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help: looking old/anaemic/ghostly, need to look beach chic

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pomBearPooPouffe Wed 12-Aug-15 22:59:46

Possible early stages of pregnancy, totally exhausted, freezing cold (it's winter here). White-yellow face, blue lips, huge blue bags under eyes. Wrinkles showing up a lot, jawline feels puffy. Blonde-red hair, not obviously going grey yet but feels like it. Blonde eyebrows and eyelashes, blue-white skin, so makeup generally just looks fake and awful. I look like a middle-aged unfit ghost and keep surprising myself with my reflection, which is suddenly much older than it used to be.

Going on a nice warm beach holiday with DH and parents. All my clothes look harsh against this newly washed-out me.

In summer when I need to look a bit dressed up, I'd normally wear grey, white and black - e.g. plain black swimsuit, white linen shirt; or grey tshirt, black linen trousers. At the moment it makes me look like i'm dead, and adding makeup makes me look like i'm in drag.

Is there anything that would help or do I just go with it, smile, and delete all the inevitable photos on Mum's camera? Navy blue? Stripes? Floral?

I think i need: 1 swimsuit, 1 pair of shorts, 2 tshirts, 2 shirts, a jumper, a nice dress for dinner, possibly with a cardigan; 1 pair of sandals. Suggestions?

Thelovecats Thu 13-Aug-15 09:52:51

what about peach or Aqua kind of colours, like this or this top

burnishedsilver Thu 13-Aug-15 10:40:01

A light touch of fake tan works wonders.

FabULouse Thu 13-Aug-15 10:53:37

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pomBearPooPouffe Thu 13-Aug-15 11:29:29

thanks for the suggestions smile

I've dug out some blue in the boxes of stuff not opened since last century, and a pair of shorts. Can probably wear good blue jeans instead of a dress to dinner (warmer). So, all basically sorted, if I get some fake tan.

Any recommendations for completely unperfumed ones? I'll probably go for Clinique unless anyone can suggest anything else...

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