Hell, I don't want to look young. I just want to look happy and good!
Are you high, medium or low maintenance A brief, high, medium or low section is also used in most of the subsequent chapters. Pick up a pair of readers at the grocery and take them to your eyeglass store to have your script put in? To the eyeliner and Check! This section breaks down the high, low and medium maintenance with plastic surgery to creams. Unmatch your wardrobe Don't buy or wear a suit with matching jacket and skirt/pants. Pictures included in this section thoroughly convinced me on this. Eck. I would like for some pictures of some of the styles of skirts to avoid to have been included, i.e., dirndl skirt? Dark color, boot leg, great fit, NO rips or designs. There were some good "trying too hard" pictures that had me convinced. Step into sexy heels The author gave some excellent tips on shoe styles, comfort, pedicures. Each chapter and the back offers suggestions of products mentioned (and some not mentioned) and where to buy and prices from department stores, on-line and mass retailers (Target). The author made some good suggestions on buying products, return policies on makeup, clothes and shoes. This book had some great ideas that I have already implemented and I feel a lot younger already.
So I got this book, which I expected to be totally stupid but at least lift my spirits until I ride through this most recent wave of life punching in the face. a) this book is well worth the whatever you pay for it b) I can go out with guys nine years younger and I can LOOK nine years younger and c) my ass looks hot in those (moderately-cut) jeans.
I should wear my hair down, not in layers, but perhaps in an angled bob. I wear A-line dresses and skirts to try to disguise my tummy. I've at least cut my hair in a bob, but even that was messed up since I previously cut my own bangs and cut way too much.
It was fun dodging AIDS and herpes and drug addiction and my friends' gropey dads who brains were fried by the rule rewriting of their youth as I navigated my way to adulthood. Oh, sure, lung cancer is bad but if you'd known Tracy's dad you'd understand. I like a little artifice and superficiality in my day. Looking old is not bad. Settling for comfort over polish is bad.
I agreed with the following review on Amazon: How To Feel Like You're Slipping, January 22, 2008 By Tiger Lily "book store owner" (Athens, GA) - See all my reviews You know 40 is the new 30 when Diane Keaton, Annie Hall herself, is photographed wearing skin tight jeans and a big black leather belt. (Note the author's hair shade.) Some of her suggestions are downright odd: don't wear ballet flats. But I did get some good tips: don't wear red fingernail polish, don't let your skirts get too long or baggy, how to shop for the right pair of dark wash jeans, try bangs and highlights, plastic eyeglass frames are more youthful than wire, etc. So give this book a try but also give yourself a break.
I also really appreciated the "Best Buy" suggestions -- any time two picky women try a thousand products to narrow to the best of the best, I'm happy to give them a shot -- shapewear is a welcome addition at any age when you wear a pencil skirt.
Buy a satchelful of make-up and, after trying it all on, keep only the ones they like and return the rest to the store.
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