It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion FLash.   I have always been a girly-girl and get really excited about a better way to apply foundation or a new  mascara that looks like lash extensions.  I  count on Prime Beauty to help me sort out the best products at the best prices.  Subscribe to Prime Beauty so that you don’t  miss a single post.

Fashion FLash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review: How to Have Fun with Your Aging parents by Christina Britton Conroy

My mother was a force of nature.  WHen she was 88 she went off on tour of Italy with Elder Hostel  Just wo years later a … Continue Reading…

The Truth About Exercise and Weight Loss

Weight Loss questionQuestion: I have been going to the gym everyday for the past two months and my weight  has stayed the same. I’ve  noticed that  many of my fellow “gym bunnies” are not that lean either.  A coach told me  me that its because I am gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. That sounds good,  but my new “muscles”  have not slimmed me down either. Do you  have any advice backed up by facts?  I am so frustrated I am going to get a big Mac with fries as soon as I have sent this email.

Exercise and Weight LossAnswer:  The balance between weight loss and exercise  has puzzled  me for years.  For … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday

fashion flash logoThis week one of our newest  members, Sheila of Painted Ladies is hosting Fashion Flash. Her beautiful site is rich in fashion, beauty  and health advice and I love her  West Coast approach to all things lifestyle..  But  I think what makes  Sheila unique are  her wonderful Youtube videos.  Subscribe both to her site  and Painted ladies  YouTube chanel  to up your fashion and beauty game.

Fashion Flash Book Review:  Jack’s Wife Freda

I am on a seemngly endless journey to  find recipes  for health  packed meals  that are  totally delicious.  Not tasty, not decent, but knock your socks off lip smaking wonderful.  On Mother’s Day  my beautiful daughter Karen  took me  few  steps closer to my goal with the gift of  a new cookbook, Jack’s Wife Freda.  I love the … Continue Reading…

Can Natural Products Irritate Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin questionQuestion:  I have sensitive skin so I switched to all natural  products made with sustainable ingredients. Now my skin  has actually gotten worse.  My doctor wants me to use a steroid cream to clear it up.  Do you have a healthier solution?

Answer:  This  is the third email with a similar problem that  has shown up in  my mail box  this spring.The sad truth is that almost anything can irritate the skin.While natural and sustainable ingredients sound healthier and less irritating than products formulated with chemicals, a new ingredient made from sustainable ingredients  has been named  “Allergen of the Year”  by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Called Alkyl Glucoside, it is made from coconut oil and simple starches like potato, corn, or wheat. It sounds like the perfect ingredient if you care … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash this week..  I love to travel ,but too any travel sites feature tiny bikini’s, artisinal beer and  way too many thrill sports.  On the other hand I am not excited  with the idea of a bus tour with a bunch of strangers. So its a  good thing I discovered Inka of Glamour Granny Travels.  She sorts  out the best views, best cafes and the  loveliest  shops  in every part of the world.  And comng soon, Inka  will be offering great travel giveaways including  free trips to incredible locations.  Subscribe  to her site to  make certain you don’t miss an incredible opportunity.

Is Hard Water “Hard” on My Skin?

Hard water questionQuestion:  I have two questions about hard water 1) Is hard water bad for my skin? and 2) what is hard water?

Answer:  LOL.  Lets start with a look at hard water in general.  The term simply means that  the water contains high levels of dissolved minerals including calcium, magnesium and dolomite.  The hardness of  water depends on its source.  Generally water in coastal areas have softer water– meaning lower mineral content while interior regions have hard water.  For example, New England, Pacific Northweat, and Hawaii have soft water while Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Arizona have hard water.

Hard water makes it hard to both lather soaps and shampoos and even harder to rinse them off. This leaves the hair hard to style and the skin irritated. Its such a common … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis  week the amazing Barbara Hannah Grufferman  Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash.  For  many of us  turning 50  seemed like the end of the road. Our  chidren are grown and flown, are jobs  seem stalled and there is  new grey hair and wrinkle every morning in the mirror. When  this happend  to Barbara, she had no time to brood.  Frst she went to experts in every field to find out  the best options and wrote down what  she found out in the besting selling book, Best of Everything After 50. Fashion FLash Host Barbarba Hannah GruffermanShe is now Bone Health  Ambassador to the National Osteoporosis  Association and host,  AARP Youtube Channel. … Continue Reading…