Friday, January 15, 2010

E is for Eyelashes

As I've mentioned in the past, I'm a BuzzAgent. This means that from time to time I get to try out new products for free (they call these try-outs "campaigns"). I try out the products and give my opinions and the opinions of my friends about said products.

Right now I'm in a campaign for L'Oreal Lash Serum. They sent me a tube of the stuff along with a tube of L'Oreal Double Extend (with Lash Boosting Serum) Mascara. I'm to put the Lash Serum along the base of and along my top eyelashes for 4 weeks. It's supposed to make my lashes look "fortified". I'm very interested to see what fortified lashes look like. I know how "longer", "thicker", and "fuller" lashes are supposed to look but I don't really know how lashes can look "fortified.

Anyway, I'm to take naked lash before and after pic's. Here's the before...

Probably should've tried to get the brows under control before I had Dave take these super-close-up shots but... I didn't. You're welcome.

I'm halfway through my 4 weeks so I'll post the after pic's later.

I also went for my twice yearly haircut and color shenanigans. As y'all know, I hate getting my hair done. It's a pain in the butt and even though I have an amazing hairdresser, I still don't like sitting in the chair for over an hour getting my hair fussed with.

My hairdresser always asks if I want her to blow dry/fix my hair when we are done and I always say no. I don't fix my hair at home and I don't think I even own a blow-dryer (unless there's one with my craft stuff) so why take another 1/2 hour off my knitting life sitting in the hair chair.

This time she tricked me. She was engaging me in a lovely conversation and I didn't even notice she was blowdrying my hair until she was half-way done styling it. She moussed, gelled, finger-curled and blow-dryed my hair for over half an hour! When she was done she said I had "Victoria Secret Model's hair". I don't know about that but it was fairly large and diva-ish.

I had Dave take a pic when I got home. If for no other reason then to prove to myself why I really don't do anything with my hair. In the 30 minutes it took me to get home, my hair was 1/3 as big as when I left the salon....

To me it doesn't look Victoria Secret Model hair anymore as much as it looks shaggy stoner chick hair. The only time my hair ever held a style easily was, sadly, in the 80's. I shared a pic of that awhile back. It's here. Again, you're welcome.

I do love this new color though. It's much closer to my real hair color but with more depth and some of the red that I love. Last time it was a bit too light.

Anyone else out there hate having their hair done or is it just me?

Feelin' shaggy but pretty, Ruth!


sophanne said...

Hate it Like Nobody's Business-

and not just because they always part it on the wrong side. More because I'm not a big fan of forced casual conversation with someone with scissors at my hair.

k said...

(That is a great color. And here I'd just decided to give it up and go grey.)
No. Don't make me sit there. It smells, and they always think I should do more. I don't do more, and I'm not buying that stinky stuff, and I'm not coming back in three weeks so you can take a half inch off my hair. Bite me. Be happy if I come back in a year and refuse to let you take off more than three inches.
Did I say "bite me?"

Turtle said...

Love your hair. lol, i tend to have that shaggy look as well, but then thats me, it wouldnt look like me otherwise, and like you ... why waste the time when my hair will go and do what it wants to anyways! When i worked in the full day spa one of the girls used to love to play with my long hair when it was quiet. I went home most saturday afternoons with Charro hair, the neighbors got a kick out of it when they would see me in the garden later that afternoon.

Pretty Knitty said...

OMGosh! Thank you!
I have been thinking (for over 20 years) that I am the only one who can't be bothered with my hair! I go once or twice a year (my stylist has been cutting my hair since I was 13 - I love her!), but it just seems like such a waste of time and much so that when my last appt. was cancelled due to my stylist's illness (back in Oft/Nov '09), I never rescheduled. My "stylin' friends" think I am weird...
Now I can tell them that at least I am not alone! :)