This week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion FLash. Thoughout my life I have always looked for interesting strong women for a role models for the changing roles all women face as time passes.. After 60, it was hard to find women who showed me how it was done. When I first clicked on Glamour Granny Travels, I found a soulmate. Here was a beautiful elegant woman who left her career as an attorney to follow her interests as a travel writer and photographer– while still a loving grandmother. It doesnt get better than that.
This week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash. This is a site that covers it all. It offers beauty, nutrition, health and especially exercise and fitness advice– all keyed to looking and feeling ageless. I love this concept and I have learned to trust Jackie’s advice. She does extensive research and has a wide network of experts for genuinely helpful advice. For example her advice on vitamin B12 virtually changed my life. I had a muli vitamin that had vitamin D and could not understand why by vitamin D numbers were so low. Jackie insisted that I try a tiny B12 pill that dissolved in my mouth. The difference amazed me and my doctors. Yes, Jackie is that smart.
Question: My Dad worked in construction and after an especially hard day he would dump some epsom salts in a hot tub nd soak until dinner. He claimed it took the “kinks” out of his joints. My mom used an epsom salt soak to help remove splinters and relieve sore feet after a day in heels. Do epsom salts really work or is this another old wives tale?
Answer: Epsom salts have been a home remedy for centuries. Chemically it is a mix magnesium and sulfates and named after Epsom in England where it was first made by boiling down mineral water. My family were also big fans of epsom salts for sore feet and splinter removal. But despite centuries of use, finding published studies on the benefits of … Continue Reading… →
This week, Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion Flash! The idea of what to do with the second 50 years of our lives is a new concept. In past decades we were someone expected to buy shapeless housecoats or learn to play golf. That was then and this is now. Each day women are reinventing their lives after years of childcare and homemaking that consumed our days. They are finally able to explore old interests and discovere new talents. Second Lives Club profiles women who have found have made this journey and show us how its done.
Before starting on Rogaine treatment for my aging eyebrows I wanted to understand how it works. For that I needed to understnd how healthy hair grows and what is causing my brows to thin out. Hair grows in four stages:
The growth phase— aka the anagen phase is a period of healthy growth can last for 2-6 years. If you pull out a growing hair by the root, it can take years for it to grow out. . The transition phase — aka the catagen phase lasts for 10 days to three weeks. At this point the hair is still alive but no longer growing. The resting phase — aka the telegen phase lasts 2-3 months and well, rests. The natural end— aka the exogen … Continue Reading… →
I am so excited to be hosting Fashion Flash on Mother’s Day weekend. So many of us first learned about beauty care from our moms. In my family my mother and aunt would help each other touch up their blonde hair with a toothbrush and a home brew of peroxide. They were heavily influenced by the hair styles of the 1940’s and practically worshipped Helena Rubinstein. Mom never left the house without a spray of perfume and a dab of powder on her nose. Even at age 90, she would convince her friends to put on make-up and celebrate New Year’s Eve with her. I would love to hear what your mom taught you about beauty and fashion.
For generations, Johnson& Johnson baby powder has been a symbol of healthy baby care. But this week a second jury decided that Johnson and Johnson failed to warn a woman of the increased risks of ovarian cancer from their baby powder– and awarded her $52 million in damages. . But does baby powder pose a real health hazard? Its not a simple yes and no answer.
Baby Powder 101
Most brands of baby powder are made from talc. This natural mineral contains magnesium, oxygen, silicates, and asbestos. We use the powder between our thighs to reduce chafing and on sanitary napkins, and diaphragms. Doctors believe that microscopic particles of talc are able to travel up the reproductive tract and become embedded in the ovries. … Continue Reading… →
I am so delighted that Beth of Style At A Certain Age is hosting Fashion Flash this week. She is a new stype of fashion icon — a real women with a real life. She works, she goes out with her husband, has lunch with friends and traels for both business and pleasure. And she does it with great style for every occasion. You have to check out how she uses colorful and wearable shoes to take jeans and sweater to another level.