First things first: Old Roommates are moved out; New Roommates are moved in; and minus the odd washing of a dish here and there, my life is cleaning-free and back to normal!
In celebration, I sent out the debut manuscript for one of my newer authors, Beth Ellyn Summer, this past week. It is called THE INTERN DIARIES and it's very fun and fresh, and has already piqued a lot of editors' interest, so fingers crossed everyone!
This manuscript was one I always enjoyed reading throughout its multiple revisions, because Beth has a light, witty voice and provides a behind-the-scene glimpse into the life of a YouTube makeup guru: a world I know nothing about.
I don't really wear much makeup on a daily basis, but each time I would read a version of Beth's manuscript, I would find myself thinking things like, "Dior Amber Diamond highlight powder. That sounds pretty. Ohhh, Nars Turkish Delight lip gloss! Like from Narnia!" And then before you know it, I'd be going into the Sephora that is near the restaurant, and buying those things.
This has actually happened quite a lot.
So I have lots of really pretty makeup now, and no intention of wearing it for the next several months until my friend Jay's wedding in November, because wearing it on a regular basis would also mean waking up earlier on a regular basis. But since I have also been watching my fair share of YouTube makeup tutorials recently (and reading Beth's blog!), I decided that I would use all of the makeup I have purchased recently and apply it using all the tips I've picked up from these tutorials to create a "natural, glowing look."
Here it is! (Ignore the faint scar on my forehead. It is my lesson to tread carefully during commuter hour in packed subway platforms.)
What do you think? Does it look like I'm wearing makeup/am glowing? Jeff, I'm especially interested to hear your thoughts as my only male subscriber. That is, if you even made it this far into this girly, girly post. :)