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Top 10 Daily Essentials for Women Over 40

Family | April 12, 2021

I am sharing my top ten daily essentials for women over forty.  These are items I have found to be simply fabulous to use or wear in my daily life. As a forty-something-year-old, it is important to continue to invest in my physical, emotional, and spiritual health daily. Come check out these 10 things that help me do just that, scroll down to see them all!

Essentials For Women Over 40!

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I am about to turn the big 4-3, and sometimes it’s hard to think I am the age I am. Other times, it seems perfectly normal, haha! As a wife and mom of four, I am determined to be as healthy as I can be and only surround myself with that contribute toward being the best over-40 mom and wife I can be. (Over the last year and a half, I have become extremely intentional about my health. I am going to share my story soon, so be on the lookout for that!)

I am so excited to share with you today my top ten essentials for women over forty. These essentials for women over 40 will meet your growing needs as you age. At the end of the post, I’d love to hear from you too! Let me know what you find to be essential too, and we will build a list that can be a great resource for all.

Top 10 Essentials for Women over 40

Liquid Collagen:

This one is newer to my daily routine, but one I am convinced needed to be on this list. I had heard about collagen for some years now, but it wasn’t until recently that I tried it for myself. The two that I take are called Trim and Life; head HERE to read all the proven benefits of adding these to your daily routine. Within just a little over three weeks, I already see improvement in many of the areas they discuss, and I can’t wait to keep experiencing more. I take Trim in the morning and Life in the evening. If you want to add these liquid collagens to your daily essentials list too, use code 9478395 for $10 off your first order!

Black Leggings:

I mean, don’t these have to be on the list?! Whether you are pairing these with an oversized sweatshirt or wearing a pair to exercise in, a good pair of black leggings are on my list of essentials for women over 40.  These are my favorite pair to wear out and about, while these are the ones I love to exercise in. Wanting a pair to wear out on a date night? These are the best!

Tarte Primer:

My hairstylist taught me about this little gem for women over 40! Having to work with wrinkles now, I wanted a simple solution that I could do daily and not be too pricey or involved.  This primer has definitely become essential in my everyday makeup routine. It helps your foundation/powder go on smoothly and not settle into those wrinkle lines.

Prayer Journal:

Having spiritual disciplines is important in keeping us in tune with and connected to the Lord.  If we are looking to grow in our faith, spending time in the Bible, prayer, and journaling are all essential disciplines.  This book on prayer has meant so much to me; it’s a great place to start in your prayer life then taking time to journal as well.

White Sneakers:

You may think this one is interesting, but y’all, white sneakers are a fun and youthful way to liven up your wardrobe. The first time I wore these, my daughters commented about how much they loved them on me. I continue to get comments about them. White sneakers can be worn with a ton of clothing options and add a casual, fresh look! Check this pair out too!


I am a firm believer in this not just being essential for women over 40, but for everyone. My dad had a long and arduous battle with skin cancer. Seeing this first hand, I am very passionate about making sure sunscreen is worn out of protection. I highly recommend this sunscreen, applied daily.


Aren’t we always looking for some good sunglasses to wear at sporting events, sitting in the carpool line, or when having lunch out with friends? I decided a long time ago that keeping up with expensive sunglasses was not going to work for me.  So, I seasonally buy a very budget-friendly pair (or 2!) and have been loving these this year. I also love these too!

Diva Laundry Detergent:

If you’ve never tried this detergent, I couldn’t be more excited for you, haha! This detergent is not the cheapest, but using it on your clothes or sheets/towels will bring happiness to your day.  I included this as a daily essential for women over 40 because the amazing smell will make you smile all day.

Teeth Whitener:

I can imagine most of you are probably nodding in agreement on this one.  For all the coffee drinking I’ve done, this one has to be essential for me. I recently had my teeth professionally whitened, and it was great! But I need to continue doing whitening at home as well. We use this brand daily. 

Coffee Mug:

This may be the 10th on this list, but holding a cup of hot coffee every morning is good for the soul. Or maybe you are a tea drinker? Either way, I love a good mug to hold.  This one has been one of my daily favorites.

I loved sharing these essentials for women over 40 with you. Are there some on this list that you already have on yours? Which one(s) do you have any questions about? And, I’d love to hear from you, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post. Let me know what essentials you can’t live without. 


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  1. Darlene says:

    Can yo tell me where you bought the blue top in the photo. I love it!!!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Darlene,

      Thank you so much, it is a Charlotte Avery long sleeve cocoon top!

      I appreciate you stopping by and wish you a wonderful day,

  2. It’s been a crazy life lately for me, but I always look forward to your daily posts and your weekly insight. Thanks again

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Patty,

      Thank you so much for your message, I appreciate you stopping by whenever you can. And, your encouragement means more than you can know!

      Blessings friend,

  3. Cynthia says:

    Where can I get the picture (or sign) over the fireplace? I can’t find your site in was on but I can’t get over how what a net site you have.

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Cynthia!

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, feel free to email me and I am happy to send the link over you are interested in.

      Have a wonderful day,

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