Dec 20
Holiday Fashion Flash
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Happy Holidays to All as Black Cat Plus hosts this week’s holiday edition of Fashion Flash!


Inka of glamourgrannytravels.com goes Christmas shopping in Barcelona/Spain. In a converted bull ring, no less.


Society Wellness shares the advice a holistic veterinarian gives to a pet owner, that applies to humans too!

Check out these warm, holiday metallic eye look for hooded eyes from Notes from my Dressing Table.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 and AARP YouTube Host, was on the Today show chatting about how to beat the holiday blues. Check out her best tips.


Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at the benefits of  a popular herb in moisturizers and cleansers.


Beth from Style at a Certain Age talks about how to Punch up your holiday party duds with pink.

Take Charge Of Your Health Now! Maximize chances of health into old age. Mirabai Holland Certified Health Coach & Exercise Physiologist from http://www.mirabaiholland.com offers a  simple formula.

It’s almost New Year’s Resolution time! Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com says, “Add stop aging to your list” and she shows you how.


The holidays can be exhausting, Prime Beauty has 5 Essential Tip For Your Bedtime Routine!

Chic at any Age discusses The elegant beauty of Pearl Earrings.  Timeless!



Don’t forget the cat this holiday season!

From Black Cat Plus Blog: The SansBug Pop Up tent is a great item for every cat owner! It can be used for a mom with newborn kittens or to keep a sick cat contained or just for fun so your cat can play hide-and-seek.  The pop up tents come in three sizes for one person, for two people or with a width of six feet!  The smallest size can fit into an overhead compartment.  I must admit I was a bit nervous to put the tents together, but it is easier if you watch the video. Prices range from $49 t0 $99 and are available at SansBug.com.

Also, a gift for kitty to enjoy is Meow Box.  Your cat will have such fun with the contents of Meow Box! Choose from three subscription options for one month, three months or six months and you will be able to have some great items for your cat to try! Pricing options range from $22.95-$32.95.  This is a fun package to get in the mail.  Box comes personalized to your cat’s likes and has a cute note for kitty inside.





Jun 7


We are excited to present the Fashion Flash for Summer.  We know you will love all of the information that they have to share!


Chic at Any Age talks about the alkemistry of jewellery. Why are we attracted to certain gemstones as opposed to others. Learn more.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 and AARP YouTube Channel Host, wants every woman to know that great skin can be yours! All you need are the right tools: sunscreen, moisturizer and THIS MAGIC POTION!

Have you tried beauty oils yet? Cindy over at Prime Beauty found two budget friendly beauty oils with powerful skincare ingredients and they come in a convenient rollerball!

What do Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Kate Middeleton  have in common?  They all have to deal with eczema and  Deb of No-Nonsense  Beauty Blog will explore   the causes and care of this  all too common skin problem.

Traveling at all this summer?  Terry Leary and Nancy Bergman did enough of it in their first lives that they decided to buy the hotel and settle down in Nicaragua.  Now that’s some second life!

Inka of glamourgrannytravels felt like a princess on board a traditional dhow, gliding along Muscat’s stunning shoeline in Oman.

Midlife blogger Pamela Lutrell interviews a FASHION LEGEND about reinvention and designers who like our age group!

Do you know your best colors for summer? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com explains that it doesn’t matter if you’re a “summer” or a “winter” – here’s the real way to find your true colors.

Clicking Joints: Should I worry? What are those clicking, popping and crackling sounds in my joints? Mirabai Holland Certified Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach gives you the answer.

Melanie and Michelle from Society Wellness are inviting all of us to join them in their 3rd annual cardio challenge. The dates are June 13th – 25th. If you are in need of some friendly and supportive motivation to step up your cardio workout, this is it!

Over at Black Cat Plus, Summer is coming for sure with events, weddings and more.  Check out our Simply Silk items for weddings and occasion wear!

Apr 6

We are filling in this week and have the honor to host Fashion Flash!  Take note of these fabulous posts and tips from our favorite bloggers!


Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has a confession.

DivaDebbi takes a look at extreme plastic surgery; celebrity style and how jarring it is when well know faces change before our eyes.

The black and white trend is going strong. Deborah Boland shares classy yet casual ways to wear this flattering trend.

Positive Living Advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks you can shop in your own kitchen for fabulous health and beauty products! Check out some of her best finds (and you won’t need your Amex!)!

Prime Beauty is ditching her black, gray and brown winter wardrobe for the brights shades of  summer. Bring On The Brights!

Getting fit can change your life! Women’s health and fitness expert Mirabai Holland shares her insight.


And, at Black Cat Plus, we were excited to participate in the Fabulous After 40 L’eggs Promotion! Check it out!

Oct 27
Fashion Flash Fall Edition
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Happy Fall Everyone, or Autumn.  Days are getting shorter and it is getting colder here in the Northeast.  Below are some great tips from our Fashion Flash Bloggers to keep you warm and cozy for the season.

Kari from Fab Over Forty talks about how Brows are an important way to keep looking youthful. Fab Over Forty shows us a new eyebrow pencil that works beautifully to fill in brows.


