Fall Beauty Must Haves – Win It!
Sep19

Fall Beauty Must Haves – Win It!

Fall Beauty Trends 2014
(Fall Makeup Look – Video Tutorial Coming Soon)

Fall is always a fun time of year. In the Summer we want to wear as little as possible, but the Fall is when all of the cool fashion starts to appear. Here are a few Fall beauty trends that I’m loving this season.

PREP AND PROTECT
Since the cooler seasons usually mean dryer skin, be sure to add extra hydration. Even if you don’t think your skin needs it, it’s an imperative step. If skin feels parched it can pull the water that it craves from your makeup so apply moisturizer to skin until it feels plump. For oily skin, don’t skip hydration just opt for an oil-free version.

Creme de LaMer moisturizer is a favorite amongst celebrities including Oprah. To pamper your skin with extra moisture try a mask like the LaMer Intensive Revitalizing Mask. Just be sure to use the mask on freshly cleansed skin. Simple skin care has face washes and scrubs that are gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

Add hydration to your eyelashes too, in order to prevent premature breakage from lash curlers, mascara and liner use a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, like Infinite Lash Eyelash Enhance Serum, that is specifically for your lashes. The vitamins and minerals will add nourishment, moisture and improve flexibility so lashes can reach their full potential.

MAKEUP TRENDS
The trends for Fall color is a bold eye and bold lips. You can do a bold eye liner for day with a strong berry lip. For night go with a smokey eye with the bold lip.
Estee Lauder Pure color Envy collection for eyes and lips makes it easy to create color with confidence without looking overly done.

For longer wear, skip lip gloss for day and add it for night.
Curl lashes and add a coat of mascara on top for day, and top and bottom for night.
For touch up kit, include a tube of lipstick and DenTek Floss Pick + Case, which was given out at the VMA awards, to keep your lips looking luscious and smile perfect on the go.

HAUTE HAIR TRENDS
The hair trends for the season range from center parts, to braids and twists as well as ponytails.

To create the look start with a hair product that will hydrate hair like Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco 100% Pure Argan Oil. Its a light weight Argan Oil that can be used on hair and even skin.

Argan oil is a rare and precious oil naturally rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants so after applying it on your hair use the remander to rub across the cuticles on your hands to give them a boost of hydrations too.

For fine hair avoid the root and just apply it on the ends. For normal to course hair apply it on the whole strand.

Pull back hair into a ponytail. For added smoothness along the hair line apply Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Perfect Edges.

Take the tail of the pony, and separate it into to sections. Then take a piece of a strand from the back of one side and place it in front of the section of hair on the alternate side. Do this down the whole body of the ponytail until you have created a full fishtail ponytail and secure the end with a holder. Keep it sleek for day and fluff the ponytail for a chic evening version.

BODY BEAUTIFUL
Just because your not in a swimsuit doesn’t mean that you don’t need to pamper your body. Start with an invigorating wash, like Caress Emerald Rush, to cleanse your body with an fragrance that was actually created from a fine fragrance house. Once you get out of the tub and do a quick toweling off apply a body lotion while skin is still damp so the lotion has extra moisture to seal in. Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Body Lotion uses shea and coconut oil to soften skin. The added bonus is that it also contain songyi Mushrooms whith is a natural brightener to help even skin discolorations.

Now that you know some of my Fall Beauty Must have why not win some of these products so you can try them your self.

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HOW TO ENTER THE BRIDAL MUST HAVE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins September 19, 2014 and ends October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner will get:

– Cream Of Nature hair product
– Estee Lauder makeup
– Simple skin care product
– Shea Moisture body product
– Caress body product
– Infinite Lash Eyelash Serum
– DenTek Floss Pick + Case

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Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from Estee Lauder, Simple skin care, Shea Moisture, Cream Of Nature, Family Dollar, LaMer and DenTek but the comments are my own.

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Back To School Style – Win It!

