Monday, March 22, 2010


I woke up on Friday to find a black smudge underneath my eyebrow.
I've asked Kate to model it for me (above).

Probably mascara - I thought - so I scrubbed away with soap and water to no avail until a look in the magnifying mirror confirmed a wrinkle.

Now, for a woman who watched the first episode of Coronation Street, this comes as no surprise. By the time Factor 35 was invented it was too late for me and I always preferred Poyfilla to prevention anyway.

But I thought that wrinkles were caused by facial expression. You know like laughter lines and frown lines. So how did that deep longitudinal groove appear just there?

Would any of these emotions have caused it?

Anyone else remember Five Boys choc?

Done Fadeaway couldn't be on the Five Boys wrapper could she?

Her hands tell the full story.

I remember her as the most beautiful creature on the planet in Bonnie and Clyde?

So - no Botox for KAZ.

But I might try this.




Blogger Dave said...

China dolls are so boring. I prefer to see someone who's seen some life.

8:46 am  
Blogger Roses said...

If I was still working in the department store I'd advise that should your pension run to Lancome, go visit your local counter. They've got some brilliant eye-creams.

Though quite frankly, I think you'd have more far more fun consuming more bottles of white wine, and you won't be able to focus when you look at yourself in the mirror.

*ducks the flung bottle*

9:02 am  
Blogger Steve said...

Feel so sorry for the kid on the Fry's wrapper. Dressed like a sailor and our first experience of him is his look of desperation. That doesn't really sell it to me and, as you know, I'm a big choc fan.

Apparently wrinkles are the road map to enlightenment. Personally I'd like to make do with a satnav.

9:11 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

I think that investing in a wonderful necklace or scarf is a far more interesting way to spend one's money than the purchase of wrinkle filler

10:00 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

I've always thought that if one can see one's wrinkles then one's prescription spectacles are much better they they need be.

NB: Don't come over my way for a day or two (frog alert).

10:14 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Faye was a Bonnie lass.

There's nothing wrong with a few wrinkles. Imagine Iggy Pop with botox!

10:21 am  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

The natural solution: A very long fringe.
Okay, so I can't see where I'm going and it makes reversing an adventure.

10:27 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

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10:48 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

As someone who has retained his complexion and fine looks since the age of 16, I am at a loss as to what to advise.

10:49 am  
Blogger Rog said...

Oz is beyond the fringe. The wrinkles always emerge somewhere eg Cliff Richard's neck-navel.

When I were a lad I used to get two friends and go and by Fry's chocolate bars in a local chain of newsagents. It was Three Boys in Forbuoys buying Five Boys!

10:51 am  
Blogger Kerrie said...

I just smack father time round the face chops with the Avon brochure.
It works for me. ( although I have spotted some crows feet forming )

11:46 am  
Blogger xl said...

Lighting. Always be seen to your best advantage with proper theatrical lighting.

12:34 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thank you for that encouraging comment.

Even if I spent a fortune on the stuff - I would forget to use it.
So I'll stick with the white wine - do Lancome sell that?

I don't think I'm anywhere near enlightenment yet.
Maybe the new longitudinal one will get me there at last.

Yes - I've noticed how some women wear a piece of chunky jewellery and it works - it really does.
I'm not too goo with scarves though.

Ah yes - perhaps a large pair of Ray-Bans would be better.
You know I'll be straight over for my horror fix. Is it in 3D?

We used to say 'Bonnie lass' in Lancashire - but in Manchester it means fat!
I wanted to be Faye - even bought the beret and midi skirt.

Watch out!
Have you seen what happened to Oz?
I've always used my hair to hide my face - no Essex facelift for me.
ER - even though I just love people from Essex....phew!

1:02 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Have I been doing this too long?
Last week I forgot Roses (she took it badly) and this week I addressed NiC's reply to View.
So I've deleted and tried again.

The camera never lies.

"Three Boys in Forbuoys buying Five Boys!".
One of your best.

Crow's feet are quite endearing - if only it would stop there.

Not too easy when hiking in them there hills.
But I always choose my seat in a room with that in mind. Those energy saving lights are awful.

1:09 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Hands and throat ("Hals"), no tricks there.

1:47 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

What is an Essex facelift?

4:21 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

To me, there was always something slightly eerie about Faye Dunaway's beauty, and in The Thomas Crown Affair her knees and nails are downright creepy! Still, wasn't she lovely? Blessed with that bone structure she would now be a naturally wrinkled and very beautiful seventy year old, if only she'd been brave enough to simply slap on the night cream, avoid the sun and....step away from the knife.

6:31 pm  
Blogger Macy said...

Reading between the lines (aak sorry...) that Hollywood Facial Deliner is probably an elastic band you fix around your hairline.

Pfft La Prairie, Lancome, Boots, Elastic band.. you gets what you pays for..

7:54 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Polo necks and gloves.

It's not very 'politically correct' - but refers to pulling the hair as tight as possible and tying it into a pony tail on top of the head. Consequently the facial skin is stretched and wrinkles disappear.

I saw her recently playing a vamp in a TV version of 'Rebecca'. So sad.
I think she had the old style surgery like Bette Davis.
Yes - Oh to have that bone structure.

Between the lines - Ha ha
I thought it might be cling film - but $2 is a bit expensive for that.

8:57 pm  
Blogger mago said...

