This post has been sponsored by Always Discreet Boutique. All opinions and experiences about the five things no one talks about are our own.
I’ve recently joined a Facebook group for women over 35 and the topics discussed initially started out about self-care routines and beauty products. However, a few days ago, people started opening up and asking questions about things that don’t commonly come up in open conversation. Subjects range from bra fit to laser treatments and even a few that make me clutch my own pearls. But, the best thread yet has been this question: “Who was it who taught you about skincare, getting manicures, fragrance layering, facials, massages, and perhaps most importantly that you are allowed to care about these things, or did you pick it up along the highways like I have?”
This is a really poignant question as I reflect on my own adolescence. I didn’t have anyone to teach me these things – and it’s most likely the reason why I still have no idea how to wear eyeliner or blush. I was estranged from my mom and never felt comfortable approaching the other female models in my life about this kind of stuff. I learned from peers and television. Even as an adult now, I find myself scrolling through Facebook groups and YouTube with my own questions, too embarrassed to ask a friend or doctor. Please don’t even ask to see my internet search history.
So today, Megan and I, get a little uncomfortable and chat about the five things no one talks about. Click here to watch the video.
Why is it so hard to find a bra that fits well?
Bras are terrible but even worse is getting fitted for one. I find it so humiliating bending over while another woman fills the cups with my naked breasts. There doesn’t seem to be any great method of measuring and sizes vary greatly from brand to brand. I spend all day tugging at the underwire or pulling down the back strap to help smooth out my back fat. I truly believe that the right bra will make a woman look and feel better but finding that bra remains elusive.
Can you sneeze without peeing a little?
I have a real problem with bladder leakage. In fact, my doctor suggested I see an urologist for the problems I’ve been experiencing. Apparently I’m not alone. One in four women experience some sort of leakage either during exercise, laughing or sneezing. It’s a real drag to deal with leaks. Always Discreet Boutique has a new line of underwear to help put your mind at ease throughout the day. In two pretty and feminine styles that fit your personal incontinence needs.
Is my size 8 foot now a 10?
I wore a size 8 shoe for most of my adult life. All of a sudden, my size 8 shoe is a 10. Why? Blame your pregnancy. Apparently a pregnancy hormone called relaxin loosens the joints around a woman’s pelvis for childbirth. Somewhere the signal is crossed because it also loosens the ligaments in the feet causing foot bones to spread and bigger feet.
Hair maintenance so freaking expensive!
Head to toe hair maintenance is no joke. Hair coloring and cuts plus bottles and bottles of the perfect hair products really add up. Megan had to explain to her husband when they got married that no two heads of hair cost the same and that her mane budget will be greater than his. My husband and I visit the salon almost every four weeks and I end up spending three times what he spends.
Makeup is Mystifying!
You all know Megan and I love makeup. We might not be experts but we love playing around with it by trying new products and trends. But why on earth do there have to be so many options and brands? I told you that I’ve forever struggled with the placement of where to put blush on my shape of face and forget about winged eyeliner because it’s just not possible with my slightly hooded shaped eye. Or is it? Because I saw someone yesterday with a beautiful black wing and we had similar eyes. How does she know how to do it and I don’t?
We know these five things no one talks about are pretty tame and there remains a lot of unanswered questions from our fellow females. So tell us, what’s on your mind?