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It Just Might Be Time for A Personal Make-Over... I Need a "New Look"

After watching the Oscars tonight... and seeing all the stars in their Oscar "finery..." and the women in their fabulous hair and make-up... I began to think that it just might be time for me to call my favorite hair salon... and make and appointment for a "make-over."

I was most impressed by the "new look" displayed by Sandra Bullock.  Ms Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress tonight... for her exceptional performance in The Blind Side.  Letting her "serious actress" out for the first time... she was amazing.


Sandra was great... but I was thinking about something "different." 

I wonder if perhaps adding a little more eye-shadow... and perhaps changing my hair color... might be the way to go ?  Perhaps tending a bit more towards the "red-head" look my Mom wore so well would be nice.

Now... being the conservative sort that I am... I most definitely want to do an "understated" look... rather than something that would be a little too "avant garde."


The lipstick... perhaps something a tad brighter.  And with the lip liner... maybe drawing in a bit more of a "pouty" look.

And... my darn eyebrows.  I mean, they are almost non-existent.  I am afraid that my advancing age has taken it's toll on my brows.  My hair... ya know, the hair on the top of my head... is doing fine.  But those darn eyebrows. 

And while I'm at it... perhaps I could raise them a skootch too... so I could have a bit more room for some slightly more prominent eye shadow.

So... I put it all together... and here is what I have come up with.  Whaddya think, dear readers ?  Could this be the new me ?  All suggestions... positive ones only... of course, are welcomed !

Comment balloon 38 commentsKaren Anne Stone • March 08 2010 12:11AM


Sandra looked great and the program was very good. In particular, I was sooooo pleased that no politcal remarks or positions were blurted out.

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 10 years ago

I think you will be a hit with your clients once they get used to the

new you.

Posted by Clark Hitchcock, Realtor - Fraser Valley (Re/Max Nyda Realty Inc) over 10 years ago

Oh Karen Anne... you have so much more substance than that!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 10 years ago

Michael:  In times past... perhaps there were much more pressing issues that needed to be adressed... but tonight was a time for the Oscars and "the Stars."  I thought the show went well... and I really liked the new way they presented the nominations for Best Actress and Best Actor.  Very classy !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Clark:  Thanks so much.  I thought the new look would be great for FSBO's.  Perhaps an over-the-edge marketing effort is just what these folks need to get their homes sold.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Steve:  I am guessing that you are gently trying to tell me that perhaps more blush is also warranted ?  It's ok... that would be a positive suggestion.  And... I am ALWAYS open to suggestions from you.  And... have a wonderful and successful trip to Austin.  I know you'll do well !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Being in Hawaii and watching the Academy Awards, I can now bet on best actress=)

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 10 years ago


I think you should go with a short, sassy do and a lighter color.  Some kind of cut with bangs.

You'll look great!!

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) over 10 years ago
If you can believe it - the war between Cablevision and ABC cancelled the Oscars for much of our area this evening.  ABC cleverly cut off service before the big night. In fact they cut off service to our area at midnight last night....hmmmm.  To say that people are ticked off is a real understatement.   So thanks for the news!
Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) over 10 years ago

Paul:  Hawaii, huh ?  Poor guy.  It's a rough job, but somebody's gotta do it.  Just try and tough it out my friend.  It'll be ok.  Sniffle, sniffle.

Perhaps I could take a half-day and go to Paris.  Paris, Texas... that is.  It's about fifty miles north east of Dallas.  Maybe they have an IHOP there ?

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Ralph:  Such great suggestions !  But what about the blue eye-shadow.  I think it's such a great look.  So "in fashion."

But... I will take your suggestions under advisement.  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Ruthmarie:  I read about that ABC and Cablevision dogfight going on.  I also read tonight that they finally settled it... ten minutes AFTER the Oscar show started.  Perhaps someone you know taped it... or DVR'd it, and they could send it to you.  The show was very well done.

Funny... although I liked Avatar... Avatar's Director's ex-wife creamed him in the Oscar tally.  Hee hee hee.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago


You're looking rather sassy there I must say.  Of course playing with a new look is always fun and invigorating.  There isn't much I can do with my hair.  So instead from time to time I'll go  buy a new shirt or a new tie.  And sometimes I'll buy myself a new suit.  These things always make me feel like a million.  And sporatically, I'll get a new cologne, although I've been enjoying my Prada for a couple of years now.

Posted by Frank Castaldini, Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco (Compass) over 10 years ago

Frank:  Yes... you do look a tad follically-challenged.  But... not to worry.  They say that Mother Nature only made so many perfect heads... and the rest of them she covered with hair.

