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Take 10 Years Off in 10 Minutes!

Are you a potential Glam Gal?? Kind of a half baked cookie that looks pretty good for her age, but with a few more minutes in the oven, you could be, oh SO much more YUMMMY!!!

Think it’s too much work to go that extra mile. Then think again.

Here are seven simple things you can do to take 10 years off in 10 minutes and make you look Fabulous!

1. Lower your Neckline

An easy way to turn back the clock a few years is to open up your neckline. Steer clear of tops and t-shirts that sit at the collarbone and opt for lower rounded necklines and v-necks.  Another great option is to try a wrap top which will create the illusion of sexy. If you find that too low, just add a camisole to peek out at the V neck. A chunky necklace also helps to fill in the bareness.

2. Layer Your Hair

Want to keep your hair long, but don’t to look like you are desperate to hang onto your youth. Then try this simple trick. Layer your hair. Too many older women with long hair wear it dead straight like they are still in high school. Follow the lead of celebs like Terri Hatcher, Cindy Crawford, Goldie Hawn, Jaclyn Smith, and Renee Russo and add a little bounce with a good cut and a few layers to frame the face and create volume.

3. Get Rid of the Glitter

What is it about some women that makes them want to light themselves up like a Christmas tree- even during the daytime? We’re talking about those 40+ gals that go overboard with glitter and sparkles thinking shiny will make them look young. Maybe this really is a problem that comes with declining eyesight after 40??? Whatever the reason, we encourage you to look a little closer. Too much flash can really age a gal. If you want to sparkle, do it with your jewelry, and keep the glitz on your garments to a minimum.

4. Forgo the Frosted Make up

Some gals who would never wear glittery clothes think nothing of frosted make-up. But you know it’s really the same thing. And it’s no help that the makeup companies, just love to put frost in everything from eye shadow to blush to lipstick to bronzer. Although it can be tempting to wear frost, be forewarned… Frosted eye shadow, really shows up all the little fine lines and creases. If you must, just dab it on right below the brow, for a lovely evening shimmer, but other than that, you’d be smart to steer clear.

5. Pass on Small Prints

Conjure up an image of a little dowdy little old lady and you probably visualize a granny in a tiny flower print dress. Small prints (especially ones with little flowers) can look really matronly.  And, if you have some meat on your bones, small prints will make you look really fat too. Got the picture??!!

6. Pass on Pearl and Gold Buttons

I know a lot of you are attached to your favorite old cardigans with the pearl buttons and shiny gold buttons, but these look old fashioned and too conservative for a true Glam Gal.  Instead opt for sweaters with modern plain flat buttons. And don’t forget you can always replace buttons too. A beautiful button on a plain shirt can create a knock-out look.

7. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

So easy to do and so often overlooked, exfoliating your skin can make dull aging skin glow!  Once a week will keep your skin looking fresh and flawless.  We love Estee Lauder’s Idealist Micro –D Deep Thermal Refinisher. It heats up on your skin creating a warm sensation and leaves your skin dramatically radiant. It’s an at-home alternative to microdermabrasion and makes you feel like you’ve shed mask.

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  1. These are great tips. I realize the neckline on my clothes has been getting lower. May as well show what still looks good, right?!

    Also, your recommendation for the Estee Lauder Idealist Micro-D Thermal Refinisher piqued my interest and I found it for sale on eBay for about half the retail price, new in the box. I like a deal so I’m looking forward to seeing what results I get. Thanks for the tip!