With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a group of talented and creative Sonoma women decided to put together Valentine’s Day looks and include fashion and beauty ideas. Kelly Dolata of A Savvy Lifestyle asked me to join in the styling fun and of course I said yes, please! A Savvy Lifestyle is a Wine Country lifestyle site, chock full of beautiful styling ideas, recommendations for local food, DIY projects, wine and travel, an events calendar and much more. Be sure to visit this…

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My New Skin Care Regimen  I turn 50 next year – eek! – and have been noticing more redness, periodic breakouts, stubborn brown spots, and the overall discoloration of my aging skin and I’d like to do something about these issues, preferably before the big 5-0!. So when my friend Karen Borgfeldt, clinical esthetician and owner of Hello Beautiful Skin in Santa Rosa, asked me to review her Face Fitness program earlier this fall, I was eager to…

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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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Before I get into my post today, I want to acknowledge what a tragic last few weeks it has been. The Paris and Beirut attacks, as well as the Russian jetliner explosion, have left many of us feeling sad, confused and lacking hope for peace. I took most of the week off from blogging because my heart wasn’t in it and it felt strange to write about frivolous things at time like this. But when a French…

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If there is one thing about my appearance I get a lot of comments about, aside from my height, it’s my hair. With the exception of a Madonna-inspired chin-length bob in the 1980s, I have always sported long locks. I am grateful to have thick, healthy hair with body. But because of its thickness and length, my hair is very heavy. Creating and maintaining volume above my chin-line is not easy. The weight of my hair…

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