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Winter 2019 skin care routine

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from left: hand cream / eye cream / face cream / neck cream /

Winter is here! This means cold weather, drying indoor heat, wind, and dry skin. When my skin is dry, I try to keep my skin care routine simple so that my pores are not loaded up with junk. By using a small amount of the right products, I can keep winter dry skin at bay, and keep my skin looking as normal as possible.

First off, these pictures are not perfect. That is because I photographed products which I currently use. These are not pictures of products I have not opened yet, or not tried yet; these are my go-to skin care products for the winter! Some are new, and one I have been using for over fifteen years.

Skin care over 40

genx skin care over 40

Let’s face it, this GenX mother of three needs quality skin care over 40. That means my skin is over 40 years old; um, did I really just type that? Inside my head I am still 39 šŸ˜‰ anyhoo. . .

When you are over 40, or even under 30, or 20, it is important to take care of your skin. See that neck cream in the photo above? I have been going through one jar of it every six months for the last fifteen years. I started using this neck cream when I was in my late 20’s, and I have not tried anything else; I love it! Not to brag or anything. . . but. . .my neck looks pretty for a GenX gal. Just sayin’

If you are in your 20’s, snag this neck cream; and if you are over 30, over 40, over 50, etc. I promise it is worth every penny, and you will love, love love it!

The Elemis face cream has become an addiction of mine over the past two years. Their PR team sent it to me originally, and I threw it into my NYFW suitcase shortly after receiving the PR package. It was a February fashion week when the temperatures can dip below zero, and dry air was at it’s peak. I was thrilled to have Elemis in my arsenal! I am hooked, and have been using it everyday since. I especially love it during the dry months, and in the winter. I’m on my fourth jar of it, and pretty soon I will need to buy a fifth jar! It’s so good. I cannot imagine using any other face cream when the air is dry. It adds the right amount of moisture while providing the anti-aging power my over 40 skin needs. Ugh, did I just admit to being over 40 again? I’m 39. . . 39 ya hear! (only in my head, a-hem)

Estee Lauder’s eye cream is more of a gel-cream. I started using it earlier this year and have found it works really well when the air is dry. I love how my under-eye skin is reacting to it this season. It really is adding moisture without adding shine or other problems to my skin. Also, my fine lines seem diminished; so I am hooked!

I just started using Colleen Rothschild’s hand cream a few months ago. I have noticed I need less hand cream applications during the day since I started to use it. This hand cream has really helped my hands a lot! I only need it in the morning, and before bed. No amount of house cleaning, and hand washing, can break the seal this hand cream creates. I think it must be repairing my skin, because my hand skin is not getting as dry as it used to. Not sure this will work for everyone, but for me, I am addicted and hooked for life! I suggest trying it if your hands get dry!

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What are your favorite skin care products this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle eau de parfum review

pictured: Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP c/o Estee Lauder /

Looking for that perfect fragrance to wear on your next date? Perhaps you need the ideal scent for a wedding; maybe even your wedding?! Well, Estee Lauder has a fabulous new fragrance aptly named “Beautiful Belle.” This floral oriental fragrance was created with a carefree, rule breaking, modern woman in mind who is hopelessly romantic. That’s you right? Of course it is! It’s also the ideal fragrance for a bride, to wear out on a night on the town, or anytime you are in a romantic mood. Love it!

Top notes: Lychee, Rose Petals, Mimosa

Heart/Middle notes: Orange Flower, Gardenia, Tuberose

Base notes: Orris Root, Blush Suede Accord, Marzipan Musk, Ambrox

Isn’t that a fabulous combination of notes? I love fragrances with rose petals, orange flowers, and musk. Musk is one of my favorite base notes, it’s always so smooth and warm! It really creates a beautiful balance in this fragrance. Estee Lauder combines warm top and middle notes with traditionally oriental and woody base notes, which when combined, offer a floriental fragrance experience that lasts throughout the day. Love!

The fragrance experience offers medium complexity which allows you to smell the base notes as the floral fades throughout the day. This allows Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp to offer a warm fragrance experience which is ideal in moderate to cool weather. This scent is perfect for fall, winter, and spring temperatures! Since Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp offers a medium strength fragrance trail, it can be worn to the office with one spray, and 2-3 sprays on date night, for a wedding, casual days, weekends, and any special event. The edp is long lasting, and will remain active from morning until bedtime. Love that!

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp also will make a fabulous gift for someone you love; especially that bride-to-be on your list! Of course, why not snap up a bottle for yourself? I’m finding myself wearing it on a daily basis. This is a beautiful fragrance!

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What are your favorite types of fragrances this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

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products benefiting breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research from top left: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair / Elemis skin care travel kit / “Family Strong” sweatshirt / Bobbi Brown lipstick duo / water bottle / pink Santa ornament / Estee Lauder beauty gift set (great for a holiday gift!) / heart and ribbon pendant /

Breast Cancer is the second largest killer of women in the United States behind heart disease. It’s something we are still searching for a cure for. Many women would be hard-pressed to admit that breast cancer hasn’t affected them in some way, shape, or form, during the course of their lifetime. I know several women who have suffered from breast cancer in their 40’s; and one woman in her early 30s.

My grandmother died of breast cancer when my mom was nine years old. She was sick for five years, and my mom, as a young child, had to endure the pain of watching her mother slowly die. I wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone. It has affected my mom her whole life, and she has never fully recovered from the pain. This is why I find breast cancer so scary, and it is why I feel it is extremely important that we try and support the fight to find a cure.

Whether you support an organization that promotes awareness or research; any type of support helps us in the fight to find a cure. Breast Cancer Awareness is important because it educates people. Through education, women know how to self examine, and understand the importance of annual mammograms. Early detection is key in surviving this ugly disease.

Of course, any type of research towards finding a cure is vital in the fight against breast cancer; or any type of cancer for that matter. The more we raise awareness, and the more we help the research community, the closer we get to finding a cure for breast cancer.

I love finding products which donateĀ  a percentage of sales to breast cancer research or awareness groups. If I need something, why not purchase the item knowing a percentage of what I spend will go for a cause I believe in? Elemis skin care is my go-to, so this travel kit is something I need for traveling, or for my gym bag. I love that something I would have bought anyway will benefit the fight against breast cancer. I am also a huge fan of Bobbi Brown lipsticks, and Estee Lauder’s Night Repair. These are products I always have in my beauty bag, so why not buy the pink versions which help the fight? Love!

If you don’t need anything right now, or you aren’t shopping for the holidays quite yet, I beg you to donate to your favorite breast cancer awareness and/or research charity. Even if you only have $1 to give, that will help. Just think, what if everyone in the United States gave just $1 towards the fight against breast cancer. That would raise about $325.7 million for the fight against breast cancer. Amazing right?

I also love what Chico’s corporation is doing in the fight against breast cancer. You can read about it here.

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How has breast cancer touched your life?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy