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    • ITALIAN BRUNCH + PASTA | UGO | CULVER CITY, CA

      ITALIAN BRUNCH + PASTA | UGO | CULVER CITY, CA
    • Italian Tavern Style Dining at Osteria La Buca | West Hollywood, CA

      Italian Tavern Style Dining at Osteria La Buca | West Hollywood, CA
    • Dining Out | Soul Food | Alta West Adams

      Dining Out | Soul Food | Alta West Adams
    • Essence Festival 2019 | “A 1st Timer’s Guide To A Good Time!”

      Essence Festival 2019  | “A 1st Timer’s Guide To A Good Time!”
    THE 10TH ANNUAL VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC  WHAT TO WEAR!

    THE 10TH ANNUAL VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC WHAT TO WEAR!

    “Serving sunny side up and shining bright for the gods in a yellow off the shoulder dress complimented by diamond clear  straps ups  and a floral crown fit for a queen.” @HoodRatKen A Day of…

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    Messy Bun + Makeup With Ex Playboy Playmate @Q_Paints

    Messy Bun + Makeup With Ex Playboy Playmate @Q_Paints

    Hey beauties! Back with another look by Ex Playboy Playmate 🔥 @Q_Paints I love ❤️ getting my makeup 💄 done with Qiana! Tonight we’re stepping out for Compton rapper Roddy Ricch’s birthday party 🥳 What…

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    ITALIAN BRUNCH + PASTA | UGO | CULVER CITY, CA

    ITALIAN BRUNCH + PASTA | UGO | CULVER CITY, CA

    You’re probably wondering why Brunch + Pasta is the title of this post! Well, my boyfriend Eric loves Italian food, when we set out for the morning the intention was brunch. Well… by the time…

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    Italian Tavern Style Dining at Osteria La Buca | West Hollywood, CA

    Italian Tavern Style Dining at Osteria La Buca | West Hollywood, CA

    Osteria La Buca is an old-country Italian restaurant in West Hollywood led by Chef Cameron Slaugh. The team at La Buca commissioned farm land in West Los Angeles, where they are now growing and harvesting…

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    Love the Skin You’re In, Unconditionally!

    Love the Skin You’re In, Unconditionally!

    Last year I began to notice a Twitter hashtag #SkinPositivity popping up online and wondered what the heck? After some Googling, I realized the hashtag referred to a new spin on the #BodyPositivity movement, one…

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    Are You Ready For Some Football!!!!

    Are You Ready For Some Football!!!!

    Sorta, kinda but not really… Getting Started As a new season approaches, let the trash talk begin! Get ready to see Raiders caps in the most unexpected places, hear “we them boyz”a zillion times and…

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    Easy Science Backed Ways to Survive a Bad Breakup

    Easy Science Backed Ways to Survive a Bad Breakup

    The famous pop song goes, “Breaking Up is Hard To Do,” but we’d argue that the aftermath of a breakup is like a death of a thousand paper cuts and much worse than the actual…

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    Sizzling Summer Shimmer for Face and Body | Makeup

    Sizzling Summer Shimmer for Face and Body | Makeup

    We continue our Summer Shimmer Series with a focus on eyes, lips and cheeks.  We busy gals love a good creamy bronze eye shadow or slightly sparkly gloss for a quick all-one-color look that’s perfect…

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    Easy Ways to Celebrate Yourself and Relieve Stress (With Apps!)

    Easy Ways to Celebrate Yourself and Relieve Stress (With Apps!)

    Today’s daily work grind leaves you feeling wiped and anxious. A boss that expects you to check and respond to emails at all hours of the day or a large project looming that you’re not…

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    To Kink or Not To Kink |  Advice and Guidelines for Beginners

    To Kink or Not To Kink | Advice and Guidelines for Beginners

    There comes a time in most relationships where things begin to get a little, boring, sexually. Life invades; stress or worry can put your mind to things other than romance. Eventually, you have “the talk”…

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    Menopause Is Ruining Your Sex Life (And How To Fix It)

    Menopause Is Ruining Your Sex Life (And How To Fix It)

    So, you’re in your 40’s when all of a sudden you start sweating buckets and wanting to strip naked at random times, your period goes wonky and twice as heavy.  Maybe you’re a heck of…

