By Teresa H.
This story goes back several weeks when I needed to buy some more foundation . For the last four years I’ve been using one from Boots No7 range but I was in for a shock as they had decided to discontinue the range .
Not only had my shade totally disappeared but the new range was far more liquid and had lost it’s covering power . I was surprised how much this knocked my confidence as I wear makeup every day. Perhaps it wasn’t all bad news as it made me check out other manufactures and gave me a chance to experiment with my foundation colour. Eventually a lovely sales girl in Superdrug finally suggested I mix two shades together taking care to get the proportions right .
So now we can fast forward to a couple of weeks ago . I recently joined a national association which is a charity supporting the care and upkeep of our UK heritage . My local group has had some very interesting meetings with excellent speakers, one recently was a retired linesman and umpire from Wimbledon. Half way through he revealed the well known picture of the young female tennis player, it’s a rear view of her scratching her rear end but not wearing any underwear. The picture wasn’t taken at Wimbledon . After his talk I approached him to ask as an umpire how would have dealt with the situation knowing Wimbledon does have a strict dress code. He chuckled and replied he’d never been asked that before, so I suggested something along the lines of, ” Excuse me my dear, do you think you’ve forgotten something ? ”
He thought that was great and then gazed at me for a few minutes and asked, ” Where did you get the lovely suntan ? ” OH SUGAR ! I’d obviously got my foundation mix wrong , what could I say ? Eventually I replied that I do a lot of gardening, luckily someone else came to ask him a question, I politely thanked him and left .
I had to find out how bad it was so I explained what had happened and why to a lady in the group I’ve come to know well, she assured me my makeup was fine then she touched my arm and said it always looks fine, I thanked her gratefully.
In the past few weeks, we have heard new voices! Sabrina, Lisa Wilson and Teresa. We also get regular contributions from the UK (Amanda and Teresa today) and Canada (Jocelyn). I hope these ladies will continue contributing and invite anyone who wishes to share with us to please do so!