Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Last night's festivities...

Last night Mom & I went to the Cancer Center for a Look Good Feel Better class. The purpose of the class is to teach cancer patients how to help themselves look good so they can feel better. My co-workers know that I do occassionally dress nicer than necessary just to make myself feel better (especially on Mondays). So this is just expanding on this theme. I was the youngest in the class (typical for me) and also probably the least experienced with make-up! Our leader was a licensed cosmotologist named Zelma. We got kits for our skin-tones with various kinds of make-up & moisturizers. Zelma went through all the different side-effects chemo & radiation can have on your skin, hair, and nails. She gave us tips on using our wigs & caring for our nails. Then she started w/ the make-up session. When we opened our kits there were all kinds of different things from companies like Clinque, Este Lauder, Chanel, Physicians Formula, Avon, and others. All the things in the kits were donated by the various companies and given to us free of charge. Its really a wonderful program. Zelma took us all through the process from cleansing to mascara. She showed us a few tips for making eye-lashes and eye-brows appear fuller - or even just drawing some in if they're gone. Here's how I looked after the class w/ my wig from MD Anderson.


Janine said... that a wig??? It's absolutely adorable and you look radiant! YOU GO GIRL! Have you already started to lose your hair? I didn't realize it happened that quickly, but what do I know. I really appreciate you letting us be a part of your journey. I enjoy reading your blog and I am so happy to see this fun are such a beautiful woman! (regardless of wig or makeup)

Erika said...

Yep - its a wig! I don't need it yet (read today's entry), but I'm prepared! Thanks!

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