March 21st, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!Thank you for joining me! I know I have mentioned previously that I am missing the daily writing though enjoying the process of working on my feature film and now, when it comes to products to review I am super choosy about who and what I work on.  This week’s products are totally amazois and I know you will love them – especially if you enjoy plant based products!

I know many of you are enjoying your spring breaks this week and next- please remember to wear sunscreen!

Now, meet Karite Shea Butter!

Karité’s dermatologist-created products feature natural ingredients
such as high concentrations of raw, unrefined shea butter and palm oil
sourced directly from Ghana, as well as unrefined organic coconut oil.
Using a unique technology to blend these ingredients, Karité is able to
produce non-toxic products for maximum skin hydration and nourishment.

This one-of-a-kind combination of natural botanicals provides
antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits that results in
unparalled moisture that soothes and heals even the most sensitive
skin.
Our team is led by a top-ranked dermatologist. Together, our vision is to bring the many benefits of shea butter to you.  Get yours at http://mykarite.com

Now let’s talk hair. I used to have super stick straight smooth hair until I had my son, now I’ve got wavy fuzzy kinda curly hair! If I want straight hair, I have to use a smoothing serum and hot iron, until now!

I just met this brand, Eprouvage and it’s active plant based formula makes for natural hair smoothers in the smoothing shampoo and conditioner.  Get yours at Ulta Beauty locations nationwide in the USA.

 

 

A replenishing and detangling conditioner that
provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates
for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell
Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
  • Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
  • Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
A smoothing shampoo that gently cleanses while
providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and
smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell
Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
  • Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
  • Increases hair’s resistance to breakage.

Ok, before you get into the video, let me just say, that this is the third and final time that I will be recommending the Tim Ferris book Tools of Titans.

It’s available on Amazon now, for $16 and this book is a tool for training yourself to do better in every area of your life from stories of people who have already excelled in those areas! You need this book!

Now, let’s get into this week’s video!

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Products featured:

Karite She Butter
http://www.mykarite.com
eProuvage progressive plant cells hair care
http://eprouvage.com
What to Read This Week:
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

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March 14th, 2017 by Baker
Hi ya Gorgeous!
How you doin’ these days?
I was just thinking to myself, I’m really liking the weekly digest, though I also like being more choosy of the brands I work with since now I have so little space to write – I only say yes to the weird and wonderful. Let that be  a clue to you about what is coming your way!Now, this week,  I am introducing you to LAFCO New York: Luxury Articles & Fragrance Co!  The body creme and hand creme are amazing!

 

These Italian crafted body products are rich, thick, luxurious with a fresh scent and not greasy! There are several fragrances to choose from – I have the Mint Tisane and it’s spring break perfect! Oh. But wait. Not yet. Weird, though my son’s spring break is at the end of April, three weeks before school gets out. Seriously?

Get your own LAFCO online here http://lafco.com

In the video I have what I consider, the most important makeup tip ever! So watch it!

Now, 2017 for me is a year to get back to reading a book a week. It’s doable for me and pushes me to learn something new, strengthen old skills and keep moving forward.

This week I am re-reading Change Agent by Os Hillman. I picked this up at the Hollywood Prayer Network a few years back when I attended a prayer meeting at The Garland in Studio City California. Whoa. The book is great – though for me personally the big take away was that hotel.

It’s so old skool Hollywood glam at the base of Universal Studios. I loved it! They have “dive-in” movies and it’s my dream to take the cast and crew there and screen our film Jael A Western Tale there and then binge watch  the Tremors series while floating in the pool sipping something bubbly! A gal can dream can’t she?

 

Now enjoy the video! Remember to subscribe if you haven’t already!

These body and hand creams retail for $35 and can be found at http://www.lafco.com

Enjoy the teaching tip and please share in the comments how you wash your brushes!

This week’s book read is: Change Agent by Os Hillman
Get it! It’s good!

Thank you for watching!

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Finally – for the spring bride who would rather spend her money on cake instead of a makeup artist: get my book on Amazon  – DiY Bridal Makeup! 
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March 3rd, 2016 by Baker

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Today I have a quick tip for you about how to make the most of your spring break coming up: and that is please consider the student debt that you may already have and don’t add to it with a luxury vacation.

Yes, I agree that a fabulous week away can rejuvenate you and help you refocus and work harder on your studies when you get back, though before you charge that trip on your credit card, think of how much debt you already have with your studies.

 

In fact many people owe as much student debt as the price of a brand new Mercedes Benz.

