Sunday, 1 March 2015

I get knocked down, but I get up again. Usually.

L-R: ASOS (old), New Look via ASOS (last summer), ASOS
People trip, people fall, I for one trip and/or fall on a regular basis. Fortunately my stumbles are unlikely to be televised or papped for millions to see. I am of course alluding to the recent tumble taken by the queen of pop, Madonna, as she closed this year's Brit awards. 

Ever the pro Madge picked herself up and saw through the performance to the very end. Said incident did also make me think about my own lack of grace. At 24 I still struggle to walk in straight lines, inadvertently bump into passers-by and trip, fall or cause some sort of accidental injury on a daily basis. Luckily other than my wounded pride, I've never been left with any broken bones or lasting injuries.

Needless to say there is no agenda to this post. I just wanted to put it out there that embarrassing moments happen to us all and even when it feels like the entire world has stopped to laugh and stare, people are probably too distracted by their own 'accidents' to even notice anyone else's tumbles.

On a side note, I do hope that 2015 is the year where I learn I to walk better in heels. Given my height, I probably wouldn't dabble in anything higher than the mid-heels I've accumulated over the years but I still think they would work wonders to help improve my posture.

Nevertheless I will be sure to avoid wearing Armani capes when doing so.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Beauty confessions

'These are my confessions, just when I said all I could say... If I'm gonna tell it then I gotta tell it all'.

By way of introduction, below are 10 beauty thoughts, fails and confessions which I wish to share. 

1. I struggle to spot the difference  between a warm tone and a cool toned shade.

2. I feel a great sense of achievement when I eventually 'hit pan' on a product. 

3. Liquid eyeliner: the one thing that can reduce me to a shaking, nervous wreck in a matter of seconds.

4. I've wasted many a hour googling lipstick swatches online.

5. Skipping the weekly make up brush wash is a regular thing. 

6. While I think I've followed a smoky eye tutorial to the T, the end result is usually more Kung fu Panda than Kardashian glam.

7. I have self-diagnosed partly dehydrated skin, but don't really understand what this means.

8. Frequent 
product packaging hoarding.

9. Reading blogs has sparked an irrational
fear of face wipes.

10. My basket is forever 'saved' on almost every online beauty site, just in case that lottery win comes through. 

They say honesty is the best policy so I now consider my beauty slate wiped clean.  

I do hope that by taking the plunge and starting a blog of my own I can work on my makeup and skincare shortcomings and share each encounter along the way. I also plan to blog about careers, travel and honouring my new year's resolution to work on my health and fitness.

I will refrain from quoting Usher lyrics in future posts unless absolutely necessary.

Peace out, A-town,

Elisha x