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May 2013

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Testing 4 Liquid Foundations for Mature Skin

The search for my “holy grail” foundation for mature skin continues with four more liquid foundation tests. My “holy grail” foundation would offer a good color match in a light formulation free of harsh chemicals that goes on easily with my fingers, covers age spots, and evens skin tone. It …

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Fun With Face Masks!

While shopping on Amazon.com for a Korean BB cream, amazon suggested some face mask products. I was curious about them and liked the price point, so I threw a box in my cart and bought them! I bought “My Beauty Diary 2012 Limited Edition Variety Pack Sheet Masks”. It contains …

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Retin-A & Vitamin C Three Month Update

I started using a retin-a cream and a vitamin c serum 3 months ago to help my now 50-year old skin look better. The Retin-A is a prescription cream containing 0.05% tretinoin, it’s supposed to stimulate collagen production, clear out my pores, and plump up fine wrinkles. Tretinoin is considered …

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Outfit of the Week ~ Maxi Dress

I got to spend some time in Florida recently which meant doing some shopping and wearing new light summer clothes! I won’t be able to wear them at home for a month or so, but just knowing they’re waiting for me when the weather warms up gives me that summery …

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How To Do an At-Home Manicure That Lasts

I have a love/hate relationship with manicures. I love neat cuticles and nail polish, but I hate waiting for the polish to dry and then scuffing it within the 1st hour. To remedy that, I’ve tried gels, shellac, and acrylics, but, for a myriad of reasons they’re just not a …