEARLYfilm/
Documentary:
http://www.nascarnights.com/

Feature film
https://www.facebook.com/JaelAWesternTale/

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