“Suck up life. Enjoy every experience.” C.C. Chapman
Last weekend I rocked my first set of false eyelashes. Yes, for two days and one night I was be-lashed and gor-gee-us. I was at BlissDom, alone and looking for adventure in the sponsors’ area of the conference, when I stopped at the Bissell booth. My Little Green Machine, a faithful cleaning companion for more years than I can remember, had gasped its last over some cat vomit and I wanted to learn about Bissell’s newest portable spot cleaners. I did a double take when I saw one woman getting a mini massage and another having false eyelashes applied. In the Bissell booth.
Lordy, lordy! I got a two-fer: information on Bissell’s newest products AND an appointment with destiny to have a set of false eyelashes expertly applied!
The next afternoon I showed up early for my appointment. Danielle, the makeup artist from Spa Chicks on the Go, motioned me onto a high stool. I took off my glasses and batted my nonexisting lashes at her. She smiled and turned around to select my new perfect eyelashes from her assortment. I about fell off the stool when I saw she had enough Ardell eyelashes to outfit the entire cast of a Broadway musical. And each pair was more beautiful than the last.
Danielle suggested a set of natural looking lashes for me. I nodded eagerly then looked toward the floor, as instructed, so she could affix them to me and my excited peepers. In what seemed like seconds Danielle handed me a mirror and asked me what I thought of them.
Staring back at me was me. Only better. I sat up straighter. I fluttered my eyelashes. I winked. My right eyelash winked back.
I lowered the mirror. My fluffy eyelashes and I made eye contact with Danielle. Then we slid off the stool and hugged Danielle. And thanked her. Then hugged her again. Then my eyelashes and I sashayed back out into the bustle of BlissDom, ready to conquer the world!
My sparse eyelashes and I say, “Thank you.”
Disclaimer: I received a free pair of false eyelashes, expertly applied, from Bissell at BlissDom. All opinions expressed herein are my own.