Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's a Pearl Thing (and a Chocolate Thing)

I haven't changed my hair-do in about five decades.  I've been wearing it long and straight and unstyled since I was a pre-teen.  (I take that back: I experimented with short hair twice--once when I was a junior in high school and again when I was a junior in college; big mistake, times two).

Over the years, there were times when I had bangs; but most of the time, I've gone bang-less and employed barrettes or a headband to keep my hair from falling in my face.

I realize that long hair pulled back with a headband is probably not an age-appropriate hairstyle for a woman who's got seven grandkids and is pushing 60; but I'll tell you, it's a very worry-free, no-hassle affair.  I just shampoo it, brush it out, and let it air dry.  I don't even own a blowdryer.

Here is the shampoo and conditioner I've been using since I've been in Germany.  It's not too expensive and I really like the way it makes my hair feel.   My husband thinks these hair care products smell like chocolate.  (Bonus, right?)
Speaking of chocolate, they do have the best milk chocolate (Alpenmilch Schokolade)  in this country!  Milka is to die for.  My rapidly expanding hips can vouch for how irresistibly delicious I think it is!
Okay, now back to my absolutely riveting hair story...

The other day on my daily journey down the cobblestone walking street of the quaint town where my son lives, I spotted a pearl headband in a CVS-type store, and on a whim, I bought it. (I tend to be attracted to Pearls, if you get my drift.) I thought I'd wear my fancy new headband on Easter Sunday, instead of my usual faux alligator number.
But when I got my new hair accessory home and tried it on, I wondered if it would perhaps look more appropriate on the head of a sweet little girl making her First Holy Communion (with a tulle veil attached).
See what I mean?

Does it look ridiculous on me?  (I can take it; be brutally honest.)
I'm just not sure that this graying head of mine can carry it off.  What say you?  (And while you're at it, tell me what you think of my swell t-shirt.  It says, "IT'S A PEARL THING.  YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND.")

Okay then, that's it for me today.  This was a sort of strange post...however, it did include both pearls and chocolate: two very good things indeed.  (I daresay two of the best things!)

P.S. If you've got a doll-loving daughter or granddaughter, you might want to check out that Dolls from Heaven website!!   Love, love, love it!


  1. I love it! You can so pull it off! Where it.

    1. I think I will. It will make me feel very "fancy" on Easter! :)

  2. Totally jealous of the milka! I bet Colleen is too! I don't think the headband screams too fancy. Just fancy enough I'd say, you can totally pull it off.

    1. I was so glad Colleen mentioned the Milka!! It's not that expensive, and now that I know to look for it I'm seeing it everywhere! I have it with my coffee in the morning...and for lunch dessert...and then for dinner dessert. I am being really, really bad. (But it's so good!)

  3. I love the pearl headband, and definitely think you should wear it!

  4. I love the pearl headband, and definitely think you should wear it!