A WELL STYLED LIFE

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February 1, 2014

Thank You Ladies



We don't seem to having winter this year in Northern California. And while that's nice for several reasons, it means we're in for a terrible fire season and water rationing this summer.
Anyway, last night was so warm, I filled my fireplace with those battery operated candles...to lend some atmosphere to the my bedroom.  Sort of hokey, I know, but I'm easily entertained sometimes.




Not the best looking arrangement, but they went off by themselves after 4 hours and will relight at the same time today. I sort of like the soft flickering and I can fall asleep with them on.

I finally dragged my rolling rack out yesterday so I can start my wardrobe editing. I proceeded to march right past it this morning, so I guess I'm putting it off till next week. I just can't seem to get motivated.





I was delighted to spot this lovely skin care line at my local Whole Foods today. I heard about evanhealy from Tiffany Rose They're an intelligent company producing a fabulous product. I picked up another trial kit because they're the perfect size for travel and I'm flying back to Vancouver in a couple of weeks. Thanks for telling me about them, Tiffany Rose!


"While I most certainly understand the desire to look and feel our best...I am ultimately against the term "anti-aging" for the simple reason that it sends a very negative message. The inescapable and unavoidable fact is (are you sitting down?) - we all age. The goal therefore, is to age with grace and vibrant, glowing good health!"
~Evan Healy~

I love and totally agree with her philosophy. I hate the term, anti-aging and I'm insulted by the ridiculous claims most companies make. What's wrong with aging?

As I mentioned here last summer, I'm a huge fan of Rose Hip Seed Oil. I've been using it religiously for several months now and see an amazing improvement in my skin!!




I didn't take before pictures, but trust me I had many more brown spots on the backs of my hands last summer. I buy the organic version. I've tried several brands and they all seem to be great, so long as they come in a dark glass, pump bottle.

I have a huge stack of library books to dig into today and then I'm making Janet's Mushroom Bouguignon with the pearl onions, carrots and portobellos I got at Whole Foods. I used to love making Beef Bourguignon before I stopped eating meat. I'd never thought of an alternative until Janet shared hers. Thank you Janet!


Have you tried Rose Seed Hip Oil?

Have you noticed if its in your moisturizer?


35 comments:

  1. Good for you! I am applying rosehip oil regularly but not sure I see a huge difference, but I still really like it! I need to do some reorganizing and organizing before my trip down south but am feeling tired today as well, so I guess that is for another day!!! I have missed hearing about that brand - not sure if I will find it out in our backwater! Have a great day!

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  2. I don't use a moisturiser, I'll probably have to venture there after menopause when I'm sure my skin will start to change but for now I'm just too oily to need one.

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    1. You're lucky to have oily skin. It prevents wrinkles. I'm as dry as the Sahara!

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  3. I think the candles in the fireplace are delightful. And my what young hands you have. I have not tried rose seed hip oil but any improvement on my hands would be welcomed.

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  4. My skin feels so dry though I did have a facial last week which helped the circulation, but it's drying up like a dried up prune, oily skin ages best and now we know the secret to Tabs immense beauty!!
    Anyway I will try rosehip oil again, I used it years ago and I remember liking it very much.
    I never thought about it before but anti-aging is actually so offensive, hmmm I'll think twice the next time I see that term.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. If only I had oily skin like Tabs. She is a stunner. It's a dry oil, so soaks right in. I've noticed that it's also in my moisturizer and hand lotion. Enjoy your weekend too. xo

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  5. Thank you for the recipe. Before becoming a vegetarian, I used to make the beef version. This sounds like a good substitute. I too started using Rose Hip oil and really see a difference.

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    1. I love that the oil is safe and effective. If you haven't tried any of Janet's recipes before, you'll be thrilled. They're all fantastic.

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  6. What a great collection of things that are making you happy right now! And you know, the closet-editing can wait. . . those clothes aren't going anywhere until you're ready, right?

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    1. No the clothes aren't going anywhere :(. I just feel the clogged energy from them and promised myself I would clear them out. May be next week. xo

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  7. On your recommendation, I picked up a small bottle of rose hip seed oil a few days ago. It will be a few more weeks before I can pass judgement on it, but so far, I like the fact that it is keeping my skin nicely moisturized - (Toronto is so miserably dry right now and it is wreaking havoc on my skin). Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I'm so happy you're trying it. I look forward to your opinion on it. Enjoy your Sunday Louise.

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  8. I have really dry skin as I have a thyroid condition and I am a post menopausal grandmother! I like the idea of getting rid of brown spots on my hands and doing it using a safe toxic free product.
    I read that rose oil is very good for sensitive skin so I may see what I can find here. What brand did you buy when you lived in BC? Your candles are a great idea!

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    1. When I was on the island I used a brand called Sukin. It's an Australian line that isn't available in the US. My daughter did find it in Victoria by going thru their website. In fact, I loved their whole line of products. I may stock up on my next visit.

