Ever feel like your life has gotten a little too humdrum and predictable? Ever want to break out of an self-inflicted molds, defy your own conventions and norms, and otherwise shock the heck out of the people who think they know you best?
(People like my Mother – but shhh! I’m not supposed to write about her!)
I mentioned Monday that my technical difficulties threw a serious monkey wrench in my Cyber Monday plans. Alas, poor me – I was only able to snag one item. Not just any old item, mind you.
MAC’s Grey Friday.
When I first viewed it on the Temptalia website (and shout out to make-up maven extraordinaire, Christine Mielke who runs that awesome beauty blog), I was drawn by the seeming contradiction of the fierceness and awfulness of this product.
Think about it: Grey . . . . lipstick.
Fierce . . . . and . . . . awful.
I had to have it.
Thankfully I was able to snatch it up (which, unbeknownst to me at the time, would be my final act before my computer and my phone decided to go on vacation without informing me).
This fiercely awful lipstick represented an escape from my normal make-up looks; my ticket out of the boundaries of what I formerly deemed good taste.
Grey Friday was to be the vehicle I used to go way, way, WAY out there: My chance, Ladies and Gentlemen, to walk on the wild side.
To go out into the light of day (actually, night) in all my goth and glory.
To be wild. And woolly.
Wanna know how to be wild and woolly?
Step out of the boxes that you have created. Do something that is wildly and wonderfully different from those things that constitute your normal. Something that, if your friends and family see you do it – or see you in it – their sensibilities and preconceived notions of who “you” are will be utterly and totally shattered.
Go ahead, do it! Be wild and woolly.
I dare you.
Join in the Fray: What can you do (or wear) to be wild and woolly? Tell me about it!
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A Swirl Girl says
April, you may want to start with something small, like lipstick or a colored lip gloss. Your hair looked really cute in that fro – I suggest you keep rocking that look!
Change my attire, modern day term my swag also try make-up.