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Old 12-19-2010, 12:08 PM
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Until yesterday, I had never heard of gloves that are designed so that you can text while keeping your hands warm. I am giving a gift of a scarf and gloves to someone who just got a new coat. But I had never heard of these gloves.

I don't even have one of those smart phones yet. A while back, I got so confused over whether to get a Droid or an iPhone. I could not decide. Oh dear. So I just kept my old phone. (But I did decide to buy a few shares of T and a few shares of VZ.)

So anyway, I realize that a lot of you are are in Florida and have abandoned your gloves. But, just in case, I thought I would ask.....

Does anybody know anything about these 21st Century gloves? Brand or style recommendations? Thank you.

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Old 12-19-2010, 12:50 PM
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Boomer, unfortunately we haven't abandoned gloves here completely. We had a few freezing nights lately and very cool days. The golf courses were empty for a couple of days. I wore my down-filled jacket and gloves to the dog park on those days. But I digress.

I haven't heard of gloves you wear while texting, but of course, it makes sense. Texting is an epidemic these days. Someone took a simple idea and will be a millionaire.

I have this fantasy that I'll be the one to think of the next big "must have". The ideas are all so obvious and simple. For years I wore a bathrobe backwards when I wanted to curl up with a good book and be snuggly and warm. And my husband laughed at me.

Now someone invented snugglies, and everyone has to have at least one. Bah Humbug.

Lisa, I never heard of anyone who hated Halloween! That is so interesting .. everyone is unique. As an adult, I find there is a certain freedom to Halloween. Dressing up and pretending to be someone else is kind of cool.

It is the present thing about Christmas that I don't like. People seem to spend all their time before Christmas buying gifts. And complaining about how much money they're spending. And the recipients seem to spend all their time after Christmas returning the gifts or trying to give them away. Christmas is great if you have young kids around though, they really enjoy Christmas.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:13 PM
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Until yesterday, I had never heard of gloves that are designed so that you can text while keeping your hands warm. I am giving a gift of a scarf and gloves to someone who just got a new coat. But I had never heard of these gloves.

I don't even have one of those smart phones yet. A while back, I got so confused over whether to get a Droid or an iPhone. I could not decide. Oh dear. So I just kept my old phone. (But I did decide to buy a few shares of T and a few shares of VZ.)

So anyway, I realize that a lot of you are are in Florida and have abandoned your gloves. But, just in case, I thought I would ask.....

Does anybody know anything about these 21st Century gloves? Brand or style recommendations? Thank you.

I remain,
Boomersaurus
I saw these gloves on a recent show (I think it was The View). They were highly recommended.

http://www.echodesign.com/Category/f...t.aspx?rid=656
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Amazon apparently has some. Click this link.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:18 AM
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Hi girls,

And thank you Pturner and kathyzapp for the gloves-info. You found much prettier ones than I did.

I ended up at Macy's where I bought one of the last pairs of Isotoner's SmarTouch.

I still like my two pairs of soft leather unlined gloves that I have had for a hundred years, at least. One black pair and one navy blue pair. But I have nothing with a touch-screen yet.

But my old gloves that I love, well.....what can I say.....they fit me like....a glove.

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Old 12-23-2010, 10:17 AM
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I am impressed that anyone can keep (without losing) gloves (or umbrellas) for years and years. I haven't worn any (except golf gloves) here in the Villages yet, and probably never will - used them in Ohio only for walking the dog and until the car warmed up on my way to and from work.

That is not because I don't need them (is this why my hands are always dry? - I just attributed that to getting older), but because I can either never find them or have already lost them (or one of them). I tend to put them in a pocket and apparently lose one on it's way out or something. I don't wash the cloth ones (never owned them long enough to need it), so it can't be the same as the one sock syndrome
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I tend to put them in a pocket and apparently lose one on it's way out or something. I don't wash the cloth ones (never owned them long enough to need it), so it can't be the same as the one sock syndrome
Speaking of the one-sock syndrome, I use safety pins to connect pairs of socks before washing. You never lose another sock and it makes sorting laundry a breeze.

