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Job Hunt 2014: Dress For Success To Get Beyond HR

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCompeting with 30-somethings for work is depressing. So what if they have flawless skin, hair and teeth and, oh yeah, those dazzling social media skills. We have flawless resumes with genuine experience (anyone can buy great skin, hair and teeth) plus dazzling people skills (real people! face to face!)… and we can spell. However in the end the right packaging is what just might push your little well-shod foot through the door.  Ya’ gotta fit in. If 2013′s job hunt …

Five Ways French Women Stay Sexy — And You Can Too!

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionI’m not done with my trip-to-Paris rant. Yes, our French peers do get aging right, but they also stay sexy. I’m not talking about the few Catherine Deneuve and Carla Bruni clones one spots on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Rather, I’m talking about everyday women over 50 — women like us. Somehow in France they all make being grownup a sensual experience 24/7. Why not make every day just a little bit steamier with their five tips? KEEP IT …

The Scoop On Skin From Oprah and Ellen’s Dermatologist

Posted on 01/20/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWait until you get your hands on Dr. Harold Lancer’s new book called Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin ($19.89,amazon.com). This Beverly Hills dermatologist treats superstar faces (like TV’s top talkers, Hugh Jackman (sigh), Angela Bassett and an Oscar-worthy list of others) but he’s about as down-to-earth as it gets. Dr. Lancer thinks most women 50+ make 10 crucial mistakes when it comes to de-aging.  In an exclusive AARP interview, he tells us what not to do: BARGAIN HUNT. …

5 Reasons French Women Look Terrific

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionJust back from Paris with a fresh take on an old myth — the one that says French women know secrets about beauty, style and aging well.  Let’s not forget a big part of their mysterious allure is the language and culture.  Living in a society that’s not youth oriented 24/7 is certainly a shot in the libido. Even asking a shop assistant if you look fat in a pair of pants sounds OK — Est-ce que ce pantalon me …

Look Hot for the Holidays

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & Fashion’Tis the season of opportunity — a time when festivities that require you to mingle (ack!) likewise give you a chance to: a) Find things (a lead to your next job; a new spin-class buddy; the love of your life); b) Explore a new interest (wine-tasting? catering?); or c) Volunteer for a worthy cause in your community. Yes, holiday socializing involves a leave of absence from ankle pants, jeans and layers, but not to worry — our favorite TV “girlfriends” …

3 Best Eyeshadows for Women 50+

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionEye shadow palettes are our newest vice. They offer instant gratification, fun browsing with a de-aging bonus. Cosmetic company researchers spurred on by makeup artists and impressive sales numbers have realized our demo prefers multi-shade palettes to single shadows or duos. One great palette can enhance mature eyes quickly and effectively without a lot of additional products or decisions. But here’s the truth: some palettes won’t work for aging eyes (even surgically enhanced ones) due to inadequate shades, texture or …