Showing posts with label beauty over 50. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty over 50. Show all posts

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 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 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 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 11, 2016

Lookbook | Holiday Makeup Collaboration + Video

Lily Seymour | Beauty Over 50
Today was a video collaboration with my very dear friend "Mature Brown Beauty" on YouTube.  We decided to do a holiday makeup collaboration and use glitter.  All the products used are listed below as well as in the video.

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 25, 2016

Lookbook | Mac Reflex Bronze Glitter

For this look I used Sugarpill Burning Heart Quad.  I used all for colors and I think you can clearly see the placement of each of the eyeshadows. I applied my Jordana Cat Eyeliner in 07 Suede which is a blue/purple but it came out really blue in the photos.  For pigment, I used Mac Reflex Bronze Glitter which is a really pretty bronze, but again it looks gold in the photos.  I did not use flash at all, I recently purchased the Sony a5000 because a lot of girls on IG use it and I like their photos. I'm still playing around with the ISO settings adjusting them higher or lower. I also use the setting "P" for portrait so that I can have "AF" automatic focus which is crucial for taking close self photos.

November 23, 2016

Beauty | How To Avoid Mistakes While Using the PMD Microdermabrasion Device


 PMD Microdermabrasion Device
After evaluating my skin and wanting to improve the look of my large pores, I decided to pull out my trusty old 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.

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.

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 20, 2016

Swatches | Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation & Candlelight Custom Enhancer Drops | Video Demo

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation & Candlelight Custom Enhancer Drops
This is my second purchase from Cover FX since last year. I purchased their Custom Cover Drops in two different colors and I absolutely loved them. Over the summer they came out with a wide range of Pressed Mineral Foundations in a huge array of colors to match a variety of skintones. I immediately found my color match with N80 and I was completely floored. I also purchased the Custom Enhancer Drops in Candlelight which I was totally excited to have based on swatches I had seen on the internet.

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 12, 2016

Beauty | Top High End Palettes for Fall/Winter 2016 | Video

High End Palettes for Fall/Winter 2016

I asked my followers on Instagram if they wanted to see a video of "high-end palettes" or "high-end highlighters" for Fall they overwhelmingly choose "high-end palettes". So I gave them 6 of my favorite palettes for fall along with swatches.  I also compared them to another palette from the same brand.  The video is a little over 8mins long and is full of fun palettes and swatches. I hope that you take a moment and watch it and also follow me on YT for more video swatches and comparisons.

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.

September 29, 2016

Lookbook | Date Night + OOTN Collaboration | Video Tutorial

I had the pleasure of doing a YouTube makeup collaboration with the very beautiful Desiree, can you believe she's 59! We decided to collaborate on a Date Night + OOTN (outfit of the night) video so we each did our makeup and showed a video clip of our outfit at the end of our videos.  The makeup that I used in my tutorial is listed below as well as the video... take a moment to watch, then click on her video link in the description bar and watch her's as well!