Enjoy this housekeeping tip, it is the only one I know.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:10 AM
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I wish I loved Christmas but I don't, and I never have. I tolerated it and cut down Christmas trees and decorated the house and cooked turkeys and stood in line for Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Dolls. But I've never liked Christmas. Bah Humbug. I know some people who get very, very excited and really love Christmas. I wish I did.
The commercialism of Christmas is what kills the joy of the season. Thankfully, when I and my siblings were in our 20's, we all decided as a family to stop giving each other gifts. Instead, we looked forward to spending time together and with our parents. On Christmas Eve, we had lots of finger foods, sliced turkey & ham for sandwiches, watched movies, and attended midnight Mass. Afterward, we had another party and then slept in on Christmas morn. Well, that changed when my brother had children. We gave gifts Christmas morning to the little ones and that was fun, but we stuck with the tradition of not giving gifts to each other. I think it put the spirit of love and joy into the celebration, and I believe it was one of the best decisions our family ever made.
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Anyone have any interesting New Years Resolutions? (Other than the horrible old "gotta lose 10 lbs and get more exercise). Sigh.
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Anyone have any interesting New Years Resolutions? (Other than the horrible old "gotta lose 10 lbs and get more exercise). Sigh.
I wouldn't call it an interesting resolution, but it is a resolution that I most definitely want to keep.

"Sell our house (on the market since June) in Delaware and move to The Villages as soon as possible!"
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:14 AM
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I wouldn't call it an interesting resolution, but it is a resolution that I most definitely want to keep.

"Sell our house (on the market since June) in Delaware and move to The Villages as soon as possible!"
Kathy, good luck with selling your house .. I hope that 2011 is your lucky year. You'll just love living in The Bubble.
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Does anyone have a treadmill they want to sell? (I guess we all can guess my New Year's resolution).
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Hi Girls, (hope I'm posting this in the right place!)
Has anyone here tried mineral foundation? You know, the powder stuff
that you "dust" onto your face, covering all flaws with a swoosh of a brush and making you look better than real?
I will probably have to change my makeup once I get to TV, and I hear this stuff 'breathes'. I'm gonna need [U]some[U]coverage, as I have some broken capillaries and other wonders here and there.
Does this stuff adhere? I imagine it blowing off in the wind, or falling into my coffee. Is it compatible with sunscreen? Does it irritate your skin? (after all, it is supposed to be ground up minerals) Will I look like a goofball? Am I gonna make a mess with it in my bathroom sink?
Any experienced advice will be gratefully accepted. Thanks!
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Hi Girls, (hope I'm posting this in the right place!)
Has anyone here tried mineral foundation? You know, the powder stuff
that you "dust" onto your face, covering all flaws with a swoosh of a brush and making you look better than real?
I will probably have to change my makeup once I get to TV, and I hear this stuff 'breathes'. I'm gonna need [U]some[U]coverage, as I have some broken capillaries and other wonders here and there.
Does this stuff adhere? I imagine it blowing off in the wind, or falling into my coffee. Is it compatible with sunscreen? Does it irritate your skin? (after all, it is supposed to be ground up minerals) Will I look like a goofball? Am I gonna make a mess with it in my bathroom sink?
Any experienced advice will be gratefully accepted. Thanks!
Actually, I've got some and it doesn't irritate my skin. I prefer not to use it because it makes my face feel hot in the summer, but my Mom in law uses is and loves it. If I remember the literature correctly, it might act as a sunscreen on some small level.

There is a trick to using the makeup, it's brushed on and it can be really easy to get too much on. If you've ever watched Leslie Blodgett on QVC working with Bare Minerals, she tells you to use so very little you think it's not going on.....but is does. Really, it looks good when applied correctly, just as any other make-up does. The blush is great and the eye minerals are really nice, too. Get good brushes, it makes application easier.
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Hi Girls, (hope I'm posting this in the right place!)
Has anyone here tried mineral foundation? You know, the powder stuff
that you "dust" onto your face, covering all flaws with a swoosh of a brush and making you look better than real?
I will probably have to change my makeup once I get to TV, and I hear this stuff 'breathes'. I'm gonna need [U]some[U]coverage, as I have some broken capillaries and other wonders here and there.
Does this stuff adhere? I imagine it blowing off in the wind, or falling into my coffee. Is it compatible with sunscreen? Does it irritate your skin? (after all, it is supposed to be ground up minerals) Will I look like a goofball? Am I gonna make a mess with it in my bathroom sink?
Any experienced advice will be gratefully accepted. Thanks!

