What I really like about beauty and fashion (not to sound all campy) is that a little change outside can change how you feel inside. Seriously. Case in point - yesterday, I went down to Terroni on Adelaide to celebrate a friend's birthday, and I looked in my closet for something to wear. My shocking fuchsia dress looked right back at me. "I'll do it", I thought, "I love pink, and I haven't worn this dress yet". It's quite cute actually, with ruffles around the neckline and hemline. So I paired it with basic black (purse, shoes, cardigan) as it is tough to compete with blinding pink. I looked in the mirror and thought, "so far, so good".
But, as I stepped outside to wait for the TTC, I transformed into the girl in the fuchsia dress. I walked with just a little more oomph, I strutted up King St.; somehow the street became a catwalk. And it was all thanks to the dress (well, I was IN the dress, but it brought out my inner model :)
Today I redeemed one of my fabulous daily deal coupons - I got my hair dyed, cut and styled at Evoke. It was quite a nice salon with friendly staff; but I walked in my normal, day-to-day, ho-hum self. Then I got layers, my hair became darker, the colour of coffee, and it was styled to a glossy finish. I walked out feeling incognito - like since I wasn't my normal blonde self, I could do anything I wanted. Maybe even become someone different, at least for a little while.
Today there was a deal for Blo (where you walk in for a blow out, and walk out like a goddess). No wonder I can't resist!