The Barefaced Chic – Looking For Love…

Sometimes the sheer absurdity of my brain astounds even me, – and I’ve been hanging out with it for over 50 years. As I am used to dealing with the intricate nonsense that sometimes spews from its grey matter, I thought it only fair to warn you; you will either find the following post amusing or you’ll get to the end thinking, “If she ever had a plot, she’s lost it!”

I’ve been working on ways to increase traffic to The Barefaced Chic and during one of my ‘please-come-and-see-me-internet-surfers-cos-you’ll-love-me’ sessions this thought popped into my head; “If only there existed a lonely hearts site for blogs.” This thought kept niggling me all day, and in order to shut up my overactive brain I decided to write a looking for love profile for The Barefaced Chic. Here it is in all its glorious nonsense:


Country of Origin: UK
Location: Yorkshire
Age: 3 months (but very mature for my age)

Personality: Friendly. Down to earth. Kind of like if Anthony Hopkins and Dita Von Teese started a blog, and then got their quirk on.

Likes: Other blogs written by mature women. My posts and pages being shared. Lots of comments in my comments section.

Dislikes: The term age appropriate. Slow internet connections.

Looking For: Long-term relationship with friendly people searching for a frequent dose of inspiration. Must love dogs. (just kidding, there are no dogs)

About Me


My name is The Barefaced Chic.

While I don’t usually do this sort of thing, I thought that it was time to ‘put myself out there’ and see if – just maybe – the right person might be reading on the other side of the screen.

Where to begin? Well, for starters, I was created in November, and it was pretty darn cold in the depths of Yorkshire. So for my first few weeks I overindulged on Pinterest, stuffing my media library with pretty pictures of hot chocolate and gingerbread. I am hoping that this doesn’t lead to a spare tyre around my coding.

I’m a quirky, imaginative lifestyle blog offering a slightly wacky sanctuary in a sea of sensibility. My mission is to publish a frequent dose of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, health, sound advice and laughs. And, in this sometimes cookie cutter world, I aim to be the chocolate, raspberry crème brûlée!

I’m hoping to help women sweep away their self-doubt and enjoy their life, no matter how many candles are on their cake. Judging by my comments section I know that some women love me, though it always makes me sad when they don’t stay on my pages very long (my back-button is my least favourite physical feature). But I know that there are other things that humans do, like: work, attend social gatherings (in buildings filled with long handles from which weird coloured liquid is expelled – I think they are called pubs?) and spend time with something called ‘family’.

My mum, Michelle, is great. She created me from a tiny ember of an idea almost a year ago. They tell me she’s a pretty cool lady, and that’s where you come in. I want to make my mum proud, so I need other humans to read me, in order to help me grow. You see, while I can be very useful to women (especially the ones you refer to as mature), not many of you have heard of me.

So my mum decided that we needed to ‘reach out’ and ask you humans to share my posts and pages in the hope of getting more readers. Not just any old readers though, we’re looking for very special humans – ones who love to laugh, have problems they want to share, need some inspiration, want to evolve to be the women they were meant to be and would love to build a long term relationship with me. Sorry, my mum taught me early on that one night stands are bad 😉

And guess what? The best part is that you don’t even need to live where I do! My brother, the internet, has made life quite convenient for you. I’m very proud of him.

Well, that’s enough about me. I talk too much sometimes. But usually only when my brother is being a pain and won’t let humans see my pages. We have a love/hate relationship.

Anyway, is this you? You may be my new soul mate.

  • Human
  • Loves to read fashion / lifestyle blogs
  • Loves to have a a laugh
  • Needs a bit of inspiration
  • Enjoys the ramblings from the brain of a slightly deranged mature woman (aka my mum)
  • Likes the idea of aging with attitude
  • Excited about reading my posts from the comfort of their own homes / offices / trains / planes and automobiles – just not whilst driving or operating machinery 😉
  • Would carry on reading my posts even if their significant other begged them to stop and jet off on a surprise trip to Florida. OK, just kidding – if your significant other does this they should be immediately gold-plated.
  • Bonus tiara and sash if you oppose the term age appropriate.

If you’re still with me, give it up for my brain!


  1. Charli
    February 22, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I just wanted to say that I love your blog and visit every day (or close to it) to see if there is anything new. I’m not much of a comment-er, but this post made me want to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy your writing and your writing style tremendously. The Cat Post almost made me comment as it was brilliant, but I chickened out at the last moment. 🙁 I have clicked on the heart several times though! lol! I don’t know much about the mechanics of following a blog as I don’t really have one myself, and I’m new to visiting blogs in general, so I’ve no idea how to make anything official, but I’ve bookmarked you as that is all I know how to do. Cheers! (Yes, I’m American, but I’m also an English teacher, and my oldest son (17) is determined to speak ‘real English,” and its rubbing off on me) 😀

    • February 23, 2015 / 9:17 am

      Hi Charli
      Thank you for your lovely comment!! The best way to follow my blog, and indeed other blogs of much awesomeness, is via Bloglovin. You have to join, but it only takes a minute. You will then be able to follow, and keep up with, what the ‘blogosphere’ has to offer. Here is the link to my Bloglovin account –
      Just to warn you – it’s addictive! You’ll pop on to check out the latest posts and emerge three hours later thinking, “Someone has stolen my day!”
      Have fun 🙂
      By the way, I’ve checked this answer three times for spelling mistakes – do I get full marks?

      • Charli
        February 23, 2015 / 12:35 pm

        LOL! I get that a lot–consequently, I have to check my own posts several times lest I have mistakes because “I should have known better.” :D. (Although I also noticed just now that in spite of having checked, I forgot the close my parentheses in the original comment) You’ve done swimmingly, however, so full marks! Thank you so much for the information. I will join so that I can get the full effect. 🙂

  2. March 1, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    There’s so few of us out there, we women of a certain age. One of the reasons I stopped beauty blogging and returned to just plain old blogging. So, exhausting, trying to keep up with the endless cookie cutter posts. Oh dear. Do I sound cynical?


    • March 2, 2015 / 11:14 am

      Hi Ali
      That’s why I started The Barefaced Chic – there are some truly brilliant blogs for mature women in the blogosphere, but not enough in my opinion. And you’re right, it’s bloody hard work and can be exhausting, but I love it! 🙂

  3. LilyJane
    March 30, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    haha, that is a great dating profile! Love it! 🙂 The lonely hearts site for blogs is a great idea! Maybe you should start it?

  4. July 23, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Well hello my sister from another mister! I just turned 50 this year and I will not go quietly into that invisibility. I wear hats now! Hats!! Rock on.

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