Nothing Like a Makeover! Part two of Hindsight is 20/20 series!
After showering, getting her face luxuriously exfoliated, conditioning and cutting her wavy locks, my sister was ready for part two of her make-over. I laid out an outfit for her, added accessories, shoes and bag to match. Albeit, knock-off Prada boots and fake Dolce & Gabbana purse, but none the less, really cute! I chose to draw attention to her small waist and wanted an outfit that would elongate her legs. To accentuate her small waist I chose a fitted blouse with princess seams. Luckily I found one that one that had no pockets. That was a score because she’s kind of top heavy and wants to downplay the size of the girls! When there are pockets, the eye will be drawn directly to the chest. The crisp white blouse was a perfect duet with a pair of a dark blue rinsed boot-leg cut jeans. The darker color is not only fashionable but thinning as well. The slight flare and looser fit look better on a curvy figure so as not to bring attention to the hips and thighs. The pant should have as few items (such as buttons, pockets, etc.) as possible. To finish the look I chose a pair of boots that had a 3&1/2 inch heel to give her some height as well as elongate the leg.
Now back to the face, neck and décolleté. After the peel and rinse in the shower, I applied a full dropperful of SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic. I know I could have easily gotten away with much less but I was a little overzealous with this whole blossoming of Linda gig I had going on. I was starting to wonder if like my teenaged daughter I was a little too excited about makeovers. However, as the progression became obvious this was going to be a success and just what the doctor ordered I answered my own question. The answer: a brilliant idea!
After the serum I wanted a firming and plumping moisturizer that hydrates well. I used PCA Skin phaze 11 Plus Apres Peel Balm. For her makeup application I decided to use my new Bare Minerals Get Started Kit. Her coloring is close to mine so I figured it would be a good enough match. I ordered it from SkinStore.com for only 49 bucks (and it was valued at $110) and I hadn’t yet used it. I decided to give it to her and order another one. An added little bonus to really make her day. Her make-up application turned out flawless. She looked gorgeous!
I dug through my perfume samples and let her choose the one she liked best. She went with Gwen Stefani’s fresh floral, yet musky scent, L.A.M.B. A perfect choice with her sassy and sensual new look.
Hindsight 20/20 is so apropos to this whole make-over scenario. It means that you can look in the past (hindsight) and see what you did wrong. Perfect vision is 20/20. So as you look back, you're able to see "perfectly" what you should have done. "Hindsight is 20/20"
When we step back and separate ourselves from a lesson-learned, life experience, we receive what is referred to as "hindsight." Hindsight is the process of deriving meaning from what we have seen or experienced. It's an examination of the "lesson learned." Hindsight allows us to reflect and clearly see our past, then, with depth perception, connect it to our "now." When we fuse these two pictures together, we gain optimal focus and extraordinary clarity. It allows us to shed light on a decade-old event with pristine, peripheral vision. Hindsight is the ability to see, after the event, what should have been done.My sister felt so gorgeous with her new look. Her outlook on life seemed to get much better. She was excited about her work once again and wanted to start getting out of the house more. I already knew that when you look great you feel great, but I had never thought about the lesson she learned that day. When she had just plain given up and thought it was “too late” for her, she realized she was wrong and that the only thing to do is to learn from it and move on. Now I’m betting that she will apply this concept to every facet of her life. From now on she and I will realize that foresight is 20/20!