Stubborn Streak

Updated on: 13/12/13 03:50pm
RECALCITRANT CHILD SYNDROME? WHO ME?
 
Strolling through the calming doors of my local beautician two days ago, I was relishing what was to come.....a weekly ritual of a welcome Green Tea and relaxing facial. 
 
NOT THIS TIME BABY
 
The welcome Green Tea was still proffered into my weary hands..... and then I was promptly whisked away into a "SPECIAL" room. Makeup removed... my chin was guided onto a plastic cradle where eyes were to remain completely shut for a couple of seconds. 
The lovely lady then proceeded to show me a series of photos she took of my face in a pretty shade of blue.... if not for those pesky dark dots spotted all over the place. 
Turns out those pesky dots are SUN DAMAGE waiting to emerge in a few short years. 
I then got a lecture about how important it is to use SUNSCREEN & even more importantly to STAY OUT OF THE SUN.
 
YES.... I'm an educated woman. YES... I am a mum & teacher who expounds the virtues of sun safety to my young charges....
 
SO WHY IS IT.....all I can think about is having delicious rays of sunshine licking my face?
 
One of my ALL TIME favourite quotes (above) is indelibly forged into my brain as a motivational tool. SOMETIMES... my stubborn streak takes this mantra to another level. 



One can only imagine some of the faces I pulled as my lecture continued.... albeit for my own good! I'm one of THOSE people where every emotion is clearly written on the face - I have been working on a POKER face for a while but not quite there YET
 
ANYWAY.... I can now cheerfully say that my NEW TUBE of MINERAL SUNSCREEN (no bad chemicals) has pride of place next to my "FACE IT with HAIR FLAIR" makeup range, eagerly waiting to be opened.... 
 
Don't get me started on my trip to the podiatrist..... that will have to wait for another blog.
 
Do you have a stubborn streak too? Please share it with me.
Nicole

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