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GoddessLove2000
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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2011 17:23

I was in ALTA yesterday, spending way too much money, when I got to thinking, WHY do we women spend so much time and effort and money on our makeup and appearance?   Is it for ourselves or is it to attract a man? 

 

I would have to say it's the latter, because, let's face it, who really cares what we see in the mirror?  You reach a point in your life when you just don't care--I am who I am.  I am what I am.  A few wrinkles?  They're laugh lines!  They show how much I've lived.  And if "he" can't see the real me and accept the real me, well, it's HIS loss!

 

But then...it's fun to play around with all the new products in the cosmetic world these days--moisturizers, toners, concealers, hi-def makeup, metallic nail polish, finding that perfect mascara...  It got me thinking to when women first started doing this.  I know we tend to think about Cleopatra as the ultimate femme fatale with those eyes lined in kohl, but I think the "quest for beautiful" goes back even further than Cleopatra's day. 

 

I like to imagine the early cave women sitting around the fire (if they were lucky enough to have one) talking about--what else?--men.  There would, of course, be a certain amount of kvetching and complaining and then lamenting because that special guy seems to have lost interest.  And then...some forward hussy walks by, having discovered that she could darken her eyelashes by smooshing up some berries growing on a nearby bush.

 

All conversation stops as one of the woman points (in awe, wonder, disdain--you decide) and says: "Look what she do!"

 

Hahahaha, have some fun with this! :P 



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Posted on Sun, Sep 25, 2011 07:22

Yeah, nothing sexy about a cast on the foot (altho if it's bright pink that would brighten things up a tad).  ;>)



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Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 09:38

Don't get TOO excited, Allyours. lol!  I think the women here are trying to get away from some of the accoutrements and paraphanalia that guys like!  Yes, they can be fun, but we hope that you guys get to know us and accept us for who we are (smart and sexy and just us, wrinkles and all) without all that "outer stuff".  At my age, stilettoes are a no-no 'cos I don't want to break an ankle or any other part of me. :>P



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Posted on Sun, Sep 18, 2011 09:29

Hey, Hoping4!  we're not wrinkled old bags, we're experienced Goddesses and we've earned those "life lines"!!

 

Curious, I, too, like the feel of a bare face, especially on a hot, humid day in Florida--my makeup just melts on a hot summer day!  As for your eyelash problem, maybe an eyelash curler?  I've seen one in catalogs that's a heated one (I think it's called Blinc??).  Or maybe ask someone at the makeup counter in your favorite store (they'll probably be stumped, but it'll be fun to see what they come up with!).  I've heard of cases where the eyelash will grow inward and cause some major irritation to the eye (which, of course, will take a doctor's intervention to cure).  Good luck--let us know what happens!

 

P.S. I'm watching "The Incredible Shrinking Man" on TV as I write this--I guess being two inches tall and having to escape the clutches of a giant spider is a bigger problem than trying to decide what makeup to wear, LOL!



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Posted on Sat, Sep 17, 2011 20:42

Goddess, I've enjoyed your blog very much. And Hoping and Allyour's responses. Quick aside, to Hoping: I have tried the Olay products you mention and for whatever reason they just don't work for me. What I love when it's still very warm weather is Garnier Ultimate Cleanser. Now that one, used at night, makes me feel utterly, totally facially clean without drying me out. Come cold weather, I'll go back to Olay Definity scrub. Just feels good. On the makeup front, I used to almost never leave the house without mascara and eyeliner on. I considered them basics the same way a good teeth-brushing when one first wakes up is basic. But now, at 66, I find that I have a very serious problem with mascara. Perhaps someone has a suggestion on how to correct this problem. All my life I've had perfectly normal eyelashes [more or less]. They were rather long [enviably long, actually], but the tips were nearly invisible. No problem. Brush on the mascara--voila! Gorgeous eyelashes, with no need for mascara that lengthens. But now, in my older years, my eyelashes have developed a mind of their own. Instead of growing up and out, meaning curling up and out toward the outer edge of my eyes, they grow up and IN!!!!!!! In towards the inner corner of my eyes. I'm serious, gals. Like my hair, which is turning curly in random patches all over my head even as we speak, my eyelashes have developed defiant curls as well. LMAO Putting mascara on these babies and getting them to turn their little heads toward the outer edges of my eyes has become quite problematic. So, most of the time, I skip the mascara and just put on a big smile. That seems to work just as well as all the mascara I used to use ever did. And, it saves a lot of time in the evening when it's time to get ready for bed. Oh, and don't even ask what I have to go through these days to get an eyeshadow to look 90 percent less like clown makeup than it does even when I try to work it as minimally as possible. All in all, I've actually always disliked using makeup. Mostly, I've used it because I've thought I "should." I love the clean feeling of no makeup at all, and, at my age, I figure I've earned the "right" to a naked face. So, unless it's a wedding, or a really, really hot date, you'll find me devoid of any colors that Mother Nature didn't give me. And, trust me, she gave this gal with classic Irish skin more color--at least of the blushing variety--than I ever needed! LOLOLOL P.S., Goddess. I think a lot of us do care what we see in the mirror, just for us. But what I, for one, try to see in the mirror, is my best smile. When I see that, I'm happy. Now, if I could just find a photographer who could capture that look that I can almost always find in the mirror every morning, I'd put up a lot more pictures.


