Quit Smoking And Look 10 Years Younger Than Your Age

For the average smoker, puffing 20 cigarettes a day is not a problem. However, it’s not a surprise that they are at a higher risk of suffering from different medical conditions. Also, they tend to develop wrinkles prematurely compared to non-smokers. This means looking younger could be as simple as quitting this unhealthy habit.

Ordinary folks and medical experts alike will be quit to tell you that abandoning your smoking habit means it will be less likely for you to suffer from lung infections, skin cancer, and all sorts of other diseases. But for many people, knowing that quitting smoking via e cigarettes which contain e-liquid can make them look way younger than their age proves to be the most compelling reason. There’s still hope if you want to get rid of those wrinkles and fine lines.

Bye Bye Wrinkles

Even though you do not notice it, repeated smoking can cause the skin on your cheeks to creek. Over time, you will notice that the area around your mouth has developed several fine lines. Obviously, continuing to put cigarette in your mouth will make the problem worse. If you don’t want to look any older, then you’ll do yourself a favor by quitting. Doing so could be just what you need to hear people telling you look 30 when you’re already in your 40s.

Young and Glowing Skin

For some people, it might sound far fetched that if you stop smoking, your skin will begin to glow. But that’s just how it is! Constantly exposing your skin to cigarette smoking causes it to look dull and ugly. Remember that cigarettes contain a ton of harmful chemicals. These do not only wreak havoc on your body, but on your skin as well.

It’s possible for the microscopic chemical particles to penetrate your pores and settle there for years. Once you quit, you can eliminate these particles, allowing the pores to better do its function of maintaining proper hydration for your skin. The result will be evident once you look in the mirror and see how much your skin glows.

Gorgeous Hair

You should know that smoking can be harmful to your hair as well. Just as chemicals settle on your pores, they can settle on your hair as well. This is why most smokers have bad-smelling hair. In severe cases, excessive smoking can cause a discoloring effect on the hair. You might find yourself having gray hair at a young age.

Lovely Fingers

Smoking for several years will cause you to develop nicotine marks on your fingertips. Getting rid of them is possible after you quit. You will never be embarrassed to shake someone’s hand or have your partner kiss your hands.

Pearly Whites

Notice how yellow your teeth have become? This is one of the side effects of nicotine. No matter how religiously you maintain your oral regimen, you can still develop yellow teeth if you don’t stop smoking. A smile is every person’s valuable asset. You don’t want other people to think negatively of you just because of how your teeth look.quitsmoking

How long til you’re ready to date again?

How long until you’re ready to start dating again?
I have been single for nearly 3 years and I have been dating on and off. I use online dating sites to meet new people so I have a little bit of experience to work with.
I use recommendations from Friends to decide which sites I want to sign up with and listen to their experiences on said sites to chose the best one for me.
When my last relationship came to an end I was definitely not ready to look for a new partner but I did use dating sites to meet new people and to get out more and learn what the dating scene was like again but I was always clear with everyone that I was not looking for a relationship.

When I became single I moved back to London so I was dating in a new area to where I had been living so online dating sites were a really good way to see who was around my area and it also gave me the opportunity to go on dates and visit bars and restaurants that I hadn’t been to you before.
It was approximately a year and a half to two years before I decided I was ready to look for or be more open to entering into a new relationship and that is when I changed all the settings on the sites that I was registered with to seeking a relationship rather than looking for a friends.
A couple of sites based on region for more mature daters are over 50s dating Staffordshire and over 50s dating Gloucester

There are so many things to think about when you are about to start dating, for example how far you’re willing to travel to date, what the age range is you are willing to date, what qualities you look for in a potential partner now etc because you may have changed and aged since your last relationship and may be looking for something completely different but the very first thing I had to establish with myself was that I was actually ready to meet somebody new. I also have a think about weather I was looking for the same qualities as I was when I was searching last time I’ve grown older I live in a different city so I had to make sure but I knew exactly what it was I was looking for before I started looking.

There are so many lesser known websites that help people find a whole host of different types of relationships and I’m going to share a few of them with you but there are so many more for you to decide what suits your particular needs. The following are all over 50’s dating sites. The sites are regional so you can find local people. Over 50s dating Suffolk, over 50s dating Guernsey and over 50s dating Kent are just a handful.

A whole new dating pool

Dating in a new pool

In my adult life I have moved cities a few times,  I have lived in Bedfordshire, London Derby and now Birmingham

When I move to a new city I like to learn about what’s around me, I like to do the restaurants and bars and clubs so I know what good places there are to socialise.

In three of the four cities I have lived in I have had friends who also lived there so I’ve always had mate’s to explore the cities with so whenever I start to date I usually know where I like to go.

