August 5th, 2017 by Baker
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!
Remember: you are beautiful!
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August 5th, 2017 by Baker
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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July 29th, 2017 by Baker
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!
Remember: you are beautiful!
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July 20th, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya GorgeousHow’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!

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

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June 28th, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!Makeup University attended the JC Penney Meet ‘N Greet with Alisha Marie before the Girls Night In event  and it was awesome fun! 

There are so many great Back to School looks available from clothes, to shoes, bags and beauty!

When you buy any of the Arizona Jean brand from JC Penney a $1 is given from the purchase to the Y. So pick some up for your BTS looks!

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June 27th, 2017 by Baker
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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June 27th, 2017 by Baker
 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

Time for the video – please subscribe to the channel if you haven’t yet!  Find your Lorac favorites at Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

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

Social Stuff for Makeup University

BLOG  http://makeupuniversity.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK  http://facebook.com/makeupuniversity
TWITTER  @Cherelynn
INSTAGRAM  @CherelynnBaker

Thank you SO much for watching!

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May 17th, 2017 by Baker
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/

Thank you so much for watching! Please like/comment/subscribe

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May 17th, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!
The Mother’s Day weekend a’la my birthday weekend is upon us! True, it’s Thursday and perhaps a bit early – but no worries – there is still plenty of time to kick start the party!I’m doin’ up my do with the L’Anza Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray and L’Anza Healing Style Dry Texture Spray in  a two step style to go from day to night.

The day time luncheon event I am wearing my hair down and then for the evening I am doing a half updo with messy braids.

The L’Anza dry texture spray gives some “grit” or grip to the hair which makes the braids hold better when I pull the hairs to make them wide.

The L’Anza healing oil gives the lightest sheen and nourishing oil to the hair while fighting frizz and fuzz out from humidity.  My desert home doesn’t really have humidity though when the party moves down to the river for a concert – I’m going to want humidity help!

I’ve been a fan of L’Anza since college, the first time when  I had bleached my hair to there and back! The L’Anza shampoo and conditioner helped my fried hair not look so fried!

Here’s a bit more about L’Anza – oh, and remember, get some from your local Ulta Beauty or off Amazon today! It’s a perfect gift for you or your momma!

P.S.  Stay tuned to my Instagram or Twitter for the styles of the birthday party!

FROM TREATMENT TO HEALING

L’ANZA was introduced to the beauty industry as one of the first
professional haircare brands specifically designed to address individual
hair needs. Using the proprietary Keratin Bond System,
L’ANZA was able to target the causes of hair damage, not just the
symptoms. L’ANZA built upon this tradition of keratin, incorporating the
latest in haircare ingredient technology, as well as wild-crafted and
sustainable planted-based ingredients, creating the Keratin Healing System
(KHS). With the power of Keratin Amino Acids, Healing Actives, and
Triple UV Protection (UVA, UVB, UVC), Nano Science 10² delivery system,
sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free Shampoos, KHS has become the
foundation for all L’ANZA products.
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May 17th, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!
Who loves swimsuit season? Who loves bikini time? Not me. Not me in the slightest. I love summer and all of the opportunities to be outside in the pool, to stand up paddle board and not be in a wetsuit, ocean swimming and some serious snorkeling!Before you dread the season, don’t buy anything to swim in and sit in the deck chair instead of getting into the pool because you hate how you look in a bathing suit – wait. Read below. I have some tips on how to pick a great suit to feel confident in even if you don’t have a body that looks like what mainstream media and magazines airbrush and sell to us!

 

The secret is, getting separate pieces – the size you need for the body part that needs it! I got mine from Sunsets Separates.

I need a larger top than I do bottom and I got that easily with Sunset Separates!

My number one tip for selecting a swimsuit is know the use you are going to do in it! Teeny string bikinis are not the best for ocean snorkeling because a wave can whip it off your body in one fell swoop!

Gals with a fuller bust or bottom, you need something with support and double stitching!

Darker colors do make you look slimmer, if you care about that – and I personally took a big jumbo risk by finally, not getting a plain black swimsuit! I got all of these fun colors and print too!

It’s more important to get in the water and play with the family and enjoy the moment rather than sit out because you don’t want to be seen in a swim suit.  Go get ’em girls!

Now, an exhaustive bathing suit guide can be found here, check it if you need to!

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