Hello beautiful! I’m Rachel….thank you for visiting! I’m in my mid 40’s (but who’s counting) and live in the Palm Beach area of South Florida. I’m a Florida girl born and raised!
A little about myself…I have an English degree from the University of South Florida and for 15+ years I worked in Finance as a Registered Sales Assistant.
My dream of working for myself came true in 2014 when I left my job to focus on my blog. And I’ll be honest, I work even harder now but it comes with great satisfaction.
It helps that I love to write, so of course this intro will be a novella, keep reading…!
I always loved the relationship building aspect of my job and enjoyed working with customers and love that I can still do that through my blog.
Staying youthful and healthy is a priority for me and the very reason I love to help others do the same!
I created Women’s Blog Talk in 2011 as a hobby to share my passion for anti-aging and healthy living. It’s become my labor of love and a trusted site for product reviews, tips, tricks and more.
What’s different about this site is that I personally test most of the products, along with help from a team of women who are contributing authors and testers.
Throughout the site, you’ll find recommendations we feel are outstanding products in their category based on quality of ingredients, reviews, price, manufacturer, and of course – results!
Reviews may be glowing, good, bad, lukewarm or a down right warning not to buy. I definitely don’t love everything I’ve tried over the years and do my best to keep the reviews unbiased.
All of my top recommended products I either use on a daily basis in my personal life, or I’ve used in the past with great results!
I invest thousands of dollars of my own money to buy retail products so that I can review them, and I also partner with certain companies who I feel are top notch who I’m proud to represent. I’m never paid to do reviews and I don’t allow any paid advertising on my site.
I am an affiliated partner with some companies so what that means is that I may get a small commission should you use my links to purchase, at no price difference to you. This is similar to how a sales associate earns commission in stores or even when you shop on Amazon.
This is how I keep this blog going and I appreciate all my customers and I’m always here to help if you need it!
I started paying attention to my skin in my early 20’s (it’s never too early to start!) and I believe that eating right, exercising, and a solid anti-aging routine including SPF are the keys to a youthful appearance
You’ll notice in some of my reviews I refer to my battle with hyper-pigmentation along my jawline and no doubt from sun damage. Those fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes are also creeping up on me!
I was told by my dermatologist that I have “vascular” skin meaning it can be very pink and irritated if I’m not careful, so I tend to gravitate towards non-irritating products with sensitive skin in mind.
I was also diagnosed with blepharitis/rosacea of the eyes a couple years ago (which I’ve gotten under control) so I’m very picky about gentle eye treatments.
Despite being in my mid 40’s, I like to think that my skin tells a different story. My go-to anti-aging treatment for the past 6 years has been Lifecell.
It has powerful anti-aging ingredients and is also a wrinkle filler, so it gives your face a smoother look instantly! It’s also a lip and eye treatment, fragrance free and cruelty-free (I don’t support companies who test on animals).
My husband is 9 years my junior and thankfully no one ever believes me when I tell them my age!
A quality cleanser, exfoliator, eye treatment, anti-aging treatment, skin lightener, and weekly facial masks are my rituals and I love the routine of it all.
Each step has a unique function in skin care, and if you use them routinely, they will make a difference in your skin to keep that youthful look.
I also love occasional professional skin treatments like microneedling so if you’re considering a deeper treatment, you can read about my experience here comparing a few common nonsurgical facial treatments.
Keeping your stress levels down and taking time to pamper yourself is also very important for anti-aging!
There’s nothing I love more than a spa night at home! Or 2, or 3…. 😉 For spa night and pampering, I love Perfectly POSH!
They use butters, essential oils, fruits, flowers, nuts, and many of their products are vegan.
Some products contain honey, beeswax and goat’s milk which are the only animal byproducts and cruelty-free. These products smell amazing!
These products are FUN and great gift ideas with the holidays coming up! And most everything is under $25 and made in the USA!
Beach volleyball and sea glass hunting are my two favorite hobbies!
I cover up now with SPF shirts and hats and really don’t care how I look on the beach unless I’m on vacation! I’d rather protect and look good in a strapless dress than have a tan!
Collecting sea glass is a huge stress reliever, and I love nothing more than going walking by myself for miles to find shells, sea glass and treasure.
We spend time at the Jersey Shore in the summer so I have collections from both Florida and New Jersey!
It’s pretty ironic that I have two hobbies that are no good for my skin, however at least both keep me in shape!
How I Stay Fit in my 40’s
I love Orange Theory Fitness which is a run, row, weights class. If you’ve never tried it, see if there’s one in your area, it’s the best workout I’ve ever done!
One thing that helps me stay motivated, energized and happy is drinking ketones once a day as a supplement. I also start my day with MCT oil in my coffee. MCT is a coconut oil extract and great for your skin and health!
Exogenous ketones have many anti-aging benefits. It helps keep my skin and eyes clear, and it helps me burn stubborn fat and stay trim!
It’s not as easy in your 40’s to lose weight but I’ve lost 17 lbs since Jan. 2017 and I’ve kept it off! It’s a great supplement to try and has so many health benefits aside from fat loss (which is an added bonus)!
Having a younger sister with epilepsy, I’ve become very passionate about the Keto conversation and brain health.
I try to keep up with several different platforms, so pick your favorites and stay connected with me!
- Sign up for my free Ebook Wrinkles No More
- Like and follow Women’s Blog Talk on Facebook
- Follow me on Instagram @WomensBlogTalk
- Follow me on Pinterest Women’s Blog Talk Anti-Aging
How Can I Help?
If you have any questions or would like a personal recommendation contact me here and tell me about your skin or the problem or issue you’re trying to treat and I’ll respond personally.