i am an anime princess.

So, yesterday we went over to my in-laws house to have a nice little family get together. When we do, we are known to do some crazy, spur of the moment things. Like the time I let my 14 year old sister-in-law cut my hair. Or like the time all the sisters (and one of the brothers) all dyed our hair together. So much fun.

Well, yesterday we were bored and we went off to putz around Wal-mart a bit. We’d been talking about me and my pink hair obsession all day. And I think my sister-in-law Naomi was itching to dye anyone’s hair, even her own. Well, she led us into the hair coloring section, what did we find but a box of bright fuchsia hair dye! We grabbed it and ran home.

Here we are getting ready. Can you tell I’m excited?!

Getting ready...

Naomi kept looking at me as she stirred up the bright concoction and lifting her eyebrows as if to say “Are you really, really sure about this?” Look at my smile–did I look worried?! “Full of Glee” is more like it.

Here’s how it turned out:

I have Pink Hair! Ooo!

I love it! In fact, I wish it was a little more intense! But it’s kinda cool because the color didn’t soak into the places where I had previously dyed my hair black, so I have this “black cherry” fade from bright pink to pink on black. It’s bright and fun… and still kinda like a Mommy, too. Which is good, because we don’t need to be scaring the children. Joshua’s opinion is “Cool Mommy Pink Hair.” Katie says “It’s BEAUTIFUL, Mama!” But for about an hour at Grandmom’s house she was completely oblivious to what we were doing. She never asked about the fuchsia colored box we were all looking at. She never came around the corner to see why everyone was in the kitchen looking nervously at Mommy. And even when she did come in later her only comment was “OH! Aunt Naomi! Your hands are MESSY!” It wasn’t until I got out of the shower and dried my hair that I got her attention. Sheesh! You’d think she doesn’t know I’m around! Ha!

I think Travis likes it… but he was being a bit of a doof when I tried to take some pictures of us together last night:

Silly Travie

And I love it. For me, this felt like a safe test run. I actually am looking forward to going to a salon in about a month and seeing what else can be done to make this do even more fantastic and fun. I feel so much more “me” and “Martie” now (if any of you girlfriends from seven years ago are out there and reading this, you know just what I mean). What a fabulous feeling! Woo-hoo!!!

24 Responses to “i am an anime princess.”

  1. CharleneV Says:

    LOVE it! What fun πŸ˜€

  2. Kelly Says:

    Holy WOW! Looks great Nicole!

  3. Crystal Says:

    It’s awesome Nicole!!! I have always wanted to do something crazy like that to my hair, but I am too chicken, lol! You pull it off very nicely!!!

  4. Jill Says:

    I love it! I sent you a PM through SPP before even reading this. So fun!

    For a long time I would color mine cherry coke – easy to remember and it was fun!

  5. Amy Says:

    Looks great! I knew you’d love it whenever you finally did it!

  6. JackieAnn Says:

    well aren’t you the cutest thing…love it~!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Meredith Says:

    You are one brave girl! πŸ™‚ It does look like fun, though!

  8. Andrea Says:

    Whoo hoo, look at you! I like it with that green shirt, nice contrast. Now everybody is gonna know how spunky you are just by looking at you!

  9. Leslie Says:

    sassy malassy!

  10. Nett Says:

    Hot Mamma! Wheeeeeee! I love it! πŸ˜€

  11. Tamra Says:

    What fun! Looks cute πŸ™‚

  12. Krista Says:

    SO SO WICKED! (That’s good by the way, my kids say it all of the time) I was really thing pink/cherry stripe in my hair…but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

  13. Tammy L Says:

    Wow, Travis looks so much like Joshua in that pic! My boys were like, “daddy! That’s Daddy!” πŸ˜› I’ll have to show Joshua later and see what he thinks. πŸ™‚

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  15. WendyW Says:

    Too cute, Nicole!!!

  16. Kelleigh Says:

    SO COOL! Wish I had the moxy!

  17. Sinead Says:

    SO cute! Love it!!

  18. ash Says:

    wohoo..hot mama…gettin’ all sassified………..LOVE IT! xoxo

  19. jc Says:

    Oh wow!! I likey the color!! Makes me wanna do it too!!

  20. Flergs Says:

    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo so purdy!!!

    Next time bleach the parts you want pink first, then apply the fuscia. Or get the salon to do it. But I am LOVING it!!! You are too cool and sexy!!

  21. Lauren Says:

    Nicole, I love it!! I’m not one of the girlfriends from seven years ago, but I have a ‘Martie’ (Steph), so I can relate! πŸ˜‰
    We were always called ‘Thelma & Louise’ by our other friends and even those who didn’t really know us… I’m thinking it’s time for a visit home! And who knows, I just might come back with pink hair, too! lol (You and Megs might have just officially started a trend amongst us all!)

  22. Mari Koegelenberg Says:

    So cool Nicole!!! Love the color it is so Fab!

  23. Jessica Says:

    I love those pictures, and you’re right… you do look pretty gleeful!! I don’t think I’d have the guts to color my hair any other color than what I’m already doing just to cover the, (shhh…. grey), so you can do it for all of us who wonder what we would look like with crayon-inspired hair! πŸ˜‰

  24. Pati Says:

    Hee, I like the “fade.” I would expect something like that to look funny, but it actually looks good.