Happy New Year!


I hope that you have a happy, healthy and love filled New Year. Thank you for supporting my blog, over the past year and I look forward to hanging out together in 2017.

Beautiful Skin on the Go with BeBe & Bella

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Winter is in full swing and the travel season is ramping up. Whether you are headed to warmer climes or off to a high mountain resort for some skiing or snowboarding, getting in some post holiday relaxation and fun is no excuse to neglect your complexion. Take beautiful skin care on the go with BeBe & Bella Probiotic Essentials Starter Kit.

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My December Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription Box ~ "The Party Goers"

My December "The Party Goers" Play! By Sephora Beauty Subscription Box is a bit of a bummer. This party beauty themed lineup has left me feeling as if the party was over, before I even arrived. The black bag with rose gold printing and the gold ribbon tie is kind of pretty, tho!

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The six products in the box are curated to get us to a party looking our fresh, beautiful best. Let's take a gander at the contents, shall we?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my gentle readers. 

Feel Refreshed Hydrating Floral Mist

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It's Winter. The air is dry and cold, heat is running and my skin is crying out for hydration and relief. Feel Refreshed Hydrating Floral Mist is helping me out.


Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Palette - My Very Late Notes

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In the tradition of the slackereeist slackers who ever slacked, I am just now getting around to sharing with you the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Palette that I bought... A long, long time ago. Because I'm a baller, that way.

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Happy Holidays from Fashion Flash!



This week, the Holiday Edition of Fashion Flash is being hosted by the fabulous Cindy of Prime Beauty. Hop over and enjoy our weekly e-news magazine sharing the best of beauty, fashion, wellness and travel for your forty+life.

Thank you for your continued support and have a beautiful holiday, whatever you celebrate!

Bioderma - French Beauty on American Shores

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French beauty has landed on American shores and I for one, couldn't be more delighted. One of my favorite French beauty imports? Micellar water. A staple in many makeup artists' kits and on the dressing tables of many European beauties, micellar water is short on ingredients and long on results.

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Of the Disqus commenting system, anyway. 😎


Beautiful Lashes with Bellimisa Masterful Eyes Mascara

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What is one of my biggest beauty concerns? Lashes, yo. Maturing is taking it's toll on my face and one area in which I'm being hardest hit is my hooded eyes. I inherited my eye shape, there's nothing I can do about that. I also inherited "the droop." As I mature, that once sexy bedroom eyes shape is swiftly morphing into something I don't find all that cute when I look in my mirror. It appears that my hoods are resting on my mobile lids and eating my lashes. Appears? In truth, that is exactly what is happening. Gah! I would prefer to have the drooping fixed but that isn't in my budget so, I do the best I can to slow the progression with skin care. I also try hard to best emphasize my lashes with lash serum to encourage longer, thicker, naturally prettier lashes. I occasionally use false lashes and of course, I pile on the mascara!

And that is where Bellimisa comes in to play.

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Fashion Flash ~ Holiday Edition is Live


Hosted this week by the fabulous Mirabai of Moving Free, This week's Fashion Flash is ready with gift ideas, decor, wellness, beauty and fashion for your happiest, healthiest, most beautiful holidays, ever.

Have you seen my Beautiful Holiday Gift Ideas From Evine? I have an exclusive for my Fashion Flash readers 15% discount code on your first purchase plus a giveaway for a gorgeous Invicta Wildflower Women's Crystal Accented Chronograph Watch with seven different genuine leather straps. The watch would be a wonderful Christmas or Holiday gift for someone special or a lovely indulgence to treat yoself! But hurry! You can enter through 12/16.

Get Holiday Picture Ready with Shiseido Bio Performance Lift Dynamic Skin Care

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I am getting my complexion holiday picture ready with Shiseido Bio Performance Lift Dynamic Skin Care. I have had the pleasure of trying a couple of their products in the past; products which I really enjoyed so I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to try these three beautiful items and share my thoughts with you.

Before I do, let's just take a moment to appreciate the elegant packaging. Rose acrylic and rose to silver ombre creates a stunning presence on my dressing table. This is skin care that is a lovely experience, each and every time I pick it up to use it.

