Monday, June 28, 2010



Okay Ladies.....I realize these women are celebs but Jackie Collins is 72 and Raquel Welch is 69!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

 I refuse to admit that I am more than 52, even if that makes my children illegitimate.
~ Lady Nancy Astor ~

This quote is from a while back. It really doesn't hold true for today. Being over fifty is a great place to be. There are so many ways to stay fit and healthy. Fifty is the new 30!!! Well, that is what I hear. So let's prove that true! Yes we might have a few more aches and pains then we did 20 years ago but we are going to make our bodies stronger. If we stretch and do resistance training we will have less of those aches and pains! Also, let's eat better! No more fried food. It is artery clogging and makes you gain weight. Ladies we need to have healthy hearts. We can have them by eating right and exercising and NOT SMOKING! Also it is so important to have a friend. The older I get the more I realize how important it is to have a girlfriend to talk to. Even if you are married or dating it is still important to have contact with someone who can relate to you and the interests that we as women over fifty have. When I was younger I really didn't care if I had any girlfriends. I thought that it was only important to have a man in my life. Now that I am 56 years young I have to say that it is important to have a friend!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Makeup

Hi Ladies:
  • When it comes to makeup less is definitely more! First the most important thing to use is sunblock. Some foundations have sunblock as one of their ingredients. I have been using two that I like and are not that heavy. One is OLAY DEFINITY COLOR RECAPTURE. It is an anti-aging UV moisturizer with a hint of color. It has an SPF of 15. Another is INSTANT AGE REWIND ERASER TREATMENT MAKEUP by MAYBELLINE. It has an SPF of 18. The foundation is super concentrated with Goji Berry and Collagen. A sponge tip applicator makes application easy. Ladies don't over apply foundation. Put it where you need it and blend it in. I am very far sighted so I use a magnifying mirror after I apply my makeup and it is a good thing that I do. If I left the house without using the magnifying mirror it would not be a good thing. Ladies, the magnifying mirror is great for blending your foundation and eye shadow. Also go a shade or two darker than your complexion with foundation. It will draw less attention to lines on the face. After you apply your foundation and blush if you still see imperfections that need to be concealed use a coverstick. I love PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA in Light. Ladies, try not to use powder. It sets in our lines and draws more attention to them. If you have oily skin as I have use blotting papers. They take away that midday shine without caking on the powder.
  • Next the eyes. Before applying your eye makeup start with an under eye cream. Pat on gently with index finger. Then apply an under eye concealer. Apply the concealer on your lids, under your brows and under your eyes. I even pat a little concealer on the sides of my nose next to the inner corner of my eyes. This brightens the eye area. Next....eyeshadow. Keep your eyeshadow colors light! This will open up your eyes and detract from anything else on your face that might bother you. Ladies, use eyeliner and mascara. I feel that the mascara should only be used on the top lashes. If you put in on your bottom lashes then it will smudge under your eyes onto your concealer.
  • Define your eyebrows. You can use an eyebrow pencil. I prefer to use light brown eyeshadow. Not too much. Just enough to enhance the brows.
  • When applying blush don't go too pink or red or for that matter too orange. Apply color that works well with your skin tone but blend, blend, blend!!!
  • Ladies when it comes to our lips let's make them moist and give them color. A gloss is fine but some color is important. I also like using a lip liner but a neutral color is best. A color close to your lip color. I feel lip liner gives your mouth more definition, but don't draw that lip line too high. After you apply your lipstick put a little gloss on your bottom lip for a sexy pout!
Talk soon.....Elyse Rose

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." —Eleanor Roosevelt

Ten second crunch

"I refuse to NOT hold my stomach in when I enter a room."


Hi Ladies......
Did you know that if you hold your abdominal muscles in and tight for ten seconds while you are standing that is considered one crunch!!!!! So, let's try for at least 5 today!!!! Stand tall...shoulders back.....pull your belly button towards your back and hold for ten seconds!!!! There you did a sit-up without even laying on the floor!!!! Elyse Rose

Fashion of the Fifties

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Exercise

Hi Ladies,
Exercise is very important. Not only does it help our bodies to look better but it also makes our bodies stronger. When we do strength training or resistance training our muscles take on beautiful shape which will tighten our skin. Resistance training will also strengthen our bones. This is so important because it will prevent or reverse osteoporosis. This means that our bones will resist fractures more. Besides strength training it is very important to do aerobics. This part of exercising will keep your heart healthy. I am going to post exercises that I feel as a 56 year old are safe yet challenging and effective. Always remember to check with your physician before starting any exercise program! It is not always easy to get motivated. I know! I work full time, I am a single parent. I HAVE A DOG!
 I feel the easiest way to start is by walking. It doesn't cost anything. And if you can walk with a friend then you are less likely to bail out! I have so much to say about exercise. I was a certified personal trainer so I love the subject, but I must admit I have slacked off a great deal so I have to start again too!!! Ladies let's start together!!!! Talk soon...Elyse Rose


"I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It's been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words."
A funny quote by Ellen Degeneres
"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
Elizabeth Arden

Ladies....I love this quote!
Do you agree?

Monday, June 21, 2010

It was a birthday celebration for one of my friends. We were about nine girls having dinner together. We were celebrating my friend's 52nd birthday. We talked about our jobs, our children, dating, etc. It was really nice to get together with these girls and just talk and laugh. As I looked at the girls sitting around the table I saw that when each of us smiled we had laugh lines by our eyes. And if I looked closer at the faces I could see other features that come with age. Yes we were girls.....but we were also women. And I was one of them.

I am 56 years young and I am one of those girls/women. There are so many amazing women over 50 that I admire. Let's celebrate being over 50 and discover all that we can do to enhance our lives. Maybe we can share what we do to stay fit and healthy!

Elyse Rose
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