Profhilo at Hampton Clinic - review

Dr Hill taking before photos for Profhilo injections

A few months back I had my first Profhilo treatment at Hampton Clinic.


REN Glow daily vitamin c gel cream -AD

REN clean skincare \ glow daily vitamin c gel cream \ Radiance

Skincare time again and I want to let you know about a fabulous product from REN that is due to launch in January. 


Viking picture perfect photography masterclass with Elouisa Georgiou

photography workshop \ props \ festive table

I'm always looking to improve my photography skills, so when I was invited along to a photography masterclass at Dirty Martini in Birmingham I was chuffed to bits! The event was in association with Viking and expert photographer Elouisa Georgiou.


r-Retinoate eye system from Medik8

It's been a little while since I talked beauty so here I am with a product from Medik8. The r-Retinoate eye system.*


Coolsculpting - My final results

Coolsculpting \ my final results \ cyrolipolysis \ fat freezing \ body confidence \ before and after \ aesthetics \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

Well, it's been a few months now since I had my Coolsculpting treatment* at Hampton Clinic and I promised you I would show you my final results with before and after pics. I had the treatment in May and they say it takes a good three months to see the final results. 


Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronze & Glow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury filmstar bronze and glow palette \ bronzer \ highlighter

Just a quick beauty post for you today.


Travel | Weekend escape to Dorset

style shot at Lulworth Cove \ black biker jacket \ jeans \ Zara slogan t-shirt

No, that is not the Mediterranean behind me, it's the stunning Lulworth Cove in Dorset. Last weekend  we escaped for a couple of days. It was a real spur of the moment thing, but those are often the best aren't they? This is quite a long post, but bear with me, I think you'll like it. 


Fosse fashionista & styling with Primark

Primark \ off the shoulder \ light grey \ floral \ three quarter \ wide leg \ jumpsuit

A couple of weeks back I worked with Fosse Shopping Park, Leicester's biggest out of town shopping centre on their Fosse Fashionista campaign. They were offering one lucky shopper the chance to win a £300 summer wardrobe. Woah! All they had to do was snap their outfit in the selfie booth and share their GIF on the Fosse Shopping park Instagram page, I mean, come on, how easy was that! 


My absolute skin saviours

It's no secret that I have issues with my skin (on my face that is) and even have problems with spots still in my late forties. I've had problem skin all my life and I've harped on about it so much on this here blog and on social media. 


Alpaca trekking in the Charnwood Forest

Prepare for cuteness overload.


Summer Stripes, off the shoulder & a trip to Rufford Abbey country park

Striped culottes from Primark \ Broderie anglaise white bardot top \ white sandals

So, the heatwave continues in the UK. Can you believe it?! The summer we're having is kind of off the scale. I mean, I've not slept properly for what feels like weeks and have the urge to sit in the freezer every half hour, but I wouldn't change it, and long may it continue. Let's all pray to the sunshine gods! Although, I have to put my hands up and say I've done barely any housework since the temperatures sky rocketed, it's just too hot to do anything, to move even! Empty the dishwasher, have to have a sit down. Make a cuppa, have a sit down. Take out the rubbish, have a sit down. And as for the ironing. FORGET IT. #melting


A confident day with Playtex

Playtex lingerie set \ plum colour \ floral lace \ underwired bra \ brazilian briefs

I was a little unsure of how to bring this post to you and style this lingerie set that was very kindly gifted to me by Playtex*. A flat lay was what first came to mind but then I thought that doesn't actually bring the lingerie to life so you can see it properly does it? Having just turned 49 I wasn't sure either that I should be flaunting myself all over the internet [again] in my bra and knickers but then I thought, I've done it before when I wrote the post about feeling sexy in your forties, okay not so much belly on show in that one, so what the hell, might as well do it again, in for a penny..........


The jumpsuit | Over 40 style

Green Primark pal leaf jumpsuit \ tie belt \ trilby hat \ brown sandals

I love a jumpsuit. Despite the fact that every time you need a wee it becomes a mammoth task, in the loo for hours, wrestling to get the thing off, arms flailing everywhere! Right? Let's not talk about the ones that have that zip that you just can't reach and you need a second pair of hands in the loo!!! 


Coolsculpting at Hampton Clinic- My experience & your questions answered

Coolsculpting \ Hampton Clinic \ Solihill \ West Midlands \ fat freezing \ cryolipolysis \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

Four weeks ago I had Coolsculpting* at Hampton Clinic. You may have seen snippets of my treatment on my Insta stories. I want to tell you about my experience and I've had lots of questions about the treatment itself so I'll talk you through it and hopefully I'll answer all of them for you in this post. It's a long one mind!


Aldi Diptyque dupes

Aldi dupe \ Diptyque \ home fragrance \ candle \ reed diffuser \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

Aldi have done it again! This time with dupes of Diptyque favourites. Home fragrance with similar scents to the luxury brand. I shared my thoughts on their previous 'Jo Malone dupe' range right here. It did whip everyone up into a bit of a frenzy and it seemed like the whole world went totally mad for them, including me, I bet you got some too didn't you? Anyway, I wasn't too impressed with the last lot, so didn't have much hope for these new ones. 


Tassel earrings from Lovisa-the trend continues

Tassell earrings from Lovisa \ style accessories \ jewellery \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

When it comes to jewellery, I'm a 'less is more' kinda girl. I don't do big, bold, statement pieces, they're just not me. Never have been. I like more delicate pieces usually.


