Hey guys, before I get to the matter of that frankly gorgeous photo above, I wanted to say something a bit serious. This blog has always been about more than just my views on makeup, I feel like you are all an extended network of friends and the support and kindness you all show me (and hopefully I try to show back to you) means a lot to me. Today is Fathers Day, and I am incredibly lucky to not only have a Dad but also have a Dad that loves me, understands me (for the most part) and has been a rock that I can turn to no matter what. I know life isn’t always perfect and a lot of people aren’t as fortunate to have relationships like that, so I’m really grateful. I lost my Grandpa a few years ago and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. I have thought about him today a lot, and what would have been happening in his life and my Nana’s if he were still here. He was definitely a character and an individual. He said what was on his mind and if he didn’t like you, you sure knew about it, but he was unwaveringly proud of me and I always knew that.
Today, my Dad didn’t have the best day, as my Grandad was taken into hospital, and I really didn’t see that coming today of all days. I thought we would be out having a meal now and celebrating but my Dad is still at the hospital and I’m sat here typing this. Thankyou for the nice messages on twitter, I don’t think I’ll ever really fully be able to explain how comforting it is to have you guys there as a little (well, pretty big) support network – I’m very grateful. I’m sure my Grandad will be okay and he is being well looked after, but without lecturing you too much, I just wanted to say that please, if you are lucky to have Dads, Grandad’s, Step-Dad’s, Mum’s, Nana’s or any strong supportive people in your life that have done a lot for you, make sure they know you appreciate it. Today has taught me that you don’t always have as long with people as you think you might. I don’t really think it’s something I fully appreciated when I was a bit younger, everything seems like it will last forever, but just make sure the people who mean most to you really know it.
Now, because I need to occupy myself and have a bit of a laugh this evening where I can get it, please focus your thoughts on the photo. That, my friend, is of course the results of the “Blindfold Makeup Challenge” which will be up on my channel tonight. I filmed it yesterday with my lovely friend Caroline and half will be on my channel and the other half on hers. We had such a hoot doing it so I hope you enjoy it! I don’t think I quite realised how hard it would be, I’m not sure Caroline will be rocking her look in the street anytime soon, let’s just say it’s probably for the best we didn’t do this before her wedding or she would never have let me near her face!
Hope you guys have a good evening, I know this has been a bit of a mishmash blog post, but hey, life is like that eh? I love you all! xo