Should Grandmothers Go To A Beauty Specialist?

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Many women from all ages enjoy relishing themselves in getting professionally beautified every 2 to 3 weeks. This can involve getting nails, (both fingernails and toenails), hair, eye brows, tattoos and even professional messages. If every woman did all the above, it could, of course, get mighty expensive. Definitely too extravagant for my pocket book to keep up with the maintenance with all the above!

Does this grandmother get her nails done?

Yes, she does; approximately every 2 1/2 weeks. It depends on how fast the nails grow out. Most of the time, they grow fast. Eating various types of yogurt will for sure make them grow quickly, in addition to hair; just like taking prenatal vitamins. I do take prenatal for my hair. 🙂

Some grandmas are retired and fixed on a low income with their social security and small pension checks. Don’t get me started on amounts of pension checks. I’ll just say this; for most people, they don’t make enough pensions for themselves for the length of their occupations. In fact, it’s down right unfair for the small amounts for all the hard work they put in.

There, I’m now off my soapbox! lol =)

In a nutshell, some grandmothers just can’t afford to get pampered like that all the time. However, it does a woman good to treat herself to get pampered and prettied up once in awhile; especially if they are going somewhere special, or even a granny’s night on the town. Getting pampered seems to bring out not just the beauty in grandmothers; but the inside beauty as well.

I say if you can afford getting your nails done, or a pedicure done…or what have you, (and you love the way it makes you feel inside and out), do it!

My sister and I did just that while she stayed with me for 3 weeks of back surgery recovery. We went and got a pedicure together…Second pedicure for me. They are indeed nice! 🙂

See our beautified feet below! lol 🙂



Fashionable Fall Colors

falltreesThis is Grandma’s favorite season…she loves fall!! 🙂



It really doesn’t matter if you plan to take a trip to look for possible inspiration for designs for your home improvement projects or you think about using ideas from a magazine. Designers all around the world often use classic ideas for inspiration in their future vision, so that may work for you to do the same if you feel stumped for ideas. Designs and colors may come from a number of sources, but in the end the color palette has been the same more or less for hundreds of years. This season we will have a good chance of seeing some classic colors making an appearance in the fashion world and beyond, following the imagination and ingenuity of designers from across the world. The fall season calls for some very interesting solutions, such as the following up ahead:

* Sangria is a great, deep and rich red color with a sense of exotic excitement and adventure, the allure of faraway locations, which works wonders with the color known as Aurora Red. Both of them combined will breathe new life into any boring old home, giving it a vibrant new start.

* With many more fashionable colors you can use this fall, you are sure to find ones that will inspire with their mere presence, bringing amazing new looks for any room in your home. A good example of that may be the color called Radiant Orchid, which has excellent adaptability for most purposes and the one called Mauve Mist, which has a great and elegant shade of purple with a lovely romantic subtlety. You can pair those two with the stronger Cypress, which in term will help with the relationship between both of them in a more effective way.



* Another solution you can find for the fall season is to use the faint, but pretty impressive Bright Cobalt shade, which will give your rooms a very calming, but unique effect. A good color that happens to be pretty close to this one is Royal Blue, which offers great versatility, but it also has a calming and classic look and feel. You can combine those with Cypress, Sangria, Mauve Mist or even Aluminum if you feel you need to create a more complex, yet futuristic look for your home or office environment.

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* Much in the same way as Sangria, Cognac has a warm shade which reminds us of rich environments and the fall season in general. This is a perfect color for decorations and evening wear during that time of the year, especially when it’s coupled with Misted Yellow for that extra special touch of autumn you need to make the experience perfect. Whether you combine them as prints or other ways is up to you, but in the end they will work well in this combination no matter what purpose you want them to serve.

