Category Archives: makeup

Here Comes the Sun

And with it, pigment spots, wrinkles and weathered skin! Hearing George Harrison’s herald call to summer is a gentle reminder that the time has come to pay serious attention to blocking those skin damaging rays. Yes, we were supposed to … Continue reading

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Skin Deep, part 2

Day 4 I took a scientific approach and looked closely at my face today in the most magnifying mirror I own. It is covered in little tiny dots, each representing where the skin was pierced by the laser. So each … Continue reading

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Grin and Bare It

Lately beauty e-news, fashion magazines, Twitter, Instagram and even the NY Times are all making a big deal out of the new trend of going make up free. In these pieces, always accompanied by photos of young and gorgeous celebs or models who have dared … Continue reading

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Appearance Counts

One week ago today, my mother passed away at home at the age of 96. My sister and I had the pain and privilege of being with her for the last two and a half weeks of her life. In … Continue reading

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I can’t live without my…

We all have our one beauty product that we would take if marooned on a desert island, and for me that is eyeliner. Pencil, powder, gel, liquid, I can’t live without my liner. Won’t even venture out to walk the … Continue reading

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BB Be My Baby

Being a multi- tasker (politically correct term for ADD), I am always doing several things at once and looking for products that do the same. Why apply 3 creams when you can make do with one? So it was that I … Continue reading

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An Ode to Sephora

Having always loved scouting the cosmetics counters at department stores and roaming the beauty aisles at the drug store, I was not quite prepared for the euphoria I would experience when I first discovered Sephora. Long before it proliferated to … Continue reading

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Luxe or Less?

Steal/deal. Pricey/Affordable. Must/Lust. However you express it, for every outrageously expensive product, there is a less costly counterpart that comes close to mimicking it. If money is no object, you may always go for the higher end, assuming a cost/effectiveness … Continue reading

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The Ubiquitous Red Lip

Red lipstick has been around forever. Remember “Fire and Ice”, “Cherries in the Snow” and “Love That Red” when Revlon was practically the only game in town? Every classic screen goddess smoldered in the red lip, as it is now … Continue reading

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Just Browsing

The latest edict in the world of beauty is “Full Brows!” That’s  fairly laughable if you are among the many women over 50 struggling to hold onto their few remaining brow hairs. It was a shock the first time I … Continue reading

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