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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Jane Whiteley is the self-appointed Queen of Aging Disgracefully. A writer, international speaker, clothes designer, stylist and traveller, she helps other women to live their lives on their own terms. Her courses include “Lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes,” “The Reboot,” “Just Write the Damn Book.” Find her on http://www.penelopewhiteley.com, Twitter, and Facebook.
Latest Posts | By Penelope Jane Whiteley
Keeping a Makeup Journal – What Can You Learn That You Didn’t Know?
4 weeks ago

Keeping a Makeup Journal – What Can You Learn That You Didn’t Know?

We don’t usually associate keeping a journal with our beauty products. Neither skin care or makeup. I have certainly never done so, but in review, it seems to be a good idea. No more buying something that gives you a rash…
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The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
1 month 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…
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Can Living in Fear Age You Faster?
2 months ago

Can Living in Fear Age You Faster?

Most of us would probably answer yes to that question, although there really isn’t any definitive physiological connection between psychological stress (fear) and premature aging. If you’re looking for a definition of fear…
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How Solo People Cope in Isolation
2 months ago

How Solo People Cope in Isolation

Learning to live in isolation is something many of us have had to do in the past few months. Some have coped better than others but for us all, it’s a challenge. Many people, women in particular, had already learned how to live…
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8 Hair Colour for Older Women Mistakes… And How to Fix Them!
3 months ago

8 Hair Colour for Older Women Mistakes… And How to Fix Them!

You know it when it happens because you start to look washed out and tired – your hair colour isn’t working. To say it isn’t flattering is probably an understatement. Are the things you’re doing to hide the grey hairs aging you?
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Less Is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula
3 months 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!
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10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!
4 months 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

10 Reasons Not to Miss the Experience of Going to Clothing Stores
6 months ago

10 Reasons Not to Miss the Experience of Going to Clothing Stores

Throughout lockdown fashion lovers have been just itching to get out and go shopping. A trip down the local high street or a meet up in the local shopping mall… whatever your desire it just wasn’t going to happen. And it didn’t…
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What Are Your Favorite Moisturizers for Dry, Mature Skin?
7 months ago

What Are Your Favorite Moisturizers for Dry, Mature Skin?

My skin is so dry, it’s embarrassing. I go to have my legs waxed, and the Italian beautician practically has a nervous breakdown over the state of my legs – and my feet! Read More

2 Surprising Tips for Caring for Your Hair in Your 50s and 60s
8 months ago

2 Surprising Tips for Caring for Your Hair in Your 50s and 60s

Over the decades, our hair, like our skin, suffers a sea-change. I’m not just talking about the trials and tribulations sometimes associated with going grey – his is covered in depth in my book Grey Hair & You. Read More