Friday, 8 April 2011

Tara Confesses All!

This week Tara from Keeping up with me is taking a turn in the not-so-hot seat! Tara is gorgeous and does an amazing day job, I can't believe she's had a shady past. Mind you, I've already seen the pictures....

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

Well this is embarrassing! But for you, i confess....

- White hair. I did everything in my teens to get hair similar to Christina Aguilera. In the process i had burns to my scalp, hair that resembled jelly and hair that refused to grow. Trendy????

- Dark foundation was a good look on me too. White hair and a brown face? I liked to use foundation that was at least 3 shades too dark, and i didn't dare blend it at the jaw line either.

- Dark lip liner and nude lipstick- i loved this look. Enough said.

- I also went through a phase of having two tone hair. Black hair underneath and white hair on the top (crown). I often was told i looked like a "skunk".

Pepe loves a girl with stripes!

- I was big on fake tan, in 1996 the fake tans were very orange-just the way i liked it.

- I really should treat myself to a pedicure. I have the feet of a nurse- dry, sore and over used. Not a pretty site.

- Being an enthusiastic beauty blogger- i like to hoard products. If i find a lip product i love, i need to get it in each and every shade. For example- at one point i had over 100 Lancome Juicy Tubes that i had collected- many have since been thrown out.

I loved an orange tan in 1996

There, don’t you feel better now?
 Hmmm not really. I will always remain ashamed!

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?
Another embarrassing admission..... 18 months ago. There is no reason for my poor attendance except- laziness. Bad beauty blogger!!

Which bit of beauty trickery couldn’t you live without? 
I am a bit of a highlighter addict. NO matter how bad my skin looks, no matter how many night shifts i have done- i will fool you with my highlighter!
Highlighting products can do amazing things for all skins. Please listen to Aunty Tara and use one.

You’ve overslept and have 5 minutes to get out of the house. Are you going out with dirty hair or no makeup?
I would always prefer to go out with no makeup. There is nothing i cringe at more than dirty hair. I wash my hair every day, no matter how late i am i refuse to have filthy hair.

Which trend still makes you cringe? 
Over done makeup. I am talking dark eyes and dark lips together with heavy blush, fake lashes and an overdose of bronzer. Sometimes MUA's at MAC counters are guilty of this.  These days i much prefer makeup to be more neutral.


Thank you so much for confessing Tara, I had such a good giggle! I think I need to try give your highlighter tip a try too. 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. You are now officially my idol Tara. Anyone who collects 100 Juicy Tubes has to be worshipped :)

  2. LOL go the orange tan Tara!!! ;) I did the burnt scalp white, killed jelly hair thing too 0_o

  3. Haha, I had a friend who had 'skunk hair' too. He ended up shaving it off but keeping the stripe - very strange!

  4. OMG Tara, that was one orange tan! Well I'd like to let you know that you've grown out of that phase into a beautiful swan.

    PS: I think I was opposite you and circa 1996 I was using foundation 3 shades lighter than me. Pretty...

  5. Oh, defintely no makeup! I couldn't go out with dirty hair either. Seeing dirty, greasy heads makes me feel ill :(

  6. LOLing at the orange tan Tara! I did the dark lip liner with light pink lippie too! Didnt we all? :)

  7. HAHAHA great guest post Tara! I was picturing the white hair, dark foundation & orange tan skin. Made me laugh!

  8. Haha great guest post.
    Look forward to reading more Friday Confessional posts.

  9. Huge thanks to Tara again for the great post. I always think it's really funny looking back at what we thought was stylish! I'd love to know who started the trend for the skunk hair. I know it was popular for ages, with the contrast getting more and more extreme until it burnt itself out. Quite literally I imagine!

  10. 100! Oh geez! I don't own a single juicy tube, I need to rectify this! Great imagery with the dark foundy and white hair,re reow! xxx


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