Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a Luxe Treat For Dry Skin

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a Luxe Treat For Dry Skin 1


my misty obsession continues!

Facial mists are my favorite skin care indulgence and with no shame, I declare far and wide that I want allll of the mists! My newest obsession is the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, a beautiful and luxe treat for dry and maturing skin but my love for this stuff is a double edged sword.

The Latest Fashion Flash



The latest edition of Fashion Flash, the weekly e-newsletter for 40+ readers is up and is being hosted by Jackie at Jackie Silver Style. I'd love to give you a preview but this migraine is taking me down, hard and I am fast losing my ability to type, much less think. Yeah. Good times, let me tell you. Anyway, head on over and check it out!

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup!


Welcome to The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup! Honestly, I don't have anything to natter about so I'm just going to say welcome and I hope that you enjoy this week's edition! 


Summer may still have a little bit of time left on the clock, but I Know All the Words is prepping for fall with some new autumnal shades from Mary Kay. With matte lipsticks and two shadow quads, you can't help but feel seasonal vibes.

The Beauty & the Box Traveler Deluxe makeup travel kit is perfect to organize and carry ALL your makeup and toiletries whether you’re a beauty enthusiast or a seasoned traveler. Prime Beauty LOVES it!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a penchant for eco-luxe cruelty-free skincare products, and therefore is very happy to introduce you to Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Serums! They are worth every cent, and they deliver on their promises– plus they are good for your skin, and the environment.

Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a giveaway that's perfect for fall. Enter to win iconic Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, the gentle, leave on exfoliator that smooths skin and unclogs and shrinks pores!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom thinks Vitamin C should be part of everyone's anti-aging skincare routine. Read her post to see why.

Sometimes you need a luxurious skin tool in your life to bring you to the next step. Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has just the apparatus that you'll need and want with the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser. The difference in her skin makes it well worth the cost.

Are you looking for ways to make your home more natural? While not all chemicals are bad, sometimes it’s better to look back to nature when it comes to surrounding our lives with products. Jen from Laugh, Love Contour has delved into the world of essential oils with Simply Earth, and has tested out and reviewed their September soap making-themed recipe box this week. These boxes and the different products you can make with them are sure to be a hit this upcoming holiday season! 

Have you tried the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table shares why she loves to use it as an under eye setting powder. Check out her review and how-to to learn more.

Trying Out the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Trying Out the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder


As an avid fan of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, I was intrigued by the new-ish Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder and I really wanted to try it out but I wasn't interested in blowing $46.00 on a powder that my skin might not like. Happily, they have a travel size for a very reasonable $20.00 so I bought the smaller one and got to trying it out.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup!


Summer is slipping away but there is still time to enjoy the sunshine, warm weather and of course, The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup!


Are you interested in organic, vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics? If so then check out Beauty Info Zone to see what The Organic Skin Co. has to offer. You won't be disappointed.

Need a little something new in your makeup bag without breaking the bank? I Know all the Words talks the new (and kind of amazing) Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polishes that offer an opaque cover and perfectly glossy shine.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has been on a quest to find the perfect eco-friendly mattress and platform bed, check out the final contenders!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom introduces us to a new anti-aging skincare product from Clinique in an informative video.

Never Say Die Beauty has been trying a trio of K-beauty Belif skincare products for normal and combination skin that are perfect warm weather solutions for her dry skin!

Ever heard of a reverse hair dryer? Blythe from Prime Beauty gives us the 411 on RevAir, the revolutionary new hair dryer.

$160.00 worth of quality beauty products including skin care, makeup, hair care and more for only $21.00? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table shares the best value in beauty subscription boxes going! Check out her Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Box Unboxing for August to see all of the amazing get pretty goodies that landed on her doorstep.

Do your scent preferences change with the season? Are you looking for the perfect fall fragrance? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour reviewed the roll-on perfume in Peridot by The Sage Lifestyle and is loving it!

Fashion Flash is Live!


Fashion Flash is live and is this week being hosted by Marcia at Beauty Info Zone. If you haven't yet, swing by and see what the fabulous ladies of Fashion Flash have to offer.

