Better Not Younger: In The Moment
12 September 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

Better Not Younger: In The Moment

Better Not Younger is my expression of the moment.

Being in the moment is the perfect example of being “better not younger”.


When I think about the years passing and what it means to each of us I sincerely hope my focus is on improvement, enjoyment and wisdom rather than the re-creation of the past. There is no reason why the future cannot be bigger and brighter than what has gone before; that is how I want to spend the next decades and where I want my focus to be.

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Choosing The Shade: It’s All Or Nothing
5 September 2019 | VA Notes Beauty

Choosing The Shade: It’s All Or Nothing


I’m all or nothing when it comes to my lipstick shades.



As summer draws to a seemingly speedy close I’m fast-tracking towards the depth and richness of autumn/winter hues. Choosing lip colour has always been an all or nothing experience for me. I like them nude or I like them coloured.

The mid shades, the weaker versions and the pale imitations have never moved me.
I like a bold lip or not much at all.

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4 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated
2 September 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

4 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

Simple Ways to Up Your Hydration Game.

65% of our body consists of water and dehydration can have a huge impact on energy, concentration, short-term memory and mood.


It’s also been shown to cause a drop in workplace productivity with research showing impaired cognitive performance – especially for tasks involving a lot of attention and concentration.

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Better Not Younger: A Game Of Challenge
27 August 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

Better Not Younger: A Game Of Challenge

Better, not younger.

This is a game of challenge.
It is a challenge not to want to look younger, feel younger, act younger and “be” younger.

We know in all honesty we can’t but it doesn’t stop us trying. Even the more confident of us must waiver slightly from time to time.

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Better Not Younger: Embrace The Invisible
21 August 2019 | VA Notes Lifestyle

Better Not Younger: Embrace The Invisible

There is a moment when we become invisible.

I remember mine.

It was a few years back and I was walking down the street with my two gorgeous daughters.
The passing male traffic did what they usually do with the exception of me. I was blanked. Not in a nasty hurtful way but in an invisible way as if I wasn’t there. I was a person no longer of visual interest. My girls took no notice, just as I once took no notice, this time I did.


I will admit it did throw me for a moment – the loss of a wink, a smile or the occasional wolf whistle – I had come of age. Shocking really! Nobody ever imagines they will become invisible to the opposite sex – partners aside of course. And yes, I am talking in generalisations here but undoubtedly when we reach a certain age there is a subtle shift.


You know what? It is the VERY BEST thing to happen to me.

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