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Practical ways of looking nice

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Calathea, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    :jaw-drop::confused: Goodness! Where did I get this info? I thought it only dyes the white does not stay on the rest of the strands and it washes off in few weeks completely.

    Well I won't touch the thing in this case.
     
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  2. Groggy Doggy

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    Are talking about relationships with men, or hair dye? ;)
     
  3. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  4. Daffodil

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    that sounded too good to be true!
     
  5. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    I love this thread. Cheers me up big time, thank you @Calathea to create this thread. I wonder where and how is Calathea nowadays?
     
  6. Daffodil

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    you have some lovely hats that look lovely on you!

    I have to say..i cannot imagine a more British looking picture than this lol

    our facial features are very similar, right down to the glasses....i am Indian though
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  7. ladycatlover

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    LOL. It must be the pearls! ;)

    Thanks for the compliment too. :)
     
  8. TrialAndError

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    Hi, I'm a total noob, but I like to experiment, so I'm putting Diamateceous Earth (sp?) on my hair last two nights to quiet the hair itch.

    Seems to be working. It's a white talc-like powder.

    Cheers!
     
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    hellytheelephant Senior Member

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    Yes...I saw that. Am a big 12- wonder if I could risk it...
    I bet you can get similar in bigger sizes in U.S..? That company also does nice warm harem pants too....
     
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  12. lior

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    Cool thread.

    I've given up on makeup the way I used to wear it. Now I wear it just when I feel like experimenting - not because I feel like I have to keep up a standard. I've been rocking blue lipstick recently. If people don't like it, that's up to them, but it makes me feel kick-ass. I need some of that.

    Also I dyed my hair pink. I can't keep it looking frizz-free and curly all the time, because I can't maintain it well enough, but it makes my hair look permanently fun. It makes me happy in the mirror to see brightness. It's slowly fading from dark dusty pink to rose gold. I love it.

    Also... when I leave the house for anything moderately exciting, I overdress. I've got all these fabulous clothes in my cupboard that are going unworn. I might as well use them when I can.

    Pity about my heels though. I can't walk in anything but flats these days.
     
  13. ladycatlover

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    @hellytheelephant I'm a size 16 at least so no way I could fit that stuff. I wouldn't risk trying as a "big 12" unless I knew the company - some tend to be more generous on sizing than others, but some are rather more skimpy! ;) If free returns I guess would be OK though, just to check out.

    Over the last few years I seem to have more or less given up on trousers; skirts or dresses all the time now. Maybe shorts if it's very hot in summer. Have some nice velveteen trousers, but can't wear them with my sheepskin boots that I find I need to wear year round as feet too cold otherwise. My super leather shoes (and I have such a nice collection! :love:) make feet too cold as well. :cry: Only get to wear very occasionally on hottest of summer days. :cry:

    @lior I'm loving the idea of blue lipstick! :) Though at 69 I suspect if I wore it people would assume I was having a heart attack and call an ambulance! :rofl: Totally agree about getting dressed up if leaving the house. For me even going to get my B12 injection is exciting, so did get dressed up yesterday! :lol: Very nice cheerful male nurse, so worth the effort. ;) Even husband agrees he's nice. :) Today I'm sat in bed wearing ancient nightie that's full of holes over pyjama bottoms that are near worn out too. Recovering from yesterday's effort. :sluggish:
     
  14. hellytheelephant

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    @lior I like your style. I think when it is a struggle to go out then every outing is a special occasional. I like the pink hair two. I find myself wanting to wear sparkly things as they cheer me up- it's much nicer to dress for yourself than for other people:thumbsup: @ladycatlover - I will check out the measurements.
     
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    Not sure... I think I've fallen in love with the skirt/dress and hat mode... Though still have trousers with fish print that I love, elastic waist. When I can find them! Possibly in suitcase at caravan or in the loft at home. Gotta be at least 20 years old now though!
     
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  17. hellytheelephant

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    You wear it well! I really miss my jeans...and at the moment I am having trouble finding anything I can wear- everything has to be really baggy as anything fitted increases pain ( this includes sleeves and even things around the wrist).

    Next year will be the year of Lagenlook and harem pants! Am thinking of splashing on a basic floor length velvet dress which I could wear with a variety of cardis in Winter.
     
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    I made a YouTube tutorial!

    If you like vintage style or curls you might like it.



    BTW I’m not generally this made up. I oscillate between pyjamas and bags under my eyes and the full on vintage look.
     
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    I don't do my makeup much anymore, but I have this eyeliner by Benifit called Fake Awake. It goes on the waterline (the part of the eye irght behind the lower lashes.) These are white to light colours that appear to open open my poor swollen eyes and take away from the dark circles.
    I love the tunics and wear them often with funky leggings. If I sit cross legged it looks nice in the wheelchair and I don't have to be concerned with flashing anyone:redface:.

    Now I really want to look up Nomads.

    in bras I like a front closure that is so much easier to get on and off! Spanx makes a good one and I go up a size not in the cup but in the circumference.

    Yoga bras work well for me because the straps are wide, I am an ample C cup. I have not found this type in a front close. I use extenders because due to inflammation I vary in size.
     
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