Saturday, November 19, 2016

8 Reasons Why I Won’t Become My Mom, and 8 Reasons Why I Just May ~ by Nora Burns


EXCERPT ~ “I will never be like my mother!” my friend complained about her mom, who regularly guilts her way into joining their family vacations. In fact, I and most of my friends have said that about our mothers who complain, criticize, manipulate and guilt. Christina Crawford vowed to 
let her children use wire coat hangers (“No more wire hangers!”).


AARP.org

A Retirement Home for Young and Old




Published on Sep 11, 2016

Tiffany Tieu, 26, and Laura Berick, 80, formed an unlikely friendship while living at Judson Manor, a retirement community. Judson Manor houses a select group of music students for no charge in exchange for performing recitals and concerts for the older residents. At Judson Manor, age is just a number.

Makeup for women over 60 (MY MOM) ~ survivingbeauty2





SURVIVING BEAUTY2 




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Makeup for Mature Women #5 ~ by Shaneil



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How to Apply Face Lifting Tape for Women Over 60 Makeup Tutorial




Makeup Tutorial - mathias4makeup

From Drab To Fab - Start To Finish Glamour For The Mature Face ~ Monique Parent

Published on Sep 18, 2016


From Drab To Fab - Start To Finish Glamour For The Mature Face

I start filming right outta the shower and finish just before I walk out the door. All the steps to a full glam look. For those of us who aren't 25.

The exercise found to be safe… unless you are over 60 ~ Starts at 60 Writers


EXCERPT ~ In the United States, where the study was conducted, there are roughly 37 million Americans participating in the practice of yoga.

“Yoga injuries are relatively rare, and as you might expect, the incidence tend to rise with the age of the participant,” Thomas Swain, a research assistant at the Center for Injury Sciences and first author of the study, says. “We did find that the injury rate is increasing over time, which may be a reflection of the increase in popularity of yoga, leading to an increase in inexperienced participants who do not take the necessary precautions to avoid injury.”

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Even Salon Owners Admit This Is Great Hair Color - By Geri Brin, Founder of FabOverFifty.com

I was getting tired of running back to my favorite salon in New York every few weeks to have my gray hairs covered.  It was costing me a small fortune, not to mention the time it was taking. 
See more > FABOVERFIFTY.com

Saturday, August 20, 2016

MEET THIS YEAR'S FABULOUS AT EVERY AGE WINNERS - By Harper's Bazaar Staff

These real women prove that style is ageless.
Read Content Here > HARPERSBAZAAR.com

Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Ease Menopause - By: Zoe Blarowski

Menopause can be accompanied by an array of unpleasant symptoms. But some simple lifestyle changes have been proven to help you steer a smoother path through this time of life. READ CONTENT HERE > CARE2.com

Trump & Clinton: Find Out Where They Stand On Social Security - AARP Bulletin

Earlier this year, we invited the candidates for president to tell us their positions on Social Security. On behalf of our readers and members, we asked for detailed responses in writing, but limited to 600 words. What will the candidate do to make Social Security financially sound for future generations? And what specific plans does the candidate have to ensure that Social Security will meet the needs of future retirees? The following responses, provided by the campaigns in their chosen style, were edited slightly and appear in alphabetical order. — Robert Love, editor in chief, AARP Bulletin
Read Content Here > AARP.ORG


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gorgeous Summer Outfits For Every Age - by Laura Lajiness


Now that summer is halfway over, inspiration for fresh ways to beat the heat can be hard to come by. Rather than despair over which tank top and shorts combo you’ve worn to death, check out these five gorgeous outfits that work for scorching temps and a range of ages. And while shorter silhouettes are assumed staples in your 20s, and maximized hems feel appropriate in your 60s, each of these ensembles can suit a variety of age ranges, depending on your style. One invariable fact: Each look will imbue carefree-cool vibes, whether you’ve got al fresco dinner plans, a sun-filled stroll ahead or a hot weekend date.  See more > ZOEREPORT.com










A Sexual Health ‘Surprise’ From Soul Source


As we age, intercourse can become painful for a number of reasons, and who wants to be intimate when it hurts?!!


