It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThe  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 ManualFashion 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…

It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis 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.

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It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoI 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…

Its’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoI’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.

* Fashion blogger Pam Lutell  of Over 50 Feeling 40 shows us five chic ways to … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion FlashThis 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…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoThis 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 BlackFashion 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…

Why Does Beauty Matter? by Deborah Chase

Why Does Beauty MatterThere 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…

Mid-Fall Makeover- Part 2

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.

Just after MakeoverWhen  Carissa finished  working on my skin,  my face felt tight and warm  like I had spent the day in the sun.  My … Continue Reading…