Life and Times of Your Humble, Purple Correspondent

Life as a Purple Correspondent can be glamorous, yes.  I do hob nob with the grapest purple people both on the internet and in “real life.”  Often folks will donate their purple items to be reviewed and I have been the happy recipient of the GRAPEST stuff!  Who could forget this purple-icous amethyst bracelet?

However, sometimes being a Purple Correspondent can be trying.  Remember the purple dish washer detergent I tried that turned all my pots and pans into a soapy looking mess?  I’m still trying to get some of the film off my silverware! This is just the chance we Purple Correspondents take when we use ourselves as guinea pigs to review and bring all our purple fans the latest grape finds!

A couple weeks ago I reported on Cover Girl’s LastBlastFusion Mascara with the purple casing.  I told you I wasn’t as thrilled with the applicator.  I had thought that the mascara was fine, but I just didn’t like the way it went on because the brush was a bit too sloppy.  Unfortunately, I have a not so grape update for you on this purple product.

Over the last few weeks that I have been using this product, I have developed red, itchy and peeling eyelids near my lashes.  Now that they have peeled, they also sting.  OUCH!  I tried to rule out anything else. I looked this condition up on the internet but I couldn’t find anything that fit my situation.  The only conclusion I can come to is that I am allergic to this mascara!

For the last few days, I have been forced to be seen (as my dear Reluctant WAHM, Carla would say, “Shock, Horror, Gasp!”) without ANY makeup while I wait for them to heal and find the time to go out and purchase a new mascara.  I dare not show you a picture of said unimproved face for fear little children may be looking over your shoulder.  But suffice it to say that I don’t look my best and am very much looking forward to deceiving my fellow man with my attempt at being one of the beautiful grape people!

I don’t want you to feel sorry for me.  No, no, no!  It’s just part of the job.  It’s why I get paid the big purple bucks.  Oh wait…I don’t get paid and bucks aren’t purple.  But they SHOULD BE, right?

Instead I’d just like for you to post a note of encouragement for me here.  A little note to say how much you appreciate all my colorful sacrifice for the betterment of Purple America.  I’ll be okay!  If I can warn just one allergic soul, I feel my pain is worth it!  No sacrifice too grape for my readers!

Try to have a grape day!  ROFL