Jan 11
Fashion Flash Winter Edition
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Happy 2015!  Here’s the latest and greatest from our Fashion Flash bloggers!

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has a great solution to winter dry skin and hair.


Chic at any Age talks about how the addition of a new bag or some chic underwear is a great way to spice up your January wardrobe.

Cindy over at Prime Beauty discusses the newest trends in hair washing. See which one is right your hair!

Fashion blogger, Pamela Lutrell gives us three questions to ask before we copy what a mannequin is wearing!


Another good reason to quit smoking in 2015: Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com discovers that smoking is worse for women than men.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of the best-selling essential roadmap to positive aging —  The Best of Everything After 50 — knows the secret to getting unstuck so you can build your best life, no matter what your age. Get those garbage bags ready . . .

Top Ten Fitness Tips for 2015 Mirabai Holland, Women’s Health & Fitness Expert gives advice how to make those New Year Fitness Resolutions come true!

B12 shots are popular this time of year when there is an increase of people going on weight loss or detox programs to support their New Years resolutions. Often times B12 shots are suggested as part of a plan, but are they worth it? Society Wellness gives us the information we really need to know.

And, over at Black Cat Plus, we are making room for Spring 2015.  Check out the latest!


Oct 5
Fall Fashion Flash 2014
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Welcome to the Fashion Flash for Fall 2014.  We have some great posts for you this week. Read on!

Over50feeling40 fashion blogger, Pamela Lutrell, has been asked many questions lately about her skincare since she is not looking so over 60 after all.  Check out her one year post from last summer when she began to chart her one year progress using a fabulous new line of products.

Josephine from Chic at any Age reports,  Launch of new FASHION magazine. 1001 style secrets to dress for your shape for autumn 2014. Read more about it here.

Positive Living advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman wants to hear from you! Are you one of the millions of women who is caring for another person? Perhaps a spouse, child, aging parent or a dear friend who is ill? Women are the prime caregivers in this world, and we often put our own needs last. Her new book will help change all that. But she needs your help. Find out right here how to tell me your story to include in her book.

Deb from No Nonsense Beauty Blog says, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  making it the right time to answer a  question about a potential  link between Retin A and breast cancer.

We talk many times about how we personally need to update our looks and this time a cosmetic company did the updating. Kari from Fab Over Forty is quite impressed with these new Estee Lauder palettes and packaging look.

Have you ever done a cleanse or detox? Society Wellness likes the idea of a more moderate, long term, holistic approach. Find out why in this post.


Second life coach Ruth Gantman recommends foods that will help decrease wrinkles by naturally increasing your hormone levels. 



Have you tried to pick a coin up off the ground lately? What about reaching over the coffee table to scoop some dip on the other side? Remember when you didn’t think twice about those maneuvers? Sounds like decrepitude is setting in.  Or maybe you’ve just lost some Flexibility. Mirabai Holland, Women’s Health & Fitness Expert shows you how to get that flexibility back!



At Black Cat Plus, we are having fun with Fall.  Check out our Sale Page and Back Alley Bargain Box offer.


Aug 17

Welcome to the late summer edition of Fashion Flash! Read on for some great info from our favorite bloggers!

Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks women have to stop being ashamed when they experience this very common condition . . . because . . . it’s NO BIG DEAL!! Check out her best tips!


Cindy over at Prime Beauty has discovered a revolutionary new foundation from Laura Mercier that is perfect for over 40 women! She test drove the new Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide and was thrilled with the ride!

Last summer, during August, fashion blogger Pam Lutrell reminded us of lessons learned from What Not To Wear? as the show began it’s final season.

Today’s post, explains one of those magic lessons!

DivaDebbi is always trying new anti-aging potions, so when her colleagues cornered her to say, “did you do something to your neck”? She had to stop and think…ah yes!…

Do you need to  you use a moisturizer with a sunscreenDeb of No-Nonsense  Beauty Blog  has the answer.

Did you know that any ailment you have ever had that has a name that ends in “itis” has a strong inflammation component to it? Society Wellness gives us some tips to support the healing and soothing of any “itis” condition.

