Love To Share
As you know, I love to share my favorite sites, a great book, or beauty products with my friends. I also love to get good tips from you. There is a lot out there and I can only ignore my children so much to find them. Check in with my Love To Share page often, as I am constantly reading, researching, trying, and sometimes breaking out from all the different products I try. And all for you!!!
Maybe it’s my obsession with Gossip Girl, but doesn’t Blake Lively look like she is just back from St. Tropez, used the perfect amount of sunscreen, had a man butler hold her umbrella at just the right angle, and has the perfect aftersex Ryan Reynolds glow? Well I have found that equivalent in the Laura Mercier peach mosaic compact. Brusch across the combo of these gorgeous four colors and your friends will be convinced you just got back from hanging with Blake.
So I break out. Don’t understand why and don’t tell me it’s hormonal. I don’t like that word. I like to think it’s because I am like a pubescent teenager. I choose to deal with my break outs like I deal with my mother-in-law, quickly, and with no mercy. This product by Kate Somerville does the trick. Dab a little on the troubled areas at night, by morning, you aren’t embarrassed to show your face in study hall. Oops, forgot I was forty.
You know how I know I am forty? Because for only about two weeks out of my month, I don’t have gray hairs. When I can’t get to the colorist to fix me up, I have to use a bit of a bandaid which comes in the form of root concealer spray. It’s a lifesaver! There are a ton on the market now. Find one that works for you.
Shopping Sites I love:
Best Sunscreen: I try to commit to wearing sunscreen daily. Reapplying throughout the day. Because I am in Florida, finding a good sunscreen is as essential as a good boob job. So I have tried many, sunscreens, not boob jobs. Many cause me to break out and look oily. This new one by Neutorgena is doing the trick. Great coverage, I don’t look pasty and white, and I am not breaking out. Check it out.
My makeup bag looks like I have a problem. I haven’t met a color I don’t like. I believe every blush I buy, every powder will take me one step closer to ICarly glow. A new product I love is The Multiple by Nars. It is a blush stick that you can roll on, or apply with your fingers or a sponge. It comes in a bunch of colors. It’s a time saver and you will look dewy!
Good Aging Tips:
I love finding good segments about how to care for your skin and age prevention tips. This is a great segment from the Today Show about what to do for your skin as you age. You will notice that most of these products can be found at your local drug store.
I love the Alpha Bets Daily Face Peels from Dr. Dennis Gross. I don’t use them every day because I am worried they will be too strong for my skin. I feel like I am getting rid of a lot of dirt when I use them and my skin glows after. Of course, check with your skin care professional before using a new product.
Always wanting to look like a sunkissed Blake Lively, a good tan is essential. An orange tan is scary. I found some great tanning towellettes by Kate Somerville. I usually just do my legs, but they are good to use from head to toe. Get someone to help you with the back of your body, prefereably someone you know very well.
Books I love that agree with me!
Dr. Oz’s new book, You Being Beautiful:
“Beauty is the foundation of our feelings, our health, our humanity,” says Dr. Oz. “When you look good outside, you feel good inside.” Think about that for one moment: America’s most beloved doctor is telling you that not only is it okay for you to try to look good, but it’s also imperative for your well-being. Time to schedule that facial — doctor’s orders!
“When you look good and feel good, your body is healthier and your whole life is better,” Dr. Oz explains. “What’s more, science shows that a fit and healthy body is actually biologically younger than one that’s flabby and out of shape.” buy at Amazon.com.
Nothing is better than a perfect blowout. Your hair is bouncy and shiny. You could star in those old Pantene commercials “Don’t Hate Me Cause I’m Beautiful.” But blowouts only last for a few days, and if I try to drag it out any longer, I look very greasy. So at home, I now use the Fekkai Ageless Creme Luxe Hair Treatment Hair And Scalp Treatment. I use this at least once a week. You can leave it on overnight, or for just a few minutes.