The Home Stretch

For Leslie,
Because we’re past the last corner…
So it’s straight to the finish line from here!

While I am pretty sure opening day for America’s favorite pastime was last week, I really don’t know. You know who does know? Leslie. Why? Because she is an endless fountain of knowledge on subjects you probably didn’t know were “a thing…”
Leslie. Google Search extraordinaire. If it exists she will find it via the internet.
Leslie. This is a friend who has been with me during my worst, congratulated me on my best, encouraged me not to give up, supported me in my dreams, talks bad about people she doesn’t know because I hate them, never allows anyone to speak “ugly” about me, checks on me, and would kick ass for me. I could go on and on.
Our lives are completely different. Leslie lives in a suburb outside of Nashville, Tn. She left corporate America to raise her son whom you met in Young at Heart. When I called after the Marc Jacobs party to tell her I stalked Leonardo DiCaprio all night she told me she spent the evening picking up dog shit in the back yard.
Yet, we never run out of things to talk about. For years Leslie has been my reliable rock that never sunk when all else seemed to be engulfed in waves.
I can only hope I am as a good of friend to her as she has been to me.
 Some time after the birth of her son Leslie said to me “I look like I was attacked by a tiger.” I have stretch marks, our mothers have stretch marks, and you probably have stretch marks.
So what are we going to do about it…
Personally, I use StriVectin. However it is so strong that I can’t use it everyday. More than one friend has told me it has caused skin irritation and they stopped using it. StriVectin isn’t for everyone, but it does work. I saw a noticable difference in about a week and after using it for a couple years now I am very happy with the results. 
Lierac Paris Phytolastil Gel is suppose to work wonders.
Tons of women have good things to say about This Works: Stretch Mark Oil.
After StriVectin, I continue to hear how great Bio-Oil works!!!
Finally, Decleor Perfect Sculpt Stretch Mark Restructuring Gel-Cream.
I read to use yoga and stretching exercises to keep the tissues stretched will reduce visibility. Some light-weight exercises help to gain more lean muscle mass which helps to prevent the development of new stretch marks.
Hydration and moisturizing also reap benefits in the game of stretch marks.
Most importantly, if we’ve learned anything from this post, let it be this: if you are involved in an impromptu game of Trivia Pursuit make sure Leslie is on your team. This is the only home-run I can be sure of!!!
***beauty always comes from within, photos from here , there, and everywhere. xoxo, behind the mirror***
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  • Behind the Mirror

    Absolutely!!! I am very lucky to have the friends I have in my life.

  • RedNailPolish

    "talks bad about people she doesn't know because I hate them" everyone needs a friend like that!!

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