by Amber

Scottish Blogger – Sarah Tolan

It started with Press Gang. Ever since Lynda Day bossed around Spike, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. So after a finishing my MSc in Journalism at Edinburgh’s Napier University via a diversion of Asia, a French and German degree and working in tourism, I found myself working on the busy features desk of The Scottish Sun newspaper. And after three years, I decided to go digital. I’m now a freelance journalist with a regular beauty column in Edinburgh’s Evening News, a copywriter, a scottish blogger and article contributor and I have set up my own websites including Kate’s Wardrobe and Miss Nifty.

For your info, I have oily/ combination skin in the main although my cheeks are occasionally dehydrated. Since my twenties, I’ve been prone to spots although it seems to have settled down recently. Colour-wise, it’s light to medium with golden undertones which, in MAC, corresponds to NC35. And despite toying with going brunette thanks in the main to a mild obsession with Kate Middleton’s glossy brunette locks, I’m a blonde and my hair is fine but there’s lots of it. It takes a dedicated team of products and stylists akin to a SWAT team to get my hair to even produce a hint of curl because it’s straight, straight, straight. I write about my own beauty product experiences here and so what works for me may not work for you, such is the nature of different skintypes etc. But I give my honest opinion of beauty products whether samples or bought.

Outside of blogging and beauty products I have several other loves, but please don’t judge me too harshly. On a Sunday afternoon, unless it happens to be a sunny day here in Scotland (we do get them), I am blissfully content watching TV detective shows and my favourites are Miss Marple and Midsommer Murders (I did say don’t judge me). If there’s a karaoke machine handy, or indeed not in some cases, I love to belt out some ABBA. And I absolutely adore afternoon teas.

Things I am proud of include abseiling 300ft down the Rotterdam Tower, para-gliding in the Austrian Alps and winning the three-legged race at Primary School for four consecutive years.

So there you have it. Lovely to meet you and thanks for reading. And do come follow Scottish Beauty Blog on Twitter and Facebook,