Sitting with a group of girls at a social event, it dawned on me that in this life, there are those that share, and those that just don’t. Chatting away, the conversation turned to skin care regimes, beauty and make-up, favourite products – you get the gist. So, did everyone dish on what their favourite, most effective must-haves were? Do we all know which bottles and pots of magic we would each take to desert island with us? Think again. As I said, there are those that share, and those that don’t.
Why is it that we can’t tell our friends what we think is the newest, best invention since lipstick (or gloss, whatever takes your fancy), that we’re so glad we discovered? Do we think our friends will suddenly be more beautiful, more alluring than us if they start to use our new secret find? Do we fear that they buy so much of it that when we go shopping, it will be sold out? What difference would it make to our lives? Surely we benefit by our friends increased happiness and confidence?
Interestingly enough, it is often the prettiest (in the eye of the beholder, of course) and most confident woman who is most open to sharing her beauty and grooming secrets. Perhaps it’s because she is safe in the knowledge that aiding her friends in their quest for beauty will in no way diminish her own radiance.
Surely, the best way to find new products is through personal recommendation – if it’s worked for someone I know, so the thinking goes, so it should work for me? After all, magazine before and after pictures can always be retouched, but your friend is standing right in front of you – the proof is there to see.
And so, in case you’re wondering, I will be trying Arbonne Skincare products (and hoping to feel the difference in less than a week) and Nizoral Shampoo (yes, I know that’s meant to be used as an anti-dandruff shampoo, but now I’ve heard it gives great volume to fine hair too!)
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to catch up on some more beauty goss….