over50feeling40: Over 60 Feeling Sensational...With Skin to Prove It! (Plus Fashion Flash!)
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Jul 21, 2014

Over 60 Feeling Sensational...With Skin to Prove It! (Plus Fashion Flash!)

“Are we still celebrating birthdays?”  My husband asked actually wondering what my expectations were as I turned 61.
“Might as well celebrate,” I said. “I am not aware I can prevent it from happening!”

But, I have to say, as I celebrate today, I am quite pleased with how I look and feel at 61.  I know aging is inevitable, but I do not see an aging woman between the pictures on the right side taken at 60 and where I am today on the left…(other than my photographer wasn’t quite awake yet when he took pictures yesterday!)

I attribute this to many reasons, but today I really want to say how pleased I am with my skincare!  Our body’s largest organ is our skin and it is the only organ affected internally and externally.  I feel good about my internal decisions:  Healthy eating, good supplements, and lots of hydration!  On my sixtieth birthday last year, I was in the beginning stages of using the most personal skincare line on the market, IOMA-PARIS.  My introductory posts were HERE AND HERE.  After my sphere analysis, I started a regime of their number 3 line (heavy in hydration) which included cleanser, toner, eye cream, day cream, serum, night cream, and a twice a week antioxidant mask (which is so amazing I sleep in it!)

I returned last week to the IOMA sphere (see the sphere in that first post I mentioned above) at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and was so pleased to see improvement in all areas:  hydration, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, redness, bacterial activity, clogged pores, bags and eyelids, dark circles, and fine lines around the eyes.  Now, that is anti-aging in my book!!  I am getting older, but do not look it!

    As all IOMA customers do, I received an incredible, relaxing, rejuvenating facial in the spa room right there at SAKS, the only place you can purchase IOMA in the US.  Then, they introduced me to BESPOKE.  On the beauty floor, at the counter, the IOMA representatives take my diagnosis and mix up eight small vials into two bases for the most personal day and night cream available on the market…just for me…it might as well be called, Pam-Care!

They mix two active bases, one for day and the other night, each comprising 18 active ingredients with what I need specifically from eight serums with a maximum concentration (the most allowed without a prescription).  The two bases include Neutrazen (a highly effective peptide which reduces skin sensitivity, combats reactivity in sensitive skins, and reduces redness) and Vitamin E, an antioxidant to protect the body from harmful effects of free radicals and slows down skin ageing. 
  I started this one week ago…so we will see what 62 looks like next July!  I receive compliments on my skin more than anything…thank you IOMA that I do not look older at 61!  Your products are amazing and I feel sensational.  Another thing my husband said…Can I go to IOMA?  We are scheduling an appointment for him soon! Now, if anyone in San Antonio would be interested in an introduction to IOMA-Paris, please call Amelia at 210-591-3476.

Yes, I bought myself just a "few" birthday presents:

A Michael Kors boyfriend jacket from DILLARDS
Kate Spade leather black handbag from Marshalls...never pay full price for fabulous!


This week, Fashion Flash is hosted by the SECOND LIVES CLUB and includes great reading from fashion and beauty bloggers just for the midlife woman.

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Also, check out the stylish bloggers of MONDAY MINGLE!!

Have an amazing Monday...shhh, I am going to eat ice cream today, don't tell!

Disclaimer:  I am provided product from IOMA-Paris...however, the writing and opinion is completely mine!  Nothing else is provided. 


  1. Happy Birthday Pam! I think you look fabulous and enjoy your blog every day!

  2. Happy Birthday Pam! You look wonderful!

  3. You look amazing, Pam! Happy birthday!
    Dawn Lucy

  4. Happy birthday! You look gorgeous as always :)

  5. Happy, happy birthday! You look fantastic. xox

  6. Happy Birthday Pam. You look Happy and Healthy. You cant beat that. And I love that Bag!

  7. Feeling good, looking good, 61 rocks on you!

  8. Happy birthday my beautiful friend I hope your day is as sweet as you are xoxo

  9. Happy Birthday Pam...you look gorgeous...age is but a number it's how you feel inside and you obviously feel good because it radiates from you...picture perfect birthday girl ;) xx

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! All the best to you as you celebrate turning 61 years young.
    I have got to try that IOMA! You look amazing.
    Big hugs!
    xo A

  11. Happy Birthday Pam! I could not tell any difference between the pictures except I think your glasses might be different? You look great! And good for you having ice cream on your special day. A treat now and then won't wreck your healthy eating plan! Keep doing what you're doing - it's working! Karen

  12. Happy Birthday! You really look great and just inspire to take better care of my skin.

  13. You look more beautiful every day, Pam. Have a great birthday!


  14. Happy Birthday to an amazing woman and yes, you are looking better and younger every year! Bravo Pam!

    The Arts by Karena

  15. Happy birthday Pam! You are RADIANT! Tons of love to you! Hugs! Serene

  16. Happy Birthday, Pam!! Your skin does look fabulous. I'm going to have to check out IOMA. And I think we have the same jacket...Great Minds and all that.... :-)

  17. Wow, you certainly look a LOT younger than your years!!!! Now I'm interested in IOMA. Unfortunately, I live in a smallish town where there is no SAKS even close (very sad)...

  18. Happy birthday. I too had another birthday last Friday. They are inevitable. I don't feel or look any different this week. I agree it is how you feel and taking care of yourself.

  19. Well happy birthday Pam. Wishing you love, health and happiness! You look fresh and lovely! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  20. Happy Birthday to you Pam! You look fabulous and happy! This skincare routine is really working for you and so is being in such a confident, wonderful place in life. You have worked for it and it shows. You are glowing! Thanks for stopping by Stylemindchic Life and letting me know of your difficulty commenting. Let me know if clicking on the title of the post doesn't open the comment section below. It should work. I enjoy keeping in touch with you and I always appreciate my fellow July birthday friends! xx

  21. Happy Birthday Pam!! You are looking quite fab these days
    I hope you celebrate all week long
    Love the bag you got at Marshall's!

  22. Happy Birthday Pam!! Are you aging backwards? Wow, that diet must really be agreeing with you! Love the outfit too!

  23. Happy Birthday, Pam! Love your spirit. Can't wait to see where the next year takes you and your blog. ~ Susan


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