The Beauty Spotlight Team - Goodbye May


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May is finally moving out and June is... Tomorrow! This year is half over and as far as I'm concerned, it can't get done, soon enough. I hope that you are all staying safe, well and taking care of each other. 

I hope that you enjoy this week's Beauty Spotlight Team post. Just hit the Read More button, below to continue. Have a great week and I'll see you all soon. 

Fashion Flash for This First Week of May


This first Fashion Flash of May is hosted by the fabulous Angie from Your True Self Blog. Head on over and check out what the Fashion Flash bloggers have been up to.

The Beauty Spotlight Team - Hello May and I'm Ready to Burn My Laptop


Gentle reader, sorry that this is late. I won't go into a big, long hoop-de-do but to say that my laptop is frustrating me in it's inability to perform to even minimal requirements, at present. I can't even edit photographs, right now so new posts? Yeah. Right. See me when. But I do have this week's Beauty Spotlight Team post finally ready to go. This poor, stupid piece of shit computer is capable of that much, at least. So, let's get started.

Fashion Flash - Hello April!


Happy April and Happy Monday. It's my turn to host Fashion Flash and this week we have a great lineup of content for you to enjoy. I hope that you are all staying in and well. If you're an essential worker, take extra care and stay safe.

Fashion Flash - Staying Together By Staying Apart!


Happy Quarantine day... Sorry. I can't remember, anymore. Thanks to asthma, your's truly has been in self imposed lockdown since the first part of March and I've been keeping my distance from my husband and son, both of whom are essential in their own fields and are still working, full time. Good times. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do and this girl's gonna do it. One of my comforts, these days is my Internet connection and grateful I am that it's up and humming along and that I can stay informed, keep my mind busy and stay connected to family and friends. I'm also happy to have distractions like Fashion Flash - this week hosted by our lovely Mirabai at Moving Free. If you also crave a nice distraction, head over and check it out.

Stay inside. Stay well. If you're an essential worker, thank you for all that you are doing to help treat the ill, keep our communities safe, keep us fed, our lights and water on, packages landing on our doorsteps and our Internet up and running. Please know that we appreciate your efforts and the risks you take, every day.

The Beauty Spotlight Team - Goodbye March


A part of me feels weird about posting beauty content during a pandemic but another part of me feels certain that we all crave some normalcy, routine and fun, frivolous media that doesn't add to our already skyrocketing stress levels. A nice beauty blog roundup is just what the doctor ordered, if you ask me, so grab a nice, calming beverage, a yummy snack, kick back and enjoy The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup. Until we see you next week gentle reader, stay home, stay well and if you are an essential worker, thank you for everything that you do to help keep us all healthy, fed, the lights on and our Internet humming and stay safe.

3 Easy Steps to a Firmer and More Youthful Complexion with the Murad Youth Renewal Trio

3 Easy Steps to a Firmer and More Youthful Complexion with the Murad Youth Renewal Trio 1

all hail Retinol!

If you've been hanging around here for any amount of time, you know that Retinol is one of my all time favorite skin care ingredients. I have used it for years and I've seen the benefits for myself, on my face, with my own eyes. I am always excited to try new to me skin care brands that contain that magic elixir so I was thrilled when a representative from Murad reached out to me and invited me to participate in their intro campaign for their Retinol Youth Renewal trio on Instagram. Since then, I've used these products pretty consistently and they are my new 3 Easy Steps to a Firmer and More Youthful Complexion!

Fashion Flash for the Week of 3/9


Fashion Flash is live and is being hosted this week by new member Kristen Coffield from The Culinary Cure. Head on over and say hi and welcome while you enjoy the weekly e-newsletter by our network of beauty, lifestyle, wellness, travel bloggers.

