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Beauty, Wellbeing

Why You Need Gazelli House in Your Life

Do you ever feel you just need a place to get away and restore the brain batteries? A place where you can grab a bit of peace and quiet, where you won’t being disrupted every 5 minutes by a slobbering labrador wanting food/walks or a teen that’s lost her college […]

Beauty, Family

If You Only Do One Thing for Your Skin…Do THIS!

That Indian Summer kept dipping its head in and out of the first days of autumn, didn’t it? Last week I did the dog walk in waterproof boots because it was muddy at the park, changed into flip flops for a meeting (gold, special ones ;-)) because the sun was […]

Beauty, Life, Wellbeing

Are You Invisible When You Reach 50?

Who else tries to limit themselves to 10 minutes max on the Daily Mail Online? And who else fails miserably, winding up goggly eyed, scrolling through stories about which Z-list celebs have just secured a £10,000,000,000,000 contract to be the Face of Flatulence or whatever new perfume/makeup/clothing line is hoping […]

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Family, Life, Wellbeing

How To Avoid A Midlife Crisis

What even is midlife anymore? As a little girl, I thought 40 was middle aged, but now I’m 50 and I think…am I there yet? The ageing goalposts have definitely moved and I think, overall, it’s a good thing. We are now supposed to be a nation of pro-agers and […]

Family, Life

The 50th Party That Became My Wedding!

There has to be an exclamation at the end of this post title or how else will you hear me SHOUTING about Saturday 12th August?! I’m still buzzing from the excitement of the weekend and for once, it’s not just because of the coffee. I won’t make this a long […]

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Life, style and stuff

These Vionic Shoes Were Made for Walking…And They’re GOLD!

When the sun decided to get its shiny little act together around May this year and flatter us with some much needed rays, my thoughts turned immediately to my feet. Panic stricken at the state of my toenails and in a flummox about where I’d stashed last year’s summery footwear […]

Life, Wellbeing

It’s Time For A Change…

  There’s been a restlessness in the air or maybe it’s just a bit of a summer shake-up? Maybe – most likely – it’s the thought of my upcoming 50th. But, whatever it is, I have decided to make some changes…

Beauty, Fitness, Wellbeing

Hypoxi Bodyshaping in Chiswick – My Review

A few months ago, I was walking down Chiswick High Road feeling a bit fed up with myself. My workload was pretty heavy and I hadn’t made time to get to any exercise classes. Lack of workouts tend to send me into a downward spiral when it comes to my […]

Beauty

NEWA Lifting and Firming Skincare Device – My Review*

  2017 is not a bad time in which to be almost 50 or, in fact 60, 70 and beyond. Not only do we have amazing role models in the public eye like Susan Sarandon and Dame Helen Mirren who give the youngsters a run for their money on the […]

Family, Life, Wellbeing

The Day The Dream Came Back

We all have dreams don’t we? Well, we should, I think. They’re what motivates us and pushes us along to achieve the things in life that are important to us. The things that matter. Dreams can be strong and guide you with tunnel vision to exactly where you’re meant to […]

Beauty

My Verdict On Non-Surgical Body-Sculpting With SculpSure

Last October I visited one of my favourite non-surgical clinics, S-Thetics in Beaconsfield, to try out the new fat-zapping, body-sculpting technology, SculpSure by Cynosure. So, before you read on, you can catch up on the excitement and my experience here

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Beauty

Easy Ways To Light Up Your Eyes

  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and a relaxing looooooooong weekend! I know I did. So busy drinking cocktails relaxing was I that I barely bothered to check my Twitter and Instagram accounts and even Facebook only got a cursory daily scroll through. Putting FOMO (that’s Fear […]

Fitness

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 […]