Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week CIndy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. She is my top beauty guru for all things beauty.  I am in awe of her ability to scope out  the  new and exciting beauty options..  She also steered me away from products that were just not working for my skin and hair.    She has introduced me to brands that became top favorites. Once I started to follow  to Prime Beauty for advice my beauty drawers were no longer filled with unused skin aids and make-up.   If you want to save money and ook better  subscribe to Prime Beauty.

Fashion FLash giveawayFashion Flash Giveaway on Prime Beauty

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Sheila of Painted Ladies is hosting Fashion Flash.  I LOVE her site that covers fashion, beauty and style that  teaches me  something new everyday.  Sheila  is that rare style guru that  can share  current ideas  in ways that we can really use. Make certain that yousubscribe so that you don’t miss a single  bit of great info.

Fashion Flash Partners with Evine Entertaining  Giveaway

Next week on August we will be starting our five part Fashion Flash  Summer Entertaining Giveaway  Campaign featuring delicious 3 bottle sets from the the Deen Brothers Wine Club.  Other giveway items include colorful plates snd salad bowl sets as well as spice rubs and salad dressings to complete your outdoor gathering supplies. Total  value of this  giveaway is almost $700!  First  sign up  for … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoI am so delighted to be hosting Fashion Flash on the last day of July.  The Fashion Flash bloggers  are now deep into summer and their  posts reflect  all that is  wonderful and challenging about  mid summer.

Does smiling cause wrinkles? Jackie Silver Style explores the age-old question with surprising answers Prime Beauty  tried  ALL the fabulous Eddie Funkhaouser lipsticks to show you  and is giving away 3 Lip Trios to 3 winners! Painted Ladies has  discovered cruelty-free make-up brushes at a bargin price.  Find out how to save big time on the Bdellium Tools Summer Box. Beauty Info Zone loves bath and body products. There is something about summer and the natural  fragrances like those from Kneipp  that capture her imagination. Glamour Granny Travels wants you … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week  one of our newest bloggers, Janise of Mama in Heels is hosting Fashion Flash.  She covers  beauty, family, travel and fashion with  style and ease.  I especially love her monthly features on budget fashion.  She  consrtucts  a fabulous outfit from several  pieces of totally affordables clothes currently in stores.  She is proof that  looking  great does not need to be  pricey.

I get so annoyed with fashion writers and bloggers who feature  designer bags and shoes that cost more than a months paycheck. Sometimes they have been gifted these items  in exchange for coverage. In other cases they have affiliate links where they get a percentage of the sale of a high priced item.  I have seen friends   go into debt   charging designer stuff on their credit … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week one of  my all time favorite beauty gurus, Allison of Never Say Die Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is a triple threat blogger– great photographer, strong writer ad an understanding and love of her topic.  Subscribe to her site so that you don’t  miss a single post.

Fashion Flash Book Review: HairstylingFashion Flash Book Review:  Hairstyling from YouTube Tutorials

There seem to be an infinite umber of tutorials on YouTube on  just about any topic.  Some are wonderful, some  not very helpful and  then there are those that  are hilarious–  without trying to be funny.  I can spend way too much time watching these tutorials, searching … Continue Reading…

Acne Care for Latina Skin

Question and answer LogoQuestion:  I have struggled with acne  since I moved  to the  US from Equador when I was 13.    I am now 32 and its still a problem.   Even small breakouts leave long  lasting marks.  What am I doing wrong? Are there special  treatments for Latina skin I should know about?

Answer:    I got this letter last  month– very apppropriate since June is Acne Awarenss Month.  According to  Miami  based dermatologist Mercedes Florez-White, acne in Latina skin  needs a tailored treatment plan.

Acne 101 

The American Academy of Dermatology  spearates acne into four different categories from  mild uncomplicated to intense  inflammatory acne. Mild acne  is usually triggered  by teenage hormones or  oil rich beauty care products.  It  consists  primarily of black heads and superficial pimples.   By contrast inflammatory acne   has frequent breakouts that consists of … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Marcia of Beauty Info Zone is hostnig Fashion Flash. Marcia and I are from the same genertion and when she recommends a moisturizer or lipstick, I definately pay attention.  She test drives everything she recommends  and  I can trust her picks. Subscribe to her  site so that you don’t miss a single  post.

Makeup Giveaway PaletteA New Fashion FLash Giveaway

At the International Beauty Show  this  spring, I fell in love with a 35 disk Crown make-up palette and a 7 piece pink  roll of brushes. It retails for $75, but show special prices  allowed me to get two sets– one to keep  and one to gie away to my followers.  Your  enthusiasm and great questions  keep me involved and always … Continue Reading…

Ultimate Make-Up Giveaway!

Makeup Giveaway PaletteIt was love  at first site for this Crown 35 piece make-up palette. I loved the soft shades  for blush, eyeshadows and contouring.  Each  color  had its own purpose for both day and  night.  It  filled so  many needs I was able to toss out  over twenty  individual  pots and cases  of make-up that had accumulated in my drawers.  All the colors in the palettes  seemed to naturally  compliment with each other. Because they  had the same  base formulation, all the different colors  had the same intemsity  where ever I brushed thm onto my face.

These colors were so special, I decided that they needed their own set of brushes.  I found the perfect set of seven  in a pink travel case that I liked so … Continue Reading…