Friday, September 23, 2016

I am liking the no make up trend.  And I do my fair share by doing without make-up several times a week.
Here are stars that are embracing the look:
And me, rocking the look - just off the treadmill:
Ok, maybe a little make up is needed  -  I don't want to scare small children!

So, if we are going to go au naturel we need to take extra care with our skin.  The No7 skin care line is very popular in Europe and is #1 in Britain and has a lot of science behind the brand.  It was on sale (at Ulta) so I decided to try some new products.  According to the Boots website, Lift & Luminate are made for the 45-60 age group.  I have used some items in the past and enjoyed them - no reaction from my skin   But I recently had a terrible flair up (rocasea) and my skin was red and feverish - no idea what set it off.  I needed something calming for the skin.
 The Calm Skin Balm was soothing lotion-like that felt good on the skin - I have not used it every day but might try that as the weather changes to drier and colder.  The ingredients include: Squalane, Ceramides & Licorice extract which help calm the skin.
I only use waterproof mascara and this one is new to me.  It is very wet mascara so you don't need a lot.  But I will probably not buy this again - I will return to Lancome.

Overnight Hand Treatment is very nice - absorbs quickly and no oily residue on top of the hands - I use this at least once daily on the back of my hands.  If too much comes out, just swipe the extra on the chest or neck.

 Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream
Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream is a very nice product that I have used occasionally over the past year.  I really need to be more consistent because this is not harsh and can use it day or night.  While this is on sale at Ulta I need to pick up another one and to go along with this,  I think I will also add Beautiful Skin Dark Circle Corrector - it can' hurt!
For more info about this brand visit my friends at Peppermint Cove: - 
lots of great info here that they kindly shared about this brand.

Have you tried this brand and did you like it?  The stores here in the US do not carry all of the products available but you can find more here:
Let me know if you have tried anything from this brand and what products you recommend.  

I read on another blog that the writer liked a new fragrance that smelled like leather - really?????
It was made for women but I don't understand the appeal.  I realize my fondness for florals is not for everyone but at least it will be soft and pleasant.  When I read the description, I can only think about cowboys - I love them (think about Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott ) I just don't want to smell like one!

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  Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude!  

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  1. you are so beautiful without make up :)

  2. You look so sunny and filled with inner glow)

  3. Thank you both so much! I need to put you in the will!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Splendid woman
    kisses for you
    New post <3<3<3

  5. Great post, you look great without makeup don't think lile that that you will scare children.
    Have a lovely weekend

  6. I haven't tried this products, but I think it's so cool to be as natural as possible, less is more :)
    Plus, you look great without make up or with little make up in your face, you won't scare small children, do not worry.

    Have a lovely weekend,

  7. I am coming to accept this is what
    60+ looks like - but I keep fighting
    the good fight!

  8. Hello :)
    Very nice your blog... I use quite often the N07 skin care and is great!
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  9. Great products :)
    Brilliant T-shirt :)

  10. I can confirm that over here in the UK the Boots no.7 range is really popular! It's great products and sensible prices, most people I know have at least one No.7 something in their bathroom cabinet. I like the Protect & Perfect serum, I don't know if you can get that but it does actually seem to work which is always a bonus!

    1. Thank you for sharing - I have used Protect & Perfect and my sensitive skin liked it!
      It is nice to have you visit - have a good weekend!

  11. You always have great reviews and I appreciate stopping by Friday Features to share this week! Hope you have a great weekend! Stay safe! Karren

  12. Awesome post!
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  13. You look great dear :D

  14. You look beautiful <3

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    Best wishes!

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  19. Прекрасный пост! ))

  20. Looking absolutely gorgeous! I have several make-up free days per week. It feels great and my skin appreciates the break.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

  21. Hi MiMi! Great post...most of us go sans make up a few days a week...nice to have a product to try like this No. 7 protectant on those days. Ulta is the place where my daughter and I can just stay for an hour at a time just looking & experimenting! You look quite lovely with no make-up, beautiful skin!

    1. Thank you dear - I definitely need to put you in the will!!! Thank you for visiting - If you have a blog come back and leave a link so I can follow you.
      The grey chest you showcased is so lovely!
      XXOO, Mimi

  22. Looks like some great products! I always wear make-up but I do like a natural look.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Hope you’re having an awesome week!

    The Closet by Christie

  23. You look great.
    I usually do prefer makeup, it cheers me up and it adds color to my day.
    I haven't tried this brand though.
    Have a great day!
    Xoxo, Victoria

  24. I think you are a very brave woman and I wish I could do the same

  25. You look beautiful without makeup. I don't go anywhere without mine, but I usually give my face a break during the week. As always we love having you share at DI&DI.

  26. Nice post

    Love Vikee

  27. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You have a lot of beauty products! Wow!

  28. Great post, you look great!!! :)