Understanding menopause skin itching | how to soothe your allergies with JulieMay Lingerie
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6d ago
Lingerie for menopause and skin itching from JulieMay Lingerie ) but others are less understood, and we don't always realise these new symptoms are related to our declining hormone levels.   Oestrogen is essential in the production of both collagen and the natural oils that keep our skin moisturised.  But as our oestrogen decreases so our skin changes and can become thinner, itchier, sensitive and make us prone to developing allergies.  Dry skin in midlife is much more common, although I don't have any specific allergies, I certainly need to moisturise my skin a lot more often ..read more
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Special occasion dresses for EVERY body, see how I am styling a selection of pretty ceremony outfits from Afibel
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2w ago
Special occasion outfits from Afibel this month, I am sharing ideas for styling a selection of special occasion outfits.  From formal to relaxed, I think there is something for everyone and Afibel really do offer a huge range of inclusive styles for every BODY stocking sizes from a 6 to a 34 with designs that are both flattering and comfortable.  And don't shy away from admitting you want to feel comfortable either!  I've long since ditched the high heel shoes, the restrictive waistbands and tight shift dresses, life really is too short for shapewear and feeling hot and flustere ..read more
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My colour analysis and wardrobe edit with Personal Stylist and Image Consultant Sarah van Dort - time for a style makeover!
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3w ago
They say you should get your colours analysed regularly, ideally every 5-15 years because as we age our colouring becomes softer, we have less contrast to our skin and even the pigment in our eyes and lips can change.  I've been feeling very insecure recently, having grown in confidence in my early 50s, the last 6-12 months I seem to have completely lost my sense of style and happiness in who I am and my confidence along with it.  I've gone from (mostly) loving my wardrobe, to hating it!  I am also fed up with online shopping due to too many deliveries and constant returns.  ..read more
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New spring collection from Afibel | the short trench coat is the perfect capsule piece you need in your wardrobe now!
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1M ago
The spring season is almost here, blossom is beginning to appear, the daffodils are slowly opening, the snowdrops are in full bloom and we've even had a few sunny, mild days to lift ours spirits.  And I don't know about you but with the promise of warmer weather my thoughts are turning to my spring style.  French fashion brand Afibel are celebrating their 70th year in 2024 and they asked me to share a series of blog posts to showcase different ways to style some of their fabulous fashion for women over 50.  I'm starting with of versatile separates!  Afibel is proud to ..read more
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What is EMS training?  How to boost metabolism and kickstart your fitness with a full body workout routine
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1M ago
Have you heard of EMS training!?  EMS refers to Electrical Muscle Stimulation and whilst it has been around a while, it is still a fairly new concept in the UK and not that well known yet but it is a fantastic way to kickstart a fitness programme.  I tried it out recently, I completed three weeks of EMS training sessions with Karl at Frequency EMS in Reading . And my blog post will explain more about what it is and how I got on including what it felt like! EMS training is an innovative approach that can give significant results in much less time compared to the more traditional worko ..read more
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How I'm styling a satin slip skirt from The Style Story, a beautiful style boutique at Sunninghill
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2M ago
Back in early November, I was invited over to leafy Sunninghill, a pretty village close to the more famous Ascot in Berkshire.  I'd been introduced to Lauren who runs a small style boutique in the village - The Style Story is a cross between a personal styling studio and a traditional fashion boutique.  And Lauren herself is welcoming, friendly and incredibly stylish, with a background in visual merchandising, she started her career by studying at The London College of Fashion and The Fashion Retail Academy.  Walking into her beautiful boutique it is clear she has an eye for bot ..read more
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My word of the year | how I'm planning to REVIVE my life in 2024!
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3M ago
What a year that was!  How was your year?  I feel like I lost myself a little during the second half of 2023, I won't go into it all again as I really hate being negative and want to embrace the positives. I also appreciate that. however tough I have found life recently, there are others in a far worse position.  But if you missed my post previous post then you can read about my determination to get back to self-care and deal with a very low period in my life here BUT .... a new year, a blank diary and lots of possibilities await.  First goal is to allow myself time to rest ..read more
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My mum's story ... from London to Lane End and being born at Shardeloes in Amersham
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4M ago
This is an entirely personal post and one that I have wanted to write for a while, but a busy work schedule, sponsored blog posts and life generally kept getting in the way!  I'd love you to read it, but I also appreciate it is probably only of real interest to family, friends and others born at Shardeloes in Amersham!  But if you are intrigued, here goes ... I love family history and it is so important to record these memories or they soon get forgotten. Earlier this year my dear dad was enjoying a walk on Old Amersham High Street and happened to go past in their window was a big di ..read more
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A new supplement for urinary tract infections in menopause | review of V-Health from Feel
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4M ago
With 1 in 2 of women experiencing a vaginal infection in their lifetime, and many more getting recurrent UTIs especially in menopause, it is something that we need to all be aware of!  Sadly many women are dismissed by their GPs and not given the help they so desperately need. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) become more common in menopause due to the physiological changes that take place.  It's not an easy time! I personally have not had recurrent infections, but the one or two I have had were uncomfortable enough!  My article shares information on how to   includ ..read more
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Innovative home care products and stylish design | how the Enora Air Cushion can offer the ultimate in comfort
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4M ago
Wind back the clock 26 years ... I had just had my first baby, it was a natural birth but I needed stitches and I was very very uncomfortable!  I had to hire a ring cushion from the NCT and it was very much needed and appreciated, but not the most stylish thing to have in my newly decorated home!  Not that I cared much then!  I just wanted to be able to sit down.  But since then home care products have had an upgrade and a is ensuring we can have comfort at home and not compromise on style.   The Enora range was created by Frontier Medical Group, they have been su ..read more
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