Confession is good for the soul, go ahead and unburden yourself! I promise I won’t judge.
Okay! Well, I guess my first confession should be about my hair... I’m quite proud of it nowadays but it never used to be this good! My hairs very fine and I grew up with a boring bob so as soon as I had any input in the style, I wanted to grow it. And then dye it! A fine, flyaway, frizzy, PURPLE mop is never a good look at 14! It took me years to realise that my hair is best shorter and a natural colour.
Secondly, my skin. It has taken a battering. I never had a skin care routine but used to think caking powder foundation (pinched off my step mum so probably the wrong shade as well!!!) all over my spotty face was a good idea. No base, not even concealer, and there was never talk of cleanser, toner or moisturiser until about 2 years ago. And even now I’d rather have a quick wipe round with a face wipe than follow a proper routine!
|You use face wipes?!|
Then there are my nails. They were bitten to within an inch of their life, until I got my hands on some bright yellow Barry M nail varnish. I looked like I smoked 40 a day but at least I stopped biting my nails. I don’t seem to be able to stop pecking at the skin around them though.
My final confession is the one that make me cringe the most. Bright green or pink eyeshadow, ALL over my quite large eyelids, and thick, black, uneven eyeliner. I was 15 when this ‘look’ was apparently in, and I remember buying the eyeshadow’s from H’n’M and wearing them every single day without fail. I vaguely remember trying one colour on each eyelid... Oh dear :S
|I knew I'd seen that look before...|
There, don’t you feel better now?
A bit... Feel a bit sick thinking about the pink and green eyeshadow though...
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?
Before Christmas, which for someone with short hair is quite bad and it is a proper mop at the mo, but hopefully by the time this is posted I will have had it cut as I have an appointment in a few days.
You have a choice: bad hair or bad nails?
Ooh...I’d have to say nails. Hair is seen before nails and, from experience of having both, bad nails are less traumatic for the general public!
What is the oldest item of make up in your collection?
It would be the black eyeshadow I purchased alongside the green and pink ones when I was 15-ish...
Which trend still makes you cringe?
The more I think about it, definitely the eyeshadow. But I still have a memory of me with really fine, frizzy purple hair and my nana’s funeral. I wonder what my family must have thought when I showed up like that! I’d be horrified now!
Thank you Rebecca, I hope you'll forgive me for the Barb C picture! If you would like to take a turn and unburden yourself in the Friday Confessional you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's open to everyone: if you have something to confess, I'm happy to hear it!