Makeup Artists Tips For Older Women

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  • In 2020, a friend with gorgeous eyebrows shared her secret. She gets them dyed by Nova at the Admiral Beauty Supply at 91st and Sheridan in Tulsa, OK for $15, when according to the friend some places charge $50 to dye them!
  • Eyebrow Template Shaping-Kit-8-Styles 






EXFOLIATE: Hollywood makeup artist Kelcey Fry says, exfoliate three times a week — preferably at night, to avoid too much redness during the day — “because, as we get older, we produce less collagen, and we don’t exfoliate as we did when we were younger. As we mature, we need to help manipulate that.”


YOUTHFUL SKIN (from a dermatologist) -Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 8 oz water in a spray bottle and spritz on before going to bed. (Apple cider vinegar’s malic  and tartaric act as exfoliants and astringents, drawing toxins, unclogging pores and making dry dull skin look radiant. Plus, apple cider vinegar seals in moisture so skin stays soft and is less prone to developing wrinkles.

Instead of buying expensive facial products,  mix up “toner” using 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar and a few aspirin. The acids in the vinegar force your old skin cells to flake off, much like expensive  “alpha hydroxy” products, yet vinegar is safer and much cheaper.    (You can also use Apple Cider Vinegar on a cotton ball to cleanse your face.   It will make your face turn red, just like the alpha hydroxy lotions do.)

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When you nearly lose it all and realize your story could have ended differently, you become aware that you have everything in the world that you need.

Each day is a gift from God and a prize of its own. Life is not about the plans we make; it is about the moments that make every day worth living.

Build an attitude of thankfulness into your daily routine by beginning each day with gratitude and acknowledging the gift of life with a humble heart. Never take anything for granted.

Thank the Lord for His goodness, His mercy and His faithfulness. Be grateful for blessings not yet received, for blessings unknown.

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows. Gratitude leads to happiness making us feel good and when shared, uplifts others and has positive, lasting effects on the brain.

Successful people have a sense of gratitude while unsuccessful people have a sense of entitlement.

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“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Never underestimate the power of a smile …..even when you don’t feel like it. Because we never know what another person is going through, your smile may be the only one they see all day.

When you smile at someone first, even a complete stranger, it will usually be returned. The “feel-good chemicals” that your smile generates, bring about a feeling of euphoria elevating both your mood and the other person’s.

Those who smile at others are generally happier, less stressed and healthier, which has an impact on lifespan. Research shows that smiling regulates your heart and blood pressure, decreases depression and anxiety, reduces inflammation, physical pain and discomfort as well as stress levels and tension, which strengthens your immune system.

Because smiles are contagious and all people smile in the same language, your smile can be the beginning of a chain reaction as it is passed on to others by the person with whom you first shared yours.


The muscles that are used to smile give you a more youthful and attractive appearance, which can boost self-esteem.

A smile exudes confidence and competence, inducing feelings of trust, putting others at ease, making them feel comfortable quickly. Those who smile regularly are often looked on as leaders, are assumed to be more motivated, and have greater problem solving skills to handle high-pressure situations, making them more likely to get a promotion or close a business deal.


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Stories of two people who know what it is like to feel left out on Valentine’s Day.


In the 1940s, when Ken wasn’t much older than the young kindergarten children his daughter teaches today, his teacher placed a big box decorated with paper hearts and lace on her desk. She explained that Valentines cards are given to those we care about.  During the following week the girls made a big deal of it when they dropped in a fat pile, one card at a time.

On the day of the party, as the teacher opened the box and began passing out the little envelopes, Ken sat at his desk, waiting anxiously to see who had sent him a Valentine card.

As the teacher came toward him, her hands full of envelopes Ken sat up straighter.   She handed a card to the boy behind him and one to the girl, across the aisle from him, to add to her pile.

Maybe his were at the bottom.

When only two cards remained he was hopeful that one was for him. Yet, when they were handed out and the teacher returned to her desk to put the box away for the next year, he realized that not one person had wanted to give him a card.

He had hoped for at least one Valentine, now he hoped that no one would notice that he  hadn’t received a single Valentine. He put on his tough guy face because he wasn’t about to cry at school.

Maybe they thought a boy like him didn’t want a valentine. After all,  even he didn’t seem to know just how much he wanted one.

Over seventy Valentines Days have gone by, but this is the one he remembers most. The wound in his heart still stings and brings tears to his eyes. Part of him will always be waiting for at least one valentine.

Ken’s daughter shares this story with her class each year as a valuable lesson on how we can hurt people by things we don’t do as much as with the things we do.




When Valentines cards were being distributed to classmates and the stack on the desk of pretty, popular girl grew Mary Ann prayed that she’d receive an acceptable amount of her own……Then she noticed that the new girl in class, gawky and shy, had received hardly any Valentine’s and she felt like crying.  How it could be right that some people got lots of attention while others were virtually ignored?

At college, with no boyfriend, Mary Ann felt completely left out. In her mail, that day, was a package from her 12-year-old sister containing a pretty choker, nestled in hearts cut from red construction paper. On the biggest heart her sister had written: To M.A., I love you, Jeannie.  Someone cared!

One February 14th, a few years later,  opening her door to retrieve the morning newspaper she saw flowers being delivered to her neighbor, Mary Ann she wondered if the only purpose for Valentine’s Day was to make cash registers ring for retailers and florists.

Swept up by envy and self-pity, she retreated to her bedroom to finish getting ready for work. Tugging a scarf from the top closet shelf, a shower of red paper hearts from her sister (that she had saved all these years) fluttered down on her, like confetti. And there was the one with the handwritten words: To M.A., I love you, Jeannie.

