After a long day, hair pulled back into pony tail. Owning my beauty. Even on the long days.


My family has a history of heart disease. I lost my paternal Grandmother to heart disease, she was in her 70s, and my father has dealt with cholesterol issues for years. He had what we term a David Letterman heart attack a few years back. He was in excellent shape, at the gym 6-7 days […]


I have been on the hunt for a good dry shampoo for the last couple of years. I used to wash my hair everyday, but that was hard on my hair (and my scalp). So my routine is now every 3rd day. My hair and scalp both seem happier with the change. But it does […]

Today, January 4th, is the 4th anniversary of Fashion Forward 40. Looking back on that first post I will admit my idea of this blog is pretty much the same. Some of my editorial ideas have changed a bit with less fun polls and more What I Wore type posts.  But the main essence of […]


I am not a maker of New Year's Resolutions. It seems unrealistic to make a sudden change to your life because it is a new year on the calendar. I remember a high school English literature teacher once saying that characters only change when there is motivation to change. I imagine this is the same […]


The rains have begun, which on the wet coast only means one thing - winter is coming! No giant wall of ice holding back the threat of the evil walking dead here (sorry been dying to use that Game of Thrones reference). Nope! Just dry itchy flaky winter skin. I have sensitive skin. And so […]

I haven't done an Eco-Wednesday post in a while. So I thought I might do an update on quest to find an eco-friendly, aka non toxic, deodorant that works. Last May I reported that I had finally found success in the form of Rocky Mountain Botanicals All-Natural Deodorant. But that deodorant had not been through […]

Sponsored Post I will admit my make-up techniques can be dated.  Waaaaay back in the day I did a bit of modeling, which means I did a lot of make-up training and a few professional photos. Keep in mind that was 1980s make-up training... Thankfully I no longer wear that 80s Knots Landing overdone multi-colored eye […]

I guess it isn't too hard to figure out that I recently on vacation. I had not intended to go on vacation from the blog, I even started some draft posts that I could figure on the go (literally as we went on an epic road trip to Colorado, Vegas and Disneyland). And well... I went […]

As Canadians enjoy a Victoria Day long weekend and the Americans look forward to Memorial Day Weekend I thought it might be appropriate to talk about Sun Skin Care. May is also Melanoma Awareness Month. I have a very pale sun sensitive skin. I don't burn I rash. And I have a history of skin […]

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