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  9. I'm oily so I'm not a moisturizer person either. The product line sounds lovely though

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  10. I'll have to try that rose seed hip oil. Doing a closet edit for spring is on my to do list too. Always a big job! OXOX

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  11. After reading your post on Rose Hip oil last summer I decided to give it a try. I found it at a local health foods store. I definitely see a difference in texture and appearance. Thank you for the tip!

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  12. Hi Jennifer,

    I too have added oils to my skin care regimen. The right oil can help keep our lipid barrier in tack ~ something that is easily compromised with mature skin. I've not tried this line and I'll look forward to checking out the ingredients the next time I shop at whole foods.

    Thank you for sharing the vegetarian soup recipe. I was a vegan years ago and still enjoy replacing animal protein with alternative foods.

    Growing up in Southern CA (and getting caught up in a few brush fires ~ one that almost caused our house to burn down) I understand your concern about the lack of rain. It's been warmer here too and we will suffer this summer if things don't turn around quickly. We woke up to a 26 degree morning and icy conditions but there is no precipitation coming in unfortunately. Enjoy your Sunday!! xxL

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  13. I love the battery-powered candles, and now want to get a slew of them for my own fireplace until I can have the flue cleaned (ugh, so lazy). Evan Healy does have wonderful products! I am a fiend for skin care and go through products like a madwoman, particularly organic lines. One Love Organics is fantastic, as is Isa's Restoratives, and on the luxury end, Tata Harper and May Lindstrom. Rose Hip Oil is magnificent stuff!

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    1. Thank you for all those suggestions. I haven't heard of several of them, so I'll google them around. I love discovering new lines!

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  14. IT's RAINING!!!!!!!!!Your post brought some rain!HOORAY!!!!
    I totally agree with you about the ANTI-AGING………we all age they need to find a "NEW" word like we did!Plus, its a beautiful thing this aging process………beats the alternative!
    I will try your ROSE SEED OIL…….I too have brown spots, a couple on my face.I assume its okay to use on ones face?
    Motivation………Yep,I'm having a hard time too!
    XXX

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  15. I had dry skin too until a few months ago I changed my a facial lady……using her product from SPAIN!HUGH difference now…….HUGH!I just read the comments and thought I would add that…..you have the number!YOur candles are a GREAT idea…………..XX

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  16. I am so with you on the "anti aging" term. I took issue with our Zoomer magazine here in Canada when the first couple of issues arrived at my door with the front cover lit up with anti aging advice. It is supposed to be a magazine for people over forty although the demographic is more like over fifty. The editor didn't take kindly to my complaining and responded to me in her editor's letter which made me realize I had hit a nerve. They seem to have toned it down somewhat. I like to know about products that as you say "help us age well" since we are all headed in the same direction.

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    1. I read "Boomer" every time I'm in Canada. They should be ashamed of themselves. Good for you!

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  17. Oh, I love Evan Healy's philosophy too...Brava! And your candles in the fireplace is a super idea...may have to shovel all the muck out of ours and give it a try.

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  18. Hey I'm heading to Whole Foods tomorrow so I'll look into that skin care line. I've been trying Arbonne in samples sent to me by a friend and really liking it too - but the oil is a new one for me. I have such dry skin I'm sure my skin would love it. Thanks for the tips, Jennifer. Always fun to see what you're up to.

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  19. Thanks for the tips. I would love to try Rose Hip seed oil. I have sun spots on my hands I would love to see fade out. Good luck with your wardrobe edit. :)

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  20. Jennifer dear-I am just catching up on my favorite blogs. I loved your comment on Stylemindchic and thanks for sharing this lovely product. It looks beautiful on your skin. I love the glow of your candles-so pretty.
    Happy Monday!
    xx

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  21. Jennifer!
    I love your candlelit fireplace! We have candles on timers to welcome us home from work at night.
    What a wealth of information you offer here today. I have some rose hip seed oil. I have never used it on the back of my hands! I will start tonight!
    I am hoping that you have recovered from your illness. I imagine that you are looking forward to returning to BC. We always have a lovely time when we visit Whistler.
    w/L

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    1. I am looking forward to it. I'm mostly looking forward to spending some time with my daughter :) who lives in Vancouver.

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  22. I'm all for candles any time, anywhere. We all look better by candlelight, whether wax or battery-operated. I'd love to send you some of our cold weather, just to add atmosphere to your candles. We have broken records for snowstorms already this winter, not to mention the frigid temperatures (lowest in 50 years, I think). I do love a cold winter, but this is getting ridiculous!

    Stay warm and have fun with your closet purge. I have six bags of winter clothes waiting to be donated to Good Will.

    Warm hugs, M-T

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    1. I am still walking past that rolling rack!! When did I become such a chicken? So easy to do for clients, so hard to do for myself!!

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  23. Want to try it! Wish you a great weekend! xo Caroline

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  24. I couldn't agree more with the 'anti-aging' stance, for me, the old adage is true 'Exercise is the poor man's surgery'.. After an our of out-of-breath-sweating-red-faced-panting exercise, my skin glows and even picks up a bit of youthful bounciness Cheaper than any cosmetics and works for most people!

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  25. So true. I haven't done that kind of out-of-breath exercise in quite a while but I think it's definitely in order.

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