Part One: A Few of My Favorite Tips

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To celebrate this last year and in honor of the Holiday Season here is part one of our two-part series…


A Few of My Favorite Tips…


5 Tips to Sexy Over 40

I’m a woman well over 40, a stylist, a life facilitator, a writer and more … and I’m still looking hot! These are my top 5 tips for dressing sexy over 40:

  • ALWAYS WEAR A WELL FITTING BRA (it can take 10 years off you)
  • Fitted is fabulous, tight is tacky (don’t want to see any lumpy bits)
  • Investigate Shapewear (it works!)
  • If you’re over 45 throw away the minis and wear skirts to the knee
  • Smile … it’s the sexiest thing on the planet … next to self-confidence!

Penelope Jane Whiteley, Expert, Aging Disgracefully


Top Foods to Eat During Menopause

The key to nutrient intake during menopause is to focus on foods which a have a positive effect on hormone regulation and support. One of the most powerful nutrient groups are EFA’s, formally known as; essential fatty acids. Omega-3′s are an ideal and abundant source of EFA’s and here are 5 foods which can fulfill all your EFA needs, to help manage menopause and make life more enjoyable:

1. Wild Caught Salmon (avoid farm-raised when possible).
2. Kidney Beans – mix with chopped sweet peppers and arugala; add your favorite extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you have an EFA power-meal.
3. Wall Nuts – enjoy with your favorite fruit.
4. Ground Flax Seeds – add to your salad at lunch and/or dinner. Goes great in shakes too.
5. Cauliflower – cook just like you’d make mashed potatoes, add your favorite nut oil for a boost of Omega-3′s, sprinkle with balck pepper and sea salt.

Joey Atlas, Exercise Physiologist, Joey Atlas Fitness 

Fall In Love with Clear Skin

Clear skin is always in season! It allows the perfect canvas for the hottest trends in makeup so you always put your best face forward. Achieve this fresh, timeless look by keeping skin clean and moisturized. These simple steps in your skincare routine will make a huge difference in light or heavy makeup applications.

  • Consider using a gentle, plant-based cleanser to gently remove impurities from the skin’s surface. Follow up with up with a natural toner, rosewater is an excellent choice.
  • Seal in moisture with a light facial oil or crème that contains natural and organic properties. This will ensure optimum hydration throughout the day.
  • Diet is equally important when it comes to clear skin. Proper hydration is key, so be sure to include an ample amount of water in your diet.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption as it robs the skin of moisture and promotes the accumulation of toxins in the body.
  • Include foods containing Vitamin C in your diet as well. Leafy green vegetables, strawberries, broccoli, and bell peppers are excellent sources of Vitamin C promoting skin that is healthy and radiant!

Christin Peeples, Beauty Expert / Founder Jordan Alexis Beauty


Happy Holidays and wishing you many blessings as we close out the year 2011 and look forward to 2012.

Ann Sandretto

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