It’s that time of year again. Man Flu


It’s winter in Australia now, but it is warmer in a lot of countries, so this post goes out to all the women who have to look after the men in their lives who get the Man flu, need Manpons  and in need of a pill to fix all their ills, and if those don’t work, there’s another pill at the bottom of this post that will sort everything.

 

Men can be such babies when they get sick, and Man flu, Manpons and a pill for complainers will definitely help .

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Manpons – for the guys that act like little bitches and whinge like a girl

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A pill for chronic complainers,

Hypochondria?

Pay too much tax?

Boss not fair?

Not gettin any?

Back hurts?

No One Cares is for you!

they are recommended to be take with a nice warm cup of shut the hell up.

Codral Man Flu tablets

Codral Man Flu tablets

How To Avoid The Flue

Eat right!

Make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.
Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system.
Walk for at least an hour a day, go for a swim, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
Wash your hands often. If you can’t wash them, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.
Get lots of fresh air.
Open doors & windows whenever possible.
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.
Get plenty of rest.
OR
Take the doctor’s approach.
Think about it…
When you go for a shot, what do they do first?
They Clean your arm with alcohol…
Why?
Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS.
So……
Walk to the liquor store. (exercise)
Put lime in your Corona …(fruit)
Celery in your Bloody Mary (veggies)
Drink outdoors on the bar patio..(fresh air)
Tell jokes, laugh….(eliminate stress)
Then pass out. (rest)
The way I see it…
If you keep your alcohol levels up, flu germs can’t get you!
My grandmother always said,  ‘A shot in the glass  is better than one in the ass!’
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much

And another pill for those that all other pills don’t help with, the Fuckitol pill

Fukitol pills

Difficult times


20161116_145636I would like to preface this post by apologising for the length of it.

After an extremely difficult year, and an even more traumatic fortnight, we are now able to get back to some normality in our lives.

With the death of Greg’s brother Stephen (RIP) earlier this year and 5 friends inside 9 weeks we, have come to realise even more so than before, that life is precious and can change in the blink of an eye, so we must do what we can, when we can and enjoy the time we have with friends and family while you are able.

For those who don’t know, Greg and I were to be on a cruise to the south pacific 2 weeks ago with 40 of our friends to celebrate a 60’th birthday, unfortunately, due to my honesty in ticking a box to say I had been unwell in the previous 2 days, (I now know that if I had my time again, I would probably tick the other box), that I was denied boarding the ship.

Well, first there was extreme anger, and then disappointment and then the extreme anger returned with the way we were treated by the ground staff of the cruise line, we arranged to fly home the next day, and to his credit, Greg found some humour in the extremely upsetting situation, joked that we have now done a mystery flight to Sydney as we had no idea we would be back home so soon.

The day after we arrived home, Greg went to visit Mum Grainger in the nursing home only to be told that she had been taken to Peel hospital.

He went to visit and she had been moved onto a ward from ED, the next day he visited her early in the morning with Bryce for an hour or so, we were going to go again after lunch as we had a few things to do, however no sooner had Greg arrived home, he received a call advising him that Mum Grainger had been taken back to ED, and that’s where the stresses of the next week began.

Unfortunately, a couple of days later Mum Grainger passed away peacefully at St John of God.

It’s times like this when you appreciate the friends and family who surround you.

No funeral is fun, and to make the service a little easier to bare, as we wanted to celebrate her life and not mourn her death, we asked that people wear colour the service, and as her favourite colour was green, a few of us chose to wear that colour in her honour.

We, as the family were asked to be at the funeral home at least ½ an hour before the service so that we could greet the attendants, and to my absolute delight (yes I did burst into tears) my good friend Linda, in a green blouse no less, was seated on the lounge in the waiting area.

Then to my further delight as we were greeting old friends from our early days and friends of Mum Grainger, so many of our new good friends were there in that room with us to share our sorrow and shower us with their love and support.

Please know that Greg Grainger and I would like to thank each and every one of you for joining us on this very sad occasion.

We would also like to thank everyone who has sent their love and wishes, please know that we treasure your friendship and support.

Long weekend sample capsule wardrobe


Creating a Capsule Wardrobe that works for all areas of your life makes outfit creation a pleasure, whatever the occasion.

If you get an impromptu invitation for a long weekend away, you won’t have any last minute shopping dilemmas or what to wear problems, because you will already know what to wear and what to pack, because you have created a capsule wardrobe,

Of course there will be the odd occasion when you need to add something a little more specific but if the basics and the majority of your regular events are covered by your capsule wardrobe, you can pack for a long weekend away quickly and easily without any great thought.

