Barbara Hannah Grufferman

5 Beauty Tools We Just Can’t Live Without

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThere are a few basic tools every woman should have in her beauty bag to look cool, confident and fabulous . . . every day. Here are my top five “must have” beauty bag staples . . . and why: Eyelash Curler: Many women experience thinning hair after 50, even with their eyebrows and eyelashes. Skimpy lashes are a big beauty challenge for a lot of us, but luckily there’s a simple, inexpensive trick to making them look more alluring. …

5 Lipsticks to Look Fresh and Pretty This Spring

Posted on 03/23/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOne of the best ways to brighten your face is to dab a bit of color on your lips, even if you wear nothing else. While I usually don’t spend a lot of money on makeup, I’m willing to splurge on lipstick if it truly makes my face glow. The tricky part, though, is finding those shades that do just that. In her book, Beauty, boomer makeup entrepreneur Bobbi Brown suggests: “If I had to teach someone just one thing …

The New Face of Friendship: Has Facebook Replaced the Backyard Fence?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI grew up in Brooklyn at a time when there were many sets of parental eyes watching over us. Riding bikes, playing stoopball or jumping rope on the sidewalk, we knew, without having to think about it, that we were safe. We also knew that if any of us did or said something deemed less than civil, it would get back to our mothers (or whoever was waiting at home, and there was always someone waiting at home) before we set …

The New Jumpsuit: 4 Reasons to Own One

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe jumpsuit — the iconic one-piece fashion wonder you may have worn to the disco in 1977 — is back in a big way. One need only have seen first lady Michelle Obama in a black jumpsuit on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to know that it’s cool again. But you’ll see jumpsuits in stores this spring by designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Nicole Miller. The good news is a jumpsuit can be the most comfortable, flattering, stylish …

How To Get Your Arms In Shape For Summer? Push-ups!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt seems the older I get the more difficult it is to get certain body parts back in shape. This is especially true of my arms. But, here’s the good news: I have found an easy way to make arms strong and lean again in a few minutes a day: I do push-ups. Even if you’re already engaged in a regular exercise program (and I hope you are), you should give serious consideration to adding push-ups to your routine.  There’s …

Two Must-Dos For Younger Looking Skin

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI started paying attention to my skin when I hit 50.  Before that I would slap on whatever cream was around, used sunscreen only when I was at the beach, and figured I’d already damaged my skin by spending countless hours in the sun, slathered with baby oil mixed with iodine, even speeding up the damage by using one of those old reflectors. It was only when I got my first 10-times magnifying mirror, which showed every wrinkle and dark …