Happy Wednesday, ladies!  We've got a fun one for you today.  At least once a year, I try to put together a drugstore makeup roundup.  I'm always on the lookout for quality products that are easy on the budget.  So, today I'm showing you my favorite Amazon drugstore makeup 2022 edition.

The Summary

  Today's featured items are from L'Oreal's Age Perfect Makeup line.

  I've modeled the makeup and provided you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to get the look. 

  The makeup is shoppable via a text widget, or if you scroll to the bottom of the post, a shoppable widget.

My Favorite Amazon Drugstore Makeup 2022 Edition

1. Age Perfect Makeup


Over the past few yers, I've been using L'Oreal's Age Perfect Makeup.  It’s formulated with vitamins, minerals, and serums that keep our skin hydrated and luminous.

Women’s skin tends to get drier as we age and loses its natural vitality.  Now we can put together a flawless look with moisturizing formulas and lightweight coverage that evens skin tones and doesn’t settle into lines.

What's even better is that the Age Perfect line includes all the necessities for a full face: complexion, lips, eyes, and brows.  A sort of one-stop-shop.

2. How It Looks

3. Before & After

Get the look

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  Apply the Radiant Concealer with Hydrating Serum under your eyes.

  Now use La Palette Nude to create a soft smoky eye:

  Pearl shade under the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes.

  Soft taupe for the upper lid.

  Dark brown as the defining shade for the outer corner of the eye.

 For your brows, use the Brow Magnifying Pencil with Vitamin E in soft brown:

  Gently brush the brow hairs upward.

  Use the tip of the pencil to fill in the brow with feather-like strokes.

  For eye definition, use the black shade of Satin Glide Eyeliner with Mineral Pigments

  Push the eyeliner into the upper lash line to fill in the root of the lashes.

  Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler.

  Apply a generous coat of mascara starting at the root.

  For lipstick, apply matching shade 110 Flamingo Carmin.

The Makeup


Radium Serum Foundation

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Radiant Concelear with Hydrating Syrum


L'Oreal La Palette Eyeshadow

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Age Perfect Brow Magnifying Pencil w/ Vitamin E


L'Oreal Satin Glide Eyeliner w/ Mineral Pigments

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Age Perfect Lash Magnifying Mascara w/ Conditioning Syrum


L'Oreal Radiant Satin Blush

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Anti-Feathering Lip Liner


Age Perfect Luminous Hydrating Lipstick

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In Case You Missed It

Yesterday, I gave you a tour of my recently refreshed porch and patios. Click the title or image below to read the article.

happy monday, ladies! this past weekend i made a mad dash to Nordstrom to check out all the goodies in-store. and let me tell you the mall was hopping. over ten days ago i ordered a slew of clothes and boots online from Nordstrom but sadly only one item has arrived to date. and i did want to share a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post with y’all. soooooo when the going gets tough the tough hop in their car and drive to Atlanta.  here is my Nordstrom Sale beauty haul update. 

this year the sale is a bit different from years gone by. first of all, it was pushed back to August. and i’m kind of ho-hum with the selections this time around. not that there aren’t some beautiful items on sale from my favorite brands like Vince or Eileen Fisher or Vince Camuto or Spanx to name a few. but i think the sale is much smaller this year. and the choices were limited. 

Nordstrom sale beauty haul update

but i do like to peruse the beauty section of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. it’s a great time to try new skincare or makeup products when they’re on sale. and y’all know how i love, love, love accessories. so i always make a pitstop to check out handbags, sunglasses, and jewelry. so today i’ll share a few of my favorites with the big reveal from my shopping spree scheduled for Wednesday.

