This week Diva Debbi is hosting Fashion Flash! I love her Polyvore layouts and often check them out before going shopping. It has saved me time and money and I always feel just right when I wear a Diva Debbi inspired outfit. She always helps me find new ways to wear what is already in my closet and shows what I really need to add. I’ve made fewer mistakes and enjoy getting dressed up more since I subscribed to Diva Debbi.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Brazilian Sexy by Janea Padilha
Brazilian women can be intimidatingly beautiful. With a yard of glossy dark hair, lush eye brows and smooth taut skin, they seem to stride effortlessly thru life. How could I resist … Continue Reading… →
Its now been ten weeks since my celebrity eyebrow fiasco. I know that they are growing in because I don’t cringe when I look in the mirror. I can also see where my natural eyebrows are in good shape and where they still need help. My left eyebrow has “lost” its tail ( its too short) and in the middle there is a bald spot. My right eyebrow is actually OK but could use a little help at the end.
To get a fuller, more defined shape I decided to try out brow sencils. There are numerous brands and choose one of the best known, Stencils from Anastasia of Beverly Hills. There are five plastic brow templates with slightly different arch positions and lengths. Missing from the package are templates for the current oh so popular flatter thicker brows. … Continue Reading… →
This week Josephine of award winning Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash. She is a fashion professional that shares real life style advice. Most fashion layouts ignore the impact of weather on style. They offer chiffon skirts in winter or a chunky cashmere tank top in summer. And they seem to forget that suede stilettos and rain are a terrible combo. Not Chic At Any Age. For example this month she did an amazing spread on style during a cold windy holiday in Wales. With just a few key items including a blue wool dress, boots and tights, she was warm,comfortable and beautiful. Subscribe to her wonderful site to get all her great advice.
Question: I recently saw on ABC news that the FDA has criticized Strivectin and its anti-aging claims. What does this mean? Is it dangerous? I’ve used it three months. Can I get my money back?
Answer: Don’t worry! The FDA did not say Strivectin was harmful. Their official letter to the company challenged their claims and promises made about several products:
1. “Clinically proven to change anatomy of wrinkle”
2. “This superb age-fighting serum is super charged with potent elastin stimulating peptides
3. “Potent elastin-stimulating peptides help enhance skin structure”
Elastin and its big brother, collagen are the fibers in the skin which keep it firm and smooth. As age and sunlight weaken these fibers, lines and wrinkles will develop. But anything that can actually increase growth of elastin or collagen is making significant biological changes in the skin– and … Continue Reading… →
This week the amazing Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. She is my favorite make-up expert, and I never buy a lipstick, blush or liner without checking our her site for recommendations. Quite simply, this lady is never wrong! Subscribe to her site to get all her wonderful advice.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Green is The New Black by Tasmin Blanchard
April is Earth Month and Green is the New Black is the perfect book to review this week. At this point most of us are all too aware of environmental challenges like air pollution from cars, chemicals in the water supply, melting icecaps and dying bees. All bad news and mostly not under our control. Green is … Continue Reading… →
Still focused on my brows, the minute I stepped into the girly pink Benefit Brow Bar, I felt renewed optimism. The store was bustling with three estheticians working with customers. They were discussing options with their clients, stopping to check the results in the mirror to get their feedback. It was a true collaboration rather than the blitz attack that I experienced with my celebrity brow stylist.
Trying Out Brow Options
Six weeks after my epic brow shaping I still did not have enough regrowth to reshape. Instead I worked with a very talented make-up artist named Asia to show me what I could do with powders and pencils. Benefit has three different sets of tools and I was ready to buy them all– but Asia … Continue Reading… →
Open almost any comprehensive beauty book and you will see a section on eyebrows. They offer different styles and suggest which ones are best for different face shapes. If only it was that easy. Then there is that magic formula that recommends that the brow start at the inner corner of the eye, arch at the outer corner of iris and ends at a spot that is in line with the nose. Before I had my brows shaped (erased?) I diligently studied my shape options and which ones would be best for my round/square face. But IRL it turns is our natural brow length and thickness that drives the final shape.
Brow shapes are very much like hair styles. If you have curly hair, straight bangs are just not possible. Similarly if you have thin fine hair, the … Continue Reading… →