Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash.   I think Prime beauty is one of the prettiest beauty sites on the web.  It certainly  gives me confidence  in the recommendations of  a beauty site  if  it is  well, beautiful.  What I think sets Prime Beauty apart is  the focus on “indie” brands.  The big brands like L’oreal and   Oil of Olay get the lions share of ad and editorial space, but the true innovation is often  in the smaller personal product lines.  But  which one can you choose?  Prime Beauty explores them for me.

I’m looking  for a new bathing suit and the stores are filled with fall sweaters and boots.  And as usual, I feel overwhelmed.  Everything looks wonderful, yet Idon’t  know what I want.  This weekend I picked up a used copy of  The OneContinue 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…

Building My Beauty Tool Kit

When I left  the office of Dr Laser ( as I will call him) , he gave me a prescription for Retin A Micro and one piece of advice. ” Don’t use a washcloth or scrubbing grains”.  From the research I had done for my beauty books, I knew that  picking the right  products to use with Retin A  was  essential  to achieving the best results without quitting due to  dryness and irritation.   I made a list  of  four key products:

* Cleanser

* Eye Makeup Remover

* Sunscreen/ Moisturizer

* Nighttime Moisturizer

So I took my prescription  for Retin A Micro to the drugstore and was met with sticker shock.  It was $300/tube.  I debated with myself for a few minutes, then gave  it in to be filled.  Practically every dermatologist recommends a form of Retin A as the foundation of anti-aging skin care.  I thought about all the beauty products that I had used that … Continue Reading…