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To Be or Not To Be…or See

7 May

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Concealer is the trickiest to get right.  They are either too thick and get cakey under eyes, or too thin and once you try to blend them in, they literally disappear, and so does their coverage. Not so anymore.  I discovered these fabulous concealers Veil Complexion Fix a couple years ago at the Makeup Show, […]

Stop Wasting Money & Leaving it at The Bottom of Your Makeup Jar

5 May

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  Now this product is just genius! Ever see a product and wonder, “Now why didn’t I think of that”? Well this one struck that chord with me.  For years I’ve been annoyed at wasting money and literally throwing it away with bottles of makeup, creams, lotions etc when you couldn’t get that last drop. […]

Shotglass Full of Summer Fun

23 Jun

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  By now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that sun-screen with both UVA & UVB protection should be a regular part of your daily routine.  As we get older what once was considered a cute freckle is now somehow morphed into an age-spot or sun-spot, or worse- skin cancer. The […]

Beauty Alert- Red Wine- Drink It Up!

17 Mar

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As the old saying goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, so a new saying should be “a glass of red wine will give you more time”.    Most recent studies have shown that there are quite a few health benefits to drinking red wine, including a healthy heart.  But did you know […]

Beauty Alert- A MUST Have In Your Beauty Bag

14 Mar

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I recently was asked by an actress what was the one item that I would recommend she could take on a trip when her Makeup bag wasn’t being allowed to travel along.  WHAT?  What kind of a trip is that? Not one for a makeup or skincare junkie!  Well, she was venturing off on a […]

Quick Fix For Chapped Lips

13 Mar

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So you have dry chapped lips, and need a quick fix to stop the burning.  First of all STOP licking them.  As hard as it may be to resist the urge, it only makes them worse.  Avoid reaching for products like Vaseline, chapstick and carmex.  They are great for sealing moisture in your lips by […]

Beauty In Aging….

11 Mar

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It has been a year since my 78 year old father had to have a triple by-pass.  The year that followed was at times the most emotionally painful, and yet looking back, in some ways the most precious time I had. It forced me to slow down, to basically get off the bus of life, […]

Magic In a Bottle For Your Skin

9 Jul

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ummertime means a lot more exposure to the sun, and outdoor fun.  Exposure will most likely bring an occasional sunburn or two.  Head on down to your favorite health food store, and pick yourself up some Tamanu Oil.  This natural oil is pressed from the nuts of the Calophyllum tacamahaca tree typcially  found in Polynesia. It is […]

Protect It Then Forget About It

19 Feb

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Quick and easy sun protection from Neutrogena for even the most sensitive skin.  Even though the sun isn’t shining in many areas of the country, the harmful effects of sun damage are still fast at work.  So protect your skin whether it’ s winter, spring, summer or fall. My favorite sunscreen is the Pure & […]

Look Your Best While Fighting Cancer

15 Feb

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ust about every woman reading this can say that she has a friend or a friend of a friend who is going through chemotherapy and suffering from the low self esteem that losing your hair, lashes and brows can bring on.  Not to mention that the overall nauseous feeling that is overwhelming at that time […]