Vali’s Favorite Things
Color The World Lipstick https://colortheworldlipsticks.com
I love the color selection of Color The World lipstick and the softness of the pigments. The ingredients are pure and vegan. They do not bleed into the fine lines that often appear right above the lips.
Frame Mini Crop Jeans https://frame-store.com
I still wear jeans and am always on the search for the perfect jean. I was pleasantly surprised when I received this jean style from Frame (a brand I had never tried). I ordered the mini crop because I am petite and there was no need to shorten. They sit just under my belly button and have a little bit of stretch. They are expensive but well worth it in my opinion.
Boom Sticks https://www.boombycindyjoseph.com
Boom Sticks are very versatile. I used the universal “red” color on my eyelids and cheeks. I sometimes also use the glimmer stick for an extra pop. The boom stick can also be used on your lips.
Thrive Causmetics https://thrivecausemetics.com
I just started using eye brighteners in Soft Pink Shimmer and Muna. It is an easy routine and I love the look. I use Soft Pink Shimmer under my brow bone and around dark areas in my eye area. I then use Muna as a shadow on my lids and above as a traditional eye shadow.
Prime Causmetics https://primecausmetics.com
My lashes have always been on the skimpy side and I have tried several mascaras but was not completely satisfied. I do find this mascara to be a nice lash builder. It is specifically made for women our age and is called PrimeLash mascara.
Ashley Black https://www.ashleyblackguru.com
What can I say? I had read about the Ashley Black fascia blasting system but never tried it. I enjoy my somewhat improvised way of using it and find it gets out kinks in my legs and hips and has also gotten rid of a small lipoma on my bicep and a medium size one at the base of my neck.
I started using NUFACE about a year ago. It is known as a five minute facial lift. I initially ordered the NuFACE Trinity Complete. The company recommends you use it every day for two months and then 2-3 times per week.
XCVI Clothing https://www.xcvi.com
I love this line of casual, comfortable clothing that the company states is designed for REAL women who want clothing for REAL life. They use ruching in a number of their styles which adds a touch of femininity and softness to each item. I personally love their Tatem shorts which hit just at the knee. They are my favorite piece of clothing to wear in the summer over jeans.
I discovered Knix Thigh Saver (6 inches) when I was searching for an alternative to Spanx. The Knix Thigh Saver’s feel like wearing a satin slip that is in the style of a short. I wear them underneath all my summer dresses when I go bare legged.
I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis when I was 45 years old and have never taken medication. Instead, I began weight lifting and my bone density results have changed very little – I am maintaining which is good. Osteostrong is a national franchise and there are several locations in NYC where I live. They just opened in my neighborhood and I signed up. It is a weekly program that takes 15 minutes and you work one on one with an instructor. There are four machines that work various parts of your body – you are pressing and the number of pounds you are lifting is recorded. The goal is pressing 4 times your body weight. According to the company, you can reverse bone loss. I will be anxious to see the results of my next bone density.
Modere Collagen Liquid https://www.modere.com/
I had been using powdered collagen in my shakes when I learned about Modere Collagen Liquid from a Facebook friend. It makes sense that it would be more absorbable than the powdered version, so I decided to give it a try. I take a tablespoon of LIFE in the morning after breakfast and a tablespoon of SKIN at night.
Natural Life https://www.naturallife.com
I absolutely love the boho bandeaus for headbands. They are extremely versatile and can be worn in a multitude of ways. They come to the rescue when my hair is not cooperating and add a nice fashion flourish with any outfit.
Griffin Remedy https://www.griffinremedy.com
Ever since I was a teenager, I have been in the habit of putting lotion on my entire body after a shower. I find it very soothing and relaxing as well as beneficial to the skin. I discovered Griffin Remedy at Integral Yoga Health Food Store (they have since closed) when they were selling Essence of Vali products. I now use their shower gels, lotions and hair conditioner. The prices are very reasonable and the quality is excellent.