Category: Beauty

Summer Summertime Essentials

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Summer is here, and boy did it slam us here in DC. Less than a week ago I was shivering in a coat and today it’s 85 degrees. While I transitioned my wardrobe from winter to spring/summer a month ago, we’re now heading into weather where jeans and short sleeved sweaters sound like utter torture. It got me thinking about my summer essentials, pieces I go to every year that…

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Transitioning to Natural Deodorant: My Experience

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I sit here typing this grateful for a stuffed up nose. See, I’ve decided to switch to natural deodorant and I’m going through what they call the “detox period.” Not too pretty… but neither is what is inside traditional antiperspirants and deodorant. A short blip of time where I need to shower twice a day (I haven’t showered yet today) is worth it to rid myself of chemicals and metals…

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How Allie Got her Hair Back: Fighting Hair Loss over Age 40 and What Worked

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The other week I had a sponsored post about Nature’s Bounty Vitamins. Everything in the post was true, I have been taking them daily for almost a month and I think they’re great. However with sponsored posts you have rules about what you can and cannot say. Nature’s Bounty’s rules made sense – don’t mention other brands, don’t make any claims that they did something drastic, use this specific lingo…

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Over 40 Beauty: Rodan + Fields Lash Boost Review

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I’ve never had long lashes. My sister is the one who got the lashes; she complains of them bumping against her sunglasses while I’ve spent my adulthood searching for the best products to curl, lengthen, and volumize. As I have gotten older, my lashes have become thinner and shorter. I’ve tried fiber mascaras, lash primers, lengthening mascaras, volumizing mascaras. In 2014 I tried RapidLash and when accidentally tugging while curling…

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Improving my Hair from Within [Sponsored]

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This post is sponsored by Nature’s Bounty As I’ve mentioned a few times on the blog I’ve been having issues with my hair. It’s been thinning, and it, along with my skin, has been dry and dull looking. I’ve been tested and my doctor agrees it’s likely a combination of stress and age. Well I’m not taking this lying down; I’ve been doing my research and trying a few different…

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My Favorite Hair Products and Tools

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Since cutting my hair above my shoulders last January, I’ve found my hair easier to manage, look fuller, and more fun to play with. However, it took a while to get used to shorter hair and I realized my old styling products weren’t cutting it. It’s been a year since the chop; while the length has fluctuated between end of ears and my shoulders, I’ve found some fantastic styling products…

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Over 40 Beauty Review: Foundation Primers

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I’ve really learned the value of makeup primers. When I was younger, I wanted them so my makeup wouldn’t melt away after a night dancing or day in the sun and humidity. While I still appreciate that aspect of primers, I find primers to be beneficial in multiple ways, especially with my over-40 skin.…

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