Hi Up,

Thanks for asking this question. That's because there are times during which there is nothing better for the spirit than getting into a little bit (or a lot) of girl talk. It works even when you can't actually see the girls you are talking to. That has been proven by the longevity of this thread, started by Barefoot almost 3 years ago.

So about that makeup question.....well, hang on because I am about to digress on the topic of makeup in general. I was thinking a few days ago about asking here in Girl Talk about favorite makeups, and then I forgot about it. I am glad you brought up the topic.

We girls work really hard on our makeup, with the goal of trying to look like we are not wearing makeup.

I know we all have our makeup favorites, and we can be intensely loyal to those favorites. But way too often cosmetic companies decide to change the line. And that makes me seriously toy with the idea of becoming a hoarder of those few makeup brands that have my loyalty.

Over and over, I buy a Lancome eye pencil that Lancome calls Le Crayon Poudre. Ahhh, such a fancy-schmancy name -- a name that I am certain makes Lancome feel entitled to charge fools like me 20-some bucks for a little brown stick. I line my eyes with it and then smear the liner around and wipe most of it off. -- Cant look like I am wearing eyeliner -- right? I make myself feel better for being had on the price of the little brown stick because it lasts about a year. And I dont spend much on mascara. Still buying that good old Maybelline in the pink and green tube at the drugstore. Been using that one for years.

I started using a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation a few years ago. The best one I have found is from Elizabeth Arden. I bought a new tube of it yesterday. (I had reached the point you all know about -- when you get to where you have run out, but yet a glimmer of pathetic optimism makes you get the scissors and hack up the tube to get to the very last dregs.)

When I finally went to the mall to buy a new tube, the woman at the counter said the formula had been changed. (EEK! I knew I should have been hoarding that stuff. Too late now.) The new version is called Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer. The SPF is 15. Minerals are the new part. Have not used it yet. Will see.

I usually finish things off with a little Elizabeth Arden AeroMatte ultralucent pressed powder. I cannot use loose powder. My contact lenses would hate it.

Now, here is the part of my dissertation that if it works for you, I will be your new best friend....

Before I put on the tinted moisturizer, I use a product that I learned about at a makeup counter two years ago and I still love it. Special Camouflage by Paula Dorf New York. It is in a tiny container with half yellow and half peachy-pink. The yellow tames those too-pink places you want to cover. It's the yellow part that works better to camouflage pink spots on your face than anything I have ever found.

Again, it costs a stupid amount of money. Yesterday, it cost me 23 bucks for the tiny jar, up from 20 bucks when I first discovered the stuff. Its a really tiny jar and I only want the yellow part. But I buy it and I live in fear that Paula Dorf will stop making it. (Dont think I have not noticed that the name Paula Dorf has a remarkable similarity to that other Paula my arch-nemesis Paula Deen the only woman in the world that I just KNOW Mr. Boomer would leave me for.)

But, I digress, back to Paula Dorf

One day, my sister and I were together at the makeup counter and we were getting a little concerned because the sales rep could find only ONE of these Paula Dorf things. But she finally managed to find a second one, thank goodness. Had she not, my sister and I might have reverted to our childhood days of fighting like only sisters can. You know -- hair-pulling and scratching and pinching and biting and all that stuff of fond childhood memories. (I wonder how that would have gone over in a major department store aisle.)

Well, I certainly have managed to go on and on a bit and probably was no help at all....unless Paula Dorf works for those parts you want to cover. And if that happens, you will owe me a cyber-glass of wine sometime here in the Girl Talk thread where we will toast camouflage.

Here's a link to Paula Dorf stuff.

http://www.pauladorf.com/p-153-special-camouflage.aspx

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