Crow’s feet

Speccy was talking the other day about reviewing  a beauty product.  Of course I had to add my tuppenceworth  to the comments.

I’m with you on the testing lark.  I broke my own rules and tried a new product that was given to me recently as a gift.  Within 12 hours my skin looked like crumpled tissue paper, felt like sand paper and after two days had raised red bumps like mole hills.  I thought I would need to go to A&E. 🙁

I should have listened to what I preach: ‘Stick with what you know and trust, even if it is goose grease’.  The important thing is to use your chosen cream regularly.  It might last longer in the jar or tub, but that does not help the face or body.  A high price is no indication that a product will work.

Alas, we cannot purchase miracles.

The High prices have to cover wages of staff who waltz about the beauty departments dipped in layers of ‘product’, chit chatting for the first fifty weeks of the year and are then suddenly rushed off their feet selling the large fancy boxes that contain very little, in fact if the truth be told, I am sure half those items end up in landfill.  Then there are display stands with magic lighting that makes the world look wonderful… you know the lights I mean… jewellers use them to make pieces of glass look like precious diamonds.  Some of those so called diamonds would not cut butter never mind cut glass.

Don’t go by the pictures of models you see in magazines they are all airbrushed.  Everyone including the cat knows how to use Photoshop these days.

Enjoy the laughter lines, they tell the world we have lived.  They give expression to our faces.  Botox might look good at a distance, but who wants to walk around looking like a wax work all day long, unable to smile or frown?

The eyes are the pathway to the soul, and that is where the true beauty of a woman lies.

11 thoughts on “Crow’s feet

  1. nick

    I’ve never been tempted to use any fancy grooming products, even though it’s more fashionable among men these days. Soap and shampoo are my only beauty products, apart from some L’Occitane face cream for the sensitive skin on my forehead.

  2. Rummuser

    I am not a woman and would not know what to comment. For all the forty years of our married life, my late wife did not use anything other than her Pearce soap and a lip stick whenever the weather made her lips chaff. She did occasionally wear perfume and I thought that she was God’s gift to me. You are right. Make up does not make up for character and the glow arising from peace and contentment.

  3. Delirious

    I saw a television report one time that showed evidence that facial creams really do not keep wrinkles away. Wrinkles, or the lack thereof, have already been determined by heredity.

  4. Alice

    Well said! I’m one of those who had a very oily skin, had to wash my hair sometimes twice a day, but when I moved to the dry southwest in the my late 50s, things began to change. Makeup fills my wrinkles and makes me look like a clown. Since my cancer, I’ve been using moisturizer and a bit of blush (remember when we used to call it rouge?) with a little lipstick–and people say I’ve never looked healthier! Fancy that!

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – Good to get a man’s take on the subject.

    Delirious – I agree. I inherited my looks and lines from my mother. Poor Elly! 😉

    Alice – Carefully applied blusher can make all the difference. Never. Never, wear it in the perfect little circles that rouge was worn years ago!

  6. Marianna

    “…that’s where the true beauty (of a woman) lies.”

    I agree, but I would add “every living creature”.

    I wrote along these lines on a post entitled “Just Peachy”.

    Well said, GM!

  7. Brighid

    I’ve earned all that character on my face and not about to pay someone to “try” to erase it. If I tried to lift all the fallen I’d have to start at my knees…

  8. Grannymar Post author

    Marianna – The eyes are the pathway to the soul, and that is where the true beauty of every living creature lies. Sounds good to me!

    Baino – If it feels good…. do it!

    Brighid – Can you hear me laughing? Gravity has a lot to answer for! 🙁


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