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

March 13, 2017

Fitness | How to Wear a Latex Vest Waist Trainer for Losing Weight

Latex Vest Waist Trainer
I bought this latex vest waist trainer from Amazon quite sometime ago to help shed some of the fat on my back. The latex vest waist trainer has the latex in the inside and has a smooth fabric on the outside.  For many people, this latex vest would be very comfortable (I think), but for me it's extremely uncomfortable.  This latex vest is made to fit the waist, when you purchase it, and read some of the comments, you'll find that if you're really busty, it won't close underneath the bust. So when you're wearing it, it tends to rise up from the bottom and bunch up around the top.  If I were able to fasten it underneath the bust, it probably would stay in place around my waist, instead it rides up in the front and I have to keep pulling it down.

February 18, 2017

Beauty | Top 10 Orange Blushes Every Girl Needs for Spring!

10 Orange Blushes Every Girl Needs for Spring
When it comes to blushes I'll definitely admit that I'm a hoarder. But when it comes to orange blushes, it's more of an obsession. When you find a color that compliments your skin tone, you tend to buy more of that color. I think I have about 24 total, but the 10 listed in this post are all permanent and still available online (links provided for convenience). I didn't think it was fair to include orange blushes that were LE or no longer available. I like to rotate my blushes giving them all some love and even though they may look new, I've actually worn all of them.


February 16, 2017

Fitness | How to Create the Best Protein Shake to Fuel Your Workouts

homemade protein shakes
The moment you realize that your physical journey involves so much more than just hitting the gym, it becomes a part of your everyday existence.  I knew that fruits was going to be a huge part of my diet but I wasn't exactly aware of how I was going to fit them in on a daily basis.  I wanted to have a bowl of fruit everyday for the natural vitamins, minerals and nutrients that my body needed so I was searching for ways to incorporate them into my daily regimen.

Fitness | 5 Tips For Your Gym Workouts

Gym Workout Routine Tips for Women
Trying to color coordinate gym outfits can sometimes be a daunting task. I myself sometimes gets frustrated when I can't find the right top to match my capri's or leggings. We want to look fashionable while working out because it does boost our self esteem, even if we haven't reached our fitness goals. I love shopping for exercise clothes and finding items on sale or at a very reasonable price. I put together some tips to help you color coordinate your gym outfits and save a lot of time in the process.

February 15, 2017

Fitness | Vitality and Youth | Free Nutrition & Fitness Guide


Before I went back to my simple "Back to Basics" eating plan I had such a hard time losing the weight. I kept trying different recipes and different seasonings all to no avail. Then it hit me, I used to be very slim when I was just cooking just the basics... just simple plain foods that didn't require a long list of ingredients. I lost 10 lbs in about 5 months just by cooking the basics and I didn't diet at all. The left is me before the weightloss, the right is after the weightloss.

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 10 Benefits of Lifting Weights for Women Over 50 that I feel you should include weightlifting in your daily exercise regimen:

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 MasqueologyThere are 3 packets in a box for $24/box. 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 small 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 Extra-Firming Lift Serum

I received a sample of the Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum 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 but I was sold on how this product made my skin look and feel. The packet had enough for two applications so I decided to try it again the next day just to be sure what I was experiencing was real. Well, I noticed the same things happening again and I liked the results so I decided to purchase the full tube.  This product contains 1.0 Fl Oz and cost $87.00.

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 2, 2017

Celebrating Cancer Free | 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 back into the light. 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 friendships and commitments. Am I cancer free? My CT scan shows no signs and my CA 125 levels are almost down to "0" from being in the low 100's. I've done everything I possibly could to aid the chemo in healing my body and the words from my Oncologist is that I'm now Cancer Free!

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 22, 2016

Beauty | Anti-Aging Face Oils for Younger Looking Skin


Anti-Aging Face Oils
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 7, 2016

Beauty | What Plastic Surgery Did I Have + Video

When I start reading little chatter on my YT videos and speculations start swirling, I feel it's time to address the little elephant in the room.... what plastic surgery did I have? The only plastic surgery that I have had on my face was Blepharoplasty...aka upper eyelid surgery. This isn't a secret because I have an entire YouTube Playlist with 9 videos from pre-opt to 1yr post-opt as well as an entire Blog Segment with 15 post dedicated to my Blepharoplasty. My surgery was 1.5yrs ago (April 2015) and it's been well documented all over my social media.

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 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 a Blepharplasty (Eyelid Surgery) which I blogged about here and on my YT Channel.

October 27, 2016

Swatches | La Mer The Powder | Swatches | Video Demo

La Mer The Powder
 I was very eager to pick this up the La Mer The Powder 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.

October 24, 2016

Lookbook | Urban Decay Electric Palette | Instagram


This is a look that I created for Instagram with the Urban Decay Electric Palette.  The colors are actually very vibrant, I'm just learning how to use my new camera.  I have the Sony a5000 and it's really like a DSLR where I have to adjust all the settings and learn how to use it without using the flash.  Hopefully the photos will become more "true to color" as I go along and get better at it!

October 16, 2016

Lookbook | Casual Daytime Into Sexy Nightime | Video Collaboration

Lily Seymour & MaryEllen After 60
I did a video collaboration with my very dear friend on Youtube who's channel is MaryEllen After 60. You would never believe that she's actually over sixty because she has the most gorgeous skin ever.  I'm always on her channel commenting on her videos and I've just about bought all the skin care products that she mentions in her tutorials. Our collaboration was a Casual Daytime into Sexy Nighttime so we transformed our daytime looks into the glam that you see here. 

October 6, 2016

Beauty | Conquer Dry Skin With Coconut Oil | Video Tutorial

I was having serious dryness all over my body and even on my scalp after having total hair loss from chemotherapy which I am currently going through for ovarian cancer. I called my Dermatologist and she immediately told me to use organic Coconut Oil. I said what.... and she immediately told me this is what she recommends for all her patients that are going through chemo to use. So I headed to my local Coscto's to see if I could find some and you know I did... cause they have everything.