Showing posts with label Over 50. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Over 50. Show all posts

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.

Beauty ~ Clarins Extra-Firming Lift Serum

 Clarins Extra-Firming Lift Serum
I received a sample of this product but i'm not sure where, probably Sephora. Anyway, I decided to use it one morning underneath my primer. To my amazement I noticed a few things immediately. First, my large pores were closing up, second, the lines in my forehead were disappearing and lastly, the skin around my eyes became slightly tighter.  I don't have bags or puffiness but I do have fine lines due to aging.  

January 7, 2017

Beauty | Rejuvalite MD Anti-Aging Light Therapy System Review + Video Demo @trophyskin

Rejuvalite MD Anti-Aging Light Therapy System
I was searching YouTube for skin care devices when I came across a video demonstrating the Rejuvalite MD Anti-Aging Light Therapy System. As I watched the video, I was hoping that the reviewer would show some before and after photos which they never did. I became more intrigued wondering if a system like this could really work for me. I'm 57 and have been battling ovarian cancer and undergoing chemotherapy for the last six months. My skin has taken on so many different changes that I knew I had to invest in some dermatological procedures or buy some anti-aging devices and begin using them myself. I reached out to Trophy Skin and asked if I could receive their Rejuvalite MD for review purposes, I would try it for a period of time then review it here on my blog as well as on my YouTube channel.

January 6, 2017

Fashion | Black Maxi Sweater

Fashion Over 50
 Awww this is my first fashion post of the New Year. I'm featuring this Black Maxi Length Sweater that I've own for quite sometime. I love how it's very form fitting and made out of knit.... which makes it quite warm.  I paired it with an off the shoulder waist line top and a pair of charcoal leggings... both pieces are from my closet. The snakeskin boots are made of the faux leather which is fine by me, they're very comfortable and I've had them for quite sometime also. The jewelry is also quite old, the necklace is a choker style and full of stones of various color and sizes. The bracelet is a circle of large rhinestones in a dark tan color...not sure what this color is called but it's so beautiful and vintage looking and I love this style.

January 2, 2017

Lookbook | From Chemotherapy to Glam

I'm coming to the end of my ovarian cancer journey. I've had a hysterectomy and I've almost completed my 6mos of Chemotherapy. This has been an emotional time for me, I've have times when my mind went into some very dark places and have had to rely on family to bring me into the light again. Prayer and lots of support has gotten me through this diagnosis and I can say with a warm heart that it has taught me a lot about my self as well as my pain and tolerance levels. Am I cancer free? I sure hope so! My CA 125 levels are almost down to "0" from being in the low 100's and I've done everything I possibly could to aid the chemo in healing my body.

December 28, 2016

Sewing | Victorian Lace Fabric Haul

 Today I made my first ever Fabric Video Haul which you can watch below featuring these beautiful fabrics that I picked up from the Los Angeles Fashion District this weekend. I'm in love with all these beautiful fabrics and my goal is to make a victorian vintage skirt like the one shown in the photos below.

December 25, 2016

Fashion | Victorian Gothic Hi-Low Maxi Skirt

I love the Victorian "gone with the wind" gothic flair skirts.  I've had my skirt for quite sometime and I also have it in a wine color. I believe I purchased them from a small boutique store in Los Angeles that has since gone out of business. I fell in love with these adorable Sam Edelman Winnie Boots when I spotted them at DSW Shoe Warehouse, I got them for $99 in the color black suede. My pink suede jacket is very lightweight and perfect to wear over a sleeveless top as I have done.  Even though it was cool in LA... around 65 degrees out, the sun was still shining so wearing a sleeveless top was perfect underneath this jacket.

December 22, 2016

Beauty | Anti-Aging Face Oils for Younger Looking Skin

My introduction into face oils was when I was 45yrs old. Prior to that I had very oily skin. Right at the age of 45 my skin changed from oily to dry. I did contribute this to my flight attendant career at the time and being in the different climates frequently.  I remember my skin was so dry it was cracking around my mouth and peeling! I had to run to my Dermatologist and find out what was going on. I didn't know it was a result of dry skin, I thought I had some kind of infection because I would pick the flakes and they would turn red. My my.... when I found out the cold weather had caused all that skin damage, I was immediately put on face oils.

December 16, 2016

Fashion | Just a Casual Day Out

Fashion Over 50
 Nothing special, this is how I dress on a daily basis.... leggings, a blouse, flats and a shawl to keep warm up top. It's never below 60 here in Los Angeles and when you're in menopause all you need up top is a shawl in case the wind blows.... ha ha.  I'm so sorry about all my east coast, mid-west and southern friends, I know it's cold but just think of how beautiful the snow falling is this time of the year.  I'll never have a snowy white background in my photos and I really envy all of the ladies that I follow when I see those beautiful snowy backgrounds on their photos.

