Thursday, January 30, 2014

fox13 live, beauty on a budget: "pore"fect pores

waiting behind scenes with my cute model and fellow team heugly teammate, dallas

this one's for you coach!! flex faces at fox. lol 

 as always, thank you fox13!!
thank you to our gorgeous hostess with the mostess nineveh dinha and my beautiful model dallas rae

special thanks to jmr fashion place mall for styling my hot model!!

 the products
talking pores:
everyone has pores, some larger some smaller, but we all have hair follicles and that's what pores are. the only place we don't have hair follicles are on our palms and on the soles of our feet. genetics play into the size of your pores, but that doesn't mean you can't take steps to make sure you're not doing something to make them appear larger than they have to.

pick one with salicylic acid, which will help reduce the dead skin cells which can get stuck to your pores. it will also help reduce the oil on your skin, which can make your pores appear larger.

exfoliate using a sonic cleansing system:
using a sonic cleansing system paired with your cleanser, can clean your face 10x better than using just your hands and cleanser. 
exfoliating on a regular basis will definitely give the appearance of shrinking pores. 
if you are routinely getting the dead skin cells, which can get stuck in your pores off of your skin, your pores will avoid getting stretched out daily.

pore refining toner:
after you cleanse and exfoliate use a toner with alpha and beta hydroxy.
alpha and beta hydroxy shrinks those large pores, reveling smooth and even skin tone.

i love this creme, it is suitable for all skin tones. 
it refines and protects skin, it is non-greasy and visibly reduces pores and fine lines.
most importantly it targets pores and tightens them.

one of the most important steps before your foundation.
do you ever notice your foundation getting clogged in your pores? many times your pores look larger after you put on your foundation, which is the exact opposite of what you want it to do. a primer sits at the surface of your skin and creates a sort of barrier between your skin and your makeup. 
it will not get stuck in pores and will overall improve the appearance of your skin.
another awesome one is

giveaway time!!!

enter to win:

 the olay pro-x!!

how to win:
1- must be following my (this) blog
2- must be these instagram accounts:  
@muchachamary  @ninevehdinha
and @dallasrae

when done and following (all 3accountscomment here on the blog:

"make me porefect"
(make sure to include your ig account so i can tag you)

super simple!!!
winner will be announced (here) sunday at 5pm mst

good luck:)

you can watch the full segment here:
p.s sorry i was a total re-knob on this one, not my best muchacha

next week will be fun, we'll be taking men's skin care and valentine's day gift ideas for the man in your life!!


thank you to everyone who entered, our winner is….
please email me your information :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

fox 13 live- beauty on a budget: "sundance film festival" beauty and style fresh off the scene

 love me some sundance steez!! 
while it's 80 degrees where most of these celebs fly in from for the festival, it's like this for us all winter long! so it's fun to see what they rock when they come to our cold and dry climate. 
even though it's freezing, they still have fun with their style and so should we!
 i'll be showing you some looks that were popular from the sundance scene that you can recreate and make your own.

festival trends, i love kate hudson's furry hat!!

mahh gorgeous models:
amy updike(npc bikini pro), makayla robinson(hair wizard and super babe), joi suliafu(mama long legs)

ski bunny babe
this look is super chill, effortless for when you've just stepped off the slopes (or pretended to) 
and still super hot!! 
specially on amy's rockin' bod!!
pair an insulated work out pull over with your fav printed legging and add a pop of color with a warm thick scarf.
 tame your hair with a fun beanie and add some cool shades(specially helpful if you have raccoon eyes from skiing all day). finish off with some high top wedge sneakers instead of snow boots, hers are from aldo but you can find cheaper one's at forever 21.
her whole look is from target!!(except her shoes, which i just said lol)

do you hate when your lipgloss leaves your lips pealing and flaking?!
try a lip balm stain in the winter instead of gloss.
 that way you'll have moisturized yet colorful lips all day.

elegant park city main street walker
lol, ok that title sounds dirty, i almost said that on air and thank goodness i didn't!! haha
i would've been peeing my pants!! 
let's rename this look, the elegant party goer!
not soo much, but you get the picture here.
joi looks fahhhbulous and chic!!
(faux) fur hats are probably the biggest trend up at the festival, they are my personal fav too!
and i love me a good chunky knit turtle neck sweater, they keep you warm and are sophisticated. 
paired up with a beautiful trench coat to keep you extra warm(for those main street strolls lol) 
add some thick insulated black leggings and some knee high boots.
and ((bam)) what a hot mama!!
her outfit is from tj maxx, including that $50 michael kors trench! love.

