6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter-Egos | My 8th Blogiversary

6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos (The Original)

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.)


6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos

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

6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos | A Teenage Blogger

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?



6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos | A Blonde 40-Something Blogger

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.

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6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos | A 40-Something Male Blogger

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.




6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos | An 80 Year Old Fashion Blogger

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.)




6 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos | A 20-Something Glam Beauty Blogger

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 Not Dressed As Lamb Alter Egos | A 20-Something Male Blogger

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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  1. 26 July 2019 / 11:08 pm

    Sorry what? $40 to get HD???
    Ahh now I get it.
    Btw you’re pretty cute as a bloke xx

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:41 pm

      Yep that’s an annual fee…!!!! So much!

      Hehe I thought you’d like male me πŸ˜‰

  2. Danish Pastry
    26 July 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Hope you had a great day! I spent mine with a good friend, so as you can imagine a lot of talking was done!
    As for those images, they are great fun! What amazes me is the male versions look masculine while still looking like you! Somehow I’d have thought they’d retain more femininity!
    And the 80 year old one – I agree about the hair! But if I looked like that at 80, I think I’d be pretty pleased.

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:42 pm

      I did, thank you Susan! I was weirded out by how “accurate” the filtered images looked… technology’s clever, eh πŸ˜‰

  3. 25 July 2019 / 9:57 pm

    Catherine, congratulations on your 8th Bloggiversary and Happy Birthday, as well. This was a great post and yes, I think Greg would definitely be traipsing around the world with a camera and a tent. Ha, ha. But I kind of like a manly man…guess that’s why I married one. Great post, dear. – Amy

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks so much Amy! I have a beardy husband too πŸ˜‰

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:43 pm

      Christine thank you thank you xx

  4. 24 July 2019 / 4:10 pm

    The young male is a total babe! You look good in all of them but are more stunning as yourself and we are richer for you having your little corner of the Internet. Happiest of birthdays, Catherine! Here is to another 47 years full of health and happiness and another 40 (at least) of blogging!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Hehe he IS a babe, isn’t he MM (so weird saying that about “myself”)! Thank you my lovely x

  5. 24 July 2019 / 12:45 pm

    It was fun seeing your alter egos, especially the young guy. He kind of reminds me of Prince Harry.

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:45 pm

      Thanks Ivana!! x Prince Harry, eh?! LOL πŸ˜‰

  6. 24 July 2019 / 11:09 am

    Happy Birthday to you and the blog Catherine. Such fun seeing you through the different filters, the 20 something is so doll like . Many thanks for hosting.

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:45 pm

      The 20-something is a bit OTT, isn’t she?!! Thank you Jill x

  7. 24 July 2019 / 5:53 am

    Happy blogiversary and birthday, Catherine! What fun to see all your “alter egos!” It takes some time to get over the loss of our special doggies, doesn’t it? I still cry every time I think of my Scooter. I have absolutely no words of wisdom here, either. But do take care and enjoy your 8 successful years of blogging! Sooo impressive.

    xx Darlene

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you Darlene πŸ™‚

      The tears are less frequent a month later, but it still hurts as much… x

  8. Michelle Springer
    24 July 2019 / 12:33 am

    This was a great post Catherine… although the 20-something beauty blogger did scare me just a little! πŸ˜‰

    And Happy Birthday from one Leo to another (my 47th is August 4th)! I hope that your day was as fabulous as you are!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:48 pm

      Haha yes she’s VERY scary, Michelle!! πŸ˜€

      thank you – and a Happy Birthday to you for the 4th! We’re only a few days apart!!

  9. 23 July 2019 / 10:10 pm

    Ha ha, what a fun post. I’ve not used the app, but often have a chuckle (laughing with tears) over the snapchat app! Hope you’re having a happy week. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you lovely Jacqui! xx

  10. 23 July 2019 / 9:59 pm

    Happy Birthday to you Catherine – and a happy blogversary too. Eight years. I’ll bet it’s gone over very quickly. Hope you have a lovely celebration with Keith.

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:49 pm

      It’s gone VERY quickly, Alison! Only seems like the other day I declared to Keith “I’m going to start a blog!” !!!!

      Thank you x

  11. 23 July 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Catherine, wishing the very happiest of birthdays! I hope you enjoy your low key back yard dining! And these photos have me dying. I kinda fancy you as a 20-something male blogger, too! But I might fancy you more looking like a younger version of your cousin. Super hot rugged40-something dude! Such a fun post for your birthday celebration. And I am so sorry and sad for you about Riley. I saw your posts and I don’t think I ever made it over to comment. Sending you lots of virtual hugs.


    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks so much Shelbee (please don’t worry about the Riley post… thank you, everyone has been so kind) xx

  12. 23 July 2019 / 9:09 pm

    That was pretty fun! Happy birthday and happy blogversary!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks Mireille! xx

  13. 23 July 2019 / 8:41 pm

    Haha! This is so funny! Happy Birthday and Happy Blogaversary! Hope you’re having a brilliant day. πŸ™‚
    Helen x

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:50 pm

      hehe thank you Helen xx

  14. 23 July 2019 / 7:51 pm

    Oh, the 20-something male blogger is my favourite. Hahaha!! I fancy you in a Mrs. Robinson kind of way. Heh. Happy Birthday! And eight years blogging. Where does the time go? Thanks for the linkup party.

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:51 pm

      Yes I think considering my age it’s a Mrs Robinson thing for me too Melanie (though scarily Anne Bancroft was only 35 when the film was made)!!!!!

  15. 23 July 2019 / 7:37 pm

    OMG I totally forgot to say – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    <3 <3
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:52 pm

      hehe thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 23 July 2019 / 7:30 pm

    ha ha ha I can’t stop laughing at your fancying yourself because I really fancy you too!! I like the young male version and the older one LOL!!!!! This is freaking brilliant, Catherine!!
    Suzy xx

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:53 pm

      I don’t know whether it’s plain weird or kinda freaky, Suzy! Maybe I’d have been really, really good looking had I been born a boy, lol! Thank you πŸ˜€ x

  17. jodie filogomo
    23 July 2019 / 7:11 pm

    OMG…those are quite funny Catherine. You could do the 80 year old and be besties with my mom…haha
    Happy happy birthday!!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:53 pm

      hehe thank you Jodie!!

  18. 23 July 2019 / 6:06 pm

    Happy birthday Catherine! And happy blogversary too! I’ve not long celebrated mine. Five years already!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks Laurie – and happy blogiversary to you too x

  19. Jaymie Ashcraft
    23 July 2019 / 6:00 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:53 pm

      thank you Jaymie x

  20. 23 July 2019 / 5:42 pm

    Whaaaa, so funny! Oeps sorry, happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your evening with Keith, and that he cooked you a nice meal!

    • Karen
      23 July 2019 / 9:53 pm

      Happy Birthday hope you had a lovely meal ……those pictures were great ! ……hmmm that is a handsome young man ……oh dear I could be his mother !!!!! …..must be the heat !

      • Catherine
        29 July 2019 / 7:55 pm

        Thanks Karen – and yes I think he should be my son rather than someone I fancy, LOL!! Though now that sounds weird too – OH GOD!!!!

    • Catherine
      29 July 2019 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Nancy – and yes he did! He’s alright you know, lol πŸ˜‰

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