I set the weekend aside for girl time and I'd like your honest thoughts about my looks.
In some respects every day for me involves girl time because it's a promise I made to myself almost a quarter of a century ago (Those biggest resolutions) but this time I'd decided to set time aside to look my best, try a new look and make a photo record of how I appear now that I've passed the half-way point in my weight loss programme.
I've lost nearly 2½ stone (15 kg) this year so here's what I looked like in 2020 (left) compared to now.You can click on the pics to enlarge them.
But I'm surpassing my targets in terms of weight loss.
For the first time in many years I tried full makeup: blusher, eye liner, eye shadow, mascara and brow tint. I also painted the nails I'd carefully prepared over the last two weeks in a bright red to match my lipstick. The reason it's been years since I last wore eye makeup is that my skin and eyes are very sensitive and can react strongly to substances applied to them. I was wondering if I could remember how it's done!
I usually wear glasses so here are photos showing my eye makeup without and with glasses.
What do you think? Feel free to be honest if you think I've goofed.
This summer I bought a sun hat. I love it as it's soft and covers my head and face on bright sunny days. But then I'm not usually wearing a wig and I'm not at all sure it suits me with my usual wig style, almost like it's perched on top slightly comedically. All opinions accepted.
I also tried out a new young rocky / gothy style with new hair that I will ask your opinion on next time. But the one thing I got from my weekend, after years of illness, moving, Covid and so forth, was a new zest for looking my best. There is no joy greater than being the women you were born to be and for the first time in ages I felt exhilaration that only a day fully en femme can bring. I'm looking forward to next time, which will be soon!
A dip in the archives
A brief record of my yoyo weight ...
I was very skinny till 1994 (and then I discovered food!)
2004 - 13 stone
2008 - 10 stone
2011 - 11 stone
2016 - 12½ stone
2020 - 14½ stone
Now (2021) - 12 stone
I'm aiming to get back to 10 stone which is my ideal healthy weight. Wish me luck.