If you're a regular reader, you already know I love a bit of Friday fun. This Friday is very special as it heralds the start of my new feature. I am inviting guest posters to come and take a turn in my Friday Confessional.
This week it's the turn of the lovely Welsh Beauty Blog. WBB, as I like to call her, is a fellow Mummy and make up enthusiast with a great sense of humour. I'm grateful to her for being brave enough to be first in to the Beauty Confessional. I hope you enjoy reading her confessions as much as I did!
Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge..
• From the ages of about 15-17 I shaved my eyebrows. Yes, you read it right... SHAVED. Totally shaved them off so they had to be drawn back on (in black eyeliner to match my jet black goth hair, natch) I am still to this day, mortified by this period in my life. I came to my senses and ditched the bic and within about six months of growing out, I managed to cultivate a fairly normal, albeit sparse pair of brows. They’re still thin and sparse to this day.
• After leaving the goth phase behind, I developed a penchant for sunbeds. Sunbeds AND tan accelerator lotions. I know, I know *hangs head in shame*
• Since marriage and the arrival of a small child, I’m a bit slack on the ol’ hair removal front. I’ve been known to skip hair removal of my legs and *ahem* bikini line until I resemble a yeti. Okay, maybe not that bad but when time is of the essence something's got to give! Good job I mostly wear trousers!
• I have a terrible habit of spot-picking. I just can’t help it. Spots, blackheads, milia - if they’re on my face and they shouldn’t be - you can guarantee I’ll prod, poke, squeeze and even stab at it until it’s either gone or I’m red and often bleeding and can do no more!
• I once called in sick with a 'tummy bug' because I'd had my hair done at a new salon on the Saturday and they had totally messed it up. They were meant to strip the black dye out of my hair and get it back as near to my natural blonde as possible. I ended up ginger, to cut a long story short. I was so embarrassed I couldn't face seeing everyone in work so I faked illness and headed back to the salon on the Monday to sort it out
There, don’t you feel better now?
(Not really, mortified doesn't even cover it!)
Aunty Brown has a few more questions though; it’s true that I’m the nosy type.
When was the last time you visited the hairdresser?
About 4 weeks before I gave birth to my son, so about 15 months ago! They gave me the worst haircut I've ever had and I've been scared off salons ever since. I was heavily pregnant and had gained 4st - my face was round and puffy so what did they do? Cropped my (naturally curly) hair into a super short asymmetric bob and shaved the back of my hair. I looked beastly! It was a high end salon too, so I'm afraid to try anywhere else and instead have been chopping at my split ends and fringe myself. I'd welcome any recommendations for any attentive hair stylists in the South Wales area who can actually listen to what a client wants!
You have a choice: bad hair or bad nails?
Oh no! I hate these types of questions, as I'm really quite vain! I suppose either can be covered up with a wig and gel nails. I'm going to say hair - my hair is pretty bad at the moment anyway - it's in terrible condition and thinning. I'm quite a catch.
I used to be a nail biter and I couldn’t go back to having bad nails again, I enjoy painting my nails now and I think a nice pair of hands with tidy, manicured nails is really important.
What is the oldest item of make up in your collection?
I've got a couple of Lancome Juicy Tubes that I bought when they first launched or a Chanel 'Brilliance Lumiere' sunkissed fluid that was limited edition what seems like a lifetime ago -the latter has turned and now has a really nasty smell but I can't bear to throw it away.
Both the Brilliance Lumiere and the Juicy Tubes are practically full and mostly unused.
*goes off to do some googling*
Okay, so it turns out Lancome Juicy Tubes launched in 2000 and the Brilliance Lumiere was LE in the 2004 collection - so they are 10 and 6 years old respectively!
Which trend still makes you cringe?
My drawn on eyebrows rank pretty highly. That and scrunchies *shudder* I must have owned every colour of the rainbow - but I was young and naive. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
If you would like to take a turn and unburden yourself in the Beauty Confessional you can email me at email@example.com. It's open to everyone: if you have something to confess, I'm happy to hear it!