This post is answering some questions I received via Instagram. I wanted to be able to do a post where you can get to know me a bit better and hopefully you can let me know your thoughts/ideas for anything else you want to see on this post.
First of all, starting with the basics, of course, my name is Sophie, I am 18 (my birthday is next weekend FYI). I live in London/Essex with my dad and my sister, who is 13. Our mum passed away in 2015 from a 5 year battle with breast cancer. Last week I asked you guys to send me some questions for me to answer. They range from beauty to mental health to my past. Let’s get straight into it.
“If you could choose 1 thing to say to someone struggling with mental illness what would it be.”
First of all, I’d give them a hug. Human contact when someone is low is actually the best thing to offer them. A quote I live by, and actually have tattooed on me is, there are “Better days ahead.” This basically means (to me) that what ever is happening in the present, may feel like the WORST thing in the world but it will be in the past soon, you will laugh again, you will feel love again and most importantly you will be okay.
“What is your greatest achievement?”
My greatest achievement is my voluntary and charity work. It is such a rewarding feeling, I have raised money for multiple charities over the last 2 years and am currently in the process of volunteering certain nights to help care for the patients at the hospice in which cared for my mum before she passed away.
“Name 5 things that you are grateful for.”
- The independence I have been raised to carry within me.
- My family, this is so cliche, but we have been on such a journey together I am unbelievably grateful to have them in my life every day.
- My crazy friends. No matter what happens they are there for me and I am so blessed to have such loyal (they’re loyal babe) people around me. Also, there’s never a boring night out when they’re involved.
- Also grateful for fake tan, Bondi Sands you the oneeee. Being pale is not an option and if you don’t know… get to know.
- And finally, I am grateful for being alive and healthy, not everyone gets the opportunity to live day to day life with ease as I do. I count my blessings every morning and promise to make my life count, doing something worthwhile.
“What is your favourite eye make up look for a night out? Also any recommendations for an MUA?”
When doing my own make up for a night out I go for the same look each and every time without fail. I put some bronzer (usually Hula by Benefit or Give Me Sun by MAC) in my crease of my eyelid. Then some concealer on my inner corners of my lids and some highlighter. Stick some lashes on and you’re ready to go.
In regards to my favourite MUA’s, I have quite a few. @KourtneyMUA is AMAZING literally hands down she is a make up fairy. She also does 121 lessons as well as painting that face unreal. @KSHPMUA is also unreal, she loves highlighter as much as me and if that doesn’t say it all then…
“When going on a night out what do you typically wear?”
Recently I have really been loving wide trousers with a little tie top. I usually am so last minute there will either be an impulse Missguided order made or a panic text sent to the girls whilst looking down everyone’s Instagram’s I have ever had a conversation with (slight exaggeration). I also love shirt dresses pulled in with a little belt and some heels. I feel like it is such an effortless look but also so stylish.
“Have you ever broken a bone?”
Yes. It was about a year and a half ago I was at someones party at a rugby club, I stupidly drunk way too much and was wearing ridiculously high heels so as I was trying to walk down the uneven stairs I slipped and landed on my ankle. But when I went to the hospital the next day they said I had just sprained it and I needed to keep walking on it as this was the only way it would get better. So I carried about my daily life as normal, working 9 hour shifts and all sorts. About a month later it still hadn’t gone down and was still extremely bruised. So I went back and demanded a X-Ray, which I was given and I had snapped my ankle and the bottom of my leg bone. So that was great fun clearly. I still have problems with it now sometimes.
“Do you have a boyfriend?”
No I do not, and to be honest I am so happy this way. Of course if I met someone and they were the best thing since sliced bread and they made me uncontrollably happy it would be different. But for now I’m working on myself and making an effort to be the best person of myself I can be. I am not opposed to the idea of having a boyfriend but as I say it wouldn’t be for the sake of it and I’d want it to be with the right person.
“If you’re having a bad day how do you turn it around?”
Truth is some days you do just need a cry, a rubbish film and a cup of tea and that is okay. However, if I’m having a bad day I always try to do at least one thing that is productive. I’ll list some ideas of things to do below:
- Wash your hair
- Take the dog for a walk
- Paint your nails
- Visit a friend
- Write your feelings down
- Clean out your room
They are such simple things but if you just do one of those things or more, your day has not been wasted and you should be so proud of yourself for getting through it. When you go to sleep leave the badness of that day there and try and wake up with a fresh mindset to have a better day, you may or may not but there’s no harm in trying.
“What is your blog going to be about?”
I aim to make my blog a space for everybody. I want to write about normal things such as products I love, places I’ve been, what I am getting up to as well as speaking about mental health because I truly feel it is not spoken about enough. Every few months there is a couple of days where everyone is like “#mentalillnessmatters” and then it fades away until another angel loses their life. It shouldn’t be like that. Going back to the original question, I want this to be a positive space without the doom and gloom that are typical connotations.
I hope you enjoyed reading my second ever post! I am off to Ibiza Monday with my girls and will be celebrating my birthday out there. I plan on writing a post on my birthday when I get home. But until then,