Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fashion Flash

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Shiny hair is youthful hair. Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com talked to the experts to find out how to recover that silky shine.

Prime Beauty shows you how scent and style marry with the Lisa Hoffman Tunisian Flower fragrance bracelet. Plus 50% of the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness!

New study: Women who slept more than seven hours a night, and those who reported better quality sleep, were 33 percent more likely to succeed in their weight-loss efforts. MenopauseMakeover.com has sleeping tips – start seeing weight loss from a good nights sleep!

Adele joins celebrities Melissa McCarthy and Kelly Osbourne in designing for plus size fashion.

Cardio dance has many benefits but did you know it could be a memory booster?Check out this post by Lifestyle Expert Mirabai Holland, MFA.

Looking for the perfect lipstick for fall? National and celebrity makeup artists have shared with Fab Over 40 their favorite lip shades for fall.

Who wore it best? Take the Foxcroft challenge. Vote and win a shirt of your own at Fab Over Fifty!

How do you wear leggings when you are over 40 and want to look stylish? The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have some tips for you.

Deb at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog explores anti-aging tricks for the neck.

Time to get back into a routine, including ‘falling back into fitness.’ Female Fat Loss Expert, Shawna K, has some ideas for you.

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Fashion Flash

I’m Mirabai Holland, this week’s Fashion Flash Host. Our brilliant Fashion Flashers have an ecclectic mix of essential information for you. Tune in and say in touch!

No-Nonsense Beauty blog asks:  When do you switch from growing-up to growing old?

Good manners are always in style. Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com has the latest “rules” for a modern day beauty straight from the famous Post family.
Fab Over Forty shares with us her beautiful lingerie picks and an exclusive discount with Naked Princess

Wondering what to wear over 40 when you are running errands? Get some tips from the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40.

Lose 5-10 pounds without dieting! Are you practicing this Menopause Makeover tip?

This week, Jodell of Black Cat Plus urges you to check out an amazing documentary about the world of plus size pageants.

What happens when you mix bodyweight resistance training with pilates moves? Female Fat Loss Over 40 expert, Shawna K, shares a great at home workout.

Not your mama’s clip ons! Jewelry authority Isabelle K shares her tips and tricks for wearing clip ons, plus 14 elegant earrings for the unpierced!

We all need a little “me” time now and then. Cindy over at Prime Beauty is delighted to have found the luxurious Champneys Spa Indulgence line! Pamper yourself like a Royal but pay like a pauper!

While our Fashion Flashers were busy formulating their Fabulous Flash Posts, I was high in the Rocky Mountains shooting a video about walking. That thin air at 11000 feet gets you to thinking. So I came home and wrote this article about Walking From Your Core. Here’s my experience, please share yours.

Yours In Health,

Mirabai

I’ve been shooting some walking sequences in the Colorado Rockies these past couple of weeks and it’s been spectacular. We planned it just right. The aspens are turning gold, and that clean crisp flavor of Fall is in the air.

It’s a perfect time to walk, and walking is about as perfect a human exercise as we’ve got. It’s a great combination, Fall and walking: not too hot, not too cold, lots to look at. And, doctors always want us to walk when the tell us to get some exercise. I wonder if they walk themselves. So your doctor should be very pleased when you call and say “I’m starting a walking program, what do you think”? Do check with your doctor to make sure you don’t have any issues that will keep you from brisk walking, and then if all’s good, get to it.

Besides getting a great cardiovascular workout you’ll strengthen and sculpt your legs and butt. If you swing your arms you’ll get some shoulder action too; all this while leaf peeping, or people watching if you’re in the city, and enjoying the fall air.

There’s been plenty of buzz lately about core exercise and how a strong core, the abs, back, butt and upper thigh muscles, can keep you mobile into old age. There’s a lot of truth to that. The core muscles hold you torso erect and promote good posture and general body strength.

If you do it right, walking can strengthen your core and improve the way you walk at the same time.

A weak core makes you slouch and walking slouched messes up your gait and can even give you back injuries. Start by standing tall with your head over your shoulders, shoulders over your hips, hips over the feet, abs pulled in. If you’re not used to it, it’ll feel like work at first. But, try keeping that posture while you walk, even for 5 minutes at a time. It will become more and more comfortable. You’ll start to realize it’s the natural way for humans to stand and walk. Your gait will improve, your core will get stronger, you’ll be less fatigued and you’ll enjoy your walks more. And won’t you look cool and snappy out there with that perfect gait.

I’ve got another week of walking in the Rockies for a living and I’m enjoying every minute of it; being out in the open air, checking out the fall color and looking cool and snappy.

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Fashion Flash

Happy Monday!  This week Fab Over 40 has the honor of hosting Fashion Flash.  These wonderful women of our Fashion Flash group have some of the most amazing information – from fashion to fitness, health to beauty and skincare all for women over 40. We’re a group of women dedicated to bring you the latest in up-to-date information for interests of women over 40.  Take a few moments out of your day to learn from these amazing women.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women today.  Read my interview with Dr. Chrisandra Shufelt, assistant director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.  Valuable life-saving information for ALL women!

She shaved her head in solidarity with her BFF! Country superstar Kellie Pickler is a beauty with or without hair and Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com predicts a long, healthy life for Kellie. Find out why…

A few tips from Black Cat Plus on how to transform your summer plus size style into Fall Fabulous!

Cindy over at Prime Beauty is loving what Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner is doing for her hair and you’ll love winning a $1,000 SpaFinder gift card! Enter now!

What do you wear on vacation when you’re over 40 and want to look stylish?  Find out what The Glam Gals suggest over at Fabulous After 40.

What is the most important beauty item to invest in? Fab Over Fifty has the answer.

Check out Female Fat Loss Over 40 Expert, Shawna K, as she learns one of the most effective Pilates moves to tighten and tone the core.

Deb at No-Nonsense Beauty Blog shares her favorite grain that offers anti-aging benefits both inside and out.

Exercise should be a pleasure not a chore. If you like it, you’ll do it. If you don’t, you won’t says Mirabai Holland, Women’s Fitness Expert.

And last, but not least, don’t forget to sign up to win this full set of Denise Richards Volume Extend hair care line by Cristophe. It’s valued at over $85 and you could win the whole set and get beautiful, voluminous hair!

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Fashion Flash

MenopauseMakeover.com is hosting Fashion Flash! GREAT health, fashion and beauty tips from my favorite bloggers!

Fab Over 40 interviewed Oprah’s longtime hairstylist, Andre Walker. He answers readers questions about hairstyles for women over 40 and more.

Fifty shades of gray? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com  gets to the root of gray hair.

What do you wear to a summer party on Labor Day when you’re over 40?  Check out this super simple style recipe from The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40.

Ever want to be a model? Now is the time as The NBC Today Show is looking for plus size models of all ages for one of its style segments in September.

Deb of No- Beauty Blog tackles age spots and wrinkles— on her hands.

Do you think her outfit is the best thing under the sun? Or a fashion burnout? Fab Over Fifty wants to know what you think of this look!

Love what WEN Cleansing Conditioner does for your hair but can’t afford the price? Cindy at Prime Beauty has an affordable alternative in her latest Splurge vs. Steal!

How much is too much belly fat? It’s all about your waist size. Get to the core of the problem, says Mirabai Holland.

Who has a daughter? Female Fat Loss Over 40 Expert, Shawna K, has a fun full body workout to do with her or a girl friend.




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