I’ve created an example of a capsule wardrobe for a city long weekend break.

Here are the pieces to wear for work on Friday and to pack for your long weekend away

Capsule - Long weekend away

Friday at work is smart but not formal, and you leave straight from work with your bag packed

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On arrival at the hotel swap your trousers for your jeans, give your feet a rest from heels and pop on your black flats, ready to go to a casual dinner on Friday evening.

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Saturday, you have plans for pottering around the city and a little site seeing, it’s still a little cool, so add a light jumper with your vest and add some animal print flats and an animal print bag, and you have completely changed your look, if you’re still a little cool, add a scarf.

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before heading out to a more formal evening dinner, add a sleeveless top with a choker, a skirt and heels that you wore to work and you could go anywhere.wear long weekend 20

Sunday – spend a relaxing day, breakfast with friends and a pub for a counter meal, put a light weight black jumper with scarf and add your animal print shoes and bag.wear long weekend 1

Meet up with friends for drinks before dinner, swap your jeans for your black work trousers, change your shoes and bag, add a long statement necklace, and again a completely different outfit.wear long weekend 11

Breakfast with friends before a walk around the city and lunch in town before heading home, you will need comfortable clothing and shoes

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And if you stay longer you could put the following outfits together to create an ever larger capsule wardrobe.

Capsule - Long weekend away 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ageing can be Graceful – here are some of my tips


 Mature Age Dressing

A gracefully ageing woman is incredibly beautiful and the experience she has, makes her beauty shine.

As we grow older we are still beautiful, it’s just a different beauty than when we are in our twenties and thirties.

We understand that beauty in a child is different than a teenager, however once we reach our twenties, thirties and beyond, we don’t realise that we have a different beauty, when we learn to accept the changes in our appearance through ageing, we can start to be happy with ourselves when we look in the mirror.

A gracefully ageing woman can be beautiful, and her experiences in life will make her beauty shine, however, she needs to be re- educated on what is complementary to her new beauty.

We don’t want to look like grannies nor mutton dressed as lamb.

The same principles that we had as younger women, using colours, body proportion, camouflaging or illusion dressing and dressing to suit your personality and lifestyle need to be addressed.

There are other things that we need to be aware as we age, and at ReDress Your Life we show you how do dress , wear your hair and apply make-up, in the most flattering way, that  you will love and feel confident in.

I would love to share with some of my top points of what NOT to do to age gracefully

  • Have a glasses chain attached to your glasses or granny half glasses. (An exception, of course if you are on a boat and are likely to lose your glasses or sunnies over the side, having a chain is a darn sight cheaper than replacing your glasses) 

glasses on a chain

  • Long straight hair parted down the middle, with a fringe and roots needing a long overdue touch up

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  • Boobs hanging too low, and not wearing a properly fitted supportive bra, did you know that wearing a properly fitted bra can drop you a full dress size?

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  • Grey hair showing through your eyebrows or not shaping them,

mature eyebrows

  • Wearing your foundation either too thick, the wrong colour or foundation lines half way down your neck

bad foundation line

  • Wearing pants that are wider at the top of the leg than at the ankle.

pants wider at the top than the bottom

  • Not looking after your hands and nails

unpainted nails

  • Wearing comfortable shoes that are without style, nanna shoes. (you can have comfort and style)

nanna shoes

  • If your lips are narrow, wearing dark lipstick that bleeds everywhere, try some LipSense by SeneGence lipstick that stays on without bleeding for 4 – 18 hours (PS! Yes I sell this product, and I love it, not to be a sales pitch, but if you want to try it, send me a message and I will get in touch to see if I can help you with this, once you try it, you will want to buy it,)
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Manflu, Manpons, Pill for complainers


It’s summer in Australia now, but it is winter in a lot of countries, so this post goes out to all the women who have to look after the men in their lives who get the Man flu, need Manpons  and in need of a pill to fix all their ills

Men can be such babies when they get sick, and Man flu, Manpons and a pill for complainers will definitely help .

FB_IMG_1442910980482

Manpons – for the guys that act like little bitches and whinge like a girl

FB_IMG_1444288293673

A pill for chronic complainers,

Hypochondria?

Pay too much tax?

Boss not fair?

Not gettin any?

Back hurts?

