Do I Care What Guys Think About My Lipstick?

Coty-Rimmel-Walgreens

Do I care what guys think about my lipstick?  Not really. I wear lipstick when I want to and when I don’t, I don’t.  I go with my personal preference.  I pick colors that I think look good and I usually stick with one lipstick for a long period of time.

Rimmel-Alarm

I purchased a bold, bright red lipstick on my last trip to London that tastes like cherry and stays on my lips all day long.  I’ve gone boating, swimming, hiking, out to dinner, enjoyed a frozen yogurt all while wearing my favorite lipstick called Alarm by Rimmel London.  No one can believe how long it lasts and I get compliments every time I wear it.  I bought two tubes of Alarm while in London for fear I wouldn’t find it in the states.  Luckily, I checked to see if Walgreens carried it and sure enough, they did… so I can breath a sigh of relief.

Alarm by Rimmel

 I love my  Rimmel lipstick, but I was intrigued by a Huffington Post article today,  “Here’s What Guys Actually Think About Lipstick”.  I work with men in a professional environment and am married to a man, so I wanted to gain some insights into their thoughts about lipstick.

It looks like men like lipstick on a woman, as long as it’s the right color and looks attractive.  Some like a more natural look…

natural-lips

photo: Huffington Post

Some like a bold red lip…

red lipstick

photo: Huffington Post

My conclusion…

I’m going to continue to  wear my red Alarm lipstick with confidence and enjoy every minute of it!

Am I Starting Menopause?

I don’t feel 37!

Menopause…like seriously!?  I’m  37 and I feel like I’m 25 most days, but the other day I was in the car with two of my girlfriends and I said…”Last night I woke up with a head full of wet hair and I don’t understand it because the AC was on, the ceiling fan was on and I only had a sheet covering me.  What is going on??”  They both, in unison burst out and said, “That’s menopause Courtney!”  And then they proceeded to laugh!

My company is doing a campaign for Poise and I just turned 37 in August.  About a year ago I noticed something that was happening that I had never had a problem with, ever.  I was getting sweaty armpits…like my pits would be soaking wet.  At first I thought I was using the wrong deodorant and I had actually changed to a new deodorant, so I switched back…it still happened.  It happened even in the air conditioning.  I have tried other deodorants and it’s not them, it’s me.

I’m beginning to think my girlfriends were right.  I think I may be in the early stages of menopause, but it’s just a guess because I seriously don’t know much about menopause because my mother never talked about it.  We never had that second talk.

I read that menopause can start as early as 35…so I guess it is possible.

I went and did a Google search to find out the symptoms of menopause and this is what I found:

Irregular vaginal bleeding

Hot flashes & night sweats

Vaginal symptoms

  • Vaginal dryness, irritation, itchiness
 Urinary symptoms
  • Increase in urinary track infections
  • leakage
  • frequent urination
Emotional and cognitive symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Memory problems
  • Irritability

Other physical changes

  • Weight gain
  • Wrinkles
  • Adult acne
  • Hair growth- chin, upper lip, back, etc

Symptoms found here:  MedicineNet.com (Menopause Symptoms)

I’m not experiencing all of the symptoms listed above, but there are a few symptoms listed that I am experiencing and am convinced I am going through pre-menopause.

Blame it on the menopause!  I am:-)