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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.
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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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.
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
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Whoa. Okay. I can explain. No need for excuses. Though here it goes. In the beginning of 2017, I said I would only be posting on Monday due to my busy schedule with my feature film, Jael A Western Tale. I am finished with the script, there are still a few roles to cast and then, the forever list of details that need to be managed and completed to get us to production!
You can learn more about it on it’s Facebook page here: http://facebook.com/jaelawesterntaleThis week, the focus is on the Influenster Vox Box from Lancome. Oh such sweet goodies!
I received these products for free as a gift to review and give my honest opinion. I can honestly say that I don’t really like the liquid form of the foundation but this stick is a dream! It’s a semi matte finish and dries down powdery without caking in face creases. Bonus! Then the concealer is thicker than my normal brand but for those who need more coverage, I think you will enjoy the consistency, coverage and wear time! Which is long! I’m amazed by the click highlighter pen which when you click the button on the end it oozes out a bit of rose and gold shimmer liquid which more like a veil wash of color and highlight than an actual highlight powder or cream. I used it all over my face! Finally, the lip gloss is light and can be work alone, over a lipstick or lip liner. It’s so versatile and perfect for your spring and summer looks! So like Lancome says, Don’t Glow It Alone!
So part of my current over whelm is that while I am watching my feature film slowly … oh … so…slowly make it’s way to production, I did a documentary in the mean time. It was like taking a job on top of a job!
It’s completed and finishing up it’s distribution deal now, funny, how it’s easier to place a true story versus a fiction one!
This photo shows Purequosa. Otherwise known as a stinky gal who swears she is not a germaphobes new best friend!
I received a sample from them to test and it came at the best time ever! I was en route from one NASCAR race in Las Vegas to another in Phoenix and it went from hot to hotter. This colloidal silver spray with essential oils is amazing! I used it on the surface of some places, in the air in others, on my skin and in my mouth for a freshening up!
It’s available on Amazon right now – and if you have kids, pets, relatives, a house, a car, armpits and yuck mouth – you need this! Your spring break will thank you!
Finally, my favorite segment, “What Are You Reading” this week! I’m re-reading the #BeMore book by Sandi Krakowski. I love it’s bite sized nuggets of inspiration and wisdom. Get yours on Amazon today! http://amzn.to/2nJjKeh
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Hi ya Gorgeous!Happy Monday – well, better late than never! I apologize for the delay in this posting. Tomorrow is the “Man Edition” of the Holiday Gift Guide with Makeup University – and will be much shorter, promise!
Thank you very much for watching the Makeup University
Holiday Gift Guide – Ladies Edition!
Here is the video and below it is a list of the products featured in the gift guide in random order:
You may be seeing the Zika virus in the news. It can be alarming and concerning at the same time! What about spring break travel plans, or summer vacation travel? I’ve interviewed author and health economist James Rutherford for answers. You can also educate yourself now by getting his book on Amazon today “Zika Virus: A Guide For Women“.
1. What’s the best way to protect yourself and kids from the zika virus?
Protection from the Zika virus is difficult due to its unique characteristics, which pose a much larger danger in comparison to other mosquito-borne virus types, such as Dengue fever. Now, I will most likely come across a tad technical later in your questions, but this is intentional because only through knowing everything you can will it be possible to provide yourself and your kids the best protection.
Firstly, measures commonly undertaken in high-risk areas should be followed closely. For example, spraying permethrin-based repellent on clothing. It is important, also, not to allow your home to become a breeding option for mosquitoes. Zika is typically transmitted through a particular species of mosquito that has been shown to infect people during daylight hours. For that reason, it is crucial to ensure the safety of your home, garage and garden. Flower pots, dustbins, a slip ‘n slide – any object or place that can hold stale water should be cleared regularly and sprayed.
Of course, travel to high-risk countries and cities should also be avoided.
But, Zika is unique within mosquito-borne viruses. Providing people with the knowledge of the unique danger of Zika was the motivation of writing my book. Zika is here to stay, but not only due to its rapid spread throughout the world. We have the Zika-transmitting mosquito here with us, and people are already spreading the virus amongst themselves and will continue to do so until a vaccine is found.
