During the period
of my initial Chemo treatments I looked forward to Friday nights at
my synagogue whenever I felt up to it. My congregation is fairly innovative and, this particular Friday night, rather than worshiping
all together at the usual place we split up into smaller groups or
families and met in our neighborhoods at the homes of members who
volunteered as hosts.
My husband Tobin
and I went to the home of Sandy Stein, now known as Sassy
Chick. After a short but meaningful worship service in which we
all took part we did what all Jews do when they congregate, we ate
dessert and “kibitzed” (Yiddish for making small talk).
I had become
accustomed to saying things like, "All I want for Chanukah is my
eyebrows back” and since this was November, just before the
holiday, I said it several times that night. Finally, both God and
Sandy must have heard me because Sandy turned around and answered my
wish. She asked me what I meant by that. I explained how much
trouble I was having putting on and keeping eyebrows on my face.
Between powders and pencils smudging and disappearing and my
exhaustive efforts to create balance and symmetry, I was
pretty exasperated. Sandy
said, “I think that I can help you with that” as she led me into
her home office and gave me my first two SeneGence™
I had just
created my Henna tattoo
process, so the
symmetry was getting easier and I was able to wake up with a hint of
eyebrows which helped me look less like an alien at the start of the
day. But they were still too pale to handle the amount of expression
I wanted to project to the world. I needed to augment the warm brown
tattoo markings with something that I could put on in the morning
and be confident it would last all day.
products that I tried was a smoky blue ShadowSense™, which I
used as a liner below and a shadow above my eyes, filling in the
void from my missing lashes (yes, I lost those too). Then the very important
liquid eyeliner that I used to brush on some fine lines over my
tattooed brows to add real expression to myface. Immediately I was
thrilled with the benefits of this product line. It was what I had
been looking for months and now finally found.
I am relieved
every day to look fresh and ALIVE!
And amazed that I can still look as good at the end of the
day as I did in when I put it on in the morning.
understandably some days I look a lot better than I feel, which is
better than the other way around!