4.08.2014

Finding Age Appropriate Style & Makeup

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Do you ever give yourself a birthday gift? This year I did after thinking about what I wanted. My sister asked me a few times what I had wanted. I really didn't need anything. My mom gave me a sweet potted flower, pretty undies, chocolates and Peeps....yes..those Easter candies. I LOVE THEM! She also took me out for supper, so I felt spoiled. So what is it that I could use for my birthday?
I like to get myself made up and have my hair styled though I seem to be in a makeup rut! I have gotten into the habit of buying the same cosmetics year after year.......after year! I really need to update my choices to suit my changing skin and find an age appropriate look! I love the styles of the 40's and 50's, yet I seem to be style-stuck in the 60 & 70's. I knew what my gift to myself would be, a hair and make session with Rebecca Darling's, she specializes in vintage looks. My plan, get the look of the 1940's to 1950's in both hair style and make-up. After booking the appointment I sent a message to my daughter, Taylor and asked her for a huge gift. A photo session from her business, MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography. I would set up the back drops and she would come over and capture my new look. It made my birthday one to remember and I went outside of the box with a new look which has me looking for new styling products. Where to start? Beauty Noted is a great place to start! It is easy and fun and its like walking down a cosmetic isle with no one butting in your way or feeling overwhelmed with so many visual distractions. I love that the sight has the price per product listed with it's picture!
I felt like I had my own personal beauty consulted listening to my concerns and wants. There were 10 questions to answer about your habits and preferences. It was easy and fun. The sight gathers information from women {The Crowd Power} that share the products they use and love. Then based on your answers and products you receive your personalized picks. One selection they gave me didn't surprise me, Burt's Bee's lip balm. The one that did  was MAC Matte Lipstick - Russian Red
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~Galoshes.
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4.03.2014

Do you ever browse the "Self Help" book section?









As for myself, I have through the years, wandered into the self help section of book shops. I guess I went in stages as to what topic I browsed. "Let It Go" phase, "Women Who Love Too Much" phase, "How To Get Organized" phase. Can you relate to any of these?
I have an issue that is actually quite ironic. I have photo phobia! If you take my picture, or suggest you are going to take my picture, I get panicked. I literally feel like someone is sucking all of the air out of my lungs.....seriously. I become panicked, agitated, flush and light headed. Then I get angry. So why is this ironic? Well, MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography is my daughter, Taylor's photography business and I am her assistant! So funny that I have this phobia and I am helping clients relax and laugh all the while they are having their images captured. I help direct them, "relax, smile, jump or even make them laugh. This is my issue to deal with, and I have decided to not go to the self help section of the nearest book shop this time. I am going to deal with it head on, cold turkey and with force. 
I have four grandchildren that someday may want a snap shot of me. Well, let's hope then adore me enough to want some. I have been easing into this process by letting Taylor use me to take a quick practice shot of me to test the back ground we are planning on using. I have held my breath.....squeezed my wrists and pinched my leg to get me through it. Then recently she added a photo booth option to her wedding packages and we had to "play" with it to try it out. We gathered the kids and acted silly in front of the lens, and I was Ok. I was really ok. So I will now take my next step to conquer this flaw that I have. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I gave myself a gift as well as asked Taylor for a huge gift. I set up an appointment with the talented Rebbecca. She specializes in vintage hairstyles and make-up. I love the 40's and 50's styles and I sent her a few pictures of examples of hair and makeup I would like to go for. Granted, I am not as young or luscious as these models.
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I booked my appointment for the morning of my birthday to get that vintage look. Then I will head back home, get dressed up in a vintage styled outfit that Taylor and I thrift-ed for and have a MJ&G Photography session myself. 
So after tomorrow......conquer photo phobia...Check!

~Galoshes