Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chris Gets Pampered at the Guerlain Pampering Party in Natick!


It is definitely time to learn new things. I attended the Latham Centers Event (read about it HERE) on Saturday, March 22nd at the Neiman-Marcus store in Natick and decided it was time for a “new” face. Now, I am a pretty realistic person and I know my “old” face wasn’t going to magically look like Angelina Jolie -- but I have been doing and using the same products since Jimmie Carter was President so I thought what the heck, let’s give it a try.

Well, I looked pretty darn good with new products and the help of a lovely, patient woman who showed me how to apply my new make-up. I didn’t even mind the photo op now that I looked so glamorous. It was a really fun time, with a lot of support and help from a great group of professionals who pampered us with French music, hor d’oeuvres and wine! Imagine, shopping with a glass of wine. Now that is dangerous!

Fast forward to my home the next day. Same face, same new products but omg, without the help of the skilled pro, I don’t resemble the confident woman I was yesterday. Practice, I need practice (lots and lots of it). Much like any new skill, it takes time to learn and master it. I find myself in the same boat as our students and adults. I am in need of a nurturing, safe environment where I can practice my skills without fear of failure or ridicule. That’s one of the things I so love about Latham. It’s a place that says “I know learning new things is hard, but I will help you and support you as you learn this skill and I will be patient and partner with you until you master it.” That’s what I need right now.

So, with my new make-up in my purse, I leave my house and arrive at my office. If there’s time, I’ll try my hand at the application of it in the safety of my office. I know that everyone here will be kind and encourage me to keep trying. Wish me luck and please let me know if one eyebrow is heading in the wrong direction….

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant

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