The Mi­das touch

Friday - - News -

In­side my fridge, be­side the blocks of Ched­dar cheese and pack­ets of moz­zarella, is my golden mask. My chil­dren reg­u­larly scream when they pull it out by mis­take while rum­mag­ing for treats. “Is this for fancy dress?” they’ll ask and I shake my head. It was given to me by a beau­ti­cian who told me to keep it chilled so I can use it to fight wrin­kles as gold has anti-age­ing prop­er­ties. Cleopa­tra slept in a gold mask ev­ery night to re­tain her youth­ful beauty and while I don’t go that far I do slip the mask on once a week for an hour. Luck­ily it comes with slits for my eyes, nose and mouth so I can re­lax on the sofa watch­ing TV while the beau­ti­fy­ing prop­er­ties get to work. Af­ter read­ing the fas­ci­nat­ing beauty ar­ti­cle on page 72 about gold and its ore-in­spir­ing ben­e­fits I know what I’ll be do­ing this Di­wali – try­ing to re­gain my lost youth with­out scar­ing the chil­dren.

I’ll also be hop­ing to daz­zle at one of the many par­ties be­ing held this weekend, so I’ll def­i­nitely be shop­ping our fan­tas­tic fash­ion shoot on page 52. You can never have too much glit­ter or enough se­quins so I’m plan­ning to hit the high street and shine. Hope you do too – have a fab­u­lous Di­wali.

Karen Pasquali Jones Ed­i­tor kpasqual­i­jones@gulfnews.com

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