Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fashion Flash

Meet the Fashion Flash! Over 40 Fashion, Beauty and Health Experts

Fabulous After 40 is hosting the Fashion Flash this week – check out their beauty, styling and health tips!

Every week we share with you our Fashion Flash tips and today we wanted to introduce each of them to you.  The Fashion Flash is our select group of top over 40 Fashion and Beauty Bloggers that share their tips to inspire and keep  you up with hot products, tips and news.    We think that you’ll enjoy each of these blogs.  Have fun looking around and make sure you leave a comment!

This shocking news just in!  Several influential beauty bloggers have been at war!  The latest skirmish in the Makeup Wars is The Battle of the Summer Lippie. Prime Beauty’s soldier in this battle is YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain in #15-Rose Vinyl. Find out how she fared and check out the other warriors entries.

Once a year Nordstrom has a sale in which you can get the best beauty bargains on department store beauty.  Fab Over 40 shares her favorites from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

It’s a good sign that plus size designerssuch as Ming Wang and Jill Alexander are giving clothes to Olympian weightlifter, Sarah Robles.

Processing protein requires the greatest expenditure of energy, all calories are not equal!  Eating protein can speed up your metabolism, a good thing once you hit 40.  Check out a favorite Menopause Makeover high protein salad that is easy to make and yummy!

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at anti-aging claims of moisturizers.

Find out why Fab Over Fifty founder Geri Brin changed her mind about having plastic surgery.

Female Fat Loss Over 40expert,Shawna K provides some surprising tips to look younger.  Is working out less really one of them?  Check it out.

Tottering around on high heel shoes doesn’t have to be agony. Jackie Silver fromAgingBackwards introduces you to a company that scans your feet to makecustom high heel shoes just for your individual fit and style.

Stay Cool In The Pool With Two Free Aqua Video-shorts from Moving Free With Mirabai Holland

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Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash is hosted by Mirabai from Lots of great fashion, styling and health tips this week!

From our new Fashion Flash hostess, Mirabai: It is summer after all. Here’s a 4 1/2-minute Level 2 routine for all of you who are looking for a more challenging Butt Toner from my Fabulous Forever Strength Level 2 Video. This is for more advanced exercisers. Nevertheless, as always, I try to create an exercise experience you can look forward to instead dread. My motto is “Exercise shouldn’t feel like getting your teeth drilled”.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog finds the perfect facial for a big event.

Did you know that clutter could cause extreme stress? Reducing stress could be at the top of the list of important steps to good health. Jackie Silver from has tips straight from the experts for creating a soothing environment using area rugs.

We often forget about our hands when it comes to preventing aging. Fab Over 40 found an anti-aging hand cream and it helps repair current sun damage, too.

Do you need to get headshots done but aren’t quite sure what to wear over 40? Get some hot tips from The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 that will make you shine!

Find out how the Menopause Makeover 8-step 12-week plan was created! Watch the 3 minute movie, and check out incredible before and after shots of women who benefited from their own menopause makeovers.

Are brands such as Special K more willing to use real women in their advertisements?

Stop wasting time. If you’re going to exercise, do it right. Female Fat Loss Over 40 expert, Shawna K sets you straight.

They call her the “guru of glow.” Meet Hollywood’s secret weapon, Kate Somerville, at Fab Over Fifty.

Have you heard the buzz about BB creams? Cindy from Prime Beauty has found the “perfect” BB cream for women over 40! Find out what makes 3LAB Perfect BB Cream SPF 40 different from the rest!

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Fashion Flash

Avant garde, or caught off guard? Fab Over Fifty wants to know what you think of this look!

Wondering what to wear when you are 50 and celebrating your big birthday? The Glam Gals have an Age-mazing suggestion at Fabulous after 40!

Fab Over Forty gets summertime beauty secrets from celebrity makeup artist Sandy Linter.

What are you willing to risk to lose weight? Female Fat Loss Over 40 expert, Shawna K, weighs in on the latest weight loss drug.

In a time when plus-size body image is viewed as negative, perhaps advertisers of yesteryear were on to something with encouraging women to look “healthy” for bikini season.

New research shows that keeping a food journal boosts your chances of weight loss success! Download FREE Menopause Makeover Food Planner templates TODAY!