My Chelle Dermaceuticals Skin Care #BK3 | Clean Science-Professional Results

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MyChelle Skin Care offers clean, healthy, effective, science backed skin care at an affordable price point.

Is the Natasha Denona Eye Shadow Palette - 5 Worth the Hype?

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I have been hearing so much hype over Natasha Denona eye shadow palettes for a while, now and I was curious to see if the goods live up to their press.

Plus... I'm an eye shadow junkie and I had to get me some because that is how I'm wired. I just want #alloftheeyeshadows.

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BECCA Blushed with Light Holiday Palette

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One of the items I purchased during the recent Sephora sale is the Becca Blushed with Light Blush Palette. I love Becca's blushes so to get a trio of them in one palette made me very happy.

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Beautiful Holiday Gift Ideas from Evine plus a Very Special Discount

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This holiday season I am teaming up with some of my fellow Fashion Flash bloggers and Evine to share some great gift ideas and a fabulous giveaway, too!

If you aren't familiar with Evine, they are an on air - online retailer offering a wide variety of products including electronics, home, fashion, jewelry and beauty. You can shop the item currently on air or go to their website, browse to your heart's content and fill your cart with beautiful gifts for everyone on your list. And, while you're there, treat yoself, too.

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Holiday Shopping with Fragrance Outlet and My Notes on Bamboo by Franck Olivier

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As the year advances to it's end, the holiday season is rapidly approaching and we are beginning to plan our shopping and looking for the best prices on the lovely things we want to gift to our friends and loved ones. One favorite gift to give and to receive is fragrance, which can be expensive. Happily, there is a place to buy your or a favorite person's favorite scents and save yourself a little money, in the process.

Fragrance Outlet is one of the nation's largest retailers of fine and designer fragrances and accessories and a perfect place to do some shopping for pretty and lovely smelling things for those on your gift list.

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Makeup Wars - Our Favorite Concealers

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💜💜 I want to begin this post by thanking the fabulous ladies of Makeup Wars for inviting me to join the group. 💜💜

Stuff Those Stockings with Beautiful Goodies from LATHER

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As the holiday hustle ramps up, keep calm and Lather Up with beautiful, affordable, deliciously scented goodies that will put the happy in your holidays, delight everyone on your list and leave some cash in your wallet. Today, I'm sharing my favorite stocking stuffer and hostess gift ideas from Lather.

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The Pur Transformation Palette for Pretty Holiday Eyes and Cheeks

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Right now, I'm in holiday mode. I want colour, shine, sparkle and a little metallic gleam. I think that the PUR Cosmetics Transformation Sculpting Eye Shadow and Cheek Palette can help me out.

My November Play! by Sephora Beauty Subscription Box

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Why, hello! So, you're curious about what I received in my Play! By Sephora Beauty Subscription Box? It was a pretty good one, this month. Shall we take a tour?

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Fashion Flash is Live


Fashion flash is live. Please go say hi to Allison of Never Say Die Beauty and while you're there, enjoy our weekly online news magazine featuring fashion, beauty, travel, wellness and fitness articles written by some of the savviest forty-plus bloggers, today. Allison has a special gift idea post featuring beautiful items from the shopping channel, Evine, including a fabulous giveaway and a special discount code, as well! Just hop over for all of the details.

And, I'll see you all back here, next week.

ILIA Fade into You Soft Focus Finishing Powder and No. 5 Tapered Powder Brush

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It is always a pleasure when I can share with my gentle readers gorgeous products that are also good for us. Such is the case with ILIA Beauty. A company committed to providing beautiful, high performance cosmetics in elegant packaging while also being gentler on the earth, better for our skin and even our health by formulating with more natural ingredients that are up to 85% certified organic.

I received two products to try and share with you, today. Would you like to see?

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Vibrant Holiday Eyes and Lips with Glo Minerals Bold Pursuit

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Save time, travel light and get pretty, fast this holiday with the Glo Minerals Bold Pursuit Collection.

