Apropos my last blog, have you seen the articles in the press castigating Kate Winslet’s US Vogue cover?  Take a look, isn’t she lovely?  But, hang on; she’s also curiously doll-like and unlined.  And where are her moles?  Someone in the Photoshop department sure had a field day, and if this is the so-called Ageless Style….. ?   Umm, nope, doesn’t work for me.

Another thing that doesn’t work for me are the articles on anti-ageing that are illustrated by 30 year olds – *sighs*.  And yes, I did write about that in my last blog.  But here’s why I get so exasperated.  Because, actually, the anti-ageing creams that feature are usually expensive, sometimes very, and what’s more they don’t work – you do age.

My take on all this anti-ageing ‘guff’, is that you can feel good about yourself no matter what age you are, which might include helping your skin to look fresher and feel better than it is.

Here are 5 more tips that cost very little and if not exactly anti-ageing could boost the spirits.  They add to the five I set out in an earlier blog, if you wondering why I start at 6!

6. Dancing  Try dancing.  I love dancing, mainly the 70-80s disco variety.  Any opportunity to dance that kind of dance I’ll take.  Good for the figure and keeping the joints moving!

7. Nail varnish  Lovely to have a bright colour on your nails.

8. The Boots Advantage Card  You have got a Boots Advantage Card, haven’t you?  Because you get extra points once you’re over 60, and they mount up really quickly.  I buy lots with the points and particularly…

9. Night serum  Yes, despite my exasperation with articles about expensive moisturisers, I do use a day and night cream.  However, I simply swear by Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair.  It’s £48 for 30ml but, people, I have never used actual money to buy it.  I save up my points on my Boots Card and get it for free!

10. I’ve just learnt to tweet!  And finally, I do believe in embracing the new including the digital world that’s out there.  I know.  It’s frivolous nonsense etc., etc.  But I just love that interaction with the people I follow on Twitter – who are journalists, mainly.  It’s kind of an intellectual gateway and an opportunity to be there inside the heads of interesting people.  Does that sound odd?  Needn’t be – I just like to know what’s going on in the fashion, business and political world and you can do that so fast these days.  Went to London at the beginning of the week to learn how to use Twitter more effectively.  So if any of you would like to follow me on Twitter I am frugalfashion@pknewhaven.  See you there!

That’s all for now.  Next blog – party frocks and some truly fabulous and fun bargains I’ve bought over the years.

With love


The frugal fashion shopper

P.S. Went to the first conference last Friday.  Invisible Woman has written a great piece on it, which sums it all up for her and for me, too.  Next week – Mirror, Mirror.  Will attempt to take some photos as the Fabulous Fashionistas will be there!

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