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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.

Hair Food Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner Review [Sponsored]
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Hair Food Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner Review [Sponsored]

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…

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Botox Gave me an Existential Crisis
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Botox Gave me an Existential Crisis

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…

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Colleen Rothschild Beauty Review (Plus a Giveaway!)
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Colleen Rothschild Beauty Review (Plus a Giveaway!)

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…

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My Favorite Under Eye Concealers and My Daytime Makeup Look
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My Favorite Under Eye Concealers and My Daytime Makeup Look

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…

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Celebrating YOU with L’Occitane
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Celebrating YOU with L’Occitane

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…

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Over 40 Beauty: A Cure for Raccoon Eyes
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Over 40 Beauty: A Cure for Raccoon Eyes

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…

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

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…

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My Best Beauty Buys of 2017
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My Best Beauty Buys of 2017

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…

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