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.

What to Buy During the Sephora Spring Bonus Sale

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If you've been thinking of getting some stuff from Sephora, NOW is the time. No seriously, April 20-23, all Sephora VIB members will receive access to shop at 15% off, and Beauty Insider members will be able to shop at 10% off. This is a once-a-year opportunity so I am letting you know a bit ahead of time so you can stock your shopping cart now. If you're not a…

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Paula’s Choice RESIST Skincare Review [Sponsored]

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This post is sponsored by ShopStyle and Paula's Choice In 2001, I began working for The Body Shop. I managed the store in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The store had high shrink (theft), not enough staff, and visitors from across the globe who saw The Body Shop the way it was in the UK (which was way cooler than Bath and Body Works, which ruled the early oughts). These customers…

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Hair Food Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner Review [Sponsored]

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This post is sponsored by Hair Food. Since quitting my job, I've made a concerted effort to take better care of myself. I spent almost a decade overworked, running on too little sleep and not enough nutritious food for fuel. Since November, I've started working out five days a week with a personal trainer, cut out most alcohol, and changed my diet to include more fruits, vegetables, and nutritious ingredients.…

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Botox Gave me an Existential Crisis

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When I was a freshman at the University of Maryland, I had more than one acquaintance tell me I had a doppelganger on campus. None of them knew her, but they'd seen her and thought it was me until they got close up. Okay, whatever, I've also heard I look like the twin of Patricia Heaton and Roseanne Barr. But one day I was crossing the road to Stamp Student…

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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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