Grab Life By The Coconuts #ROCKWHATYOUGOT OGX

Do you have a favorite shampoo and conditioner? In the past, I have been one of those people who flip around from one brand to another. We all have different types of hair, different thicknesses, and needs when it comes to hair care products. My hair is very thin, baby fine, silky, and prone to becoming oily easily. It also seriously lacks volume. Like many women, I do things to my hair that can cause damage. I have discovered a brand of hair products that I can count on to provide my hair what it needs. Disclosure:  I have received product and or payment for this article. I however never blog about something I do not believe in and use…

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Dermaolgica Skin Care Worthy Of A Silver Platter + A Giveaway!

When I was contacted to try out another skin care line, Dermalogica, I was like “sure, I suppose so.” To be honest, I get a new skin care line sent to me almost every other week. I am not obligated to blog about them, they just want me to test them out. Of course, the hope of the brand is that I will write about them. Disclosure: I was provided product and or payment to facilitate this article. In my opinion, all skincare lines have something to offer. I highly encourage everyone, at every age, to use a skincare line. At least moisturizer is a necessity for healthy skin. So what is it about Dermalogica that I am loving so…

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April Daily Goodie Box + Tips On How To Get One

The Daily Goodie Box is a 100% free box of you guessed it, goodies! There is no fee for shipping or handling. You will never have to give up your credit card information. The box contains full sized and sample items of all types of products. You can read more about Daily Goodie Box in my previous article. In this article, I will show you what came in my April Daily Goodie Box, and give you tips on how to get one of your own. Why tips? Getting a box is not as simple as signing up. The sign-up process is simple, but since it is totally free, you can imagine how many people want one! There are ways you…

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Beauty Hack: Eyeliner Trick For Uneven Eyes

I wanted to share with you a little trick, or beauty hack I recently learned about eyeliner. If you are like me and have uneven eye sizes, this will help! Having two different eye sizes is not uncommon. I am by no means perfect when it comes to makeup application. Especially when it comes to applying eyeliner! I do not have a steady hand. I also have terrible eyesight so it can be a challenge to apply eye makeup without wearing my glasses. Yet even I can do this trick. This trick is specifically for people who have two different sizes of eyes, or shapes. It is rather simple too, and I do love easy! All you have to do to…

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And The Award Goes To… The “Best Of” Skincare Lines + Top 5 Skin …

I am a firm believer in great skincare. As a person with pale skin who easily burns, I stayed out of the sun. Vitamin D from the sun is good for you. Too much sun is terrible for you. I prefer to take a vitamin supplement and use sunscreen over burning. Today I want to share with you the skincare lines that are currently in my own personal routine. They are all spectacular! I just thought it would be fun to give out “awards” for each line, based on what I love most about each one. Before I give out the “awards”, I want to address the top 5 skin damaging elements. 1. Wind – It need not necessarily be cold.…

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February 2017 Round-Up Some Of My Favorites, In Case You Missed Them

Below are a few of my favorite articles from February, just in case you missed them. With our busy schedules, we sometimes get behind on reading our favorite blogs. If you enjoy round-ups you may want to check out January’s Round Up as well. Let’s get right to it … The first article in my February round-up is my favorite fashion article Fashion Focus: Suited Up In Duluth Trading Co Style …    I had so much fun writing this article! My husband and I enjoyed a real adventure. I could not leave it out of the round-up. Check this post out and see what we discovered on our hike! My featured pet post for the Round-Up is My Experience…

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Not All Cotton Rounds Are Created Equal

I honestly never thought I would be writing about something as basic as cotton rounds. Having purchased the same rounds as long as I can remember, I never questioned the quality, benefits, or longevity of use of them. When I got my hands on the superior Anna Lisa cotton rounds by Luxurious Cotton I was blown away! First of all, I had no idea that cotton rounds with things like argan oil or aloe vera added into them even existed. Nor did I know that there was such a thing as bamboo rounds. When you consider the benefits to the skin that aloe vera and argan oil provide it makes sense to have them in the rounds that you use…

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Commit To Great Skin This Year With Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal …

This is a sponsored collaboration via BrandBacker for Derma E. All feelings, impressions, and opinions are my own.    I never thought about getting older or looking older, but I have always taken great care of my skin. I was never a bathing beauty, keeping out of the sun, protecting my skin from the elements in the winter as well. It pays off. What also pays off is a great skin care routine! For the past two years, I have been using Derma E regularly and I love the way it makes my skin look, and feel. One product I have been using is the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, and more recently, Derma E’s Purifying Daily Detox Scrub. If you are starting out…

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My Favorite Articles Of December 2016

I have decided that at the end of each month I will do a re-cap of my favorite articles.  I considered doing what I have seen other bloggers do, which is to make a list of their most popular articles, but I decided against it.  The reason for deciding against that is because the most popular articles are super easy to find on my side bar. In addition, sometimes a really great article, sometimes showcasing a wonderful product, or fashion, get over shadowed by other posts. This can happen when I am running a giveaway for example.  Some of my favorite articles will also be some of the most popular. There is no real rhyme or reason to why I…

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Algenist Skincare and Beauty Products – My Opinion

Disclosure: I did receive some surprise goodies from Algenist that prompted this article. I was under no obligation to write about Algenist, nor am I being paid.  It was about a year or so ago that I first had the chance to try Algenist skin care. Honestly, I have no concept of time, maybe it was more than a year ago. Anyway, I was selected to participate in a Sephora Beauty Trial. I was testing the Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum.     Now everyone’s skin is different, and not all products work the same on everyone’s skin, but for me, this was literally the cream of the crop when it came to reducing fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and giving…

