Monday, 21 April 2014

Things I'd Tell My Younger Self.

The lovely folks over at Legal & General are encouraging bloggers to share what they wished they'd been told when they were younger...  and boy, oh boy - the things I wish I'd known back then.

1.  Sort out your makeup.

From the age you first discover makeup 'til you reach the ripe old age of 20, you wear way too much of the stuff: your favourite look is too much black eyeliner and far too much foundation in the wrong shade... and all without blusher *shudders* - apparently you like looking pale and dead, then.
Tone down the makeup until you know (vaguely) what you're doing with it. You look better minus the raccoon eyes and ghost face, plus your skin will thank you for letting it breathe every once in a while... not to mention, your 23 year old self would not be sat here completely horrified.

2. One day, you'll learn not to care what others think of you.

As a teenager and young adult, you stayed in your shell through fear of being disliked. It's only when you go to University and reach your 20s that you'll realise you've spent far too much of your life trying to appease others, and you choose to stop basing all of your decisions (such as how you act, how you dress, how you speak... the list goes on) on what other people might think... seriously, who cares?! Ignorance (combined with not giving a monkey's) really is bliss, and those people that do judge you for being you just aren't worth your time.

 3. When it comes to friends, it's all about the quality, not the quantity.

Your friendship group will undergo some serious re-modelling throughout your young adult life, and in a few years' time, you'll be able to count your closest friends (FYI: a couple of you are missing from these photos!) across your ten fingers; there'll be less drama and 'girl politics' to deal with... and you'll be all the better for it.

4. Stop worrying.

Gurl: you are a worrier. You worry at school if people like you... you worry about leaving your school and going elsewhere for sixth form... you worry at sixth form about getting into University... you worry about leaving sixth form and home for University - that's an awful lot of worry, and worst part is, that's not even the half of it. When you get to your 20s, you'll have completely changed your attitude and you'll realise all that worry and stress was completely counterproductive. Chill out, you'll be fine.

5. Your mum is (annoyingly) right about most things.

All the things I've mentioned were things mum had already told you back then....
"Ambika, that's a lot of eyeliner," and "Ambika, your friends aren't very nice to you," ... along with. "Ambika, I really don't care what people think of me... you should be the same." 
You heard it... and you ignored her, you fool!
Listen to her now, and you wouldn't be sat here having to write out what you'd tell your younger self ... because she told you all these things at the time, anyway!

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  1. I loved this! You look good with blusher, just to add!
    It's great to see how far you've come, and being in sixth form and worrying endlessly about uni, you've definitely shone a light on me! Thank you!

    1. Awh that's so sweet of you! :-) x

  2. My mum is literally my world, and toooootally always right haha, and omg the black eyeliner and not much else phase is defo something hideous to be left in the past ahhaha!!


    Holly Mixtures

    1. The worst part is we thought we looked great. The pictures say otherwise. :-| x

  3. great post, i think every girl went ovrboard with make up when they were younger, whether it be eyeliner, foundation, bronzer lol

    1. I went too far with it ALL.... nightmare! x


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