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As I get older I have a goal - that is to upgrade my low maintenance self to a higher maintenance version. To become more ‘girly girl’ - is it too late for me at 43 to learn? Full time working high-tech career mom of three needs to re-enter the world of beauty.

I accepted early on a few genetic traits that influenced more youthful years

  • I have never developed beyond my almost ‘A’ cup bra size. After nursing three babies perky they are not.
  • My hair is very fine and straight and looses a heat set curl in seconds. But being a natural blonde and long length helped to overcome the fact I would never be able to flip it out like Farah Faucett in high school.  
  • I am taller than average and ended up wearing floods quite a bit until tall inseams were more widely available in the 90’s.
  • My mom never wore makeup except for mascara occasionally and didn’t own a single bottle of nail polish.
  • Even as a high school competitive swimmer, a college synchronized swimmer and mid twenties tri-athlete I’ve never had a flat tummy.

So join me as I go forward and hope by adding the right amount of upkeep through community encouragement and enlightenment it will transform myself through forty something and beyond resulting a more gorgeous womanly version of myself.

First milestone:

 I am no longer an at-home DIY hair color virgin! After spending the last year as a re-emerged lighter blonde through professional hair stylists I took the plunge and tried it at home myself. Love the cost savings, results are good. Maybe a few highlights would make it better.


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      Alanda Sikes wrote Jul 16, 2008
    • I too have become a little more high maintenance.  I try to get pedicures once a month.  The one thing I have learned at being 41 is that I am proud of who I am.  I have good body thay my husband thinks is sexy and beautiful and lets me know everyday.  I have finally begin some cosmetic dentistry I have wanted to do for years and I am looking forward to seeing the results.  I understand about the fine hair.  My hair would not hold a curl so I just had long hair for a while and found a cut I really liked and it looks pretty good.  I will always have my hair salon colored I am not brave enough to try it at home.  

      May we all have fun being forty or older

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      Stephanie wrote Jul 16, 2008
    • oo how exciting about your hair color!  

      The things that you pointed out about your genetic traits are so minor that they do not even matter. You can get past those things without any worries.

      Its never too late to be a girl girl. Throw on some lipstick, polish those fingers and toes, and always dress presentable even if you are just at home ! (you never know who will show up)

      Let us know how it goes !!

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      Mara wrote Jul 16, 2008
    • I agree with stephanie and beautiful go out and get those toes and nails polished do something for you!!!  It is never to late to be a GIRL!!!

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      Yana Berlin wrote Jul 16, 2008
    • Congratulation on arriving to the next phase of our lives, where it’s okay to be high maintenance and love yourself just a little bit more than ever.

      This is the best years of our lives, let’s live them to the fullest capacity.

      Let’s see some before and after pictures, experiment, experiment, experiment.

      And don’t forget to keep us posted.

      Hope to see lots of you on our space.

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