A few days ago I decided to take a trip down memory lane and have a look at all the old photos on Facebook from back when I was at school and I just WISH someone would've told me these 5 things before because... what was I thinking??? I'm talking back to the time when Dream Matte Mousse was the best foundation a girl could own. This post is something completely different to all my other posts, I just thought i'd have a little fun and hopefully help some of you still in school so you don't make the beauty mistakes I did!

Dear Younger Aimee,

1. Do NOT over pluck your eyebrows - trust me, you will regret it. As easy as it is to tweak a hair here and there it is nowhere near as easy to get them back and having eyebrows that look like they've had a divorce was one of my errors.

2. Foundation is where you need to take more time when purchasing. Just because someone else has a certain foundation in a certain shade does not mean that you need that exact one. They probably have an entirely different base to you - whether that's tone or skin type - there is a 97% chance that it's not the exact same as yours.

3. Don't just pick up the cheapest make up wipes in the store just because they're on offer for £1, because there is an extremely high chance that they are no good for your skin and will cause breakouts due to the alcohol content. I find Simple's make up wipes work for me - however I only use these to remove makeup very occasionally when i'm in a mega rush or if I'm feeling a little lazy as they do do the job well, but for everyday use take a look at an all in one cleanser that is made for your skin type and you'll notice a huge difference.

4. Do NOT apply another layer of makeup over the perfectly good layer already on your skin. In school me and my friends would spend the majority of our breaks/lunch in the toilets applying more make up when we didn't need to at all. This is just going to clog your pores and make your skin appear very cakey and if your school is anything like mine was then they will make you take it all off anyway!

5. The MOST important thing is to be happy with what you have. I know a lot of people will say this and you might feel like others are prettier than you etc... If you are positive and happy then that is going to reflect back at you and you will appear much more beautiful to yourself and others.

All My Love, Older Aimee who had to learn from these mistakes x

What beauty advice would you give your younger self?