I am hosting Fashion Flash in this last week of summer. That certainly went fast! Our bloggers are definately turning their attetion to fall as they post great ideas for fashion, beauty, health and fitness.
* Josephine of Chic At Any Age knows that every woman loves a new pair of shoes. Wear these now and into early autumn as an easy transition into fall.
* Fashion Blogger Pam of Over 50 Feeling40 shows us fall trends already in the closet and shares an interview with Vogue editor.
* Barbara of Best of Everything After Fifty thinks we need more than sunscreen to defend our skin, in with late summer rays.
* Jodell of Black Cat Plus sees the end of summer as a … Continue Reading…
Question: What do you think about lanolin? Some experts say its the closest to natural human skin oil. But I have also read that it causes skin problems. Who is right?
Answer: Actually they are both right. Lanolin is extracted from the wool sheared off from sheep. It indeed shares many characteristics of human skin oil and is definitely a very effective emollient for both skin and hair. As a byproduct of wool, this oil is both inexpensive and wonderfully sustainable. Wool ( and lanolin) can be harvested without harming the sheep. Nice.
The Bad News About Lanolin
But lanolin has a dark side. There is definately a group of people who have a true allergy to this popular moisturizing ingredient. It can cause red … Continue Reading…
The week Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is hosting Fashion FLash. Pam is one of my heros. One day she took a long hard look at herself and decided it was time for a makeover. Not just her phyysical self, but a reboot of her work, attitude and approach to life. The result? A vibrant, beautiful woman who looks forward to a new career and new friends.
Fashion Flash Boutique Is Open
I am so excoted to anounce that Fashion Flash Boutique is opend for business! It has a permanent home in a tab at the top of every page of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. … Continue Reading…
Question: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about goat’s milk. People are saying its easier to digest and goat’s milk soap is better for your skin. Since its more expensive than regular milk and regular soap, do you think its worth it?
Answer: Goat’s milk is packed with benefits. It has more calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium than cow’s milk. Due to the high fatty acid content, goats milk is easier to digest. In fact 50% of people that are lactose intolorant are able to drink goats milk.
Goats Milk and Your Skin
Goats milk contains twice as much caprylic acid as cow’s milk. This fatty acid is also found in coconut oil and one of the reasons for thecoconuts health and beauty benefits. Goats … Continue Reading…
This week Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting Fashion Flash. A former dancer and certified Yoga instructor, Melanie is my go- to source for nutritional advice. Want to know the best type of calcium supplements? Ask Melanie. Nutritional value of gluten-free foods? Ask Melanie. Genuinely good recipe for fat-free salad dressing? Ask Melanie. Yes, she is that good. She drills down in every subject to sort out fact from fiction. The result is a site with up to date always useful information that you can trust. I am so delighted that two of her supplement picks will be featured in the soon to open Fashion Flash Boutique.
This week Barbara of Best of Everything After Fifty is hosting Fashion Flash. She is such a wonderful image of what a women over 50 loooks and sounds like! I get so angry at commericals that feature baby boomers has dowdy, confused and screechy. Barbara is a living, breathing example of a smart beautifull boomer who has great enthusiasm for living and a lifetime of experience to make the right choices. Its doesn’t get better than that.
Coming Soon– The Fashion Flash Boutique
There is certainly no shortage of fashion, health and beauty products sold online. There is a seemingly endless variety of anti-aging moisturizers, self-help books and vitamins. And that’s just … Continue Reading…
Question: I heard a radio show that discussed the beauty benefits of an herb called purslane. It sounds amazing, maybe too amazing. Do you recommend it for anti-aging skin care?
Answer: Cool question! Purslane is one of the oldest and widely used medical plants. It is found throughout the world in warm climates and is a popular vegetable in the Middle and Far East. Purslane is packed with minerals and vitamins including, zinc, iron, potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, and beta carotene. But wait there’s more. Purslane has the highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acids found in a vegetable. Seriously.
Studies have shown that purslane preperations made from dried leaves have significant anti-inflammatory and anti- pain properties. To my mind this makes a purslane the perfect treatment for a … Continue Reading…
This week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Travels. There is no shortage of online travel information and much of it is thinly disguised advertisements for different services. I’ve been burned more than once by a hotel or resaurant that has had great recommendations, only to find it dirty, ouy of the way or just plain weird. But when I found Glamour Granny travels, I found a source of honest information from a women with style, taste and intelligence. Click on Glamour Granny Travels and you will quickly become a fan.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Audrey At Home by Luca Dotti
When I first heard about the Audrey Hepburn cookbook, I had to admit I smirked a little. This was a woman whose stick-like thinness suggested a … Continue Reading…