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When I see my fifty-something self in pictures, I cringe and my inner voice says, “Yikes, who is the chubby lady?” The ironic thing is that I use to be a teenage-fashion model. When I was very young, thin and FABULOUS, I looked at pictures of myself, cringed, and my inner voice said, “Yikes!” I’ve…

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” — Marilyn Monroe

My mom used to say, “I’m going to go put my face on.” Obviously, she meant she was going to put some makeup on. Here is my simple morning routine – it is what I call “Five minutes to Beauty.” I feel good about using safe BeautyCounter products on my face. Nourishing Day Cream Touchup…

Click here: My Beauty Counter Website I’m trying to start making the changes necessary to live a healthy life in every way. A big change I made last year (when my daughter, Lindsay, twisted my arm) was switching to non-toxic skin care and beauty products by BeautyCounter. “Since your skin is your largest organ,” Lindsay said,…

As a former model who spent years with TOO much makeup on my face – I realize that means I had a lot of toxins sinking into my skin. When I decided to make a change – my first purchase was BeautyCounter lipstick because I didn’t want to be eating, consuming, and swallowing chemicals, lead,…

I know there has been much written about antiperspirant vs deodorant. Is Anti-perspirant bad for you? Studies have been done and when you google it, so much information pops up that it’s hard to know who to believe. We all sweat and body odor is a byproduct of that bodily function. So what should we…

As I read thru this article from TEEN Magazine 1980 – I realize that I was just beginning my journey into the Ugly Business of Beautiful People. I was 16-years-old.  

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!” ― Audrey Hepburn A number of years ago, when I turned 30, I dug through a box of my modeling pictures and came up with a picture of myself — in a swimsuit. The picture showed a thin, tanned and cellulite free 16-year-old. I…

Water is important for our bodies to function well. Mayo Clinic advices that “even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.” I’ve been working on “spicing up” my water. Adding cucumbers to my H20 make me feel like I’m at a spa, on other days bits of ginger definitely perk it up, and…

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