After 33 Years..
How does a person measure 33 years?
33 years takes you from:
Teen romance to the empty nest…
33 years takes you from:
Awkwardness and acne, to hot flashes and bifocals…
From prom dates and bucket seats
to grocery stores and mini vans…
I was 17 when I met my husband, and 18 when we got married.
We are not the same people that we were 33 years ago –
And I am so glad……
We have discovered a depth of love that far exceeds
the initial romance, courtship, and honeymoon years.
I can tell you what I don’t measure after 33 years:
Haven’t you heard? Gray is the new black…
We love coupons and craigslist…
Honestly – I get just as excited when he takes out the trash…
Poetry and Passionate Letters…
This man signs over his paychecks to me every week…
Now that, my friends,is commitment…
Don’t get me wrong – I am not saying there is no romance after 33 years.
I am just saying that romance comes in a different package-
It is wrapped up in:
kindness, honesty, family, integrity, transparency, gentleness–
Romance has gray hair and wrinkles… and kills big, black spiders
After 33 years:
I still feel my heart flutter when he looks at me…
I still love it when he holds my hand…
And I still want to be my very best for him –
And, even after 33 years, I still want to look my very best for him.
I love to see his eyes light up when he looks at me…
And honestly – I feel better about myself when I know I look my best.
And looking my best has always included makeup.
I have never been a “go without makeup” type of gal…
I have always used makeup as a tool and my face as a palette…
So when COVERGIRL asked me if I would try out their new product,
COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ Mascara, I said yes!
I have used COVERGIRL products many times over the
years, so I knew I would be getting a good product.
Plus, the fact that I had a wedding anniversary
coming up seemed a perfect time to try it!
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from the area before you scroll down…
Scary picture alert.
The left side is me without eye makeup – the right side is me wearing
COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara.
My eyelashes are basically non-existent without the addition of mascara.
COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara has a nice, thick brush and goes on easily,
but I have to tell you, my favorite thing about this
product is the way it comes off.
I have been wearing waterproof mascara for several years now.
My eyes often water from allergies and
I don’t enjoy black circles and smudging.
The sample I received from COVERGIRL was not waterproof,
and yet it did not run or smudge at all.
And, after years of having to rub my eyes to get the waterproof
mascara off every night, it was a nice surprise
to see how easy the COVERGIRL LashPerfection mascara was to remove!
And that means less wrinkling
of that tender under-eye area –
and you know I am all for less wrinkles!
It was definitely a go for my anniversary!
Especially just in case I got teary-eyed.
So – I put on my little black dress, dolled up my face with makeup,
and waited for my husband to get home from work…
And my heart still flutters…
Even after 33 years…
While we’re on the subject of make-up and looking great, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!
Want a chance to win a $50 gift card to drugstore.com? In the comments, tell me about a time when using makeup gave you the added confidence you needed for an important event in your life.
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