The Best Value Beauty Subscription Box Out There | My Boxy Charm for August Unboxing

The Best Value Beauty Subscription Box Out There | My Boxy Charm for August Unboxing




I have the August Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Box * to share with you, today. 

what is Boxy Charm?

Boxy Charm * is a montly beauty subscription box that contains four to five full sized and the occasional bonus travel sized products that add up to a minimum of $100.00 value for only $21.00 a month, making Boxy Charm * an amazing deal. Some of the brands I have received in my boxes are Too Faced, MAC, Tarte, Wander Beauty, Peach & Lily, Becca, Butter London, Luxie and so many more. Some boxes are a home run, others, like this month's offering are a mix of items I will keep and use and items I will be sharing. 

Are you curious about the products that arrived in my August box and what I think of them? Read on.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup | Late Summer Edition


Welcome to the Late Summer Edition of The Beauty Spotlight Team. Is anyone else freaking out over the fact that this summer has flown by and that there is only a calendar month left of the season? If you go by when the kiddos go back to school or the last big holiday of summer, we're down to a couple of weeks. I love fall but this year, I'm just not ready to say goodbye to summer, yet so I'm savoring every warm, golden day. I hope that you enjoy this edition of the Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup.


Lola's Secret Beauty Blog revisits the magnificence of Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil because it is so good that it warrants repurchase. The antioxidant-rich oil is formulated to combat dull skin, to fade hyperpigmentation, and to heal scars, sun damage, flaky skin and blemishes. In a word, it’s incredible– plus it is affordable!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has an amazing giveaway from the Fashion Flash Group happening now over on her blog. Giveaway prizes include a self improvement type book, a mind and body workout dvd and a $50 Amazon gift card. What are you waiting for? Go enter now.

Are you trying to eliminate chemicals in your home? Prime Beauty is with the help of the Grove Collaborative that features natural and cruelty-free household products!

Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of chances to make the most of what's left. I Know all the Words is chatting Summer Survival Supplies with a few key products to wrap up the summer beautifully.

Have you always wondered what sort of things you would discover at a business-to-business trade show? This summer, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend Cosmoprof North America (not to be confused with the popular beauty professional store CosmoProf). This week, she shared her top product picks in the category of skin care, ranging from affordable to luxury prices as well as including some more simple and green options. Be sure to check it out and see if you may have a new favorite for your own beauty routine!

It's all about organization on Beauty Info Zone Check out the Bollie Acrylic Organizer to see how it helps organizing and just plain finding things.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found a unique and totally organized way to travel with your cosmetics. Introducing Beauty and the Box!

White eyeliner is having another moment. Who doesn't want bright, dramatic eyes? Never Say Die Beauty has been using Kat Von D's uber creamy, waterproof Cake Pencil Liner to draw her long-lasting lines even on the waterline!

Are you curious about seasonal beauty, lifestyle, fashion and fitness subscription boxes? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table got the chance to try Fab Fit Fun for fall , a box that has it all in one and she's a fan. Come check it out, see if it would be right for you, too.

Check out My Very First Fab Fit Fun Seasonal Subscription Box for Fall - 2019 | Plus a Special Discount Just for You!

Check out My Very First Fab Fit Fun Seasonal Subscription Box for Fall - 2019

how did this all come about?

I was approached and offered the opportunity to receive, review and share my thoughts on the fall Fab Fit Fun seasonal subscription box. I've seen this box talked about all over blogs and YouTube and it's been in my mind to try, for a while so of course, I jumped at the chance! 

Fashion Flash the Weekly E-Newsletter for Forty Plus Readers!



Fashion Flash, the weekly E-Newsletter for Forty Plus readers is hosted this week by Mirabai at Moving Free. Join us for the best in beauty, fashion, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, travel and great podcasts and giveaways!

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup


Summer is still in full swing and while I'm here for it, a part of me will always be that Summer Girl from my youth. Happily, there is plenty of summer beauty to be had, so enjoy this week's edition of The Beauty Spotlight Team.

That beach season is in full swing is undeniable, and high SPF sunscreens are so important to remember to pack in your beach bag. Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recently discovered the ultra-luxe, coral reef safe, cruelty-free and 70% organic sunscreens from Soleil Toujours, and they are definitely covet-worthy. Plus their tinted SPF lip balm is so gorgeous that you will want to wear it all year long!

