Recently, Derm fillers have been introduced to hide dark circles and lines under your eyes. Eeks! The thought of a needle going into an eye socket is not appealing. The next option is coverup! As like many things, the project of covering this area has been lifelong. Even as a kid, there was a ‘dark shadow’. As a teenager or young adult, using any old product usually works. Skin changes as we get older so along with these changes our routines also need to change.
No amount of eyeshadow, liner or mascara can make up for puffy, dark and wrinkling skin under the eye. Ignoring this vital area effects how your makeup looks and how ‘rested’ you appear. We all know how important it is to slough the skin on the face, but how much attention do we give the undereye area? We exfoliate the face with products, either buffing or hydroxy and stay away from the eyes. You have been told to be careful of this fragile area, so the tendency is to cleanse, treat and leave alone. That doesn’t necessarily fix the problem of darkness.
Enter Exuviance concealer, that not only covers but also treats. Yes, both at the same time. Some products promise to conceal, but the puffiness prevails. There is a solution that works for all eye issues and best news of all it doesn’t cost a lot. $24.00
Exuviance CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer creates a more even tone while fighting the signs of aging. This makeup concealer hides dark under-eye circles, age spots, acne, scars, fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more even complexion. The water-based formula applies evenly without feeling heavy on your skin. This makeup can also efficiently cover tattoos (think job interview). With each application, this product will give your skin a smooth, even and beautiful look. Use this concealer to achieve full coverage and hide any skin flaw.
This anti-aging product exfoliates with a polyhydroxy acid (fights against dark sports), which helps improve an uneven tone and texture. The exfoliating ingredient also hydrates and strengthens skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Rich antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals and keep the skin looking healthy. Made without oils and fragrances, Exuviance CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer is gentle on even the most sensitive skin. With a variety of shades to choose from, you can find the perfect color to flatter your complexion. Conceal and correct your skin with this medical makeup which is not about a ‘cute’ name with fluff; this is a one-step miracle.
For those of you that like to DIY:
Put a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of hot water or chamomile tea and mix well. Moisten a cotton diskette mixed and put it under the eyes. Leave it to act for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with water and apply a moisturizer. You’ll notice results immediately
If you have experienced the noise involved in air travel these days (screaming kids, loud mouthed adults), then you have contemplated the beauty of shutting them all out and enjoying your flight. Noise canceling headphones are always an option, but not always optional. Bowers Wilkins P7 wireless headphones may just be the answer to literally blocking unwanted noise out.
These headphones come in an attractive quilted leather case and are easy to fold to fit into any purse or bag. Even if you choose to just carry these, with a credit card and lipstick you will be styling.
The experience of wearing these upscale headphones is in the sound and comfort. Instead of merely blocking out the sound, you will feel as though you are entering into a room filled with music. You can then lean back, and smile as the world goes by, noisy as you chill with music in your head instead.
Bathing in Japan is a leisurely, ritual that is not hurried. In America, we tend to prefer the quickness of a morning shower. We miss out on the tension relief that only a soak in a deep tub can offer Although public bathhouses are not accessible here as they are in Japan, we can recreate the same type of experience in our own home.
The key to Japanese bathing is to clean before you enter the bath. If you have a separate shower, you can achieve this by installing a small wooden stool, and wooden slats for the floor. You’ll want a bucket of water (drawn from the tub) to scrub with a brush. At this time you would you use your soap and washcloth, getting as clean as you possibly can. The next step is to enter the bathtub.
A Japanese bath is deep and considered a soaking tub. You can add bath salt or bombs, but that is all. The object is to soak, relax and to meditate. Lighting can be low, either dimmed or with candles with incense in cherry blossom for the ambiance of Japan.
After soaking, then you return to the shower to clean again. Afterwards, you step back into the bathtub. This practice is repeated, and the result is the feeling of serenity, and your troubles wash down the drain.
“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.”
When you hear that it’s an inside job, it is. Regardless of whether we are speaking of how we see life and think, but also how we look to the outside world. We spend more time and money on our outside appearance that we neglect our lingerie. Besides being ‘lovely’ on the inside, changing how we think about our lingerie will make us look and feel better.
The year was 2003, and I had just begun working for Nordstrom in the Lingerie department. Regardless of having had my lingerie store, nothing prepared me for the nuance of fitting every shape and size of bra for women. Starting at AAA to GGG, Nordstrom gave me my first initial ‘correct’ way to fit.
It was during this time that Le Mystere 9955 Dream Tisha T-shirt Bra received rave reviews on the Oprah show as one of her “Favorite Things.” Suddenly the store could not keep up with the demands for this bra and the onslaught began. We took lists of names so that we could call clients as soon as their size arrived. The power of Oprah reached far and wide! The revolution had to do with a fit for most that they had never experienced before. Not only did their clothes fit better and more flattering, but they were much more comfortable. Suddenly life was transformed, and in the meantime, Le Mystere changed the way we thought about bras. Dream Tisha Bra #9955
These bras come in the widest range of sizes and designs allowing those that had in the past settled for nondescript/ boring lingerie, to stepping out into the prettiest of laces and fabrics. Regardless of size, they had a product that Oprah-approved. #Le Mystere
Today, Le Mystere goes beyond support with beautiful styles and fabrics. You will feel special just wearing this brand. You will feel pretty from the inside out.
Flannel pajamas get a bum rap for being ‘unsexy.’ There isn’t anything more sexy than a woman who is comfortable, warm and cozy. When the temperatures go down and the nights become longer, you don’t need to wait for bedtime to put on your favorite jammies. You will find that flannel conforms to your body and the more you wear it, the more comfortable they become. Gone are the oh so dull motifs of the past. Today you can wear some of the fun schemes created by PJ Salvage. Take a look at the line up at Nordstroms for instance. I love the themes that have strategic meaning like, sheep that are knitting or Flamingos in different poses. Not juvenile yet can bring out the kid in you.
Take a clue from the changing leaves and temperature. Cozy up with a brand new pair of flannels and a cup of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. By the way, why not slip a beautiful panty and bralette underneath. Cosabella comes to mind when you want sexy and comfortable at the same time. When you get hot at night, either because of heat, or intensity you’ll be covered. #Cosabella
If you haven’t heard of PJ Salvage, check them out and have some fun. Why stop with just one order? There are lots of fun Christmas themes and let’s face it; December 25th is just around the corner. #PJ Salvage
PJ Salvage at Nordstroms
P.S. Don’t forget to make a steaming cup of hot cocoa, from Hershey’s. This original recipe is the best.
Hershey’s Hot Cocoa
Just a word or two about your nails.
No other part of your body is more visible than your hands. We use them to do everything, and I do mean everything. People stop and look at our hands when we talk, as it is sometimes a diversion from looking directly into your eyes. How your nails look says a lot about the person. So, what do they find? Take a look at your hands right now?
Do you see carefully cared for nails and cuticles? Have your hands been softened with hand lotion? Or do you see neglected paws? Although it may not be possible to visit a nail salon often, it is a treat the offers you not only service but relaxation.
With Gels and Shellacs, the visits can be stretched 2 to 3 weeks, and your nail will not chip or crack. The colors are the full range including metallic and sparkles. You can also apply this product to your toes for a longer wearing pedicure. So many salons offer special treatments that will leave you feeling like a princess.
If you want to select your color before your salon visit, I recommend visiting Opi.com
OPI Washington D.C. Fall
You can try on different colors as well as learn about the newest rage in nails.