Bio: – Ella is blogger and passionate writer with great passion for home interior and maintenance themes. She likes to follow the latest trends in home dĂ©cor as well as in the fashion world. Obtain more tips for your personal household at: end of tenancy cleaning Battersea

35 Beauty Secrets From My Beauty iPad App That Grandmothers and Others Can Benefit From

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I was browsing all the beauty tips from my iPad app over the weekend and came upon the below 35 beauty tips/secrets that I wanted to share with you. However, there may be quite a few that you have read about before. A good portion of them were excellent tips for me and also some I have not heard of before.

I hope they benefit you…enjoy!

Wash your face with cold water each morning to get rid of puffiness around your eyes.

Eat high-fiber snacks, such as nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. This will keep your skin and hair healthy.

Don’t indulge in too much fatty or deep-fried foods as they can dull and age your skin prematurely.

Your nails become brittle if they are exposed to extreme heat, cold, bleach, chlorine or other cleaning chemicals.

Sweet potatoes contain lots of vitamin A, which is a remarkable anti-aging and anti-wrinkling vitamin.

Brush and comb your hair only when it’s dry. Wet hair is weak, and brushing wet hair can easily damage it.

Baby formulated shampoos are gentle to hair and will not strip your hair color.

Massaging your scalp regularly can stimulate oil production, which will help reduce the dryness of your hair.

Make your lips look fuller by lining them with a pencil and then blend the edges with a sponge applicator. Then cover with gloss.

If you have small eyes, use only light colored eye shadows, and use no more than 2 shades at once.

Eat baked or grilled salmon twice a week. Its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins reduce aging free radicals.

Zinc can help prevent hair loss by building hair protein. Good sources of zinc include meat and seafood.

Fresh carrot juice is high in calcium and phosphorus. It is great for strengthening your nails.

Eat more garlic. Garlic helps to combat wrinkles, restores damaged tissues, and prevents sagging skin.

Get into aerobic exercise like walking, jogging, or swimming. These types of exercises keep your blood vessels healthy and improve your skin tone.


Deep-set eyes can be made prominent by applying a pale shade of eye shadow over your lid and darker shadow under your brow.

Eat plenty of tomatoes, which are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium; all are great ingredients for beautiful and youthful skin.

If you have age spots, wash your face with buttermilk. The acid from the butter milk cleanses your face and rids your face of age spots.

A slice of raw potato can be placed under your eyes to reduce dark circles.

The best thing you can do for your skin, stress level, and overall health is to be physically active.

Store your nail polish in the refrigerator to maintain its smooth consistency.

Sticking your fingernails in lemon halves for 5-7 minutes will help clean and brighten them immediately.

Shrink your pimple by placing an ice cube in a thin dish towel on the zit for about 3 minutes; this will reduce the swelling and redness.

If you want firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin, you need to exercise everyday. Exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

Slightly elevate your head while sleeping to prevent extra fluid from settling around eyes and making them puffy.

Olive oil can be used quite effectively to moisturize your hair. Cover your hair in olive oil for about 30 minutes, then rinse.

Learn to breathe deeply. Breathing deep down into the diaphragm has been shown to slow down the aging process.

Daily hair shampooing is not recommended. Shampooing removes the oils from your hair. Shampoo once every 2-3 days instead.

Kidney beans and lentils are good for your hair since they provide protein to promote hair growth. They also provide essential iron, zinc, and biotin.

You can use a hair dryer to heat your eyelash curler. The warmth of the eyelash curler will help curl your lashes more efficiently.

Use olive oil to massage your facial skin often. The massage action on your skin will increase blood circulation and tone your skin.

Drink green tea daily to help protect against cancer, heart disease and memory loss, as well as to lose weight and to look years younger.

A smoky violet pencil looks best if you have green eyes. Green and violet are opposite, and so they look great together.

Acrylics and other false nails usually carry more germs and bacteria than your natural nails.

Need a dramatic look? Simply apply a coat of volumizing mascara, and then follow by a coat of lengthening mascara on the tips.





A Combination of a Healthy Mindset And Beauty Product Tips For Anti-Aging Grandmothers And All Women



“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain


Anti-aging is all about feeling the best you can at every moment. To really capture youth, you need to do more than focus on aesthetics. You need to develop a healthy mindset that will keep you young at heart for years to come. However, it’s hard to argue that feeling confident in the way you look won’t help you accomplish a more youthful attitude. That’s where anti-aging strategies come into action and there are plenty of options to choose from.

