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Genevieve Avatar

I read your comment from yesterday Mariella and I don’t think that surgeon had any right to tell you off and make you feel discouraged. When you do have a new anything in your body, pain is one way of telling you to back off. And that should not be ignored. If your physio is happy then that’s who’d I be listening to. I was wondering how you managed the stairs in your home too – that would’ve been enough exercise as well.
Pain is such an exhausting thing – and I am not surprised to read that by the early evening you’ve had enough of everything. How is nursie (aka your DH) coping with his duties and the cooking?

Mariella Avatar

I was joking with my physiotherapist this morning (she is so encouraging and positive) and telling her that SHE should call Dr. W and give him some lessons on how to motivate people. Had he said “you really have to push harder. Don’t be afraid of the pain – you can’t do any damage – but you need to push harder if you want regain full function”, it might have been different – a bit of a wake up call but just the way he spoke – well, it WAS discouraging but I guess it had the desired effect!

Seraphine Avatar

I always keep five products in my purse: Estée Lauder Double Wear concealer, MAC Blot powder, a trial-size mascara (right now it’s Clinique), Haus Labs brow pencil, and whichever lipstick I’m wearing that day (at the moment it’s MAC Honeylove, which was the last lipstick I wore before I got the flu). I don’t keep any makeup on/in my desk either at work or at home.

Kimmwc03 Avatar

I’ve got a Pacifica Glow baby balm and a Sephora lipstories in #1 on my desk. In my purse, I have a clear NYX gloss and a Clinique gloss in Brulee Pop along with a CT lip cheat in Pillow Talk.

Ana Maria Avatar

The only cosmetic products I carry in my toiletries bag on the go (including at work) are a mini sunscreen (mostly to use reapply on my hands when I am outdoors), a mini face cream (I use as hand cream after hand washing when I am in the office – aka not outside 😅), a lip balm, blothing sheets and the lipstick of the day.

Maureen Avatar

Just lip products: laneige lip sleeping mask (vanilla), o’keefe’s lip repair spf 35, caliray glazed & infused plumping glassy lip trip. Between desk and purse, I have 3 shades of the latter: likely story, orchid ranch, and rainbow blow.

If I think I’ll need it I will toss sunscreen in my bag for reapplication but it usually doesn’t live there.

Rachel R. Avatar

In my purse, I keep my lip color of the day, a double mirror compact, Tony Moly Cat’s Wink Clear Pact, my last Dr Pepper Lip Smacker (DC), Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Fig, and black mascara (usually a mini, but it depends on what needs used up), and AOA Blotting Papers.

My desk has a few random Burt’s Bees lip balms and a couple small hand lotions.

Jane Avatar

Too funny since I’m not much of a lipstick person, yet that’s mostly what I have in any given purse or bag. Mostly MAC Aspiring Star (fun times), Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Jen (work, power look, ha!), MAC Among the Stars Lipglass (regularly wear and quick nude look), Marc Jacobs Shine a Light Enamored Hi-shine Gloss (evening or pep up another color; I so miss MJ products), Guerlain n°2 (in the mirrored case for a classic rose), and YSL n°11 Rouge Volupte Shine (again for a nude casual look). Even if I have a mascara or lip pensil to boot, I rarely use them.

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