Cooking for Health and Beauty

Cooking for health and beauty at TuscookanyAlthough I write about health and beauty I need to confess that I rarely manage to  eat those  5-7 daily servings of  fruits and vegetables.   I buy them, search for  low calorie recipes, cook them up– and then only   eat a bit or two.  They  just didn’t taste that appealing.   French recipes add too much  butter and cream,  while Asian recipes add lethal amounts of salt.  However  the Mediterranean style of eating  in Italy, Greece and Spain  is packed with healthy anti-aging ingredients.  In fact  the Mediterranean  diet is packed with  olive oil, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables.   I realized that I really needed to up my skills and learn to cook in  this … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash.  When ever I go to London or Paris I see  women of a certain age that look effortlessly chic. I would shamelessly stare at them trying to figure out   how they did  it.  Then I found Chic At Any Age  and  I started to learn  the secrets of tru international style.  Josephine splits her time between London and St Tropez  shares  style advice for every season and occasion.   I love her perfect casual looks for warm sunny day  and totally copy   her winter style for a concert.  Subscribe to her amazing  site  for the perfect look for any occasion.

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Camomile– The All Purpose Health and Beauty Flower

Camomile uestion and answerQuestion:  Is camomile safe for my skin?   You have been writing some scary posts about  unsafe  beauty products.  Is camomile a better option?

Answer:  The  past  few months have been  troubling, but  in  the past  six  years and almost 800 posts , there have  been only  two posts  about real   health  problems with skin and hair care treatments.   That being said, camomile  is an amazing plant  with a  wide range of benefits. It is actually  one of the top five natural herbal remedies.   A daisy like plant, it has been shown to offer both internal and external benefits that  include relief from ulcers,  muscle spasm, colic, anxiety and eczema.

There are actually to types of camomile– German, is a wild species that is used … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash! Before I subscribed to Prime beauty I would get overwhelmed in the makeup aisles of Sephora and Ulta.  Then I became hooked on Prime Beauty and her always on point  reviews changed the way I bought and used cosmetics.   I no longer  have drawers full of unused lipsticks, liners and shadows.  Cindy gives me the information I need to get exactly what I am  looking for. Not only does she test drive each product,  her  views and reactions are totally in tone with my over 50  skin needs.   Subscribe to Prime Beauty  to avoid missing a single  review.  Its that good.

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The Ultimate Eyebrow

Last spring I went to an expensive celebrity  eyebrow expert.  In less than 5 minutes he reduced  my thick unruly  brows to a skinny, ugly semi-circle.  I left as quickly as I could   muttering to myself, “at least I have bangs, at least I have bangs”

I vowed to discover the real secrets of a good looking brow.  It has taken almost nine months for my brows to grow back enough to try out other brow beauty options. Talking to  experts, I began to underestand the basic issues behind eyebrow shape and volume. In reality, our brows are determined by the shape of the  brow  bone and  the pattern of hair growth. While brow styles go in and out of fashion, the basic shape  follows individual  anatomy. Blondes  have lighter, sparser brows, but  as we grow older   most of our brows  shorten and thin out. Working within these … Continue Reading…

Is Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Marcia of Beauty Info Zone is hosting Fashion FLash.  Marica is  one of  our new sites and this is  her first time  hosting our Monday  post.  Beauty Info Zone   constantly amazes  as it features  terriffic new products.  Even better  Marica  offers  frequent giveaways of   beauty care products that you actually want.  Subscribe to her wonderful  site so that you don’t miss a single  product profile or giveway.

FFashion FLash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review: Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder ( edited by Pamela Smith Hill)

Calling all Little House on The Prairie fans!  Pioneer Girl is both the original mauscript for  what became  the Laura Ingalls Wilder series … Continue Reading…

Is EOS Lip Balm a Health Hazard?

reaction to EOSPhotos of a bad reaction to EOS lip bam seems to be everwhere.  Los Angeles  resident  Rachel Cronin claims that EOS  lip balm caused   her to develop ” boils and blisters on and around her lips.  The photos are vivid and Cronin has hired  legendary attorney Mark Geragos and filed a class action suit against EOS. The number of people in the suit is not yet known, but there are  many reports  of  similar reactions o the EOS Facebook pages.

Causes of EOS Problems

There is no clear cause of the bad reaction.  Dr Marie Jhin, a  San Fransisco based  dermatologist, was quoed in the Huffington Post  pointing to the vitamin E ( tocopherol) in the lip balm.  While vitamin E is an effective antioxidant its … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Beth of  Style At A Certain Age  is hosting Fashion Flash.  I am completely  addicted  to this wonderful fashion site.  Each and every post   gives me  new ideas on how to  wear  what I  already have  and what I need to   buy to  make  my wardrobe work even better.  She uses color brilliantly and shows  how  a woman of a certain age  can rock a look for  any occasion.  Subscribe to this  wonderful fashion resource  and  you will feel confident in any room you enter.

Fashion Flash Book Review:  Happy Hair Days by Phillip Kingsley

Bad hair days  seem to  as much part of  a woman’s  life as bra shopping and cramps.  And when your  hair is both thinning  or brittle, almost every day can be a bad hair day. Seeral … Continue Reading…