Though I've been trying to expand my makeup horizons, try new looks, and blog about them, I hit a snag 10 days ago when my right eye started feeling a bit... sore and irritated. The next day I woke up, noticed the lid swelling, and knew I had another damn stye. I used to get these stupid eyelid infections (think eye pimple due to oil build up in the lash pore) as a kid and remember holding searingly hot cloths to the infected lid-- once I had two, one on the bottom and the other on the top lid. Special.
So this is what I looked like for a few days:
I promise no one punched me and I wasn't stung by a bee. Ah the pleasures of having ridiculously oily skin (my dad had the same problem in high school). I never got it to burst while I was awake, but it took a few days of waking up to a crusted shut eye to see the thing dissipate. Don't you just love medical stories?!
As a result I've gone makeup less until the redness went away. Which was this past Saturday. Fortunately this was just in time for Date Night so I got all sexified with a darker golden look.
And here's my attempt:
And like I mentioned here, I did chop off my locks for a short, sassy do that I can manage and won't make me look like a man (I've been called "sir" before... painful).
What do you think? As you can see, I didn't go red-- the stylist talked me out of it! Apparently red fades the fastest, is a ton of maintenance (and $$$), and is a big commitment... like YEARS. And if I wanted to revert back to blond, I'd need to bleach my fine hair, damaging it big time in the process. Sigh... I think I'd make a great red head too. Ah well, all the women at the salon love my natural color (in better lighting I promise) and said so many women want my shade.
All this appearance altering brought me to a startling realization: I'm a short hair gal. Long hair is beautiful on women who have plenty of it and know how to style it, but shortly after my hair passes my shoulders it becomes scraggly and has no body. I know in the above photos it doesn't look that way but that's only because I'd just finished doing my hair when I took the pictures. Ten minutes later and my hair would be lifeless. Bummer. Perhaps some day for a special occasion I'll splurge for extensions.
I've always been a proponent for long hair as women age since it takes years off; however, short hair will be my look from now on. My hair looks fuller, healthier, and I can maintain it better. Plus it's damn cute when done right. What kind of rules do you have about hair?