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10 Chic Eco-Friendly Products for the 2018 Earth Day Challenge

Take The Earth Day Challenge Earth Day is April 22nd, but we’re celebrating all month long. The Earth Day Challenge is a perfect way to make small changes that add up to a big impact on the future of Mother Earth.  The Challenge: Add (or change to) one or more earth-friendly products into your daily […]

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Madison Reed Celebrates REAL Women Over 50

SheSpark first “met” Madison Reed, a prestige hair color brand, at a midlife blogging conference in Las Vegas in 2016.  What happened in Vegas DID NOT stay in Vegas.  We’ve had our eye on this AMAZING company ever since. Madison Reed started with a simple mission: To create a luxurious hair color made with ingredients you can […]

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4 Highlighting Tips for the Over-40 Face

Easy highlighting tips that beat contouring any day by Audrey Stefanik (@cremescometrue) We’ve all seen the facial-highlighting and contouring maps.  With layers of dark and light makeup, you can minimize certain facial features and highlight others. But by following these maps, guess what else you’ll likely highlight:  WRINKLES. And that’s why I can’t with contouring. Instead of […]

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The Rise of Inconspicuous Consumption & Its Effect On Fashion

I recently learned about inconspicuous consumption (IC) on my new favorite NPR program “Hidden Brain” hosted by Shankar Vedantam.  The show, provocatively titled “Never Go To Vegas, and Other Unspoken Rules of Being an A-Lister,” was irresistible.   Who isn’t curious about how to penetrate that exclusive and often elusive status? The answer wasn’t what […]

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Drugstore Dupe: Revlon PhotoReady Instafix Highlighting Stick

  Who doesn’t love a “Drugstore Dupe?”  Benefit’s Watt’s Up Highlighter (available on Amazon) is an amazing highlighter, but at $30, it’s a little pricey.  A cheaper alternative at around $7 is Revlon’s PhotoReady Instafix Highlighting Stick (available on Amazon) in the color Gold Light.  Just look how similar they are in color! In the picture above, Revlon is swatched […]

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Obalon’s “Balloon Pill”– A Weight Loss Solution You Can Swallow?

Is a “balloon pill” the answer for those who can’t lose the weight and keep it off? We asked Obalon’s Vice President of Marketing Lisa Metzner a number of questions; but first, let’s find out what the heck this balloon pill is all about. What is an Intragastric Balloon (IGB) and a Balloon Pill? In short, […]

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Falling In Love and Weight Loss: Science or Just a Trick?

Love and weight loss — what’s the real story? Is falling in love be the best weight loss program you can find? The ability to lose weight effortlessly while in love is not a trick but a proven biochemical reality.  In fact, the word “trick” is entirely inadequate to describe what should really be termed “an astonishingly […]

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14 Post-Workout Skincare Hacks

Is post-workout skincare really necessary? Exercise and sweating are good for your skin so it may perplex you when skin starts breaking out or looking blah after your exercise routine. Dr. Margarita Lolis, a New Jersey board-certified dermatologist explains, “When exercising, we release toxins from our skin, opening up and clearing out our pores. However, […]

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Midlife Women and Self Image: Do We Have a Problem?

by Thea Wood (edited, originally published July 2016) This is a loaded question that we can dissect into thousands of angles.  An Internet search of “midlife women and self image” and “midlife women body image” queries yields just over 663,00 + results combined.  Those results aren’t even close to the amount of information available for “teen […]

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