My Inner Blondie

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Today is one of those days when I really want to dye my hair blonde. There’s something beguiling about blonde hair. I’m not even sure what it is, but I know I’ve got the bug. So, today’s post uses Polyvore, and shows my “blonde dream.” Red sun hats, turquoise dresses, silver heels, and rose perfume are all part of my hair transformation fantasy. 🙂

Yes, I know, I’m a redhead, and it’s a cardinal sin to touch my hair (believe me –everyone and their dog has told me!). Not to mention it’s notoriously difficult to bleach red hair –and expensive. That being said, I still want to! But, instead of dying my hair, why not just wax rhapsodic on my blog about my inner blond bombshell?

According to one of favorite chick lit books, the Bombshell Manual of Style, here is why blonde hair is so huge:

“Jean Harlow started the whole thing. With her ethereal halo of platinum hair, she became the archetypal love goddess. She put the blonde Bombshell on the map in the 193 movie Bombshell…. Her publicist in the movie decreed ‘I dubbed you the Hollywood Bombshell: Men. Scrapes. Dazzling clothes. A gorgeous pinwheel personality.’ The hair color of fairy tale heroines and victims, blonde is unthreatening, childlike, with an impish undertone. It commands more attention than any other hair color and needs somebody who knows how to turn it on. Be prepared. Going blonde is letting the genie escape from the bottle.”

A bottle of hair dye, and some self-tanning lotion really call to me right now, especially since it’s the middle of summer. I think being a blonde, even for a short time span, would be lots of fun. And I wouldn’t have inane comments about wearing red or pink! Blonde hair reminds me of Caribbean beaches, old Hollywood glamour, and delicious French bakery treats. And of course, it reminds me of Marilyn Monroe, one of my favorite actresses of all time (okay, Emma Watson is at the top of the list, but that’s okay).

When it comes down to it, I really just want to unleash my inner bombshell. I want to feel fabulously beautiful, and not have a single care about what others think. I want to feel pampered and important, and well, like a confident woman. While a bottle of hair dye can help, it isn’t the only solution. A nice bubble bath can work just as well.

I figure I’ll end with a bombshell quote:

“My approach to beauty begins not with the face or figure but with the mind. If you can learn to use your mind as well as you use a powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful.” –Sophia Loren

I truly believe every woman has her own unique beauty, and has confidence and sass just waiting to be unleashed. I’m excited to see my own inner bombshell starting to emerge. 🙂