Thursday, July 29, 2010

I Feel Pretty...Again!

    Oh boy! Did I need a little primp and pampering yesterday!!! I'm going to have to use all of the tact I can muster for today's post, in order to tell you about my day! Let me start out by saying: "I'm 50, almost 51 years old." I'm at the time of my life where emotional things are much more manageable than they were in my 20s. (I could be referred to as a "stone fool" back then in how I behaved in some situations!) But the physical changes are proving to be a real challenge!!
    I woke up in a pool of sweat from head to toe...and then some! My...*cough, cough*..."friend" is visiting again, after a 6 month hiatus!!! UGH! And all of a sudden I'm developing gray chin hairs!!! LOL Hubby got a good old laugh out of that. {I guess that's fair because I certainly laughed at him the first day I saw that bush of hair growing out of his ears!! Ha! I jokingly told him that it looked like he was trying to grow a 'Chia Pet' out of the side of his face!} Needless to say, I did not wake up feeling like my girlie self! I had to do something about that right away!!
    Of course a bath had to be first! A big tub full of hot water and a whole lot of bubbles is usually my idea of a girlie day, but in this circumstance a shower would certainly do the trick! Don't you just love a shower?! It feels like your old self just goes down the drain, and leaves behind this new and pretty improved you! Somehow a wash-up from the sink just doesn't do the situation justice. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do! Anything to get clean!!
    After I'm all washed up, the real work starts! Then comes lotion from head to toe.  Everywhere except my face, that is.
     Girls of my skin color have to worry about being what we call "ashy", dry white skin everywhere. Trust's not pretty!!...For the face area, I use Noxema.
    I've been using it every since I was a teenager. I use it to moisturize my skin, as a foundation under my make-up, and to remove my make-up! It's my little wonder in a jar!...A lot of people don't like the mentholy smell of it, but they are the same people who are always asking me: "What do you do to keep your skin so nice?"...I don't think they REALLY want to know!...Anyway, after my skin is all moisturized, then comes the powder...
    ...but only very lightly in strategic places, to keep you from feeling that uncomfortable perspiration. :-)
     I like this brand because, again, it has a mentholy, cool, refreshing feel. The fact that it's medicated is a plus. To all those sweat germs I say: "If you don't start nothing, there won't be nothing!!"...Next comes underarm protection.
    Again, I have used Soft & Dri since I was a teenager. I have found over the years, must be because of hormones or something, that I have to use the spray at that "time" of the month. (Girls, you know what I mean.) For some reason my body chemistry changes then! If I use my usual stick...
   even though it has what it calls a "power stripe", in about an hour I'll start to wonder why some smelly trucker has always been and gone everywhere I'm going. Then I lift my arm to say "Hey!" to someone and realize the ME!!! LOL
    The hair comes next, now that I can lift my arms in safety! I comb, braid, curl, flip, whatever! And I always finish with a little bit of Vitapoint in the part, and all over the hair.
    A little bit goes a long way because it's not really for moisture. It's for shine! I know it doesn't look like it, right?! But that's what it does! It makes your hair look all shiny and new, like you just came from the beautician or something! It's great to put on before you comb your hair too, for detangling purposes.
    Okay, I'm almost feeling like a girl again! One more step! Perfume!!
    And for me it's not just any old perfume either! I'm allergic to anything with a floral scent. So once I found this perfume by Estee Lauder, "White Linen", that has a pretty clean scent to it...I was in!!
     It's the only one I've used for years. And the fact that a free tote or make-up or some free gift comes with it just about every time I'm about to run a definite plus!!...So, a little spritz...
    ...and Ahhhhhh! I feel pretty again!!

{A repeat of this poem was in order! :-)}

Dress And Feel Better

When I am feeling bad,
and I am about to drop a tear,
I make myself feel better
putting pearls upon my ears.

When your hair just won't  act right,
and you're  feeling kinda fat,
put some perfume on your wrist,
and wear a fancy, frilly hat.

There's  nothing better than some frill,
and high heels down off the shelf
to make you stand a little straighter,
and feel good about yourself.

Wear some bold and brighter colors,
and some jewelry everywhere,
and you'll  look so good to others
that you'll  feel like what you wear!
Change your mood-and sport some flare!


  1. Enjoyed your blog.
    I'm 53 and not happy with the changes going on either. Nice to read others feel the same.

  2. Susan,
    I'm afraid we're in a big club! Just nobody wants to talk about it!!! :-))

  3. I'm part of the club too! You know that, don't you? I'm glad all that work made you feel better again! Nice post!

  4. CinLynn,
    I was going to say "Welcome to the club", but nobody would feel 'Welcome' to be in this club!!! LOL

  5. The post made me smile :-) and I am closer than you think to the "club" (44....ummm, umm I mean 29) I remember my mom swore by Noxema. She used it everyday. I used it for awhile but gave it up for other things. Didn't even know they still made it. Nice to know.

    Anyway, fun post today and I'm glad you are feeling all girlie again :-)

  6. Maritime, Ha! Ha! Nah! You're not in the club yet!...Be thankful!!...And yes, Noxema and me...still kicking!! :-)

  7. Well i'm close but don't think that I will be going through all of that. Ok so your laughing thinking I'm crazy. No I'm not crazy (well maybe a little) see when I was 35 I went through a different kind of women thing and had a procedure done since then I don't sweat and i'm always cold. The post was cute glad you feel better (girlie).

  8. SnowFlakeDreams1, I think I know what 'procedure' you mean. I have some nursing background. That means good news!!! Be thankful this club is not in your future! LOL {The being cold thing doesn't sound good though!} :-/

  9. You made me giggle for sure today!~ Thanks, I can always use a smile.

  10. deb, Any time!! :-))


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