Shiny Happy Lesions

At a loss for something to do today, my sister and I wandered into The Body Shop and started trying on all the testers. (Please, I'd like you to memorize this line and repeat it back to yourself the next time you find yourself thinking how exciting my life in Singapore must be.)

I slathered my arms with something that smelled like all those Christmas-scented candles your mom used to buy for 80% off at A.C. Moore on December 26th, and was reveling, for a few hours, in the subtle aroma of pine and cranberry and vanilla and nutmeg and crabapple and orange emanating from my inner elbows. No, trust me, it was quite an enjoyable smell. And paired with the a capella version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen they were playing overhead---oh please, they have their tree up already, what did you expect?---I even started to get a little excited about the upcoming holiday season. By which I mean that I suddenly thought of, like, four things I wanted to put on my Christmas list, all at once.

But then I got home and noticed that this lotion is shiny. And glimmery. And sparkly. And that because of this, all the many remainders and reminders of Southeast Asian mosquito bites that currently dot the landscape of both my right and left arms ARE NOW COVERED IN GLITTER.

And then I thought about how, even though I make a big song and dance about lipgloss and cute skirts and sandals and the utmost importance of nude-colored underwear under white pants, perhaps it might be going just a tiny little bit too far---I mean, don't you think?---to be seen to be the kind of person who insists upon having pretty, pink, shimmery scabs.

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laurenkie
Nov 12, 2006

gotta love those crabapples...

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Meg
Nov 12, 2006

I'm now feeling all ashamed that our tree is up, but at least I can promise that it's not for commercial reasons.

And if you have to have a scab, you might as well have a shimmery one.

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Diane
Nov 12, 2006

We are not decorating this year as we will not be home - travelling from one end of the province to the other - but still love Christmas carols. They just put me in a good mood!

If you must have scabs, they should have the option of an accessory also. Glitter on scabs = new trend!

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Jemima
Nov 13, 2006

But glittery shiny scabs are the best kind.

Speaking of scabs, Britney Spears finally peeled hers off! I assume you've been keeping up with your Superficial reading.

Oh my God, Holly. My dad reads my blog now. DOOM! WOE! A GREAT WAILING OVER ALL THE LAND! Totally wish you were here to discuss. I get all clenchy every time I think about it.

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Smoness
Nov 13, 2006

When I was about eleven-years-old I got chiggers from a camping trip. The trick to killing chiggers is by putting clear nail polish over the bites b/c this suffocates and kills the chiggers. The only nail polish I had on hand was the clear stuff with all the glitter in it. So for a week, I walked around school with shiny, glittery blobs all over my body.

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jes
Nov 13, 2006

I say: If you're going to have scabs, they might as well be pretty and shimmery!

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Nothing But Bonfires
Nov 13, 2006

Smoness, we should totally start a club.

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StampyDurst
Nov 13, 2006

I hereby claim "Pretty Pink Shimmery Scabs" as my new band name. O.K. I don't have a band. But if I did, that is SOOO What I would call it. We would be known as "The Scabs" for short. And you can totally play the tambourine in my band.

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Cat
Nov 14, 2006

A.C. Moore! I SO have not seen one of those in years! But I remember the cheap candles well. Where did those stores go, though???

And yeah, if you're going to have scabs, they may as well be pink and glittery and smell like Christmas leftovers!

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pseudostoops
Nov 14, 2006

Unexpected glitter is so disconcerting. I bought Aveeno's "natural radiance" body lotion because it sounded nice and let me tell you- natural radiance? Not so much. Glittery radiance. Which I only learned after slathering it ALL OVER, including a generous glop on my dry winter hands. Nothing says sexy like shimmery palms!

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Nancy
Nov 14, 2006

Ah, the stealth shimmer lotion. That smells like Christmas. It's like the Body Shop is intent on turning us all into human ornaments.

Well, embrace the sheen! Shine on crazy diamond!

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Megan
Nov 15, 2006

Doesn't everybody shine their scabs?

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