Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40 is hosting Fashion Flash this week:

It’s my turn to host this week’s Fashion Flash, and I’m thrilled to be introducing you to the best 40+ fashion, beauty, and wellness bloggers on the Web.

Fashion Flash is a weekly roundup of the best beauty and fashion tips for women over 40 from eight of the best fashion, beauty, and health bloggers on the Web. Here’s what all the ladies over 40 are buzzing about this week:

  • Is Botox better than microdermabrasion?
  • Is the skin around your eyes dry during winter?
  • Check out a new makeup line.
  • Is wheat making you fat?
  • Check out the plus size classic styles year round.
  • Suffering from back pain?
  • Learn how to exercise, so you don’t hurt your knees.
  • And Deborah has a GREAT GIVEAWAY!
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Fashion Flash

Beauty Secrets

Jackie from Aging Backwards is hosting Fashion Flash! Please enjoy the variety of posts below from some of the top bloggers online.

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Tracking meals and daily activity is the first step to taking control of your health. Staness Jonekos, women’s health advocate and author of The Menopause Makeover, has a FREE meal planner to start the ultimate makeover.

beauty over 40Prime Beauty chooses her Top 10 Red Lipsticks for Makeup Wars. If you want a sexy red pout but a bit shy of wearing a bold lip, this list is perfect for you!

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Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman is positively crazy over these fabulous shoes she found when looking for styles that were beautiful, fashionable, affordable, and sexy . . and says “RUN DON’T WALK!” to your computer to order right now!

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Jodell from Black Cat Plus says, “Zac Posen adds his talents to the list of designers who design for plus size brides.”

Fitness over 40

Feeling stressed? Gaining weight? Having trouble getting enough sleep? Mirabai Holland, Women’s Fitness And Wellness Expert tells you why and how aerobic exercise can help!

beauty over 40A long cold winter makes you want to snuggle up in something comfy and cozy. Deborah Boland shares 4 fabulous ways to wear a sweater dress.

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This winter has been rough on skin and our hands can take the brunt of the harshness. Fab Over Forty shares a beauty secret from fabulous hands.

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Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at getting your money’s worth when it comes to beauty.

Also, be sure to check out the new Youtube channel, Fashion Flash On-Air!

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Start your Menopause Makeover TODAY with chef prepared meals by the number one meal delivery service* … BistroMD!

Special for the Menopause Makeover community!

I am excited to share a meal delivery service that honors the Menopause Makeover Food Pyramid, catered to women and our unique metabolism during menopause.

BistroMD has a food program for women going through the menopause transition, including heart healthy and low sodium meals, and meals for women who are diabetic!

I have personally selected BistroMD for my Menopause Makeover community because BistroMd was created by the highly respected Ed and Caroline Cederquist: the foodie and the MD.

They believe food is medicine and that nourishing your body with the right nutrients will help you achieve a healthy weight.  The power of science combined with GREAT-tasting, REAL food.

BistroMD understands that the ability to manage your weight is affected by factors like your age, your hormonal changes, genetics and stress.

They have over 200 delicious entrees that are hand-prepared by chefs and planned by registered dietitians.

I love that you can choose your meals.  The Odyssey Chicken Crepes with Waldorf Apples for breakfast is a great way to start your day.  Slide into lunch with the scrumptious Citrus Glazed Chicken and end the day with Jerk Tilapia Red Pepper Coulis – so yummy!

They have a 5-day plan and a 7-day plan.  I enjoyed the 5-day plan because I often meet friends out for dinner, and I would save my uneaten BistroMD meals for the weekend.

As I was writing The Menopause Makeover sitting in front of the computer 10 hours a day, BistroMD meals kept me healthy and feeling full so I did not gain weight from grabbing poor food choices because I had no time to cook.

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The 5-day program is $129.95 per week and includes 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. The 7-day program is $159.95 for 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners to include My Night (a great idea, read more when you click on the image).  And they have a great snack program called EATS, Essential and Tasty Snacks

There is no MSG, no trans fat, not freeze dried, and no aspartame in the entrees!

Using natural ingredients and not altering their natural state makes BistroMD the perfect choice to start your Menopause Makeover!

Get your own personal chef with BistroMD – it’s Menopause Makeover approved!

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*In a blind taste test against other weight loss meal delivery programs, BistroMD ranks #1 with a 5-star rating from Next

BistroMD was reviewed and ranked the highest against Jenny Craig, Diet to Go, eDiets: Fresh Prepared, Biggest Loser, and Nutrisystem programs. BistroMD was the only meal delivery program rated five stars for all its meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—in the taste test.

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Fashion Flash

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

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I’m so happy to be hosting Fashion Flash this week! Although its snowing ( again) , our lifestyle bloggers are staying warm and healthy:

* Are you over 50 and suddenly single?  Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman of The Best of Everything After 50 thinks  many women may not be quite ready to get back into the dating game after a long term relationship ends. So she got some tips  from Date Like a Grown-up to help you get back out there without the angst.

*  Jackie of Aging Backwards wants you to know that honey is not just for tea and shares the unique benefits of raw honey.

* Staness of Menopause Makeover is concerned that one in three women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture  caused by weak bones– and  most women do not their risk of fractures.   She shares  tips on how to embrace good bone health for life.

*Kari of  Fab Over Forty wants you to know that skin saving beauty products don’t necessarily come only in a serum,crean or oil, but they are also in the air.  She shares her best winter skin saving tips and offers  a unique  opportunity to sign up for a chance to win.

* Cindy of Prime Beauty shows several foundations that are  perfect for the woman over 40.

* Deb of Fabulous After 40  shares  nine key tips for looking fabulous in tall boots.

* Jodell of Black Cat Plus profiles  a Virginia teen who has created  a petition to lobby Disney for a plus size Disney princess. Its about time!

* Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai highlights the role of vision in falls.

Fashion FLash On-Air

This week on Fashion Flash On Air

This week the  Fashion Flash On Air video  features Deb Boland  Of Fabuous  After 40.  She provides expert advice on where  you can  save money and what deserves a splurge– and has a surprising take on  costume jewelry.

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Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

February 2nd is  “Groundhog Day,” the day that a little woodchuck determines if there will be six more weeks of winter weather.

According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.

With this record-breaking cold winter season, I hope that groundhog does not see it’s shadow, forecasting our thaw-out.  Fingers crossed, and odds in our favor on this cloudy day, that groundhog will not see it’s shadow and spring will come early!

Whether it remains cold for another 6 weeks or spring is on the way, my favorite fashion, style, beauty and health bloggers have tips so you will survive looking fabulous in cloudy or sunny weather.


Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks there’s one exercise that every woman should do every single day . . . no matter what.

Learn about the benefits of glycolic acid for aging skin from Prime Beauty. Freeze 24/7 Skin Smoothies has a  super easy and convenient delivery system!

Jodell from Black Cat Plus explains why vests make an excellent fashion choice for the plus size woman.

Makeup doesn’t have to be complicated.  Fab Over Forty shares the makeup set that Bobbi Brown put together, the Makeup in a Minute set so you can look polished and pretty.

When your tops feel too short and your pants feel too long, you are long-waisted. Deborah Boland shares 6 style tricks for balancing your figure.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog   uncovers  new  beauty benefits of mushrooms.

Women’s lifestyle expert, Mirabai Holland from Moving Free With Mirabai brings you recent research on delicious eating for heart health.

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