Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 663

The other day I went to a meeting with two blokes. Actually, it wasn't the other day .... it was the other other day ... from a few weeks back ... one of the days before we went to Hawaii ... just to get my facts straight.

So the other day I went to a meeting with two blokes. One was in his early 50s, the other in his early 20s.  I wish I could say I fit neatly in the middle, but I am deep fried which puts me closer to the 50 dude than the 20 dude. Anyway, we were talking about a business venture and our target market.  As we discussed age, gender, socio-economic etc I started talking about my own journey to turning 40 and the lengths I went to to make 40 a great age to be.  The 20-something bloke said "you don't look like you're about to turn 40 - I wouldn't have thought you'd reached that mile stone yet."  I looked at him with eyebrow raised to see if this was some sort of sales pitch.  He looked serious.  So I said, "why thanks, but I am well and truly past that milestone now and sliding down the other side" at which point Mr 50-something said "are you serious, you're over 40? No way ..."  So now I am looking at one, then the other, and back again.  "Come on guys, don't give me that shit, I'm already in ... I 'm on board with this business idea ... no need to bend over backwards with the compliments".  Then they looked at each other and back at me. "No seriously, would never have picked you for 40."

Can I just say that I felt ridiculously good looking for the rest of the day.  I went home and had a little look in the mirror. I checked out my facial hair, my crows feet, my neck curtains and the skunk line in my hair and I pondered. Do I really look younger than 40?  Could I have found the secret to eternal youth?

Of course not.  I wish I could say it is because I drink 8 glasses of water a day, or that I've stayed out of the sun, or that I eat only organic foods, or that I don't drink, or that I'm a vegetarian. But I don't do any of that.  I just use bloody good make-up and have used a decent moisturiser for most of my adult life. Two of the youthful secrets in my deep fried tool box are Estee Lauder foundation and Olay skin products (the exact formula of each changes as I grow older).  As I looked at myself on that glorious day I paid homage to beauty products.  That night I scooped up a whole shit-load of Olay Definity night cream and lathered it over my face, neck and chest. I even rubbed some into my elbows.  No point stopping now .... Olay! I think it might just work. Ole!!

Now when is my next meeting with those two dudes?  Must be sure to put a reminder in my diary to look fabulous ....

PS This may or may not be a paid advertisement for Olay, because I may or may not have been sent a whole bunch of product to try out and promote on my blog.  But it is with all honesty when I say I am a big fan of Olay and it is the only moisturiser I use.  

PPS Only half the mock-ups ended up coming through yesterday. Only half. I am no further ahead. Geez I'm getting shitty ...

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