Its Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week one of  my all time favorite beauty gurus, Allison of Never Say Die Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is a triple threat blogger– great photographer, strong writer ad an understanding and love of her topic.  Subscribe to her site so that you don’t  miss a single post.

Fashion Flash Book Review: HairstylingFashion Flash Book Review:  Hairstyling from YouTube Tutorials

There seem to be an infinite umber of tutorials on YouTube on  just about any topic.  Some are wonderful, some  not very helpful and  then there are those that  are hilarious–  without trying to be funny.  I can spend way too much time watching these tutorials, searching … Continue Reading…

Acne Care for Latina Skin

Question and answer LogoQuestion:  I have struggled with acne  since I moved  to the  US from Equador when I was 13.    I am now 32 and its still a problem.   Even small breakouts leave long  lasting marks.  What am I doing wrong? Are there special  treatments for Latina skin I should know about?

Answer:    I got this letter last  month– very apppropriate since June is Acne Awarenss Month.  According to  Miami  based dermatologist Mercedes Florez-White, acne in Latina skin  needs a tailored treatment plan.

Acne 101 

The American Academy of Dermatology  spearates acne into four different categories from  mild uncomplicated to intense  inflammatory acne. Mild acne  is usually triggered  by teenage hormones or  oil rich beauty care products.  It  consists  primarily of black heads and superficial pimples.   By contrast inflammatory acne   has frequent breakouts that consists of … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Marcia of Beauty Info Zone is hostnig Fashion Flash. Marcia and I are from the same genertion and when she recommends a moisturizer or lipstick, I definately pay attention.  She test drives everything she recommends  and  I can trust her picks. Subscribe to her  site so that you don’t miss a single  post.

Makeup Giveaway PaletteA New Fashion FLash Giveaway

At the International Beauty Show  this  spring, I fell in love with a 35 disk Crown make-up palette and a 7 piece pink  roll of brushes. It retails for $75, but show special prices  allowed me to get two sets– one to keep  and one to gie away to my followers.  Your  enthusiasm and great questions  keep me involved and always … Continue Reading…

Ultimate Make-Up Giveaway!

Makeup Giveaway PaletteIt was love  at first site for this Crown 35 piece make-up palette. I loved the soft shades  for blush, eyeshadows and contouring.  Each  color  had its own purpose for both day and  night.  It  filled so  many needs I was able to toss out  over twenty  individual  pots and cases  of make-up that had accumulated in my drawers.  All the colors in the palettes  seemed to naturally  compliment with each other. Because they  had the same  base formulation, all the different colors  had the same intemsity  where ever I brushed thm onto my face.

These colors were so special, I decided that they needed their own set of brushes.  I found the perfect set of seven  in a pink travel case that I liked so … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion FLash.   I have always been a girly-girl and get really excited about a better way to apply foundation or a new  mascara that looks like lash extensions.  I  count on Prime Beauty to help me sort out the best products at the best prices.  Subscribe to Prime Beauty so that you don’t  miss a single post.

Fashion FLash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review: How to Have Fun with Your Aging parents by Christina Britton Conroy

My mother was a force of nature.  WHen she was 88 she went off on tour of Italy with Elder Hostel  Just wo years later a … Continue Reading…

The Truth About Exercise and Weight Loss

Weight Loss questionQuestion: I have been going to the gym everyday for the past two months and my weight  has stayed the same. I’ve  noticed that  many of my fellow “gym bunnies” are not that lean either.  A coach told me  me that its because I am gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. That sounds good,  but my new “muscles”  have not slimmed me down either. Do you  have any advice backed up by facts?  I am so frustrated I am going to get a big Mac with fries as soon as I have sent this email.

Exercise and Weight LossAnswer:  The balance between weight loss and exercise  has puzzled  me for years.  For … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday

fashion flash logoThis week one of our newest  members, Sheila of Painted Ladies is hosting Fashion Flash. Her beautiful site is rich in fashion, beauty  and health advice and I love her  West Coast approach to all things lifestyle..  But  I think what makes  Sheila unique are  her wonderful Youtube videos.  Subscribe both to her site  and Painted ladies  YouTube chanel  to up your fashion and beauty game.

Fashion Flash Book Review:  Jack’s Wife Freda

I am on a seemngly endless journey to  find recipes  for health  packed meals  that are  totally delicious.  Not tasty, not decent, but knock your socks off lip smaking wonderful.  On Mother’s Day  my beautiful daughter Karen  took me  few  steps closer to my goal with the gift of  a new cookbook, Jack’s Wife Freda.  I love the … Continue Reading…

Can Natural Products Irritate Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin questionQuestion:  I have sensitive skin so I switched to all natural  products made with sustainable ingredients. Now my skin  has actually gotten worse.  My doctor wants me to use a steroid cream to clear it up.  Do you have a healthier solution?

Answer:  This  is the third email with a similar problem that  has shown up in  my mail box  this spring.The sad truth is that almost anything can irritate the skin.While natural and sustainable ingredients sound healthier and less irritating than products formulated with chemicals, a new ingredient made from sustainable ingredients  has been named  “Allergen of the Year”  by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Called Alkyl Glucoside, it is made from coconut oil and simple starches like potato, corn, or wheat. It sounds like the perfect ingredient if you care … Continue Reading…