Aging gracefully…diversion is the key

the many faces of fifty

Age is a number that usually we are not amused to count. I came to Jeddah 1987, armed with a double Bachelor degree, a lot of my patients commented that I am too young to be a Doctor…” Whatttt..don’t tell me you went to school when your teeth are just erupting???” At that time, I am not pleased, I like to look matured, may be 10 years more than my age. I look like a child who is trying hard to wear a white coat to look like a doctor. Appearance really matters in this country because if you look around they really look matured more than their age.

That was then, now fifty and beyond wants to look naturally. Time have passed, you have made a marked in people’s mind, whether it is your patients, your friend, family and acquaintances. That’s the good thing being in your golden years, you have achieved a lot that a formal introduction is not needed, unless you haven’t change your old self, I mean your appearance in particular.

If you’re wearing the same hairstyle century ago, now is the time to change… try finding a good salon that will cut and color your hair according to your skin tone.

Check your wardrobe; check the colors of your clothes…are you in gray or black shades? There’s nothing wrong with black, but if you’re wearing black at all times, think! Are you hiding something? May be its time to shade those extra kilos! Wear something different, red? Blue? Yellow or maybe choose lighter shades that will make your day better, which will make you feel different if not beautiful. Remember when you feel good, you look beautiful inside out.

If you haven’t been in SPA, now is the time to pamper yourself. You’re under stress? Go shopping; buy the things you really want, no money?  Well, then just look at it ha ha ha ha, well at least you did some exercise (walking around mall), you see beautiful people who will inspire your day, instead of just sitting at home, cleaning, ironing, cooking etc. Don’t feel guilty, you’re doing these things every day, have time for yourself too!

Aging is a continuous process, we cannot hold it, rich and famous looks fabulous because they have means, domestic helper, PA, etc. a lot of things that we normal ladies doesn’t have… but you know what, we have ourselves, this is the time to think about YOU, if you don’t? Who else would?

It’s natural for us, to think about our children, we can afford to buy them PSP, X-box, a thousand worth of clothes/shoes but what we got for ourselves?twenty riyals worth of slippers? You’re probably busy doing household chores that you just clipped back your hair, wear old clothes, and ignore the mirror. huh! It’s about time..wake up, do something for yourself, at least pamper yourself once a week, a month, find time to amuse yourself.

Stress? find something to divert, dance, yes dance even you’re alone, do exercise…this is beneficial to your body and mind…declare a day off! kids has day off…dad has a day off..even a helper has a day off…why not YOU!

Let’s go  ladies… see you on Thursday? LADIES!
beautybeyondfifty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

RED LIPS…is it for everyone?

Spring time…red lips are in! Red lipstick is classy and elegant but …does it suit everyone? Young?  40…50… and beyond? Why not?

It looks good for young people especially for those who have nice shape of lips but what about us?

Well, it depends on your skin tone and the dress you’re wearing. And your mood! Remember red lips bleed…yay! not kind of bleeding per se…What I mean… it goes out of the border of your lips and it stained the teeth as well. Ha ha ha ha nice vampire smile! Red lips stands for power and sexuality…yeah you’re right…hmmm.

Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stephanie….Well, ladies.., my mom is 83 years old and still wearing red lipstick! She always looks great! (mine and in my dad’s eyes)he he he he…As far as I remember, the first time I used her red lipstick was when I went on a parade as elementary muse. I was young and kind of looking good with the red lips but as I grew up to be a teen, I didn’t like it anymore…I think it looks great with pinup girl but not on me.

I am not fun of red lipstick anyway, I think I look older with red lips, anyhow here are some tips that I gather from Google about RED lips:

Don’t give into idea that you have to own every color that is fashionable for a particular season. Some of them will work, but many are trendy and do not compliment women fifty and beyond. What nice on her might not look nice on you.

– Find the right shade and wear it properly. Don’t wear too heavy EYE makeup, if you want to draw attention on your lips…Otherwise you will look like a clown…worst…a prostitute!

But hey..if you feel good and looks good..don’t mind other’s YOU that is important!

– If you’re going outdoor, choose a lighter shade..For evening, go bolder, so your features stand out.

-don’t use red lip liner; instead, choose a liner that’s closest to your natural lip color.

-prevent “bleeding.” Apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth.

-Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.

– the name of the game..Experiment..try different shade of red..plum red..bluish red..

Remember ladies..RED is KISS (keep it super simple) I love you mom!

©Copyrights protected