The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup | It's Almost Spring!

How is it already the middle of March? Spring is officially just a few days away yet I still find myself thinking that it's January. I am comforted by the knowledge that I'm not the only one. Apparently, the inability or unwillingness to accept passage of time, especially as we get older is a common thing.

March on Over and Check Out The Beauty Spotlight Team

Hi and welcome to another Beauty Spotlight roundup.

Why I LOVE My AQUIS Hair Turban and Why I Think that You Will, Too

Why I LOVE My AQUIS Hair Turban and Why I Think that You Will, Too

it was a revelation

The first time I took my hair down out of this drying turban I ran my fingers through my tresses and I said, "Oh, my goddess. How have I lived without this?"

Fashion Flash | Welcome New Members!

March is coming in like a lamb, around here. All of the snow from the last storm has melted away and today the high was 67 degrees with bright, warm sun. My window is open and my house is getting a nice airing out. I know that true, official spring hasn't sprung but I'm not complaining. I'll take these warm days.

The Beauty Spotlight Team for the First Week of March

In Like a Lion, Indeed

Mother nature is a capricious little snot, lemme tell ya. Last week at this time, there was two feet of snow on the ground and I was freezing my ass off and freaking out because let's be real... freaking out is what I do when it snows... and this week, the snow is pretty much all gone and I have a window wide open. Welcome March!

Fashion Flash is Live and a Giveaway Alert!

Fashion Flash is live and is being hosted by Mirabai at Moving Free. Fashion Flash is a weekly e-newsletter compiling blog articles and podcasts by forty-plus authors on a variety of subjects including beauty, fashion, travel, lifestyle, wellness and fitness and interior design.

Marcia at Beauty Info Zone is hosing another Fashion Flash Beauty and a Book Giveaway including a Harlequin Desire romance and an Ulta Beauty gift card. Hurry over and enter through March 8th!

Okay, back to my regularly scheduled migraine. Catch you all on the flip side.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Counting Down to Spring

Counting Down to Spring

Happy Saturday and welcome to The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup. We're counting down to spring around here and I for one, can't wait. I am more than ready for long, warmer days, chirping birdies, wildflowers blooming...

My Top Four Derma-E Skin Care Hydrating and Firming Favorites

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My Name is Erika and I am a Little Obsessed With Skin Care 

One thing I love about being a beauty blogger is all of the skin care that I get to try. It is my great privilege to play with a wide variety of products from many brands in price points ranging from affordable to extravagant and if I've learned one thing, it is that price doesn't always inform quality.

Fashion Flash for the Week of 2/18/19

Fashion Flash is ready for your reading pleasure and is being hosted by Jackie Silver Style

The Beauty Spotlight Team | I Hate Snow Edition

February is flying by and as far as I'm concerned, it and winter can be done, already! I am so ready for spring but Good Old Mother Nature isn't finished with us, yet. The National Weather Service has predicted five to nine inches of snow for my area and I'm freaking out! I hate snow and let's be be real; five to nine inches of that stuff, measured the "official" way is a lot of snow! We could be buried. This could be it, for your's truly. If you never hear from me, again you will know what happened. Carry on and do a smoky eye in my honor.

Geeze Erika. Dramatic, much? You do know that the City of Prescott has snow plows and your husband has a big container of ice melter and a good snow shovel in the garage, right? I's sure that you'll survive.

Unboxing my January Allure Beauty Box | Featuring Sunday Riley, Amika, Ouai and More

Yes, I know that this is posting a little late. Sue me. 

Unboxing my January Allure Beauty Box | Featuring Sunday Riley, Amika, Ouai and More 1

I love beauty box subscription services. For a small monthly outlay, I receive in the mail a little box packed with beauty goodies ranging from skin care to hair care, nail pretties to makeup and it's all a guessing game as to what I'll find when I open it up. It's so much fun.

