This morning, I heard a noise that nobody wants to hear. And smelled something that nobody wants to smell. All signs pointed to the worst -- my hairdryer is approaching death.
It's emitting a screaming-type noise and the smell, oh the smell! Have you ever singed off your knuckle hair on a candle flame? Yes, that is the current smell it's putting off.
So it started me thinking -- let's say that it bites the dust tomorrow morning, before I have time to get a replacement hairdryer. And I'm getting ready for work. And I just have to "make do." What would this look like for me?
My naturally curly hair would be unleashed. If you're thinking now, "I've seen your hair curly! It's pretty!" Well, you are FAR too kind, because that is thanks to the use of a hairdryer to get volume at the top and a hair curler to touch up those uncooperative pieces of hair. So my hair would be sort of wavy from the ears down, completely flat at top, and flyaways all over.
And if we're continuing down the "au naturel" path and we're assuming I'm without makeup as well (this was almost close to being true as I panicked on Sunday thinking that I'd left my makeup bag at the lakehouse), then here's what I'd be working with:
Dark undereye circles
Eyebrows that resemble fat caterpillars with very sparse fuzz
Dark spots from prior blemishes, maybe even a new one or two
Pale, undefined lips
I don't think I'm being too hard on myself -- I am not at all afraid of going out in public "without my face on." In fact, I love giving my face and hair a break on weekends. But this is my reality, and if you can't laugh at your own sparse caterpillar eyebrows, then it's time to let loose!
Tomorrow morning will be the true test of the hairdryer. Will it magically fix itself tonight, or will it explode into a million pieces around 7:30am tomorrow? I'm getting a little bit of a sweat-stache just thinking about it.
So, I'm curious. What would au naturel look like for you?