12 Days of Good Gifts to Give and Get – featuring a beauty time saver

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy Tuesday! If you are still looking for a gift to give the beauty lover who has everything…get this!In our 12 Days of Good Gifts to Give and Get – this is a must!

It’s a gal on the go or busy mom beauty time saver, it’s part curling iron and part straight iron and all awesome!  Currently it is on sale on Amazon plus it has a 5% off coupon too!

I want one!
Meet the  Huachi 2 In 1 Curling Iron Flat Iron 1 1/4 Inch Ceramic Hair Straightener Curling Wand

About the product
  • A MUST HAVE SALON STYLING TOOL — Huachi 2 In 1 Curling Iron is a good styling tool for curling and straightening. A button can switch from straight to curl.
  • GREAT FOR ALL HAIR TYPES– Temperature starts from 100C-150C (212F – 302F) for delicate, colored hair, 150C- 180C (302F – 356F) for normal textured hair, and 180C- 230C (356F – 446F) for thick or wavy hair.
  • TOURMALINE CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY: The ceramic coating protects hair from over-styling and the tourmaline heating panel helps to seal moisture into your hair and reduce frizz.
  • SAFE FEATURE ANTI-SCALDING — A perfect-design cool tip prevent burns and a practical handle easy to hold. 360 degrees tangle-free swivel cord makes it more convenient to use.
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY — Worldwide dual voltage 100-240v will automatically adjust to the proper voltage when used with a compatible adapter.


Ok – so I tried to cut and paste all the amazing information from the website and it cut off! So click on over to Amazon and give this beauty time saver a look over, it will be a great gift to give or get!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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How to make thin hair look thick with Keranique: Spring Break edition

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy March to you! This month is a month of massive movement, change, advancement and then some!I am posting for spring break so you have time to get prepared, though my son’s school doesn’t have break until the end of April and then curiously school gets out 3 weeks later? Which he is counting down the days til he is out!

Today’s digest has an introduction to a new and in my opinion revolutionary hair styling product from Keranique. It’s like the modern day Ron Popeil GLH. If you don’t know what that is, Google it!

I am so in love with this Keranique Tint & Texture Color Density Treatment in dark brown! It sprays on color that will cover grey hair, is light and fluffy in texture, doesn’t wear off and gives hair a thicker appearance. Note, when I ran my fingers through my hair the product did not budge but when I scratched my scalp it did. So don’t do that!

You can find this at Ulta Beauty and it’s $34.00.

The Keranique Lift & Repair Treatment Spray I have used over and over again to help baby my thyroid hair and protect my color while also egging on some additional growth. It has taken nearly a year to grow back enough length on my hair to cut off all of the damage and still have enough length to put a pony tail up.

You can find it at Ulta Beauty for $18.00

Now let’s talk this week’s book! I got this from my Mom because she was going to read it but passed it to me first. Now I have to buy her a new copy because I have already marked up, highlighted, underlined and dog earred this copy!

The Most Excellent Way To Lead by Perry Noble is a most excellent read for any one from moms, to high schoolers, college students and business owners! There is line after line chock full of wisdom!  I highly recommend it!

Finally, with the spring weather and warmer temps, it’s a good time to switch up your fragrance and move into something lighter, more floral, with a hint of green and clean to it!


These are two of my favorites and one is from the drug store and one is from the department store! Watch the video to find out more!

If you would like to be featured on Makeup University please contact me!
Segment 1:  Spring Break Fragrances
Flower Sparkling Garden
Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue

Segment 2: Meet Keranique Hair
Tint & Texture Color Density Treatment in dark brown
Lift & Repair Treatment Spray

Segment 3:  Makeup University Book Club
The Most Excellent Way to Lead by Perry Noble


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Products I am wearing:
Hard Candy Glamoflauge foundation
Essence Cosmetics lipstick, liner, bronzer, contour, highlighter
Ardell lashes
Pur Minerals eye shadow

Thank you for watching!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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How to heal your hair with Neocell Keratin Hair Volumizer

Hi ya Gorgeous,
Happy Saturday to you  from Arizona!
Woo hoo! Atlanta was awesome though there is no better feeling than being at home and in your own bed!

 So I have been on a “no heat” hair care for the past two months and have only used the hair dryer twice and tested my mini straightener from Bed Head twice to be able to write on it.

I have to say that using a supplement to help grow and strengthen my hair has been really helpful. I’m noticing new tufts of hair growing along my hairline and the over all shaft of the hair is in better condition.

For the past week I have been using the Keratin Hair Volumizer supplement from Neocell.

