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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Make Up.....

Makeup
Today I went exploring in the 
BODY SHOP

Helpful, 
Informative 
and not pushy....
was the lovely person who answered my questions & suggested things.

This is how you do it, if you feel slightly intimidated ...
"Do you have a range of makeup for older women."
Ask the assistant to tell you about the range
Don't make the mistake anywhere of asking or being slipped across to anti - aging products.
I figure I have gone too far for them LOL
This is about making up !!!

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I was first shown the amazing range of light foundations....
&
the moisturiser to pop under that.

I kept asking ...eye shadow, I was shown the eraser coverup pencil for filling in under the eyes...
a moist filmy blusher
mascara
eyebrow colouring in a powder form ..
( no I don't need that but what a great product for anyone who does)

Oils of Life also looked interesting 
I have free samples of the 
Intensely revitalising oil 
&
the intensely revitalising sleeping cream
 I have the oil on now... can you see how divine that looks ???

I also pondered the hand & foot products...
Lots to save for....look forward to.... 
Oh what absolute fun this part of the journey will be.

NOW THE BEST BIT

I asked if the shop did full makeup ..
YES
$40 which is redeemable in product...
&
on March 8th 
I will be having a beauty treatment ..
with my redeemable $40 
 I have plans
To buy...
a foundation which is about $16....
&
The blusher...???
Just do not let me go crazy first off...
I need to eat...LOL
Perhaps there is an incentive ....no food junk ..buy makeup as the reward for not doing so 

You will just love a little look with some attention on the details of the ranges.
I want some foot peppermint stuff later too.

I did buy the moisturiser
"Wonderblur"
I liked the finesse to that....
This was about $36  I think.

I walked past a grand large poster Iris in the Blue Illusions window....
the lady who has helped move me forward...





Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sunday .Follow Your Dreams

Sometimes I save things to remind me to...
Follow My Dreams  ...
& to at times of change,
 figure out what ARE MY DREAMS ?????
Someone tell me please ....... !!!
is often at this cross road...
Where things begin to irritate, 
Kind of things that scrape the fingernails down the blackboard
Where I am really tempted to settle for less...
to just settle ....
But a little voice says in my ear...
BUT.... 
this is a short life now...
It is okay to follow your dreams...!!!
Just plan a bit first.
*****
If we don't get Lost, we'll never find a new route....
This was on the back of a magazine ...
Simple ??? or Good Life ???
I loved the words, 
&
it does tell us that really we can try a bit & find new ways of going, doing things, meeting people, treating friends , thinking, eating, decorating & even gardening....
What about a brand new garden right where you are now....? 

Maybe many are never comfortable to step out.....
where just as many are full of excitement to try a new road...
sometimes though we are held back...
Not enough funds .....to do just as one wants...
or when you do someone slying takes $30,000 off you.....& I suppose still is at mass every Sunday. 

or 
 we have an ailment

If you are alone in that world now...
Do a few little things alone...
Once a week, don't push yourself..
You shop alone ? ....it can be that simple to stroll down the grocery aisles & shop truly for one..
You know have asparagus.... that ????
I am going to do some work on my dreams now...
I use a piece of paper & sort of block things I want to do, feel, be
Then I get a largish canvas frame & some double sided tape & cut pictures from magazines..
to help me see my dreams a bit better....

Monday, February 22, 2016

Soap... Nesti Dante Soap

This morning....
the last of a French soap was in the shower thing..
however I had been longing for it to finish so I could delve into this ...
my favourite soaps
NESTI DANTE 
Italian..tripple dipped ...
which means the perfume remains through the enormous block


Ahhh.... I opened the pack & the perfume is strong, but gentle..it touches my senses & goes straight to my soul
Each day the perfume waits for me....
I walk by the bathroom during the day
I am transported to some delightful spot just by that little drift of aroma... 
 There are many flavours & you will pick your own distinct favourites 
I have a few .....and when I find a store that has many I stand looking, thinking , deciding ...
Lettuce is another I like....oh there are many including Rose which is not one I buy...
But it is preference .....it is for each of us who we are .....in the senses it is how we were made ....
For me this is a luxury...well so much cheaper than therapy.....
&
I get to use it each morning...
So lucky !!!

When I was being a gypsy & things are hard when one moves into brand new spaces....
never knowing which foot to step out with...
I bought this soap  on a whim & unfurled it & vowed this was for me each & every day.
It to me is exquisite...

Now to explore more exquisite things... 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

I do feel like a fish out of water some days !.