I really like going on first dates,  I like going to places that I’ve been before and I know the layout of and know the menu to some degree and I find that very useful in geelong comfortable on dates. I also like dating because it gives me the opportunity to go to places that I wouldn’t necessarily choose myself so it’s always a nice surprise to go somewhere and have an amazing time.

Once I’m settled in the new city and I start thinking about dating I’ll think about locations of potential partners,  how far am I willing to travel as a person who does not drive, what are transport links like, how far would I expect somebody else to travel, could I realistically date somebody who lives in a different city, how much free time do I have to make a long or semi long distance relationship work and things of that nature.

There are some great dating sites that are city specific like Cumbria dating site, Nottinghamshire dating site and Edinburgh dating site.

When I have lived in the same place for a long time I recognise familiar faces popping up over and over again on dating sites so it’s always nice to move to a new city,  start a dating app and see a whole new pool full of people to meet.

Something I found quite funny when I moved to Birmingham but also really obvious that I didn’t think about was that people assumed I would have a Birmingham accent so I’ve had to put in all my profiles that I am actually a Londoner who has recently relocated to Birmingham and that I absolutely do not have a Birmingham accent haha. If like me you’re in Brum there is Birmingham dating site and also Over 50s dating Birmingham.

Socialising in Birmingham is amazing it’s not very different to London there are so many places to go to eat,  there are so many places to go to drink and so many places to go for good music so dating here is a very fun experience in itself and I think Birmingham men differ from the men I met in London so as much as it is fun to date in a different place it is also nice to date different types of people than you’re accustomed to too.

Dating more than one person at a time…

This may be a little controversial and I probably think differently to a lot of other people but I’m just going to say where I stand on the subject at this particular time in my life…

In my experience with dating online recently, I think meeting and getting to know one person at a time can be a waste of time. In the last few months I have a met a few people and after talking for a while and meeting up a time or one or both of us have decided it wasn’t quite right and I think that happens a lot. So I feel like if you’re talking to a couple of people and meeting up for the odd drink when you can you get to know a couple of people casually before you decide if you want to date each other exclusively.

A few dating sites that might be worth having a look at whether you date one person at a time or you like to get chatting to a couple of potential dates are Lincolnshire dating site, Belfast dating site, Cornwall dating site, Glasgow dating site and Cardiff dating site. Depending on your region of course or you could always have a gander at the surrounding area sites if you’re open to travelling some.

I like to chat to people for a few days or even over a week before i meet them but I often get asked if they are the only person I talk to with the intention of meeting up for drinks  and the answer is most often no, I usually talk to whoever I feel like I get along with.

I completely understand once you have been on a few dates and you decide you like each other and you want to continue seeing each other and only each other that of course you stop getting to know other people but I think up until that conversation/decision its all fair game for both parties ,

I would love to get people’s opinions on this , surely I’m not alone.

4 tips for treating acne prone skin

4 tips for treating acne prone skin


Are you longing to have beautiful, young looking skin? That may be everyone’s wish, but unfortunately, there are some people who are not blessed with naturally beautiful skin.

Many a person has gone through that period in their life when their skin has broken out and they lose their confidence.


Unfortunately, acne can still happen even when we grow older. Especially for women as they may still experience acne flare-ups even when they turn 40.


The main culprit of acne is when there is too much oil in the follicle which results to the pores being clogged up. So it’s important that your skin be free from clogged pores so as to avoid pimples and acne. Check out some other tips below to ensure that you never go back to that time in your teenage years when you were too afraid to get out of the house because of the state of your skin.


  1. Get enough sleep – not getting much-needed rest can not only cause tiredness but can greatly affect how your skin looks. If you sleep at irregular hours or sleep early morning, you are missing on valuable restoration time. You may not be aware, but scientists have said that the time between 11 pm and 4:00 am is when the body, including your skin, renews and repairs itself. When you are not able to rest during those times, the body will not be able to do its function of renewing, making your skin, and other body organs suffer

  2. Eat the right food – what you take into your body is just as important as what you put on your face. There are certain types of food that can actually trigger an acne breakout and you should avoid them or at least do not eat them regularly. What are those foods? Processed food and those that are rich in refined sugar are just some of them. Everyone knows that eating fast food and junk food does not do your organs much good, but they tend to forget that the skin is actually the largest organ of the body. If you want a healthier-looking skin, stick to vegetables and other healthy foods.

