2017 VMA’s hosted by Katy Perry

Hello Sunday!
This special edition of Makeup University – on a Sunday, not a Monday is to give a shout out of encouragement to Katy Perry – you go girl! You got this!

I’m not watching the VMA’s tonight because I find that it is all on Twitter and Youtube anyhow that I can save some time by not watching live.

Oh, that and my new found hobby of reading and watching Game of Thrones. It took me a long time to get into this and now that I am, I love it!  I think I like it because it has a bit of Camelot and a touch of Lord of the Rings to it?

So while I enjoy that, you enjoy this video I made for last year’s MTV Video Music Awards!

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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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Coachella After Care with Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Today, Coachella wraps up another year of music and art. Kendrick Lamar and Lorde are on today’s line up.  I went to the first year that Coachella was created and have not been back yet. I really appreciate the free passes shared to attend, though I think the event is a bit much for my son to attend at this age. I’m thinking next year, the 13 year old will appreciate the event and perhaps we will go.For those of you who are there now, I hope you have planned your after care for the post Coachella effect.
The highs of the event are so high! There is so much stimulation to all of your senses from the sound and sights, smells and tastes.  So here’s a bit of help to get you acclimated to everyday life after you leave.Hydrate inside and out!  Now is a good time to add an electrolyte drink to your next 48 hours.
For skin, try the new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask with raw coconut sugar. It’s paraben, phthalate, mineral oil, sulfate, gluten and dye free. Nothing but hydrating goodness in this mask and a great way to quench the thirst of your parched skin!

After the mask, which you can also use on hands or anywhere that your body has dry skin – apply the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer. It’s formulated with ethically and sustainable sourced ingredients.  The bottle says 24 hour moisture, though I would reapply as needed.

It’s a super light weight formula but packs a punch of hydration to it!

For your hair and scalp, heal the desert sun damage with the Palmer’s Coconut Oil – it is marked for a facial oil, though this can be applied anywhere on the body, scalp and hair included!

This Cocnut Oil is a blend of extra virgin coconut oil, tahitian monoi oil, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, maracuja oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil and sesame oil.  The smell is delicious and the oil is nourishing! Your dry braided tight hair with the glitter roots will drink this up!

Put a dropper full of oil in your palm, rub them together and then smooth over your hair and work from the ends to the scalp!  Let it sit for a as long as possible before washing out.


This cleansing balm that is new from Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula reminds me so much of the Colleen Rothschild cleansing balm. It melts into your skin and gives a good deep clean but gently. This product thoroughly removed long wearing foundation and long wearing mascara. If that sounds like your Coachella weekend makeup, get some of this to help remove the desert dirt from your skin.

After all of the hydration of your skin, inside and out, you will feel refreshed and ready to reflect on the memories you made during Coachella.

You never know, I just may see you out there next year!

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How to Makeup For Spring & Summer with Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear

Hi ya Gorgeous!
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!

Get yours at a Lancome counter near you or visit http://lancome.com

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

Okay, now let’s watch t his week’s video!

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Special thank you to Influenster Vox Box for the compimentary sample of Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear makeups

Products featured:
LANCOME  Teint Idole Ultrawear  stick in buff
LANCOME Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage in Ivoire
LANCOME Click n Glow in Lumieres Rosees
LANCOME  Mirrored Nude lip gloss

Segment 2:
Puroquosa colloidal silver spray
Segment 3:
What are you reading this week features
#BeMore by Sandi Krakowski

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Admitopia.net for a fresh look at beauty and style

Holla Beauty!

Back to school is back in full swing and campuses are busy with the new football season game schedules as well as Homecoming events being planned.



For busy students back to school, and possibly away from home, how do you stay grounded in your sense of self while still having an outlook for beauty and style?


That’s easy. The students who are a part of Admitopia have a beauty and style reference page just for you! For the student, by the student!


Visit this link to learn more and feel free to ask questions!


Going to college is the biggest investment you’ll ever make. But how do you know if the school you’ve chosen is the best fit for you? Our directory of students from around the country lets you contact someone who’ll share their first-hand experience with you.

Note: there is so much more to Admitopia that can be a resource for researching college choices and programs. Visit them and find you!

