Favorite Sunscreen, Best Sunscreens for 2019

Best Sunscreens of 2019, a Consumer Review

What are the Best Sunscreens of 2019? First I must start off with the fact that I am not a medical professional, but a concerned consumer and I like to educate myself on the best products to you for all occasions.  In order to rank the best sunscreens of 2019 and all previous years, there are a three factors that I consider,  how they rank on the Environmental Working Group's Guide to Sunscreen, then how easily they fit into my lifestyle (do they have a white cast, are they super expensive, etc), then the final and most important part....will my family and I use them. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am serious about sunscreen. Why am I so serious? Both my great grandmother and mother were advocates for wearing sunscreen regularly.  My mother had very fair skin and would burn very easily, while my great grandmother loved the sun, but later had to deal with skin cancer lesions on her legs and face.  I learned that you shouldn't wait for a sunny day to put on sunscreen after I  got very burned at a track meet in high school, on a cloudy day.  Why would I put on sunscreen on cloudy...Read More
claire bahn, eye makeup products

Top 5 Eye Makeup Products I Love

I'm sharing my 5 favorite Truth be told, I used to hate wearing eye makeup.  I didn't know how to apply it correctly and it always seemed to run so there was more under my eye than on it.  I also have bad allergies, which can make wearing eye makeup that much more difficult.  I've had to go through a lot of products to find out which ones work best for my oily skin and sensitive eyes and here are my current favorites. Here is the link to the IGTV video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/BwdInZMA1BY/ 5 Eye Makeup Products I Love Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil-  I have the colors: Demolition, Whiskey and Zero Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eyeshadow Palette- I have the pallets: The Rock Chick, The Uptown Girl and The Sophisticate for everyday Subversion Lash Primer- Give my lashes a bit more length and volume. TOO FACED Better Than Sex Mascara- Makes your lashes dark, full and long. Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Keeps your eye makeup in place.  It's great if you have oily skin and your eye makeup tends to creep south during the day. So there you have my 5 favorite eye makeup products.  What are some of your favorites? ...Read More
5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Blazer

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Blazer

I've always loved the way the perfect blazer can pull together an otherwise ho-hum outfit.  It can make a low-key casual outfit infinitely more stylish.  The women's blazer is also a great piece to help you transition into fall, you can easily wear a favorite summer outfit and throw on a blazer to get wear out of it as you move into fall.  I got my first blazer in New York City, shortly after graduating from college, it was a fitted black corduroy blazer.   Now corduroy is a casual fabric, but in the right color it can look more formal.    I must mention that I am talking about a women's blazer and not the jacket that is part of a 2 piece suit, which can often be worn as a blazer.  I will often wear the jacket of a 2 piece suit without the suit skirt or pants, but I have about 5 stand alone blazers in cotton and wool to suit my mood and any outfit. 1. Know your budget and stick to it. I said this in my last post about classic black pumps, you need to stay within your budget.  If your budget is $150, find the...Read More
date night outfits

Date Night Outfits That are Stylish and Sexy

I love going on dates with my husband and I enjoy planning out my date night outfits.  I've been married to my husband for almost 14 years now, even though my husband still likes me to refer to him as "my boyfriend".  ?  Wow, sometimes it's hard to believe it's been almost 14 years.  Time certainly flies when you're having fun. As I'm sure you can agree, we need to make time for the important things in our lives, like taking care of our selves and spending time with our significant other, family and friends.   Life can get really hectic and feel like it's moving forward on it's own, with work, kids (I have a step daughter) and a social life.  Therefore, you need to make time for things like dating your significant other.  My husband and I have a least one "date" a week and we like to make it special by dressing up and going somewhere nice.  By dressing up, I don't mean wearing a formal gown, but I do like to put some effort into my date night outfits and to feel sexy. I like to surprise my husband with my outfits.  Even if I didn't buy...Read More
Pumpkin Creme Brulee, serve this thanksgiving

Time Saving, Stress Reducing Tricks for Thanksgiving

So next week is Thanksgiving…..have you figured out what you’re going to do? Are you going out to eat or cooking in? If you’re cooking, are you making all the food or getting some help?  As a kid we always went out to eat for most holiday meals, so I love to cook at home now.  That said, making a whole meal can be a very daunting task.  Therefore, I like to get a little help when I can.  If you have family or friends that are coming over, ask them to bring a side dish or dessert.  If that isn't an option or you want to manage all the food, I like to get some items pre-made to help me out on the day-of. Here’s a round-up of my favorite time-saving and stress reducing tricks that help me look like I can do it all on Thanksgiving, I hope it helps you figure out what to serve this Thanksgiving too: I like to order some food items for Thanksgiving, and make the rest. I will usually order a pre-made turkey that I can just reheat day-of, sometimes I’ll also order veggie sides and potatoes. My go-tos are Whole Foods catering or...Read More