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Ageless Beauty Makeup Tip: Best facial crack filler

Over 40 we all have a facial "crack" or 20. We have hollows and areas that need a little help. Like those little half-moons that form under our eyes :(

For true filling, you need a needle and some filler, but you can fake it fairly easily with just a few tips:

1. Use a filler with body. I'm talking filler that will stand up on its own light a stiff frosting. If your filler is like a lotion or doesn't literally stand on its own when you put it on your finger, forget it.

My best choices for this are:

1. Olay Regenerist Filling and Sealing Treatment, 
2. Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Base

These both have the body you need to actually fill an under eye hollow or deep wrinkle. The Loreal Magic Blur is a good choice, too but not as stiff as the Magic Base.

2. You need to start on clean EXFOLIATED skin. If you haven't exfoliated in awhile, you must do this to get the best results.

3. Moisturize first. Let the moisture sink in for a moment before you apply the filler. This is im…

Best Lash Growth Products From $100 to $5.00

I've used several lash growth products:

Latisse -- works, but pricey ($100+) made my eyes itchy and also the drag of having to get it from of doctor

SerumKGF - works on brows; didn't see much in the way of growth on my lashes

Olay -- I like Olay, but this stuff didn't work for me. Maybe I need to try it longer? Good price, but not much else.

Select Lash -- super, duper cheap and it works. Caveat: You must really sop this stuff on and use it daily, but I've seen growth (not fullness, but growth).

AQ Lash -- works great, but pricey ($100+). It works fast, good growth just high dollar!

Just my two cents. I like to pass on what I find that works (and doesn't) for my fellow Ageless babies!

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REVIEW: Temporary Hair Straighteners - John Frieda 3-Day Straight- does it work?

Hey, curly and wavy heads! I don't know if you've heard about this product (it's not really new). I picked up as little sample bottle at my local Walgreens and gave it a try. I sprayed a few spritzes (several, actually) on freshly washed damp hair before I blow dried.

OMG--not kidding, my hair looked like I used a flat iron for the next two days. This stuff seemed to really work. But I always try things two or three times before I truly BELIVE.

The next time I used it I sprayed quite a bit less and the results were less. My normally curly hair was less so, but still not nearly as straight as I got it before (from just this product and a blow dryer).

After a few more tries (and an investment in the full-sized bottle), I've found a recipe that works for me pretty well. I lift my hair and spritz around my head plus one full spritz on my bangs and another generally over the top of my head--about 5 or 6 in all. Then I add a little of my beloved Kerastase oil and blow dry for…

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Need to learn more about hormones?

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Article: NERIUM AD -- Seen on The View

If you have vibrant skin and want to retain that youthful, healthy glow for life, or wish you looked ten years younger so your outward appearance matched your inner youth, NeriumAD products have you covered!

The NeriumAD product line is effective from the first application; however, you will see remarkable improvements in your skin’s appearance through continuous use. Ultimately, we know you want lasting results. That’s why NeriumAD is an ongoing choice, a daily ritual, which will help you achieve youthful-looking skin. No matter how young or old you are, male, or female, great skin begins with NeriumAD. Are you ready to reflect your youth?

Nerium was just featured on THE VIEW with Jenny McCarthy:

Can women over 40 do a smokey eye makeup look? (Celeb misses)

Sometimes I see women my age and older/slightly younger (like Heidi) doing makeup that just shouldn't be done any longer. They are beautiful and this is no means a bash to them, but maybe just a telling lesson to the rest of us who wonder: Can I still do a smokey eye?

The answer is usually a resounding NO. At least not the typical smokey eye. You can still do a "semi smokey" eye with softer colors and less lower lash liner.
See how her eye gets "pulled downward" with the dark liner on the bottom? Also, the darkness creates shadows under her eyes (no one wants that!). The picture above makes her look more youthful and pretty.

Another one who should give up the smokey eye already! Pam, you're well over 40. It's just making you look tired and haggard. I think a softer grey would be nice instead of that harsh black. Just my opinion.

Two who are doing it well:

Very pretty and natural. She is obviously wearing makeup; it's not wearing her! Note the lip c…

Why do women love leather footwear?

Why do women love leather footwear?
Fashion and women are synonymous with each other. A man can think about getting up and going out after maybe just a quick shower buy a woman will examine herself a thousand times before stepping out of the house. Her hair, dress, accessorizes, make-up, everything has to be perfect.
Women are particularly obsessed with shoes and that is a part of their collection, where there's always room for one more pair. Leather footwear make for a significant part of a woman's collection of shoes. That is something very understandable given the number of factors that add to their appeal.

