If you read my @clarinsuk post last week, you’ll remember me talking about their best consultant at the time - @lorrainelollymack - Lorraine was directly responsible for me getting my first job at @avedauk - she worked on the counter and told me they had a weekend position going. 14 years ago we came into work to be told there had been a horrible incident at a club Lorraine was at and that she was badly hurt with life-changing injuries. Move to 2018 and Lorraine is an inspiration. She’s worked tirelessly to raise awareness for #spinalcordinjury research and frankly, indirectly pushes me forward every day without even knowing it. She could have reacted to her injury very differently, but she didn’t. She got pissed off, and she got busy. Please do go have a read of her page and think about supporting this research. She’s a Don.
So I popped into Selfridges earlier this week and AHEM there’s a @viseart pop-up! Erm you kept that quiet @theofficialselfridges !! People: Viseart are known for having the best eyeshadows on the market. There’s no competition. It’s a Pro brand. No faff. 6 pan palettes of the highest quality for 34 quid. Pigment to die for. Don’t take my word for it: while I was there I bumped into @kennethsohmakeup who was stocking up and I was originally introduced to them by my beloved @kjbennettbeauty years ago at @imatsofficial - these men know their shizz. Run, do not walk. Not an ad by the way - I literally stumbled across it. @anastasiaviseart was there and had to listen to me saying ‘dog’s bollocks’ a LOT. #365inbeauty
So after the day I’ve had (still can’t talk about it without crying) I completely forgot about my Clinique Brand Overview video. Literally one of the most requested brands. It’s up now. Link in bio. #365inskincare
I’m not really sure how the day will end but @djsaracox coming up to me and saying ‘I buy everything you recommend.’ has just about finished me off. On my way home to Mr Hirons who has a jacket potato in the oven for me. So there’s that...
Three women. Lots of smiles. No filter. One lunch. Once I stopped crying it was lovely. And thank you to the restaurant who understood why I was crying and said ‘OPRAH?!’ and made me cry again. And thank you to these two phenomenal women for the chat and the calming influence when I was hyperventilating.
Me, shortly before I became hysterical and called Jim shouting ‘JIM JIM OHMYGOD JIM WHO WOULD MAKE ME CRY IF I EVER MET THEM OHMYGOD I CAN’T BREATHE OHMYGOD!!! Jim: ‘OPRAH.’ I cannot function. I’m still shaking. Jesus take the wheel. Because I cannot.
To celebrate Mother’s Day here is the picture that Jim and I sent to Ava when we found her fake ID. She called herself ‘Maddison Lee’, like the car service and the rap song. I’ll link it in my stories. ‘Peng ting called Maddison.’ Lovely. You think you’re ‘parenting’ when they’re little, wait until they’re teenagers. It’s why the Sweet Baby Jesus made valium. This is the cover of my upcoming parenting book called ‘The Teen Years. They’ll send you back to church.’
Here’s to all the women today. Whether you’re a daughter, a mum, trying to be a mum or trying to bunk into a club using a pole dancer’s name with a fake ID that uses your bus pass photo from when you were 12. It’s the effort that counts. *none of the info on that ID is correct. Not our address - don’t worry. Not sure that address even exists