5 Makeup Tips for Women Over 50

5 Makeup Tips for Women Over 50

For “women of a certain age,” makeup can be a powerful beauty enhancer or a dead giveaway of age-related skin issues. These five tips can help you maximize your makeup, offering living proof that 50 is indeed the new 30.


  1. Choose the Right Foundation and Concealer




While you might have skipped concealer and foundation in your 20s and into your 30s, it’s a valuable tool as you grow older. Concealer serves as a your most important tool to even out skin tone, brighten up your under eye area and camouflage general discoloration and sun spots. Go for a shade that’s closest to your natural skintone shade. We recommend our Organic Infused Perfecting Under Eye Concealer to brighten up under eye areas. This amazingly emollient concealer can also double as a spot concealer when applied with our Professional Vegan Concealer Brush.

Using the right foundation for your skin tone is the ideal next step after spot applying concealer. The right foundation can further brigh.....
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November 4, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Is Kids’ Halloween Makeup Dangerous?

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The autumn air getting crisper, hoodies and sweaters coming out of storage, and leaves changing colors to red and gold mean Halloween – most kids’ favorite fall holiday – is almost here.

Children are excited about their upcoming round of trick-or-treating: choosing the perfect costume and mapping out the areas with the best candy. Parents are probably excited, too. But while moms and dads are thinking of inconspicuous ways to steal a piece of candy or two from their children’s treats, they are also wanting to ensure the holiday celebration is safe and healthy.

A lot of Halloween dangers are old news to parents. As kids, our parents checked our candy to be sure it was safe. More recently, communities have started shifting trick-or-treat times to daylight hours for increased safety. Most notably for many, makeup and face paint have replaced sight-obscuring masks as the method of choice for transforming your tyke or tween into someone or something else for one nig.....
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October 28, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

5 Foods Linked to Premature Aging

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The old adage, “You are what you eat,” absolutely holds up. The foods we choose to put into our body play a major role in how we look, feel, and even age. Let’s count down five skin aging offenders to avoid in order to look your youthful best.


  1. Sugar




You’ve probably already got a million reasons to quit sugar, but here’s one more to add to the list: it accelerates the aging process. Excess sugar causes the production of damaging AGEs as well as excess inflammation. The result? A loss in elasticity leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, dry skin.


  1. Trans Fats




We already know that trans fats clog arteries, which has a serious consequence on heart health. But did you know that clogged arteries and narrowed blood vessels can also age skin by promoting inflammation? Research further links these unhealthy fats with increased vulnerability to UV damage -- the leading cause of aging. So step away from the processed foods to enjoy mo.....
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October 24, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 22 Oct 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Practicing Big Picture Bookending - What thoughts do you start and end your day with to support your most aligned, positive life? I bookend my sleep with two practices;  gratitude and positive big picture thoughts to keep my energy focused in the right direction. At night, instead of counting sheep, I go through everything I’m grateful for in my life until I fall asleep. In the morning, as I’m getting ready for work I listen to Abraham Hicks. What can you listen to in the morning to start your day with love, joy and appreciation?      

2. Quote I’m integrating - “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

3. App I’m Loving - Couch to 5K I decided to ditch all my trendy fitness and yoga classes in an effort to simplify.....
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October 22, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 1 Oct 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Deepening my integration of - Don Miguel Ruiz’s  The Four Agreements These four simple, timeless reminders are a personal and relationship touchstone in chaotic times… a reminder that may help unwind self-imposed beliefs and agreements that are actually creating unhappiness and limitation in our lives.

2. Grateful for the tradition of - Professional portrait photography. Growing up I loved seeing the elegantly poised professional photographs of my grandmothers with their beautifully coiffed hair, red lips and box hats. For Afterglow, I get headshots done every two years in an attempt to “keep it real” with you, my business and my brand. The process is fun, I love seeing myself through a talented  photographer eyes… and knowing that these images will be there for me to look back on when I.....
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October 1, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 17 Sept 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Praising the clarity of the FDA for banning - 19 highly destructive and toxic ingredients in antibacterial soap including ubiquitous antibacterial soap ingredients triclosan and triclocarban. Manufacturers of banned antibacterial laced soaps have one year to remove them from the shelves. This FDA ruling finally validates what many in the alternative medical and natural cosmetic communities have been saying for years.  These antibacterial ingredients are bad news for your health and the earth. Curiously, the ruling doesn’t affect hand sanitizers and wipes with the same ingredients the FDA deemed unsafe for use in soaps. Here are 5 reasons why you should stop using that antibacterial everything yesterday.

2. In praise of awareness and the efforts of - One Love Foundation for helping educate all of .....
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September 17, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

ROSEMARY FOR NATURAL BEAUTY

 

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WHAT: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), a fragrant herb related to mint, has long been used to alleviate muscle pain, boost the immune system, enhance circulation, improve memory, and promote hair growth. As a source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6, rosemary has been hailed for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Rosemary is also useful for enhancing food dishes with its unique piney flavor, and for creating perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics. Rosemary is recognized by its long, flat, thin green leaves. This herb can be prepared as a dried whole plant, a powdered extract, or a liquid extract.

ORIGIN: Rosemary is native to dry, rocky areas in the Mediterranean, mostly on the coastline. It’s a hardy herb that does well in pots and planters. It cannot withstand harsh winters and is typically found in sunny environments with well-drained soil, next to breezy oceans such as on the coast of California. It’s relatively easy to grow and cultivate indoors or in a ho.....
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September 8, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 3 Sept 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Stress relieving hack I’m loving - A few years ago I completed The Camino de Santiago which is a glorious pilgrimage “walk” from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela on the far side of Spain. The walk took 35 days. Most days we walked about 14 miles. We carried everything for the month in our packs. Those few belongings were very precious and critical. Although my pack was pared down to the bare necessities (like only one change of clothes), I still carried my golf ball. Yes. You read that right. That beautiful golf ball saved my feet...and you can believe it was a hit with the other pilgrims. Get yourself a golf ball now and roll it around under those bare feet of yours anytime you need an instant foot massage. It’s easy and immediate.

2. This week’s adventure I’m cheri.....
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September 3, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 20 Aug 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Natural beauty hack I’m loving I overplucked my brows in my twenties. In my early thirties, I handed over my brows to waxing, but the wax made me break out. It was horrible. Then I found “threading”, an eyebrow shaping technique using twisted cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle. It’s been a few years and my brows have never looked better. I will never look back. Unlike waxing, there’s no waiting for the hair to grow  to thread again, there’s no yanking the skin or skin irritation, breakouts, or burns. With threading my brow shape is more precise and elegant. Plus, my brows now look a million times healthier and fuller.  And the threading process is 100% chemical free. Next time you want to get your eyebrows shaped, try visiting a threading studio.

2. This week’s adventu.....
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August 20, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply