5 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Wear Red for the Holidays
November 20, 2020

Why are so many women afraid to wear red lipstick?  Applying makeup can be frustrating, unless your a makeup artist, like me. The average woman struggles to apply makeup and find the right colors.  That's why cosmetic counters do so well! The makeup artists help find the right colors and suggest what to wear. I love a natural look and wearing red lipstick doesn't mean you can't look natural. Some women are afraid of wearing red lipstick. What is it about the lipstick color red that scares them or makes them think it's not for them? "It's just not my color," they say. "I can't do red." "It doesn't look good on me." "I've tried every shade but it never looks good on me." This is what I heard …

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10 Luxury Beauty Subscription Boxes on Amazon for Mother's Day
April 17, 2020

Mother's Day is coming up and I can tell you from first hand experience, a girl loves makeup! And a girl loves makeup in a box that comes to her front door every month.  It's like Christmas once a month! I  have never worn a lot of makeup but I love getting makeup and skincare products delivered to my house. I like a natural look, but it doesn't mean I don't like fun makeup and bright coblors. I like organic, non toxic and vegan makeup.  I love my foundation.  I will never change it.  But I love trying new mascaras, perfumes, and primers and eye shadows. So, I found the best luxury beauty subscription boxes on Amazon. Table of contentsLip Monthly - Beauty and …

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Best Vegan Beauty Products for Gifts
December 14, 2019

Last year I posted my favorite Vegan Holiday Beauty items. Not much has changed since then. I still love Bella Organics and EO Products and my favorite SPF 20 face moisturizer is still No B.S. Face Moisturizer With SPF 20. But this year I have found the best vegan makeup brands for holiday gifting for 2019. I'm so excited to tell you about the best eye brightener, the best beauty serum foundation, amazing vegan lip balms and beautiful vegan lipsticks. I know you will love all of these organic beauty items and I guarantee they make a great beauty gift! I don't know a single person that would say no to vegan and cruelty free beauty products. Lumene Invisible Illumination …

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How to Pull off a Natural Makeup Look when Pushing 50
October 31, 2019

Ah, that big scary number "50" is no longer scary to me. These days 50 is the new 35ish.  I loved Giorgio Armani Beauty when I was 35 years-old and I love it now that I am 47 years-old. I'm not afraid of 50! But I am a firm believer that every woman over 40 should wear Giorgio Armani Beauty.  Because, let's face it; that youthful glow we took advantage of when we were younger slips away as we age.  It's just part of the process.  We can do all the masks and peels but in the end Giorgio Armani's signature "Armani Glow" brings it back.  For good. I am a "no makeup" makeup kind of gal. I wear makeup that looks like I am not …

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Back to School Beauty Essentials for Mommies
August 29, 2019

Written by Emily McDaniel Alright Mommies… So, I am not sure about you all, but we are a few weeks into school and I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed. The new schedule, homework, the food prep, and just getting used to being on the go 24/7 is making me feel crazy. So, I decided to take some time for myself… minimal time that is and practice a little self-care. I’ve always been into skin care so I decided to try a new exfoliator and a seaweed mask. As I was doing that; I noticed how yellow my teeth were so I couldn’t wait to try this amazing teeth whitener. And to top it off it’s been 110° here in Phoenix so I’ve decided to give a new deodorant …

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7 Things I Love About This Plant Based Skin Care - Salt by Hendrix
August 15, 2019

It’s pretty hard not to hear about plant based skin care products… I mean, they’re everywhere. It’s Ashlee again from Simplholistic and I’m stoked to share the 7 things I love about the newest brand of plant based skin care products I recently tried out from the van. Salt by Hendrix’s products are clean - like really clean - come in glass and are simple to travel with. Let’s go! 1. The ingredients are fabulous It’s easy to list this as my number one thing I love about these plant based skin care products from Salt by Hendrix.  Without any carrageenan, xanthan gum, polysorbate or parabens, they rank up pretty high on my short list of recommended beauty products. Instead, they use ingredients like Grapefruit oil, Jojoba …

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BALLSY Premiers a "Keep Your Tools Clean" Box for Father's Day
June 6, 2019

So, this year I did not come up with a gift guide for dads.  I did, however come up with a DIY Father's Day Crafts post. That's the best I could do with 5 and 7 year-old boys.  At this point there's only so much fragrance, tool sets and BBQ paraphernalia you can give a man.  My father and my husband have everything they need.  We are down to giving hats for Father's Day. It's hot here in Arizona and we are hiding inside! You can always do with a hat. Right? Right......But, I found the most practical and hilarious gift to give them this year.  It will be a game changer and a starter. How about a gift that sends a ? Let’s face it …

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How to Get Rid of Grey Roots in 2 Seconds
April 18, 2019

This is a Sponsored post.  There are also affiliate links which means that if you click on a link and purchase something, I will receive commission. When did your hair start turning grey? I just turned 48 years-old and I have terrible grey roots.  But the truth is that I inherited my ashy grey roots from my Greek father many years ago; about 25 years-old.  He was fully grey at around the same age as me. So, I have had to battle with grey hair for many years until I found Gray Away.   My poor hair has been dyed and fried from all the salon appointments.  Recently,  I decided I was not going to put my hair through this anymore and letting my hair grow out …