Unfortunately, protection from mosquitoes is not enough. Person-to-person will become the main transmission source in the U.S. It is difficult to explain without omitting key information, so I’ll summarize a few topics covered in the book: how long Zika can linger in the body; how Zika implants itself in our internal organs; how sex is not the only method for people to spread Zika amongst each other; how, in some cases, Zika can have a lasting effect on reproductive organs; how Zika has been found in an active state, contagious, in unobvious bodily fluids a long time after infection.
Protective measures against Zika, therefore, is complex, but through gaining as much knowledge as you can and a rigorous safety protocol you can minimise your risk. This protocol is designed to protect yourself and your kids from contracting infection from others because, as I mentioned, Zika does not only spread through sex but also from other means. I do recommend using contraception until it is absolute that your partner is not a carrier of the virus. Additionally, demand your doctor to offer the necessary tests that correspond with topics in the book for you, your kids, and even future partners, as the complications are irreversible to those kids yet to be born.
2. What do you recommend as a first response to the possibility of being bitten by a mosquito?
Immediately seek your doctor. It is important to make sure the hospital has the lab equipment to detect Zika, but it is worrying that many aren’t equipped with lab capacity and technology to effectively detect the virus. Because it is not only found in blood, but in other fluids and internal organs, choose the tough but thorough process of eliminating all the places in the body Zika could have infected.
4 in 5 of us won’t be visibly symptomatic, which again must be stressed so that people do not dismiss a mosquito bite as harmless and, instead, ensure you get yourself tested.
3. Where do you stand on travel for spring break vacations?
Personally, I believe travel to areas of known risk should be avoided. For the simple reason that most won’t show symptoms of infection but will still be active carriers of the virus. Without making an estimate, every health professional knows the figure of infected persons to be a number so large that newspapers are unwilling to report. Each day more patients are linked to Zika, those that have suffered a miscarriage and those who have faced paralysis in the form of Guillain-Barre syndrome recently can now trace their agony to an infection.
4. If there was one thing the public needs to know about the zika virus, in your opinion, what is it?
As our news outlets continue to report on more recent findings, I’m glad to see the lid being slowly ripped off of what I am assuming was an initial attempt to prevent panic.
Over time, we will defeat the mosquito that bites and infects us with Zika. But, as we know, Zika can spread through sex. But, Zika can also spread through other means, I’m sure you can guess as to how.
How long can Zika remain in the body once infected? The range I found in my research is worrying. Where in the body does Zika remain? In our blood? Or are other internal organs susceptible? Our reproductive organs and fluids are most vulnerable to Zika, for both women and men. Once infected, are there complications to be expected in the future? Alarmingly, for some of us, yes. Again, our media has chosen to report and educate people with simple headlines as opposed to a full explanation. And people deserve a full explanation.
Our immune systems can be effective or ineffective, dependent on where a virus resides in our body. For some, Zika will be found only in our blood. Yet, when Zika settles and infects an organ where our immune system is ineffective, weeks become months and, in certain cases, years. My book shows you examples of specific cases where Zika was found not in blood, but in other fluids and, significantly, how long after infection Zika remained active. This is the most critical piece of knowledge with regards to Zika for one reason only, that in itself changes everything after it.
An Economics graduate now working as a Health/Biological Economist in a Bio-tech firm, where he specializes in research and analysis of data, finding relationships and conclusions with regard to health phenomenons and healthcare. He is happily engaged to the most important person in his life and is passionate in involving himself in his community. In downtime and for fun he make sure to find the time to binge-watch Netflix with my fiancé.
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It’s Tuesday. Not a whole lot going on, on a Tuesday. So it gives a chance to catch up on things that are going to, go on.
Here’s the short list of what’s going on:
February 12th: Lincoln’s Birthday
February 13th: Arizona’s Birthday
February 14th: Valentine’s Day
February 15th: President’s Day AND Single’s Day and Grammy’s live on CBS…and most importantly, TEEN WEEK begins! Woo hoo!
