This week the host of Fashion Flash is Deja Pseu of Une Femme D’un Certain Age. I love this site and check in every day to read her always insightful and entertaining posts. Recently she took on the white shirt which just about every fashionista recommends as a warddrobe basic. However as the years go by the plain tailored white shirt which looked so cute in our twenties, now seems boxy and severe. Pseu tried on a wide range of styles and came up with runched front that both defines a waist and hides a multitude of flaws. A simple answer to a common problem. Her videos on different ways to tie a scarf are so delightful I would love to gift them to friends. Right now you can download them for free but I have urged her to package them for sale. They’re that good.
I recently spent three days at the HBA ( Health and Beauty Expo) and was dazzled by the new products and research . The big trend this year is natural and/or organic products like my new favorite Previse. I was also impressed by the scientific sessions which shared the research behind the biological activity of ingredients that included seaweed, dead sea salts and peptides.
At the beauty blogger meet-up I got to meet the talent behind Lady Emmy.com, The Fashionista Stories, Certified Fabulous and Tracy Walker of Blogdorf Beauty fame. Sensitive skin was a HUGE issue and one blogger shared with me that she tried out products on her inner thigh before applying them to her face. She explained that the skin is especially sensitive there and if a new product was an irritant, the resulting redness would be hidden by clothing. Good idea!
The gaggle of beauty bloggers at HBA attracted the attention of venders and they joined us to pitch their products and ideas. It was a glorious multi-culti meet-up and I met creative entrepreneurs from all over the world. My favorite find had to be a beautiful cream from Provence that was a mixture of olive oil and lavendar.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged aging backwards, anti-aging, Fashion Flash, HBA, Jackie Siver, leggings, N0-Nonsense beauty Blog, Pippa Middleton, the Glam Gals on November 21, 2011 |
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This week the hosts of Fashion Flash are the Glam Gals of Fabulous After 40. Today they have featured a must watch video on the right way to wear leggings over 40. For me it answered the key question– how long should the top be with leggings? The answer? Anything below the tush. I wish I had known that before snagging a cashmere tunic at a sale which is about four inches too short. I never feel quite right in it and now I know why. And too short tops are not just a problem for 40 plus. Last week a photo of Pippa Middleton featured the young beauty in a pair of heavy leggings and a gorgeous green pea cut that barely covered her stomach. The view from the rear was especially painful. She could have been spared that fashion faux pas if she only had watched the Glam Gals Video.
And today we have added a new Fashion Flash member, Jackie Silver of Aging Backwards. I first met Jackie at the Health and Beauty Expo in New York and I was little surprised that such a young woman was doing blog on aging. When she told me that she was in her mid fifties, I realized that this women knew her stuff. Her great site covers nutrition, health, fitness, beauty and spirit and is always full of on-point advice and new developments. Jackie is an author, has sold products on QVC and is the co-host of the popular radion show, The Ageless Sisters. You will enjoy Jackie and her site as much as I do.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged 100SPF, age spots, aging hands, anti-aging beauty, anti-aging products, anti-wrinkle, bed bugs, dark spots, freckles, freckles remover, freskles treatment, HBA, hyperpigmentation, laser surgery, Retin A, skin rejuvenation, sunscreen, sunspots, Telfa dressings, YAG laser on September 27, 2010 |
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On Day 6 after the YAG laser treatment, the spots on my hands are totally painless, a bit less red, but still attract shock and awe. ( I think its part of the fear of bed bugs thing) The big boy bandaids that I bought at CVS covered my hands, but the adhesive edges irritated the lasered areas. The dressings provided by Dr Marmur after the procedure did a much better job, but turned out to be hard to find. Finally located them at a local surgical supply store. Dr M had tried to give me a supply of these Telfa dressings, but I choose that moment to go macho– and waved off the need for a covering. Memo to me: if a doctor offers a supply of fresh dressings after a treatment, don’t be stupid– just take them.
I am going to the HBA, an international cosmetic and beauty conference in New York this week and my hands are still pretty lurid. Once the spots fade I am going to use a 100SPF Sunscreen on the tops of my hands during the day, and apply Retin A at night. My hands are going to look young and beautiful– just not this week. I think that as a rule of thumb you should not schedule a laser treatment less than two-three weeks before an event.
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