12 Days of Good Gifts to Give and Get – Final Day with Amazon Influencer List

Hi ya Gorgeous!
A mighty TGIF and Happy Friyay to you! Phew. I need the weekend to rest a bit and catch up and get ready for the very busy week ahead!

Today is the final 12 Days of Good Gifts to Give and Get from Makeup University. Which, brings me to a one stop all inclusive list of so many of the things that have been shared on a daily basis.

I’ve partnered with Amazon in the Influencer List  and it’s my own personal one stop shop page that has the best brands and beauty helps or hacks to keep you looking and feeling your best.

It’s available directly at:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/cherelynn

When you visit the page you will find the skincare, fragrance, makeup, and fashion that I love and may help introduce you to a new product or remind you of an old fave.

You can use your Prime account to save on shipping, and if you create a “reorder” list you can save an additional 5% or more off of the items you use most!

I’m updating the list constantly with new finds so check back!  Now go enjoy this weekend and get ready for the best Christmas season ever!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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DISCLOSURE:  This post contains affiliate links that I may receive a commission on if used. I regularly shop on Amazon. I did not receive any free products or free samples from Amazon to create this post. I did receive the opportunity to sign up for an Influencer List account that creates an affiliate link to share and if the link is used, it’s possible I may receive a commission fee.

Fragrance Face Off: Versace Crystal Noir vs Miami Glow by JLO

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Caturday!

Today I have a blog post with a video for you on one of my favorite subjects…fragrance!

I absolutely love fragrance and I think that perfume is the best accessory!

Makeup University received two fragrance samples, Miami Glow by JLO and Versace Crystal Noir.

I really like both scents, though I love the Versace Crystal Noir.

on Versace Crystal Noir
: According to Donatella Versace, Crystal Noir
is a rare essence, sensual and delicate. The central note of the
composition is mysterious gardenia, fresh, sensual, luminous and creamy,
reproduced by ‘headspace’ technology,. Amber and musk in the base make
the scent dark and mysterious, very sensual and distinct. The fragrance
was created by Antoine Lie in 2004.
( I can hardly believe this fragrance is ten years old? About $40 online)

Notes on Miami Glow by JLO
Glow creators drew their inspiration from the enormous success of its
forerunner, Glow. This perfume is ment for very young women. Miami Glow
is the soul of this city with its palm trees, beaches, parties, freedom
and passion. Jennifer Lopez says that beside her home town, New York,
Miami is her favorite city in the world. It starts with lush and juicy
notes of pink grapefruit, coconut water, passionfruit and blackcurrant.
The heart is a blend of orange blossom, helitrope and cyclamen. The
drydown is sensual and sunny in a sensual vanilla, musks, blond woods
and amber vail. Miami Glow was launched in 2005. The nose behind this
fragrance is Caroline Sabas.

(This is about $20 at retailers)

I got my fragrance notes from Fragrantica.com

Enjoy what’s left of summer!
BTS is upon us…

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How to use natural fragrance to enhance your Holidays!

Hi ya Gorgeous,

It’s no secret that I love fragrance and perfumes! I love receiving a perfume as a gift and giving it too!

So I have come across a natural and hand crafted, small batch perfume that I think you will like for your personal and gift giving needs this holiday season!

Meet Future Alchemy!

Their newest scent that has just been released is Attracteur.

This is the alchemy of scent.

slide2Since the beginning of time, perfume has always been an alchemical undertaking. The extraction, concentration and blending of fragrance has its roots and inspiration in the drawing forth and condensing of life force – the heart of alchemy. With Attracteur we return to the foundation of the art of perfumery, and bring forth a new bloom: a truly alchemical formula to enchant both wearer and guest. These fragrances combine three levels of subtlety in a way never before attempted.

Outer – At the outer level, Attracteur étrange functions just as a normal fragrance does, by enveloping you in a delicate, beautiful combination of fragrances. As these are released by one’s body temperature, a concert of scent embraces your environment.

Inner – On an inner level, these formulas contain a powerful and unique combination of human pheromones. All three active types of pheromones are represented in our proprietary formula, including axillary steroids, compounds which stimulate the vomeronasal organ, and aliphatic acids. Pheromones continue to be researched today, and although they have yet to release their secrets to science, they have been shown in numerous studies to have a profound influence on humans exposed to them. In addition, the male fragrance contains the aromatic compound hedoine, which has recently been proven in several laboratory trials to positively effect women exposed to it.

Secret – At the innermost, secret level, our fragrances actually contain true alchemical substances. These rare materials are sourced from lands such as India and Myanmar, where the ancient art of alchemy is still practiced today as a sacred science. These rare, secret alchemical distillates are combined and perfected, their essential essences extracted and incorporated into the Attracteur line. At an extremely subtle level, these energetic compounds combine with the carriers in the fragrance and are borne into the atmosphere where they serve to bring about a profound sense of confidence and openness in the wearer. It is this unnameable quality which lies at the very heart of the power of attraction. This aspect of our line is completely unique, and no one else on earth can claim this kind of complex formulation.






About Us


Future Alchemy is the brainchild of Joseph Wagner and Darren Fisher, long time students of alchemy and exotic materials. Personal research over a period of more than 14 years has led us to personally investigate the alchemical traditions of China, Burma, Tibet, India and the Western Tradition in a firsthand way. In addition, interactions with modern, living alchemists have given us insight into the state of alchemical development at the current time.

Our goal is to offer the modern West the best in available alchemical materials, both ancient and modern. Many of our formulas are not available elsewhere. Be sure to check regularly with us for new products and deepening alchemical understanding.


