Olympic Beauty Care

Olympic beauty tipsThe Summer Olympics of 2016 is the year of the women.  Strong, beautiful and determined, they dominated attention in the  swimming, track and gymnastic events. But these incredible  athletes are still women and they have developed  beauty care  routinues to meet the challenges of training and competing.  There are four key areas that they address– dry skin, body hair, dry hair and water resistant make-up.

Committment to Sun Protection

From  soccer players to synchronized swimmers, athletes in the Summer Olympics are exposed to unrelenting UV rays. While they are decades away from skin aging, they are at increased risk of  skin cancer.  In fact ,the Skin Cancer Foundation reports that in the last 30 years there are more cases of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. … Continue Reading…

Fashion Week– A Backstage Tour

Fashion WeekI love the  intensity and glamour of runway  fashion shows, but my favorite part is the drama and style behind the scenes.  This year I  was invited to cover the hair and make-up prep of the Venaxiana Show during Fashion Week.

For the  9 pm show at Lincoln Center, the call time was 6pm– and every minute of the three hour prep was needed. The area behind the actual runway was divided into two  main spaces– one for the  designs to be shown on the  runway and the other for hair and  make-up.

Fashion Week -- HairWhen I walked in, the models were already perched on  stools absorbed in their cell phones.  The stylists  had spent hours practicing the asymmetrical updo by Philip Pelusi of Tela.  Their fingers  flew as … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week our newest Fashion Flash member Diva Debbi  is hosting Fashion Flash for the first time.   She is such a talented  fashion stylist with an incredilbe eye for creating   the perfect outfit for every occasion.  Make sure to roam thru her site  and check out her amazing Polyvore  pages.  Our other bloggers have  been  extra busy this week including:

* Fab Over Forty shares  fit ball exercises.

* Aging Backwards   explains  why eating geens can whiten your teeth

* Prime Beauty  shares a  must have new eyeshadow palette from Tarte ( I love that brand)

* Fabulous After 40 nails it again  demonstrating how to wear those floaty, sheer pastels that are now front and center in the stores.

* And at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog I am offering a … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting  Fashion Flash with a line-up of  posts that are written by our  experts ( FYI Martha,  many bloggers  ARE experts )  that are worth your time  and attention. For example,   at Fab After 40 you can   learn  a quick, easy  way to apply  false eyeashes; Jackie at Aging Backwards  offers  top  smile  tips during National Dental Awareness Month; at No-Nonsese Beauty Blog  I’m sharing my #1 celebrity beauty tip; Kari of Fab Over 40 is  my favorite make-up guru and she does not disappoint  in her terriffic guide to wearing dark lipstick.

Fashion Flash Book Review:  How to Tie A Scarf  from Potter StyleFashion Flash Book Review

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How to Look Great on Skype

Before Skype Beauty TipsTrue story.  In late June I got a call from a TV producer who was developing a syndicated beauty show.  He “loved” my blog and wanted me to interview as a co-host for the show. There were going to be four hosts and I would be the “boomer beauty expert”  Since they were in LA and I was in NYC, the interview would be on Skype.

No problem.   I had done quite a bit of TV for  book promotion so I knew the drill.  I got my hair blown  out and applied the usual pancake  make-up, contouring  and eye liner.  I sat down confidently in front of my laptop and dialed into the interview.   But when I saw myself on the little pix in the corner, I knew  it was all over.  … Continue Reading…

Don’t Miss Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash logoThis Memorial Day, Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. Give me a roomful of skin care  products and thrity minutes and I can pick the one perfect  forumula that I need.  But when I face a counter  of make-up,  I freeze.  I can’t  decide on cream or powder blush, neutral or smoky eyeshadow and lenghtening vs volumizing mascara– and  don’t even ask me how many liners I  buy and abandon.  That is why I am so glad  that I  subscribed to Prime Beauty.  She   has a passion for  finding the  perfect make-up for every  skin type for every occasion.  Cindy  does the heavy lifting  and tried out  the new  lines of lipsticks and foundation so that I don’t waste my time  and money.

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