Graduation gifts & summer getaways are better with Garden Alchemy by Thymes

Three deserving mother-daughter pairs head to the Warren-Tricomi salon in New York City for makeovers. Check them out and get inspired

Gorgeous Mother-Daughter Makeovers

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When three amazing mother-daughter pairs came to us with their stories of how they’ve overcome hardships by leaning on each other, we set them up with the amazing hairstylists, colorists, and makeup artists at the Warren-Tricomi salon in New York City. Take a look at their glamorous transformations now.

Hello Gorgeous! Happy Graduation! We are sweating our way into the Memorial Day weekend here in Arizona and I’ve got a gentle and luxurious scent to help with the side effects.

I love the Thymes line of products because they are void of any harmful ingredients, but most of all-I love the playful scent blends they do with their bath and body products.

The new Garden Alchemy line of body products including body wash gel, bath salts and body lotions are a delicate mix of scents from a country garden. I think these products speak of all things green growing summer and leisure.

 The Memorial day weekend has already begun and I pray you have a moment to get some Thymes Garden Alchemy and indulge!

I’m testing the Lemon Geranium and it’s heavenly in my opinion. Light on the skin, barely sweet and somewhat tangy with dry down notes that surprise.

Why take my word for it-get yours at www.thymes.com and fine retailers.

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Murad acne treatment system: perfect for graduation

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8 Bright Makeup Trends You Must Try

Feel like neon pink lips and bright orange eyeshadow only belong on teeny boppers? Makeup artists spill their secrets on how to give these bright looks a new, more wearable spin

8 Bright Makeup Trends You Must Try

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Beautiful bright makeup is everywhere. But when you don’t want to end up looking like an extra in “Rock of Ages,” it seems simpler to stick with what you know. But makeup artist Julianne Kaye says anybody — at any age — can wear these bright hues. Check out her expert tips now.

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Hello Gorgeous graduate! Before you set out on a Memorial day weekend of fun-consider your skin, and taking care of it so that when you get back from vacation you will be fresh faced and ready to interview. Meaning all blemishes are treated and healed!
I’ve sampled the Murad 4 step acne treatment system which consists of:
1. Clarifying Cleanser containing 1.5% salicylic acid
2. Exfoliating acne treatment gel with 1.0% salicylic acid
3. Skin Perfecting lotion for oil free hydration
4. On the Spot salicylic acid treatment for blemishes

The key to this system is using it consistently and the layering of salicylic acid to treat the bacteria on the skin that is causing the breakout.

The 30 day system costs about $30-and for about a buck a day, who wouldn’t want to put their best face forward?

The Murad brand is a trusted source for high quality and results oriented skin care-if you are experiencing hormonal acne as an adult or teenager, try the Murad acne system to help you manage the acne and feel confident in your next interview!

More details at http://www.murad.com

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Live Clean (baby) for a very happy Mother’s Day!

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7 “Green” Beauty Products Every Woman Should Buy

Don’t believe there are eco-friendly products that actually work? Check out these picks that’ll wow you

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Sure, you know going the eco route with your beauty regimen is good for mother earth, but did you know it’s crucial for your health, too? Here’s the best part: These 7 all-natural products work so well, there’s a good chance they’ll become your new go-tos.

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Hello Gorgeous! Are you getting ready for Mother’s Day?

The Live Clean baby line includes a Tearless Shampoo and Washh, Moisturizing Baby Bath, Moisturizing Baby Lotion, Non-Petroleum jelly, Diaper Ointment and Mositurizing Bar Soap.
The Live Clean baby line is “sustainable, renewable and replenishable” all good things for a baby getting started in this world!
I love products that are safe for the skin and for the environment.
Now you can get your Live Clean Baby products online and in Walgreens stores. Everything is value priced for around $7.99.

Live Clean Baby believes that “going green” is all about taking baby steps towards making significant eco-conscious efforts in your life. Buying eco-friendly baby care products is an easy first step to “going green”.

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Juice Plus+ fuels Tempe Triathlon for Mother’s Day

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Get a Flatter Belly in One Month

Want to flaunt the perfect bikini body this summer? Tone up with these workouts now

Get a Flatter Belly in One Month

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Bikini season is upon us. Now is the time to start getting your abs ready for those sunny days on the beach and by the pool. And we’ve got just the workout regimen — designed by celebrity fitness and lifestyle expert Ashley Conrad — to get the job done.

