Hi, my name is Helen Brookes and I am
@40plusnotgivingupyet

I am a SHOPPING ADDICT who craves the opportunity to help women get back their mojo and feel the very best they can.

I love sharing my high street finds (and fails!) on my Insta feed and you can tune into my honest try-on sessions anytime, anywhere via my daily Instagram Stories @40plusnotgivingupyet.

I’ll answer all your burning fashion questions such as;

  • Which SIZE should I buy?
  • What does the material FEEL like?
  • Will it show my BULGY bits?
  • What kind of UNDERWEAR will I need?
  • How can I DRESS IT UP or down?
  • And of course….does it have POCKETS?!

We’ve all ordered online and been bitterly disappointed when the garment arrives, usually in the wrong size or fabric. My aim is to save your precious time and pain. I’ll give you the real deal before you hit the button!

I’m a hungry bargain hunter and definitely not into designer clobber (I don’t have the cash and even if we did, I think a trip to Mauritius would be more my bag!).

I love nothing more than a charity shop find too. There are such hidden gems to be found! And occasionally I shout out about the beauty products and fake tan secrets that I can’t live without!

I am also a mum with a very tolerant husband!

Helen

Hi, my name is Helen Brookes and I am
@40plusnotgivingupyet

I am a SHOPPING ADDICT who craves the opportunity to help women get back their mojo and feel the very best they can.

I love sharing my high street finds (and fails!) on my Insta feed and you can tune into my honest try-on sessions anytime, anywhere via my daily Instagram Stories @40plusnotgivingupyet

I’ll answer all your burning fashion questions such as;

Which SIZE should I buy? What does the material FEEL like?
Will it show my BULGY bits? What kind of UNDERWEAR will I need?
How can I DRESS IT UP or down? And of course….does it have POCKETS?!

We’ve all ordered online and been bitterly disappointed when the garment arrives, usually in the wrong size or fabric. My aim is to save your precious time and pain. I’ll give you the real deal before you hit the button!

I’m a hungry bargain hunter and definitely not into designer clobber (I don’t have the cash and even if we did, I think a trip to Mauritius would be more my bag!).

I love nothing more than a charity shop find too. There are such hidden gems to be found! And occasionally I shout out about the beauty products and fake tan secrets that I can’t live without!

I am also a mum with a very tolerant husband!

Helen

Hi, my name is
Helen Brookes and I am
@40plusnotgivingupyet

I am a SHOPPING ADDICT who craves the opportunity to help women get back their mojo and feel the very best they can.

I love sharing my high street finds (and fails!) on my Insta feed and you can tune into my honest try-on sessions anytime, anywhere via my daily Instagram Stories @40plusnotgivingupyet.
I’ll answer all your burning fashion questions such as;
Which SIZE should I buy?
What does the material FEEL like?
Will it show my BULGY bits?
What kind of UNDERWEAR will I need?
How can I DRESS IT UP or down?
And of course….does it have POCKETS?!
We’ve all ordered online and been bitterly disappointed when the garment arrives, usually in the wrong size or fabric. My aim is to save your precious time and pain. I’ll give you the real deal before you hit the button!
I’m a hungry bargain hunter and definitely not into designer clobber (I don’t have the cash and even if we did, I think a trip to Mauritius would be more my bag!).
I love nothing more than a charity shop find too. There are such hidden gems to be found! And occasionally I shout out about the beauty products and fake tan secrets that I can’t live without!

I am also a mum with a very tolerant husband!

Helen

Let ME try before YOU buy!

It’s a lottery buying online.  Let me road-test your purchases – before you click buy!  I take the best of the current high street fashion and feed back to you about it’s cut, sizing, quality and how best to style it. Time saving reviews delivered straight to your phone!

Let ME try before YOU buy!

It’s a lottery buying online.  Let me road-test your purchases – before you click buy!  I take the best of the current high street fashion and feed back to you about it’s cut, sizing, quality and how best to style it. Time saving reviews delivered straight to your phone!

My Instagram @40plusnotgivingupyet

It has taken me this long to work out how estate agents make rooms look so big. It's all about the lens OF COURSE. It works well in my sitting room (oops giving myself away should I say lounge?) but I won't be using it on my selfies. .
Bit of colour on a grey Sunday. Everything tagged. .
⭐Rug old @ikeauk
⭐Circus Love letters @erica_davies @qvcuk
⭐Turquoise cabinet @homesense_ukie ⭐Eagle painting @davewhitestudio ⭐Yellow radiator @columnrads
Via @artrepublic ⭐Lights @madedotcom
⭐Neon lips @iacfantiquefairs ⭐TV stand a very old trunk of my Grandfather's and PRICELESS
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I remember when February half terms were an absolute slog spent desperately finding activities in terrible weather either in soft play (urrgh) or going swimming (even more urrgh) or traipsing on dog walks covered in mud. Or swapping play dates allowing your house to get utterly trashed. .
This half term has been a doddle in comparison, they even get time to take my pic📷. I do miss them being small arghhh the independence now came out of nowhere but I don't miss the February half term🤣. If you're still in the madness stage my #stronggirlsclub breton that I love from @mutha.hood is for you! 🙌.
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⭐Top @mutha.hood slouchy fit I'm in medium ⭐Jeans @marksandspencerfashionpr part of previous ad
⭐Bag @coach
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Today I heavily fake tanned. Then I spent the rest of the day trying to disguise it. According to the kids I look like I'm wearing a neck brace.
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When I open up a little in stories about the daily stuff in my fairly new, and definitely ever learning Mum-of-a-teenage boy role you guys Dm me in droves. I get advice that is so so so reassuring / insightful and sometimes downright flipping hilarious. And it makes me think it is going to be okay so THANK YOU...
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I could ask on behalf of George some advice on how to deal with a neurotic Auntie Mum but he takes it all in his stride. Day two at his second taster day at agricultural college. *How did it go?!?!* *It was alright Helen*. And that, as you guys have reassured me, is pretty good...
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