Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week the host of Fashion Flash is Kari of Fab Over 40.  This constantly updated site  has become  my go-to  spot for all things beauty.  In recent weeks she has  profiled   five new delicious lingerie brands, a new long lasting lipstick with vitamins and without parabens,  and a honey  bath scrub from Laura Mercier.  I  have to admit I want them all.

I often have problems with celebrity beauty tips.  When asked  how they maintain a perfect body they claim a)  they never diet, b) drink a gallon of water a day or c) they inherrited their goods looks.  Seriously?

By contrast, Beth Chamberlin, star of the late, great Guiding Light, not only honestly  admits her  body problems, she shares  her real  diet and fitness strategies.  Beth and her husband, Dr Peter Roy  developed a popular Kettlebell program  that … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This weeks host is Jodell at BLack  Cat Plus.  My beautiful aunt was a plus size woman and I remember how frustating it was  for her to shop for clothes.  She would often delay  looking for a new outfit, stating she was waiting to lose weight.  Today there are so many amazing choices for plus size women and Jodell describes them vividly.  Black Cat Plus would have been such a wonderful resource for her.  Recently Cat profiled beautiful grey clothing including a spectacular grey vest with  draped edges.  Perfect for work and dinners out.

And this week I’m really excited to see my BFF Beth Chamberlin starring on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on Dec 7.  She played Beth Spaulding on Guiding Light and legions of fans are still mourning  … Continue Reading…

Great hair or great stylist?

When asked for  their beauty secrets  many celebrities either credit their mother’s genes or  drinking  lots of special spring water. Maybe they do, but  in addition they  rarely leave their  house without a professional hair blow-out. In recent years I’ve been getting  frequent compliments about my hair   and people ask  what shampoo or conditioner I use and or  how do I cover  my grey. But when I tell them my “secret”  I can see they  are not convinced, saying that I have great hair.  I don’t.  I have very ordinary hair, but   I do  have a strategy that I learned from an honest star — I get it professionally blown out.  On the left   my hair doing what it wants to do.  The top half is flat and and the bottom is frizzy.  In between, … Continue Reading…

Top Ten Anti-Aging Tips at Beauty Bash

Its just three days to Beauty Bash, an amazing beauty and health expo that will be held  in NYC  on Oct 1&2.  I am putting the finishing touches on the presentation  I will be doing with Kari of Fabulous Over Forty.  We are offering  ” The Top Ten Skincare and Make-Up Tips on Sunday Oct 2 at 10:30.  Beauty Bash will also  feature  two of my favorite doctors.  Dr Ellen Marmur will be speaking  on skin cancer and melanoma on Saturday at 3:40 and on Sunday  from 10-4 pm Dr Albert Lefkovits will be doing free  skin cancer checks.

Midday  Saturday,  The Glam Gals from Fabulous After 40  are going to have you looking fab in a hands on, interactive workshop.  This dynamic duo are going to be reviewing the five common faux pas women make and teach you how to go  from from fruumpy to fabulous with a few … Continue Reading…