Let’s Join in the Makeup Revolution

7 Apr

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Since I last posted, I’m delighted to have started receiving writing commissions again and it looks like Glowology has caught the eye of other bloggers and industry insiders because I’ve been lucky enough to start receiving exciting invitations to beauty and wellbeing launches. So, as well as my regular musings on ways to help feel and look your fabulous best, I now have the opportunity to review some great new products and treatments and report back to my lovely readers about what’s new out there that might help put a little glow into your life… Continue reading

The Balancing Act

26 Mar

When I was in my 20s and 30s and the kids were little, my life was a whirlwind of small child drop-offs to the childminder, commutes to central London for a long day’s work in a succession of glamorous, yet demanding, magazine jobs. Evenings were spent catching up with friends and Stressed Husband as well as fitting in bonding time with the children to see how their day had been without mummy. I was working full time – mostly from an office but after baby number two, as a freelancer from home. Yet I still made sure I was at every school event, the kids took part in lots of activity classes and I got involved and joined in regularly on the ‘mummy circuit’ in my local community. When I look back I remember being blissfully happy with my lot and I coped really well with such a busy life; working and having little kids was what I did and I just got on with it.

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Feel Good Friday

14 Mar

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Sometimes, life can feel as if you’re banging your head against a brick wall, wading through treacle or taking 2 steps forward 1 step back…And if it’s really bad, you can multiply those idioms by 10.

Sometimes, people say and do the most awful, unthinkable things to each other.

Sometimes, your soul withers a tiny bit when you realise just how much hate, anger, jealousy and despair there is in the world. 

And then…

Sometimes, strangers surprise you with a smile and a kind gesture.

Sometimes, human kindness shows itself as a remarkable force and evil can’t put up a fight against that power.

Sometimes, you take a deep breath in and breathe out the love that surrounds you and you smile as all the negativity gets washed away. Continue reading

Mango Spring/Summer 2014 – I’ll Take it All, Thanks.

7 Mar

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Now that my winter sniffles have finally left, my nostrils are clear and free to twitch at the first scent of spring. Ahhh. And as the spring/summer 2014 Mango look book landed on my desk today, it wasn’t just my nostrils that went into overdrive – my mind was whirring with ‘I have to have that!’ and ‘My wardrobe needs that too!’ Now, I love fashion, always have, always will, but I’m not particularly stylish because I’m too lazy busy to get my act together most of the time – I’m all comfy, doggy walking boots and lipgloss – but when I scrub up, I do so quite well…even if I do say so myself. Of course, my idol, Joan Collins wouldn’t hear of such an excuse – you’re never too busy to be full out glam as far as she’s concerned and she’s right, of course. But because I don’t often try as hard as I should, I need clothes that make me look like I have and that’s where Mango come in – they’ve pulled off ‘effortless chic’ perfectly… Continue reading

Timeless Beauty Makeup Range by Joan Collins

5 Mar

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It was only a matter of time before Queen of the Divas, our Joan, launched a range of cosmetics comprising makeup, skincare and fragrance. Globally recognised for her 24/7 perfect maquillage, I can’t believe it’s been this long in the making. But it is worth the wait. It is named, like the lady herself, Joan Collins Timeless Beauty. Continue reading

Why I Love to Blush

27 Feb

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It dawned on me today as I dipped my finger in a little pot of cream blush that, more and more, it is the beauty product that I can’t do without. Apart from the welcome addition of colour it gives to a wintery pale complexion, us over 40s showing a little less flush of youth than we’d like, should never be without it Continue reading

The New ‘I Want it’ Hairstyle

24 Feb

Jerry Hall

If anyone was guilty of Repunzel Syndrome, it was 57 year old glamorous gran and supermodel, Jerry Hall. So, how surprised were we when she took to Twitter showing off a fresh new do, having cut off at least half a foot of bleached blonde mane? Gone were her trademark tumbling curls and in their place was a fabulous, silky and healthy looking shoulder length wavy bob. There doesn’t seem to be anything life-changing that inspired this lovely ‘Lob’ (that’s short from long bob to those in the know – that’s us!). Apparently, Jerry just decided to lop of her locks on a whim during a photo shoot with L’Oreal Professionnel.   Continue reading

Just the Two of Us

13 Feb

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I’m not sure all mums feel the same as me, but as soon as my firstborn wrapped her tiny hand around my finger, there was no doubt that she, and any subsequent children I had, would feature first on my list of priorities in life. Looking at how Stressed Husband couldn’t bear to part with our babies to go back to work after each of their births, I knew they were top on his love list too. Continue reading

Low Cost Fitness

4 Feb

Primark Spring 2014 Workout Wear

Research has shown that one of the many excuses we use for not getting off our butts and starting an exercise plan is expense. Gym memberships can be quite costly, sports gear can cost a fortune…STOP! I don’t want any nodding in agreement to that last statement because it’s NOT true!  Now, put down that donut and listen up! Continue reading

Silent Sunday: Take that Step

2 Feb

For all of us who might be contemplating doing or trying something different with our lives but are doubting whether we’ll succeed…

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