Friday, 19 August 2011

Does this Jewell have a less than sparkling past?

The lovely Joy is founding editor of the blog Twelve52. Joy swapped our shores for glamourous Dubai but is she all glamour and sophistication? Or are we about to uncover some dirty secrets?

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

OK, deep breaths. Here I go…

I’m absolutely appalling at applying nail polish. Seriously, terrible. I am the most cack-handed moron when it comes to getting it right. They say practice makes perfect but I’m willing to admit that I may be a lost cause on this one. 

As for my hair, well I’m rocking a couple of inches of roots at the moment after stopping getting highlights. I’m living in Dubai for a while and the sun, chlorine and desalinated water has been wrecking my hair; it couldn’t handle regular colour too. So I’m ditching the chemicals until I can breathe a bit more life into my sad tresses! 

Finally, I have a sickening amount of taupe eye shadows. It’s really not necessary to have so many and I ought to try some more colourful shades but I’m a woman obsessed and there’s no stopping me. I think I need to work on that. 

taupes2 copy
Are we saying this isn't normal? Oh dear.....

There, don’t you feel better 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? 
Ooh, about ten weeks ago. So, I’m overdue right? 

Which bit of beauty trickery couldn’t you live without? 
He-Shi tan is my fail safe trick for making me look instantly better. It’s pretty fool proof and the colour is fairly gentle so you can’t really go wrong. A nice tan always makes me feel a little bit nicer looking and He-Shi seems to trick everyone as it is so natural looking. 

You’ve overslept and have 5 minutes to get out of the house. Are you going out with dirty hair or no makeup?
Dirty hair, definitely. I think if my face looks fairly OK most people won’t pay too much attention to the hair, which I tend to stick up in a top knot if it’s looking a bit, erm, past its best. 

Which trend still makes you cringe?
I can’t handle the whole eighties eyebrow look. That whole bushy, big, ungroomed and dark look just makes me shudder. I don’t mind a bold brow but it has to be shaped nicely! 

An 80's classic! Source

Fabulous! I'm still unsure about a vast collection of taupes constituting a crime though. If you're going down, I'm going down!! 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. This type of posts are my favorite on your blog, my dear Modesty Brown :) I don't always comment, but I never fail to read them and check the interviewee.
    They really do make me feel better about my own horrible habits!

  2. could we have the names of the eyeshadows!?!

  3. Thanks for letting me into the confessional! I suppose I was talking to the wrong person about taupe shadows wasn't I...

  4. Hello Y! Thank you for your lovely comment. I'm really pleased you enjoy these posts.

    @Barbara: Of course. The picture was taken from a post I did a while ago - The Big Taupe Comparison. I keep wondering if I ought to update it!

    @Twelve52: LOL, I believe I'm what they taupe enabler. I can't mete out any punishment in this case ;)


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