December 4, 2016

Fashion | Trench Coat Dress

I've had this trench coat for about 5yrs and it's from Bebe. This is the second time that I wore this trench coat as a dress, it's a very light pink color and I pared it with a wide beige belt, a beige shawl, beige purse and some pink flats.  It looks great with a pair of heels or flats as I've worn them with in this post. My camera is 5yrs old and my settings are very limited so the colors just won't show as vibrant as I want them to.  I have a Canon T3i and I hear they're up to a T6 or T8 by now. I actually have a new one on my Xmas wish list but I'm not sure I want to splurge right now. We have an upcoming ski trip planned in January during the MLK that I need to prepare for now.

November 27, 2016

Fashion | Reds & Browns + Video

Fashion Over 50
It rained today so I wasn't going to go out of the house at all and take photos unless it stopped. By 3pm it stopped so pieced together this outfit and headed out with my Canon t3i to see if I could get some in before the night fell.  It was still pretty cloudy out so I had to crank up the ISO to 6000... it's probably why my sort of burgundy hair looks kind of red. Nothing exciting to report about this outfit, the crocheted knit topper came from Macy's maybe 5yrs ago... the brown top was from bought probably around the same time and the skirt.... well I collect maxi skirts so I have probably two dozen of them!

November 20, 2016

Fashion | Fall Into Patchwork + Video

Over 50 Fashion #patchwork , miu miu boots
I'm so glad that I didn't give this little patchwork set to goodwill! Ladies.... you know how we are, if it goes out of style and you think you're never going to wear it again... think again!  I've had this set for 15yrs, they're by a company called Miu Miu.  I bought it at a little boutique in New York when I was on a layover... I used to be a flight attendant for 20yrs but i'm retired now.  

November 13, 2016

Fashion | Taupe and Olive Green Stirups

 One of my favorite pants to wear in the fall/winter are my stirups from the '80s.  I have several colors and I absolutely love them. The fabric is sort of like a shiny cotton that's somewhat stretchable.  I think back in the 80's stir-ups didn't have that much lycra in them and weren't that stretchable.  I have gained weight where I couldn't fit them but never gave them away to goodwill, I knew one day that I would get back down and be able to squeeze into them again.

November 6, 2016

Fashion | Purple & Grey

Fashion | Purple & Grey
Being retired... it's hard not to get up and put on a pair of leggings...... leggings are my life right now and I have plenty of them. I have to separate them from gym wear to casual wear because leggings meant to be worn in the gym has quite a bit of lycra for the stretch and pull. Even if I don't make it to the gym, I can turn my gym leggings into something a little fashionable by throwing on a pair of boots and a great top and go run errands.  Living in CA it's quite the norm to wear legging everyday.

November 2, 2016

Beauty | My Holy Grail Skin Care Devices for Anti-Aging Skin

NuFace Trinity & PMD Microderm
As many of you know the Sephora VIB sale is approaching quickly and I have two very important items that I feel are necessary and crucial to the maintenance of your skin for anti-aging purposes. The first one is the NuFace Trinity Device which I reviewed here and the second is the PMD Microderm Device which I have not reviewed yet. I have been using both for a year and have continued to see great results in my skin.

October 30, 2016

Fashion | Browns and Neutrals

 I must say that I really like this shawl because it's so lightweight. It's made from very thin yawn and i'm not sure what the correct name for it is but I was inspired by the neutral colors. I must admit that the pants were wide leg pants and I made them into skinny legs. It's quite easy to turn wide leg pants into skinny leg pants and all you need is a sewing machine.  I have a really great video on YouTube demo's how to achieve this effect and I will link the video below at the very bottom.

October 28, 2016

Beauty ~ How I Reversed The Aging Process | NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toning Device | Video Demo

 NuFace Microcurrent Facial Toning Device

In 2014, at 55yrs old, clearly you can see that my eyelids was starting to droop.  The skin around my jaw line or jowls were getting a little hollow.  By 2015 my face was fuller due to weight gain and my eyelids had gotten worse. I was having vision problems in my right eye due to the extra skin and I was very unhappy with my overall appearance.  I decided to make some lifestyle changes so in April of 2015, I underwent Blepharplasty (Eyelid Surgery) which I blogged about here and on my YT Channel.

October 27, 2016

Swatches | La Mer The Powder | Video Demo

La Mer The Powder
 I was very eager to pick this up when it was first launched but I held out for a few weeks to see if I could find swatches on brown skin, I did find one person my complexion that had a video demo and after viewing it I just new I had to have it. It falls in line with all the anti-aging properties my skin needs as I mature.