Friday, 14 January 2011

Missy Ellie Confesses All!

This week we have Ellie from Ellie's Beauty Blog confessing. She seems quite a pro at it. Maybe that should tell you something....

Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge.

It’s been about fifteen years since my last confession and you certainly don’t look like my usual priest!

My first confession is quite revolting: I’m definitely a picker, a plucker and a peeler. Please try not to judge me. I pick at my cuticles, my toe-nails, any kind of scabs.....disgusting, I know, I just can’t resist. My husband says I’m like a monkey. I also love nothing better than plucking my leg hairs with tweezers. I find this bizarrely calming, and can spend hours doing this in front of the telly. If I get the slightest chip in my nail varnish I can’t rest until I’ve peeled it off the whole nail. And then, because one bare nail looks silly, all the rest of my nails. I am trying really hard to stop this habit, as it makes my nails look awful! 

I thought you said this was a spa facial?

My second confession is my eyebrow paranoia. I have had a recurring nightmare since I was about 11, that I had grown two sets of eyebrows and had to remove one lot. I would then realise I’d had some kind of bizarre double vision, and actually removed my only eyebrows. At sleepovers, I was convinced if I went to sleep, someone was going to shave off my eyebrows (despite the fact this has never actually happened to anyone I know in real life), and my best friend Fran used to have to sit awake to protect me.

My final confession is not really my fault: I have elbows like an old man who has worked outside for his whole life. No matter how much moisturiser, body butter and oils I slather on them, they are always dry, hard and a bit grey-looking. Very embarrassing!

There, don’t you feel better now?

It’s like Catholic school all over again. I’m off to say a few Hail Mary’s now.

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?

Last April. In my defense, my hair is really quite resilient so the split ends have only kicked in recently, and I am going in the next few weeks. Plus I have trimmed my fringe at home, does that make it better?

You have a choice: bad hair or bad nails?

Nails, definitely! To be honest, I have bad nails most days anyway (bad hair is more like every other day).

What is the oldest item of make up in your collection?

I actually had a cull last weekend so nothing is older than about 2 years now. Before Sunday though, I still owned a MAC lipstick from 2001 – I bought it on a school trip to London and thought I was the bees knees.

Which trend still makes you cringe?

Dark lipliner with pale lipstick. More cringeworthy is the reason I participated in this trend from a tender age. Veteran Neighbours viewers will remember Karl Kennedy’s affair with Sarah, who sported the most mis-matching lipliner and lipstick combo this side of Pamela Anderson. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for old Karl, so it made perfect sense to go for this trend....

Now I’m off to hibernate until there’s no risk of anyone else reading this!


Oh, no Aunty Brown is rather keen on Dr. Kennedy so we can forgive the mistake with the lipliner and pale lips..........almost. The monkey comments are quite familiar too. I shall leave it there otherwise it will turn into a double confession! Thank you so much Ellie fir taking part.

If you would like to take a turn and unburden yourself in the Friday Confessional you can email me at It's open to everyone: if you have something to confess, I'm happy to hear it!


  1. And there was me thinking I was alone with the old Karl Kennedy crush! But I don't remember Sarah with the lip liner?!

  2. I can't recall Sarah either but if dodgy Pamela style lips was all it took, I'd have willing worn it for a pash with Karl!!

  3. This made me laugh Ellie, I remember Sarah from Neighbours x

  4. I just had to google Karl from Neighbours... why ladies? Why? Fab confessional lol. I'll admit to being a picker too x

  5. For those of you who can't remember Sarah - click here

    I did say it was eons ago. And quite embarrassing.

  6. I go back even further with Daphne Des and the Cafe. Great entertaining post. Thanks Jan x

  7. LOL Claire, I cannot explain! One of life's little mysteries!

    Thanks for the link Ellie, I still can't really remember her though. Nice lips though ;)

    I go right back to D & D too. Daphne can keep Des all to herself though, there will be no strange crush admissions on him I'm sure!

    Thanks again Ellie for a great confessions post.
    Jane x


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