We've been to Exeter this morning, needed to do a couple of things there. It was a flying visit, we didn't want to take Betty into a busy city centre (not fair on her, she doesn't like crowds) and we don't like leaving her home alone for too many hours. We used the Park & Ride and got into the city about 09.30, did what we needed to, had a coffee and popped into a couple of shops. Got the bus back to the car for 11 am and were home by 12.15 pm.
Whilst there I popped into Boots to the beauty counter, a novelty for me. As I've mentioned before, I almost never wear makeup, gave up with that a few years ago. I have been conscious lately though that my skin tone on my face is a bit patchy and uneven, I have lots of little thread veins and my skin has become quite dry, so wanted some advice about tinted moisturisers. I also need a bit of help with my eyebrows, they're not bushy at all, never have been, but the colour of them has faded so much (with age, I presume!) that it almost looks like I have none now. A very nice young lady (I know they're on the makeup counter, but why do they have to wear SO much makeup? She and the others were practically caked in it, it seemed like they were wearing the entire range!) did what amounted to a mini facial on me. She started off by applying a nice light moisturiser to the whole of my face, then tested 3 or 4 tinted ones to find the right shade for me. She then did my whole face with it. Same with the eyebrow pencils, tried a few to get the right shade, then demonstrated how to use it. I bought the products she recommended. Must say I'm very pleased with the results, and even husband commented favourably (gold star for him).
I suppose the reason I'm more conscious of my face now is that I've coloured my hair again, this time with a silver one (the one I wanted in the first place). At first it came out quite significantly blue - I was horrified....I know I've had blue highlights in the past, well electric blue highlights are fine, an all over old lady blue rinse is not! I washed it 3 times over the next 2 days (with a dandruff shampoo, renowned for toning down colour) and it's now the exact shade of silver on the dye box, and the colour I wanted. The only thing is, I'm not sure if I want to keep it.....I do like the colour, I like it a lot actually, just not too sure if I like it on me!