Stay healthy! And we'll see ya, next week.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Roundup


The Beauty Spotlight Team post is live and ready for your perusal. Take a little break and enjoy the articles from our dynamic beauty bloggers.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist is the Perfect Complexion Refresher this Spring


Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist is the Perfect Complexion Refresher this Spring - Layers

One of the skin care delights of life for me is face mists. I really love face mists and if I'm honest, I low key hoard them. Face mists are an integral part of my skin care routine and I love them for setting and refreshing my makeup. The mist that we are talking about today is one that I resisted, for a long time, as I felt that it was all Instagram and YouTube It Girl hype and nothing particularly special or worthy of it's share of my limited and precious beauty budget. I'm happy to say that I was wrong. Yes, I finally caved to the siren song of sweet, watermelon-y foggy goodness and purchased myself a bottle. Now, I think that this might just be the perfect complexion refresher for spring and summer. 

Marcia invites us to Enjoy the First March Edition of Fashion Flash. Head over now for the best online weekly e-newsletter for forty-plus readers!

The Beauty Spotlight Team Roundup


Better late than never? I suck but here is this week's Beauty Spotlight Team roundup.

Why Do I Love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask?

Why Do I Love the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask? 3

Lip balm is life, as far as my lips are concerned and I am forever and always on the hunt for the perfect lip balm, the one that I can love, forever and always. So far, a holy grail has not emerged but the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask comes damned close!

Join Beauty Info Zone for this Week's Edition of Fashion Flash

Join Beauty Info Zone for this Week's Edition of Fashion Flash

Hi Gentle Reader. Please join Beauty Info Zone for this Week's Edition of Fashion Flash. It's a good one, so don't miss it!

The Beauty Spotlight Team Post Ideas for Spring

The Beauty Spotlight Team Post Ideas for Spring
The Beauty Spotlight Team post for this week is full of beauty ideas perfect for the upcoming spring. And, there is a giveaway, too! Read on, for more.

Fashion Flash February! Hosted by Prime Beauty Blog

Fashion Flash February! Hosted by Prime Beauty Blog

Gentle reader, Fashion Flash is up and hosted this week by the lovely Cindy from Prime Beauty Blog. Head on over, there's some good stuff to be had.

The Beauty Spotlight Team Post | Pre Valentine's Day Edition

The Beauty Spotlight Team Post | Pre Valentine's Day Edition

So, The Beauty Spotlight Team post is ready for your perusal and I hope that you enjoy it!


For Soft, Silky Hair, Coloured or Not Try Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil

For Soft, Silky Hair, Coloured or Not Try Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil

  winter is so tough on our tresses!

I don't know about you but my hair can always use a little extra love and help, especially this time of year, to look and feel it's soft, silky best whether it's coloured or not.

Fashion Flash | Farewell January

Fashion Flash | Farewell January

Swiftly January has passed. Thank the Goddess and we can bid farewell to this month in this edition of Fashion Flash. This week, our group of bloggers have some great reads waiting for you and I think that you'll really enjoy them.



Barbara Hannah Grufferman -- award winning author of Love Your Age: The Small Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life -- started running after 50 and has now run eight marathons. The truly amazing thing is that she's gotten faster as she's gotten older. It is her shoes?




Inka of Glamour Granny Travels shows you the coolest district in Amsterdam.




If you're one of the millions of people who have made the New Year's resolution to quit smoking, how's it going, after the first month? Jackie from Jackie Silver Style has some shocking news about smoking, plus tips for helping to quit.



Wondering what to serve on Super Bowl Sunday? The Culinary Cure White Chicken Chili is the perfect make ahead dish guaranteed to please both football fans and healthy eaters, alike. Whip up a batch of Kristen's delish game changing chili. Get the recipe and inspiration for living younger, longer and better, here.



Stacie from  blog reviewed an interesting hair curler. Take a look at this interesting contraption and let her know what you think of it.



Angie of  Your True Self Blog loves the look and feel of layering clothes in the fall and winter. In this featured post, she gives you tons of layering tips, layered outfit formulas PLUS over forty outfit ideas! Check out How to Look Good in the Cold? Layer Up!