It's hot outside, treat yourself or a friend to some ice cream or a delicious milkshake with Nectar Bath Treats. These aren't the kind of treats you can eat, but they will leave your skin soft, smooth and nourished and your bathroom smelling scrumptious! Prime Beauty is crazy about these.

If you’re thinking that you’d like to invest in a nice vanity makeup mirror you’ll want to check out Stacie’s recent post on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Do you have #retinol in your #skincareroutine? Never Say Die Beauty shares her current 4 retinol #skincare faves!

 Do your peepers need a quick refresh? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table is here to share just how to get those tired eyes feeling and looking better in no time, flat thanks to Patchology Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels . Toss them in the fridge or your skin care fridge for an extra cooling, soothing treatment any time you want one.

Have you thought of entering the world of K Beauty but didn't know where to start? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone can solve that for you. Learn about Joah Box, a subscription you'll love.

Refresh Your Peepers with Patchology Flash Patch Rejuvenating Eye Gels


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refresh your peepers

Sheet masks aren't just for your face. Eye patch masks have really grown in popularity, in the last couple of years and I am a huge fan.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup | Monsoon Season Edition


Happy Monsoon Season, gentle reader! Here in the Southwest, our summer wet season has begun and my skin is loving the additional infusion of hydration. Hyaluronic acid plus humidity equals a hyper moisturized, plumped, glowing and more youthful looking complexion. Embrace the humid, gentle reader. It's fabulous for our skin!

I'm a little late getting this week's Beauty Spotlight Team post up, as I'm once again having computer issues but I'm finally able to get it up.

Never Say Die Beauty thought she had found her HG natural deodorant, but then she tried new Mineral-Enriched Invisible Solid Deodorant from Crystal. So smooth, so clean, so easy to apply. Especially love Freshly Minted!

Could your skincare use a seasonal shakeup? I Know all the Words chats Summer Skin Survival Supplies to keep save your complexion from a major meltdown.

Part serum, part essence, Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table is but stupid in love with the Airelle Skin Care Age Defying Serum,. This cruelty free, clean formula harnesses the power of the antioxidants in blueberries to improve the skin in several appreciable ways.

Since discovering the brand last summer, Jen from Life, Love, Contour has become obsessed with Australian cosmetics brand, BYS Cosmetics. Earlier this week, she shared a review on two items from the brand that are out of this world! Be sure to check it out.

Are you already a fan of Scentbird's awesome luxury fragrance sampling service? Pammy Blogs Beauty sure is! So, Pammy is super excited to share Scentbird's lastest venture into skincare with their Healing Crystals-Inspired Facial Masks. 

Korean beauty products have been increasingly making their way to our vanities. See the latest JoahBox, a box filled with K-beauty that’s available as a subscription over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom Blog.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is a HUGE fan of Boxwalla and their August Beauty Box: The Secret Symphony of Skincare Featuring Heart of Gold products is an astonishing treat for the skin and the senses. It features 3 full size products, valued at $180.00, for a mere $49.95. You will receive a cleansing balm, an exfoliant and a moisturizing serum– all of which are perfect for glowing summer skin.

Are your lashes begging for something more? Are they tired of looking for a great vegan and cruelty-free product? Beauty Info Zone has the solution for that with vegaLASH volumizing mascara. You're going to love the look.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup!


It's that time, again, gentle reader, for The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup. There is still plenty of summer to be enjoyed and this week, we are sharing more beauty ideas to keep you looking fresh and pretty through the Dog Days to come.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has discovered the perfect picks for a pink pout this summer! Winky Lux Flower Balm in Purple and Disco Lip Gloss in Hustle are fuss-free, whimsical and utterly gorgeous!

Prime Beauty shows you all the waterproof makeup options in the Cargo Swimmables Collection! And..she's giving away a few of those options!

Do you know about squalene, a natural moisturizer made by the body that decreases once you hit your 20s? Do you know the difference between squalene and squalane? Never Say Die Beauty has been using 3 skincare products from Biossance, the clean beauty, vegan squalane experts, and she's become a squalane convert!

Join Lisa from Beauty Info Zone as she shows you some great DIY beauty. It's fun and easy.

Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Revlon's fun new lippie release: Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish!

Are you looking for a new, different and compelling summer fragrance? Head over to Notes from My Dressing Table and let Erika introduce you to Juliette Has a Gun Eau de Parfum Not a Perfume and the wonders of this gorgeous and confounding single note, synthetic ambergris scent.

It just isn't summer in the beauty world without bronzer. You could even call it bronzer season... I Know All the Words dives into everthing bronze with a selection of products to get you glowing. 

Stacie tried a brand of skincare that has a pharmaceutical grade aloe vera base. Sounds soothing, right? Check out her review of some of the products over on The Makeup Obsessed Mom.

Snacking on Juliette Has a Gun Parfums | Not a Perfume

Snacking on Juliette Has a Gun Parfums | Not a Perfume 2

what perfume means to me

I love perfume. My most powerful memories, both beautiful and horrifying are closely tied to scent and fragrances are my strongest memory triggers. While I don't really have a signature scent, I do have a few strong favorites that I reach for more often than others and I do have a scent type. I tend to fall most deeply in love with florals, especially those with a fresh, or gourmand component. I also enjoy clean, watery, ozone and some green notes as well as sweet, fruity and rich, delicious caramel, bitter almond, tonka, chocolate, cherry, vanilla even a touch of tobacco or leather. Wow. Way to narrow it down, Erika. Next time, just try "I have an eclectic taste in fragrance". Geeze.


The Beauty Spotlight Team | Hot Summer Beauty



Do you stay away from matte lipsticks? Are they too drying for you? That's because you haven't tried a silky matte from Karmela. Beauty Info Zone thinks their lipstick will change your perception of matte in a happy way.

Prime Beauty got her easy, pretty beachy waves with hair styling products from Hairstory, a revolutionary new brand!

Indie nail polish brand KBShimmer has partnered up with author Emily Liebert to create a new, limited edition nail polish duo to commemorate the launch of Liebert’s latest book, Pretty Revenge. Inspired by the book’s main characters, Jen shares both these beautiful nail lacquers over at Laugh, Love, Contour.

Does a truly great drugstore concealer formula exist? Maybe... Find out why I Know All the Words has been loving the Kiss NY Pro Touch Dark Under Eye Concealer so much more than expected.

Lola's Secrety Beauty Blog thinks that Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten is a perfect eyeshadow pick for summer. Described as a "shimmering vibrant nude pink"– Kitten embodies a warm day of summer. The formula is lightweight, buildable and long-wearing. It can be sheered-out for a light wash of color, or built up for a bolder nighttime look. It’s a definite must-have this season.

A treatment essence is a fantastic first step to any skin care routine and Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table shares her thoughts on and how she loves to use the Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essencefor a brighter, softer, more hydrated complexion.

Fashion Flash | Summertime Edition



Fashion Flash | Summertime Edition is being hosted for the first time by Angie at Your True Self Blog! Hit the link and go say hi and while you're there, read our fantastic e-newsletter for forty plus readers.

Why My Skin Loves the Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essence and Yours Will, Too

Why My Skin Loves the Peach & Lily Wild Dew Treatment Essence and Yours Will, Too 1

why are we talking about essence, again?

Well, because my skin loves it and I think that your skin would, too! I use an essence morning and night, when I do my regular skin care routine and I rarely skip it. I got started using essence when a friend of mine gave me a bottle. I had been reading about essence and it's benefits and I was curious about what it could do for my skin but I remained a bit skeptical. I let the gift bottle sit around, for a while before I started using it but let me tell you, once I did, I couldn't stop! I began feeling a difference in my skin almost right away and with consistent use I have enjoyed the benefits of increased hydration, softer, firmer skin and that "glass skin glow". Gentle reader, essence is the real thing and I'm sharing with you, today one of the essences in my regular rotation.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Hot Summer Beauty


Summer is officially in full swing and the Fourth of July Weekend is next week. Now is the perfect time for some hot, hot, hot summer beauty and The Beauty Spotlight Team has you covered.

Prime Beauty says summer is the time for juicy glossy lips. Get them with Osmosis +Colour Lip Glazes!

