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Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, September 17th, 2012
By Glinda

81% of you choose to keep your lady garden in its natural color state.  18% of you are at least not rejecting the idea outright.  To me, if it is safe and not too much of a hassle, I don’t see it as anything but some harmless fun.

Some beauty/style website I happened upon featured the above hair style as a “no no” for women over 40.  They called this hairstyle “witchy poo.”

Don’t Tell Me, Madonna

Friday, April 13th, 2012
By Glinda

Reportedly, Madonna has spent a bunch o’ money on some special type of facial machine.

I’ve always been an admirer of hers, but I wish she would drop the fight against aging.  It’s a no-win situation, my dear.

But it’s also a sad statement that if she DIDN’T attempt to turn back the clock, everybody would be all over her for having wrinkles. They already make fun of her body, which is very taut from her workout routine, but also a bit tendon-y for the same reason. Of course, she has never fit the “classic” beauty mold, but plenty of people find her attractive, and rightly so.

Being between a rock and a hard place is no fun.

Although I’m guessing that being mega-rich and famous might make up for that a little bit.

Cindy Lou Who?

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
By Glinda

Usually when I see a celebrity who has had “work” done to their face, I can sort of ignore it. I can acknowledge that is is either good (rarely) or bad (usually). And then I move on.

However, when I saw this recent picture of Cindy Crawford, I felt sad.


In her heyday, I thought she was probably the most beautiful of all the 80’s supermodels.  Anybody who can look that good with wet hair is obviously at the top of the genetic food chain.  She had a very unique look, and as she aged, I felt she was doing a great job of embracing the changes that come with it.

At 45, she is only five years older than I am, and she was already feeling that her face was “unacceptable.” Which I find odd because she isn’t really working anymore, and has never been an actress who relied on looking younger to play a certain age.

I’m sort of hoping that she was just looking especially puffy that night, and maybe whatever she injected her face with will reduce down to a recognizable level.

Because if a beauty like Cindy Crawford feels wrong at 45, what the heck am I supposed to feel like?

I am all for women doing things for themselves to make themselves feel better, but I have to stop and wonder if this whole anti-aging thing is getting a little out of hand.

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, December 19th, 2011
By Glinda

A big thumbs down was given to the new Marc Jacob nail colors.  65% of you yawned mightily and took a nap, while only 35% of you thought it was nice enough.  The only way those particular shades could be fantastic is if the color depth is phenomenal, and I haven’t seen it in person, so they very well might be.  But, I still think I’ll pass.

Today I’m about the metallics.  They are a hot trend right now, and I’ve got a question.  Be honest, now…

Beware of the Little Flaws that Make One Homely!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
By Glinda

“A little roughness, a little shine, a little cloudiness of skin, and one’s looks are gone!”

Poof! Just like that!

Things I Don’t Do: The Vampire Facelift

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
By Glinda

Let me get this straight.

You shell out perfectly good money for a doctor to take some blood from your arm, separate the platelets, and then inject it into your face?


I suppose the argument could be made that it is better than injecting botulism cells into your face.

I’ll leave this one to other people.

Talk to me in twenty years, though.  I might change my mind.

Things I Don’t Do: “Dewey” Makeup

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
By Glinda

Because on me, it would simply translate into “oily.”

Things I Don’t Do (Yet): Dark Spot Concealers

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
By Glinda

I added that caveat above because I have suddenly noticed a flurry of dark spot concealers that had gone unnoticed by moi from the likes of philosphy, Caudalie, Dr. Brandt, and even Clinique.

I have two medium sized dark spots on the top of each cheek, and they are starting to bug the heck out of me.

My two unwelcome guests first appeared during my first pregnancy.  I panicked, and then found out that it was something that happened quite commonly to pregnant women, and relaxed.  After my son was born, the spots faded quite a bit, but never truly went away.  But, I could easily cover them up without a problem, even though it annoyed me to do so.

My second pregnancy is when they apparently decided to make my cheeks their permanent home, since my daughter is turning two next month and they haven’t faded in the least.

And who knows? It could also possibly be sun damage as well, since Lord knows I didn’t use much sunscreen for the first 25 years of my life.  I also have a thyroid disease, which is listed as another possible cause.

So fantastic, I’ve got this ungodly trifecta of causes and it will probably take some sort of miracle for these things to pack their bags and leave.

Has anyone tried any of the dark spot concealers?  Any recommendations?  Anything to avoid?

You all were so helpful to KESW on the e.l.f. post, I thought I would give all you experts out there a chance to help ME!

Things I Don’t Do: Feathers in My Hair

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
By Glinda

I think that even if I was young enough to wear feathers in my hair, I still wouldn’t.

And to be honest, there are truly few beauty trends that I feel are for young ‘uns only, but hair feathers definitely fall into that camp.

Or maybe it’s because every single time I see the “new” incarnation, I automatically think of these:

Yup. If you don’t know what the above item is called, then I pronounce you young enough to wear feather extensions.

Product Review: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

Friday, August 5th, 2011
By Glinda

Simply put, if you need/want an eyelash curler, don’t waste your money on anything else.

I’ve found that as I’ve aged, my eyelashes have started growing straighter than they used to.  Don’t know if that is common, but for me, a pain in the butt because lashes that stick straight out instead of curving up do not look all that great with mascara.  So, to the eyelash curler I went.  A simple squeeze, no pain, no pinching, and voila!  Beautifully curved eyelashes begging for some mascara. 

There isn’t an eyelash curler that even comes close to Shu Uemura’s, and many have tried.  I don’t know exactly what voodoo they use in the making of this thing, but it is almost magical.  I have NEVER hurt my eyelashes using this product, and as long as you are careful about placement, you won’t either.

Remember, always curl before applying mascara.  Otherwise, you’ll get nasty bits of mascara all over your curler.  Not pretty.

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