Thursday, May 25, 2017

Glowing Out Loud!

So didja miss me?

It has actually been since January of this year that I last posted. But I need to share some new cosmetics tips with you, my friends.

I have found an amazing new (to me) line:  It used to be Boots No. 7...now it goes by No. 7. You can buy it in Target stores, Walgreens and cosmetics shops.  They are great quality products and, I am happy to report, they do NOT test on animals. This British line is in easy to handle containers with clean, clear labeling.

And the Lift and Luminate Foundation is, no lie, a great make up for women "of a certain age"!
I went to a specific Walgreens that does No. 7 Foundation matching through a "scientific" system. It was an unimpressive system and was actually wrong. The Cosmetics rep tried to put me in a foundation that was two shades darker than my skin and it made my skin look muddy. But they do let you try it on in the store, so you can find the best true color for your face. (They have makeup wipes to clean your skin before and during the tests). I ended up buying Cool Vanilla which was the lightest color available and it is a perfect match.

Here's the reason it rocks:  It actually does luminate my face.  I have a glow on my face.  A shine. And it is flattering and makes me look more youthful.  I wore it to my volunteer job and kept getting compliments from a sweet young man who just raved about how good I looked.  It was the foundation.

I was watching "Grace and Frankie" on Netflix and noticed that Jane Fonda (who looks so freaking beautiful) has a glowy face. She has that dewy glisten on her cheekbones, forehead and looks great.

I have since decided not to put any on my nose or chin, because I get extra shiny there. So I just put primer and powder on those areas. And I even add some additional MAC Strobe Creme on my cheek bones (being round faced, they are hard to find).  I don't use any powder on the remainder of my face. And I love how I look with this great makeup.

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I also have their Face Serum, based on a recommendation my little sister saw on a TV show. I haven't seen any improvement but it sure feels good.

And when my current mascara and lipsticks run out, I'm going to buy their brand, as well.

So, ladies, it isn't expensive (approx. $17), it is flattering and God's creatures will thank you for not buying from brands that torture animals to sell product.

If you do decide to buy it, please let me know what you think. I hope you will find it to be exactly what you want in a youthful, less ageing face.

This quote is perfect for today's post:

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Until next time, I remain,

Stylistically yours,

Sooz

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Do You Smell What I Smell?

It has been waaay too long since I posted. Not because I'm lazy (okay, maybe a little) but mostly because I had run out of topics.

But today, it is chilly outside so I feel this is a great time to talk about winter wear.

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First, let me say that my old Moto jacket that I wrote about a couple of years ago finally had to go to the trash. If you recall, it was black vinyl with shiny "gold" zippers that I bought at Ross for next to nothing and I loved it. However, having hung it in an upstairs closet all summer, the heat "cooked" it and the first cold day this season, when I wore it, it started shredding and falling apart. It took me a month to be able to throw it away.

So Santa brought me a lambskin leather one. It is sooo soft and has a card that came with it that it comes from a farm that states "the leather used in this garment originates from animals reared on farms for food purposes, never from animals reared solely for the purpose of commercializing their hides."  Somehow, that makes me feel better about wearing it.

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Now back to my post....

It is cold outside, no matter where you live, and here's today's topic....smells.

Do you store your wool and cashmere in mothballs and then pull them out to wear?  If you do, do you notice people moving away from you in cashier lines and other crowds. Hopefully, you don't use mothballs because they are so toxic in your breathing.

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I have found cedar to be much nicer for your clothes, your lungs and your home. I buy cedar squares and put them in my closets, drawers and stored clothing.  Every Spring season, I spray them with cedar spray that I buy at Ace Hardware to refresh the cedar's ability to repel moths and worms.
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And for my new jacket, I am going back to Ace Hardware for a nice leather protection cream before I store it for next year. And am packing a couple of silica packets in with it. Mildew can be a problem in damp old Florida.

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If you do use mothballs, be sure to spray with a mixture of vinegar and water and hang the garment in the sun. You may have to do that several times to get rid of the odor.

Cedar's odor, however, is lovely and will not offend. It might even make you feel you are walking in a forest!

So, enjoy wearing your warmer clothes out and wash your hands to avoid colds and flu!

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Until next time, I remain,

Stylistically yours,


Sooz