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

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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Mother and daughter reformer Pilates

Mother and daughter reformer Pilates.
She's the one further away obvs
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This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
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She’s the one further away obvs
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This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
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With the brilliant Bryony Gordon after her open, honest and funny talk in the first of a series of ” Live Well” inspirational talks at the Hurlingham club

With the brilliant Bryony Gordon after her open, honest and funny talk  in the first of a series of " Live Well" inspirational talks at the Hurlingham club.
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Loved Bryony and her no filter approach to life and being true and authentic to who she is.
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That "we should all be kinder to ourselves"
And "We should say NO more often" 
Were two of Bryony's thoughts that resonated most with me. .
Most women are so self-critical and often feel they are not enough. But they are and should allow themselves to be who they are. 
That is why Bryony's Instagram is always real and never filtered and so is mine too- hopefully to inspire women of all ages.
Never to try to be something they are not. 
Be individual and unique.
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Great to meet you Bryony and have a chat at the end. .
I really enjoyed listening to you talking spontaneously with no prompts, with your energy and joie de vivre and how you now embrace life sober and grab it by the balls.
 @bryonygordon .
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@hurlinghamvenue

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Loved Bryony and her no filter approach to life and being true and authentic to who she is.
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That “we should all be kinder to ourselves”
And “We should say NO more often”
Were two of Bryony’s thoughts that resonated most with me. .
Most women are so self-critical and often feel they are not enough. But they are and should allow themselves to be who they are.
That is why Bryony’s Instagram is always real and never filtered and so is mine too- hopefully to inspire women of all ages.
Never to try to be something they are not.
Be individual and unique.
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Great to meet you Bryony and have a chat at the end. .
I really enjoyed listening to you talking spontaneously with no prompts, with your energy and joie de vivre and how you now embrace life sober and grab it by the balls.
@bryonygordon .
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@hurlinghamvenue

No make up, no filter selfie

No make up, no filter selfie.
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This month's fresh haircut. As we age a good haircut is so important to help flatter, frame and lift the face.
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This month's improved wrinkly skin texture after 4 sessions so far of BDR facial treatments which are still ongoing once a fortnight to get optimum results. I will show a before and after when I'm further on in the course of treatments.
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@welovebdr @eleniqueskinclinic @elenacudworth @irinarupina
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With my favourite haircutter Andy Smith who loves a good selfie pout  @andyatagency @andysmith_stylist @chelseagreensalon .
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This month’s fresh haircut. As we age a good haircut is so important to help flatter, frame and lift the face.
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This month’s improved wrinkly skin texture after 4 sessions so far of BDR facial treatments which are still ongoing once a fortnight to get optimum results. I will show a before and after when I’m further on in the course of treatments.
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@welovebdr @eleniqueskinclinic @elenacudworth @irinarupina
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With my favourite haircutter Andy Smith who loves a good selfie pout @andyatagency @andysmith_stylist @chelseagreensalon .
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@bbc5live @emmabarnett

@bbc5live @emmabarnett .
Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn't always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties,  we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
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However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I'm proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I'll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I've had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children. 
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn’t always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties, we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
.
However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I’m proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I’ll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I’ve had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children.
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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The most favourite, special and wonderful women I love most in my life

The most favourite, special and wonderful women I love most in my life .
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My daughter Bella
@bellacampbell1 
My 96 year old auntie Sylvia
My cousin Fran
@warner.francine 
My son's girlfriend Shannon
@shancrgn  .
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My daughter Bella
@bellacampbell1
My 96 year old auntie Sylvia
My cousin Fran
@warner.francine
My son’s girlfriend Shannon
@shancrgn .
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This @tuclothing #allboobswelcome campaign launches next week across all social media channels and magazines

This @tuclothing campaign launches next week across all social media channels and magazines. This page is in @voguemagazine
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The campaign has undoubtedly done what it set out to do in a positive way.
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A grid of 26 women ( including myself) of all ages, shapes and sizes captured un-posed, laughing and confident in their own skin.
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Message = Embrace the body shape and boobs you have as you are all unique. No airbrushing or filters. Candid unposed shots. 
Helping women understand that there is no such thing as a perfect body shape.
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However in my professional life,  I have always tried to demonstrate to both my celebrity and non-celebrity clients in over 30 years of working together with top photographers that how you hold yourself, stand and the angle you are shot at can make a significant end difference to how your body shape and size appears on film. .
Straight on to camera will always be unflattering. Angled slightly away from camera will always be better. .
Next week I will demonstrate how a slight tweak of stance can make a significant difference (still natural with no filters or airbrushing).
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This page is in @voguemagazine
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The campaign has undoubtedly done what it set out to do in a positive way.
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A grid of 26 women ( including myself) of all ages, shapes and sizes captured un-posed, laughing and confident in their own skin.
.
Message = Embrace the body shape and boobs you have as you are all unique. No airbrushing or filters. Candid unposed shots.
Helping women understand that there is no such thing as a perfect body shape.
.
However in my professional life, I have always tried to demonstrate to both my celebrity and non-celebrity clients in over 30 years of working together with top photographers that how you hold yourself, stand and the angle you are shot at can make a significant end difference to how your body shape and size appears on film. .
Straight on to camera will always be unflattering. Angled slightly away from camera will always be better. .
Next week I will demonstrate how a slight tweak of stance can make a significant difference (still natural with no filters or airbrushing).
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Continuing from my last post on hair loss with some vox pops about how important hair is to womens’ self confidence and personal identity

Continuing from my last post on hair loss with some vox pops about how important hair is to womens’ self confidence and personal identity…

Hairloss and thinning hair can be devastating and demoralising to women of all ages

I’d forgotten that I’d been a Schwarzkopf brand ambassador a few years ago for their hair loss product myself so this is a short clip of me from their ad campaign back in the day.
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I am posting about hairloss today as one of my young women clients was very concerned at the amount of hair she was losing.
I did a lot of research and consulted a trichologist with her. One in London I can highly recommend if you need one esp as she looked at the person holistically. She was reassuring and super-helpful.
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Here are some suggestions to help prevent further hair loss.
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Never brush or use a tangle teaser when hair is wet as it is more elastic when wet and can stretch and break off more easily.
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Never pull hair back tightly with thin hair elastic bands, always softer thicker ties and loosely.
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Use natural shampoos and conditioners, .
Use as little direct heat( dryers, tongs, straightening irons) as possible.
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Don’t massage the scalp where there is hairloss, it will make it worse not better.
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If colouring try to use natural hair colour products, if bleaching ask your colourist for the lowest possible peroxide % in the mix
And never let your colourist over colour or overlap the colour each time. Leave as long as possible between appts to allow for root regrowth.
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Hair loss can happen at any age post pregnancy, menopause, at times of severe stress or trauma (and of course with chemo). Also from lack of iron (anaemia) lack of vit D, over- exercising, underactive thyroid, lack of vit B , autoimmune disease, dramatic weightloss, PCOS and hormonal inbalances.
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Please have a full blood test to check if you do have vitamin or mineral deficiences and you can then supplement. If possible include a hormone check too.

Remember the mind is a powerful tool and positivity is key.
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