I was searching through Sephora online for Masque when I came across these facial mask by Masqueology. There 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 11, 2017
January 8, 2017
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.
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
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.
December 22, 2016
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.
November 23, 2016
PMD Microdermabrasion Device. After not having used it in a couple of years I figured it would do the trick of shrinking my pores and smoothing out my skin again. Needless to say, I didn't re-read any of my instructions.... I just went for it. After going over my entire face (avoiding the sensitive areas like eyes), I immediately noticed some red streaks and I started flipping out. I was like... what have I done to my skin! I grabbed my Aloe Vera and started patting it over my entire face and it was burning like crazy. Finally it settled down and I had time to think and reflect on why this has happened.
November 16, 2016
If you like high end beauty samples then you'll love the new Sisley Paris monthly beauty subscription box service. I received an email letting me know about this service in the middle of September. I wasn't sure that I wanted to delve into it but I just couldn't ignore the price. The service cost $60 for six months or $100 for 12 months and after much consideration, I purchased the 12mo subscription... and i'm glad I did. I signed up around September 29th and to my surprise, I received Sept & Oct both in the mail at the same time around Oct 15th. Needless to say I was ecstatic. I decided to make a short 5 min video letting my viewers know about the box and I'm sharing it here with you also.
November 2, 2016
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
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.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 11:27 PM Labels: #anti-aging, #beautyover50, #brownskin, #nuface, #womenofcolor, Anti-Aging, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Facial Toning Device, NuFace, Over 50, Serums, Skin Care
October 6, 2016
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.
September 2, 2016
June 5, 2016
I've decided to move away from department store skin care and upgrade to medical grade skin care because it seems to have the best reviews for new collagen growth and proves to be more beneficial for anti-aging skin. I am still using other items such as Retin-A, Retinols, Peptides and Peels to aid my skin in elasticity and firmness. I talked about all the products that i'm currently using in my latest skin care blog post 5-Steps to Wrinkle Free Skin as well as included a video demonstrating how I use each product in my nighttime regimen. Here's what the website has to say about each of the products that I purchased.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 10:30 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, cleansers, Masque, Over 50, Serums, Skin Care, SkinCeuticals, Toners
June 4, 2016
The Spin for Perfect Skin is a cleanse & exfoliating system that penetrates deeply into the pores to reduce oily areas, tame blemishes, remove dead skin cells and help smooth dry skin patches. With regular use, it can help massage away the appearance of visible skin pores and fine lines to review younger, youthful skin.
May 2, 2016
One of the things I most love to talk about here on the Blog is items related to Skin Care. I visit my Dermatologist once a year and leave with an abundance of information and sample products to try. I'm not new to hyaluronic acid, I reviewed it here as one of the top staples in my anti-aging skin care regimen. This is the first year that I started using pure hyaluronic acid without being mixed with anything else. I chose this brand by Timeless, based on their reviews and purchased it from Amazon. This is my very first step in my nighttime routine. I use it as a corrector and to prepare my face for the next step which is Retin-A.
March 13, 2016
Now that it's winter and very cold outside, my feet tends to become very dry and cracked. Calluses tend to form more quickly and can become very painful if not removed right away. I thought I would take a moment and share some of my favorite items that I use to keep the bottoms of my feet baby soft. I probably take care of the bottoms of my feet more than I take care of my nails!
February 12, 2016
I was searching for natural face lift remedies when I came across the Facial Flex Ultra, the all natural face life device on Amazon. I was absolutely amazed that this device could actually lift my jawline preventing the sagging skin that i'm starting to notice. I'm in my mid 50's and although I don't feel like I need any kind of facial surgery, i'm not totally against it either, but for now I'll try some different remedies first. With the Facial-Flex, which only cost $65, it just seemed like the perfect remedy for solving my problem areas.
February 2, 2016
I sometimes have acne and most often it leaves a scar which always turns darker than my skin. My scars are very hard to fade and very annoying. My Dermatologist gave me a prescription that had an active ingredient called Hydroquinone which is known to fade scars and even the skin tone. It was very expensive, like $50 per tube so I decided to do some online research.
December 21, 2015
In the past I had to pull teeth to get my girlfriends to tell me what they were using on their skin. It's no secret that most ethnic women hold back information in this area and it's not for the reasons you would imagine. Until a few years ago, I've been guilty of this also and it's simply because my mother use to always say "never share your skin care secrets" so I grew up thinking that skin care was a secret. It wasn't until earlier this year that I felt comfortable enough to talk about skin care publicly, I finally made my very first skin care video and felt very liberated... now I can't stop talking about skin care!
December 17, 2015
Beauty ~ PeterThomasRoth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads & the LipstoDieFor in Pink Bomshell Review and Thoughts
I will begin by saying that this is my first foray into skin peels so I thought I would begin with the PeterThomasRoth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads because I had previously received a sample from Sephora and really liked them. It's kind of hard to judge how your skin would react and feel to just one sample peel and to be honest, I didn't have any reaction from that one peel and that's why I decided to purchase the full size jar. I didn't want to experience a strong reaction from any at home peels and since this was my very first one, I was quite happy with my selection.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 6:45 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #womenofcolor, Anti-Aging, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lips, Over 50, Peels, Peter Thomas Roth, Skin Care
December 12, 2015
I have to say that I love collecting skin care samples and rarely do I purchase from websites that don't offer free samples. Samples is my way of trying out the product before I purchase the full size, which we all know can become quite expensive especially if the product doesn't work for us. I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to organization and I like being able to find things when I need them. This is my way of organizing my samples, I use plastic ziploc bags and tape labels onto them by categories. I show this all to you in the video below and I also gave you a mini tour of my makeup and filming area as well.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #womenofcolor, Anti-Aging, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Eye Care, Eye Primers, Face, Hooded Eyelids, Over 50, Peels, Peptides, Primers, Serums, Skin Care