Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pretty Ugly.

So this is how ugly I was this morning:

                Oh my god it's just so shocking - I still feel 25, yannow?

And don't say I wasn't ugly, because I WAS. Besides the transparent fricken red eyelashes and unkempt eyebrow hair ... was an ugly ball of yuck sitting in the pit of my heart. Everything sucked. Everything was ugly, in the whole world. Most of all ME.

So, as I was lugging four heavy stupid bags of stupid groceries to the car to put the stupid dinner on and do the stupid clothes washing, I passed a beautician to see if she could fit me in.

I really, really wished I had done this before I went to Thailand last week, because yesterday, I plucked THREE LONG HAIRS FROM A MOLE ON MY FACE. The only way they could have been more obvious was if I had plaited them, and tied the end with a quaint, teeny ribbon.

The beautician fitted me straight in then and there, with all my stupid shopping bags. I quickly took the photo above, because I wanted to compare and contrast when I had finished. She was in the room as I took it - "Just taking a pic of how ugly I am!" She laughed in that bemused way that strangers often laugh at me. I'm used to it.

So she dyed my eyelashes and waxed my eyebrows. And just like that, I felt like a million bucks. So much better!

I waltzed those bags to my car, and saw a shop with a sale on. Thought I would buy, just, a teeny trinket for ten bucks or something.

Oh no no. Know what I found? A DRESS. Usually I'm too lazy to try things on and just guess but I thought I'd better try this on. It fit perfectly. I would not have tried this dress on if I didn't get my eyelashes dyed which in turn gave me my strut back.

I asked the lady to please take a photo of me in it and she did. Told her my friend Nikki is determined to get me in a dress - I am a jeans and tee girl. That's it. If it aint broke, why fix it?

THIS is why:

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                         It likes me! It really, really likes me!

It's over a hundred bucks so I had to lay-by it. But that baby is mine - well, it will be in a month. And I only went into that shop because my eyes felt so pretty:

                                                     After Ugly.

I'm laughing because out of all the rooms in my whole house, I could only get a decent shot of myself in the dunny. The torlet. The can. The shitter.

Not sure what that symbolises. Probably something very fitting.

IN CONCLUSION: Be kind to yourself. Your Ugly will thank you ... and you may just find a KILLER dress. Now, I wear it with cowboy boots, right?

52 comments:

  1. sounds like you found your mojo. dress looks gorgeous. Noting like a dress to make you feel better.

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  2. That dress is gorgeous! It wouldn't look that good on anyone else.
    x

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  3. Oh Eden I LOVE that dress - and I love you in it - and oh, am now coveting those eyebrows... Glad you found your pretty x

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  4. I am going to need to be kind to my ugly its 6.30am here, morning face is a killer, even my own mother wouldn't recognise me.

    Love the dress x

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  5. I love the dress! Being a fellow redhead I know the huge difference a lash tint can make and I am well overdue for one. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  6. Fab. I had an ugly day recently and I too bought a dress. The difference is, now I'm too scares to wear it

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  7. You have really nice teeth! That's not meant to be a "I can't find anything else to compliment you on" compliment, because you're HOT. But you do. Have really nice teeth.

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  8. Joisus woman! You need to wear more dresses! Bom chicka wow wow!

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  9. Absolutely with cowboy boots! It's a fab frock indeed. I am not a frock wearer. Wish I was. I have a few, but always go the leggings/jeans/something underneath look. My legs are short, thickish and muscly and like you with your lashes I prefer to cover 'em up.
    Oh and by the way...I love redheads.

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  10. That dress will suit any occasion! And it is so true how shapely eyebrows can change a mood!

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  11. you're giving me hope woman... giving me, even me, hope... but then you often do that

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  12. Loving that dress! Want. Only, I am doingthe Bloggest Loser Challenge, so if it was going to fit my lard arse now it won't by Christmas. At least, it better not!

    Yep, hearing the Ugly here. Need a haircut, desperately, but thanks to a new computer (need) and a new car (bigger need) the funds for that will be a month or more away.

    I may have to knit a hat.

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  13. By jeans and a T you didn't mean you actually leave the house that way :-) ? Oh that dress is a far better option, highlights and hugs in all the right places. Love your blog by the way, rates par on par with Chanel and Prada - Pseudo Suri xxx

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  14. Atta girl!

    You can probably wear that dress OVER your jeans if you really want to - a skinny leg pair, I reckons, with your boots over the top.

    Magic! xx

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  15. I too suffer the travesty of invisible eyelashes (just ANOTHER thing to add to the list of downsides of being a redhead).

    Please feel free to regale me on the benefits of getting your lashes done...what does it involve? Cause I think I really need to get it done.

    Getting sick of looking like a weirdo albino.

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  16. Oh, hon - woot woo! Lovin' it.

    I need me some waxin'. Stat.

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  17. Seriously I am so with you on the magic of an eyebrow wax. Cannot afford to partake in too many beauty treatments but the eyebrow gig is a must. And it never fails to make me feel all shiny & new..

    You rock the house in that dress and GOD BLESS LAYBY!

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  18. Wear it with the red boots!! and I want pictures :)

    nothing like being kind to yourself to relight your spark.

    Checked out that site you recommended. Thank you, are now a member. x

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  19. Yes to the cowboy boots.

