But difficult if you’ve got a cold!
When I say I’m a winter person (because I so love the clothes that you wear in the colder weather) I forget that it’s also the season of coughs and colds. And boy, did I get a cold! And just before Christmas when we’re all expected to be sociable. In fact, the cold was so bad I couldn’t join in with my family’s get-together at my daughter’s on Christmas Day.
I sent Mr Frugal Fashion Shopper off with all the Christmas food we’d made and sat at home croaking, coughing and snorting throughout the day. On one level, I almost enjoyed myself. I did exactly what I wanted when I wanted. I ate when I was hungry and didn’t over eat because the plate was exactly to my liking and size – hate that Christmas overeating. And then I read a book for hours on end – wonderful. On the other hand, it did feel odd eating on my own. Anyway, I’m on the mend but Mr Frugal Fashion Shopper is poorly now.
That’s the way it’s been throughout December because alongside the cold my eyes have been playing up. I suffer from blepharitis, a condition of the eyelids that’s really common as we age – hmmm! As it’s a chronic condition I usually keep it all under control with scrupulous cleansing (with the special cleaners) and hot cloths to the face and eyelids. But it flares up when you’re under stress and/or have a virus. As things have been a bit hectic during December the condition started to play up and then blew up good and proper when I get the cold – and then I get styes. One’s coming to fruition right now ……
So the result of all this is that I haven’t been wearing my contact lenses and eye makeup for around a month. Now you might think, OK, there’s a lot worse that could happen, and, of course, that’s so true. But the person I am, or think I am, is a person who wears eye makeup and no glasses – so I haven’t been me for nearly a month.
I know that I wear slightly more makeup than most people my age but I’ve been putting on the slap since I was 15, and I’ll carry on wearing makeup into my very old age – why ever not. However, I do wear Tricia Cusden’s Look Fabulous Forever foundation, some lippy and don’t forget the eyebrows. I get these professionally dyed in a salon and the definition from these darker eyebrows (they’re a pale gingery white now) makes all the difference.
But do tell me, do you feel slightly out of kilter if you don’t wear makeup? Or, is makeup something you can take or leave? Or, is it something you don’t wear now because you are getting just a bit older. Actually, if it’s the latter do watch some of Tricia Cusden’s tutorials on makeup and the older woman – I hope they change your mind!
That’s all for now. I’ll be back soon with some sparkling outfits for the New Year!
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper