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Friday, December 17, 2010

Have you ever lied about your age?  Should you?  If your skin looks a certain age should you just go with that age?  Women are always trying to appear younger and will try anything from Botox to Face Lifts to accomplish it.  But why not embrace the lines and memories on your face?  I once heard from a women, “If the worst thing I got from life are laugh lines, then I consider myself pretty lucky”.  Of course being good to your skin like drinking plenty of water, moisturizing and washing your makeup off before bed are great preserving regimens, I leave you with the question should we embrace or erase wrinkles?
{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}

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sassybelle wrote:
1) 12/17/2010 10:54:48 AM
I've lied up about my age when I was younger, but never lied down! But I'm only 26!
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beautyprincess wrote:
2) 12/17/2010 10:54:58 AM
I guess lying about age is just a psychological thing most of the women have. I simply hate it! Any way your skin tells the real age!
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ohhbella0310 wrote:
3) 12/17/2010 11:02:30 AM
if it makes you feel better, why not!! but, i know a man that absolutely will not date a woman older than him... no matter how she looks. so if a woman lied to him, she might would end up getting hurt in the long run.... It's your choice but be willing to pay the consequences =)
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Avalon wrote:
4) 12/17/2010 11:09:19 AM
Lie up a storm! It'd make for more interesting social experiences (that might not have otherwise be gained *wink*)... to look back on and laugh about. You can THEN appreciate the laugh lines gained, because you lived a fulfilling and adventurous life!
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TRISTE wrote:
5) 12/17/2010 11:15:15 AM
I LOOK SEVERAL YEARS YOUNGER THAN I AM AND I DO NOT LIE ABOUT MY AGE BUT MOST PEOPLE DON'T SEEM TO BELIEVE I AM AS OLD AS I AM WHICH MAKES ME FEEL VERY GOOD--I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD LIE.
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israfela wrote:
6) 12/17/2010 11:26:57 AM
People tell me I have a baby face... don't know what that means. But no, I've never lied about my age. I wouldn't do any botox or face lifts.
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taptaptap wrote:
7) 12/17/2010 11:30:02 AM
i love the quote about the laugh lines, but it is totally true.. people are so concerned about the marks on their face that they try everything to fix it. I truly believe we should embrace them, as weird as that may sound for some people, because the more we do to our face, yes we are erasing the marks, but we are also erasing the true beauty we have :)
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tlatrice wrote:
8) 12/17/2010 11:31:58 AM
Personally, I embrace them. I like the fact that I'm getting older. But then too, I don't look my age. LOL!!! I guess it comes down to what makes you feel better about yourself.
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NikC wrote:
9) 12/17/2010 11:33:02 AM
I've been lied for, I guess. For admission fee into theme parks and stuff like that. If it's was cheaper to be 9, then, okay! That day I was nine. I don't lie about it anymore, though. I'm 26 now but I look like I'm still in high school. My first day of college I was asked if I was lost and meant to be at the elementary/high school across the street, and I got carded at an R-rated horror movie when I was 20.
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Tequila Q wrote:
10) 12/17/2010 11:36:14 AM
I lied about my age once. Not younger but older. Many said I look older than my age. If someone unknown asked bout my age again. I'll actually choose to still lie bout me being older than I m now. I'm 23 this yr. I'll tell him or her I'm 26-28 years old~ :)
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Melody&Jezebel wrote:
11) 12/17/2010 11:38:31 AM
I don't usually tell my age, but at home I say I'm 29 again & again & again. Lucky though I usually get complimented (on my skin) and usually the guess is I look younger than I am. whoo hooo...will take the compliment with a tall glass of THANK YOU. (genetics have been good) www.melodyandjezebel.com
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Jcass wrote:
12) 12/17/2010 11:40:30 AM
You should embrace your wrinkles. You shouldn't be afraid of what you look like or change the way you are made to look. Be confident!
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KatMo wrote:
13) 12/17/2010 11:41:51 AM
I have never lied about my age, though when I was 18 I got offered wine because I looked like I was 21.
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gwen wrote:
14) 12/17/2010 11:48:51 AM
I don't lie about my age, I'm Asian so my skin is very tight. However, I believe some women lie about their age to compete with the younger lot around them... Personally, I don't think it makes a difference how old or young you are if you're hot then you're hot xD
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MarlaR wrote:
15) 12/17/2010 11:50:25 AM
We all eventually will be older but if you can get any help along the way we should, as long as it is safe. I wish I had worn sunblock when I was younger. Some people may wind up getting wrinkles no matter what they apply or inject, that just has to do with their skin.
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Jcass wrote:
16) 12/17/2010 12:04:46 PM
Did anyone read the question? No one answered this right..." I leave you with the question should we embrace or erase wrinkles?"
