Colored Denim For Women Over 40

Well, unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that colored denim is all the rage this fall. And I have to admit, I can’t get enough of it!

If I’m not careful, I get in a rut and wear blue jeans all fall/winter but this year I’m vowing to wear colored denim to change things up a bit.

There are so many colors to choose from and the prices range from $25 and up. Here’s a quick peek at some of the colored denim you’ll find in some of your favorite stores.

I recently purchased these colored denim jeans from Ann Taylor and I absolutely love them! They not only fit great but their comfortable too.

Colored Denim For Women Over 40

 Off white blouse-Stitch Fix//Colored Denim-Ann Taylor//Gold toe flats-Zappos//Handbag-Marshall’s

Right now Ann Taylor  is offering 30% of one full price item, 40% off 2 items and 50% off 3 or more. That’s a great way to get started on your fall wardrobe.

Colored Denim For Women Over 40

So have you tried any colored denim yet? Do you like the look?

Beauty For the Heart~~At its core, prayer is not about the words that are spoken. Rather, it’s about uplifting our hearts to a God who can be trusted. -Jim Cymbala

I’m so thankful for a trusted Savior who allows me to share not only my joys but my deepest hurts with him.

Have a blessed day!

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Healthy Living In Our 40’s And Beyond!

It’s hard for me to believe that I recently turned 48. Ouch! But one thing I’m trying to do is stay healthy. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about feeling my best. So today I thought we’d talk about healthy living in our 40’s and beyond.

The reason I thought we’d talk about our health is because of a picture I saw of myself in 2012. First, what the heck was I thinking with that pose! Let’s have a good laugh and move on.

Healthy Living In Our 40's And Beyond! I noticed I was heavier in 2012. (This is also a perfect picture showing why crop pants are not attractive.) It was right after this, that I really started to make changes in my lifestyle. I realized eating M&M’s for breakfast was starting to wear on me. Anybody with me?

My hormones were out of whack. I was tired all the time and my clothes were feeling a little snug.

I slowly started making changes to my eating habits. I started looking at what I was putting in my body and it’s been an eye opening two years.

Here’s a few things I’ve done over the last two years.

1. I started clean eating. When I first started I jumped and I went a little crazy with it. I still like to “clean eat” as much as possible but I don’t always. I give myself some grace. I try to eat organic as much as possible. I eat healthier snacks and I’ve cut back on sugar. I haven’t eliminated it but I don’t eat M&M’s for breakfast.

2. I cut diet coke out completely. I loved my diet coke but I knew it wasn’t good for me. I will drink a coke every once in a while (popcorn and a coke at the movie theatre is a must for me.) I don’t ever use artificial sweeteners.

3. I got serious about exercising regularlyI’m not a hard core exerciser. I do it because I know it’s good for me but after looking at the 2012 picture, I think the exercise has helped and I definitely feel better when I do it.

4. I use essential oils. I know there’s a ton of hype about essential oils on the internet right now (it’s because they’re wonderful!) but I started using them before all the hype. They’ve been a huge help with my hormones. I didn’t want to start taking estrogen and thanks to my essential oils, I don’t have to. I use them everyday!

(Using essential oils does not  mean I don’t go to the doctor. I go for all my check ups, pap smear, blood work, mammogram etc.)

These are some of my tips for feeling healthier, have you done anything that has helped you feel and look better? 

Beauty For the Heart~~So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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6 Eyeliner Tips For Women Over 40

Eyeliner gets a little tricky as we age. I think we need it but how much do we need? And what color?

6 Eyeliner Tips For Women Over 40

Here are some eyeliner tips for women over 40:

  • Don’t skip eyeliner altogether—it’s a great way to make your eyes look more open and pop.
  • Choose brown or gray over black eyeliner. Black can be harsh and we are trying to soften our look.
  • Start at the outer corner of the eye and draw inward.
  • Keep the eyeliner thin and as close to your lash line as possible.
  • Line the lower lash line if you want to, but don’t rim the inside of your lower lash line.

Remember we want to define the eyes with softness and blending, not strict lines.

A thick liner (on the upper or lower lash line) can actually accentuate the areas that we don’t want to accentuate. It can make us look older.

Right now I’m using Almay eyeliner in black/brown. It definitely looks more brown than black.

What eyeliner are you using? Do you have any other tips?

Beauty For the Heart~~I love this prayer…..Dear God, I’m trusting you. I know you heard my prayer, your time, not mine. Amen.

He hears ladies, let’s just trust in His timing!

Have a blessed day!


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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!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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Skin Care Products That Really Work

This is one of those hot off the press posts! This morning on The Today Show there was a segment from Good Housekeeping about the best anti-aging skin care products.

So in case you missed it, here are some of my favorites!

Skin Care Products That Really Work

This was the gold winner for day cream moisturizer, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair. It has a 30 SPF, Yay! The best thing it’s only around $21!

Skin Care Products That Really Work

Boots No. 7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream was the gold winner for night creams. Again the price is great, around $21.

Skin Care Products That Really Work

Lastly, I would love to try this eye cream, Avene Retrinal Eyes. It has to be bought through a physicians office so I’m going to check with my dermatologist. It’s around $44 which is less than the eye cream I’m using now. This eye cream was the silver winner (the gold one was $260, which is out of my price range).

Skin Care Products That Really Work

Well, I just wanted to share this with ya’ll. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for good skin care that will slow down the aging process. Sometimes I think I wake up with a new wrinkle every day!

Have you tried any of these products? Don’t you love good products that don’t cost a fortune?

Beauty For the Heart~~God does more that forgive our mistakes; he removes them! We simply have to take them to him. -Max Lucado

Have a blessed day!

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What I Wore-My Style

Happy Hump Day! If you’re new around here, Wednesday’s are when I share outfits I’ve worn over the last week. There are lots of 20 something girls sharing what they’ve worn so I thought it would be fun to show what someone over 40 wears. You can be stylish after 40! :-)

You’ll remember last week, I shared this picture of the lovely Stitch Fix ladies styling me for the Haven Conference.

Stitch Fix Ladies

Well, these are the outfits I wore. We had a reception on Thursday night so I wore a colorblocked dress by 41Hawthorn. I loved it and it was perfect for the reception!

Blue & Black dress

This picture was taken by the photographer that recently took some pictures of me, but I did wear this to one of the events at Haven. I love the colors in this sleeveless top.

White pants

I apologize for the poor quality of this picture but I took this with my iphone, I wore this outfit on the first day of the conference.  This is a red silk blouse by Daniel Rainn. I paired it with my INC skinny jeans from Macy’s and a pair of leopard flats. I also have on a green and blue necklace from Stitch Fix.

Red blouse

Lastly, I wore this floral print blazer with a pair of boot cut jeans from Kut from the Kloth.

Blue floral blazer

This sweet lady standing next to me is Geralin Thomas. She’s absolutely gorgeous and was kind enough to say she had read my blog.

Geralin is a professional organizer and the owner of Metropolitan Organizing, LLC . If she looks familiar, maybe you’ve seen her on Hoarders or The Nate Berkus Show.

I had so much fun at the Haven Conference. I’m still recovering from being gone for 4 days!

Which of these outfits were your favorite? I liked them all but the colorblocked dress was my favorite!

Beauty for the Heart~~The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God’s treatment is prescribed in John 3:16.  He loves. He gives. We believe. We live. – Max Lucado

Have a blessed day!

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