ENERGIZE
All students need proper energy so instead of starting your day with a glass of orange juice opt for a natural juice, like Genesis Today Acai Berry, so you can get vitamin C as well as 500% of the daily allowance of B12 for a natural energy boost. The acai fruit is also considered the beauty berry because it helps support good skin, hair and nails too.

ORAL CARE
Getting kids to brush and floss before school can be difficult, so use oral products that taste good to help encourage them to take care of their teeth. The DenTek Looney Tunes Kids Toothpaste is bubblegum-flavored but has a anticavity fluoride to protect their teeth, while the DenTek Fun Flossers tastes has wild fruit flavors but is smaller flosser head designed to fit a kid’s mouth. (Price: $2.19). Including the DenTek Floss Picks & Case which is mint-flavored and travel friendly so kids can use while in school. (Price: $1.49)

TREAT IT
Even if you don’t have time to wash your hair daily, you can still treat your hair by using tools that have conditioning benefits.

The new Infiniti Pro by Conair Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush harnesses the conditioning powers of Argan Oil through its replaceable One ‘n Only Argan Oil Treatment strip that runs through the middle of the brush and lasts for many brushings. Natural boar bristles help distribute the oil through the hair, leaving it silky, soft, and with up to 100% more noticeable shine, while the brush was also proven to offer up to 55% better conditioning and up to 50% less hair breakage. It’s the perfect brush for touchups whenever you need some extra shine.

BE BOLD
The hottest hair trend is all about mixing up your look for a fresh style so don’t be afraid to be bold. Using a temporary color in your hair that can wash out, like Streekers, is an easy way to apply streaks of vivid, bold highlights without any fuss and unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bond to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed.

For the elementary students apply different colors to 3 sections of hair before braiding it, to create a fun accent to a traditional style.

High school or college student prefer styles that are more sophisticated so add pops of color on hair that frames of your face, or at the ends of the hair.

PONY UP
Ponytails are always a classic but the trends for the season is to double and triple them.

Start by applying a hair tie that will hold the pony tail tight like the Scünci No Slip Grip Evolution Elastics, at the nape of the neck. Next apply additional elastics down the shaft of the ponytail, to create two or three sections. The No-Slip Grip lining will keep the elastics in all day, while preventing roll out, even with intense movement or wind.

SKIN CARE
To get your skin ready each day for school opt for a better tool than your wash cloth. The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush gently cleans your skin to make it instantly smoother and more radiant. The oval-shaped brush head was specifically designed get the hard-to-reach contoured areas of the face clean. The waterproof design allows for use in the shower or at the sink. (Price: $89.50)

MAKE-UP
Before you apply makeup start with skin care that will multi-task, like the Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream, so you won’t need to wear foundation. The skin-perfecting cream provides light coverage to even skin tone while also packing in impressive benefits that include anti-aging, moisturizing, nourishing, and protecting. This light reflecting, beautifying BB cream also features SPF 20 to shield against sun damage.

The trends for eyes are either a simple nude look or a smokey neutral. The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. From The set has nudes to blacks, as well as long-wearing shimmers to velvety-smooth mattes, to create a nude eye for day or a dramatic one for special events. these tones will work with any lipcolor.

With shimmers in the top row and mattes along the bottom, it’s easy to turn up or tone down the luster. We’ve also taken the guesswork out of application with a new double-ended brush: fluffy side for blending mattes, flat side to lay down shimmers.

FASHION
From study hall to recess students can look their best in stylish clothes by Levi’s kids. Trying layers like a jacket over a T-shirt coupled with knit denim jeans. (Purchase at Macy’s)

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Bridal Must Haves – Win It!
Jul28

Bridal Must Haves – Win It!

Keep Your Energy Up
Planning a wedding can be stressful and sap your energy so this is the time when you want to skip energy crashers like coffee or soft drinks and opt for a nutritious smoothie.

