In 1993, I was 14 years old. I had a regular babysitting job for two children whose names I can't remember. But their mom was the most glamorous woman I knew. She had long red hair, subscribed to Victoria magazine, and went shopping while I babysat. But the real mark of her sophistication was the embossed, round, cardboard box of Coty Airspun face powder on her bathroom vanity. To my young mind, loose powder with its accompanying puff was the accessory of movie stars, and I dreamt of the day I would have a box of that glamour, too.
Eventually, I discovered that Coty Airspun is available not only on Rodeo Drive, but also in my local Walgreens. It only costs $6.99; it lasts for years. And, recently, to my near-heartbreak, Coty changed its elegant packaging to plastic. Sigh. I've also learned that ministry life is no place for idolizing beauty (I Timothy 2:9-10) but surely beauty itself is part of being female (see: The Song of Solomon.)
I'm now 32 years old; if you babysat for me you'd quickly spot that round box with it's sweet, powdery smell and vintage graphics. Every morning, I open my Coty Airspun for a modest dusting of glamour. It still works.
What makes you feel glamorous?