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Monday, February 11, 2013

It is hard to believe if you know me that I actually went two days last week without putting on any makeup at all, all day!
All my life ever since I was allowed to wear makeup, I have not gone one day without it, unless I was in the hospital.
I have done my hair every day and my makeup, even if I am staying home.
I come from a long line of Southern Belles and was taught never to leave the house without being "done". My mother and her mother were true southern beauties and instilled this into me.
Well, I did my hair because I shower every morning, and moisturized, but did not wear makeup two days!
I was busy at home all day, cooking, making jewelry, on the computer... etc.
Is this what happens in retirement?
Oh, I will still wear makeup if I am leaving the house, going to the store, etc. But this is a huge breakthrough for me.
What is your take on this? I would be interested to know. emoticon
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    Good for you. I sometimes think the cosmetic industry brain washes us to think we HAVE to have make up on. The amount of money one can spend on makeup is redicous. I do not use it much any more unless it is a special occasion. I sometimes think a clean clean complexsion is better.

    1708 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2013 10:11:39 PM
    I had to get over that one awhile back, never left the house without eyeliner, ever. Now on weekends I am total disaster, need to move back in the other direction. I dunno it's such a huge part of me and I don't look right without it but sometimes its just easy. Working through it myself.
    1708 days ago
    Sounds fine to me---I rarely wear makeup on Saturdays and in the summer only when going someplace special.
    1709 days ago
    I LOVE it!! Welcome to my world. emoticon Love, Chelsea
    1710 days ago
    What works/suits you BC is what is right for you. I've never worn much make up - I'm lucky, I have regular features so don't need it much. That said, now I'm getting older, I'm finding some light make up does make a world of difference.

    More importantly though, I figure your being able to put aside your 'Southern Belle' tendency, and go without make up for a couple of days, suggests a growing confidence in your innate value as a person. That can only be a good thing.

    As a woman, I resist being judged on my looks - even so, I'm aware of, and susceptible to the pressure. emoticon
    1710 days ago
    I think it's ok sometimes. I have been noticing that there seems to be more and more ladies, giving it all together. I think it enhances the features when done light to medium.

    I still remember a lady in her 30's saying she thought we shouldn't wear sweats everyday, because we want to look good for our husbands. Some guys don't care, but it does make you feel good, either way, with the right attitude.

    I do think emoticon we should take care of our bodies and self esteem, but I don't know if his means we have to dress up and wear make up everyday.

    I appreciate the gentleman's comments above. It's interesting, that my dad lost his wife of 45 plus years, and later when he had Lou Getrigs disease, he had a lady friend in the private senior home. She was close to 90. She was the only lady ( according to him, that didn't look like she had one foot in the grave ). She wore clothes one might wear to work and pearls.

    They had their meals together and she was still active. She was charming.
    1710 days ago
    Glad being a Southern Gentleman is easier than being a Belle!
    1710 days ago
    I've been married for 30+ years and I appreciate everything my wife's mom taught her about keeping up her appearance. She did gain a lot of weight in that time,as did I, but now we are both on SP and are on the right track there. Women are simply beautiful and I admire your tenacity to keep it up. Healthy living to you and all of the "southern belles" out there. Benny
    1710 days ago
    Yup. That's me in retirement too!
    1710 days ago
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