5 WAYS TO SELF SABOTAGE YOUR NY RESOLUTIONS

We’ve all done it - dreamt of a sparkling ‘New Year - New Me!’, made a bog load of sweeping New Years resolutions and then by the start of February, we’ve not only fallen off the wagon, we’ve also set fire to the b'stard and buried it under the weight of our guilt. So, if you’re over it already, here are 5 easy ways you can self sabotage your good intentions.... 1. Resolution - I WON'T USE MY CREDIT CARD *tears up cards* Simply add all your credit cards to PayPal before you

Steppin’ OUT....

Let me tell you a little bit about me. I love routine. My alarm goes off at the same time every day. I get the same train - even getting on in the same spot. I wash my hair every other day. I always do my eyebrows before any other bit of makeup (after foundation obvs, I’m not a complete animal!). I have been known to eat the same breakfast and lunch choices for a whole week. My internal body alarm for bed goes off around 9pm each nigh and if I want to stay up later, I have t

WORLD MENOPAUSE DAY 2018

World Menopause Day 2018 is today - Thursday 18th October and we are right behind it! After all one in three of us in the UK is going through it... Women are no longer just crossing their arms and suffering in silence. Peri-menopause and menopause is out and loud and proud. Workplaces are now taking action and brands are doing more and more surveys. Women are hosting menopause cafe's and sites like ours are providing informative content. Specialist menopause GP's are cropping

WHY WAIT?

Once upon a time, there was a girl who used to save things for best. She saved her silky dresses for special events that would never happen, her perfume lasted for months as she wouldn't use it daily for going about her mundane chores and anything 'special' was wrapped in tissue and stored away to protect it from damage or spoil. This girl was me. I'd save my scented candles until we had guests. I wouldn't over use my expensive handbag incase it got damaged and heaven help if

FIGHTING FIT

I hate the gym. There. I said it. But. And there is a but. I understand the need to go and have done since my early 30’s. I’ve flirted with cardio, I’ve been trained by women and men - with varying results - I’ve done every type of class going (except for aerial yoga which I am still to try!) and I’ve worked out with personal trainers, alone and with friends. I’ve tried it all. Big gyms, tiny gyms, home gyms, work gyms, large corporate gyms, boxing gyms... all in a quest to s

IT'S A GREY AREA.....

Last week we had a lively discussion within our Facebook group around going grey after one of our members posted a piece from the BBC about women loving their grey hair. Should you or shouldn't you? Does it age you or does dying it actually age you more...? Whilst I liked the piece the BBC tried to do, they chose photographs of women who had gone grey at a young age - let's face it, grey hair on a young face actually looks cool and should I be 25 I'd be all over the 'grey hai

SAVE THOSE CALVES!

Since I got to the age where walking around in heels all day is akin to sticking my face in to boiling hot fat whilst having a each tendon in my foot extracted with tweezers and hammered in to a nearby fence (graphic enough for you?), I thought I'd bring your attention to my favourite footwear. They haven't always been fashionable, but ever since Lily Allen decided to bang on a pair of trainers with a vintage frock they have managed to go mainstream and we can now even get aw

NOTHING TO SEE HERE

There is one thing that drives me mad about underwear - seams. I can't stand looking at a woman in a gorgeous dress, only to glance down and see her bottom chewing her knickers or the exact line of her thong..... Ewwwwwww. I've researched this in depth over the years - I've tried so many different brands, I've paid anything from £3 to £30 a pair all in my quest to find the perfect non VPL underwear. So as an extreme connoisseur of no VPL kecks, I'd thought I'd share them with

CAN YOU OVER SHARE?

There are numerous things I LOVE about being female - I wouldn't want to be a man for all the tea in China - and we are so differently wired for sure. But being female also has its downsides. This week, an article in The Telegraph really wound me up and it's one thing about being a woman that I don't like.... The writer talks of how she's lost friends (two in total) due to talking about her about much she and her husband have sex. Apparently one single girlfriend thought she

BEAUTY BOX

We have a SPECIAL OFFER on a beauty subscription box from 'Time Of Your Life'. The contents are worth over £90 and the FIRST box you subscribe to (via us) is only £12.50! PLUS the contents are aimed at those of us over 40. It is part-beauty box (six products) and part-magazine and lifestyle - as along with the contents you also receive podcasts and interviews that are sent to you via email links throughout the month. Feeling Flush members have been offered a 50% discount off

IS THIS MY NEW NORM?

