Sunday, June 8, 2008
For your cosmetic product line.
I started wearing Bare Escentuals Mineral Make-Up in January.
A Christmas gift to myself.
For the past six months I have loved it.
But now I realize.
It is - in fact - Escentual.
And this is why:
Friends come to visit.
From Utah to the Nations Capitol.
I schlep my kids into D.C.
Despite the fact that the thermostat reads 99 degrees.
And humidity is off the charts.
The air we breathe is heavy, hot and moist.
The kids whine and cry because it is so insanely hot, hot, hot.
And our water bottles have long since been drained.
My hair becomes flat, stringy, style-less and damp.
And the sweat soaks my clothes - which do not dry.
And the sweat pools in my shoes in little puddles. (Crocs)
And the sweat pours from all of my pores.
Dripping from my flesh onto the sidewalk.
But though my face is dripping wet.
My mineral make-up stays in place.
Moral of the story:
On such days I will have to stay in-doors.
With the A/C happily blowing.
Keeping my mineral enhanced face cool and dry.
Unless someone else comes to visit.
Because for friends and family, I will schlep again.
Despite the oppressive weather.
But I will bring a Costo-sized flat of water.
And I will wear a hat.