The only reason I have ever bought red lipstick is because Fox in Flats dared me. Although I sat out the first two she organised because there’s a “rule” that thin-lipped people should stick to gloss. But when the 2012 DAREcember came along last year all my preconceived ideas changed.
By the end of 2012 I had an 11 month old and was still carrying an extra seven kilos of weight. It was as though the old Emma had vanished and been replaced with the a mother-version of Emma. It was quite a conflicting time. I love my son more than anything and still count that year as the best of my life, but I felt awkward in my body.