Saturday, October 20, 2007

Trying On a Virtual Makeover

It's Saturday and it's my day off and it's raining and I don't really feel like cleaning the house (shame on me!) or anything boring like that so I decided to check out this cool website called where you can register for a free account and play around with a new look for yourself. All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself, preferably one that is a full face shot (I don't have any of those so the one at the left was just going to have to do!), and then you can try on all sorts of new hairstyles (including a celebrity hairstyle if you've always had a hankering to see what you look like with Jennifer Aniston's hair!), all kinds of makeup including lipstick, eye shadow, blush, etc., eyeglasses or sunglasses, headwear, nail polish, jewelry, colored contacts, etc., etc. The possibilities are endless and it's very easy to find yourself spending a lot of time playing around with one look after another. Once you've found what you consider "the look" for you, you can email it off to a friend or yourself - which is what I did.

After playing around with it for quite some time and first trying blue hair and then purple hair (after all, Halloween is just around the corner!), I thought I would go for a more conservative look so I added a new hairstyle, changed up my hair color a bit with a different shade of auburn to which I added highlights and lowlights both, threw on some mascara, eyeliner, and shadow, blushed up the cheeks, put on some lipstick, and then topped it all off with a nice necklace. So what do you think?? I would like to have whitened my teeth, too, but in order to do that I would have to upgrade to an All-Access Membership. With that upgrade not only would I have gotten teeth whitening but I'd have over 3,000+ hairstyles to choose from, 1600+ cosmetic colors, and over 300 accessory options. In addition to that, I could upload an unlimited number of photos so I could change up Amanda and Jamie's looks, or even my son Michael's, if I wanted to.

In addition to the really fun virtual makeover, has all sorts of beauty & style tips, product reviews, and a Rave section where they give you all the hottest stories on fashion and make-up. You can try on all sorts of new styles and looks before you head out to the beauty shop which then gives you the chance to show your stylist exactly what you want. No more going in and saying, "I dunno, what do you think?"

Go check it out and try out the free membership for yourself - I think you'll have as much fun as I did!


  1. Anonymous3:24 PM EDT

    that's was one of the best written paid posts I've seen in a while. Way to go you :)

  2. ok, now the funny thing is that the "new you" just doesn't look a whole lot different from the "old you" in your sidebar with about me...which is right next to the pic in this post! haha. I will say I like the longer hair better!

  3. come see what you won!

  4. Anonymous9:50 PM EDT

    I like it, Linda! I also like your post about your daughter. I can totally see me and my oldest girl there in just a few years!


  5. Anonymous5:41 AM EDT

    I really love that hairstyle on you!

    What a fun site eh?

  6. I think you should grow your hair - you really suit it long!

  7. Anonymous6:21 PM EDT

    Love the new do! :)

  8. That site is a blast! I love the hair and eye makeup, too. I'm into "enhancements!" And you don't have a "made-up" look...


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