Need any good makeup tips? Yeah, I thought so. Who can't use a refresher every once in a while? Every time I sit down to apply makeup I wonder if I'm keeping up with my so-called midlife face, which seems to sprout those "extras" every time I look: extra lines, extra hairs (ugh! facial hair!) , extra sun spots. Looking in the mirror doesn't get dull, that's for sure! A recent beauty and … [Read more...] about Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Tips
It happens a lot. I suppose it's because I write about health, beauty, nutrition and fitness, and I'm privy to so many expert opinions and so many different products. Sometimes I'll try them once, and then never use them again. But other times I'm delighted and surprised to have found something I never knew about before - and am delighted when I love it and grant it a permanent place on my … [Read more...] about 7 Amazing Health & Beauty Finds
Even though it's not officially winter yet, my hands tell me that it is. Meaning what? There you go, it's dry skin. Uncomfortably dry. Chapped. Flaking, cracking and generally...tight. Even though I wear rubber gloves when I wash dishes, and I wear gloves outside when the mercury dips low enough, and I apply hand lotion frequently... there you go. The hands have stopped cooperating. And the … [Read more...] about Quick and Dirty Winter Beauty Tips
I know you want to bat your eyelashes again. But they're either too short, too sparse, too thin or too meager. Whoever said you can't be too rich or too thin clearly didn't figure eyelashes into the equation. So, what can you do? I'm glad you asked. Spoiler Alert: This post contains a surprise giveaway. Read all the way through and you'll see what I mean. (Although if you cheat … [Read more...] about Help For Thinning Eyelashes
Do you like the word thin…except when it applies to your eyelashes? Yeah, I thought so. It’s not your imagination: Thinning eyelashes come with this so-called midlife aging thing. What’s happening? The four stages of eyelash development – growing, resting, shedding and re-growth – while cycling continuously, slows down. Or maybe the eyelash follicles quit producing altogether. Like some people … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Why Are My Eyelashes Thinning?
The end of summer is approaching (contrary to popular notions it does not end Labor Day but instead, on September 22). Wah. Summer’s end means many things to me. No, my kids won’t be returning to school – those days are long past. As such, I won’t be navigating my way through the aisles with them to pick out new school supplies, either. Big sigh of relief. I may be putting those days behind … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Summer Look Going All Year Long
Remember coloring books? It was always relaxing, comforting and fun to dive into my shoebox filled with Crayolas, plop belly-down on the floor and settle in. Hours later, I'd emerge with my works of art. Thinking back, I realize there were a few types of distinct coloring book personalities: 1. The OCD: They'd never, ever colored outside the lines. If the color ran outside the black line, they'd … [Read more...] about Playing With Crayons (Adult Version)
I got a short email today from one of my readers: "My skin used to be so oily, I was always complaining about the shine. And now that I'm going through menopause, things have changed. It's so dry that it feels like my face will crack! I'd like to get some oil back. Any ideas?" I can relate. My own skin used to be so oily and greasy that I'd never go anywhere without those anti-shine wipes. I … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Help for Dry Skin?
I recently received an email from a reader, bemoaning the brown spots on her face, asking my advice on ways to treat them. "Aside from wrinkles and dry skin, I'm now finding these brown spots popping up on my cheeks and forehead. It seems that every time I look in the mirror, there's a new one. Any advice is welcome!" Aside from doing a lot of health-related research, I do my fair share of … [Read more...] about Beauty Q: Help for Brown Spots
It's funny how there were certain things that, as a young girl, I looked forward to with longing and couldn't wait to happen. Yet once they happened, the thrill wore off quickly. For instance, I couldn't wait to get my period. I couldn't wait to finally be able to call myself a "teenager." I couldn't wait to earn my own money. (Well, that thrill still lives on). I couldn't wait to shave. The … [Read more...] about Shaving Face