  3. Consult a doctor if the acne gets worse – while for some, the acne can be treated by over the counter products and the like, there are those whose skin is too sensitive and applying those products may make the condition worse. If you are one of those with really sensitive skin, it is better to go to a doctor so that they can give you expert advice and suggest a treatment that can work for you. Do not try to self-medicate as that may just aggravate your skin’s condition.

    4. Make sure that you are buying the right type of product – whether the product is for your face or body, make sure you read the labels and ensure that the product will not make your skin condition worse. From makeup, body wash and lotion, choose products that can clean well and is non-comedogenic. This site has a list of the best body wash for acne reviewed so that you can narrow down your choices on what you may buy.


Curve fashion festival.

The Curve Fashion Festival in partnerships with New Look is in it’s third year this year and is set to be a huge event in the plus size fashion community once again. This will, however, be my first time attending and I can’t wait. As a plus size blogger I really look forward to attending fashion based events to see what the plus size brands have in store for us in the coming seasons and getting to pop to various stands to have a looks a pieces on the market from smaller brands that I may not have heard or heard of just being able to touch and try on items that are usually only available online. For me these events are the best opportunity to see friends and fellow bloggers from all over the country that I don’t get to see very often and events like TCFF get us all in one  place at the same time and it’s always a great time.

This year returning to Curve Fashion fest will be Tess Holliday.


The UK’s largest plus size fashion event The Curve Fashion Festival in partnership with New Look is delighted to announce the return of Plus Size Model Tess Holliday.

Tess Holliday will be doing a book signing of the new book The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl alongside an audience Q&A.

Looking at this years sponsors and supporters, one of the event supporters Debenhams stood out to me because it isn’t who I first think of when I’m looking for plus size women’s fashion but they have a huge range of plus size clothes for women, being a plus size woman who loves fashion I thought I would give them a mention. Debenhams plus size women’s range currently has over 3500 items from a number of brands from Evans and Studio 8 to Scarlett & Jo so I would definitely say worth having a look at next time you’re looking for something new.

Have you been to TCFF before and will I be seeing you there this weekend? what are you looking forward to the most??? let me know!

right choices regarding vaping

Whether you are new to smoking all together and you want to try vaping, or you are a someone that is trying to stop smoking cigarettes and want to vape as an alternative, you may be looking to the internet for information on what vape system would be best for you.

There are so many vaping blogs that you can follow to get up to date information about what new things are out and also find out about things that you’ve been thinking about trying so you can get an idea before you actual put your hand in your pockets.

There are also a plethora of online resources outlining the pros and cons of using vapes so you can have all the information you need before making a decision.

Studies have shown that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking regular cigarettes and heavy smokers are encouraged to make the switch. Personally I don’t think vaping has been around long enough for researchers to be able to report on its long term effects but there is definitely evidence that shows that short term , smokers are becoming healthier after switching and showing much lower levels of cancer causing toxins.

The thing that intrigues me the most about using a vaporiser is the flavours. I heard of some amazing sounding flavours like lemon cheesecake, black grape, bakewell tart, watermelon and dragonfruit, more than anything I think a lot of non smokers start vaping because its new and trendy and the flavours are probably quite nice tasting. I know if I smoked I would definitely be trying a tonne of cool foodie flavours especially since you can get 0mg nicotine.

All I will say is, just like with anything else, be well informed and make the right choices for you.



I want to bingo!

Bingo!!! I’ve never played bingo in my entire life but I imagine the excitement and shouting out of “Bingo!” would be a lot of fun.

I know there is a whole slew of online bingo sites but if I were to try it out to see what a the fuss is about, I’d like to experience it in a proper bingo hall with someone calling out numbers and the grannies that frequent the place first so I can get the authentic experience.

I’ve seen a lot of people my age and younger that regularly go to their local bingo and have a really fun night out, the idea of cheap drinks and the company of my mates doing something a little bit different is enough to make me want to try it. Living in a new city has made me want to try loads of new things as a way to explore new areas of town and see what’s around.

If you’ve not had a sheltered like and have actually already played a game of bingo before or going to a local bingo hall isn’t something that interests you, or you just want a quick way to try it out for fun,  the convenience of being able to play in the comfort of your own home is offered by online bingo sites such as T-Rex Bingo who offer £30 to get you started with your first deposit playing online on their site. There are always promotions going on and prize draws so there are lots of ways to keep it interesting. The site is really easy to navigate and the sign up process is quick and easy, they really have made it very player’s friendly.

You get the fun and excitement of playing a gambling game without having to even get out of your pajamas which is a huge bonus in my book!

With so many little gaming apps popping up every day it’s so nice to have online access to a simple classic game that you can rely on for a bit of fun in your spare time.