So, what are some of the main reasons behind the love, every woman has for her leather shoes?
-Their most enduring quality is that they can make a woman look very feminine and at the same time, empowered. This lends a sense of confidence to women of all ages, and with all types of personalities. Any fashion guru will tell you that the most important accessory that a woma…

Cheaper than Botox: Drugstore item has relaxed my forehead wrinkles!

Hey ladies: Here's a quick post for any of you who are trying to either avoid Botox or are looking for a cheaper alternative. I have one: The Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

The first bottle of this that I bought didn't work at all. It was stiff, hardly came out the bottle and did nothing. In a fit of defiance, I bought another bottle to try it again. Normally, I wouldn't bother, but something told me that the first bottle was defective.

I was right.

I use this daily now to stave off my ever-deepening forehead creases (I have a pre-teen--enough said!). It really does help relax the lines without giving me that Frankenstein frozen forehead that is, to me, becoming more and more laughable when I see it on some middle-aged housewife screaming on TV.

I like that this stuff is pretty cheap (under $30), easily available (even at grocery stores) and it does work.

Hope it does the same for you!

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Fall 2013 season nail polish colors revealed!

The Gel Place Talks BGEL And Nail Polish Colors Of The Season. Summer is in full swing and with fall right behind on its coat tails many of us are frantic in figuring out what nail polish works best and lasts the longest for us fashionistas. Because let’s face it, not everyone has time to sit in a nail salon waiting for their nails to dry! Whether you’re a fan ofthis seasons bolds or neon colors, The Gel Place provides THE highest-quality nail polish, called BGEL. BGEL is the only true one-step system. No base coat or top coat required- just one amazing gel polish! It dries in UNDER 2 minutes in the light. Can you imagine saving 15-30 minutes in a nail spa or salon without sacrificing quality? With 71 trendy, bold, and perfect colors, The Gel Place provides a color for anyone looking to make a statement this season. The color selection includes vibrant neon’s sparkling glitters for summer and all of the deep reds, pinks, and blues clients are looking forward to flaunting in the fall. Ea…

Fashion History Lession: How leather boots came into fashion

Want Straight Hair? Do it the natural way with Botanical Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening System

Botanical Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening System

BHB’s Botanical Brazilian Keratin Hair Straightening System (patent pending) is based on technology developed in our laboratories and uses a unique mode of action to adhere keratin to the hair without hazardous ingredients. We are proud to say it is a formaldehyde-free product that makes up a safe, clean, and sustainable approach to removing 80 to 100% of frizz and natural curl. Results can last for up to five months with the continued use of our Sustaining Shampoo and Conditioner, specifically formulated to extend the life of your treatment.

BHB’s Botanical Keratin Hair Straightening System was created to give both stylists and clients alike a safe environment and an alternative to other controversial products. Our product is formulated with a unique blend of keratin, silk amino acids, botanicals, exotic Amazonian oils, Brazil nut butter, Buriti oil, Maracuja oil, antioxidants, organic green tea, and other goodies to enrich your hai…

New Device for Anti-Aging: Sirius Infusonic Sonic Infusion Device

Sirius Infusonic Sonic Infusion Device

Sirius Infusonic Sonic Infusion Device is a sonic device designed for application of skincare products. The device claims to achieve a more effective product application than with “traditional manual application” (ie. with fingers):

"The Infusonic substitutes breakthrough sonic technology for traditional finger-tapping manual application to ensure effective and consistent infusion of skincare products. The gentle sonic action infuses product beneath the surface and enhances absorption of active ingredients, allowing your skin to experience the full benefits of serums, creams, lotions and moisturizers. With daily use, the Infusonic can promote smooth, healthy, hydrated skin. The Infusonic can be used with any serum, cream, lotion, or moisturizer."
Major claims of Infusonic’s potential benefits:
* increase performance of products
* deliver more nutrients to the skin
* achieve deeper penetration of products
* nourish skin layers with more hydra…

REVIEW: Best all-around eye shadow for over 40 ageless eyes (beats out it Cosmetics, MAC, Tarte)

OK, I plopped down a handful of money for a new (for me) brand of eye shadow. I saw it touted on one of the shopping channels and while at ULTA the other day, I decided to splurge. The last thing I need is more eye shadow, but that's another story...

I love it Cosmetics shadows. They are sheer, buildable and not talc-y. They lay very nicely, but the range of colors is limited. I love MAC (who doesn't) but my new find is even better (in my opinion). I LOVE Bobbi Brown shadows. They are the hands-down best, but pricey and cannot be found everywhere (like ULTA). So...what is my new find?

