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Origins Three Part Harmony

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::This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Origins. The opinions and text are all mine.:: Life after forty five. Described by many as... Old. Over the hill. Washed up. Done. Gentle reader, check your societal conditioning at the door and step into the next phase of your beautiful life! We on the leading edge of the Gen X wave, in the forty-five to fifty age range are not anywhere near done. We are just getting going! We are secure in our lives, established and grounded. We have raised our children or are getting very close to sending them off into the wide world and many of us are free to now pursue new passions, follow our dreams, do our own thing. My own thing, my passion, well... You're reading it. One beauty category I cover often in this blog is skin care. Taking proper care of our skin is crucial, especially as we mature. Lines and wrinkles are inevitable, there is no stopping it but properly hydrated skin is radiant and plumped, the signs of ag

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop Blush | My Notes

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::affiliate:: In the history of adorable makeup have you ever laid eyes on anything even more so than  Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop  blushes?  Pure liquid pigment is transformed through a process of slow baking into a silky fine powder that imparts to the cheeks a translucent, perfectly pigmented flush. The shade I bought is Pink Pop, a soft, medium pink with a barely there hint of natural, healthy radiance.  Clinique did a perfect job on the design of this product. The sleek, crystal clear acrylic compact is the perfect home for the exquisitely lovely daisy that is nestled within. A part of me wants all of them, in a crystal bowl on my my dressing table. How pretty would that look, I ask you? Swatched, you can see that this blush is the perfect, sweet flush of colour for the cheeks. It is pigmented enough to to show up but it isn't overpowering. I am a soft blush person. I dislike a strong blush on my face, it's a personal preference, but at the same

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in Bali

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#StyleHunters4Ulta #UltaTrendAlert ::sent for consideration//affiliate:: Ulta 21 Days of Beauty continues. This is alas the last week! I have two more fantastic get gorgeous items to share with you before this sale ends! Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in Bali   regular price: $26.00, today only price, $13.00. Tucked in it's signature brushed aluminum tin is a cake of softly shimmery, medium rose pink blush. This is my first Cargo cosmetic item and I didn't know what to expect. I must say, wow! The powder is finely milled but not fly away or dusty. Pigmented and rich, it isn't harsh or staring. The colour is well balanced and suits my fair, neutral toned complexion right down to the ground. There are two other shades: Los Cabos, a soft tangerine and Ibiza, a shimmering hot pink. Here is a swatch on the back of my hand. It doesn't take a lot of the product to get a nice hefty swatch. The powder applies smoothly and blends out evenly. I can apply thi

Bobbi Brown Highlight Powder Available Again!

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::affiliate:: In case you wanted one and missed it, last year, the  Bobbi Brown Highlight Powder  is back for a limited time. Available in two shades, Pink Glow and Bronze Glow this beautiful, silky powder imparts a beautiful radiance to the face. I have read reviews stating that people weren't happy with Pink Glow leaving sparkles or even being chunky. That hasn't been my experience. I do get a few random sparkles, from time to time. I just fluff them away.   Pink Glow is great for people who prefer a cooler, pink toned highlight. These swatches (swipe and blended down) are a bit heavy to give you a good look at how nicely pigmented, smooth and silky the powder is. My highlighter is from last year's release, so the packaging is different but I am assuming that the formula and colour are pretty much the same.  If you were craving this beautiful powder, last year and didn't get it, now's your chance. The  Bobbi Brown Highlight Powder  is avai

Becca X Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Champagne Pop

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//affiliate// Hype. I like to think that I'm immune to it but to be perfectly honest, I'm not. The proof is right here, in front of your very eyes. Working with  Becca Cosmetics , makeup artist/beauty YouTube vlogger Jaclyn Hill created a highlighter then unleashed it upon an unsuspecting public. The hype was huge! Almost epic, dare I say? And I fell for it. Hook, line and sinker. My first ever Becca purchase is the  Becca X Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Champagne Pop . I am an evangelist for the youthful glow movement. I believe that a touch of luminosity well placed is just the thing every face at every age needs so it made sense to me to buy this item. Plus... It's so pretty! The box is a shiny rose gold with raised bubbles. I am a notorious rose gold magpie, coat anything in rose gold and you can be assured that I'll zero in on it. It was a dead cert that I would lock eyes on this packaging! When you open the box and slide out the compact it land

IT Cosmetics Eye Lift In a Tube

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#StyleHunters4Ulta #UltraTrendAlert ::sent for consideration//affiliate:: Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty  continues! The Deals. The fabulous beauty steals! If you are a Platinum Member... Oh, boy! Special treats just for you! As well as enjoying free shipping on Beauty Steals. I have been shopping. I can't resist. How about you?  I have one of today's Beauty Steals to share with you, now.   IT Cosmetics Eye Lift in a Tube  combines two It Cosmetics under eye products in one sleek, portable purse sized package. On one end is the famed Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in your perfect shade and on the other, Hello Light Liquid Brightener that adds luminosity without glitter or shimmer. Delivered by soft, velvety doefoot applicator and tapped genty into the skin the Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, Niacin, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and IT Cosmetic's Drops of Light Technology combine to nourish, hydrate and brighten the skin while correcting and concealing impe

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite | My Notes

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Meet your new favorite skin cleansing tool! Once you've tried SONICLEAR you will not want to imagine your beauty routine without it!