Are You Making These Makeup Mistakes?

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  Makeup is supposed to be the finishing touch that gives us confidence. But here’s what many women don’t realize: The way you apply your make up could be adding years to your appearance.   Here are the top five makeup mistakes that can make you look older… and what you can do to roll back the clock. Makeup Mistake #1: Heavy foundation   Foundation is a great way to smooth out your skin tone and give you a flawless, airbrushed look… if you don’t overdo … [Read more...]

Apple Immune Booster

apple immunity drink

  It seems like everyone around me has a cough. Perhaps it's spring and the pollen is causing all the respiratory issues? I found an immune boosting drink that taste really good, is super easy to make and seems to be keeping me feeling great despite the coughs and sneezes all around me. Mix in a shaker: 1/2 cup bottled water 1/4 cup organic apple juice 1 Tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon pinch of sea salt dash of cayenne … [Read more...]

Marriage and Money

couple in bankruptcy

I remember it like yesterday. Sitting at home, taking care of our not-yet-two-year-old, when my now ex announced that we were facing foreclosure. The words did not compute initially, because I did not know how that was possible when he made six figures in the prior year. After all, I had the tax return and bill saying that we owed $20,000 for unpaid income taxes. Perhaps, that should have been my clue that something was bad in the water in Texas. Nevertheless, I was dealing with my own issues. I … [Read more...]

Skin Care for the ages

Beauty throughout the ages

  Taking care of your skin early on in life is critical to maintain a youthful looking skin throughout your life. We always assume that when we are young, we don’t need much, but starting early is key, because skin damage occurs at an early age. If you start taking care of your skin early on, the benefits will be long lasting and you will keep looking youthful for a long time. There are several factors that contribute to an aging skin. One of the most important is photoaging, which is … [Read more...]

Peter Pilotto for Target

Peter Pilotto Collection for Target4

  The Peter Pilotto Collection for Target launched today! Stay tuned to get the inside scoop on this affordable line. Peter Pilotto is known for his bold prints and his collection for Target did not disappoint. The “mock skort” was by far my favorite piece in the collection. It hit at my natural waistline (which is very high) and flattered my bum. The fabric felt soft to the touch and because it contains basic black, I know I could pair this skirt with other pieces in my … [Read more...]

Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners Dresses

  With so many different shops and boutiques out there, it’s hard to choose just one. Until now! Fame & Partners knocks it out of the park with their evening gowns and dresses. When I first logged onto the site, I took the Style Quiz. (This allows the stylists at Fame & Partners to better understand what you are looking for in a dress.) Even though I have taken style quizzes in the past, this one had me down to a tee! I would wear every piece they recommended for me… and … [Read more...]

Dry weather and dry skin go hand in hand: Tips on keeping your skin moisturized.

CW staying Warm

  Well, it’s 22F outside and I’m in Texas! How did this happen? I’ve been in and out of sleep all night because I was worried my water pipes were going to burst and I was going to end up with a swimming pool on my front lawn. I guess I should not complain too much because when I called my friend who lives up north, she laughed at me and said it was -30F there. Brrrrrrr During this time of year, I am constantly fighting to keep my face and hands warm and moisturized. The blast … [Read more...]

Ring in the New Year with sequins!

sequins for New Years Eve

  Are you looking for a way to "shine" on New Year’s Eve? Why not ring in the New Year with sequins? The Eva Mendes Alicia Sequin Pencil Skirt is a perfect piece for bargainistas. This dress can easily transition from day to night by adding a pair of heels and a piece of gold statement jewelry. Originally priced at $64.95, this skirt is available now for only … [Read more...]

Kale Smoothie

kale smoothie

First of all, don't judge a smoothie by it's name! This is REALLY good! I have been eating so bad for the last month that I've decided to eat clean for the next 5 days. To me, this means eating only what God made in it's purest form. Except for coffee. I don't have the desire to deal with the withdrawal headaches so I will still drink my morning cup but without cream and sugar. Yes, I'm even giving up wine. I'm trying not to panic. It's only 5 days!!!! Following is one of my favorite healthy … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion 2013

Riding Boots with Leggings

Kathryn nor I claim to be fashionistas but we know what we like.  We are realistic enough to know that the runway doesn’t always translate to the street.  So when we recently went shopping for Kathryn’s birthday, because that’s what we do for each other, there was plenty of fashion suited for us that caught our eye and thought we would share with you.   Let’s face it, at our age we are all about comfort and that’s one of the reasons we look forward to fall fashion. This … [Read more...]