This matte palette is perfect for over 40 eyes--no shimmer, no talc, no crepiness! Too Faced. I know, I know, not a new brand, but although I have never really worked with it before, I'm am impressed. The shadow palette I got was neutrals all in matte, which are hard to find. They lay so nicely! Over a primer, they are divine! They last and last, too.

The palette had several shades and they are u…

Non-Surgical Methods to Increase Breast Size

Non-Surgical Methods to Increase Breast Size
Desperately, some women having flat chest fearlessly indulge themselves in procedures that promise a striking increase in breast volume. Others would not compromise their health and rather take advantage of the affordable yet less bothersome methods to increase breastsize without surgery.

Aside from diet and workouts, a number of products that promise high success rates in upsizing breasts are rampant in the market. Moreover, they are amongst the top items of some women in their bucket list nowadays.

The innovations initiated by cosmetic firms focus on topical products and simple partially invasive procedures that will increase bust size without surgery yet with satisfying results awfully close to those crafted out of the surgeon’s scalpel and stitches. Examples of these are gels, creams, and fillers. Gels, according to claims of their manufacturers contain resins that increase adipocytes and fat stores in breasts; and phytosterol from herbal …

Thinking of hiring a Life Coach -- Can you really pay for a life change?

Does wheat and gluten cause cellulite? My take...

I have a little "newfound wisdom" to impart. I've been playing
around with my diet the last couple of years--hoping to find
something that helps the 40+ middle bulge that just wants to hang
on no matter what I do (sound familiar?).

Well, I decided to cut out wheat and therefore most sources of
gluten. Now I know gluten is the "hot topic" these days and I was
even checked for Celiac (don't have it). I am, however, gluten

What gluten does to me is cause bloat. This bloat, in turn, causes increased cellulite appearance. It causes me to retain fluid (I'm guessing) so therefore it's causing my skin to pucker and dimple

When I don't eat it, my cellulite is vastly improved. I mean NOTICEABLY improved! After years of trying everything (and I do mean everything), this one simple dietary tip has helped more than

I will follow up with my next ezine with more tips that have worked for me. It's hard becau…

Do you need Bridal Boot Camp?

There are so many "Bridal Boot Camps" popping up everywhere for brides to get into great shape before the big day. But is it really necessary?

Here's the thing: No matter what diet comes out, what guru says what, how many trainers go on Dr. Oz to tout their new "revolutionary" program, the same things remains: It all boils down to diet and exercise.

However, there is data that proves that it's not just how much you eat, but actually what you eat that will make a difference.

For example, you could subsist on a donut, crackers and juice for a day or a week. But how will you look? Like crap, that's how. You'll be bloated and doughy and pasty. Look at those people you know who eat like that and check their skin. It's probably pasty and dehydrated. No fresh veg. No fresh fruit. Not enough water. It all equals NO GLOW.

It's not rocket science and yes, it's hard. You have to eat to nourish or you may be thin, but you'll look awful. You don&…

Move Over Josie Maran... Acure Argan Oil is Awesome!

I  made a great discovery and had to share...

I'll start by telling you I love oils -- I mean beauty oils, the kind that make your face, body and hair super soft and shiny but without being greasy. They include various types, but lately ARGAN is the buzz. So naturally when I saw Josie Maran and her line on QVC I was tempted to try it.

I did. I got a sampler of her items and loved the argan oil. I started by-passing all of my other creams for this oil. It did the trick quickly and well without a lot of rubbing and smoothing. I just put a couple drops in my hand, rubbed my palms together once or twice and patted it into my face, neck, chest...I was good to go!

Then, on a recent trip to Sprouts (a healthy grocery store here in Tucson), I spotted ACURE pure, certified organic argan oil. It was under $15. Yeah, right, I thought, this stuff will no-way compare to the pricey stuff Ms. Maran was selling.

But it did.

I love it! It's pure and it works just as well (maybe better) than th…

Great News on Organic Sunscreens

With Summer right around the corner our beach bags, purses and cars need a stock of sunscreen to keep our family ready for fun in the sun. So many choices, but keep in mind that sunscreen is the #1 defense on setting yourself and your family up for a lifetime of beautiful skin, make sure you choose well!

Organic sunscreens like Coola gives you the peace of mind of all natural ingredients and is what celebs like Brook Shields, Heidi Klum and Julianne Moore have been spotted out and about with as their fav sunscreen.

Zinc Oxide and other mineral sunscreens like the popular eltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 which is a 9% Zinc product offers superb protection with the minerals sitting on top of your skin, blocking the UVA and UVB rays from hitting your skin.

