How to help skin transition from summer to Fall with elvis+elvin skincare

 Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday! I love Mondays! Today’s post and video feature the brand elvis+elvin skincare. I tried a charcoal bar for cleansing and a dual activation mask that was really interesting.

This mask though! It comes in two parts and you mix them together in a bowl and then it becomes this super gelatinous consistency that you spread on the skin and let it dry before peeling off. On hind sight, I wish I would have applied this with my mask fan brush.

Watch the video to learn the details and get your own elvis+elvin skincare to help transition from hot sweaty summer skin to dry needs more moisture Fall skin!

Overall, I liked it.
If you want to try it, click here: http://amzn.to/2y4pAtl

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How to Use Heal Fast Skincare to Compliment Microneedling

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Monday to you!
Wow, was this ever an action packed weekend with the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, then the MTV VMA’s and my son’s birthday – and the week ahead will be too!I recently started an at home microneedling regime and have switched from my normal skincare to the HealFast brand and there ovasome technology infused cremes.

 

 

 

I’m doing a microneedling treatment twice a week at night and then using the Heal Fast face creme and eye cream. The goal is to  soften and retexturize my sun damaged skin which lately appears leathery and I’m pretty darn sure it’s from all of the sun lately!

 

 

These are the 3 key tools: from left to right – the Heal Fast day creme, then the pink tone is the night creme and then the clear serum is a facial mask for retexturizing skin.

 

 

The eye creme is light and rich and as I was taking a photo to demo it for you I almost dropped my camera and you can see the beginning of a holler!

I also have the Heal Fast egg cream wash and I love how gentle it is but thorough in cleaning off all of  my makeup.  I have a sample of their cellulite cream and I have used it once and liked the light texture, tingly feel and rapid absorption, but I don’t really have cellulite so I’m thinking that is why I regularly forget to use it. More on that later …

You can find these goodies on Amazon here:
Eye cream  http://amzn.to/2wNxNFA
Night cream  http://amzn.to/2wNjjW1
Cream cleanser http://amzn.to/2wjxAXL
Ovasome facial peel  http://amzn.to/2xHtAQ0

The entire reason to use HealFast skincare is their proprietary technology, called Ovasome.

HealFast SkinCare™ is based on a proprietary process called Ovasome
Technology™ . Basically it’s the process of incorporating eggs into
topical skin care products. As simple as it sounds Ovasome Technology™
took years to fully develop. You’re probably thinking, why can’t I just
crack an egg and rub it on my skin? The main reason is because the eggs
molecular structure is too large to penetrate the skin and you would
receive little benefit from this application.
With Ovasome Technology™ we can effectively incorporate whole egg
into topical creams, lotions and serums so all the nutritional content
remains active. By using this technique your skin benefits from over 70
natural vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Ovasome Technology™ is a unique scientific breakthrough and is exclusive to HealFast SkinCare™.

Now here are the facts on HealFast!

EGG CREAM CLEANSER

$24.00
Formulated for all skin types this gentle cleanser will leave
your skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant. It effectively
removes dirt oil and make-up without drying the skin. Our
proprietary Ovasome Technology™ delivers anti-aging
benefits utilizing nourishing antioxidant vitamins, minerals
and proteins sourced naturally from the egg
5 fl oz / 148 ml e

EGG-ACTIF RENEWAL NIGHT CREAM

$84.00
This rich cream is an antioxidant powerhouse. It should be used
nightly to promote healthy cell renewal to reveal younger-looking skin.
Our Ovasome Technology™ along with pure Acai berry extract and wild rose
oil create a triple threat in the fight against free radical damage to
your skin. Scientifically formulated to improve the moisture barrier,
strengthen skin and help rebuild collagen. You’ll notice a visible
repair of fine lines and improved appearance in skin color disorders.
1.7oz / 50 ml

 

EGGSENTIAL HYDRO-REPAIR MOISTURIZER

$78.00
This fast absorbing day cream will both nourish your skin and
restore moisture. The cream is formulated with high molecular weight
Sodium Hyluronate capable of drawing up to 1000 times its weight in
water. Your skin will have a healthy glow as it gets drenched in
moisture. We then use our proprietary Ovasome Technology™ along with
select herbal and fruit extracts to nourish your skin with rich
antioxidant vitamins, essential proteins and minerals. This technology
delivers powerful anti-aging benefits and provides your skin with all
the nutrients that it needs to rebuild collagen naturally. You’ll notice
younger, firmer more younger ooking skin in as little as 7 days.
1.7 fl oz / 50 ml

 

OVAGEN ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM

$68.00
HealFast SkinCare™ Ovagen Anti-Aging Eye Cream™ is a scientifically
formulated cream developed specifically to correct and prevent
puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye
area. The cream features a pure rosemary extract, together with our
proprietary Ovasome Technology™.  Rosmarinus officinalis contains over
two dozen antioxidant vitamins and is known to improve the appearance of
dark circles under the eyes. Skin appears brighter, more firm, lifted
and toned, after just one use.
Our proprietary Ovasome Technology™ contains all of the natural building
blocks of life. We draw upon this technology to provide over 70
vitamins, minerals and proteins that are essential to healthy looking
skin.
.50 fl oz / 15 ml

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

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!

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Throwback Post with JC Penney Meet ‘N Greet with YouTube star Alisha Marie for Girls Night Iin

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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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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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

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

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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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