Cheap Eye Makeup Remover

FR6A2627coconut oil and blue containerI have discovered the wonders of coconut oil! This stuff is really good for you in all kinds of ways, but recently I have discovered that it also makes a very cheap (and good for your eyes) eye makeup remover. Over the past couple of years I have battled with red itchy patches on my eyelids and around my eyes. It would drive me crazy with the itching and burning, and wearing makeup over it was not fun either. Both my family doctor and a dermatologist told me to quit wearing eye makeup and gave me steriod creams to use. Seriously?? Nobody really wants to look at me without makeup (I don’t like looking at me without makeup!!). And the problems with the steroid creams is that they don’t work that well. I wasn’t too crazy about the information I read on them, either. Plus, going without makeup on the weekend was not improving anything. Assuming I was having an allergic reaction to my eye shadow, I started by trying to change that, looking for the brands with pure ingredients. No luck. I changed mascara, and tried several other things. Finally, I changed what I was using to take off my eye makeup. [Read more…]

Fifty Isn’t Fatal

Sandy at 17 - black and white photo -turning fifty isn't fatal

Me at seventeen.

Women don’t like to talk about how old they are. Those who know me, of course, know how old I am. For the record, I am 52. I can’t BELIEVE I just put that out there like that, but there it is!

There used to be an old commercial on TV that used the phrase “forty isn’t fatal”. It was a ploy to sell hair color and the commercial was actually pretty good at making you think about going to buy their hair color. I used to wonder back then how it would feel like to turn forty and when forty came, while it made me do a lot of re-examining myself (and a lot of checking for gray hair!), I found out they were actually right. Forty wasn’t fatal for me. Not fun exactly, but not fatal.

Fifty hit me like a brick wall. [Read more…]

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