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24th March 2015  |  Beauty at any age

How to apply special occasion make-up at 50+

Pro Age make-up for 50+ women


At this time of year with Spring just round the corner we may well be planning our special occasion outfits. Invitations for weddings or garden parties start to arrive. Perhaps it is our turn to be mother of the bride or groom.

It is time to start searching for the outfit, especially the hat if it is a wedding. Don’t let’s forget our make-up. This is very important especially with regard to photographs. We want to look our best and enjoy looking at the photo albums for many years to come.

There are some very important “tricks of the trade” to make sure that our make-up is not only flattering but stays put for many hours of wining, dining and dancing.

Here Tricia and Linda of Lookfabulousforever share important advice on how to apply your make up for the big day.





Don’t forget that if you want to stock up on Lookfabulousforever make-up there is still time to get 10% discount plus free p&p till end March by adding the code CHIC (minimum spend £50) at check-out.

Face Prime on offer at the moment (for March) at £17.50 instead of £20,50 –  which adds up to a total of 20% discount if you choose this product.


23rd March 2015  |  Fashion Flash Monday, shoes

Monday Musings and Fashion Flash


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I love comfy flat shoes especially in the summer.  I normally wear converse or superga.  This year when it comes to replacing my very worn converse I am spoiled for choice. I particularly like the new slip-on plimsolls or sometimes called “skaters”.   The two at the top are on my wish list. Not sure which ones to choose, maybe the black will be co-ordinate with more of my outfits.  What do you think?

Plimsolls at John Lewis
Plimsolls at Nordstrom





Now lets pop over to Fashion Flash.  This weeks host is Melanie of SocietyWellness

Melanie runs a site packed full of extremely useful information on how we as modern women can continue to live a balanced and healthy life.  On the site you will find an amazing range of products, food, practices and supplements designed to help us keep energized and  enjoying our bull and busy lives.


Then pop over to Patti’s Notdeadyetstyle for visible Monday



20th March 2015  |  General fashion

Do you plan your wardrobe in advance?


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Are you a planner or a last minute impulse purchaser? I am probably a combination of both.

At this time of year I am getting a little bored of my winter wardrobe and my thoughts turn to the coming season. This is mostly in my imagination as it is still cold outside and I continue to need to wrap up against the elements.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Eileen Fisher fashion show at Fenwick last October, you can see more images here. They have just mailed me a brochure to remind me that the collection is arriving in store.

Eileen Fisher has a particular ascetic, which either works for you or not. is the best role model I know for wearing Eileen Fisher superbly well.

I tend to pick and mix. I do like their jeans and leggings and tend to favour their slightly more waisted jackets.


I went to Fenwick and had a good try on. As I tend to choose more tailored styles it took me a while to get into the more relaxed layered vibe! Below are the final two outfits that I liked.


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Don’t you hate harsh changing room lighting!


On the left I am wearing:
Linen and wool kimono cardigan
Skinny ponte pant
Silk asymetrical tank

On the right
V neck tunic
Skinny ponte pant







17th March 2015  |  Books

Style Forever – A grown-up guide to fashion



What a wonderful title and what a fantastic book. It is both entertaining and informative. It deserves pride of place in any fashionista’s library.

I have met Alyson Walsh and can definitely confirm that she walks her talk. She writes as she speaks with knowledge and authenticity.

I trained as an image consultant and have been around the fashion industry for many years. Yet I found loads of information in Alyson’s book that I had not even thought of.  All her advice is practical, cost effective and easy to implement.

The book is beautiful illustrated by Leo Greenfield and I particularly like the interviews with mature women who have all developed their own style and have not been swayed by passing trends.

The book is easy to navigate as it is divided into manageable sections. I like the “Grown-up style tribe” section. I probably come under the category of “Gentlewoman” (below left) aspiring to “fabulous femme” (below right).


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How ever many books on fashion and beauty you already have on your shelves I highly recommend you add “Style Forever” to your list.

Style Forever by Alyson Walsh (Hardie Grant, £12.99) Illustrations: Leo Greenfield


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