Once upon a time, there lived a girl by the name of Sheela who rather enjoyed going to school for several reasons. One, she genuinely adored English and History and Art, and, being the granddaughter of the school’s recently retired principal, she was treated (oh let’s just say) with extra special care. She was even made a school prefect which brings us to the crux of this story.
In the school where she was from, every year, the group of school prefects would put together a performance for teachers and other members of academia. That year, 1985, the last year of elementary school, there was a trainee teacher on board. Enthused and young and not yet jaded, said trainee decided that the perfects would, gasp, do a cheerleader-esquire Pom Pom Dance for Teacher’s Day. Oy.
I kid you not.
So, we practiced and rehearsed and trained our butts off. The big day arrived and we were beyond thrilled when Miss Trainee said she’d also be doing our hair and make-up. That is until we realised it was one size-fits-all makeover. We were ALL going to be sporting (garish) Blue Eyeshadow, bright Red Blusher and, get this, Fuchsia Lipstick. I know. I know. I also know that Miss Trainee truly thought she was making each and everyone of us look beautiful. And that, my friend, is why I avoid Blue Eyeshadow like the plague. Why the very thought of wearing Blue Eyeshadow makes me break out in a cold sweat. I speak the truth.
Hence, when Catherine listed Blue Eyeshadow as the next to-do in her #iwillwearwhatilike style challenge, I was more than a little freaked out. But I did it. And I’m glad I did.
Blue Eyeshadow, you scare me no more.