Fashion Flash | Galentine's Day Edition

Fashion Flash - Let's call it Galentine's Day Edition is hosted by Ladies Roadmap with JoJami and Lana. Here is a peek at what the ladies of Fashion Flash have up our sleeves, this week:

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Galentine's Day Edition

💖💖 Happy Caturday, everyone and welcome to The Beauty Spotlight Team. This week, love is in the air and the Beauty Spotlight Team bloggers are here to help you have your happiest and most beautiful Galentine's Day, ever. We have beautiful skin and hair care, stunning makeup, glorious holiday nail art and a fabulous giveaway just waiting for you so come on in and let's get this party started! 💖💖

💖 Jessica at Be Happy and Buy Polish has put together all of her Valentine's Day manicures for your convenience. You'll be inspired with all the choices you have!

  💖 Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a new makeup and journal "Beauty and A Book" #giveaway! Enter to win thru 2/17! How about another giveaway?

💖 Beauty Info Zone has a new one for you that is perfect for this cold spell. Enter to win Olbas Oil Aromatherapy Inhalant and Massage Oil to help fight the miseries of winter.

  💖 Prime Beauty gets her glow on with the new BECCA x Khloe Kardashian Bronzer, Blush and Glow Palette PLUS, she found a red lipstick made for her!

  💖 Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just can’t believe the magnificence of the Boxwalla February Beauty Box: Siam Seas Frangipani Fables & Black Rice Tales! It features a full-size Sai Clear Skin Serum and Kwam Rak Radiance Body Serum that will have you glowing from head to toe all winter long. This $155.00 value, eco-luxe beauty box, is yours for a mere $49.95! #Boxwalla #SiamSeas 

💖 Need some gift ideas for Valentine's Day? Pammy Blogs Beauty previews the Valentine's Day Collection from L'Occitane featuring Rifle Paper Co.

 💖 Do like you to glitter on weekends?! Try glittering at work! BeautyJudy shares tips on work appropriate eye looks with pressed glitter shadows!

 💖 Do your lashes need a pick me up for Valentine's Day (and beyond)? Have no fear, ColourPop has a NEW mascara and it will be YOUR NEW BFF. Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares BEFORE and AFTER images for your viewing pleasure.

 💖 Are you looking for affordable hair products to repair dry or damaged hair? Look no further than L'Oreal Elvive. Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has a review and a coupon for you.

 💖 Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table shares why she loves the June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Serum and why she thinks that you will too!

  💖 Blushing Noir puts Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara to the test! This is the brands latest claim to volume and the price is certainly right… click here to see if it's any good!

💖 I hope that you enjoyed this week's Beauty Spotlight. Have a great week and a happy Valentine's/Galentine's/Anyoldtine's Day! 💖

June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Serum is a Gift to Dry Skin

June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Serum is a Gift to Dry Skin 1

Gentle reader, are you as sick and damned tired of winter as I am? I swear that the cold and wind, running the furnace and my fireplace are conspiring to wreck my face. If you feel the same way, read on because I am going to share something that I believe will help.

Juno & Co Velvet Microfiber Makeup Application Sponges | Love Them or Leave Them?

Juno & Co Velvet Microfiber Makeup Application Sponges | Love Them or Leave Them? 1

I have been seeing the Juno & Co. Velvet Microfiber Makeup Application Sponges all over the place and I was curious about how well they really work so I was happy to give them a go, when they came my way.

Unboxing My Boxy Charm for January | Boxy and Chill

My Boxy Charm - Boxy and Chill beauty subscription box for January, 2019 was a home run for me. Read on to learn why I am so thrilled with this box.

Fashion Flash | February Fun Reads with Beauty Info Zone

Fashion Flash | February Fun Reads with Beauty Info Zone

How is it February, already? Time. It just flies faster and faster as I get older. Somehow that is so unfair! One good thing about another week having gone by is of course, a new edition of Fashion Flash, our weekly e-news letter for forty plus readers.