One can camouflage any damn wrinkle or scar in a face or an extremity, there are really good unguenta, cosmetic and medical, and finally one can push pull cut suck and what not.
No tricks with hands and throat - what you describe is hiding.
I am just not sure what the correct English word is: Neck is "Nacken" and describes the back part; "jugular" is in my idea connected (sorry) with the shoulders, cervix always reminds me of cervix uteri and throat describes oesophagus and trachaea - the simple word "Hals" seemingly has no English synonym. Maybe a case of "One lexicon too far" ...

11:34 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Oh, I forgot - the most important question: What did you do?

11:36 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Be Thankful Your Eysesight Is So Good!I am told I have loads of blackheads on my nose.but I cant see them! Is This A Good OR Bad thing?

7:22 am  
Blogger Roses said...

The creams can't do their job in a pot. Same principle as white wine being stuck in a bottle.

I find the best thing to do is avoid mirrors completely. That's what I do.

8:48 am  
Blogger Rosie said...

Wrinkles? Don't worry. Well, I would if I had that many eyebrows in the "before" picture.

1:30 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

the disappear when you're lying on your back and that's what counts surely?

7:25 pm  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

but you'd only know that if you had mirrors on the ceiling

(mind you, if you had mirrors on the ceiling, you might have pink champagne on ice, which - if you did - would make you forget all about the wrinkles!)

7:27 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

and we are prisoners here of our own device, which is a bugger.

8:02 pm  
Blogger Kerrie said...

I don't find my Crows feet endearing. I may have to give up laughing.
On a different note I just had to pop by to tell you. I am sure I just saw your Sam Cooke on Supersize V'S Superskinny and started screaming at The Colin that's Kaz's Sam. It made The Colin scold himself with his Nescafe.

9:05 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Neck is the whole thing in English - front, throat and back.
Perhaps this is the English synonym for Hals.

Mago 2:

Bad - by the time you can see them it'll be too late!

I'm used to them now. But a vertical one in that position just didn't seem scientific.
I don't understand the concept of white wine being stuck in the bottle.
Is this the plot of a disaster movie?

I have a vertical eyebrow now.

Suddenly the missionary position looks very tempting.

View & zIggI:
Never mind all that I blame my 'Life in the Fast Lane'.

Apologise to the Colin from me.
I may try to get a repeat or a download on that one.

10:48 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Its dangerous to have white wine stuck in bottles.

11:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrinkles bless are just the time lines to our body of where we have been and going to. . .


10:49 am  
Blogger donn w2Nz said...

Oddly enough, I was channel surfin' at 'ome the over day, when there it tiz...
the bleedin' Bonnie & Clyde flailing aboot in a hail of Tommy Gun bullets in s l o m o scene!

I don't think that I had the chance to see it unedited until I rented it on betamax in the early 70s

It was shocking at that time..a few years later the only movies with that sort of blood and gore that I remember was when Santino Corleone got ambushed at the toll booth in Da Godfadda and Peckinpah's Wild Bunch or Straw Dogs. Now that we are desensitized, Tarantino has taken film violence beyond our conprehension.

2:20 pm  
Blogger dinahmow said...

I suppose at least one of us has to be "taking it to the limit..."
And my eyebrows just went north in amazement that Vicus has nothing to add.

(And if I'm really brave I might show you what my hands now look like.)

10:25 pm  
Blogger Memphis Steve said...

Kate is hot. Faye used to be hot.

4:49 am  
Blogger Roses said...

I was doing some emergency receptioning last week and a woman came in.

She was older than me, dressed in very trendy clothes, not a grey hair in sight. It took me ages to figure out why despite her good looks, good clothes and trim figure, she looked odd.

She had no lines, wrinkles or expression. It was my first experience seeing the results of Botox.

Very, very odd.

7:40 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

True - they could explode at any moment.


I remember.
But that seemed worse because it was a sort of glamour gangster film.

Yes - but do you have vertical eyebrow wrinkles?

They both have immaculate bone structure - high cheekbones.
(sighs with envy)

That's interesting.
I shall now be looking everywhere for the signs.

11:25 am  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Kaz, I have wrinkles over wrinkles and years under the Aussie sun has added that leathern look.Damn' good job I'm not (very!) vain.

8:41 pm  
Blogger Madame DeFarge said...

I shall embrace my wrinkles. When I get them. Until then, I shall remain entirely emotionless to avoid their wicked onslaught.

9:37 pm  
Blogger Christopher said...

If Madame's age you wish to place
Oh, do not look upon her face.
Direct your curious glance instead
To where her body meets her head,
Where swaying dewlaps all denote
The passing years, about her throat.

And if the ravages of time and care
Revealed before your steady stare
Are more than female flesh can stand,
Presumptuous man! - Then watch her hand
And, ere it strike with hefty smack,
Observe the skin upon the back.

10:17 am  
Blogger zIggI said...

this post has cause domestic strife over which I am not getting - thought you'd like to know that :)

1:47 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Bonny faye dunaway may have been, but she was gunned down. I'd rather have wrinkles.

6:27 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Good attitude.
I've always taken more interest in my clothes and hair than my face.
Is that superficial??

For a 19 year old you have such a wonderful way with words.

Welcome Home.
The dewlaps are something to look forward too.
Such a lovely name.

Oh NO!
Please tell us all about it in your next post.
Hope you've had rampant sex to make up by now.

I agree.
But ask me again in another 20 years.

8:23 pm  
Blogger white rabbit said...

At least Faye Dunaway has aged better than Brigitte Bardot - mind you,erm, so has the average resident of the British Museum Egyptian room...

6:03 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I blame St Tropez.

7:53 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Eva Frasier's Facial Workout DVD. No, seriously - wrinkly eyelids is one thing it's terribly good at sorting.

10:26 pm  

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