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Beauty on a Budget

The other day I was turning down the bed when I took a glance in the mirror and my brain froze.

WHAT IN THE ACTUAL HELL???

I have a Gordon Ramsey wrinkle.

Oh, HELL NAW!! I will embrace my gray, I will enjoy making laugh lines, and I won’t mind the crow’s feet (much). But I refuse —REFUSE!!— to have a single wrinkle like that. IT’S NOT SYMMETRICAL, FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE!!! If I had two wrinkles mirroring each other…..well, ok, I would still be upset but in an “I-am-the-cryptkeeper” kind of way, and eventually would accept it and turn it into part of my Halloween ensemble. But a single, solitary crater by my chin??

No, just no.

So, I did what any level-headed woman would do: I cried and yelled at the wrinkle and then decided to be all sciencey and test out some beauty products. It was either that, or eat two quarts of Baskin Robbins’ World Class Chocolate. And I can’t do that because I gave up everything joyful for Lent, so beauty products it is.

First: skin upkeep doesn’t have to be expensive. I tried several expensive products which compared favorably, and in some cases were not as good as inexpensive drugstore brands. Second: your face wash can be a different brand from your moisturizer, but the moisturizer must be compatible with your foundation. That makes a big difference. So if you have a preference for a matte foundation, use a moisturizer that is oil-free. If you prefer the dewy look, use a moisturizer for drier skin. Otherwise your foundation will look like spackle. Third: some products are better used during certain seasons. It’s standard to need something more moisture-rich in the winter than in the summer. Fourth: what works for me may not work for you, thus test and trial! So think of this post as a guideline, not a hard fast rule. Anyway, on to fighting aging like two women over the last pair of stilettos at DSW!!

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OHAI!!!!!

*dusts off blog*

*chokes, sneezes, coughs*

Uh, that’s better.

So yes, it has been over a year since I wrote on this here blog. I forgot how much fun I had yapping about fluff. Lots of blogs out there give you the rundown on politics, religion, entertainment, sports, etc. But seldom do you run across a blog that gives you silly crap to ponder throughout the day. And that’s why I am returning to my blogging roots.

SITHY THINGS IS BACK, BABY!!!

Ok, moving along now. Our topic for today (that’s the royal “We/Our”) is what gets us going to tackle the day. I can argue that for me, caffeine is a GREAT motivator. But some people I know (forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do) prefer other ways to get going in the morning. Honestly, if I don’t have at least one cup of coffee in the morning I start stabbing things, like the loaf of bread or the Gouda (which looks like hell right now but still tastes awesome so, NBD). There are days I need three, like on mornings after a bad thunderstorm that kept my big dog awake and whining for me to sleep next to her on the hardwood floor because obviously I don’t fit in her bed. And of course, on travel days I need more than one cup.

I also need more than one pit stop. But it’s worth it.

So, how do y’all get motivated to start your day? And keep it PG-13. Last thing I need is my mom reading this and being scandalized. 😀