Cologne-wise... I wear Allure perfume by Chanel.  It took quite a while to find something I liked... but that is it.  And... thanks for your kind words about my "look."  :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Karen Anne - I think you are best just the way you are.  Of course, I'm one of those people that never changes (other than that whole silly aging thing).  Then again, if bright red hair, pouty lips and blue eyeshadow are what you want, GO FOR IT! 

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 10 years ago

Karen Anne, yes indeed, it is a look with a statement! I can see that you researched this well and found something that reflects that inner queen!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Karen - If that new look makes you happy. I'm all in support of you.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Good morning Karen Anne,

Oh what a new image! I like Andrea think you are making quite a statement with the "new you!!"

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United RealtorsĀ® ~ 512.750.6899) over 10 years ago

Karen Anne, the pouty look would never work for you, but everybody wants a make-over after watching those.

Actually I was sorta shocked so many wore their hair normal this year.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 10 years ago

Karen Anne,

I think you look great just the way you are....although sometimes a new 'do' and darkening the eyebrows a bit helps a girl feel like a million.  I've been thinking of doing something about my disappearing eyebrows too.....

Sandra's speech was brought tears to my eyes.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

Karen Anne, If you are choosing the over the top look - color within the lines on the blue eyeshadow! LOL.  I loved Sandra Bullock's look.  And I'm so glad she won. 

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 10 years ago

Karen, Perhaps a new style and highlights to bring the sunshine to your hair! You now can get your eyebrows tatooed on as well and they actually look great! My sister did it and is very fair so you couldn't see them and now she has the ability to make a brow expression now.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Karen - There are times in our lives when we all need to primp for the catwalk!  The night of the Oscars, is as good as any:-)  I have to agree with Missy's remark about your "pouty" look however!  That one would be a bit of a stretch. .. LOL

I love the graphic process used to create this image too!  Didn't you say it was Picassa!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 10 years ago

We are told on a regular basis we need to find something to help us stand out to our prospective clients. Something to be remembered by. You may have just found that for yourself. You will be remembered. I think that is positive isn't it?

Posted by Randy DeLaMare, Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams (Realtypath LLC) over 10 years ago

Oh, by the way I loved Blindside and I am thrilled she won the Oscar for that role.

Posted by Randy DeLaMare, Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams (Realtypath LLC) over 10 years ago

Karen Ann- all that hair would give me a headache at the end of the day. But, I'm all for change.  I also agree with Missy (#19 ) about the pouty lips.  You have me LOL  :)

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 10 years ago

Cute - I thought Sandra looked fabulous - that as my favorite part of the night......I think I want a make over too!......Hey I can't post any photos tonight- is this the new stage of proxy errors ?.......i see you posted your photos...:-( I've been trying all night.......bummer

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

Karen, I don't believe you'd have the demeanor to emulate the Red Queen. You'll need to become antagonistic, and I don't believe you'd enjoy that. Clever post btw.


Posted by John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer. (for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.) over 10 years ago

Karen, don't change.  We all love you as you are!  However, if you do try all those things and they work give me a private call so I can copy you!!

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago

Karen, you can't improve on perfection and I think you are perfect as you are.  xxoo  I did think Sandra looked more lovely than I've ever seen her.  I didn't hang in till the end but I hear her acceptance speech was lovely.

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 10 years ago

See with women you can pencil in eye brows. The problem with guys is our hair gets heavier as we get old. Gravity takes it away from the top of our heads and moves it to our eye brows, ears and nose and in extreme heavy hair situations our backs. (Can't seem to stop it) So, be happy with your present look, I think you look fine.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Karen I a with Steve,  I like to focus more on the inner person and in you case you are just great.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago

Karen Anne!  You're perfect just the way you are!  I did think that Sandra looked gorgeous and I was thrilled for her.  It was such a great movie!!

Posted by Olga Diaz Potter over 10 years ago

NAH!  If you did that WHO would take you seriously and respect your opinions?  Leave all that to those who need to please folks hunnie.... You never need to resort to that!

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 10 years ago

Aw heck where is Craig Rutman when you need him?  I'm sure he could fix you up any way you want.

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

I love Sandra Bullock and her look.  She is always a lady and certainly classy.  I heard some sad news this morning about her marital life.  Hope it was gossip!

Posted by Ashlee Springer, Expert Realtor Working with First Time Homebuyer (Keller Williams, Alabaster, AL) over 10 years ago

Ashlee:  I heard the same news about her tattood husband... and that tattood "girlfriend" of his.  If it is true... and I would not be surprised if it is... then Sandra should throw that creep out... immediately.  Why oh Why do some women set themselves up to be abused like this ?  Very sad indeed.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

Karen - Very funny post. You know they can tatoo eyebrows in nowadays? Is the pain worth it? I think not.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Posted by Jackie -, Learn to leverage technology to get more done. (770.498.7333) over 10 years ago