Saturday, July 2, 2016

3 Refreshing Fruit Infused Water Recipes to Help You Stay Cool This Summer



If you know that water is good for you, but, don’t like the taste, I have a solution – fruit infused water! Today, I’d like to give you a quick demonstration of 3 of my favorite fruit infused water recipes:

Cucumber and mint – this is probably the most refreshing of the recipes that we’ll cover today.

Lemon and ginger – both lemon and ginger are great for keeping your stomach in balance.

Strawberry, lime and lemongrass – this recipe is packed with nutrients and has a luxurious feel.

What are your favorite fruit infused water flavors? Have you tried any of the variations that I went through in this video? Which ones? Please join the conversation.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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 Black V Neck Short Sleeve Mini Dress by GYALWANA 




 Black Printed Polyester Vintage Floral Midi Dress by  GYALWANA



Monday, June 20, 2016

Susan Sarandon talks about big relationships, loss, and her most famous roles - Starts at 60 Writers

If you haven’t checked out a podcast before, now is the perfect time to try. Podcasts for those who are not aware of them, are individual talk radio-type shows that you can listen to online or download to listen to later. Podcasts cover a broad range of topics and genres but with so many choices it can be hard to start. Read more here > STARTSAT60.com

Should you pack up your life to move closer to your kids? - Starts at 60 Writers

Someone once told me it gets easier as your kids get older, but I wouldn’t say that’s exactly true…
I have two wonderful girls, who at 32 and 28, are well and truly grown up now and living their lives independently.  Read more here >  STARTSAT60.com

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tips for a Fun Family Reunion - by Samantha Brown

Easy and creative ideas to help plan your family get-together.

Common Medication Increases Dementia Risk by 52% - By Michelle Schoffro Cook


If you think your memory isn’t what it used to be, you might want to check the medications you’re taking. Two months ago I shared news that common over-the-counter and prescription drugs used in the treatment of heart disease, allergies and lung disease are causing brain shrinkage and memory impairment.

Read more > CARE2.com


Sunday, June 5, 2016

20 Contemporary and Stylish Long Hairstyles for Older Women - by MARY

Full and Flirty

Nothing makes your look young like a bright smile and bubbly, positive energy. Play off of your youthful inner beauty with a long haircut in a copper red color. Layers and big bouncy curls will top off the look.


Up and Down

Half updos are great because they have the ability to be both casual and formal, which is perfect when you have to go from the office to an after work event. Soft curls work better with a style like this because they won’t look flat.

Find More Great Looks Here . . .  
THERIGHTHAIRSTYLES.com

7 Summer Drinks That Keep You Slim ~ By Yi-Jin Yu

 Fruity Iced Teas

There’s nothing like a cool, refreshing drink when it’s hot and humid outside – but could you be stirring up trouble when you reach for that ice cold soda or frozen slushy?
Find More Suggestions Here > EVERYDAYHEALTH.com

7 Fabulous Foods that Naturally Lower Blood Pressure ~ by Candy Sagon

From seeds to cereal, eating these regularly can help with hypertension
Read More Here > AARP.org

Monday, May 30, 2016

Let Us Not Forget the Reason We Celebrate Memorial Day - by Pmccray


Lawrence O. Mitchell - US Army - Korea, Willie L. Sasser, US Army - Vietnam - C. H. Brigance, Jr. - US Air Force - Gulf War - Saudi Arabia


I wish to thank my late father, late husband, son and my many ancestors for their service.

Thank You! 


Sunday, May 29, 2016

11 common eyebrow mistakes in your 60s and how to fix them - Starts at 60 Writers

As we get older, one of the first things we notice is our hair is getting thinner, and it’s appearing in places we don’t want it to be. This can be frustrating, especially as we want to maintain our appearance and look attractive into our 60s.
Read more here > STARTS AT 60.com

The #1 Piece That's Universally Slimming - by MICAELA ERLANGER

Look for an A-line Silhouette
Read more here > WHOWHATWEAR.com

Friday, May 20, 2016

Who Says You Can’t Show Some Skin After 45? by LIANA SATENSTEIN

Cindy Crawford
Read article here . . . VOGUE.com

Ageism - ♫ The Old Grey Mare Ain't What She Use To Be ♫ - by Pmccray

I was surfing the net for a grey ponytail, extension or wig, long in length. The selection wasn't bare, but thin. Not as daunting a task as it was last year. Couldn't find nary a one, but now that grey has become a trend for younger women the selection has increased some what. How that happened is beyond me. Especially with some sites touting the look as; "Granny Do's, Granny Hair or Granny Trend."  Yeah that should have the under forties running out to buy their products. What moron thought this is good advertising?

