Alright Ladies........Was turning 30 brutal to you too?

make-up - applying make up
@all4ucnc (861)
United States
April 15, 2007 12:03pm CST
In high school, I never wore a lot of make up, didn't have to. In my 20's I never needed to wear foundation of any kind either, a little face powder and I was set.... Turn 30 and WOW! I now need to wear foundation to hide the red, the lines, all the new imperfections... Same with coloring my hair, I did for fun when I was in my 20's... Then I turned 30 and WOW! I now HAVE to color it to get of those natural grey highlights..... SO tell me is it just me, or was 30 brutal to you too?
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@paulsy (1263)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
Well, i guess aging is the most inevitable part of our lives. While men don't have to worry too much about how they look getting old, we women try all sorts of things just to make ourselves look just the way we were when we were young. When I was in my 20's, I didn't even have to think about putting anything on my face at all! A little hair brushing was fine! These days, I can't even leave the house without fixing up somehow. I've given up coloring my hair..those grey hair will never stop showing up eventually anyway. I look at my kids, my teenage daughter, and simply tell myself, well, accept reality, I'm getting old. The best thing for me to do is to keep myself strong and healthy and of course, keep looking presentable wherever I go, and that's fine with me!
@wachit14 (3599)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Thirty was not so hard for me. I found twenty five to be much harder and I remember crying in my boss' office the day of my twenty-fifth birthday. He told me that the only direction to look at was ahead of me, not behind me. I guess at twenty-five I realized I was no longer a kid and really had to grow up.
• United States
15 Apr 07
I am not thirty but I do remember when my mom was and she was and is still very happy and beautiful but it makes me wonder sometimes if I am gonna be the same way I really do hope so, because that would be great
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I don't think I had a hard time with turning thirty, at least not on that scale. I did notice that my hair, which was always a really pretty, lighter blonde, is now dark-ash blonde, which makes me sad, as I've always loved my hair color. My skin imperfections, from when I was a teen and had acne, really seem to be more apparent without make up these days too.
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@Stiletto (4582)
15 Apr 07
Oh I hated turning 30 - I actually cried on my 30th birthday. Somehow 30 just seemed so much older than 29! Turning 40 didn't bother me at all and now I'm 45 I rarely even give my age a thought. I've always been a big fan of make up anyway so I didn't notice any real difference. I definitely did notice a difference with my hair - I'd always coloured it anyway but then I reached the stage where I had to colour it to get rid of the grey! Now it's like a constant battle to keep the grey well hidden. It would also be unthinkable for me to go out in public without foundation on!
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• United States
15 Apr 07
Turning 30 didn't really bother me too much. I figure it is just a number, the rest depends on how well you take care of yourself. The gray hairs are starting and when they get too much, I will simply color over them as for the rest..bring it on..LOL...Age doesn't scare me !
• United States
15 Apr 07
honey wait till you turn 60 wow what an eye opener that is !
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• United States
16 Apr 07
Turning 30 for me was no big deal. I had been getting silver hair since I was 19(coloring my hair didnt help much either!). I have noticed for the last year(I'm 33 by the way)that I have more skin imperfections. And i have more crows feet now. But, all in all, it's not too bad.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Well I turn 30 next year so I will be able to tell you then. 25 was difficult at the time, but then after that it was like oh well.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
16 Apr 07
I turn 50 later this month and I am still 29 and holding lol. I did feel a few butterflies when I turned 30 but to be honest the experience of the 10 years made life a lot smoother and easier. Take my tip and eat out and socialise in a soft light, you don't look your age then anyway. But to answer your question, no, I had a super day, won a darts trophy, had "happy birthday to you" sung to me so many times I thought I would go insane and came home with an enormous cake! I would certainly do it all again!
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I'm going to be honest with you, when I turned 25, the food that I thought I could eat without care started catching up with me then; hated that; but as far as needing makeup and all, well, I don't wear it and my looks ain't changed much; However, that weight is something; but not that bad.
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@mama4kids (690)
• United States
15 Apr 07
i had a hard time turning 30 due to psychological issues, not so much physical. i am going to have trouble turning 40. thankfully i have 7 yrs left before that happens..lol. if i hadnt accomplished as much of my life to do list before 30, i wouldve had real big troubles.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Turning 30 wasn't brutal, but it sure did make me feel old. Little things here and there that just screamed old. I got used to having grey hair long time ago. I never wore makeup either, my skin didn't react good to makeup. Now come back when I hit 40, and see if I still have the same outlook on life.