Goji-Cranberry Morning Surprise
½ cup Pure Health Goji juice
½ cup strawberries
1-1/2 cups spinach
1-1/2 cups kale
1 TBS Chia Seeds
1 TBS Flax Seeds
Ice

Directions: In a cup put chia seeds with the juice and let sit for 3 minutes. Afterward pour the mixture into the blender with the other ingredients except the ice. Once smooth, then add as much ice as you need for thickness then drink. The Pure Health Goji juice contains 100% of the daily allowance for vitamin c and B12 for a natural energy boost.

hairfinityImprove Your Hair
All brides want their hair to look especially good so start as early as possible by pamper your tresses on the inside and out so it will look it’s best on the day of the wedding.

Cut back on any hair styling habits that can cause breakage like excessive teasing and the over use of hot tools on our hair. Consider using supplements like Hairfinity, that have been clinically proven to promote healthy hair growth and prevent breakage and shedding.

Getting Into The Dress
If you have a goal to shed pounds to get into your wedding gown consider a supplement like Vysera-CLS to help you achieve it. It is clinically proven to block calorie uptake and reduce the amount of unpleasant and unwanted fat in those hard to target areas in just 30 days. Just be sure to check with your doctor before you take any supplements or change your diet.

Add A Skin Care Treatment
You want your skin to look it’s best on your wedding day so try adding a treatment to your regular skin care routine, like the Morinda TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel.

It fights the aging process whiles boosting the skin’s protective layer, and soothes and repairs distressed or damaged skin.

Makeup Like A Pro
Airbrush makeup is the product of choice for brides and makeup artists because it is one of the best ways to create a flawless look for your skin without looking too done up.

tTemptu Bridal Beauty Kit was created so brides can have the tools they need to do their own makeup but look like a pro did it. It includes:
AIRbrush Makeup System
3 AIRpod Foundations
2 AIRpod Blushes
1 AIRpod Highlighter
2 Undereye Concealers
TEMPTU BASE Smooth & Matte Primer

If you need help just go to the TEMPTU BRIDAL BEAUTY PORTAL on www.temptu.com to get step by step tips and tricks to create the look you want at home.

allegriaBe Scent Smart
When using fragrances for your wedding be sure not to go over board. Place scent at pulse points like wrist, bend of knee, bend of elbow and behind the ear. Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrance in Allegria is a green, floral, woody scent with notes of passion fruit, Black currant leaf and dry amber.

Kamino4Personal Concierge
If you need to create things to do for your wedding, relatives from out of town or for your honeymoon try looking for an app like Kamino. You can find it in the app store or by going to http://www.gokamino.com

You can even get recommendations from travel experts and fellow Kamino users. It has photos and an easy-to-follow GPS enabled maps for an inside look at the special places that make a city unique.

megabusSaving On Travel Cost
Whether going on a honeymoon or bringing in your out of town relatives travel can become expensive. So opt for the most affordable transportation, like using Megabus, to save between 50 and 80% per trip when compared to the cost of a train ticket or airfare.

The state-of-the-art double-decker bus is equipped with free Wi-Fi and power outlets in every seat so your comfortable and entertained during your trip. www.megabus.com

sugarfina2Bridal Party Gifts
If you’re looking for that little something to give to your bridal party as a thank you try something unique like Sugarfina gourmet candy. They have gummies, chocolate, caramels and more from around the world especially designed for the adult.

To add an extra special touch get a gift bag or a unique container to put it in, like you can find at Family Dollar, for only a few more dollars. It will be more personable so your brides maids and groomsmen know you care.
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Would you like to win some of these items that I mentioned?

HOW TO ENTER THE BRIDAL MUST HAVE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins July 29, 2014 and ends August 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner will get:
– Temptu Bridal Beauty Kit
– box of Sugarfina
– Morinda TruAge Skin Age Therapy Gel
– bottle of Hairfinity
– Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrance in Allegria
– box of Vyera-CLS
– $25.00 gift certificate from Family Dollar
– Direct round-trip ticket from anywhere megabus.com serves (over 120 cities across North America).

