Made ya look….
So unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of the latest tomes to sweep the country, the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. Well maybe not the whole country—more like the half of the world with double X chromosomes. These 3 books of erotica which have been called everything from “mommy porn” to “not-safe-for-work novels” have probably set the record for Wikipedia searches for the meaning of BDSM (for the record: bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, and masochism). But more importantly, it has people talking out in the open about sex. Kinky sex. And there’s no doubt it has lit a fire under many flailing relationships.
My first exposure to 50 Shades came via Facebook. Whenever someone posted a question asking for good book recommendations, this series was mentioned again and again. So I downloaded them on my Kindle having no idea, other than the enormous number of positive reviews it had, what I was in for. Then a good friend professed she’d stayed up all night reading said books and I remembered they were only a click away.
Okay, so the prose and the characters really aren’t well developed or even well written. Agreed. But when I think back to several books that incited crazes over the last few decades (Interview with the Vampire, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Flowers in the Attic, to name a few) none of them would have taken home the Nobel Prize for Literature either. Yet all of them spawned franchises, blockbuster movies, and got people reading—which, I believe, even Oprah would approve of.
So whether you loved or hated it the books, think they’re smut or sex kitten-worthy, and regardless of whether you’ll be camping out to get tickets for the opening of the movie (recently optioned by Universal for $5 mill)—no judgments here.
But I couldn’t resist putting in my two cents; isn’t that the point of having one’s own blog?) And while I don’t profess to have any unique insight into BDSM, I do know a little thing or two about grey tones. So if you’re looking for a little 50 Shades-esque inspiration here it is, my non-sexual homage to this page-turner: The Best 50 Shades of Grey … MAKEUP. Enjoy!
Cream/Long Wearing Eye Shadow
Powder Eye Shadow
Loose Powder Eye Shadow
Metallic Eye Shadow