Vanity. I try not to make it an daily issue, but we as human beings are what we are, and there comes a time, secretly or not, that we would love to fix this or that. As we age, GRAVITY does take it’s tole, and we are left with bits and bites that we would LOVE to change. I try not to make it my daily focus, but after hiding under a bushel for most of my adult life (and my bushel was over 100 lbs…. 🙂 ) what I try to do to maintain my youth is not so far fetched for me, and if I can help someone out that may have some of the AGING or WEIGHT LOSS issues, and experience the same GRAVITY PULL, then so be it. 🙂
When I was of the larger variety, I really didn’t do much on anything to attract attention to myself. My hairstyle was always my main focus, the only thing that I was “vain” about, and has always been a priority. Given I was pretty much raised in a hair salon and so that part makes some sense. But my face was always hidden under glasses that I wore full time from the age of 12 and to be honest, I just didn’t care because I wasn’t the person I wanted to be. I’ve worked hard to regain my health, to extend my life, and yes, to look like the image I’ve always had in my head……within reason and without being completely delusional or where therapy was needed……Heehee.
I’ve invested in proper and good quality makeup that won’t make my face looked caked and old. One can only hide so much, there is no miracle cure (that doesn’t include extensive surgery), and I do pay the price having self imposed extensive abuse onto myself by being overweight and smoking for nearly 30 years. But I can HELP in some way. So I have researched, and watch many many videos on how to help myself camouflage this and that. There are two things that I truly dislike about myself, and that I am trying to fix to the best of my ability. Now this is my issue, but there are some that may be bothered by the same thing, and this may help. My two things……………SEVERE LOOSE SKIN UNDER MY EYES and HOODED EYES. Now the loose skin under the eye came from having cholesterol pockets removed and then loosing weight, so the surgery mixed with the weight loss created excess skin. Without further surgery, it is what it is, but I do have some great moisturizing creams that have helped. Other than that, makeup videos that show how to “hide” them. LOL That’s it.
And now, the HOODED EYES. You will see by the pic that I posted, it’s quite severe. My “hood” goes right down to my lashes, and sits on my lashes, hiding any kind of lid whatsoever. To some this may be not bother them, to me it’s like a NEON sign. It’s the only thing I see. More likely than not, I had really never noticed because I wore glasses. This past year, I did have eye surgery, and now I don’t wear glasses other than to read. So with my eyes exposed all the time, I now see them, and I really don’t like them. It’s also quite heavy since it does impose some weight while it lies there.
So what did I do?? Research. I found a product, and watched the videos, and decided to try it!! I’m loving it. It is a drastic change? No, but it is a change, enough so that when I color my eyes with powder, you can actually see some of it…….LOL I’ll update this post, as I get ready this weekend to go out and I’m all “dolled up”, but for now, this is just a picture of having “lifted” my hood, to expose a wee part of my lid!!
The product is called Magic Eye. They are these little strips that you place either above or below the crease of your eyelid and it holds it up. I can blink, I really don’t feel them, and I was able to put makeup over them and they stay put. I am presently wearing two of them, due to the fact that I have a very very hooded eye. They come 64 to a pack. It may take some playing around with, and getting the proper placement, but I think it was well worth the effort and I was lucky enough to find my spot right away. I place one in the crease, and one right below the crease. Comfy Comfy and for me, that’s all I need.
Health and Love