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?