Time passes, things move on, and sometimes you need to make some changes. I’ve done a lot of soul-searching recently, and have been trying to think of ways to make Get Lippie a bit different.
Then I thought, stuff that, I like what I’m doing! But, sometimes it helps to have a different viewpoint on things, and some of my very favourite blogs have two writers, so I thought I’d enlist someone to help me out sometimes. And I’m happy to announce that Get Lippie now has a new co-blogger!
Now, I could have, as I’ve seen on some other blogs, put out a call to my readership, and ask people to submit their writings in order to “audition” them for a regular guest spot. Seemed like a lot of work for both me and for my readers. As I’m both lazy and a control freak (some of you might have noticed) my search for a new writing partner went as far as the other side of the sofa and the immortal words: “Oi! Write me some articles, bugalugs!” and they delightedly* agreed.
Some bright sparks on Twitter may have already figured out who the new correspondent is … and with that in mind, I guess I should let the new blogger introduce himself …
Please give a nice Get Lippie welcome to … MrLippie!
Let’s see. I’m ‘the posh boyfriend’ according to some, and, looking at it in a vaguely detached light, I suppose they might, begrudgingly, have a point! I follow rugby rather than football, I have some random white-collar job that has some sort of connection to the oil industry, and I speak with a fairly generic southern accent which is often found in the BBC when they’re not actively encouraging the many and varied regional accents across the UK. If that makes me posh, then so be it!
I’m still not entirely sure how I’ve ended up blogging – or even volunteering to on a semi-regular basis! – but I’m willing to admit it’s my own fault! Having actively encouraged GetLippie in the creation and formation of this blog, I couldn’t help but get interested, and I’ve found myself commentating on many a lipstick or eyeliner (much to the horror of my internal monologue). So, here I am. I’ll be occasionally dropping by to review some male grooming products, and possibly offering my outlook on the world….but there is just one thing:
No Guyliner**. No. No. No.
That is all…
So there you go! Ironically, he does in fact know his taupes from his tans, and where to put chunky glitter (“not in a highlight FFS!”), I’m just hoping writing on a regular basis will get him to learn to love moisturiser! He’ll be writing here
when he can be bothered once in a while plus he’s also going to be contributing on a regular basis to Ape to Gentleman, a great and wonderful blog dedicated to all things male-grooming related. His collected writings will be collated in a page under the header (that black and white picture at the top of the page) which I’ve cunningly titled Mr Lippie, and I’ll give him the odd aftershave to sniff once in a while on my/your/someone’s behalf. He likes smelly stuff. He may mention whale bottoms a lot. You have been warned …
*Not true. At all.
** Also not true. There WILL be guyliner. Oh yes. You watch.