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Wedding and Travel to Hood River

What a week! It was magical. I'm talking about the wedding of our youngest to the girl of his dreams.The wedding planning began over two years ago, right after Nicolle and Jordan became officially engaged. So we've been talking wedding plans for a long time!Past blog posts have included mother of the bride/groom dress shopping, dressy sandals, evening purses, and a review of leg makeup. An[...]

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What’s Your Skin’s Undertone & Why You Want to Know

Let's dive into the world of undertones–the subtle hues beneath the surface of our skin that can make a difference in how we look and feel. What is Undertone?An undertone is the color from underneath the surface of your skin that affects your overall hue. Your skin tone is the surface color you see, like fair, medium, or dark. However, underneath that, there's an undertone–a hidden hue[...]

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Leg Makeup Review: Sally Hansen, Westmore Beauty, Dermablend

How comfortable are you baring your legs? My guess is that if you're a woman over 50, your bare-legs-in-public confidence level is below a 5 on a 1-10 scale.That's for sure true for me.Solution? Leg makeup!It's a game changer.Bare legs have been the trend for some years, even for dressy events. Pantyhose? Not a chance. Even for us gals whose youthful, smooth, visible-vein-free legs are beh[...]

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Shape Your Eyebrows at Home–Tools and Tips

We're probably all familiar with the saying, "the eyes are the windows to the soul." But how about, "eyebrows are the frames of the eyes"? Not sure that's a common aphorism. But it should be. Your eyebrows can accentuate your eyes and and enhance your face. Eyebrows can even change the appearance of your face depending on their thickness, arch placement, and shade. Think of a beautiful w[...]

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12 Makeup Tips

What's your biggest challenge around makeup? The list can be endless. As someone who wears makeup regularly, I've encountered a challenge – or 50 🤦🏻‍♀️ – myself over the years. And because of this, I've researched cosmetic solutions and makeup tips to solve some of the more common application problems and questions about makeup that crop up over and over. I've been a makeu[...]

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Spunky Spring Color Trends

Spring is about to make its entrance (really!) and the new season introduces a new palette of colors in the fashion world.Welcome to the 2023 spring color trends!I look forward to sharing each season's new colors and learning a little about what elements go into the fashion color forecast.One of my favorite things about a new season is discovering the color trends. Seasonal color trends in[...]

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5 Ways to Look Youthful– Not Frumpy

While we (fabulous) women over 50 are learning to embrace our maturity and lean into the wisdom of our years, most of us do enjoy feeling and looking as youthful as we can as we step into 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond. For youthful style inspiration, look around at what younger women are wearing. You don't have to dress much different. Perhaps a small tweak is all that's needed to make a styl[...]

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Red Light Therapy
What’s So Great About it?

We've been hearing a lot of hype about red and near infrared light and the benefits offered by red light therapy. And we're learning that red light therapy is, in fact, beneficial in a variety of ways. I've been using a red light therapy device for a year (inconsistently) and consistently, every day, for about eight weeks. I haven't put enough time in to see visible benefits that I can di[...]

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Easy At-Home Manicure with Olive & June

Manicures for me have gone the way of many luxuries since the pandemic hit in 2020. I'd become really used to my twice a month manicures. Although nail salons reopened, I didn't resume my regular manicure appointments. It just seemed like an unnecessary expense that I could easily do without.I've missed the look of nicely manicured nails and hands (but I don't miss the expense!). But I've[...]

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Winter Skin Care

How's your skin getting along this winter? Mine's been acting up in a big way recently. My skin has been crazy dry, and I can't pinpoint the reason. It could be cold weather or heat in the house or air travel or hotel air conditioning (we visited Austin two weeks ago) - or a combination of all.Winter's Partner: Dry SkinWinter is typically a time that our skin takes a beating. We need extra[...]