Sparkle On, Darling, Sparkle On!

“I am Happy to Sparkle like a Glazed Disco Ball!icon” ~ Paloma Elsesser


Not just for New Years but all year long a little bling on a women of our age is appropriate all of the time.

Love the way a little sparkle goes a long way to change a monochromatic outfit.


Being a bit fluffy and short, finding elegant clothing can pose unique challenges.

It is fun to go in search of the looks I see on thinner women our age.


Norstroms and the Nordstom Rack always seem to have a really large selection of elegant clothes, the skinny ladies are wearing.


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Lesson Learned?


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Recently I posted about my affinity for “happy mail” including a make-up subscription.

Will start by saying again that I absolutely love getting these “glam bags”, filled with 5 samples of high end brands.

I love to try high end make-up trying trends I might not otherwise try.

The bags can be customized including selections for those of us young at heart.

My love of youtube unboxings, make finding a more mature unboxing a rare thing.

Have seen some bags that are for the vloggers mother’s comparison to their own.

Many of the products overlap and many are included in my bag that the younger gals are getting.

Cool, my nieces and nephews will think I am on trend, with glittery eye shadow in orange (think fruit) eyeshadow.

So as noted in my earlier post I am not that cool and will not wear orange eyeshadow and other trendy makeup.

Fast forward why the rambling about getting this bag of miscellaneous bag of samples:

I had received a super duper mascara  (the kind promising the thickest lashest you have ever had!) …

Who could resist (my lashes seem nonexistent)?

Last week we went to dinner, in my desire to be fabulous a full face of makeup and new sweater!  Of course it is time to pull out the make-up promising the biggest payoff.

After applying said super lash mascara I had as promised the thickest lashes of my 40 years of wearing makeup.

Awesome! I am looking fab (all a matter of opinion I was trying!)

When we got home I removed my make-up and went back to work.

I noticed that I seemed to have remnants of mascara which despite trying to remove the mascara again, still while I couldn’t see it, my eye lashes were somehow not like my lashes were pre super duper mascara.

A week later and still some remains, with each passing day more and more comes off.  My eyes are seemingly drier then pre super duper mascara.

Blessedy this is the lesson I need and need to share..

Lets vow not to try the latest brands and in sometimes the latest trends…

In thinking about my sensitive skin (still prone to breakout, crazy right?)  I am lucky I have not had more reactions.

My plan is to by full size products of the quality I have always used.  There is something to be said about the old line brands.

In the next week or so I will share what I will be using.

My trash this week will be full of samples.

Of course there are non make-up subscriptions, an excuse to try another one!

Despite the mascara mishap still,

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Decent Hairstyles for Women Over 50

What a title, 🙂 cringe worthy actually.


The right hair styles

Tomorrow is a big day, time for a haircut!

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Exciting Best Best Hairstyle Fine Hair Ideas Styles & Ideas 2018 sperr Also Hairstyles For Fine Thin Hair Over 50 Snap




     I wanted to take a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like.

In googling hairstyles for women over 50 with fine hair.

All were stunning and sure to highlight what I have..

The author referred to the styles as decent.

Why only decent?  Is it because we are older?

Why can’t my fine thin hair be fabulous?



Fortunately I have all the hair mother nature deems I need..

Unfortunately, there are many with no hair many because of illness.

They have far more to  worry about then fine hair.

I refuse to have a decent hairstyle when I can have a fabulous attitude!

My fabulous attitude will render my haircut nothing short of fier<#ce!


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