Fashion, life and beauty faux pas' I'm guilty of

Fashion, life and beauty faux pas' I'm guilty of

I’ve documented a lot of shit that I do on this blog, but I thought it was time for a bit of reflection and for a laugh – that’s why you’re here after all, right?!
I like to write posts like this every now and then, just to remind myself (and anyone that gets the strange impression I have the most fabulous life – hey, it might happen 😂) of why I started this blog in the first place.
So in the name of fashion, beauty and life, here’s a list of my personal faux pas’ that I hope you’ll all relate to;
Not washing my makeup brushes (CLASSIC)
Makeup collection
Guilty as charged, lock me up and throw away the key, because I Gabrielle Anne Albon DO NOT REGULARLY WASH MY MAKEUP BRUSHES. Wow, that feels better already!
Sobbing quietly to myself that I’m not Instagram famous yetCrying steps
Okay, not sobbing or crying, more of a pity party. I’ve spoken quite passionately about my love/hate relationship with Instagram in the past (check out Why We All Hate Instagram for a more elaborate explanation) and the logical side of my brain knows that I don’t fit into the mould of a successful Instgram account so I can’t expect to wake up one morning and have gained thousands of followers, but it doesn’t stop me wondering why on earth I lost those 10 followers in one day (which were probably bots).
If you want to help a sister out, give me a follow on there @gabrielleannealbon
Frantically Googling any weird symptoms or sensations I get
I’m a Millenial, so I think this is quite part and parcel for our generation – we seek medical advice from the internet, which can help us in some ways (I wouldn’t have gotten my referral to a movement disorder specialist if I hadn’t done the research to get me to a neurologist in the first place) but can also make us absolutely mental – headache? Sorry love, you’ve got a tumour. Sickness? You my friend are 100% up the duff.
Continuing to purchase shit clothes from online discount fashion stores, knowing full well you might as well set your money on fire
Saggy leggings
Burgundy plunge top
If you’ve been a follower of mine for a while, you’ll know that I’ve spent quite a lot of money over the past year purchasing items of clothing from online discount stores for my review series (Gamiss, Romwe, Miss Bella, Nasty Dress, Everything 5 Pounds, Less Than 10 Pounds, Wish, Cute, Zaful, Black Betty – make sure to check them out if you haven’t already) there have been some great buys, but a LOT of shit. I mainly do it because I like to write about the experiences on here, but equally I like to have nice new things 😊
That time I pictured a skirt with the buttons in the wrong place and showcased it on here like NDB…
Check mini skirt
Just LOL.
Falling asleep with my makeup on
Sleeping with makeup on
Now, this isn’t one of those cute “I’m pretending to be asleep, but look how cute I am!” photos, Aaron was snapping away when I fell asleep in the hotel room on one of our first nights in Bali (we like to do shit like this) and I can confirm this is what I look like sleeping – wearing makeup of course, because I forgot to take it off when we got back after dinner. I’m a normal person who’s eyebrows go a bit funky in the night and I’m okay with that.
Getting all flustered when my hair goes wild in the wind
Windswept wedding
Wedding day
These are a couple of my favourite pictures from our wedding day as they’re candid shots of me getting annoyed with my hair and veil blowing all over the shop in the wind. Some people might not appreciate such a true reflection of themselves on their special day – but I bloody love it! You can’t get more Gaby than that face I’m pulling there 😉
Not giving a shit if I look like a twat
Gangnam style
Life’s too short to be serious all the time and constantly be on alert for the perfect picture to upload to the ‘gram – I’d rather enjoy myself, look like a bit of a bell end and know I had fun! Maybe not a faux pas as such, but something I live by.
Owning the fact I’m not a dab hand with makeup
Makeup improvement
Yes I have gotten better over the years and thank my lucky stars that I’m not as terrible as I used to be, but I won’t pretend to be an up and coming makeup artist.
Let me know in the comments below some of your personal faux pas’ and in the meantime, I’ll be sitting here wondering why I’ve not gained a couple of thousand followers on Instagram 🧐
Until Next Time


  1. June 30, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Honestly Gaby I love you a little bit more with every honest post you write 😂 you make me giggle so much and I can relate with so bloody many of these. My makeup brushes are HORRENDOUS and need a good cleaning currently and don’t even get me started on Instagram. Even if I DO gain a few followers and grow a bit, you can guarantee there’ll be no bastard extra likes on my photos!!! They go DOWN if anything. And I love looking a twat, it means you’re having much more fun than the people who don’t…
    Alice Xx

    • July 1, 2018 / 12:16 am

      Ahh thank you Alice – I’m happy that I can make people giggle, that’s why I started this whole blog in the first place!! And Instagram … it’s a no from me 😂😂 xxx

  2. July 5, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    I love that you don’t give a shit and just act however you like without caring what people think, that’s the best way to live your life in my opinion! I can relate to basically all of these, I’m so awful with Googling my symptoms, I’ve convinced myself I’ve got every illness under the sun at this rate. Also buying things from random cheap websites is so addictive, I always tell myself “you never know, it could be a surprise bargain!” haha x
    Alice |

    • July 5, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Haha!! It all started as something for the blog and ended up becoming a bit of an obsession 😂😂❤️

  3. jazziepickles
    July 8, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    hahah Gabby this actually cracked me up! I love how real you are x

    • July 8, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Hahah thanks lovely! Glad I made you laugh 😂❤️

  4. charlotteannelane103
    July 9, 2018 / 11:12 am

    I absolutely love the one where you have the skirt on the wrong way haha! To be honest, I don’t think anyone would have noticed if you didn’t mention it! You do make me laugh Gaby 🙂 xo
    Char |

    • July 9, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Hahaha!! It honestly bugs me so much when I see the photo 😂😂 I only realised when I went back to the site to link it that I had it on wrong!! Xx

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