Today was supposed to be a very quiet day with plenty of relaxation and down-time. Apparently that was not to be.
I woke up early this morning because my housemate was going to a festival in the city and she had recruited me to do her makeup. I fiddled around for a while before I had successfully achieved the “Gorgeous-rock-chick” look that she was after, and she left, pleased as punch. Before she headed off, she asked me to take a photo of her makeup for posterity, so here’s a picture of Sam’s eye makeup:
After Sam left, I vetoed my usual morning shower in favor of a leisurely bath. I debated for a while about whether I would bother getting properly dressed and doing my hair and makeup, seeing as how I wasn’t planning on leaving the house at all. In the end, I couldn’t resist the temptation of putting together my own rock-chick outfit and making my own eyes up in shades of green and purple.
When it came time to do my hair, I remembered that last weekend Ross had bought a jar of Goth Juice hair gel from Lush. It claims to be a super-hold gel that’s made from the tears of Robert Smith (if you don’t get this reference, watch season 2 of the Mighty Boosh, the episode called ‘Nanageddon” and it will all become clear). I decided to take the goth juice for a test run.
This is what ensued:
Do I love big hair? Why yes, I believe I do. The Goth Juice was a major success. It smells like a forest at mightnight and gave my hair heaps of shine while holding it firmly in place. Brilliant.
This is the rest of my outfit:
I am wearing:
– Ghost World tee shirt from Pulp Kitchen
– Black and white striped rag skirt from Temt
– Pink leopard print tights from Diva
– Pink glitter sneakers (handmade by me)
– Silver rings
– Green and white beaded necklace (thrifted).
My plans for relaxation were dashed pretty quickly though. I had just made myself a cup of coffee and was settling onto the couch to finish my book when I got a message from Sam. She’d forgotten her ID so I needed to make an impromptu trip into the city to take it to her. I didn’t feel like going out in the cold, but I’d cut off my left arm if Sam needed it, so I didn’t mind helping her out. Also it gave me the chance to show off my epic hairdo. I was so glad that I’d decided to dress up, rather than just chucking on some trackies.
The trip into the city was A-OK. After I’d delivered Sam’s ID I had a lovely Japanese lunch. I missed my bus home, so I had to hang out at the shops for a while. I was sorely tempted by some lovely beauty products at Lush and The Body Shop, but I was strong. I headed home soon after, and arrived just in time to avoid a massive downpour.
When I got home, Jellylorum was asleep curled up in my bathrobe.
I hope you’ve had an awesome day!