Strutting my bum at New York Fashion Week for Cottonelle was a BUCKET LIST DREAM come true and proof 40 is just a number! #letstalkbums

I’ve been dreading turning the big 40 since I turned 35 and was unceremoniously CUT-out of that VERY coveted demographic that is most sought after and feted- you know those 18-35 year-old YOUNGINS. Don’t get me wrong- 40 is a great number- in fact I feel blessed that I have REACHED this milestone when so many others have not– and I know I am the sum of all my parts and years- those years have made me who I am. Of course 40 doesn’t not scream- FUN SEXY, ENERGY.. It whispers- go GET A MAMMOGRAM, get ready for peri-menopause ( Thank you so much to that pad company who sent me a discrete email about how if I pee when I laugh it might be time to use their products) and other not-very-sexy-thoughts. And then one of my besties Complicated Mama introduced me to the team at Cottonelle and little did they BOTH KNOW it was a MATCH MADE in #letstalkbums heaven  and a chance for me to prove that turning 40 could be empowering, and yes  a chance to STRUT my stuff at New York Fashion Week!

Strutting my bum for Cottonelle  at New York Fashion Week!  Of course getting runway ready includes meticulous grooming – hair, makeup, clothes, shoes and much more – but you’re not totally ready until you’re confident. That’s where the Cottonelle Care Routine comes in.

Ever since I had kids and did diaper duty- the thought occurred to me– why are BABIES the only ones who get to feel all fresh and clean after they do their bathroom business in their diaper?! And so for the past 12 years I too have been a big proponent of keeping my BUM fresh and clean with wipes- so you can only imagine the SHEER JOY I took in finding out Cottonelle was unveiling their new Fresh Care Flushable cleansing cloths- FOR ME– it was a MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN!!! ( and now that I have them- they will never leave my side– NOT EVER in fact my lil buddy Lazer agrees with me!!)

Strutting my bum for Cottonelle  at New York Fashion Week!

Let’s face it-Talking about bathroom habits can be embarrassing but  I am TELLING YOU THAT you may be missing out on a better way to get clean than simply using dry toilet paper alone and Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths are designed to work together for a clean, fresh feeling throughout the day. And Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths are now available in a sleek, new dispenser -which makes  it THAT MUCH easier to have wipes within reach and for everyone to enjoy the clean and fresh feeling of the Cottonelle Care routine. The bottom line is this…Nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the Cottonelle Care Routine– Join the conversation on Facebook and try it for yourself.

And OF COURSE Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths were a HUGE part of my getting ready to STRUT down the Runway routine… You can check out the show here:  Strut, The Fashionable Mom Show – Runway Video from Denise Albert on Vimeo.

And Here are just a FEW highlights from my EXPERIENCE AS a Cottonelle Ambassador at NY YORK Fashion week!!

Behind the Scenes Getting prepped!

Behind the scenes at New York Fashion week #letstalkbums

Beach Hair by Sarah Potempa CHECK!

Beach hair by Sarah Potempa-CHECK!

Hair and Makeup DONE!

Makeup and Hair done at #NYFW  #Letstalkbums

Time for a QUICK PIT STOP and a Cottonelle REFRESHER at #NYFW Cottonelle Clean and Fresh Restroom at #NYFW

Cottonelle Clean and Fresh Restroom at #NYFW

In the Program strutting FOR A Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue!

Strutting for a CAUSE! Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue!

And now for THE DRESS!

Making my RUNWAY DEBUT!! #letstalkbumsStriking a pose! #LetsTalkBums

Melissa Chapman walks the runway at Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (September 6, 2013 - Source: Brian Ach/Getty Images North America)
Melissa Chapman walks the runway at Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 7, 2013 in New York City.
(September 6, 2013 – Source: Brian Ach/Getty Images North America)

 

So who else is READY to TAKE the Cottonelle Care Routine CHALLENGE?– Join the conversation on Facebook and try it for yourself.

This post is part of a sponsored conversation with Cottonelle but as is always the Case- ALL opinions are my own!

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