This week the host for Fashion Flash is Kari at Fab Over Forty. She has, IMO, the best makeup picks on the web. Recently she reviewed the new Burberry colors for Spring. Too many make-up colors are either too bright, too brown or too pale for me. Kari profiled the Burberry shades that work for women who find most brands miss the mark. She spots new colors and trends and puts them into context with 40 plus beauty needs. And the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 offer incredibly timely fashion advice on trench coats. Apparently it is never going to stop raining– and good looking rain gear is now as important as the right shade of lipstick. Reading the Glam Gals advice this week, I am definately going out to buy that red raincaot I saw on sale at Filene’s.
And after you’ve read through the Fashion Flash posts, pick up a copy of Consumer Reports which has a fascinating article on comparison of diet plans– a favorite topic of mine. It compares the nutritional profiles of Jenny Craig, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchres, Zone, Ornish, Atkins, and Nutrisystem. It reviews four factors- nutritional breakdown, calories, short term weight loss and long term weight loss to come up with an overall score. And the winner was …. Jenny Craig! This finding was backed up by a study published in the uber prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that found an awesome 92% of participents stuck to the Jenny Craig program for two years– and that on average they lost 8% of the weight. Nice numbers, but keep in mind that Jenny Craig paid for the study. Still I am curious how it works and I am really tempted to try it to lose those last ten pounds — which have been around since my last child went to high school She is now a college graduate, married and expecting her first child. Its time. Jenny Criag is pricy with an annual membership of almost $400/year plus the cost of the food. Has anyone tried Jenny Craig? How did it work for you?