Category: Beauty & Wellness

15 Easy Ways to Instantly Look Better

May 30th, 2024 by

It’s the little things, truly, that can make the biggest difference in the way that we look (and feel!). And we should all start with the little things, because the big things can be scary! And expensive! And a commitment. These, however, are not. These are anti-commitment. Plus, many of them are quick and affordable. […]

Style Tips You’ve Never Heard Before

February 26th, 2024 by

Little things aren’t little. I’m starting to appreciate them more and more as I grow older. I had a little a-ha moment a few nights ago when I forgot to salt the stir-fry at dinner. (Don’t judge. Sometimes I get distracted. LOL). I was reminded of the Bible verse about us being the salt of […]

Things I Love: Accessories Fashion Beauty

October 19th, 2023 by

I try a LOT of stuff. A LOT. Beauty products, clothes, shoes, jewelry. And only a fraction of those items make it onto my channel. I try a lot of items and spend a lot of money so that you don’t have to. And like most people who have tried a lot, I’ve discovered favorites […]

Stress-Erasing Holiday Makeup With Merit

November 21st, 2022 by

One of the things that has struck me the most about getting older is how quickly stress shows up on my face. When I was younger, stress may mean an occasional breakout, but for the most part, I still looked rested and refreshed, even when I wasn’t. Now, when I’m stressed, the whole world knows […]

Anti-Aging Makeup | Get The Glow Back

October 26th, 2022 by

Years ago, when I wrote my beauty book, I interviewed Dr. Dennis Gross, who had some interesting insight into aging. One of the things I remember from our interview is that he said that dullness, not wrinkles or laxity, is one of the main things that makes our skin look older. We look older because […]

4 Products Every Woman Needs Over 40 | My Menopause Survival Kit

October 6th, 2022 by

I’m a cross-that-bridge-when-I come-to-it kind of girl, at least when it comes to practical things. Imagined or interpersonal stuff, I’ll worry about for days. But concrete things, like aging and budgeting and filling my car with gas? I ignore it, until I can’t anymore. That’s what happened with menopause. I was just doing my thing, […]

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial Over 40

September 22nd, 2022 by

I think makeup may be more important to me than clothes. It was definitely my first love, and the reason I started my magazine career as a beauty editor. I always understood, from a young age, that makeup had that magical before-and-after power that clothes just don’t always have. It’s linked to mood as well, […]

Polished vs Natural: What’s Your Aesthetic

August 8th, 2022 by

One of the things that hopefully we learn as we get older is that there is no point trying to be something that we’re not. We have earned the right, especially after 40, to let our style be a true outward expression of who we are and not a mask that makes us look like […]

Favorite Travel Beauty Products + How To Pack Beauty

June 20th, 2022 by

The older I get, the more I appreciate systems. I know they don’t sound sexy, but systems make decisions easier and life run more smoothly. As a fly-by-the-seat of-my-pants kind of girl for most of my life, this is pretty revolutionary to admit. But after over a decade of helping other women pack, I’ve developed […]

How To Turn Back The Clock in 2022

April 7th, 2022 by

When I was a teen, I used to say that by the time I was old enough to have wrinkles, they would have found a cure. Well, I am, and they have. Sort of. The tools and treatments and techniques that are currently available to us are truly transformative, and they go way beyond anything […]