I happened upon something wonderful this morning – a way to look ten years younger without spending any money. And it takes literally a few seconds. The secret? Light bulbs.
“How can this be?” you probably aren’t asking yourself. Here goes.
Above the long vanity in my bathroom is a light fixture with seven large, round light bulbs. They are the kind of bulbs you’d find around the mirror of a dressing room table. I kind of liked that aspect when we first moved in (though the fixture is horribly stuck in the 80s) – it was very theatre-esque. We moved into our house in late fall, so I didn’t really notice the heat that comes off all those bulbs. Until now.
In an effort to keep the light bill to a level that doesn’t make us cry in pain, we’ve been keeping the house a little…warmer than is my preference. So I spend most of my time at home just this side of perspiration. You don’t care about this, so I will move on. I realized that I get so hot in the bathroom not because of the lack of AC but because of the many lights. So last night I (FINALLY) got the idea to unscrew all but two of the bulbs, which provides enough light for me to not slip in the tub but removes the chance of my getting a sun burn while sitting on the…edge of the tub.
The unexpected bonus? When I got ready for work this morning, I realized in the much softer light that I looked ten years younger. Must be because I’m no longer stressed about how fricking hot the bathroom is.