Saturday, 14 September 2013

#SBBC Day 14: Post You Are Proudest Of

I am finally up to date on the SBBC!! Woohoo!

The post I am prodest of would have to be my "This Time, It's Personal" post, because it was so hard to write and open up about such a personal time in my life. I am so proud of it though because I helped so many people after that post went live. Aware, the charity even advocated my post and spread the word.

That post makes me so proud because by doing such a scary thing, I was able to help all these people who maybe needed the push in the right direction.

Another reason I'm so proud of it is because it inspired Mental Health Mondays, and that has helped loads of people too.

Dumbledores words have always stayed with me since then; "Soon we must all face a choice, between what is right and what is easy..."


#SBBC Day 13: DIY Beauty

Everyone knows to look good on the outside, you have to treat your insides right.

So, my DIY is a Smoothie!!


Credit: Google
A Banana,
Apple Juice,
Lemon Juice.
A  Blender.

Chop up the leafy kale and put a handful or two in a blender.
Chuck in a stalk of celery ( if you want to chop it, do!)
Same with the banana (chop if you want, I don't mind)
Splash in half a cups worth of apple juice.
And a tablespoon of lemon juice (stops it going brown. Bleagh, brown!!)
Lash in some ice, to keep it cold.

Whizz it up, pour and enjoy!


#SBBC Day 12: Life Advice to a Young Person

You're young, you're carefree, you have your whole life ahead of you.

So I'm here to give you some advice on how to make it easier.

Don't take people for granted. You may think your best friend will always be there, up the road but they wont always be there, nor will you.

Remember to say "I Love You" to the people that matter. You will probably be embarrassed, but tell your mum and dad you love them, because they love you so much, more than you will ever know. You are their world. Three words from you, will make their whole day.

Don't let people manipulate you, if it feels wrong, then it probably is. Do not stay with that guy who makes you feel like shit, for fear of being alone. Better alone and happy than in an awful relationship. You're worth so much more than an asshole who mistreats you.

Study. Please for the love of god, study. It is necessary. You can't coast by on the bare minimum your whole life. Hard work and dedication make dreams come true in the long run.

Talk about your problems. Reach out. Take it from me, bottling it up will be the undoing of you.


#SBBC Day 11: How Did "Red Lips, Red Hair"Get Its Name?

Red Lips, Red Hair is the second name my blog has had. When I first started this blog, I was under the moniker of "The Power Of Bilocation", whereby I felt that I could be in two places at once, because of my online space.

Most of you know I struggled badly with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and generally a bad few years (and to be fair sometimes I still do). Something changed in me when I felt myself getting better. I was always afraid of red lipstick, for some reason I felt too shy to wear it. Yet, as I felt myself getting stronger and more confident, I found myself wanting to rock a red lip.

"Damn it, I am a strong, confident woman and I have had my share of shit hit the fan, so why shouldn't I wear whatever I want to!!", was the thought process for the most part. So I went out, got a red lipstick and liner, and rocked it. Ever since then, my blog has had its Red Lips.

The red hair part:

I was in a pretty bad relationship a few years back. I had been wanting to go back to my ginger roots for a while, and when I would voice it to him he always said that I would be unattractive and ugly with red hair. I listened, like a fool. When I got out of that relationship I believed that the best thing was to stay dark-haired. While I was staying dark haired, I was also growing out my roots up top. Then one day I went into the hair dressers a purple haired emo kid, and came out with a pixie cut that was ginger and joyful. I loved it. I did have to go back for another chop to get the last of the damage off, though. It was a great experience. I'm a redhead and I am proud.

Red Lips, Red Hair is the reminder that I can do whatever the eff I want to, because I am strong and I surround myself with people who love me for the Ginger nut that I am.


#SBBC Day 10: Beauty Pet Peeves


One of the worst things I see young girls doing these days is caking on their makeup. They have probably heard that "less is more" but do they listen? No.

The second thing, is people who don't blend their foundation down into their neck. It's an unforgivable misdemeanour in my eyes. Why would you put on a whole face of beautiful makeup, only for it to be ruined by the obvious line at your jaw?? Grr!!!

There are plenty more, but I risk being in a bad mood for the entire day if I continue!!


#SBBC Day 9: Incorporating Colour

One way I like to incorporate colour into an outfit, is by adding one bright pop in the form of shoes.

Bear with me here, I'm not completely mental!

 I have been known to wear a whole dark outfit, and then pick up a bright touch of colour with a pair of converse. You can then accent that colour in your nails or a scarf.

See, I'm not so crazy!!