When I find a beauty product I love, I stick with it. Often it takes many years to find the ideal beauty product for you and sometimes you never find it. In fact I’ve been looking for the perfect mascara and hair spray since the late 1980s. Still searching! It’s a good thing I also love to try new beauty products. I always enjoy getting my hands on samples of beauty products I’ve not tried before or, even better, getting…

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It’s hard to believe that spring, in all its fresh and colorful beauty, arrives next month. Weren’t we just celebrating the New Year? For some of us, it already feels and looks like spring. Where I live in Sonoma Valley, the temperatures are climbing into the 70s and daffodils and fields of mustard flowers are adding vibrant colors to the landscape everywhere you turn. It’s got me thinking about spring cleaning and sprucing up! I’m…

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The Ageless Makeup Series is back and this time Veronica is helping us look less tired. As the wife of a firefighter, I know first hand what a poor night of sleep does to one’s appearance. And if you have small kids, hormonal issues, jet lag, or just not a great sleeper – I never have been, even as a child – then you know what I am talking about. Veronica shows us  how to look more…

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Veronica Passalacqua and I are back with our second video in The Ageless Makeup Series. In our first video, Veronica demonstrated how to cover brown spots. It was our first time filming and I mistakenly set the camera vertically making it hard for viewers to see what was going on. I will never do that again! Our newest video is much closer, thankfully. In Video 2, we are tackling the prevalent problem of concealing those pesky…

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Welcome to The Ageless Makeup Series!   Last spring, I had the privilege of experiencing Modern Beauty by Mariah Smith. Part of the Modern Beauty portraiture package includes having your makeup professionally done by Sonoma County makeup artist and esthetician, Veronica Passalacqua.   She created a beautiful makeup look for the photo shoot As you probably already know, it’s always a good idea to wear heavier than normal makeup – and maybe some false eyelashes…

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Many of you have been following along with my progress while using the Tria Age-Defying Laser. It’s been a few months since I first told you about my initial Tria experience back in March, just a few weeks into the 12-week treatment, with this post. A few weeks later, I followed up with a Q & A post at the 8-week mark. I have since completed the 12-week Tria Age-Defying Laser treatment and am taking…

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