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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

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13 Nourishing & Anti-Aging Face Oils

Face oils are integral to any comprehensive skincare regimen. Face oils are nourishing, anti-aging, hydrating and healing. In addition to serums, face oils are my obsession. I do quite a bit of research before I purchase one digging deep into the ingredient list and proposed benefits. I use face oils morning and night, throughout the year, and have an apothecary of face oils in my beauty cabinet to address any

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Spring Makeup Favorites – March 2020

I imagine most of us aren’t wearing much makeup these days, however, I still need to make the occasional grocery run. These are some of the things I love in my current spring makeup routine. I’ve taken this opportunity at home to declutter some old makeup. In the process, I have rediscovered some things I had forgotten about. I also bought a few new items last month and I pulled

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14 Best Lip Balms & Treatments

Lip balm addicts unite. There is no shortage of terrific lip balms on the market. It’s probably the beauty product I consume the most. Here are my tried and true favorite lip balms and treatments that I repurchase and recommend. Best Lip Balms & Treatments LA MER, The Lip Balm – I’m reluctant to recommend this due to its eye-popping price tag but I have to admit, it’s incredible.  There

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Curious about Olaplex? These are the two things to buy.

I bought the Olaplex holiday set in December and have been using these four products for two months. These are the two things you need to try. Definitely try Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector – Created by chemists, Olaplex No. 3 was used only in salons as an intense strengthening and restorative hair treatment. It eventually came to mass market and the range was expanded. No. 3 Hair Perfector was

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4 Best Overnight Sleeping Masks

As a perennial dry skin sufferer, going to bed with a sleeping mask all over my face can feel like the ultimate pamper session. When my skin is looking particularly parched or fatigued, I love an overnight sleeping mask to turn things around.  I use them once or twice a week when my face needs a big drink of moisture.  Combined with a good night’s sleep, I wake up with

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9 Best Eye Creams & Serums

The best eye creams and serums focus on anti-aging meaning that they deliver some form or forms of active, anti-aging ingredients aside from mere hydration. The older I get, and the more high-tech skincare I use, the less reliant I am on having to have an eye cream in my daily routine. I could skip eye creams all together by using serums, creams, and treatments packed with active ingredients such

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Hall of Fame: Concealers

My picks for the best concealers for mature eyes, color-correctors, and general concealing of blemishes and discoloration. Concealers are a very personalized makeup choice. The way one person approaches and uses concealers is likely different than another. Age, texture under the eye, the severity of dark circles, and general personal preference in application come into play. I use a minimal amount when concealing my dark circles, just a little in

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – February 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routine including some drugstore favorites as well as a few new discoveries. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse Alba Botanica Acne Dote Face & Body Scrub – I recently reviewed this in my blog post on exfoliators. It’s a brilliant budget option to use on the face and/or body in the shower. It smells a little fruity and contains big scrubby particles. The

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13 Best Exfoliating Toners & Scrubs

My best, tried and true, anti-aging acid exfoliating toners and physical scrubs for daytime and nighttime use, and for all skin types. As an exfoliation warrior, I have experimented with a wide range of exfoliating products from mild to extreme.  I rotate both physical scrubs and acid exfoliators into my routine on a regular basis.  I don’t prefer one over the other but like them both for different reasons.  Both

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11 Best Daytime Moisturizers

The best daytime moisturizers I’ve ever used and the ones that I recommend over and over to friends and family without reservation. There are thousands of moisturizers on the market at every possible price point. For me, what makes a great daytime moisturizer is the inclusion of anti-aging, active ingredients that have a compound effect over time and are most beneficial for my skin. For me to classify a moisturizer

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