Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Show And Tell



Do you ever find something and you just have to share with your friends? Me Too!! 

That’s why today I am going to share with you a few things I have either just now realized, or found. One of my finds I am REALLY, REALLY excited about, keep reading!!!

First let’s start at the top!!

Hair
Did you know that you could put conditioner on your hair, leave it in over night, and wash it out the next day and Voila, you will have shiny, silky hair?

Me either!!
 
My hairdresser told me to do it, and boy am I glad she did, it is a great way to give your hair a silky boost. Plus, it is much cheaper than using Moroccan oil.

Just make sure you are using a good replenishing conditioner. I use Bain de Terre, and it smells heavenly.
Bain de terre conditioner

Let's FACE IT!! 

FACE

I have a couple of things I have to share with you here. I found a night cream that I am seeing, and feeling wonderful results with my skin….

My skin is hydrated, and so much smoother, this will definitely be a repeat purchase. It is on sale right now and if you use this link….

    
You will get $10 off your purchase if you are a new customer. Be sure, and read my other post on skincare products I love, you might see something else you might want!! HERE

Something else new to me that I am loving, is a new Brow defining cream. I was a bit reluctant because to be honest I was not unhappy with my Bare minerals brow powder.

I kept reading about brow defining creams and gels were the newest look for brows and much more natural looking. 

Since I was out of my powder I thought I would give it a try.Well, let me tell you, I am a new convert. 

It fills in my brows much better than the powder did with a much more natural look, and a very easy application. This is definitely a Go-to product for me now.
Brow cream duo Paulas Choice
I use the lighter shade for my brows. I wish they had one color instead of the two, since I can’t use the darker for my brows, but I could use it as a liner.

Anyhow check it out, I think you will love. You can use the same link above for your $10 off.

Next and the one I am most excited about!!

I FINALLY FOUND A GOOD
MASCARA!!

MAC false lashes mascara

Omgosh, I have been looking, and looking, and trying, and trying to find a mascara that did NOT clump, and that actually made my eyelashes look longer, and more voluminous. 

I don’t know about all of you, but  since I became a woman of a certain age, my lashes are thinner, and they even look shorter, but when I put this mascara on, it was like, “Oh there you are, where have you been oh lashes of mine?!”

They also offer a To-Go size for $10, great for your purse or if you just want to try it first. You can get it HERE!

Shall we get to the bottom of things?

  PANTS

Since it is Spring I have been on the hunt for a pair of yellow pants. I ordered two different pairs that did not work out as far as the color of yellow that actually arrived.

It is so hard to judge from one monitor to another. So if you know of any cute bright yellow pants around let me know.

However, I did find a couple pair of pants, one in a soft pink and the other in a cobalt blue. Both of which will go nicely in my wardrobe.

Talbots is having a sale on their regular priced pants, 20% off!!

Talbot slimming bi-stretch ankle pant
Let me tell you, I have the hardest time finding pants to fit me. I have short legs, sturdy thighs and calves.

Let’s just say I won’t fall over if a big wind hits me.
Anyhow these fit, and stretch, and are extremely comfortable. 

I already have a pair of Kelly Green pants just like these so I am set. Now if I could just find my yellow pants!!

 Something To Think About!
  FASHION BLOG

One last thing, I love fashion, but to be honest have not found any blogs featuring women of a certain age that has a style sense close to my own.

Have you noticed they stop at the age of 50, when they do fashion, make-up or hair articles? 

What the heck, we are not in the ground yet! Sheeesh!!!

When I look at the over 50, or a woman of a certain age blogs, I find they are either dressing too trendy, trying to look young, or they dress like a Nana, and to be honest a bit frumpy.

 Oh then let’s not forget the character dressing, that is out there too. None of which is for me.

Frumpy is something I try very, very hard not to be. I know the clothing industry does not market to our demographic, but there are ways of putting classic pieces together with a touch of a trend now and again.

I have a blog for you!!! written by the beautiful Beth Djalali….


style of a certain age 2style of a certain age
She dresses classic with some trendy pieces now and again. 

She always carries fabulous purses and wears equally as fashionable shoes and belts. 

Her clothing proportions are spot on for her stature.(I think proportions are so over looked on most fashion blogs, and they are so important.)

I spent a great deal of time perusing her entire blog and I pinned away. You can see what I pinned here.

Be sure and check her blog out, and tell her Kathysue sent you!!! Leave a comment, fashion blogging takes a lot of time, give her a minute of yours. ;)


Now, go out and enjoy your beautiful first weekend of Spring. I plan on doing a lot of this….

relax in the Spring

 
 
 

11 comments:

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Kathysue! Thanks for the tips, especially for the hair and brows. I am a blond and while I have brows, they just disappear. I am always looking for something that makes them more defined.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Judy said...

Kathysue, check out Susan's blog called "Fifty Not Frumpy" (you might have to google it)...she has a fabulous blog for women over 50 and is very stylish. Only thing is I could never wear the shoes she sports although they look fabulous on her!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I do need to try that mascara. Oh, I checked out her blog. Love it except I wish the photos were larger for our older eyes. I love that she even sports ripped jeans!

Kathysue said...

Kim if you click on the pictures they go to a gallery where they are larger. Let me know how you love the mascara, I am sold!!

La Dolfina said...

I love all these tips but tell me how do you sleep with the conditioner? Do you wear a shower cap to bed?

sydney85 said...

A few yellow pants. I like to shop at Zara and I am 60 and 5ft 3. I only like about 10% in this shop but have found some really good things.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/anne-klein-slim-leg-ankle-pants?ID=1889358&CategoryID=157&RVI=PDP_1

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-skinny-pull-on-capri-pants?ID=817261&CategoryID=157&RVI=PDP_1

http://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/trousers/topstitched-chinos-c358005p2538548.html

http://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/trousers/trousers-with-elastic-waist-c358005p2670026.html

http://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/trousers/double-fabric-press-stud-waist-trousers-c358005p2485514.html

Beth Djalali said...

Hi Kathysue,
I wanted to thank you for the shoutout. What an absolutely kind, and thoughtful post! This is exactly what I love about the blog community - strong, supportive women.
Keep up the good work, love your site!
xxoo beth

Lea said...

Oh, so glad I stopped by....gotta check out the brow cream and the mascara and the blog. Very interesting post. Have a wonderful week!

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Great finds Kathysue! :) A good mascara is hard to find. My eyes are sensitive so finding a good one that's all-natural has been difficult but the Pacifica brand is working for me right now.

I wanted to ask you, this new blog you discovered looks fabulous, have you heard of the blog/FB page 'Fifty not Frumpy'. I'm not sure if her style is exactly like yours but Susan does a great job with her outfits. Check her out! :)

Warmly,
Karla

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Got to check out that blog...love that she is not a super skinny person too!...:)

Debra Phillips said...

you always do these posts that speak to me like a girlfriend across the table! too many good mentions to single any out specifically, all great!

as a mascara junkie i will have to try your recommendation after i finish the new one i found and LOVE, chantecaille
xo
debra