Age 57: Mom shaming

Have you read recently the blog of Maggie Wilson about”mom shaming?” She is on point! Who are you to judge a mom according to what she wears? Can you tell a good mom from just looking at her? SHAME ON YOU!


From jumper to skirt : If I wear the skirt with my abs showing, will I be less as a mom? If I wear it as a jumper, will I be like trying hard?


I know there are appropriate dresses or attire in a particular occasions. Are there appropriate dresses on a particular age group? Like when you are already a “mom” you can’t wear shorts short? When you are in your fifties or beyond you can’t wear this and that? Who said what, who and why?

Are you dressing to please other people? Or are you dressing to please yourself?

Everyone has different style, different reasons ,different moods and its personal choice not yours to decide!


If you wear jeans like teens, does it makes me a bad or good mom? Does everyone knew what I have been through? Does everyone knew that I have raised two young professionals son who are well-respected in their own chosen field?

Do you know what mom went through in order to raised her children? Is she going to be judge by one occasion? by one dress?


If I post my daily beauty routines, will I be judge like I don’t take care of my children?

What is mom shaming? to my knowledge, mom shaming is like a disease that is contagious and communicable at the same time! a mom having negative feedback to another mom who doesn’t have the same belief as hers.

Seriously, are you perfect?

I believe mom who hurt other mom has some issues to herself. She throws her negative thoughts to other mom because she is envious of what other mom has accomplished. She is envious because she can’t do what other mom can do. Or simply, She loves to gossip because she has all the time, she is free for dilly dallying and bashed other moms.

Ladies, why don’t we just support each other. Let us inspires each other, as what Maggie put it, I hope this post lights a spark.





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Age 57: DIY – Eyebrow tinting

Warning: This is an experiment…If you are not adventurous please don’t make this at home!                                                                           

If you are fifty and beyond continue reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Is your eyebrow getting thinner? graying? If the answer is yes? then this is the sign of aging! ouch! If your answer is no? hmm probably you are in denial? or you are one of those women who can afford doing tattooing or microblading,do u know how much microblading? According to my research it will cost Php 35K down to Php 18K omg! or maybe you are just lucky to have those thick eyebrows when you were younger that when you hit fifty, all you have to do is add a bit of eyebrow powder and a little help of eyebrow pencil will do the trick! Remember, a fuller brow is always youthful! It accentuate your beautiful eyes!


Well, I am one of those that embraces aging eyebrow and found an alternative solution that I saw on Facebook. Alright don’t give me that look! I know I shouldn’t believe everything posted hahaha. Anyway, I know I have no allergy and I know this is not for eyebrow tinting , will I die? nope! will I get burn? maybe! if I am not careful, will I get blind, yes! Precautions is the Key aside from being stupid ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh well, let’s get started. READ and proceed with caution


This is for hair dye and not to be used for eyebrow. It will be too harsh on your skin around the eye. It only took me few seconds to leave the tint in my eyebrow. I was afraid it might burn my skin.


The powder is mix with water, I made the consistency thicker than usual so it won’t flow to my eyes and the surrounding skin of my eyes. You can also put vaseline around the eye for better protection.

 Brush and apply according to the shape of your eyebrow.


Wait for few seconds and wash off with a wet cotton. careful not to drop any dye around.


After effect. how long will it last? not sure but eyebrow hair has a very short life cycle so maybe within a month? I’m guessing ๐Ÿ™‚ I will let you know later.

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Excuse my make up free photos ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s good to be scared at times hahaha


This photo was taken after two days, I think the tint will not stay for too long ๐Ÿ™‚

Ladies, no accidents happen or anything that I didn’t like, It’s all up to you if you want to try. Would I try it one more time? hmmm, may be no!

I’ll stick to eyebrow tint or eyebrow pencil.


I tried this and works very well, It’s available in Alhamra pharmacy but a bit expensive though. Your choice!

“If the eyes are the window to the soul, then eyebrow must be the curtain that frame this window”



Age 57: DIY – Hair mask on dyed hair

After doing my hair dyed and highlights, I decided to follow it up with homemade hair mask. Actually, I used to dye my hair with henna, yogurt and olive oil but as I did it frequently my hair turned to reddish-brown ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the ingredients and I also wrote down the benefits of each.


Coconut Oil – ( 1 tbsp) not all hair types benefit from coconut oil. Those with medium shiny hair will see good results but those with coarse or dry hair will do harm more than good. Coarse or dry hair will benefit more from argan oil. Coconut oil is the richest natural source of medium fatty acids with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.This help prevent protein loss in hair.