Facial creams

Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon scoured the world for the fountain of youth, believing if he could only drink of the majestic waters his youthful vigor would be restored to him. This day and age, facial creams are about as close as one can get to a fountain of youth. Coming up with a top 10 list of the best anti-aging creams is difficult to do, despite the many attempts at just that by so many magazines.

Anti-aging is a personal affair. Your skin color, texture and other personal attributes are going to have a big impact on how a particular cream works for you. The best anti-aging cream for you is going to depend on your skin type. People with oily skin should look for creams with oil-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Dry skin will be best served by creams with shea butter or hyaluronic acid.

Anti-aging facial creams are made with some pretty exotic ingredients. Don’t be fooled when you read about dragon’s blood — you aren’t actually rubbing the blood of a mystical creature on your face. Dragon’s blood is the name of an exotic plant with a bright red hue and restorative properties that make it popular in anti-aging creams. Facial creams are non-invasive and can offer pretty significant results when used repeatedly overtime. However, the cost of facial creams can add up, especially if you’re going for quality creams, which is where you’ll find the biggest anti-aging benefit. It can make a lot more sense from an investment perspective to opt for a more substantial anti-aging treatment.

Aesthetic enhancement

Gravity tends to take its toll as you age. Sometimes it feels like from one day to the next another patch of skin starts to droop. Between frown lines and laughter marks, it seems like you can’t win no matter what your emotional state is like. Aging is a beautiful process — there’s no denying that. However, there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to look your best and feel comfortable in your own skin. Sometimes wrinkles and sagging skin can get in the way of how you want to present yourself.

Two of the most popular aesthetic enhancements are:

* Botox: Anti-aging specialists can now use Botox to give a “mini facelift,” in addition to adding plumpness to lips and smoothing out the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth.

* Necklift: Another alternative to the traditional surgical facelift is the non-invasive necklift, a skin tightening rejuvenation procedure without the cost and recovery time of more intensive treatments.

The truth is there has really never been a better time to age. Modern technology makes it possible for aesthetic procedures to range from non-invasive to simple surgical solutions that come with minimal downtime. Whoever said youth is wasted on the young hasn’t looked into the anti-aging market recently. Mark Twain had it right. Aging is all about mind over matter. You’re young at heart, you feel young in spirit and now you can match your mindset with a more youthful appearance.

Danielle believes that proper lifelong care of skin starting at an early age is one of the best ways to prevent aging. She moisturizes daily with Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. By The Body Shop.

Look and Feel Your Best at Any Age – Grandmothers Included Guest Post




There’s a saying that age is just a number, and now, perhaps more than ever, it’s especially true. Don’t be tied to preconceived notions about how people your age should look or act. Take steps to look and feel your best, regardless of how many birthdays you have had!

1. Be active




Incorporating physical activity into your usual routine is a great way to maintain your weight and keep you looking your best. Plus, it also helps ward off many health concerns, from heart disease to diabetes. The Center for Disease Control recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. In addition, two sessions of strength training help tone and develop muscles. Try joining or starting a running or walking club with others in your neighborhood if you’re having a hard time finding the motivation to get started.

2. Enhance your look

If you feel like your youthful appearance is disappearing, there are plenty of ways to preserve it and keep yourself looking as good as you feel. A non-invasive procedure like an eyelift can make a huge difference and give you a confidence boost. In addition, consider revamping your wardrobe. Although you won’t be turning to today’s teen fashions to make yourself look younger, you can find stylish clothing that is flattering and age-appropriate.

3. Eat well

The foods you eat have a big impact on both how you look and how you feel. Eating a healthy diet helps you manage your weight. Keeping your diet free from foods that sap your energy helps you feel ready to tackle anything. A healthy diet should include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Try a new recipe, like a quinoa salad or a Turkish red lentil soup.

