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.





Nov 1

Prime Beauty explains why you need a Concealer Wardrobe!


Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50, thinks every woman should have one of THESE in her closet. Here’s why . . .

Melanie from Society Wellness brings us up to speed on the topic of common allergens. These are the foods in our diets that will most likely sabotage our best health.

Lose Weight: Talk Yourself Thin! Mirabai Holland Certified Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach from www.mirabaiholland.com shows and tells you how.

If you can’t design and build them, then sell them.  That’s how architect Bissera Antikarov survived the 2008 economic breakdown and created the blueprint for her own personal redesign.  

If you are contemplating a trip to Europe this winter check out some warm waterproof coats that will protect you from the chilly winds.




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!

Mar 2

How many more weeks of Winter?  Stay warm and cozy and read these Fashion Flash posts from all of our FF Bloggers!

What to avoid the road to Frumpytown?  Read these thoughts from fashion and style blogger, Pamela Lutrell

Can a vegetarian diet  lead to more  wrinkles?  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog tackles the question.

Look Fabulous at any age with this make-up range specially formulated for mature skins.

DivaDebbi is a Personal Shopper professionally, so she loves to rehash the best and worst of the Red Carpet during awards season.

See her loves and loathes and if your agree, here.

The Sport Illustrated annual swimsuit issue is out….a sign that Spring can’t be too far off!  What supermodel graced that cover three times?  And guess what she’s doing now in her second life!

I’ve responded to sneaker stimuli, bought myself some new ones and shared my formula for sneaker shopping and how to pick yours at Moving Free With Mirabai.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of “The Best of Everything After 50,” thinks full brows are the best way to look modern, fresh and ready for Spring . . . and here’s how to get them!



Society Wellness explains how supplements are measured, and what measurements to look for when purchasing different kinds of supplements.

Your type of beauty shows up in your facial features, body language, thoughts, feelings, behavior tendencies, and personality. Prime Beauty has partnered with makeover expert, Carol Tuttle to help you find your unique style! Prime Beauty is giving away a Dressing Your Truth online course worth $297! Find out which of the 4 beauty types you are, what colors look best on you and how to dress for your figure and personal style!

And, over at Black Cat Plus, take a look at our sale page! We are clearing out for new things!

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.





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