21/04/2017

Over 40 and wearing Topshop....... whatever next?!

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There are still some people out there that think us women of a certain age should be packing away our trainers, off the shoulder tops and skinny jeans and swopping them for twinsets and pearls. Hell no, not me. Okay so I may not be a skinny young thing anymore (age is a cruel thing, the weight just creeps on as you get older, and you have no idea why or where from!) but I will always wear what I like and feel comfortable in, NOT what some in society say we should be wearing 'at our age' as I've already said in this off the shoulder post here, have a read!

Anyway, back to the OOTD and our trip into London, I make it sound like we live a hop, skip and a jump away, we don't, it's a good couple of hours away by car, but Nick and I will often decide on the spur of the moment to drive down if we've got nothing else on, and besides at the weekend you can often get free on street parking in our capital or for peanuts anyway, which is more than we can do in our own city in the Midlands, robbing dogs!

Sorry, I digress, again. Back to my trendy young thing outfit :D

For me the slogan tee from Topshop is the star of the show and I love it and who's not wearing one these days?

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Sorry about the creasing down the front but I was in the car for a while! AND, I then had my legs around my neck and at one point I'm sure out the window trying to change my jeans in the back of the car, the things us blogger do hey?! It's slightly oversized for a more loose, casual fit and it's long enough to tuck into jeans without it coming untucked every five minutes.

It's super comfy and with longer sleeves too, I hate those shorter, more cropped sleeves on a t-shirt, I need long to hide those bingo wings, another thing that's crept up on me as I've gotten older :( Oh how I wish I'd kept going with those tins of beans!

If you fancy the tee, and are ordering online I find it's true to size and pretty good quality.

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Topshop slogan t-shirt \ fashion \ style \ M&S jeans \ H&M blazer \ outfit \ ootd \ Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

A bit of a 'spur of the moment' purchase also in Topshop this Easter weekend were these little beauties on my feet. Eye-catching white trainers with the prettiest delicate embroidery. Embroidery is everywhere at the moment isn't it, from clothing to bags to shoes and it adds a little something to your outfit. My choice is to wear them with jeans for a more casual, laid back look but they'll look fab and make a statement worn with a pretty little dress too.  Sadly, I can't find them online so you'll just have to go in store to pick yours up. They're £39.99 and they are leather. I've found some similar ones that I've linked down below and they're a bargain too. 

The jeans are ones I picked up recently and wore to death on our recent trip to Palma.

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Topshop slogan t-shirt \ embroidered trainers \ fashion \ style \ M&S jeans \ H&M blazer \ outfit \ ootd \ Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

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So there you are, my latest Topshop pieces. It's a shop I love, and will continue to shop in, it's not just for the 20 somethings, in fact, whilst I was in there I saw a woman who must have been late 60's at a guess, and my God she was trendier than me, not that I'm particularly trendy or anything! I just watched her, admiring her style as she flicked through the rails, and I muttered to myself "girl you rock!" 




Are you on board with the embroidery trend? What have you purchased? 








19/04/2017

SkinChemists Advanced Pro-5 collagen oxygenating night cream review

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Could this be a little bit of beauty sleep in a bottle?

Part of the Advanced Pro-5 collagen range, this oxygenating night cream aims to give your skin a helping hand whilst you dream away and let's face it (pardon the pun) who doesn't want a product that's going to work hard for you whilst you're off in the land of nod?!

Each month I bring you a product from British skincare brand, SkinChemists, and I've been using this for a couple of weeks now.

Packed full of active ingredients, it aims to boost elasticity and even tone, leaving your skin revived and with long term use, a more youthful appearance.

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The formulation includes

Marine collagen to help leave the skin smooth and supple.

Gatuline Bio works to help promote skin health and regeneration, visibly reducing wrinkles by renewing dull or ageing skin and providing hydration.

Matrixyl 3000 helps to smooth away visible wrinkles and blemishes. Now, I've heard of Matrixyl and I'm no expert but I know that's it's bloody good for your skin. Matrixyl is a peptide and it helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and skin repair. Matrixyl 3000 however is made up of two new peptides and is supposedly better than the original Matrixyl so it's good to look out for products containing this active ingredient.

