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Friday, December 18, 2009

(Daryl Hannah from "Splash")

I haven't hidden the fact that I'm vain. Like Posh Spice, I believe in making the most of what you've been given. She knows she wasn't born a ten, but she does a lot with what she has -- and she married Beckham (sigh!) Not too bad.

However, I am really disturbed by the lack of aging I see going on in Hollywood -- because it sends out the message from TMZ (thirty mile zone, where most of the world's information comes from) that we don't get better on the inside as we grow older. We only get uglier. Think about your grandmother in relation to that statement! Think about what the Bible says about beauty being fleeting and charm being deceiving.

The world is really deceived here. How else can we explain that the Kardashians are famous? I even heard Sophia Loren complain she could lose a few pounds. Lady, you're not supposed to be a size two at 80, all right? It's creepy. It's like the world has become one big picture of Dorian Gray and our insides get uglier and uglier. Can you imagine if the world's women put as much into their internal beauty as their external beauty?

So give us your best beauty tip -- internal or external that won't make us look Stepford.

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posted at 12:00 PM  
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At 12:53 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

My beauty tip? Cover it up with clothing. Don't show wrinkled cleavage, and spend that face-lift money to your favorite children's charity so they'll live long enough to grow wrinkles. Yes, I use wrinkle cream sometimes, and it would really be nice to be able to get rid of this double chin before it goes triple, but I just don't want to be cut on any more than necessary. So I guess I'll just get old.

I do blonde the gray, and when it grows out around my face between hair color appts, I use my powdered brown eye shadow. How pathetic is that? But it works. Go ahead and laugh, Kris.

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Keep the style of your clothes simple and make sure the colors are beautiful and make you feel happy. At least, that's how I tend to dress and I'm hoping that will keep me looking classic as I get older.

Also, take good care of your skin and don't be afraid to gain a few pounds as you get older. My grandmother had beautiful, barely wrinkled skin until the day she died and I think it was because she was a little chubby. Fat as a natural wrinkle-filler, you know?

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Wear colors that accent your coloring. I used to be a color consultant before I was a writer. I can tell at a glance if someone is wearing the wrong color for their skin tone.

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Trust me, she can tell.

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Oh, Colleen, I want a color fix next time I see you!!!

At 10:55 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'll bring my color drapes to Kansas City!

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Pamela Meyers said...

LOL, and now I find out C has been color analyzing us all at the ACFW meetings.

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I hear ya on the old cleavage. Put it away girls! I had to wait until mine was wrinkled to have any. ROFLOL

Don't worry about Colleen Pam, we don't listen to her. We wear what we like, and she just announces on tapes that we are in the wrong color/

At 11:34 PM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

I'm a huge believer in hair coloration. Some women go from black hair to white hair with great elegance...*sigh*....while others of us go from sorta brownish hair to sorta greyish hair...*another sigh, different tone*

I don't know where the line is, but one of the sweetest little old ladies I ever met, continued to color her hair into her 80's. She still went with red, only it was pink on her white. It honestly was the most adorable thing! Every kid in the room wanted to touch her hair, because it looked like cotton candy.

I'll never be able to carry off pink hair, but I think tasteful color keeps women looking classy.

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh I hope I get to the point where I can have pink hair. It will go with my rosy circle cheeks that I'm going to paint on. LOL

At 12:04 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Not me. When I was in high school, I had my hair every color from orange to GREEN to gray--most of them hair coloring mistakes I made as I tried to remain blond. I will most likely continue to attempt to be a blonde. LOL

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

will you all hate me if I tell you my hair color is still all natural? I may never have to color it. LOL

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Oh, no, we couldn't hate you now that you've lost weight and look like you're in your thirties. Why on earth would we HATE YOU, COLLEEN!!!????

At 11:39 PM, Blogger Cathy Shouse said...

I could never hate you. Colleen! I do resent that you don't have to color your hair, though!

My beauty tip would be to try to keep your hairstyle current. I think it helps if your stylist is a little younger.

And in my opinion, keeping up a bit with the trends and being energetic are "natural" anti-aging techniques. People tell me I don't seem my age. I think it's a mixture of them not being truthful and me being immature, but I still like it. LOL

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

My mother is 83 and still has dark hair, with only a couple of grays that you have to look for to see. She's never had to color her hair. My dad, on the other hand, was gray at 17. I spotted my first gray at 25. Life is so unfair.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Yes, but Diann, this gives you the natural excuse to be a blonde after having been a brunette. So easy to do. I've never wanted to keep the same look for a long period of time.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

This morning, I saw a Chinese woman with bright red hair. We have these Japanese stores here where you can get really cheap stuff from Japan, and they always have rogue boxes of hair color. And I'm thinking that red haired one must have been really cheap! LOL

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

My beauty tip? Easy, drink lots and lots of water!! It cleanses the body and keeps you full. LOL! And EXERCISE every day. It feels great and keeps you young on the inside.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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