I apologize in advance to Alex. I know this post is going to send him running far away from my blog.
My sister-in-law Kimmie is gorgeous. Like model gorgeous. She's all girl. Girlie girl. And Kimmie loves her make-up. I go through phases. One minute, I'm stocking up at Sephora. The next minute, I'm going weeks (okay, months) with nothing more than sunscreen (hello, summer!). Whatever Kimmie gets for Christmas, my in-laws get me as well. This is a good thing. Two years ago, I got the BEST bathrobe EVER. One of those nice fluffy white ones that you relax just looking at. It's wonderful to spend a lazy Sunday morning lounging around the house drinking coffee and writing in that thing.
This year I got the Sephora Glitz and Glam Makeup Deluxe Sampler. Did I mention Kimmie likes sparklies right now? Yes, she does. This is the last thing in the world that I would have purchased for myself. I'm not sparkly. Usually.
I have had more fun with this little box full of glitz and glam! As I was playing around with it this afternoon, I thought - this is what writing is like (there it is FINALLY!). You try the cheek stain...it works! It's subtle, but gives you color and a little bit of shine. Rub a little on the eyes (because it can also be used there)...and you have to wash it off five minutes later because it burns. That was a fail. But the Tarina Sparklecity was a definite go - pink AND sparkley? Can't go wrong. The fun has been in the experimenting.
Which is where the fun in writing is. I had a two hour break in between classes on Thursday. I sat in the breakroom, hopped up on Madagascar Vanilla Carmel coffee and scribbled notes in pencil on the back of two schedules. It was so freeing. I'm in the middle of rewrites at the moment, which can feel very limiting. But if you lift the lid off that box and just go crazy with the experimenting? All the fun comes back. It's Josie Maran Argan Bronzing Oil with a hint of glimmer and Nars Orgasm Illuminator which highlights with glitter shine! I've discovered hidden gems - the radiance has surprised me, overjoyed me. I'm not going to lie - there have also been real stinkers, things like cheek stain on the eyelids that didn't work (and actually hurt), but those get thrown out and I find something else that fits the story better and makes it Glitz & Glam.
So you see, writing is like a box of Sephora Glitz & Glam. It truly is. Sometimes it works, sometimes it burns. The fun part is trying new things, finding what works and what doesn't. It's creativity - whether you're putting it on your lips or on a blank piece of paper!
How is your writing going? Any sparkling? Any pain?
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