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Lizzypoo wrote:
17) 12/17/2010 12:16:36 PM
A good girlfriend of mine, who seems to be obsessed with looking young (she is only 26) has now started thinking about botox at an early age to prevent aging. What!?! Now we are expected to get a cosmetic procedure done prior to even aging!! This is not fair... why can't we come to realize a line is just a line... nothing else. It is not cancer, AIDS, a lost limb or any other tragic disease or crippling disorder... it is a line.
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MarlaR wrote:
18) 12/17/2010 12:19:15 PM
We all eventually will be older but if you can get any help along the way we should, as long as it is safe. I wish I had worn sunblock when I was younger. Some people may wind up getting wrinkles no matter what they apply or inject, that just has to do with their skin. So we should erase the wrinkles if you can...
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La Rubia wrote:
19) 12/17/2010 12:25:22 PM
I have never lied about my age, however, if I could afford Botox and/or other fillers, I would use them to try to prevent future wrinkles and to look "fresh".
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TLCS wrote:
20) 12/17/2010 12:41:07 PM
I havn't gotten to that point yet :P
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Berdie15 wrote:
21) 12/17/2010 12:59:51 PM
I thinking living a healthy life, eating foods that good for you, getting rest, spend time with people we love affect how we appear and look to others. We should live our best everyday, no matter how hard somedays might be. Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
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Vanessa Y wrote:
22) 12/17/2010 1:04:34 PM
I've never lied about my age thus far. I'm 20 years old and hadn't encountered any situations where I felt I needed to. Hopefully even when I'm older, I won't feel the need to lie about my age because I've taken good care of my skin and embraced the changes as I get older instead of altering it unnaturally and esthetically.
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booga wooga wrote:
23) 12/17/2010 1:27:56 PM
embrace wrinkles!
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ArtisticJess wrote:
24) 12/17/2010 1:34:19 PM
I don't think that people should lie about there age, everyone is beautiful no matter how wrinkly they get. It just shows experience and that you made it this far. Be happy with who you are and love yourself! ^_^
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Thegirlsmom wrote:
25) 12/17/2010 3:07:37 PM
I think it's an awesome idea to embrace your age, your wrinkles and who you are as a woman as you get older. I am 46 years old and not ashamed to my age one bit.
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tlc315 wrote:
26) 12/17/2010 4:05:56 PM
I haven't "looked my age" so far and I'm 33 =) I always accept not being asked for any identifcation for proof of age as a compliment. I wouldn't hide my age just b/c someone said I looked younger. I'm very proud of who I am and how far I've come. =)
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elvyani wrote:
27) 12/17/2010 5:32:15 PM
Yess. All women are trying to look young. Use yogurt masker once a day for a brighter skin :) apply yogurt throughout your face and leave it for 15 minutes.
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Malee wrote:
28) 12/17/2010 6:17:56 PM
I think it is important for a woman to embrace her age. Be confident in the skin and body that was given to you! People who love you will not care what you like, as long as you are happy.
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amber5 wrote:
29) 12/17/2010 7:23:38 PM
i think that we all should embrace the wrinkles they are part of living. everyone gets it. but i think that it is alright that people try to conceal them because it makes more confindence. :)
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INKED918 wrote:
30) 12/17/2010 8:25:02 PM
If I were rich, I would take full advantage of the non surgical methods such as fillers. I am terrified of aging. I say erase all wrinkles. I would rather die at 70 looking 30.
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MoonShadow wrote:
31) 12/18/2010 12:20:20 AM
We should embrace our wrinkles! Wrinkles are a sign of wisdom! :-)
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RAmber wrote:
32) 12/18/2010 12:27:29 AM
It would be lovely to embrace my wrinkles (not sure Ever about my spots and blotches) as signs of having lived and loved, But we live in such a youth-oriented culture. Unfortunately I still remember "disappearing" in my 50s, and it seems to happen again in late 70s. I'm not into acting outrageous enough to be noticed, but I really dislike being looked through. So I guess I'll keep on trying to look youthful, even if I avoid giving "just another number", if not lying about my age.
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TheAshes wrote:
33) 12/19/2010 4:19:12 PM
You should never lie about your age. You should be proud of you are, what you've done, where you've been.
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Suzzette wrote:
34) 12/19/2010 7:17:07 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder lol one person can say i look like im 18 and another person can say i look 26 or 27. I don't think theres really a set age that you are going to look like to people. All that matters is how you feel INSIDE!!! Of course improving the look on the outside with a little makeup is fine, but changing your age with botox and all this surgery just isn't going to turn back time... you are the age you are, no matter what you look like and you will still continue to get older, so why not embrace it now???
