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Nearly 30 - S&B Do's & Don'ts

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glammapuss Thu 09-Jun-11 08:26:18

I'm 30 just after Christmas and the reality is starting to set in that I'm officially an adult who maybe can't away with what she used to. So, I'm looking for fashion and beauty musts and must nots.

I've begun using my night cream and anti-aging under eye cream religiously and I moisturise and exfoliate regularly too. However, apart from that I'm clueless. Are there clothes I need to consign to the charity shops and is there anything else (non-surgical grin) I can do to delay the onset of <<gulp>> ageing.

P.S. Do not read into the name, I'm more of a plain Jane than anything remotely glamorous.

madammecholet Thu 09-Jun-11 08:31:08

Nope. Enjoy it, best decade of your life imo and i'm only half way through!......

<oh apart from NEVER wear hareems, but that goes for any age>

worldgonecrazy Thu 09-Jun-11 08:39:55

30 is just a number. I'm in my early 40s but still look like I'm in my late 20s thanks to good genes and a dislike of sunbathing.

So what age should you dress? The age you are? The age you look? The age you feel?

To delay ageing stay out of the sun and eat healthily. There will come a point in your 50s when a little bit of weight will probably look a lot better than being too skinny, but that's a long way off.

Enjoy yourself, the 30s is a great decade and women are supposed to reach their sexual peak at 35. I disagree, I think the sexual peak starts at 35 and keeps rising.

glammapuss Thu 09-Jun-11 08:45:08

Worldgonecrazy - thankfully I don't tan well so stay out of the sun and I think my skin looks pretty good. I also like the thought that we don't peak till 35! I thought it was 30. grin

Do you think the 30's are so good because women generally become more confident, I know I've never been happier with my appearence, still a little self-conscious but nowhere near as shy as my early 20s.

notyummy Thu 09-Jun-11 09:39:05

Would echo the thoughts already. I will be a decade older than you at about the same time and I think I look as good (barring a few wrinkles...) as I have ever done. There are no forbidden clothes - you are still young are probably getting to the stage of working out roughly what really suits you and what doesn't, so you will be looking better and better. Good skincare, exercise (plenty of) and healthy eating (although not to the point of making you unhappy...everyone needs the occasional treat) and you will be looking great for many years to come I think.

I have come to accept that my knees aren't that great anymore, so don't do that many short skirts, however my legs are ok (barring the top of my thighs) so I do wear shorts in the summer because I want to keep cool and be able to run around with the kids.

noddyholder Thu 09-Jun-11 09:52:26

There are none! It all depends on how you look size colouring confidence etc.

glammapuss Thu 09-Jun-11 11:29:05

Great news, must join a gym and find the time to do some proper exercise to tone up but otherwise I think I've got it covered. My parents don't look 50 so I hope I have some good genes too.

Looking forward to the next decade now. grin

heleninahandcart Thu 09-Jun-11 14:09:10

Join gym now, habit for life
Wear what makes you feel wonderful at all times, even if its just your fav jogging bottoms after a bath
There is nothing you can't wear because you are 30. If you feel good in it, wear it
Enjoy everything smile

The best if yet to come.

iWILLdothis Thu 09-Jun-11 15:37:16

I also turn 30 early next year and have been dreading it....but nice to read all the positives on here that it's no so bad after all. THank you for cheering me up smile

worldgonecrazy Thu 09-Jun-11 15:39:20

To be fair to all those dreading 30, it was a lot more difficult turning 30 than it was turning 40. I'm already looking forward to turning 50.

Growing older certainly beats the alternative.

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