4. Manage stress

Feelings of stress can spill over into the rest of your life. Instead of dwelling on things that cause you stress, find outlets to let you relieve that tension. Look for local coupons that let you try out a new yoga studio or pottery class. If you’re more of an introvert, find some instrumental music you like and play it while you sit quietly and meditate for at least 10 minutes each day. Learning stillness can help you focus your attention and remember that stressful situations in your life aren’t going to take over.

5. Maintain a positive attitude

Having a negative attitude about yourself is sure to spill over into how you carry yourself and how you feel on a daily basis. Find friends who make you feel positive and who focus on the good things in life rather than the bad to help support your own positive outlook. You don’t have to be that perfect person your mother may have led you to believe you needed to be. Embrace who you are and enjoy the life you have.

Developing healthy patterns in your daily routines has a huge impact on how you look and feel. Say no to complacency and get out there to make the most of every day, week, month and year, regardless of your age. You might just feel like you turned back the clock a few years.

Danielle, who loves blogging about her favorite brands in her spare time, is an avid yogi and a true believer in positive thinking. She enjoys trying out all the latest trends in beauty. Her latest endeavor has been researching non-invasive eyelifts and stress relieving tactics. Read her work at

5 Important Tips For Grandmothers Aging Gracefully

There is no way to get out of aging. We begin aging the instant we are born. All of our muscles, bones, skin cells and brain cells begin to age the very day we are born. When most women get into their 30’s and 40’s, is when they start thinking of ways to turn back the clock. Of course technically, there is no way of turning our aging clock back. Although how we wish we could…especially Grandmothers!

However, there are things us Grandmothers can do to help our bodies and minds age more gracefully. And along with this, we start to feel amazingly younger, stronger and yes; more beautiful! 🙂

Below Are 5 Helpful Tips For Grandmothers Aging Gracefully

* Exercise – I can’t think of anything that exercise isn’t good for. However for Grandmothers; it’s especially good for muscles, brain activity and arthritis.

* Stay Hydrated – Drinking at least 5 to 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water per day aids a plethora of organs in our bodies, along with hair, skin, bones and nails. It also helps to maintain healthy bladders and digestive tracts. This is especially true for the elderly. And this of course means Grandmothers.

* Diet And Supplements – It would be best to get all of our vitamins and minerals through our diets, however there are some people that just don’t like a particular food group. So then we chose supplements to get the nutrients we need. If you take medication, it is best to check with your doctor before starting any vitamin supplements. That way you are more inclined to not have any surprises. If you have any doubts, it’s always best to check with a doctor. As we age, our bodies need more nutrients and minerals.

* Mind Activity – There are so many things that Grandmothers can do to keep their mind active. Of course the best activity is spending time with the grandchildren. Playing various light sports with them and joining in on other activities is beneficial for both Grandma and Grandchild.

However there are other things a grandma can do to keep her mind sharp and active. Word Find, jigsaw puzzles and board games are just a few to list. Walking outdoors is also beneficial. To get the full benefit of walking, you need to pay attention to all the sights and smells that surround you while on your walk. This also helps clear the mind and thus, further sharpens it. And you know what they say, an active and healthy mind is a young mind.

* Healthy Skin Care – As we age, the skin gets very thin and is more inclined to dry out, especially if we don’t use a good moisturizer after bathing or showering. There is nothing worse than spending a long time in a bathtub and afterwards not following up with moisturizing. Of course it’s even worse in the winter time.

Taking a shower is best for an aging grandmother, and you can’t ever be too moisturized. It’s best to invest in some good body and face lotion. Gold Bond is excellent for this. Gentle cleansers is recommended for the elderly, and cleansing is so very important in order to have healthy skin. Also generous doses of vitamin E is ideal to help keep skin healthy.

Also remember elderly skin is more prone to problem skin such as eczema and rosacea. And that’s just mentioning two symptoms of problem skin. There are many more.

You can find more articles on beauty and aging by Tammy Here.

