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Cupcakes and Fringes

One of my favourite type of days today - Simon and I together for shopping food coffee around a nice place to wander - yep a day out in Windsor :)
Hence the cupcake photo.


I'm nearly ready to reveal and review my new Favourite Book. But before I do that, I need to help you with some preparation time in the dictionary.
You see the title of the book is
My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself: The Tired Supergirl's Search for Truth .
The author is American - and the term "bangs" is (and I quote) "widely used in North America but is not widely recognized elsewhere."
Any ideas?  No?!
Well I want you to get past the title and into the book, so I'll let you know bangs are fringes - yes! Who knew that fringes were talked about in the US,  distinct from the rest of ones hair-do?
So, here we go: Dictionary definition time...

It originally referred to hair cut bang-off (straight across at the front), although the term is now applied to diverse forms of fringe. It is probably related to bang-tail, a term still used for the practice of cutting horses' tails straight across
Types of bangs:

Straight bangs: Bangs are combed straight down with no interference.
Blunt bangs: Bangs are cut straight across the forehead in a blunt manner.
Sideswept bangs: Hair is cut longer than normal bangs and swept across one side of the face.
Parted bangs: The bangs are parted down the middle or off center slightly
Choppy bangs: Bangs are cut uneven and choppy.
Brow-Skimming Bangs: Bangs that hit below the brow and can be look "heavy" or "light" on the face
Wispy Bangs: Short bangs that "sprinkle" over the forehead lightly"

Book Review tomorrow x

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