‘Style not Age’ Rainbow Challenge

April 23rd, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This month’s ‘Style Not Age’ challenge, where we are to be inspired by the colours of the rainbow, was set by Emma  from stylesplash. There is an often-used mnemonic to help you remember the colours of

Medical Micro Needling under the Spotlight

April 18th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Micro Needling is seemingly the latest and most effective treatment in the fight against lines and wrinkles. I laugh when I see the age of the testers. They need someone of more advanced years to

Shaws wows with Style and Prices!

April 11th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Shaws Department Store in Roscrea was where I spent my first wage packet. I had a summer job in a local chemist doing an inventory of the storeroom and stacking shelves, so I headed to

We have gone dotty in our ‘Style Not Age’ Polka-Dots March Challenge

March 26th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

It is time for our 'Style not Age' challenge again and this month we have gone dotty with polka-dots, set by Jacqui from mummabstylish. There were plenty of options in the shops (spots/dots are in)

Make-up for the more Mature Skin

March 21st, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I treat my make-up the same way I treat my man. If something serves me well, I tend to stick with it until I either find something I like better, or until it no longer

Fun With Fur Style Challenge in ‘Style not Age’

February 26th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

You may recall that as a part of a blogger group called '5 over-50', I participated in a series of style challenges where we took it in turn to create a theme. Only recently, two

What I wore in 2017 in my fashion round-up

January 6th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I embraced the kimono and the cold shoulder  fashion trends in 2017, though I had flirted briefly in 2016 with the latter.  A full-blown romance was conducted with this particular fashion item so that even

The Best of 2017 in Health and Beauty

January 3rd, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I was not even sure if it came under Health and Wellbeing, when I wrote about my love affair with gin. The title ‘How to stay Healthy, drink Gin’ confused a few people and I

Christmas Jumper ‘5-over-50’ Style Challenge

December 18th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I have never really been a fan of the Christmas jumper trend. I know it seems like I don’t have a sense of humour, but I can assure you that I do; it just doesn’t

Dyrberg/Kern in Arnotts has a Christmas Present for You.

December 7th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Arnotts in Dublin has been my ‘go-to’ shop for years: it is pretty fair to say that you can get practically everything there, so I am always popping in and out. I was very happy

Adding panache to my outfits with a Radley Bag

December 4th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Testing ‘By Terry’ Light-Expert Click Brush

November 15th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

‘By Terry’, founded by Terry Gunzburg, the French cosmetic guru behind Touche Eclat (a product that I have never liked), has just recently come across my radar. I had been invited to an evening in

5-Over-50 Boot-up

November 6th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

‘These Boots are Made for Walking’ sang Nancy Sinatra and that was this month’s style challenge for the '5-over-50' group. I am a boot lover and have at least a dozen pairs. When the stylist

The Bias Cut online shopping website is anything but biased.

October 30th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

My first introduction to the online shopping website and pop-up boutique www.the-bias-cut.com was through the Facebook group ‘Ageism is never in Style’ (a forum for all who agree that ageism in the fashion industry needs to

My Standing Ovation For Peter O’Brien’s Collaboration with Dunnes Stores

October 25th, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

What’s not to love about Peter O’Brien’s collaboration with Dunnes Stores? Few Irish designers have enjoyed such international acclaim as Peter O’Brien who for two decades worked in some of the world’s best-known fashion houses:

Review of ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ by Charlotte Tilbury

October 11th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I am a fan of some of Charlotte Tilbury’s products: for example, her Wonderglow and her Light Wonder. In fact, I wrote a review of both of them here.  And I think they are reasonably