5 things you should never fake

When jewellery company Gemporia approached me about their campaign #FakeNothing to celebrate the brand’s stance on using authentic materials, gems and stones, I was inspired to write a post on all of the things you shouldn’t fake!

My gorgeous rose gold stackable rings*  My gorgeous rose gold stackable rings*

1. Jewellery. In keeping with the brand’s campaign, it’s obvious that you should never fake your jewellery. We’ve all been there with the slimy green ring of mystery around our finger after wearing a Tiffany knock off at 15. It’s time to choose more wisely with our accessories!

2. Tan. I’m so pale that you could say I’m rocking a moon tan. But you know, why not try being an English Rose every now and again? We all know there’s nothing worse than smelling like stale biscuits and seeing the darker patches cling to the bits we couldn’t quite be bothered to exfoliate.

3. CVs. I’ve definitely never put that I have a certificate in stage combat on my CV to then spend 30 minutes being grilled on the different techniques I’ve learned in an interview. I was 18 and not that interesting OK? Don’t judge. But yeah, don’t do that. Be your authentic self and end up unemployed. It’s better.

4. Orgasms. The MINUTE you fake a screamer you’ve lost. Your partner now thinks they are King Dick and will stop trying and you will be expected to cum in the same way every time. We’ll start polishing your Oscar, Meg Ryan.

5. Plans. Don’t tell the guy you’re seeing that you’re off out watching the rugby with all the LADS in an attempt to make him jealous. He will see your snapchat story of you at home eating Mini eggs in your dinosaur Pajamas and then who’s cool?

What do you fake that you know you shouldn’t?

*The rings were gifted but the waffle is all mine!

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  1. Kara
    March 25, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Haha, YES Vix! I also rock a moon tan on a daily basis and wouldnt have it any other way. I have actually never even attempted to properly fake tan at home (I’ve done the whole gradual thing and still ended up patchy, and have had a couple of spray tans in my almost 30 years but thats it) and don’t think I ever will. The rings are gorgeous BTW.



  2. Tania
    March 25, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Haha That interview must’ve been one of the most uncomfortable experiences ever! I’m definitely on the moon tan bandwagon. I generally try & be as honest as possible, I can never remember what’s I’ve said otherwise! Xx

    Tania | <a href="http://whentaniatalks.com">When Tania Talks</a>

  3. Becky Bedbug
    March 26, 2016 / 10:47 am

    When I was leaving uni, my tutor was writing my reference and asked if I could speak any languages. I mentioned that I had a GCSE in German but wasn’t exactly conversational. When I got my reference back from her, she’d written "Becky is proficient in conversational German". WTH??? To my horror, when I was offered my first interview, the headteacher of the school had a German name. Thankfully he’d recently left and the website hadn’t updated it’s staff list so I didn’t need to bluff my way through a German conversation!

    I was hired. We all know how that ends.

  4. March 28, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I agree re: fake tan. I’ll use it every once in a while – I work with girls who love it and are one of the palest in comparison to them so if I have a big night out with them I will break it out – but I hate the inevitable biscuit smell and the streaks, and I’d rather have a genuine tan from a holiday/being outside or be pale when it comes down to it.

  5. Rosie Kaloki
    March 29, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Girls that fake their foundation shade going lighter than they clearly are who are you kidding your face looks Irish but your body looks african just get a true match and embrace x