2 Second Prize winners will get:
– box of Sugarfina
– Morinda TruAge Skin Age Therapy Gel
– bottle of Hairfinity
– Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrance in Allegria
– box of Vyera-CLS
– Direct round-trip ticket from anywhere megabus.com serves (over 120 cities across North America).

7 Third Place Winners will get:
-Direct round-trip ticket from anywhere megabus.com serves (over 120 cities across North America).

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Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from Pure Health, TruAge, Sugarfina, Hairfinity, Rougue Bunny Rougue, Vyera-CLS, Temptu, Family Dollar and Kamino.

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Summer Must Haves – Win It!
Jun20

Summer Must Haves – Win It!

Summer Must Have Giveaway2

SUN PROTECTION FOR YOUR FACE
When you are choosing sun protection for your face opt for one that multi-tasks like the Neova DNA Damage Control Silc Sheer 2.0 SPF 40. It has 3-in-1 benefits because it provides UVA/UVB protection, doubles as a sheer Summer foundation and uses DNA repair enzymes to correct sun damage.

Eyes can also get sun damage so don’t just get the most stylish sunglasses, be sure that it has UV protection. If you wear contacts you can now get the maximum amount of sun protection for your lenses with the Acuvue Oasis. Just be sure to take it to the next level by wearing a hat too.

PREPPING YOUR BODY FOR SUMMER
In the Summer more skin will be showing so get rid of the dead skin cells from Winter with a body scrub. BioElixia Body Shaper Exfoliating Body Polish uses micro-crystals, aloe, sweet almond and TPM Dermal Delivery Technology to gently buff, polish and refine the skin so it’s soft and deeply smoothing.

Next lock in hydration by using a light weight moisturizer, like Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh. The continuous spray makes application easy, and the non-greasy formula absorbs quickly so you wont feel stick.

MINIMIZING CELLULITE
If you have problems with cellulite you can minimize the look of it and firm the skin with Lipo Lotion. The nobs on the bottle increases circulation and oxygen when you use it on the tummy, thighs and butt.

HAIR
Because skin produces more oil during the summer months as we sweat, odors can get caught in hair. Mane Intentions is an odor neutralizing hair fragrances that is an quick and easy way to get rid of those unpleasant hair odors, while leaving you smelling delicious. Comes in 5 captivating scents that don’t affect hair treatments. Great for wigs and hair extensions.

MAKEUP TRENDS
The trends for Summer are bronzed face with neutral eye shadow with bright lip color but before you can start color you need to take care of your skin first with proper hydration. Opt for something that is lighter weight than your Winter cream so it won’t be too heavy. If you prefer anti-aging benefits look for one that has retinol, like RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30.

To create the look start with a bronzer that is streak-free and orange-free like the Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream of powder so it will look natural.

Apply the bronzer on cheek bones and around the edges of the face to give skin a sun kissed glow. For your eyes, lips and cheeks the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sultry Nudes Summer collection has the Nudes Eye Shadow Palette with 8 colors ranging from nudes to metallic, a cheek glow for a soft subtle sheen to suit all skin tones and the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick for high-intensity color in Impassioned and Defiant Coral to create a trendy up to date look that is wearable for day and night.

LOW CALORIE TREATS
To stay bathing suit beautiful skip the fattening ice cream and opt for a low calorie treat

ABC Pops
3 TBS of chia seeds
3 cups of Pure Health Acai Blueberry Juice
(50 calories per pop!)

Directions: In a bowl, add the chia seeds to the juice, and stir them with a fork, then let sit-In about 3 minutes, stir the contents again to make sure the seeds don’t clump together in the bottom of the bowl.-Pour into popsicle holders and freeze.

Chia seeds contain fiber, protein and Omega-3 fats. The Beauty Berry, Acai, is a favorite of Brazilian models because it supports thick hair, clear skin and strong nails. The Pure Health’s Acai Blueberry juice is fortified with vitamins and minerals and the blueberries add even more natural antioxidants. This is a healthy, low calorie snack that is perfect for a hot summer day!

