You’re in for a treat – Princess Nagger is interviewing me today about my Summer Beauty Tips!
PN: “I bet you’re regretting bringing those cheap disposable razors on vacation, aren’t you?”
Me: “I sure am – how did you figure that out?”
PN: “Well, for one thing, you’ve got scrapes and scratches all over your legs. Looks like the cat attacked you.”
Me: “Like you like to say: ‘I know, right?’”
PN: “Hey! That’s my line!”
Me: “I gave you credit.”
PN: “OK then. So did you always have freckles?”
Me: “Yep, as a matter of fact, I read in a book somewhere that if you rub lemon juice on your freckles before going out in the sun, they’ll fade away. Picture me rubbing lemon juice all over my nose before heading out to the backyard to play.”
PN: “Obviously it didn’t work.”
Me: “Definitely not. As a matter of fact, the lemon juice just made my face burn a little faster, and even more freckles showed up as a result. In fact, there was one summer I not only rubbed lemon juice on my face, but I put baby oil on my legs and arms before I went out back to lay in the sun.”
PN: “Baby oil?!”
Me: “Yep, it was supposed to be the best way to speed up a tan instead of using the tanning oil that had sun block in it.”
PN: “Did it work?”
Me: “Well, not in the traditional sense. It worked by giving me a major sunburn which turned into a nice tan – the part that didn’t peel, that is.”
PN: “Ewww! I hate sunburns, they hurt.”
Me: “It only took one really bad burn – from that attempt at a tan – to change my mind about my methods. I had to soak in a stinky vinegar bath to ease some of the sunburn pain. It was not fun. And it wasn’t pretty.”
PN: “Did you ever have any other bad sunburns?”
Me: “Only one more, when I was fishing with my dad. I thought I’d done a good job putting on sunscreen, but apparently didn’t do as good a job on my shoulders and knees – so I got bad burns on just those areas. And ended up with freckles on my shoulders afterwards.”
PN: “Were you bummed about having freckles?”
Me: “Sure, back then I was, then as I got older I embraced my freckles – because usually people do mistake me for younger than my age, which is always a good thing.”
PN: “How do you keep your hair looking so shiny?”
Me: “It’s not easy, especially when it’s hot and humid out, but I have certain products I use that help with that. What I use also helps protect my hair from the heat – and getting fried by the sun.”
PN: “Really? Your hair can get fried by the sun?”
Me: “It sure can, especially if it’s not protected.”
PN: “Weird. So what are you going to do about your cat-scratch legs?”
Me (laughing): “Well, I’m definitely tossing those cheap-o disposable razors and will be making a special trip to get a Venus one like I have at home.”
PN: “Venus? Isn’t that like a planet or goddess or something?”
Me: “Yes, but in this case it’s a razor that makes you feel like a goddess instead of a cat scratching post.”
PN: “Nice! I’m glad I don’t have to shave my legs yet, it seems like it would be a pain in the butt.”
Me: “Don’t you mean a pain in the leg?”
This fun post was brought to you by the Venus Embrace razor (thanks Venus!), which was provided to me for free. My favorite feature is that there are 5 blades plus a Ribbon of Moisture to help minimize nicks and cuts. That makes me feel much better!
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