20 September 2010

First blog

Dear readers.
I have a confession.
My name is Joy and I’m an addict, you may wonder why I am telling you this and I plan to you the full story. You see I’m not an addict of bad stuff like drugs etc I am a makeup addict. Yes it’s true, I’m not proud and I can say sorry but I don’t think I’ll ever truly mean it.
It all started when I was 13 and went to Secondary school, we could wear makeup (obviously it had to be kept to a minimum) but I started wearing mascara and this really odd (I loved it at the time) cream eye shadow stacker it had a gold in it which I wore EVERYDAY people would often say “wow what a surprise Joy is wearing the gold eye shadow again” then the worse thing possible happened it ran out :’( so I went to a copper colour which couldn’t replace my gold but it became my new favourite.
Anyway I couldn’t afford nor did I know about MAC and all the other high end brands so I would go to the Market and buy lots of cheap but great eyeliner. For most of my teenage years I wore this ridiculous eyeliner I did not look good but at the time I thought I did. It was round about the time of the Spice Girls and let’s be honest they were all about the tacky liner and eye shadow. I then replaced the dramatic black liner for Maybelline eye shadow roller which I then started wearing everyday.
Fast forward a few years, I started buying more and more and my collection was pretty hefty I knew I’d probably never wear any of it but when you’re an addict you can’t sleep for thinking about the thing you’re addicted to you crave (maybe I’m being dramatic but I’m obsessed) this thing and you won’t stop until you get it. I started to buy these eyeliner/eye shadow pens from Avon and I had more than I knew what to do with but I wanted to started learning makeup and ‘tight lining’ etc I’d always wanted to wear eyeliner on my lid and do it in a straight line then one day I did it and it looked amazing so I carried on buying. I still stuck with Maybelline and every day brands. But then one day Boots was having 3 for 2 for Christmas on Urban Decay and Too Faced so I decided to take it up a notch and I fell in love.
The problem for is nowadays you don’t have to leave the house to buy stuff you can phone these companies you can do it online and I was introduced to eBay BIG mistake. My dad died and I spent so much on eBay because it was cheaper sometimes.
In 2009 I was off work for a long period of time and a friend of mine was telling me about YouTube and how you can watch videos on makeup and hair tutorials, so I had to witness this for myself and it was indeed fantastic someone was giving me tips and tricks and teaching me how to do winged liner for free, I didn’t have to go to college to learn but I did learn so much. YouTube is one of my favourite things now (again Joy you need to get out more) but it’s nice to watch these videos and learn for myself. But with this comes great danger, these gurus were showing me knew products which isn’t good for an addict and I was introduced to MAC and all it’s glory but in the UK it’s so expensive I’d rather go out and grab a bargain in Boots or Superdrug. But I did end up giving into MAC and bought some eye shadows they are out of this world but still so expensive. This past year my collection has increased then decreased, I decided that the bright pink eye shadow wasn’t flattering at all and, the no name brands from eBay aren’t meant to be in my collection. I just knew I wouldn’t wear them so I’ve replaced them with better quality makeup that will flatter me. I have to say we are all guilty of impulse buying and when I like something I buy in bulk so I don’t ever run out if it’s discontinued.
So here’s my story and here’s my first blog I hope that all the girls in my situation will come forward and share in obsession. We don’t have to suffer in silence
Feel free to comment and tell me how you like my first blog 

Love Joy x


  1. That's pretty much my life story too :D ! x

  2. Lol you know I am so glad I'm not the only one. The way I see it is I'm collecting makeup I could be collecting a hell of a lot worse right? lol together we can beat it lol :-) x

  3. Hello - from a fellow makeup addict! x