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122. Makeover. Photoshoot. Why am I doing this?

Sometime during my internship, Shakira and I bumped into a random person outside the station selling a makeover day and I don’t know if it was the weather or I had a long day at work but we ended up buying it. We booked it for two months time and didn’t really think about it until a few days ago when we had to start preparing.

This morning when I woke up, my first thought was WHY AM I DOING THIS? I don’t know the first thing about hair and beauty. My beauty essentials are moisturising cream and eye pencil. I still haven’t figured out how to utilise liquid eyeliner. I rarely paint my nails because they’re usually half bitten. Basically I’m a disgrace to the beauty community.

However I thought: fuck it. It’ll be an experience, good or bad, at least it’ll be interesting.

As part of the day, they gave us a manicure (lol), an aromatherapy hand massage, styled our hair and gave us a full blown makeover. After that there was the photoshoot… which was the part that I was worried about. My mental commentary was something along the lines of:

How do I stand? What do I do with my hands? How do I smile? Should I pout? Can I even pout? *commence awkward fish faces in the mirror* argh Argh ARGH.

However I need not have worried. The photographer clearly knew what he was doing. He told us exactly where to sit, where to look, where to put our hands. All of this he did very quickly so I just felt like I was following instructions. Head here. Face up. Chin down. I can do this.

It turned out to be a really fun day. Definitely worth the experience.

So yeah. This is my face. 

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Thanks Photoshop.

I hope this doesn’t turn into my Rishta (pre-wedding) photo. Because they will be hella disappointed when they see me in reality.

Over and Out!

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88. You know you wear glasses when…

  • You spend half your life looking for them…even when they’re on your face.
  • You have a mark on your nose from your glasses, and probably behind your ears too.
  • You look like a complete idiot wearing your 3D glasses on top of your normal glasses in the cinema.
  • The same goes for safety goggles at school.
  • When you’re walking in the rain, you’re pretty much walking blind.
  • You get your glasses caught in your clothes when you put them on.
  • You forget you’re wearing them sometimes in the shower.
  • In every picture of you, there’s reflection off your glasses.
  • Your glasses are just as much a fashion statement as your clothes.
  • You look down upon all these non-blind hipsters wearing frames.
  • Your glasses completely fog up when you go from somewhere cold to somewhere hot. (This is a real issue in Winter when you use public transport.)
  • You lost your glasses cleaning cloth a LOOONG time ago and now just use your clothes.
  • You clean your glasses and suddenly the world looks miraculously clearer and brighter.
  • You wear your glasses so much that people don’t actually recognise you without them.
  • Prescription sunglasses are too bloody expensive so you just don’t wear them (or if you do, you buy normal ones and walk around blind).
  • You constantly worry that your glasses will fly off when you’re on a ride at a theme park.
  • When buying new glasses you spent about three hours trying to find the perfect pair…to you know…match your face shape.
  • You’ve taken several stupid pictures at the photo booth in Specsavers.
  • Somebody comes up to you and says ‘Oculus Reparo’. Common occurrence of course.