Fabulous Feet Over 50

FeetWhat’s wrong with my feet?  Over the past 10 years  I have found it increasingly difficult  to find chic shoes that I can walk in without pain.  Shoe shopping used to be  fun, with almost every shoe easy to wear and  pretty to look at.  All I had to do  was choose  by price and color.  I wore heels to  work every day  even when commuting from New Haven to New York.   I collected so  many shoes my husband called  me the Jewish Imelda Marcos for my robust  shoe collection.

That was then, this is now.  My once extensive shoe collection has shrunk to a precious few that are kind to my  feet.   When I realized that  many “women of a certain age” had similar shoe issues, I  wanted … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis week Diva Debbi is hosting Fashion Flash!  I love her Polyvore layouts  and  often check them out before going shopping.  It has saved me time and money  and  I  always feel   just right when  I wear a Diva Debbi inspired outfit. She   always helps me find new ways to wear  what   is already in my closet and  shows  what I really need to add. I’ve  made fewer mistakes  and enjoy getting dressed up  more  since I subscribed to Diva Debbi.

Fashion Flash Book Review: Brazilian SexyFashion Flash Book Review:  Brazilian Sexy by Janea Padilha

Brazilian women can be intimidatingly beautiful.  With a yard of  glossy dark hair, … Continue Reading…

Eyebrow Options Continue

eyebrow stencilsIts now been ten weeks since my celebrity eyebrow fiasco.  I know  that they are growing in because  I don’t cringe when I look in the mirror.  I can also see where my natural eyebrows are in good shape and where they still need help. My left eyebrow has  “lost”  its tail ( its too short) and  in the middle  there is  a bald spot.  My right eyebrow is  actually OK but could use a little help at the end.

To get a fuller, more defined shape  I decided to try out brow sencils.  There are  numerous brands and choose one of the best known, Stencils from Anastasia of Beverly Hills.  There are five  plastic brow  templates with slightly different arch positions and lengths.   Missing from the … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-FlashThis week Josephine of  award winning  Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is a fashion professional that shares real life  style advice.  Most fashion  layouts ignore the impact of weather on  style.  They offer chiffon skirts in winter  or a chunky   cashmere tank top in summer. And they  seem  to forget  that  suede  stilettos and rain are a terrible combo.  Not Chic  At Any  Age.  For example  this month she  did an amazing  spread on   style during a  cold windy holiday in Wales. With just a few key items including a blue wool dress, boots and  tights, she   was warm,comfortable and beautiful.  Subscribe to  her wonderful site to  get all her great advice.

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What’s the Problem with Strivectin

Strivectin questionQuestion:  I recently saw on  ABC news that the FDA  has criticized Strivectin and its anti-aging claims.  What does this mean? Is it dangerous? I’ve used it three months.  Can I get my money back?

Answer: Don’t worry! The FDA  did not say Strivectin was harmful.  Their official letter to the company challenged their claims and promises made about several products:

1. “Clinically proven to change anatomy of  wrinkle”

2. “This superb age-fighting serum is super charged with potent elastin stimulating peptides

3. “Potent elastin-stimulating peptides help enhance  skin structure”

Elastin and  its big brother, collagen are the  fibers in the skin  which keep it firm and smooth.  As age and sunlight weaken these fibers, lines and wrinkles  will develop. But anything that can actually increase growth of elastin or collagen is … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis week the amazing Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is  my favorite make-up expert, and I never buy a lipstick, blush or liner without checking our her site for recommendations.  Quite simply, this lady is never wrong!   Subscribe to  her site  to   get all her wonderful advice.

Fashion Flash Book Review: Green is the new BlackFashion Flash Book Review: Green is  The New Black by Tasmin Blanchard

April is Earth Month and Green is the New Black is the perfect book to review this week.  At this point most of us are all too aware of  environmental challenges like  air pollution from cars,  chemicals in the … Continue Reading…

Easy Answers for Beautiful Brows

Benefit Brow BarStill focused on my brows, the minute I stepped into the girly pink Benefit Brow Bar, I felt renewed optimism.  The store was bustling with three estheticians working with customers.  They were discussing options with their clients, stopping to check the results in the mirror  to get their feedback.  It was a true collaboration rather than the blitz attack that I experienced with my celebrity brow stylist.

Trying Out Brow Options

Six weeks after my epic brow shaping I still did not have enough regrowth to reshape. brows with powder and pencil Instead I worked with a very talented make-up artist named Asia to show me what … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoI am so happy to be hosting Fashion Flash this  first sunny  week in spring.  Our bloggers have been  exploring new options for  their life and health and I feel sronger  just reading their tips  and  tools:

* Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of Best of Everything After 50 has a great fitness tip… just in time for your spring shape-up.

* Fashion and Beauty blogger Pamela Lutell  has entered the new world of video blogs for women 40 and beyond.  Join her and subscribe to her channel.

* Josephine of Chic at Any Age  nails  the best  looks for traveling in style

* Melanie from Society Wellness has prepared a shopping list of high energy  whole foods.  Print it and take it with you on … Continue Reading…