Speaking to a student who’s enrolled at your first choice lets you get answers to the questions you really want to ask – from real dirt on campus to an honest look at academic load and course value. It’s the best 30 minutes you’ll spend on college prep.

#MayBreakthrough Glaminar in Hollywood on May 16th-get your tickets!

Holla Gorgeous!
Me, myself and I: otherwise known as the Makeup University team will be teaching a makeup lesson at the May Breakthrough women’s glaminar conference on May 16th in Hollywood California.

So excited!

Now, you know I loves me a free giveaway and to sweeten the deal and spice up the day-(seeing how it is #MayTheFourthBeWithYou the Intergalactic celebration of Star Wars day!!!)

I am giving away a pair of tickets to the event! One lucky lady and a friend may attend the event courtesy of Makeup University. The winner of the ticket and her plus one will also receive a wee gratis goody bag courtesy of Makeup University.

Webstream details are coming soon!

Like on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MayBreakthrough

In the meantime here is a video update:

So enter to win here!
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Comment or tweet what you want to breakthrough into or from in May! Good luck!
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Krigler, Closer, VIP, Midnight Heat: all holiday fragrance sneak peeks!

7 Worst Powders Ever

Our readers say these powders make them look cakey, orange, or even worse — break out

7 Worst Powders Ever

This is a TotalBeauty.com face makeup article

Powder is one beauty product you can’t live without. It banishes your oily t-zone, covers up your blemishes, and gives you poreless perfection — if you’re using a good powder that is. Readers say these seven powders do none of the above. Check out this list before falling prey to another disappointing product.

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

“This stuff gives me wrinkles. It emphasizes every pore, line, and imperfection on my face.”


TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.9

“This does nothing to improve your complexion. It has no coverage.”


TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.8

“This is too shimmery for everyday use. No one wants to sparkle all the time.”

Want to see what was the worst? Click here to find out!

Hello Gorgeous!

Oh-it’s that time alright. It’s already pre-holiday season retail according to my local Costco due to the fact that there are halloween costumes on one side of the aisle and Christmas wrapping paper on the other.

So to keep in step, here is your first fragrance holiday round up series!

Beyonce Midnight Heat is another winner in her line of perfumes, and it’s available at mass retailers everywhere and sells in price ranging from $33 to $59 depending on where you buy and what size.

 Halle Berry has a new scent in Closer which sells for about $35, and is available as of September 2012. Perfumer Jacques Cavallier combined unusual contrasts of sensual and feminine notes and classical masculine fougere accords in this composition. The result is a modern feminine floral – woody – fougere fragrance. It opens with accords of ozone, wild raspberry and water lily. The heart includes mimosa, the actress’ favorite flower, along with violet, cedar and fougere accord. Vanilla pod, mahogany, cashmere and musk in the base form a lingering trail. (fragrance notes from www.fragrantica.com)

Playboy VIP-another scent in the Playboy line of fragrances-it definitely is a younger scent and would appeal to a college demographic.
It opens with accords of nectarines and peony, with apple, red fruits and vanilla flower in the heart and the base made of cashmere, sandalwood and musk (fragrance notes from www.fragrantica.com) It sells in the $20 range.

Now the Krigler OUD for Highness 75 can be purchased online or at The Plaza in New York. A 3.4 oz bottle is $505.00. Custom Made fragrance created in 1975. Joining again the collection in 2010. Oud For Highness 75 has been created in honor of its Royal Highness of Jordan combining Crushed Royal Asian Oud, Amber, Sandalwood, Saffron and Honey.

Combining cultures and traditions, this fragrance is a Royal testimony to Oud. (notes information from www.krigler.com)

 So get busy saving for your holiday splurges so you can be a savvy shopper and save money, not use credit and incur fees and have a fun family time without the pressure of bills calling!

Here’s a short wrap up video!

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MTV VMA’s with Jessie J

I Tried a One-Day Detox — Would You?

One beauty editor was assigned to follow a one-day detox plan. Read about her experience and find out if it’s right for you

I Tried a One-Day Detox -- Would You?