Staness from Menopause Makeover reports that,

Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce a risk factor for breast cancer, acting as a natural weapon.  A recent study found that chemicals in the skins and seeds of red grapes slightly lowered estrogen levels while elevating testosterone in premenopausal women who each drank eight ounces of red wine – just under two glasses (eight ounces) – daily for about a month.

Cindy from Prime Beauty thinks she may have taken a sip from the fountain of youth. See what new skincare product has her turning back the clock!

Welcome to Sylvia at 40+ Style!

40+ Style gives tips on how to wear an A-line skirt over 40 and shares the results of the latest ‘translate the runway’ look dressing challenge with 40+ women rocking their A-line skirts!

Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferma thinks too many women over 40 skip right past the THIRD PILLAR of OVERALL FITNESS . . . putting themselves at risk for, well . . . read the post to find out!

Mirabai Holland, Women’s Fitness Expert tells you what you can do to become more flexible


Still Blonde after all these YEARS brings you “The Perfect Menopause Gift” … Menopause Parking.

How do you look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks? It’s easier than you think!  Style expert Deborah Boland shares her tips for looking fabulous when money is tight.

Before you paint your face into a cat or a ghoul, see these Halloween makeup tips from Jackie Silver at AgingBackwards.com.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  offers  a truly effective  skin care plan for less than $1/day.

And over at Black Cat Plus, we have a Fall Sale Going On!! Check it out!!

Mar 10

Well, here we are! We set the clocks ahead! It is almost Spring and the Fashion Flash Bloggers have a lot of great info for you!


They’re bold & bright, but how do you wear florals when you’re over 40 and not look like an old lady?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have a few ideas for how to put together a floral outfit that looks fab.



Get the skinny on your hidden fat and what you can do about it from Mirabai Holland, Boomer Fitness Guru.


Red carpet Oscar fever may be over, but celebrity makeup artist Bruce Grayson shares his ‘any day red carpet tips’ with us via Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com.


Do you become dazed and confused when trying to choose an eyeliner for your over 40 eyes? Cindy over at Prime Beauty brings you Eyeliner 101‘ to help you decide which type is right for you!

Celebrate spring with a Strawberry Kiss!  This pink delight is 50 calories less and only a third the sugar of a strawberry daiquiri.  So YUMMY and Menopause Makeover approved!


Say bye-bye to dry wrinkled lips with this product that Fab Over Forty recently discovered.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  finds out that snowstorms and Retin A don’t mix.

Positive Aging expert, Barbara Hannah Grufferman, takes you through the latest research on vitamin D and calcium, cutting through the noise, and getting to the bottom of everything you need to know right now to be fit, healthy and strong.



Oct 21
Fashion Flash: Fall Edition
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Fall is sure looking to be a season of wonderful colors, scents of apples and sounds of people rummaging through the leaves.  Thanks to all of our wonderful bloggers who have some great tips for the Fall. Read on!

Welcome to this season’s Fashion Flash!

Female Fat Loss Expert, Shawna K, provides information on what the WORST exercises for your shoulders are.

Fab Over 40 shares some Halloween cocktails that are not only delicious, but contain some healthy ingredients too.
Think you can only get those gorgeous gel nails for a high price at the salon? Jackie Silver from Aging Backwards.com has discovered a time-saving, affordable DIY kit.

Asthma is on the rise. But you can still lead an active normal life including exercise. Take a look at Mirabai Holland’s Exercising With Asthma Video Short.

From Staness of Menopause Makeover who says, “Enjoy my favorite Coffee Mocha Protein Shake recipe first thing in the morning or for an afternoon pick-me-up.  Easy to make and yummy, loaded with calorie burning protein!”

What are the must-have items to bring on a cruise when you’re over 40?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have some stylish tips for you.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks  for a supplement for weak nails.


Who wore it best? Vote and win in Fab Over Fifty’s Foxcroft style challenge

More as it happens! Jodell

Aug 19

Hi from Fabulous Las Vegas and MAGIC where we are attending our trade shows this week to see the new Spring 2013 Fashions! We’ll catch you up on the latest and greatest later for on trend plus size styles.  Today, we are doing a seminar at the Off Price Show! But for now, here’s the news from my blogger gal pals!

Up first is news from Staness:

A new study reveals that combined with a healthy lifestyle, drinking red wine could reduce your risk factor for breast cancer. MenopauseMakeover.com has the results of this study.

It’s always fashionable to be healthy! Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com has the info on a new wellness contest. Submit your video today!

Looking for a classic beauty look for fall? Fab Over 40 gives us her thoughts on this classic Giorgio Armani Beauty palette for fall.

Eating fewer calories, exercising more and still having a hard time getting those extra pounds off? Here’s a question for you: How’s your sleep? Mirabai Holland has some interesting research to share

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog finds the perfect facial.

Fab Over Fifty shares the 10 best hair products for women over fifty. See them here.


Cindy over at Prime Beauty got her youthful glow back with Ellen Lange’s Retexturing Peel Kit! It’s fun to use, restores radiance,  is economical and fabulous for the over 40 woman!

You want to have style over 40 AND be comfy when going to the movies, right? Check out this sure-fire style recipe from the Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40.

How many calories should YOU be eating? Female Fat Loss Over 40 Expert, Shawna K, gets this question all the time. Check out what she has to say about that HERE.