Sometimes Beauty IS Skin Deep
The side effects of chemo are getting a bit stronger as I’ve gone through the treatments, but I’ve managed them pretty well so far. As expected, I lost my hair fairly quickly. Now I’m losing my eyebrows and eyelashes. I’m not normally so vain, but I’ve been feeling like my face is a little “blank” as the brows and lashes thin out and disappear. So today, I took myself to Nordstrom and the Bobby Brown counter, where I met Fiona, yet another angel on my journey. I explained my issue and Fiona spent at least an hour with me, not just doing my makeup, but showing me everything she was doing, step by step. She showed me colors and brushes and described uses for each item she put on my face. She helped me use the brow brush to create natural looking eyebrows to frame my face and line my eyes from the inside to the outside to create the illusion of lashes. She also helped me figure out what I “needed” to create the look as opposed to what was just an extra benefit. I bought a lot of things, but with no pressure. Fiona made me feel like a million bucks – and definitely gave me back a modicum of control over my appearance.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting you.
You encouraged me. Your strength and courage will propel you through this journey.