GETTING OVER GROWING OLDER

HELLO EVERYONE

TODAY I WANT TO THANK MY LONG-TIME FOLLOWERS FOR READING MY BLOGS,  AND IN THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN ME ON MY NEW BLOG – WHICH IS THE RESULT OF MY LATEST BOOK – GETTING OVER GROWING OLDER –  PLEASE GO FOR THE LATEST UP-DATES TO

http://www.gettingovergrowingolder.com

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http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Over-Growing-Older-Positive/dp/069262385X/

THANKING YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 68 – YOU ARE THE PRODUCT

TIP NO 68 – YOU ARE THE PRODUCT

How good-looking you are, and how confident you feel about yourself is not a matter of how fashionable you are, or of how much money you have, or even of how beautiful you are, it is a matter os how well you can present and package yourself.

Yes, packaging is what sells most products and when it comes to looking good, you are the product and your clothes are the wrapping. The believe that there are no ugly women, just women who do not know how to look attractive, is true. without over-emphasising the importance of appearance, don’t forget that the biggest asset you have in life is yourself and you must use it to its best advantage.

The French philosopher Voltaire once said: ‘Dress changes the manner.’ That was true in the eighteenth century and it is still true today. Think about how good you feel when wearing your favourite outfit – or how you want to fade into the wall when you are wearing something you don’t like.

Choosing the right clothes can make you look and feel your best everyday. But since it does not happen by itself – you must commit to yourself – TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE EVERY DAY.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 48 – HELP FOR THIN HAIR

TIP NO. 48 – HELP FOR THIN HAIR

A PERM– I know this might sound very old fashion. It might make you think of your mother, your grandmother, or back to 1950 when most women had their hair permed. It is not an everyday thing anymore, and when  you  have thick hair  – why would you need it?

But then not everybody has thick hair including me – so I am  speaking from experience – and yes, there are literally hundreds of products out there which  supposedly make your hair thicker, and I have tried many fo them, but nothing has worked as well as a permanent every six months. It doubles the volume of my hair; making it fluffy, and curly if I want or I blow dry it.  It has body then and does not collapse into thin strands of hair.

Think about it and discuss it with your hairdresser – a body wave, as it called today  – can be the end of thin looking hair.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 43 – HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR HAIR BE?

TIP NO. 43 – HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR HAIR BE?

When everybody’s hair on television got longer and longer I was wondering how it is possible that suddenly every girl has beautiful long hair? “But they are all extensions.” a friend of mine said, and when she explained what they are, I understood that  beautiful long locks can be added, you don’t have to be born with them.

But for most of us,  hair cascading  over our shoulders is not the look we need for our lifestyle – on the contrary – for a professional image a shorter look is more appropriate and also easier to manage. And for those of us who have passed our days of youth, a shorter style looks younger.

There are many older women, some even have grey hair, who wear their hair long, down to/and  over their shoulders – they would look so much better with shorter hair, and not run the risk to look like an old girl.

The next time you go for a haircut, talk to your hairdresser, maybe cutting an inch (or more) will make you look years younger, and be more appropriate for your lifestyle.

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 42 – IS YOUR HAIRCUT OVERDUE?

TIP NO. 42 – IS YOUR HAIRCUT OVERDUE?

When did you have your last haircut? I am sure you would not know the answer. Week after week go buy and our hair looks fine, and then one day we look in the mirror and something is wrong – it is our hair – it just doesn’t look right – that is the moment when we think ‘oh I need a haircut.’

That is also the moment when it is already too late. We should not wait until we see that our hair really needs attention – we should make a point of regularly going to have our hair cut or trimmed in order to keep it looking good. Mark it in your to do list, or calendar. Depending on how quick you hair grows – see your hairdresser once a month, or every six weeks.

Cutting off spit ends, shaping it will improve your hair and it will reward you by being easier to handle, and make you look better

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY NO. 39 – LOOKING GOOD TAKES TIME

TIP NO. 39 – LOOKING GOOD TAKES TIME

The other day I was watching a model being interviewed on TV. She was asked, “What do you do to always look so glamorous?” Her answer was, “I don’t always look glamorous. It takes a lot of work and time, not to speak of the airbrushing that is done on my photos.  I would like young girls to realize that models don’t look in reality as we appear in the magazines –  knowing this would help them feel less inadequate because they don’t look like the girl in Vogue.”

Most of us don’t look like the girl in Vogue, but if we take a little time for ourselves, we will look better. For example:

– if you ever wonder should I wash your hair today?’ – yes, you should  – you will look better for it

putting on some make-up (even if you are at home) will make you feel better

having a manicure will give you prettier hands

a face mask once a week will give you better skin

an extra hour of sleep or just relaxing a moment here and there will do more for your complexion than the most expensive cream

an hour of exercise once or twice a week – or just going for a walk – will make you feel more alive

If your excuse is ‘I don’t have the time’ remember in order to take care of everything and everybody in your life, you have to include yourself – take  care of yourself, spend some time with yourself and on yourself – you will feel and look better!

See you tomorrow

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TIP OF THE DAY – NO. 20 LOOKING GOOD AND DRESSING WELL

But by 11 am., even though we have done some work, we don’t feel so good. It is our subconscious telling us that we don’t  look as good as we did when we went out to work, and it is telling us so by making us feel uncomfortable. And when passing a mirror it gets even worse, looking at ourselves we might wonder -Who is that? And then with a deep sigh, our not so coiffed hair, or too large top is dismissed with – well nobody sees me anyway. You should stop and ask,” What do you mean? Am I nobody?”

Oh, I am not just preaching, I have been there and when one day, not by 11 am but by 2 pm I felt so bad that I thought I was sick. I took a shower, washed my hair, and put on a nice pair of pants with a fresh white blouse — I did not feel sick anymore, I felt well and alive. Since then I get dressed every morning, and even put on some make-up.

I don’t mean you have to wear your black suit around the house, but your jeans can be replaced by the slacks you have hanging in your closet. And you have other tops besides t-shirts and sweats. Of, course if you can’t miss the comfort of your sweats; buy nice ones, maybe a top with a zip in front, or a sweat or warm –up suit that matches.

My grandmother, who I admired for her down to earth wisdom, was always dressed and combed early in the morning. She used to say, “You never know who will be knocking at the door, and you don’t want to be embarrassed about how you look.”  You don’t either!

See you tomorrow

                                     Brigitte

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