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.

Review: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream [Sponsored]
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Review: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream [Sponsored]

As I’ve aged I’ve gotten pickier about what I will put on my face. There are few brands I always feel confident using, always know they work, and know they won’t irritate my skin. One of those brands is Neutrogena. With so many brands out there now claiming to transform…

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My LASIK Experience
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My LASIK Experience

I’ve worn glasses since I was in 6th grade. I had to get them for being nearsighted as well as astigmatism. I always hated glasses. They made me feel claustrophobic and always slide down my nose. I would rather quint or miss out on life than wear them. And squinting…

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Changing my Nail Game with Acrylic Powder “Dip” Nails
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Changing my Nail Game with Acrylic Powder “Dip” Nails

I chew my nails and cuticles. I’ve tried everything to stop over the years but the only thing for me that worked long-term was getting acrylic tips on my nails. This made the nail impossible to chew, and the nail bed thicker so I can’t get to my cuticles with…

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Recent Beauty Hits and Misses: The Rodial Edition
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Recent Beauty Hits and Misses: The Rodial Edition

Rodial reached out and offered to send me a few pieces from their line. I had heard great things about Rodial (and loved seeing them as a mentor on Project Runway Startup) so was excited. Supposedly the products are so effective the reduce the need for plastic surgery.  I haven’t…

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My Budget-Friendly NYE Makeup Tip
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My Budget-Friendly NYE Makeup Tip

New Year’s Eve is around the corner. Every year my sister throws an amazing New Year’s Eve bash where sequins are highly recommended. I wore this look last year; not sure yet what sparkly confection from the back of the closet I’ll pull out this year but I’ll be sure…

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Recent Beauty Hits and Misses, the Aveda Edition
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Recent Beauty Hits and Misses, the Aveda Edition

Somehow I got on the Aveda gifting list. I don’t know how but I have been rejoicing for the past few months. Once a month, I get a box in the mail with a couple Aveda products and each time it arrives I squeal for joy.  I’ve been an Aveda…

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Getting a Winter Hair Health Checkup with Pantene Pro-V [Sponsored]
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Getting a Winter Hair Health Checkup with Pantene Pro-V [Sponsored]

I love my hair in the summer. It craves the humidity of DC and while others deal with frizz, I end up with high-volume ringlets. But as September ends, so do my good hair days. I hate to admit how much I’ve spent on random styling products I’ve seen promoted…

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Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts $25 and Less
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Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts $25 and Less

Whether it’s your friend, your babysitter, your niece, or your neighbor; a gift of beauty or pampering is usually welcome. For this gift guide I’m keeping all items $25 and less so they can be part of a larger gift, a possible stocking stuffer, or the right size token of…

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