Advertisements

Let me just say that I believe that 40 is still very young….but let’s talk! This blog is dedicated to all the things that start to occur as you begin to age.

Yeah, I know what you’re saying. You just turned 40 five minutes ago…mind ya business. Let’s talk about all the things you begin to experience, or the things I’ve experienced.

 

Going gray. Now, this isn’t always age specific because I started going gray at 18, but for you late bloomers, you start seeing those one or two grays pop up in that good ol’ scalp. And let’s be clear, the texture is different! They are way more coarse and they are strong. What’s the old saying, “don’t pull them because more will come”. Since hitting this amazing milestone, well leading up to it, I’ve noticed the grays popping up everywhere. My eyebrows, nose and yes, there too! I am officially a silver fox.

Skin. I have noticed that my skin is glowing! I mean dewey, soft and smooth, baby smooth and I’m not mad. Reduced texture on my face and my pores are less pronounced. Now my hands, that’s another story! One would think that I spent many years working in construction! Between years of cracking my knuckles and my Simone Biles level of monkey bar talent, one would swear I was 80 by the hands.

Sight…hmm, well uh, my sister said when she turned 40 her vision changed. I was bragging on my still pretty good vision (aside from night blindness), but I’m noticing that I’m now that person pulling the bottle back to read the dosing instructions on pill bottles.

Unwanted hair…. let me just preface this by saying that I’ve always been hairy, but I’ve noticed an increased amount of chin hair. Who remembers being the young kid that always laughed at the old grandma with the beard? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Hi, my name is Jazmine and I am the lady with the beard…hence the title. Folks, I can remember when there was just one…then two…now there is an entire colony. Oh, and there’s now a gray one growing there too! I can share right? I’m among friends aren’t I?

I’ve noticed that my now beard has gotten out of hand. I know what some of you medical professionals are thinking, “maybe you have PCOS”. Nope, just hairy. I didn’t mind the 1, 2or 3 hairs in the beginning but I’m damn near beyond the tweezer stage, and here’s the cold part, they grow back soooooo fast! It’s disrespectful! People used to say, “don’t pull them!” Umm you can walk around here with a hairy chin if YOU want to, but as for me and my house…

Nobody:

13 y/o son: in the middle of crowded Target, “ooooh mom your beard!”

I am pretty sure he was yelling! You could see eyes looking over as he began to laugh and run his hand over my chin and ask if he could get them when we got home. First of all why are you so loud and excited? You ever wanted to whoop your child in public? I don’t even whoop my kids but this day, whew! Not only did I want to whoop him, but his actions rendered me speechless. I swatted his hand like a fly and through clinched lips uttered, “boy no!” Son had me in Target with folks staring at me thinking I was his Maddy (Mama/Daddy).

My son is absolutely fascinated with tweezing chin hairs! He takes it serious like an Olympic sport, and truth be told, he’s great at it and can see what I can’t! Judge me not! Some kids enjoy video games, my kid enjoys tweezing his mom’s chin hairs. Maybe he’ll be a dermatologist!

I am grateful y’all! Grateful for it all, but I had to share because I know I’m not alone! What have you noticed as you’ve begun to age?

Until next time…🦋

Advertisements

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Instagram

  • This Week On The Blog/Vlog! I’ll still be posting this video every Monday, but blog details will be posted in my stories. If you aren’t following my blog and my YouTube channel, you should be! 😉 All links in bio
💫
#talkingallthatjaz #blackgirlswhoblog #writersofinstagram #influencer #melaninbloggers #blackmomsblog #bayareainfluencer #contentcreator
  • ‪New Video Is Posted! Are you subscribed to my YouTube channel? If not, you should be! Click the #talkingallthatjaz link In bio to SUBSCRIBE and watch my latest video!
💫
‪#talkingallthatjaz #youtube #blackyoutuber #vlogger #vlog #vlogger #youtuber #blogger #blackgirlswhoblog #melaninbloggers
  • Look Of The Week! I’ve struggled with finding my “niche”. Yes, I love writing, but I love fashion more...affordable fashion to be exact! With that being said, welcome to my page. I’m a fashion focused, lifestyle driven blogger bringing you looks for less! I’ll still be writing too 😉
💫
Outfit Deets:
Blouse: @hm $12.99
Jeans: @forever21 $29.90
Sandals: @walmart $6.88
Grand Total: $49.77
💫
#talkingallthatjaz #fashion #affordablefashion #fashionblogger #40andover #looksforless #looksforlesswithjaz #blackgirlswhoblog #melaninbloggers #ootd #ootdfashion #4chair #naturalhairstyles #kinkycurlycoilyme
  • “Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to fit your destiny.” ~ Unknown
💫
New Blog Is Posted! How many dreams have you talked yourself out of? Stop it! I’m writing a book and I’m sharing the process. Click the #talkingallthatjaz link in bio!
💫
#talkingallthatjaz #writersofinstagram #authors #blackwritersrock #blackgirlswhoblog #melaninbloggers #blackmomsblog #bayareablogger
  • This Week On The Blog/Vlog! Fun and exciting stuff! Today, click the #talkingallthatjaz links in bio to catch up on what you’ve missed, and SUBSCRIBE!
💫
#talkingallthatjaz #thisweekontheblog #writersofinstagram #blackgirlswhoblog #melaninbloggers #blackmomsblog #influencer #lifestyleblogger #creatingcontent
  • New YouTube video up on my channel! Did you know I was on YouTube? Are you SUBSCRIBED? Click the #talkingallthatjaz YouTube link in bio to watch, SUBSCRIBE, Like, Comment and SHARE!
💫
#talkingallthatjaz #youtube #youtubemom #melaninbloggers #contentcreater #blackyoutuber #lifestylevlogger #travelvlogs

Follow Me!

Copyright © IPkabuto 2017 • All rights reserved.
%d bloggers like this: