Midlife and cosmetics: the Botox dilemma continued (part 3)

Part 1Midlife and cosmetics: skin care and eyebrow shaping (part 1)

Part 2Midlife and cosmetics: the Botox dilemma (part 2)

Last two paragraphs of part 2, the Botox dilemma:

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Midlife and cosmetics: the Botox dilemma (part 2)

Remember this post where I admitted my struggle to shape my eyebrows since my teen years? I left a little cliffhanger at the end, where my beautician Eva uttered a single word. 😛

Here are the final few paragraphs of that post, and the continuation of what happened next.

One day well into my late 40s, I asked Eva what she can recommend to hide some irksome wrinkles between my brows. Was there a type of make-up I could use that would minimize this self-perceived flaw that had bothered me for as long as I had been plucking my own eyebrows? That’s a lot of years of constant zooming in on that one point in my face. The wrinkles resembled a scar (I don’t even know if it is a scar, or if it is, how I got it) and I became increasingly self-conscious about it as I aged.

In fact, this scar/wrinkle was, at one time, the reason I desired bangs. (Never ever again.)

Eva had me lie back on her table and inspected my upper face under a bright light with a magnifying mirror.

Then, she said one word:

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Old and ugly

Something has been percolating in my brain for a while, but I couldn’t find the words to talk about it on a public forum until today. Perhaps I will find the words if I simply type them into the keyboard.

It began with a syndicated episode of The Big Bang Theory. I see the scene in front of me but I can’t find it when I google it. It’s not so much the scene that made an impression anyway, it’s the phrase.

This is how I remember it (paraphrased):

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Tracking apps: who is using them and are they any good?

I recently downloaded an app to track my cycles. I used to do this on a small paper calendar but I like the convenience of the app in my phone.

Here’s the part I enjoy the most:

Logging my moods.

But me being me I have complaints about this. 😛 Continue reading “Tracking apps: who is using them and are they any good?”