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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

Listography : Top 5 Beauty Products

This week, Kate wants us to share our beauty secrets.  I don't spend a lot of money on make-up and beauty and it shows but I've fallen in love with Natio products since winning a box full of them over on In The Powder Room last year.  I also had a gift voucher to spend ON ME FOR A CHANGE at Debenhams so I've bought some new bits and pieces from their range [insert lots of hearts here].  So here is what I am using and loving at the moment (all images stolen borrowed from Debenhams)

Natio Ageless Rehydrating TonerNatio Ageless Cleansing Milk
Natio Ageless Rehydrating Toner and Gentle Cleansing Milk
This leaves my skin feeling really fresh and now that I'm getting close to the big "Four Oh" I know I need to start taking a bit more care of my skin instead of relying on my pillow to remove my make-up at night. 

Natio Tinted Moisturiser
Natio Tinted Moisturiser in Natural
A new discovery.  Where has tinted moisturiser been all my life?

Natio Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer
Natio Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer
I've always been a bit of a cheek-pincher thanks to my usual 'Morticia' look and I think the recent sunshine has encouraged me to dig this out again.  I need a bit of help in the 'sunkissed' department when I'm cooped up in an office all day, every day.

Natio Sparkle Dust Eyeshadow
Natio Sparkle Dust Eyeshadow
This adds a touch of colour to my eyes but without going overboard.  It does tend to go everywhere so the dinky little caps for each individual pot of powder is a genius idea.

Natio Lip Butter
In "Laugh".  Just yum.

What are your favourite beauty products or is there a tip that you want to share?  
I need all the help I can get!