Curated to be portable and easy to apply on the fly, these portable prettyfiers are just the thing to toss in a tote or carry on for a quick, office to cocktails primp or a fast trip over the river and through the woods to visit family for the holidays.

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The Best of Fashion Flash is Here for You


Well, not "here," exactly. 😉

The fabulous Marcia of Beauty Info Zone is hosting Fashion Flash, this week. Zip on over and enjoy the latest from my fellow forty-plus blogging buddies!

An Anti Aging Superstar | Sunday Riley Flora Hydro Active Cellular Face Oil

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In the land of splurge lives the mythical Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil. I featured this product in my Sephora VIB Sale Wishlist post. At the time I wrote it, this product was still living la vida wishlist and, while I very much wanted it, I was going back and forth between this and a very spendy Natasha Denona eye shadow palette. After much dithering and deliberation, I decided to split the difference, buy this oil and a smaller eye shadow palette. Two beautiful products for me and I spent less money.

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Nourish and Protect Your Tresses with Madam C J Walker Scent & Shine Oils

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I was recently introduced to Madam C J Walker Beauty Culture when I had the opportunity to Review their Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Leave In and Blow Out Creme. I fell hard for those products; the feel, the delicious scent and of course the fact that they work. When the chance to experience and share the Madam C J Walker Nourish & Shine Oils came along, I jumped at it.

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Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright with Help from Groupon

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The holiday shopping season is beginning to kick into full swing and we all know what that means. Long lists, long lines, packed out stores, sore feet and big bills. Take some of the pressure off, save money and shop from home, in your jammies and comfy slippers with help from Groupon.

Marini Holiday Exfoliator | A Chocolate Truffle Treat for Your Skin

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Are you craving a delicious skin care experience, this holiday season? Perhaps you are trying to find just the perfect little get gorgeous indulgence for a family member or cherished friend? Marini Holiday Exfoliator is a chocolate truffle treat packed with all of the fabulous skin improving ingredients that your complexion craves along with real cocoa for a sensory experience that is second to none.

Fashion Flash on Prime Beauty is Live!

Fashion Flash is a weekly, online newsletter by savvy women over forty sharing their expertise on subjects from lifestyle and travel to fashion, beauty, fitness and wellness. This week, our beautiful Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash and shares a hint about a fabulous surprise. Trust me, gentle reader, you do NOT want to miss what's coming up in the next few weeks! Intrigued? Darling, you know what to do. I'll see you back here, next week for more news about Fashion Flash and the great things to come.

What I Bought During the Sephora VIB Rouge Sale

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The Semi-Annual Sephora VIB Rouge Sale has come and gone and, if you read this post you know that I had (okay, still have) quite the beauty Loves List from which I culled some of my most wanted goodies to share with you. So... How did I do? How many of the pretties on my list did I snap up? More than I anticipated, as it turns out. I would have done even more damage but a couple of the items I shared were sold out by the time I was ready to pull the trigger on my order.

Sold out items aside, I think I did alright for myself. I stocked up on a few staples, bought some new to me goodies to try and treated myself to some lovely little splurgy items I don't usually buy unless I have a gift card or it's VIB sale time. Items marked with an asterisk were in my VIB Sale Wishlist post.

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Foreo Day and Night Cleansers | My Notes

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I have owned an original Foreo Luna (pictured - link is to the Luna 2) for a year and a half or so and I love, love, love it so when I received Foreo Day & Night Facial Cleansers created to work in harmony with the Luna I was excited and couldn't wait to try them.

Get Gorgeous On a Budget With Groupon

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I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy a spa or salon day but let's face it... The services we love to love don't come cheap. One of my favorite salon services is having my hair done. I admit, I have specific ideas about my hair colour and achieving it is quite the process. By the time I have highlights, several different colours applied and it's all dried, styled and fussed over, I can easily rack up a bill well in excess of two hundred dollars! The opportunity to relax and enjoy being pampered is well worth the cost but I admit, the chance to save some money on my favorite salon services can really help my budget.


One way to get gorgeous and save some serious moolah is with Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons. Groupon is easy and free to sign up for. Just supply your e-mail address, Groupon finds your location and sends you e-mails with the latest offers and specials. You just look through, find the service you want and with just a click, claim your deal.

