Yellow. We think of yellow and visions of spring come to mind. Blooming daffodils flooding the parks, bright rays of sunshine warming the previously wintery sky, pastel shades of yellow adorning the mannequins in shop windows… Dare I say it, yellow Easter chicks popping up around every metaphorical corner? (Just in case any of you hadn’t cottoned on, my name is Chick).
But guess what I think of when I think of ‘yellow’? I think of gold. Yes ladies. Shiny, luxurious, sparkling, brilliant, expensive gold.
Before I became a mum, I used to glam it up to fairly excessive levels. Lashings and layers of make-up, long curly hair pinned and styled to perfection, clothing to compliment the look and the icing on the cake? Some beautiful bling to accessorise with.
Nowadays I’m lucky if I get a shower. With two very young sons to care for, the ‘look’ has been relegated to a pile of fond memories (these including my pre-baby figure), in favour of waterproofs, walking boots and baggy jumpers. But when I’m about to leave the house with my bare face and scraped-back hair, there is one thing that will instantly make me feel cheerful and glamorous again: popping in a pair of glittering gold earrings, draping a knock-out necklace around my neck or donning some bodacious bangles. Ta-dah!
So ladies, the next time you’re feeling a little mumsy with no time on your hands to sort your hair and make-up, try adding a little sparkly bling to your life and see how you feel.
Till next time.