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Wouldn't you know it? The ONE and ONLY school picture that I ever really thought turned out had issues. The film messed up or something, and I had to do a re-take. The re-take didn't look good, so I kept this teeny, tiny negative from the first shoot. (Well, in real life it's tiny - I enlarged it for the post.)
Anyway, this was taken my freshman year of high school. I'd spent the previous summer spraying an entire bottle of Sun-In (I think that's what it was called) in my hair. It's weird how memories can bring back smells - I can totally smell that stuff in my mind right now! I loved the red and gold highlights it brought out. :)
My 9th grade year was also marked by super thick Merle Norman pancake makeup. Anyone else know what I am talking about? This makeup was like magic, making my freckles completely disappear! I loved the way it made my complexion look flawless, but, goodness, that stuff was heavy and humidity was a constant enemy. Plus, I couldn't ever touch my face for fear of rubbing any makeup off. Such vanity and discontentment. *Sigh*
I gave up on trying to create flawless skin and have mostly come to terms with my freckles and uneven skin tone. I don't even really wear real foundation any more. I sure am looking forward to that heavenly body I'll get one day. I hope freckles will be a thing of the past! ;)