Sensational Style: Feeling Fabulous in Your Forties and Fifties

Sensational Style: Feeling Fabulous in Your Forties and Fifties

It’s easy to assume that it’s just your late teens and early twenties that are all about experimenting with your style. However later down the line, when you reach your forth and fifth decade in life, it’s excellent time to start switching things up again and getting creative with your look. It’s a time when you’ve had your children and they’ve all grown up, and you have chance to find yourself and develop your own identity again. As well as taking up new hobbies and exploring new interests, you get to reinvent yourself and have a lot of fun in the process. Here are some of the ways you can feel fabulous in your forties, fifties and beyond.

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A Time of Transition: Three Difficulties We Can Deal With Later in Life

A Time of Transition: Three Difficulties We Can Deal With Later in Life

As the saying goes, age is a privilege denied to many; getting older most certainly doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. As a mature person, you tend to be settled in your career and financially stable, you know yourself well and don’t tend to feel the pressures from things like peers or media telling us we need to be this or that. Getting older is a fantastic thing, and our mid and later decades can be a fantastic time to have fun and do everything we’ve always wanted. However, it does come with downsides too, and the following are common things that most of us have to face at one time or another. Here’s how you can deal with them.

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Travel Experiences You'll Never Forget

Travelling is all about doing things that are out of the ordinary for you. It’s about escaping your day to day life and doing things that will show you a different side to the world and help you to have experiences that’ll teach you something important. It should also be about doing things that will create memories that’ll last for the rest of your life. Here are just some experiences that you’ll never forget once you’ve tried them.

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Health Mistakes Women Make in Midlife

Health Mistakes Women Make in Midlife

When you’re young and relatively healthy, it doesn’t do much harm to neglect certain areas of your health. Of course, it is important that you take care of your mental and physical wellbeing from a young age, but, you can generally bounce back from whatever troubles come your way. Unfortunately, the same can’t always be said when you get a little older. Although ill health doesn’t always come with aging, you are left at a heightened risk, which means you need to be a bit more careful. With that in mind, here are five health mistakes you shouldn’t make.

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4 Ways Your Living Room Reflects Your Personality

4 Ways Your Living Room Reflects Your Personality

Have you ever taken a good look around your home and wondered what it says about you? Your personality can be expressed in many ways. For some, a tattoo shows the creativity of a person. For others, a sharp suit and a starched collar show power and confidence. The way you decorate your home is going to vary depending on elements of your personality, and while you don’t always imagine that the color that you paint your living room is going to show the world who you are, it absolutely does.

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Older and Fitter? Challenging Yourself As You Age

Older and Fitter?  Challenging Yourself As You Age

Why is it that many people believe their fitness must decline as they age? The fact is, you don’t just have to get older and wiser. If you want to become the best version of yourself, it’s totally possibly to become older and fitter, too.

Each person will have a different starting point, but whether you’re a total beginner in fitness or you’ve been doing bits for a while doesn’t matter. You can become fitter if you challenge yourself as you age. How? Read on for some tricks and suggestions!

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Worrying About Kids That Have Flown: Coping Strategies

Worrying About Kids That Have Flown: Coping Strategies

For a parent, living with an empty nest is a continual challenge. While there are undoubtedly benefits to be enjoyed, the disconnect from the everyday occurrences of your children's lives can be concerning - even if you are incredibly proud of the people your children have grown to be.

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Middle Age Needn't Impede Your Injury Recovery

Middle Age Needn't Impede Your Injury Recovery

We are at the forefront of a new generation. A generation for whom life begins not at 40 but at 50. A generation who refuse to consign themselves to a life of servitude and subjugation. A generation that isn’t quite ready to get out of the way and let the younger people have all the fun. As society awakens to the fact that, hey, perhaps women over 50 can still be a formidable force to be reckoned with, many of us struggle when it comes to reconciling our beliefs and our attitudes to the way in which our bodies are changing.

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How to Develop Your Own Sense Of Style

How to Develop Your Own Sense Of Style

With so many mass-produced clothing stores and fast fashion outlets it can very easily start to feel like everyone is dressing exactly the same. But developing your own sense of style is still possible - it just takes a little more effort. So why is this even important?  Well, finding your fashion sense can help you to be more confident every day, feel relaxed in yourself, and be ready to tackle everything that the world can throw at you. If you find that you are struggling to do this - don’t worry, you have come to the right place!

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Age is Inevitable, But Does Ill Health Really Come With the Territory

Age is Inevitable, But Does Ill Health Really Come With the Territory

On the way to mid-life, certain physical changes are inevitable. In fact, you could say they’re necessary. After all, you would struggle to cope in your adult life if your eighteen-year-old body. A young body wouldn’t even be able to deal with having kids, or the physical demands that brings. So, you need to accept that, over the years, your hips will widen and your shape will change. Equally, you can’t do anything (aside from artificial coloring), to stop your hair from going grey over the years. That’s just a part of life, albeit one many people now try to avoid.

