Friday, 27 May 2011

A Prime Confession!

When Cindy from Prime Beauty Blog asked if she could take a turn in the Friday Confessional, Aunty Brown rubbed her hands together. Cindy writes a blog aimed at women who are 40+ and in their prime. With age comes not only experience but also the distinct possibility of juicy skeletons lurking in the closet...

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Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge.

At the risk of being drummed out of the beauty blogosphere I will confess that for the first oh, forty to forty five years of my life I didn’t take care of my skin. At ALL. My skincare routine consisted of washing my face in the shower with deodorant soap. I of course have changed my ignorant and disgusting ways and my skin is all the better for it.

Or should I say non merci?

As far as hair goes—I hate my fine, flat hair and am hopelessly clumsy with hair tools. I cannot for the life of me work a flat iron and am barely competent with a blow dryer. I have to use approx. 2,683 products to get any volume in my tresses so now maybe you can understand why I hate it so much.

There, don’t you feel better now?

Aunty Brown has a few more questions though; it’s true that I’m the nosy type.

When was the last time you visited the hairdresser?
Actually just last week I got my hair cut and colored blonde for the summer.

Which bit of beauty trickery couldn’t you live without?
I have 2:
1) I always, always wear fake nails. I originally got acrylic nails to help with my nail biting but I have kept it up for probably 15 years now and I feel naked without them.
2) Faux tan. I’m from the ‘no sunscreen’ generation where we slathered on baby oil and fried ourselves in the sun to deliberately get sunburn to ‘start’ our tan. I am seeing the damage showing up on my skin now and in fact, had two basal cell spots on my legs burned off. For the last several years, the tan-in-a-can has been my lifesaver!

You watch, I'll be golden brown tomorrow...

You’ve overslept and have 5 minutes to get out of the house. Are you going out with dirty hair or no makeup?
Most definitely dirty hair—I love dry shampoo. I have too many sins to cover up to go without makeup!

Which trend still makes you cringe?
I detest dark lip liner! I don’t even wear lip liner because the horrible dark lip liner days of yore when everyone looked like a vampire before it was trendy. Call me old fashioned (and I am) but I have a thang about bra straps showing—ewwww.


Thank you for sharing Cindy! I'm stunned at the soap confession, were you a regular makeup wearer at that time? If you have something you need to get off your chest and want to take a turn in the Friday Confessional you can email me at It's open to everyone: if you have something to confess, I'm happy to hear it!

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  1. Great confession and a new blog to me so off to check it out as soon as I type this. That sunburn image is awful, cant tell you the number of times I have looked like that!

  2. Love this post!I too would rather go with dirty hair (dry shampoo of course) rather than no makeup! Dark lip liner is the worst.

    Self-tanner all the way! Doll, you should try Moroccan Mineral my favvvv:] ♥


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