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So yesterday was a holiday. I had nothing to do (that I wanted to do). I was bored. I don’t know how to put on makeup very well.

Enter YouTube…and a series of videos by a gal from England named Lauren Luke. She does these great makeup application tutorials and I got sucked into watching about a dozen of them. She does amazing things with eye makeup that I’ve only ever dreamed of being able to do (or wear for that matter).

A little bit of curiosity, a teensie bit of courage, a lot of trepidation. Alas, out came the make up bag. I don’t have a lot to choose from because I’m not very daring when it comes to make up. I like to look natural rather than glamorous. I generally don’t wear makeup at all in fact. BUT I’ve always wanted to know how to put it on so I pulled out what I had, put YouTube on the TV had a go at it.

Let me tell you a little something about applying eye makeup. It’s hard!!! I was shocked by how hard it was to get the shadows to blend properly (at least for me). And making liquid eyeliner symmetrical on both eyes?? UGH! But I finally completed one of the looks. And it only took me a mere hour!

So I was “all dressed up” with nowhere to go. What to do? What to do? I know!!! Document in pictures my debut as a beautiful sexpot. I can do the “girl next door/million dollar smile” look pretty well. Somehow I have that down pat. So I figured it can’t be that hard to do smoldering goddess, right? WRONG!

I found out just how hard it is to look sexy in pictures. How do all the models and celebrities do it? Seriously!!! I looked like a complete nincompoop!! LOL! It’s just flat-out sad, scary, disturbing, yet at the same time, hilarious. I have to admit, some of these were taken specifically to be goofy, but most were sad attempts at being sexy.

Sexpot, not so easy

So, on being a sexpot….well, I’m not! It’s tough, I found out. At least for me. I’m sure there are women out there that it comes naturally to. For me, it’s like trying to mix oil and water. It could probably happen with effort – lots of it – but it’s not natural. I’m still going to practice though! Cause as lame as I felt with the makeup on and as dumb as I looked in my pictures, I had a lot of fun doing it. It was an uber-girly day and well worth the effort. At the very least, I got lots of laughs out of the experience. And maybe learned how to apply eye makeup just a little bit better.

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