Sunday, February 28, 2021

Quick and Easy Daily Quarantine Makeup Routine | Beauty Over 50

Sharing my current daily quarantine makeup routine! πŸ’•

Since quarantine, my makeup routine has become even more low-key and streamlined and I'm loving it!

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is the first step in my quick and easy makeup routine. It's great for blemishes, dark spots, under eyes πŸ‘€. It takes very little product and I make sure to use it sparingly under my eyes as it can get cakey looking on my aging skin. I've also had the shade Brightener in this concealer and I only used that shade under my eyes because it has a pink-y tone to it. I do prefer the Brightener shade for the under eyes as it cancels out dark tones and seems to have a thinner consistency so I found it to be less cakey for the eye area.  I also prefer LA Girl Pro Conceal HD for my under eyes because it's more hydrating but I'm currently out of it.

The second step in my routine is to apply Doll 10 Colour Correcting Powder all over. It has light coverage and evens my skin tone out. It's a more sheer powder so it doesn't look cakey.

I use this palette for a one-and-done look with a matte mid-tone shade in the crease. It's been my favourite everyday palette for quite some time and is fabulous for aging eyes!

I use this single blush as my blush, bronzer, and highlight. It's VERY light, perfect for a no-makeup-makeup look. At first, I didn't even think it would show up on my skin tone but it does without any other blush or bronzer applied. It is also buildable and pretty much goof-proof because it's so light. Because it's so light, it works best in this way for lighter skin tones but would probably make a great highlight for deeper skin tones as it has a beautiful subtle sheen to it.

I love this clear mascara to tame my brows. It holds them in place and makes them look nicely groomed without any crunchiness or flaking. Once this is finished, I will probably try out Covergirl's clear brow gel/ mascara as they are now cruelty-free.

This is a great mascara if you like big lashes! Even if I was to wear no makeup at all, I always like to have big lashes, even a bit clumpy, it really helps to frame the eyes and make them look open and awake. The wand on this is a bit big for my hooded eyes so I usually end up having to clean up a spot or two from my lids, but this is nothing new for me when it comes to mascaras. This was a sample so once it's gone I will most likely go back to Essence Lash Princess, it gives me the same look for much less.

 Step 7 -Nars Lip Balm in Laguna (free Sephora birthday gift) 

I have a full review of this product along with the matching bronzer linked here. This lip balm is hydrating with just a hint of colour. It's very sheer, so it will look different on everyone depending on your natural lip colour.

This has been my go-to routine for quite a while now for days that I do wear makeup. It seems to be all I need.

Happy Sunday!


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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Whish Firming Sleeping Mask Review | Anti aging

I love products like this Whish Firming Sleeping Mask. They are no-fuss and so easy to use. Unfortunately, it made my face breakout so I used the entire bottle on my neck as I didn't want to waste the product and it worked out quite well that way! My skin feels hydrated, lines are smoothed and my skin looks firmer. 
The skin on our neck is much thinner than our faces so it actually needs even more care than the skin on our face. I wish I knew this when I was younger. I would have paid much more attention to it when I was younger to prevent issues rather than having to treat it now. If you're younger, learn from my mistake!


The consistency is gel-like and has a light, fresh scent. It feels very hydrating but isn't greasy at all. I use it as the last step in my skincare routine (on my neck only) to lock in all of the moisture. It can actually be used both day and night because it isn't greasy.


Let our Rose Hip + Lotus Firming Sleep Mask do all the work while you get your beauty rest! Evenings are the time for our skin to rest and rejuvenate—which is why it’s so important to use quality anti-aging skincare products at night. This deliciously rich, overnight mask helps to strengthen and revive skin while you sleep. Using all-natural firming ingredients, it works to deliver intense moisturization while softening fine lines and refining texture. One dose of this incredible mask and your skin will feel softer and appear younger and firmer, too!

Key ingredients:

OVERNIGHT FIRMING: shiitake edodes, rosehip oil, gotu kola
INTENSE MOISTURIZATION: organic argan oil, jojoba seed oil, chia seed oil
CALMING AND SOOTHING: organic aloe, organic chamomile, horse chestnut extract

Although I do like this product and enjoyed using it, I find the $54 price tag a bit steep, and I feel like I can get the same results for less with other similar products. But, the good news is that it takes very little product, making this jar last for a long time, especially when just using it on your neck. I will reevaluate after using some similar products that are less expensive. 

Whish Firming Sleeping Mask retails for $54 for 2 oz.

Tip: If you have some great skincare that doesn't jive with your face, try it on your neck or chest or even an area of your body that you'd like to treat.

 What firming masks do you recommend?



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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Heat Holders® Thermal Oversized Luxury Throw Blanket Review

Rocky Approved Heat Holders® Oversized Throw Blanket in Winter Fawn.

