The “Pixie” Haircut

When I started graying the texture of my hair became very coarse. I tried many styles . . . I just could NOT get my hair to cooperate. Finally, I decided to cut it - into a pixie! I am so glad that the "Pixie" cut has come back into style. First, it is no fuss. Secondly, … Continue reading The “Pixie” Haircut

bareMinerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Shield

This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking on my links. Many high-SPF mineral sunscreens are now available in the marketplace. However, when buying sunscreen for the face, high SPF just isn't enough. Texture and the lack of a residual white cast are incredibly important as well. If I am … Continue reading bareMinerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Shield

CeraVe Healing Ointment

Cerave Healing Ointment was recommended by a YouTube blogger who also happens to be a dermatologist. Her channel is Dr Dray (A Day in the Life of a Dermatologist) and believe it or not, she vlogs every day! I use this ointment primarily on my dry hands and it gives more relief than any department … Continue reading CeraVe Healing Ointment

PanOxyl-4 Acne Foaming Wash

This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. As others have said, age 50 is the gift that keeps on giving! One of those "gifts" is hormonal acne. I had heard this but thought since I didn't have acne as a teenager I … Continue reading PanOxyl-4 Acne Foaming Wash

Living Proof No-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

I have struggled with frizzy hair for many years and feel like I've tried just about everything on the market that has claimed to help my unruly hair. Some brands are better than others, but most that do help contain heavy silicones. I have been using Living Proof's frizz shampoo and conditioner since the beginning … Continue reading Living Proof No-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

bareMinerals Brow Powder

It is said that at mid-life you begin to discover hairs where you don't want them and lose hairs where you do. Unfortunately, I have found that to be pretty accurate. One of the places we begin to lose hair is our eyebrows. It sneaks up on us and one day we're looking in the mirror … Continue reading bareMinerals Brow Powder

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

I am pretty fickle when it comes to skin care and cosmetics. Even though I certainly have my favorites (those things which have proven themselves over time to actually work) I still am drawn to all the new "latest and greatest" when they are launched. One item I never stray from is Paula's Choice Skin … Continue reading Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid


My product review this week is strictly for the ladies. It would seem we ladies always have "something" we need to dispose of discreetly. Many of us are guilty of thinking that when we reach menopause we will finally be finished with feminine care products. Au contraire! Menopause has many surprises for us - and … Continue reading Scensibles

Makeup Organizer

I purchased this makeup organizer from Target a few months ago. Prior to purchasing, I had picked up a couple of very inexpensive ones from Amazon. They were just cheap looking and functionally they held few products. This particular organizer can be bought in multiples and stacked if you have a lot of products you wish … Continue reading Makeup Organizer


Have you heard of dermaplaning? It is a process where you exfoliate while also removing the fine hairs (peach fuzz) from your facial skin. Using a tool such as a Tinkle Eyebrow Razor (see picture above), you hold your facial skin taut. Holding the razor at a slight angle, you shave your entire face (less immediate … Continue reading Dermaplaning