I need a complete style overhaul. I caught a glimpse of myself through the eyes of a camera and didn’t like what I saw. My skin looks tired, hair lack lustre and I’ve lost my glow. Perhaps this is what happens to women of my age, 44, and looking a wreck? I dunno, surely not.
I can’t get it out of my head. I have lost my glow, I’ve lost my GLOW! It’s getting me down. I know a good hair cut, and perhaps if I wear a little make-up it would help, and this is where my problem lies. I am a 44 year old woman and I don’t know how to put make up on! HELP!
Foundation always looks fake, full slap for the school run? Seriously do I have to? What does everyone else do? A friend told me that BB cream is my friend – yet I still feel overly made up in it, perhaps I’m doing it wrong.
I don’t want to cover up, I want to glow from within. The trouble is, I think I am still in my 30’s and could look like Jeanne Damas, I can still look like her right? So here are my plans for reviving this tired out looking middle aged woman. (god I hate that phrase, middle aged).
1. Skin care.
I’ve just bought a Foreo Luna skin care device. I am hoping this little hand held kit will transform my grey tired skin. I’ve recently been cleansing and oiling my skin daily using the Magic Organic green balm and aphrodite facial oil. I shall report back soon on how my skin feels.
I one of those people who eats too much bread. Toast gets me through the day, and I am supposed to be gluten free! I am my own worse enemy. I am going to feed myself right, veggies, green – get on the kale again.
Yoga and pilates make me feel amazing, but I need to get out of breath, so I’ve recently started HiiT (High Intensity Interval Training) – I hate it, but it works.
I must admit I need some help with this one. You tube is going to be my friend. Help? What foundation / make-up do you use daily?
5. Style muse.
I want to go through my wardrobe, and sell or charity things that just don’t work for me any more. Channelling my inner Jeanne Damas, I want to look effortless in a pair of mom jeans and quilted jacket. I want my wardrobe to be minimal, with some pretty key pieces. A mix of vintage and high street.
Do you have a style muse? Jeanne Damas is perfect in my eyes – pass the red lipstick.
Please note this post is not a product endorsement, I am genuinely interested in all of these. Images are via my Jeanne Damas pin board – yes I am obsessed!
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.