Not a Shop, Part 765: I love hot looks!

I’ve been ill. I’ve been ill in a “having to take time off work to flop uselessly on the couch surrounded by tissues and lemsip” kind of ill. A “can’t stop talking about how bad I feel” kind of way. So I haven’t been blogging. I can’t write when I’m ill: or I can, but I just write a bunch of maudlin, woe-is-me rubbish. Sometimes I even put in song lyrics and everything, like an emo kid. Instead of all that, then, I bring you an email I received yesterday:

From: Hot Looks Lover
Sent: 21 January 2010 17:22
To: Magic Amber
Subject: i love hot looks


   i’m [name removed] and i love to paint my nails especially with hot looks nail varnish.  can’t wait for more colours to come out, i just love your products and the names.

                    from [removed] XXX

Ps. i think you should do a plum colour with sparkles in and call it revive at midnight. 

Oh, damn! Can you believe I COMPLETELY forgot I was the owner of a nail polish brand? Which I apparently named, er, “Hot Looks“. (Note to self: stop drinking.) Now that I’ve been reminded of this totally neglected aspect of my career, however, I will endeavor to get off my lazy ass and make that bad boy a success! Under my expert guidance, Hot Looks will become a nail polish brand to be reckoned with! I will begin by making a plum colour with sparkles in it. I think I will call it “Revive at Midnight”. (No one ask me WHAT is being revived at midnight, OK? Because I have no idea. Vampires, maybe? The thing that lives in my attic?)

I also received an email yesterday that opened with the line, “We would like to send you some of our eyelashes.” Until I realised they were talking about FALSE eyelashes, I was totally freaked out…


  • Tracey says:

    Look at it this way. At least they think you're magic!
    .-= Tracey´s last blog ..Hello, my name is Tracey and I am addicted to shoes =-.

  • BWC says:

    Ha ha!These are so funny, I almost wish they'd write to me, instead!

  • Kristabella says:

    I think this is so funny! (I'm sure you get annoyed, but who cares about you? I think they are funny!) :)

    Sometimes I get a PR email to my blog about taking my kids to see some sort of show in Chicago. And then I laugh because A) I don't have kids and B) If I did, I wouldn't take them to see some stupid Shakespearean theatre thing anyway!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Aye, Mamma Mia! =-.

  • LOL this is hillarious. sorry 'bout you being ill (btw i also totally annoy everybody by talking how bad i feel, how awful it is for me when i'm sick, boo-hoo i feel like crap etc. etc. .. so i get your point).

    the line about lashes is genious. :)
    .-= perfumeorpoison´s last blog ..e.l.f. je stigao!! =-.

  • Katie says:

    I think you should do a sparkly silver, which shimmers blue when you look at it from the side, and call it sky blue silver. Can you let me know when new colours are coming out please.

    And do you want me to send me some of my eyelashes too? ;-)

    Glad you're feeling a bit better Amber :-)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..22nd January – Black and Blue! =-.

  • Toni says:

    The oddness of people emailing your blog aside, I DO NOT understand why someone would send an email like this anyway. I can sort of understand people emailing you about shop stock – by "understand" I basically mean "can sort of see where they got messed up, even if they are crazy" – but just emailing someone at random to say you like a product, and nothing more? Don't get it. What exactly do they expect?! Why not just leave a comment?! Colour me baffled.
    .-= Toni´s last blog ..Getting To Know… The “New Nine” =-.

  • arlene says:

    I love Hot Looks Nail Polish (Collection 2000) especially in Wham! and BMX Bandit….
    .-= arlene´s last blog ..Knitwit =-.

  • Nikki G says:

    Jeez. How silly is that?

  • Lizz Dot Kay says:

    hahaha. I love reading these emails you get! It's also pretty rad that you are magic!!!!! =)
    .-= Lizz Dot Kay´s last blog ..P.R. LOVE =-.

  • jasmine says:

    Ugh these are the type of people who will say, "Oh… well why didn't you say so?" And your response would along the lines of, "Well gee I only did about A MILLION TIMES but apparently your listening skills are equivilant to that of a deaf person." …….(awkward silence). Their response, "Well there's no need to be so snippy about it."

    So good luck with Hot Looks! LOL

  • Hoshi says:

    Ooh, Amber! After you make the plum w/sparkles, do deep blue with silver sparkles. Call is "Midnight Sorceress" or summat like that.

    Hope you feel all better soon!

  • minka says:

    I think you should definitely call at least one of your many products "Magic Amber"… :)

  • MallyMon says:

    Well I think it's sweet. And it IS a very complimentary message – s/he loves your product. After all, how difficult can it be to manufacture and sell a nail polish? The market's there already! ;)x

  • Mousy says:

    Amber, please produce a nail varnish in green. You could call it 'Lost Dress Green'. :P

  • Lizz Dot Kay says:

    oh yeah I forgot to tell you that for some reason I read this letter as if it were sent from a guy… :)
    .-= Lizz Dot Kay´s last blog ..P.R. LOVE =-.

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