Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Maybe it was the change in the weather, but I’ve had an off and on cold that has kept me from getting much done, including blogging for the past week. I finally decided that staying in bed was doing no good and decided to catch up with some friends for brunch and shopping and even made it to the flea market this weekend. Having a little fun was just what the doctor ordered and now my thoughts are about ways to stay healthy and happy as we move into winter.

BODY BUTTER

When I say I love KORRES products, it’s more like an Annie Hall moment: Love is too weak a word for what I feel — I lurve you, you know, I loave you, I loff you, two F’s.  Decadent and delicious KORRES Body Butters are packed with shea butter, quince extract, sunflower, almond and avocado oils–just trust me, they’re amazing. They come in 10 different scents and at the moment I’m trying out the Guava Body Butter (a barely there scent) and their creamy-foam Shower Gel for an extra moisturizing boost. I think this duo would also make for a great gift…at the very least for yourself.

SUNSCREEN

Because it’s easy to forget about sun protection (not to mention car keys, house cleaning, stocking the refrigerator etc) my skin cream and foundation both contain spf so that I never have to think about it. Ideally sunscreen should be reapplied before going outside, even in the winter when rays can be just as intense. I’m loving COOLA sunscreens, which contain 70%+ organic ingredients. COOLA’s Classic Face SPF 20 Cucumber Moisturizer will keep the delicate skin on your face sunburn free, while the Classic Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer will keep your body soft and protected. It’s also light and non-greasy and I like wearing it so much that I’m actually remembering to put it on.

BODY WASH

Did you know that the lower moisture content in the air during the winter literally pulls moisture away from your skin? Me neither. I never understood body wash, it seemed like just one more thing to add to the beauty to-do list, but lately I’m into earthy scented Savannah Bee Honey Body Wash and found that it’s a great way to clean and hold more moisture in your skin and much better for your skin than soap. I also learned a few cool things about honey. Not only is it a gentle cleanser that exfoliates your skin naturally, it also contains a complex protein that promotes elasticity in the skin and honeybees use Propolis to seal and protect their hive, which does the same for your body. I think you’ll love these handy little honey body washes and at $10 each, they won’t break the bank.

So tell me, how do you change your beauty routine when the weather gets colder?

Please share your winter beauty secrets!

p.s. If you haven’t checked Magical Mined yet, I hope you’ll pop over. It’s my new decor blog and we’re kicking things off with HGTV guru David Bromstad, who stopped by today to give me a little advice as the decorating magic begins…

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23 Comments

design elements June 2, 2019 at 05:27

your art-inspired posts are simpley my fave of all your posts.
Big hugs Maria

June June 2, 2019 at 15:52

Glad you to see that you’re back! Love the story!!
Keep in touch

xx

Pamela June 3, 2019 at 01:01

I can see that her arms are so thin. This is a fascinating painting. The white floral dress is so pretty. Your drawings that you share in IG Mary Jo are amazing.

Karena Albert June 3, 2019 at 08:13

This is such a poignant post Mary Jo! The Wyeths are an incredible family of artists And Andrew’s Christina is unforgettable. This Spring I am enjoying the wondrous weather and getting out to walk! ! Thanks for the super tips!

Xoxo

La Contessa June 3, 2019 at 14:41

Thank YOU for the story BEHIND This painting!I had not known any of that………..love how you created a blog POST around this LADY.55…….that will be my age in July!How on earth did that occur………
Hugs to You……..Looks like you are blooming in NEW YORK CITY!Keep it up!!XX

Kizzy Von Doll June 3, 2019 at 15:36

This is really wonderful..such a gorgeous painting x

cat eyes & skinny jeans June 3, 2019 at 16:52

This has always been one of my favorite paintings – it’s so serene and peaceful. I love the set you created inspired from it – especially the nifty makeup subsection!

Rowena June 3, 2019 at 19:55

I love the back stories you always provide for the art work you feature Mary Jo. They’re always so fascinating! I should really look into a silk pillowcase 🙂

Ann June 3, 2019 at 22:58

What a lovely painting and an equally lovely story behind it.
Nice post.

Kim June 4, 2019 at 02:49

Hi! Glad you’re back! Thanks for popping by today to let me know! I have seen that painting (well, reproductions) and I never knew the backstory. Amazing. You can feel her determination come off the canvas!

FASHION TALES June 4, 2019 at 14:16

This was so interesting and I’m so glad to know more about this painting. I’ve loved the colours and always wondered more about it. Welcome back, and thanks very much for your comments and visit. Hope you’re enjoying your spring so far <3

Suz June 5, 2019 at 17:55

I love the stories behind the art. Thanks. You have a beautiful blog which is a pleasure to visit.

Marcela June 5, 2019 at 22:16

Lovely painting!!! nice inspiration!!!
Have a good week!!!!!:)))

Marika Odoardi June 6, 2019 at 02:00

That’s a great painting!

Zara June 6, 2019 at 11:57

Never seen this painting before… such a touching story behind!
Thanks for the cosmetics tips too! Btw, I’ve never used an eye-liner as a pencil yet.. just wonder if it dries up quickly?
take care!
be back!

XO

Audrey Allure June 6, 2019 at 23:14

For the Figment Art Festival, one of my friends participated in an “Art Comes to Life” piece, and she posed as this painting! Funny enough, I recently visited this at the MoMa – such beautiful work.

Couture Carrie June 7, 2019 at 00:25

Amazing post!
Must try that mascara!

xoxox,
CC

Denise June 7, 2019 at 12:27

I never saw that one hanging in any of My Grandparents home’s,it is new to Me. I do like it though.Thank You for dropping by to say hello and leading Me to Your blog,where I always learn something new. Hugs to You and blessings Your way-Denise

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic June 8, 2019 at 02:59

Hi!!!!!
How have you been?
I love that painting!!!!!!
Hope you have a great day,
Shannon

Catherine Robinson June 8, 2019 at 09:24

Hello…thanks for popping over always lovely to hear from you…I adore this painting, I haven’t seen it before…I could look at it forever! xx

Diana Mieczan June 8, 2019 at 13:47

Oh boy, the back story is so fascinating, sweetie! Btw: I think I need the DV Mascara now:) Have a great morning.

Alicia Mackin June 8, 2019 at 18:26

Wow I never knew the story behind this painting. But I remember this painting as a kid and how haunting it was. Yes so many people in our society think they have problems but they don’t, they just have issues. Thanks for the info!

little luxury list June 9, 2019 at 02:03

I only remembered this painting after looking at it for a while. I never noticed details like the thin arms and the individual blades of grass before. She really is so strong and the pillow cases also exude quiet elegance too!

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