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    Dining Out | Soul Food | Alta West Adams
    West Adams, CA

    Dining Out | Soul Food | Alta West Adams

    If you are looking for good soul food, you should make your Alta West Adams reservations now. Black eye pea fritters, deviled eggs, sweet cornbread, and that’s just to start. The best part of dinner…

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    Playboy Playmate Qiana Chase (@Q_Paints) Paints My Face | Daytime Look

    Playboy Playmate Qiana Chase (@Q_Paints) Paints My Face | Daytime Look

    Are you looking for a new look? Maybe a lighter version of your current makeup routine? This is perfect, Qiana creates a daytime look for Sunday brunch! I wanted a look that would transition from…

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    Sizzling Summer Shimmer for Face and Body | Skincare + Tanning

    Sizzling Summer Shimmer for Face and Body | Skincare + Tanning

    Summer is here and the shine is on YOU!  That’s right, you’ve found the perfect summer maxi dress or that sexy bikini that fits like a second skin, but you still need the right makeup…

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    6 Super Easy Hairstyles for Sweaty Summer Days

    6 Super Easy Hairstyles for Sweaty Summer Days

    It’s about to be hot in hurrrrr girls, but we don’t need to take off ALL our clothes; we just need to plan for cute summer shorts and skirts paired with an easy peasy hair…

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    Ladies | Five Men’s Colognes You Should Wear This Summer

    Ladies | Five Men’s Colognes You Should Wear This Summer

    Yes, you read that right. A lot of my girlfriends say this! I recently asked our Facebook community “men, what are your top 5 fragrances?” However, I inserted that I would love to hear from…

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    John Varvatos JVxNJ  Men’s Cologne, 4.2 fl. oz. EDT Spray
    VERSACE Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette Spray, 6.7 Ounce
    Bleu De Chanel for Men Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4oz
    D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men Eau De Toilette Spray, 4.2-Ounces
    L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake 4.2 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
    Sauvage by Christian Dior Eau de Toilette for Men, 2 Ounce
    John Varvatos JVxNJ  Men’s Cologne, 4.2 fl. oz. EDT Spray
    VERSACE Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette Spray, 6.7 Ounce
    Bleu De Chanel for Men Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4oz
    D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men Eau De Toilette Spray, 4.2-Ounces
    L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake 4.2 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
    Sauvage by Christian Dior Eau de Toilette for Men, 2 Ounce
    John Varvatos JVxNJ  Men’s Cologne, 4.2 fl. oz. EDT Spray
    VERSACE Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau De Toilette Spray, 6.7 Ounce
    Bleu De Chanel for Men Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4oz
    D & G Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Men Eau De Toilette Spray, 4.2-Ounces
    L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake 4.2 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
    Sauvage by Christian Dior Eau de Toilette for Men, 2 Ounce
    Essence Festival 2019  | “A 1st Timer’s Guide To A Good Time!”

    Essence Festival 2019 | “A 1st Timer’s Guide To A Good Time!”

    “New Orleans is New Orleans and it’s always lit so let’s see what it do Essence” Descending on Nola Can I start off by telling you New Orleans is one of my favorite U.S. cities!…

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    Dining Out: Italian|Italy’s Little Kitchen 🇮🇹
    Italy's Little Kitchen - Westchester, CA

    Dining Out: Italian|Italy’s Little Kitchen 🇮🇹

    “A cozy neighborhood restaurant, perfect for a casual date night or with family.” Start your meal with Little Italy’s house-made sourdough bread, olive oil/vinegar and a glass of White Zinfandel, which is also a nice…

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    The Links At Terranea  |  Ocean View Golf
    TERRANEA - RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA

    The Links At Terranea | Ocean View Golf

    Life & Style After 40! is celebrating with the best of the West Coast edition! The Links at Terranea has amazing views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes coastline. Golfing was on our…

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    The Spa At Terranea
    Terranea - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    The Spa At Terranea

    Life & Style After 40! is celebrating with the best of the West Coast edition! We spent two days at Terranea! Enjoyed a couples massage, golfed 9 holes and dined at two of the resort’s…

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    Beauty Basics | Toiletries

    Beauty Basics | Toiletries

    I’m excited to chat with some of my closest Life & Style After 40! Beauties about their coveted beauty basics! Their skin is flawless and they’re sharing their secrets! I’ve included my personal list below!…

