Some Of My Most Popular Blog Tidbits

To celebrate my blog’s 4th anniversary, I got to share some of my most read articles on my morning show recently.  I only had time to share a few so I chose some of the posts that happen to be my favorite, too.  So check this out to see me make our homemade and very healthy yogurt parfait, the orthotic high heels that I sport that always gets compliments, Celebrity Makeup Artist’s Karen Hall‘s top mascsara pick (it is affordable, too) and more….oh and if you didn’t catch my error….I meant to say that KIND is a NON gmo food.  Hate when I mess up on camera, but it happens 😉

 

 

KIND provided several samples to try in our yogurt recipe.  My opinion about how much I love the KIND line is 100% my very own. 

New Year, New You With Tips From Makeup Artist Karen Hall

Manic:  Me looking in the mirror seeing how my appearance is changing as I proceed through my 40s. I try to not let the new fine lines, puffy eyes and wrinkles bother me, but it does.

Managed: Getting some great advice on this topic from Professional/Celebrity Makeup Artist Karen Hall.  Look at what she says to try instead of Botox or any type of surgery.  And her advice works, as you will see in the before and after pictures that accompany her article…and yes one of those pictures is me!

Karen says:

New year, new you! Thinking of a little nip/tuck, botox or fillers this new year?

STOP!

Before you resort to anything radical, a few make-up tips and tricks from a professional, can have you looking younger this year, than last, without the need for drastic measures. These photos are shot the same day, with the same lighting, and no retouching. Their beauty is enhanced with only a few changes in hair, make-up and clothing. JudyThink about it…..if they had any work done, with no changes in hair and make-up, they may look a bit more rested, but would most likely still look like the before pictures. RachelWhy not try a professional make-up artist, hair pro, and/or image consultant, and see if you can achieve a fresher, younger look, before thinking of injecting yourself with questionable substances or going under the knife…..then, if you still feel the need, you will have the tools to look even better after any procedures you may choose!

***And a note from me, Rachel – I went to Karen a few years ago to have this done.  I was doing more on camera work with KTVK and I knew I needed some changes, especially with how harsh the high definition cameras can be at times.  I was thrilled and truly surprised that just a few of her recommended changes could make such a difference!  I highly recommend visiting Karen for a lesson.  She also gives you a face diagram/chart with her notes and suggested products for your skin type and coloring, so it is easy to remember what she taught you because you can refer to your personalized page.  Very cool!***

 

About our writer & expert, Karen Hall:

Karen Hall, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Karen Hall has dolled up the likes of Paula Abdul, Faith Hill, Conan and many more world-wide celebs that come to Phoenix to perform or make personal appearances.  Karen is called in to make the stars look amazing and many of these celebs end up asking Karen what her own personal secret is because she looks 30 years younger than her age…which she will tell you is over 60!  Hard to believe, isn’t it?!   
Read more about Karen on our team bio page

 

 

Top Beauty Product Picks by Three Top Experts

Manic:  The beauty product aisles, ads and campaigns!  With so much to choose from, how do we streamline our picks to stay on a beauty budget?

Managed:  Since we are lucky to have three top beauty experts on our managedmoms.com writing team, I decided to ask them what their top picks are when it comes to beauty products and they gave me some terrific and budget-friendly answers!  One of the products even sells for only 73 cents!  You have to got to see this!  Take a look at my KTVK morning show segment to see their beauty product favorites:

About Our Beauty Team of Experts:

 

Karen Hall, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Karen Hall has dolled up the likes of Paula Abdul, Faith Hill, Conan and many more world-wide celebs that come to Phoenix to perform or make personal appearances.  Karen is called in to make the stars look amazing and many of these celebs end up asking Karen what her own personal secret is because she looks 30 years younger than her age…which she will tell you is over 60!  Hard to believe, isn’t it?!   Read more about Karen on our team bio page.
 
Bianca Malmstrom, Walgreens Beauty Counter Consultant
Bianca has worked at the Ahwatukee-Foothills Walgreens location, for more than 10 years. She strives in customer service excellence and knows how to make her clients b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! From friendly advice to helpful suggestions, she’s your beauty go-to girl!  She has gained the trust of the Ahwatukee community, helping hundreds of men and women truly understand drugstore beauty. Whether it’s a face cream question or a suggestion on a shaver, she’s got something to say and with a smile.  Read more about Bianca on our team bio page.
Angelic Papadakis, Hair Stylist & Owner of Backstage Salon & Spa.Angelic has been a stylist in the Valley of the Sun for more than 15 years.  Specializing in precision cuts, Angelic has taken her passion for hair and transformed it into her salon, Backstage Salon & Spa in Tempe, ArizonaRead more about Angelic on our team bio page.**To read the entire column, visit Rachel’s KTVK column page.