Midlife Crisis Beauty Boosters

Good move Michelle O! Instead of  buying a sports car or bungee-jumping at birthday 49, you freaked out and cut statement bangs. Well, it is a cheap, risk-free alternative. Bangs are the secret of the universe. Here’s why: they divert attention away from a saggy jaw or stringy neck, they hide skimpy, over-plucked brows, they cover forehead frown lines and make us look happy, they disguise a thinning hairline, they dress up your face when you pull back your hair …

Brits Just Wanna Have Fun

When Helen Mirren, 67, turned up with punky-pink hair at the BAFTA awards in London, we cheered. When Maggie Smith, 78, admitted to being “spiky” and using the f-word a lot during her 60 Minutes interview, we laughed. We adore Helena Bonham Carter, 46, for her off-beat ensembles like wacky Madame Thenardier’s in Les Miserables.  Trudie Styler, 59, wears leather and clingy dresses to save the Rain Forest and  keeps Sting going after thirty years!  Even the Queen is cool …

De-Age With Downton Abbey

No one loves Downton Abbey more than us. The last episode just aired and we’re already having withdrawal symptoms. We’re infatuated with the take-me-away storyline, the cliff-hanging relationships, the Maggie Smith zingers and last but not least the romantic feminine looks. Not a leather jacket, legging or nail decal in sight. Instead Elizabeth McGovern, 51, as Cora, Countess of Gratham and Shirley MacLaine, 78, as mom Martha Levinson make us crave Twenties inspired chemises, floaty blouses, low heels and bobs. …

3 Pieces of Jewelry That Make You Look Younger

No, de-aging jewelry is not a pierced belly button ring or a nose stud. That looks like you’re trying too hard. It’s certainly not a watch since everyone n0w checks the time on their phone.  Your everyday jewelry at 50 is probably a mash-up of real and fake selected by habit, emotional memories or a random just-throw-it-on attitude.   Time for a rethink. I know you’re picky about everything from wrinkle cream to heels that won’t kill your feet so why …

Look Younger, Slimmer, Faster for 2013!

A new year and we’ve got good intentions: we’re going to exercise more, eat healthier, and update our looks to stay in the game. Uh-huh. It’s not that these things don’t work, they do. But even the thought of all that extra effort when we’re already multi-tasking  24/ 7  stresses us out.  Three small changes you can do in five minutes or less can undo a year of gym slacking, de-railed diets and lazy self-maintenance. Start now : GET A …

Shop De-Agers With A Beauty Scientist!

Standing in the skin care aisle of any drugstore or mass marketer and it is easy to become overwhelmed as hundreds of anti-aging products claim miracles. Jars, tubes and pump bottles say they “sculpt and lift” saggy skin, provide “an immediate tightening sensation” or “instantly correct dark circles.” Some boast having the highest percentage of collagen boosters or the most peptides or exotic ingredients like dragon’s blood (don’t worry, it’s tree sap) or stem cells. Uh-huh. We weren’t born yesterday …