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.


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!

my december play by sephora beauty subscription box

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.


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.


Free at Last!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.