Hairstyles for Women over 45 — April, 2014

[ 10 ] April 13, 2014 |

Women over 45 — Sport Lovely Spring Styles

Side Swept — Kate Walsch Hairstyle
kate Walsch Maria Lucia Hohan Sabrina Gown Borgioni Rose Gold Snake Bondage Ring

Kate Walsh (46) in side swept curls wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan taupe gown and Borgioni rose gold snake ring to the FX Networks Upfront screening of ‘Fargo’ at SVA Theater on April 9, 2014 in New York City. I vacillate on how I feel about this hairstyle and the dress. What do you think?


Short and Fringy — Halle Berry Hairstyle

Hallee Berry Amrapali Rose Cut Diamond Knuckle Ring

Long sexy side swept Bangs: Halle Berry (47) wearing Sethi Couture diamond hoop earrings and an Amrapali diamond knuckle ring on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Does she ever get it wrong? What a beauty! 


A Change of Color — Laura Dern Hairstyle

Laura Dern Brumani Panache Diamond, Morganite, and Sapphire Ring

Laura Dern (47) goes with a shade of red and tossled hair while wearing Brumani diamond rings at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. This is my favorite of the Hairstyles for Women over 45 in this Spring collection.


Growing out the Bangs — Michelle Obama Hairstyle

Michelle Obama Doves by Doron Paloma Ring
US First Lady Michelle Obama (50) wearing Doves by Doron Paloma earrings and a Doves by Doron Paloma ring to the 2014 Governors Dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House February 23, 2014. I thought Michelle Obama looked cute in bangs, but I think this hairstyle is more “First Lady”.

See all our other Hairstyles for Women over 45!

Here’s some of our favorite jewelry for Spring you can shop:

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 Who has your favorite Spring Hairstyle for Women over 45?

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$47 Acacia Workout Videos: R.I.P.P.E.D, Quick Fix, Shiva Rea Yoga

[ 77 ] April 12, 2014 |

3 New Workout Videos!  Get R.I.P.P.E.D for Summer

Blog Note: We were provided video review samples for this R.I.P.P.E.D post
Acacia Videos

Check out what’s new from Acacia

Just in time for Summer bathing suit season, award-winning fitness DVD distributor Acacia offers workouts from diverse disciplines to help exercisers fulfill any fitness goal – no matter how how hot you want to be. Six pack abs here I come!

Some of the season’s finest workouts include:

Shiva Rea Yoga in GreeceShiva Rea: Yoga in Greece Filmed against the spectacular backdrop of the Greek Island of Santorini, Shiva Rea: Yoga in Greece features seven 20-minute practices of energizing solar and grounding lunar sequences, plus the customizable Yoga Matrix, which offers exercisers endless options to create longer workouts.

still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks:I could hardly focus on this video due to the gorgeous setting. I do love Yoga, so this video was probably my favorite of the three reviewed today. Shiva is truly a master at what she does, certainly deserving her world-renowned status. You get 3 hours of different meditation + yoga on this one DVD.  $9.99

Quickfit Acacia VideoQuick Fit Want to get fit and strong, but don’t have time to exercise? Can you find five minutes? Fitness expert and Today show regular Andrea Metcalf leads 30 fast, effective five minute workouts that tone, condition, burn calories, melt fat, boost metabolism, and build lean muscle. Choose from a mix of cardio, strength, and Pilates. Do what you want for as long as you need; mix-and-match to target trouble spots. $19.99

still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: I am loving this video because I can so as little or as much as I want.  I like that Pilates is included.


Ripped the One Stop Body Shock Not Extreme, Not Insane, Just R.I.P.P.E.D: Fitness power couple TERRY and TINA SHORTER created the incredibly effective, high-intensity workout system R.I.P.P.E.D (Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet and nutrition). Franchised to more than 8,500 fitness professionals across the country and approved by the American Council on Exercise, this safe, effective, interval-training system delivers amazing results with a scientifically proven, plateau-proof fitness formula to help shape and tone everybody. In Total Body Challenge’s five workout segments, plus a warm-up and cool down, you’ll burn more than 700 calories in just 48 minutes. Terry and Tina also sing and compose all the original music. $16.99

still blondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: While this workout video is a little beyond me at this point, I hope to work up to it. I’d love to be able to get this cardio going and to burn 700 calories in 48 minutes. Take a look at this quick video clip, to see how much fun it looks.


Please visit to watch clips from each workout.

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy R.I.P.P.E.D, Quick Fix, and Shiva Rea Yoga at Acacia Fitness or Amazon.


Giveaway Runs from April 12, 2013 to April 21 11:59 PM EST


1 winner will take 3 DVDs from Acacia (ARV. $47)

  • R.I.P.P.E.D
  • Quick Fix
  • Shiva Rea Yoga


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Women over 45: Are you Protecting Yourself against Viruses? Norton by Symantec

[ 8 ] April 10, 2014 |

Computer Viruses can affect your well-being

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Viruses Norton by Symantec

 Madly Calling My Son

I used to get a lot of computer viruses, so did my father. When I did get those viruses, I would rely on “free” virus protection, my stealthy internet skills, and my computer geek son to help me out. Then Trojans and Megabugs hit…my cobbled approach didn’t work anymore. My father felt the same frustration.

To be honest though, when my kids were little they managed to get us the most viruses of all. As kids and teens do, they clicked on everything. YOU KNOW how some of  those sites can be, even today!

I tried various paid virus protection products…I bet you have too. I can name one MAJOR piece of software I tried that ground my computer to 1/2 speed at best. Annoying! My father still uses this particular product and still gets experiences virus issues.

