When “Au Naturel” Just Won’t Do!

I am not a woman who wants to go “au naturel” at this point in my life. Actually, I started wearing makeup when I was around 16, and put a “fall” in my hair when I was around 19, so guess I was never a big fan of being totally myself, at least in the beauty department.

I’m also not embarrassed to show the “naked” me, at least from the neck up. (I know a beauty/fashion blogger who writes incessantly about all the dreamy clothes and makeup she uses, but she never shows her face. Hmmmm.) So I thought it would be fun to take a before photo, sans makeup, hair and a couple of accessories, and then an after photo. It took me about 12 minutes to make the transition.

Applying skincare and makeup: 6 minutes
Clipping in my LeMetric hair piece, which I adore. (BTW, Elline, who owns Le Metric, doesn’t pay me a red cent to promote her hairpieces. She’s one of my best friends and I love the work her company does.): 3 minutes
Putting on my Alexis Bittar earrings, Bess Heitner necklace and OSKA blouse: 3 minutes.

I don’t know how any of you feel, but I’m a huge fan of making the most of what I’ve got. No one would ever call me a “natural beauty” (except my late grandmother Rose), and I surely don’t have a drop-dead gorgeous body. So if dabbing on some makeup, making my hair fuller, and throwing on a pair of cute earrings and a necklace manage to make the most of me, I’m all for it.

Now, to losing those 10 pounds!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

11 Responses to “When “Au Naturel” Just Won’t Do!”

  1. Dee Glathar says:

    The point is not to impress others…although complements are very nice…the point is to look good for ourselves!! Also I have been making a point to tell some one “I love your shoes” or whatever has caught my eye and am always happy to see them smile and say “thank you”….we both feel good in that little shared moment!!!

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Hi Dee,

      I agree. I want to look good for myself, but I always enjoy compliments. Your gesture to others is lovely. Geri

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  2. Fab55 says:

    I notice improved reactions from strangers when I have stopped to spruce up before leaving the house. It’s almost annoying that I get better service and more people return my smile if I look good. Is that fair? Don’t I have the right to be ugly and lazy, and still get good service? Phooey.

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    • GeriFOF says:

      You bring up an interesting point, Fab55. We do have the right to get good service, no matter what we look like. You remind me of the famous scene in “Pretty Woman,” when Julia Roberts, as prostitute, goes shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and is spurned by the snobby saleswomen. Geri

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    • Bev Helbig says:

      Guys are ugly and lazy all the time. Why Bruce Jenner ever wanted to be a woman I’ll never understand. I don’t think your appearance should have anything to do with the service you get or don’t get, but who am I?

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  3. Mrs. C says:

    where can I get Lemetric hair pieces. I don’t live in New York. : (

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    • GeriFOF says:

      Hi Mrs. C, Where do you live?

      Geri

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      • Mrs. C says:

        Nevada but travel frequently to CA

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        • GeriFOF says:

          I can have Elline call or email you. If you wish, email me your contact info geri@faboverfifty.com

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    • Bev Helbig says:

      I would also like to know if there is an online store for these hairpieces?

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      • GeriFOF says:

        Hi Bev,

        I can have Elline contact you. She does not sell her pieces on line at this point. Email me your contact info or email geri@faboverfifty.com and I will give it to her.

        Best,
        Geri

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