Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week Janise of  Mama in Heels is hosting Fashion Flash.  Her beautiful site neve fails to  delight me.  She is an acitve engaged mom who uses  her reasl lifeactivities  to demonstrate  real life fashion, food and beauty needs. One of  my favorite features is her budget fashion posts.  For $100 she  goes shopping to come up with  OOTD for a wide range of occasions.  Too many fashion blogs  feature very expensive clothing for which they have have affiliate links.  Janise picks the best options for the lowest  price so that you can look your personal best.

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, Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting the First Annual April’s Fools Edition of Fashion Flash.  Melanie asked all of the Fashion Flash bloggers to share their most memorable beauty or fashion fails.  It was so  much fun to go through the things that didn’t work.  I know  you will enjoy this edition of Fshion Flash as much as I did.

Fashion Flash Book Review: The Way She Wear It by Dallas Shaw

Finally a fashion guide that doesn’t  try to change you.  Instead, a talented celebrity stylist offers over 200 pages of beautifully illustrated ideas to crank up your own favorite looks.  To make it even more effective the book is divided into seasons.  This makes  it possible to organize style tips into relevant categories.

For example  the … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Today!

fashion flash logoThis week one of our newest bloggers, Tania of Fifty is Not Old, is hosting Fashion Flash. I totally agree with Tania that Fifty is not old, but  too many designers and fashion editors tend to void my tribe. Tania is a pathfinder that shows how to  add style, color and southern  charm to  any wardrobe.  Equally important is her recognition that  our clothing NEEDS  change  as  the years go by.  Most of us  work from the home and do not need   a closet  full of authoritative suits dresses  and pumps.  Nor do we  spend the day in a car ferrying  our kids from one event to another.  We need comfortable clothing that is still chic  and flattering.  Leggings and tunics with cute shoes are now our new “uniform” … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week, Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash!  She is that rare blogger that  knows how  to ask all the right questions to  develop truely valuable lifstyle posts.  I  have  seen her in action and  she is uber  impressive. Interviewing  a brand Cindy drills down to uncover the unqiue   properties of each  beauty product, how  it works, how to use it and  which  skin type would benefit. Before I  do some retail therapy at Sephora, I  check out reviews on Prime Beauty to help me pick exactly what I  need.  If you already subscibe to Prime Beauty, you know what I am talking about.  If not,  sign up  so that you don’t  miss  a single post.

It’s Fashion Flash Monday

fashion flash logoThis  week the incredible Cindy  from Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. She is an amazing  make-up guru and I rarely  make a purchase  without checking her recommendations.  The few times that I have been swept away  by an ad or  display that  has not been evaluated by Prime Beauty  the result   has been a waste of time and money.  She swatches literally every  make up she recommends so I know the true shade, texture and fragrance before  I buy it.  I love shopping online, but I often can’t tell  the true color of a foundation, lipstick of eye shadow.  But Cinndy has  done the heavy lifting and I can use her evaluations to order a new product online– and love the results.  Yes, she is … Continue Reading…

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…