I've always thought that a woman's natural hair is her crowning glory. It tends to have a whole shaft of luminous and subtle tones that shift around her face and flatter her complexion in perfect synchrony. No salon 'highlight' jobby can mimic the way natural hair carries the light.
One of the good things about being seventy is that younger women can judge whether my advice has any bearing by looking at my skin. I admit to taking good care of it and going for regular beauty treatments (since at my age I need all the help I can get!).
I think we need to re-evaluate what it is to grow older and place value on it. My personal wish is that the beauty industry would market products using a 'positive-ageing' message, highlighting the natural and ageing beauty that is in our faces.
I saved up my money and went to the nearest Boots. But having never seen boys wearing makeup out, I felt so embarrassed just walking into the store. The shop was in my local area, so I knew I would bump into people I knew and that panicked me! I ended up picking products in random shades, quickly paid for them and left the store in a hurry.
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2017 so far has made me think about what's important; what really doesn't matter and should be put aside. So I've been clearing my way gradually through cupboards, wardrobes and drawers. More than ever I've been wondering what on earth possesses me when I'm shopping... and how I've missed this when I've been tidying up before.
So, you're interested in living more ethically. In a world full of media distrust, political scandals and alternative facts, it's no surprise really. I'm feeling the same - I want to know where my food comes from, who made my clothes, and treat people - and the planet - in a respectful way.
I'm often asked how I got my hair so long, so I wanted to share some tips and tricks that have helped me
The skin is undoubtedly one of the most important organs in the human body. It's your body's first line of defense against elements such as ultraviolet radiation, pollution, germs, and physical harm. As a result, your skin is vulnerable to superficial injuries and symptoms caused by irritations and infections.
'Just be confident' - easier said than done, right? But for women, it really is. The confidence gap between men and women is real and it's inhibiting women from succeeding at the same rate as men.
I'd gotten used to spreading the concealer on thick... then, earlier this year I started doing more research asking mama friends for secrets and searching online to help improve the eye bags. Three months on, the tips I discovered and implemented have made a huge difference.
As mothers it is our instinct to nurture our babies and those around us. But one thing we are guilty of, and I know it is not just me, we forget to nurture ourselves. It may feel like it is not that important to skip these little times for yourself because you have so many things to do.
If you're active on social media you'll have seen the adverts for these black masks that show the pores being unblocked as it's ripped off the skin,...
I'd like to think it's because I'm too brazen to agonise over my appearance. I'm against airbrushing models in magazines, and what else is make-up than real-life photoshopping? But then, I highlight my hair and just spent £40 on an under-eye serum.
I felt compelled to write this after watching on BBC, the video of a mother of an 11-year-old who produced an advert so her daughter could embrace her natural hair. Black hair is an important part of our identify and our heritage. Black women are beautiful regardless of what hair style they decide to rock.
First on my list is to find a suitor. My challenge as a 70 year old is reeling in a man who still has fire in his belly as opposed to the 'been there, done that, let's watch TV' type. The challenge doubles because toy boys don't do it for me, and men my age want someone considerably younger.