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A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

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As I’ve previously stated, I’ve been going through a Downton Abbey phase. It’s my night light when I go to bed so I can see the bats (that so far have not arrived. I think the pencil in the keyhole of the attic door is working! Knock on wood. But I digress) as I fall asleep.

So it was amazing to me to see the actors from this period PBS drama in real life, and what a difference a little makeup makes. Even if you don’t watch the show, I think you’ll see what I mean.

For example, the evil Miss O’Brien, who would stab you as soon as look at you:

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An ANGEL!

And the crotchety Mrs. Padmore, Ruler of the Kitchen:

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What a sweet and genteel lady!

Even Mrs. Hughes, the rather dowdy head housekeeper, fer cryin’ out loud:

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Glamour puss!

And let us not forget, Poor Edith, she who was deserted at the altar:

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Who would EVER leave THAT I ask you?!

So when I caught sight of myself, all hot and sweaty and without a stitch of makeup after I toiled away taking my Christmas lights down (I figure it’s June, why not?), I decided to be very brave and try the same thing. So here, without further ado (gulp!), is my before:

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And here’s the after:

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Just kidding! That’s Phyllis Diller! HERE’S the after:

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Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. It’s amazing what a little powder and blush and a hint of mascara will do…

 

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