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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WARNING:  This is a totally frivolous post. LOL I could make it more spiritual by saying we are ambassadors for Christ and should present our best to the world, but I'll admit that most of us are just plain vain. At least a little!

When you get to be my age (60) most of us are always looking for ways to stop the ravages of time. Having my hormones optimized was a big help and so was losing 75 pounds with hcg. But I like playing with makeup and hair. And I have discovered by being with Alexa that the desire is innate. We kept her this weekend and one of the first things out of her mouth was, "Mimi, can we  play with your makeup?" Too funny! And it didn't even come from me. I'd never played with makeup with her before. So I'm innocent.

Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorite products with you and see if you have any favorites. By far my favorite beauty item is Nuskin Galvanic Spa. It's a little device that you run over your face, and voila, your skin looks fabulous! You can use it 2 times a week. It even works on cellulite, though I haven't been faithful with using it for that so I can't report the effects.

My favorite makeup is L'oreal Visible Lift. Love the coverage and the way it makes my skin looks. And I love Telomere Fine Line Cream for my moisturizer. I have brown eyes and am a winter so I usually use eye makeup that has a purple tint to it.

So what about you? What are your favorite products?
Colleen Coble  
posted at 9:36 AM  
  Comments (7)
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At 12:40 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My favorite are the Clarisonic facial brush. I've had one for about two years, and I just bought the bigger one that stands on its own. Now I'll have a travel version too.

I also love that Olay Regenerist cream.

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Dorothy said...

I am so fickle when it comes to make-up and skin care...mostly because it seems that stuff works the best for me when I switch around. You name it; I've tried it! I like Reclaim by Principal Secret and Mary Kay (the old basic skin care)the best. I even miss the old masks you had to mix up and the blush rouge! I may try lots of newer things but it seems I always come back to these two.

Right now I am trying Dr. Susan Lark's Trilane skin care. I want so much to simplify my routine. And...I want my skin to look great! Is that too much to ask? There's so much out there! Looking and feeling good comes with a high price tag, Ladies! Lol!

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Mary F. Allen said...

Olive oil for my skin and L'Oreal Preference. I always had red hair and tried to live with it when it changed, but I just don't feel like me.

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Mary, I think it's really hard to lose red hair. I totally honor you're sticking with it, it defines you! Dorothy, I switch around a lot too, so I'm with you there!

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine said...

So often we deal with deep issues and life and death (from my perspective it's a struggle at times to stay positive in the face of so many bad outcomes) that a subject like this is always fun and a relief!

I have lots of skin cancer in my family tree,(and had my bout with pre-cancer, still trying to stay ahead of it) so skin issues are really important! I once heard it said that women in my mom's generation didn't get lip cancers because they never left the house without lipstick. The '60s and '70s brought "natural" and thus no lipstick and a rise in lip cancer (from sun exposure.)

Anyway! Recently I started taking better care of my skin with a dermatologist's guidance. They put me onto Clarisonic (it's a brush that vibrates) which I'm already seeing a better texture of my skin with that. And they put me on Jane Iredale mineral foundation. Bare Essentuals broke me out something awful, but this is GREAT foundation. A little expensive, but really nice.

I also love Clinique and L'Oreal makeup. And I'm addicted to lipstick. I just got this lipstain from my dermatologist (you can eat/drink and still have your color) that is Jane Iredale's Lip Fixation. Love that. And Jane Iredale also has chocolate-flavored lip balms pots that are a treat.

But I also love L'Oreal lipsticks. My biggest problem is I really don't know what colors to use. I keep trying. I dunno.

My eyes change from blue to green depending on what I wear. I really don't know what eye shadows are best for me.

Great memories with "Mimi and Punky!" She'll always remember such fun. And you're teaching her some good practices by playing.

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine said...

Mary, I agree that redheads need to continue to stick with that. My sister-in-law is 74 and still has beautiful red hair and it looks natural. She would look strange in that graying red hair. You go!

Kristin, don't you love the Clarisonic? I wish I had started it when I was much younger!

I wish we could "like" comments as we do on Facebook. I want to like everyone's comments. Ha!

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm with your, Dorothy! I change a lot. I think our skin gets kind of used to things.

Mary, I've heard of coconut oil for skin but never olive oil. Interesting!

Crystal, do you take vitamin D? That helps protect you against skin cancer.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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