Why You Should Wear a Bracelet in the Winter

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I love jewelry. In fact, the bigger and bolder, the better. I mean, I’m not talking about a Dallas socialite or successful real estate agent kind of jewelry. That’s a little over the top for me. But here are my general rules for jewelry. Must be silver in color. Preferably sterling silver or silver plated. […]

The Perfect White Shirt (for all the ladies)

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I’m no fashion maven but occasionally I like to dress up and pretend that I am. And I’ll admit that I’ve found a scarf and some hoop earrings can make just about any outfit look just right. Even the dreaded white shirt. I say dreaded because when you think of a white shirt, you think […]

Why BlogHer Makes Me Feel Beautiful

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I have to admit that right this very second, I don’t feel beautiful. I was up oh-so-late last night and up early (for me) this morning. My face is showing the signs of pre-conference stress. A few blemishes, bloodshot eyes, and heavy bags. And no, I wasn’t drinking last night. BUT… My nails look FABULOUS! Here’s why. […]

The Oil on My Face

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The oil on my face is intentional.  I put it there. You see, I’ve been hoping that this is the life-changing skincare regime I’ve been looking for. And you know what? It might be. Sometime last year (or was it the year before?), I wrote about skincare and anti-aging and wondering how to keep that youthful […]

What to Wear for Yoga Sunday

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If you’re looking for a Father’s Day post, I already did one! Please take the time to read my post about how you can head to Wendy’s this weekend and help other kids at the same time. And I even have a Wendy’s gift card giveaway that ends tomorrow! *** I’m pretty excited about this […]

A Hit and Miss for your Own Skin Health

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I can’t tell if I get a disproportionate number of requests to review skincare items or if I’m just more apt to say yes to all of these promises of magical skincare. Or maybe it’s because I’m “of a certain age” and still looking for that fountain of youth. It’s not that I’m totally unhappy […]

Terrible Name, Amazing Dresses

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You know how there are fashion bloggers that make everything look fabulous? Is it because of their thin, waif-like body? Or their innate sense of style? Or their ridiculous fashion budget? Or is it simply all the free stuff they get? Probably all of the above. And that’s what I had in mind when I asked my […]

These Boots ARE Made for Walking

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You know that Nancy Sinatra song, “These Boots are Made for Walking”? (Admit it – that song just totally played in your mind. And now it’s probably stuck there. Sorry for that.) That song has meaning for me and it has to do with my name. There’s this long story about how I got my […]

The Magic Wand of Fashion

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Wouldn’t it be great if we had a magic wand for all of the fashion faux pas we saw out there? With a simple wave, we could get rid of high-waisted, acid washed jeans paired with a snug fitting sweatshirt, nice white Reebok leather sneakers, and a fanny pack. Or even something as simple as […]

Another Anti-Aging Cream… but does it work?

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I’ve done a fair share of skincare reviews over the years. It’s not because I happen to be a beauty blogger or because I specialize in skincare. It’s just that I happen to be a middle-aged woman who trying to fight the signs of it all over her face. I suppose it could be worse. […]

BB Cream Demystified: Can Beauty Come in a Balm?

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Let’s get down to business right away. BB stands for Beauty Balm, or sometimes called Blemish Balm. It’s a trend in skincare/makeup (in care you hadn’t heard). But do we need another damn product? Especially one that can do it all (meaning: hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects your skin)? I decided to try a sample […]