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Julia Buckley: Fitness Expert on Keeping It Real!

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I am a little bit easy-breezy in my attitude to looking and feeling fab as I age. Yes, I like to try to look and feel my best (as much as life getting in the way allows) but I […]

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Beauty

Permanent Hair Removal – Here I Come!

At the beginning of February I was invited in to see the lovely team at Bodyvie Medi-clinic in Richmond to talk about their latest treatment – the Bios Square Epil Laser which, I’m told, is the fastest permanent hair removal laser in the world and up to 3 times faster […]

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Beauty

No7 Lift and Luminate Range #BetterTogether. The Big Reveal…

In January, I was invited along with 9 other bloggers, to try out the reformulated No7 Lift & Luminate Skincare Range for one month and report back with my findings…

Beauty, Diet, Life

The ONLY Real Secret to Looking and Feeling Amazing

WARNING: RANT AHEAD… I don’t know about you, but I seem to be having an attack of the ‘I can’t deals’. I’m just so done with the ridiculous onslaught of health and beauty ‘rules’ that clog up my social media newsfeed everyday.  Yes, I am all for healthy living and […]

Beauty

Beauty Newsflash: No7 Lift & Luminate Range New Launch – #BetterTogether

Maybe I’m easy to please, but for me, there isn’t anything much more exciting than the launch of a new product range, aimed at mature skin, that actually gets their branding spot on. So a huge high five to No7 for getting it so right with their new supercharged Lift […]

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Life, Wellbeing

Don’t Worry…Be Happy!

I’ve noticed that the words ‘what if’ start the beginning of many a negative sentence to leave my mouth. And if the words don’t actually leave my mouth, they’re there, bouncing around in my head, making it hard to concentrate on any other, more pleasant thoughts…

Wellbeing

Let’s Feel Fantastic in 2017

Ok, I’ve nearly eaten all of the Christmas leftovers and I’ve packed away the baubles and tinsel, so I guess it’s time to start looking at the New Year with a Feel Fantastic rather than Feel Flabtastic attitude. Having learnt from experience, I’m not one to go hell for leather […]

Beauty, Family, Life, Wellbeing

2016 – Let’s Talk!

Dear 2016, You’re starting to look a little festive and sparkly – I guess you’re ready to make your fond farewell. So now is the perfect time to have a little chat about how you got on. Thank you for having me around for the last 12 months, it’s been […]

Beauty, Diet, Wellbeing

Spice Up Your Life with Lumity Life!

As I gazed in awe at a photo of Yasmin Le Bon in a recent newspaper article, two questions went through my head: 1. What must it feel like to be able to walk down the street and have people swoon at your supermodel beauty – when you’re over 50?! […]

Beauty, women like us

Women Like Us with Tricia Cusden from Look Fabulous Forever

  I’m so pleased to introduce you to the delightful and very knowledgable, Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever which, if you haven’t heard of before and you’re a woman of a certain age, you will thank me forever for alerting you to! ☺ Look Fabulous Forever will help you do […]

Beauty

A Sneak Peek of Body Contouring with SculpSure

One of the most exciting – and intriguing – aspects to my week, last week, was my first session of SculpSure – the latest treatment in non-invasive body contouring to hit the UK straight from its hugely successful launch in America. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have already seen […]

Beauty, Fitness, Life

What Does it Mean to be Nearly 50?

I’ve been invited to quite a few 50th birthday parties this year and am thinking about what to do next year when I reach that milestone too. It’s got me thinking…when you were a kid, what did someone of 50 look like to you? To me, someone of 50 years […]

Beauty

Friday Beauty Flash | PRAI Beauty Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme

  It’s Friday (YAY!) and I’m bringing you my latest beauty favourite. I’ve actually been using these particularly products since around July but wanted to wait until I’d finished them to give a true account of how I got on with them. I’m now desperately scraping out the final remnants, […]

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Beauty

The Latest CACI Super Facial

    I’ve always been a fan of CACI treatments and remember that when they first came out – many years ago – they were heralded as the non-surgical ‘facelift’ responsible for the ever-youthful complexions of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Sadie Frost. Before long, many well […]

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Life, Wellbeing

Another Year Older

Happy birthday to me! I mentioned in a recent post that I wasn’t feeling as excited about my birthday as I usually am (read about it here) but I’m pleased to report that things have changed. My birthday is tomorrow and I am now THIS (I’m holding my arms out […]

Beauty, women like us

Women Like Us with Anthea Turner

I’ve been lucky to work with some wonderful magazines and clients over the years and one that I have huge respect for is Bodyvie Medi-Clinic in Richmond, Surrey. Its professionalism, high-tech non-surgical treatments and friendly, experienced aesthetic and medical team makes it a favourite among local mums and celebrities alike […]

Life, Wellbeing

A Festive Kind Of Limbo

Having a quick scroll through Twitter I realise I’m not on my own when it comes to feeling a bit in limbo between Christmas and New Year. It’s a strange few days isn’t it? I feel a little bit like Alice in Wonderland in a weird parallel universe…it’s my life […]