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If anyone is struggling with paying everyday bills and making ends meet while still keeping current with the monthly due date of a student loan, there could be help for you.

 

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Student Doc and Prep helps with student loan forgiveness, debt relief, program consolidation, public service loan forgiveness, loan condition or rehabbing of debt.

It’s a great place to start for alleviating financial stress from your student loans!

 

https://www.facebook.com/studentdocandprep

https://blog.reliefstreet.com

Or call (844) 856-2462 today to get started on your debt relief. You will be glad you did!

 

Here’s a short video with more information;

 

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February 7th, 2013 by Baker
 Hello Gorgeous!
Today is day 6 of TEEN WEEK 2013 and we are tackling the subject of your boobs, your bra and what is considered ‘business’ dress. Right now-your business is going to school and possibly interviewing and working.
There are a few parts to this post and each one is important: 1) when is cleavage appropriate 2)how to get fitted for a bra 3) the free giveaway 4)time to rock! Let’s get started:

In Phoenix Arizona I have served several years as a judge for the high school DECA competitions. I love to hear the business and marketing plans the teens have created. I am also stunned by how many young girls walk into a state level competition wearing low cut blouses, with push up bras and boobs wagging.

Forget the short hemline-myself and the male judges turn our heads to avoid seeing the competitor’s breasts. This is not one girl I’m talking about-it’s many.  How am I suppose to see and hear her work when her skimpy attire is screaming? My heart breaks at the thought that no one took the time to teach this girl my motto :
“you never get a second chance to make a first impression-so make the first count!”
 Here is a photo of what is considered good for work, business, interviews and meeting a moment with respect intact! The second photo is what not to wear!


Appropriate dress for interviews, work and in some cases school,

Woman Kicked Off Plane Not appropriate ever-in any situation!

Now, let’s talk about starting to wear a bra, needing to find the right fit (you should get fitted yearly!) and which bra is right for you. Below is some information I got from the website “First Bra for Teens”-and it’s really worth a click over to read the article in it’s entirety and see the photo samples of bras available.
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Find Out Your Bra Size

Before
choosing your first bra, make sure that you know your correct size.
Frequent bra fittings are important during your teen years, when your
body is growing, especially if your bra starts fitting in a weird or
painful way.
You
might feel shy about your growing breasts and not want other people
talking about them, looking at them, and measuring them. But it’s wise
to get measured so to find out your correct bra size.
You
can get a professional fitter at a store to help you, or you can do it
yourself at home. Keep in mind, the measurement you come up with is a
just rough idea. Every body is a little different, so you’ll need to try
on lots of bras to find the perfect fit for you.
Here’s how:
  • Step
    1: Run a soft tape measure at the narrowest point just under your
    breasts, all the way around your back and rib cage. The tape measure
    should rest flat on your skin and lie straight across your back – not so
    tight that it digs in, but not so loose that it sags down in back.

    Make a note of this measurement. (Round up if the number is uneven.) That’s your band size.
  • Step
    2: To measure cup size, take the tape measure around your body across
    the fullest part of your breasts. Write this number down and subtract
    your band size measurement from it. The difference between the numbers
    will tell you your cup size. If the difference between the two numbers
    is less than 1 inch, your cup size is AA. If the difference is 1 inch,
    your cup size is A; 2 inches, you’re a B; 3 inches you’re a C, and so
    on.
Put
the number and letter together, and that’s your bra size range. For
example, if your cup measurement was 33 and your chest measurement was
32, that’s a 1-inch difference. Your bra size will be 32A or close to
32A.
Keep
in mind, most bras have adjustable hooks and eyes, so you can adjust
the tightness. A new bra should fasten on the loosest set of hooks so
that you can adjust it as a bra stretches out or as you grow and
develop.
Fitting yourself can seem a little complicated, so we made some easy fit guides
with you in mind. We also have helpful, friendly customer service reps
who can help you fit yourself from over the phone at 1.866.352.4494.
  • Step 3: Be sure to try on lots and lots of different bras, in different styles and variations of sizes. Sister sizes
    are equivalent sizes with either larger or smaller cups/bands. It’s
    great to try a sister size if a bra fits pretty well but is maybe a
    little bit off. For example, if you’re trying a 34C and it’s a little
    bit too big in the band, you can try a 32D, one of the sister sizes.
    This is a good guideline to find the exact right fit!

http://www.biggerbras.com/first-bra/index.shtml

Here is another link to find teen bra choices: http://www.herroom.com/teen,bras,794,001,10.html

 

And now…the 

TEEN WEEK GIVEAWAY: FAKE BAKE Self Tanner 

 

Enter to win and be safe self tanned ready for prom and spring break! Please be at least 13 years of age with permission to enter and have a continental United States address to receive the gift. Winner will be contacted by email.