A great tool to make this is with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. It freezes ice pops in as little as seven minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Or the Zoku Mini pop maker for smaller treats!

Goji-Cranberry Morning Surprise
½ cup Goji juice
½ cup strawberries
1-1/2 cups spinach
1-1/2 cups kale
1 TBS Chia Seeds
1 TBS Flax Seeds
Ice

Directions: In a blender or VitaMix S30 put chia seeds with the juice and let sit for 3 minutes. Afterward mix with a fork to loosen seeds that may have stuck together then include the rest of ingredients and blend.

The VitaMix provides ultimate blending control, with a variety of speed controls and a pulse feature. The 20-ounce blend-and-go beverage bottle makes it easy to bring your smoothie with you.

The total calories for the drink is 205 and the Pure Health’s Goji Cranberry juice contains 100% of the daily value of Vitamins C and B12 in each 8oz serving.

Now that you know some of my Summer Must haves what are yours?

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Would you like to win some of these items that I mentioned?

HOW TO ENTER THE SUMMER MUST HAVE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins June 20, 2014 and ends July 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

THE CONTEST IS OVER! THE WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY ARE ERIKA CLAYTON, LINDA KUJACA and DIANE REDCAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include link to this blog post)
4. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

1 Grand Prize winner will gets Vaseline Spray & Go Aloe Fresh, Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream or powder, Mane Intentions, Lipo Lotion, products from the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sultry Nudes Summer collection and a Zoku Quick Pop Maker.

1 Second Prize winners will get Vaseline Spray & Go Aloe Fresh, Neova DNA Damage Control Silc Sheer 2.0 SPF 40, Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream or powder, Mane Intentions, Lipo Lotion and a VitaMix S30.

1 Third Prize winners will get BioElixia Body Shaper Exfoliating Body Polish, Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB SPF 20 in either a cream or powder, Mane Intentions, RoC skin care, Lipo Lotion and a Zoku Mini Pop Mold maker.

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Using The PMD – Personal Microderm Device
Jun14

Using The PMD – Personal Microderm Device

Personal Microderm DeviceLooking your best starts with taking care your skin, but sometimes doing just the basics isn’t enough. Microdermabrasion is a great way to improve the texture and clarity of the skin, while having the added benefit of minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion is usually performed by a dermatologist by spraying tiny crystals onto the skin so it can gently remove the outer layer of your skin. PMD, which stands for Personal Microderm Device, is an at-home way for you to do a safe version of microdermabrasion yourself.

Microdermabrasion is usually good for all skin tones, unlike Dermabrasion which can be too aggressive causing problems like scarring and discoloration, especially on complexions darker than fair.

To use the PMD, you need to cleanse your skin and have it totally dry before you start the treatment.

While holding your skin taunt, glide the tip for the wand against the skin in one direction. Because there is suction, it will feel like you’re kind of vacuuming your skin but it’s doing more than that. The PMD will be removing the top layer of the dead skin cells on your face so be sure not to over the same area more than twice.

Once you’ve completed the treatment finish up with a serum and moisturizer. Since all of the dead skin cells are no longer in the way, you’ll find that all of your regular skin care products will be more effective. Just be sure to use sunscreen too, so you have the protection that you need.

I just started using the PMD but so far I’m loving the results.

Have you ever tried this before?

Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from the Personal Microderm Device but the comments about the products are my own.

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Fabulous Finds For Fathers – Win It!
Jun04

Fabulous Finds For Fathers – Win It!

Here are a couple of goodies that guys will love!

Treat His Skin
Father’s like skin to feel good too and if he battles dry skin then Vaseline Men Spray Lotion is a must.

It is a continuous spray lotion that makes it easy to deeply moisturize the body and absorbs in seconds . Comes in two formulas: Fast Absorbing & Fast Cooling,

Becoming More Fit
For the father that is trying to be more fit the Shine by Misfit Wearables makes it easy and stylish to monitor his physical activity.