The power of that simple sentiment reminded her that the point of Valentine’s Day is to tell others that we care about them.   As she picked up the strewn paper hearts, people she cared about came to mind.  Those who need our love are all around us.

Not concerned if they’d arrive late she dropped cards in the mail that day to family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances who needed a word of encouragement and folks she had lost touch with, to let them know that she was thinking of them.


Former NFL player Tommie Harris had only been married for 41 days when his wife, Ashley had a brain aneurysm during a surgery. After he got the news, he was walking through the airport crying. He said that he weighed about 300 pounds and desperately wanted someone to hold him, hug him or to just notice him.

Yet, no one did.

He later lost his four-month-old daughter to SIDS. From that personal experience his faith continues to inspire him today to do more to serve others. “Now when I go to the airport my head is on a swivel, looking for the slumped-over shoulders, for the guy that may not look approachable, but I know he needs a hug.”


Touching someone with kindness helps both the giver and the recipient.

Research shows that our bodies respond to a hug, a pat on the back, or a hand on the shoulder by producing the hormone oxytocin which has a calming effect leaving one feeling tranquil. It doesn’t matter if you are the giver or the receiver. It is simply the physical touch of another human being.

Oxytocin is sometimes referred to as the ‘love hormone’ 💕, because levels of it increase with empathy, trust (relationship-building) and during hugging. Oxytocin counters the effects of cortisol, the ‘stress hormone’ which rises during tension-filled time. Chronic stress may pump up the rate in which new fat cells are formed because increased levels of cortisol cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops and you crave sugary, fatty foods. Cortisol exposure can increase visceral fat, commonly known as belly fat which is linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease and even certain cancers. Oxytocin may also have benefits as a treatment for a number of conditions, including depression, anxiety, and intestinal problems.

Reach out and touch someone in kindness and improve your own health


Debbie Query, of Gravette, AR lost her husband when he was tragically killed in a car accident, leaving her a widow, when their youngest child was only 2 years old. Several years ago Debbie and her four children started a tradition of hosting a Valentine’s Day luncheon for single ladies in her community who don’t have a Valentine with them because of tragedy, divorce or abandonment. Tea sandwiches, delicious green salads, fresh fruit salad and tea are enjoyed as beautiful music plays in the background and pictures are taken of the special event.  This young widow uses Valentines Day as a celebration of God’s love to help others who might be feel forgotten on this day.


Military Veterans asked that their widowed not be forgotten when the veteran ‘passes’. One of the smallest things we can do to honor Vets wishes by remembering those who stood by them, as they served our country. Even a small Valentine card can brighten one’s day.


Those who are alone, for whatever reason, often feel the pain of being left out when non-stop television commercials and store aisles with candy and gifts are everywhere. It’s common to feel like you don’t fit in when you are alone, especially at Valentine’s Day when couples will be celebrating with flowers, gifts or a special meal.

 God designed love to be shared. The eternal greatness of God’s love and care for us is demonstrated through the kind acts of others: parents, an older sister, Sunday School teachers, neighbors, grandparents, friends,  store clerks, coworkers, etc. 

February 14th (Valentine’s Day)  provides us a special opportunity to reach out to those throughout the community who because of tragedy, divorce, death, abandonment or some other reason might feel forgotten to let them know that we are grateful for their presence in our lives.

A simple Valentine card with the wonderful assurance of God’s infinite love for us, “We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 (KJV) Each is sealed with a prayer that the heart of each person who receives one feels God’s love.

No matter who we are, or what is going on in our own life, we can encourage others, by celebrating God’s love. His love which never disappoints,  frees us to love others and  turns the day into a day of joy, for both the giver and the recipient.


And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 (KJV)



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How can we make an anniversary special for our parents in these days of Coronavirus

Q. How can we make an anniversary special for our parents in these days of Covid?

A. Technology can easily help you create a simple way to make the day a wonderful celebration.

Simply, snap pictures of some of the honorees old photographs, then text or email them to children, grandchildren, friends and other relatives, far and wide, asking them to share any memory they may recall from seeing the pictures*.

Most folks have access to a computer or phone to respond back which is great if you have limited time to pull something together. This cuts way down on calling and mailing everyone to explain,  then waiting on the mail to return responses to the person who sent it to them.

Each person’s memory will be a bit different from everyone else’s looking at a particular and that will make it more fun.

A few suggested pictures to elicit memories, which can be printed out with the picture (or put together in a video):

  • the couple dating
  • their wedding day
  • “the family” when the first baby was born …and it expands as a new person is added….whether by being a bride or groom or by the birth into the family
  • their vehicles over the years as many memories with come from pictures of those
  • where dad worked (and mom, too if she worked….even better, all the places they worked, even if some pictures must be found on the internet)
  • their old home or first home and other homes where they had lived (yes, they can be found on the internet, also)
  • mom’s old bicycle (that she attempted to ride as a ‘grownup’ (giggle)
  • where they had gone to church when they lived in another town
  • the home where they grew up
  • ………and so on

And if one of them kept a journal they might let you match up some memories from it with pictures you come across. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As the honored couple look at the shared memories and pictures, on their anniversary, chances are that they will mention their own memories. A family member can record/note/write down the couples reflections to be added to the other memories.

Tons of happy hours can be enjoyed as the couple look at the shared memories again and again.

This gift is priceless for those who have everything. It will last much longer than any material gift you could give them. Plus, it provides a written account of memories that family members might not otherwise have ever heard.

*This is much like how Reminisce magazine would show a picture and ask people tpshare a memory that the picture evokes.

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