I’m so happy to welcome the fabulous Leanne Banks to the Jaunty Quills! Her new book is one I definitely will have to pick up!
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MAKE-OVERS, THE PRINCESS AND THE OUTLAW & a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE
From Leanne Banks
I love the idea of a good make-over. It reminds me of Cinderella. Wouldn’t we all like to have a Fairy Godmother who could wave a wand over us and give us a beautiful gown and glass slippers along with perfect hair and make-up?
Unfortunately, once the Fairy Godmother takes a hike, recreating that look requires a lot of work. Two hours for hair? An hour for make-up? Trying to look reasonably nice is one thing, but going the Jersey Shore or Princess route can be a lengthy process.
The heroine in my book, THE PRINCESS AND THE OUTLAW, may be a princess, but she is a no-fuss kind of woman. Her sister and the palace stylist want to make-over Princess Pippa, but she prefers her easy-going style. She could name a hundred things she’d rather do than sit in a salon chair or spend time piling on the make-up.
A survey commissioned by Skinbliss reports that women spend an average of 3,276 hours of their lives getting ready for an evening out. That’s 136 days – enough time for an astronaut to fly to the moon and back 22 times. I’ll admit. I’m one of the guilty primpers, but as time goes on, I find myself searching for ways to shorten the time I spend getting ready to go out the door… to live my life.
Maybe Princess Pippa with her frizzy hair that she throws in a bun is inspiring me.
What about you? How long does it take you to get ready to go from zero to out the door ready to face the world? And what about when you’re getting ready for a big event? How much longer? Do you have any tips for keeping your “getting ready” routine short?
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