Keeping It Simple with Cover FX

Have you ever gone into Sephora thinking you’re going to buy ONE thing and come out with a bag full? I recently did that very thing!

Keeping it Simple with Cover Fx

I went in wanting to buy a new foundation. I mentioned the other day, I sometimes like to change my foundation in the spring/summer. I ended up being introduced to Cover FX.  Cover FX tries to be as organic as they possibly can and keep their ingredients simple.

Cover FX creates healthy, natural-looking foundations for flawless full coverage. They take their ingredient choices seriously which is why each product is free of parabens, fragrance, gluten, mineral oil and talc.

But here’s the funny part, I left WITHOUT buying the foundation! I fell in love with their primers and concealer. I did get a sample of their foundation and I’ve used it all week. I’ll be going back to buy the foundation!

Keeping it Simple with Color Fx

What we put on our face before we put our foundation on is important. Primers make a huge difference!

I start with the anti-aging primer for my face (1). What does this do?

  • This reparative primer hydrates and smooths the skin to blur the appearance of fine lines and pores, facilitates blending and extends wear.
  • Contains anti-aging ingredients that improve clarity and radiance and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Antioxidants protect the skin, soothe inflammation and reduce redness while protecting against premature skin aging.

Then I use the anti-aging smoothing eye primer (2). This eye primer has anti-aging benefits that binds concealer and eye shadows to lids and eye area. It firms, energizes and tightens!

I also purchased their concealer (3) for under my eyes and the bronzing powder in golden peach (4) to use as my blush.

The price is comparative to other primers and concealers and they will last months because you only use a small amount. It won’t make you look twenty years younger but I do like the simple ingredients and the way it feels on my face.

Keeping It Simple with Color FX

Have you ever tried Cover Fx? Do you use primers before you put your makeup on?

Beauty For the Heart~~I love this quote by Billy Graham. “Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” I’m so thankful for my mother and the influence she had and continues to have on me, even after she has gone home to be with Jesus.

Have a blessed day!

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6 Steps To Younger Looking Skin

Well, we’re a few weeks into the New Year and I’m looking for ways to keep myself healthy (I don’t want the flu!) and of course ways to keep my skin looking  good. There are 6 steps to younger looking skin that can help all of us look and feel better.

6 Steps To Younger Looking Skin

1. Sunscreen-Many of us think that during winter months we don’t need sunscreen. But that’s just not true. We need sunscreen year round!

UV rays damage our skin. It’s important to limit our UV rays (I say limit because in the summer I am out in the sun. I use sunscreen but I do enjoy going to the pool and the beach. I do not ever go to a tanning bed!) because we know that tanning=wrinkles.

2. Sleep- 7-9 hours of sleep a night will help keep away dark circles and dull skin. Sleep is one of the best anti-aging things we can do for our skin.

If you have trouble sleeping limit your caffeine intake, turn off your computer an hour before bed and try to sleep in complete darkness. Occasionally I take around .3 mg of melatonin before I go to bed (check with your doctor before taking anything).

3. Eat your antioxidants-I recently read that the antioxidants we eat are as important as the ones in our moisturizers. Antioxidants are powerful anti-agers.

So eat those colorful vegetables and fruits. Think salads with avocados and tomatoes, blueberries on yogurt. Eat as many colors as you can daily.

4. Drink water-How many times have we heard it? We need 32 ounces a day and not only is it good for our body but it’s great for our skin. Drink up!

5. Try a Retinoid-There’s tons of anti-aging products but most dermatologists recommend the vitamin-A derivative retinol. It smooths skin, stimulates collagen growth and reduces wrinkles.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum is a great product to use with retinol.

6 Steps To Younger Looking Skin

6. Moisturize your neck and hands-We all worry about our face but our neck and hands show our age too. You don’t have to have a special neck cream but make sure you extend the retinol and moisturizer on your neck and then apply it to the back of your hands.

A good moisturizer for your face and fine lines on your neck is Olay Complete Daily Defense SPF 30.

6 Steps To Younger Looking Skin

Whether your 20, 30, 40, 50 or beyond these 6 steps can help your skin look its best!

Do you have a beauty secret you use to help your skin look great? I’d love for you to share it!

Beauty For the Heart~~I’m a morning person, my husband is not. I recently reminded him of Lamentations 3:22-23, The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Mornings are special! Of course my husband thinks his mercies can begin later but for me I love getting up early and basking in his mercies!

