Sometimes we all need to focus on ourselves with a little self-care when life has been super-stressful

Sometimes we all need to focus on ourselves with a little self-care when life has been super-stressful. Especially at this time of the year.
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My go-to treat is the rejuvenating non- invasive BDR facial.
Administered this time by Veni- the owner of 
@le_boutique_spa in London NW1.  She was excellent and very professional in her attention to detail. Many of her clients are French which says a lot about how good she is.  I' ve always found that French women are especially particular about their beauty regimes.
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My no-makeup, bad hair selfie- with newly glowing skin was taken straight after the facial.
I'm with Veni who is her own best advertisement as an aesthetic clinician. .
Before the Summer I had my first four BDR facials at the also excellent @eleniqueskinclinic in Fulham.  I like trying out various beauty salons and clinics which have been recommended to me. These initial treatments made a significant difference to my skin quality, deep wrinkles and sun-damage pigmentation.
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The facial includes 
peel+ dermabrasion 
Microneedles + serum
Massage + LED
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@welovebdr
Especially at this time of the year.
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My go-to treat is the rejuvenating non- invasive BDR facial.
Administered this time by Veni- the owner of
@le_boutique_spa in London NW1. She was excellent and very professional in her attention to detail. Many of her clients are French which says a lot about how good she is. I’ ve always found that French women are especially particular about their beauty regimes.
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My no-makeup, bad hair selfie- with newly glowing skin was taken straight after the facial.
I’m with Veni who is her own best advertisement as an aesthetic clinician. .
Before the Summer I had my first four BDR facials at the also excellent @eleniqueskinclinic in Fulham. I like trying out various beauty salons and clinics which have been recommended to me. These initial treatments made a significant difference to my skin quality, deep wrinkles and sun-damage pigmentation.
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The facial includes
peel+ dermabrasion
Microneedles + serum
Massage + LED
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@welovebdr

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“You look good for your age”

"You look good for your age" .
But what does age 64 look like?....
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In the newspaper today the headline is "1 in 3 Britons admit they are guilty of ageism"

Maybe it's more how you feel about yourself....
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This morning's swim in the sea made me feel good... both mentally and physically.
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But what does age 64 look like?….
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In the newspaper today the headline is “1 in 3 Britons admit they are guilty of ageism”

Maybe it’s more how you feel about yourself….
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This morning’s swim in the sea made me feel good… both mentally and physically.
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Still on a social media detox Summer break till September but this photo of me popped up from 4 years ago so thought I’d post

Still on a social media detox Summer break till September but this photo of me popped up from 4 years ago so thought I'd post.
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Been writing a novel.
Finished yesterday 
Super proud of myself.
300ush pages /over 100k words.
Will keep you posted on its progress to publishing. 
Fingers crossed .
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Photo with thanks to @rory_photo

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Been writing a novel.
Finished yesterday
Super proud of myself.
300ush pages /over 100k words.
Will keep you posted on its progress to publishing.
Fingers crossed .
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Photo with thanks to @rory_photo

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#tbthursdays to this time last year at the Isle of Wight Festival

to this time last year at the Isle of Wight Festival.
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It's fun to dress up and be a different version of your everyday self.
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It’s fun to dress up and be a different version of your everyday self.
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Good morning Sunday

Good morning Sunday.
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A makeup free face no filters. .
Over the last month I had 5 x BDR facials at the lovely Elena's Fulham aesthetics beauty clinic Elenique.
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I've been using the BDR products regularly every day. Cleanser, toner, 2 x serums and a moisturiser. Seemed a lot of products to use twice a day at the beginning as I'm all about speed as never have time to faff around, but 
I' ve got used to the routine now and even managed to fit an exfoliation in one evening too. .
My skin tone seems improved, maybe a bit firmer and plumper, still have wrinkles but I wasn't hoping for a miracle. 
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10 facials apparently is the best for optimum results with occasional monthly maintenance one after that.
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With thanks to @welovebdr and @elenacudworth @eleniqueskinclinic .
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 #self-confidence

