Thank you Nottingham Post!


Jul 16, 2012 Beauty Bits 28 Comments

Two weeks ago I was featured in the local paper here in Nottingham, and I now have a new appreciation for anyone who has a constant camera in their face! Features editor Riah Matthews contacted me via email on my last day of holiday in the US and I nearly fell over when I read it. My parents looked perplexed as to why the local newspaper would be interviewing me about my blog and my dad even asked ‘Is that a good thing’? Umm yeah dad kinda! lol

Of course once the initial excitement and bewilderment wore off I started to panic; about the state of my house, about getting a huge spot on my nose the day before the photo shoot, about sounding like an idiot during the interview, and about thinking I hallucinated the entire email. However I needn’t have worried, when Riah and Sean the photographer turned up on my doorstep they put me at ease and gazed in amazement at all my crap beauty stuff on the dining room table. Sean happily snapped away while I channeled my inner Carrie Bradshaw, and trying to remember all the photo shoot advice Tyra Banks had dished out on America’s Next Top Model.

The day the paper came out I bought several copies, and held my breath as I looked inside. The lovely owner of Bobby’s Off License on Berridge Road humoured me as I told him all about beauty blogging and why moi was in the paper. He seemed pretty happy to speak to me rather than his usual customers who buy a few cans of Special Brew at 8 in the morning. I was relieved when I saw just one photo of myself and was super pleased that my skin held up it’s end of the bargain by not breaking out. So all in all a good experience, but I can now understand why celebs wear dark glasses and baseball hats when they get off a plane!

Here are my top 4 products I recommended to my Notts readers:

Thanks again Riah for doing this, I really enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame! :D


  • Kizzy
    Jul 16, 2012 at 3:59 am Reply

    How cool!! :-)

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

      Thanks Kizzy! xoxo

  • gio
    Jul 16, 2012 at 6:24 am Reply

    That’s wonderful, congrats!

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

      Thanks Gio! xoxo

  • Ashley
    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:14 am Reply

    That’s awesome, Annabella! Congrats!

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

      Glad you think so Ashley! xoxo

  • My Beautyful World
    Jul 16, 2012 at 11:24 am Reply

    Congratulations sweetie! xxx

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply

      Mwah thank you! xoxo

  • ihavemostlybeen
    Jul 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Wow how fab is that and by default I am cool too because I sort of know you and you are sort of a celebrity, so I get cool by association!!

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply

      Debbie Debbie of course, I mean I wouldn’t be seen in the paper if my eyebrows hadn’t been sorted so I totally have you to thank! :D

  • Maja H
    Jul 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm Reply

    That must have been so much fun, congratulations! And that Lush Ocean salt does sounds super lovely, I might have to buy a pot once it is time for my beachy holiday :)

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm Reply

      Oh Maja go forth and buy some Ocean Salt I insist! xoxo

  • Numera
    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm Reply

    How fabulous! Love the photograph of you. I am a fan of the lush ocean salt too – never thought to put it in the fridge for the summer, I will definitely be trying that! xx

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm Reply

      It rocks – I have a little beauty fridge, it’s a must! xoxo

  • Ayshe
    Jul 17, 2012 at 7:10 am Reply

    This is so cool and I love the photograph of you. Congrats to you xx

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Thank you darling! xoxo

  • Madam M
    Jul 17, 2012 at 7:30 am Reply

    oh look at you. awesome. yay!

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm Reply

      Thank you sweetie! xoxo

  • Miss Merx
    Jul 17, 2012 at 9:48 am Reply

    Congrats Annabella! So great to see you’re hitting local news. Next, national…? ;0)


    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Oh yes today Nottingham, tomorrow errr Leicester? lol :D

  • Tamara
    Jul 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm Reply

    You look marvelous! <3

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Thank you, I have to say I am happy that skin looks good! xoxo

  • Pinkty
    Jul 18, 2012 at 8:05 am Reply

    This is really cool and you look great on the picture :-)

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Thank you my little French Fancie! :D

  • Hilda
    Jul 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm Reply

    oh wow – that’s awesome! congratulations :) looks like it really turned out great!

    now i really need to try the kiehl’s mask and the anti blemish lotions (forever on the hunt for something to keep my spots at bay and finish clearing up my skin :) thanks for the tips!

    1. Annabella
      Jul 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm Reply

      As am I Hilda, just because I’m in my 40′s doesn’t mean I don’t get a little family of spots nesting on my chin every now and again! xoxo

  • Aaliyah
    Aug 4, 2012 at 1:24 am Reply

    Congrats! This is awesome :)

    1. Annabella
      Aug 11, 2012 at 8:16 am Reply

      Thanks Aaliyah – you never know where blogging can lead! So far being the paper has lead to all my work colleagues taking the p*ss! lol :D

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