Welcome to the Mrs. Stafford Community where no topic is off limits! I want this blog to be a forum for women my age to be able to discuss everything beauty and fashion, as well as the more sensitive subjects such as menopause and healthy aging. I’m starting my sixties and I feel the best I have in years, and I want to help other women feel the same way. As a community, I think we can come together and start the conversation. This is all about women supporting other women, and trying to have some fun in the meantime.
Attention Ladies: We’d love to hear from you! Your questions are driving the discussions. Don’t hesitate to comment, especially on the “Can We Talk” series as well as “Glowing with Mrs. Stafford”. Without you there is no discussion, so don’t be shy!
Since I started this blog I have received many compliments and questions on my skincare routine. Women have asked, “what is my secret” and honestly it’s a combination of multiple things. I use many different products, and tend to switch up my routine often. Staying out of the sun, and wearing sunscreen is a huge one. Finally, I have not been shy about the fact that I get Botox and filler. I even made a video of myself getting Botox injected which you can find on my Youtube channel. I have written some blog posts about the beauty products I use and routines based on the season or specific skin problems.
Glowing with Mrs. Stafford is my take on an advice column based around skincare. Each person has unique skin and their own issues they would like answered. Glowing with Mrs. Stafford is my idea of how to share my knowledge on this topic.
Basically, this is a place where all of you can ask questions about you’re personal skin issues. Ask me about certain beauty products you might want to try, or even about treatments such as lasers or Botox since I’ve done it all! All and any questions are welcome (concerning these topics).
How to Participate in Glowing with Mrs. Stafford Column:
Ask your questions below for a chance to be featured in next month’s Glowing with Mrs. Stafford column. I will answer one question in detail and make sure to do all my research to give the most informed answer I can provide! I will also be asking experts and trying the products myself for a period of time.
We’re also running a giveaway to celebrate our monthly Glowing with Mrs. Stafford Advice column. I will pick one beauty product and one winner at the end of each month. All of the products will be bought with my own money, and products I have personally used and loved.
How to Participate in the Glowing with Mrs. Stafford Giveaway:
You will be able to enter the giveaway either on Facebook or Instagram. All you have to do is
1. Follow me
2. Like the post
3. And tag a friend
We are doing it both on Instagram and Facebook because I realize not everyone is on Instagram or vice versa. This month the giveaway is the GLAMGLOW Good in Bed Passionfruit Softening Night Cream.
I have been using this night treatment for months now and I LOVE it! It is made to help combat dryness, dullness, and uneven skin texture. It includes one of my favorite ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid, which plumps, hydrates and nourishes your complexion. The acids gently (keyword) exfoliate and softens the skin. Apply a thin layer after cleansing at night. This products works on my skin which is extremely sensitive. I can use this product at least 2-3 times a week. I wake up with soft, glowing skin. All this while you sleep!
*Note: When I’m recommending any skincare item I will always test the product for at least 30 days, most times longer. I feel you need to see how the product works over time, the benefits and results, which in most cases does not happen with just one use.
Price Point - $54 (you can purchase this product on Sephora and of course on GlamGlow’s website).
At the beginning of the year, I got the idea for Glowing with Mrs. Stafford. It took at least six months of planning and organizing to try and make this idea work. So, this is a test run and hopefully, all of you will enjoy it! If you have any suggestions on how to make this forum better please don’t hesitate to give your constructive criticism below.
For me, the first two years of going through menopause were, simply put, miserable. I’m sure most women would agree with me here. I was extremely depressed and uncomfortable in my own skin. I ended up gaining about 25 lbs and it took a lot for me to start actively dealing with menopause in a healthy way. I've talked openly about menopause in my "Can We Talk Series", but this post is specifically about how to lose weight during this time in your life.
You always hear the warnings about how terrible menopause can be, but it’s not until you actually experience it that you understand. At some points I was like, “Why did no one tell me about this?” Throughout this time, the most difficult part was finding the support and answers that I so badly needed, which weren’t easily available.
Menopause affects and changes essentially every woman’s weight. However, when you look around for information, it’s impossible to find. I often heard comments such as:
Just watch what you’re eating.
Menopause doesn’t actually make you gain weight.
First, your body is going through extreme hormonal changes, so weight gain during this time is a real thing! You can have healthy eating habits before you experience menopause, but during and after, your body can react differently to certain foods you’ve always eaten. I don’t know why there isn’t more information out there on this subject, but let’s try to fix that here.
Together with my good friends and experts in their field, Paige Kelly BA, MSACN (functional nutritionist) and Charlotte Brynn (my physical trainer) we will give you 10 tips on how to lose weight during menopause! The information here is based on my personal experiences, as well as credible advice from professionals. Hopefully you can find the answers that you’re looking for here, and get back to feeling like yourself again. Please, please, please: Whatever questions you have after reading this, leave them for us in the comments below and we’ll get right back to you!