12.07.2008

Two More Really Great Reads

How Not To Look Old by Charla Krupp:

A friend of mine brought me this book to read. I wasn't sure whether I should be offended or glad but I decided on glad. I do love a friend who will tell me the truth when no one else will. Don't you just hate that feeling that you are being clued into something that everyone else already knew? While, I am thinking about it who is everyone else anyway? Do I actually like this group of people that really is only known as everyone else? They must not be very kind people because we seem so desperate to please them & never seem to quite do it. Oh well, I am not going to worry about what everyone else thinks but I will hear the kind hint that my dear friend gave me by bringing this book over for me to read. This book was certainly an eye opener for me. There were actually some of the things I was doing right already, and then there were those others that I had not actually thought about as giving me the "old lady" look. More good news: There is a website too! Check it out at http://www.hownottolookold.com/



Staging Your Comeback by Christopher Hopkins:

Before reading this book, I could not remember when I had received a compliment that didn't have something to do with my skills. Even when wearing something pretty it was always "That outfit is so pretty" or "I really like your dress." I am not by nature a compliment hound but a woman needs to hear that she is beautiful every once in a while. I don't care what anyone says, I believe that the Lord made us that way. We all desire to be beautiful, pleasing & desired. Well, anyway to get back to my story, I had not received a compliment in many a moon. I read the book & took his advice & went to my hairdresser & gave her permission to be creative & daring. I did suggest as he did in the book, that something with an angle might give the old face a bit of lift. ( This was a scary experiment but I am so glad that I braved it) My husband told me he thought that I looked great & that he had noticed my new clothing & that I seemed to be more glamorous. When is the last time you heard any straight man say that much in a compliment? I was thrilled and even more good was to come. People that hardly even noticed I was alive before were suddenly coming up to me and saying to me how good I looked. Yes, I did still get the old, "Your haircut is so cute" compliments but the other compliments to me directly were like rain to parched ground. Mr. Hopkins has also got a web site so give it a look. You will find it at http://www.makeoverguy.com

Note: This was not a paid post and there was no exchange of goods or services for any of the recommendations or mentions in this post.









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8 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have me really intrigued with this "How Not to Look Old" book. I am about to have baby #2 and all of a sudden I realized I don't look 18 any more! I need to look into this!
Carrie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I need a redo! I have fallen into a rut! Thanks for coming by myblog! Glad to have found yours too. cherry

Lisa said...

how can they have a book about every thing!!This is so fun..I think I might have to try it out, you mean the big blow dry with the dryer and a few big beer can curlers arent the way to go anymore? no wonder..I might just be trapped in the 80s..me and the thompson twins...
thanks for visitin the coastal nest girlfriend!
Lisa

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hmmmmm, intriguing indeed! I may want to look into those goldmines!!

Thanks so much for your kind words and visiting my blog....I am going to have fun going through yours!!

Clare said...

Sounds like an interesting book, it's great that you've got so much good advice and info from it!

Frippery said...

I haven't heard of either of these books before.I will have to check into them. I sure could use a "youth" boost.Pam

Stacey said...

This is where I admit that even though my hairdresser cuts my hair differently...I never make it look different. Darn that flat iron thingy that she uses...I need to buy one.

Debbie said...

I curled up in a bookstore and looked through her book. One thing I changed immediately was jewelery. Fun, colorful, chunky jewelery as opposed to gold and diamonds. It was a V8 moment. Duh!