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Who Said Life Ends At 50? Not These Fabulous Women Living Their “Age Of Possibility!”

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There are countless misconceptions about getting older. That’s why our friends at QVC are taking action to break boundaries and dismantle stereotypes, particularly those that women over the age of 50 face. The iconic shoppable entertainment retailer has always championed for this demographic, but they’re taking things up a notch with their Age of Possibility platform. Throughout the year, you can expect access to all sorts of curated products, programming, and other resources with fabulous women over the age of 50 in mind.

Best of all, they’ll be coming from women who are determined to prove that being fabulous isn’t just for women in their 20s. This group of women is called the Quintessential 50, and they’re individually known as Q50 ambassadors. QVC hosts are in this gorgeous group, of course, but so are celebrities like Christina Applegate, Patti Labelle, Martha Stewart, and more.

InspireMore asked five QVC hosts and Q50 ambassadors to share their wisdom with us about life after 50. Check out their answers (along with their favorite QVC picks) below!

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Jane Treacy

What do you love the most about being 50 or over?

“What I love about being over 50 (62!), is the freedom to speak my mind. Getting older means I’m confident to share my opinions, thoughts and dreams.”

What do you think is the biggest misconception about women over 50?

“The biggest misconception about women over 50 is that we are finished growing and reaching new goals. It is NEVER too late to try something new!”

Jane’s Favorite QVC Picks:

IT Cosmetics Glow with Confidence CC+ SPF 50 3-Pc Collection

This product stands out for Jane because she says it “gives us coverage, moisturization, and most importantly daily SPF.”

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IT Cosmetics Glow with Confidence CC+ SPF 50 3-Pc Collection set against a pink background.
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Revitalign Orthotic Embellished Thong Sandals Yumi Stud

“Hard to believe a cute patent thong sandal is podiatrist designed and accepted by the APMA!”

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Revitalign Orthotic Embellished Thong Sandals Yumi Stud in blue.
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Pat DeMentri

What do you love the most about being 50 or over?

“For me, being over 50 and in my 60s, I love that I am now learning from my daughter who is in her 20s — definitely technology help, but also to open my mind to new experiences and to listen and learn from her. Every day is a blessing and a chance to appreciate my life! I have now redefined my vision of a perfect life by my standards: being thankful for family, friends, a job that I love at QVC, my granddog, my health and so much more.”

What do you think is the biggest misconception about women over 50?

“The biggest misconception about being over 50 is that we are no longer valuable in the workplace. I am ready to continue to be relevant and eager to continue to learn and share my experience. This is the time in our lives to focus on us! Go find your fearless because the younger generation of women are counting on us!!!”

Pat’s Favorite QVC Picks:

Laura Geller Spackle Primer Trio

“This is one of my favorite beauty items. It helps keep your makeup lasting all day long while keeping my face moisturized too. I am so very proud of how generations of women love and respect Laura as much as I do.”

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Close up of the Laura Geller Spackle Primer Trio
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Keurig K-Supreme Coffeehouse Bundle w/K-Cups and Frother

“This is my answer, with the fun frother, to make my daily coffee a fancy coffeehouse experience in the morning. Meanwhile, I am saving time and money not going to the lotta bucks drive thru which gives me extra money to indulge my love of shopping! I have been on the early shift for over 35 years so I need coffee in the morning and sleepy time tea at night.”

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View of the Keurig K-Supreme Coffeehouse Bundle w/K-Cups and Frother sat on a kitchen counter next to a small plant.
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Shawn Killinger

What do you love the most about being 50 or over?

“My confidence & the utter comfort I have in my skin! I am unabashedly at ease being my true self at all times. It wasn’t always that way so now it is such an empowering exhale in my life.”

What do you think is the biggest misconception about women over 50?

“That their greatest life achievements are in the rear view mirror, and their career pinnacles are long behind them. This could not be further from the reality. At 51, my career is peaking and exploding in a way I dreamed of and pined for at 30 and 40, but clearly God knew I wasn’t ready then. The trick to aging with joy, gratitude, and sheer excitement is kind of simple: You must love where you’re headed and who you are becoming, more than you love where you’ve been and who you used to be.”

Shawn’s Favorite QVC Picks:

WEN by Chaz Dean 8-oz Bella Spirit Bronzing Mist Duo w/ Brush

Who doesn’t love a good nighttime routine? Shawn says this is must-have product for her, saying, “I spritz my face every night before bed!”

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Close up of WEN by Chaz Dean 8-oz Bella Spirit Bronzing Mist Duo w/ Brush
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philosophy mega-size 64oz purity made simple 1 step facial cleanser

“I would be lost with how to wash my face without it!”

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Close up of the philosophy mega-size 64oz purity made simple 1 step facial cleanser
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Sandra Bennett

What do you love the most about being 50 or over?

“The thing I love most about being over 50? I just don’t care as much about things that ultimately don’t matter.  As I age, I’m focusing all my energy on the relationships, causes, and pursuits that bring me meaning and joy. The rest just doesn’t matter!”

What do you think is the biggest misconception about women over 50?

“We have spent our lives being told both overtly and subliminally in media that women become less relevant as we age. I reject this! I feel the opposite! This is when we have the most experience. I have never felt mentally stronger and more confident than I do now.”

Sandra’s Favorite QVC Picks:

Valencia Key x Kerstin Lindquist Sand Dollar Charm Necklace

Wear a symbol of your strength and vulnerability around you neck with this beautiful necklace. How fitting, right?

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Close up of a woman smiling as she wears the Valencia Key x Kerstin Lindquist Sand Dollar Charm Necklace
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Doll 10 Peptide Plump Lip Oil Trio

Get the perfect amount of hydration, color, and plump — plus, it comes in three beautiful shades.

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Close up of the Doll 10 Peptide Plump Lip Oil Trio
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Rachel Boesing

What do you love the most about being 50 or over?

“Now that I’m over 50, I love that I am more confident than ever before, that I’m more accepting of my capabilities and shortcomings, and that I’ve become more patient.”

What do you think is the biggest misconception about women over 50?

“A couple of big misconceptions about women over 50 is that we’re scared of, or skittish about, new technology, and that we’re not interested in keeping up with the latest fashion trends.”

Rachel’s Favorite QVC Picks:

HomeWorx by Slatkin & Co. Set of 2 Sandswept Coast 14oz. Candles

Bring the calming scents of a tropical vacation into your own home.

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Close up of the HomeWorx by Slatkin & Co. Set of 2 Sandswept Coast 14oz. Candles
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Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Set the perfect mood with the right tunes no matter where you go.

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View of a Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Wireless Speaker sticking out of a makeup bag that's half-open on the floor next to a hairbrush.
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There aren’t enough brands that recognize the beauty and strength that comes with age. That’s why it’s oh-so important that QVC is setting such a great example for others in providing the attention, love, and support women 50 and over deserve. Because each and every one of you are fabulous — and don’t you dare let anyone convince you otherwise! Learn more about QVC’s Age of Possibility here.

*We couldn’t do all the good that we’re doing without incredible partners like QVC. We hope you’ll join us in supporting them!

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