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I read a blog post the other day from a woman who is my age. The post was all about whether women should lie about their age. At one time (in my younger days) I probably would have said yes. Now that I’m past the age where I even care… my answer is NO. Don’t ever lie about your age. What’s the point? So the hair isn’t quite as thick as it used to be and my clothes are a little dated at times and my white teeth aren’t so white and bright anymore. This is me… counting down the days until 50.
The problem is that I don’t feel 50. And I know it’s really up to me whether I want to look 50. I don’t. Not because I’m not okay with my age… but because why does 50 have to look old?
This has been a good year for me (yes, I know the year just started) but I am doing some traveling and attending some conferences and even speaking at some as well. I DO want to look my best, so I decided some things had to change.
I had the same hair style for years and was just getting sick and tired of it. In a spur-of-the-moment decision I decided to cut my bangs. Okay… maybe not my most brilliant idea. They ended up being way shorter than I wanted… but luckily hair DOES grow back. The point is, I needed some kind of change and since my hair is straight, I’m kind of limited. Never mind the deer-in-the-headlights look.
I refuse to wear “old lady” clothes. You know what I mean. I’m a Pinterest freak and am constantly looking for outfits that I can get away with wearing without looking like I’m trying too hard to be young. Since I do have some events coming up where I need to dress up a little more than usual, I’ve been buying some fun new pieces that can be dressed up or down. Thought I would share. They all have the thumbs-up approval from my 12 year old daughter, who happens to think I dress pretty well for a woman my age. Must be why she “steals” all my clothes.
Don’t laugh at me… please. I have NEVER been a big lipstick fan. I see women taking out their lipstick 100 times a day to reapply and I just sit there and wonder why on earth anyone would go to that much trouble. Every time I get a little dressed up, my husband asks me if I’m going to wear lipstick. In fact, he asked me the other day if I put on any make-up. I did. But apparently I didn’t put enough on because he couldn’t even tell the difference. I’m really bad at make-up… and colors. Nothing ever seems to look good on me. I also hate that I’m drawing attention to my mouth and my teeth (see below), but I am determined to at least TRY to like lipstick. I bought a few different colors to try… thoughts?
Surprisingly enough, I kind of like the red. I NEVER thought I could wear red, but it’s not so bad. Maybe time to rethink the make-up.
I got braces when I was in junior high school and had them on for 4 years. FOUR YEARS! I had to beg them to take them off so I wouldn’t go through my senior year of high school with braces on. Did they fix my teeth? Nope. 4 years down the drain. (And all the money with it.) What I did end up with is horrible discolored teeth. Okay… maybe I’m being dramatic, but I’ve always hated the color of my teeth. I’ve tried over the counter whiteners before but they were messy and ugly and sticky and never really helped much.
Shopping in Walmart the other day, I noticed something new… Colgate® Express White Toothpaste. It has 2 times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient (vs. Optic White® Sparkling Mint TP) and it only takes 3 days until you have whiter teeth… just from brushing! It’s a TOOTHPASTE! What could be easier than that?
So I did the 3 day white test and I’m not disappointed. I actually really like the toothpaste – it isn’t gritty and doesn’t have any after-taste. And I did see a different in my teeth. Ready for the creepy teeth picture?
I took the photos in the same place and at the same time of day. I am just loving the results. I admit, I was a skeptic… but my teeth DO look whiter… and who wouldn’t want white teeth?
What would having whiter teeth mean to you? Let me know if you try out Colgate® Express White Toothpaste.