iù lo guardo, più mi ricorda qualcuno: aria da figo, capigliatura interessante, espressione convinta. Ma sono gli occhiali a darmi l’indizio decisivo.
WHEN AUSTRALIAN GOLD CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
The more I look at him, the more it reminds me of somebody I know: real gorgeous, a dish, interesting head of hair, cool look. But the glasses give me the final clue.
Karl Lagerfeld: that’s how the Koala of Australian Gold looks like.
No one has ever seen them without a pair of sun glasses… maybe it’s a question of etiquette.
It doesn’t matter, you: small little mammal marsupial thing, you have saved my life. It is thanks to you and your eucalyptus if I made it to the wedding with an enviable suntan. I say to myself while I settle the spray bottle of Instant Sunless Spray on bathroom shelf. A touch of lipstick and I am ready to head out.
I enter the office and I notice there is something wrong with Bianca. Looks like she’s feeling low and I want to find out why. It could be work, this is a pretty busy time, though I don’t think that’s quite the reason: in chaotic situations she performs better than ever. So what could it be? Need to know. I’ll wait for the break, Chiara goes out for her usual coffee and we are finally alone. I reach to her desk and I try to get to the point without being too pushy:
“Bianca, I can tell you’re worried, is there any way I can help?”
She give me a look I cannot really tell, seems like she’s happy I asked.
“Indeed, Olivia, there is something I would like to ask you…”
Bingo. I knew she needed me.
“What can I do for you?” I ask her with solicitude.
“I’d need a week off.”
How I understand her. I promise that when this chaos is over she’ll be the first to go.
“Of course darling, you can take the first week of August.”
Sometimes my generosity scares me.
“Olivia… I’d need the first week of June.”
Next week like? How can you ask for a week off now? You can’t leave me right in the middle of a new collection!
Forget everything I said about her performance under pressure.
“Bianca, do you realize what you’re asking me?”
“I can’t help boss. My classmates from high school are planning a get-together. A week on the Elba island in memory of the good old times. But this is the point: my boyfriend and his ex-girlfriend were in my same class. I can’t leave him alone with her, do you understand me?”
A match between a single lady and a married lady sounds interesting. Let’s see how it goes.
“You have my permission.” I tell her.
“Are you serious?”
“Positive. But you can’t go to a seaside location without a little suntan, or she’ll steel the scene.”
“Right, let’s do something!C
I think something won’t be enough. I will have to give her my antiaging sunscreen cosmetics I bought this morning. The girl in the shop insisted so much on the fact that they were not common sunscreen products that I nearly learnt it by heart. Knowing that I would have to part from them to help Bianca beat her boyfriend’s ex gives me the strength to fetch the bag behind my desk and show her the product that will change her life: Superior Intensifier by Australian Gold. “Babe, listen: this one must be layered before sunscreen because it stimulates sun tan and strengthen the skin barrier to prevent thin lines. Its formulation guarantees deep hydration that is the basis for a perfect suntan, and stimulates the production of melanin pigments for a uniform complexion throughout, an intense sexy and long lasting color even in absence of ultraviolet light”. Bianca fiddles with the bottle in her hands, like she’s just found the solution to eradicate her fish-belly white complexion. “Last, the refreshing Blend, Superior Intensifier mask that prevents the unpleasant smells caused by UV rays exposition, leaving a sweet strawberry, passion fruit, pineapple, kiwi and white papaya scent on the skin.”
I find it hard to hold my tears, the thought that I am giving up another must-have by Australian Gold: SPF 50 Lotion sunscreen with Kona Coffee Bronze effect, ideal for the first expositions to the sun. It has immediate effect on the skin complexion: skin illuminates right after the first application, guaranteeing the maximum screening thanks to the exclusive tonic ingredients that help fighting free radicals. Its high concentration of C Vitamin, E Vitamin and Aloe Vera ensures maximum skin care.
After having explained all she needed to know, I wave goodbye to the bottles I put back into the bag and I hand her the bag.
Did I forget anything? O yeah! One last line:
“Now go and bring me her scalp!”
TO BE CONTINUED…
Tan: AUSTRALIAN GOLD