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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For the Girls' Holiday Hoohah

It's been years since I had girly nails. 20 years, in fact. It's unsanitary in food service and impractical in my life to tend painted nails. But I remember them fondly and used to make art projects of my nails and eyes. Rarely do I wear makeup anymore. When in hippieville....

I still do the hair though. My hair's been many colors and cut in a lot of ways. It's been butt length with bangs (early 70s) permed (75), Dorothy Hamill (to get rid of the perm), butt length again (late 70s), Mohawked (1980), Chrissie Hynde (early 80s), Working Girl (most of the 80s), Laurie Anderson (91), respectably midback (90s-09), Alannah Currie tribute (09), and now I'm growing it back to butt length with bangs again.   

For those who still do it all, I salute you. Here are some fun tutorials on holiday cosmetics:

beautiful Christmas tree nails
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wexy3OvtbuY

Bumble nails
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYztCj3U-iY

Lauren Luke's must-haves for the holidays
 
 

10 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

There was a time about 37 1/2 years ago when I was a girl .... I definitely remember that. Now as long as I'm clean and my hair is off my face I don't think about my appearance any more. It's rather freeing. (that's a fancy word for lazy)

Austan said...

That's how I feel about it. Clean is the new dolled up. I was never much of a girlie-girl anyway. But I had my moments.

CarrieBoo said...

Being lazy rocks! Hey, where's my sock running off to...

Austan said...

Carrie, you silly woman you. :)

Allyson said...

perhaps you noticed i started painting my nails just after you left. i've never done this before in my life. and bythejesus, i gotta tell you, i love it. it's the opposite of everything i've ever really been in my life, but i revel in having my nails be some dark, sultry, sexy color, even if i'm just wearing jeans and t-shirt. it may be a while before i stop and i'm good with that. hells yes.

Austan said...

Yes, I noticed. Didn't want to say anything in front of Manning. :) I say go for it!

Allyson said...

haha. you can reveal most any of my secrets in front of Manning. he's heard it all.

Austan said...

"I know nothing!"

Allyson said...

riiiiight. uh-huh.

SarcasticTestGuy said...

I remember having hair on my head...although I do have it down my back these days. I don't brush that though. :)