Link for the Ten Commandments for a Second Life.  They may not be what you expect!

As we come to the end of summer, it’s time to remind ourselves to be vigilant about our health and fitness. Test your Fabulous Forever health IQ with this at home quiz created by Mirabai Holland, Women’s Health & Fitness Expert.

With the Emmy Awards coming up soon it’s time to think about red carpet. Fab Over Forty’s interview with Kate Somerville lets us in on her secrets on how the stars get their skin red carpet ready and how you can do it at home.


May 11

Happy Spring!  We are excited to give you the latest and greatest from our Fashion Flash Bloggers!


Do you have  a mass of freckles on your chest?  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog tries out different methods to get that creamy smooth  red carpet decollete.

Positive Living advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks that women over 50 can actually feel more confident and pretty if they use less makeup! Here are her best tricks for looking pretty and polished in minutes!

An Osteoporosis Prevention Workout can go a long way towards protecting bone mass and preventing falls that can cause a fracture. Learn what type of bone loading exercises you should do from Women’s Fitness Expert, Mirabai Holland.

Do you think you can really tighten and tone your tummy in just 30 seconds a day? Pictures don’t lie!  DivaDebbi proves you can with Mio’s Get Waisted.

We want to get you thinking about your adrenal health. The post Society Wellness is sharing to peak reader’s interest about adrenal health, because it is one of their  favorite subjects on their blog. Put it this way; are you busy, multi-tasking, or juggling what feels like a million things? Then this post is for you.

Prime Beauty keeps her peepers clean and hydrated with Tarte’s fabulous new Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. Trust me, you’re gonna LOVE them, pinky swear!

We know we go through a lot of changes when going through menopause, but what about the changes in our skin during menopause? Fab Over Forty went to the experts to see how we can adapt to these changes.

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.



Spring is in full swing!! Check out Parsley & Sage and Art of Cloth for the newest in Spring Fashions!

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!

Mar 24

Today we have some great posts for you to read from our fab Fashion Flash bloggers! Enjoy!



Have you tried a monthly beauty subscription service? Cindy from Prime Beauty shows you what she got in her March Ipsy Glam Bag and why she sticks with it!

Deb  of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog adds some new favorites to her beauty tool kit.

Want happy hair? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com reminds you of hair tips you know and reveals a few you may not know.

Want to lose weight? There’s an app for that! Women’s wellness expert has the skinny on weight loss apps.

Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks every woman can look fresh, pretty and modern in minutes with the right makeup in the right places. See her latest tips for looking fab over 50!.

Halfway between perfectly pretty and goth lies a new type of bloom that’s dark, moody and mysterious. Deborah Boland shares the perfect way for women over 40 to wear spring’s latest trend, dark florals.

Is a lipstick worth $49? Find out what Dana from Fab Over Forty thinks about these Tom Ford lipsticks for Spring.

DivaDebbi test drove Color WOW Temporary Root Touch-Up Kit. How did it fare compared to her usual fave root fix Gray Away? Find out here





And at Black Cat Plus, Spring is a poppin’ check out our new line of Sping items at www.Blackcatplus.com.




Jan 5
New Year 2014 Fashion Flash
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Black Cat Plus is so excited to have one of the first Fashion Flash posts for 2014!!

Fashion Flash is a weekly round-up of the best fashion and beauty posts from 40+ bloggers! Take a look below!

Let’s see what is in the news from our fabulous Fashion Flash Bloggers!

Are you feeling unhealthy after the eat-too-may-sweet treats holiday season?  The Menopause Makeover Food Pyramid supports finding your healthy weight by eating yummy foods 5-6 times a day.  The Menopause Makeover is not about getting skinny, it is about getting healthy embracing your own unique shape and frame-size.  I lost 25 pounds in 12-weeks after I created the 8-step 12-week Menopause Makeover program.  You can too!  Check out these inspiring Menopause Makeover testimonials, and start your makeover today.

It’s a new year and a new time to rethink our beauty routines. Fab Over Forty reviews Mireille Guiliano’s latest book French Women Don’t Get Facelifts. See what the French women do that maybe we should all consider for 2014.


