Thursday, 17 April 2014

Things I'd Tell My Younger Self

Recently I was asked a question - what's something you would tell your younger self? 

Now this started off a huge list in my head  - Listen to your parents, heartbreak doesn't last, work hard, don't be scared to say what you think - but being me (a beauty blogger and make-up/hair/skincare addict) this list also contained many-a-piece of advice on appearance and made me think back to all those horrible beauty mistakes I have made over the years... mainly as a stroppy teenager!
 So I thought I'd write them all down and share them with you!
 Maybe you made the same mistakes/bad choices as me growing up and would love to go back and tell yourself - no no no!!!

To 13 year old Kirstie..... Do not overpluck your eyebrows
First off, the first time you want to try and tame those brows - go to a salon! Get them waxed into  good shape and then work with that! Do not think you can sort them yourself and decide to pluck.pluck,pluck until your forehead is bald as a baby bum... it's not a good look!

To 14-22 year old Kirstie.... Blonde suits you better.
Over the years you will decide to try out every hair colour possible. Blonde, white, brown, black, red, purple. 
Don't bother. Blonde suits you better so stick with it! Don't think you're saving money by doing it yourself either - always go to a hairdresser and keep those locks healthy. And above all.... do NOT let your friends dye your hair - as much as it sounds fun, it never ends well.
To 15 year old Kirstie.... You do not want big boobs!
As much as you think you'll look and feel 1 million times better/hotter - believe me you don't want them. They'll be a time in your life that they are ruining your life, no clothes fit, bad back.... be happy with what you have Kirstie Louise!

To 16 year old Kirstie... Braces are worth it.
It might seem like the longest 18months of your life but braces will change your life and you will be so grateful that you had them! Only a few months and those nashers will be sorted forever (near enough)! Stick with them... they don't look as horredous as you think!

To 17 year old Kirstie.... Your body is better than you think - look after it.
Even though you think you're a little chubby here and there... girl you are not!
 By the time you are in you're twenties you would do anything to have the body you have now still! Look after it, your metabolism won't be awesome for much longer so keep active and lay off the junk - it will ruin you and you'll only regret it!

To 18 year old Kirstie.... Don't forget the suncream.
As much as you want a gorgeous glowing tan - always wear suncream.
 Not only is getting burnt ridiculously bad for you but dodgy tan lines just look crap, so stay safe in the sun - you can't take sun damage back. (and you don't always want to look like a lobster in your girly holiday snaps!)

The video below is one of my favourite things ever and I thought it was totally perfect to include in this post - these are things to remember whatever age you are so... sit back, relax and listen closely.



  1. Oh I definitely did the over-plucking thing when I was in 7th grade! I can't even imagine what I was ever thinking! haha And I would definitely tell my younger self to wear more sunscreen as well!

    1. Haha crazy that it was the fashion back then! I actually thought it was cool to have just one line of eyebrow hair! X

  2. I totally went through the over dye, over pluck phase hahah! Man this post is so relateable, loved reading it! xxx

  3. This is so cool! I love it! Such an awesome post! =) I had braces too! They are worth it in the end! =)


    1. Thank you!! Yes it's so true, they really are worth it! X

  4. I love this post. There are plenty of things I would love to say to my younger self haha!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  5. This is such a good post!

    Mon Petit Billet

  6. Love this post, it make me laugh so much. So many of these I would also say to my younger self!

    1. I was laughing writing it! So many mistakes - but we all make mistakes, that's life! X

  7. I love this! I would have a lot to say to my younger self; particularly, do not put face tan on your face four times in one night because you think it isn't working. It isn't a good look when your face is the same colour as your chemistry workbook (orange, if you are interested)!

    Rachael xox

    1. Hahaha oh no! I've done that with bronzer when I've been drunk before - the photos were not good!! X

  8. Loved this post. It's nice to be able to look back on the past and realise you have learnt something or grown up to some degree. The things I would tell myself would be different. The main thing would be (in terms of beauty) look after your skin. In terms of life lessons it would be to listen to my parents because they always seem to be right!

    Great post & blog :) I am now following you!

    Haaappy Spring!
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.


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