I’m participating in the 30 Days of Photographs III challenge hosted by Ziva and MikeWJ because, really, with 3 sons, a boyfriend, a full-time job, family and friends, I have nothing better to do with my time. True story.

Today’s prompt is lotion and it was all Ziva’s idea because she is an evil vixen. I mean, MikeWJ is the only person who could have thought of something so ridiculous. So blame Ziva. Because it’s all MikeWJ’s fault.

But on to today’s theme. I have invested in many a lotion, potion and cream that claims to do all sorts of wondrous things; from turning my skin into that of a baby’s bottom (although they never do specify if it’s a baby’s bottom with or without diaper rash), to giving me a luminous radiant glow that will attract men of the opposite sex and cause them to shower me with diamonds and emeralds and sapphires and really fast, shiny Italian sports cars.

Invariably, they all fail to deliver. Because no matter what essential and unessential oils they put in there, whatever plant droppings or vitamins or fruit and vegetable purée, nothing but nothing can stop the aging process. Nothing can stop those – oh yes, let’s call them fine – lines from appearing around the eyes or those deep creases from being permanently etched into the forehead.

But I have discovered the secret to getting rid of those awful wrinkles. And I’m willing to share it with you all. The answer is not lotion, or even make-up. The answer, simply, is bangs.

green eye, mascara, black hair, eyeliner, bangs

Artfully styled over the forehead and around the eye, bangs conceal those lovely signs of aging.

Unfortunately, they do nothing for bags and dark circles.

Go check out Ziva’s blog to see what everyone else creamed up for today’s challenge!

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  • Brilliant idea. I’m throwing my scissors away – let the bangs begin!

  • You have the most beautiful eyes, my love, nary a line or dark circle in sight, only the dark depths of the sea, reflected in the wise look in your eyes. Stunning.

    And let’s not talk about lotion, you know how the Québécois are about lotion.

  • Barb

    I agree- you DO have gorgeous eyes!!!!! and not wrinkles under them so whatever lotion you’re using is WORKING!!!!! 🙂

  • I totally agree with you, and have never used anything on my face accept soap and water. I’ve saved a fortune over the years 🙂
    You have lovely eyes, so even when you do get the odd wrinkle it won’t notice 🙂

  • I agree with babs. Nobody would ever notice a wrinkle on your face as they would be looking at how pretty you are.

  • Eventually, you know, you’re going to look like Cousin Itt from the Addams Family.

  • What bags and dark circles???? Liar!!! You are far too hawt to even think of these – plus far too young. So quit your griping cause them boys are staring at you from the top of your cute bangs to the bottom of your stiletto heels.

  • I never use lotion on my face. I’m too lazy. Bangs are a great idea and I’d throw in another, but you know how the Malarians are about lotion.

  • I do not see one bag ordarkcircle! You look good!

  • Tami Von Zalez

    Yes, bangs – the longer the better.

  • Ah, Honey, I’ve been there up close and personal. You have no fine lines or wrinkles (anywhere, I might add) and about the most perfect skin I’ve seen. Still, the way the bangs draw attention to the magnificent eyes, well, it certainly is a great look for you!

  • I didn’t see that coming and laughed outloud!

  • MikeWJ

    Yes, bangs. Or in my case, bags.

    But let’s keep this between us, Nicky. Because we both know how they feel about lotion in Tibet. (Free Tibet!)

  • Paula Wooters

    That’s it… I’m letting my bangs grow so they cover my entire face. That way no one will ever notice that I’m old.

  • Old? You? I thought you and I were the same age, Boom Boom… 26…?

  • Absolutely. I won’t tell a soul.

  • Hihihi, thanks Katherine! Glad you got a giggle out of it 🙂

  • Awww, you just can’t see the wrinkles because you love me and love is blind. Which just makes me love you more. 🙂

  • Exactly! The bonus? Think of all the money you’ll save NOT going to the hairdresser!

  • Why, thank you Monique! I wish I could say it’s natural, but Cover Girl picks up where the bangs leave off 🙂

  • Yes, yes I do. And you should know how the Lotionians are about Malaria.

  • Would you like to be my new sister-wife?

  • Maybe so, Dufus, but I’ll be an ageless Cousin Itt.

  • LMAO! I love that picture! Very stylin’!! And thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say. 🙂

  • Aw, thanks Babs! That’s so sweet. Not true, but sweet. 🙂

  • Do you know how hot it is that you used the accents in Québécois?

  • Amen, sister! Can you gimme hallelujah?! 🙂

  • Thank you kindly! And I tell you, I do have wrinkles but the bangs hide them beautifully. Now once my mustache grows in, I’ll be able to hide the lines around my mouth too. 🙂

  • But it IS true!

  • Although it is very true I love you, it is also true that not one line or wrinkle is upon your pretty face (or anything else either). Being perfect isn’t easy, but you pull it off, Sweetness!

  • Finally! I’ve been waiting for you to ask!

  • ladyV

    true that. we’re going to age regardless. i haven’t found anything to stop it either.

  • Thanks for the beauty tip. LOL! I’ll have to find a YouTube video on artfully styling bangs. I don’t know if you want to be showered with shiny Italian sports cars. That’s gotta hurt. I discovered bangs, too. It’s a modern miracle…if only the cousin It look wasn’t so dangerous.

  • Pretty eyes. Be careful not to get any lotion in there. I say more, but you know how those Samoans are about lotion.

  • I’m so late to this party I’m near tears. Not sure bangs will help that condition either.

    My husband & I had legal guardianship of my great-nephew for 3 years beginning when he was 5. One day he asked me what those lines were at the corner of my eyes. My 39-year old response was what I honestly believed ~ laugh lines. His 5-year old reply? “I want some of those too.”

    I still love my laugh lines; am disturbed by how many worry lines have formed; and really wish I didn’t have those awful smoker’s line around my mouth.

  • Bangs are the new botox!


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