My Valentine (Rocky) loves my new Heat Holders® Oversized Luxury Throw! Hopefully, we can share but he seemed to claim it as his own as soon as we opened it! 🐾 🐈 I can't really blame him because it's super soft and snuggly, it feels like the softest fur! Plus, it keeps us toasty warm on these cold winter days and nights. πŸ”₯

The extraordinary success of Heat Holders® socks led the brand to create several additional products, such as hats, gloves, loungewear, and more! This award-winning brand now offers the softest throw/blanket that you'll probably ever feel!

Heat Holders® Thermal Oversized Throw/Blanket is made of a luxuriously soft fur fleece called HeatWeaver®. It's been developed to be efficient at retaining heat, which is why it has an official tog rating of 1.7 - it's measurably warmer to the touch.

The Heat Holders® Thermal Oversized Throw/Blanket is 70¾" x 78¾". It's machine washable and comes in several colours to suit any #decor
Shown here in the colour Winter Fawn.

The blanket is lightweight but keeps me toasty warm. We keep the temperature pretty low in our house and I'm always freezing! This throw allows me to keep warm while saving money on our heating bills. I love this neutral colour that I chose as it goes with any room in our house. 

I've been using it while watching TV on the sofa as well as an extra layer on the bed at night. It's very cozy and is a great way to not only stay warm but as a form of self-care to wrap yourself up in the comfort of its soft warmth.

It's so cozy and comforting to me that I love to sleep with it pulled up to my pillow so I can wrap my hands in its warmth. I can't even explain how comforting it is. Plus, my hands are always cold (thanks thyroid!) and this blanket helps to keep them warm while I am trying to drift off to sleep.

Heat Holders® Thermal Oversized Throw/Blanket:
  • 100% Polyester
  • Size 70¾" x 78¾"
  • Luxury soft fur feel
  • Tog rated at 1.7
  • Machine wash warm
  • Tumble dry on low heat

Heat Holders® makes a variety of products from socks, to hats and gloves, plus these gorgeous blankets, all created to keep you toasty warm at affordable prices.

The blanket/throw featured here retails for only $34.99 USD and comes in a variety of colours to suit any decor. 

Check them out at and

Stay Warm!


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Friday, February 5, 2021

NEW! Vichy Liftactiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Filler Face and Eye Serum + Day Cream Review

Yesterday, my guy asked me why I was "all dolled up." Meanwhile,  I was at home, in my sweats with no makeup on, hair undone, but I had just finished my new Vichy skincare routine, so I have to attribute the compliment to these products. πŸ˜„ I've definitely noticed that my skin has been glowing, brighter, plumped, and firmer, but for someone else to notice says a lot! πŸ₯°

I've been using these products AM and PM for a short time and since I'm already seeing results, I can't wait to see what happens long term. The fact that my jowls are less pronounced just amazes me. That's my least favourite part of my face and I haven't had much luck with skincare helping in that area until now, so I'll be keeping an eye on that as I continue using these products. 

The new H.A Wrinkle Filler has 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid plus Vitamin C, and Peptides which are key to combating dehydrated skin as it helps the skin retain water, keeping skin looking plump, hydrated, and filling in wrinkles! It only takes a few drops, and I always apply to damp skin for best results. It's a clear, silky-feeling serum that is also free of fragrance, silicone, and alcohol. It can also be used as an undereye wrinkle filler and lip line filler. Its unique Hygenic packaging limits the risk of bacterial contamination. Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested, too.

Facial serum with Vitamin C & 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid + Vichy Volcanic Water. Dermatologist tested for safety. 

Anti-wrinkle serum for face plumps skin for a visible filling effect, leaving skin looking more youthful. Clinically tested for efficacy to deliver visible results of -47% wrinkles & -60% fine lines in six weeks. Fragrance-Free.

The Anti-wrinkle and Firming Care Day Cream has 5% natural origin Rhamnose + super antioxidant Neohesperidine and is rich in 15 minerals, these ingredients help with wrinkles, loss of firmness, and tired-looking features πŸ™‹‍♀️ 

This anti-aging face moisturizer is:

  • Paraben-free
  • Allergy-tested
  • Tested under dermatological control for safety

Demonstrated product results for Vichy LiftActiv face moisturizer:

In 4 weeks:

  • 79% agree features look smoother*
  • 85% agree skin feels more comfortable*
  • 38% increase in skin firmness**

*Study on 52 women aged 45 to 65, twice daily application over 4 weeks

**Evaluation on 40 women aged 53 to 67

  • Paraben-free*
  • Allergy tested*
  • Tested under dermatological control for safety*
  • Non-comodegenic*
  • Suitable for sensitive skin*

Skincare is the one area that I'm always willing to invest my money in, and with Vichy, I really don't even have to spend a lot, yet I'm getting some of the most advanced technology in skincare! 😍😍😍

Have you tried either of these products? Let me know what your favourite Vichy products are! 

Have a fabulous weekend!


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