...and I don't mean the snake.
When will I ever learn to leave well enough alone...? hmm?
In an effort to lift my spirits after a long week of mishaps and bad news, I decided I would do something for me. Just because I wanted to. No other reason. Being still on the unemployment rolls, I don't have a lot of "disposable" cash for such things, but I was bound and determined.
Fast forward to little ol' me at Big Lots. I don't know if y'all have Big Lots like we do but think of it as a "these things are past their prime so you can get 'em cheap" place. It's all new stuff but it's either the old packaging or discontinued product in a lot of cases. I walk by the "spa" line since I sell that stuff, why in the name of Mary Kay would I buy someone else's line?
I'm passing all kinds of stuff as I'm walking through the store. Easter decorations, spring gardening stuff, etc. It's a lovely spring day outside and I'm getting the fever. About this time, I hear this little noise. "Psst...over here" I'm thinkin', "what was that?" "Psst...down here. I'm down here." the little voice says. I look down and there is Miss Clairol and her friends L'Oreal and Revlon. Bitches. (you'll see what I mean in a minute) So, L'Oreal coaxes me in to buyin' a box of "level 2" haircolour to "freshen" my look. Seems like a good idea. Heck, if I don't like it, it washes out in only 28 shampoos. Now, I hear all you women out there just a'snickerin'. That's right...I hear ya. You're snickerin' because you already know what's comin', dontcha?
So, here I am with my box of L'Oreal ($2.99...that alone should have been a warning), going to do a little something for me. I follow the directions carefully. I'd pick something close to my natural color. That's the whole point of this exercise, isn't it? To look like yourself only a little better? That's what I thought.
Now, I've rinsed and conditioned. We're now to the "comb out" stage. Now, the color of wet hair is always darker than the color of hair when it's dry. You know when you look in the mirror and get that funny feeling after doing something new? Well, I had it. But, not to worry, it's going to look great when it dries and we see the real color. Let me assure you, this is NOT a real color. No matter how much they tell you it is on the box and in the magazines....I'm here to tell you that this color appears nowhere in nature. Nope!!
I wish I had a camera. Y'all would have the biggest laugh. I know I did.
So, if you'll excuse me...I'm off to wash my hair again. Let's see...28 shampoos...minus 5....
Lisa of the "what have you done now?" class