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Hand Cream - C.O.Bigelow & Skincare Tips

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  Wild, Wacky, Winter  Image by  kristamonique  from  Pixabay "Winter is approaching spring. Such a glorious time.  New beginnings."  The weather this winter has been insane across the land.  Warm weather moments, cold winds creating havoc, rain downpours, snow swirling, fires burning the south and basically a topsy-turvy landscape.  Everyday there is a new weather report causing chaos.  Along the way, our skin becomes dry, flakey and red.  Lately I have learned a few skincare tips that enlighten.   Before I discuss the benefits of C.O. Bigelow hand lotion, here are my tips: If You Want Good Skin Foam or Gel Cleanser: Never use a foam cleanser on your skin.  Too drying.  Always gel.  Department Store Moisturizers: Do not bother with high end moisturizers at a department store.  Choose gentle formulas like CeraVe ,  Cetaphil  or Vanicream .    Foundation with SPF: Never use a foundation with SPF mixed in and think you are protected.  You will think you have enough SPF suns

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

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  Color My Lips RED  Photo by  Virginia Berbece  on  Unsplash "She has a way with words, Red Lipstick, and making an entrance." - Kate Spade Red lips, red roses, anything red.  If you are like me, you love classic red lipstick.   Or if you like to stand out, make an impression, be feminine, rebellious or be fierce wherever you go - then a red lip is your ticket.   Since I was young, I have been obsessed with red lipstick. Even when my mother said, "I do not like your red lips" I kept on swiping a lusciously blue red to my lips.  MAC Ruby Woo , released in 1999, is one of the most iconic red lipsticks on the market.  Of course, in the day, I bought it and still have a tube always on hand.  The formulation has the reddest red with a hint of blue. This brilliant combination creates a perfect red lip which universally works on everyone's complexion.   Throughout history the famous, the royals, celebrities, business leaders, politicians, and first ladies have donned

Black Pumps - Timeless

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  The Classic Staple Image by  eloigomez_  from  Pixabay Finding the perfect black pump can be a challenge.  Especially if you are looking for comfort but do not want to appear frumpy or trendy.  Moreover, choosing quality over price wins every time.  As we all know, our feet take on a lot of wear and tear over the years.  We run, jump, walk, stroll along with a myriad of other foot usages. Additionally, how much you weigh times by 6 is how much weight is subjected to your knees and feet.  Sometimes, like me, if you play a lot of tennis, you can develop Morton's Neuroma's from narrow toe box in tennis shoes.    If this happens, then you are on a mission to find a comfortable pair of heels.  Yes, size up for extra room and add in support pads to prevent pain.  Recently, I went to the most glorious wedding where every detail was carefully curated.  The wedding was memorable, special, and wildly fun because none of us had time to take photos in our photo-obsessed society.  I was r

Holiday Shopping

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  Small Things After All Photo by  Rodion Kutsaiev  on  Unsplash The holidays are here and finding the right gift is top of mind.  The malls are filled, festivities are in full swing, and Christmas is around the corner.  Listed are a few treasured gifts that will not break the bank.  These are memorable and useful.  You will be pleased to give a gift that will be cherished by the beholder.  Affiliate Shopping Applies  NEST - Holiday Classic Candle Nothing like a candle burning with a holiday scent.  Kyi Kyi Cashmere Hats  I have several with real fur.  The faux fur is just as luxurious and warm.  Kate Spade Princess Cut Large Studs These beauties sparkle and make an elegant statement day or night.  Happy Holidays!  Spread joy, light, and love.  Tis the season to be jolly.  That's a Holiday Wrap! Until Next Time Kim                     

The Black Pant

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  A Classic Are you ready for your holiday get together?  The Theory brand provides the perfect pant for the season and throughout the year.  As you know, timeless black pants are imperative in your wardrobe.  The brand Theory is your answer. With the holidays in full swing select your Theory pants and combine them with a beautiful blouse, sweater, and pumps.   The pants run small so size up.   The straight leg or wide leg are flattering and provide something different than a pair of skinny leg pants. The fabric is a combination of wool and spandex.  These numbers will last for years to come.  Affiliate Shopping Applies Theory Slim Straight Pant Theory Demitria Good Wool Suiting Pants Get ready to impress, dance and shine this festive season.  Remember accessories are your best friend.   Thus, select a glittery top, pretty pumps, earrings, and finish with a swipe of red lipstick.  After all, the Christmas comes once a year.     "Stand out, smile, be kind, spread joy and enjoy th

Cashmere Scarves

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  Cold, Sleet, Hail  Photo by  Katsia Jazwinska   on   Unsplash Who can resist cashmere in any form?  The fabric is soft, sensual, and very warm especially on frosty days.  A large cashmere scarf is also toasty when at home by a fire, on a plane traveling or even out for your daily errands.  For me, when playing tennis, a cashmere scarf is a necessity when racing from the cold outdoors to an indoor court.  Additionally, there is nothing more elegant than a pop of cashmere color to highlight one's face.  This week you might be looking for cashmere with the upcoming Black Friday Sales .   I found one for you at Bloomindales. Affiliate Shopping Applies C by Bloomingdales Cashmere From the Bloomingdales site:   For over 20 years, C by Bloomingdale's exclusive cashmere has been crafted of the finest, softest yarns from inner Mongolia. Sourced from local vendors who hand-brush their goats and collect only the most premium-quality fibers, our cashmere is ultrasoft and luxurious to the

Red Dress, Red Sweater, Red Pants

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  Passion for Red Apparel  Photo by  Nick Fewings  on  Unsplash I love red.  Anyone who knows me understands I adore red and especially red lipstick.  A friend of mine who I worked with said, "Kim wore red lipstick before Angelina Jolie did."   On the opposite side of the spectrum, my mother did not care for my red lipstick.  However, when you love something, you love something.  Why do I love red?  Well, red is the color of strength, love, passion, loyalty, and courage.  It is my statement color.  We all should have a statement color that symbolizes who we are in this life.  Why not be a lioness in red?  Moreover, red is the holiday hue of the season.  Perhaps everyone this year wants to sparkle, give back and stand out.  Be a leader and not a follower.  Live by example and expect respect from those around you.   How do you decide which red to wear?  It has to do with the tone of your skin.  If you have a blue undertone in your veins, then you will want to select a blue red.