Is getting Bingo! Really as exciting as it seems? I really wanna know lol

online dating: things to think about before you even sign up


Know what type of relationship/arrangements you want before you start looking

People go on dating sites for a number of different reasons, you’d be a fool to think everyone on a dating site wants to actually date (ridiculous I know).  I would say before you even sign up for a dating site have an idea of what it is your’e looking for and that will help you choose the right place for you. Not much good going on an adult arrangement focused site if you want to settle down as you’ll more than likely not find someone after the same. I would also say be honest about what you’re looking for when you make a profile, If you’re genuinely looking for something long term , say so! no point leaving it unticked in the fear of scaring people off.

Be yourself!

I think too many people use an about me section as a place to sell themselves and I think those sound the most false. I love a profile that is honest and  feels like a friend talking to me rather than a list of how awesome someone thinks they are. I try to include a charming flaw or two to show that I am a real person and I like to let people politely know what things I find a turn off as I believe there is no point in wasting their time or my own. I am that way in real life so my online dating profile reflects that.

Know how far you’re willing to travel

I used to go on to online dating sites and cast my net far and wide and then i’d get really annoyed that everyone I was getting along with seemed to be a little too far to realistically date. After a couple of failed semi long distance relationships and moving half way across the country for my last serious relationship, I now cast a much smaller net. I feels so much better when I start getting to know someone and I know that they are local enough to grab a drink or dinner with on wednesday after work rather than having to plan dates weeks in advance. Again that is just my preference but I think this is something that should be considered before starting to get to know someone… are you unable or unwilling to move for love?

Don’t take online dating too seriously

Honestly I think this is one of the most important things to remember. Have fun and don’t take everything too seriously until you’re really getting to know someone you’re going to meet. dating online, people tend to imitate ghosts and vanish just when you think you’re getting on really well. Don’t be offended and please don’t take it personally it happens sooo regularly people even write articles on online ‘ghosting’. I think the process of online dating should be fun, I love meeting new people and I love chatting to different types of people. Through online dating I have made some great friends and have had some very very loving relationships that I wouldn’t change for the world. I definitely think it is something to enjoy so if at any time you’re not enjoying it stop doing it. There should be no pressure to find the perfect person right this second, it shouldn’t be something you rush.

I kind of expect to on and off the dating scene for years to come because I enjoy new experiences and new relationships with new people, its not for everyone but the resources are out there for everyone to find love at any age, specialised Over 50s dating sites are super popular at the moment and just like I mentioned in a previous dating post they have sites by location to suit everyone from over 50s dating Hampshire to over 50s dating Cumbria

So whatever age you are or hot much experience you have dating online or of it isn’t ‘dating’ specifically that you’re looking for, the Internet is a fantastic way to meet a multitude of people to choose from to get to know.

These tips are just things that I have learnt from my experiences using many online dating sites but definitely find out what world for you and I wish you all the luck and fun!

Dating online. Casual encounters and location based dating.

I have been single for 3 years in March (besides a short fling that I thought was a relationship at the time earlier this year) and now that I am settled in my new city I am more open to entering into a new relationship. So of course my first port of call is the Internet to discover what wonders and wind ups online dating has in store for me.
There are the obvious dating sites that have become well-known for more short term interactions and some that are designed with a lot of pairing aids for people who specifically seek a committed long term relationship. Finding the right place is often a lot of trail and error and deciding exactly what you want from online “dating”. If you know what you want and it is something non committal there are sites available for you. I love that more and more people are starting to realise that casual sex and other arrangements outside of the lines of a traditional one on one committed relationship are completely normal and the people seeking them don’t have to hide the fact.
Adult Dating is one site that is aimed solely at people wanting to meet other people for adult interactions.

There are some dating sites, rather than being focused on what type of relationship/arrangement you’re looking for, focus on location. So you could join a site a know all the members live in your city. Sites like this are perfect for someone who because of whatever reason would be unable or unwilling to relocate for a partner. Whether you’re looking for a Bristol dating site, a  Devon dating site, a Gloucester dating site, a Warwickshire dating site, a County Fermanagh dating site, a Leicestershire dating site or a Watford dating site, there is something for absolutely everyone. I know just as well as anyone that you can tell yourself you will only talk to local people and end up chatting to people on the other side of the country. Location focused dating sites give you a smaller, more specific pool of potential dates. Unlike a lot of people I don’t mind dating people in different cities and in my past experience it’s always been a really good way to see more of the country, I’m greedy, I like a big pool of fish lol.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a little bit of casual fun or looking to settle down forever with the love of your life internet dating has become a very efficient and successful way to meet people you may not bump into in your day to day life and I think that’s why its becoming increasingly popular.

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