And don't forget the hidden gem that is for the women of the family, a tinted moisturizer sunscreen for the face, Revision Intellishade Original SPF 45 to even your skin and give you a youthful look. Intellishade melts to your natural sk…

Facemaster vs. NuFace vs. Ultra Renew Plus (Truth in Aging) -- UPDATED

OK, I've been meaning to do this post for awhile. As an avid "anti-aging" skincare advocate (and licensed esthetician), I am pretty good at figuring out what's what with skincare and various products. But when it comes to home devices, it's hard to tell until you actually use it.

I've used Facemaster for several years (6+), NuFace for about 5+ and Ultra Renew Plus for a few months. I feel equipped to give an unbiased review. Ready?

Facemaster, the home lifting/anti-aging device by Suzanne Somers: I still use the two-prong device and haven't updated to the newer one-hand device, but all in all, this machine isn't bad. I used for several years and found that when used weekly, I got pretty decent results. Now, here's the caveat: You need some sort of conductive serum (Ms. Somers has one to use with it). I used hers as well as others (copper serums, aloe vera, etc.). The bottom line: Use something without oil. Aloe vera seems to work fine, but I get mor…

Anti-Aging: Should You Take Calcium?

5 Health Benefits of Calcium While there are many minerals that offer the human mind and body amazing health benefits, the perks of calcium consumption are particularly impressive. Upon examining five of the health benefits provided by calcium consumption, it becomes clear that making the mineral a part of one's daily diet is both important and advantageous. For those reasons and more, calcium is a primary ingredient in FG power strips.

1. Strong and Healthy Bones As many know, calcium consumption is integral to the maintenance of healthy bones. Unfortunately, the body continually uses calcium for the blood, heart, muscles, and nerves. Moreover, calcium is lost through regulatory processes of the body such as perspiration. If lost calcium is not replaced, the body will remove calcium from the bones, an act which weakens them and increases the individual's susceptibility to fracture.
2. Vitamin Absorption While calcium provides the body with many health benefits, it also help…

REVIEW: TriPollar STOP for Face: Does it work like it claims?

Facing a BIG birthday I suddenly noticed my jowls starting to sag. GASP! While I've been pretty good at staving off most wrinkles and heavy-duty aging signs, I did not fixate on the jowl until this one fateful day.

What to do?

I made an appointment for the CoolTouch laser at my derm office. This was a delightful procedure compare to the horrid Thermage and similar HOT HOT HOT lasers to lift and firm. I would recommend it...but it's pricey, so I figured I needed to look at other options. (The CoolTouch requires a minimum of three treatments to get the full effect, they say.)

I started the inevitable internet search for something proven to work at home. I put several hours into it (admittedly time I should have spent doing something else, but I was dogged). I found the TriPollar STOP for the face and decided after hemming and hawing to get it (450+ on Amazon with several pretty good reviews).

It came from overseas (I want to say Denmark or somewhere like that). Shipping was pre…

Clueless Advertising for the Boomer Generation: My response to a HARO query


Media Outlet: Fifty Plus Advocate newspapers

I'm seeking comments from advertisers and sociologists on why it
seems that major marketing advertisements aimed at people 50 and
older tend to show their perspective customers in the decline of
life -- needing a drug to have sex or just get through the day,
added health care coverage, electric wheelchairs to get around
-- anything but the vibrant lifestyle many of them continue to
lead well into their 70s, and in doing so, are losing the chance
to attract a sizeable market from a huge section of the
population, many who have more disposable income than the
younger audience that tend to be marketed to in much greater


I couldn’t agree more with your post! I am a Boomer myself (just barely) and do NOT, respond to the feeble advertising of today’s marketing gurus who likely don’t have a very, shall we say, expanded concept of what it’s like to be a Boomer in today’s life. Most are incredibly active and vital, and with the…

The history of hair and hair styling

The history of hair and hair styling
Twisty, braided or curly, styled straight or wavy, hair has been cut and styled every day, since centuries. Hair styles for men and women have been in existence since the medieval period and the Roman era. Paris, the mecca of fashion and style, had and still has its own unique fashion dictionary that the world chooses to follow. The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, China, Rome, America, Africa, and Japan, had their own exclusive hair styles.
Traditional Japanese hairstyles make use of jeweled combs and beautiful,
Between the 16th and 19th centuries, the hairstyles of women became more elaborate and hair began to be decorated with ornaments such as ostrich plumes, flowers, ropes of pearls, ribbons, jewels, and delicate hand-crafted objects. It was sometime in the mid-18th century that the pouf became the style of choice for most wealthy women. During this time, the hair styles of men also evolved. Japanese men began to cut their hair in zangiri …