Beauty Info Zone loves nothing more than having a great giveaway and we're delighted with our new Fashion Flash Beauty and a Book giveaway. Win a $50 Amazon gift card, BYS Cosmetics, a travel brush set and an fun bridal romance book by Heidi Betts in one fell swoop.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has fallen madly in love with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Double Team, and one look is all you need to see why it’s the perfect blue-based pink for summer! 

His & Hers skincare refresh for Summer? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out two fantastic new skincare items from Kiehl's!

Would you like a luxe, hydrating and pampering sheet mask experience that doesn't break the bank? Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table shares her thoughts on the Vitabrid C12 Dual Mask Luxury Sheet Mask  which is perfect for dry, stressed summer skin.

Things are heating up outside, but the Sothys Summer Chill Eyeshadow Palette is bringing something a little cooler to your summer looks. I Know all the Words has swatches and more to keep you cool for the summer.

More people are moving toward clean beauty products. Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom reviewed lipstick from YULIP, a K-Beauty brand that may interest you.

Glycolic acid is one of the key skincare ingredients for radiant, younger looking skin. Never Say Die Beauty has been using Leaping Bunny certified PRAI Beauty Glycolic Serum and Creme with great results!

Vitabrid C12 Dual Mask Luxury Hydrating Sheet Masks are Perfect for Dry and Mature Skin

Vitabrid Dual Mask Luxury Hydrating Sheet Masks are Perfect for Dry and Mature Skin 1

summer is here

The heat is on and it's time to stock up on some new skin care and K Beauty treats are just the thing I need to pamper my summer stressed, dry complexion. 

Fashion Flash | It's Almost Summer!



The heat is on and it's time for Fashion Flash! Summer is a great time to wear big, ridiculously fabulous sun hats, sunglasses to die for, slurp allll of the iced coffee and of course, refresh your beauty and fashion wardrobes. Get a new look around the house, take a great vacation while you look out for your health and wellness. Enjoy the articles linked below and come on back, next week for more of the weekly e-newsletter for forty-plus readers. 

The Beauty Spotlight Team | It's Almost Summer Edition


It's almost summer and it's time to get ready for the season with The Beauty Spotlight Team! This week, we're bringing you the best beauty goodies and tips to help you get ready for the Dog Days, to come. Grab a tall, cold beverage, scope out a shady spot and let's get this party started.

Fashion Flash | June Edition!


Fashion Flash | June Edition! is being hosted, this week by the fabulous Cindy who brings us Prime Beauty. Head over to enjoy all of the great articles encompassing a variety of subjects, including Fashion, Beauty, Travel, Interior Decor, Fitness and Wellness.

I will be hosting, next week so don't forget to swing back by to catch the next edition.

The Beauty Spotlight Team for the Week of June 10th


Ah, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it's warm enough to use my air conditioning, some afternoons and it's time for another Beauty Spotlight Team post. What better way to spend a little time on a pretty, late spring day? 

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fussy | Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fussy | Does it Live Up to the Hype?  Intro Shot

I fell for the hype

I've been hearing so many raves about Fenty Beauty and I decided, when I made my latest Sephora order to buy an item from the line and see if it lives up to the hype.

Fashion Flash | Welcome June


June has arrived, summer is almost here and a new edition of Fashion Flash, the weekly e-newsletter for forty-plus readers is ready to go. This week's host is Inka at GlamourGranny Travels. Go check it out!

The Beauty Spotlight Team | June is Bustin' Out All Over!


Hello beauties! Happy June and welcome to another edition of The Beauty Spotlight Team. This week, we assimilated Bailey from I Know All the Words into our collective. Her unique voice and beauty knowledge has been added to our own. Go check out her blog and you'll see why. Resistance is futile.

A Skin Care Fridge | Bougie or Beneficial?

A Skin Care Fridge | Bougie or Beneficial?

and so the obsession began...