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    GUM Comfort Slide Flossers, Fresh Mint, 120 Count
    St. Ives Face Scrub Apricot 6 oz (Pack of 2)
    Cetaphil PRO DermaControl Oil Removing Foam Wash 8 oz – Packaging May Vary
    Cetaphil Cetaphil Pro Oil Absorbing Moisturizer With Spf 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, 4 Ounce
    UD Urban Vice Lipstick Big Bang (metallized)
    Michael Kors By Michael Kors For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Ounces
    Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizes and Quenches Silky Cream, Normal To Dry Skin, 1.7 Ounce
    Be Delicious by Donna Karan for Women, 3.4 Oz
    Secret Antiperspirant and Deodorant for Women, Outlast Xtend with 48 Hour Odor Protection Invisible Solid, Protecting Powder, 2.6 Oz Pack of 3
    The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter, Softening Body Moisturizer, 6.75 Oz.
    Humphrey’s Witch Hazel Astringent 100% All Natural Witch Hazel 16 Ounce
    Kiehl s Since 1851 Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask – 5oz
    Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant Stick, 1.7 Ounce
    Dr. Bronner’s Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint – 8 fl oz
    Murad Daily Cleansing Foam, 5.1 Fluid Ounce
    MAC Lip Gloss Lipglass Oyster Girl
    Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Revive
    Huggies One & Done Baby Wipes, Cucumber & Green Tea
    Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Lotion with NaturalCalm Essences, Hypoallergenic & Paraben Free
    Colgate Optic White Whitening Toothpaste, Sparkling White
    REACH Advanced Design Toothbrushes, Medium
    Caress Moisturizing Beauty Bar, Daily Silk
    10 Ways to Bring Back the Sex Fireworks in Your Relationship

    10 Ways to Bring Back the Sex Fireworks in Your Relationship

    Maybe you’ve been with your partner for a long time and all the sparks have gone out. Maybe the kids or your career take all your energy and focus and there’s little time left for…

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    So Many Reasons To Love Fenty Beauty

    So Many Reasons To Love Fenty Beauty

    There are just so many reasons why to love Fenty Beauty we had to actually list them all out!  From using curvy mannequins at fashion shows to inclusive advertising to the fact that the makeup…

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    What To Do If You Hated Yoga…

    What To Do If You Hated Yoga…

    We’re always interested in hearing from people about workout methods and what works for them. Shelly H. has some really good advice. Like so many others, when I entered my 40s I started really FEELING…

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    Playboy Playmate Qiana Chase @Q_Paints Paints My Face

    Playboy Playmate Qiana Chase @Q_Paints Paints My Face

    I felt like a faux playboy playmate after @q_paints finished my makeup! Life & Style After 40! beauty expert @cheverylyhills is besties with @q_paints and recommended that I book with her while she was out…

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    Steal My Look from @Cheverlyhillz

    Steal My Look from @Cheverlyhillz

    When makeup artist @Cheverlyhillz is the on Facebeat, “she gives you hands!” Cheveryhillz is my go-to-makeup artist and one of our Life & Style After 40 Beauty Experts! Stay tuned for more beauty tips from…

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    50 TIMES BEYONCÉ SERVED US SEXY LOOKS

    50 TIMES BEYONCÉ SERVED US SEXY LOOKS

    1. Beyoncé looks amazingly stunning in this attractive outfit 2. What a colorful way of making herself look sexy 3. Beyoncé shows herself in a sport outfit that looks sexy 4. Beyoncé looks sexy as…

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    What You Need for a Romantic  (& Sexy) Weekend

    What You Need for a Romantic (& Sexy) Weekend

    What You Need for a Romantic (& Sexy) Weekend It is fascinating to know that a sexy kind of relaxation forms a major part of how much we appreciate and value good health. More importantly,…

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    10 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO BREAK UP & NOT MAKEUP

    10 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO BREAK UP & NOT MAKEUP

    Breaking up isn’t just hard to do, it’s downright emotionally brutal. Breakups can be so depressing, and it almost feels like death. In fact, it is a death in a way… the death of what…

