Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh Make Me Over...

Kate Winslet's recent Vogue photo shoot (see earlier post) inspired me to update my look a bit. I've definitely been in a bit of a rut lately, and sometimes a little makeover is exactly what I need to put a little pep back into things.
While Kate recently opted for a super-short 'do, I wasn't ready to take the plunge back into something that drastic. But, just by re-doing my blonde hair dye and trying out some Kate-inspired make up (including darkening my eyebrows to really make my light hair pop!), I feel great! I always dye my own hair, and this time I used Feria brand Extra Bleach Blonde (#205). They have discontinued my usual Herbal Essences hair dye! However, I was extremely please with the results. This may be the most platinum I've ever gotten my hair, which is exactly what I was going for.

The new look has also inspired me to mix and match some of my clothing in new ways (new hair always does that to me). So, with some very simple changes, I feel like I've achieved a whole new look, as well as a new outlook! Sometimes, you just can't be afraid to pump up the glamor and the drama, even for your everyday style!

As you can see above, I've also experimented with sort of faking a short haircut, for those days when I'm really missing my old asymmetrical, cropped hair! p.s. Here's a glimpse at what my hair looked like a couple years ago (*swoon*):

 Singing with the band I was in before I moved to Austin

Ok, so was my new beauty endeavor a total fail, or do you like it? What makeovers have you done on yourself? What worked and what didn't? Spill!


  1. The make over looks great! I need to figure out what to do for myself! I'm thinking about using my pink extensions tonight! :)

  2. I really like the first picture...makes me think you should just take the plunge and chop it since you look so good with the short and angular hair style.

  3. Thanks!
    I am very tempted to cut it. I loved my short hair. But I have a lot of friends here telling me they love it long and not to chop it off, so it's a tough decision. I also have to keep my actor headshots in mind...and right now they show me with long hair.

    Emily, I had been thinking about how cute your pink extensions were just the other night! Did you wear them? Hope the night out was fun!