Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Divine Feminine


This post won the first prize in the Divine is You Contest by Gillette organized by BlogAdda



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A peach halter top teamed with a hot pink short skirt. A stray flick cups her petite face as her hair cascades down her shoulders. She sits in the chair, a towel wrapped around her, facing the vanity mirror. Her attention seems to fluctuate between the few pages she holds. A quick glance in my direction is followed by a slight nod.  I get to work. Her skin is flawless. She’d almost pass of for a porcelain doll. No wonder they chose her.  

The butterflies in my stomach seem to be on a warpath.  As I gently dab in the moisturizer , I realize the shades on the palette don’t seem to match her skin tone. How can they? They haven’t launched ‘perfection’ yet. I dabble between hues to get that natural look. She patiently waits for me to work my magic. An occasional eye contact translates as an approval.  A sigh of relief escapes from my lips, involuntarily. 

“I like the look. Can you tone down the lashes though?”

A feeble 'yes ma’am' is all I manage. She sensed my nervousness for she addressed me by my name.

“Jenny, how long have you been associated with Vir?”

“2 years…….” I trailed. She smiled.

“So you will do a good job. Relax.”

It is amazing how comforting encouragement can be. Somehow post that, I did not take much time and we were done. She seemed like a sweet person. Between conversations, she began rummaging her travel bag. She finally whisked what she was looking for and got to work, much to my disbelief.

“But you…….. I could not bring myself to complete the sentence.

“Yes, I know. But you need to be smart, Jenny. It is always about the comfort and the convenience.”

“But the world believes what you say.” I was surprised to find my voice.

“Well, the world does not pay the price. I do." 

“I don’t understand…” I stammered, silently hoping no one would walk in on us. This would not look good. She finally put down her Gillette Satin Care razor and looked me in the eye.

“Jenny, I have sensitive skin that can’t bear wax strips or hair removal creams. However, it doesn't mean I can’t endorse them! And just because I do, doesn't mean I have to use them either.”

“But you go around making it seem so effortless with a victory sign”. 

She continued unfazed. “Yes of course, the victory lies in my bank balance”, she added with a wink. "Besides, why would anyone subject themselves to 'pulling it up'? Real Beauty is not painful! And with our kinda schedule, you don't have forever to preen. If the director wants you on the sets at 5 am, I am not going to have the time for a hair removal cream either. Gillette works for me!"

“So why not endorse the brand that you use anyway? Why lead your fans on?” I reasoned. 

“I would love to! But apparently Gillette focuses on the product efficiency way too much. I would have nothing to do in their ads. I get paid to look pretty. Besides I am under binding currently. So not a word about this, ok? This will be our little secret.” She added the eye flutter and the pout for effect. 

A gentle knock on the vanity van door disrupted our dialogue. I opened it. It was the production controller. Looking at Kate, he continued in a respectful tone. 

"Ma'am, your shot is ready."

"Be there in five." she said cheerfully. She swirled like a diva and got ready to make her grand entrance. A gentle pat on my shoulder and she was gone. 

My thoughts went to what just transpired between us. I idolized her, like so many others, but for now, looking at my patchy arms......I wish I had opted for her hair removal choice! 


This post is a part of the Gillette Satin Care contest in association with BlogAdda.com


32 comments:

JANU said...

It is my choice too as I have a sensitive skin. Good one again, my dear.

Purba said...

Guffaws! what a climax. I actually thought she was taking out a revolver. Hahahaha

Corinne Rodrigues said...

As per usual, methinks! ;)

Blogwati Gee said...

A razor can be equally dangerous. It is known to commit murders...:-P

Blogwati Gee said...

I think it is the preference of many, just like the diva here...:-)

sharmila said...

Another winning entry Vini !!

Blogwati Gee said...

And as usual, you are always right......:P

Blogwati Gee said...

Tum sab mujhe aise hi khush karte raho :P

Diksha Sharma said...

Quite interesting! the razor part was really surprising! :D

Anyway, new on your blog. Hope you can find some time to visit mine. maybe we could follow each other? :)
http://theseasonedwoman.blogspot.in/

Roshni AaMom said...

Nice twist in the tale, as usual!! Definitely expect you to win!! :)

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

Enjoyed reading the post! It seems so real!!!

indianhomemaker said...

That's a nice story ... was wondering throughout what was going to happen next :D So this is divine femininity?

Ritu said...

LOL The story brought a smile to my face. Feminine secrets out in the open?

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks IHM. The divine femininity is a huge business no? :)

Blogwati Gee said...

As long as the victory sign makers don't get a lead on this, I'm good :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Pretty much what happens Anu. Use something, endorse something, say something :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Roshni, your aakashvani became satyavachan. You need to visit all my contests posts now :P

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Diksha. Will visit soon.

Manjulika pramod said...

Its different from all those that I read..Very well crafted..Congrats for the win...
The message through the tale is so true that we do use easy and convenient things but hide them under big names due to several reasons..

Blogwati Gee said...

Thank you Manjulika. Glad you like it.

Rickie said...

No wonder you won...kya suspenseful drama likha hai! :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Sssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh koi hai ...............secret :P

Akila G said...

Good one!! Congratulations!!

Saru Singhal said...

Congratulations! Way to Go! :)

Nandini Deka said...

Congrats....btw go hammer n tongs at them if they ask you any taxes for the prizes...lol

Ritesh Agarwal said...

Nice one...I really liked ur narrative style...Congrats

Tejaswini said...

It is a nice and fresh read.Congrats for the win!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Akila. Me thought so too :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Make that two of us Saru..............Cheers! :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Nandini, they haven't mailed yet. Calm before the storm?

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks a ton Ritesh. I am glad you think so.

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Tejaswini. I do try to make the post count on content.

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