Tuesday, April 15, 2008

High Maintenance

Would anyone agree sometimes being a woman requires high maintenance? It is rough sometimes. I started getting gray hair around my senior year in college and thus began the coloring/highlighting rituals!!! Once my older sister showed me how to do the box color, I did it myself for years. Then I started keeping my hair long and wanted highlights and I was damaging my hair badly, I started having my hair stylist do the coloring. I really think if I didn't color my hair at all, I would be totally gray!!! Seriously!! Melissa does a great job and I love going to her. It is crazy.....my hair color trips are a line item in our budget!!!! I'm not exaggerating. And it seems like my gray shows more and more frequently in between salon trips!!! Frustrating!!!! I have an appointment tonight but it seems like I was just there right before Granny's party. I don't know if she will have time or not but I'm thinking of having her add more blond or lighter highlights so the gray does not show as much. But she is squeezing me in so I may just stay the one color for one more month.

If hair color wasn't enough, Brooklyn and I went to the mall yesterday to pick out new lipstick color. PICKING OUT NEW LIP COLOR NEARLY STRESSES ME OUT!!!! We went with Clinique and I think I tried on 999 lipstick colors all with q tips and then wiping it off with a tissue. My tips were so sore and puffy. I looked like I had botox or something!! I exaggerate a little. It wasn't 999...more like 7-10 different colors. Brooklyn and I both settled on the same color...."Shy" I think I'm going to like it. It was nice to have her with me. She is completely honest on how a color looks. Thanks Brooklyn! And, it was fun!!! It was nice to squeeze in some time together.

On top of hair color and lipstick, there is fashion. After reading multiple blogs, I have concluded I'm not too exciting and I can't keep up with fashion trends. That's it.....I'm not very trendy. I tend to wear the same thing. Jeans and cotton tees from Gap, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, JCPenney's. I'm trying to branch out a little this year though.

MAN, IT'S TOUGH BEING A WOMEN!!!!

9 comments:

Jared said...

High maintenance...is that a bad quality? I tend to think that being high maintenance is a higher calling from God. Not all can handle the pressure!

I miss you guys. When do you have a trip down to Texas planned?

Lindsey said...

I don't color my hair yet....and I'm not sure if I'm going to. I may be a silver queen. Talk to me about it in about a year:)

I'm definately high maintenance on some things. Whew! It's tough being a girl!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Amen Sister! It is even harder when you are a plain jane like myself =)!

Candy said...

I loved this! You are so funny. I'm the jeans and t-shirt girl too. I actually bought a dress the other day. I have been inspired!
I know what you mean about the hair issue too.

Caroline said...

OOOOO i know what you mean!!!!hair color, make-up...blah blah blah oh sometimes it so silly!!!! but i am high maintenance sometimes but i don't like to spend a lot of money on that kind of stuff. I am pretty cheap in that area. on sale means i get to get more hahahahha

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

I totally agree with you, but I would still rather be a woman than a man. :) I never feel like dressing up to go to Wal-Mart or target or even the mall, so I usually wear jeans and a cotton tee or tank top. Then, when I get there I feel hidious b/c it seems like every other girl my age is dressed to the nine's! I just don't feel comfortable shopping like that, but everytime, I go home thinking, "I'm going to dress cuter next time." Pathetic, I know...

Kelly said...

My hair is 100% gray. Scott gripes all the time about how much I spend to color it .....but I have to keep asking "would you rather have a gray headed wife? I think not". ha!
and yes - the gray starts showing earlier and earlier. Most people probably wouldn't notice - but it's ALL I see when I look in the mirror.
And I can't tell you how many lipsticks, eye shadows, etc ....I have brought home and decided I hated. Once I find something I like - I stick with it!!!

Alana said...

Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. It is easy to spot a kindred spirit when they have Anne on their list of favorite things!

I didn't color my hair until a few years ago, I get highlights and lowlights. Once I did it, I wondered why I waited so long! I also have a terrible time picking out lipstick shades...glad you finally found a keeper!

Angela said...

Yep, I know I'm not trendy either. I'm so thankful for the blogs...maybe I can figure out what is in style since so many of my blogger friends like clothes!