In a couple of weeks time, I’m attending Ladies Day at the races and I obviously want to look my best. However, as I’m rapidly approaching forty, the idea of dressing up and trying to compete with those younger girls makes me feel slightly uneasy…….can I still really look as good as I once did or is it time I started to cheat?
Tricks Of The Trade
When I first met my husband my hair was really long. Several pregnancies later and lots of bleaching now means it’s so much shorter than I want it to be. I’m really tempted to try hair extensions, either temporary clip-ins or permanent ones. I have a couple of friends who’s tried them and their hair looks completely stunning. Although they can be expensive, I’m beginning to think it would be worth it, especially over the summer and for few special occasions. But, is it actually cheating? Should I keep my shorter style even though I’m less confident?
Push Up Bras And Clever Undies
I have to admit, my naturally slim figure of my younger days has definitely been playing hard to get for the last few years. I’d like to blame the babies, but I have plenty of friends with several kids and their figures have certainly survived better than mine! My own laziness and excuses have made me a few dress sizes larger and a few pounds heavier. So, is it ok to buy the push up bras and high- waisted pants to try and convince myself I still look as good as before. Or am I trying to convince other people? I love food, I’d happily eat my dinner and then eat yours too! But should I just accept that my body has changed?
Make Up, Lots And Lots Of Make Up!
I’ve always been lucky with my skin. I’ve never been prone to outbreaks, and although it can be a little sensitive, I’ve never had any real problems. In my twenties, I felt confident enough not to wear make up if i didn’t want to. Fast foward to the last year of my thrities, I wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without make up on. I’m not saying I layer it on heavily, but I definitely wear enough so I don’t feel so pale and that I hide any new imperfections. However, could make up still be considered “cheating”, trying to look better than I really do?
The things we do to make ourselves feel confident and happy surely can’t really be a bad thing can they? Does it really matter if we wear magic undies to make that dress fit better? I for one will be “cheating” all the way in to this next phase of my life. At the end of the day, we should be aiming to please ourselves, not anyone else. Everyone looks as bad as each other before we’ve had that first morning coffee, so I’m not going to worry about a little cheating from time to time. Life’s too short, so wear the make up, buy the dress and take some photos of yourself looking good!!
I’d love to hear your opinions, is it ok to use what’s out there to “cheat” or is it time to draw a line?