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Unusual purchases you’ve made approaching or in your 40’s…

 
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My ‘beauty’ routine has definitely changed over the years. In my teens and 20’s, I went out dancing and singing karaoke a lot. I wore Mac foundation, Maybelline mascara (the iconic green and bright pink container) and glitter eyeliner I designed myself… before it became a big thing. And sometimes, we got home so late, we slept with it on. I wasn’t super into fragrances… and I didn’t wear makeup or do my hair daily but I regularly got dressed up with friends, wore high heels and it was lots of fun.

Well, my skin feels better without anything on it and even then my eyelashes felt ‘heavy’ with mascara on. And well, high heels and most beauty products aren’t healthy.

For the last several years, I’ve just used an oil (olive, avocado, sunflower, argon…) on my face as a moisturizer. I did try a few natural moisturizers but I wanted to minimize waste and to buy things that had multiple uses.

As I approach 40, I realize that wrinkles or more gracefully known as ‘expression lines’ will likely show more… but I don’t necessarily like mine. (I’ve always been a very facially expressive person!)

A few weeks ago, I found myself very curious about a recommendation made by one of the crunchy mama blogger’s e-mail lists I subscribe to for a product called ‘frownies’ https://www.frownies.com/ Since my job has been extra stressful lately… I found myself sleeping with a scrunched up face and it wasn’t a good look in the morning… so I bit the bullet and bought some, along with some rose water spray… not the most permies purchase but one of those… I can’t believe that I’m gonna be 40! ones.

It’s a little embarrassing… but why not embarrass myself with all you wonderful people.

Any of you have unusual approaching or in my 40’s purchases that you never thought you’d buy?
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I’m 45 and this is a little different than what your doing lol but I’ve become obsessed with buying old Palm pilots and old cell phones which I turn into media and game centers I can run and charge off the many solar panels I have. One $15 cell phone can hold as much as 400 hours of movies and tv shows lol. Being the prepper I am I’m just afraid of having nothing to do at night once I bug out. I’m going to put a YouTube video out on it soon when I get a free minute.
 
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I'm paying someone else to mow my front yard.  I start getting sick after a few hours in the sun and so I had to pick.  I could mow and weedeat or I could maintain the garden beds.  Only one of those brings me joy.  Even hiring out the lawn I still don't get all the gardening done that I would like to.
 
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James Tomlinson wrote:buying old Palm pilots and old cell phones which I turn into media and game centers I can run and charge off the many solar panels I have.



Wow! Very clever!

I have 3 old cell phones lying around.
 
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Alana Rose wrote:

James Tomlinson wrote:buying old Palm pilots and old cell phones which I turn into media and game centers I can run and charge off the many solar panels I have.



Wow! Very clever!

I have 3 old cell phones lying around.



Thank ya!! Yeah if it’s got an SD card slot then you are set and can load tons of stuff to watch!!
 
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