BHGBitmogiBest of Everything After 50 is hosting this week’s FASHION FLASH, the best weekly online mini-mag for women 40+!

FASHION FLASH IS EXPLODING! We’re excited to welcome two super cool women to our group of fabulous bloggers (all of whom are experts in health, style, fitness, skincare, career and so much more!). Please say hello to Allison from NeverSayDieBeauty and Tania who oversees 50IsNotOld (Because Tania’s having a blast this week in Las Vegas, she’ll start with FF next week, so stay tuned!).

This week we’re focusing on the best of everything in October, and will tell you what you need to know to look, stay, feel and be absolutely, positively glowing this fall. Healthy eating, makeup tips, reigniting your career, traveling to really cool places, best way to treat your skin with love, and so much more. It’s all here.

But, enough chit chat! Now, it’s time to kick off those cute little kitten heels, grab that glass of Pinot Noir (or a nice steaming mug of green tea!), and dig into your favorite weekly online mini-mag–FASHION FLASH!

TO GET TO THE ARTICLES, CLICK ON THE PRETTY PINK LINKS below (but you already knew that . . . ) AND DON’T FORGET TO SHARE WITH YOUR BEST GIRLFRIENDS!!! (and check out my new product recommendation, down at the end . . . )


Alneversaydiebeautylison from Never Say Die Beauty is ready for fall with an everyday neutrals makeup look inspired by a new raisin-colored blush and nail polish.

beautyinfozonelogoEvery October the world rallies around Breast Cancer Awareness. Beauty companies are a big part of this but one stands out to Beauty Info Zone. Amalie Beauty is donating one #PinkWink to a cancer survivor for each purchase. This is a wonderful product for eyelashes and eyebrows and what’s better than a 100% donation?

Society Wellness logoWhat’s better than settling down in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and a fabulous cookie? Even better? One’s that’s super healthy! Society Wellness shares a simple and delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe made with coconut oil and spelt flour.

No Nonsense Beauty Blog for FF DebChase-300x87News flash– an apple a day can keep the dermatologist away.  It’s really a round red package of skin goodness. No Nonsense Beauty Blog shares the sweet secrets behind the power of apples for sensational skin.

second-lives-club_Fashion-Flash-copyFall is all about change, right? See what happens when a corporate exec decides to redo her life and become a solo entrepreneur . . . simply by following five easy steps. Second Lives Club reports that Marsha is back on track and loving her second life. Maybe these steps can help you, too?

NotesfrommydressingtableDo you love yummy, natural, cruelty-free face masks? Notes From My Dressing Table invites you to treat yourself to Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery 3 Piece Face Mask Sampler. This little pack of skin care goodness makes a lovely gift, too!

primebeauty-300x157Prime Beauty is thrilled that one of the best brands for women over 40–IT Cosmetics-has developed some game-changing new products which you can buy exclusively at Sephora!

Moving-Free-with-Mirabai-logo1Moving Free with Mirabai — Mirabai, by the way, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach — demonstrates effective strength exercises you can do outdoors this Fall. Enjoy the weather while getting leaner and stronger. Perfect combo!

Glamour granny travelsInka of Glamour Granny Travels discovers ‘mad honey’ on Turkey’s Black Sea Coast. Not only is it totally yummy to eat–who knew?– it’s good for your skin too.


BHGjumpingAs for me . . . this week I am jumping for joy about a new product I tried, absolutely love, and positively recommend. 

Not long ago I was invited to attend a press event for the launch of two new additions to the  extremely popular Tensage line of dermatologist-dispensed skin care products: Tensage Stem Cell Cream  and Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream. At the event, we were told that both contain a special protein that is harvested from the eggs of the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail (yes, snail), in a patented process. This technology helps push sleeping stem cells to convert into new skin cells, which in turn help increase collagen, elastin, fibronectin and epidermal thickness. In effect, these amazing creams help to create new, healthy skin cells!

In a double-blind study, participants enjoyed a 120% increase in collagen production! And as we all know, loss of collagen is one of the biggest challenges we face as we get older.

They asked us to use it exclusively for 12 weeks, which I did, and the results are in: my skin looks brighter, more even, softer and there seems to be a definite reduction in the number of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around my mouth and eyes (yes, those darn crows feet). tensage-stem-cell-biopelle_0

You have to go through your dermatologist, plastic surgeon or other healthcare provider to get the Tensage line, including these two new products. I already use a prescription-strength retinol product which I get from my doctor, and now I plan to add these two creams to the mix.

Here’s what I do: I use the Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream every morning (I don’t like to use eye cream while I sleep as it sometimes get into my eyes and can irritate), Retin-A at night (often with a light layer of basic moisturizer over it), and the Tensage Stem Cell Cream over Skinceuticals CE Ferulic serum every day. Very often I’ll add a bit of sunscreen over that, and then finish with a tinted moisturizer (also with a built-in SPF). Simple!

Let me know what you think!

Until next time, remember this . . . We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we CAN control how we do it! 

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