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About me

Melinda Tickel

Wife, mum of 3, author, makeup artist, session hairstylist and lifestyle mentor

I’m Mel. Thank you so much for visiting my little space on the internet.

I am a wife and a mum of 3 daughters, who range from teens to adults.

I’m Australian but I now live in London and Essex, and have done for over 20 years.

I am a content Creator, Blogger, Pro-Trained Make-up Artist and Session Hairstylist. I have also trained in Colour Analysis and Personal Style.

They say that when a woman changes her hair, she is about to change her life, and that was certainly true for me in 2016 when I stopped dyeing my hair dark brown. 

It is now a silvery-grey colour.

Around the time I stopped dyeing my hair, I realised that I had completely lost myself. 

After years of stress, busyness and just about keeping my head above water, I found myself in an exhausted state. 

I didn’t really know where to start to get better, but I knew that I needed to make some changes and to start to focus on myself.

My journey

While my grey roots grew inch by slow inch over the months of 2016 (also the year I turned 40), I also went on a quest to look and feel better.

Investing in myself had lapsed over the years of raising my kids, so I started some more self care practices.

I improved upon my lifestyle and took time out for myself whenever I could without guilt. Then, at the beginning of 2017, I started an Instagram account to help me connect with other women with similar interests. I had no idea what an empowering decision that was to be.

I found a community of women, also looking to thrive, and look and feel fabulous as they approached midlife and beyond. Know that whatever you are going through, you are never alone.

Over the years that followed I found a 'timeless beauty system' that helped me to look and feel my best. My intention is to share that system with other women who choose to embrace every age and stage of life. After all, getting older while also thriving is a true blessing.

Life's too short...

Who wants to feel anything but their best? You age whether it is 35 or 80 should not signal 'old'. Indeed it can signal the beginning of a wonderful phase full of endless opportunities to love and thrive.

Only now are we beginning to see a shift in the narrative of mature women but there is much work to be done.

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This is a wellness and beauty blog for women who choose to thrive and adopt a lifestyle and beauty regime that is nourishing and supportive. It is for women who want to thrive at every age and stage of life.

I share beauty and lifestyle tips that inspire self care and confidence.

What this website is all about

This blog site is dedicated to helping you look and feel your very best as you navigate midlife and beyond. Here you will find lifestyle and beauty inspiration specifically tailored to women, which actually works. My mission is to provide simple beauty and lifestyle solutions which will free you up to live your life looking and feeling your best.

I’ve got resources to help with this mission, and more on the way. My goal is to make this site as user-friendly as possible so that you can easily find whatever it is you may be looking for.

My focus areas

Here is a breakdown of what you’ll find on this site:

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Timeless Beauty

Our core belief is that a healthy lifestyle which has self-care and healthy ageing at it's core, shouldn't be complicated. It's all about simple rituals and routines that encompass all the things we know we need to do, from the 'should do's' to the 'must do's', to the self-care rituals that are good for our body and mind. These give us confidence and energy to build a life we love in the best years of our lives. We are building on our Timeless Thrive Lifestyle content all the time.

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Hair & Makeup

For most of us, life is busy, always moving and changing. From spending time with the people who matter most, to following our own varied interests and pursuits. Who wants to spend more time than they have to on their hair and makeup? I share insider makeup and hair tips to keep you inspired and 'put together' even when life gets busy. You'll find articles and content that help you look and feel your best as you go about your day-to-day life. From hairstyles and common hair solutions, advice on embracing your natural hair colour to gorgeous makeup ideas that give you a beautiful natural glow, it's all here, and all tailored to women over 40 who are definitely young at heart.

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Simple Classic Styling

Most of us want to look our best as we step into our busy lives both in and outside the home. That’s because how we style ourselves every day is more about how it makes us feel and less about impressing others. Having a closet full of clothes that you actually wear and that make you feel comfortable is key, and will make getting dressed in the morning not only simple but also a joy. Knowing what styles and colours suit you helps build confidence. Discover the secrets to dressing in a way that looks modern, put-together and fabulously classic. From finding your style uniform to colour analysis, you will find plenty to keep you inspired and coming back for more. You’ll find tips, tricks and advice for simple ways to dress in a stylish and classic way, seamlessly. More of this to come.

What this website is not about

This isn't a style, hair or makeup blog specifically. Rather, it is a site where you can find content that will help you look and feel your best holistically, from lifestyle guidance to styling tips and hair and makeup inspiration, streamlined to include all the things that can help you look and feel your best from the inside out without feeling overwhelmed.

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Let's Connect

The best way to stay connected is through my free email newsletter. You can join the newsletter via the link below. From there you will be prompted to enter your email address. You will then be automatically sent my FREE Timeless Beauty Guide,,which you will be able to download immediately. Joining my newsletter will also include a free monthly dose of encouragement and inspiration, as well as links to all my latest blog posts. Many of my readers say it is the highlight of their month!

Of course, if you’d rather contact me directly, you can reach out to me on Instagram @melindaktickel or email


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