NSale Skincare 

NSale Makeup 

NSale Handbags

NSale Jewelry

i’m also sharing a video tutorial of how i style my latest and greatest haircut. my stylist, Lyric, is a-ma-zing! so lucky to have her.


hey gang!  i decided to do something a bit different today.  given everything that’s going on in the world, i went over to Pinterest to see what the trending topics were.  i just wanted to know what people are talking about—what they’re thinking about and focused on—given the changing landscape.  it came as no surprise that health & wellness was the #1 trending topic:  i think most people’s focus right now is centered around maintaining and improving our health.  but other topics that came up were recipes, reading, and skincare.  funnily enough, we cover all of these topics regularly over here on the blog.  so i thought i’d put together a mega-post today, pulling in all of these trending topics under one hood.  enjoy!  

pinterest roundup

i’ve had a presence over on Pinterest for a while now. it’s been a great tool for me personally, as it allows me track my personal interests in fashion, home design, and yes, health and wellness.  i went through some of my old photos from my Pinterest archive.  thought it would be fun to share some of my fashion choices throughout the years.     

focus on health & wellness

health & wellness is an important topic on the blog.  over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about everything from boosting your immune system to staying active by adopting a daily walking routine. for my regulars, you also know my involvement in FASTer Way to Fat Loss (FWTFL) over the past few years.  i have shared and will continue to share my health journey.  and as i’ve said before and will continue to say, FWTFL is a lifestyle, not a diet.  this program, run by mastermind Amanda Tress, teaches how to fuel your body and maintain energy throughout the day while you naturally burn fat. it’s a proven method of restructuring and repairing your metabolic system and increasing your metabolism – something many of us struggle with since hitting menopause and beyond! 

athleta stripe sports bra, athleta high rise chatarunga tights, new balance shoes
what i love about FTWTL is that it’s doable from your home.  and that’s crucial at this point in time.  as we know, fitness starts with food, and FWTFL has an App that shares workouts from home, meal plans.  more importantly, it teaches you proper nutrition. the best way to build our immune system and stay healthy at any age is through a nutritious diet.  i can’t recommend it enough. the next round for FASTer Way to Fat Loss is Monday, April 6th. 
home gym workout clothes

beauty & personal care

last week, i dedicated a post to my beauty routine.  while poking around on Pinterest this weekend, i came across some DIY face masks that i’d thought i’d share.  they’re both natural and super simple to make.  i’m trying to the yogurt face mask today. 

Yogurt Face Mask
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and brush over your face. Leave on 10 – 15 minutes and wash off.
Oatmeal Face Mask
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
Mix ingredients in a bowl and brush over your face. Leave on 10 – 15 minutes and wash off.
skincare, makeup and boosting your immune system

favorite recipes 

for my regulars, you know how much we love food and drink over here on the blog.  fridays with oscar is our regular column that we’ve been rolling out, well, every Friday since the inception of the blog.  there, we bring you a casual OOTD, a recipe, cocktail and pictures of my German Shepherd Oscar and Maine Coon cat Ollie.  and yesterday, my daughter-in-law, Kelly,  published her first entry for her new weekly column Kelly’s Kitchen.  now that we’re all at home, there’s obviously more time to spend in our kitchens cooking delicious and healthy meals.   a few weeks ago, i rounded up some of our favorite recipes from fridays with oscar over the past few months.   i couldn’t resist.  here are a few more of our favorites.

sheet pan cajun shrimp, sausage and veggies

this is an easy one-pan dinner full of veggies and protein. i posted this one this past winter, and as such, i swapped the zucchini and squash for brussels sprouts.  and because i didn’t want the extra starch, i omitted the potatoes. (remember, make all these recipes your own!) the old bay seasoning adds a ton of flavor reminiscent of the low-country boil we made a while back. 

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Pan Sheet

  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 14 oz chicken sausage sliced
  • 2 zucchini sliced
  • 2 yellow squash sliced
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus sliced into thirds
  • 2 red bell pepper chopped into chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, add the shrimp, sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, bell pepper and salt and pepper. Add olive oil and cajun seasoning and toss until coated.

  2. Spread evenly onto a sheet pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until shrimp is pink and vegetables are tender.

chickpea and chorizo tacos

this recipe is easily customizable to your taste. it’s so simple and really takes no time at all. make the yogurt sauce a day ahead if you like. i used the full can of chickpeas instead of the half cup the recipe calls for.

