I love to write or say things that make people laugh! If people don't guess my age; I tell them it's the laughing that keeps me vibrant! I see a lot of girls/women much younger than I am who make me think the words, "bitter, angry, hag, and battle-axe!" I can guarantee you that these females don't have any laugh lines marring their looks! But some of them do have perfect make-up on - how lovely! I like people who are approachable and who have warmth just coming out of their pores! Make-up definitely enhances your face but it's what's inside that reflects on your face every single day! Nothing keeps you young like laughing! Laugh lines are great - a friend once told me that the laugh lines coming from my eyes are like rays of sunshine! How cool was that? I try to remember that when other areas start to wrinkle - it just means that the sun is setting lower these days. I also love to take photos of interesting things; not so jazzed about people; I love textures - I like to take photos of things that are not perfect! Of course ZITS are not perfect but I don't care much for them so they don't ever see my camera lense. My dream is for somebody to want to buy one of my photos or have me write a column in the paper. What I'd die happy for is if I could ever be a guest on the Ellen Degenerus Show! What would I do if I was on her show...I'd have the best and funniest laugh fest of my life! Laughing is my favorite thing in the entire world I think. I know it's great for your skin and your lungs and who doesn't have a happy day after somebody has you bent in half with laughter! I also love to decorate! I constantly see and think of 'ideas' for making a room look even cuter than it did yesterday! Almost every weekend I say to my husband...."I have an idea!" He aways needs to have about 14 cups of coffee before he has the stamina to hear one of my latest ideas! My husband thinks I have a addictive behavior because I love to buy decorative pillows! I constantly buy cute pillows to enhance a room with! You just gotta love pillows! I think we have at least 40 pillows at the house! But I rotate these adorable pillows all over the house so they do get utilized and everywhere new that I put them just cutes the hell out of that room on that day! My husband never knows what he will find when he comes home from work at night because most days I have completely re-arranged a room! He says it's kind of crazy and I say it's KIND OF FUN! I'm all about fun! I will go from room to room sometimes admiring all the adorable touches I have everywhere! I met my husband in 2004 and he liked me best without make-up! This is a good man! I think I'll go out and put a cute little pillow on his Harley right now!
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Best beauty tip is always put something wonderful on your face and neck every morning and every night and don't go to bed with makeup on! Another FANTASTIC tip: When you wash OFF your makeup at night and lean down into the sink to get some nice cool water on your skin; does some of your hair fall forward and get soaking wet? When you are putting your make-up ON in the morning and you have a towel or again a spandex headband holding your hair back ' sometimes do those stray hairs pop out and glob on to your perfectly applied foundation? I found THE greatest contraption/gismo/ on QVC to put an end to all these problems. One day I was watching QVC and one of their dandy infomercials was playing and they showed a woman putting on this towel type thing-a-ma-gig that she had designed and was selling to hold your hair back. Well, I couldn't tell the TV screen loud enough how totally STUPID STUPID STUPID I thought her invention was! Totally idiotic idea! I think I even used the word 'Lame!"Then weeks later as I was once again attempting to keep my hair out of my face as I was bent over like the hunchback of Notre Dam trying to wash my face in our teeny little sink; I remembered that STUPID QVC ad.So...yes, I actually SENT for the hair contraptions and....THEY ARE AWESOME!!! There are two of these little towel bands and you put the thing over your neck and put the front up to hold your hair back and put all the rest of your hair into the larger towel part in the back and your hair stays completely out of your face while washing, applying make-up or giving yourself a mask with the melted down black and grey crayons somebody told you makes a great mask! And...your hair doesn't get all smooshed and dented and ruined! When you are ready for your reveal you just slide the hair wrap back and out of your hair and in slow motion you shake your head back and forth like in the commercials and your stunning hair of the day is revealed once again to be absolutely breath-taking without a single dent AND IT'S NOT FLAT!My boyfriend thinks I look like Hilda from the old country when I have this thing on and he is usually bent over in laughter or maybe it's the dry heaves; but this thing is the bomb ' who cares how I look! My girlfriend works on skin all day long at a salon and I showed it to her and she just snatched that sucker right up and took it home so I had to order more! My daughter who is the opposite of skin care queen ' more like the 'if your skin ain't broke ' don't fix it" mentality ' well I showed it to her and now she uses it every day for her cleansing routine with tar soap and now HER husband is holding HIS side with laughter pains when she walks out of the bathroom with this deal on.I'm telling you ' it's not beauty pageant material but it is FANTASTIC for holding your hair out of your face during any facial procedures! It's called the"Tassi Keep Your Hair Outta There Hair Wrap" They come 2 in a cute little box for $15.97. They have black and white, two shades of pink and green/blue combinations.This probably sounds like old lady talk to you...but tell me this...if I told you that every day I put over 800 leeches on my cheeks to get my skin this smooth at 60 ' I bet some of you would try it! LOL! So...I'm telling you ' try the Hair Outa There Hair Wrap while you are enjoying the nine-billion products reviewed on this site!
I get up a 7:00 a.m., I drink a large glass of water and putz around for about an hour. (I am retired right now). Then I make myself something to eat at 8:00 a.m.. I need FUEL to get going! I used to drink coffee...I seldom do anymore. Then I putz around some more. ('Put-zing' covers things like washing dishes, chore starting and maybe feeding the birds. At 9:45 a.m. I make my husband coffee. At 10:30 a.m. I make my husband breakfast. (Now HE needs fuel) At 11:00...use your imagination for the rest of the hours. I will give you this hint...let's just say, after I get some of my chores done and after my husband heads off to work...that's when playtime comes in! It's a good thing we don't have a nanny cam! It's pretty much like a "Pink" Funhouse Video" at my house once I'm alone!
