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Hall of Fame: Sunscreens

My favorite sunscreens in no particular order.  Many of these have been in my rotation for years because they meet all of my criteria for an SPF for the face.  1.  High percentage of SPF (30 minimum).  2.  Works great under make-up.  3.  Doesn’t seep into my eyes.  4.  Broad Spectrum, protects against UVA and UVB rays. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ – A longtime favorite.  Light in

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Hall of Fame: Foundations

Here is a rundown of some of my most loved, most repurchased liquid foundations.  I try to avoid full coverage and powder foundations as I have aging, dry skin.  I’m wary of formulations that cake or settle into fine lines. My all-time favorite foundation is VITALUMIÈRE AQUA by CHANEL.  I’ve lost count the number I’ve gone through.  When I need an absolutely flawless skin, this is my go-to.  It’s a

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Retro Menswear

 My uniform as of late: retro menswear.  This 90’s Mondo dress shirt, found at the thrift store, is easy to style with jeans and boots.  I love that I can skip the accessories especially when I’m in a hurry because all the detail and sparkle is provided in the shirt.  Worn here with H&M and Zara jeans along with one of my best thrift store finds ever, these Y-3 Adidas boots

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Road Trippin’

A list of some of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores in the USA.   California Los Angeles American Vintage, 7575 Melrose Ave. L.A. Rose Vintage Fashion, 8064 Melrose Ave. Wasteland, 7428 Melrose Ave. Palm Springs The Frippery, 664 N Palm Canyon Dr. San Francisco Decades Of Fashion, 1653 Haight St. Relic Vintage, 1605 Haight St Wasteland, 1660 Haight St. Yucca Valley The End, 55872 Twentynine Palms Highway   Connecticut Maison St Germain, 738 Main St S, Woodbury

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Hall of Fame: Eyeliners

These are my current favorite eye liner formulations and shades.  They all apply very, very smoothly, don’t tug on the eyes, and last all day. Clinique Quickliner in Intense Black Honey: An all time favorite and popular shade.  Love this dark, reddish brown. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Moonstone Brown: Incredible formulation.  This is a cool dirty, black brown shade. Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES in Deep Amethyst: If I need a purple,

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Product Review: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream What it claims to do? “Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 15 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica has been shown to dramatically increase the quantity of glucosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the skin. By special cell communication, these water-attracting GAGs are responsible for skin moisturization, improving suppleness, firmness and elasticity. In addition, Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical

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Product Review: NYX Butter Gloss

NYX Butter Gloss As the name suggests, these buttery lip glosses are very moisturizing and comfortable to wear on the lips. I have the shades (L to R) Eclair, Maple Blonde, and Peach Cobbler.  I love them all and hope to grab a couple of others. Available at Ulta and Target for only $4.99 each. Gold flatware.  Takes some effort to care for but oh so beautiful.

January Favorites

January Favorites! Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer: Absolutely love these.  I’ve become too lazy to put on body lotion with my hands!  I bought a 3 pack at Costco of this scent and have also tried the aloe version.  Available at drugstores. Wonder Cloth: My favorite washcloth for removing all makeup.  Great texture and doesn’t seem to stain even after removing jet black eye make-up.  Available here. Nads Facial Wax

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November Favorites

Antique dessert plate/trivet and serving utensil My favorites this month. Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30: This is a very fluid and light sunscreen.  Works great and doesn’t seep into the eyes.  Available at Dermstore or Sephora. The Sensual Skin Enhancer by KEVYN AUCOIN: A wonderful multi-use product.  It can be used as a concealer, all-over foundation, or mixed with moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer which is how I use it

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Green Eyes!

Some of my favorite products and unique shades to use for a green eye look. 24 hr Color Tattoo in the shade Ready, Set, Green: This is a great long lasting base for shadow or worn alone.  These can dry out quickly but I can usually wipe off the top layer and use it what is underneath with no problem.  This shade seems to be unavailable but this one is

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