Chickpea and Chorizo Tostadas

  • 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 8 springs cilantro
  • 2 links fresh chorizo (8 ounce total)
  • 4 tostada shells
  1. Rinse and drain 15 oz. chickpeas in a colander. Measure out ½ cup; reserve remaining chickpeas for another use.

  2. Finely grate zest of 1 lime with a microplane or grater into a small bowl.

  3. Cut lime in half and squeeze juice from one half into bowl with zest. Cut remaining half into 2 wedges; set aside for serving.

  4. Gather 8 cilantro sprigs on cutting board. Starting at the stem end, finely chop stems until you get to the leaves; reserve leaves for serving. Add stems to bowl with lime.

  5. Add ¼ cup yogurt and ½ tsp. salt to bowl and mix with a spoon to combine.

  6. Remove casing from 2 chorizo links; discard. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low. Cook chorizo, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until partially cooked, about 3 minutes.

  7. Add reserved chickpeas and remaining ½ tsp. salt and mash together with back of spoon until chorizo is cooked through and crispy, 7–10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  8. Spread reserved crema over 4 tostada shells.

  9. Top crema with chorizo mixture.

  10. Top with reserved cilantro leaves and serve with reserved lime wedges alongside.


book club

with mandatory shelter in-place orders in most states,  we’re spending more time at home than, well, i don’t know when.  a lot of us 

i created the Facebook group, book club with style, as a place to discuss books and your love of reading as well as to connect with others of like mind.  this group is also a place where you can connect with authors and get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what it takes to write a book from beginning to end. published authors Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kerstin March are my lovely book club co-hosts. each month, one of us will lead a live video discussion where we will discuss the current book club selection.  last month, we read woman on the edge and this month we’re reading the wartime sisters.  make sure to join us! 

woman on the edge | the wartime sisters

collen rothschild skincare

wheels up, gang, as i’m headed to NYC today. and i’m thrilled to bring along Colleen Rothschild Discovery Collection to keep my skin in tip-top condition. because as we know glowing skin is always in. if you can believe it this is my first time trying Colleen Rothschild on for size. even though this skincare brand has been on my radar screen for years! i’ve heard great things about their Radiant Cleansing Balm. and i knew i’d be a fan as soon as i unscrewed the lid and was met with a heavenly scent. 

collen rothschild skincare

the quilted travel bag is included with the Discovery Collection. what a great addition to this nifty set that’s perfect to tuck inside your suitcase. but if you’re in the market to try Colleen Rothschild skincare products for the first time like me the Discovery Collection is a perfect choice to become acquainted with seven products. and it’s the perfect time to shop because Colleen is celebrating her birthday with a birthday sale! Happy Birthday, Colleen. receive $50 Off Your Purchase of $150+ with CODE: HBD50 which includes free shipping on U.S. orders 

collen rothschild skincare

since the prices are so fantastic during Colleen’s birthday sale i highly recommend the Retinol Supreme Night Oil. love the fact that this sleeping elixir fights age spots with stabilized retinol, vitamin C, and nine plant-based oils. in the morning i wake up with hydrated skin and important factor to me when choosing skincare products.

collen rothschild skincare


collen rothschild skincare

collen rothschild skincare

guess what else found its way into my suitcase headed for NYC? i’ve been a big fan of using vitamin C for my nighttime skincare regimen for several years. and i couldn’t wait to try Colleen Rothschild’s version Vitamin C Treatment Complex that improves my skins natural radiance.

collen rothschild skincare

collen rothschild skincare

all right, ladies, are you ready to wish Colleen Rothschild a very happy birthday? don’t forget she’s sharing the birthday love with $50 Off Your Purchase of $150+ with CODE: HBD50. it’s a great time to stock up on your favorites. or in my case my new favorites – Retinol Supreme Night Oil and Vitamin C Treatment Complex along with the Cleansing Balm and Clarifying Detox Mask. heck, i loved every single product i tried. i’m a new devoted fan. tick tock, the birthday sale runs from 9.26 – 9.29. you don’t want to miss it.

a big thank you to Collen Rothschild and ShopStyle for this sponsored post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas. 



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