It’s hard to believe that we’re almost in the middle of August! If it were any other year, we’d be footloose and fancy free, picking daisies with one hand, with a cool glass of iced green tea in the other, or lounging by a beach, pool or lake, reading  That’s not to say that we can’t, aren’t, and shouldn’t be doing those things (oh, I hope you are, but away from others). It’s more to say that this is a summer unlike any other.

While we’re all trying our best to bring some beauty and joy to our lives during these dark times, sometimes we need a little extra help, and that’s when we should all turn to one of our best pick-me-ups: our girlfriends at FASHION FLASH.

FASHION FLASH — the best online mini-mag for women 45+ — is a group of pretty amazing bloggers who focus on everything that’s important to women 45+. Think of FASHION FLASH as a bunch of your girlfriends sharing tips, advice, and ideas on makeup, style, food, fitness, travel and so much more with you to help you navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of midlife and bring a little extra bit of levity to your life.

But enough chitchat. Now it’s time to kick off those cute sandals, grab a glass of Pinot Noir, and dig in!

You know what to do: click on the pink links, read, enjoy and share! 

Until next time . . . stay safe! 


The best-kept secret for delicious and nutritious summer salads is simple: homemade dressing. Kristen from The Culinary Cure shares her best recipe for Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette!  This simple dressing will make your salads swoon-worthy (and did we mention ‘healthy’?).


We are living in one of the most stressful times in recent memory. And we all know that stress can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing. So, what’s the goal? To get rid of stress. Have you ever tried journaling to help keep stress away? Learn more, on this episode of the Ladies Roadmap to Living Ageless podcast!


We’re all guilty of over-indulging during this pandemic, so now’s the time to get cracking on a plan. Setting a goal to lose weight is great . . .  but sticking with your weight loss plan can be tricky. Maximize your willpower with these actionable tips from followPhyllis.


After being locked down for months, everyone wants to get outside, but too much sun isn’t good for anyone. Looking for new and easy ways to protect your skin against the aging rays of the sun? Deb of NoNonsense Beauty Blog has the answers.


Yay! It’s time for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale again! With all the great stuff to check out, it can be super overwhelming.  Nina from Sharing a Journey guides us to her work-from-home favorites, including cozy chic outfits and a few fun pieces . . . just in case we actually get to go somewhere!



We love new product ideas and those that use CBD for beauty and health have become the norm. Beauty Info Zone has been scouting around for the best, and found quite a few they think you should try.


Honey isn’t just the sweet stuff you eat! Jackie from Jackie Silver Style has found new uses for this natural wonder, and shares the “beauty” of raw honey.


Staying hydrated in the summer is critical to feeling good and energetic. Dehydration causes so many summer exercise accidents because it can creep up on you. Mirabai from Moving Free with Mirabai shares her best tips for staying hydrated all summer long.


Looks like masks are here to stay, right? While they definitely protect us, they can also cause a few beauty problems. Got blemishes from mask wearing or from hot, humid weather? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty is raving about a new acne spot treatment from Theraderm that got rid of her blemish in the blink of an eye!


Angie at Your True Self Blog specializes in outfit ideas for every style. This week, her post is from her Style Tip Series. She shows you how to have more to wear for free simply by using color combinations!


Just because you’re not going out as much as you used to doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look fabulous! Cindy from Prime Beauty found some hits and misses in the Merle Norman Summer Collection. Find out what her favs are.


Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom blog shares her tips on how to use an incredible and inexpensive beauty tool to firm, lift and sculpt your face . . . without surgery! Learn how to incorporate Gua Sha into your daily skincare routine.


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