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  1. Midlife Divorce: The 3 Stages of a Divorce and how a Divorce Mentor can Help – with video

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    Article and interview by Ceri Wheeldon With divorce rates increasing for the over 50s, the process can be overwhelming, irrespective of who within the couple decided to end the marriage and why. Here, divorce mentor Liz Copeland talks about the three main stages of divorce – the early decision and emotional aspects, the practical and planning aspects, and finally moving on with your new life. Liz also talks about the role of a divorce mentor and the benefits that they can bring to the party. What is a divorce mentor? What benefits can a divorce mentor bring to a woman going through a divorce? At what stage of a divorce should you engage with a divorce mentor? Over what period of time and how often? What are the key stages of a divorce? This is the first of a series of interviews on midlife divorce. ...
  2. Tricia Cusden, setting up Look Fabulous Forever MakeUp for Older Women in her 60s

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to interview inspirational women over 50. I had the opportunity to meet Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever makeup. Tricia founded her makeup brand in her 60s, when she realised that there must be many older women, like her, who were finding it difficult to find makeup that suited mature women. In our video interview Tricia shares the story behind her makeup business, the challenges and highs and lows of setting up her business. In our interview I ask: What prompted you to start a makeup range for older women? What were you doing previously? Which of your skills – or previous experience were you best able to use in your new venture? What have been the greatest challenges? What surprises...
  3. How to style a little black dress: wear mesh sleeves UNDER your dress (video)

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We often look at what we wear over our little black dress – but what about what we can wear under the dress? In this video I put some mesh sleeves under the dress. There particular ones are by Gina Bacconi but there many available in various colours and designs – including lace. These are great for extending the wearability of those sleeveless shifts we all have in our wardrobe – and covering bingo wings! I hope you enjoy the video. I’m looking forward to sharing more ‘little black dress’ looks.   The black dress I have used throughout this video series is from Ceme London.  They...
  4. Look stylish over 50. How many ways can you style one little black dress? Video series

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      Article by Ceri Wheeldon Just to make a change from my usual dresses with sleeves series, I have taken one, sleeveless black dress (from Ceme London) and started a video series to see just how many ways it can be styled. We all like to look stylish over 50, but we don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune, which is why I decided to see just how versatile a simple black dress can be.   We all have that black dress in our wardrobe that probably doesn’t get worn as often as it should, so I have set myself the challenge of seeing how many different looks I can come up – for day, evening, casual, formal. I have accessorised with items from my own wardrobe- mixing...
  5. Going Gypsy: a video interview with Emptynesters and Gypsynesters David and Veronica James

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share stories of people who inspire. I first connected with David and Veronica James about 5 years ago when they had started on their adventure after their kids leave home. As they launch their first book talking about their travels and new life, I caught up with the Gypsynesters in a video interview. They are great fun and I hope you enjoy my vdeo interview as they share their highs and lows, and Veronica shares her story from being a helicopter mum to jumping out of a plane in Australia.   These are the questions I put to the Gypsynesters about their fabulous midlife adventure. Most people become emptynesters when the kids leave home – but you left home too. How did that come about? What was it like having ‘no nest’ at all? How did your kids react to you leaving home? What was...
  6. Product Review Rodial Glamtox Neck Mask for anti-ageing skincare

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Necks can be one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing. I recently met a plastic surgeon who mentioned that he was surprised at how many women spent a fortune on face creams yet neglected their necks. Perhaps these Glamtox neck masks are the answer for mature skins!   You peel the mask off its plastic backing and apply to the neck. It is very soothing and hydrating. Leaving on foe 20 to 30 minutes you peel off and gently massage the residue into the skin – although in my case my skin had quite literally absorbed all of the product. You can feel a tightening effect as soon as it is applied. What are the active ingredients? Active ingredients include amino acids and wheat protein. Does it...
  7. Product Review Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask for anti-ageing skincare

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   The Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask promises to ‘freeze and smooth’. But does it work?   It’s a little odd applying a jet black face mask , but as soon as you apply it to the face you can feel its tightening effect on the skin. The gel like consistency makes it a little fiddly to apply evenly and it is recommended that you leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the 15 minutes is up you peel it off. So far I have not mastered the art of peeling it off in one go! The mask has a fast acting peptide which has a freeze like effect on face. The liquorice and amino acids help to brighten the skin. The results After just one application...
  8. Review of Tria Age Defying Laser – Can it Combat the Signs of Ageing Skin Part 1

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon How can the Tria Age Defying Laser combat the signs of ageing? Enlarged pores. loss of volume. sagging skin, pigmentation, wrinkles – we will all experience some or all of these as we age. Of course if we have the budget and determination we can look at surgical and non-surgical procedures if we so choose, but personally I like to look at treatments that can be done and maintained at home. Tria Age Defying Laser (fractional non-ablative laser) is just one of a number of devices taking advantage of technology developed for aesthetic practitioners which has now been developed for home use. The Tria Age Defying Laser is said to improve texture, tone and clarity of skin. The laser treats the...
  9. Video Review Benefit Cosmetics – Best Products in the range for mature women

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   Whenever I go to buy make up, I tend to go straight to the large department store and replace whatever I’m running out of with the exact same product – so sometimes it’s good to try a few products from a range that normally escapes your radar. I have always really liked the packaging for Benefit Cosmetics, but always thought of their products of being more suited to a younger clientelr – but not any more. I found a few of their products are terrific for women over 50. My particular favourites being the Porefressional Primer – which REALLY helped minimise pores , the Fine One to One blusher stick and the Gimme Brow eyebrow enhancer. I have put together a video review. Hope you enjoy it!   Products featured:   Benefit Porefressional Primer Benefit Gimme Brow Benefit Fine One to One Blusher Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer Benefit Oxygen...
  10. Review of LightStim for Wrinkles Handheld LED Light Device for the Face Part One

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I receive a lot of requests for home based anti-ageing skincare treatments. I’m looking to see how technology can improve skin tone for a more youthful appearance as an alternative to botox and fillers. I have to confess to being a bit of a gadget junkie when it comes to skincare. The LightStim for Wrinkles is a handheld device that uses LED light therapy to energize cells and stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity of the skin. I’m a little wary of any light based gadgets but I find the fact that LightStim is FDA approved reassuring. Over an 8 week period using LightStim for minutes a day you should see significant improvement to skin tone. How LightStim for wrinkles works   This video explains how LightStim works , and is...
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