(Here again, I thought I'd join in on the handy tip dispensing that goes on over
at Rocks in My Dryer. My tips aren't necessarily conventional but they do "work-for-me" on Wednesdays and sometimes even on Thursdays too, if I'm lucky.)
Once when I worked at a dental college in Oklahoma City, I was sitting in the small enclosed front office of our building chatting with the lady working the desk there, when a largish fairly well dressed woman in her mid-sixties walked in. As she made her way up to the information desk, my co-worker asked if we could help her. Exasperated, she set her purse on the counter and told us what clinic she needed to find and we, in turn, directed her to the elevator. As she gathered herself up again she said "Well, Ok. You see, I'm running a little late because I couldn't find my lipstick anywhere and I finally just had to use a magic marker!
Well, on she went to her appointment, but the lady at the desk and I had a good laugh over that one. I wasn't sure what natural progression of thought would take one from beauty product to office utensil used as a beauty product. Until this morning....
THIS morning I completely understood. I was getting ready and lo and behold my grays had reached alarming levels in the part of my hair overnight! This was no time to crack open the Nice-n-Easy box sitting in my cabinet! I didn't have an extra hour to get ready! I finally just had to use a magic marker!
So that's what I did. I pulled out a permanent brown shade that I thought would go best with the copper penny color of my hair, and just went for it. It worked for me!
And who knows, it might still be there tomorrow (as I used a permanent Sharpie type marker in case of rain). It works especially well if your hair is a primary color in the first place. I don't think I'm quite desperate enough for lip use yet. Hmm...but that fine tipped black Sharpie might make a snazzy eye liner touch-up for an evening out straight from the office... You did not just hear that from me! Stay colorful bloggers!