Sixteen is a good number. It's not my favourite, but it's a number that marked a positive turning point in my life. When I was sixteen I was suddenly faced with choices, rather than the obligatory maths, Science and P.E. that dictated my life. I found myself in an environment where I was respected for who I was, and I realised I was beginning to grow up. I was, slowly but surely, starting to feel at ease with who I was. It was also the age I stopped ageing physically. I'm not kidding! I'm generally thought to be about sixteen, and people would give a double take over the years when I told them I was actually seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one... I am constantly being told to take it as a compliment, but usually by people who don't appreciate how patronising it can be. For the last five years I've looked more or less the same, but since getting the fringe I haven't been asked to show my ID when buying alcohol. I have a friend who's exactly the same except she's four years older than me! We were asked once if we were twins and, on another occasion, sisters.
I'm thinking of getting a make over. I've tried using make up before but I'm hopeless. I would love a natural look that makes me look a bit more my age, because I think it would boost my confidence for job interviews, etc. I know at various cosmetic stores you can get guidance on applying make up, and advice about colouring. You can also pay to get your make up done professionally. That way they'll show you exactly what you need to get the look you want. What do you think? Any ideas?