No One Cares is for you!

they are recommended to be take with a nice warm cup of shut the hell up.

Codral Man Flu tablets

Codral Man Flu tablets

How To Avoid The Flue

Eat right!

Make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.
Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system.
Walk for at least an hour a day, go for a swim, take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc.
Wash your hands often. If you can’t wash them, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.
Get lots of fresh air.
Open doors & windows whenever possible.
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.
Get plenty of rest.
OR
Take the doctor’s approach.
Think about it…
When you go for a shot, what do they do first?
They Clean your arm with alcohol…
Why?
Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS.
So……
Walk to the liquor store. (exercise)
Put lime in your Corona …(fruit)
Celery in your Bloody Mary (veggies)
Drink outdoors on the bar patio..(fresh air)
Tell jokes, laugh….(eliminate stress)
Then pass out. (rest)
The way I see it…
If you keep your alcohol levels up, flu germs can’t get you!
My grandmother always said,  ‘A shot in the glass  is better than one in the ass!’
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much

 

 

 

Turkey Neck


Turkey neck

Turkey Neck

Problem

Loose, wrinkly skin in the neck and chin area (sometimes called. the gobbler, the wattle).

The Solution
Wear V-neck and scoop neck tops, button-down shirts with the collar worn high like Candice Bergen, and scarves in soft colours all help create a Fashion optical illusion or camouflage the turkey neck by drawing attention down and away from the neck.

A quick fix, for colder weather wear a scarf, in warmer weather, you could wear a lightweight summer scarf.

Avoid
Turtlenecks and mock necks—can exacerbate the problem—as well as chokers and dark colours near the face.

 

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Armpit fat


 

ARMPIT FAT - SIDE BOOBS

Armpit fat

The Problem

Excess flesh in the underarm area that is often made to look worse by strapless dresses and tank tops (sometimes called. pit chub, side boobs)

Solution

The bulge is a symptom of a bra that doesn’t fit well, some women need to go down at least one band size and up one cup size.

Bras with side slimmers can also help, try sweetheart necklines and tank tops with thick straps.

Avoid

Strapless dresses that cut straight across the chest, tube tops and tank tops that are too tight.

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Armpit fat


ARMPIT FAT - SIDE BOOBS

Armpit fat

The Problem

Excess flesh in the underarm area that is often made to look worse by strapless dresses and tank tops (sometimes called. pit chub, side boobs)

Solution

The bulge is a symptom of a bra that doesn’t fit well, some women need to go down at least one band size and up one cup size.

Bras with side slimmers can also help, try sweetheart necklines and tank tops with thick straps.

Avoid

Strapless dresses that cut straight across the chest, tube tops and tank tops that are too tight.

 

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Perfect is not a reality.


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Ask a woman what she likes about her body, and she will find it extremely hard to name something, however, if you ask what she doesn’t like, she will be able to list the items without appearing to have to think about it.

Clothing sizes lower women’s self esteem, I am generally a size 12 – 14 with most clothes.

I put on an old dress to wear today and realised it is a size 10, Woo! Woo!.

I haven’t been a size 10 for about 20 years, I  have other some tops and dresses that are sized XL and that really upsets me.

There should be a standard dress size across the world or at least in Australia there should be standard sizing.

For ladies who are trying to lose weight or maintain there weight it can be very depressing to fall in love with a dress only to find that the size is 2 -3 sizes larger than you would normally buy, it can be so demoralizing.

We are fickle creatures and will generally buy it anyway, but that is NOT the point.

I just wish that someone would start thinking about the women who are not size 6 and 170cm tall.

I read a comment in an old Weight Watchers magazine written by Donna Gebbett, Bellbird Park in Queensland and she says

Thank you for featuring in your September issue real women who are on the shorter side of the measuring stick. Three of the four women were between 162cm and 165cm tall, which is my and my friends height range. Usually, the women who grace these pages are around the 180cm mark, which never feels relative to us. This issue of the magazine will be a keeper.

GO GIRL.

I wish more women would speak up about this so that something can be done and give us older girls a chance to feel feminine and beautiful in our graceful years.

I LOVE magazines and love to buy them, but when I read them, I get very disappointed as all they feature is young very tall very skinny girls, what about us older, graceful and beautiful women.

We, are no longer young, we are mature, graceful, beautiful women, we love fashion and style just as much, if not more than tall skinny younger women, if we accept all of our flaws and embrace our bodies as they are, and accept that perfect is not reality.