About a month ago, I was having a few glasses of wine with some girlfriends and said yes to one of their insane suggestions. I had showed them this picture I found on Pinterest and we joked about our days of wearing a banana clip and crimping our hair. After pouring another glass, one of them said, “Hey, you should recreate that picture when you hit 5,000 followers on Facebook!” And since I’m a lush and obviously in need of a higher alcohol tolerance level, I said yes.
As a reminder, this was the picture we saw.
Readers, fellow bloggers and writers, and even old friends from high school, helped me to quickly get to 5,000. I was thrilled and terrified all at the same time.
And last night, the night of the banana clip photo shoot arrived.
One friend offered to do my makeup and another took the photo. Throughout it all, I wondered, “What the hell did I get myself into? Why couldn’t I just have been happy with 4,000 Facebook followers???”
And so, since you have been with me through this journey, I thought I would first share some pics of the process so you can feel like you were laughing right alongside of us. Or at me. I think everyone was actually laughing at me.
My face after the first crimp. It became very obvious to me in that instant that I had gotten myself into something that would end with me looking very unattractive.
The pain. The pain of the hair ripping into the banana clip. Also the pain of losing your dignity and ability to feel remotely young.
The most makeup I think I have ever worn in my life. Also, the moment I realized I open my mouth when eye makeup is being applied. Weird.
Getting ready to pose and not being able to keep a straight face. I have no idea how models do it. And by “it”, I mean not eat anything and walk in heels.
And after all that. Are you ready?
Here it is!!
I did my best, folks. The crimping kept coming out of my hair. And no one can seriously glow to the level the model was glowing. Plus, I’m about to be 40 and she’s probably not old enough to see an “R-rated” movie. And yep, I added earrings. The awesome reader, Mercy Fritz, who mailed me her old Vidal Sassoon crimper, sent them along with it so I couldn’t resist!
So I did it. I recreated that damn photo. And I laughed with friends the entire time and appreciated all the people who helped get me there.
And in the end, after the photo session was over, here’s what I did.
I broke that damn banana clip in half and said thank god the 80′s are dead.
And here’s a few out-takes for you…
Seriously though, thank you all for the support. You guys rock so much more than any hair device ever could.39 Comments