Young dancer at our farewell party (March 2010)
Balinese ceremonies seem to require full-on makeup
The other day we were talking about beauty advice we had received from our elders and how their words unwittingly took root in our consciousness, so that decades afterward we still remembered and, in some cases, even obeyed them. Here are some.
“No woman over thirty should ever leave the house without lipstick on.”
"Check your elbows before going out. They should be soft and smooth, not rough and dry."
"Never wear orange lipstick."
"Take that frown off your face.Beauty wears a smile."
“Stay out of the sun and never, ever go to bed with your makeup on or ‘you’ll wake up like an unhappy clown’”
"Brush your hair 100 times before going to bed."
"Take care of your hands. Wear gloves when washing dishes and always use moisturizer."
"Always wash your face and brush your teeth and get enough sleep."
What tips, advice and admonishments do you remember?