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A makeup free face no filters. .
Over the last month I had 5 x BDR facials at the lovely Elena’s Fulham aesthetics beauty clinic Elenique.
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I’ve been using the BDR products regularly every day. Cleanser, toner, 2 x serums and a moisturiser. Seemed a lot of products to use twice a day at the beginning as I’m all about speed as never have time to faff around, but
I’ ve got used to the routine now and even managed to fit an exfoliation in one evening too. .
My skin tone seems improved, maybe a bit firmer and plumper, still have wrinkles but I wasn’t hoping for a miracle.
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10 facials apparently is the best for optimum results with occasional monthly maintenance one after that.
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With thanks to @welovebdr and @elenacudworth @eleniqueskinclinic .
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#self-confidence

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Wearing colour can fill you with joy and sometimes you may feel drawn to a particular colour

Wearing colour can fill you with joy and sometimes you may feel drawn to a particular colour.
Today it's a blue day. .
Everything I'm wearing is from the High street- a mix of current and past seasons.
I like to mix up affordable High street fashion with the odd designer accessory.
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Furry gilet Joseph.
Blue animal print t-shirt M&S
Leather look jeans Zara
Ankle boots New Look 
Belt Gucci
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Today it’s a blue day. .
Everything I’m wearing is from the High street- a mix of current and past seasons.
I like to mix up affordable High street fashion with the odd designer accessory.
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Furry gilet Joseph.
Blue animal print t-shirt M&S
Leather look jeans Zara
Ankle boots New Look
Belt Gucci
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Girls in pearls

Girls in pearls.
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Saturday was a sad day as it was the memorial of a good friend who was such a special person.
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The dress code was glam and colourful as the lunch party was to celebrate her life.
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And so it was an orange and pearls day.
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Everyone turned up wearing wonderfully bright and vibrant colours as she would have liked us to.
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Life is so short and often so cruelly and abruptly ended, that we should make the most of every day that we are here.
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Orange silk shirt from Zara 2017 season.
Versace-esque print pleated silk skirt from Zara Summer 2018 
Pearls from when I was 18 years old.
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The collection of clothes in my eclectic wardrobe go back years and all get mixed and matched each season in brand new ways. .
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Saturday was a sad day as it was the memorial of a good friend who was such a special person.
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The dress code was glam and colourful as the lunch party was to celebrate her life.
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And so it was an orange and pearls day.
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Everyone turned up wearing wonderfully bright and vibrant colours as she would have liked us to.
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Life is so short and often so cruelly and abruptly ended, that we should make the most of every day that we are here.
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Orange silk shirt from Zara 2017 season.
Versace-esque print pleated silk skirt from Zara Summer 2018
Pearls from when I was 18 years old.
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The collection of clothes in my eclectic wardrobe go back years and all get mixed and matched each season in brand new ways. .
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#BeAgeProud

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These were 2 newspaper headlines today from one of the world's most influential trend forecasters.
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I used to fib about my age, especially as I worked in the media and on TV. I remained 37 years old for years into my 40s.
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However now I'm 64 I'm proud to acknowledge and tell my actual age.
I keep fit and healthy and want to inspire women of all ages.
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This selfie with no filters was from June 2018, last Summer,  when I was on my way to the Isle of Wight music festival. .
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These were 2 newspaper headlines today from one of the world’s most influential trend forecasters.
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I used to fib about my age, especially as I worked in the media and on TV. I remained 37 years old for years into my 40s.
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However now I’m 64 I’m proud to acknowledge and tell my actual age.
I keep fit and healthy and want to inspire women of all ages.
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This selfie with no filters was from June 2018, last Summer, when I was on my way to the Isle of Wight music festival. .
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Sometimes when you’ve been ill in bed with the worst flu for 5 days, then getting dressed in a vibrant colour and venturing out into the world and meeting friends just for a couple of hours can be the best recovery tonic medicine

Sometimes when you've been ill in bed with the worst flu for 5 days,
then getting dressed in a vibrant colour and venturing out into the world and meeting friends just for a couple of hours can be the best recovery tonic medicine.
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The mind is a powerful tool. .
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The mind is a powerful tool. .
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