Groupon doesn't just save you money on salon and spa services. You can find swinging deals on family events and outings, fashion, accessories, items you need for your home, cars and pets, too. You can even find discounts for delicious casual and fine dining. What could be better than getting what you want and need and saving money, at the same time?

Do you use Groupon? What are your favorite ways to use it and save? Please do tell.

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Fashion Flash | Do Not Hot Flash - Fashion Flash!


Fashion Flash is live. This week, the oh-so-fabulous Melanie of Society Wellness is our hostess. This week's theme is: Don Not Hot Flash - Fashion Flash! Join our select group of 40+ bloggers who offer up our best in a wide variety of subjects including beauty, fashion, wellness and fitness, travel and lifestyle for the savvy, modern forty-plus woman of today. And keep coming back, as we have some amazing surprises in store for you, in the coming weeks!

Bargain Beauty Find | Masqueology Cream Masks

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I don't know about you but one of my favorite skin care procedures is masking. When my skin is feeling very dry, a little rough and just stressed out, there is nothing like a soothing, hydrating mask to calm and rehydrate my complexion. I own and have tried a lot of masks and today, I'm sharing with you a couple that are not only effective, they are super affordable and easy for anyone to find and to buy.

I received a couple of masks from Masqueology to try. I was intrigued by some of the benefits promised by these budget friendly masks:

  • Moisturize and hydrate dry, tired skin
  • Calm and transform dry, sensitive skin
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrate and repair
  • Reduce inflammation 
  • Help fade and protect against hyperpgmentation and dark spots
I received a Moisturizing Cream Mask and a Special Care Cream Mask to try. I have used, so far the Moisturizing Creme Mask. 

After cleansing, I opened the packet and pulled out a sheet mask deeply saturated with a white, lightweight cream serum. After unfolding it, I set it into place and smoothed it down, making sure to get it in place just as I like. One thing I appreciated is that the extra sheet material from cutting out the eye holes is folded at the bottom of those holes and I made sure that those double, saturated areas were placed precisely under my eyes to get extra hydration to that delicate area. 

The mask felt so lovely and cool, as it smoothed onto my face. The rich, creamy serum instantly went to work, dropping hydration and soothing comfort into my skin. I immediately felt my skin begin to calm and my stress began to melt away and I felt a little more relaxed and happy, as well. I left the mask on my face until it was nearly dry then peeled it off and gently patted and pressed the additional moisture into my skin. My complexion looked and felt pumped up, silky and brighter, ultra soft and deeply hydrated. The positive effects from this mask lasted for several days. Impressive, indeed for such an affordable treatment! 

Masqueology makes many kinds of masks for different skin types and for different skin care concerns, including hand masksfoot maskseye gel masks, as well as skin care products. You can order from Masqueology in larger lots or buy in singles from WalMart. Connect socially on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Have you tried these lovely and affordable masks? Think that you might pick some up and give them a go?

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My Sephora VIB Rouge Sale Wishlist

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! For beauty lovers, that is. I refer of course, to the Sephora VIB Sale. A twice yearly event for which we mark our calendars and save our pennies so that we can splurge on some of our best loved and most wished for get gorgeous goodies.

The VIB sale will run in two phases and here is what you need to know:

VIB Rouge Members can shop and use the code: 20ROUGE 11/04 - 11/07 to save 20% off their total at Sephora stores, online and at Sephora Inside JC Penney.

VIB Members can shop and use the code: 20VIB 11/11 - 11/14 to save 20% off their total order at Sephora stores, online and at Sephora Inside JC Penney.

No discount is being offered to Beauty Insiders for this sale.

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I am sure that I'm not the only beauty lover who has a seemingly endless Sephora Loves List! I thought that I would share a few of my most wanted items with you and give you some shopping ideas or at least get those sale juices flowing. A few of my picks are delightfully affordable, others are a bit on the spendy side. What better time to treat yo'self to something new and a little extravagant than during a great sale?

It was so hard to narrow down my enormous Loves List to just these thirteen items but I did it! Aren't you proud of me?


