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ok how to make my self look 10 years OLDER

(23 Posts)
redbull2 Fri 21-Sep-07 13:51:10

been to morrisons and they refused to serve me alcohol angry

They said not only did i look under 21 but not even 18!!

how old am i???

26, 27 next month!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we have a very strict budget, have to use public transport so NO HEELS, we have ds1 who is 6 and is ASD and ds2 who is 16 weeks, so pratical clothing, i wear glasses but use contact lenses, have dark brown nearly black hair cut to my shoulders.

This morning was a nightmare no time to do my make up or hair so just put my contact lenses in and tied my hair back.

So how can i look my age with makeup and when i dont???????????????

Tottie32 Fri 21-Sep-07 13:52:10

oh you lucky lucky lady envy

kitsandbits Fri 21-Sep-07 13:53:19

LOL- im 23 soon and cant buy alcohol - the woman in Morrisons practically dropped my eggs when I told her the 2 kids in the trolly were my sons not my brothers!! lol

she said i look about 16 - and when did i have my 1st child??

uhh at 20 hmm

iota Fri 21-Sep-07 13:55:04

you girls will be so pleased in 20 yrs time smile

Mercy Fri 21-Sep-07 13:55:42


I used to have the same problem - there was nothing I could do about it though. And then I turned 40......

fingerwoman Fri 21-Sep-07 13:55:48

that happened to me on our work do. I am 27 and they refused to serve me! my 18 yr old co-worker was served no problem.
and I had no ID on me.

MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 13:56:10

LOL, enjoy it while it lasts and take ID with you! grin

Do you tend to stick to jeans and t-shirt type stuff? If so perhaps it would be an idea to be a little more tailored, perhaps still jeans but worn with a smarter jacket or a more dressy top. If you wear trainers then ditch them and replace them with ballet pump type things if you can't do heels. Flat knee length boots are apparently 'in' for autumn/winter, they would be good with jeans tucked in.

Don't know if any of that helps, will have a look on-line and try to post some links.

popsycal Fri 21-Sep-07 13:56:29

morrisons regularly ask me - i am 33!

MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 13:57:39

Oh another thought, rather than an anorak/parka type thing (sorry just guessing here, you'll need to tell us more about what you normally wear) wear a more tailored coat/jacket.

myjobismum Fri 21-Sep-07 13:58:56

i know the feeling - i am 24 but look sooooo young that they refused to serve DH a bottle of wine the other day (even though he looks way over 21 and had ID) because i was with him shock i was outraged and a little irrational toward the lady to say the least - they were so bad that when DH returned later without me to buy the wine (which he needed for someone at work) they still asked to see my ID - luckily he had taken it with him, but hmm and shock cos i was at home! anyone know is this actually legal?

motherinferior Fri 21-Sep-07 13:59:09

Relish it, sweetie. It bugged the hell out of me when I was 24. Two decades on, and it's the one thing I rely on.

MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 14:05:26

This is a nice look IMO what are your pins like?

MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 14:12:15

I also like the whole wide leg jeans/trousers with swingy cropped jacket combo, been looking for pics but can't find any.

Playmobil Fri 21-Sep-07 14:14:30

did you see this story about morrissons and selling alcohol, just enjoy it, I look much older than I am.

Sobernow Fri 21-Sep-07 14:16:18

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MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 14:18:31

This is nice and quite reasonably priced.

MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 14:21:00

This is nice too, I'm working on the theory here of hiding casual practical stuff under a smart coat/jacket.

lou33 Fri 21-Sep-07 14:23:45

i have nothing to add but envy

primigravida Fri 21-Sep-07 14:24:27

Redbull2, I know how you feel. I'm 36 weeks pregnant and got ID'd at Waitrose last week when I was buying vanilla essence (I didn't even know it contained alcohol). I felt like such a pregnant teenager when I finally figured out why she wanted to know how old I am.

kama Fri 21-Sep-07 14:28:08

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redbull2 Fri 21-Sep-07 14:32:13

sorry been giving ds2 a bottle then a nappy change!!

im just over 5ft, im about a size 12, hate showing my legs as i have thunder thighs and stretch marks on them (thanks ds1 and ds2!!)

i usually wear trainers as i have very wide feet and anything else just cripples me, i also find it easier to run after ds1 with ASD in trainers when out, boot cut jeans, cargo trousers with plain tops but are cut different, yes you guessed a parker type coat to keep me warm in winter while waiting for the bus!!

MrsSpoon Fri 21-Sep-07 14:41:30

I'm almost 32 now and it's been about 2/3 years since I was asked for ID so it does stop. Also with a 16 week old you don't have much time, in a few years you'll hopefully have more time to do make-up/hair.

IMO from your list of what you wear if you want to look older I would hone in and try and change the trainers, cargo trousers and parka.

redbull2 Fri 21-Sep-07 14:55:16

thanks for the advice will have to do somethingnow after today!!!

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