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



Hi beauties!  Do you have big plans for the weekend?  We’re about to have our 3rd and possibly biggest snowstorm of the season this weekend, along with horribly cold temps.  Brrr!    I love having a white Christmas, but the cold?  Well, that can stay away.  So I’m going to stay in and try some beauty shopping from home.  I have to see what the beauty gals have tried, tested and recommended for us this week. I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll fall in love with too. 

Meet Alex Chantecaille at Best Things in Beauty and find out what’s new coming in over the next few months.  The next blockbuster palette will feature sea turtles and Charlestongirl will be the hare, not the turtle, in ordering it!

We often wonder if ‘at-home’ skin care treatments really work. Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews shares with us her experience using the Personal Microderm kit and if the results are professional looking.  It may leave you skipping your next trip to the dermatologist.

Holiday beauty collections are about the product and the packaging.   Gaia from The Non-Blonde shows us one of her favorites of the season with the Clarins Baracco Eyeshadow Trio.  This beauty is definitely worth a look!

Looking for the perfect holiday jacket?  The Budget Fashionista shows us feminine tux jackets for everyone.

Carla from Product Girl is in a contest, and if she wins you could win big too!   Check out her Make Up For Ever’s Lips to Love contest and vote. If she wins, she can give away 10 train cases with Make Up For Ever beauty inside! 

Are you a fan of Edward Bess lipsticks and glosses?   Well, you can’t help but fall in love with his newest set of 3 lipstick and 3 lipgloss collections that Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book shares with us.  The shades are lovely and swatches are spot on!

Debbi has some tried and true products that she’s tested recently over at DivaDebbi.   She shares with us this week a foundation she loves, a mascara she likes and a shampoo and conditioner that, well, sadly disappoint.

Do you have several holiday parties to attend, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on all new clothes?   Anne from BeautyXposé shows us a new affordable way to wear designer clothes to all those parties!

Amy from Café Makeup has us thinking Spring!  It may be cold outside, but the new Chanel Eyeshadow Collection Côte D’Azur  Promesse gives us thoughts of warm sun, the crisp, sparkling ocean and sandy beaches. 

Speaking of the beach, Jane from Daly Beauty experimented with Tigi Foxy Curls Contour Cream to give her hair that beachy beautiful look.  She shares with us her results and images of her gorgeous beach hair!

Be sure to check out my online interview with Dr. Downie and get some beauty budget skin care tips!

Happy Holidays!