Wednesday, January 4, 2012

KekahJ Week 85: Glitter


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KekahJ's Choice: Picture 2


“Are you sure about this?” she asked, glancing nervously at the spread of cosmetics on the counter beside her chair.

“Trust me,” he said, squeezing her shoulder reassuringly. “You’re going to look like a princess.”

She sighed and rolled her eyes. “It just all seems much.”

He raised one eyebrow. “It is. But we need it. Trust me.” He repeated. “Now turn around and close your eyes.”

She sat patiently for what felt like forever as he hovered over her. She kept her eyes closed the whole time, so it was difficult to know exactly what he was doing, but she felt her skin being brushed and rubbed and poked and prodded. After while, she started to get fidgety.

“Hold still,” he hissed, pulling her chin back to the position he wanted it in. “I’m almost done.”

She sighed but said nothing.

Finally, his hands were still. He was finished.

“Okay, take a look.”

She opened her eyes and turned towards the mirror.

It was like a dream. She saw the girl staring back at her, but she wasn’t sure who it was. It couldn’t be her. How could she, Plain Jane herself, look so ethereal? She reached one hand out tentatively and touched the mirror, almost as if she were afraid the image in front of her wasn’t real.

Her skin sparkled from the glitter that had been brushed over her pale skin. She’d seen glitter makeup before, but never like this. This was amazing. It was as if a million tiny diamonds had been embedded in her skin. She shifted and the glitter caught the movement, sparkling and dancing in the light. It seemed like every inch of her was covered in glitter. It made her skin look almost other-worldly.

She leaned in closer and examined the patchwork of jewels that had been placed around her left eye. She wasn’t sure how they had been affixed to her skin, but she loved the effect they produced.

He was practically hopping up and down with excitement next to her. “Well, what do you think?”

“It’s ... perfect,” she whispered.


Alby Mangroves said...

Oh, that was realy sweet!! I want to know where she's going- masquerade ball? A fancy-dress party I love it :D