Call it Burgundy, Bordeaux, Oxblood…une femme d’un certain âge loves this classic color for Fall and beyond.

Get in on QVC’s Sizzling Savings For a Cool Cause. Jackie Silver from has the details on how you can save big on beauty while supporting a very worthy cause.

Cindy from Prime Beauty took the Makeup Wars $20 Challenge. Can you really get a full face of makeup for a mere $20? Find out how she fared!

Stay hydrated while active in this heat! Moving Free with Mirabai shows you how.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog takes anti-aging from head to toe seriously.

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How to Find Reliable Menopause Information Online

By Staness Jonekos, Co-Author, The Menopause Makeover

Seventy-two percent of women have not received any treatment for menopausal symptoms, according to recent study conducted by Lake Research Partners for the Endocrine Society.

Of those polled, 45 percent said they thought current available information was confusing and 41 percent weren’t sure what to trust.

There are over 10 million menopause websites, many with misinformation about menopause, treatment options, tests, and strategies.

How do we find reliable menopause information online so we can have a productive conversation with our health care providers?

Different types of information are provided by a variety of websites: unbiased sites from scientific organizations, commercial sites with medically reviewed content, hospital sites, online health news, blogs and communities.

My go-to site for the latest unbiased scientific information is, provided by the North American Menopause Society, a non-profit organization.

According to a report from Pew Internet, 41 percent of web surfers are more comfortable reading about somebody else’s health experiences or medical issues online. I, too, am able to gain perspective from reading blogs and personal opinions., a commercial website, has launched a Menopause Center, providing content that is objective. It is reviewed by experts and includes popular menopause bloggers as well. This site combines science with personal stories so the information is digestible and easy to find. has an advanced search technology that refers the reader to scientific material, thus saving time visiting individual websites and making it a one-stop informational resource for individuals., a nonprofit organization, has a long history of providing unbiased and accurate health information. The website contains health information that is original and reviewed by medical experts. The content is reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research. They, too, include personal stories and top-notch bloggers.

Other reliable resources for menopause information are hospital websites. According to a recent U.S. News report, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Mayo Clinic are in the top five ranked.

Menopause is different for every woman. The experience is not “one size fits all,” and there is no simple recipe to manage menopause. Once we gather credible, reliable information, applying it can be frustrating. Not only are hormones fluctuating and mood swings occurring, each of us needs to respond to menopausal issues based on personal and family history and personal comfort level.

According to the North American Menopause Society:

An informed decision about menopause-related symptom relief also includes knowledge of the risks and benefits of other prescription therapies, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches, and lifestyle strategies, as well as awareness of the option to do nothing at all and let the symptoms take their natural course — which for most women means resolution over time.

Being informed is a woman’s first step to managing menopause.

If a website is selling a product or program that is promoted in the content, the material may be biased.

When reading a blog or chatting in a community, remember the content is based on personal opinions and/or experiences. What works for one woman may not work for another.

On any website, it is wise to read the “About Us” link so you know who is providing the information.

We are all different. The internet is a rich resource for menopause inquiries. Be diligent in qualifying your material, so you can take control of your health during menopause and work closely with your health care provider.

Additional reliable health resources that are unbiased and supported by science:

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Fashion Flash

I am hosting the fabulous Fashion Flash this week!  Great beauty, style and health tips from my favorite bloggers!

Fab Over 40 shares her picks for a casual summer outfit for women over 40.

Need some inspiration for party dresses for women over 40 that are feminine, modern and elegant?  If you’re going to a wedding or other semi-formal event this summer, you’ll want to check out these tips from the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40.

Une femme d’un certain âge shares some tips for removing stains and keeping summer whites bright.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog goes for gold and tries out a professional spray tan.

Are BB Creams a Bunch of Bull, or your new Best Buddy? Beauty expert Lois Joy Johnson weighs in on FabOverFifty.

Cindy from Prime Beauty has discovered a fabulous and inexpensive new brand of professional makeup brushes. She hand picked five basic SOHO Professional brushes you can WIN to get your collection started!
There is a new website which features plus size models and aims to change society’s perspective on plus size.

Why do some ladies make staying thin look so easy? Here are 5 tips to staying thin from Female Fat Loss expert, Shawna K.

Have your summer vacation plans been squelched by your pocketbook? Jackie Silver from shows you how to pamper yourself with your own at-home spa day.

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