This Is Why I Shouldn’t Try New Things…

imageYesterday I was feeling anxious and restless, so after occupying myself for a while I decided to try something new. I’ve never been a girly girl, often living in sweats and hoodies and generally having the fashion sense of a teenage boy, but I like occasionally taking the time to do my hair, put make up on and make an effort to look at my best.

I’ve recently found a number of YouTube videos from various beauty bloggers that give brilliant tutorials on applying striking make up, so I thought I would give one of them a go. To my surprise, it worked and when I had finished I was really pleased with the results.

Unfortunately, I had made the decision to do just one eye so I could see the difference. Being the scatterbrained idiot that I am, I forgot that I had done it and promptly decided to go to the shops to get a few things that The Bloke and I needed. Consequently, I unwittingly wandered around my local supermarket blissfully unaware that I was looking like I was re-enacting a scene from Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

It was only when I got home and caught sight of myself in the mirror that I realised what had happened, and found it so amusing that I had to ring The Bloke and tell him what I had done.

And this, my friends, is why I shouldn’t try new things…

What about you guys? Have you ever done anything that made you look ridiculous?

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96 thoughts on “This Is Why I Shouldn’t Try New Things…

  1. Way back when I was single, I went out to our local tavern, hoping to secure a date for the weekend. I had my shirt on inside out. No dates resulted.

  2. I hate it when you try something new and you don’t get it right. But then, I guess that’s a given, since you’re new at something. However, for all the similar situations I may have found myself to as this, I think there’s at least a few times I tried something new and it ended up being great/enjoyed/something to learn from, so I guess that’s always a push to keep on trying new things. Despite the Clockwork Orange days πŸ˜‰

  3. Check you out, flashing a sexy glance in each of our general directions… I applaud your most unique mode of expression AND shall honor your example by allowing myself to simply be in the moment. Let us reflect back in time to that moment when I first colored my hair.. went from dead to RED. Thinking I was a siren of the #10b kind, I was introduced to my future step-mother, who happened to be a licensed cosmetologist, and she just happened to notice that I had only colored the hair people could see. My underneath hairs were the ‘dead color’. She rolls her eyes, growls at my father that NOW she and I were going to be late for the dinner and meeting with her professional women’s group she was taking me to because she HAD to color the rest of my hair, lest I cause her embarrassment. yikes! Post script, they were only married 3 months and I have since learned how to care for my own hair, thank you so very much! Yes, this was 38 years ago…

    • Oh no! She sounds like a very understanding woman haha! Forgive my late reply – I found a whole bunch of comments in my spam folder… I once dyed my hair bright blonde and let it grow out. I looked like a bumblebee for about six months!

    • I’m 33, and the film was banned for years so when it was re-released I took the opportunity to watch it. I wish I hadn’t – it’s certainly not something I’d want to watch again!

  4. I was getting really weird looks at a gas station while paying at the register one winter and I realized there was a sock in my hood of my hoodie hanging half way out from the laundry when I got home. But there are many, many more situations, that was just what I thought of first lol.

  5. Your post is giving me the courage to ‘admit’ something, Suzie! *LOL* Oh my goodness, one time I decided to save money and pluck my own eyebrows (you can see how fair I am, so it’s hard to see these wee hairs). I wear glasses for reading, so it wasn’t a brilliant idea to try and find those damn hairs on my own. WELL didn’t I basically, ‘lop off’ half a brow! And when I tried to pencil in the damaged areas, it looked hideous! What do I do? Do I lop off half the other one and wait until father time grows them back? No, I just did my best to use the pencil, but sure look back in wonder when I see old photos of my, um, ‘artwork’! Cher xo

      • *LOL* So you know exactly what I mean, Suzie! Surprisingly enough, no one said anything to me about it, although I suspect they were just being ‘polite’ yet ‘thought to themselves, what is going on with those brows (or lack thereof). πŸ˜‰ Cher xo

  6. I can definitely relate! Last year I got fake eyelashes for the first time. Well, after a couple days I got tired of them and I work on removing them. I removed one and while working on removing the other one, I remember that I had to go to the store to get something to finish dinner. I get to the store and as I was browsing around, I notice people staring at me. I got to the checkout counter and the cashier told me that she loved my eyelashes and I said thank you. I get to the car and look in the mirror to back up and notice that I only had one fake eyelash (the eyelash with a dramatic effect). Since I loosen it before I left home, it was half way on. So, half of it was sticking up off my eyes. Ha so it really stood out. I laugh all the way home and anytime I think about it, it makes me laugh. Thanks for sharing this, Suzie πŸ™‚

    • Bahaha! Yup, that’s brilliant. I have huge issues with putting false eyelashes on – so much so that the first time I put both on perfectly in my first attempt I had to text my friends and tell them. I’ve got this image of you walking around with a flappy eyelash now haha!

