I find my 40s to be interesting. Sometimes people are shocked when I mention that I have three adult children. Then I have someone ask me if I'm a grandmother yet (that is NOT funny.) Considering many women don't even start their families until they're in their 40s, I find that question a bit annoying. In fact, I have a cousin who just had her first baby at 41 (I'm 5 months older than her!) I have days when I feel like I can pull off late 20s, and other days when I'm channeling my inner grandma and I want those annoying kids to get off my lawn. This is when I tell you that I think your 40s are a fun time to experiment with different looks and styles. In my 20s, I had youth. My skin was glowing (I was pregnant a lot), and I could pull all nighters without blinking. Then in my 30s, my metabolism slowed down to a screeching halt and I was exhausted from working and caring for three children. Now the kids are grown up and all pretty much doing their own thing...and I have time to have a little fun. So I'm starting to play with makeup.
Bucket's math teacher retired (I'd like to think it's not due to her having my son in her class...I tell myself lies sometimes) and she invited me to try some Younique products that she's now selling. I immediately figured this was overpriced crap. But I remember when I was doing Jamberry and people blew me off, so I tried a sample. And I LOVE IT.
Because the items are expensive, I've been buying one or two products a month and I'm slowly building up my stash. I'm getting rid of the cheaper products that have probably been the culprits of all the breakouts you've heard me complain about since I started this blog many years ago. I actually am sporting one monster pimple on my chin right now (thank you, spicy burrito week...you never disappoint me!) but I swear you can't hardly tell in this photo.
|The only non Younique products I'm wearing are my eyeshadows and blush.|
Today was a good day. I went to church, did my Thanksgiving shopping. Did a load of dishes then went to Goodwill. My future daughter in law lives with us right now (this house is so crowded...I am claustrophobic over it at times) and got she got rid of four bags of clothes so I dropped them off. Then I decided...I don't need to go home. I'll go inside and see what's up. So glad I did!
I found a gorgeous orange top for $3. I'd been looking online for one, and I even ordered it from Woman Within. For some crazy reason even though I ordered the 16, they sent me an 18/20 so it doesn't fit. So now I have an orange shirt to wear with my brown cotton skirt with the white and orange flowers on it! I plan to wear that on Wednesday to work. Then I found a crazy palm tree patterned dress. I'd never wear it as a dress, but it has a dropped seam so I can just cut off the dress portion and have a really cute drapey top. That cost me $6. I then found a blue and white striped "dress" but in my mind, it's a cute tunic. I'm going to chop about three or four inches off the bottom, hem it and call it a day. Another $6. Then I found a black and white cotton dress in a size 1x. Again, a bit big on me, but I think I can pull in the shoulders a bit. That dress was on sale for half price so it's mine for $3! I had hopped into a changing room and the people before me had left all their clothes in the room (that's a no-no!) so I was putting their stuff back when I found a gorgeous print top that reminded me of a sunset...all melty pinks and oranges in a size XL. I tried it on real quick and it fit perfectly so I threw it in the pile for another $3. All of these are in the washer right now and I'm sure I'll wear at least two of the pieces this week.
Then I went and got a pedicure, came home, and had planned to do a webinar but it hadn't been downloaded properly so I couldn't do it. Bummer. Only a three day work week this week, and then Mr. R and I are tiling our kitchen over the 4 day weekend! I haven't had a floor in my kitchen for nearly three years. We have not had four days off together in that long. We have a pretty tiny kitchen, so it really won't take long. But he has a bad back, so he's going to cut the tiles and I'm going to lay them. I might even have enough tile to get a backsplash. I'm so excited!
Do you have plans for Thanksgiving?