Have a blessed day!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas!

In case you’re heading out to shop today for some stocking stuffers or gifts, here’s some great last minute gift ideas.

last minute gift ideas
1. L’Oreal infallible eyeliner

2. Eyelash curler – we all need one of these!

3. Brush Kit

4. Chi Flat Iron

5. Chambray Shirt

6. EOS organic lip balm

7. Scarf

I love all these items! They would make great stocking stuffers and I’m sure you can still find them if you’re doing some last minute shopping today.

I purchased several of my stocking stuffers at Target.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Beauty For the Heart~~For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

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A Look Back At November 2012

Well, here we are, December 1st and I thought we’d start the month by taking a look back at November 2012. What a fun month!

These were some of my popular post in November 2012 just in case you missed anything:

1. My Favorite Hair Products

2. Nude Pantyhose vs. Black Tights

3. 3 Ways to Wear the Little Black Dress

4. 3 Easy Ways To Tie A Scarf

5. 3 Ways to Help With Winter Lips

6. How To Dress Your Body Type

7. 3 Ways To Wear A Chambray Shirt

8. 4 Easy Steps To Clean Makeup Brushes

I’m looking forward to December, it’s going to be a busy month! If you have any fashion topic you’d like me to cover, please email me at cyndispivey (at) gmail (dot) com.

Just a reminder that Target and Neiman Marcus have collaborated and you can find some famous designers selling products at Target.

Check it out by clicking on the button!

Have a blessed day!

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What I Wore Wednesday

Good morning and happy hump day!

I don’t know if you can tell but I’m changing things around a little bit

here on my blog.

I’m having a few technical problems and I’m hoping they’ll be fixed soon.

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Yeah, it’s not supposed to be that way but right now it’s the

way it’s working. Ugh!

Well, last week I was all about color and this week not so much!

I don’t know what happened to me, but hopefully I’ll get

back to color next week.

I love wearing summer dresses. They’re so comfy and cool.

Blue dress: Target~$24.99~Summer 2012

Sandals: Kohl’s~Summer 2011

I added this short gray sweater on Sunday morning because I freeze at church.

This was my run errands day. Ironically I wore the same earrings and shoes

with this outfit. I told you I was a little blah this week!

T-shirt: Target~Summer 2012

Jean capris: TJ Maxx~I’ve had these for several years.

 Since what I’m wearing seemed a little boring, I thought some of you might

want to see what Colt Allen is wearing these days. He’s loving his comfy one

piece outfits and crock shoes. I personally think he looks stunning!

He also thinks he’s super big now because he can pull up! Oh boy!!

Thank you sweet friends for stopping by!

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Beauty For the Heart~~I love this line out of my devotional book I read

this morning, “Let yourself become a reservoir of the Spirit’s fruit.”

 That’s what I’m praying today, that I would be filled with the fruit of the spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance,

kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Galatians 5:22

Favorite Drugstore Makeup Finds

Good morning!

It’s Monday and it’s raining here, which would be great if I could stay

home all day, but unfortunately I have to head out to work.

Today I wanted to share three products I’ve recently tried. I purchased all of them

at our local CVS Pharmacy. They are easy to find and inexpensive. Yeah!

The great thing about purchasing them at CVS is, if I don’t like something,

I can return it and get my money back. Perfect!

  • Revlon Colorstay gel eyeliner.

I use brown and I love this product, because of the container.


The brush is stored in the top. It’s a great idea, because you don’t have to spend time

looking for your eyeliner brush each time you use it.

  • Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow Duos in Browntones.

As we age, neutral colors look the best on us. I want my eyes to look good but I don’t

want to wear colors that are glittery or are going to show off my lines and wrinkles.

This is a beautiful neutral color. I use an off white eyeshadow over my entire lid

and then add both of these colors. It’s a very soft and natural look. Perfect for my age.

  • Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Washable Mascara in black.

This mascara is great for adding length to your lashes and the brush is small

for hard to reach lashes, like mine. I have short eyelashes and I don’t want to

wear mascara that will make them look clumpy. Love this mascara!

If you have a great drugstore find, please share it with us! 

Beauty for the Heart~~“I could not help but think that somewhere along the way

we had missed what was radical about our faith and replaced it with

what is comfortable.” ~David Platt

I love that quote, I want to be radical with my faith, Jesus says in Luke 9:23,

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take

up their cross daily and follow me.”

Let’s pick up our crosses and follow Jesus today!

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