In addition to our listed materials, we often have special substances available in small quantities, so please email us at info@futurealchemy.com if you would like to be notified when such things come into our hands.

Shipping Information:

Orders are usually filled within 24 hours. Due to the extremely esoteric nature of our products, it is possible that from time to time we may be out of a particular compound or formula. We will inform you of any potential delay in your order being filled, and will refund your money if such a delay is unacceptable.

Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

If you are unhappy with our products for any reason, please contact us at info@futurealchemy.com and we will do our best to make the situation right.


So, let me sum it up for you, anyone can purchase a mass produce fragrance from the local drugstore, though to truly capture the essence of who you are or give a lasting gift memory, think natural! Something that reacts with the warmth of your skin in a good way!

I think these Future Alchemy fragrances are affordable and the perfect stocking stuffer!


Get two today!

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!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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Derek Jeter fragrance for Dads and Grads by Avon

A Look into Makeup Artist Fiona Stiles’ Makeup Bag

Find out what the biggest celebrity makeup artist uses on her celebrity clientele now

A Look into Makeup Artist Fiona Stiles' Makeup Bag

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tips article

From Halle Berry to Jessica Chastain, there isn’t a Hollywood face, celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles hasn’t touched. So we took a peek into Stiles’ makeup bag to find out what she uses to turn celebs into red-carpet beauties. See what we found.

Take a peek

Hello Gorgeous!

 I love Avon fragrances and this one created for any man of any age is a spicy warm masculine scent!

You can get some for your grad or Dad by contacting a local Avon lady, ordering off the main AVON website or ebay.

I wore it for a full day-and if it smells good on me, it’s going to smell great on you!

Derek Jeter Driven by Avon is a Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Derek Jeter Driven was launched in 2006.

 Top notes are spices, grapefruit and oakmoss; middle notes are lavender, rhubarb, mint and cardamom; base notes are musk and bamboo. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Best Packaging Men`s Popular Appeal 2007.

Guess I’m Yours fragrance for FNO in New York!

Your Favorite Looks That He HATES

How much does your opinion differ from your man’s about your looks? Find out

Your Favorite Looks That He HATES

This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty tips article

Sure you love that beehive hairstyle hot off the fall runways — but does he? Of course, the days of dressing for our S.O.s are over, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want them to think we look good. Find out which of your favorite hair and makeup looks he hates.

Find out

Hello Gorgeous!
Phew! We have made it through the Labor Day weekend and I pray you and your family had an awesome time without sunburns!
It’s time to move on to the Fall fashion and beauty trends coming for 2011!
New York Fashion week begins September 16th-for up to date information visit Sharon Haver at www.focusonstyle.com
Now you are going to need a signature scent for the NYFW 2011 and I suggest the newest scent by Coty Beauty working with Guess fragrances portfolio in the Guess Seductive line of perfumes.
IFF perfumer Pierre Negrin, created Guess Seductive I’m Yours-a lush, oriental contrast of florals, musks and woods.
Top Notes: Tiare Tahiti Flower, Dewy Peony, Passion Fruit
Middle Notes: Magnolia Blossom, White Lily, vanilla Orchid
Base Notes: Patchouli Flower, Exotic Woods, Creamy Musk, Vetiver
Toilette starts at $40-and the 1 oz. size is just enough to keep you company as you hop scotch the world as the New York Fashion week kicks off in September and leads to London, Milan, Paris and winds up in Phoenix Arizona! I’ll be reporting from there and will keep you posted!
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GUESS? Seductive fragrance-need a stocking stuffer?

The 12 Best Editor-Tested Foundations

See which foundations won over these hard-to-please editors the most

The 12 Best Editor-Tested Foundations

This is a TotalBeauty.com face makeup article

Total Beauty editors tried out boatloads of different foundation formulas to bring you their faves.

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Lancome Teint Miracle, $37

TotalBeauty.com editor rating: 10

Lancome Teint Miracle, $37

“The light, liquid formula offers sufficient coverage, but without looking cakey or feeling like makeup on your skin …”

Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation, $8.49

TotalBeauty.com editor rating: 9.5

Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation, $8.49

“My skin felt soft and smooth, and I barely had to dust on face powder to set it because the foundation was already pretty matte on its own …”

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation, $29.50

TotalBeauty.com editor rating: 9.5

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation, $29.50

“I have always been a fan of MAC foundations so I wasn’t surprised when I fell hopelessly in love with this one …”

Want to see what other products made the list? Click here!

Hello, my name is Cherelynn and I am a fragrance junkie! I love parfums! Perfumes!
Eau De Toilettes and occasionally a cologne.

I always layer my scent with body wash and lotions so that my thick cloud of perfume similiar to the cloud of dirt that accompanies the Peanuts Gang character Pig Pen lasts for as long as possible.

This is a new fragrance just in time for the holidays! Perfume is always a great stocking
stuffer in my opinion! Or hide a bottle on the tree like an ornament!

Now the name is Seductive, so I put my housecoat on so no one would get any funny ideas…

alas, it’s a lovely spicey aroma and dries down to a subtle orange scent. I enjoy it and know you will too! Keep your eyes out for the Ulta mailer and Sephora too because come black Friday you know the fragrance sets will be at their best prices.

Note to you: the two best times of the year to buy your parfums is Christmas and Mother’s Day because they have lower prices and always come with a gift with purchase such as a pair of bath gel and lotion! Enjoy the Seductive fragrance by Guess and get your own whiff at your local fragrance bar!
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