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YOSSELINE MENJIVAR wrote:
35) 12/20/2010 1:54:38 AM
OF COURSE WE SHOULD ERASE ALL OUR UNWANTED WRINKLES.....I LIKE TO HAVE A NICE FLAWLESS FACE AND NECK. I DON'T WANT TO GET TO AGE ANY TIME SOON. I WANT TO HAVE THAT NICE FRESH YOUNG LOOK FOREVER. WHEN IT COMES TO EARSING WRINKLES I WOULD USE ANYTHING SO I WONT NEED TO USE BOTOX OR ANY FACE LIFTS BUT IF I HAVE TO I WILL GO AND DO IT...ANY THING TO LOOK YOUNG FOREVER. I KNOW ITS IMPOSSIBLE BUT HEY IT'S BETTER TRYING THEN NOT DOING ANYTHING RIGHT. I 'M ONLY 19 AND I WORRY ABOUT MY FACE AND NECK. IT'S A GOOD AGE TO LOOK INTO WHAT CREAMS TO USE AND HOW ONE SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THEIR SKIN.I HOPE WHEN I'M 50 I HAVE A TIGHT AND FLAWLESS FACE.DON'T WAIT TO LONG TO START TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN. YOU DON'T WANT TO BE MY AGE AND ALREADY BE STARTING USING BOTOX. YOU WOULD BE SURPISE HOW SO MANY YOUNG GIRLS ARE ALREADY USING BOTOX.SAD STORY BUT TRUE
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bellahoney004 wrote:
36) 12/20/2010 11:02:09 AM
I've never lied about my age, fairly comfortable with how I look :-) loving that your products aren't tested on animals! Way to go - customer for life!
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kwalbert wrote:
37) 12/20/2010 6:51:31 PM
If you ordered for Christmas, make other plans! I ordered on 12/7 and my order still isn't here. I e-mailed customer service and they said my order shipped on 12/18 but the tracking number they gave me is bogus. FedEx states that they haven't received a package for me as of 5pm 12/20. No response other than this - REALLY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!
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vtorrez88 wrote:
38) 12/21/2010 4:17:56 AM
i think elf should come out with a traveling kabuki brush! I love mine and I have the signature makeup bag so it is kind of hard to store without it getting messed up!
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Digna De wrote:
39) 12/23/2010 2:02:19 PM
I say embrace your wrinkles and your gray hair too! I think at 46 I look pretty darn good with my salt and pepper hair, I get lots of compliments. But I understand it is a scary thing for many women to do because there are not enough of us natural women to set the example. My teenage son told me last week "mom you still have it, men still check you out".
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WC wrote:
40) 12/31/2010 5:29:05 AM
I look younger than my actual age (31 but people think I'm in my early 20's). Yes, I lie (well really more like avoid saying my true age). It started when I went back to college. At first, I would tell my classmates my real age, but I would soon find that they treated me differently after the age reveal (like I was an older lady...which I guess I am). It's really weird, but I shrugged it off. I had a class mate, who was older than I and knew about my true age. While conversing with other classmates, the age age reveal convo popped up. She quickly spoke for me and told me I was 27. I was shocked, but didn't say a word. I later asked her why she did that and she asked if I noticed the difference in the way the younger classmates treated me before and after they learned I was in my 30's. I nodded my head in agreement (btw I never told her about the awkwardness I felt after I told my classmates my age). "So," she said, "if you don't want to be treated like an old lady, then don't tell people your age. It's too late for me, but not for you since you still can mix in with the college crowd." Since then, I followed her advice.
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lianay wrote:
41) 1/1/2011 2:21:48 AM
I don't mind getting older, I just don't want to look it. Age is only number it's how you feel on inside that counts.
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Katrami wrote:
42) 1/1/2011 4:54:13 PM
Im not at the age to wrinkle but, i think peolpe should love their skin and be comfortable in it because everything happens for a reason.
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CREAY wrote:
43) 1/3/2011 1:56:46 PM
Embrace them as you would embrace every part of your body - however if you do not give your skin the care it deserves and more there is no erasing it is simply maintaining. I am 63 and have taken impecable care of my skin from my teens and it sure has paid off.
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Katherine Anne wrote:
44) 1/3/2011 8:22:02 PM
Girls my age often lie up about their age. I'm 15 and I'm really tall so tons of people ask me if I'm in college or if I'm a junior or senior. Most of the time I just tell them the truth but once in a while I'll just go with it and say yep. The last time I did this I made the mistake of telling this guy that I was a junior. It turns out that he actually goes to my school. I learned that it's best to just tell the truth about your age and not to make something up (whether you go up or down)Just go with your age and be proud of it. You only get to be a certian age once so just embrace it and enjoy what God has given you.
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jesusluver13 wrote:
45) 1/7/2011 12:21:26 PM
I definitely agree with the quote you shared. Honestly I find wrinkles to be a beauty mark. Even more so, to me, lines and gray hair are both signs of wisdom. Our society has pressured us into trying to have perfect skin always, but I think that if you're older having perfect skin makes you appear fake. Who wants to confide or ask wisdom from someone who is obviously trying to hide who she naturally is? Not me. I prefer the people with gray hair and wrinkles.:)
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