Mary can be found many places online; she’s been around quite awhile and you can find tons of other reviews of her on YouTube. She’s one of the shortest wigs out there; I loved it when I bought it several years ago and it was the same length as my bio hair, and I still love it now. Plus, it can be had for a very nice price.
I’m not sure I remembered to mention it in the video, but I pulled my bio hair back into a low ponytail, then pulled the ponytail up and pinned it up at the top of my head to avoid that lump I always get if I just do the pony. It definitely helped, and since Mary’s cap is pretty big I was able to fit all my hair underneath without too much trouble. There’s also some nice coverage over the ear in spite of this wig being so short, which helps conceal bio hair at that place where it wants to poke out.
But before the video, I need to link to the lipstick I’m wearing in these vids, because everyone keeps asking about it: it’s called Roswell, and it’s by Lime Crime. They make these lipsticks that are long-wearing but not liquid (they make the liquid ones too) and most of the colors are too dark for my thin lips (well so far all the other ones have been too dark; thin lips look better in lighter colors). However, Roswell is lighter and quite neutral (in spite of how gray it looks at the site), so finally I found one that works for me. Since the formula is long-wearing, though, the lipstick can be quite drying, so I put some clear lip balm over it just to give it some slip.
And I’m still playing around with backdrops, so today’s background is green foliage.
I’ve really been going down wig-memory road lately, so more super-shorties and some other fun long wigs I’ve bought and loved in the past are going to be reviewed soon. And, many of them are bargain prices to boot. 🙂
There’s also a story to this wig: way back when I started my Flickr page and had pulled in a small group of followers, i still hadn’t chosen a decent username for myself and was using some random one that didn’t mean anything to me. I asked my followers what I should name myself, and one of them messaged me saying how much they loved my Mary wig (the one I had then, not the one I’m wearing in the video below – but it was the same color and everything) and suggested I go by Mary. That name on it’s own was pretty plain, but I took a few days to mull it over, and once I hit on the “Mercy” part it I loved the way it sounded (when I was in high school doing that what-would-you-name-your-daughter-if-you-had-one thing, I used to say I would name her Mercy, so that’s how I came up with that. And no, I don’t seriously think I would have named my daughter Mercy, I was probably just trying to come up with something no one else would say). Oh, and I ended up having to add the “e” to Marey because “mary mercy” was already taken. Moving on.
Anyway, I don’t know what you’re going to think of this one, but I still like it. It looks great in photos too; I took some after shooting all these videos, but I’ve only processed one so far and I totally screwed it up, so I’m not showing you that one. I’ll have some Mary pics for you later.