3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40

3 Beauty Products for Women Over 40

Today I wanted to share 3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40, I’m using and why I like them. All of these products, I received as samples in my Birchbox over the last year. I tried them, loved them, and then ordered them. (Of course you don’t have to be over 40 to use them but they are good for our age.)

These are old news, but I still love my beauty blender. I have an expensive foundation brush, but I always go back to my beauty blender.

3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40

It blends your foundation into your skin in a perfect amount giving you a flawless finish. For maturing skin this is important!

You wet and wring the egg shaped applicator out (I didn’t do this when I used it the first time and then I read the directions) then use a small stippling motion to apply your foundation.

This product I received in my January Birchbox. I have used other brands of dry shampoo and didn’t like them. I tried Klorane and loved it.

3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40

I use a lot of product in my hair so I usually wash it everyday. But with this dry shampoo, I can skip days.

  • It cleans hair without water in 2 minutes.
  • Extends life between shampoos.
  • Ideal for on-the-go
  • Adds volume and texture
  • Received Allure’s Best of Beauty Award

I was told last year to use Benefit’s POREfessional under my eyes to help fill in wrinkles. I tried it and I loved the way it felt on my skin.

3 Beauty Products For Women Over 40

I recently realized you can use this as an all over primer for your face before applying makeup. I have to admit, I’m a little addicted to this stuff.

It feels amazing on my skin. I use it as an eye and face primer. The silky, oil-free formula diffuses pores and fine lines for an “airbrushed” finish.

Okay, so these are some products I’m using right now and loving!

I’m looking ahead to March and working on some posts. Is there anything you would like for me to write about? I love to hear from you!

Beauty For the Heart~~I’ve shared with you all recently that I’m studying Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. It’s such a great study.

This week I’ve been reminded that God loves us deeply and profoundly. He loves us and has given us guidelines for living so we will not miss the full dimensions of the love relationship.

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3

Have a blessed day!

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My January Birchbox

Hey ladies! It’s Saturday and it’s catch up day for me! I haven’t shared my Birchbox with you in a while so I thought I’d share my January box with you today.

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If you don’t know what Birchbox is all about, you can go here.

This month was a good box! Heres’s what I received:

1. Fruit Pigmented Mascara-I can’t wait to try this! It thickens and lengthens.

My January Birchbox

2. Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk-I’m going to try this today. I haven’t been a big fan of dry shampoo but I’m always willing to try a new product.

My January Birchbox

3. RESIST C15 Super Booster-This is supposed to help fade brown spots. I will be trying this!

My January Birchbox

4. Three wishes Body Butter-I’m always looking for a good lotion. We talked about this on my facebook page the other day.

My January Birchbox

Bonus product: Ahmed Tea London-this is going to be perfect for these cold winter days!

My January Birchbox

 Have you tried Birchbox? What are your thoughts?

Have a blessed day!

31 Days Of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

Hi there! Welcome to 31 days of fall fashion & beauty tips!

31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

If you don’t know what this is all about, it’s basically where bloggers blog for 31 days straight during the month of October. Yeah, I know it’s kind of crazy!!

I did this last year and had so much fun, I thought I’d do it again. I might have lost my mind!

We’re going to talk about what’s hot in fashion and beauty. We talk hair, nails, clothes, makeup, and shoes! Oh how I love shoes!

If you need help with your fall wardrobe this is the place to be! Do you need a little makeover for the fall season? Hang around, I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration!

I’m thrilled you’re here! And I’m hoping we can chat some over the next 31 days!

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Let’s do this! We’ll be looking fabulous by the end of the month!

So what do you think? Will you be joining me?

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Day 1-Fall Hair Trends 2013

Day 2-Fashion Over 40-What I Wore

Day 3-Nail Color Trends For Fall 2013

Day 4-8 Fall 2013 Makeup Trends {Part 1}

Day 5-8 Fall 2013 Makeup Trends {Part 2}

Day 6- Beauty On The Inside

Day 7-Building Your Fall Wardrobe

Day 8- Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Little Black Dress}

Day 9-Fashion Over 40-What I Wore

Day 10-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Classic Blazer}

Day 11-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Jeans}

Day 12-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {basic white tee}

Day 13-Live Life To The Fullest

Day 14-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {denim jacket}

Day 15-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {cardigan}

Day 16- Building Your Fall Wardrobe {pencil skirt}

Day 17-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {trench coat}

Day 18- Building Your Fall Wardrobe {chambray shirt}

Day 19- Building Your Fall Wardrobe {trouser pant}

Day 20- And The Two Became One

Day 21-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Black Turtleneck}

Day 22-Building Your Fall Wardrobe {Shoes}

Day 23-Fashion Over 40-What I Wore

Day 24-Let’s Add Color To Our Fall Wardrobe!

Day 25-A Cheap Way To Update Your Fall Wardrobe

Day 26-Tie It Together With A Scarf

Day 27-God Is Building Character

Day 28-Hot Handbags for Fall 2013

Day 29-Fashion Trends To Try This Season!

Day 30-Fashion Over 40-What I Wore

Day 31-31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips!

Unlock Your Softer Side with Suave Body Care

Unlock Your Softer Side

Everyday life can be rough, but Suave® Body Care is helping women everywhere realize that it doesn’t mean they have to be.

Suave is teaming up with TV host, author and mom Wendy Williams to encourage everyone to Unlock their Softer Side, from their skincare routines to their mindsets.

Wendy is “softening” up with Suave – a departure from her typically edgy attitude and opinionated take on the juiciest headlines – and encouraging her fans to do the same on the Suave Beauty Facebook page.

