Another year. Another Valentine's Day.
If you're single on Valentine's Day, it's like you are some sort of social anomaly - some flawed creature who hasn't found love yet. But if you are over 40 and single on Valentine's Day, someone might as well just slap you in the face and say, "Hey, it's another year and you're older, and you are STILL single."
Ouch. That stings.... so, what do you start thinking? You go inward. You look in the mirror and notice the gray hairs popping up....ugh, you see your decollete is wrinkling...you start focusing on outward flaws and start thinking "why would anyone want THIS, when there are younger beauties out there."
Well, I'm here to tell you fab ladies over 40 who are single that that is a mental TRAP. Sure, we all have flaws, but the prettiest girls are the ones with CONFIDENCE. Own it, work what you've got and be proud! Chances are, you will definitely still stay single if you stay in the depression zone over your aging or looks.
Why are we all so caught up on age and youth anyway?
I found myself in this trap the other day while looking at my friend's 18 year old daughter's flawless skin. It gave me a jolt that said hey, did I have that skin when I was 18? I was comparing my over 40 hands to this 18 year old youthful hands and being a little envious...... well, HELLO I'm over 40. My hands don't look like that anymore. But hey, with housecleaning and gardening, and typing, and all that my hands have done throughout my lifetime, my hands have been a hell of a lot more productive than an 18 year old's as well..that's called EXPERIENCE and accomplishment.
Sure, I'm like you. Sometimes the store clerk calls me "Miss" and that's a good day....and sometimes the store clerk calls me "Ma'am" but THAT can be a good day too. I STILL get a little pissed off when the "Ma'am" is issued, but I'm now at the point where that wears off in about 10 minutes. LOVE it when I get carded tho, don't you?
Losing youth and still haven't found love? The fact of the matter is, if you find the right person, they won't care about a few laugh lines or wrinkles - they will accept you for who you are and love you just the same. They will BE there for you on the good days when you are called "Miss" and feeling high....and on the bad days when you're down or depressed and wishing your brown spots would magically disappear.
Valentine's Day is a love it or hate it holiday, that's for sure.
But, love it or hate it -- everybody wins!!
Cuz holidays like these are a great time to snag some super savings on skincare. Either you want to get ready for a special romantic day..... or you want to escape the social pressures of being single and pamper yourself while saving some dough. I say Go for it! This month is the time to save.
Don't have a sweetie for Valentine's Day? Make your life a little brighter with a brightening chemical peel now 30% off from Dr. Susan Evans. I've personally met Dr. Susan Evans - and she could not be sweeter!! I really can NOT say enough about Dr. Susan Evans and her services. She has a UV camera there to check for skin cancer and aging and treated me for some pre-cancerous cells on my face. And ALSO gave me Restylane injections which removed those nasty lines around my mouth. SUPER great lady! Her chemical peel packages are available until February 28th.
Dr. Susan Evans
434 N. Bedford
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Aveda Institute in Westwood has a little giftcard "giveback" for Valentine's Day:
Get a free $25.00 service card with purchase of $100 in gift cards.
Get a free $10.00 service card with purchase of $50 in gift cards.
This promotion also applies to buying skincare items - buy a little something for yourself or your sweetie, get a little somethin' somethin' back for yourself:
Buy $100 worth of skin care products, get a $25.00 service card.
Buy $50 worth of skin care products, get a $10 service card.
Now until February 16, 2013.
Trying to save a little on the day to day cost of upkeep/maintenance? Aren't we ALL! Aveda offers haircuts, color, nails, facials, eyebrow, lip waxes by cosmetology students and all services are supervised by licensed cosmetologists.
Get in there Monday thru Friday before 3pm this month, and you can get a haircut for just 15 bucks! Fantastic Sam's can kiss my....well, you know...you'll still be my Valentine!
Aveda Institute Los Angeles
10935 Weyburn Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 209-2000 guestservices@avedai nstitutelosangeles.com
This goes to show you that Valentine's Day and the month of February does has its benefits in savings.
So, THIS Valentine's Day, I'm gonna totally embrace my age and the fact that I'm single. I'm actually THANKFUL for being single, cuz the men I've been with just haven't measured up. I mean, come on, an E-CARD for Valentine's Day? FAIL. Zero effort to find out when my birthday is after dating me for 5 months? FAIL. Flirting with women on Facebook being more importrant than me and my feelings cuz you are trying to be a rockstar at 50? Uhhhhh....let me check - FAIL.
So, let's unite in the fact that we are worthy and have value even if we are over 40 and have a little wear and tear...and unite ourselves in the knowledge that some wear and tear can be dissolved if we choose to do so and have the budget...and if we are older and single this year on Valentine's Day this year, let's remember that we are just....selective and WISE! And CONFIDENT and worthy of course.
Remember, Ladies, WE are the Prize -- Happy Valentine's Day To Everyone !!!!!!
~ The Anti-Aging Analyst