This week, Fashion flash is hosted by Marcia at Beauty Info Zone. She's got a great lineup of fun reads and I've got a little sneaky-peeky:

  • what to do to shed those pounds once and for all
  • a list of the best podcasts
  • does smiling cause wrinkles?
  • a podcast about wine
  • a year of skin care faves
  • ahhh... coral
  • new hair care
  • flaxseed a superfood?
  • a new discovery
  • a realistic weight loss plan

Enjoy these great reads and have a wonderful week!

The Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup | My Inaugural Post!

The Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup | My Inaugural Post!
Happy Weekend, everyone!

Well, today is the day when a bunch of people get together and haul a poor, sleeping marmot out of his warm, dark den and make him tell us when spring will arrive. My calendar says March 20th. In about six weeks. Hmmm...

Fashion Flash | Health Coaching and More Edition

Fashion Flash is hosted by the lovely Jackie of Jackie Silver Style. Head over and check out all of the fantastic articles.

My Beauty and a book giveaway has concluded and a winner drawn, contacted and has responded and will be receiving her prize, soon. I thought that I'd invite you to check out my post on the Butter London X Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral Nail Lacquer Collection.

Have a great week, everyone!

Butter London X Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral Nail Lacquer Collection

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My Favorite Color of the Year 

I love coral. Coral-coral. Orange coral. Pinky coral. Peachy coral. Reddish coral. Coral just calls to me. When I heard that the Pantone Color of the Year was going to be Living Coral, I squealed. And, when this new Butter London X Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral Nail Lacquer Collection landed on my doorstep, I ripped open the box and did a happy dance. Gentle reader, I feel as if this little nail lacquer trio was created just for me.

Fashion Flash | Beauty and a Book Giveaway

It is giveaway time and I have a fabulous prize for my gentle readers who would like to try a painless, non invasive way to a fresher, lifted, more youthful face in the comfort and privacy of your own home, in just minutes a day.

If this sounds like something that you would like to try, get ready to enter my Fashion Flash | Beauty and a Book Giveaway!

Fashion Flash | Dead of Winter Edition

It's the dead of winter and we all need a little escape. What's better than Fashion Flash? The weekly e-newsletter for forty-plus women is the perfect distraction from the cold, grey days and long, dark nights.

Fashion Flash New Year Edition is Live

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Hello beautiful gentle readers. Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a happy and fun holiday season and a happy New Year!

Unboxing My Boxy Charm December 2018 'Tis the Sea-Sun | The Highs and the Lows

Better late than never, so they say. True? I don't know. I do know that I'm scandalously late in presenting the December Boxy Charm beauty subscription box.


Procrastinator, Am I

One reason why I've procrastinated in posting this is simply because the December box wasn't the biggest hit, with me. Not because the products are bad ones. They aren't! It's just that the majority of the products are either not appropriate for my skin type or not to my personal taste. I'll explain.

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How to Trim Your Own Hair at Home

how to trim your own hair at home

The End is Near

The seemingly endless journey that I've been on to purge my tresses of the old, bleach damaged length at long last is drawing to a close. This New Year's Eve I did the last (I hope!) of the large, drastic trims - chops, really! that have been so necessary to rid me of long, over bleached and badly damaged length and I think that from now on, small trims should help me maintain my hair in much better condition while it grows. Or until I decide to do something to it, again! That, I'm afraid is not outside the realm of possibility as I can't seem to leave my hair be. I am always wanting to change it.

All of the trims I've done over the last couple of years have been self trims. I just don't see the point of paying for a salon visit if I can do a simple, blunt cut trim in the comfort of my own home, for free. Self trimming long hair is very easy and quick, once you know how. This is a perfect method to use to trim someone else's hair, also.  I learned this technique years ago from Feye's Hair Trimming Instructions. If you'd like to know how I easily and confidently trim my own hair, at home and get a consistent result every time, read on.