My Top Favorite Influencers for Fashion, Makeup, Anti-Aging and More!

Over time I have been down the road of searching for information on products that are relevant to my age group. As we grow older our choices must adapt and change. These can be choices regarding fashion, make-up, and definitely skin care. As females, we experience so many changes in life. Along life’s highway our need to express ourselves, love ourselves, and even preserve ourselves, becomes a huge focus in our lives.

Below I have listed some of my favorite influencers when it comes to fashion, make-up, and skin care for the mature woman. The order you will find them has nothing to do with placement or rating. They are just chosen by what I have experienced over a period of time watching, listening, and learning from these beautiful women! I am not an expert in these areas, they are!

They do not know I am writing about them, nor was I approached or paid to write about them. They all simply add quality to my life, so I want to display their quality in a venue that I tend to do best: write my blog! I am by far NOT an expert on any of these subjects. I am simply sharing who I have liked and have chosen to spend my time listening to. This is not an entire list but some of the top influencers I have found when I seek out. As a consumer, a woman, and someone to investigates everything, I figure sharing with others is the best thing I can do!

#1 Influencer!

Angie with Hot and Flashy is by far one of the best YouTube influencers and educators there is! I have been back and forth with many of them (as you will see) finding the best of the best! Angie works HARD to give a nice presentation of casual, yet classy, fashion, makeup tips and anti-aging products. She definitely goes the extra mile when it comes to presenting product, exposing the good, not too good, and more! With Angie I find in depth information regarding product ingredients, effectiveness, and performance. I find her honest, educated, and a real treasure when it comes to understanding facial treatments, serums, makeup and anti-aging products. Angie will personally test the durability of her make up choices and record the results. This is so helpful when going to make a purchase! She does trials on both high end and drug store type products and includes fashion from Nordstrom, Amazon and sometimes even Walmart! (This is not an exhaustive list!) Angie is personable, likeable, and very professional. She presently has over 900k followers. Check her out and lets bless her with ONE MILLION!

#2 Influencer

Christie Ressel is more than influencer, she is a fashion extravaganza and educator all in one! She provides information on wardrobe choices, power wardrobe picks, and how to use style to up level our game! She also adds make-up tutorials on her YouTube channel. Her website includes style classes that can be purchased and a style membership for personal style ideas and direction if desired. She addresses and sometimes dresses women of all ages from younger to more mature. Christie’s style is fun, flirty and classy! She has a cute and yet professional personality. She is simply herself and that is a lot! ( I love her jewelry choices!) Her YouTube channel will have more information!

#3 Influencer

Number three is Tania Stephens with 50isnotold. This is a link to her Instagram account. She also has a website with a lot of style information, and clothing links for purchase. Tania obviously works hard at what she does to present the best in style possible. Every outfit Tania displays is modeled perfectly with elegance and professionalism. You will find style from Chico’s, Amazon, J. Crew and sometimes also Walmart (She has added more since my original post!). Tania has a great down home style, beautiful presentations, and a cute personality. You can subscribe to her Instagram account and also her website for frequent updates. Tania has a beautiful website filled with information that obviously dates back a few years! So please go check it out!

#4 Influencer

Beth Djalali has a YouTube channel she calls “Style at a Certain Age. Beth presents beautiful classic style with lovely presentations, information pertaining to the “certain age” woman. She has a website that includes recipes, home interiors, style, and my favorite “Fridays with Oscar”, her German Shepherd. Every now and then she includes a make-up tutorial and other subjects pertaining to the woman of a certain age and style. Beth includes photo shoots at interesting locations with a lot of class and flair. She is personable to listen to and interact with on her YouTube channel. Any woman who watches her channel will suddenly feel a kinship with her as she draws us in with her honest portrayal of style that suits many of us!

It is my hope, wherever you are, you are living your life to the fullest! The most important part of life is the quality of time we spend and not as much the quantity. Endeavor to choose quality and your life will be filled with beauty and excitement! Remember, whether you are choosing style, make-up, or skin care products, to love yourself and acquire your own reflection of inner beauty portrayed on the outside as well!

Loving you form here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D.

Life Lessons by Jenine Marie

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Amazing Uses for Bergamot Essential Oil

53e0a4ef-d6e3-4d8e-b743-a955249a7548_1.332a53354ca6769b85a31d0ae7051668These days it seems I am always looking for ways to naturally assist my body processes, contribute to better health, and overall ease in life. One very essential item I found I can not do without is Bergamot Essential Oil. This oil is extracted from a tree through cold pressing and has a delightful citrus type smell with maybe some spicy elements to it as well.

I first was attracted to Bergamot because it helps with depression and anxiety. Bergamot essential oil will stimulate production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain which are essential neurotransmitters we need. Without maintaining them we become depressed and also anxious. Whereas antidepressants work in order to maintain levels of serotonin and dopamine, Bergamot actually stimulates their production. All that is needed is to open the cap of the bottle and take a deep breath! Or it can be lightly defused into the air.

Bergamot can be added to tea in order to drink it. It can be combined with black tea or any herbal tea. In fact Earl Grey tea has Bergamot already in it! If you want the full effects of the essential oil its best to use drops of it or to inhale its effects. It can be mixed with a carrier oil such as olive oil, almond oil, or castor oil, in order to spread lightly onto the skin. It makes a good deodorant, kills bacteria on the body from sweating, and also can be used as a mouthwash in warm water to kill bacteria that causes bad breath.

It’s a very good relaxant and will relieve muscle spasms, pain due to sprains or any kind of body ache. Mix with a carrier oil and apply as a massage oil for pain relief. Other benefits:

Heals intestinal walls, stimulates bowel movements, prohibits gallstones, will kill worm infections, helps respiratory issues, will reduce inflammation, reduce fever, clear up scars, use as a facial or skin care component for clear skin, evens skin tone.

Please look up some of the combinations the oil can be used in order to find the right amount of essential oil and carrier oil in order to use effectively and safely. Remember, with essential oils a little goes a long way!

Personally, I like to drop some in warm tea, use with castor oil and spread on my skin to even skin tone and allow me to smell the aroma. I use it for depression, anxiety, and to induce a calm sleep. If you have muscle spasms in the back, have someone smooth some on in a massage oil to help with the spasms and drip some into your tea and relax!

I use this oil during meditative times to help relaxation and promote balance of emotions and stress.

****The image above is of the essential oil I purchase. You can get it on the website. The cost is usually about $9.97 and it ships FREE within a few days!

****Do not diffuse essential oils into the air where cats are living. Many essential oils are toxic to cats. If you have kitty fur friends, best that you use or diffuse where they are not going to be or do not diffuse into the air.

**** Always try essential oils in small amounts at first and consult a pharmacist for any drug interactions you might have. Used properly the benefits can be amazing!

Loving you from here,

Dr. Jenine Marie Howry

Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries, LLC