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Hair: a crown fit for a queen

Hair: a crown fit for a queen

October 03, 2018

In my many years working in the beauty industry, there was an accepted hierarchy to the different body features and product categories. This related to how consumers valued their body features. Working in hair care, we recognized our products were hand in hand with facial skin care, but we found an analogy that always resonated: your hair is like a frame around a picture.

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Five pieces for an “Ageless-Chic” wardrobe

Five pieces for an “Ageless-Chic” wardrobe

September 27, 2018

In preparation for cleaning and also updating my wardrobe, I decided to get some tips from the cyber world. I was entertained reading about the art of tidying up and the hype and ideas created by Marie Kondo and I enjoyed getting outfit inspiration from my favorite bloggers and celebrities.

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Redefining my identity in my 40s

Redefining my identity in my 40s

September 13, 2018

How do we re-define ourselves at this age when we were supposed to know who we are? To each one of us, the answer has come at a different time and for different circumstances, and a few of my friends are still wondering. Some of us have started volunteering, joining organizations that share our passions and values. Others have taken on yoga or other more active forms of exercise and spending lots of time cooking healthier meals or exploring the farmers market.

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At peace with my gray hair

At peace with my gray hair

September 05, 2018

My relationship with my gray hairs reminds me of the drama between the main characters of one of those long-running soap operas. I have admired them, feared them, ignored them, tried to hide them, and maybe, finally, learned to accept them.

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Unruly hair, unruly me

Unruly hair, unruly me

August 30, 2018

With age we become unruly –just like our hair! One day you notice you need to add a bit more conditioner so your hair will look and feel less dry. Then, you start trying all kinds of treatments and when you realize that these measures are not going to cut it, you just start washing your hair less often.

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50 is the new 50

50 is the new 50

August 24, 2018

I embraced my 50s wholeheartedly. 50’s can be a great time in the life of a woman; all that confidence built in the 40s pays off. I am comfortable in my own skin, my own heart and brain. Even still, not everything is perfect. My hair, for one, is something I am still learning how to handle in my 50s.

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I want to look better, not younger

I want to look better, not younger

August 13, 2018

I’m 53 now. A successful career and I great family is on my list of proud achievements. And I still love a beauty magazine. I’m picking up different ones today. I love to read about real women stories; about places to explore around the world... And as always, I look for the latest in beauty and fashion. But, different from my young years, I’m more skeptical about what products promise.

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Friendships after 40 – Less can be more

Friendships after 40 – Less can be more

July 17, 2018

I realized how much my take on friendships has changed as I have gotten older: my group of friends has become much smaller (which doesn’t mean I get to see them more often), we have closer bonds (so it doesn’t matter if we don’t see each other that often) and that I now value them much more than I did in my 20s and 30s.

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What’s up with your hair, honey?

What’s up with your hair, honey?

July 07, 2018

You know my hair is in serious trouble when even my husband of 29 years takes notice. Admittedly, I have never had great hair. My hair is not the shiny, thick, luxurious, abundant type you see in TV commercials. It is thin and I never have had tons of it. However, my husband – as many other husbands - would not typically comment one way or the other… until this morning.

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