32 Days to Go: Turning 50! 50 GlowTips I’m sharing to Spread the Glow!
32 Days to go until I turn 50! So I’ve decided to share 50 GlowTips to Get Your Glow ON — one per day, in no particular order of importance and just as they come to me…
And here’s GlowTip 19: There is no beauty product in the world that can light up an unhappy face!
Beauty is a zillion dollar industry. And every day there are new make-up lines and creams and lotions and potions on the market — aimed at making us all feel ‘less than’ beautiful — until we use them, when we’ll be miraculously transformed.
I used to work for a high-end beauty brand. We all received an allocation of products every month, which is the norm for people in the beauty industry. We had access to a whole arsenal of beauty products. So how come not everyone who works in the beauty industry is beautiful? Even with using all the products the industry tells us that we need!
Most of the women end up looking like painted dolls, and it can be hard to see a real person underneath all the makeup.
Don’t get me wrong — I’m a girly girl who’s pretty vain; I love sparkly lipgloss and luxurious body creams and anything that enhances (NOT disguises) my appearance. But I don’t buy into the hype of hope in a product.
I see so many women, beautifully dressed and perfectly groomed, shopping for the latest beauty products and having plastic surgery to make them look younger and more beautiful, so they can feel better about themselves.
But beauty is not frozen in botox, or dressed in designer labels. It’s not found in expensive jars of face cream, or in a look of grim determination at the gym.
Regardless of age, the most beautiful people — the ones who are the most attractive and compelling, and the people we most want to be around — are the people who are radiating Vitality and Joy!
There is no beauty product in the world that can light up an unhappy face!
So many women have got it so wrong. They’ve got the glossy hair and manicured nails, they’re well-groomed and well-dressed. But it doesn’t matter how attractive they might be, because sulky and sullen is not a good look!
A natural, warm smile beats anything else in the beauty stakes, hands down!
And when we do what makes us happy and we express our passion and joy, then Life is beautiful — and so are we!