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• United States
16 Apr 07
My 30s were great, well, I still have about 16 months left until I turn 40. I had to start coloring my grey hair in my 20s, so it was no big deal. Now, in fact, I don't color it at all and it looks great. But, it is pretty grey in the front. I didn't start wearing make-up until I was 37 and that was to give me a more polished look, not because I felt or looked old. I do notice my skin sags and I don't look as young. But, as I approach 40, I feel more confident because I have been through a lot of bad things and survived. I feel I can handle life better, now. So, when I turned 30, it really didn't mean much. I looked a little young for my age, so it wasn't too bad. I had some people say that they thought I was a college student. And, even a few thought I was near high school age when I was around 30.
• United States
16 Apr 07
Wow, you have a great outlook. You sound like my mom did when she turned forty. She was loving it and loving life. She encourages me and tells me that from 40 onward is really the best time of life. Thanks for adding to her encouragement!
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• United States
16 Apr 07
Oh, my goodness! It's as if you were talking to me personally when you wrote this. I woke up and cried on my thirtieth birthday. Turning thirty just hurt my feelings. I was officially no longer "young." Now, I'm sneaking up on forty and I am seeing some lines and lots of those "highlights" you mentioned. I need a lot more moisturizer these days, and I even have "stubborn grays." :o( I recently colored my hair and it really didn't do a thing for the gray. Well, it didn't cover it but I guess it helped a little because I went a shade lighter and they aren't quite as noticeable as they were in my dark hair. Still, I'm starting to feel my age!
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
16 Apr 07
At the time that I hit 30 all the talk was about how diffivult it was you turned into an emotional mess. My mon had a brain hemerage at about the age of 30. So when I hit thirty I was waiting to become this emotional mess and possible have a braiin hemerage too. I waited for two or three month then forgot about it. I guess it just depends on the person. I never did wear make up and I still don't. I did have a bit of a problr when I turned 60. I wasn't thinking any thing about it until My darling daughter Says Gee Mom you'ell be 60 this year. She said it like I was really getting old. It onlu bothered me for about 2 or3 weeks. Who has time to worry about getting old?
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
16 Apr 07
My teen's were fun. I had nice skin and everything was perky. I did not even need to wear a bra. I had a waist. My 20's were interesting because of having children. My waist started to disappear. My 30's is when the gray hair and wrinkles were but a few. Gravity started to affect my figure. All in all, the 30's were not too bad. At least, not anything I did not expect. On the other hand, My 40's, Oh my! I don't like to even look in the mirror. The wrinkles got deeper and the gray hair increased dramatically. Things are not perky anymore without a good push-up bra. I love all those pretty colors in the boxes that I use to dye my hair to hide all the gray. Lord knows what is in store for me. I will be entering my 50's in July. I am not sure I want to go there. It might get scary to see what else life can throw at me.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Thirty was totally traumatic for me, way more than turning forty. In my thirties I became more comfortable with myself, more confident and learned how to like who I am. I made positive changes in my life, and I realized that I can make each year the best year of my life, that it doesn't matter how old I am. It was a time of transition and change and growth for me, so when I got to the big four Oh, it was no big deal, I had made it this far!
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• United States
17 Apr 07
No, 30 wasn't that bad at all. But 27 for some reason really upset me. I have no idea why but I was really depressed by turning 27. I still have 8 years until 40, but that is one that I am worried about!
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
I will be turning 25 this year, that mean it will not be long for me to turn 30 years old. Of course natural beauty fades when a woman is turning 30,may be the skin is etting worse,their bodies droop,and wrinkles appear on your face, all these are unavoidable. But a woman should have developed her wit when she was 30, it made her being a smart woman which have inner beauty rather than outer beauty.
16 Apr 07
Turning 30 wasn't too bad for me, but then I have never looked my age. Turning 40 was a little more important though, by then I was a housewife and mother and felt nearer 80 on occasions. When I hit 50 I took a long hard look in the mirror and decided ..... not to look in the mirror - lol. Now I am 55 years young and growing old disgracefully.