I found the secret of happy feet over fifty. For the past decade shopping for a new pair of shoes had become worse than shopping for a new bathing suit. Just about every shape and style of shoes hurt my feet. From those that hurt when I walked to those that hurt just putting them on, shoe stores just seemed to be filled with pain.
I tried geting a larger size, which left me clomping around the store like a little girl in her mom’s clothing. ( cute as age six, not so much at sixty). I tried stretching the shoes, adding pads to big shoes and even priced out custom shoes. When I tried out orthopedic shoes that hurt I was outraged. If a shoe is really ugly, it should at lest me comfortable.
I am so excited that Bobbi of Date Like a Grown-Up is hosting Fashion Flash for the first time. IMO Date Like a Grown-up is the best online source of relationship advice. She has an incredible insight into what is going on in a man’s mind and a unqiue talent to tell you how to use this info in your life. While her site is focused on dating, I have found her advice invaluable for dealing with men in both personal and professional situtions. Bobbi is a rock star and I predict that she will become a major voice.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Celebrate by Pippa Middleton
It seems to be some kind of universal law. The first thing people do when … Continue Reading… →
Question: What do you think of the Micellar cleansers? I have rosacea and I am always looking for a non-irritating way of washing my face.
Answer: I hear you. I’ve got sensitive skin too and I am always looking for effective cleansers that don’t trigger problems. I am intrigued by the narrative about Micellar cleansers and your question pushed me to do both book and practical reseach.
Micellar Cleansers 101
Micellaire waters are clear, usually colorless and often fragrance free. They are applied with a cotton ball, applied to the face to remove dirt and oil. Unlike other cleansers they remain on the skin and are not rinsed off with water. Micellar cleansers are very proud of the fact that they are soap and detergent free, but that claim is somewhat misleading. Micellaire waters have chemicals with … Continue Reading… →
My favorite make-up guru, Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. Its amazing to watch Cindy work evaluating different products and asking penetrating questions. She comes up with the just the right product for every need and every skin profile. Since I became a fan of Prime Beauty, I look better and spend less. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to her smart, beautiful site.
Fashion Flash Book Review:That Extra Half Ich by Victoria Beckham
I am rarely a fan of celebrity style guides but I was pleasantly surprised by the tone and advice of That Extra Half Inch. Rather than a vain glorious rant, Victoria Beckham begins by confiding that she always felt very average– short with brown hair … Continue Reading… →
June is Acne Awareness Month and it seemed like the perfect time to search out the best new acne care options. Acne is an equal opportunity pest. It affects men and women, young and old and every culture and country. That’s the bad news. The good news? I’ve got five new options for your acne fighting tool kit.
1. Dapsone Gel for Acne
Oral Dapsone was originally used to treat leprosy, malaria, and parasites. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, it is now used in gel form to manage acne. Sold under the trade name of Aczone, it attacks acne from different angles. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications. It works beautifully with Retin A, clindamycin, and salicylic acid. However it can turn the skin yellow if used with benzoyl peroxide.
This week Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash. As she moves between London and St Tropez, Josephine has a steady stream of style ideas that work for women over 50. She has an intuitive sense of color, fabric and fit that has been so helpful for me in choosing clothing , especially for travel and special occasions. For the under 30 Fashionistas, after five dressing boils down to exposing as much skin as possible. Josephine shows how to look elegant and festive without exposing less than perfect body parts. She also has great ideas for hem lengths, footwear options, outerwear and just the right accessories. I especially value her fashion advice in wet and or cold weather. Subscribe to this wonderful site and you won’t miss a single post.
When I launched No-Nonsense Beauty Blog, I started my beauty treatments with a laser to remove excess facial hair. It was almost my last beauty treatment. It hurt so much I nearly fell off the table as I squirmed around from the pain. Even the quickly offered post treatment icebag did little to help my red, burning chin. I vowed that I would never, ever have laser hair removal again– even if I grew a full beard.
Well I guess I never should say never. When the wizard of Park Avenue, aka Dr Albert Lefkovits offered me a chance to try a truly pain-free hair removal laser, I couldn’t refuse. Quite simply he is one of the finest physicians I have met, and if he says LightSheer laser doesn’t hurt, I was willing to take the chance.
Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash this week. Her campaign to stop fat shameing is much needed and her style advice is a game changer. Whenever I read Black Cat Plus, I wish it had been available for my favorite aunt. My aunt Mary was a smart, beautiful, and talented violinist who struggled to find appropriate gowns for concerts. She was plus size in time when plus size fashion did not exist. That was then, this is now. Plus size fashion IS fashion and Jodell provides images that prove that fashion has no size limits. In addition to great advice, she is a web based boutique that offersthe best options for all occasions. Recently she featured a kimono top that is the PERFECT summer top. I loved the peacock pattern and colors so … Continue Reading… →