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The Truth About Beauty

A male friend bumped into one of my frenemies (a frenemy is someone who says she’s your friend and then takes every opportunity to undermine you.)

“She is really beautiful for 63,” he said. (What’s shocking about being beautiful at 63? I may have to rethink my relationship with him.)

I said good-bye to this woman a few years ago. She verbally spanked me. She belittled my dreams. She used all the best beauty products but she wasn’t beautiful on the inside where it really matters.

Please keep that in mind when someone suggests a lip balm that costs $70.



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12 Comments to The Truth About Beauty

  1. Calla's Gravatar Calla
    March 14, 2017 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    I do believe we are beautiful at whatever age! I have been forgoing makeup ( unless socially mandated) for quite some time now and feel much more unencumbered! Used to buy into the expensive beauty world and feed their pockets, but no more!! TaWanda!
    Best to you dear Ellen..

  2. June's Gravatar June
    March 14, 2017 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Love this. And so true of fake people. Too bad we sometimes find out to late.

  3. Joshua Sherman's Gravatar Joshua Sherman
    March 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Hilarious. Take the lip balm and run!

  4. Debbie's Gravatar Debbie
    March 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Ellen–

    You are beautiful on the inside and out and I love reading your blog and miss seeing you!!

    Debbie

  5. Gail's Gravatar Gail
    March 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I have learned…if a woman does not enhance my self esteem I give her the boot! Good question to always ask yourself. Unfortunately we are surrounded by jealous, miserable, unhappy women, such a shame, we have so much to offer them!
    Feeling great, Gail

  6. Erica's Gravatar Erica
    March 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    I can totally relate to the frienemies bit, props to you for recognizing you deserve better! It can be hard to let go. Love ya

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Ellen Lubin-Sherman

Some say she's tart and arch, but she knows fabulous when she sees it, and that's what she writes about. Get her book, The Essentials of Fabulous, on Amazon. More about me...