I headed for the makeup counter and began looking over the gemmy little samples of MAC eyeshadows. Then I tried something I don't usually do: I asked to try one of them on. For some reason I've never done this before, I think I used to be grossed out by the fact that they've usually been used at least once (when *do* they put out fresh new samples, anyway?). Also, I often felt like I'd be pressured into buying one, and then I'd be embarrassed if I didn't.
|"Sweet & Sour"|
Anyway, it gave me that little extra bit of confidence that day when it came time for another round of door-knocking. It's almost silly, but it's amazing how much of a pick-me-up that was. The brushes she used were really high quality and soft, and somehow it feels different when someone else is putting on your makeup for you. (I couldn't help briefly thinking if men realized that trying on eyeshadow is a good way to have a decent looking lady pamper them for a few minutes, eyeshadow would really make a comeback for dudes.) There are plenty of days I go out with as much makeup as a 12 year old boy, but some days, a little war-paint can help with a mission, lol.
Oh, and one of the houses I knocked at had a young contractor working to refurbish it for the next owner/renter, and he actually crossed the street, (after I was finished with that side of the street), gave me his card and said "Normally I don't do this, but you're really cute, here's my card with my number if you ever want to call".