2016_Summer_Olympics_logoSummer. My favorite season: light, bright clothing, sandals, self-tanner (no more “real” tanning for me!), iced tea with mint, that delicious smell of blueberry pie baking in the oven, and more time to just slow down.


Then . . . every four years we have the excitement of the Summer Olympic Games, which makes this season even more special! This year, we’ve witnessed Michael Phelps reach an unprecedented 23 total Gold Medals, the two “Simones” bringing home the gold, Katie Ledecky made surpassing her own world record seem like a walk in the park (or swim in the kiddie pool), and holy moly Usain Bolt! IMG_4517

In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, I dedicate this week’s FASHION FLASH–the best online mini-mag for women 40+–to all the athletes, their families, friends, and fans! It’s filled with fabulous articles that will help you be your personal best!

Okay . . . enough chitchat. Time to kick off those cute little kitten heels, plop down in a hammock with a glass of chilly rose’, and dig in to this week’s FASHION FLASH! We’ve got tips on how to stay hydrated now matter how hot it gets; the pros and cons of lanolin for skincare; the power of essential oils; traveling down the Nile just as Cleopatra would have done; and so much more! Just keep reading and click on the links to get the full scoop.

Oh, and one more thing . . .



No Nonsense Beauty Blog for FF DebChase-300x87Is lanolin right for you? Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  looks at the good and bad news about this popular skin care ingredient. 

CHIC-AT-ANY-AGE-LOGO_Fachion-FlashJosephine of Chic At Any Age thinks wearing a black dress is one of the most fabulous looks around, all year long. Here are her best tips to accessorize your favorite black dress. 

Glamour granny travelsInka of Glamour Granny Travels has some great tips on what to pack and wear when embarking on a cruise down the river Nile (hint: you’ll look better than Cleopatra ever did!).

primebeautySkincare need a boost? Prime Beauty found instant gratification in the Freeze 24-7 Coconut Gel Face Masks!    


beautyinfozonelogoIf your bathrooms could use a little beautifying, Beauty Info Zone has soaps from AntiQuity BC that you can win! Don’t let these fabulous products slip by you!

NotesfrommydressingtableWho knew that a simple mix of natural, organic essential and carrier oils could be so powerful? Essential Smooth Youthful Glow Hydrating Formula really surprised and delighted me!

Society Wellness logoHave you tried everything for treating cold sores? Society Wellness shares a list of supplements that could finally give you some real support!

Moving-Free-with-Mirabai-logo1How much water is enough to help you stay hydrated when you Exercise Outdoors in Summer Heat? Certified Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach Mirabai Holland, has the answer. Hydrate up and try her Outdoor Workout.  

BHGBitmogiDon’t forget to check out HEALTHY HABITS, my teeny tiny videos (all less than 30 seconds) to help you live your best life . . . at every age!



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