Thursday, February 23, 2017

I have been using highlighters sparingly - at 63 I don't want to look like a disco ball but I do want to create a subtle glow.  I keep on hand  Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder,

 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in Luminous Light (L) & Mood Light (R):
Most of these are build-able and will last a very long time - no need to be heavy-handed!
These are not overly sparkly ~ begin at the corner of the eye and sweep the brush down towards the face, hitting the tops of the cheek bones. 
Keep an eye out during the holidays because companies create sets that allow you to try different products with one purchase like Sephora Favorites 'Glow For It'~ these included powder and creme highlighters and was a great way to try out items without over spending.

I like AG Hair Care products:
I have a lot of layers that need definition - I have used AG hair wax previously (on the ends)) and it worked well.
So I when I saw the Tousled Texture in a spray I thought this would be so convenient - wow - that stuff comes out fast & furious!  It is a powerful spray that is really too much - I will try just spraying it on my hands and apply to the ends - the force is too strong straight from the can. Yes, Girl Friend needs a hair cut!!

I did not know National Margarita Day is on February 22  -  I did not realize this was a 'thing'!! Here are some lovely looking recipies:
I tend to associate margaritas with summer but Feb is good too!
Let me know if you tried some of these.

Here is a recipe that I tried and liked.  Super easy and everything is in 1 pan!  I did not use Italian seasoning but just a bunch of diff ones we like - oregano, herbs de provence, celery seeds & bay leaves.  I also added some chopped onion ( you could use dried)
Chicken legs & thighs have been on sale for about .69 lb lately so it is a great time to stock up.
I baked this at 370 deg for about an hour - we like food very done!  This is the before pic - I melted a stick of butter and poured it over everything and added some more salt & pepper. Here in the South butter is a food group - necessary for every day life! (You could use less but perish the thought!)
I will make this again - have you tried this recipe?

If you enjoy cross stitching look at this cute Etsy shop:
New things will be listed everyday as the brick & mortar shop is closed.

~ All items purchased by me unless otherwise noted ~
                                  Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here


  1. Interesting) Thanks for sharing your opinion!

  2. Interesting cosmetics :)

  3. great post that chicken and veggies look delicious

  4. I prefer the build-able powders. Much easier to work with.
    Your hair looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great products. :)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Xoxo, Victoria

  6. I love a light highlighter, as I'm fair like you. Good post, thanks for linking up. xo


  7. The color is perfect. I like it all... kisses

  8. You look fabulous at 60 something! Love the color on you. Perfect!

    Hopping by from my kitchen tinkering Chicken Scaloppini with Lemon

  9. Great tips on highlighters and when to buy! I recently started trying spray wax and I think you are right about spraying it on your hands first. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    1. Hello dear heart - hope you are well!
      If you like AG hair care, I think Ulta has the products on sale for about 25% off - I will probably pick up
      a couple of things (just in case I am stranded on an island with no Ulta!!)
      Have a good day!

  10. You look terrific! I've been a bit hesitant with highlighting... Like you said I don't want to look like a disco ball! Haha! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

  11. Disco ball??? No way, you look great! Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  12. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party.