Ummm Hello!

Yep I know, I've been totally AWOL on the old blog lately.

I haven't blogged for almost three weeks, which I think is the longest time I've gone without writing a post since I started writing I just needed time away from it all to be honest and I wasn't in the mood to spend evening after evening writing blog posts after a day at work. Life is not a dress rehearsal, and so I've been busy living it!

This blogging malarky isn't easy as many of you know and considering I only have a few months left in the UK before I move to New York, my spare time is precious.  Family and friends come first and I've just been enjoying quality time with La Familie, my friends (they were neglected far too much in favour of blogging antics in 2011), watching trashy reality TV (Yes, I will be watching Love and Hip Hop Episode 9 before I go to bed tonight) and generally not stressing myself out about having to finish a review or making sure I have enough content to go live for the week ahead as it was just stressing me out.

So instead, I simply switched the lights off on the blog and 'went on annual leave' - it's only make up, not brain surgery! My blogging mojo is back now and I have a new camera (I'm having SLR drama at the moment, don't ask! *eye roll*), so now I can actually take pictures of the gazillion items I want to share with you all.

Besides, I've been active on Twitter (@VexintheCity), so I didn't fall off the edge of the planet entirely. Speaking of Twitter, if you follow me, you know how I roll. When I rant, I don't hold back and this morning, a flippant tweet I had sent dismissing the uproar over a scene in Coronation Street (a popular soap opera here in the UK) on Monday night made its way onto the Daily Mail website. Considering I check its showbiz pages at least 12 times a day, dare I say I'm quite proud of this achievement! LOL

So whilst some losers, people felt the need to complain to Ofcom about a fictional TV show showing a young actress being smacked on (her padded) bottom, I on the other hand, didn't see what the fuss was all about. Some children need disciplining! Would you like me to list the numerous household items I found connecting themselves with my skin during my childhood?!! Where shall I begin? Wooden spoon, belt, slipper, get the idea! I wish I'd just received a slap on the arse!

Anyway I digress. Typically the one time I get a tweet featured on a national newspaper's website, it also has an eye-watering grammatical typo in it. I should have just tweeted the original tweet, which was gonna be 'Hundreds complain' over Corrie's smacking scene. Get an effin grip!' - hence the typo, as I was tweeting under (not literally) my desk at work at the time and only had one eye on my phone! I've learnt my lesson, if in doubt, just stick to the original trail of thought and swear regardless.

Anyway, the moral of the story is rant away kids, you just may find yourselves on the Daily Mail website! Ha!

I hope 2012 is treating you all well so far! If not, stay positive and keep smiling, things will get better :-)

Let the blogging begin! 

13 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Epiphannie A said...

The logical part of my brain is nodding along with you over the fact that blogging can be difficullt and time-consuming, and it's perfectly natural to want some blogging away time but then the makeup fanatic in me is saying NOOOOOOO!!!! Where are I going to find a dark skin/black perspective on the UK beauty Market now!!!! I actually feel to cry into my tea right now . . .

City Girls Fashion Box said...

that was too funny! haha xxxx

Yinka said...

@Epiphannie A - LOL Don't worry, I'll still be reppin' the UK, promise! And like I said on Twitter, I own enough UK beauty products to last me 20 years! xx

Tali said...

My mum is Croatian and therefor was a big fan of beating me with pretty much any household object! I agree.. a slap on the arse with a hand would have been a 'good day' lol!

Farzana said...

Wow, I find it unbelievably cool that you got a mention in the Daily Mail! But I agree with you, people are getting too worked up over soaps. :)

Deborah Jones said...

People do need to get a grip. Why do they think discipline is a problem over here? Because we treat kids like equals not children who need to learn the rules. Argh. Anyway welcome back love!

Doma-Nikki said...

Great post I agree!! Good Luck with your move :)

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Completely agree i.e. Corrie. Best of luck with the move xx

lunamac said...

Yinka, we barely survived without your great posts. Glad you had a rest away from this but more glad you are back !

Nana Adomah said...

I was wondering what had happened to you but it's great to have you back!

My commiserations for the DM typo because I so know how that feels but congrats for being "published" ;)

It's lovely you were able to spend time w/ the family and I hope everything goes well for you in this new chapter of your life.

Yinka said...

@Tali - I hear ya girl! LOL

@City Girls Fashion Box - Madness! xx

@Farzana - Cheers hon. Yeah, way too worked up!

@Deborah - Can I get an Amen?!! LOL Cheers love x

@Doma-Nikki- Thank you x

@Sadie - Cheers lovely x

@lunamac - Aww bless ya. I'm back now xx

@Nana Adomah - Thanks a lot - much appreciated x

Georgia said...


I thought I was the only person who was not even slightly bothered that the character got a smack. She NEEDED a smack. She murdered some living creatures and thought she could get away with it because she had never seen discipline.

My dad would smack me if I was naughty and I learnt from it. I would NEVER have murdered something because I knew the difference between right and wrong and I certainly wouldnt have smiled and laughed when I was getting wrong for it.

I actually cheered when he smacked her. I was like "about time!!!!!".


Beauty Scribbler said...

Hahaha that is so funny about the tweet. And yes, typical, it would be one with a typo!! Time is going to fast - you'll be in New York in no time! x


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