From Robin at Your True Self blog: Are you hosting a Super Bowl Party this weekend? I'm sharing my favorite appetizers today, on my blog.
Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has found her perfect earrings and is thrilled to shout from the rooftops about them. What do you think of her choice? We'd love to know.




Is Argan Oil worth the money? Deb of No Nonsense Beauty Blog investigates.




How much makeup should we be using as we age? Makeup for Mature Women is the topic of this episode of Ladies Roadmap to Living Ageless! 


Never Say Die Beauty had a strange interlude with an unknown fashion website/retailer. She shares the resolution as well as information in what to avoid and a helpful website for monitoring scam sites.




Prime Beauty reviews Japan's #1 best selling - one is sold every five seconds! Natural Aqua Gel Cure will have your skin looking it's best with just one use!




From Follow Phyllis: I know it's Super Bowl Sunday and we all just want to relax but, I thought it would be a great time to fit in a quick workout to combat all of the wings and nachos we'll be eating! Or be smart and pregame with this simple but effective workout!



Curious about what products a beauty and makeup lover really uses up? Last week, on my blog, Notes from My Dressing Table I wrote an obnoxiously long post chock full of mini reviews and photographs of many of the beauty and makeup products I've used up in the last little while. Come check it out and go dumpster diving with me. It'll be fun. I promise. No, really. Totally fun. Just click the link and you'll see. Totally.



For years people have said, that getting angry can raise your blood pressure but I recently heard that it can also raise your cholesterol. Sounds crazy but Mirabai Holland from Moving Free gives you the evidence and what you can do about it.

Fashion Flash| Mid January Edition

Fashion Flash| Mid January Edition

Fashion Flash is live and is hosted, this week by the fabulous team at Ladies Roadmap. Head on over and find out what the Fashion Flash Group has been up to. We have a lot to offer, from health and wellness, fitness, fashion and beauty, interior decor and culinary and travel adventures. Enjoy this week's edition and come back here, next week as I'll be hosting!

The Beauty Spotlight Team - MLK Weekend Edition

The Beauty Spotlight Team - MLK Weekend Edition

So, it's already the last half of the month of January! And while I'm usually sitting here, in mind blown splendor at the swift passage of time, I'm not really mad because it's almost February and once it is February, it's less than two months to spring and I don't mind telling you, I am so ready for spring. This girl is over winter. This week started with the Martin Luther King Birthday holiday weekend and I hope that it is a good week, for all of you. Enjoy this edition of The Beauty Spotlight Team and we'll see you all again, soon.

Afterglow - Beauty Goodies I've Recently Used Up - with Mini Reviews

Afterglow - Beauty Goodies I've Recently Used Up - with Mini Reviews

wanna dig through my trash?

Yes, I am finally doing it. An empties post! I decided to try stashing my more recent beauty empties so that I can share with you what I've used up and whether or not I'd purchase/repurchase these products and add them, long term to my curated beauty products. This post is by no means comprehensive; I'm still training myself to collect my empties and I've tossed stuff that in retrospect, I should have placed in my empties bag. Also, this may sound shallow but If I'm going to make this a long term habit, I'm going to have to find a more pleasing to my eye vessel to hold my trash. That old, worried looking reusable shopping bag from a craft store is sturdy and does the job but it ain't pretty to look at. Wow. The ultimate first world problem, am I right?

If you're interested in seeing some of the stuff I've used up recently please read on. Warning: This is an extremely long post. Run to the bathroom, grab a snack, send out a message to local Search and Rescue, if you are reported missing that you are indeed not missing, just trapped. Reading my endless drivel. Okay. Ready? Here we go.

Fashion Flash for the week of 1/13/20


It's already mid January! I was just the holidays, yesterday and we're already on the downhill slide into February. The good news is, spring is coming up, fast. Or so I keep telling myself. I don't know about you but I am sooo over winter! Enjoy this week's Fashion Flash hosted by Deb at No Nonsense Beauty Blog. Thank you all for reading and we'll see you, next week.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Mid January Madness


Enjoy this week's Beauty Spotlight Team roundup!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just published the Best and Most Covet-Worthy Luxury Skincare Repurchases of 2019, and these products are so fantastic that they are destined to be repurchased again in 2020!

