Friday, 17 June 2011

The beauty of makeup

“Confidence is what makes a girl beautiful. If you don’t see your inner beauty, no one else will either!”
It may be true that a girl doesn’t need makeup to be beautiful, but for some, myself included, make up it what gives me the confidence to feel beautiful. The second my makeup is done, is the minute I start to feel good about myself. Those close to me can spend the rest of their lives telling me I still look good without it but I genuinely can’t see myself believing them anytime soon.
I’m not sure where my makeup obsession first stemmed from. Probably the fascination I’ve had with girlie magazines my whole life. Flicking through the pages and seeing gorgeous women advertising makeup convinced me to buy it to look like that. My obsession hit a low point after I broke up with my first proper boyfriend. I was obsessed with perfection, or what I thought was perfection. I’d spend hours in front of the mirror until my makeup was flawless, my hair extensions were clipped in, my eyelashes were huge and my fake nails looked gorgeous. Covering myself up with this Barbie image was never a good idea, but at the time it was the only way I felt confident. I took drastic measures (some of which I’m not proud of) during this time to achieve this ‘perfection’ but luckily, it was just a phase.
As I got older I became more confident in myself, and during my next long term relationship, I couldn’t have been more different. I felt so comfortable with him I didn’t care what I looked like or how I dressed. Most mornings I wouldn’t brush my hair, let alone spend hours in front of the mirror. I’d put on loads of weight but he loved me for who I was so what I looked like didn’t matter. In theory, this is a good mind set to have, but by the time we broke up, I began to look back at photos and look closely in the mirror and I was disgusted at what I’d let myself turn into. My confidence hit rock bottom again while I battled with the break up and trying to build my confidence.
Moving to University came at a good time as it allowed me to go back to my ‘normal’ self, and get a good balance between the two extremes of my beauty regimes. I have days when I pile on the makeup and others when I hardly wear anything at all, but for the first time in a long time, I feel better about myself. Makeup still gives me the confidence to feel beautiful and I love transforming myself.  Having an Avon cosmetics business has allowed me to explore makeup in a new way, from the business world. I have an extensive knowledge of products including how to use and recommend them but that’s for another post!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sneak Peak

So I guess to start this blog, everyone should know a bit about me, this is a little sneak peak of what's to come! I've got an obsession with quotes and sayings, so most of my posts will start with the one that I feel is most appropriate. So here goes...
 I was once scared of people saying, "who does she think she is?"
now I have the courage stand and say,
"this is who I am"

I’m currently studying Event Management at University. It’s a passion I’ve had since I was about 14. While everyone thought it was a phase and I’d change my mind on what I wanted to do as I grow up, I didn’t. I look all my GCSE’s and A-levels around this subject and my dream was finally fulfilled in August 2010 when I found out I had a place at my first choice University.
Since then, I’ve grown up so much, which is something that obviously comes with living alone for the first time. I’ve learnt to appreciate the people around me and the things they do for me, as well as how fortunate I am in my life.
In March 2010, after almost two years of job hunting, I decided to set myself up as an Avon representative. More than a year on, I can easily say it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Cosmetics are another of my passions so I love my job, and am extremely proud of Avon as a company. I’ve appeared in national and local newspapers about my business, as well as recently filming a training promotional video with celeb make-up artists PixiWoo which was an amazing opportunity to be given.
My other biggest love is for holidays. Everyone would say that, but I genuinely mean it! I’ve been so lucky in my life to be spoilt with lovely holidays and I treasure every single one. There are so many parts of the world I’d love to see, and many places I want to return to. If I had to list everything else that I love in my life, I’d literally be here forever, but family, friends and music play a huge part in this so they deserve a mention.
I suppose the main reason I started this blog is because I think people should learn to get to know me before they judge me. I’m always seen as the ditzy blonde that parties too much and that no one takes seriously. Not many people take the chance to find out the real me and see what’s under the bubbly personality and blonde hair. Looks can be deceiving and first impressions aren't always right...