Norton by Symantec is the virus protection I use

When I was asked to write this informational post about Norton by Symantec, I chuckled. I have been using Norton now for 5 years, with no issues, slowdowns, or disabling attacks. Talking to you, my readers, about Norton is a breeze. After setting Norton by Symantec up once, it just runs in the background automatically. Occasionally, I see notes that slide out from the right side of my screen (it’s kind of creepy) saying Norton protected me from a Trojan or did a monthly update. Other than that, I don’t even think about my virus protection…and that’s the way it’s supposed to be–just buzzing along, and protecting me when I am online.

What Norton by Symantec does for you — Key Technologies

  • Repels online invaders
  • Protection against the threats of today
  • Faster startup and clutter-free
  • Watches for PC poison
  • Files and memories, protected

Norton By Symantec Computer Virus Protection

Norton from Symantec is an anti-virus and PC security subscription-based software (ranging from $50-$80/year) 

Protect Yourself and Get a Deal

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I can’t believe how many women over 45 that I talk to, in this day and age, who still do not have virus protection on their devices. is making anti-virus a bit easier by offering up some great deals on Norton by Symantec. Right now you will find 11 Norton by Symantec promos including 1 coupon code, and 10 sales on the site. There is one for $40 off Norton 360 making it an incredible deal at $49 for one year.

Let’s be careful out there!

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Beauty Patch ? Change your Life? Really? RB-X

[ 15 ] April 9, 2014 |

80 percent of women feel anxious about the way they look!


 Women were asked to try the RB-X beauty patch and video their experiences

I found this message, created by Dove, to be compelling. I wasn’t compensated to post this, I just feel strongly that it’s a great campaign to remind women that YOU can find your own beauty. It’s been there all the time! Watch this touching short Dove: Patches video

THE DOVE: Patch Experiment

Dr. Ann Kearney-Cooke

Dove developed a beauty patch called the RB-X Beauty Patch and asked women to try it. Dr. Ann Kearney-Cooke (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology) guided the experiment. Dr. Kearney-Cooke is also a New York Times best-selling author. She has a thirty year career which encompasses conducting scientific research around women’s body image and self-esteem.

Participants were encouraged by Dr. Kearney-Cooke  to wear a custom-made “beauty patch” for two weeks. The patch was supposed to help them feel more beautiful. Each women was to keep a video diary for two weeks.

Beauty Patch Results?

 All the women agreed that wearing the “beauty patch” helped to improve their self-esteem and to change their personal lives in ways that they had not imagined.

So WHAT did the Dove: Patches contain?


The “beauty patch” contained nothing. The women utilized the power of believing to feel more beautiful.

“When a woman feels beautiful, she radiates happiness and confidence, which inspires her life in a significant way,” said Dr. Kearney-Cooke. “These women, like so many others, struggle to recognize their own beauty and it severely affects their daily lives. This ground-breaking experiment was designed to illustrate that beauty is a state of mind and that the power to feel beautiful comes from within.”

A Beautiful State of Mind — Today interviews Participants

There has been a lot of mockery of this campaign saying the women were tricked…see what four of the participants have to say about the Dove patch.

Self Esteem: The greatest gift a parent can give

I always believe my parents gave me a healthy dose of self esteem. I am so very blessed, I know. I would say I have less trouble recognizing my own beauty than some of my blogger friends. I am not talking only about outer beauty but beauty of the soul and character. Believe in your own beauty, believe you can bring that beauty to others. You are worthy. You matter.

If your parents didn’t impart this message to you, consider giving yourself a “beauty patch” today.  As Glinda from the Wizard of Oz told Dorothy:

You’ve always had the power

Would love to hear your REACTIONS and COMMENTS!

$120 Sweetworks Spring and Easter Candy Giveaway

[ 218 ] April 9, 2014 |

Sweetworks Candy for Spring and Easter YUM!

Note: I received a sample from Sweetworks for this review.

Sweetworks Sixlet Cupcakes

Boy, do we have a treat for you! Sweetworks is a candy and chocolate manufacturer serving consumers, fundraisers, retailers, distributors, and vending machine operators worldwide. The goal of SweetWorks is to give customers rich quality products and great customer service, while striving to make the best even better.  Take a peek at the Sweetworks website to see all their great products.

I can attest to how much fun Sweetworks candies are to when baking. Just take a look at that gorgeous cupcake I made above!  Sweetworks also sponsored our December Flashing Santas this year and we featured different Sweetworks products each day.


I am so excited to be partnering with Sweetworks to present two fabulous Easter candy prize packs for our readers! I will be receiving a similar package and can’t wait to see all the Easter goodies. Sweetworks has generously offered $120 in candy for the first day of Blog Pop!  TWO prize packs ($60 Each)  containing all of this fun candy:

Sweetworks Easter Prize

  • Shimmer Pink Gumballs Peg Bag
  • Shimmer Lime Green Pearls Peg Pouch
  • 3.5 oz. Foiled Solid Milk Chocolate Eggs Bag
  • Shimmer Spring Mix Sixlets Jar
  • 3 oz. Semi-Solid Foiled Rabbit
  • Semi-Solid Milk Chocolate Assortment
  • Shimmer Lavender Sixlets Peg Bag
  • Sweetworks Ovation Mint Sticks
  • 3.5 oz. Foiled Semi-Solid Milk Chocolate Chick
  • Foiled Solid Dark Eggs
  • Shimmer Powder Blue Sixlets Peg Pouch
  • 2 oz. Solid Milk Chocolate Rabbit
  • Sixlets Pastel Laydown Bag
  • Shimmer Spring Mix Pearls Jar
  • Ovation Milk Raspberry Break-A-Part
  • Shimmer Lavender Sixlets Peg Pouch
  • Shimmer Spring Mix Sixlets Peg Bag

Woo hoo! Now that is a fun assortment of Easter candy!


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