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Let's Just Chat / Re: City break in Budapest
« Last post by BeautyBarbara on November 12, 2017, 11:57:36 AM »
This reminds me of my good Hungarian couple who were our friends.  Now both passed.  They traveled to Budapest every summer from the states .  Always brought me back a beautiful embroidered blouse.
Let's Just Chat / Hello All - been a long time! UPDATE
« Last post by BeautyBarbara on November 12, 2017, 11:39:47 AM »
Hi Ladies -
Just wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone here -remembering you ladies and all your kind words.  I’ve been hanging in there.  Dad is 92 and still set in his ways I stay busy and out of his way.
Going through a stressful time as I am supporting my brother in his divorce.  He filed in May this year.  Let his wife quit her 90k job as she complained how stressful it was and once she had 10 years she would resign.  They both agreed and since he is a well-paid engineering manager she is just taking advantage of him.  Told her lawyer that he forced her to quit her job!  They are still living in the beautiful home separate rooms - but my brother will buy her out. Gave her everything pool nice deck new kitchen etc.  My brother pays everything!  They are both depositioning each other.  Also she had a 27 year old son that would trash house when they would go on vacation - my brother got him out through marriage counseling.  He is going down now to mooch off his bio dad in Fl left his job girlfriend left so good go!  Brother paid for wife to go to Fl last two winters and she threw a big tantrum at 2 in the morning because he wouldn’t pay full price for a condo for her.  Wanted my brother to do a will leaving money to her son.  So sad!  I hope on December 11 they come to settlement and she goes.  She is now taking care of friends wife w lung cancer and since he has always had a crush on her he said she can move in to in law apt.  YES my brother hides small digital bugs otherwise he has no idea what is going on. We communicate everyday - he goes to divorce support too.  She got the first settlement offer and says he will never get his premarital assets etc!  He has great proof and documentation!  He bought house 2 years before marriage.  She never paid mortgage or bills.  Praying that judge will see all this and after 19 year marriage it is over.  We don’t want this to go to trial.

Some days I am so beside myself and can’t believe the kind of woman she is.

I went to Florida this past Feb for a week - flew down with my brother to see her and vacation.  Brother paid her full rental for 4 months etc.  I had a fabulous time but the ugly part was that she had the Gaul to say to me that my brother better not be hiding money from her.  When my brother went to pick her up and drive her home she accused him of hiding money all the way home from Virginia.  He informed me when he got home May 1 enough was enough and so he filed.

Please keep us both in your prayers and thoughts. 
Makeup / Video Tutorial for Hooded Eyes
« Last post by ILuvLucy on November 07, 2017, 02:51:17 PM »
Hi everyone.  I know it's been awhile, but I just came across this video on YouTube, and wanted to share it here.  I can't remember when I last wore this much make up, but I think she does a nice job.
What do you think?
Skin Care / Re: Crepey chest?
« Last post by Styyna on October 15, 2017, 06:16:46 AM »
I have to confess that I have no solid answers. In my young days of suntanning with abandon I caused so much damage to that area that I have pretty much written it off. I have read that one should treat the neck and décolleté with the same care as the face and that makes sense. Following that wisdom, retin-A would seem to be worth considering but I would make sure it’s safe. It feels to me like the skin in that area is even more delicate than that on my face. Please let us know what you learn and decide!
Let's Just Chat / Re: Help. I Can't Stand Aging
« Last post by Styyna on October 15, 2017, 06:12:19 AM »
Ack! I just logged in and discovered that a reply I started a couple of days ago was never sent. I’m sorry for the delayed response, LAWoman.

I understand about the issues of dealing with antidepressants and discontinuing them. However, I still believe they can be some people’s best hope for a more normal life. Certainly they make the difference between my ability to function or not. And I learned yesterday that one of my sons has recently had an issue with his antidepressant and had to switch to a new one but he is again functioning normally, thank goodness.

A bad experience with a therapist is almost criminal. I had one that was bad and nearly poisoned the whole bunch for me. I am grateful that I got back on that horse though and, over the years, have found good ones. I live in a somewhat rural area and I thought that it was hard to find therapists here but, also yesterday, learned that in a large metropolitan area they are in such short supply that it’s hard to find one that will add you to a waiting list! So there are challenges in finding that sort of help but, with persistence, it’s possible. I hope that you will consider trying someone new.

As for how feeling better might help given your circumstances — it would make it easier to cope with difficult circumstances. I speak, again, from experience. Depression and anxiety strip away hope from one’s life. Without hope, life loses much of its meaning. Fortunately for you, you have your children who need you and help provide meaning. Please don’t downplay how important that is to your very survival. Being needed can be a very important part of life. It’s something that, now that my sons are grown and independent, I feel lacking most in my own life. My DH needs me and for that I’m grateful. You have your children and they need you even more than my DH needs me.

Have you ever read Viktor Frankl’s small book, Man’s Search for Meaning? I highly recommend it for anyone who is struggling with hope. I read it many years ago but reread it when I was struggling with depression in more recent history and found it well worth the second read.

Please keep writing! Let us know how you’re doing, how you children are, and anything else you care to share. We’re here for you!
Entertainment / Re: what is the last movie you watched?
« Last post by Styyna on October 11, 2017, 11:10:54 AM »
Hi Karen! Welcome to The Timeless Beauty!

Thanks for the movie recommendation. Something fun and not serious sounds perfect right now what with all the terrible news about shootings and wildfires.
Skin Care / Crepey chest?
« Last post by LAWoman67 on October 10, 2017, 08:02:25 PM »
Hey everyone...

What do you do about a crepey décolleté? Is it pretty much down to Retin-A? Any OTC recs?

Thanks!  :heartthrob:
Let's Just Chat / Re: Help. I Can't Stand Aging
« Last post by LAWoman67 on October 10, 2017, 01:49:48 PM »
Thank you so, so much for understanding, Tyyna. That helps a lot.

I actually have struggled with clinical depression all my life. It started when I was about 8 and came to a head when I was 11-12-ish, when it became just pretty much all the time. After that, I struggled, tried self-help books, meditation, you name it until finally in my early 20s, Prozac had just come out and I saw a therapist who put me on it. (I think that was actually the year it came out.)

It helped very well and I was amazed, but eventually it kind of stopped working. Over the years I've been on and off other ADs. The side effects are scary with many of them and none have a super-long half-life like Prozac has so they all came with discontinuation syndrome, something I just don't ever want to have to struggle with again.

I had a scary thing happen at my most recent therapist's office and have been afraid to contact another therapist since then. I am thinking of trying herbs.

I don't know how feeling better will help the other things, like my situation and my marriage and my husband's lack of caring, but...I am really scared of how I feel because of my children. My children have special needs and I can't imagine how they'd deal if I were gone. I don't think there would be much upset on any other front.

Thank you really, really meant the world to me to hear from someone.
Entertainment / Re: what is the last movie you watched?
« Last post by KarenSi on October 10, 2017, 09:51:50 AM »
The last movie I've seen was Baby Driver. Fun little flick, nothing too serious. I can recommend it.
Makeup / Re: Share a few things you have been loving......
« Last post by Styyna on October 10, 2017, 05:04:50 AM »
Hi Jenny and welcome to The Timeless Beauty. You’ve arrived with a lot to say! It seems that you have a blog that might be of interest. Have you found I Have a Beauty Blog or Forum? You are allowed to share a link to your blog on that board and tell us a little bit about the content of your blog.

I hope you will continue to share your knowledge with us on the rest of the forum, too!
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