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Posted on Sat, Sep 17, 2011 10:40

GODDESSLOVE... I can see you are a woman after my own heart.. HUMOR!! Have you seen the commercial where the kids are playing wiht their grandpa and they put the cream ALL OVER his face..caking it on when they find out it makes you look younger! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I've been in abusive relationships where I DID cut my hair, change my attire, etc... So now.. I just do it for me... My BFF calls me one day many years ago and says.. "My sister and I went to see this movie.. and at a couple of parts my sister nudges me.. and says .. there's your GF!! (meaning me) So she tells me I simply MUS SEE a movie called ERIN BROCKOVICH!! I watch it and die laughing when I see her ill mannered ways in courtroom in the beginning.. and then in the middle where she says.. "As long as I have 2 boobs and 1 ass.. I'll wear what I want!" Then same GF calls me up bit back and says.. I saw YOU in another movie... You simply MUST WATCH.. "The Blind Side." That woman could be your twin! Bwahahahaha!! Some of us don't wear things for others, say things for others or do things for others.. We are simply "OURSELVES" and don't give a flip what anyone else thinks... I must admit.. I am not THRILLED with the new found wrinkles in my mid-fourties... (Personally.. I think I already have enough character!) But it is what it is.. and I roll with it.. However.. I would consider botox for the wrinkles and a little lift here and there to make things sit where they once used to... BUT I WOULD DO IT FOR ME! If the guys enjoy it.. that's just a bonus! Now PASS THAT CREAM BABY!! I've been laughing so hard for 44 years at my so called life.. I got mega laugh lines!! Very nice to meet you! ;) (from one wrinkled, yet proud old bag to another!) BWAHAHAHAHA!!


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Posted on Sat, Sep 17, 2011 10:20

Thanks for your comments!  Yes, we are who we are and you just reach a point where you do it for YOU!  I've known guys who wanted me to grow my hair long (I'm kinda too old for THAT look and besides, it clogs the drain!) or didn't want me to wear makeup or wanted me to wear makeup or "wear something nice" (whatever that means) and, not being 20 anymore, I just do what feels good to/for ME!  When you try to please everybody, you end up pleasing nobody!

Hoping, I haven't tried the Regenerist products--I'm currently using Garnier's Ultra-Lift Pro Gravity Defying Cream (I wonder if could use it all over, LOL).  It's supposed to "Sculpt" the neck and jawline area--I'll have to post a new profile pic if this works!

 

Watch this space. =^..^= purrrr 

 

 



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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2011 22:07

LOL... CUTE BLOG!! I personally wear makeup and do my hair for ME!! I wear silky lingerie when all alone and stilettos and push up bras because I am an extremely visual person.. (kind of like a man) and feel sexy when I take pride in myself... Personally I feel my hair, make up and clothes are all about ME!! I just consider it a bonus the men in the "man cave" enjoy it as well... Have you tried the Oil Of Olay Regenerest products? The daily moisturizer makes my face feel so good when I put it on!! And yes.. liked what you said about the cave women and the hussy walks by with berries on her cheeks.. I'm sure all the ladies sat around that fire and gawk and gossiped.. and then on their own, secretly scurried to go find the nearest berry tree when no one was a lookin! Nice to meet you! WELCOME TO THE BLOGS! Have fun on here! There is a great group of crazies around these here parts! ;)


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