  • Fans can find out their softness score, check out Wendy’s tips and have the chance to win a free product at www.Facebook.com/SuaveBeauty.
  • If Wendy – who has a low “softness score” – can transform everything from her attitude to her skincare routine – so can everyone.

The first step to Unlocking Your Softer Side starts with hydrated and moisturized skin with Suave® Naturals Body Wash and Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotion.

I have to say, I have DRY skin, I mean extremely dry skin. Using a lotion every day is absolutely necessary for me.

Suave Smoothing Body Lotion is rich and creamy and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. My favorite scent is cocoa butter and shea. It smells like summertime to me!

Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotions are also dermatologist tested and provide 24-hour moisturization with new richer formulas.

Suave Naturals® Body Washes come in a variety of fun, fresh scents and are infused with natural ingredients that leave skin fresh, hydrated and delightfully fragrant.

The great thing about using Suave® Skin Solutions Body Lotion and Suave Naturals® Body Washes is I don’t have to spend a fortune to have hydrated and smooth skin.

I’m also usually in a hurry in the mornings but both of these products help simplify my morning routine. I especially love having a pump bottle for my lotion.

So what about you, have you tried Suave Naturals® Body Washes and Suave Smoothing Body Lotion? Do you struggle with dry skin like I do?

Why not give these products a try; I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Enter for the chance win a $100 SpaFinder gift card!  Tell me what Suave product you would use to Unlock Your Softer Side in the comments section below. Don’t forget to Unlock Your Softer Side, and visit Suave on Facebook!

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Beauty For the Heart~~“Honestly, now. Did God save you so you would fret? Would he teach you to walk just to watch you fall? Would he be nailed to the cross for your sins and then disregard your prayers? I don’t think so.” -Max Lucado

Have a blessed day!

How To Contour and Highlight Your Face

I love to experiment with makeup. I’m not a makeup artist but I’ve always wanted to be one. I could spend hours on the computer watching makeup videos. One of the things I’ve started doing in the last year is to contour and highlight my face.

Contouring and highlighting has been around a long time. What does it actually do? It helps sculpt your face to enhance your natural shadows and bone structure.

Here are the areas I contour and highlight (I do this after I’ve applied my foundation):

How to contour & Highlight your face

  • To slim your nose: apply a contouring shade on each side of your nose, blending carefully, and the highlighter down the center of your nose. (I just highlight my nose most of the time but contouring on each side will slim your nose.)
  • To enhance the cheekbones: suck in your cheeks, apply a darker shade to the hollows and a highlighter to the top of the cheekbones. Then apply blush as normal. 
  • To contour the forehead: apply a light bronzer to each temple and blend upward. This will create a shadow effect causing the head to look more rounded. Highlight in the center above the brows.
  • For a small, thin chin: apply highlighter to the center of the chin, directly under the center of the lip.
  • To minimize a double chin which starts to happen as we age: apply bronzer along the jaw line and blend it down, towards your neck. This creates depth and helps to strengthen the jaw line.

Make sure you blend these in, you don’t want to walk around looking like my picture! :-)

Here are the products I use to contour and highlight: {Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission and I am very grateful for your support of this site. Thank you.}

I use Bahama Mama for contouring. It works great for most skin types.

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For highlighting I use MAC Prep +Prime Highlighter.

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Do you contour and highlight your face? Have you tried it?

Beauty for the Heart~~ I was reading in Psalms this week and came across this verse, Psalm 130:5a (NLT), I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. It reminded me of how my husband often prays those words this way, “God we are counting on you!”

What situation today are you counting on God? Tell him and he will listen!

Have a blessed day!

Help With Aging Eyebrows

Help With Aging Eyebrows

Today I’m offering Help With Aging Eyebrows and sharing my #1 Beauty Tip. I’m not an expert but I do have experience with aging, uh-hum. I’ve also been a little obsessed with eyebrows lately. Probably because I don’t have great eyebrows and the older I get, the more I’m noticing them or should I say the lack of them.

I wear my bangs long enough, that they cover some of my brow but it’s still important as we age to make sure our brows are plucked (sparingly) and filled in, if they need to be. My guess is that most women over 40, need some filling in.

There are three types of brows that will age you:

1. The disappearing brow-use a brow powder or eyeshadow to fill in your brow. Never draw a line!

2. The Graying brow-use a tinted brow gel to cover those grays.

3. The Overgrown brow-use tweezers and a pair of scissors to shape your brow. (You can also have them waxed at a salon.)

So stop right here and go check your eyebrows to see if any of these fit you. If they do try working on your brow and see if it doesn’t take some years off.

Here are some tools of the trade you will need: An angled brush, good scissors, eyebrow shadow, and sharp tweezers. (I am using affiliate links in this post.)

Help With Aging Eyebrows

I use my eyeshadow as my brow shadow too. I’ve been loving this Physicians Formula Quad and I use the color with the arrow on my brow. ( I bought this at CVS Pharmacy.)

Help With Aging Eyebrows

Okay, here’s my #1 Beauty Tip these days–UP! That’s right, it’s simple, just think UP. When you’re putting on your makeup always put it on rubbing up. Arch eyebrows, up. Eyeliner, think up. Blend blush, up.

Gravity is pulling everything down so I counter act it by angling everything UP! When you’re putting on your makeup think UP!

Quick Question! Do you like me posting 5-6 days a week or would you rather 3-4 days a week? Just curious. Thanks!

Beauty For the Heart~~“The devil loves it when we say we believe then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God.” -AW Tozer

Have a blessed day!