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

You guys were right .. the @bluelagoonis is incredible. Took the plunge at sunrise, took a pic, then put our phones away and enjoyed this wonderful place while my husband realised all his fantasies of getting it on with a 1950s synchronised swimmer.
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Didn't get to see the Northern Lights but it has been far too much of a whistle stop tour. Loved the people I met, if it's a common theme the dry sense of humours are epic. The food was sublime, all the fish and salads and BREAD (though the liquorice and fish jerky I will pass on next time). Even the water is the most incredible pure tasting I wish I could take it back. Oh, and of course, the landscape that we saw was simply spellbinding. Other worldly. We will be back. .
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Waterfalls, geysers, blizzards and amazing food (I can't get enough of the sourdough bread). Today has been utterly amazing. Now we chill for a bit before we try and chase the Northern lights tonight🌌🌌🌌.
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So many recommendations from you guys over the past few weeks and they have REALLY helped thank you so so so much. I bumped in to a lovely lady Katherine last night and today bumped in to @chloes.deal.club who had given me tonnes of tips herself before leaving such a gem! So... I will share when I get home but if you wanna add comments and suggestions ⬇️⬇️⬇️ then now is your time let everyone see!
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We are off! Sooooo many layers on and I have more too and there is now way Iceland will be a fashion parade so this is just to reassure my lovely Mother in law who is looking after the girls that I have wrapped up (she does think I'm a bit of a floozey sometimes I'm sure🤣). .
For the -10° windchill I'm taking (tagged items some gifted!) ⭐Base layers and thermals. And tummy control vest too obvs!
⭐One top just for if we go out to a restaurant/ bar (unlikely) and sk
⭐Couple of pairs of jeans
⭐Cashmere jumper and cardis bought on sale over the years!
⭐Ski trousers and snow boots plus these boots
⭐Two coats
⭐Cashmere hat and gloves
⭐Swimwear for the blue lagoon and a very fetching swim hat to protect my hair!
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I'm also taking cadbury creme eggs because we need snacks and it's our holiday. And a book. And a whole load of £ cos you guys tell me I'll need it!!!
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Travel case gifted by @saramillerlondon I had to work out a way to show it to you isn't it a beauty!!!
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Some of you said we looked like Reservoir Dogs but others said The Blues Brothers🤣🎷🎷🎷🎷 flipping love that!!! This was last week but it was a rare day where we found a few things we loved!!!! #smallmumtallmum with @stealmystyle40 lots more of this to come 'cos we love it.
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Happy Weds I'm off to see this beauty and @shedreamsofgucci and @40notfrumpy fingers crossed we manage to get a try in somewhere cos that'll be 2 x #smallmumtallmum ! .
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Healthy reminder for Blue Monday and for every other day too. Pinched from the fabulous @h_o_u_s_e__o_f__n_e_o_n_ because it's so damned good.
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