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When ever I was stressed out when I was younger I'd take it out on my hair or try to fix my hair. One day I had a huge argument with my husband and I had medium length brown hair with a curly perm in it (that was the style)at the time and my bangs were getting kind of straight. So I went to the drugstore and got me some teeny tiny itsy bitsy perm rods and solution and proceeded to perm my bangs! When I finished it looked like I had a nice tight brillow pad on my forehead! It was HORRIBLE! My daughter came home from school and said "MOM!!!! What did you do?" I sure showed my husband didn't I. He really paid for getting me into an argument. Stupid, stupid, stupid!Then there was 8th grade...I purchased myself a bottle of Liquid Make-up and proceeded to put it on my face and went to school. When I got home my dad! took me in front of the mirror and said..."I want you to see this!! I had purchased Noxema liquid foundation in dark DARK tan and I had put it on my face - stopping at my jawbone so you just have to know how idiotic I looked with those major demarcation lines comparing my lilly white skin on my neck to this dark tan makeup slathered on my face! I looked like a dark tan mime! If that wasn't bad enough - I had taken to taking eye brow pencil and drawing the ends of my eyebrows up - up towards my forehead! I looked SO stupid and this must have had something to do with why nobody ever wanted to be my friend.
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When I was younger and had natural dark brown hair everybody thought I looked like Kate Jackson of Charlie's Angels.
It's Jeanasina UPDATE time! In (2008) I said with conviction that my #1 MUST have favorite product was Squaline by Dr. Lark. However, in the last year I have tried MANY other new products both from our benefactor Marvelous Meg and on my own and have made some wonderful NEW discoveries! I have three new favorite products which which work together that have really proven to be DOING SOMETHING MARVELOUS to my face! I have to say that I think my skin looks better today than it did in the last couple of years and isn't that exactly what we like to see! Old lady cartwheels are happening around my house for sure! So I'm here to say that my TOP favorite products are.....drum roll please... Olay products! I started using the Olay PROx age repair lotion in the morning and the PROx hydra firming cream at night and I top both of these products off (both morning and night)with Olay regenerist micro sculpting cream and in all honesty these are giving me the best results! I stopped using them for awhile and used the Ole Hendrickson 3 combo products which gave me strong results (almost comparable) but I found I liked the combination of these 3 Olay products even more! When I stopped using these three together to try Ole's and products I have tested I did notice a difference in my skin tone with Olay for my face! I think together they help with the issue of sagging skin as well as pore size and overall softness and I think my skin has improved greatly because of them! The only thing in the ProX line that I don't think does anything at all is the deep wrinkle treatment. I have been using it on the wrinkles around my mouth and they are still there (##@#@!!) sigh.
8/2011...Last thing about Olay ProX and me…I have been using their line for quite a while now and on a whim a few months back, I switched to using the Aveeno Ageless Vitality line. Within a month I looked OLDER and my skin went down hill big time. I couldn’t figure out why and then it hit me that I had switched products! I went back to my former regimen using the Olay ProX line and my skin once again improved dramatically! I think Olay rocks!
Aquaphor is the end all to chapped, irritated, bone-dry lips and other skin areas of concern! I am the queen of researching fragmented lips (meaning chapped lips that look atrocious, bloody or gnawed on). I have used Burts Bees (really really recommend it) not the honey flavor though - nobody seems to like the honey flavor. I'm making a face just thinking about it. I digress, of all the millions of tubes of lip helpers I have tried over the years - I'm a candidate for the Guiness World Book of Records for most lip treatments ever used and sucked dry...so...as my story continues back in the day when I was riding around in a covered wagon - one of the cowhands gave me a vial of Aquaphor to put on my fragmented lips and immediately I was experiencing relief!!!! Succulent relief!Back to the future where I am currently I still rely the MOST on Aquaphor! You can get it in all kinds of sizes - tiny little vial size for your purse or pocket or the mother-load industrial sized container which holds enough to slather your entire body! If you did slather your entire body with this stuff - it would be SOFT! I'm telling you - try it! If you have a cold and your nose is raw and unrecognizeable - put some Aquaphor on it and feel at peace. I have recommended this to so many people and all of them come back to me and say they love it and wouldn't be without it again! You can use it for a multitude of things but if you had to carry one most treasured vial of instant help on your person - you better believe you'd duct tape some Aquaphor to your thigh! It's sort of like vaseline but better! It says right on the tube "restores healthy skin" that's a fact!Look it up on Drugstore.com and check out the testimonials...I'm not alone in my recommendations of this!
Nothing is worse to me than having bone dry skin. Nobody likes to touch bone dry skin. The worst thing is when somebody reaches out to touch you and comes back with a cut on their hand from your bone dry skin. LOL! As I age, my skin has become even drier than ever, so I had to change my choice in body lotion. It's 2011 and I have gone through every NEW and improved lotion that hit the shelves in 2010. My CURRENT absolute favorite is Vaseline Cocoa Butter deep conditioning body lotion with Cocoa butter & vitamin E! It's got a really nice texture; it glides easily into your skin; the fragrance is just enough to make you feel nice but not so much that it hangs on to your body for the remainder of the day and best of all it keeps me soft!
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