Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week the amazing Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. There is  certainly no shortage of beauty sites that deal with skin care and  make-up, but Prime Beauty stands  out for its style and  accuracy.  I especially love the way  that Prime Beauty filters all the advice thru the unique needs of over 40 skin.  Her recent  post on smoky eye for our tribe is a classic.  I shared it on Facebook and downloaded a copy  and used it  to make-up  for my evening out.   If you care about  beauty, subscribe to Prime Beauty   to get every post.

Fashion Flash Book Review: Vintage BeautyFashion Flash Book Review:  Vintage Beauty by Daniela Turudich

This book combines two of my favorite subjects- vintage and DIY skin care.  This … Continue Reading…

Salt or Sugar- Which Exfoliates Better?

Salt questionQuestion:  I love making natural products at home, especially   scrubs. I’ve read good things about both salt and sugar.  Which  one would you recommend?

Answer:  I’m also a big fan of DIY skin care.  I love to make my own products and scrubs are at the top of  my DIY list.  I actually like both sugar and salt scrubs and they work well for  different problems and different body parts. What makes both salt and sugar so effective is that the grains gradually dissolve as they are rubbed into the skin. Most scrubs are combined with oils to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. Sugar also contains glycolic acid  which is one of the most effective  exfoliating ingredients in  countless skin care products.   It removes the  top  dead layer of skin cells which not only clarifies the … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week the always elegant Josephine of Chic at Any  Age is hosting  Fashion Flash.  Last year  it was the Wall Street Journal that singled out Chic at Any Age  as one of the top  fashion blogs for woman  over 40.  This year its Huffington Post  honored our amazing Fashion Flash style expert.   Subscribe to  her  blog  to  get every one of her always helpful and beautiful  posts.

Fashion Flash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review:  I’ll have What She is Having– My adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington

When I read about this book in Pubisher’s Weekly  it sounded so interesting I pre-ordered it  from Amazon.  I’m so glad I did.  This is just  about the most entertaining  diet book I’ve ever read while it actually provides some … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week  Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash.  I love  this site with a mix of great plus size  fashion and activism.  And  what  you may not  know  about Jodell is that she is the  mother of an gorgeous  prize  winning black cat– after  whom the site is named.  I am thrilled  because Black Cat Plus will be one of the first sites to be featured on the soon to open Fashion Flash Boutique– an online store of  carefully selected  items that  the  our members  love  and use.  The first selections include clothing from Black Cat Plus,   fitness equipment from Moving Free With Mirabai  and from No-Nonsense Beauty Blog,  my favorite skin care  item  in my beauty   tool kit. Watch for it in  the coming weeks.

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Beauty Benefits of a TCA Peel

I admit I am a beauty junkie but I  also admit I am a coward.  At No-Nonsense Beauty Blog,  I get  many questions about  TCA peels but  I’ve heard they  can be uncomfortable.  I wanted to get real time answers, but  I cringed at the idea of a serious peel. I’ve had 70% glycolic peels that  gave me a little glow, but never had a peel  where  my skin actually peeled.   This winter I decided to put on my big  girl panties and  donate my face to  science   in yet another beauty experiment.

IMO Carissa McCormick is the best esthetician in NYC.  Working with Park Avenue  aesthetic surgeon Dr Z. Paul Lorenc, she has changed my skin with amazing treatments including the Hydrafacial and Forever Young BBL.Before we started she sat  me in front of a Visia imaging system to take a photo  that … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting Fashion Flash!  A professional dancer and a certified  yoga instructor she has an in-depth knowledge  of health and nutrition you can trust.  Her diet recommendations  are always on point and her recipes are for life, not  just a short lived diet.  Subscribe to  her site and you’ll  never  miss  her always relevant and interesting posts.

Fashion Flash Book Review: Freakin Fabulous on a BudgetFashion Flash Book Review:  Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget by Clinton Kelly

IMO What Not to Wear is one of the best lifestyle shows on TV.  It shows real  people with real fashion issues and comes up with  fashion solutions that are  genuinely helpful.  In addition to  fashion What  Not To Wear co-host  Clinton Kelly has equally  on point … Continue Reading…

Is Licorice Root Really Your Skin’s New Best Friend?

Licorice root If you thought licorice  root  is  just a sticky black candy, you and your skin are in for  some great news.  Licorice root  has been used for 4000 years in Egyptian  and Chinese  medicine to reduce inflammation and even out  skin color.  Grown in warm sunny climates, licorice root has different chemical compounds that have been shown to be effective for a wide range  of health problems, both inside and out.

Licorice root has a long and impressive list of benefits.  It has been used successfully to treat tooth decay, gum infections, stomach ulcers, sore throat and indigestion.  On the skin  a 1-2 %  licorice gel can relieve  seriously irritated skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and especially rosacea. Licorice can also inhibit production of melanin, making it a natural yet  effective alternative  to hydroquinone. Not only can … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week  Barbara Hannah Grufferman of Best of Everything After 50  is hosting Fashion Flash! She is  a living breathing  symbol that there is  life after 50, and a great life  at that.  Last week she  was wonderful on the Today Show talking about loneliness  during the holidays.  On Facebook she shared  an amazing recipe for  Brussel sprouts with pistachios.  My favorite image of  Barbara  this week was posing with  a chocolate cake with a birthday crown on her head proudly announcing  she  had turned 58. She makes   getting older  look fun and easy and I always feel energized  after  reading her posts.

Fashion FLash Remembers-- Titi BranchFashion Flash Remembers: Titi Branch ( 1969-2014)

I was so shocked and  saddened to read of the apparent suicide of legendary hair … Continue Reading…