Thursday, June 18, 2009

European Living - Portuguese Purple

Portuguese Purple is what we've named it.

The striking hair color that about 30% of the female population has. Hmmmm...maybe more......yes, I'm certain, it
is more.

It's not that I don't like it. It's not that I think only the 'weird' girls have it, cause woman from 13-99 have this color hair.

I think it's that I don't have the guts to do it.

I'm jealous....that's it.

If this lady selling flowers at the market can pull it off with a smile like that, then I should be able to also.

I'm all about trying to fit in around these parts. To lessen the cultural gap between me and my Portuguese neighbors.

I use my bidet, I roll my shades up at the right time and am careful to put them down when the sun starts to set (unwritten rule).

So all I need now is Portuguese Purple hair color and perhaps, shopping split.

What'dya think? Can I pull it off?


Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Go for the purple.

Skip the shopping split. Please. ;)

Seriously, I had a purple tint to my hair one winter. I thought it was cool, and I got lots of compliments from other women - usually younger women. But Charlie wasn't thrilled with it.

But I totally think you should do it.

Marytoo said...

Portuguese Purple, well, maybe. But Shopping Split...? I'd definitely rethink that strategy.

Rob and Deanna said...

I am all about fitting in with the culture, but some things aren't necessary to help you minister better. ;-) I think you can justly skip these 2.

Pilar said...

Here is pretty much gone now, but the last few years that was THE color here too.

Something I don´t like about that color is that in most of the cases I think it makes people´s skin kind of yellowish.

You can pull it off girl, but the question is Do you want to pull it off?

Jill said...

Even if you can pull it off, please don't! Resist the urge! I think the bidet and the shades are enough.

These posts are hilarious, by the way!

Anonymous said...

I'd try the hair, but I think I'd pass on the shopping split.


Dani Joy said...

OOOO NINA!!! Go for it girl!! jejeje. I know what it is though and it´s almost burgandy here. Now most all the woman are going highlighted streaked blond. I want to go blonder now I guess as I am realizing that this is a coveted color. I am called a blond here by the way. LOL I was always a brunett so I thought. ok now I will prob. hear the blond jokes but oh well.
We could try the Portugese Purple.

TCKK said...

The purple - yes
The shopping split - no

Let us know what you decide and we want pictures (not of the shopping splint mind you) lol

Jen said...

That could be scary but it's just hair, right? It'll grow back. I don't know if I would have the guts either!

Fern said...

Nice to meet you as well! Your posts made me chuckle! :) Purple is one of my daughter's favorite colors! :) Have a great day!

BUTLER said...

i love you but please dont thats not your is..or brown.
maybe you can do pink & brown together.?
love you Becka

Stonefox said...

You can do it! But you know, this got me thinking...over here it is brassy orange, and I'm telling you I'm NOT jealous!

Your comments have been cracking me up lately. The one you left on Adding Zest about the homework? Well, that made me think "no wonder she's got 5 kids! She's doing too much homework!" You GO GIRL! :)

Amrita said...

Of course you can Nina.

When in Europe do as Euros do!

perrinministries said...

In Germany they like Kool-Aid Red! And you're right... it's fashionable with both the young and the old.