I have lost a few pounds and it shows on my face.
My clothes fit better and some have been given away because I swum in them.
Losing the weight shows up on my face....
wrinkles and crows feet have come~a~calling!
There's an older looking Hostess staring back at me in the mirror.
Wiser and more worldly.
Older looking on the outside, younger feeling on the inside.
bare faced no make up
you can see some grey hair peeking through at my temples
(next week I am back at the hairdresser for colour)
I indulged and had my brows tinted at the spa.
There were too many grey hairs to cover up with brow powder
and my brows are thinning.
(aging graciously is still very much on my agenda)
I plan to keep up with the tinting
it's quick and easy and the results are very satisfying.
The older I get the more expensive it is to keep up my appearance.
Do you find this too?
I really have never considered myself a "high maintenance" kind of gal
that is until I hit 50 and now I am nudging 60!
Every 6 weeks it's a visit to the hairdresser for a cut and colour
every 4 weeks to the spa for the eyebrow tint
(I do most of mine at home)
during sandal season, I get monthly pedicures.
I'm spending quite a bit.
I tell myself it's worth it.
Rationalizing things that are not so concrete is my way of reconciling the expense.
Mr. HB doesn't seem to mind
and is always cheering me on.
I feel better when I look decent.
Peg reminded us at our recent meet up
how important it is for her to be dressed up and look good.
Look Good Feel Good make up and beauty kits
are distributed to the gals who are undergoing cancer treatment.
Volunteer estheticians and make up artists provide free makeovers
and each patient receives a box of free cosmetics and skin care items
worth over several hundred dollars.
What a fabulous program!
It says a lot about how our feelings of confidence and wellness
are wrapped up and entwined with how we perceive ourselves.
Projecting a look of health and happiness on the outside goes a long way to making one feel good on the inside.
Mother always says
"Put your best face forward."
on the other hand has only been to the spa once
my sister and I took her for a manicure recently.
Mother's hair came in quite white very quickly and it is stunning.
She did dye her hair when I was younger and once she went platinum
which sis and I still refer to as her Doris Day phase!
Mother's beauty regime is very simple.
She uses a blue rinse to keep her hair sparkling.
Washes with Pears soap and has done all her life
follows up with a rich inexpensive face cream from the drugstore.
She has many lines and wrinkles and they look good on her.
She pencils in her brows and wears a bright pink lipstick, again from the drugstore
and mascara for special occasions.
Her regime works well and she looks great.
What do you do for yourself?
Would you consider yourself high maintenance?
If you had to, for financial reasons, give up most of your beauty regimes
what would be your priorities?
getting enough sleep
and hydrating with water
and having fresh flowers throughout my house are my other beauty habits.
What are yours?