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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Whiteley is a coach and mentor. Her lifestyle blog for women over 50 focuses on beauty, fitness & fashion and travel for the solo woman, as well as lifestyle and anti-aging: http://www.penelopewhiteley.com
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Aging with Attitude: Daring to Be Different After 50
2 years ago

Aging with Attitude: Daring to Be Different After 50

Many years ago, when I turned 50, I came to the realization that there are two distinct approaches to the aging process. In fact, they were so obvious and so disparate, that I chose to call my company Aging Disgracefully. Read More

3 Essential Tools of the Trade for Applying Makeup After 50
2 years ago

3 Essential Tools of the Trade for Applying Makeup After 50

A variety of brushes and other makeup applicators can help us apply makeup with more precision and subtlety. They can have a considerable impact on the way we look and investing in a set of superior quality brushes is a wonderful idea. It’s also economical in the long run. Read More

Skincare for Older Women: 2 Tips for a Brighter Complexion After 60
2 years ago

Skincare for Older Women: 2 Tips for a Brighter Complexion After 60

Good skin care is always important, and especially so once we reach 50 and beyond. One of the many ways in which you can start caring for yourself is by taking care of your skin. You know it’s the largest organ in the body, right? If you’ve never really taken care of your skin, now is the time to start. Read More

9 Healthy Habits for Women Over 60
2 years ago

9 Healthy Habits for Women Over 60

Over the years, I have discovered there are certain pieces of common sense that apply to our weight and overall health. And whether we lose or gain weight, there are also certain undeniable facts that we must acknowledge – unless we want to bury our heads in the sand, or have discovered the secret to Eternal Youth and still have the body we had when we were 18! Read More

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
2 years ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

Writing about the 12 Days of Christmas, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
2 years ago

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt

Why do so many women, often at about 50 years of age, lose the ability to say “no” without making excuses or providing an explanation? Are we so indoctrinated with the belief that our purpose is to serve others? Do we not understand that unless we serve ourselves first, we lose the ability to serve others? Read More

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60
2 years ago

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60

I was blessed with a mother who could take a scarf and a couple of cheap bangles and turn an inexpensive outfit into a fashion statement. It was a knack she acquired by watching her aunties; women from the twenties! It’s a knack that has been handed down. We are all women who love our accessories. Read More

Less is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula
2 years ago

Less is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula

If you are a woman who follows the blogger, Instagram and Twitter fashionistas of the world, you have probably gained the impression that you need to wear something new and different every single day. Wrong!

There are a variety of reasons this will not work for you, or most people you know. Not the least being lack of space, lack of time and lack of money! Read More

10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!
2 years ago

10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!

I know, it sounds very negative to write about the 10 biggest mistakes, as opposed to writing about the best makeup tips!

But for me, the key to the best makeup at any age, is to follow the “Less is More” rule. This is especially true once we are over 50. Read More