And now for something completely frivolous…

Good morning. After our deep and meaningful political discussion yesterday I feel the need to post something utterly meaningless with no depth whatsoever. So here it is:

While nursing the baby yesterday the television was inadvertently left on the Entertainment channel. I was far from the remote, and he was busily and happily slurping away so I found myself watching a show on red carpet beauty tips.

It turns out that Julia Roberts gets her lovely glowing skin by rubbing Olive Oil into it before a red carpet event.

When Otter was done nursing, and sleeping peacefully in his crib, I glanced at my reflection in the mirror and immediately determined that there was nothing Olive Oil could do to harm my skin, as pale, tired, and utterly fagged out as it has become. So I tried it. I dipped the tips of two fingers into some Olive Oil and rubbed it into my face, neck, and shoulders.

An hour later I caught sight of my reflection again. I looked luminous. My skin was lustrous, it glowed. I looked fantastic. No make up on, nothing but Olive Oil.

I usually use Aveeno’s Positively Radiant daily moisturizer when I want to get a little glimmer in my skin, but it’s pricey, about $8 for 4 ounces, so I use it sparingly. The Olive Oil works better, makes my skin softer, and is much less expensive.

So there you go. Something completely shallow and meaningless, yet hopefully useful.

8 thoughts on “And now for something completely frivolous…”

  1. I use it in my hair – it makes it all shiny and soft and manageable. 🙂

  2. I had always heard the Sophia Loren slathered her face in vaseline every night. Olive oil sounds sexier…

  3. Great tip! I will try it for sure!

    Oh and re: cherry stems… I am sure Lee won’t disagree that your mom taught you a very valuable lesson that day 🙂

  4. I have used it in my hair before too!
    Maybe I’ll try it on my hands tonight, I’ve been working in the garden ( well actually it’s a patio with pots on it) and they are desperate!

  5. Overtired and overworked, all I could think of was how it would attract insects because of its lovely aroma. And I like the aroma of olive oil!

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