Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's hard to stay gorgeous

 I have to say that I have recently gained more of an appreciation for the young Hollywood starlets who always look gorgeous in women's magazines.

Last week I went to the Australian College of Midwives conference in Sydney. It is my opinion that Australian midwives are extremely glamorous, especially the ones that come from Sydney. So I thought I had better make a bit of an effort to keep up....I didn't want to be seen as the country mouse coming from Hicksville, New Zealand. So I got my hair highlighted...bought a new dress.......a new pair of high-heeled sandals...and new mascara and lipstick.

The result of all this was that I ended up a thousand dollar poorer. I nearly blinded myself when I tried to clean off my mascara with nail varnish removal instead of make-up removal. And I was crippled by the end of the conference by huge blisters from my sandals, and the high heels aggravated my dodgy back. 

Now I am back in "Hicksville" and glad to be slopping about in old jeans and tee-shirts again. And the dress and sandals are back in the wardrobe ready for the next conference!

4 comments: said...

And you did look fabulous! It was lovely to meet you real life :)

Sarah Stewart said...

Thank you, midwifethinking....hope to have a longer chat next time we meet up :)

Dot said...

Funny, that link between conferences and painful feet. I avoid the heels, but my two main conferences this past summer involved (a) painfully hot feet and blisters from sandals in the US; (b) wet feet from the constant rain in Bergen, Norway. Next time I run a conference maybe I should try for a tie-in with a foot spa:-)

Sarah Stewart said...

That sounds like a very good idea, Dot :)