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Hello Gorgeous! Let me tell you about this stuff! Juice Plus+ makes a variety of nutritional products and my favorites are the gummy chews, though I’ll have more information on the caplets ( not tablets like mentioned in the video) and the plant based protein powder.
The website is http://www.juiceplus.com and where you can order your monthly supply.

The taste and texture are what got me. Not like a traditional gummy vitamin-these have the texture of fruit. And it’s yummy. One is my chewy wine, the other is a in my opinion shot of wheat grass chew and the Orchard chew is the one that is good-but the other two, Vineyard and Garden took the spotlight.

Enjoy the short video-but most importantly, visit the website to learn more about why you should try Juice Plus +.

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Mother’s Day Gift Giving Guide with Makeup University

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4 Ways to Stop Getting Shaving Nicks

Cuts from shaving in the shower can be (really) annoying. Here’s how to put an end to pain and scars for good

4 Ways to Stop Getting Shaving Nicks

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Anyone who has ever shaved knows what it feels like to accidently cut herself — slight shock, pain, and frustration. That’s why we talked to Venus scientist Claire Girdler for the four tips that’ll help you get a nick-free shave every time.

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Hello Gorgeous! Are you getting ready and doing shopping for Mother’s Day? Sunday May 13th is a day set aside to love on and show an extra bit of appreciation to your mom.  I’ve made a short gift giving guide video for you and here is a wee list too:
1. Japonesque3 pc travel brush set in fun safari print. These are a synthetic fiber brush that come in a sleek travel pouch. $29.95

2. Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss 5 pack for $29.00 Oh these glosses really live up to the word ‘high’ shine-not sticky and wear well!

3. Smashbox primers: travel sizes are $17.00 or you can get one free when shopping at Ulta and make a $30 Smashbox purchase. Choose the spf 15 Dermaxyl complex photo finish for mom to help her photograph at her youthful best!

4. In the video I share with you a fragrance from New Wine and it’s called Generation of Promise. I love this fragrance oil made with milk, honey and almond! $10.00 at the Glory of Zion webstore.

Enjoy the video and making memories with Mom on Sunday!


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Mally Beauty: Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

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5 Eco Beauty Experts’ Go-To Products

Ever wondered what Josie Maran keeps in her medicine cabinet? Now you can take a peek inside hers, as well as 4 other eco beauty experts’ stashes

5 Eco Beauty Experts' Go-To Products

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Sure, it’s not exactly polite to snoop around someone else’s bathroom, but haven’t you ever wondered what the experts actually use? We asked five natural beauty experts to give us a peek inside their medicine cabinets and we found some real gems. Want to see what they are?

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Hello Gorgeous! Wow-Mally is right on with her new product. I didn’t read the instructions on how to apply it at first-and so my first result with the gel was a bit blotchy because I put it on first.

But then, after seeing reading online about how to use and watching the how to video with Mally-the finish is perfect.

I have seen the prices range from $15 to about $30 for a face kit which has more products in it.
I really think you should give this in Mally’s words “first clear powder in the universe” product because it works!

Mally is right when she says that she was watching a red carpet event on tv and could see the powder. I see it too!

So no more translucent powder-try this product! The QVC and Mally website have online ordering for convenience.

Tune into Mally’s Facebook page tonight-she is doing a training and giveaway of the Evercolor Poreless Face Defender!

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Bari Cosmetics: You Go Girl all over color for Mother’s Day looks and summer beauty

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6 Moves for Super Sexy Legs — Fast

Get the toned and lean legs of your dreams just in time for the summer heat

6 Moves for Super Sexy Legs -- Fast

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Summer’s almost here and you know what that means: shorts, skirts, and bikinis as far as the eye can see. Not quite ready to show off your legs? No problem. We’ve got six moves that’ll get your legs in strutting shape immediately.

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Hello Gorgeous!
It’s time to start planning some summer beauty travel items, as well as an inexpensive look for Mother’s Day.