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Beauty Focus: My Experience With GA-DE Cosmetics, Beauty Is In The Way …

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this article.  When offered to try the GA-DE Cosmetics line the first thing I noticed was their motto:  “Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is in the way you feel.” I agree, so I happily decided to try out the brand.  One thing I love about this makeup is that it is perfect for all skin types, and tones. I also love that the colors are neutral, in natural hues, and shades.  I love these lip colors, the soft satin Wine Divine is a big winner for me as I gravitate toward wine colors.  Bare Chic is no underdog, as it is really hard to find that perfect nude lipstick…

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Give Gifts From TheBodyShop And Give Back To Animals And The Rainforest

Disclosure: Affiliate links are used in this article. You may find it odd that I have categorized this article under pets along with beauty, however due to TheBodyShop’s dedication to giving back to our animal friends, as well as the rainforest which is home to millions of animal species, I feel TheBodyShop deserves a spotlight under the pet category.  To help me showcase some of the amazing cruelty free gifts you can buy for those you love this holiday season, TheBodyShop sent me the Blissful Spa of the World Gift Set.  Infused with fine natural ingredients, fair trade, and organic, this set is the perfect way to relax and unwind this holiday season and makes a great gift for someone…

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Top 5 Beauty Essentials For Surviving The Holiday Season!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. I adore the holiday season. The lights, the music, the food, and of course being with family. What I do not care for is how rushing about, and yes, the stress, can cause damage to my skin, hair, and break up my beauty routine! Today I am sharing with you five amazing products that can help get you through the stressful holiday season beautifully! Let’s go down the list of each product and I will tell you what I love about them! First up we have a brand we all know, and trust, ChapStick®. I have used ChapStick since I was a kid, and that is a…

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Why You Should Be Wearing Aromaearth Instead of Perfume

Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. I received product to facilitate this article. I absolutely love perfume and I admit to owning my share, but I have always known they are not particularly good for me and filled with chemicals. Years ago I even attempted blending my own essential oil perfumes. I had my successes, and failures, but came to realize, I was simply not motivated enough to continue that journey. This is why I am overjoyed to have found Aromaearth this past week! Aromaearth uses natural essential oils in their perfume blends to create dreamy scents for every personality, like their Cali Blue, which is the perfect beachy scent. Cali Blue comes in a roll on, a spray, and…

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Bella & Bear Introduces Their New Makeup Brush Line And It’s Purrfect! …

Disclosure: Amazon affiliate links are used in this article. Beauty fanatics have I got the makeup brushes for you! I admit, I am a bit of a makeup brush hoarder. I have more of them than I could ever need or use, but it is very important that you are either cleaning your makeup brushes regularly or replacing them.  I have tried cleaning my brushes and while it does cut down on the bacteria that gets collected and stored in them, I prefer the lazy way out, especially when great makeup brushes are so affordable, like these offered by Bella & Bear!  See my previous articles about Bella & Bear Brushes. Clean makeup brushes are vital to healthy skin. Our makeup…

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RealHer Empowering Makeup That Inspires, Cruelty Free Too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I also received free product to facilitate this review.  RealHer makeup says that they are more than just a makeup brand, but more so, a movement. I think they are right! First of all 20% of all gross profits are donated to charity. If that is not reason enough to consider purchasing from them their makeup is also cruelty free, paraben free, and the most fun part… their products each have an inspiring quote on them to remind you just how amazing you are.  I know it sounds like a rather simple idea, but there is something to be said about reading “You Got This” when applying your lippie! Sometimes reading that gentle reminder is the…

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Top 3 Skincare Picks Of 2016

Over the past year, I have had the great honor to be able to try many different lines of skincare products from many different brands. I wanted to share my top three favorite skincare lines of 2016 and tell you why they are my favorites. Maybe you will find a new line of skincare for yourself in my list! My first pick for best skincare line is Derma e. Please read some of my other articles about Derma e. The photo below are my personal products from Derma e, some which I received free for review but most are products I have purchased on my own having gone through my free product, or just simply wanting to try more of…

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The Rave About Rodan + Fields Skin Care

If you have not heard of them yet you may not spend much time on social media. Rodan + Fields has taken social media by storm! Disclosure: I received Rodan + Fields product to facilitate this post. I tend to shy away from things being raved about for some reason. I don’t know if it is because it just seems too commercial to me, or if I lean more toward boutique type items. Even movies that are super popular I tend to avoid. Can you believe I have never seen the Titanic from start to finish!? Still, with all the hype around the line, I thought I owed it to myself, and my readers to give it a shot. At…

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$25 Sephora E-Gift Card Giveaway Hop #AprilShowers

This is HUGE and I do mean HUGE! This is the largest Giveaway Hop I have every been a part of and I am overjoyed with all the drawings you can enter from right here on Fashion Beyond Forty! You may want to take a couple of sick days off work to do them all! Lets get started with my $25 Sephora E-Gift Card Giveaway!  A photo posted by Joely Smith (@fashionbeyondforty) on Apr 11, 2016 at 10:48pm PDT A Big Thank You To http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com For Setting Up The #April Showers Giveaway Hop! Hosts & participating hop bloggers are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.  Fashion Beyond Forty Sephora E-Gift Card Giveaway Giveaway:…

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