Tuesday, February 14, 2023

This Citrusy, Tangy-Scented Jurlique Body Wash Makes My Shower Feel (and Smell!) Like a Fancy Spa

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Jurlique Restoring Shower Gel in Lemon, Geranium & Clary Sage

One of my longest-running obsessions? Shower gel. I've been a faithful shower gel and body wash user since I was in high school and first discovered the magic of Caress. As I've gotten older, that love has only deepened, to the point that I have an entire rack of my three-tiered shower caddy dedicated solely to shower gels. At any given time, I have about 6-8 different ones at the ready. (What can I say, I like options!) And one of my current favorites? Jurlique Restoring Shower Gel in Lemon, Geranium & Clary Sage.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Jamie's Dating Diary: The First One (Not Actually THE One)

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“You’re actually really cool,” Cameron said as he swam close to me in his Olympic-sized pool, gazing into my eyes with the combination of admiration and lust that only a new Tinder date can seem to muster. “Girls my age just don’t have anything to talk about. We should definitely hang out again sometime.”

It would be interesting enough if only one guy ever said that to me. But, truth be told, Cameron is just one of the dozens who have uttered those very same words — sometimes in a pool, sometimes in bed, sometimes on my couch, sometimes just over a text — but, honestly, it’s nothing I haven’t heard before. 

Cameron was different, though — because he was the first. The first guy I ever talked to on Tinder and actually met in person. The first guy who said these words to me. The first guy I dated who was only 25. And, yes, I say “only” — because I’m over 40. And, more often than not, the only guys who will date me are 25.

Friday, January 6, 2023

I'm a Serum-Obsessed Beauty Writer, and These Are My 6 Favorites Right Now

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Top 6 serums for any skincare routine for The Beauty of Life: Herbivore Botanicals, Naked Sundays, Mario Badescu, Farmacy Beauty, Florence by Mills, and The Ordinary.
What's your desert island beauty product? For me, it's absolutely, definitely, beyond the shadow of a doubt, serum. I quite literally can't live without serum in my skincare routine. Sometimes I even layer two or three serums on top of each other instead of using a moisturizer!

To that end, I'm always testing and trying out new serums, looking for the latest and greatest ones to help moisturize, hydrate and nourish my skin. There are 6 serums I'm totally loving right now — read on to find out which ones are currently topping my list!

Thursday, December 15, 2022

I Just Found the Absolute Best Way to Pack Every Travel-Sized Product (Hint: It's These Refillable Magnetic Containers from Cadence)

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A review of the Cadence Capsule system for travel-sized beauty products.
Easy. Leak-proof. Perfect for travel. Oh, and they fit in TSA-approved, quart-sized bags that you can bring on your next flight. I'm talking about Cadence refillable containers, of course! I’d been so curious about this brand for the longest time. I finally got a 6-pack capsule system, filled them up for a few recent trips, and instantly fell in love!