Airelle Skin Care Age Defying Serum

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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.

Prime Beauty has discovered a matte lipstick that doesn't dry out your lips. Karmela Cosmetics also donates 10 percent of its net profits to charities supporting women!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is absolutely obsessed with Rahua Legendary Amazon Oil for Healthy, Lustrous Hair because it conditions, nourishes, boosts shine and prevents frizz and fly-aways. In short, it is a magnificent hair oil with a delectable aroma, and it is truly covet-worthy!

With all the social events in May and June, it's time to tune up your smile! Never Say Die Beauty has been using Luster Premium White Pro Light Dental Whitening Kit to lighten her teeth by at least 6 shades. Check it out!

Are you interested in all the professional skin treatments that dermatologists and skin spas offer? Beauty Info Zone's Lisa always wanted dermabrasion but the cost wasn't in her budget. Happily she shares how Trophy Skin has given her the opportunity to do an at-home affordable version.

Pammy Blogs Beauty preps her skin for Summer with the cutest masks from I Dew Care!

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table is really loving K-Beauty sensation Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum and she wants to tell you why.

Babi aka ColorSutraa is taking advantage of a rare but perfect Spring day by sharing her thoughts on Zoya's Innocence collection for Spring 2019. Check it out on the blog.

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.

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is Skin Care that May Just Blow Your Mind

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can an essence really blow your mind?

An essence that is so good that it may just blow your mind? A little hyperbole, on this fine spring day perhaps, but the fact remains that essence is an integral part of my skin care routine and this essence, in particular is living up to it's promise.

Fashion Flash | A Wonderful Spring Edition


Spring has sprung, at long last. The sun is warm, the birdies are singing their little beaks off, there is a veil of green on the trees, early flowers are blooming and my allergies are in full on kill me mode.

Fashion Flash - In Case You Missed It


This week, Fashion Flash is hosted by Ladies Roadmap and there is some great stuff to be had so go check it out.


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

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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.

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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.