The OWL’s beauty section is named after a line hailing from British crime drama ‘Granchester’. A rough suspect described his wife in this manner and it stuck with me. Ageing is great in some ways. For instance, it is true that one grows more confident. (I used to believe this was just something people said to make themselves feel better). But there are downsides too. Gravity – useful in so many ways – can be cruel, especially to one’s face, and apparently, our ears and noses grow larger with time, a prospect I personally find rather off-putting.
There isn’t much we can do about larger ears (and I hope nobody is going to try), but there are very good products out there that can help us look our best. In the OWL’s beauty column I test and review such products, sometimes using friends as volunteers. I do not review free samples but pay for all the products and I don’t give bad reviews but only write up stuff that I and the other testers like. This is because the OWL in Pearls is a positive site and not a space for rubbishing other people and their creations.
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