Can anything else happen on February 15th?
So going forward, I have blog posts coming up with product reviews as well as live tweeting and reports with some YouTube videos mixed in for good luck.
Let’s tackle the first thing. Valentine’s Day. Why is that first? Because you may need to give a gift, get a gift, or simply enjoy something fresh for yourself.
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Something to note: this lil beauty is wee and could fit into your pocket, your purse, and maybe even your snood.
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Now, stay tuned for TEEN WEEK coming up ….and in the meantime, enjoy this post from last year’s TEEN WEEK from Ooh La Nicoise blogger and actress, Jessica Kinni!
These days, it seems every beauty brand has hopped on the at-home express. DIY gel manicures, chemical peels, and keratin treatments –everything has a do-it-at-home alternative. And though waxing in the privacy of your own home may sound appealing, the end result could be embarrassing and painful. So we put all of the new treatments to the test to see which boxed kits were worth buying — and which were flops.
How can you keep a steady flow of healthy nutrients into your body while taking care of your jam packed family life and schedule on top of work and extra curricular commitments?
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It’s already the second week of November, and now is the time to start boosting your immune system because the holiday season will only get busier from here forward!
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I really enjoy the lifestyle format of the blog because it gives me a broader platform of products to experience and review. I was recently sent a sample of this book “Turn It Up!” by Ron Eckerman, the tour manager for the legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynrd.
I read and enjoyed stepping backstage with the author and his day to day duties of wrangling the band which at times seemed like herding cats. There are so many explosive personalities that were charged part by pure talent and part by drugs and alcohol.
This is a quick and easy read that gives a snippet in time account of what life was like for the band on the road.
I enjoyed it and think it makes a great stocking stuffer gift for holiday giving. I found it listed on Amazon.com for $9.95 and Kindle edition is available. So check it out and ‘turn it up’!
Lynyrd Skynyrd was the definition of Southern
Rock. The iconic band, the American Rolling Stones, lasted only four
years under the leadership of Ronnie Van Zant. Ron Eckerman was with
them the last two of those years, and had a unique view of the band’s
meteoric rise from 2500 seat venues to performances in front of 500,000
fans. Meet these unlikely rock stars and experience life on the road as
the group rips its way across the USA. The road life is revealed from a
unique point of view, as well as the effects on personal lives and
tragedy of the untimely plane crash.
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Long gone are the days of makeup simply concealing your acne, redness, and wrinkles. Now, many products do that and treat those issues, actually working to transform your skin while they help you fake a perfect complexion. Sounds like a win-win situation to us! Here, the dream team of primers, foundations, and more that multi-task better than the rest.
Well hello and happy Saturday sweet gorgeous! Back to school is upon us! This looks like a neat tv special coming up that will be fun and safe for the family to watch. Read on!
This photo is Will.i.am on stage at 20th Annual FIRST® Robotics Championship Will.i.am, frontman for The Black Eyed Peas is helping to get kids across America ready to go back to school – and excited about math and science – with his TV special, “i.am.FIRST: Science is Rock & Roll” that will air on ABC August 14th from 7PM – 8PM.
The Black Eyed Peas and Willow Smith perform, and guests include Justin Bieber, Jack Black, Bono, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, Josh Duhamel, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler and FIRST founder and inventor (the Segway) Dean Kamen talk about why they’re excited about science and technology.
The one hour TV special focuses on the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition for high school students. This Olympiad for the mind includes team profiles and robot teams duking it out on the floor of the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for top honors and scholarship prizes.
Rock stars are cool, pro athletes are cool, but consider every time you use your mobile phone, laptop, HDTV, Facebook, YouTube, etc. to get the latest news and entertainment, it was a smart kid with science and tech skills that made it happen – that’s cool too. The kids with the math, science and engineerings smarts like Jeff Bezos/Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook, and Steve Jobs/Apple grew up to be tech billionaires with careers that eclipse the wealth and influence attained by most rock stars and pro athletes.
Will.i.am invites your family to tune in on August 14th and get your kids excited about robots, science and technology.
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