Nancy Roman

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Move Over, Sue Ellen

Now that I have my blonde highlights, I figured I would go out and buy yet MORE new makeup. After all, now I’m a blonde (sort of), and so I might need slightly different shades. Although my favorite makeup arena is the drugstore aisle, I treated myself to a trip to Sephora. Sephora lets you …

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I’m Goin’ Big

Every year for the last umpteen years, I make New Year’s Resolutions. I keep them modest, so that they are achievable.  Pick up my shoes. Walk on my treadmill twice a week. Save a few dollars. But even with very small goals, I don’t have much success. So this year – as long as I …

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TV Highbrows

My mother always told me never to make fun of someone’s appearance. However, I feel that if they are celebrities, they are fair game.  Don’t you agree? After all, they are putting their faces out there for us to look at.  It’s only normal if I feel a comment coming on. So, in celebration of …

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The History of Lipstick, Chapter 60

Continuing the History of Lipstick, I’ve glossed over (pun intended) Chapters 2-59. Here are a few of the chapters you have missed: Good Color, Bad Taste Tastes Great, Weird Color Moisturizing –  Like Chalk Perfumed Enough for Pepe Le Pieu – And Right Under My Nose Cracks Under Pressure Gone in Sixty Seconds A Pink-To-Purple …

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The History Of Lipstick, Chapter One

I wore lipstick on Easter Sunday, 1963.  I was twelve. In 1963, twelve was young for lipstick.  None of my classmates were allowed.  Only the grown-up girls.  The eighth graders. But that was the point.  I had older sisters.  I needed to be a teenager long before I was one. My lipstick was pink.  “Pink …

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Not Quite Old Makeup #3

The biggest event most of us attend in any year is the Wedding.  Some years, a few other events are thrown in, like New Year’s Eve dances or class reunions.  (Twice I went to the ESPY Awards, but I wouldn’t recommend big award ceremonies…sure it’s fun to take a limo to theatre, and see the …

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Not Quite Old Makeup #2

Back to the three levels of Makeup: Wal-Mart Work Wedding I figure I wear Makeup #1 – Walmart makeup – 10 times per year, and Wedding makeup, twice.  That means for 353 days out of 365, I wear makeup #2, Work Makeup..  Work makeup is appropriately named.  Not only because I wear it to work.  …

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Not Quite Old Makeup #1

There are three levels of makeup:             1. Wal-Mart             2. Work             3. Wedding The Wal-Mart level is the minimum makeup I wear out in public.  This is the run-to-the-supermarket-for-milk makeup, the cat-ate-a-paperclip-go-to-vet makeup, and the ATM (but not INSIDE the bank) makeup.  For women under forty this makeup level is also called:  NONE.  …

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