If I Write It, Will They Come?
I do love girly stuff, ya'll know that. I never met a lipstick I didn't like, and one need only delve into my make-up drawer to know that's the god's honest truth. If it smells good, I'll buy it. If it arrests the relentless onward march of time across my face, I want it. If it turns sandpaper into silk, I'll import a truckload and apply it with a trowel.
I like color and sparkle and shimmer and shine.
I don't want to be defined by that. I don't want to be "the beauty blogger." Because I really have too much other stuff to say and I fear that maybe nobody would listen if I became known as the chick who blogs about make-up.
I want to be about Just Posts and a really good story that makes you cry and a "Hell YEAH" from my peeps when I go on a righteous rampage against that which is spurrious, injurious, inequitable, venal, villainous, malignant and mean.
I want to be relevant. Is that so wrong?
But does relevancy mean I can't embrace my femininity? Are the two concepts so desperately at odds?
I wish they weren't, but I fear that they are.
I was thinking that maybe I could do a seperate blog all about make-up. I could feature tips, tricks, and bargains. I could even do a "Dear Abby" type thing, but instead of being about etiquette and personal quandry type stuff, it would be about beauty and make-up.
I look like Freida Kahlo. How can I get a neat, defined brow, without looking like Betty Boop?
Confused in Poughkeepise
I might even put up some ads. I have steadfastly refused to do so here, because I don't like it when personal blogs are also marketing vehicles (no offense if you have ads, it's just my personal taste, not a judgement of your morality).
But, such a blog would be offering a service, would it not? And such a service, as well as my time, would be worth the few paltry pennies that some ads would bring in, wouldn't it?
Or would it?
You tell me. Would you read a blog like that? I'm a product whore, and I do read several beauty blogs fairly regularly, but none of them really have the kind of focus I'm really interested in. Most of them feature high end products that I can't afford, and are often written by women who are young and single.
These gals can choose to forego paying rent in favor of buying an ounce of Creme De La Mer and they can do this without worrying about their children having a place to sleep at night.
I would feature great beauty buys on the cheap, some product reviews, maybe tips on how to look fresh and polished without looking overly made-up or uber trendy...
For instance, I'm not really interested in rockin a look like this:
And neither, would I guess, are many of you.
I might even throw in an opinion piece or two. After all, I would finally have a platform from which to broadcast things such as my extreme dislike of the current trend that seems to be sweeping Hollywood lately in which perfectly reasonable women have fallen under the spell of some maniacal make-up artist, who has convinced them all that the nude lip is a good idea.
People, lips and skin should not the same color. It goes against the natural order of things.
And for God's sake J-Lo, everyone knows those lashes are fake even though you paid more those fuckers than I paid for my car.
Sort of like that.
So whaddya think? Be honest.