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I was the most socially ill-equipped and maybe the most boring person ever. My friends actually knew how to dress up and look pretty, where I with big glass, face full of pimples and braces on my teeth didn’t know the basic of trendy look. I had two best friends at that time and not only they but also the whole class used to call me double battery and pimple queen.
In that year I got the taste of my first crush. He used to be a charming and most handsome person in our school. Most of the girls were following him all around, hoping for a glimpse, but I was the lucky one he asked for my friendship. And of course I accepted it gratefully. I had never dared to give him any clue about my feelings.
The days passed by and I had started to develop inferior feelings about my look and complexion. I feared of rejection. I shared my feelings with my best friends. At first they laughed, but when they sensed I was serious they gave me some tips about how to remove my pimples.
I had tried so many methods, some I heard from my family, relatives and some I heard from my friends. I had applied the Neem paste with turmeric, sandalwood with neem paste but nothing happened. So I decided to give up on my face and rather than that concentrate on studies as my board exams were approaching.
I had never studied that hard in my entire life and appeared my exam with a smile on my face. It is well said that ‘Hard work is the key to success.’ Well, I got 95% on my board exam and got admitted in the same school for eleventh standard.
I, my best friends and my crush were in the same class. Our friendship went smoothly and at that time I contemplated my study as the first priority. By the end of 12th standard I converted myself as a studious student. I was top in my class, but never gave him a hint of my feeling.
After our 12th standard we changed our path; I became an engineer where he went for further commerce study. In the due course of time four years passed by I last saw him.
I never realized when my crush became my first love. And I got my first unsuccessful love story. But I never mount over my pimples, which was also bothering me. Sometimes I thought that maybe my pimples will come in the way of my interview.
Before some months, one of my relatives had introduced me to Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash. I thought to give it a try. I had tried several face washes but never taste the effect. After 3-4 weeks some unexpected thing happened; my pimples started to vanish one by one. And after some more days I got a pimple free face. I had succeeded in my first step and then I moved to my second step, which was getting the lens. My second step was not difficult though.
I went to a parlor; cut my hair into some layers, got manicures, re-do eyebrows and something more hard to recall. The beautician passed the mirror and I looked myself. The first thing came to my mind was ‘Is this me?’ I looked beautiful, first time in my life.
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My transformation led me a confident lifestyle, I got placed in a very well known company and I got an invitation for school get together.
I never expected to see him again at the get together party. He hadn’t changed a bit; same charming look, flirty smile and full of energy. He came closer to me and said, “You look different.”
“Define different?” I asked with confident look. We both laughed and talked for hours. I realized something buried deep inside in my heart and that needed to come out. With thumbing heart beat I called him, “I have to tell you something. You will listen completely and don’t react.”
He nodded with a concern look. I started to explain him everything. He listened patiently and spoke when my elucidation was over.
“If you had told me at that time I could have accepted you. It’s too late now. I had always liked you because you were ‘YOU’; unique from everyone. I have a girlfriend now. Can we remain friends after this conversation?” He sounded exceptionally sincere. I said, “Of course!!! We are friends and we’ll be always.”
Till now we also remain friends and we are ‘the friends in need and friends indeed.’
I have always thanked that I’m being introduced to GarnierNeem Face Wash, who gave me the confident look and pimple free face.
Written for Garnier Pure Active Neem contest
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