I decided to organize my lipstick box. I counted 5 tubes of similar colored lipsticks.  I kept one and threw the others out. I am fastidious about my mascara. I don’t keep them around long. I think that I read somewhere that there is a lot of bacteria on the brush and that could cause an infection. That must have scared me, because I am zealous about mascara. I guess that lipstick doesn’t bother me that much. I see some women putting lipstick on after they eat. I put mine on once a day, maybe , and after that ,what ever is visible is what there is. My Mother never left her bedroom without make up. She slathered her face in Pond’s cold cream every night. I can’t count the times that we would have to wait for her to put on her face before we could leave the house.I wish that I had some of that discipline to take care of my skin.  I am reactive instead of proactive when it comes to beauty products. I use lotion when I see my skin drying before my eyes. I put on lipstick when I think about it. Mascara is saved for special occasions when I know that there will be other women with make up. My Grandmother died when I was 10 so I didn’t have a lot of years to observe her. But she had the most wrinkles of anyone that I can remember   Maybe my Mother didn’t want to look like her, so she did the make up and Pond’s thing. I look just like my Grandma.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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