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Why Christian Dior Lip Maximizer is the Best Lip Plumper on the Market
February 24, 2019

Hello my name is Lucee and I'm a plumpaholic.  I am powerless over lip plumpers.  I can't stop. When I worked at the "store that takes back everything," customers would ask me what made my lips look so plump. So I would sell them four items because a) that's what I was wearing and b) I was a great sales person.  But the Dior Lip Maximizer (collagen active lip-gloss) was the most important lip plumping product. You see, along with the lip liner, the lipstick, and the gloss the Maximizer played a key role in the look of my fabulous plump lips.  It plumped out the little creases and made them look smooth and full which also gave an illusion that they were bigger. …

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5 Awesome Vegan Holiday Beauty Gifts
December 12, 2018

Last year I wrote about my My Top 5 Cruelty Free and Vegan Beauty Products. This year for my Holiday Gift Guide, I am still very loyal to at least 3 of those items.  Those are Bella Organics, EO Products, and Red Apple Lipstick.  I have just been introduced to no b.s. and MyChelle Lip Tints. Check them out! no b.s. no b.s. is beauty without the bad stuff; skincare with clean ingredients, like Tea Tree Oil,  Rose Hip, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil. My favorite no b.s. product? No B.S. Face Moisturizer With SPF 20. "No B.S. has partnered with She Recovers to bring you a chance to win our best-selling, skin-loving products Red Apple Lipstick Red Apple Lipstick has been my "go to" …

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2 Weeks to Better Skin for the New Year
December 7, 2018

I love this time of year!  I'm one of the few people that don't mind the drop in temperature.  This kind of drop in temperature is never too big in Florida or Arizona!  Bring it on. As the weather changes, my skin feels drier.  That's the only downfall.  Dry skin is not a friend of women like me with mature skin.  So, not only do I have to worry about hydration, I have to think about antiaging.  Luckily, there is help out there. Have you ever been given a challenge to see if you could see changes over a period of time?  I just started challenging myself to lose some weight.  I want to start the New Year off right.  I also wanted to challenge myself to …

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5 Ways to Create the Spa Experience in Your Bathtub
October 18, 2018

Boy, has it been a long time since I went to a spa.  Seriously, I think we can all agree that most of us moms get to go to a spa either on vacation or when it's Mother's Day.  I still haven't redeemed my Mother's Day spa gift certificate from four years ago!  There's never enough time in the day.  There are lunches to be packed, laundry to be done, dinner to be made, pick-ups, drop-offs and the list goes on.  Oh yes, and work. But I am no stranger to creating the spa experience at home.  If I can't get to the spa I bring the spa to me. 1. I schedule a moment.  I make sure the kids are in bed (and sleeping of course). 2. …

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L’Oreal Pure-Sugar Scrubs at Walmart
October 17, 2018

I am an exfoliating pro.  I exfoliate at least three times a week.  It's so important to slough away those dead skin cells. It helps allow the other products you put on your skin to work better, like serums and oils. It allows them to get deeper into the skin and do what they are meant to do instead of sitting on top of dead skin. When looking for a skin scrub, I like to find something natural that is not abrasive on the skin. At least once a week I try to do something that unclogs my pores, like the L'Oreal Paris Pure Sugar Scrub Purify & Unclog. I need something purifying that removes dirt, oil and impurities.  The L'Oreal Paris Pure Sugar Scrub Purify & …

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3 Ways to Get Your Skin Summer Ready
May 28, 2018

As summer approaches, the bathing suits come out, the diets start, and the task of putting the kids in summer camps is on the list of things to do. We prep and prime, pluck and shave, and the beauty rituals begin so that we can look summer fresh, all by putting a huge dent in our wallet and irritating our skin.  What we do for to look good! There are three things I do to get summer ready, all without spending too much money and causing discomfort. 1.Exfoliate Exfoliate Exfoliate There's nothing like beautiful, glowing skin.  The skin can only receive the benefits of serums and creams if it's primed properly.  You need to get rid of the dead skin cells by exfoliating. There are many products that can exfoliate …

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Pretty Naked II Palette Now Available
March 18, 2018

After 10 years of refining, 100% Pure’s Pretty Naked Palette II has arrived. A sultry companion to the original Pretty Naked palette, this new palette has all you need for a natural, polished and sexy look. It is 100% vegan, cruelty free and natural. The Pretty Naked II palette includes: Luminzer Blush 3 Eye shadows

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Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is Better than Ever!
February 26, 2018

I've been using Kiehl's since I was in high school.  That's a long time ago....I don't want to date myself but I'm talking about 30 years ago.  What!!!! Yes, they've been around a long time, since 1851!  I never thought back then that Kiehl's would help me with  my antiaging concerns.  I didn't have a wrinkle to care about, or a care in the world! So, it started in high school with the Lip Balm #1 in a pot and then the obsession began when I was working at Saks Fifth Ave in the cosmetics department.  How funny is that?  I spent a lot of time at the Kiehl's counter and got to sample so much.  That's another thing, Kiehl's is very generous with their sampling program. …

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