Daily Glow Website Review




Daily Glow contacted me about a mention and a review via email.  🙂


I fell in love with the website. It focuses on the best practical tips for your skin and health, the latest in hair care, virtual makeover tips, anti aging secrets, hair loss, insider tips from the experts, and much more! Their website is recommended for young women, older women, and Grandmothers. Basically women of ALL ages.

I personally like the section where YOU can ask a question, press submit; and their panel of experts will answer it for you. How awesome is that?!  🙂

I have never thought about how various cities can be good, or bad for your skin. However, when you think about it, it definitely makes perfect sense.





After watching Daily Glow’s video, I began to think about various climate statistics and skin cancer rates. Your skin and complexion really does say a lot about where you live!

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Beauty Tips for Women Over 50 – Guest Post




I thought this was a particularly good post, and all these beauty tips are excellent for Grandmothers too. =)


Skin Care Routine

Before you go in search of the perfect make-up, it’s important that you adopt a skin care routine that makes you feel beautiful sans cosmetics. Women who look younger than their years often have one secret: healthy natural skin!


If you are dissatisfied with your natural skin, consider expanding your skin care routine to include more than cleansing and moisturizing. Exfoliating your skin weekly will remove the surface layer of your skin and will promote regeneration.
You can use a dry brush daily and a natural exfoliator once a week. Instead of buying pricey products, I mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with one tablespoon of water for a natural exfoliant (that smells yummy too). Rub gently in circles, avoiding the sensitive skin under your eyes, and rinse with tepid water.


As we age, our skin becomes drier because our oil-producing glands are less active. Although this means blemish-free skin, there comes the new challenge of keeping skin hydrated. For mature skin, the Mayo Clinic suggests an oil-based moisturizer with petrolatum as the base. Also, search for products with antioxidants or alpha hydroxyl acids to help fight wrinkles.


Remember to wear sunblock! When you slather up the grandkids, be sure to follow suit. Sun exposure can advance aging and promote an uneven skin tone.


The days of wearing makeup to look mature are over. Whew! However, this means a new approach to cosmetics is in order. Sultry and vibrant looks are too harsh for the mature woman. Instead, try soft looks that accentuate your natural beauty.


As the base of your cosmetic routine, a great foundation is essential to finding the perfect overall look. A moisture rich foundation will hydrate skin and can even contain SPF 15. A heavier foundation will offer medium to full coverage. If you prefer a lighter everyday look, consider a tinted moisturizer and save the foundation for special occasions.
Making an investment in a high-quality foundation may help boost your confidence and give you more control in the selection process. (You can try before you buy.) Clinique and Bobbi Brown are my favorite brands, but there are many different options at your local department store.


Thinning lips is a natural sign of aging. The general rule is to keep your lipstick shade as close to your natural lip color as possible. Two shades deeper is a good rule of thumb, but many women are opting for sheer looks. Lip gloss and natural shades keep your look soft and natural.


Just as with lips, keeping the look soft is the most flattering for mature skin. Use an eyeliner pencil instead of a liquid liner, and set the pencil with a complimenting shade. Earthy tones such as golds, browns and corals.
When choosing a concealer, compare it to your foundation. You need to find a highlighting shade that is lighter. Ensure your skin is well moisturized or the concealer will become chalky. Use your fingertips or a concealer brush to pat the concealer beneath your eyes. (Be gentle!)

Just because your college days are over doesn’t mean you can’t take a few online courses!

Here are a few fun video clips for beauty after 50

How to Lift Mature Eyes
Fundamentals of Applying Concealer
Concealing the Common Signs of Aging

Enjoy! 🙂

Maria Rainier fell in love with blogging before it was cool, and now she’s lucky enough to make a living out of it. She generally writes about subjects related to online education, including universities that offer competitive online associate degrees and online bachelor’s degrees for the 21st century college student. Please share your comments with her!

Spring and Summer Skin Care Tips and Suggestions




Skin care usually gets top priority throughout the winter months; as skin is always dry during the winter and it needs moisture. The best moisturizer for your skin in the winter time is white petroleum jelly. Also medicated lotion with aloe is good for dry skin.

