It has been a little over three weeks since I began my blog, but o gods of cliches, it feels just like yesterday that I posted my first cheeky post here. I hope you're having as much fun reading as I am writing!
Today I'd like to thank whoever brought geek chic back to the masses. When I was young, I envied my friends who sported glasses. They looked cool, smart, and I thought, what a way to change how your face looked! I didn't go out of my way to necessitate my needing one, but it happened when I was 18, and I have been rueful about it since.
Here's why: My father made a song about me when I was a teeny toddler, it went, "your eyes are tiny, your nose is flat, your mouth is huge." (Let me disclaim this by saying it's his way of teasing me, but it did take a lot of years to recover from that self-esteem crush. I still love my dad.) After a long time growing up, my eyes are no longer tiny, and having a huge mouth/thick lips isn't undesirable at this day of age. But my nose is still flat. I have very limited choice when it comes to glasses. I've tried a zillion types of frames with no luck. My greatest love comes in the form of thick plastic frames, but with my bridge-less nose? Forget it! My current ones slide down my oil-slicked nose every two seconds and leave two welts when I push it higher up, but are touted as the only style that would fit me.
The funny thing is even my eyeballs are flatter than average, which means I have a hard time getting contact lenses to fit on them since the plastic would swim around my eyes.
I've heard plenty of girls complain about not being able to put on eye makeup when they're wearing glasses. Some say their eyelashes hit the lenses (lucky girls), some like my sister just don't see the point.
I say we of the vision-impaired should have fun with it! Glasses help mask imperfections, and give us liberty on how much eye makeup we can pile on (and still look appropriate) during the daytime. Since looking all sexy librarian is cool again, we might as well milk it.
Edit: I forgot to include this earlier. Ulta is offering 20% off your entire online purchase with code 12047. The sale ends Saturday. Have fun!