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It's the last day of my blog tour for The S.E.R.A. Files Volume II and I'm over visiting Roxanne at Fang-tastic Books. But don't worry my little blossoms. You still have one more day to enter the draw to win an Amazon gift card or an e-copy of The S.E.R.A. Files Vol I or Vol II. If you haven't entered you've only yourself to blame...or possibly the dog.
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No, this is not about weird fashion choices (what is with platform heels? Seriously!). I'm dedicating this post to all those painful things women do for fashion...Here are some of the pitfalls of those objects we use to 'enahance' ourselves. Now, before you all go getting annoyed - just think about it...do men have to do any of these things?
#1 High Heels - Yes, I own plenty (I have a shoe 'thing') so I'm not a flattie-lover (unless I'm taking Miss 2 somewhere, then it's flattie time...or maybe joggers - those toddlers can get up a fair bit of speed). But when the heels start to achieve torturous angles in the name of fashion and making your legs look longer and slimmer, you run the risk of shorter and fatter results instead from a plaster cast when you break an ankle. Plus, there's that dorky walk 'cause you can't bend your knees properly... Unless you like playing prancing pony. (There are onesies and groups for that, people!)
#2 Spanx (or equivalent) - Suck it in, tuck it up, slim it down, squeeze it round, raw-hide! Hot weather and these things don't work. Trust me. And have you ever tried wearing them with a loose floaty skirt in windy weather? Everyone knows how far your spanx goes. Yes, the benefits are rather nice, all I'm asking is - why don't men wear them? Especially those guys whose hairy, rounded tummies hang over their pants? What's wrong with a little sucking it in for the boys too? And I'd rather see flesh-coloured spandex than a hairy bum-crack any day!
#3 Cosmetics - Eyeshadow: For the love of all that's holy, who has the time to 'contour, contrast and blend'? Lipstick: Poochy kiss faces so you don't transfer your shade to your friend's cheek, reapplying every five minutes (the stay on ones make my lips peel), red chin roll-under (for those with full bottom lips who happen to eat an apple so the lipstick-y lip is pushed onto the chin. And finally, Mascara: ever accidentally poked yourself in the eye with a mascara wand? Just sayin'.
Now I use all these things, but on days when I can sit at home in the fluffily slippers, no make-up, with wobbly bits ahoy, it does rather cause the other times to look a wee bit like torture...
* This post is tongue-in-cheek with regards to the guys. Sadly, there is increasing pressure on young men to 'look' a certain way, in the same way women (young and older) have been pressured about their appearance for too long. Being healthy is different from making your life a misery because of some unreachable ideal. There. Rant over. I'm off to my fluffily slippers and a chocolate brownie.
I'm at three stops for day 5 of my tour, then I'm taking a break for a few days before my next stop. So, first up I'm at the kick-ass Paranormal Romance Fans For Life blog - not only is the header really pretty, but there looks like some great recommended reads (and not just The S.E.R.A. Files. :D )
Next stop is Lunar Haven and a comprehensive review by Elora with 3 crescents out of 5 for The S.E.R.A. Files Volume II. Volume I may no longer be Free : ( but you can still enter the contest to win an Amazon gift voucher or an e-book of Volume I or Volume II.
My final stop is at one of my favourite blogs - Snarky Mom Reads. I visited Ms Snarky Mom back in December with S.E.R.A. Volume I and as we're also both mums, I feel right at home here.
I have great fun exploring the site and sharing a cyber-glass of red with Ms Snarky Mom.
There's also a lovely review where Ms Mom reveals which of S.E.R.A. Volume II's stories was her favourite.
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C.T. Green likes to write paranormal and science fiction romance, stroke cats and drink chai lattes.