Olive Oil – (1 tbsp) ,acts as moisturizer, it contains anti inflammatory properties that promote scalp health and prevent dandruff. Also it contains high levels of mono unsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E which is important for hair growth.

Honey – (1 tbsp) contains vitamins and mineral which is essential for hair health. Makes the hair glow. It strengthens the hair follicles,curbing hair fall.

Egg – (1 yolk) ย contains a large amount of vitamins A,D,and E. It promotes hair growth and prevent hair fall.

Yogurt – (2 tbsp) full of vitamins, a skin food for scalp. It has lactic acids, which is great for cleansing the scalp and cleaning away dead skin cells to help hair follicles grow.

Mix all ingredients:


I applied the hair mask on my dry hair . Comb and remove any tangled hair. Section hair and spread the mask evenly like coloring your hair.

Cover ( 30-40 min) with disposable cap and I used hair band to prevent the liquid dripping to my face. I didn’t use towel because it will absorb the liquid rather than goes to my hair and scalp. Rinse and shampoo as usual.

The result ๐Ÿ™‚ soft and silky hair and smell nice too!


It seems the before photo is more shiny? Well, I guess it’s the lighting!

Ladies, try and you will know it yourself how is the result ๐Ÿ™‚

How often do I do hair mask?

I usually do it once every six weeks after I dye my hair but it is recommended to at least ย once a week.

Good Luck!




Age 57 : DIY hair dye highlights

Have you ever dye your hair at home? Oh YEAh! How about highlights? hmmm sounds not so familiar but I tried!

Now a days when the economy is down, going to salon once a month is considered a luxury. Imagine spending a minimum of Sr 150  a month for your hair and Sr 75 for your nails, wow! that’s Sr 225 and in a year it’s around Sr 2700 without counting the tips. I remember I had once, a bad shade, like  a blonde -orange – brown thing that I hated to look at myself in the mirror. a hell 6 weeks of waiting! huh! I swear I didn’t go back to that salon ever. it’s a DYE or DIE thing hahaha! So, I discovered I can control the shades if I do it myself, less stress on my wallet as well.

So, I tried to dye my hair every six weeks to cover the grey hair but at times I like to highlight a few strands so it mixes with the grey hair ๐Ÿ™‚ got it? the grey is now a lowlights ๐Ÿ™‚


Anyway, I just want to share how I did my highlights. I used Koleston (Wella), a combination of light brown mahogany (307/7) and matte medium blonde (307/2), for a perfect grey coverage. After a day, I used koleston highlights. It comes with a disposable caps, gloves and brush.


I was at first scared to do it but I did it anyway. so here it is!

I used the plastic cap and a tool like the crochet needle to pull a thin stands of hair through the holes of the cap. I only choose few strands, then I applied the higlighter. I waited for around 15 minutes. I panicked looking at how my hair is turning into a very light shades. I immediately removed the cap and washed my hair.Check out also the strands of hair, It would have been better, if I pull the strands in a uniform thickness.


After washing


Towel dry


Blow dry


Ladies, what do you think?

Well, I think it’s not bad for the first timer like me, I think the next time I do it, I should be careful about the uniform thickness of the hair, more control on the amount of hair that pulled through the cap. And I should carefully follow the pattern of spaces on the cap so the result should be more evenly spaced.

Well, better luck next time ๐Ÿ™‚



All in favour of spring say “hello”

At this time of the year, we all pretended we experienced spring in Jeddah ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  We’re supposed to see the flower festival in Yanbu but ended up north of Jeddah to eat grilled fish! Why? Because someone doesn’t want to drive that far!

Anyhow, instead of seeing flowers we see food (we ate SEAfood), it rhymes! HELLO!

And so my spring project started because of frustration. I started to learn how to do one stroke painting of a rose. Every time I tried, it didn’t look like a rose but certainly it looks like a flower to me and to my friends ๐Ÿ™‚

a close up view



and my project has begun ๐Ÿ™‚

A white top in which you can wear it according to your fashion sense ๐Ÿ™‚ beautybeyondfifty can’t agree more (rolling my eyes up high! )





I love flowers and I love spring season, unfortunately there’s not much to see in here, so let’s just imagine ๐Ÿ™‚



white topย : Zara ย (frilled cut out shirt)

Valentine’s date.. for fifty and beyond

Happy Valentines everyone! Getting ready for your date? At age 56, I still think of having a date on Valentines day,..hmm, don’t roll your eyes on me! why not?


… because… because..

