Monday, January 16, 2017

Mally Beauty 4K Ultra HD Fantasy Foundation (Fair, Light) Review–For the Complexion You Always Wanted!

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This powder foundation puts a natural soft focus on the complexion.

A powder foundation is perfect for someone that hates the feel of liquid foundation.  Another strong point is the convenience of grabbing your flat top brush and swirling the powder for a fast application when you’re rushed.

The 4K Ultra HD Fantasy Foundation from Mally Beauty has a fantastic silky texture from a blend of aloe leaf extract and coconut oil among the ingredients in this superfine powder. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Here Is Some Unexpected Relief for Dry Eyes

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Diet  plays a part in the health of our eyes.

Anyone with dry eyes knows how uncomfortable this condition can be.  The only recourse seems to be adding artificial tears.  However, there is something else that you may also want to try if you suffer.  

You may want to start adding more vitamin A to your diet.  The best sources are sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squashes, dark leafy green, bell peppers, fish, liver, tropical fruits, dried apricots, pumpkin, and cantaloupes.  You can also get more of this vitamin from eggs, plain yogurt, tomato juice, skim milk, and foods like ricotta cheese.

According to some studies, supplementing with high doses when supervised by your physician can bring relief.  Nonetheless, avoid self-medicating because Vitamin A can be toxic and accumulate in your system. It also can interfere with your current medications such as any cholesterol lowering drugs.  

Therefore, start incorporating more Vitamin A rich foods into your life and do ask your doctor about what amount of this vitamin is safe for you at your next visit.  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Recipe: My Cheesy Sour Cream Potatoes Make a Great Side or Light Main Dish!

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This dish gives potatoes a delightful twist  with its special custard and cheese influence.


With all the ways that you can serve potatoes, they are on the menu more often than not at my house. Today’s recipe is a far cry from your standard scalloped potatoes.  My Cheesy Sour Cream Potatoes use fried onions, sour cream, eggs, butter, and cheddar cheese for a custard-like base that brings something extra and filling to that equation.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Some Simple Skin Care Tips That Can Help Turn Your Complexion Around!

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This beauty takes her skin care seriously and it shows!


I have been asked what my secret is for beautiful skin.  If you’re hoping to improve the look of your complexion, then let me share some essential skin care tips that definitely can help you as much as it does for me.

To begin with, there is no magical one beauty cream that can change what heredity has dealt you as far as your complexion is concerned.  Use a formula of a moisturizer or anti-aging cream geared to your complexion type to nourish it properly.  Make sure that your skin care has active ingredients like retinol and moisturizing hyaluronic acid for helping stimulate collagen and cell turnover for younger skin.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rimmel BB Cream Radiance (Light) Review

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 Rimmel BB Cream Radiance delivers more of a natural fresh finish.


What I like about BB creams is that they do what normal foundations do for coverage, only with added skin care benefits of smoothing, toning, moisturizing and evening out the complexion all in one product.  I had never tried Rimmel’s BB Creams yet so I thought to start with their BB Cream Radiance.

Two shades are available from Light to Medium, but I thought Light would be the best option for my fair to light complexion.  The shade was a good choice because it matched my warm tone without being too yellow or pink, but more neutral.

Unlike some other BB creams that I had tried in the past, this one from Rimmel had a thicker than thinner consistency.  The texture felt light on the skin.  The coverage I got was light and natural looking, but you can layer if needed for extra concealing.

When I initially applied the BB Cream Radiance in the morning it did smooth and give my dry complexion a slightly dewy finish without looking obvious like I was wearing a foundation for the hours I wore it.  I don’t know how this formula will work for someone with an oily complexion, but for me it did what I needed to perfect the look of my skin.

I liked this Rimmel BB Cream Radiance for what it did for me, but if you prefer more of a matte finish there is another Rimmel BB Cream Matte and their Original BB Cream, which I haven’t tried yet.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Burt’s Bees Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses, Shimmers and Shine Products for Beautiful Winter Lip Care--Review!

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From left to right is Sweet Sunset, Starry Night, Summer Twilight, Rosy Dawn, and ending with Ocean Sunrise on the right.


Thinking of all the lip products that we digest with countless chemicals that could eventually build up in our system is a concern for many of us.  If you’re like me, then you would like to see more regulation in our makeup and might be turning more to natural products like Burt’s Bees Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses, Shimmers and Shine products for beautiful lips such as the assortment PR recently sent along.  

The Natural Healthy Lip Color Glosses ($9) are in a range of 12 shades from neutrals, pinks to red and plum tones that come in a tube with a doe-foot applicator.   Unlike some other glosses, these are rich in natural lubricants such as sunflower oil, essential fatty acid, linoleic acid and palmitic and stearic acids to benefit and relieve dryness.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mally Beauty Muted Muse Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Muted Muse Palette is well thought out with two larger size shades of color that you use the most!


If you’re looking for an eyeshadow palette of polished neutrals, then let me tell you about one that I have been obsessed with lately from Mally Beauty with their new Muted Muse palette.  This great set has eight warm and cool tones from shimmer to matte shades that you’ll be smitten with because of how easy it is to wear every day.

The exciting part about this palette is the inclusion of two larger shades that you use most with a gleaming champagne highlight (Awakening) and easy to wear contour orange-toned brown color (Artistry).  Both compliment and work well with the six other shades that include Daydream (a pale pink shimmer), Insight (deep brown), Illumination (burnt orange), Inspire (a cool medium brown shimmer), Euphoria (matte plum), and Fancy (a plum-brown shimmer).

The shades have excellent pigmentation and the silky texture of the powder was wonderful for blending. You have so many options with this particular set that can keep your look fresh.

I really liked the shade selection and the thought behind adding two larger pans of the highlight and contour color to get even more use out of it.  Mally Beauty’s Muted Muse Eyeshadow Palette retails for ($29).  My advice is when you are in the market for new great palette of eyeshadow check this one out!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection Lipsticks (43,44, 46, 47) Review + Swatches!

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Starting on the left is #43, #44, #46, and ending with #47 on the right.




A must for any woman’s lipstick wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a selection of nude shades like Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection.  This is a line of 10 neutral shades that can effortlessly compliment any outfit or coloring like #43, #44, #46, and #47.

These possess a creamy texture and do wear well for hours.  Though the manufacturer would like you to believe these lipsticks will last for eight hours without need to reapply, I had to reapply after eating or drinking.  


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On the left  is #47, #46, #44 and ending with #43 on the right.


As to the four shades that I am currently sampling #43 is more of a peach-nude, #44 a pink-nude, #46 deeper peach-nude, and #47 reddish-peach nude, which is my favorite of the group.

If you’re looking for the perfect nude lipstick color, then you are bound to find at least one or more of the 10 shades in Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection ideal for your needs.  Do check this line out at your drugstore or wherever you buy Rimmel products the next time you shop.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Keeping Track of all the Passwords is Getting to be Overwhelming!

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You need to be one step ahead of all those waiting to get into your computer.

If you’re like me, you have a lot of passwords and you need to keep changing them to stay one step ahead of the crooks.

I found one nice program recently called Dashlane and it’s free!  It got good reviews and will store the passwords so you don’t have to remember them.  You create a “master password” and you better save that one somewhere because Dashlane doesn’t save it.  Then when you go to a site that needs a password Dashlane can fill it in.

This is a cool program.  I’ve used smart cards that hold the passwords but sometime the physical readers start to break down with use.  

This program stores everything you need making it easy managing dozens of passwords and even has a secure digital wallet.

You have to try and stay one step ahead of the hacker.  Complex passwords are great if you can remember them.  Dashlane remembers it for you!