As a hardcore beauty and skin care junkie, I'm always on the lookout for great new products and gadgets that will take my beauty routine to the next level and make it more fun and feel a little more special. What could be more special, more bougie and beneficial than a mini skin care and beauty fridge? I have been wanting a skin care fridge for a while but I always thought that I'd have to buy a bulky, Freon cooled dorm size fridge and I was seriously considering going for it when I learned, reading a fellow beauty fiend's Facebook post about personal mini fridges. I hit up Amazon, started searching and instantly fell down the mini fridge rabbit hole and had a ton of fun while I was there. After creating a long list, debating size, features and appearance and winnowing the list fridge by fridge, I finally landed on the perfect skin care fridge for me. 

Fashion Flash | Memorial Day Edition


Fashion Flash | Memorial Day Edition is being hosted by Mirabai at Moving Free. Kicking back with a refreshing beverage and articles on a variety of subjects ranging from travel and fashion to interior design to wellness, fashion and beauty sounds like a great way to spend some time, this long holiday weekend.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Memorial Day Edition


Okay, how is it already Memorial Day Weekend? Wasn't I just crying the blues about two feet of snow and now, May is almost over and June is hot (no pun intended) in it's heels! I'm telling you, the older I get, the faster time flies and I am not happy about it! I am however, happy about all of the great articles in this week's Beauty Spotlight Team weekly roundup and I think that you will be, too.

Airelle Skin Care Age Defying Serum

Airelle Skin Care Age Defying Serum 4

Are you in the lookout for a firming, anti aging face serum that can deliver results that you can see and feel? Read on.

Fashion Flash the Best of Everything


Welcome to Fashion Flash, the best e-newsletter for forty-plus readers. This week's issue, hosted by Jackie at Jackie Silver Style awaits your perusal.

The Beauty Spotlight Team for the week of 5/20

It's already the third week of May and June and hopefully even warmer weather is right around the corner. I hope. It is freakishly cool, for this time of year and summer still seems a long time away. Luckily, there is this week's Beauty Spotlight Team post to keep me occupied, while I wait.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Happy Mother's Day Edition


🌷🌷 Happy Mother's Day from the Beauty Spotlight Team! Grab a delicious snack, your beverage of choice, kick back and enjoy our latest offerings. 🌷🌷

Airelle Age Defying Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser with Barrimatrix, Glycolic and Bamboo

Airelle Age Defying Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser with Barrimatrix, Glycolic and Bamboo 1

I have been test driving a new to me skin care line for a while, now and it's time to start sharing my thoughts about these products with all of you. I'm going to begin at the beginning with cleanser.

The Beauty Spotlight Team for the First Week of May


Hello and happy May! I am so enjoying this beautiful spring weather and I'm looking forward to summer which is fast approaching!

Today, I have this week's Beauty Spotlight Team post to share with you and I think that you'll really enjoy all of the posts.

Fashion Flash | Happy May



Happy May! This week's Fashion Flash is hosted by the one and only Barbara Hannah Grufferman. Head on over and enjoy all of the great articles by my fellow network members and don't forget to check back in next week.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Right Now It's April But Soon...


I know that everyone says this but, I can't believe that it's almost May and that another week has flown by. I'm so ready for the last month and a bit to fade away and for life around here to get back on a more even keel and my husband and I to be able to finally settle back into our more normal routines. I'm making a start... I got a real blog post up and I'm in on this week's Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup. Go me. But all of my nattering isn't really why we are here so let's get to it, shall we? 

K-Beauty Brand Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum | Love It or Leave It?

K-Beauty Brand Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum | Love It or Leave It? 1

I can haz "Glass Skin?" 

I freely admit and you probably already know that I am a serum junkie. Few skin care products make my little heart go pitter-pat quite like a good serum and I have a nice one from K-Beauty brand Peach & Lily to share with you all, today. Now, I am well aware that at my age, "Glass Skin" is not a reasonable expectation as my face no longer has the firmness and tension required to achieve that perfect, glassy-smooth, poreless, line free finish that typifies glass skin, as I understand it but that doesn't mean that I can't continue to strive for the smoothest, softest, most glowingly youthful looking complexion that I can possibly achieve.

Fashion Flash | Week of 4/15


I am hosting Fashion Flash - The Weekly E-Newsletter for 40+ Women, this week and I'm excited to share with you these wonderful articles by fantastic bloggers on a diverse range of subjects of interest.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Week of 4/15


Spring is in full swing and now is the perfect time to refresh and revamp our beauty routines for the warm weather months, ahead. The Beauty Spotlight Team is ready to help with articles, reviews and tips and tricks to look and feel your best, all season long.

