Rough, flaky skin….Be gone (…but not the giveaway!)

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Tiffany. Congratulations, Tiffany! I have been so hit and miss as a Chic Critique contributor that I should be ashamed of myself - and I guess I should also be ashamed that I'm not all that ashamed, but shamefully, I'm not. I do feel remorseful for … [Read more...]

Beautiful Sanity…an oxymoron?

Before I explain to you how the quest for beauty can coexist with sanity and the simple life, let's do a short review of past 'lessons', shall we? (Sorry....but between having a large family and homeschooling for the past 23 years, I'm definitely into "mastery" - which means I hate to waste my time … [Read more...]

Good Grease

If you're like me, the more you read the posts on this site, the more amazing products get added to your "must buy" list. I am in awe of the wealth of information shared here! Thanks to the Chic Critique reviewers, in the last two weeks alone I have added a self-tanner, a moisturizer, a … [Read more...]

Ugly, Even With Make-Up

Continuing on in my quest to be Mama Chic to you younger Chic-lets, I offer you this beauty tip: Unhappy women are ugly, even with make-up and cute sandals. It’s true. You know it is. When a woman is happy on the inside it somehow makes its way out through the pores and onto the … [Read more...]

Because I Said So

Good Morning, Sunshine. How did you sleep? This is your Chic Critique Mama, coming to straighten you out on… pretty much anything and everything. Aren't moms supposed to have all the answers? (Or at least pretend to?) I am a 53 y/o mom of many -- with a few out of the nest and plenty more … [Read more...]