This week Sheila of Painted Ladies is hosting Fashion Flash. She has one of the sharpest eyes on the web. She spots new beauty and fashion trends months before they become popular and separates the best from the not so good.
Most of us know the edelweiss flower from a Sound of Music song but in real life it is a powerful mountain flower and has been part of alpine home remedies for centuries. Teas and salves compounded with edelweiss have been used to relieve chest pains, arthritis, digestive problems, bronchitis and even cancer. Eueopean mountain villagers knew that edelweiss based care just worked. In recent years researchers have demonstrated that this yellow and white flower works because it contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals.
This daisy like flower grows in montain regions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It blooms only in August and September and has become so popular that in 2004 Switzerland created plantations of edelweiss to meet the demand. A few years later it was declared a protected species.
This week Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion FLash. When we were young our dreams were well defined. We had mental check lists– love, marriage, children, a great job– we ticked these off as years went by. But what we never saw coming was the lack of a map for the second half of our lives– when our children were grown, when grandchildren moved away, when our jobs ended. Enter Second Lives Club, an incredible site to help make the second half of our lives as rich and meaningful as the first half. This site profiles women who have made a successful transition and these stories are always inspiring.
This week Inka of Glamour Granny Travels is hosting Fashion Flash. Most travel sites are are aimed at families or millenials. They offer solid advice, but not for us. Glamour Granny Travels has the adventure and style that a woman of a certain age dream about when they plan a trip.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Pretty Sick by Caitlin Kiernan
In the past five years eight close friends were diagnosed with cancer. Because I write a beauty blog, they would often ask me for advice dealing with their skin and hair issues. I asked my dermatologist experts, researched products and generally tried just to be … Continue Reading…