Category Archives: beauty

I am 40something woman

I am a 40 something woman….. I am smart enough to know what’s good for me, but still dumb enough to do it. I know the value of patience, but I am far too busy to practice it. I can choose to call you ‘Dear’ or I can choose to call you ‘Dude’. I watch my chin like […]

Anti Guilt Cream

One would think that with all the billions of dollars that are pouring in and out of the beauty industry (worth $107 billion), someone would have come up with an effective anti-guilt cream! I mean look at what we have accomplished so far… Creams that fill wrinkles, stickers to reduce spots (we just launched this: […]

Do you have a beauty mark?

What is a Beauty Mark? Technically speaking, a beauty mark is a lovely word for a dark facial mole.  In medical terms it is called melanocytic nevus, a clutter of cells with high melanin pigmentation.  Why on earth would we call a mole a beauty mark? When found in the right spot, in the right […]

Beauty and the Holy Grail

Anyone who makes products for the beauty industry knows that we have actually been hired to find the Holy Grail.  We must discover everlasting youth.  And if we don’t actually find it, then we damn well better find something close!  The marketing departments are depending on these discoveries to put into the PR channels, the […]

Confidence & Wrinkles

I apologise for the short pause in my blogging, I have been delivering several speeches within the beauty industry as well as within the competitive framework of Toastmasters.   And I have loved every second of it. Sometimes I think back to my past and I chuckle. Because up until I was 9 years old, you […]

Are Concealers good for you?

  An extremely popular product within the cosmetics industry is The Concealer: creams that hide our skincare issues i.e. pimples, enlarged pores, uneven skin.  The products work by over layering the epidermis with a hydrating complex, often enhanced with special elastomers, which are then blended with colour pigments.  The combination offers a veil of colour […]

Sex, Beauty & House of Cards

I have recently taken the popular plunge into House of Cards, an intelligent drama about politics and scandal in the White House.  In one of the episodes the main character Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacy) imposes his views on a young journalist whom he is shagging.  She is half his age and she wants to stop […]