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How to Accessorize an all Black Look

How to Accessorize an all Black Look

Who doesn’t love the look of a head to toe black outfit.  There is a reason the little black dress is a must for every woman’s wardrobe.  It is universally flattering and a go to for so many different types of occasions.  But if not properly styled it can look drab.  Yet there are great accessories to choose from to create the look you are after. From smart to casual, elegant, and sophisticated, black is great for every occasion. So here is to get smart about your accessories.  So here are a few great tips to plan your (almost) all black look.

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Why Committing to a Healthier Lifestyle Is Dangerous

Why Committing to a Healthier Lifestyle Is Dangerous

How often do you hear people talk about committing to a better, healthier lifestyle?  You’ve probably talked about it yourself.  Or maybe you have already embraced it.  As you evaluate this midlife stage you begin to see how important it is to take care of yourself and reevaluate your habits. Thanks to the internet and science becoming more sophisticated, it has become much easier to learn and incorporate healthy habits into your life. There are so many resources that can help people change the way they look, and most importantly, feel.

However: one thing you don’t often hear, is how committing to a healthier lifestyle can be dangerous. Are you ready for the scary truth?

Read on...

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Timeless Fashion Items

Timeless Fashion Items

Everyone knows there are just certain wardrobe items that never go out of style.  They will be in your closet for many years and they will be pieces you will go to again and again.  They work with everything, new or old.  It can get very frustrating to revamp your wardrobe as every new season arrives. However, these fashion items which are simply timeless, and bound to stand the test of time. Here are just a few of the items you will need in your wardrobe. 

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How to Stop Worrying about Money

How to Stop Worrying about Money

Money can be a source of stress and worry for a lot of people. It can lead to sleepless nights. Many of us recognize that feeling: when you have knots in your stomach because you don’t know how you are going to pay your next utility bill. It’s a situation no one wants to be in. Whether you are starting out in your career earning little money while trying to pay student loans, or going into retirement and seeing your income drop, or any stage in between, it is a reality for a lot of people today.

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Bouncing Back After a Job Loss

Bouncing Back After a Job Loss

When you lose your job, there is a rainbow of emotions to be felt. Some people feel relieved – perhaps they hate their job and were looking to leave regardless. I was one of those.  Having gone through this when a major downsize meant I lost a job that I had grown to hate anyway.  Others panic, and this is the most common reaction. You need your job to keep living and earning money, and when that’s taken away from you, you immediately see all the things in your life that you can no longer afford, and you have no idea how you’re going to bring more money to the table.

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Summer Skincare Essentials

Summer Skincare Essentials

During the summertime, it is nice to be able to wake up in the morning and go straight outside wearing our natural face. Wearing makeup during the summer is great, but when we are on holiday we don’t always want to be putting lots of products onto our face. Here are some of the skincare essentials you need to know to keep your skin super soft and supple this summer and with a natural glow.

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Today Could Be the Day You Positively Change Your Life

Today Could Be the Day You Positively Change Your Life

2018 has been the year of self-care for me. But sometimes that concept can seem overwhelming. But making positive changes can happen one day at a time. Today could be the day you start to positively change your life. So stop procrastinating and start thinking about what you can do. Perhaps, you could have a day like this one……

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A Weekend in the Wild

A Weekend in the Wild

If you’re thinking of booking a holiday at the moment, I know one of the things that’s going to be at the forefront of your mind is the cost of it all. Because at the end of the day, holidays are expensive, especially if you’re going during the school holidays. You have to pay for the price of the package holiday, plus any additional extras, plus clothes, plus spending money while you’re there. It’s one of the reasons why so many people only manage to go on one holiday a year. But, there’s different ways of doing this.

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How to Get Over the "I Have Nothing to Wear" Dilemma

How to Get Over the "I Have Nothing to Wear" Dilemma

If there is one question my clients ask me more than any other, it’s “where do I start to pull a great outfit together?” Well my friends, the answer is………….there is no answer. Inspiration can come from so many different places. It could start with a shoe, a new blouse, or an earring. It could come from a mood. For example, you just feel like getting dressed up, or dressed down. Or you are inspired by a specific color—one that makes you feel good, or that you have been told really suits you. Inspiration can come from anywhere.

And yet, so often it feels that inspiration is a million miles away…….

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Is Social Media Getting You Down? Here's How to Turn That Around.

Is Social Media Getting You Down?  Here's How to Turn That Around.

Like most women, I have good days and I have not so good days.  Spending as much time on social media as I do can often be disheartening.  All those perfect lives, perfect outfits, perfect hair—ugh.  No wonder I sometimes feel so down.  Who can maintain that level of perfection?  Here I am, a 57 year old woman (with a birthday just around the corner) trying to compete in that arena.  Launching a new blog at my age and building a presence in social media can be challenging.  I often think to myself, “what am I doing here?  Is this something I can truly succeed in?  At my age?”

Well here’s the great thing!  While social media (and fashion and beauty blogs in particular) can often be discouraging, the opposite can also be true.  When I feel like I’ve taken on more than I can handle, and more than the world is willing to accept, I turn to social media for inspiration.  As long as I look in the right places, I find it. The trick is identifying the right place.

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