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?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09856446767908308441 Steph @Red Clay Diaries

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08234537905380897920 Marytoo

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03832264175106257366 Rob and Deanna

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01539881148022345267 Pilar

    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?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04630288151385157311 Jill

    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!

  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

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

    -FringeGirl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18439689700601562619 Dani Joy

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04662751045378148853 TCKK

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04257374047455590078 Jen

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05496778223609142733 Fern

    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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01315274338937631860 Stonefox

    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! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04887884977787790642 Amrita

    Of course you can Nina.

    When in Europe do as Euros do!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03904518316099516324 perrinministries

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

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