About Me

about_me_homepage_02Welcome to my blog.  I’m Gill and I have two grown up daughters and 3 step children.  I have always loved all things Beauty.

My 2 daughters have their own YouTube Beauty Channels for younger girls and I felt, and several of my friends had suggested, that starting a blog might be a good idea as some of the products that my daughters talk about aren’t relevant or suitable for older skin etc. They would like me to do a vlog – videoing on YouTube like my daughters do, but as yet I don’t feel I have the confidence to do that – so it’s going to be a blog for shall we say, slightly older women.

I’ll be putting a new post up every Friday. A place to talk about new and old products out there – which can be so confusing, shares tips and advice and maybe talk about life too ….. because the older you get the more life experiences you have, and I certainly have plenty of them, both good and bad …. So that’s what I am going to do and Grow Old Disgracefully! Why Not? x


  • Reply Rosemary January 19, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Gill

    Love the blog. I’ll be following you religiously. Keep up the good work!

    • Reply Gill January 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks so much Rosemary – thanks for the support . Love Gill xx:)

  • Reply Lynne January 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Best of luck. I’ll look forward to this !

    • Reply Gill January 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Lynne xxx

  • Reply joan January 19, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    so looking forward to more blogs and info for us older ladies, even tho I tune into your beautiful girls channels. Would love to see you having your own channel in the future Gill! xo Joan xo

    • Reply Gill January 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Hi Joan – thanks for this lovely comment and I will have to see about my own channel! The girls work incredibly hard on theirs and dedicate so much of their time to it. I would love to do more of it so will just have to hope that I grow in popularity and that people like what I do. xxx

  • Reply Robin January 20, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Loved your blog! Have watched Becky for awhile! Love her too! So sorry to hear of your injury! I began yoga one week ago at the suggestion of my doctor and have noticed a difference. Be sure to take it slow!

    • Reply Gill January 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Hi Robin – thanks for the lovely comment. Yes, Becky and Holly have done You Tube for quite some time and I have done the occasional vlogging too. They absolutely love it and I am so enjoying this blog that I am doing. Thanks for reading it and I hope you continue to enjoy it. Yes I need to take the yoga slow as back still not better :( Love Gill xx

  • Reply Wanda January 21, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Gill. Congrats adn best of luck. I am in that in-between stage of aging woman. Not a teeanger yet not quite menopause ready, I am looking for beauty hints on that speacial age. I look forward to reading your blog.

    • Reply Gill January 22, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Hello – Thanks for your comment and I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. Hoping I can share all kinds of experiences with lovely ladies xx

  • Reply Vicki February 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    It’s good news about your back

  • Reply Debbie February 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Aloha!! Good luck to you and your blog. I also have two daughters (identical twins) about the age of your girls. I really look forward to your blog and the idea of growing older disgracefully. The wrinkles are beginning as well as the grays so hearing about others who are maturing and what they do to stay positive through these years is totally awesome.

    • Reply Gill February 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Hello Debbie – it’s so nice to hear from you and thank you for your lovely comments about my blog. How lovely having identical twins. We all have wrinkles ….. don’t we but that’s what makes us interesting… I hope you keep reading. xx

  • Reply Sally Longden March 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Hi Gill, lovely to meet you on Wednesday evening. Really pleased you enjoyed the evening and thank you for mentioning our collaboration. Look forward to seeing you soon. I’ll post your blog on our website and Facebook/Twitter.
    See you soon
    Sally x

    • Reply Gill March 28, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Hello Sally – yes lovely to meet you too and what a fabulous evening it was. Oh thanks so much for posting my blog on social media … it all helps. See you soon xx

  • Reply Debbie April 27, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Gill,

    I’ve just come across your blog and I’m so pleased I did! Just wanted to say i’ll definitely be following you and can’t wait for your videos – love Becky and Holly’s videos too – what lovely daughters you have! Thank you for sharing your views and life through your blog – hope your back is feeling much better now – and “good luck” with everything! Lots of love, Debbie xx

    • Reply Gill April 29, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Hi Debbie – thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. That means a lot. I am glad you found my blog and that you are enjoying it. I have just put my first video up yesterday and I hope you like it. I was a bit nervous but hopefully the next one I won’t be. I love doing both the blogs and the videos and the great thing is Becky and Holly and I get to share this all together as a family as well. We are very lucky. Love them to pieces. Thanks again xxx

  • Reply EMMA ALLMAND May 1, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Loving your new blog dedicated to us 40 something ladies , keep up the good work !! x

    • Reply Gill May 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Emma – thanks so much for the support and the lovely comments. I wanted to appeal to us as you say 40 somethings – in fact anything above 30!! Hopefully you will follow my video as well on YouTube for us all. xxx

    • Reply Gill May 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Hi Emma – sorry but I don’t think I have replied and wanted to thank you for your lovely comment that you have left. I hope you continue to enjoy it and I have braved a YouTube channel now Growing Old Disgracefully, which I am becoming more confident at all the time. I hope you continue to watch. Thanks again x

  • Reply Cheryl Ridgewell December 31, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Hi Gill, I’ve just come across your blog and You Tube channel and I absolutely love both. I’ve been following Becky’s for a while and suddenly realised that you’re her mum. I am a lady rapidly approaching 50, so it’s brilliant to have somebody around the same age to inspire me. I’ve just started my blog but wouldn’t dare have the confidence to start a You Tube channel. I can’t ait to read more of your posts. x

    • Reply Gill January 9, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Cheryl – it’s so lovely to hear from someone like you when they find my blog and my YouTube Channel. I started my blog just about a year ago when I got back from New Year and decided that it was something that I wanted to do and it has probably changed slightly and is still evolving now … in fact I always sit down at New Year and decide what I want to change about my life and what I am happy with lol! My life is pretty chaotic and I can’t commit to more than a weekly blog and wanted it to be for people our age… Then people asked me to set up a YouTube channel and I was so nervous at first and wasn’t really sure if anyone would watch it, but I have had some tremendous support from people who have now become my friends … in fact one lady came over from Chicago and wanted to meet up with me and the girls … so sweet. So at the moment I am continuing …. I really hope you enjoy them and thanks for that word “inspire” …. that means such a lot to me. xx

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