ageless style, inner + outer beauty

aging well: time for a makeunder

over 50 makeunder and looking naturally beautiful

Sometimes it’s the makeunders, not the makeovers, that make the biggest impact on making us look great. I remember quite clearly going to the Merle Norman studio to get a makeover at the age of 16. It had a dramatic effect on how I viewed makeup back then: that I could transform my lips from small


inner + outer beauty, seasonal + regional style

top 5 beauty tricks for humid weather

beauty fixes to beat humidity

How do you keep your makeup looking great when humidity hits over 80%?  Most of our makeup routines have to change come summertime but sometimes a gal doesn’t know what to do to keep her face from sliding.  So, here are my 5 top beauty fixes for keeping you looking fresh in the heat. What


inner + outer beauty, weekend + lounging

what to wear: boomer weekend

50's style weekend outfit

If you’re in your 50’s, I’m sure you’ve heard of the term Boomer. Not that we like to put a label on any person or generation, but the Boomer generation has largely redefined what it means to age well.  A while back 40 was the new 30, and now 50 is the new 40.  And


dating + going out, hourglass, inverted triangle

what to wear: salsa dancing

what to wear salsa dancing

Latin dance is hot! We have some expert advice from what to wear to how to manage your personal belongings on the dance floor from salsa dance lover Julia. She is also the creator and designer of wallets2wear, which features accessories that function as a small wallet for those times you just want to leave


inner + outer beauty

how to look beautiful in 1 minute or less

how to look beautiful in 1 minute

If you’ve ever been rushed to get out the door and don’t have time to do your makeup, here are three must-do’s from our friend and favorite makeup pro, Robert Jones: Curl your lashes + apply mascara – According to Robert, you MUST do this as they immediately open up your eyes and give them


inner + outer beauty

product giveaway: smoky eye kit


Leave it to Bare Escentuals to come up with a kit that even the most makeup-application-averse may find easy.  Smoky Eye is an all-inclusive kit that contains two bareMinerals Eyecolors, a one-of-a-kind Double-Ended Smoky Eye Brush for fail-proof application, and a detachable tip card with detailed step-by-step application instructions. And they’re offering one to give


inner + outer beauty, vintage wardrobe 911

beauty: fun makeup kits + tips

Do you love learning something new about how to apply makeup or discovering the perfect eyeshadow?  This time of year is always fun because the beauty companies put out some great makeup kits that allow you to discover and have fun with new colors and makeup lines.  Here are a few of my favorites —