Makeup

My Everyday Makeup Routine Updated

My Everyday Makeup Routine Updated

I get a lot of emails about makeup. What am I using? What is my favorite brand? So today I thought I'd share My Everyday Makeup Routine. I don't go crazy when a new trend comes out. New trends are great but when it comes to makeup I let younger women wear bright red and orange lip colors. I'll stick with something a little more neutral. I do … [Read more...]

Sunless Tanning

Sunless Tanning

As most of you know I use sunless tanning products instead of baking in the sun for hours to get a good tan. A few weeks ago I posted about my favorite self tanner which is Sun Labs. I also shared about TanWise dark bronzing sunless mousse, and how I felt it gave me a "dirty" tan look. It was too dark for me. One of my readers shared that … [Read more...]

Makeup For Women Over 40

Makeup For Women Over 40

It's seems when there's a change of seasons, I like to change my makeup a little. I've been using Cover Fx foundation and I like it, but when I ran out of it, I decided to try something different for summer. I love Bobbi Brown makeup (I recently had a makeover by a Bobbi Brown makeup artist) so I decided to get the Skin Foundation SPF 15. … [Read more...]

Maskcara IIID Foundation Review

Maskcara IIID Foundation Review

Happy Memorial Day! I hope your day consists of some outdoor summer fun! But I hope you also take time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for us by our military. I'm so thankful for the men and women who have fought and died for our freedoms. They are heroes! This is one of those long overdue posts. Several months ago, I … [Read more...]

6 Eyeshadow Tips For Women Over 40

6 Eyeshadow Tips For Women Over 40

Since we talked about eyeliner on Tuesday, I thought it would be a good idea to share some eyeshadow tips today. Here's the best advice I can give you when it comes to eyeshadow--stick with the "less is more" beauty rule. Too much eyeshadow will age you. Here are 6 eyeshadow tips for women over 40: DON’T match your eyeshadow to your … [Read more...]

6 Eyeliner Tips For Women Over 40

6 Eyeliner Tips For Women Over 40

Eyeliner gets a little tricky as we age. I think we need it but how much do we need? And what color? Here are some eyeliner tips for women over 40: Don't skip eyeliner altogether—it's a great way to make your eyes look more open and pop. Choose brown or gray over black eyeliner. Black can be harsh and we are trying to soften our … [Read more...]

Spring Makeover by Bobbi Brown

Spring Makeover by Bobbi Brown

A few weeks ago I shared with you about my spring makeover using Bobbi Brown makeup. After winter, I'm always ready for some makeup changes. I was also running low on my concealer so I decided to give Bobbi Brown concealer a try. I've had a makeover using this makeup before but it's been several years. I had forgotten how much I love … [Read more...]

March Birchbox

March-birchbox

Hey friends I wanted to share my March Birchbox with you today. As most of you know I'm flying to San Francisco today. I'm actually up in the air right now. It won't hurt my feelings if you want to say a quick prayer for our safety! :-) Birchbox is a monthly subscription. They are redefining the retail process by offering consumers a … [Read more...]

Spring Makeup Trends

Spring Makeup Trends

***Okay friends, I've switched my email service and you should now be getting my emails through another server. I know this doesn't mean a lot to you but it's been something I've needed to do.  I'll be tweaking it a little over the next few weeks. I'm trying to truncate my posts in my email which means you have to click over to my blog to read … [Read more...]

3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40

3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40

Today I wanted to share 3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40, I'm using and why I like them. All of these products, I received as samples in my Birchbox over the last year. I tried them, loved them, and then ordered them. (Of course you don't have to be over 40 to use them but they are good for our age.) These are old news, but I still love my … [Read more...]

My January Birchbox

January-Birchbox

Hey ladies! It's Saturday and it's catch up day for me! I haven't shared my Birchbox with you in a while so I thought I'd share my January box with you today. If you don't know what Birchbox is all about, you can go here. This month was a good box! Heres's what I received: 1. Fruit Pigmented Mascara-I can't wait to try this! It thickens … [Read more...]

My Everyday Makeup Routine

My Everyday Makeup Routine

I always get emails about makeup, what are you using, what's your favorite brand, etc. I have to admit, I love change when it comes to makeup. When I was younger I would stick to a certain brand like Clinique or Bobbi Brown and use all of their products. As I've gotten older I've realized I can mix and match and use my favorite products from … [Read more...]

How To Apply False Eyelashes

How To Apply False Eyelashes

There are a lot of things that change after turning 40. One of the things that surprised me was my eyelashes became thinner, shorter and lighter. Most days I use mascara and an eyelash curler to add shape, length and volume. But sometimes if I'm going somewhere special I enhance my eyelashes a little more with false eyelashes. False eyelashes … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

Last-minute-stocking-stuffers

In case you’re heading out to shop today, here are some last minute stocking stuffers or gift ideas. Any girl who loves makeup and fashion would love these! 1. Urban Decay Naked3-great eyeshadow! 2. Sephora Collection Heated Eyelash Curler-great for anyone who has straight eyelashes. 3. InStyle Magazine-This is one of my favorite … [Read more...]

My One Black Friday Purchase!

IIID foundation

Good Monday Morning!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know a lot of you went Black Friday shopping but I decided to decorate my house for Christmas, so I didn't go this year. I did purchase one thing on Black Friday and I did it online. Of course it wasn't a Christmas gift, it was for me so I'm not sure that counts. :-) Most of … [Read more...]

My Search For The Best Eye Concealer

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I feel like I'm on a mission to find the best eye concealer. Believe me, when I say I've tried a lot of eye concealers. The people at Sephora know me by name. I buy, I try, and then I return the product. It's getting embarrassing. Of course it is a worthy mission, right? An eye concealer can make you or break you. :-) Well, here is where I … [Read more...]

5 Quick Tips To Look Your Best!

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It's a busy time of the year! We're getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas and most of us will be getting together with our friends and families. Although we have lots to do, we still want to feel and look good. So here are 5 Quick Tips to Look Your Best! 1. Add some bangs-Have you ever seen a before and after makeover on someone over … [Read more...]

8 Fall 2013 Makeup Trends {Part 2}

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Hello! It's Day 5 of 31 Days Of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips! Yesterday I shared four of the 8 Fall 2013 Makeup Trends, so today I'll share the rest of them with you. Let's get started! 5. Pink or peach blush-This is a look I can go with! Soft pink and peach blushes seem to be the trend. So ditch those brown and dark blushes for a pink or … [Read more...]

8 Fall 2013 Makeup Trends {Part 1}

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Yay for Friday! It's Day 4 of 31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips and I'm sharing 8 Fall 2013 Makeup Trends with you. Before we get started please watch this quick 16 second commercial. Have you seen it? Every time I watch it I laugh out loud!! This commercial is making a very good point that we all need to remember. Just because … [Read more...]

How To Apply Eye Shadow To Deep Set Eyes

How to apply eye shadow to deep set eyes

Hey friends! Well, I'm a little frustrated! I'm trying to do more videos but it's sooooo hard. I watch a lot of videos and I'm not satisfied with mine yet. The only way I know to get better is to keep doing them. So I know I'm going to look back on this and think, "that's horrible!"  Actually I already do----bad sign. Anyway, some of you … [Read more...]