It's rare for me to take a photo of myself, I'm not a 'selfie' type of girl. But yesterday I took a photo of myself with my newly 'returned to natural colour' hair so I could see me as others see me. Blonde with dark roots only works for so long and if I'd dyed it again the ends would have been in bad condition. Usually by keeping my hair super short I can just lather on the dye whenever I want knowing the ends will be chopped off six weeks down the line and no damage will be done.
Not for me the sitting in the hairdressers chair having my roots touched up, I couldn't stand the faff. During these lockdown days I'm also glad that my home trimmed short cut nails are just the same and there are no fake eyelashes dropping off left right and centre.
I have online friends currently battling loss of Botox, fading eyebrows, nails growing out with the stick on thingies looking very weird ... and hair extensions going completely to pot. And do you know some of them are starting to realise that the 'real' them is just as valid as the beautified version they used to show to the world. Oh how much money they would save themselves if they didn't go running straight back for repair work when that finally is allowed.
Of course once I had a photo of me on my phone I started to play around on FaceApp and just look at the results.
Cool Old Me
and Male Me.
Now Male Me will have my Mum in stitches, I look just like a younger version of my brother ... but with more hair!!
I also had a go at Hollywood Me and Cool Style Me.
It might be nice to be Hollywood Me for a while, but would lippy in the polytunnel impress the plants ... I don't think so. Meanwhile Alan is quite enamoured at the Cool Style Me picture!!
I HATE having my photo taken, I'm okay if it's casual and happy but the minute someone says 'can I take your photo' I'm like a deer caught in the headlights, suddenly not knowing what to do with my mouth, my face, my arms etc etc. I'll most likely be pictured on my funeral card thingy still hiding behind a cabbage!!
So me putting this lot up shows a certain level of lockdown madness creeping in methinks!!