Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week , the fabulous Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. Healthy  holiday  time continues to inspire our  Fashion Flash bloggers including:

* Menopause Makeover   explains how to avoid pesticides in  fresh fruits and vegetables

* The Best of Everything Over 50  shares  great hair style tips  and a video on how to love your  hair

* Prime Beauty embraces the holidays with the best of the 2013 gift collections

* Fab Over Forty   gives you a chance to win a Sol Republic headphone for  you  or as a great holiday gift.

Fashion Flash Book Review:  I Can Make You Hot! by Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Fashion Flash Book ReviewI love the promise of this book.  A beautiful model/reality star … Continue Reading…

Mid-Fall Makeover- Part 2

Three years go,  I started  my No-Nonsense Makeover with IPL( Intense Pulsed Light)   and it made a huge difference in my skin.  I was diligent about using sunscreens every morning, but  rarely reapplied  sun  protection during the day.   Darker spots  and redness  gradually crept back and after  a sun filled weekend at the beach with my grandchildren,  my freckles came back in full force.   This mid-fall makeover is using   a second generation of broad  band laser ( Sciton Joule laser) combined with infrared skin tightening– a treatment called Forever Beautiful BBL.   Two days before my date with this laser treatment, I stopped using  Retin A, glycolic acid and  even my  Clarisonic.   I will avoid them  for two days after  treatment.

Just after MakeoverWhen  Carissa finished  working on my skin,  my face felt tight and warm  like I had spent the day in the sun.  My … Continue Reading…

Mid-Fall Makeover, Part 1

Freckles Before MakeoverThe summer is long over, but  the  freckles remain– and its a great time for a mini-makeover.  Starting this blog three years ago, I have been diligent about using effective  sun protection. I’ve also  been aware that too much sun is a health  problem as well as a beauty issue. This month I had the opportunity to work with the extraordinary  New York City aesthetic  surgeon Dr. Z. Paul  Lorenc.   With his esthetician Carissa, we came up with  a combination of  devices to  show the impact of sun  damage  both above and below the skin.  Even  better,  Dr Lorenc offered a new treatment that would not only  improve the appearance of the skin, it would reduce the risk of  skin cancers.

Makeover First Steps

The project started by scanning my skin with Tru-Vu  that would capture theContinue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis  week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is  one of my top  make-up gurus and her recommendations are  always right on target. Before I became addicted to  Prime Beauty, I would waste  way too much hard earned money on  eye liners that did not line or lipsticks  that   looked great  in the store and  strange on my lips.  Cindy  has done all the heavy lifting and  her picks  have allowed me to buy  top  brands  while still saving money by not  having a drawful of unusable  products. 

At the start of December, the Fashion Flash bloggers are  looking at a wide range of topics. For example,  Menopause Makeover  looks at  ways to reverse declining libidios,  Fab Over Forty has found a source of affordable  custom made … Continue Reading…