For spring and summer months, and for most people; the skin gets oily and then tends to break out. I have noticed this with mine. My skin is basically oily to begin with, so the spring and summer months makes it worse.

For oily skin, you can benefit from cleansing and cream masks and scrubs that are meant to stay on the skin until it completely dries, then you rinse it off and follow up with a moisturizer and make up. If you have oily skin, then you will need an oil free moisturizer and also oil free makeup.

Scrubs that contain fruit acids (natural is best) is excellent for acne-prone skin. For example; strawberry and melon scrubs would be ideal if you suffer from oily or acne-prone skin. These scrubs are great for both spring and summer.

The best time to use a scrub is before going to bed. Exfoliating  scrubs washes away all make up and oily impurities. It's best to use scrubs no more than three times per week. If you use it daily, they tend to dry your skin and then causes it to be too harsh. You can find homemade masks and scrubs online by doing a simple Google search.

One lasts thing to remember about your skin in summer months is "sunscreen." Always apply it liberally on all exposed areas of the skin, and this of course includes your face. Also a tanning bed dries out your skin a lot more than you may think. So, it's your decision if you want tanned skin or patchy, dry, irritated, skin.

What Some People Are Saying About Tanning Beds:

Some people with severe eczema claims that the tanning bed did wonders for them.


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A Spa Day For Grandmothers






If you’re a grandmother you know how busy you can be spending time with your grandchildren, working a job or business, and keeping up on your housework. Some days it may seem never ending. There is always so much to do and sometimes it may seem like there is never enough time in the day to get it all done.



No matter how busy you are, you need to schedule “me time” so you have time to relax and unwind. One way to do that is to plan a spa day for yourself. It would be extra fun to plan a spa day with other Grandmothers along. It’s nice to do this by yourself, however, you’ll have a better time if you bring a few others along. After your spa day, plan to go to dinner or lunch. Just coffee and a special dessert would also give you a chance to chat about whatever.



When you decide you’re going to plan a spa day it’s important to find the perfect one. You need to find a place that offers everything you want and you need to make sure you’ll feel comfortable while you’re there for the day. The best way to find the right one is to read spa reviews. Most of these have websites, but if they don’t call and ask if they have brochures or other documents that have reviews.



You use your hands all the time no matter what you do. Whether you use them while you work or while you play with your grandchildren, they’re valuable to your everyday needs. Your nails are visible by all and it’s important they look healthy at all time. Nail care is important because you use your hands all the time so it’s a big deal that they feel good and are in good shape. One of the nicest things you can have done during your spa day is to have a manicure.



Depending on the spa you go to, they may do different things, but most times they’re done the same way. The technician will massage your arms and hands, she’ll put oil and lotion on your hands, and then she’ll clip, file, and paint your nails. Your hands and arms will feel great when your manicure is complete.



During the summer sandals are warn or no shoes at all, so it’s important to have your feet look their best at all times as well. One of the best ways to do that is to have a pedicure done. Most places use a foot tub so you’ll get a massage from your knees to your toes and you will melt as the technicians do their thing. You’ll have your toenails cut and filed and paint applied and you’ll have the best looking Grandmother toes in the world. lol



One last thing you must do during your spa day is to have a massage done. There are several types to consider and several amounts of time, so you’ll need to consider all of those things. Having a massage is a wonderful way to relax and have tense and sore muscles revived. You’ll have more energy and you’ll feel like a brand new woman afterwards.



It’s important to remember, just because you’re a grandmother doesn’t mean you can’t be busy and have a lot to do. You take care of your children and grandchildren along with your job or business and your home. Don’t let those things stress you out and keep you tense. Take the time to plan a spa day for yourself. You’ll find when you do you’ll feel revived and you’ll feel so much better about yourself.


Relax and enjoy your day, you deserve it! 🙂



You can find more articles and tips from Tammy at Grandparenting Articles and Tips.