This woman…

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And now I can!  With the Smurfette make-up line courtesy of Too-Faced.

There’s the So Smurfy Eye Shadow Collection…

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And the So Smurfy Illumination Powder…

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And many more products to help one achieve his (or her) fantasy of looking like the Paris Hilton of the Smurf world.

But before you get too excited. You might want to hear about a story I learned back in high school that makes you rethink these cute cuddly color-challenged people…

As a young lass, I learned the “true” origins of the Smurfs. However, I’ve been unable to find any corroboration, or even any written confirmation, that this story, even in legend form, exists. But whaddahell. I’ll tell the story anyways.

According to “the legend,” the Smurfs first appeared sometime during the 14th century. The Black Plague was spreading through Europe, and many people believed that the Plague was either God’s punishment or the Devil’s work.

At the same time, young children were disappearing from small Bavarian villages. Their bodies were found days later. They had turned blue.

The people of these villages believed the disappearances of their children were just one more curse that the Devil had put upon them. To ward off evil spirits, they carved little statues, painted them blue, and hung them in their windows. Thus creating the first image of the Smurf.

When in “reality,” the children’s disappearances were the result of Alchemy fever. Alchemy is the belief that one could transform one substance into another for the purposes of obtaining everlasting life and wealth.

A few Alchemists, desperate to find the “perfect” substance, hypothesized that the blood of young children carried powerful properties. These Alchemists kidnapped young children in the middle of the night. Hung them upside down along rafters. And drilled holes through their heads, draining all of their blood. The corpses “turned blue.”

Once they obtained the blood they needed, they discarded the bodies.

Creepy.

So. Think of that story while watching this… oh, and have a nice day!

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