Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Call me the girl in the Ferrari

On a quest to change my beauty regimen (which means that I will start one), I decided to watch Christie Brinkley this morning on Rachael Ray. I saw the promo yesterday and it promised that Christie would share all of her beauty secrets.

So I tuned in today to discover the fountain of youth and as it turns out it flows from a Cover Girl foundation bottle.

Boy, I didn't see that one coming.

Still, I decided to watch the segment anyway and Christie shared that her beauty secret was a new Cover Girl product claimed to take "5 years" off of your appearance.

Hey, that's not much, but I'll take what I can get.

She also demonstrated on some poor girl how to apply Sun In to root growth. Bless that girl's heart. She had roots and Sun In color. Somebody should give her a hug. Christie's demo looked so easy and I have to say this information would have been very helpful to me back in 1987 when I went to prom in a red ruffle dress and orange hair.

Thanks, Christie for being so timely.

Plus, we all know that Christie's flawless blonde highlights are from a spray bottle of lemon-scented, heat-activated peroxide. Ahem...

Later today I was at Target and decided I'd give Christie's advice a try even if she is paid millions to give it. I bought some new foundation, concealer and a compact. Based on experience, I am paying someone to do my highlights. Sorry, Sun In. We had a wonderful relationship in the 80's but it's over. It's not you; It's me. Okay. It's you.

In the morning I plan to wear all of my new drug store beauty products and instantly look at least 5 years younger.

I hope I don't get pulled over for speeding. I can hear the officer now..."I'm sorry, M'am. I will have to give you a ticket for having a fake ID because the woman in this photo is much, much older than you."

Or something like that.

I really hope that these promises of youthful radiance do hold true. Most of the time when a beauty product claims to turn back time it just takes me back to when I was 13 years old and plagued with acne.

We'll have to wait and see.

Thirteen or thirty-two? I'll let you know in the morning.


PJ said...

I'm sure you look great with or without the makeup!!! when you're my age, you do the world a favor and don't leave home without the makeup properly applied.

BritGal' Sarah said...

LOL at the sun-in, been there done that too at age 16. Had to go to a very cool teen party with marmalade hair!!

bensrib said...

Can't wait to read your review! I'm always looking for a way to take years off.

Linda said...

Yeah, it wasn't us, it was the Sun-In. It has fatal flaws. But just like a bad man, it apparently slinks on around back from time to time. Get thee behind us, Sun-In!

Roxanne said...

I never did the Sun-In. . .but I had a very torrid. . .very brief afair with the QT. One that led my mother to send me to the tub (at the age of 16) with these words, "Scrub. SCRUB. And don't come out until it's all scrubbed off."

Let me know how it goes, girl.

nancygrayce said...

So funny! I just know Christie doesn't wear covergirl, I mean she's my age! Now, granted she looks younger than me, but I'm not convinced it's the makeup! :) And Oh, to be 32 again!