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5 Feb

IN THE MOOD NON TOXIC SKINCARE & MAKEUP

As you know from several of my posts like Cosmetics Chemical Truth, I am a non toxic brand pioneer and champion, having started one 9 years ago. This makes me really picky as shown with my post about Gwyneth Paltrow's goop Juice Beauty being elitist in pricing. Now, there are many non toxic beauty product brands. Beautycounter products, for example, include none of the chemicals I avoid. They are priced lower than goop Juice Beauty, Tata Harper, Kjaer Weis; yet higher than W3ll People, Burt's Bees, Yes to Carrots, Shea Moisture, Dr. Bronner's, S.W.Basics, and similar to Jurlique, RMS, REN clean skincare, BITE beauty, ILIA makeup, Smith & Cult nail polish, Nonesuch, Makanai, Josie Maran, Honest Beauty....
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18 Jan

IN THE MOOD …BEAUTY SECRET WEAPONS

My January skincare & makeup SECRET WEAPON list: ☑ "How do I love thee?" My Korean DERMAL Collagen Facial Masks (set of 16 for $10). "Let me count the ways". Buy these pronto. If you don't believe me, check out the 1,444 reviews of these sheet masks in varying flavors: citrus, cucumber, charcoal, green tea, royal jelly and more. I didn't even follow the recommended leave on time and still immediately felt a difference in my skin's texture. It's like a cold shower for the face. Incredibly refreshing. ☑ oh k! Latex free Cleansing Pad (set of 2 for $8). They remove makeup, gently exfoliate, and invigorate. ☑ "Some people go to priests; others to...
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12 Jan

MOOD: FRUSTRATED where did my gym mojo go?

CAUTION! A crime has been committed. BY me or TO me. Maybe both. At least that's how it feels. I am trying EVERYTHING to get my workout mojo back. I've stolen my teen's "beats" headphones and church was selfishly used Christmas eve, as I desperately seek any and all divine intervention. Here are AJR's "Weak" song lyrics that inspired this post. "Am I weak? And what's wrong with that. Boy oh boy I love you when I fall for that. My habits they call me like a grudge. But I give in so easily. And no thank you is how it should go. I should stay strong, but I'm weak and what's wrong with that boy oh...
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13 Dec

IN THE MOOD HOW 3 STYLISH 40+ GALS DRESS FOR PARTIES

A friend just mentioned that she saw Kelly Ripa in a dark green sequin pencil skirt, black turtleneck, stiletto pumps. Easy enough right? Maybe I'll try it. I've been seeking a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) New Year's Soirée party outfit and just poured through so much content about holiday party outfit recommendations my head is spinning. Sadly not a single idea is a memorable standout. I ordered and returned several possibilities, including the previous post red dress, which looked nothing at all on me as it did on the 20 year old model. She clearly was wearing a different dress. Lol. Here are some black sequin pencil skirts, because I decided red or green is too cliché. Vince...
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9 Dec

IN THE MOOD GIVING GUCCI

Gucci gift idea alert! Available HERE. A luxury belt that isn't in your face ostentatious, with gold hardware, that may be worn dressed up or down. It's borrowed from the boys, and less pricey than the typical double GG style. This belt's color pop will make neutral outfits, like the dress pictured above, standout. If you like it for yourself, gift it to your husband, then secretly borrow it. Wrap and tuck the end underneath. Consider the belt your holiday "Gift With Purchase". Check out this previous post about the power of color for makeup stocking stuffer suggestions. Here are 4 Colors Proven To Make You Look Younger from today's Who What Wear for apparel gift ideas especially the red-violet Gucci wool...
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5 Dec

IN THE MOOD RED DRESS (HOLIDAY)

This is the dress! Now all we need is the party. No makeup. Undone hair. Done. & Other Stories, Ruby Sequin Dress. Moodsey is about sharing not selling and does not receive proceeds from purchase of this recommended brand....
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26 Nov

IN THE MOOD FOR LIT PHOTOS (LUMEE)

It isn't always easy to get a great photo, especially at night inside or outside. That's why this gadget, the LuMee iphone/Samsung Galaxy case, grabbed my attention. The phone case literally is "lit" because it illuminates adding essential extra brightness for quality photographs. No more million attempts to get just one adequate photo. I also like how this started out as a photographer's simple idea then evolved as a new product and caught on organically. I mean if Kim Kardashian the selfie queen and Oprah love it then why wouldn't we? This is an American innovation story and a great stocking stuffer for everyone. Check out a short LuMee informational video about how it started and to...
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20 Nov

IN THE MOOD SHINY TRENCH (MARKS&SPENCER, ALEXA CHUNG)

It arrived today and I love how shiny this trench is! However, it's small and too cool for me. At least that's what I thought, until my husband told me I was wrong. Does anyone else buy clothes that are too big and too basic for comfort? I clearly am making this mistake. It's likely aging the way we look more than we realize. The trench is a high-shine polyurethane patent leather look coat pictured above on me. I don't like posting pictures of myself but seeing an unusual trend on someone who isn't a young perfect model is realistic and hopefully helpful. The Briggate trench is from the Marks & Spencer collaboration with Alexa Chung a popular British fashionista....
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15 Nov

IN THE MOOD BUZZFEED BEAUTY BARGAINS

Makeup addicts (and I) swear by many inexpensive beauty products. So why aren't you using them? You could call me an Aquaphor Healing Ointment "evangelist" - for chapped lips. HERE is a great Buzzfeed list that includes many products I've previously written about on Moodsey. Also, TJMaxx now offers discounted beauty online. Click HERE for some amazing deals on Korean face masks and all kinds of brand name: makeup, skincare, hair care, bath and body, beauty tools. It's almost holiday season and beauty bargains make great stocking stuffers, especially for ourselves. I do not receive proceeds from purchase of these recommended brands. Moodsey is all about sharing not selling. ...
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6 Nov

IN THE MOOD POP UP SALE (BANDIER)

I literally just got this invitation and Fairfield County ladies it is not to be missed by me (and maybe you) because a similar event has never happened before to my knowledge. Bandier is having a special pop up sale (up to 70% off) at Chelsea Piers in Stamford this week. Maybe I'll see you there? For me, it's all about the outfit. You can take the girly girl out of the gym but you can't take the girly out of the girl. Click HERE for a previous post about Bandier. I do not receive proceeds from purchase of this recommended brand. Moodsey is all about sharing not selling....
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