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)
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 yet
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
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…
Falling asleep with my 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
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
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
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 🧐