January 21, 2017

Fitness | 10 Benefits of Lifting Weights for Women Over 50

10 Benefits of Lifting Weights | Free Weights | Machines | Dumbbells

After the age of 40 we can lose 1 to 2% of muscle mass per year unless we do something about it!   Lifting weights is a must. Cardiovascular exercise alone such as running or swimming will not increase muscle mass! Here are ten reasons why I feel you should include weightlifting in your daily exercise regimen:

January 18, 2017

Swatches | Urban Decay Razor Sharp Long-Wear Liquid Eyeliners

I've had these for over a month now and I've had a chance to use all of them. Where do I begin? The colors are vibrant and pigmented and I like that about them. The wand is "razor sharp" as stated but for some reason I still haven't gotten a very sharp wing with any of them unless I'm using a prop or object like a business card or tape to give me that sharp edge. Also, they are all pretty watery and can run if you put too much product on the wand. They remind me of some Jordana drug store eyeliners that I've had in the past... where you have to shake the product really hard to mix it before applying.   They cost $22 each and comes in 20 different colors. Overall... i'm just not impressed with the quality of these and I will not be repurchasing.

January 16, 2017

MLK Weekend 2017 Mammoth Mountain Ski Trip + Video

Mammoth Mountain Ski Trip
My family and I spent 4 days over the MLK holiday weekend at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. It's one of our local ski resorts that's about a 6 hour drive for us. It's also a big weekend for skiers because it's a 3-day weekend and the kids are out of school. I always book our condo over the Christmas holiday because there's always a huge selection available at the base of the mountains close to the village where there's ski-in/ski-out and walking distance to the lifts. 

January 11, 2017

Beauty ~ Masqueology Lifting & Firming Mask for Anti-Aging

 Masqueology Lifting & Firming Mask
I was searching through Sephora online for Masque when I came across these facial mask by Masqueology.  I never tried these all over facial mask before and was very intrigued.... so I ordered two boxes.  I used to have very oily skin but through the aging process my skin has become a bit drier in some areas. My concentration is now on hydrating and moisturizing while lifting and firming... which seems to be the main concern for women 50+.

January 8, 2017

Beauty ~ Algenist Target Deep Wrinkle Minimizer

Algenist Target Deep Wrinkle Minimizer
I received a sample of this Algentist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer from Sephora in one of my past orders.  I probably had it for months without even realizing what a great product it was.  So one day I was searching through my "Product Sample Stash" looking for a particular item when this sample caught my eye.
I pulled it out and said to myself, humm.... I think i'll try this tomorrow.  Well, before I randomly try anything  now I always look up reviews.  I read a few positive notes on this item and decided to try it.  It felt amazing on my skin and left me with a very matte complexion.... and that was the selling point because I have very oily skin.

Beauty ~ Clarins Instant Light | Lip Comfort Oil | Review

Clarins Instant Light | Lip Comfort Oil
I have become sort of a fanatic with my lips now that it's winter.  Lipsticks and lip glosses just haven't provided me with the kind of moisture that I need to get me through the long winter months.  Today I have the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils to review for you. These lip oil comes in two flavors honey and raspberry, 0.025 fl ozs and cost $24 each.