While you are shopping the Sephora VIB sale online, don't forget to use EBATES to save even more by getting paid cash back to shop online. If you are not yet a member, please click my link and sign up. It's fast, easy and free!

Are you looking forward to the Sephora VIB sale? Do you have your list ready? Please share your most wanted goodies in a comment and enable me! Because we all know that I need to be spending even more money on skin care and makeup than I already do.

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Mirabella Beauty Masquerade Collection for Holiday and Beyond

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Mirabella Beauty has released a petite and incredibly beautiful collection for Holiday and I am rather in love with it.

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Masquerade is a tight, four piece collection consisting of three eye shadows and a matte, red lipstick. The colours are vibrant and jewel toned and the finishes are sumptuous.

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Let us first adore the Eye Lights Eye ShadowsMirabella does eye shadow right and their shadows are among my all time favorites. One reason is that they are so beautiful to look at! The surface of these shadows are pressed in a dimensional diamond pattern that was almost painful to mar, by touching it.

These three Prismatech shadows are ultra silky smooth, highly pigmented and offer beautiful payoff and long, crease and fade resistant wear. These shadows work together flawlessly but also work and play well with any other eye shadows you may wish to blend into the party. Smooth these shadows on with a finger or a brush, you can't go wrong.

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Swatched, you can see the beautiful, smooth mineral formula and the silky, almost liquid shimmer effect delivered by Eye Lights.

  • Gilt is a delicate gold. This is a very wearable shade, not too warm or in the least bit brassy. 
  • Mystery is a medium burgundy with a gorgeous golden shift. 
  • Charade is a glorious emerald with a heart of darkness. My poor old camera really dropped the ball on this one. This shadow, in person tones far less blue and is more vibrant than my photos portray. 

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Let us continue on to the Crimson Modern Matte Lipstick. My sample arrived with the plastic, Modern Matte cap you see in the first photograph. I swapped it with the cap from my Colour Vinyl Lipstick so that I could throw it in my bag without having to worry about it coming open and wreaking havoc. Your lipstick will arrive with the cap shown in this photo.

If you read here with any regularity, you know that I tend to avoid most mate lipstick formulas because they murder my lips. Not so Crimson Modern Matte Lipstick. This lipstick has a creamy formula that delivers a matte finish that remains soft, almost balmy in feel and is extraordinarily comfortable, for a matte lip. I can wear this gorgeous red for hours and hours and when I remove it, my lips are still pretty happy. Amazing!

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How'z about some swatch action? This gorgeous, beautifully balanced red is that nearly universally flattering shade that works for so many skin tones. Application is easy and smooth, a few precise swipes and I have full, opaque coverage. This matte is not flat, chalky or dry; it is ever so slightly satin and lively and it keeps my lips looking and feeling soft and pillowy, even hours later. Touchups are seamless without any weird lines of demarcation. There is a very light scent but it doesn't linger so sensitive beauties shouldn't have any difficulty with this lippie.

 I applied Crimson Modern Matte with a coordinating red lip liner but no barrier pencil as I wanted to see how well it behaves. Turns out, beautifully! While there was some very minimal feathering into the tiny vertical lines along my upper lip line, this lipstick stays put. It doesn't transfer off onto my straw or coffee cup but it does leave a light kiss print. If you have given up on red lipstick because of feathering or because it wants to leave a trail, everywhere try this lipstick. Seriously. Try it! I'm willing to wager that you will love it as much as I do.

Do you like what you see? If you do, the Mirabella Masquerade Collection can be purchased from Mirabella Beauty. Mirabella Beauty is Cruelty Free.

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Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum for More Beautiful Skin

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Valentia Skin Care, a company committed to offering quality, affordable complexion care made with high quality, natural ingredients offers Night Revive Retinol Serum. If you have always wanted to try a Retinol but have been wary of the possible side effects of dryness and stinging this serum may be just what you've been looking for!

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Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum is a lightweight, silky smooth serum enriched with Retinol, Vitamins C and E and buffered with Squalane to help hydrate and soothe the skin while providing additional anti aging properties.