Beginning this adventure has suddenly presented different challenges
First is putting this into the wider world ...
Friends are responding on my emails 
Nicole has made a fun comment !
I will need to ask permission to share the private comments on here...
inspiring...company too as I wander along

I need to take photos of other things than I usually do...
Thinking shifts too
How do I ??? 
where do I look ???




 Makeup
I am quite excited about venturing into the big store where the makeup & the experts in each field are advising & selling well known brands that  I basically cut my teeth on..


I thought I need to have a face makeup for my age & allergies 
I now I wonder is it the  Bodyshop first or to the Clinque counter.????


During my hairdressing apprenticeship I was tutored in Revlon makeup 
As we sold it in the salon & had a makeup consultant ...
It was a magical time....
eyeshadow, mascara, foundation, cleanser etc etc


I was fortunate to be taught manicuring at this stage..
My fingernails have been so sadly neglected now even though I know what should be done..

Nail Salons ...
Has anyone gone to have this experience...?

I shudder as my neighbour shows me her nails after the false ones have been removed...
the odour of the products in a small space bothers me...
BUT
on saying that 
I recently took to dropping into a beautician on Bath Lane for a manicure & later a pedicure & a waxing of eyebrows.
I go when the purse permits or I'd rather starve than look at these eyebrows in this state another day. 
I may also try the beautician for makeup too
Ah so many choices 


This blog is just feeling it's feet..
has anyone got good recommendations of where the makeup is for us to look windswept & interesting & beautiful.
I look for trusted product 
I think I need to harness my free range approach to creativity  in a bit for this ....
We'll see....LOL

My Age Journey

It began really with the arrival of Marilyn in the park....
as I walked beneath the huge statue of someone who had meant little in the 60's as I began in the teenage world...


I was wearing some walking clothes 
Sensible walking shoes  too.


As I looked up at Marilyn something shifted within my soul.
She is glamorous .
The dress cleavage is just so...
her makeup perfect & the lipstick feminine.
Suddenly 
I felt she was what feminine stands for...

I want to be transformed I said to myself..
to apply makeup that feels great & looks as if it fits my 67 years...
I want to toss away all my current clothes 
well
begin again...
But HOW ???

So this has begun my longing...
It is a strange age really ...
we have not go as far to go now
The focus in everything is OLD dressed up like mutton is with lamb..
not so good a look..it is depressing ...in a sense as it is such a push to keep moving along with positive zest.
yesterday I strolled into Blue Illusion & saw a postcard that said 
AGELESS
Wow I thought this is so on trend ....
this speaks to me in volumes...
What is this brand ...who is this 94 year old working model..

I wandered back to my car deep in thought.... as just the day previous, I was browsing in Marie Claire magazine at supermarket, it often has interesting articles for me, but none this time 
as
 I placed it back on the shelf next to Cosmo  magazine 
I thought... 
we of the age .... 
we are so needing a magazine just for us ..
to take us like Cosmo & Honey & countless magazines did in the 60’s  ..
it discussed makeup,
 fashion ...
sex, 
living in a flat 
decorating on a shoe string
 & a little love
& life
That filled my country head with aspirations & dreams & singing along to the Animals ..we gotta get out of this place ...with such passion.
It all fed my soul....
it gave me hope & it gave me a focus of sorts I suppose
 ...
We, well me, as a woman of that certain age where it is so easy to feel life has now gone...
the wind has gone out of the sails ....
so much discussion & focus on ailments, check ups, aged care,
well drugged up & let loose in a chair....comes to mind !

We have not much in music (except in the car with the radio full on to Rolling Stones or Fleetwood Mac)  
Why don't we dance the way we did for weight loss to this music ???
..Fashion, that is a constant stylish range that is also affordable for fixed incomes....
Investments.....for what.... leave it all for children, so spend lightly.....
&
baby sitting is a new trend.....what are we doing I scream inside ???
What am I saying...
 lifestyle has become moulded in fear... has it not ?

We need to, as a group, to be inspired to dream some more to take us further ????
I am ticking here, thinking ...
so much is missing 
&
 as pure economy we could drive 2 big trucks thru this market 
not hit the sides of the street....
I have friends who are doing things... so I will ask them for some input...
I will seek more ....
I have ?, observations & things I'd just dream of having now .....will you dream with me ?
That woman who filled me with more fuel and the what ???? to begin to put this out there into the blogger land was
IRIS APFEL
at 94 Iris you are some inspiration !!!!