Key Ingredients:
Cynatine HNS Solubilized Keratin: The ability
to convert natural keratin into a functional form that is bio-available
to the body is a recent advancement. Cynatine HNS® is solubilized
enabling it to be both bioactive and bioavailable in the body, which
allows it to bind with hair. Cynatine HNS® has been clinically proven
to reduce hair loss from washing, improve hair strength
and improve the brightness and luster of hair.*

Hydrolyzed Super Collagen: Hydrolyzed Super
Collagen™ is a structural component of hair, skin and nail health. Super
Collagen™ is a rich source of glycine, proline, alanine and
hydroxyproline, which are the main constituents of collagen in the
hair. Research suggests that collagen supplementation stimulates
fibroblasts at the hair root, resulting in increased diameter of the
hair shaft. NeoCell’s pharmaceutical grade Super Collagen™ is
enzymatically hydrolyzed, providing a collagen amino acid ratio with
low molecular weight for maximum bioavailability.*
Amla Extract: Amla, or Indian Gooseberry, has
been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-aging
properties. Amla provides high concentrations of Vitamin C and and has
been revered for being a powerful antioxidant.*
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is an important part of optimal collagen formation.*
It’s available at Walgreen’s, CVS, Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon!

To learn more about Neocell and what else they have to offer, please visit:

Remember: you are beautiful!
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Sweet Home Arizona!

Hi ya Gorgeous!
I am home from the beautiful and exciting Atlanta! I can not describe my level of fatigue and to add to that mix like a cherry on top, I got my blood work tests back today and it’s true. My thyroid is off, again!

My doctor recommended changing and upping my dosage of Armor to treat the higher tsh level in my blood.

I just cut my hair and have a new photo to share! I love it long though it was just ravaged by Hashimoto’s and thin, brittle, cotton candy like even though for the past 3 months total I have used every hair supplement possible like this Neocell Keratin vitamin and have only heat styled my hair twice in that time!

So new hair, new season and new adventure ahead!

Thanks for being on the journey with me! Below is a “welcome home” video for you!

Products in video:
Murad Advanced Active rAdiance Serum
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Pur Air Perfection CC Cushion Foundation
Pur Hydra Fluid Water Serum Foundation
Pur Llip Gloss Stick in Berry Pretty
Pur Voume Vixen 4-in-1 mascara
Pur Double Ego Dual Ended eyeliner in tasmania
Pur Glow Together Gradient Matte Shimmer Bronzer

Remember: you are beautiful!
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How to Stuff a Christmas Stocking! Video for your TGiF!

Oh Beauty,
Today is a sweet juxtaposition of life. On one hand, about to go out for a birthday celebration, on the other, I woke up to see Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots band has died, and then, it’s time for Shabbat, and Hanukkah and for life to be celebrated in so many ways.In the meantime, here’s a Friday #TGiF video for you-it’s the ever fun and spunky “How to Stuff a Christmas Stocking: Beauty Edition”

Enjoy.  Let me know what is the one beauty item that I missed in this stocking?

Here are the products in the video:
Cross C3P0 pen http://amzn.to/1TnHxau
Chella Beautiful Eyebrow Tools http://amzn.to/1IGChsH
Burt’s Bees Hand Creme http://amzn.to/1TnI7VJ
Burt’s Bees squeezable lip balm http://amzn.to/1IGCPip
7th Heaven masks http://amzn.to/1TnImzX
Soap & Paper Factory http://amzn.to/1TnIy2h
Mally Lip Gloss http://amzn.to/1IGDjVH
Shiseido Benefiance Lip Treatment http://amzn.to/1IGDr7z
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish http://amzn.to/1IGDyQs

So, God speed healing to the Weiland family. Life goes on.

Remember: you are beautiful!
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Christmas Advent Calendar: Beauty Edition! How to Count Down to Christmas with Style!

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Whoa! It may be the first day of December, though I am starting a little bit late in the blogging. I normally have a post ready for you, though wanted to do the advent, and had to wait until the 1st to do the filming!

Here it is! I’m so excited for the holidays this year! How about you?

Time for the video! Enjoy!

Now for some social stuff: here’s the Bloglovin’ link I mentioned:

The Virtual Hot Chocolate party happens on the Facebook page on December 10th! Join in!
The 12 Days of Christmas Trees starts on Instagram on December 7th @CherelynnBaker

answer the ever constant question of why am I not MakeupUniversity on
Insta? Because some nasty spammer snapped up the name and now sits
there…with nothing on the page….)

Twitter: my fave…@Cherelynn

Remember: you are beautiful!
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How to save money on your wedding with a Cyber Monday sale today

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Happy ‪#‎CyberMonday‬!
As a makeup artist I get asked to do a lot of wedding makeup, though the challenge is, the bride always wants to book a year in advance.
That doesn’t work for my family life and other work projects.So I put everything that I would do on a bride’s wedding day makeup session in to this one lil “how to” book for the DiY bride who would rather spend her money on cake!

If you are a bride, or know a bride who would like to save money on wedding day makeup, get this now.

Today receive 3 free video tutorials with your purchase of the DiY
Bridal Makeup book.

These are not normally available and are being
release from the vault today only!

Remember: you are beautiful!
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Holla Beauty!

Holidays are upon us whether we like it or not-meaning it’s time to prepare your house for guests!

Meaning it’s time to get the gutters and  downspouts cleaned out so you don’t get a nasty surprise in an overflow if there is a sudden storm.


Meet Twelve Oaks Roofing!