See, I can’t think of a reason..hahaha

Well, have you been in love? Isn’t it the best feeling? Remember your first date? the impeccable rhythm of heart beat, the sweaty and cold hands, tantalising eyes and the never ending smile. Would it be nice, if you still feel the same way, long years after you get married?

yeah, you’re right! We became too familiar to each other that romance was like..hello and goodbye. The flowers became an ornament, an obligation to give because it’s Valentine’s day,my guess.. everyone will be posting their flowers and gifts on Facebook. you’re smiling..I know but it’s true..selfie with my Valentino/a..or selfie with my love or thank you love.Ahh..we just wished everyday is a Valentines day!

I think, that’s the missing part in a relationship..the “beyond” the giving, the attention and the courtship. We sometimes forget to set aside a day to celebrate and appreciate each other.Flowers and chocolate means nothing after a day, it will dry and we can eat a box of chocolates in few minutes.

What do you think beautybeyondfifty?

Well, I would love to celebrate this special day not necessarily on Feb. 14 , it can be before ,during or after. I would like to feel special, be appreciated. I don’t need flowers, though jewellery is an option (hahaha) ice cream over chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ cold pizza over hamburger ๐Ÿ™‚ kidding aside..the best gift is TIME. yes, time to each other without being pushed or obligated to sit and talk. Perhaps a walk on the beach or park either sunrise or sunset, reminiscing the moments of togetherness, no calls, no work ..just “US”.

Puff!’s only a wish! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, ladies, so much about having date, here are few Valentines posing tips for you!

1- lean forward, pull the chin forward to avoid a little bit of flabby fat under the chin.

2) Lift the arm to make it smaller;turn the shoulder, don’t face the camera head-on, this will create a bigger body.

And for those who are alone on Valentine’s Day, have a “me” time, go and pampered yourself, have a spa ,do your hair and nails or watch movie with ice cream and popcorn on the sides. Remember this day will also pass so enjoy it!



Dress: Banana Republic

Shoes: Primadonna


Age 56: bold and never mind :-)

golden girlSix years ago, the first photoshoot taken by my son landed a page in Star studio magazine, middle East edition. His first camera was Nikon D90. Last year I got him D7000 and we went on holiday together. This time, I told him I want something bold as bold as my decision to let go of things in life that gives me more stress than meaning.

Hmm at 56? bold ? hahaha I know, I am crazy to even think about it. I guess, it’s a part of growing up, rather a part of ageing process (middle age crisis?)..a make belief of things I would have done when I was at younger age. Well, if i don’t do it now, when i gonna do it? ย on my senior years? That’s more than crazy ๐Ÿ™‚

I tried my luck in Santa Catalina Island. hahaha I was trying hard to posed sexy to no avail. If I can’t be sexy, how can I be bold? Well, how bold are we talking? in two piece bathing suit? No way! with bulging tummy and stretch marks ๐Ÿ™‚ bold? as in receding hairline? come’on that’s Bald! with an “a” hahaha.

Sometimes, there are things and events in life that we have to dealt with, we have to be courageous in making decision. I am fifty six and a single parent. Through the years, the journey was not easy but we continued to pursue our dream. I have to continue ย encouraging and inspiring my sons and other people around me.


After so many trials and errors, “relax mom” be yourself relax” I think I heard the word “relax” a thousand times! my son’s gave up on me. Finally he said, ok mom, just posed! and wallah! ๐Ÿ™‚

This picture is so me…bold and never mind ๐Ÿ™‚ seriously, I love this photo, a 56 years old woman,bold but classy, fierce but gentle,confident but profound,strict but funny.

I had so much fun during the shoot, both my sons and best friend were all goofing, you know why I love being a mother and a dentist..modelling is not my forte. I can now go back to my dental clinic and say..”relax” to my patients ๐Ÿ™‚

Ladies,soon, I’ll be blogging about ย beauty and fashion for beautybeyondfity!

stay tune!



Photographer: Edge M. Suarez

Location: Santa Monica/Santa Catalina Ca USA



Wordless Wednesday



Beautybeyondfifty dares a 19 years old model on photoshoot

Model: Kristine Solis

Model: Kristine Solis

Are you beyond fifty years of age? Is there a protocol of what to wear when you’re fifty and beyond?

Is it about you? or is it about how people perceive you? Are you afraid of humiliating your family more than yourself?

What do we consider when we want to wear something in fashion?