I can’t believe I have found the answer to my oily skin issues. I have been able to wear my makeup for 12hrs in the Florida sun without issue thanks to these new Urban Decay All Nighter products! Check out my most recent post over on Crazy Beautiful Makeup to see just what I am talking about!

Beauty Info Zone has always been a fan of Jane Iredale cosmetics. They've recently added some products that help bees so now we're mesmerized. Oh and there's a giveaway for some along with the review.

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares how to get Kerry Washington's and Nicole Kidman's gorgeous makeup looks from the Golden Globes with Neutrogena!

For January "skincare month", Never Say Die Beauty is hosting a giveaway of two fabulous gel-creams - an eye cream and a firming product - from Robin McGraw Revelation's line of luxury skincare. Enter to win them!

Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table reunited with a once much loved lippie line. Buxom Plumping Lip Cream. Are they both so excited because they're reunited? Come on over and find out.

If you want to stay organized in the new year you should check out Stacie's latest post about her favorite planner on The Makeup Obsessed Mom's blog.

Combat Very Dry Winter Skin with REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

Combat Very Dry Winter Skin with REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

Combat Very Dry Winter Skin with REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm 1

help for stressed winter skin is on the way!

Sometimes, having very dry skin is a huge pain in my ass. Keeping my complexion happy, hydrated and protected in the dead of winter is a full time job. I have a tool in my skin care box that really helps.

Buxom Full On Plumping Lip Cream in White Russian | Our Reunion

Buxom Full On Plumping Lip Cream in White Russian | Our Reunion

hello, old friend

I decided that it was time, after years apart to reunite with an old favorite lip gloss line and during a recent-ish Ulta Beauty sale, I picked up a new tube of the BUXOM Full On Plumping Lip Cream in the shade White Russian. Why this shade, in particular? Well, it turns out that I am just as susceptible to hype as everyone else is. Who knew? After giving it a go, does this gloss live up to my fond memories of this line? Read on, to find out.

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Welcome 2020!

The Beauty Spotlight Team | Welcome 2020!

Hello Gentle Reader, welcome to our first The Beauty Spotlight Team post of 2020! I'm sorry that this one is up, so late. My platform has been bratty about allowing me to upload images and it's just working for me, again. Google glitch gremlins, I guess? Anyhoo... Let's rock and roll!


Heather over at Crazy Beautiful Makeup has found an amazing dupe for the Huda Beauty New Nudes palette, saving you over $50. Check out the Physicians Formula Rose All Play palette!

If you're a lipstick lover who didn't get enough new lip products for the holidays, treat yourself to an affordable Lip Monthly subscription to get 4 full size lip products once or every month. Check out the details on Never Say Die Beauty's blog.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has rounded up the very best purchases of 2019, and there isn’t a single bit of buyer’s remorse with anything that I bought. Check out which products, big and small, made the list.

In case you missed it, Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table test drove the Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipsticks in Dancefloor Princess and JK Magic Did these beautifully packaged, luxe lippies live up to the hype?

There's beauty in all that we have. Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has found that the beauty in Olori handbags comes not only from the way they look but what also how they support women.

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom is starting the year with intention by choosing a word of the year. See what she chose and why.

Fashion Flash | The First New Edition of 2020

Hello Gentle Reader and Happy New Year! 2020 has dawned and after the life stressors of 2019, I for one am more than ready for brighter days ahead. 

Fashion Flash | The First New Edition of 2020

Welcome to the first new edition of Fashion Flash for 2020 hosted by our lovely Allison of Never Say Die Beauty. I'm sorry that this one is going up so late, my blog platform wasn't allowing me to upload photos, for some reason. Google-y glitch, I guess. It's working now and I can proceed.

I hope that you enjoy this new Fashion Flash and that you have a great year, filled with love, contentment and purpose. Thank you for reading and don't forget to come back, next week for a new Fashion Flash.