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4th May 2015  |  Beauty at any age, Fashion Flash Monday

Monday Musings and Fashion Flash

Make-up for mature women - Mac Pro longer paint pot


I discovered this eyeshadow the other week quite by accident. I popped into the Mac store in the Kings road to get a replacement for one of my favourite pink lipstick shades and these little beauties caught my eye. A long-wearing, highly pigmented eye colour which goes on as a cream and dries to an intense, vibrant, finish.  It comes in matt or slightly shimmery shades.  I chose a matt in a muted violet. According to the assistant violet eyeshadow flatters green/hazel eyes and brown flatters blue.

Available at Nordstrom or John Lewis






Now to join the Fashion Flash Group. A team of talented bloggers who are experts in subjects ranging from fashion, beauty, health, diet, lifestyle, travel and dating for women over 40, who want to continue to look good and get the most out of their lives.

This week’s host is Jackie of the wonderful blog Ageingbackwards Jackie’s site is full of secrets, tips and shortcuts for staying young and gorgeous.  You’ll also find the latest beauty and anti-aging news and reviews.



1st May 2015  |  Style inspiration

How to adapt the “fringe” trend this Spring

Fashion advice for women 40+ - How to adapt the fringe trend



Fashion advice for 40+ women, fringe bags and shoes



“Beyond the fringe” (Reference to a British satirical comedy played in London’s West End and New York’s Broadway in the early 60s). I feel as though I have time travelled back to that era as you can’t open a fashion magazine or shop online without “fringes” appearing everywhere. If you are of the generation that remembers that decade and the “hippie vibe” are you planning to sport the current “fringe trend” this season?

In my opinion why not if you like it. My personal preference is for moderation, as with most things, I like a discrete tassel on a bag and on shoes and a perhaps a fringed wrap. Too much and you risk looking as though you never left that era.



Fashion advice for women 40+ How to wear the fringe trend.


Above is a bag I have had for several years. In fact it was on its way to the local charity shop, however it has had a reprieve as it is currently the “height of fashion”.



Fringed cape by River Island  //  Floppy felt black hat
Medium blue denim shirt by Mango  //  Blue bag by Modalu
Cream and black scarf by Jigsaw  //  White jeans by NYDJ
Two tone flat shoes


See by Chloe cross body bag  //  Drawstring messenger bag
Mini Mac cross body bag  //  White fringe detail sandal by Whistles
Fringe leather loafer by Barbour  //  Red tassel loafer
Maltese fringe sandal  //  Leather fringe detail Moccasin
Hobo shoulder bag




28th April 2015  |  Style inspiration

Double Denim Yes or No?










Can we ever get enough of denim. It is one of the most hard wearing and hard working fabrics in our wardrobes. It seems that this season denim is even more in fashion than usual.

Not only is it plentifully available in the form of jeans from skinny to boyfriend, to flared and bootcut but we are being encouraged to wear it from head to toe. Denim dresses in the office, jeans teamed with jackets for more formal occasions and the ultimate “double denim”.  A denim shirt teamed with jeans.

I thought that I would give it a try so here I am in a mid toned denim shirt worn with dark denim kick flare jeans. I feel it is wise to team a lighter denim top with a darker pair of jeans.  It gives a better balance in my opinion than two denim items in similar tones.


What do you think. Would you or wouldn’t you wear this trend?


My blue bag is by Modalu. A British made brand I have just discovered.
The denim shirt I have had for a couple of season. I have listed similar below.
My jeans are bootcut by NYDJ




27th April 2015  |  Fashion Flash Monday

Monday Musings and Fashion Flash

beauty advice for women 40plus Smashbox primer


With the rise in popularity of the smartphone “selfie”  having camera ready skin has become even more important.

Some say the camera never lies, but photographs do have a habit of picking up shine, pores and lines that would never be visible to the naked eye, then capturing them for posterity.  This is where a specialist “primer” can come in very useful.  When I take photos of myself in order to illustrate whatever trend I am writing about on the blog I take extra care with my choice of make-up. I personally use “Smashbox” photo finish on the days when I know I will be taking photos.  It seems to add a lovely smooth canvas for flawless foundation application.

Even if taking photos of yourself is not something you do regularly,  we’re currently entering the season of weddings, holidays and summer parties which means that occasions for appearing on camera are becoming more frequent.

Be photo-ready with flawless make-up

Smashbox available at Sephora US and Boots UK




Now for more advice on skin-care, make-up, fashion, diet, exercise and general lifestyle choices for us vibrant over 40 women. This weeks charming host who will be introducing you to the FashionFlash Group is Debbie Diva. Take some time out of your busy day to visit her site and check out the latest news and views at FashionFlash.


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