Women over 40 beauty, skincare, fashion, fitness and lifestyle, Keeping it Real

The countdown to Christmas has begun. Here are some great shopping ideas, whether you are still searching for the perfect gift, doing a little shopping for yourself, or saving your money for spring.

This week, Sabrina shared some hard-to-find Chanel colors at The Beauty Look Book, lip and eye colors that were exclusive to Saks and Chanel.com. Find out why they were worth the hunt!

Julie Hewett, a Hollywood favorite, never misses. Check out The Non-Blonde to find out why Gaia is buying Julie’s Hue Color Creams.

The buzz has started for Natalie Portman’s potential Oscar winning performance in Black Swan. The Budget Fashionista shows us how to get her red carpet look for less. 

Giorgio Armani Beauty has a new eye shadow formula, Eyes to Kill. Three shades were introduced for holiday as a preview of what’s to come, and Amy showed us at Café Makeup how they stack up against some other favorites.

At Gouldylox Reviews, Kelly gave us the 411 on a Bare Escentuals steal. Shimmer and shine for the holidays – at a discount!

Charlestongirl got her hands on photos of Chantecaille’s Sea Turtle Palette and new Hydra Chic lipsticks. See the gorgeous colors for spring – and find out how you can help save the “gentle giants” at Best Things in Beauty.

Jane demonstrated how she’ll get her holiday glam with The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara from Maybelline. Head over to Daly Beauty to see her amazing before and after photos.

Kate Somerville, skin care guru, has a new miracle product. Find out from Carla at Product Girl why you are going to want Kate’s CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment.

Many of us fret about our holiday hair styles. Kristin showed us how to maintain our curls for the party season. Ever heard of Miss Jessie? You’ll be looking for her after reading BeautyXposé.

Debbi was also thinking about her holiday hair style as she tried a dry shampoo. Find out why she gave Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray a rave review at DivaDebbi.

And if you haven’t signed up for my Lancome giveaway of over $300 worth of makeup, sign up right away!  The contest ends on Saturday at 5:00.   Be sure to check out the Fab Over 40 Gift Guides on skin care and luxury beauty.

We’ll be in touch before the official start of the holidays, but just in case you head off early, we wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!