Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder

Being pretty is a full time job,
that’s why I’m only part time…

Christie Brinkley just turned 60. She claims she owes her youthful looks to a clean diet, exercise, and a positive attitude. She failed to mention an outstanding dermatologist. Women aren’t that open to sharing restorative experiences. At a certain age it requires extra effort and a healthy bankroll to maintain that radiant wine-buzzed glow.


Barbie turns 50

As adults we’re led to believe that bad skin and acne are passé, like spiral perms and stirrup pants. We unwittingly touch our face an average of 16 times an hour which, hands down, will provoke a breakout. Cell phones, door knobs, and shopping carts are drizzled with bacteria. Dirty money isn’t exclusive to offshore bank accounts. It’s likely that dollar bill in your wallet has been tucked inside a strippers g-string.
Wrinkles may be the first sign of aging, but getting baked is to blame for your skin’s antique leather upholstery. We spent our youth slathered in baby oil. My fair skin didn’t take kindly to the high noon glare, and often emulated a solar powered flush. There’s no question I look hotter with a tan, sun kissed fat looks better than pale fat, however after years of searing my skin, that tan has turned into a patchwork quilt of freckles and sun spots.


An effective cleansing regimen doesn’t take more than five minutes. If it takes you more than an hour to get ready, then you’re not as attractive as you thought. You need four essentials: cleanser, toner, moisturizer containing SPF, and eye cream. It’s imperative to wash your face before going to bed. Every thing you came into contact with during the day is on your skin, leaving a compost of dirt, bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells on your pillowcase at night.


Water hydrates your skin from the inside out and irrigates your complexion. One glass of red wine is packed with antioxidants, but four glasses tends to bring out ruddy undertones and a slurred brogue. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, and a solid eight hours offers better results than any face cream. A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman’s body. Whitening your teeth is a quick and effective way to look years younger.
A woman who is experiencing aging firsthand isn’t likely to say “never” to a little tweaking. Botox vs. bangs is a question of commitment. Topping up every 6 months is costly and like your wine habit, is not something you quit effortlessly. If botox and  injectable fillers make you needle nervous, there are less invasive procedures available. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments can help iron out your creases.


A good dermatologist can help put your best face forward. An esthetician will recommend skin specific products. Keep cosmetic procedures age appropriate. No duck lips, surprised eyebrows, or marionette lines. You can’t recapture your youth, but you can look good for your age. Inner beauty may not get you free drinks, but being comfortable in your own skin is what shines through.

Sangria Wine Rack

 BreakoutsWrinklesBrown spotsDull skin
At homeToothpaste, tea tree oilOmega 3Lemon juiceDrink lots of water
active ingredient

Salicylic acid, vitamin A Glycolic acid,
alpha-hydroxy acids
Vitamins C, & E, antioxidants
RxBenzoyl peroxideBotox, fillerRetinolVitamin A retinoid

Chemical peelsChemical peels, resurfacing laserIPL laserMicrodermabrasion

Recommended tunes you should have on your iPod:
Labrinth & Emeli Sandé ✤ Beneath Your Beautiful
Gin Wigmore ✹ Under My Skin
Roy Orbison ✦ Pretty Woman

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  1. Karis Alexei Pearl

    Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder 😀

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