Right. The best thing about these pictures is the car seat behind me. As far as hair goes...well, you can tell that I have some. That's about it. Car selfie fail.
(I'm tempted here to rant about the shortcomings of my phone's forward-facing camera, but then I realized how dumb that would be. My phone is like 5 models old...it's safe to guess that they've probably improved things in the decade since the 4s was released. So I'll just have to suck it up until I get un-cheap and upgrade.)
So when I got to work, I thought I'd run outside and get some shots in the natural light. Surely you'd be able to see the cut and color better that way, right?
Well...sorta. You can at least kind of see the cut. Or that it's shorter than it used to be. But most alarmingly, you can also see the giant bags under my eyes. It looks like I haven't slept in six months. Which is kind of true, but also...I pay good money for makeup, so this really isn't acceptable. Upon this realization, I decided to call it quits on selfies-for-the-sake-of-hair-pictures. You'll just have to take my word for it that my hair is shorter and redder now. And also my word that it is evidently noticeable in real life, as everyone who's seen me this week says "Oh!!! Your hair!! I love it!!"...so the changes are also positive, I guess.
On my way back to my office, I stopped to use the restroom. It was there that I noticed that the blinding fluorescent lighting actually did my hair some justice. And with a mirror, I could take pictures with the regular (and slightly better) camera instead of the crappy forward-facing one. Win.
However, the fluorescent lights also enhanced my eye bags to the point of indecency, hence the censorship. I didn't want to put you through the trauma of seeing it for yourself. It's safer this way. But at least you can finally see (sorta) what my hair looks like.
That was a lot more work than I'd anticipated, but I'm nothing if not committed to menial goals.
In other beauty-ish news, I'm going to Ulta this weekend to pick up a few things. I'm out of BB cream, but I want to try something new. I've been using the Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm (wow, that's an obnoxiously long name), and it's fine...but I don't love it. So at that price, I'm not repurchasing unless I love it. I'm planning to get the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB blah blah blah I don't feel like typing out the rest of this ridiculously long name. Good grief. Who thought it was a good idea to put 32 words in the name of a lotion? Anyway, I am in love with all Tarte products, so trying this seemed like a logical step. But if anyone has any other BB/CC suggestions, I'm open to considering other brands! I also plan to get some more lipsticks (NYX Butter) and some conditioner. In other words, this trip will
Have a happy weekend, and may the bags under your eyes get at least one size smaller. (I feel like I'm a preacher offering a benediction at the end of the service...and that is what I have chosen to leave you with. Yes.)