It is water resistant so he can swim in it or track his activity on a daily basis as he goes about his day. It can sync with a smart phone so you can set goals and view progress.

Eating Better
If Dad is getting healthy on the outside then doing it on the inside is also imperative.

Helping him to Increase his intake of green vegetable with a scoop of Essential Greens by Genesis Today, which you can get at Whole Foods and Fruitful Yield, is a tasty way to eat better.

Just put a scoop in a cup of vanilla almond milk so you can get over 75 different greens in one glass.

cliniqueGrooming Basics
If you prefer to hand pick some grooming basics there are several options that can be a must-have.

Clinique is known for skin care, and now they have even more products for guys. The Clinique Men’s Antiperspirant Deodorant is fragrance-free and gives maximum protection against wetness and odor. Available in Stick and Roll-On.

For the guys that shaves, the Origins Blade Runner will be a favorite because it conditions skin with Kukui Nut Oil and smooths with Soybean Oil to help give you a close, friction-free shave. It also contains peppermint to energize.

Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Eye Balm is perfect for the guy that works late nights. This skin care treatment helps with dryness, fine dry lines, dark circles and puffiness.

coolaIf your Dad is an outdoors man, then sunscreen is a must. Coola Sport SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen spray that is water resistant, unscented with a non-greasy formula.

Grooming Gadgets
The Amazon’s Men’s grooming store is a great way to find the tools that Dad’s want. They have everything like the Panasonic Milano beard trimmer or the Oral-B Precision Black electronic toothbrush. The best part is that delivery is free for eligible items over $35.00.

Cater To His Vice
Whether it’s camping, beer or gaming all Dads have a vice of some sorts and ManCrates.com is the perfect way to get a gift that caters it.

They have crates like meat lovers, snack enthusiast, and even for fightinn zombie. The box is shiped with a crowbar so it can be pried open!

Tools To Entertain
If your father likes to entertain or tailgate then Wayfair.com has many items to choose from for him. The La Hacienda Pizza Firepit and the iLuv Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker are a great options.

The firepit doubles as a grill, while the speaker has a built-in rechargeable battery for portability any where.

These are some of the finds for fathers that I’ve found, what have you found?

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Now that you know a few of my Fabulous Finds For Fathers, here is your chance to WIN some of them!

FINDS FOR FATHERS GIVEAWAY

There will be 4 winners!

Fitness Prize

One Fitness Winner:
- Shine by Misfit Wearables
– Clinique Men’s Antiperspirant Deodorant
– Vaseline Men Spray Lotion

Grooming Prize

One Grooming Winner:
- Panasonic Milano beard trimmer
– Origins Blade Runner
– Lab Series Skin care

Entertaining Prize

One Entertaining Winner:
- iLuv Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
– Lab Series Skin care
– COOLA sunscreen

Grilling Prize

One Grill Winner:
- Grill Master crate

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway begins June 1, 2014 and ends July 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

THE CONTEST IS OVER! THE WINNERS ARE ANNA WONG, AMANDA SAKOVITZ, LINDA KUJACA and STEVEN EPSTEIN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL 5 STEPS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

1. CLICK THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO REGISTER!
2. JOIN MY BLOG NEWSLETTER
3. TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY (must include blog post http://wp.me/p3G0zl-lB)
4. FOLLOW ME ON YOUTUBE
5. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM

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Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by products from Genesis Today, Wayfair, Amazon, Clinique, Lab Series, Mancrates, Vaseline, Misfit, Origins and Coola but the comments about the products are my own.

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My People Magazine Cover Shoot With Michelle Knight
Jun01

My People Magazine Cover Shoot With Michelle Knight

People magazine Michelle Knight

In May I had the honor of working with People magazine to do the makeup and hair for the cover shoot of Michelle Knight. Michelle was one of three girls that was abducted for 11 years by a guy named Castro.

When I was first contacted by my agent to do the shoot I had no idea who I was going to be working with because it was kept a secrest but I was still excited.