Now-let’s rock out!

 

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“Boat Song” from the album “When I’m With You.”
Filmed and edited by David Heller.

(C) 2012 Stone Table Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws.

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How To Get a Great Workout From Your Couch

Too lazy to hit the gym? This full-body workout gives the term “couch potato” a whole new meaning

How To Get a Great Workout From Your Couch

This is a TotalBeauty.com fitness article

“It’s too cold outside for a run,” “the gym is too crowded,” “I’ll do it tomorrow.” We all know these oh-so-familar excuses for not working out. Sure, it’s so much easier to plop down on the couch after a long day than to lace up those sneakers. But there is finally hope for even the laziest of the lazy gals. We talked to personal trainers, Pilates instructors, and physical therapists who revealed various exercises that can be done on your very own sofa. Get ready to transform your body one episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” at a time.

Follow moves

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March 27th, 2012 by Baker

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How to Get an A-List Complexion

Whether it’s day or night, summer or winter, celebrities always have a healthy, sun-kissed glow. How, you ask? We found out

How to Get an A-List Complexion

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article

At the end of the day, celebrities are people too. They’re not immune to the breakouts, dry skin, and wrinkles the rest of us deal with, too. What they do have that most of us don’t is a beauty team that knows how to make anyone’s skin look flawless and glow-y. We hunted down the best in the industry to find out the secrets to the celebrity glow. Getting that flawless complexion may not be so exclusive after all.

See how

Hello Gorgeous!
This final week of March brings the final weeks of Spring Break in Arizona. It’s hot too! Get this ruffled bikini from Exposure Swimwear-it’s a fun way to start the swimsuit season. You never know-I just may sport this one in polka dots after the Lake Havasu triathlon in May. Enjoy yourself and remember to wear your sunscreen!
Learn more and buy online at http://exposureproducts.blogspot.com
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March 27th, 2012 by Baker

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12 Secrets Your Nail Salon Won’t Tell You

Did you know one million unsuspecting clients walk out of their salon with bacterial, viral, and fungal infections? See what else your nail salon is keeping from you now

12 Secrets Your Nail Salon Won't Tell You

This is a TotalBeauty.com nails article

Does your weekly $21 pedicure make you feel pampered? Sadly, your luxurious treat could turn into your worst fungal nightmare. Nail salons are keeping these 12 secrets under wraps so that you keep paying for their services. Read on to keep yourself protected

See their secrets


Hello Gorgeous!
I’m home from spring break and boy do I have the skin to prove it.
My skin is a bit rough textured, blotchy and somewhat sunburned from traveling through three extreme weather conditions in a week!

I received my sample of Continuous Results by Elayda when I got home and immediately began to use it.

I’m sampling the cleanser, treatment and moisturizer.

For me the ‘tap it on the bottom first’ Transforming Complex is my favorite. It’s a light foam delivery of retinol that doesn’t sting and I can see that it is starting to work on the texture of my skin.
I do like the soft wash of the cleanser, it feels good-but I’m used to washing with something a bit more grittier. It’s good-just not my norm.

The Nourishing Hydrator spf 15 is light on the skin yet packs alot of hydration and felt amazing yesterday after a full day snowboarding and my face being part wind chapped, part sunburned and part frost bitten!

I really like the product and think it is worth a try for you if you are looking for a new anti-aging skin care regime.

The Elayda website has some amazing deals or getting you started in the skincare. I wonder how the eye creme is? When you find out-comment!

Now-here are some details from the website to help inform you!
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Introducing Continuous Results™ by Elayda™, the first and only skincare system to progressively step up levels of pure, professional ingredients over time for more beautiful, youthful-looking skin.
The Continuous Results 3-piece System works together for results you’ll see month after month.

Start with the Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. This ultra-gentle, creamy cleanser clears away dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities, restores hydration and helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. The Gentle Hydrating Cleanser gently conditions and prepares your skin for the following treatment. You’ll receive the Restoring Cream Cleanser in your following shipments to further step up your results.
Next, apply the Transforming Complex. This unique, hydrating, leave-on foam treatment combines PURE retinol with vitamins, niacinamide, antioxidants, peptides, amino acids in Elayda’s exclusive HyTrate™ Foam for both short term and long-term results. With each additional shipment, you’ll receive a progressively higher level of Transforming Complex for continued improvements.
In the morning, apply the Nourishing Hydrator SPF15. This three-in-one product treats, hydrates and protects. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients, this product helps even skin tone, smoothes fine lines and instantly hydrates while protecting against damaging UVA and UVB rays for a more youthful glow.

