Its Fashion Flash Monday!

This week Staness of Menopause Makeover is hosting Fashion Flash– and you don’t have to be  menopausal to love this site.  Packed with health and fitness info, Menopause Makeover  offers important advice and support for a wide range of medical and emotional issues.  For example,  Staness looks at heart disease risks, breast cancer  care and weight control changes  as we pass birthdays.  Her easy to do and delicious recipes make  staying healthy a lot more fun. 

 The December issue   of  New Beauty magazine has two comprehensive articles that make it a keeper.  I was thrilled  to see that my orthodentist Dr Jacquie was one of the featured experts for their comprehensive piece on new ways to get a beautiful smile.  Using celebrity smiles for examples, the eight page article  explores  … Continue Reading…

Glycolic Power Peel

Sometimes an airbrush tan is too much for  special event.  Out of season, a sunny glow may seem out of place, especially if they saw you the day before  without one.  If you’re not showing a lot of skin, it  may not  be as appealing  or worth the time  and money.  And if you’re in  wedding party ( the bride or her  attendants) a tan can photograph as sweaty and shiny.  Not good.

To still get a dewy ” red carpet” complexion, my stylist friend swears by  a mild, store bought glycolic peel .  It takes about 3 minutes and leaves your skin rosy and poreless for hours. I love the peels that come in individually saturated two step pads.  The first  pad has the glycolic acid and the second has the neutralizer.  The pads are a perfect form of portion control.  You don’t get too much acid  that could burn or … Continue Reading…

The Anti-Aging Smile

When we think about aging, its usually about lines and wrinkles.  But aging is more, much more.  And one of the most overlooked signs of aging is yellowed teeth.  Years of  strong coffee, red wine, cigarettes and  just plain time  will turn youthful white teeth dark and less attractive.  That’s the bad news.  The good news? Its really safe and easy to bring back the white.

My teeth are  in pretty good shape with no breaks, spaces or odd shapes.  But my love of strong tea and coffee had left their mark. Despite regular cleanings ,my teeth were definately yellowed. Over the years I have tried  those sticky strips you can buy in the drugstore, but the results were not wonderful.  I decided  to get serious  and try  a professional tooth whitening  procedure called Zoom.

The Zoom process  has three steps:

Step 1:   The dentist takes an impression of the teeth to  make a … Continue Reading…