The Bari Cosmetics website has something for your nails, your makeup and skin!
This multi-colored pink/bronzer is great for cheeks, creating a simple eye look and even in a pinch putting on lips with some balm or gloss for an impromptu party look.

Visit the Bari Cosmetics to get your Blends of color All Over Color in ‘You Go Girl’ for just under $5!
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Mother’s Day with Jergens Natural Glow daily moisturizer

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Beauty Bloggers Spill Their Anti-Aging Secrets

It’s never too early to start preserving your assets. See how these beauty bloggers do it

Beauty Bloggers Spill Their Anti-Aging Secrets

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From putting down that cigarette to making annual appointments with a dermatologist, there are plenty of ways you can start slowing down the aging process. We got insider tips from beauty bloggers around the country, who shared their secrets for staying gorgeous at every age.

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Hello Gorgeous!
Do you want to protect your skin and get a tan? I’ve been playing with my sample of Jergens natural GLOW and proect which is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as being safe for daily use because it has a dual spectrum spf 20.

What I like about it is that it smells good. Most self tanners have a very distinct smell about them-but not this one, it’s light and floral.

I use gloves when applying to avoid any colored palms. It smoothes on easily, does take a bit to dry-but then again I could have put too much on?

I am using the medium to tan skin tone-even though my natural body shade is doughy white. If it’s working for me, it just may work for you! About $8 at mass retailers such as Target and Walmart.
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real Techniques brushes by Samantha Chapman: just right for Chickfila Leadercast emcee makeup!

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5 Eco Beauty Experts’ Go-To Products

Ever wondered what Josie Maran keeps in her medicine cabinet? Now you can take a peek inside hers, as well as 4 other eco beauty experts’ stashes

5 Eco Beauty Experts' Go-To Products

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Sure, it’s not exactly polite to snoop around someone else’s bathroom, but haven’t you ever wondered what the experts actually use? We asked five natural beauty experts to give us a peek inside their medicine cabinets and we found some real gems. Want to see what they are?

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Hello Gorgeous! It’s officially the Chickfila Leadercast day that so much work and preparation has gone into.

I am ready for an amazing day and if you are coming out, please be sure and say hello and introduce yourself !

Now I have been playing for several weeks now with these 3 samples from real Techniques by Samantha Chapman.

The brushes are very affordable, and extremely lightweight with taklon bristles.

For me that’s the best part- the lightweight handle and balance in my hand. On one face a heavy brush isn’t a big deal-by time you are on your tenth face-then it’s a big deal.  I like the liner brush.

And I really like this semi sized setting brush because it’s perfect for blending setting powder into the nooks and crannies of the face.

But it’s the stand up right foundation brush that I really like!

I like the short squat bristles and how they press the product ( which currently I have been using the Vincent Longo water canvas foundation-and it blends on beautifully and seamlessly with this new foundation brush from real Techniques.

How to order and where to get is on the website below:

http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection

Get your expert face brush and see what I am talking about!

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Lavanila The Healthy Sun Screen: for Arizona summers!

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7 Yoga Moves That Can Seriously Injure You

Yoga seems like such a peaceful endeavor — that is until it causes you to say “ouch” instead of “om.” See the 7 biggest backbreaking mistakes now

7 Yoga Moves That Can Seriously Injure You

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Yoga can be one of the most relaxing and overall beneficial forms of exercise. But if it’s done incorrectly, it can be a fast-track onto the injured list. To keep your yoga sessions ouch-free, find out the most common mistakes yogis make and how to practice your poses the safe way.

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Hello Gorgeous and Happy May!
Oh-it’s so hot in Arizona-already! Around here-you really need to be wearing sunscreen everyday-face,hands, ears-you name it put some suncreen on it.
What I love about the brand Lavanila Laboratories is that it’s a chemical free product. It’s made in the USA, is 100% recyclable, not tested on animals and has a long list of stuff that is NOT in it! Such as:
petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, sulfates, parabens and is paba free too.

My tube needs to be squished a few times to mix up before application-but after that it’s all good! I a very light scent and long wearing for open water swims.
I encourage you to visit the Lavanila website and see what else they have to offer-the healthy fragrances and deoderants are amazing! The Lavanila brand makes a great mother’s day gift!

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