I have worked with People magazine in the past but this would be the first time I’ve done a cover for them.

When I arrived on the day of the shoot, I started setting up all of my beauty supplies and one of the directors for the magazine walked in and gave me the news on who I was really going to be doing makeup on.

You will be working with Michelle Knight” announced the director as she showed me a picture of Michelle’s latest photos for her new book.

I couldn’t begin to imagine what any of those girls went through in that disgusting house but I was determined to not ask a single question about it.

Once Michelle arrived, she worked with the wardrobe stylist to pick out all of her outfits she was going to shoot in for the day, and then it was time for her to sit in my chair so I could begin my part.


I started the conversation with questions about how she liked her makeup and hair but it quickly changed the minute she said “We can’t do anything yet until I put on some music first!”

OMG!“, I thought, “she likes music as much as I do“. And a big smile came on my face.

Next thing you know we were laughing and dancing! It sounded more like a club instead of a makeup room.

We had so much fun, I almost got in trouble because I was supposed to already be finished so the photo shoot could begin!

From the moment I met Lilly (a.k.a Michelle Knight) to the last click from the camera, she was a bubbling ball of fire and fun.

I wish her much success with her new book and her chance to move on with her life!

Here is the break down of some of the things I used for this shoot.

Makeup Products I used:

Makeup Forever concealer
Temptu foundation
Covergirl powder
Estee Lauder eye shadow
Mehron eyeshadow
Covergirl lip color
Clinique lipgloss
Covergirl mascara

Hair Products I used:
Toni + Guy spray
Nioxin liquid gloss

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5 Body Products I’m Loving Right Now!
Jun01

5 Body Products I’m Loving Right Now!

One of my favorite things to do is pamper my body. Whether I’m getting ready for work or winding down from a long day, it’s an easy way to have me time.

Nyakio Giant Fig Body ScrubHere are 5 body products that I’m loving right now!

1. Nyakio Giant Fig Body Scrub
One of the things that I love about this exfoliant is how hydrated my skin feels when I’m using it. It contains South African Mongongo Nut Oil and fig extract so it drenches your skin with moisture leaving it soft and smooth.

2. LaMer Body Refiner
LaMer Body RefinerEven though this is pricey, once you find out what’s in it you will understand why. Have you ever bathed in DIAMONDS before? If you use this Refiner by LaMer you will!

You know when you feel like you have a ton of dry skin on your body and you just want to get rid of it? – well this scrub uses sea quartz and diamond powder to get off all of dead cells without any irritation.

Laura Mercier Honey Bath3. Laura Mercier Crème Brûlèe Honey Bath
I know that honey is very hydrating so I was really excited to try this.

You’re actually supposed to use this as a bubble bath, by running a scoop of it under running water, but I decided to try it in the shower instead.

I was really impressed with how rich and luxurious the lather was! It almost felt like you were rubbing velvet on your skin. I can just imagine how fluffy the bubbles would be in a full tub! I was also taken away but the soft vanilla scent. It made me feel like I was at an exclusive spa being pampered from head to toe. I just LOVE this!

4. Aqua Spa Relax Bath Oil
I’m always up for a good soak in a warm bath, but using this oil takes it to another level.

One of the things that impressed me the most is that it does more than just hydrate. It also has anti-aging properties like boosting collagen, strengthening skin and stimulating cell renewal. All from a dip in the tub…Who knew?!

5. Tree Hut Passion Fruit & Guava Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion
Most of the time I prefer thick body butters because light weight moisturizers usually don’t give me the hydration that I need but this lotion was different.

It’s packed with great ingredients like guava extract, shea butter as well as vitamin A, C and E to moisturize and nourish the skin on your body.

Just like the Aqua Spa Relax Bath Oil, it also has anti aging benefits but my favorite part of this lotion was the delicious fruity scent. It smells so good that it makes me want to eat a bowl of sherbet!

Have you ever tried these before too?

What are your favorite body products right now?

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