So I took it upon myself this weekend to shorten my bangs. Simple enough to do at home, and something I’ve done between hair cuts before with no problem. Like all the fashion mags tell you to do, I twisted the bangs together and then cut - but I did it so quickly and on a whim that when I looked at myself in the mirror right after that, all I could do was bust out laughing. I forgot that your hair shrinks a bit when it is dry. I forgot that you should probably spend more than two seconds deciding on the length. They're going to live brushed aside or pinned back for a while. Let’s just leave it at my bangs are a little shorter than I’d like right now.
This is unfortunately not the first self-maintenance mishap of my life. There are tons more stories. Like the reason I started highlighting my hair? You can thank my first (and last) an at-home highlight kit – you know, the ones with the funny cap and knitting needle-looking thing? Well, BF’s mom offered up her help and hair expertise (which should have been a raging red flag at the time, considering this was the same woman who would get her hair permed, go home and immediately wash it, then wonder why she ends up with a fro - every single time) and two hours later people were calling me “tiger.” Which is why, months and months and months later, I am still highlighting my hair, albeit with a professional!
And my first passport pics from high school and why they will never see the light of day again? Well, that was around the same time I discovered the tweezer and tried to tame my unruly eyebrows, which apparently meant brow-scaping them to two squiggly lines – that one took forever to grow back.
Of course I blame everything on my mom - who, when I was nine, took me to get my hair permed. The beauty shop was real busy that Saturday and the ladies left me in my curlers, soaking up the solution way too long. I ended up with the human girl equivalent of a poodle cut, which my big sis tried to tame back with a few bobby pins in the days following - and of course, one of those days following included my class pics.
I also have had my share of self-tanner explosions, razor issues, cover-up catastrophes involving the world's larget pimple which decided to set up shop right between my eyes literally on my first week on a new job, and on and on. So what about you gals? I think we could all use a good-natured chuckle on a Monday - what have been your (funny now) beauty-related mishaps?
Top: J. Crew tippi
Skirt: F21 fitted knit
Necklace: Anthro gold finger (worn here)
Bracelet: F21 stud stretch
Shoes: Michael Kors hamilton ( worn here - sim here, peep here, luxe here)