Turning 28


That’s right. I just declared my age on the Internet. An age that means I’m 2 years away from 30, I’m firmly in the over 25 age bracket and turning 18 was mere memories ago. So why am I talking about it on a beauty blog? It’s nothing but a number and I’ve never let it define me however it does result in change. Change that up until recently I hadn’t fully embraced. You see, for the first time, I feel like a adult. I said it. A fully fledged attempting to responsible but actually just wanting to sit and drink prosecco adult. That’s not a bad thing right? Yes responsibility is no fun however neither was exams or peer pressure in the hallways at school. I’m okay with my age and I actually quite like it.

Things I’ve learnt to accept being 28

  • That goal weight I would ‘one day’ reach is getting increasingly more unlikely however, I’m okay with that
  • I dress differently. Heck. I’m conservative now and worry for girls freezing outside a bar with nothing more than a napkin sized cloth to keep them warm
  • Comfort over style. I went there but let’s be honest, who wouldn’t rather a forgiving pair of jeans paired with an oversized jumper compared to a bodycon dress
  • You actually stop caring. What other people think, whether that outfit ‘works’, how many packet of maltesers you’ve consumed in the past month. It’s all relative ;)
  • You become an adult at work. Responsibilities increase, you have serious work conversations that at times cause mini outer body experiences where your younger self sniggers at you now playing as an adult
  • You understand that the life plan you once had is b****cks. Married with a baby by 22? Nice thinking young Siobhan
  • You spend money on adult things like car insurance, dental appointments. You even start seeing a hygienist say whaaat
  • Your skin will change. It’s about to get dry on you, oily worries are a thing of the past, stick now to anything hydrating

Although my adult realisations don’t make this time of your life sound overly thrilling, you find comfort and happiness in the small things. You grow closer to those group of friends you wouldn’t be able to survive without, they quickly become an incredible support network. That bond with your parents transitions into finally being able to look at them as fellow humans, not just parents that are there to occasionally nag. Also, you can finally embrace the ability to treat yourself without so much guilt. Don’t get me wrong some things will never change, you will still have nights where you roll in 4am the morning and those will still be some of the best nights, just remember to take an extra day to recover ;) Embrace your age! We all have the luxury of turning another year older so don’t grimace at those numbers, celebrate as how far you have come :)

On a side note, I’ve been debating doing a few ‘real talk’ videos over on my channel. A forum to chat about those things people our age wonder about or want to question. Let me know if you would enjoy seeing this and any topics you might want me to cover!

  • I am also 28 and I quite frankly I hate it. As a matter of fact, the other week I was lying in bed unable to sleep and all of a sudden I realized that in 1.5 years I’ll be 30. MAJOR PANICK ATTACK. I need someone to come turn me into a vampire, STAT. I’m glad to hear you’re cool with it though and that you are in a happy place. That’s great.

    • I am turning 31 this year and honestly, I don’t care that much. I feel pretty much the same as I have when i was 25. It’s just a number!

    • Oh no that’s such a shame that you do! I’m like Agata it’s just a number and I’ve actually quite enjoyed embracing the shift in priorities and not sweating the small stuff!xx

  • I will be turning 31 this year and although this year has been probably the hardest year in my life, I still don’t think it’s old. I don’t mind being an adult, most of the days :)

    And yes, real talk videos would be fun!

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • Hopefully 2016 will bring you a bucket full of happiness, it’s hard to deal with the struggles we face when we are older but then we can also embrace the fact we are adults and can have ice cream for breakfast!xx

  • Congratulations! I also turned 28 this month and I can relate to everything you write about! Especially taken an extra day to recover! How on earth did I pull 3 all nighters/evenings out in a row and still go to work or to class?! Never gonna happen again :D
    As getting older I’m looking for the perfect eye cream (dry undereyes and a little wrinkle on my right eye) do you have any getting-old-recommendations? :-)

    • I have NO idea how I went out so much at Uni! I struggle after a single night out nowadays! In terms of eye creams you need something hydrating, that’s key. I love the Clinique one that is super moisturising!xx

  • Kelly glen

    28 is not old. You wait until you reach my age and then you might feel old. I’m 37 and still don’t know where my life is heading.
    Your ideas for a real talk videos sounds like a great idea.

    • I agree it isn’t, doesn’t help that since the age of 18 all my friends call each other old ;) Will come up with some real talk videos glad you like the sound of them xx

  • I can so relate to this. I am 28 in 4 months. I have not followed my life plan one bit and looking back at the tiny outfits I wore 5 years ago horrifies me

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

    • Me too! I kept onto some of the dresses that I simply had to throw away as there was no chance of me wearing those again! Life plans change often – it’s learning to embrace that change that can be the hard thing!xx

  • I love the idea of real talks, Youtube can sometimes feel like a fairy land and I always love when videos become more relatable and real world!

    Chelsey | http://www.chelseythornton.com

    • That was how I was feeling, although I always went into the mindset of keeping things real you get swept up in the lighting and how everyone else produces their content. Going to give some real talk videos a go!xx

  • Real talks sounds like a good idea. I’m 28 next year and share some of the same points. Looking back to when I was at secondary school and what I thought my life would be like now and it’s nothing like what I thought. xo


    • Our generation has gone through so much change, it’s nothing like our parents experience and it can be hard to know it’s okay to not have everything you thought you would have as actually you might have some other just as amazing things xx

  • Ugh bodycon. *shudders*. I can’t believe I used to totter around in heels pretty
    much every day at uni and now I’m trainers leggings and jumpers every day without fail. Comfort is cool! That’s what I tell myself anyway. And yes yes YES to real talk videos plz.

    • Comfort is cool! So cool in fact I don’t think I’ll will rock a different look ever again ;) Will try and film some real talk videos this week – hopefully they turn out okay!xx

  • I’m 20 and can agree in so many things you say here! I bought a pair of heels a few months ago, never worn them. It’s not me it’s not comfortable and honestly I’m very shocked to see people with bare legs out there in a freezing night! I may be ‘oh so young’ but that doesn’t define me, as much as you being 28 doesn’t define you! It is a lovely post and I sure want to hear more about this in your channel! :) xx

    Sara | http://www.marybloomy.com