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.