Today’s costume?

Colar Hair Spray

Colar Hair Spray (Photo credit: cote)

Uhh….yeah, my costume today was a rip-roaring failure.  It wasn’t so much a costume as it was (supposed to be) a sparkly make-up, glittery hair, dazzling jewels kind of thing.

Nothing worked out like I thought it would.  I bought this white spray stuff for my hair as well as some multi-faceted glitter spray and some stick-on jewels.  I thought I’d use this crazy stiff hair spray I bought by mistake (hate the stuff, why I still have it in the bathroom is probably a question for a psychiatrist…) and make my hair stand straight up, then spray it white, then spray the glitter spray on it and stick the jewels in while the spray was still wet.  Doesn’t that sound cute?

Ehh…not so much.  The white spray didn’t really do anything, it most definitely was NOT white…actually looked like I had a lot of grey hair…So anyhow, I had my hair , my not-white, almost grey-looking hair, standing straight out.   So I thought the spray-on glitter product might be able to save the day.  When I sprayed it on my hair, the standing-straight-out hair-do just wilted.  Great!  I tried to stick the jewels on my hair while the spray was still wet, but they kept falling off so I gave up on those (altho the kitten did have a good time chasing them around the bathroom floor, so they weren’t a total loss).   Then I looked like an old grey-haired lady who needed to wash her hair after she’d fallen into a vat full of glitter.  Not quite the look I was going for.

And then it was time to go to work so I couldn’t really do anything to try to improve the look.  To top it all off, I was putting this Christmas, glittery bush up in a bush rack above my head and glitter sprinkled all over me, all over my clothes, my face, my hands, my eyelashes.  I can’t even tell you how many people commented on how sparkly I was today.  Come to think of it, the glitter from the Christmas bush may have improved the look.

Maybe tomorrow’s costume will work better…I hope!

A little pick-me-up new hairdo

Dry it all

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After cancelling my hair appointment twice (sorry, Sue), I was finally able to make it in to get a new do on Friday.  I told her I didn’t care what she did or how she styled it as long as it was something that I’d be able to wash, fluff a couple of times while it air dries, then put a little hair spray on for hold….wash and wear hair, that’s what I need for the next three months to allow me to get a few hours of sleep each night.  Most of those nights will end all too soon as we often go in to work at 4 or 5 in the morning for several days at a time.

I had several folks asking for pictures.  Well, I was too tired to set up the camera, hit the timer, pose…only to have to do it over and over again.  So I took a few quickie pictures, nothing noteworthy, but I think you can kind of get an idea about how short and cute and easy my new style is.

How’s that for a picture of my hair?

Hmm…my self portraits leave a little to be desired…but you get the idea!!  Short and easy!