Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Jackie of Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash.  When I first met  Jackie  I have to admit I was slightly annoyed that this young woman  had so  much advice about aging  and she clearly  was years away from the aging health and beauty  problems.  Then I found out that Jackie was over 50 and right then and there I decided that this girl  cerainly knew something. Not only does she  has a broad knowlwdge  she has almost an instinct  for the right answer. She turned  me onto cabbage jucie  for stomach  problems, B12 for fatigue and taught me how  pose for great photos. She  is also an amazing cinematographer and you can see some of her videos and slideshows on  the Fashion Flash Youtube chanel. … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoI’m so happy to be  hosting Fashion Flash this beautiful fall  and  I spent  a happy weekend reading the links  sent in  by the Fashion Flash bloggers.  This week:

* Its  Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Lifestyle blogger, Pamela Lutrell of Over 50 Feeling  40, sat down with talk  to two  young women  whose mothers  have breast cancer.. here is their must read discussion.

* Josephine of Chic At Any Age  has an  answer to those special occasion clothes that  languish  in your closet.

*Cindy of Prime Beauty  loves sophisticated frangrances.  Her newest addiction is Vera Wang Embrace Trio.  Read her review of all three scents and enter to win a set of your own.

* Melanie of Society Wellness  wants to introduce … Continue Reading…

Lanolin– the Good, The Bad and The Ugly

lanolin comes from sheepQuestion:  What do you think about lanolin?  Some  experts say  its the closest to natural human skin oil.  But I have also read that it causes skin problems.  Who is right?

Answer:  Actually they are both right.  Lanolin is extracted from the wool sheared off from sheep.  It indeed shares  many characteristics   of human skin oil and is definitely a very  effective emollient for  both skin and hair.  As a byproduct of wool, this oil  is both inexpensive and wonderfully sustainable. Wool ( and lanolin) can be harvested without harming the sheep.  Nice.

The Bad News About Lanolin

But lanolin has a dark side.  There is definately  a group of people who have a true allergy to this popular moisturizing ingredient.  It can cause red … Continue Reading…

Fashion Flash Boutique Has Arrived!

 

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The week  Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is hosting  Fashion FLash.  Pam is one of my heros.  One day  she  took a long hard  look at herself and decided it  was time  for a makeover.  Not  just  her phyysical  self, but  a reboot of her work, attitude and approach to life.  The result?  A vibrant, beautiful  woman  who looks forward to a new career and new friends.

 

Fashion Flash BoutiqueFashion Flash Boutique  Is Open

I am so excoted to anounce that Fashion Flash Boutique is opend for business! It has a permanent home in a tab at the top of every page of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog. … Continue Reading…

Goat’s Milk for Health and Beauty

Goats Milk Question:  I’ve  been hearing a lot of buzz about goat’s milk.  People are saying  its easier to digest and goat’s milk soap is better  for your skin.  Since its more expensive than regular  milk and regular soap, do you think its worth it?

Answer: Goat’s milk is packed with benefits. It has more calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium than cow’s milk.  Due to the high fatty acid content, goats milk is easier to digest.  In fact 50% of people that are lactose intolorant are able to drink goats milk.

Goats Milk and Your Skin

Goats milk contains twice  as much caprylic  acid as cow’s milk.  This fatty acid is also found in coconut oil and one of the reasons  for thecoconuts  health and beauty benefits.   Goats … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash LogoThis week Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting Fashion Flash.  A former dancer and certified Yoga instructor, Melanie is my go- to source for nutritional advice.  Want to know the best   type of calcium supplements? Ask Melanie.  Nutritional value of gluten-free foods?  Ask Melanie.  Genuinely good recipe for fat-free  salad dressing?  Ask Melanie.  Yes, she is that good. She  drills down in every subject to sort  out  fact from fiction.  The result is a site with up to date always useful information that you can  trust.  I am so delighted that two of  her supplement picks  will be  featured in the soon to open Fashion Flash Boutique.

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Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion Flash LogoThis  week Barbara of Best of Everything After Fifty is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is such a wonderful image of  what a women over  50  loooks and sounds like!  I get so angry at commericals that feature  baby boomers  has dowdy, confused and screechy.  Barbara  is a living, breathing example of  a smart beautifull  boomer who has  great enthusiasm for living and a lifetime of experience to make the right choices.  Its doesn’t get better than that.

Fashion Flash BoutiqueComing  Soon– The Fashion Flash Boutique

There is certainly  no shortage of  fashion, health and beauty products sold online. There is a seemingly endless variety of anti-aging moisturizers, self-help books and vitamins.  And  that’s just … Continue Reading…

Purslane- The Power Packed Health and Beauty Plant

purslaneQuestion:  I heard   a radio show that discussed the beauty benefits of  an herb called  purslane.  It sounds amazing, maybe too amazing.  Do you recommend it for anti-aging skin care?

Answer:  Cool question!  Purslane is one of the oldest  and widely used medical plants.  It is found throughout the world in warm climates and is a popular vegetable in the Middle and Far East.  Purslane is packed with minerals and  vitamins including, zinc, iron, potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, and beta carotene.  But wait there’s more.   Purslane has the highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acids found in a vegetable. Seriously.

Studies have shown that purslane preperations  made from dried leaves have significant  anti-inflammatory and anti- pain properties.  To my mind this makes a purslane  the perfect  treatment for  a … Continue Reading…