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    HOW TO WRITE A DATING PROFILE THAT WILL GET YOU DATES

    HOW TO WRITE A DATING PROFILE THAT WILL GET YOU DATES

    What better place than an online dating site to be “extra” when describing yourself. There aren’t many situations where it is acceptable to exclusively talk about yourself and the values you uphold to random strangers.…

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    WHAT TO WEAR TO THE VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC

    WHAT TO WEAR TO THE VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC

    “Serving classy yet sassy in bold beautiful off the shoulder deep pink gown paired with a lush floral crown snatching wigs from a left to right.” Fashion Illustrator @hoodratken The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is my…

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    MOISTURIZERS & SERUMS TO ADD TO YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN

    MOISTURIZERS & SERUMS TO ADD TO YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN

    Skincare is paramount to good skin which is one of the prerequisites for beauty. Your skin should be hydrated, tender always and buoyant enough to allow for perfect glowing skin. However, during winter, skin inclines…

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    SIGNATURE READS: BECOMING MICHELLE OBAMA

    SIGNATURE READS: BECOMING MICHELLE OBAMA

    When was the last time you read a book or a substantial magazine article? I’m a little embarrassed to say this but recently my reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, Instagram posts, and directions…

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    CELEBRATING  YOU

    CELEBRATING YOU

    Because Life After 40 is Fabulous!  How do you celebrate you? Go ahead… I’ll wait… Since we’re being honest here, I have a hard time answering the question myself.  It’s easy to say things like…

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    The Biotin Hair Boost You Need Right Now! | Mademoiselle Ayanna’s J’Adore L’Amor

    The Biotin Hair Boost You Need Right Now! | Mademoiselle Ayanna’s J’Adore L’Amor

    I have natural hair, chemical free without extensions. I get asked all the time, “what’s your hair secret?” I’m old school, I get my hair pressed and curled. We all know that heated styles can…

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    FENTY BEAUTY | Body Lava Body Luminizer – Brown Sugar
    Vita Liberata Body Blur Sunless Glow Self Tanning HD Skin Finish, Latte, 3.38 Fl Oz
    SOL DE JANEIRO Glow Oils Color Copacabana Bronze 2.5 oz
    Self Tanner with Organic & Natural Ingredients, Tanning Lotion, Sunless Tanning Lotion for Flawless Darker Bronzer Skin, Self Tanning Lotion – Self Tanners Best Sellers, Fake Tan
    Tarte Brazilliance PLUS+ Self Tanner 1.7 OZ
    Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist – 2.7 Oz
    COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum | Instant Shimmer | Certified Organic Ingredients | Transfer-Free | Fast Drying | Pina Colada
    Jergens Natural Glow In-shower Moisturizer, Fair to Medium Skin Tone, 7.5 Ounce Wet Skin Lotion, Locks in Hydration with Gradual, Flawless Color
    The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan, 100 ml
    Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops Dark Full Size
    Face Tan Towels All Skin Tones – Fair to Medium to Dark – Self Tanning Wipes 15 pack – Sunless Anti-Aging Tanning Towelettes Provide a Steak-Free Flawless Application
    FENTY BEAUTY | Body Lava Body Luminizer – Brown Sugar
    Vita Liberata Body Blur Sunless Glow Self Tanning HD Skin Finish, Latte, 3.38 Fl Oz
    SOL DE JANEIRO Glow Oils Color Copacabana Bronze 2.5 oz
    Self Tanner with Organic & Natural Ingredients, Tanning Lotion, Sunless Tanning Lotion for Flawless Darker Bronzer Skin, Self Tanning Lotion – Self Tanners Best Sellers, Fake Tan
    Tarte Brazilliance PLUS+ Self Tanner 1.7 OZ
    Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist – 2.7 Oz
    COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum | Instant Shimmer | Certified Organic Ingredients | Transfer-Free | Fast Drying | Pina Colada
    Jergens Natural Glow In-shower Moisturizer, Fair to Medium Skin Tone, 7.5 Ounce Wet Skin Lotion, Locks in Hydration with Gradual, Flawless Color
    The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan, 100 ml
    Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops Dark Full Size
    Face Tan Towels All Skin Tones – Fair to Medium to Dark – Self Tanning Wipes 15 pack – Sunless Anti-Aging Tanning Towelettes Provide a Steak-Free Flawless Application