Okay so I stuck to my promise to study The Rules. This weekend, I read through the introduction/prologue of the book a few times. I decided if I was going to dedicate myself to religiously following The Rules that I would have to bust out a list. I combed through the chapter ( about 3 pages ) and wrote down every directive thing that the authors told me to do. Mind you it’s only three pages and my final list for this particular chapter was pretty exhaustive. Tips shoot at you rapid fire and it’s dizzying. The following list isn’t even everything that was talked about. All the stuff below falls under the “Look The Part” section of the prologue.
Usually, I’m an “all or nothing” personality. I want to do everything on this list in a week and be a total kick ass rules champion but I know that it’s not humanly possible so I’m going to chew through this list first list little by little. I won’t be actively pursuing any aspirations for relationship status while I’m doing it either. I have to stay focused.
As you can see this week I’m tackling:
-Changing my perception of gratification
-Reading Vogue, Glamour and Cosmo (I’m pretty sure that Mirabella is out of print)
-Not leaving your house without makeup (Lipstick being the minimal, I assume)
Today I officially commenced my journey by promising myself that I wouldn’t leave the house without make-up. I know nothing about really applying make up. If you know me personally, you know that 9.95 times out of 10, I say hello to the world each day with a completely naked face. Sometimes I might get a little crazy and decide to splurge on the pomegrante Burt’s Bees lip balm. The past couple of mornings, however, I took the time to apply the minimal amount of makeup that I know I can get away with without looking like a bozo clown freak weirdo.
Say hello to my new BFFs…
<— Lame photobooth pic of me with everything on.
I’ve already gotten A TON of positive feed back on the lipstick. Two of my guy friends and pretty much all of my female friends have noticed and complimented me on the change and I have to admit when I leave the house with my lips all rouge, I feel kind of sexy. Even if the rest of me is totally jeans and t-shirtin’ it, red lips do succeed in giving me a little swagger. It’s only day one so I can’t say much about the other two (Though I did pick up a massive September issue of Glamour the other day, which I intend to read cover to cover & I plan to talk about instant gratification on Wednesday)
P.S.- Sharon and I have decided that, in an effort to lighten our loads a little, we are going to alternate the postings of our art projects. Instead of us both posting every week. One week, I’ll be supplying a “Rules Project” update and a journal entry while Sharon will be posting an interview. The following week, I’ll post an interview and Sharon will put up art and a journal entry.
P.P.S- Also, if you haven’t noticed, our website now has a like button feature on the right sidebar. It serves as a direct link to our new Facebook page! If you are enjoying our 2 Brown Girls Talk About Love, please make sure to like us on Facebook and leave a question that you have about love on our wall. Sometime in the near future Sharon and I are going to get together on camera and weigh in on your questions with answers and discussion!!!
P.P.P.S- THANK YOU!