  7. Suzie! That is precious! I love it! You know, I have done similar. I got some pretty peculiar looks too. Oh well, I had a good laugh at myself and then had a glass of wine. LOL! ❀

  8. I’m curious – did anyone at the shops say anything? Might they say something when you return with matched eyes?
    I’ve been on a path of trying new things, even little changes, and have noticed that many others don’t seem to notice those things which I expect to be glaringly obvious.
    Am I around unobservant people, or ones who are just too polite?

  9. Gahaha! Funny – (and I LOVE the made up eye! Really opened it up – lovely!) Actually, Suzie, pretty much every day I pull something that makes me look proper ridiculous. Greeting company at the door, and then being told by my hubby that I have a “snowflake” on my nose… or lipstick on my teeth… or my boobs are making a run for the border… Yes. One more day in the llfe! xx MH

    • Yup, I can totally relate haha! I remember when I was younger I worked in a nightclub, and we had a beach night, during which I had a bikini top on. As I served a guy a pint, my boob popped out and the bar cheered. I also got a large tip haha!

  10. Wow I can’t say I quite an experience like that lol. If you were trying g to pick up a man…that could have made for a interesting encounter.

    • Haha – yeah, I don’t think The Bloke would have appreciated it if I was trying to pick up a man, but I’m not sure the single me would have attracted a man worth having with that particular look!

  11. This made me laugh out loud — really. Last winter, in an attempt to keep the heating bill down, I was wearing multiple layers and then would throw an old fleece robe over all of it to keep the lower part of me warmer, too. One evening, I returned from a quick trip to the grocery store and realized I had thrown my coat over the robe and had been in the store with a 20-year-old red fleece robe down to my ankles. I still laugh about it. I do not live in an “exclusive” area of town, but close to it, and the hoity-toity entitled people shop at this store. They put their pearls and jewels on to shop there (although thank goodness not their fur coats). They have at times looked me up and down. Oh how I wish I had run into one of “them” that night. LOL! Not my usual grocery store, but since it’s only 1/2 mile away, I drop in for quick visits. I have never seen Clockwork Orange; guess I should.

    • Haha! Thats so funny! I’ve been to the shops before wearing my PJ top underneath my coat and almost wore the bottoms before I remembered as I was leaving the house and had to go in and change! I have only seen the film once – it was banned for years so when the ban was lifted I watched it, but it’s not something I would wish t watch again…

  12. Pretty much every day when I wake up and leave the house, I do something that makes me look ridiculous. It’s simply second nature at this point. πŸ™‚

  13. Thank you for giving me a good laugh. This is actually something I could accomplish too.
    One day when I felt dull I decided to dye my hair. I picked a nice brown-red color at the grocery store and went home. Eager to get a new look I began the dying process. When I was done my hair was pink (this was before pink was a cool hair color). I went through my trash for the bottle – it was the wrong color. Someone had switched it! πŸ˜‚

  14. oooh where do I start? Nowadays, I have to conduct a stop & check BEFORE going through the door. Slippers? Not on feet. Zip? Done up. Top? Is it clean. And that’s before I start offering my bus pass to checkout assistants in supermarkets and trying to board buses with my credit card. You have all this to look forward to.

  15. Hm. When I was in high school and college I would semi-regularly use Sharpie marker as eyeliner. Don’t look at me funny; it is possible to do this well, but sometimes I would be a little flamboyant about it. I might still do it on a rare occasion. I so don’t do makeup.

    Disclaimer: While Sharpie markers are nontoxic, I don’t recommend doing this. If you get the tiniest dot of ink in your eye it will burn like a mother for 15 solid minutes. Buuuuuut you get to watch the bright dot of color fade and break up in your eye, which is an interesting experience. (I’ve only poked myself twice, thankfully.)

  16. I don’t recall doing anything like this myself, but I was in Asda on Friday evening, buying a few beers and some snacks for my Friday night movie, when suddenly a guy walks in front of me to grab something from the shelf, wearing apparently little more than a dressing gown and slippers!! The worst bit was, this was clearly no accident, he had made a definite decision to go out like this! #truestory

  17. Trying fake eyelashes! The first time I didn’t trim them because I was a newbie and they were too wide and long for my eyes – it was a disaster. I’ve only ever worn them around my apartment (trimmed and adjusted) now; someday the shame may cease… πŸ˜‰

  18. HAHA! I once went out in a fleecy pair of Micky Mouse pyjamas teemed with black ankle boots, years ago thinking it was a track suit!!! πŸ™‚ Wrong on so many levels!

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