Cindy from Prime Beauty is head-over-stilettos with a fabulous new foundation. SENNA’s Lasting Illusion Foundation has a satin finish perfect for the over 40 woman.


Positive Aging Expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks too many women over 50 let sex slow down to a screeching halt! But, the truth is . . . sex after 50 can be the best ever. WATCH THIS!


While smoking is often glamorized in Hollywood, there’s nothing beautiful about the effects it can have on your face and health, as Jackie from AgingBackwards.com points out.


Deb of No-Nononsense Beauty Blog tests a home remedy for winter dry skin.



Mirabai Holland, women’s fitness expert says ” I’ve spent a lot of my career studying why fitness program succeed or fail. Try my top 10 fitness tips to help you ward of decrepitude.


There was a time when wearing white after Labor Day was a fashion faux pas. But not anymore! Deborah Boland shows you how wearing white will make you stand out in a sea of drab wintry wardrobes.


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!!

Aug 11


I am so honored to be a part of the Fashion Flash!

Winding down for the last weeks of Summer. At Black Cat Plus, we are getting ready for Fall! Exciting items coming in daily!

You get the best-of-the-best with these amazing women!  So,see below, for this week’s best from our fabulous bloggers as they talk about getting the most out of the last few weeks of Summer!

Kari from Fab Over Forty shares with us how she takes her summer beauty to fall beauty with her favorite beauty transition pieces.

It may be the end of summer, but keeping a healthy weight year round is important especially during the winter months.  Eating high-protein snacks can curb cravings and increase metabolism. MenopauseMakeover.com has a great list of high-protein snacks to help you obtain or maintain your healthy weight.

Prime Beauty introduces the LUNA, a new skin cleansing and anti-aging device that has her ready to abandon her beloved Clarisonic. Read her review and enter to win your very own LUNA, a $200 value!

Positive aging expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman interviewed world-famous dermatologist Dr. Doris Day for her book, The Best of Everything After 50, and discovered that simple skin care always works best. Want to know the secret to great skin at any age?  Read On...

Summer may be winding down, but the colorful fingernails trend is still going strong! Style expert Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40 shows you how to freshen up your manicure with one of these popular nail trends that will flatter your fingers.

Women’s Fitness Expert Mirabai Holland shows you how to use cross training to stay cool in summer’s heat.

Summer winding down signals back to school. That means less time for morning beauty and skin care prep. Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com has shortcuts every mom could use for school day – or any day – beauty.

Deb of No-Nononsense Beauty Blog explores a popular protein powder as a beauty food.




Meet our newest blogger, Shelley Zurek of Still Blonde After All These Years.






Jun 2

Welcome to the Fashion Flash with posts this week from your favorite bloggers.

Here’s what they have in store for you this week, check it out!

Starting with Shawna from Female Fat Loss Over Forty:

Do you ever feel like you’re going to ‘pee your pants’ when you laugh? Heaven forbid you try a jumping jack if this is the case. Female Fat Loss Over 40 expert, Shawna K, has a solution for you here.

With summer humidity on its way, how can a girl fight frizz? Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com shows you a new hot tool that helps smooth hair and add shine.

When you feel trapped in a tornado of activity, spirituality may keep you grounded to your center of happiness.  MenopauseMakevoer.com has 15 tips to nourish your spirituality.

Prime Beauty got a royal pampering  with Perlier luxury bath and body products for a pauper’s price and you can too!

Positive Aging Expert and author of “The Best of Everything After 50″

Barbara Hannah Grufferman wants you to embrace the Plank, your body’s new best friend.  Click here for the scoop on how to do it right . . . so it really works! Video included!

From Moving Free with Mirabai, Don’t have time for a lunch break let alone an exercise break? At least you can reduce your stress. Try these two quickie stress relievers at your desk.

There is more than one type of sensitive skin.  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at a common trigger.

Who doesn’t love a cute summer dress? But which ones are best for your over 40 lifestyle? Style expert Deborah Boland shares her picks for 9 summer dresses that will make you look modern.

Fab Over Forty interviews Sonia Kashuk and gets her beauty do’s and don’ts for women over 40.






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