Hi, I’m Emily and I have a blog at Love Emily
I am so appreciative to Jaclyn for asking me to be a part of her new series. I honestly think it’s an amazing idea!
It’s been 5 years since I was 16 and there is honestly so much I would tell my 16-year-old self. So let’s get into it.
First Piece of Advice
“Don’t dye your hair Emily – it’s a bad idea!”
From being blonde, I decided to go brown at around the age of 16.
Now at 21 I am trying to undo the years of hair colouring and get back to my natural colour.
I wish I would have waited and thought about dying my hair. Getting it back to my natural colour has been difficult and the damage it does after frequent boxes of dye is real!
Second Piece of Advice
“Look after your skin – it does matter”
When I was 16 I started piling on the makeup and my hormones were all over the place so my skin broke out in spots.
To my 16-year-old self, I would tell her to take that makeup off before bed instead of telling myself “one-night doesn’t matter”.
Final Piece of Advice
“Just be yourself and who you want to be”.
Time passes, life moves on and trends change so if you want to do something then do it.
Live while you are young but take care of yourself and prioritise your beauty needs.
I have little to say on the makeup front because let’s face it, the way we do makeup changes so quickly. No matter what your age you’ll look back in 5 years and laugh at the way you looked!
So go for it, just do whatever makes you feel comfortable and most importantly enjoy!
Thank you to Jaclyn again for this opportunity and I cannot wait to read what other people have to say!