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Odds and Ends

Astrological signs as board games.

I style my bangs in 3 different ways and demonstrated all three in this video. The tools and products I used can be found here.

Can we celebrate the end of summer with an upside-down peach cake?

Stylish joggers! I’m always on the lookout for comfy pants that look modern and these are perfection.

Next-level trombone training.

New products and tips for hooded/mature eyes in this updated eye makeup post! Cliff Notes version (product list only) can be found here.

15-seconds of calm.

My children’s guitar teacher has been a part of our life for years and he recently launched a website with online video lessons. I can’t recommend him highly enough!

Here are the top 12 products you all purchased from my Instagram and blog posts this summer. (Clearly, y’all are geniuses because they are all the creme de la creme.)

“Nah he’s tweakin” has literally taken over the internet overnight.

I mean…I’m not mad about this new cocktail development in Oklahoma.

Free 10-piece clean beauty set including 2 full-size products with $125+ purchase at Credo Beauty this weekend!

Happy Friday! I am so ready for summer weather to be over. Let’s fast-forward a month!

image credit: mark rothko

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How To Wear Eyeshadow Over 40

How To Wear Eyeshadow Over 40

I certainly enjoy my mid-forties – there’s a confidence that comes along with being a certain age and I celebrate the aging process as much as I can. Except for that little part of the aging process influenced by gravity. Um, can we opt out of that part?

As our skin matures, it gradually loses elasticity. Couple that lack of elasticity with the constant pull from gravity and we’ve got some loose, excessive skin issues.

Whereas excess skin on the lower eyelid can cause wrinkles, puffiness, and bulges, the upper eyelids are usually plagued with an extra fold of skin that hangs a little lower than the days of yore…sometimes even over the eyelashes. Rude, if you ask me.

Crepey skin, sagging eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles…hoo boy, women over 40, your eyes are in for a treat! Read More

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Odds and Ends

Did you follow the whole Rushtok thing? I thankfully did not because it would have been a slippery slope of time suckage on my part.

Walking is key. Non-gym-goers agree.

Buttery soft leggings for 23 bucks. I even broke free of my black addiction and bought the navy and dusty red shade. #callmecrazy

Parents of teens, this account is a must-follow. lolololol

Have you tried cupping for back pain? I did it a few years ago and the results were incredible.

Yes, please, I’d love to be invisible to mosquitoes.

Like many of you, I’ve been glued to the situation unfolding in Afghanistan. My dear friend created this document of vetted resources to help.

This linen blouse is a great transition piece from summer into fall. I have two colors and have worn them like crazy this summer.

Clearly Fall is on the brain and I am so in love with this top and trousers.

I miss Anthony Bourdain so much. Have you all seen Roadrunner yet?

This month’s Boxwalla beauty box features Votary and both products are incredible. $49.95 for a $254 value!

If you need help slowing down maybe this thread will help?

These were made with colored pencils! #whutthewhut

Happy Friday! Hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead.

image credit: helen frankenthaler