Hello Sunshines!

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Welcome to my first official post! (Aaaah how exciting!!) If you’ve had the chance to jump on over to my about page, you’ve probably already read a bit of what I have to say about myself, but I thought why not expand a bit on that. Let’s really get to know each other here. Okay, I’ll go first….

I’ve been wanting to do this for a really long time, the blogging thing. I feel like I’ve always had a lot to say, a lot of opinions and quite frankly, I tend to not have the ability to stop myself from talking. I’m also ridiculously silly, and I guarantee you’ll get to know that about me very quickly! I try to never take things too seriously, and from the second I decided to live my life that way I’ve never been happier. I’ve been talking to my boyfriend, I would say for the past two years about wanting to take the plunge into writing. I graduated last year with an English Literature degree from Sheffield Hallam University. Since then, I felt a bit lost. I had an entire, “what do I do with my life now?!” saga that I’m 99% sure most graduates have. My boyfriend would constantly try to encourage me to get involved with writing a blog, but I’m not going to lie to you, I was always absolutely petrified. I don’t really know if I can really tell you why I was so scared to start, but there was always something I felt was holding me back. Did I think I wouldn’t be good enough? Did I think that no-one would care about what I had to say? Was I scared that maybe family and friends would make fun of me once they found out about what I wanted to do? The answers are pretty much all of the above.

However, now I just think, why the hell not do it? Life is far too short to be scared about what people are going to think about you. If you want to take the plunge and go for something that you’ve wanted for a really long time then just do it. You never know what could happen, it could be the best decision of your life and if you don’t do it, I suppose you’re always going to sit there and wonder, ‘what if?’ And, I’m sorry, thinking ‘what if?’ is not the way I plan of spending my life. So here we are!

I’ve always had a love for beauty and fashion for as long as I could remember. I have only recently left my job working at Miss Selfridge, where I had been working for over 6 years. I loved working with clothes. Putting outfits together, working on my visual merchandise skills, seeing the new trends flow in each season. That enjoyment never got old for me, but unfortunately as we got older we have to move on, but I can hand on heart say I enjoyed every moment working for a fashion retailer. As I progressed with my teenage years, my love for all things beauty went into overdrive. I began to collect makeup, as opposed to just buying it when a product of mine had ran out. It has become somewhat of an obsession. (I know how ridiculous that sounds, trust me!) I will literally be lying in bed at 2am wondering what lip colour would go best with the eyeshadow palette I’ve just added to my basket because I swear I really needed it!

This was when I started to delve into the world of beauty blogging. I loved reading round different blogs, reading reviews of the latest products. I also loved watching YouTube videos, where I would watch the most amazing make-up tutorials and try my hardest to recreate them with the products that I had. It would always be beauty blogs that I would read to distract me from whatever was going on in my life if I needed an escape. I’d loved reading for as long as I could remember, (hence the Literature degree,) but I’d now found a new area of writing that I could enjoy, and oh my did I enjoy it! I would constantly be boring my friends and boyfriend with a constant, “well I’ve just read that this is really good,” and “Maybe I’ll give that product a miss because ‘insert blog name here’ didn’t think it was really worth purchasing.”

So this blog was born! I wish I could express to you how excited I am that I have finally plucked up the courage to start this. I can’t wait to get my views and opinions out into the world. I really hope you enjoy reading what I have to say and that you’ll stick around for me! Sorry for the excessive first post, (see I told you I have a lot to say haha!) but I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me just as much as I hope to enjoy getting to know you!

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See you next time!

Lia xx

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