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I ordered a used ($2.44) copy of How Not to Look Old. I'd flipped through it one day at Borders and thought it was worth a try as I am now Officially Middle-Aged.

One of the lovely women in the ward who's a professional actress and makeup artist came over one evening and gave me a makeover, which was really helpful and informative. I still don't think I'll be 100% comfortable with the beauty side but at least now I know how to apply cream eyeliner with a brush now.

I'm a lot more confident on the fashion angle. Over the past year I've been finding - and buying - flattering, comfortable, professional clothes and accessories. I know what colors and silhouettes are best for me, and I'm a lot more careful now in how I dress. I would characterize my style as classic with an edge.


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On October 7th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC), curieuse commented:
That book looks great! I should see if my library has it.
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On October 7th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
What sold me was that there was a "low-maintenance" option in her advice.
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On October 7th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC), kimaginethis commented:
Oooh, those shoes are very cool and I could never wear them, because my feet hurt just looking at them.
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On October 7th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I thought they'd be OK since they're flat but they did hurt. :(
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On October 7th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC), carrie_leigh commented:
You need to post some hints, periodically. I want to not look old, too. I went to the MAC counter Monday and had my makeup done. Totally spent too much money on eyeshadow, but there you have it.

And classic with an edge is a good look to have.

Cute shoes!
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On October 7th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Will do - thanks!
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On October 7th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
I've read about this book and the author and I just don't think I can behind her advice - no red lips? No red nails? What's a latina to do??

Have you seen More magazine? I read it at the gym and I quite like it, even though the demographic is probably ~50ish. Still lots of good articles.
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On October 8th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I have read that the book is pretty WASP-y. I'm curious too. I have a free subscription to More actually but I think it's a bit high-end for me.
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