My hormonal clock body has pretty much run like a well oiled machine for most of my life. Whether it be my 28 day period cycle with its 5 day bleed and its very predictable daily flow/colour (I even had a period 28 days exactly after each child was born!), the appearance of a strategic chin spot, a craving for carbs and sweet stuff, a mood change that might mean I could injure someone.... Any time during the month, I could genuinely read what was going on inside plus where I

DEFUZZ YOUR LIFE

We seem to talk about unwanted hair a lot at Feeling Flush... Whether it’s about shaping your under carriage foliage, strimming your moustache or plucking out that unwanted goatee you seem to be growing. It's a topic that we will never exhaust. Recently, I was having the 'hairy chin chat' with my mother - not yet 70 and Mrs Glam to a tee - when she mentioned her new gadget - the JML Finishing Touch Flawless Trimmer. This little battery operated beauty will whip off of the fu

BRIDAL MAKE-UP

We asked two top UK celebrity make-up artists for their make-up tips for a wedding. Whether you are a slightly older bride (ahem, that might be me this summer) or a wedding guest, they have all the answers. Kenneth Soh Kenneth flies around the world as an international make-up artist, making film stars look amazing. He has just flown back from the Cannes Film Festival where he attended to actress Michelle Rodriguez. He is also the make-up artist of Brit actress Naomie Harris.

DEAR PATIENCE

In our series of Love Letters to an old friend, I decided that Patience needed a reminder I was still here.... Dear Patience Do you mind if I call you that? I mean Mrs Patience sounds too formal and Big P a little too slangy for you. I was only talking about you the other day and I reckon last time I saw you properly was when you were helping me to clear out the loft - god that was a hideous job and must be 8 years ago now. To be honest, I didn’t really notice you’d gone away

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PERIMENOPAUSE

1. It is completely normal to be perimenopausal (hormonal transitions prior to menopause) after the age of 42 and this stage often lasts eight to ten years. Prior to 42 it is considered premature perimenopause. 2. You might not even realise you are perimenopausal. UK GP, Dr Sarah Brewer says: "Nearly half of women don’t even know what the perimenopause is and three-fifths of women haven’t sought help from their doctor." 3. You suddenly want a new life. Again, totally normal.

10 QUESTIONS WITH BRITISH BEAUTY BLOGGER jane cunningham

Jane Cunningham has been blogging for over a decade and is the UK's most popular beauty blogger, with millions of hits to her website every year. 1 When did you start http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com and why? I was a freelance beauty writer for print and started to watch this thing called 'blogging' emerge in the USA. I used my extremely poor technical skills to start my own website (it was very easy back then!) where I could speak about beauty without the restrictions of

THE MENOPAUSE DIET

According to a recent study from the University of Leeds, if we eat more oily fish and legumes (beans and peas) we can help delay the menopause. The study was the first to examine links between food groups and the menopause. If we are already at the menopause then they are also good for our health to help with bone density. Oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna are rich in calcium. Researchers involved in the study looked at 14,000 British women and discovered

5 BEST PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU SLEEP

We apparently sleep for 90 minutes less a night than we did 100 years ago - and depressingly scientists reckon that a consistent lack of sleep can in some cases lead to heart disease and premature ageing.  Great. Plus, a third of us in the UK are severely sleep deprived, so here at Feeling Flush we have found the 5 best sleep products to help you get some shut eye. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz 1. Neom Organics Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist. Spray on and snooze. 2. Aromatherapy Associate

SLEEP - THE FINAL FRONTIER

I love sleep. Correction, I adore it. And this isn’t a new thing either, I’ve always loved it to be honest. Never was I the child to be told to go to bed, I was gone on my own! When I had my babies, (both shocking sleepers until ages 3 and 6 years respectively) it was like nightly Chinese water torture not getting my 8 hours of slumber in. I had a stressful job in an investment bank and going to work on 2 hours shut eye did not a happy Paula make. Fast forward now to some 20

MY SORT OF TOTTY

It’s ok for blokes to have a perv. Having worked in male dominated environments all of my career, I'm so used to 'bloke banter' - all day long - about which woman has amazing knockers, legs, arse... Yeah, whatever. Do blokes think we don't do the same? Well HELL YEAH we do. So ladies who does it for you? Is it still that pretty boy look or a of bit rough and ready? Does a beard tickle your fancy (quite literally...)? What you fancied in your 20s and 30s doesn’t always transl