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Skirt John Rocha. Top Tesco. Shoes Dunnes

Skirt John Rocha. Top Tesco. Shoes Dunnes

SO yesterday I stepped completely out of my comfort zone and put on some fake tan so I could bare [a bit of] my legs in a denim skirt and polka dot top for my Colour Me Happy challenge.

Those who know me know I never wear fake tan. I didn’t even slap some on for my wedding. I don’t like the smell of it and I’m so pale that even the lightest shade looks orange on me. So I usually leave well enough alone.

But yesterday I decided to just go for it and dug out an old tube of Rimmel instant tan that was languishing in the back of my drawers (Ooh Matron!).

Big kiss!

Big kiss!

I was mean with it though, I applied literally a hint of it, just enough to turn me from milk blue, to ghost white. So in the pictures you can’t even see it but in real life there was the tiniest hint of warmth. I swear! No YOU shut up!

Mellow yellow Aileen rocking those stripes

Mellow yellow Aileen rocking those stripes

Annmarie experimented with her eye make-up for this stunning look.

Annmarie experimented with her eye make-up for this stunning look.

Dervla's 'Rocket Lolly' nails

Dervla’s ‘Rocket Lolly’ nails

 

The ladies getting involved in this challenge have been hard at work getting their colour on and I hope you have been too.

Pink lady Emma with her beautiful babies

Pink lady Emma with her beautiful babies

 

Penney's finest for Christina who took an office selfie for the cause!

Penney’s finest for Christina who took an office selfie for the cause!

Laura looking springtime fresh!

Laura looking springtime fresh!

Don’t forget you can join in by commenting here or following me on twitter @beatingblog or following the hashtag #colourmehappy

The wearing of the green for Michelle

The wearing of the green for Michelle

Mary looking fab in crimson

Mary looking fab in crimson

Bright red jeans for Karen

Bright red jeans for Karen


Duck face. Fuck it!

Duck face. Fuck it!

TODAY’S Keeping Up With The Selfridges challenge involved me standing half naked in my living room rocking The Beast to sleep, praying nobody would knock on the door.

He popped off to sleep grand so I legged it up to get myself dressed and made-up only to be thwarted halfway through when he did the unthinkable – he woke up.

Shhh! No talking in the library!

Shhh! No talking in the library!

Cue 20 minutes of vigorous rocking and shhhhh-ing as my dressing gown flapped around me before I could get back to my primping. There was also a ‘throwing myself behind the sofa to avoid the postman’ incident. But I persevered and went for a ‘still down with the kids’ librarian look today.

Top Tesco. Skirt New Look. Boots Evans.

Top Tesco. Skirt New Look. Boots Evans.

The highlight of today however was receiving an email from a friend, taking part in the challenge, saying that this bit of fun has helped her through a tough week and even encouraged her to meet up with some friends, rather than staying at home. I’m so delighted that people are enjoying this and getting something out of it. I’ve had some health issues recently and combined with terrible weather and the remnants of post natal depression I haven’t been feeling 100 per cent myself. This bit of frivolous fun has really helped.

Revlon Top Speed - 'Bubble'

Revlon Top Speed – ‘Bubble’

As always, you can join in on Twitter at #keepingupwiththeselfridges or leave a comment here. Thanks for reading and special thanks to those taking part along with me, so I don’t feel like such a vain bitch!