Fashion Flash | April Showers Bring May Flowers


And flying pollen and drastic changes in pressure bring allergy attacks and migraine storms. Good times. In spite of that, I am loving the warmer weather and longer days. After last winter, I'll take it, in spite of my oh-so-fun symptoms. This week, Fashion Flash | April Showers Bring May Flowers is hosted by Jackie Silver. Enjoy the diverse subjects ranging from beauty to fashion to travel to wellness, travel and more written by our expanding network of forty plus bloggers.

Next week, I will be hosting and I'm looking forward to it. I'll see you back here, Monday.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Week of 4/8

It is said that April showers bring May flowers and The Beauty Spotlight Team brings the best of beauty right to your screen so that you can enjoy this week's edition of The Beauty Spotlight Team at home and on the go.

Unboxing My February and March Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Boxes

Unboxing My February and March Boxy Charm Beauty Subscription Boxes

I'm a slacker

Yep. I'm late getting this up again but I decided to do a two month bonus two-fer so there is that. I am such a slacker at blogging, of late yet I wonder why my traffic is in the crapper... Yeah. Self inflicted.

New V. Old - Tangle Teezer Detangling Hair Brush Model Smackdown! Which One Will Win?

New V. Old - Tangle Teezer Detangling Hair Brush Model Smackdown! Which One Will Win? 1

out with the old, in with the new?

I did a little shopping, recently and one of the items I bought is a new Tangle Teezer to replace my old-old-old faithful Original Tangle Teezer that I've owned and used for years and years and I thought that it would be fun to do a little smackdown match between the two brushes to see which one best suits my hair.

Fashion Flash | No April Fools Here!


Fashion Flash is live and our host this first week of April is Sheila at Painted Ladies. All good stuff, no pranks await you so head on over and enjoy all of the great articles.

I don't much like April Fool's Day, if I'm being honest. I'm not opposed to a good joke or even an innocuous prank but I find them to be more fun when they are spontaneous and, as weird as everything in the world is, lately I'd just as soon not have to suss out what is or is not a stupid joke. If this "holiday" were to fade off into distant memory, I wouldn't mind.

Okay, I'm grouchy and I should run along before I alienate simply everyone, today.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Happy April


Happy April! I hope that spring has at last sprung in your area, that it's warming up and your days are brighter and sunnier. Here is this week's Beauty Spotlight Post. A couple of days late, thanks to me being forgetful.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends the Boxwalla April Green Beauty Box: Letters to Winter from Spring because it is an incredible value featuring two full-size eco-luxe cruelty-free skincare products ($160.00 value for only $49.95). It includes Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask and Flowerspice Modern Apothecary Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser, and both offer an incredible way to ring in the spring for your skin.

Never Say Die Beauty has discovered a game changing liquid matte lipstick that doesn't dry out her already dry lips, and it may even give them a little plump too: City Lips Matte. Check it out!

Have you been eyeing the new all green Just My Luck eyeshadow palette by ColourPop Cosmetics? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour picked it up and has a couple looks and her thoughts about the shadows on her blog now. Check it out to see if this is a palette that should be purchased or skipped! 

Pixi Beauty has the perfect spring color for your cheeks. Beauty Info Zone has fallen for the two PixiGlow Cakes and can't get enough of them. Is it okay to redo your makeup several times a day because you'll want to with these.

Spring has finally sprung in Be Happy and Buy Polish Jessica's part of Montana, and she celebrated with a bright spring smooshy manicure - and she's linked the tutorial she used so you can learn too!

Looking for a liquid lipstick that brings excellent pigment but still moisturizes? Prime Beauty suggests Osmosis +Colour Lip Intensives!

This week on the blog, Babi AKA ColorSutraa is exploring some bold, new eye makeup shades from NYX Cosmetics! Check it out!

Did you know that you may be doing things in your daily life that are affecting the aging of your skin? Check out this post on The Makeup Obsessed Mom blog to see what they are.

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table thinks that the COSRX Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Power Essence is skin care that might just blow your mind. It's kind of blowing hers! Come find out why.