This is a TotalBeauty.com diet article

Our bodies are exposed to toxins every day thanks to the polluted air we breathe, the hormone-injected foods we eat, and even the chemical-filled products we slather on our bodies. So it’s logical that we should periodically cleanse our bodies from the inside out. But the question is: Which detox diet is right for you? We followed one editor as she tried a one-day plan. Read about her experience here.

Read her diary

Hey Gorgeous! I love the style and musicality of Jessie J. Enjoy this short video of her and get ready to see some fashion on tonight’s MTV VMA show! I have how to video’s planned for this coming week to show you how to get the makeup looks-just in case you need to wear it out on your Labor Day weekend staycation! Enjoy~

Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Jessie J

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The week in review…

Fall Eye Makeup

I can’t get enough of purple

Fall Eye Makeup

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tips article

See the reasons why I’m digging purple eye makeup this season and the products I’m using to get this look.

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Well, here’s to the week in review:
Starting with a wee pic of Casey and I at the Arizona Bridal Affair last weekend. Wow, I can hardly believe that was last weekend because this week went by in the blink of an eye!
The Arizona Bridal Affair show was action packed with lots of brides getting ready for their weddings and with grooms in tow to the groom room the event just kept an even pace of busy!

Today the beauty bubble is amazing and I love purple eyeshadow too! Now in Arizona the month of October becomes very busy for social engagements and activities because of the great weather. We are currently in a heat snap…yes, Arizona is having an unseasonably hot start to Fall though I am so looking forward to all that is ahead.

In October, both blogs, this one and the http://cherelynn.com/ will be featuring new products, more how to videos teaching makeup lessons for the everyday lady, and some interviews with beauty product inventors!

Stay tuned and come back often. Remember to comment and subscribe because I love hearing from you!
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Update your resume & look with guest blogger Anna

Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Beauty experts share the timesaving tricks that they use backstage on models

Hair and Makeup Shortcuts Inspired by New York Fashion Week

This is a TotalBeauty.com make up article

From flat ironing in a flash to using one key makeup product, experts backstage at NYFW give us the CliffsNotes for getting pretty in a pinch.

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Welcome guest blogger Anna De Souza and her informative article on how to update your look to go along with your updated resume! Enjoy!

Anna De Souza
Reporter, Lifestyle / Beauty / Fashion

Pound the pavement with the right base. Begin your beauty regime with a primer that fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish! Give Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer a try. It helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen so you can look flawless for years to come at your corner office.

Sleepless night from nerves? Cover up those under-eye bags, puffiness, or any other perfections with Tarte’s Dark Circle Defense. The finely milled light refracting minerals actually brighten skin to help camouflage dark circles, puffiness, refness, fine lines and wrinkles. And there’s 56% reduction in eye puffiness after 4 weeks–but we know you’ll nail that interview the first go-round!

Sparkle and glitter aren’t office appropriate. Opt for a matte shadow in a natural hue on the lids. We love Revlon’s ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow in In The Buff. Better yet, go for a thin line of smudged pencil eyeliner. Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil is great. Nylon and a number of other ingredients lock in moisture and expand and contract with facial movements without creasing to create a long-lasting, luminious eye.

Stop fussing with and reapplying your makeup! Ditch the trips to the ladies’ and mist on a product that holds concealer, foundation and eyeshadow in place for up to 16 hours. Skindinavia Makeup Finishes creates a flawless look so there’s less touch ups throughout the day. Since it resists heat and humidity, the mist is also great for when that mid-interview perspiration occurs!


•For your face, you probably won’t need much more than concealer and loose powder. If you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, by all means, use a foundation! But if you don’t need much coverage, just skip it.
•Wear lipstick, not lip gloss. Gloss is too shiny and youthful for a formal occasion like an interview.
•Well-groomed brows show that you pay attention to details. Tweeze any stray hairs, and if you have brow gel, use it to set your brows in place. (A tiny bit of hair gel, diluted with water, can do the same thing.)
•Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.
•Don’t wear any perfume. “Oh, but I love my signature scent,” you might be saying. Yes, and it probably smells lovely, but what if your interviewer has an allergy? Skip it.
•Unless you have naturally clean, even, hangnail-free nails, get a manicure. It doesn’t matter whether your nails are long or short, but they should be neatly filed. Don’t opt for a French manicure — many find it dated.

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