the air in park city is super cold and since our elevation is soooo high(6,900ft 2,103m at the base), i highly suggest that you double up on your moisturizer. 
after your first coat reapply a second thin coat in a circular motion, really letting it soak in.
 don't forget to apply to your neck as well.
make sure your moisturizer has sunscreen in it because the sun's uv rays can be 
intensified 90% by the snow.

the sundance kid
makayla is our country/boho babe!
this look is totes her and totes me too:)
her whole outfit, minus her boots and skinny jeans are also from target!!!
i found her flannel in the boy's/men's section, that is where i find all my flannels!! 
they have the best selection, i promise you:)
and her oversized sweater was on clearance for $14.99, it's a perfect dupe for a free people one i saw except a quarter of the price. 
we accessorized with a cowboyish/boho hat, from the men's section as well and a perfect fringy camel colored purse.

makayla has super long beautiful hair, so to keep it protected during the dry cold winter months.
 i suggest using a moisturizing leave-in conditioner.
give your hair a heat break, now's the perfect time:)
apply to towel dry, let air dry, maybe apply a beach wave spray and your good to go.

it was fun to style my beautiful models(and myself, my dress is also from target $12.99).
 i was able to play off of what each lady's lifestyle was and so the looks i picked for them are looks they would actually wear.
i hope you can find what look works for you and recreate your own sundance film festival inspired look:)
thanks again to our gorgeous hostess nineveh dinha and fox13 for having us!!

with fox's other superstar babe of a news anchor

a little behind the scene video for you..

giveaway time!!!

enter to win-
 the super cute black beanie and orange/yellow printed sunglasses 
that amy rocked for us(pictured below)!!

how to win:
1- must be following my (this) blog
2- must be following my instagram accounts:  
@muchachamary and @musclymary
and @fitamysuzanne

when done and following all 3accounts comment here on the blog:

"ski bunny is a good look for me, mary!!"
(make sure to include your ig account so i can tag you)

super simple!!!
winner will be announced (here) sunday at 5pm mst

good luck:)

you can watch the full segment here:


---winner, update---

thanks to everyone who entered, congrats to…

Sunday, January 19, 2014

behind the scenes, making of "all we'll ever be" ugly magazine spring issue

ugly magazine's first printed publication is scheduled for release this spring.

i'm so excited to have been apart of another one of armand sanchez's ahhhmazing visions and concepts.
michael ori shot video, video that i can't wait to see. he is extremely talented and so fun to work with.

our location was the most chic little historic house.
it had been remodeled multiple times, in it's earlier years it was used as a meat market.
i fell in love with it's hardware, clean lines and simple charm.
a handsome cactus in the front room welcomed us.
i wanted to kidnap that cactus, i can't recall it's name because i kept wanting to call it hank.
hank the cactus. lol
each room contained beautiful live succulents and vintage goodies.

our gorgeous model, alexandria yamazaki, flew in from seattle.
she was on break from modeling in japan. 
she reminds me of a younger devon aoki, such a unique ethnnic hapa beauty.

makayla robinson (and her amazing hair, ughhh talk about hair envy!!) from ulysses salon worked her magic and whipped up the most lovely messy bun i have ever seen. 
we all agreed that it should be the next hair easy yet so sexy.

wardrobe was provided by jessica diane houghs from bastille
featuring acne, ash, diane von furstenburg and cheap sunday.

and today, i was muchacha the makeup artist. 
my vision for alexandria was delicate dark and glossy.

i can't wait to see the finished product and share it all with you.
soon enough :)


Friday, January 17, 2014

beanie babes..

beanies and tees from h&m

two boobs in a bra, kinda friendship right here.

this girl is leaving me in a couple days. 
she has to go be a super model out in miami(she's signed with ford models, ooooh you fancy, huh!)
i'm not mad though..
that just means i'll have to go visit her and continue our shenanigans frolicking in thongs and sun-kissed skin on the beach:)
aye yay yay, can't wait!!
love your glorious gorgeeeeous face, jamie lynn crandall.
go get 'em sexyy tiger!!