She pops up in my (Barclay’s) Facebook feed with her airbrushed face touting make-up tips and exercise routines. Her thigh master has parlayed into products that will tighten those Baby Boomer sags and smooth that Baby Boomer cellulite. Or at least that’s the pitch.
And I buy it. I am her target audience. Mid 60’s. Not a friend of gravity.
Gone are the days where make-up was an option. As my friend Cathy says, now we wear make-up for “the good of the world”. Meaning, NO one – not even a grocery store clerk – wants to see us without a layer of foundation.
Today Suzanne is touting a new product. I won’t get the details until I click the link. Like the Geico ad… it’s what I do.
Wow, it’s a face system that will work revolutionary magic in toning and lifting. I lean in. It uses microcurrent technology whatever that is. A game changer for sure. It’s Suzanne’s number one beauty secret.
Oh my, there’s a special going on.
If I act now. Which of course I do.
And so it goes. Suzanne has a financial empire. I have saggy skin and cellulite. And a lighter wallet.
Charles Revson, the founder of Revlon, famously said, “In the factory we make cosmetics, in the store we sell hope.” That’s why I reached for my credit card.
How can I be so gullible? My friend, Barb, has translucent skin and swears by Ponds cream.
When I was working I collaborated with young female teachers and I deluded myself into believing I was “one of them”. Also, when teaching, bathroom breaks were rare. So my “mirrors” were the faces of these younger women.
Now that I have time to brush my teeth more often (a good thing) I interact with mirrors throughout the day. They don’t lie. Yup, you’re over 60. And you do realize don’t you – those cute teachers could be your grandkids. Thank you, oh mirror.
So my new and improved attitude is Popeye-esque – I yam what I yam. And I’m grateful that I CAN keep moving — that I CAN take up a new sport (pickleball); that I CAN write, read, walk my dog, dance, cook, drink good wine, volunteer, travel, see a movie.
May I embrace my 60s and beyond. This life is precious and I don’t want to miss a minute of it.
With the help of Suzanne’s micro technology of course!
Today’s Takeaway –
- Own your age! Worrying about it will only cause wrinkles.
- Suzanne Somers probably uses Ponds.
Enjoy the ride!
xox, Barclay and Joy