Category: Beauty

Focusing on beauty products and techniques for women over 40, Alison Gary, Editor in Chief of Wardrobe Oxygen reviews skincare and cosmetics brands, shares tips for caring for skin and applying makeup, and writes about current beauty trends and how to translate them for the everyday.

Colleen Rothschild Beauty Review (Plus a Giveaway!)

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I felt this photo was fitting for a post about Colleen Rothschild. While you'll see pristine photos of this brand's skincare on Instagram, this is my real life with the brand. A brand I use over and over and over (I think this is my fourth tub of their Radiant Cleansing Balm). A brand that I squeeze and scrape the last drops out of containers because it's so amazing. A…

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My Favorite Under Eye Concealers and My Daytime Makeup Look

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In a recent blog post I mentioned my non-crease concealer and many of you wanted to know what I used. Well after writing that post I tried yet another concealer I find to be even more perfect. This post will share both of my under eye concealers as well as my everyday makeup look. Get ready for some unfiltered no-makeup morning photos! This is me completely bare face, only moisturizer.…

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Celebrating YOU with L’Occitane

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I am so excited to start this month of giveaways with L’Occitane.  A brand I have used and loved for many years, L’Occitane stands for much of what I believe in – quality, caring, and community. In 1976, 23-year-old Olivier Baussan with only an alembic and a small truck began steam distilling wild rosemary essential oil to sell at open-air markets in his native Provence, France. L'Occitane was named for the women of Occitania, an area…

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Over 40 Beauty: A Cure for Raccoon Eyes

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It doesn’t matter what brand of mascara I use, even if it’s waterproof I end up with it smudged under my eyes. Even if I don’t put mascara on my lower lashes I still experience it. Not only that, it’s usually more under my left eye than my right. Once at a concert in the bathroom I complained to my friend about my raccoon eyes and another concert attendees said…

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Battling Hair Loss and Thinning Hair: What Worked and What Didn’t

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Since I wrote my post last year about dealing with hair loss when over 40, many of you have asked me to write a follow-up with what I am using now.  I just re-read that post from April 2017 and my routine has changed and I have tried many products since.  A recap of what I have tried and whether they worked or didn’t. Biotin I mentioned biotin in the…

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My Best Beauty Buys of 2017

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This year, I focused more on my skin. At 42, life is catching up to my face with dryness, uneven skintone, fine lines, loss of elasticity, dullness, and increased sensitivity.  This year I really think I dialed in my skincare to get the best results.  I dialed it in so much, I refused a few different sponsored posts and campaigns because I worried that changing up my routine wouldn’t be…

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Pamper Yourself to Survive the Holiday Season [Sponsored]

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The holiday season can get a bit frantic. Come Thursday, it becomes a major snowball rolling down a very steep mountain. How is it almost December?? Last holiday season I thought I was prepared by shopping for presents early, but that’s only part of the seasonal stress. I ended up not sending out holiday cards because I never got my act together. There were a few tears, too little sleep,…

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Celebrating the Holidays with L’Occitane Advent Calendars [Sponsored]

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This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you L’Occitane for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from L’Occitane, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have been a fan of L’Occitane for many many years. Many times I have given L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream or Almond Milk Concentrate as a gift since I love them myself. I…

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