This week Sheila of Painted Ladies is hosting Fashion Flash. She has one of the sharpest eyes on the web. She spots new beauty and fashion trends months before they become popular and separates the best from the not so good.
Most of us know the edelweiss flower from a Sound of Music song but in real life it is a powerful mountain flower and has been part of alpine home remedies for centuries. Teas and salves compounded with edelweiss have been used to relieve chest pains, arthritis, digestive problems, bronchitis and even cancer. Eueopean mountain villagers knew that edelweiss based care just worked. In recent years researchers have demonstrated that this yellow and white flower works because it contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals.
This daisy like flower grows in montain regions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It blooms only in August and September and has become so popular that in 2004 Switzerland created plantations of edelweiss to meet the demand. A few years later it was declared a protected species.
This week Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion FLash. When we were young our dreams were well defined. We had mental check lists– love, marriage, children, a great job– we ticked these off as years went by. But what we never saw coming was the lack of a map for the second half of our lives– when our children were grown, when grandchildren moved away, when our jobs ended. Enter Second Lives Club, an incredible site to help make the second half of our lives as rich and meaningful as the first half. This site profiles women who have made a successful transition and these stories are always inspiring.
This week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash. Most travel sites are are aimed at families or millenials. They offer solid advice, but not for us. Glamour Granny Travels has the adventure and style that a woman of a certain age dream about when they plan a trip.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Pretty Sick by Caitlin Kiernan
In the past five years eight close friends were diagnosed with cancer. Because I write a beauty blog, they would often ask me for advice dealing with their skin and hair issues. I asked my dermatologist experts, researched products and generally tried just to be … Continue Reading…
This week the incredible Barbara Hannah Grufferman of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. She is an inspiration to women over 50, demonstrating how to make the second half of her life even better than the first half. She searches out the best in health fashion fitness and beauty for women who looking to redefine aging. Need proof? This weekend, she is running in her fifth NYC Marathon. Lets all wish her a great run!
Fashion Flash Book Review: Fictionally Fabulous by Anne K. Higgins
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Tumeric is a vivid yellow root that has been use dfor centuries to season food and heal the body. Popular in South Asian cuisone, tumeric has been part of medica care since 600 BC. It is a multi-talented spice that valued valued for its ability to reduce inflammation warts and acne. It even was a standard care for wound healing after battles.
Modern research has shown that this spice is an effective antioxidant, anti bacterial and even has anti-cancer fighting abilities. It is used to treat burns, insect bites, eczema psoriasis and skin ulcers. That’s a pretty impresive list– and if something is that good there is usually a downside– and its true with tumeric.
The brilliant yellow color of this effective spice can cause problems for certain skin … Continue Reading…
This week, Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. Erika loves all things beauty and I am especially impressed with her evaluations of scents and fragrances. Having a “skilled nose” is a rare talent and Erika is one of those rare people who can beautifully analyze the properties of a perfume. It seems to me that I can almost smell the fragrance from her descriptions. Perfume is a highly personal purchse and Erika’s reviews have always helped me buy the right one for myself and for gifts. Be certain to subscribe to her wonderful site!
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Thyme is an herb that we eat every week in pizza and salad. In addition to adding delicious flavor, thyme has been used for health and beauty for centuries. You can find three types of thyme in grocery and health food stores. Fresh and dried versions of the herb will be found in the produce section and spice aisle. Fragrant and concentrated, oilof thyme is available in local health food stores.
The Power of Thyme
This widespread herb can offer five valuable benefits:
Suscreen– If you want to protect your skin from UV rays, but don’t like chemicals, I have an alternative. Turns out that thyme can protect the skin from the suns rays without irritating chemcials. Thyme oil has shown to ffer serious antibacterial activity against bacteria. And not … Continue Reading…