Have you heard how President Obama’s daughter got critiqued in Facebook because of wearing what teens wears today?

so I thought, what will happen if I, a woman of fifty-five years old wears what a 19 years old model wears during photo shoot?

will I be shoot to kill? (wink) or will people be dismayed of what I did? ๐Ÿ™‚

huh! over thinking will kill the fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Model-Kristine Solis

Model-Kristine Solis

Have you ever wondered how time flies? The time that you were so skinny and have a coca cola body or hourglass shape?

Model: Kristine Solis

Model: Kristine Solis

34-24-34 statistics as we age will be like 34-34-34 ๐Ÿ™‚ because of aging process specially after menopause, the estrogen levels goes down and ย it seems the fat distributions are all in the abdomen,thigh,hips and buttocks , so from hourglass shape to an apple shape huh! at least there’s still a shape! hahaha

Model: Kristine Solis

Model: Kristine Solis

and what about the hair? have you noticed? it get’s thinner by the years! well, at least we don’t get bald like the old men!

sharing laugh with my friends daughter is treasure

sharing laugh with my friends’ daughter Kristine a treasure to behold

Photo credit: B. Solis

Photo credit: B. Solis

and beautybeyondfifty wears the most outrageous attire at age 55!

Model: Jamilamimi

Model: Jamilamimi

Model: Jamilamimi

Model: Jamilamimi

Are you still breathing?

good! because life goes matter what, so enjoy your day, don’t fret about what you gonna wear today, what other people would say, what matter most is the fun you’re having ๐Ÿ™‚ right?

Wrong at certain times, i.e. ย wearing high heels on the beach! well, that’s an exaggeration :-), what about wearing crop top and your bulging tummy is getting ready to burst! hahaha wild imagination ๐Ÿ™‚

Model: Kristine and jamilamimi

Model: Kristine and jamilamimi

What I mean..wear what’s comfortable,don’t count your age count your money instead (joke).

Be who you are, …dress what you like,… be free but if people laugh at you be ready to laugh at them too!

Ladies, enjoy the short time we will be here on earth, look around, feel your happiness…breath…Live!





Bio: Kristine Solis is a singer,model and a pop artist

Photographer: B.Solis and M.Suarez

Clothes: Zara,Pull and Bear

Make Up:K.Solis and M.Suarez


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Bonding time at Eric Zemmour, Jeddah KSA

Last week, I blogged about 5’Os meeting 6’Os…what about if 2’Os to be.. meet double 5 ?? A mother and daughter bonding?

I wish! Well, having only two sons without a daughter is also fun… we enjoy travelling together, we share same interest like photography and food but it’s nothing like .. let’s go to salon…let’s pamper ourselves ๐Ÿ™‚


So, I asked Kristine my daughters’ friend, she is like my daughter and one of the pioneer members of the “Kids Fun Club” I organised and handled from 2001-2010. Imagine.., she was only 6 yrs. old then..and now a blooming lovely lady. Yakks! ย I think I felt I am on my 60s!

#throwback I miss you all!

I miss you all!


We went to ‘Eric Zemmour” a luxurious hair salon in Rawdah District, Jeddah KSA. To my surprise, this is the same staff in E-spa where I used to do my hair and my regular gym routine. Hmmm, I wonder what they gonna do with my membership? I believe they still owe me 2-3 months, Let’s wait and see ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhow, back to beauty regimen, I decided to have a new colour and Kristine choose to do her nails.


I choose a bit dark colour to cover my grey hair and trim down my hair. Well, another coincidence, my hair stylist name is also Meriam, She is from Morroco, her hand is soft which is good for my delicate scalp.


It’s friday and there were men still working outside the building, so I guess there was some water difficulty somewhere that they used cold mineral water to rinse my hair ๐Ÿ™‚ I like it though, cool and the chair massage was on, so kind of tickly to my ear and back hahahaย way to go!

front view

front view

side view

side view

Here’s before and after photo;


Well, what’s your verdict?… not bad for soon to be double 5!

And after salon, of course, we went to The Cheesecake factory, I ordered skinnylicious veggie burger unfortunately, it was not available, so it’s diet… Enjoy! huh! I ate all the french fries on the side ( I was so engrossed to our conversation ) Excuses :-)… I know! Seriously, It was a beautiful night for two beautiful ladies…psst! we forego of cheesecake, Our tummy was already complaining so we ended the night with good smile and sweet memories.

Thank you Kristine, hope to see you more often while your still on holiday.

Ladies, my verdict? it’s ok! not bad…good experience at Eric Zemmour.

Did I mentioned the cost? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ secret! oh well, the hair cut cost 150 SR and one hair colour cost SR380. Expensive??



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