Category: Beauty

Over 40 Beauty Review: Foundation Primers

Beauty

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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Over 40 Beauty Review: Glossier

Beauty

A spin-off from the blog Into the Gloss, Glossier is a line of beauty products created by beauty editors with a focus on skincare and makeup being optional. This line is clearly created for a younger generation; from the college-aged models to calling their customer “girls,” I don’t feel as though I am their target demographic. But after endless online rave reviews, friends my age swearing by their products, and…

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Over 40 Beauty Review: Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup Line

Beauty

The older I get, the less obvious I want my makeup. Sure I’ll rock a bold lip, but I find a heavily-made face emphasizes the negative and hides the positive. So when I heard about Perricone MD’s No Makeup Makeup line I was intrigued. Products that will make you look polished without looking too done? Items that let your natural glow without your veins, ruddiness, and dark circles? When I…

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Review: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream [Sponsored]

Beauty

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 your skin, it’s hard to weed through and find a brand that delivers on its promises. Neutrogena has and continues…

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My LASIK Experience

Beauty

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 and missing out is what I did the majority of my life. I had glasses for class, for driving, for…

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Changing my Nail Game with Acrylic Powder “Dip” Nails

Beauty

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 my teeth. For almost four years I’ve been making the bi-weekly trip to my nail salon to get my nails…

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Recent Beauty Hits and Misses: The Rodial Edition

Beauty

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 been considering plastic surgery but I am interested in products that will keep my skin looking as great as possible…

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My Budget-Friendly NYE Makeup Tip

Beauty Winter

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 to share the outfit on Instagram. So I go whole hog with the glitz, but even for previous years where…

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