Did anxiety sneak up on you in the midlife, perimenopause years? It might feel like a mid life crisis, but it’s your hormones going haywire – and many of us are blindsided by it.
We’ve asked some of our favourite women to share the things that keep them sane and happy in midlife. A beauty product – or in Rosie’s case milk frother – may not solve a mid life crisis, but it helps!
Beauty editor and Life’s Rosie author Rosie Green takes us through her essentials.
Protected Species waterproof mac, £225
These waterproof macs are amazing. They really are waterproof and not only that, they’re really sleek and stylish. You look really nice in them, so you can go for a walk and not feel completely horrific. And they keep you warm and dry.
White Company Cascading Fairy lights, £60
I’m absolutely obsessed with fairylights. They give me cheer and get me through the winter. I particularly like these long ones from The White Company. They are a bit pricey but I’ve found them to be a good investment because they’ve lasted me for years.
Bodum milk frother, £9
My cousin bought me one and it feels like I can have a proper lattes and hot chocolates when I can’t go to a cafe. Brings a bit of the cafe to me. Gives me a bit of joy in my life.
Snow Finel merino leggings, £80
I wear these every day in the winter. In lockdown I’ll definitely be living in them. They’re lovely, flattering wool leggings, with a stripe down the side that makes your legs look longer. Incredibly comfortable, perfect for lockdown month.