The week our newest blogger, Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. I’ve been a huge fan of Prime Beauty and I’m thrilled she has joined us. If you’re not already a fan, Prime Beauty is aimed at women over 40 and has been named one of the top 50 Beauty Blogs, and is a member of Total Beauty, Beauty Blogger Coalition and Beauty News Feed. Cindy has a special passion for new brands and gorgeous products. I love her take on new nail colors and fragrances and I’m willing to bet that you will too.
I just started exploring Pinterest and one of the boards I am working on is called Fabulous Forever— a gallery of beautiful women over 50. Its empowering to see beauty doesn’t have to fade, but I wanted to include women who were something other than a model or actress. So I was really psyched to pick up a copy of Gracefully by Valerie Ramsey.
At 68 with sparkling blue eyes white hair and a radiant smile, this mother of six offers inspiring and realistic advice for a women of any age. Divided into “Body”, “Mind” and ” Soul Ramsey shares her personal health and beauty knowledge. I was especially drawn to her grace and courage to the challenges that life throws at us. For example at the start of an important project in her life, she trips and breaks her leg and then gets a diagnosis of uterine cancer and heart disease. Not wanting to let her colleagues and clients down, she finshed the week long project on crutches, but content that she kept it all together. Her positive attitude is infectious and her guidence provides gentle, real time solutions. Combining practical solutions with personal experience Gracefully is like having having a wise kind friend to go to for timely advice.
At age 60 she did become a runway and print model, but I think it is her unwavering faith in life that illuminates her physical beauty.