It’s that time of year once again: 23 July is my blogiversary (my 8th) and my birthday (my 47th)!
As my blogiversary/birthday day has fallen on a Tuesday this year I’m still bringing you the #iwillwearwhatilikeup link up, but on my blogiversary every year I talk about my blogging future, or maybe recap on the past year (or few years).
This summer we’ve had the FaceApp “what I’d look like old” viral thing doing the rounds, but I did that YEARS ago when I first got the app. So I’ve not posted mine on Instagram as I’m generally not one to jump on a viral bandwagon!
But this “Me as an old person” trend made me go back and have a play with the app again (I was surprised it was still on my phone to be honest), and this weekend I sat and had a giggle at what I look like with all the other filters the app bestows upon us.
(As for my birthday I’m having a VERY quiet one this year – I enjoyed brunch in town with my parents this morning as Keith was working, and he’s going to cook a meal at home for us this evening. We’ll enjoy it sitting in the garden with a bottle of something. Normally I celebrate and shout about my birthday BIG TIME but I’m still blue after losing Riley 😢 so I’m happy to stay at home. I think we’ll go out for a big slap-up meal at the weekend.)
Therefore, for my blogiversary post this year I thought I’d bring you six Not Dressed As Lamb alter egos – in other words, what would I look like if I were a male blogger? Or a teen blogger? Or a super glam 20-something beauty blogger? The top image is the original Me; despite it being a few years old, I chose this one because it’s one of the few I have where my hair is mostly off my face. The app does funny things if your hair is everywhere – the male versions look “normal” (wait till you see them then you’ll know why I’m laughing at that) – and then have these random bits of hair at the edges.
The quality of the filtered pics isn’t great, but I wasn’t going to start paying nearly $40 for the upgrade for HD images. It’s just a bit of fun and I’m sure you get the idea!
Gird your loins, for there are some funny versions of me here…
6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos
1. A teenage blogger
Oh, look at that fresh face! Born in 2004, I look like I started my blog earlier this year because I’ve been on Instagram for two years now – but a blog seems so retro…! Would I do hauls on YouTube? Probably, but they’re so “2017 Zoella”, aren’t they.
And yes, the blog name would have to change. Just “Dressed As Lamb”, maybe?
2. A blonde 40-something blogger
The app has somewhat erased a lot of my fine lines and wrinkles so I think I look a hella lot younger than the 40-something I was going for (this filter was the “Cool Style”?! one), but it’s interesting to see what I’d look like if I had long blonde hair and spend A LOT on botox and chemical peels. I reckon I’d write about all the treatments I have done and all the money I spend on my hair and designer bags.
3. A male 40-something blogger
This made me laugh because I look exactly like a younger version of my (67-year-old) cousin – funny how likenesses can appear in extended family! I reckon I’d be travelling the world as a photographer and shooting all the amazing places I go to. I’m sure I’d be camping in the woods, climbing mountains and trekking everywhere. All because of that beard.
Oh, and my name’s Greg. Because my cousin’s name is Greg and I can’t think of ANY other name I could possibly have.
4. An 80-year-old fashion blogger
Unfortunately the app doesn’t give us ladies grey hair (unless it does for you?) – I’m pretty sure I don’t want to be dyeing my hair at age 80, I want to go start going natural in about five years time…! I’m not TOO shocked about how I looked old, but some other images I used were a lot worse.
Anyway: I’ll be a full-on fashion blogger at this age, and my name is Pearl Summers. With long hair I sweep up into a bun every day and a simple, clean wardrobe full of bright bold colours. (Probably the way I’m headed anyway.)
5. A 20-something glam beauty blogger
WHOAH – this look I was not expecting! This is the “Female HD” filter, and I think it’s designed more for men to change themselves to women (hence all the makeup). But this is me if I were a young, super glam beauty blogger who’s probably had a lot of work done. All the fillers (lip and cheek) and botox, even at the tender age of 25. I like glamorous makeup and a false eyelash (or two), the tutorials for which you’ll find on my YouTube channel, of course.
6. A 20-something male blogger
This has to be my favourite. IS IT WRONG THAT I KINDA FANCY MYSELF?!! 😳😱 I look very much like a young preppy guy who’s fresh out of college and has decided to start a blog about his simple, clean style and male grooming. And no, I don’t look ANYTHING like my real-life brother (because eww), but I freaked out when I applied this filter and went, OHHH he’s nice… Huh?! WHY do I fancy myself? What’s wrong with me?!
I reckon “alter ego” is right, maybe I should have added “egotistical” to the title of this blog post as well! Not sure about my blog name, but my actual name is Ryan. I just look like a Ryan. Or a Dylan?
Which of these did you find the most interesting/intriguing/weird? Have you played with this filter yourself? And what do you think my male versions’ names would be?! Comment below…!
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