This week Kari of Fabulous Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. Kari and I shared a stage at Beauty Bash last month and when she showed her before and after anti-aging make-up, you could hear the audience gasp. Her fifty something model looked 10 years younger in ten minutes after Kari camouflaged her lines, sags and darkened areas. Kari shared her makeover game plan on her site and its a keeper. Kari is a concealer grand master and she uses it to literally erase years from your face. I downloaded a copy and taped it up near my make-up mirror .
And if you live in New York city area, make plans to attend the Clarins Beauty and Style Update on November10. Sponsored by Glow Beauty Magazine, this program will feature Dr Tracy Pfeifer, selected by New York Magazine as ” … Continue Reading… →
Question: I’ve heard that a moisturizer from Boots Chemists actually works on wrinkles. Is this true?
Answer: This might sound like another urban legend, but studies of Boots #7 have actually been published in the always reliable British Journal of Dermatology. Beautifully designed research actually looked at changes both in the cellular level and those visable in the mirror and came up with desirable results.
Here’s how it worked. In the lab, this study looked at fibrillin deposits in the cells as a “marker” for cellular aging. Fibrillin is associated with new collagen growth anad as we grow older, fibrillin levels naturally decline. After six months of using Boots #7, researchers found increased levels of fibrillin right where you would want them to be. Even better, the study also found that in real time about 40% of the women saw a decline in wrinkles, especially … Continue Reading… →
Last year I tried to get Invisalign orthodenture, but “Dr Braces” as I call her said I was not a candidate. Instead she offered a plan that started by extracting four back teeth. Then full metal permanent braces for at least two years and at the cost of at least 10 grand. I got out of that office so fast I left skid marks.
This year at Beauty Bash ( the lifestyle expo created by Geri Brin at Fabulous Over Fifty, I made a point to touch base with the cosmetic dentists. I was especially impressed by Dr Jaqueline Fulop-Goodling aka Dr Jackie. She is one of the top Invisalign dentists in the US. I was impressed by both her credentials and her dazzling smile.
From the first moment I walked into her New York office could sense a difference in … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash is Staness of Menopause Makeover. I love her blog for its healthy delicious recipes and her down to earth advice. She was one of the most popular experts at Beauty Bash and she had over 40 back to back consultations over the two day event. It was the first time I met Staness and she is beautiful, warm and super smart. Her site always the latest info on woman’s health issues and its facts you can trust.
And when you’ve clicked through all the great Fashion Flash sites, check out The Flat Belly Book by Liz Vaccariello who is editor-in-chief of Prevention magazine. This best selling diet book offers nutritional dvice to reduce belly fat. All good, but what I like about this eating plan is the emphasis on fats like linoleic acid– the … Continue Reading… →
Answer: Its sounds like a back room beauty product– Botox in a gel that you simply apply to the skin. But its really happening. A true Botox topical gel is deep in clinical trials and results are very encouraging. The gel is applied to the skin by a physician and delievers about 25% of the impact of a Botox injection. According to Reverance Therapeutics which is developing the gel, more than 200 patients have been treated with it and it has been shown to be both safe and effective. It will be approved for treatment of wrinkles around the eyes and offer a reasonable option for those of us who cringe at injections. I’ve heard that the price for applications will be significantly less than true Botox, about $150/treatment.
My aunt and uncle were true believers. Every morning they would open a tackle box filled with rainbow colored pills and capsules. They took so many supplements that their holistic physician urged them to cut back. They ignored him and were healthy and active until their late 80’s. Even as she reached 90, my aunt looked lovely with a thick hair and bright blue eyes.
Watching them dip and swoop about their box of pills turned me off vitamin supplements, but I couldn’t argue with success– so I hedged my nutritional bet with a daily multi-vitamin. I was careful to choose supplements that stayed within recommended limits. Smugly I felt I had gamed the odds. I covered my basic nutritional needs, but I didn’t risk excessive levels. My little red multi-vitamin gave me a nice sense of security.
This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40 is hosting Fashion Flash. She recently threw down a challenge to the rest of rest of us to join her in a structured fitness program. Jojami of Fabulous After 40 took it on and has posted a video clip of her progress. We were together at Beauty Bash and she looked amazing. But even more impresive was her stamina. After six hours on her feet at the Fabulous After 40 booth, she was still bright and bubbly– and in 4 inch heels!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I thought this is the right time to get the right answer to this question. For almost as long as I can remember, nuritionists have urged us to replace red meat with soy. In China its called the meat without bones and its nutritional profile- high in protein yet low in cholesterol- certainly seemed to justify its place in the good food hall of fame.
But within recent years there have been concerns that the estrogen-like compounds in soy, called phytoestrogens, can trigger estrogen receptors in the breast and increase risk of breast cancer. There have been a number of dueling studies, some finding an increased incidence of cancer while others that say it actually can lower risk. These dueling yes it does no its doesn’t studies may be entertaining for researchers, but for women … Continue Reading… →