Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion Flash.   We are  the generation  that is redefining the second  half of  our lives and most of the time we make it up as we go along. Its not an easy path, but Second Lives Club profiles  everyday heros for a real time road  map. In the past few weeks Second Lives Club  has featured a lawyer turned travel writer,  a scientist who became a textile designer and a publishing executive  who is now runs a woman’s fitness franchise. Reading their journeys is aways inspiring and empowering.  Its one thing to dream of  a new life… its  invauable to read about women  who actually  reinvented their lives and  themselves.

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Fall Fashion Trends Over Fifty

Last week I tucked my list of Fall Fashion trends into my  bag and hit the stores.  Some trends were clearly not going to work– crop tops that  exposed  five inches of  flesh,  ankle boots with five inch heels, and  maxi wrap coats  designed for women  over 5 ft 10 inches.  But   other trends seemed   very promising including  colors of the year– burnt orange and  deep red. But when it came time to  pull out my credit card, I literally froze.  There were  acres of jeans and sweaters  perfect for the college years.  Racks of skinny pants and chic fitted jackets  were  just waiting for a chance to go to  a great job.  I  gently fingerd the sleek  back dresses that were  crying out   for a great  party. As I wandered through  Bloomingdales and Zara’s  I kept asking– “where would I wear it?”

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash!  When I  first met Jackie I have to admit that I  was a  bit miffed that  such a youg women   was offering anti-aging advice.  But when I  found out that she  was in the 50’s, my  attitude changed to ” I’ll  have what she is having”.  Jackie  explores  the entire range of anti-aging tools and techniques–  diet, exercise, healthcre, nutrition, hormones and of course skin care.  Jackie taught  me how to  bake read rom scratch and taught  me  the miracles of coconut oil.And  It was Jackie  who introduced  me to the microfiber mini clothes that  I now offer in  the Fashion Flash Boutique.

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Spa Week is Back!

Spa Week treatmentsSpa Week  is  coming!  For some people, autumn means  changing  leaves, back to school clothes  or footbal games.  For me,  fall means  Spa Week is   just around the corner.   This year  its October 12-18  and its a chance to get effective but  usually   pricey treatments at  just $50.

All through the year I write about great skin care options, but  sometimes I feel a bit guilty about   the price of  many of these treatments.  But during Spa Week prices are slashed in the most popular spas across the country.  For example, one of my top five  beauty treatments is the Hydrafacial that  is normally  about $150.   It is a combination of microdermabrasion,  glycolic peel and  oxygen infusion.  It creates a yourthful, healthy glow that lasts for days.  If you have a bigg event coming … Continue Reading…

Its’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoI’m hosting Fashion Flash this week and I am so excited that fall is  just a few days away.  This week I realized that I was bored with my summer  clothes and looking forward to  “sweater weather”.  This week the Fashion Flash bloggers are also  feeling  the changes in the seasons:

*  After a  long hot summer, our hair needs a little extra help.  See the fabulous results that Prime Beauty got for her thinning hair from Visiscal Extra Strength Hair Growth Supplements– and enter to win a lifetime supply.

* Josephine of Chic At Any Age has the inside track on packing for an autumn trip to London.

* Fashion blogger Pam Lutell  of Over 50 Feeling 40 shows us five chic ways to transition our wardrobe into fall.  Join her on … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash! Josephine  splits  her time between St Tropez and London and combines  both  vibes into an elegant, European style.  In the summer  I love to copy  her flowing tunics and pants.  In  cold, wet weather he manages to look both  chic and stay warm. Best of all she picks such classic styles and colors that I  can find equivalents in  local US stores.   Her silvery gray  bob    and sparkling blur eyes  show that  true style is  just simply ageless.

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New York City in the midst of Fashion Week and  its totally chaotic.  It is no longer at Lincoln  Center but scattered  all over   the westside … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is one of my all time favorite  make-up  go to  experts.   She tries out each and every product and reports on  their color, texture, impact on  the skin and staying  power.  When I take her recommendation, I know  what I am getting and will not waste my  time or money.  Subscribe to her wondeful site and you will never  miss an important new  beauty  idea.   She will soon be adding a selection of her favorite products to the Fashion Flash boutique and I can’t wait  to  see what she chooses.

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Your  response to Fashion Flash Boutique  has been amazing.  I have received so  many orders for … Continue Reading…

New Science for Healthy Skin

skinI am so grateful  that the American Academy of Dermatology  allows me to  attend their  summer academic meeting in New York.  Over the past five years I have seen research move from theoretical concepts to accepted  facts.  This year I  learned about new treatments  based on this new  clinical and lab research.  For a science  geek like  me, its just doesn’t get better than that.  All the sessions were packed with information,  but  developments in these areas  affect all of us.

 Stress and  the Skin

Based on what we see in the mirror, women know first hand that stress affects the skin.   In an early morning presentation, I heard about a fascinating study that gave real data to support our observations.  In a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology,  psoriasis patients who  suffered nerve damage noticed a decline … Continue Reading…