Are you one of the many homeowners who thinks gutter cleaning is a once a year project?  Or, maybe you have not considered gutter cleaning at all.  Gutters are not just ornaments lining the perimeter of your roof.  They serve an important function.


Water and moisture from leaves or other debris that collect on your roof can cause water to accumulate and even puddle on your roof.  Water is meant to flow free thru your gutters and downspouts and drain away from your home’s foundation.


Clogged gutters are water damage issues waiting to happen.  Let Twelve Oaks Roofing, a full-service roofing and home improvement company serving West Bloomfield, Michigan for more than 20 years, come to your aid.  Call us anytime, 24/7 at 248-525-6950.  We will send a qualified team of professionals to maintain your gutters.




A percentage of homeowners clean their own gutters.  This is dangerous.  The average home in Michigan has a type of sloped roof.  Climbing the ladder is dangerous enough, but balancing while removing debris from the gutters is simply too much.


Again, why not be safe and leave the climbing and gutter cleaning to experienced, fully licensed and insured, roofing professionals.  Gutter cleaning does not take long but its benefits are long lasting.


Here are some signs your gutters and downspouts may be compromised:


  • Water pooling on your lawn is a sign there is a gutter and downspout problem.


  • Water pooling at the foundation of your house is a sign the gutters are clogged, possibly damaged or that the downspouts are not functioning.  Water should run out of the gutter, thru the downspout and away from the base of your house.


  • Animals crawling in the gutters are a sign that there is debris in the gutters. They often make a home where there is debris buildup.


  • Birds nesting in your gutters are a sign of clogged gutters.


  • Plants growing in your gutter mean the gutter has accumulated dirt.


  • Rainwater that simply spills over resembling a waterfall means there’s something in the gutter.


  • Sagging gutters from the weight of debris or water standing inside of them is a telltale sign.


May we suggest the following:

Asphalt-shingle-roofing-Northern-VA-650x350_c#Call today for an appointment with one of our roofing contractors 248-525-6950. They will give your roof a complimentary inspection.  This will include the exterior and interior of your roofing system. Inspecting the condition of your gutters and downspouts is one of the things they will do.  A No cost, No obligation written evaluation and estimate will be completed.


  1. Repair and maintenance work can be scheduled at your convenience.  Most projects take only one day.  No project is too big or small.  Protecting your home and keeping you and your family safe is a priority to our company.


  1. If gutters, downspouts or roofing need replacement or new installation, we are experienced at getting the project done efficiently and quickly. And, we have access and use only the best materials offered in today’s market.  We are GAF and CertainTeed certified.


  1. We can also recommend upgrades as the result of our inspection. Lighting and energy enhancements can be made with the addition of skylights or ventilation fans.  We do it all!!


  1. Our pricing is affordable and we offer discounts Just talk to one of our roofing contractors about financing options and discounts.  Our staff is always friendly and courteous. All projects come with our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee or your money-back.


Look us up on the web at http://www.twelveoaksroofing.com for more details about our services as well as information about us.  We look forward to working with you soon!!

How to find the best hand made gifts for the holidays: Etsy – Siren Soap Shop

Holla Beauties!

Whether we like it or not, the holidays are here and now is the time to start planning for hand made crafts and gifts to give.

Especially be thinking and remembering all the service people in your life that will need wee tokens of remembrance during the holiday season such as your mail carrier, hair dresser, school teachers, and even your neighborhood barista or bar tender!

The littlest of gestures in kind can lift a heavy heart! So give gifts!



I’m loving this Etsy shop for hand made soaps. Meet Siren Soap Shop

Because of fancy pants soaps and creations like this:


Coconut Milk & Lavender Bath Salt, Dead Sea Bath Salts, Lavender

$12.00 USD


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Dead Sea Salt, Mediterranean Sea Salt, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Milk, Lavender Buds, Shredded Coconut, Fragrance
  • Made to order
  • Only ships to United States from Chicago, Illinois.

Or how about this!


Pink Sugar Almond Lip Balm, Lip Butter

$3.50 USD


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: all natural, macadamia oil, coconut oil, beeswax, castor oil, flavor oils
  • Made to order
  • Only ships to United States from Chicago, Illinois.

Loving this hand made, custom fragrance oil! Healthy scents for the BCA!


Little Black Dress Perfume Oil

$8.00 USD
  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fractionated coconut oil, fragrance oil
  • Made to order
  • Only ships to United States from Chicago, Illinois.

And for those who need a good soak and relaxation session!


Coconut Lime Pink Salt Scrub & Body Scrub

$7.00 USD


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: himalayan salt, pink salt, sugar, jojoba beads, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, bath oil, body oil, olive oil, dead sea salt, brown sugar, coconut milk, lime
  • Made to order

Please visit the Siren Soap Shop and order something fresh and hand made for the loved ones in your life!

How to do a DiY zombie costume makeup with dollar store grease paint

TGiF Gorgeous!So, the costume season is upon us! Some people spend hundreds of dollars on a costume.
But why!

I bought two sets of grease paint makeup kits from the Dollar General, each were about $3.

I’ve got two videos for you today, one is me doing my son’s zombie makeup.  Then, he does mine!

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