This week the host of Fashion Flash is Kari of Fab Over Forty. When it comes to make-up colors, Kari has an almost intuitive sense of what works and what doesn’t. When I want a new lisptick or shadow, I always check her current recommendations. She tries them all and knows which lipsticks are too brown and which grey liner gives the smoothest line. This month her post on hair styles over forty is a must read! She shows a gallery of styles that graze the coller bone rather than the usual advice to cut it short.
Most of the Fashion FLash sites this week offer great holiday beauty advice. Menopause makeover offers a healthy yet delicious champagne cocktail while over at Fabulous After 40, the GLam Gals rock New Year’s Eve fashion. Taking their advice, I “shopped” in my closet and put together two great options for the New Year.
And when you’ve finished celebrating, check out The Essential Green You by Deirdre Imus. This small book is packed with useful info on every page. From nutrition to personal care products to health care she explains the dangers in our lives and points out easy and affordable solutions that benefit both the individual and the planet. What makes this book stand out from other books on the topic is her attention to details. She is passionate about greener living and her research has resulted in a book with real time solutions. For example, I am always concerned about the chemicals in nail care products. When I go to my nail place, I cringe to see people working with masks. If these chemicals are so toxic for the staff what about me? Ms. Imus recommends soaking your fingers in hydrogen peroxide for a mintute once a week to lift discolorations and it works beautifully! If I just absolutely feel the need to wear polish, she has found an odorless formaldehyde-free nail polish that adds both shine and color without toxic ingredients.