Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Redhead

Are you a rockin' redhead? 

First of all, look at my post title. 

NO NUMBERS!!! Correct.  I've stopped counting the days.  


Coz quite frankly who gives a rats arse how long ago my 40th birthday was.  It was over 10 years okay.  I've been blogging for over 10 years.  Which is thousands of days.  Too many thousands.  So I've stopped counting. 

All that matters is today. And today I'm a redhead.

Did you know that natural red heads only account for around 2% of the world's population?  

Another interesting fact is that red hair is actually a genetic mutation. According to Cosmo "Both parents must be carriers of the mutated MC1R gene to be able to produce redhead offspring, of which there is a 25% chance they don't have red hair themselves."

My fave though is that "Red hair will never turn grey; it simply fades to white via rose gold when the time comes."

Wait, what?! 

I have gone red BECAUSE of the grey hairs. Yet natural red heads don't go grey? Ohhh the irony.

Anyway, today I'm a redhead.  Or more factually, I'm a bottle burgundy.  

Burgundy is sooooooo 1990s.  Yet here I am wearing it with pride. Why?  Well ... why not.  I just ran with it. 

Which takes me off on a different burgundy tangent. 

"Wine with everything".  

Anyone know what I'm talking about?  

Revlon's hottest lipstick shade of the late 80s. "Wine with everything" was the go to lipstick if you were only going to own one shade.  It suited every occasion, day or night.  It suited every hair colour, light or dark.  "Wine with everything" was everything ... and then some. Can you believe it still exists! Revlon's "Wine with everything".  Look it up ... a must have.  I'm going shopping. 

It's a shame the burgundy bathrooms of the 90s didn't have the same appeal. I've been thinking about burgundy bathrooms a lot as I get my 1990s built house ready for sale. I thank the Lord that the builders chose "heritage green" for our bathroom rather than the maroons that were so popular of the time.  As much as I'm loving my red hair right now, I'm not sure how well I'd be able to sell a burgundy bathroom.

Anyway, as I write my first blog of the new year, I'm here to say I'm no longer a straight ol' brunette.  I'm a redhead ... or more specifically ... I'm a burgundy head. 

According to Irish legend, red heads are fiery.  They are hot-blooded, outgoing and outspoken. 

As a Shea, I can attest that you don't have to be a natural redhead to be those things. Let's see if the bottle has any extra Irish redhead impact on me.  

I'll keep you posted!

Other things to keep you posted on include:

  • New house
  • Old house 
  • Menopause
  • Bushfires
  • Health (lack of)
  • Fitness (lack of)
  • Family

I look forward to keeping you updated! 

So tell me, have you ever gone red instead?

What other traits do the redheads in your world exhibit?

Are you part of the elite 2% ? 

Join me as a bunch of us share the Thursday Lovin' Life philosophy.  No matter what is happening in our world, there's always something to love about life. 
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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  1. I love that irony! And you look great as a redhead by the way :)

  2. Well-done on blogging AND taking away the numbers...I do not know how you kept up with that! I have enough trouble doing it each year. Thanks again for the link up getting on its way. I knew you've been extra busy...and throwing in a smoke filled city for ages then a major hailstorm and I reckon that's enough for anyone. I have an affection for the red and green of those Federation years of building house in early 1990s because we had those colours. I loved maroon/burgundy then. Not so much now, it's the international colour for head and neck cancer. To me it's B for boring...LOL. Happy Thursday. D x

    1. I'm a walking advertisement for head and neck cancer? Well there you go. Who knew burgundy had so much to deliver.

  3. I was red when I was younger - or rather I was bottle burgundy too. And wine with everything is a colour I'd buy. On the % redhead side I watched a show the other night about Ireland where they were saying how the % of redheads there is higher than anywhere else in the world. So there you go.

    1. I've always imagined Ireland to be full of red heads. We have red heads in our extended family as an Irish throw back. cool!

  4. SNAP! I'm rocking the same hair colour at the moment and blogged about it this week too!!! Looks better on you though xxx

  5. Sadly, I am not one of the 2%. All of my aunts had curly, red hair that I always coveted, but for me, it was not to be. Love your red!

  6. Looking very nice. I am not in that 2%. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  7. Another interesting fact is that red hair is actually a genetic mutation.khalid Hassan
    According to Cosmo "Both parents must be carriers of the mutated MC1R gene to be able to produce redhead offspring, of which there is a 25% chance they don't have red hair themselves."


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