Happy Halloween All! I hope you're all having as wonderful a holiday as I am so far. Last night was our Samhain ritual at church, and it was a huge success - a very satisfying way to recognize lost loved ones and emerse ourselves in the feeling as the veil between the worlds reaches its thinnest point.
This post isn't actually about Halloween, though. You'll get the real Halloween post when there are pictures uploaded to go with it.
This post is about my hair. Tres interesant, no? Like most women, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about my hair: Up or down? Straight or curled? Long or short?
On a day to day basis, I don't have a lot of options. The Marine Corps is pretty stringent on acceptable hairstyles. I have three go-to uniform hairstyles: french twist, big bun, and cinnamon bun.
Outside of work, I like to get a little more creative with my hair while still going for a more natural look. Lately, I've gotten pretty good at the messier styles, and MacGyver loves me in headbands or pigtails. . .
Today, though my hair is definitely different. Not the style, though. Today, I'm trying out a new color. For my Poison Ivy costume, I'm dying my hair very red. Naturally, it's a reddish brown.
Growing up, my hair was blonde. I remember my chagrin in high school (or late jr high?) When I realized it was turning brown. Then I was really upset when it started turning red. Erg. The last thing I wanted was for my hair to turn into Boo's!
So all through high school, I lightened my hair to the blonde it had always been. My hair was supposed to be blonde. It just was. To this day, I have a couple friends and family members that insist my hair should be blonde even though my natural shade is clearly no longer blonde.
I've been thinking though, with this jump to red that maybe afterward I'll lighten it back up a little. Maybe to some heavy highlights again, just to see if I can still pull off blonde. I definitely had a couple of styles that worked better in blonde.
What do you think?
Also, there are new recipes up on the recipes page.