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…

Welcome to Fashion Flash!

fashion flash logoThis week, Barbara of Best of Everything After 50 is hosting Fashion Flash.  SHe has fast become  the role  model for our generation.  She inspires me everyday with her energy, commitment and  joy.  She has  a positive view  of againg  that makes me feel proud of my past and  excited to see what happens next. This  month  she is training for the NYC Marathon and  has not  let the  hot steamy weather stop her– and she is still smiling.

Fashion FLash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review:  Asian Beauty by Margaret Kimura

When evaluating lifestyle books, I look  for two key factors– the credentials of … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week I am  delighted that  Erika of Notes From My Dressing Table is hosting Fashion Flash. To me  she is a kindred spirit trying out new beauty tools and posting the results.  his week she posted  a new hair color that is a greyish ashy  blonde that is totally flattering to her skin and eyes.  I love to see what she  is trying out and you will too.

Fashion Flash Book ReviewFashion Flash Book Review: Great Hair by Nick Arrojo

You probably  know Nick Arrojo  from What Not To Wear where  he changes a woman’s life with sissors and a hairdryer.  He is … Continue Reading…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday

fashion flash logoThis  week  Marica of Beauty Info Zone is hosting Fashion Flash.  She is  one of my ery  top go to  beauty gurus.  She is totally committed to scoping out the benefits of every  product and  I have learned to just  her recommendations.  SHe is also of  our generation and understands   the  challenges  we face picking the right cleanser,  moisturizer and make-up of every sort. Its advice you can trust.

 

Fashion Flash on money and healthFashion Flash on Health and Money

I have pretty much stopped  buying  magazines. One  month they  offer five new hairstyles and three new meatloaf recipes.  The next month … Continue Reading…

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…