Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Totally Fake (Eyelashes): A Vlog


I've said it before, my sense of style as far as make-up and hair goes is a little stuck in time.  I'm all about the feathered hair, frosted lipstick and heavy eyeliner.  I'm all 1980s.  Sadly not in a retro-hipster-let's-bring-back-the-80s, cool kind of way.  More like one of those women on the makeover shows who don't cut their hair for 25 years or who wear the tight, too-revealing clothes and embarrass their families.

My style icons growing up (ahem and now) were Heather Locklear, Heather Thomas from The Fall Guy and Donna Mills from Knot's Landing
Heather Locklear of course.

The amazing Donna Mills.



















I went through a dark phase in college and dyed my hair a purple-red, but then went back to blonde.   I always say, I feel more like myself as a total fake.

It's hard for me to break out of my hair/makeup rut.  
I work very hard to look like it's 1985.
A couple weeks ago, I got dressed up and went out on a date to a fancy event.  I thought it was a good time to jazz my look up, so I fought the urge to feather my hair and ditched the frosted lip gloss.  And I wore false eyelashes---both to be glamorous and to look more awake.

With the help of my assistant,  my daughter Lucy, this week's vlog chronicles my attempt at 21st century glamour.  It's basically me trying not to glue my eyelids together.  
Check it out:





















(If you are an email subscriber, click here http://youtu.be/DrCb0eTbL4g to watch the video.)

Let me know what you think, here or on Facebook.  What do you do to get out of a style rut?  Or to feel glamorous?

Share or subscribe to my YouTube channel.  I'm trying to get to 100 subscribers by August 1.  A lofty goal for a girl that struggles to put on fake eyelashes I know.  But at first when there's nothing but a slow blowing dream, that your fear seems to hide deep inside your mind, all alone I have cried...okay wait that's Flashdance.  See?  Totally stuck in the 80s and still trying to make my passion and make it happen.

In case you missed it, here's the vlog from last week:


Because I've got a feeling...that since I mentioned Flashdance, I should play the music video.  This is one of the reasons I love YouTube, you can watch videos from the 1980s!  So.much.fun.



Even thought I didn't link up a video with Mama Kat this week, check her out and the other funny vloggers over on Mama Kat's Losing It.  Click here.


2 comments:

  1. Oh, I love you so much, Angela. "I'm real." You so are. Heehee! thumbs up!

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    1. Thank you!!! I can't help but keep it real. Glad you gave my lashes a thumbs up. I'm going to try again and hopefully go easier on the glue. :)

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