This week the always elegant Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash. She has that European elegance I have always admired and thanks to her blog, I know how its done. She has homes in both London and St Tropez and she shows how to look elegant over 40 in every season and in any weather, Make certain to subscribe to her site so that you don’t miss a single style filled post.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics by Robbin Ellis
I have loved to cook since I was tall enough to reach the stove. For decades I perfected the great dishes of the world including Duck L’Orange, Five Cheese Lasagna and New York Cheesecake. All these … Continue Reading… →
This week Inka of Gamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash! I just love this honest and always fascinting site. So many travel posts are written by professional travel writers who are enjoying a free trip and promoting a hotel, cruise line or travel agency. Inka lives and travels with the passion of an adventurer with the taste and style of a countess.
Honesty in travel advice has become a personal passion. When I was young a two star hotel meant a simple, clean, and well situated hotel. Now even a three star hotel can have all the comfort and charm of a crack house. A few years go I booked a room in a bed and breakfast that was desribed on a popular travel site as … Continue Reading… →
The Summer Olympics of 2016 is the year of the women. Strong, beautiful and determined, they dominated attention in the swimming, track and gymnastic events. But these incredible athletes are still women and they have developed beauty care routinues to meet the challenges of training and competing. There are four key areas that they address– dry skin, body hair, dry hair and water resistant make-up.
Committment to Sun Protection
From soccer players to synchronized swimmers, athletes in the Summer Olympics are exposed to unrelenting UV rays. While they are decades away from skin aging, they are at increased risk of skin cancer. In fact ,the Skin Cancer Foundation reports that in the last 30 years there are more cases of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. … Continue Reading… →
This week, Barbara of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash. SHe has fast become the role model for our generation. She inspires me everyday with her energy, commitment and joy. She has a positive view of againg that makes me feel proud of my past and excited to see what happens next. This month she is training for the NYC Marathon and has not let the hot steamy weather stop her– and she is still smiling.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Asian Beauty by Margaret Kimura
When evaluating lifestyle books, I look for two key factors– the credentials of … Continue Reading… →
The sunscreens that we are told to use every day are now the focus of two respected consumer watchdog organizations. And they came up with two very different lists of problems and recommendations. Now what?
The venerable Consumer Reports reviewed more than 60 lotions, sprays and sticks , all with an SPF over 30. After rigorous testing ( more rigorous than required by the FDA) they reported that a startling 43% failed to deliver on their promised SPF. Even more surprising, only 25% of mineral based sunscreens reached expected levels. By contrast 58% of chemical sunscreens met promised protection levels. While better than the coverage than mineral sun protection formulations, its still leaves much doubt about your protection on a sunny day.
This week I am delighted that Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. To me she is a kindred spirit trying out new beauty tools and posting the results. his week she posted a new hair color that is a greyish ashy blonde that is totally flattering to her skin and eyes. I love to see what she is trying out and you will too.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Great Hair by Nick Arrojo
You probably know Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear where he changes a woman’s life with sissors and a hairdryer. He is … Continue Reading… →
Cosmprof is the world’s largest beauty show. Each year more than 1000 exhibitors present new products, tools and techniques– and it can be overwhelming. This year Cosmoprof made it so much easier to process the new and best in beauty. They grouped products into related sections so that I could focus time on a specific area- and find it again for follow-up photos and questions. I spent most of my time at four key ares:
Discover Beauty –Easy to access stations feature carefully curated start-up brands and original products. I “discovered” BlendSmart an innovative automatic brush for applying foundation– and its a game changer. I was also so impressed with a line of products designed to protect the skin from pollution. I recently … Continue Reading… →
This week the always fascinating Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion Flash. You hear alot about empowerment these days, but Marylou provides real tools rather than just talk. In her profiles of women who took charge of the second half of their lives she provides both inspirations as well as genuine steps for change Subscribe to her site so that you don’t miss a single valuable post.
Fashion Flash Book Review: The Daily Face by Annamarie Tendler
Its been said that if you have a 1 out of 2 chance to be wrong,you will be wrong 9 times out of 10. That’s how I feel about make-up. I can stock up on all the recommended products yet when i try to duplicate a specific … Continue Reading… →