Friday, October 16, 2009

Shades of Me

Friday, October 16, 2009
As most of you know, yesterday was my birthday. The well wishes here at at Face Book really brightened my day. Thanks so much! One of my birthday wishes came true when I received a Flip video camera as a gift. It's this tiny camera, no bigger than my phone. You can plug it directly into your computer via USB and, by using it's software, make mini-movies (with background music and everything!) that you can either email to friends or upload to You Tube.

I was so worried the tech portion would be beyond this techno-goober. I mean Steve still has to help me upload songs and such to my MP3 player. I just don't get that stuff. I was beyond thrilled when I easily made a mini-movie with my Flip!! It's too silly to post here, but I promise you, I will be using it for some fun stuff here at SIS. Woo-hoo!

One thing I noticed in that mini-movie starring me and my furry-angels (aside from I'm beginning to look my age. Gak!) was that my hair color seemed a bit drab. Right now it's medium brown with very subtle blond highlights. I looked at myself thinking, you need to go either darker or lighter or have more contrast.

Anyone who knows me, knows I've changed my hair color drasticially on a whim over and over through the year. Call me fickle. Since I revved for a change... again.... I thought I'd get your two cents. Here are a few samples of various hair colors I've had. Which do you prefer?

A) Beth as Light Brown
(at RWA Conference with author/friend Julia Templeton)

B) Beth as Dark Brunette
(at HQN party with my editor Keyren Gerlach)

C) Beth with Black Hair
(at RT Conference with model/actors David Alan Johnson, Steve Sandalis, and author/friend Cynthia Valero)

D) Beth as Blond
(at surprise Book Launch party with Steve)

D) Beth as a Mahogany Redhead

(At NINC conference with Barbara Meyers, Lori Avacato and Mary Stella)



Brandy said...

My vote is for mahogany. You look really good that way and that's the color of mine right now!!
But I am sure everyone would agree - you always look beautiful!

B.J. said...

I'm with Brandy!

Beth Ciotta said...

I'm so glad someone finally voted! I was really hoping for some objective input. Thanks so much for your thoughts, BJ and Brandy (and the sweet compliment). Although, I must say I'm surprised you BOTH liked the mahogany red on me. That's the one I was least sure of. ;)

Anyone else??

SIS Beth

smurfette said...

Aunt Beth, I pick the light brown.

Tori Lennox said...

I think the light brown is best too. :)

Beth Ciotta said...

Hey Smurfette!! So happy to see you here. I kind of like the light brown too. :)

Hey, Tori!! Hmm. Well it's two to two just now then. My husband voted for the black, surprisingly. Thought he liked the blond best. Hmm. What to do!

SIS Beth

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Hi Beth,

I'm really surprised Steve picked black. I like the light brown but would add some deep chestnut low lights. Especially with your current cut! Listen to me...I'm a fashionista! LOL!

SIS Barb

Beth Ciotta said...

Hello, Fashionista,

Interesting suggestion. Hmmmm. And speaking of my current cut. Not loving that either. Growing out my bangs again, but other than that not sure... Thoughts?

SIS Beth

Elle J Rossi said...


Cupie doll cut? Dorothy Hamell? Mullet? Any of those would be pretty hot!

SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi

Beth Ciotta said...

I'm surprised you didn't toss in mohawk or shag. LOL Sorry I asked!

SIS Beth

Sisters-in-Sync said...


I agree with Barb. I would go with the light brown but make it a little more dramatic with lowlights OR highlights. I think either would work.

SIS Bren

Olga said...

Beth, normally, I love red and its shades (mahogany looks pretty good), but I think light brown suits you better.

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