I've got long hair these days, and while I was looking for youtube hair tutorials, I ended up checking out a "ganguro" makeup tutorial (probably manba...but who knows, it all looks the same). I love watching the transformation between normal well-behaved school girl and fun-loving party girl the next. As she's putting on the dark foundation in the video, I get the feeling that she knows she looks a little crazy, but that's clearly the fun.
I remember thinking this look was ugly and stupid in the late 90s, early 2000s. Of course, then I was into the whole goth/industrial look and the ganguro thing was the precise opposite of the gloom and doom I loved back then. But I'm feeling a bit boring and repressed these days, what with my career issues and all. I'd love to just break out of my mold and put on neon and (I say this respectfully) clown makeup.