Happy in my skin

My husband said to me at breakfast this morning ‘You look younger now, than you did 2 years ago when you started the process of growing out your dye. I’m so happy you decided to stop dying your hair. You look more natural, it suits you and I really like it. I’m not sure how you’ve done it, but your face looks younger too!’.

When I originally asked him whether I should embrace my natural colour, he said ‘It’s up to you’ which wasn’t encouraging, I guess he didn’t know what it would look like natural, as neither did I. My son responded with ‘No! Absolutely not’ so obviously I didn’t listen to him!

When I compare myself to photos a few years ago I do look younger now. My coloured hair was quite harsh and it does look very fake. Also, I am much less stressed now than I was a few years ago. Stress shows on my face, I looked tired.

I didn’t have time for myself before. I didn’t neglect my appearance, but I didn’t give it any thought and ‘me time’ was in short supply or non existent.

I was completely lost with what I should wear age 50. No longer wanting to wear heels or look perfectly groomed like I fell out of a shop window, I eventually found a more casual style which suits me perfectly.

My weight fluctuates, I’m happy if it dips, but I’m not unhappy if it increases. I’m not worried about looking 10 years younger, energy levels and strength are more important. I feel totally happy in my skin for the first time in my life. I just wish it hadn’t taken so long…

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The John Muir Trail

Today’s makeup:

@muacosmetics banana primer
@muacosmetics foundation
@thrivecausemetics bronzer
@venicsorganic highlighter
@muacosmetics Nude lipstick
@muacosmetics black eyebrow pencil
@muacosmetics eyeliner
@studio10makeup radiance eye pallet
@thrivecausemetics liquid lash extensions

I meant to post this earlier but Seb called and asked me if I fancied a 15 mile hike and I simply couldn’t refuse. So I laced up my walking shoes and headed off for the afternoon, crossing the river dart by small ferry and then along the river to Totnes.

It’s incredibly hilly here, and quite hard going (Seb sets quite a pace) but after a couple of stops at country pubs for a pint of cider, the hills got easier. I’m now sat by a log fire, toasting my tired toes.

The John Muir trail is a picturesque and wonderful hiking trail, which you can follow in many directions. I highly recommend it if you are a capable hiker and want to see some outstanding vistas in south Devon.

My hair today is a side braid on one side and a side pony tail on the other.

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8 things about me

Thank you to @seagypsymermaid for tagging me in your post. So here’s 8 things about me.

1. My favourite sound is a dog eating crackers.
2. I bought my first home when I was 18
3. I love the smell of horses.
4. My husband and I met when I was 16
5. I’m obsessed with @bringoutthebranston pickle and eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon.
6. I have an irrational fear of swimming in deep water. It’s the only thing I’m scared of.
7. I have visited 44 countries.
8. I’ve never watched any of the Star Wars films (or ‘The Sound of Music’ or ‘Gone with the Wind’).

Very random information ?

#lipstick@muacosmetics ‘Dash’

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In search of a wedding ring

Quite an adventure this week Seb (my son) spent the morning on Saturday in the river searching for a lost wedding ring, hoping to return it to the owner. No luck …. yet. He hasn’t given up and we will visit again for another look. He found some vintage brass salmon lures from 1930, a few coins and part of a gun.

He is so like me. He cannot keep still. Always on the move looking for his next adventure.

Recently I shared that my only fear is swimming in deep water. When Seb was training as a freedive instructor in Egypt several years ago, I jumped on a plane to visit him to see the clear waters of Dahab for myself.

The visibility was 30 metres or more. Seb asked me if I would like to watch him dive and of course I was thrilled … but I really didn’t think this through. He headed down to the 50 metre marker followed by his safety diver. What I hadn’t considered is that I would be left, floating all alone as shark bait on the surface.

I watched as he passed scuba divers underneath me, disappearing into the blue.

Alone I hyperventilated on the surface, with the soundtrack to Jaws on full volume in my head.

I have never been so relieved to see his face when he surfaced, and on seeing my pale terrified face he offered to swim me back to shore to compose myself. I hate that I’m scared, but luckily it’s not something I have to face everyday.

I am happy to face anything else head on. I’m a positive, happy and determined person, which gets me through most challenges and scrapes.

On my 40th birthday, I wasn’t thrilled with the number on the scoreboard. But I decided I was going to make the most out of life and squeeze very last drop out of the second half of my life. I signed up for snowboard lessons and ever since haven’t let age limit me in any way.

Armed with lipstick, I’m ready and up for anything!

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Operation name and shame update

fiftysister

How are you feeling?

I’m not focusing on any of the bad stuff going on, just trying to distract myself with lots of other projects. It’s the only way to stay sane.

I have big news!!! No dick pics received for 2 weeks – this is incredible. Finally my campaign to stop the naked man sausage seems to have done the trick. I know many women are put off posting anything on here for fear of the barrage of private messages from men. I can report that operation ‘name and shame’ has yielded great results! I’m no longer scared to open messages – woohoo!

I do love purple lipstick. This one is ‘Desire’ from @muacosmetics
I have another new lovely purple to test so check back tomorrow to see that.

Anyone else a fan of purple?

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