The week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. IMHO Cindy is simply one of the best beauty bloggers online. She cares passionately about every single item we put on our face and body and I have learned to trust my face ( and money) with her reviews and opinions. Prime Beauty is aimed at women over 40, but her advice is valid for women of any age. Subscribe to her site not to miss a single post.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Make-Up Manual by Color Me Beautiful
The Color Me Beautiful franchise began more than 30 years ago. It divided women into four … Continue Reading… →
This week I am so happy to host Fashion Flash on the first fall Monday. Our bloggers are equally inspired sharing their favorite posts. Covering health, reinvention, beauty, fitness and fashion we look at our lives through our 50 + eyes to choose the paths that are right for us, not our daughters.
-Barbara, author of Best of Everything After 50 and Huffington Post Contributor has discovered the path to true happiness. Here are 6 simple steps to be happy…starting now.
-Mary Lou of Second Lives Club profiles a woman who just wanted to find an interesting piece of statuary for her garden. Now she runs a successful business recycling, repairing, renting or selling these statures. Who knew a second life could stem from your garden.
I am especially happy to be hosting Fashion Flash on Easter weekend. Its a wonderful time of new beginnings symbolized by budding flowers, delicate vegetables and gorgeous painted eggs. Our bloggers are bursting with fashion, beauty and heath ideas that are infused with spring:
*Inka of Glamour Granny Travels discovers the origin of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs and finds the world’s largest hand made chocolate egg.
*Josephine of Chic At Any Age shows how to style a cream top for a spring break in the English countryside.
*Spring is finally here and you can find signs of it everywhere– even on your nails.Lisa from Beauty Info Zone shares some of the new KBS Shimmer polishes that will have you loving this … Continue Reading… →
I’m hosting Fashion Flash this week and I am so excited that fall is just a few days away. This week I realized that I was bored with my summer clothes and looking forward to “sweater weather”. This week the Fashion Flash bloggers are also feeling the changes in the seasons:
* After a long hot summer, our hair needs a little extra help. See the fabulous results that Prime Beauty got for her thinning hair from Visiscal Extra Strength Hair Growth Supplements– and enter to win a lifetime supply.
* Josephine of Chic At Any Age has the inside track on packing for an autumn trip to London.
This week Josephine of Chic At Any Age is hosting Fashion Flash. As she moves between London and St Tropez, Josephine has a steady stream of style ideas that work for women over 50. She has an intuitive sense of color, fabric and fit that has been so helpful for me in choosing clothing , especially for travel and special occasions. For the under 30 Fashionistas, after five dressing boils down to exposing as much skin as possible. Josephine shows how to look elegant and festive without exposing less than perfect body parts. She also has great ideas for hem lengths, footwear options, outerwear and just the right accessories. I especially value her fashion advice in wet and or cold weather. Subscribe to this wonderful site and you won’t … Continue Reading… →
This week the amazing Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash. She is my favorite make-up expert, and I never buy a lipstick, blush or liner without checking our her site for recommendations. Quite simply, this lady is never wrong! Subscribe to her site to get all her wonderful advice.
Fashion Flash Book Review: Green is The New Black by Tasmin Blanchard
April is Earth Month and Green is the New Black is the perfect book to review this week. At this point most of us are all too aware of environmental challenges like air pollution from cars, chemicals in the … Continue Reading… →
There is a double standard about a woman’s appearance. The media is obsessed with every detail of style icons like Kate Middleton, Beyonce and random Kardashians. But when the averge woman, especially if she is past 50, shows an interest in beauty care and fashion we are labeled vain, narcissistic and even anti-feminist. Not fair.
Why Does Beauty Matter So Much?
Preoccupation with beauty is not an expression of a shallow and materialistic society. Hundreds of studies published in dozens of academic journals have shown that for centuries humans are hard wired to admire beauty. Throughout the ages, poets have immortalized beauty, writers have made them the heroine and artists have painted and sculpted their image. Even babies just a few months old smile naturally at a beautiful face and cry … Continue Reading… →
Three years go, I started my No-Nonsense Makeover with IPL( Intense Pulsed Light) and it made a huge difference in my skin. I was diligent about using sunscreens every morning, but rarely reapplied sun protection during the day. Darker spots and redness gradually crept back and after a sun filled weekend at the beach with my grandchildren, my freckles came back in full force. This mid-fall makeover is using a second generation of broad band laser ( Sciton Joule laser) combined with infrared skin tightening– a treatment called Forever Beautiful BBL. Two days before my date with this laser treatment, I stopped using Retin A, glycolic acid and even my Clarisonic. I will avoid them for two days after treatment.
When Carissa finished working on my skin, my face felt tight and warm like I had spent the day in the sun. My … Continue Reading… →