Car Repairs And Smelling Good

My car has been yelling at me for WEEKS.

I love technology, but having a car nag at you for service every single time you get into it is stressful.

I’ve found myself talking back to my car, “I know you’re due for service.  I’ll try to take you in NEXT week.”

Then, a week later (as the car began yelling at me MORE often!),

“I know, I know.  Just give me another day!”

Finally, yesterday morning, I took my car in for service.

While it was being worked on I decided to kill time at a nearby Nordstrom store.

And …?

I ended up getting my makeup “done” for the first time in my entire lift.

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Me with makeup on … For the first (and maybe last?) time.

I was looking at the cute little gift bags at the Trish McEvoy counter and the next thing I know I was getting my makeup done by their “artist.”

And …?

I actually liked the way my lips looked.

I told her I don’t normally wear makeup so she went with a lighter look vs. a super dramatic one.

I thought my lips looked pretty.

(Did I buy the lip stuff?  No, I did not, but I might.)

I don’t usually wear anything but lip gloss because I have big lips.

I’ve had big lips since THIN LIPS were in, and so I’ve always felt self conscious about my big lips.

I certainly never have wanted to emphasize them with lipstick.

(Yes, I know big, fat, fake, gigantic, lips are “in” right now.)

I also tried the Trish McEvoy perfume.

She makes several flavors of perfume.

I tried the one with blackberry and vanilla and I thought it smelled very nice.

(Fred thought I smelled delicious when I got home!)

I brought home samples of a few of her perfumes to try.

I thought my eyes looked nice made up also, but I know myself well enough to know I just won’t wear eye makeup – except for mascara.

Maybe I’ll try it if I have a special night out or something?


If you ever want to have some fun, just watch the facial expression of a makeup artist when they ask me what facial moisturizer I’ve been using.

“Moisturizer?  Oh, sometimes I slap some hand lotion on my face if I think I need it.”

“You do WHAT?  What kind of lotion did you just say?”  (Face AGHAST!!)

Hand lotion.  You know, the stuff you buy at the drugstore to use when your hands get dry?  But, I use it everywhere if I need it.”

Her look?

Was priceless.

I guess there aren’t too many people like me in the world?

Switching subjects, my arm is still not great, by any means.

It’s improving a little now, so I think each day should get better.

I’m spending my morning with Paul Newman and I’m sure he will help a lot.

I’ll limit my activities as much as possible until I’m sure I’m over the worst.

Happy weekend to all of you!!

10 Responses to “Car Repairs And Smelling Good”

  1. Jane

    Love the picture of you – you’re beautiful! I hear you about the makeup, I rarely wear it BUT I’ve been using Clinique moisturizer since my 20’s and use it religiously. Yeah, I kind of had a horrified look at the thought of hand lotion, LOL! After thinking it over though, it’s kind of the same thing!

    • Suzanne

      I think I will start using moisturizer.
      I’ve had the impression that moisturizer = grease, but realize now that is no longer true.
      I’m all about hydrating my (now old!) skin!
      : )

  2. kristin

    I use hand lotion too!!! Lotion is lotion to me. Face lotion is expensive and I always have hand lotion. It made me laugh because I do the same thing.

    • Suzanne

      Well, it DOES make me feel better to know I’m not the only one!

  3. Michelle

    You look gorgeous! And my makeup consists of eye liner (half line in brown) and lipstick if I remember / can be bothered. Though I do use a botanical cleanser / moisturiser routine now. I did use Mary Kay for about 30 years (from age 14), but now use an Australian one which I prefer.

    I was watching a young girl get her makeup done one day in a store, and was horrified at the colors being used (foundation waaayy too dark for her complexion) and the makeup on the girl doing it. My idea of makeup is to look natural, not like its been put on with a paint spatula!! That said, yours looks lovely and natural, with a bit of a glow. And the lip color is nice and subtle.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      I probably won’t wear makeup very often, but if/when I do it will definitely be on the more natural side of things!

  4. Julieanne

    I love your look! We don’t have that Trish McEvoy brand in Australia so I’ll have to look it up. Mum and I got our makeup done at the Nordstrom in Seattle but I don’t remember which counter we visited. The makeup is so muvh cheaper in the States than here 🙁

    • Suzanne

      Thank you!
      Trish McEvoy is in Nordstrom here.
      I don’t know much about the different brands since I’ve avoided makeup all of my life.
      I do think they did a pretty good job on me though!
      (Department store makeup is VERY expensive here!)

  5. Julie

    You look very nice Suzanne! And if nothing else always moisturize your face/neck. It doesn’t have to be expensive at all. Olay, Neutrogena etc.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you!
      I think you’re right.
      It’s probably much too late for me to begin, but I will try to moisturize in the future!


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