George Glass is a 25 year old graduate student chugging through her PhD in sunny, rainy, bipolar Melbourne, Australia. ‘Slap’ is Australian slang for makeup, and makeup makes her happy, hence the name of this blog. At the moment she is particularly happy about Seche Vite top coat, the Kerastase Oleo-Curl range, Kiehls tinted lip balm and Nars China Blue eye shadow.
As a teenager she had acne so powerful, oily and disgusting it took two courses of Roaccutane to get rid of it. It was emotionally scarring, but fortunately the prompt and competent care of a dermatologist prevented it from being physically scarring. As a result George Glass now researches all her skin care thoroughly, and is a devoted follower of Paula Begoun, even if The Paula does gratuitously overuse the term ‘state-of-the-art.’ Her skin is now quite nice, actually, if a touch oily.
George Glass believes in the power of sunscreen, tastefully applied blush, a cheerful manicure, liquid eyeliner and a good haircut. She does not believe in fake tan of any sort, and doesn’t understand what beauty writers mean when they use the word ‘glow.’ She hates leggings so powerfully you’d think leggings ran over her childhood dog.
Even though George Glass cares a lot about makeup, you’d be lucky to see her wearing mascara most days, as the life of a graduate student is a bookish and antisocial one. However, she relishes every opportunity to get slap happy.