    No to feeling like I'm still 25 and seeing those eyes look back at me in the mirror. They follow me everywhere so I guess I had better get used to them.

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  20. It's funny that the best lighting of ANY house (not just yours) is always in the dunny. WTF? I don't need to SEE what i'm doing, and well, it seems the men folk around here can't see in there, but alas it's the best place to pop your face on and shiz.

    Eden you are right. That dress was absolutely MADE for you. Are you coming to DPUnplugged? You should wear it there if you are!
    I was NOT a dress person until I had my second son. It was then I decided I NEEDED some bloody girly shit around here, so I brought a couple of dresses.

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  21. It's amazing how one tiny decision (or some random incident) can turn the whole day around... but in the end it depends on yourself anyway how you are going to feel. (Right now, I am smiling at my colleagues as a friendly way to show my teeth. Madness!!)

    Nice dress!

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  22. I had an ugly day too. Instead of making myself feel better though, I chose to eat Maccas for dinner and now feel fat and ugly. A wonderful combo. NOT!

    That dress is gorgeous. I want. Next time I see you, you better be rockin' the frock x

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  24. You give good dress. Suits you.

    I think you're always beautiful. Glad you feel it too. x

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  25. I'm going to have to come fight you if you call yourself ugly again. You were beautiful before the beautician and you FELT beautiful after the beautician.

    Love the dress.

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  26. Definitely the boots!!!You rock the dress and isnt it amazing how nice it is to look after YOU every now and then xx

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  27. Super dress for a super lady.

    I need to shake the ugly off too. Only recently I had my haircut, which hadn't been tendered too in over 12 months!! So bad!

    And I'm off to have a pedicure tomorrow. My feet look like hobbit's feet. You know, Frodo Baggins style.

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  28. Woohoo

    Lady in a dress coming through! This dress needs some slip on ballet flats so you realize how easy it is to wear, slip on the dress the flats and go.

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  29. I can SO relate to the eyelash/brow situation. I need to find my gal right now.

    But, despite being soon-to-be-browed-up, I could never rock that cute little frock in quite the same way as you, Eden. Delish! x

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  30. This is so beautiful and true, and we should all remember this stuff on the crap days we all have. x

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  31. Well how bad do I feel .. here you are giving me a shout-out and you must have thought I was ignoring you.

    ... let me pause for effect ...

    YOU. ROCK. A. DRESS.

    Would love to see what this looks like with your red boots ... for an Eden take on a dress. Add in a kick-arse red cocktail ring from Diva and a denim jacket and you're good to go for now when it's still cool up in the mountains.

    Hot, babe x

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  32. I have NEVER had my eyebrows waxed. EVER.

    And now I want to!

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  33. Oh I love the dress you look fab!!

    I'm off to the beautician tomorrow for a head to toe. Can't wait to feel normal again.

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  34. Wear dress to PB event I give you chocolate. My 6 year old said to me " mummy you have a pretty face but eyebrows like a man" You are always pretty x

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  35. Love the dress (I'm a total dress girl) but I love your smile in the last photo more <3

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  36. Smokin'!
    Imagine what you might've bought if it'd been a bikini wax?!!!
    :-)

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  37. HOT-TO-TROT!!!!! Love the dress! And the dunny shot x

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  38. I'm so with Nikki on the red boots with that dress! It looks amazing!

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  39. You can wear it with whatever you want, just don't ... for Pete's sake ... wear it with crocs.

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  40. Dress looks super hot! LOVE it.

    Its amazing how a piece of clothing that fits just right can completely elevate your mood (and of course the reverse!)

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  41. Yes.

    Few things that a new haircut and good posture can't fix.

    The dress: with red cowboy boots..and you know it.

    Plus: you're NEVER ugly, your soul is so bright it shines through anything you may imagine you see there.

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  42. Eden, you inspire my to live my god dammed life!
    Enjoy the dress it is gorgeous.

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  43. A dress suits you!!! Wear it more often!

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  44. your totally rocking that dress and those eye brows!!

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  45. You look gawjuss. And, you have so much inner beauty that your outer so called ugly doesn't even matter.
    xx

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  46. Pretty dress. Pretty you. Must be something in the air. Had an ugly start to the week myself & bought a pretty dress Wednesday. Wore it to party tonight with my pretty hair and chatted up two men I thought were of similar age to me. Turns out I might feel 27 in my head, but the 27 year old men probably not interested in 44 year old woman! Maybe the dress made me feel too pretty, lol.

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  47. Dress and cowboy boots- massive YES! One of my fave looks. Nothing better than getting your eyelashes tinted too xx

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  48. Yes, cowboy boots with the dress. Because pretty people can pull off anything.

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  49. Love the dress... it's adorable. For the record, I don't think you looked ugly in the first picture, but you certainly looked happier in the second and that makes a world of difference. Attitude is everything. :-)

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  50. It was wonderful to see the transformation from feeling ugly to getting back your pretty Eden! Thank you for sharing. It is amazing how haircuts and other stuff like eyebrows can affect how we feel about ourselves. I hadn't cut my hair in over 6 months because every Mounties hairdresser I went to was 'average' and played safe. So when in the city I went to a city cutter and asked for a city haircut. Came out feeling AMAZING and went to an interview and got the gig!! - And they commented on my hair ;)

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