Granny Do's, Granny Hair, Granny Trend
Some fashionista's who, by the way, are also of a "certain age" forget where they came from. We are left out in the cold . Our particular demographic should be cartoon characters, knee deep in grandchildren, grey short dos, mommy jeans, granny glasses and frumpy frocks. Nothing on the horizon but death. No style, no color just bland.


Its a sad state of affairs that anyone, especially women, of a certain age are literally ignored. We have been placed, in a box constructed by fashion gurus, with the message that we no longer matter. No vision. These "icons" have anal tunnel vision focusing only on young, thin, whites to set trends (which, if you think about it is kinda dumb . . we're the ones with the money!)

It is as if all women over fifty should be grey haired, but not wearing long grey hair that's a form of blasphemy. You need to act your age . . . what a load of BS!
We are the champions, Baby Boomers, the original trend setters. The sixties were it . . okay? We turned the fashion industry on its ear male and female. We said "No" to the establishment and its standards of politics, music, sexual / racial stereotypes, freedoms and fashion. Some of us protested and died in the fight against the rampant hypocrisy of the establishment. Our actions changed the face of this nation. We invented the Hippie / Bohemian Style . . sex, drugs and rock n' roll baby!


Now we are sidelined. Relegated into a box of what the aged should be. Our generation didn't die off or become stagnant. Yes, we have aged, but that sense of "its your thing" is still alive and kicking. We were then and still are badasses!


The naysayers are right, in a sense, we are no longer trend setters, because what we have now is STYLE!



Style is forever, fashion is fleeting. Style is unique to an individual. Style reflects your inner self. Trends are a flash in the pan . . no staying power. 




How to Cover Dark Spots

I have been using Dermablend for almost a year and swear by the product. In my late thirties, a doctor happen to mention, whilst removing new moles that appeared on my face, that every time I have hormonal changes the moles would reappear.





Well needless to say, thirty years later, my body is now awash with moles of all colors and sizes. Dermablend is the only product, I have found, that camouflages these little hideous buggers. YouTube has a bounty of information on the company, products and application tips.  A little pricey, but the product and my piece of mind are worth it.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

“I much prefer being a man. Women have to spend so much time pulling themselves together, and their shoes kill your feet.” ― Shirley Booth

Hmmmm . . don't think I'd go that far, but I hear ya Shirley! Much ado has been made about Julia Roberts' barefoot jaunt across the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet. Honey, we've all been there, and done that.

Julia Roberts

Ladies we've all been there at one time or another. Its a right of passage. Part of growing old gracefully, and there comes a time when frankly my dear . . . you just don't give a damn. 

SiriusXM Town Hall With Patti LaBelle Hosted By Gayle King.
I finally stopped purchasing shoes that are not the right size, because "they're cute". My shoe size changed with the onset of menopause. I wear nine to nine and a half wide, and proud of it. If the footwear I want doesn't come in a wide width, with a two and a half to three inch heel (I go no higher) they don't come home with me.


My footwear choices are gauged by my journey on a particular day. To work or church I can tolerate a shoe less comfortable. Shopping or any other trip longer than walking from the car to my destination I opt for comfort all the way. 


Animal Print Slide by Midnight Velvet
Recently, I scored the animal print slides above, and adore these shoes. Drooling over them every time I open the box. They have a two and three quarter heel. Even so, going down the one flight of stairs from my apartment is a bit unsteady for me. So, I gingerly make the short trek shoeless, and slip into my slides at the bottom of the stairs. The first time I did this my husband looked at me like I had finally lost my mind. Better that than helping me up from an impromptu prat fall. 

So in closing Mmes. Roberts, Labelle, and all other grown ass women; a quote to live by .. 



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