July 8, 2015


Let's talk beauty....
the very first piece of advice that mother told me when
we were moving to Texas was this...

"Be sure to wear a good moisturizer out there...
with all of that dry heat,
you want to keep your skin looking youthful!"
Spoken like a true Mississippi belle......

First piece of advice...
Invest in a good hat......
one that will cover your face and the top of your head...
always wear your Jackie-O's to protect those
Betty Davis eyes of yours!
Any good Dermatologist will tell you this is a necessity for summer! 

This is my sunscreen of choice.
It's a broad spectrum.....SPF 45
and has a very light feel....
it smells fresh and best of all
it's water resistant! 
Be certain to apply sunscreen to your hands....
avoid those age spots!!

Now Avalon Organics are products I am totally in love with! 
The Vitamin C Renewal Balancing Toner
Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer
Lavender Luminosity....Ultimate Night Cream

Lips.....Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm
NYX Matte Lipstick-I chose Alabama
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Essie Polish-Ballet Slippers
Tarte Cheek Stain-Loving

When you invest in your health and products that make you look and feel good,
it will be well worth it when you are running around the city
with the blazing sun and humidity
until you can feel those coastal breezes.......
Be Your Own Stylesetter! 


  1. Hi Estelle! I have not tried Avalon products but will have to give them a try! Thanks for the tip and enjoy your week!

    1. Hi Katie! I am SO happy that your back to blogging and so look forward to hearing about your cruise! I know it must have been a wonderful anniversary trip for y'all! Hugs!!

  2. My dear do you use a sunscreen on your lips?? I use a chapstick with a spf of 15 ... The sunscreen you use is the same i use! Love that stuff... I'm going to have to give some of the others you mentioned a try! :) Hugs! deb

    1. Hi Deb..I sure do...I love Hawaiian Tropic lip balm....45 SPF..let me know what you love about these products!

  3. I always enjoy these beauty product posts. I learn so much. I can vouch for the sunscreen as I have been using (& loving) it for years. I'm curious to know where I can purchase the organic products and the minted rose lip balm. Wow, that sounds wonderful for this time of year.

  4. that is a bunch of really good advice, some of which i totally ignore. Shame on me.

  5. It's fun to see others' beauty products and to read good advice. I haven't used anything except Oil of Olay on my face and Vaseline for my lips in ten years. My former Mary Kay products just stopped working on this old face. I have always thought you look beautiful.

    1. I love seeing what others use also Vee. I have also used Oil of Olay for a long, long time and love that too! And yes...you cannot go wrong with vaseline for gloss. You use what works right? So happy you visited today!

  6. I'm going to make a list of the things you mentioned. I love using good products that are tried and tested. When I hurt my face....abrasions and bruising a couple of months ago, I started using Rose hip oil to smooth the damaged skin. Now I use it every night. It's great. Sweet hugs, Diane

    1. Oh that sounds heavenly Diane...Rose Hip oil....now I'll have to try that too...poor love with facial abrasions...ouch! Take good care and thank you for the beauty tip from Lavender Dreamer! Have a lovely weekend!


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