Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: My new blog!!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

My new blog!!


Well, I decided it was time for me to try something a little different ... it seems that blogs are all the rage at the moment (listen to me, sounding like my gran!) , and it looks like fun..."So" I thought, "Why not give it a go?!"

My plan is to post about the normal things in life (or the normal things in my life, at least) - make up, movie reviews, celebrity gossip, hair style tutorials, fashion, etc etc.

Basically, I'm just going to blog about the things I enjoy and have an interest in. I'm going to start out just talking about make up for steps!! I'm not the worlds most confident person so its easier for me to start off with a subject I know well!!!

I am a very girly person - my favourite colour is pink, Barbie is my idol, I squeal when I see anything Hello Kitty related,  blah blah blah...all the usual!  And so I guess my love of make up goes hand in hand with my girly nature.

I took my first steps into the world of cosmetics when I was about 7 years old - just playing around in my mothers Avon filled makeup bag - all very 80s - jet black eyeliner by the gallon, as much blue eyeshadow and red lipstick as you can imagine!!
 I loved experimenting with different looks, and actually - my mother encouraged me in this from a much earlier age now that I think about, she had me dressed up as Sandy from Grease when I was 3 years old - backcombed hair, red lipstick, wet look lycra trousers - the lot!!!

I remember being the only girl in my class to apply make up before the end of term disco when I was 10 - and I remember loving the attention when the boys asked me to leave lipstick print kisses on their cheeks!!

And so not long after that, from the age of around 14, I started to wear make up every day and if I'm honest - I don't think there have been more than 20 occasions in the 16 years since that I have left the house without my "face" on!!

Some people may see that as bad thing - people tend to think that this means that I have no confidence in my appearance, and that my skin will suffer, etc etc.

Well everybody is entitled to their opinion, but in mine - if make up makes me feel good and confident walking down the street - what is the problem? Who am I hurting?

I take pride in my appearance and I always like to look my absolute best - I can't understand why anybody wouldn't want to do that - and in my eyes, I look my best when I'm wearing make up.  Yes, occasionally when I'm running late for work because I overslept I may wish I had the confidence to head in without a scrap of makeup on like so many of my work colleagues do - but then, thats just not who I am.
 I am a glossy girl, a "Barbie Girl" as I was so often called back in the day thanks to Aqua - and to quote that annoying Rogers & Hammerstein song  -  I enjoy being a girl!!!!


  1. Looking forward to reading your blog babes - I have added you to our blogroll xxx

  2. I wish I had all your makeup! And I love being a girl, too! :)

  3. I'm following this here blog, plumb reckon... I can't wait to see your movie reviews


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