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Can You Be The Big Picture?

Style advice for women over 40

Magnifying mirrors are as much a woman’s friend as her enemy. While you are exploring your face with the same focus as Christopher Columbus may have had when looking for new worlds, you are discovering blackheads, unwanted hairs, lines, spots, shadows. Often these objects are practically screaming at us, as we examine our faces in those magnifying wonders of amplified reflection.

However, nobody actually sees what you see in your close-up, especially if the other women who surround you are over 40. Unless they all have their reading glasses on and are examining your face like a CSI investigator, they don’t see what you see. Take comfort in knowing that there are ways to hide the evidence, and stop feeling like a walking and talking crime scene.

Instead of focusing excessively on the little things, do so with the ‘big picture’ which is basically your total image as reflected in a full-length mirror.

If needed, use a magnification mirror only for plucking, eyeliner, and mascara application but not for critiquing, picking and popping, Believe me, I know that is easier said than done, and I have the scars to prove it.

Use a full-length mirror to see how you really look, instead of that torturous mini funhouse magnifier. From your earrings down to your shoes, your entire outfit will supersede a wrinkle or sag.

Wear flattering clothes that diminish your flaws. There are many ways to look great without magnification and plastic surgery manipulation. I know this well, as my clients and I use them every day. Knowing what works best on you will distract your eyes from the small, and help you to love the big picture.

NOTE: This is a chapter from my book, Stop Stressing About Dressing and was featured on the fabulous site for women who aren’t kids The Three Tomatoes.

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Is Your Mirror Telling You The Truth?



A full-length mirror should be in each of your homes, and preferably near where you get dressed every day. But, did you know that your mirror could be lying to you?

Real Simple Magazine had a small blurb regarding how you place your mirror so that you see the ‘truth’ in your reflection.

Very simply, do not lean your mirror against a wall or door, as that will artificially make you look slimmer and taller, and you won’t see the actual way your clothes look on you.

Be sure to place or hang your mirror flat against a door or wall, and leave the looking younger, thinner and taller to me. The right fit, as well as the style of clothes, will make you look great for real.

Don’t let your mirror lie to you.



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