It happened this morning. Just before my husband (I love calling Bonaparte that!) brought me my morning coffee, I grabbed my phone from the nightstand to see if anything in my self-important life was happening.
I was shocked that I did not spill my cawfee all over the sheets after seeing the surprises that awaited me on my phone this morning!
After all, yesterday was a dreadful day. I was incredibly pumped to attend the website-building class that Bonaparte signed me up for. I got dressed. I even wore one of my schoolboy blazers so that I would appear studious.
I did NOT wear the scarf because it was too hot, but I DID wear my navy schoolboy blazer to class! I need to look like a smart person!
Honestly, I felt like a kid going off on her first day of school because Bonaparte handed me my class confirmation email and went over the directions to the class location with me. All that was needed was my Barbie lunch box!
Why didn’t I save my favorite lunchbox? I could have taken it to class with me!! (photo from pinterest)
I’m that pathetic!
I arrived at the parking lot and decided to make sure I had everything. I looked at the confirmation and noticed that Bonaparte had the right date but the wrong month. And so, I sighed, got all misty-eyed because I could feel a slight pity-party hour coming on, and drove home.
I had my big pity party over the weekend when I became unemployed. This was an hour of pity akin to a cocktail hour…a pityhour!
The weather sucked. It was hot, cloudy, humid and by the time I arrived home, all I wanted to do was wallow in “On Demand” shows like “Bringing Up Bates” (don’t judge–I realize I am at the opposite end of everything this family stands for–but I can’t stop watching them!) and “Dance Moms”. My beloved “Billy on the Street” was far too intellectually stimulating for me at this point.
I love Billy Eichner and “Billy On The Street” always makes me laugh–but yesterday, even my buddy Billy was just too MIT/Harvard/Smart Person School for me!
And so, the rest of the evening had me even more depressed over the white supremacy “TrumpCare” because I’m out of a job and will be losing my Obamacare i.e. AFFORDABLE HealthCare and need to stop now because I will become so upset that I will not be able to continue to write!
Back to this morning…
And when I turned my iPhone on, I noticed that there were an awful lot of new Instagram followers on my feed. This was an “uh oh” moment for me! If you follow me on Instagram, you are well-aware that I am no fan of the “follow-to-unfollow” movement. I have no time for that. It is dishonest. It is not the proper way to gain followers. All I could think of was a bad “follow-to-unfollow’ joke was being played on me!
Hmmmm. Could my son Roman have put his boss in on the delusional joke I thought was being played on me?
I could not figure out, for the life of me, why people were suddenly following me. It was great—but I was a bit wary of BOTS.
Then I received a Facebook notification. One of the women on a private page that I follow asked me if I saw the latest BuzzFeed post because I was in it! Sweet Mother of Jesus—that was all I needed to see!
Click the link below to see the article. It’s 40 shades of beauty!!
Yes. That is ME. On BuzzFeed. I am Number 8. Shade 170. Rihanna created a diverse cosmetics line but it took BuzzFeed to add an old lady to the mix. Thank you BuzzFeed!
Immediately, I clicked on the link, and there in all my lined glory was my face included in a post about Fenty Foundation. I was shocked. I was excited. So excited, in fact, that I thought I would either need an entire box of Depends or I would have a heart attack. At my age, either could happen!
But most of all, I was thrilled! I was as happy as a clam. And it wasn’t so much because I was chosen to represent Fenty Foundation Shade Number 170, Light Cool, (It was –I’m being humble), but it was because BuzzFeed recognized an OLDER WOMAN! It took BuzzFeed to include a mature woman to represent a foundation whereas none of the cosmetics companies include us!
I’m telling you, I’m sitting on Cloud 9 with my lime soda (my diet), I’m thrilled that li’l OLD me was included and can represent my demographic!
This was one small step for women and let’s hope one giant leap for womankind. Perhaps we mature ladies will begin to be included. in beauty/fashion tidbits on a regular basis!
It starts with one small step. I haven’t worn these shoes in ages. Please God, please let me have someplace to go in these shoes.
Thank you BuzzFeed. Thank you Michelle Rennex! for writing the article and including this mature woman!
Flowers to all the other 39 people who represented shades of diversity and flowers for BuzzFeed!
Speaking of beauty (I am supposed to be tweaking my resume now), I don’t know about you, but it just seems that lately it’s becoming more difficult to do my eyes. They are hooded. I shudder to mention crossed. The skin on my upper lid is getting droopy and I can’t afford Botox or eye lift.
But—it just seems that all the eye shadow is collecting in one area and my shadow is looking too heavy-handed. Partly because I do have a heavy hand.
Something had to be done. I went to YouTube and found an informative video on brushes and another video on applying shadow to hooded eyes.
Take notes ladies and gents!! This video from Whitney Hedrick is great! I learned so much….
This is another video from Ms. Whitney on applying the shadow. It worked for me!
And wouldn’t you know? My man Wayne Goss published a video today on makeup for hooded eyes.
Wayne Goss gives great advice too. I need a makeup artist to greet me in the morning!
Anyway, this morning I took Whitney Hedrick’s advice. I went through my brushes and found the ones closest to those she mentioned in her video. I used them to apply my eye shadow just the way she advised to do.
I felt like such a good student. I went lightly and love the look!
I also listened to Wayne.
Proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks!! The hints in the videos are valuable in every sense of the word. As we age, we really do need to change the way we apply our makeup. And both beauty experts agree that less is, at times, more! I’m running with that!
A much better view of the eyes!! I’m so glad I watched those videos!!! I’m also glad that I’m wearing burgundy hair today! Konis by It’s A Wig!! I have my Fenty foundation and Match Stix in Amber as well as a touch of Trophy Wife on the eyes and cheeks and Gloss Bomb!
Have you changed the way you apply makeup as you are aging? Comment with your tips—it’ll be a fun share!!!
I can’t wait to read your make up changes!!!XOXOXOXOXOXOXO!!!!