Dancing the night away at my 50th birthday.

Dancing the night away at my 50th birthday in my 1970 vintage Pucci dress

I started DALY BEAUTY in 2010 as a way to share all my beauty and perfume secrets. Ever since I can remember, friends have come to me for advice on skincare, beauty and perfume. I love solving problems, and helping someone find the right skincare, beauty and perfume solution makes me happy. It’s amazing what happens when someone gives you a tip, and you look in the mirror and say “YES! This is what I wanted! I love it!”. It’s like finding a map to our best selves.

And perfume – well, what can I say other than I smell my way around the world and can never sniff enough. From vintage, to drug store, luxury and niche, there is a world waiting to be sniffed. I love sharing my smelly passion and hearing others share theirs as well.

I don’t see beauty as a way to mask ourselves, or as a path to becoming slaves to the industry and their trends. Don’t get me wrong, I love newness and beauty innovation. And sometimes that new seasonal trend is amazing and worth trying. It’s all about feeling good and caring for ourselves.

The ritual of self care can start simply by washing our face. Whatever makes us love ourselves is worth doing. But, all the makeup in the world will not help anyone if they are not focused on their skin. I see makeup as fun, decorative and as a way for us to boost what we love about ourselves – for everyone, regardless of sex. I don’t like masks. Wear as much or as little makeup as you want, but the truth is nothing will look good on skin that is not loved and pampered.

My goal is to wear as little makeup as possible – seems odd for a beauty blogger, I know. If we start with our skin and go from there, that goal is easy to achieve. Yes we all have flaws, and frankly at 50, I have learned that some we just have to accept. Pores, acne, and wrinkles are going to happen. We can accept ageing, but certain conditions can be dealt with and helped. I am not one hundred percent obsessed with natural and organic anything, but I am obsessed with what works. If that happens to be something simple and pure, then YAY! If not, then thank goodness for the lab that came up with something wonderful and effective.

There is no shame in wanting to look good. Go see a beauty consultant at Sephora or a department store. Get colour  matched. Know what looks good on you. See your doctor if your skin is beyond help, but honestly there is a lot you can before that. However some skin conditions require medical intervention.

Go see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you like, just do your homework and be sure they understand you still want to look like you, not some pulled tight duck lipped puffy faced nightmare (you know what I mean). And, if you do want to look like that, well, that’s your thang. So many women are doing this, but no one wants to talk about it.

So, to sum it up, DALY BEAUTY is here to tell you what I’m loving in skincare, beauty and perfume. My favourites and my routines, always tempered with a bit of retro beauty flare. I only do positive reviews, so come to DALY BEAUTY if you want positivity! I’ve had so much positive feedback from readers and followers who have taken my advice, and it energizes me to keep going. Thank you for reading…

Questions? Ask me!

Jane xo

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