Thursday, July 16, 2009
Age. For eons women have been trying to conceal it, escape it, reverse it, do anything to make ourselves look younger. Some women will stop at nothing to recapture their youth. Aside from plastic surgery, other ways to at least maintain our youthful appearance is by using creams, lotions and serums. This idea of applying oils and such to ones face is not a new concept. Recently archaeologists uncovered an ancient Etruscan box said to contain face cream. Apparently the face cream, after all these thousands of years, is still viable because of the cloy surrounding the box it was found in and the alabaster container the cream was in preserved it! It has not turned rancid or melted away. Can you imagine. 2000 year old face cream? How neat is that find. you can learn more about it by clicking HERE.
Since we are on the subject of age I thought it would be neat to ask a few "age" related questions in the Thursday Poll. Don't worry. I'm not going to ask you how old you are...per se. After all I'm only 29 :: cough :: lies ::cough ::
On to the poll!
1) Lip Of The Day? Chanel Bel Air Glossimer! The warmer answer to Chanel Giggle Glossimer. I love it!
2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - Probably not. Not because if they sold it, it would cost a fortune, and not because it's old and I don't trust putting something that ancient on my skin. I think I wouldn't do it because....OK. Yes. I would. I totally would! I would do it because maybe it's the fountain of youth...it most likely isn't but hey, you never know. How else can I explain a medicine cabinet full of potions and lotions?
3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - My grandmother lived to 89. She used to wear Tea Rose perfume...and too much of it. She was a tiny little German woman with a strong accent.
4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - I think I had a fit of purging (Throwing away/giving away) makeup in 2000 so I got rid of my MAC eyeshadow from 1998 (The one with the screw top lid) It was still good too. I don't know what I was thinking. But I do still have my 2 GWP Lancome makeup brushes from 1993. They are freakin' awesome. They are soft and still in excellent shape. The lancome gold overlay is gone but the made in Korea stamp is still there!
5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - I was 13. My mom took me to Elizabeth Arden, of all places, and they did a makeover on me. They recommended a full coverage foundation, concealer, blush, 3 color eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip liner and lipstick. All that for a 13 year old! It was insane. Oh and the eye shadow colors were Ivory, Olive Green and Burgundy! YIKES! I looked like I had 2 black eyes. I don't know what the SA was thinking or if she knew exactly what she was doing and hated me, but I looked like a freakin' clown. Worst part was; My mom and I didn't know any better and my mother actually shelled out money for all of it! Ugh. I still remember the awful eyeshadow combination and my increasing acne from the foundation. :: Shudders :: I then moved on to DIOR and GUERLAIN! LOL I saved up my allowance and bought a Dior quint of all white shadows that were iridescent with green, pink, blue, yellow and violet duo chrome to them. I also purchased Guerlain Meteorites with a matching Meteorite brush. I looked much more natural but I have no idea what ever happened to that makeup. I must have tossed it during my Punk phase. Ahh the ignorance of youth.