Retinol is one of my skin's "Power ingredients." I have been using it to good effect for years and when anyone asks me what I use on my skin, the first thing I tell them is, "Retinol!" Not only does this miracle worker brighten the complexion and lighten discolouration and age spots, refine and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Retinol can clear acne and reduce the marks and scarring left behind after the breakouts heal.

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Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum comes in a dark amber glass bottle and is dispensed via a dropper and pipette. I would have preferred a pump, as it is air safe and protects the active ingredients, especially the Vitamins C and E.

This serum feels silky and light and spreads easily across the skin to drop in, leaving a smooth, lightly hydrated feel. I don't experience any stinging or warmth tho if you are brand new to using Retinol, you may experience a little mild discomfort until your skin adjusts. With consistent use of Retinol, you will notice clearer, smoother, softer skin, a more refined texture along with increased brightness. Post acne marks, hyperpigmentation and age spots will fade away. It doesn't happen overnight. You have to stick with it but it will happen. Commit and you will be rewarded.

Since Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum increases cell turnover and exfoliates, be sure to use a high SPF sunscreen, every day to protect your fresh, beautiful skin from sun damage and to discourage the re formation of dark spots or hyperpigmentation. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, be sure to have a chat with your doctor before using skin care that contains Retinol.

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Are you as but stupid in love with Retinol as I am? How long have you been using it and what benefits have you enjoyed? If you have yet to try Retinol, this serum is a great place to start. Valentia makes their skin care with natural and organic ingredients using sustainable energy. Their products are Vegan and cruelty free.

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Fashion Flash | Hello November!


November is here and Autumn is ramping into high gear. The weather is getting crisp, days are shorter, the nights are nippy, leaves are going into high peeping season and we are starting to turn our thoughts to the holidays.

Perhaps you are considering a trip to a new locale, want to whip yourself into shape for party season and beyond, need resources for finding that perfect, snuggly sweater or skin care and makeup to help you look your glowing, beautiful best, every day. Let the experts of Fashion Flash guide you to the best of lifestyle, fashion, beauty, wellness and travel for beauties over forty.
This week, Tania from 50 Is Not Old shows us how to shop our own closets. Follow along as she restyles the same outfit in several different ways.


Getting back that youthful glow after 40 can be difficult but don't despair! Prim Beauty has three effective products from Pixi Beauty that will have you glowing in no time. And the best part? You can find them at your local Target!


Pumpkins are more than just scary faces. Deb of No Nonsense Beauty Blog reveals the health and beauty potential of Hallowe'en leftovers.


When Pixie Beauty first became available at Target, there were a lot of naysayers. Pixi though, has proven to us at Beauty Info Zone that no matter what they create, it's great. From skin care to cosmetics, their products are high quality and well priced.


Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shows you how to get looooong curled lashes with Japonesque Heated Lash Curler and Natural Bellisima Mascara.


Inka of Glamour Granny Travels visits Huelva, Spain's Capitol of Gastronomy 2017.


Leslie Freeman needed to shake things up. She didn't just change her job, she changed her country at the same time, then she wrote a book all about it. Life is good, again.

For better or worse, nowadays most of us only have to walk from the car to the elevator and walking has been relegated to recreation or simply exercise. Find out from Mirabai Holland how walking can help you get and stay fit.



Barbara Hannah Gufferman, author of The Best of Everything After 50 and AARP contributor has the best solutions to stay strong, inside and out... and she wants to share everything she knows with all of you.


Society Wellness has two vegan dessert toppings to share. Whether you are hosting a vegan, this holiday season or want a healthier alternative to frosting or whipped cream for yourself or your family, these are delicious!

I own a tightly curated collection of luxury makeup and I am very careful about my highest of high end beauty spending; I only buy what I know I will love and use and one of those purchases is the Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush - #04 Peony. This gentle, flattering pink will beautifully enhance many skin tones and is, in my not so humble opinion, worth every penny.



Thank you all so much for dropping n and joining us for our Hello, November! edition of Fashion Flash. Please come back next week to be directed to our next exquisite hostess and until then, Have a beautiful week!