A little grass roots advertising
Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Christa Allan
This weekend I went to Nashville, TN, to a writer's retreat. I had been working on college junk and running on low sleep prior to leaving. Combine that with getting up at 4:00 am to leave Thursday morning, then driving 12 hours to get to Tennessee, and I was exhausted. I pretty much looked hungover the entire time I was there. I was with a group of Christian writers, and I looked like the token drunk. Stripes do not distract from eye bags. I think Christian Siriano said that.
I had a great time hanging out with writer buddies. I also got to hang out with super writer and one of my closest friends, Natalie Lloyd.
Things you need to know about Natalie:
a. She is disgustingly photogenic.
b. Our twangs must cancel one other out. She says she has a heavy accent, but girls from Arkansas do not notice these things.
c. Her awakeness made me look even more in need of AA.
d. She is seriously funny.
e. She is seriously fun.
f. She has good stories.
g. I can't wait for you to read her fiction. It's as enviable as her picture-taking abilities.
You can't even see my eyeballs in that picture.
We're totally impressing that guy behind us.
Natalie recently asked me about my mascara, and I got all excited to tell her about it. Because it's my One Thing. You know, the one product I swear by, buy in bulk, and love to tell others about. I have tried expensive stuff (at least two whole times), but my favorite, favorite mascara is just plain old L'oreal Voluminous in black. You can purchase it wherever fine items are sold. Items such as Noxema, heating pads, and Depends. Right now you can even get it in a two pack at Wal-Mart or Target for ten bucks. Combine that with a coupon from the Sunday paper, and you're basically stealing luxury. I also like this mascara because it supports my personal mission statement of “Who Needs Falsies?”
What's your One Thing? Your must-have item that you swear by?
I can’t really think of any item that I “swear by” I tend to switch stuff up a lot. I do have authors that I “swear by” or rather purchase every book I can of theirs and recommend them to everyone!
I have seen Natalie’s book around and didn’t give it much thought, but after reading this post I just ordered my copy and I’m super stoked to read it!