13 February, 2009

Fasching Icon

It's Fasching time again here in Germany and bizarro costumes are popping up left and right in the grocery stores.

Believe it or not, I passed up this once-in-a-lifetime costume opportunity. And it turned out to be a good thing, because I returned home from the salon yesterday with my own built-in costume. I don't know if she was harboring a secret grudge or what, but the stylist convinced me to let her color my eyebrows. I'm always up for trying out something new, so I figured "why not?"

I'll tell you why not: because it looks absurd. That's why not.

I got back to my chair and looked in the mirror, and was rendered speechless. I look like Elizabeth Taylor. But not in her glamorous years-- no, this look recalls the days when she was courting husband #7 and drinking cooking sherry straight out of the bottle.

I might have been better off with the Negro costume...

*Photo thanks to People.com


honeypiehorse said...

It's not bad. It's striking.

Anonymous said...

Those darker eyebrows make your blue eyes Pop!
Girl, that's a plus!
I'm liking it.
Lurking Lisa in Stuttgart.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

You will never ever look like Taylor, except, maybe, in her glamor days.

They're different, but again - it's fun!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

More importantly, has that flu LEFT???

christina said...

I like it! Really.

anno said...

I like the look, too. Beautiful eyes!

Goofball said...

I find them too strong for your blue eyes. Your eyes are striking indeed, but it doesn't look natural.

Maybe now you could try dark lenses and flashy red lipstick

Betsy said...

Hi! Wow, thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!

Goofball is right-- it's too dark and just doesn't look natural. Last night we had dinner with friends, and I could wear more dramatic makeup and it looked fine, but for normal everyday it looks a bit freakish.

No worries, though, because it will wash out eventually. I'm always doing experiments with my hair-- sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't.

In any case, I'm kind of used to having to wait til something fades or grows out. This is by far not the worst mishap I've waited out... :-)

I'm feeling much better, Jen, thanks! Am finally back to my old self and am so grateful!

Africakid said...

I know it must be almost spring when you dye your eyebrows or dramatically change your hair!

Happy to hear you're feeling better.

Betsy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHHA! Laurie, that's hilarious! I hadn't noticed the pattern yet, but actually you're right!

You and I go way back in the virtual world, don't we?! Thanks for the laugh! :-)

Hope that the real world is treating you well and that you're settling in OK!