The Cult Beauty Box by Lydia Elise Millen | Review

Cult Beauty x Lydia Millen Beauty box review \ Glowing skin \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blogger

You know I love skincare right? So I couldn't let this opportunity pass me by. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the beauty box that Lydia created with Cult beauty. It wasn't cheap, I mean it was a bargain compared to buying all the products separately, they came to around £300, but £155 is not something you can just whip out your purse, I can't anyway! When I saw Lydia's Youtube video my immediate thoughts were "I have to have it" but I didn't just jump in. I debated long and hard about whether I should get it or not, and when release day came around it was a big YES! I made the decision based on the fact that I'd really wanted to try two of the products for a long time and those two alone came to £106 so it was a no brainer really.


Michael Bublé By Invitation Rose Gold EDP

Michael bublé By Invitation Rose Gold eau de parfum Floral oriental gourmand fragrance \ Priceless lLife of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

Last week I was sent some perfume. By Invitation Rose Gold* is the stunning new fragrance for women from Michael Bublé. 


All about the eyes & what I'm using right now

All about the eyes / over 40 beauty / Kiko mascara / Revitalash / Priceless Life of Mine / Over 40 lifestyle blog

People often tell me how lovely my eyelashes are and ask me what I use on them. The conversation usually starts with "are they your own lashes?!" followed by "ooh, what do you use to get them like that?"


Bodega Cantina Spring menu launch | Leicester

A few weeks back I was invited along to one of my favourite local restaurants, Bodega Cantina. They were launching their new spring menu and they invited a few of us blogger types along to see what we thought. My first review of Bodega was back in 2016 when they first opened their doors. 


Styling H&M lace, over 40 style

H&M lace blouse \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

Hey! I said I'd show you this H&M lace blouse in more detail, so here it is with exciting news too! I wore it for Emily's 21st birthday celebrations the other night so you may have seen it on my Insta stories. Emily just wanted to go out for a meal with the family on her actual birthday, the Thursday night, as her lovely boyfriend had planned a surprise weekend away. Sounds easy to organise you might think, hell no, we have a rather large family, 43 of us to be exact [and that's not all of us] went out for a bite to eat. Thing is there aren't many places that can accommodate that many people all together; most can take around 20 at best! Anyway, we came up trumps with a local [and stunning] hotel, Rothley Court, who booked us into their private dining area. They dressed the room and tables beautifully for us and the staff were so attentive. Emily was so, so happy and had the best night with all the people she loves the most.


The Chanel inspired jacket, over 40 style

Fashion shoot at Leicester Cathedral \ Chanel inspired cream jacket  from Zara \ 40plus style \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

Yes, this is a fashion post but I feel the need to tell you how we got to this location. Bear with me. Last weekend we played tourist in our own city. When I say tourist, I mean we went along to the Cathedral, we've never been despite living in Leicester our whole life, paid our respects to Richard III, got a bite to eat and had cocktails. We didn't plan any of this which was the nice thing, it just happened. We have a small town close by and that's generally where we'll go if we need anything, only going into the main city centre if we have to. Well, last Saturday we had to, to get some glasses for Nick, he needs glasses for driving, TV and reading, yep it's an age thing, and on the way back to the car Nick suggested we get some lunch somewhere.


Experiencing the Hydrafacial at Hampton Clinic

Disclaimer: This is not me. I know I might have thrown you there for a minute!! I so wish it was me though :D


Visiting Stratford Upon Avon || Things to do

Rowing boats \ River Avon \ Stratford Upon Avon \ Travel \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

It's coming up to that time of year [spring and lighter nights rapidly approaching] when we all start to think about little day trips or weekends away so I thought now would be a good time to share our day out in Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. We actually went at the end of September last year but I never got round to posting these. We sadly couldn't stay overnight so a day trip it was but we made the most of it and even though it was nearly October we had glorious weather! I'll warn you now this one's a bit picture heavy! 


Why you need a silk pillowcase in your life

Silk pillowcase from Chichouz for better skin and hair \ beauty \ skincare \ Priceless Life of Mine \ 40 plus lifestyle blog

You know I love all thing beauty and by now you'll probably know that I'm a sucker for any creams, lotion, potions or gadget that claims to make me look even a little bit better. Not many products live up to the job or deliver on their promises, although they've got their work cut out with my skin admittedly! Most mornings I wake up looking like Worzel Gummidge, only with more wrinkles, and like my face could do with a good iron!! For those not familiar with Worzel Gummidge you'll find him on Google! Good old Google eh?


Tips to unwind, pamper and sleep better

Tips to unwind, pamper and sleep better \ beauty products to help you relax \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

I don't know about you but for me January sometimes feels like the gloomiest month of the year. Wet, miserable days and darks nights [bloggers nightmare] can leave you feeling a bit low and miserable can't it? The weather definitely affects my mood. On top of that I don't sleep well at all and it's not a good combination, just ask Mr C!! :) Fear not though, we're coming out the other side now.


Blazers and stripes all day long, over 40 style

Casual look featuring Topshop ciao slogan striped long sleeved top and blazer \ fashion \ style \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

What do you do when it's been raining for a few days and you can't get out and take your outfit shots? Take them in your lounge of course! 


Let me introduce you.........

For my first post of 2018 I thought I'd share some love and introduce you to some fabulous women from the blogosphere that I follow and that inspire me all the time. I personally find it so easy to get disheartened and downbeat about my blog, often thinking about giving it all up, more so the latter part of last year when I felt my heart just wasn't fully in it (for various reasons) but I see theses ladies and they make me want to carry on.
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