To help your skin continuously improve, you’ll step up to increasingly higher levels of pure, effective ingredients with each additional shipment. The difference with Continuous Results is that you’ll not only see results within the first few weeks, you’ll continue to see improvements month after month.
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March 25th, 2011 by Baker
Hello Gorgeous! Thank God it’s Friday! I love the weekend and there is much a foot and fancy for me these next few days; so this cat photo pretty much sums up how I feel!
So let’s get down to brass tacks and business:
1. Congrats to the Shapeez winner from this week’s blog giveaway-you know who you are because you got the email from me saying pick your product. Enjoy it hunny!
Next…
The very beautiful, graceful, and timeless beauty Elizabeth Taylor has gone on to Glory. Wow, she was such a class act! She never stopped loving, was a true friend, took risks, and left behind her a living legacy and body of work. I have a gift set of her fragrance White Diamonds that the blog received this Christmas and now I don’t want to use it-feels like a collectors item! It smells so good too!
Finally-in the greater Phoenix area I have 3 in store prom makeup demonstrations that are free for ladies who need some beauty and style help. Stay tuned for exact times…
Also, I have room on the schedule for 2 more prom clients-so if you are looking for a flawless airbrushed makeup application for this high school memory maker, please email me for dates and rates.
Now, as for the rest of you…I appreciate your support and I’ll see you around Phoenix sometimes soon! Wear sunscreen!

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Ingredients That Clog Pores

Find out which commonly used ingredients in beauty products actually cause comedones (AKA the dreaded blackheads)

Ingredients That Clog Pores

This is a TotalBeauty.com skin care article

We talked to celebrity makeup artist Terri Apanasewicz to find out which comedogenic ingredients you should watch out for when buying products. Here’s what she had to say …

See tips

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March 18th, 2011 by Baker

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Best Ways to Spend $10 on Beauty

You’ll be amazed how far a $10 bill can take you when it comes to beauty services and products

Best Ways to Spend $10 on Beauty

This is a TotalBeauty.com budget makeup article

Happily, there are more than a few wonderful makeup products and beautifying regimens to be had for less than the price of a movie or lunch out with the girls. Ready to see what they are? Let’s go (virtual) shopping.

Get shopping

Hello gorgeous!

Happy St. Patrick’s day! I love the legend of St. Patrick chasing the snakes out of his town in Ireland.

So it’s Spring Break for many of you, and others of your are getting ready for prom and some of you maybe in need of a “day after St. Patty’s Day sickness”routine to help you look bright eyed
and bushy tailed at work on Friday the 18th.

So try some Freeman Strawberry & Chocolate mask and then scrub it off with the Pink Grapefruit exfoliator!

It’s a fruity buffet for your skin and so good! What I enjoy most about the Freeman products are their commitment to the making healthy natural products and being affordable and reachable at the same time! You can pick these products up for under $5 at any Walmart, Target or drugstore near you! Here’s a short video to share some information on the Freeman skincare line as well as introduce you to the weekend story of the super absorbent hair wrap! Enjoy!

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March 16th, 2011 by Baker

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Makeup Tricks That Make You Look Younger

Makeup can be totally deceiving when used wisely — see the tricks that will take 10 years off your face

 

Makeup Tricks That Make You Look Younger

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tips article

A sweep of a brush and swipe of foundation can cover our flaws, accentuate our features and add a little whimsy. Best of all (especially when you’re a certain age), strategically placed shades and products can give the illusion of youth. Yup, it’s true.

See tips

Hello gorgeous! You have got to visit the S’Well website and learn more about their humanitarian efforts to help Water Aid bring safe water to millions who don’t have access to clean water!
In the meantime, enjoy this short video from guest blogger Sara Teasdale!


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March 14th, 2011 by Baker

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Amazing Hair and Makeup Transformation

See how one Total Beauty reader finally ditches the look she’s been wearing since high school

Amazing Hair and Makeup Transformation

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeover article

With help from a dream team of colorists and stylists at the Ted Gibson Salon in New York City, this real woman goes from blah to fabulous — in a couple of hours.

See her makeover

Hello Gorgeous! For all my green beauty brides and friends-especially those of you getting ready for prom-enjoy the photos and short video demonstrating EcoTools! To learn more about the line visit www.eco-tools.com




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