My mom threw a big birthday for my grandma’s (Marilyn’s) birthday this past weekend. She turned 80 in May and we had all the family in town to celebrate! I thought what a cute idea to ask the original fashionista herself on her 80th for some beauty advice. We decided to sport the same Anthropologie shirt and it’s actually on sale plus an extra 25 percent off right now!
Below I have the chit chat we had!
How do you define beauty?
Beauty is how a person reacts to another person. kindness with old age is beauty. Because once the wrinkles set in personality is most important.
What is your favorite beauty brand?
Oil of Olay because I have used it for years and I think I look half way decent.
What Oil of Olay do you use?
I use their Regenerist line! This includes a moisturizer, day cream, eye cream, and night cream.
Have you taken any vitamins/supplements to keep you feeling young?
I take so many. I take 5,000 MG of Biotin a day. But there are tons of other vitamins in my box I take as well. When you get older you obviously need more, when you are young its important to focus on eating healthy. Anything with berry in the name!
What is your favorite lipstick color?
I always wear red because it’s fun! I like to match the rest of my outfit to my lipstick.
How do you keep yourself feeling young and lively?
Being around you and your mom. Keeping busy, playing bridge, and shopping in Macy’s last act where I get great deals on fun things. I also spend time with my boyfriend Jack for 8 months of the year in Marco Island, Florida.
If you had to give your 20 year old self one piece of beauty advice, what would it be?
-Stay out of the sun and clean your face every night before you go to bed.
-Throw cold water on your face at the end of the day because it closes your pores. My home economics professor told me that and I have done it ever since.
-Learn to laugh a lot because a smile is very important. You also giggle more when you drink wine if you need some help!
-Also make sure to get as much sleep as you can!
What is your favorite color to wear for clothing?
It used to be orange but now it is definitely pink and red.
How have styles changed in the last 50 years?
Well I have kept things and they have gone in and out of style for years. So purchase products you really like and don’t be too anxious to get rid of them. They will be in style and vintage before you know it!
What is your favorite item in your closet?
I have this beautiful pink dress I am wearing for your brothers wedding with the matching pink purse you got me in Italy. At the moment that is my favorite.
What news source do you find most of your beauty advice?
Whatever magazines I find around your moms house! Haha! I also find random things that pop up on my Ipad, not sure how it happens though. Just like I’m not sure how I always end up facetiming you.
LOVE you Marilyn!
-xox hope everyone has a great day!
What are we wearing? Our Top, Catherine’s pants, (Catherine’s sandals find exact ones at Nordstrom rack sale)