When I started writing this post, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was in its early stages and we had no idea the way it would take over our lives as it has done.
I have hummed and ha’ed about posting today. I thought it’s frivolous to talk about beauty and fashion, amongst other things, at a time like this. But, at the same time, we have to go on with our lives trying to maintain as much normality as we can. So, if you want a break from the news and wish to “time out” for a few minutes, then please read on……. And, “keep safe, everyone”. xx
I was reading an article recently about the “Boomer Generation” (born between 1944 and 1964). I fit into this age category – but, I’ve never been keen on labels. In my youth, I dipped into Punk, Goth then New Romantics (think Duran Duran & ruffles) but, I was never fully committed to the cause. To this present day, I certainly don’t think of myself as a “Boomer”.
My children are referred to as “Millennials” (born 1981 – 1996). I asked my son what the term ‘Millennial’ means to him. He said two words “Social Media”. His generation was the first to experience it and from what I can gather, they have the most cynical view of it, too. Neither of my sons are keen on Social Media other than for talking to their pals on a one to one basis.
To me, the older demographic (the term I prefer) are trying our best to be visible while reinventing every decade we hit – compared to our predecessors.
We now have the choice to continue working beyond retirement age. This, of course, is all down to personal circumstances and needs. We are no longer made to retire at sixty. I remember a big presentation, one afternoon, years ago, at my place of work, for a lady who was retiring. She didn’t want to leave – but she had come to that age when she was told it was time to go! The following year, the policies changed (around April 2011). She then returned to work as a “temp” and was very happy with her new role. Thank goodness we now have more choices.
Another friend of mine tried to pursue her hobby of “floral art” when we were younger but ,due to having children, family commitments and work, she was unable to realise it.
Later in life, she took it up again and her hobby has now developed into a thriving business – the satisfaction is immense.
I know that most of our age group must work – but I do think we are more empowered than ever before and we’re doing stuff differently to our mothers’ and grandmothers’ generations. The charismatic vibrancy I come across is immense, especially those who are proud to show off who they are. Diversity is beginning to happen, which is so exciting, and sends out such a powerful message.
We all have different perspectives on what fashion looks like and what ‘looks good’ as we age but I feel we are rebelling against the stereotype…..we are definitely becoming more body positive which is empowering. It fills me with admiration for women who are outspoken, helping to make us more visible.
On today’s blog, and in-keeping with staying fit and healthy, I’m sharing with you my opinion on some beauty products that I have been using.
I had noticed the Lumity adverts for a little while and was curious about their products. So, when they contacted me to ask if I wanted to try their supplements (one month’s supply), I was very happy to give them a go.
The supplements are a soft gel, two-step formula. Dosage is three in the morning, then three in the evening.
This is what Lumity say:
“ Lumity Morning & Night Female is a comprehensive supplement for women, clinically proven to support healthy ageing and deliver multiple benefits with targeted 24/7 nutrient-rich support. Backed by a community; stronger bones, muscles and teeth; plus, enhanced quality of life. Our unique twice-daily delivery system consists of two different teams of the highest quality nutrients. These work in tandem with the circadian rhythm at a cellular level to support the body’s different needs throughout the day and night. Contains a scientifically calibrated blend of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, quality omegas and essential nutrients. Get better as you age. ”nical trial, Lumity’s formula improves; skin, hair & nails; tiredness, focus, brain health & energy;
My Personal Experience:
Following a month of taking Lumity, my skin has a freshness. My hubby even remarked, saying that I looked well (I think he meant well rested and not my usual pasty “Winter worn” self!).
I didn’t see any notable difference with my hair, but I did sleep very well while taking them – slightly better than usual. I do think I would have to go on taking them for a longer period of time to see more notable differences. Plus, I have since read that, to see the full benefits, you should be taking the supplements for at least twelve weeks. So, I think I was just beginning to reap the rewards when the month’s course came to an end. I do feel my energy levels were improving.
The morning and night supplements contain Vitamin C and E, Selenium and Zinc – link to ingrediants.