Sunday, 30 August 2015

20 things before 20


Our teen years are spent worrying and fretting about things that simply don't matter. As we reach our twenties, I feel that we look back on our past and think "Why did I waste time worrying or being upset about that?". From being confident in yourself to make up disasters, I hope you enjoy reading the things I have come to realise or learnt before reaching 20.

1. If you want that extra piece of cake, eat the damn cake!

2. Cutting your own hair is never a smart move, unless you know how.

3. Spots and stretch marks are normal, don't be ashamed of them.

4. Don't feel you have to like something because it's "cool".

5. Wear whatever the heck you want!

6. If you don't do great in your exams, it's ok, there is always an alternative.

7. Periods are a life ruiner but Cura-Heat pads are a must (and lots of junk food).

8. Spend time with your parents, they are growing old whilst you are too.

9. Money means a lot, be grateful for every present you receive.

10. eBay is amazing for cheap necessities.

11. The correct shade of foundation will make the world of difference.

12. Treat people how you want to be treated.

13. Christmas will ALWAYS bring out your inner child.

14. Listen to your parents and wear a bloody coat, you'll thank them later.

15. Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer is a make up bag essential.

16. Take advantage of meal deals, they save you so much money!

17. A trend you thought was ugly when you were younger will come back around.

18. Don't feel pressured to know what career you want, you do you!

19. Student discount is a wonderful thing, even if you're not a student.

and finally...
20. PUT THE TWEEZERS DOWN.

Is there anything you have come to learn as you were growing up? I'd love to hear it!


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  1. Great list! Cutting my own hair was seriously one of the most stupid things I've ever done! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Haha I thought I'd experiment one day and actually chopped a chunk off, was a bit embarrassing!

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  2. I'd tell myself to stop bleaching my hair for sure! But I've never learned! Great post <3

    http://abigailalicex.com

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    1. Luckily I didn't start dying my hair until I was 17 and started with highlights! Thank you :) x

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  3. Aghhh your posts are my favourite!! You've inspired me to go eat that piece of cake down stairs that I've been putting off all day ;) this is beautiful Kat, I'll be sure to look back at this when I'm feeling a bit eh.
    Lauren xxx
    www.teastainedlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. YES, you eat that cake! I'm glad you enjoyed it xxx

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  4. I loved No.14! I always complained when my mum told me to take a coat. I would take one but never wear it, it would just live in my bag haha!
    Katie xx

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    1. Haha it's so true though! Then you were always freezing afterwards xx

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  5. oh my, such a grea list! Haha, i am in my 20s and i should def put the tweezers and the bleach away :))

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  6. No. 14 made me laugh so much! My Mum always use to have a go at me for never wearing a coat, now I am in my 20's I always wear one!

    Lovely list!

    Becky
    Blogger & The Geek

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    1. Me too, I'd be lost without a coat now! x

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  7. Awww I loved this post! And now that I am 30, the list gets even longer! I was so scared about turning 30, but actually is the best I have ever felt about myself and I'm actually proud of my achievements (something I never really was before, I was always so hard on myself!). And after a fringe disaster in my early teens, I learned NEVER TO CUT MY HAIR!!

    Sarah xx

    thingssarahloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Well hopefully in another ten years time I'll have another list to write. ;) xx

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  8. I wish someone had told me never to cut my own hair! When I was in high school I thought "what's so hard about cutting layers? The people at the salon do it in 10 minutes flat and charge so much, I can do it too!" I couldn't do it. I couldn't do it at all!
    Loved reading this! Hope there are more posts like this to come. :)
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    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

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    1. Haha I think we've all been there, such a disaster! Thank you :) x

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  9. haha this is great advice! I won't touch my own eyebrows because I am scared I would just end up with awfully thin lines :) x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Good! Leave them alone and don't ever touch them haha! x

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  10. This was such a fun lil post with some really great advice.. The best one was where I got motivated to eat that piece of cake :)


    Chic Peachy Pink / Twitter / Instagram / BlogLovin' / Facebook

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, you eat the cake hahah. xx

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  11. eBay is everything! I love shopping for accessories on the site.
    No more wasting $5-$10 on accessories from clothes stores :P

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  12. Loved this made me laugh, some of them are so relatable to me haha! xx

    Jessica Victoria

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  13. these all made me laugh haha especially the one about cake, so damn true! lovely post! xo

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  14. I love cakes hahah so I don't have any problem with n. 1 :))))
    Simimaus

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  15. Now I need to try those Cura-Heat pads! Love this post, I basically agree with all 20 points!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. They are brilliant, I wish I'd found them sooner!

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  16. Haha this post is actually great! I love it! 2 is so true.. oops! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Haha that last point made me laugh! Great post! I'm only 18 and I feel like I've learnt so much of these things so far! I think some situations in life really make you grow and with time everybody realises that it's a waste of time that we worry so much about what others think of us! Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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    1. You're lucky you know these now, we had to learn the hard way ;) x

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  18. I just love this, so happy I've found your blog! I was nodding my head throughout - 10 and 17 are my life in a nutshell!!

    Writing Possibility

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    1. Ah thank you! It means a lot when people leave comments like this x

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  19. 100% Agree, with literally all of these, this is like everything I would have told myself! What an amazing post, blogger and blog you have darling Kathryn!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  20. Haha got to agree with all of these and being a parent myself it is now my turn to try and get my kids to wear their coats

    Caroline | www.thespottedfox.co.uk

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  21. no.14 is the story of my life! hahah

    www.graceblogslife.blogspot.com

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  22. Seriously amazing tips lol. Tweezers - that's a really good one! :)
    No. 17 - oh yes, big time! No.14 - thanking them all the time :)
    Lovely post, girlie. Really enjoyed it <3
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Yeah, you know how everybody has a haircutting disaster story? When mine happened, I was 23. Living in Edinburgh as a post-grad student and thought I'd save myself some money by cutting my own fringe, even though I knew my weird arch thing had gotten the better of many a talented hairdresser over the years. It was SO BAD that the next time I saw a hairdresser, he told me that no matter how skint I was he would cut my fringe for free rather than risk me doing that to myself again.

    Ten years on, and I've never touched it again.

    Lis / last year's girl x

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  24. I love this post so much! Can agree with every single one now I'm nearly 21! Wish someone could have told me all these things 5 years ago!

    I especially like Number 14! Why did I never want to wear a coat?! haha

    JordanCourtney x

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