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The cream itself is a nice consistency, very light actually, not what you'd expect from a night cream in general, a lot of them are thicker, and a lot richer. Don't be fooled though into thinking you need a thick, rich cream to get results, because you don't, it's all about what's in it and this lightweight one sure does pack a punch. Whilst it's not my favourite from the brand, I can only be honest with you guys, (the bee venom serum is still right up there) I can certainly notice some results. Not so much with my lines and wrinkles but more that my complexion is brighter and certainly clearer. I think though with any product, to see good results you've got to be using it long term for the active ingredients to 'kick in' and get to work deep down.  

Is it for you? 

Well, from the age of twenty collagen production starts to decrease and it's collagen that keeps our skin firm and supple. I wish I knew more in my twenties and had the internet to help guide me to what products I needed but I'm doing my best now, hitting it with some powerful ingredients, so I hope to see some good results! I would say anyone mid to late twenties should be using serums and anything that will help boost collagen, it's never too early to start! 

If you're interested in trying the Advanced Pro-5 collagen oxygenating night cream for yourself you can use the discount code PRICELESSBLOG at the checkout and get it for the amazing price of £19.99 until the end of April. 









07/04/2017

A nip & tuck in a jar thanks to Exalt from Temple Spa

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These days it seems we're all more obsessed than ever with our skincare routines, and that's no bad thing is it? I get excited about trying new products and love anything beauty! I don't know about you but I'm always busy double cleansing and toning, I'm incorporating acids and retinol into my routine now and throwing all the moisturiser I can at my skin, you ladies doing the same? I need to whisper something in your ear though; I've not been very good at looking after my neck and décolleté area. I've kind of neglected it over the years when it also needed lots of TLC, and I'm now extremely annoyed that I didn't pay it more attention.

Can't dwell on the past though, so I'm moving forward with a little helping hand from Temple Spa. Have you heard of them? I'd heard of them before I got this little pink pot and read lots of great reviews. I'd tried a couple of sample products but it was when Tracey from The Naughty Forty Diaries was raving about their Exalt neck cream that my ears really pricked up.

I figured it would be rather mean of me to not share it with you too.

Spa in a Jar 

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It's packed with all sorts of magical ingredients to help firm and tighten your skin, helping to improve those horrid neck lines and wrinkles, and, my goodness, this stuff works!!

I won't bore you with what's in it, because quite frankly you can read that for yourself here.

But what I will say is this........it has the most beautifully light gel texture and smells heavenly. It applies like a dream, doesn't leave any tacky residue and feels like velvet to the touch.

I won't tell you how to apply it either because you all know your upward and outward movements don't you ladies?! Don't forget to take it up and around the back of your ears too. I apply it to the back of my hands then massage it up the neck that way, it pays to multitask as this way helps with those pesky dry hands, another area we sometimes neglect.

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This post is in no way sponsored, I purchased the product myself and I just wanted to shout about the fact that the appearance of my turkey neck has improved, it's smoother, firmer and less crepey looking!

It is like a spa in a jar, it's luxurious and feels like you're giving yourself a bit of a pamper each time you use it. I think I'm becoming quite obsessed with it. I need to try it with the 'Elevator', go have a look, I need that device in my life as well. Looks like some sort of torturous implement but I'm willing to try anything at this point! 

Exalt is suitable for all skin types and I would say you should definitely be using something like this if you're in your thirties. And, listen up kids, avoid that turkey neck at all costs, take your lotions and potions all the way down! 

Temple Spa are passionate about their products and they are of the highest spa quality. There's a few ways you can get your hands on the range. It's stocked exclusively at one department store only, and that's Harrods, it's used in selected spas around the UK and you can order online. They also hold at home parties for you and your friends to discover and be pampered. I'm sure if you enquire online they'll put you in touch with your nearest consultant and details on Exalt can be found here


Seriously, if you're a, I was going to say mature lady, but I don't like that word at all, I'll never be mature, always immature, so let's say slightly older lady like my good self, and you're thinking about an anti ageing product for your neck then this is worth a thought. I love it, can you tell? 


Do you already use anything from Temple Spa? Or any other product specifically for your neck? 
Please share!