About Me

Thank you for coming to find out a little bit more about me.

I have always been what I suppose you would call a "girly girl" and have always loved anything beauty & fashion related, in my early teens I would spend hours creating different make up looks and trying out fashion looks and I had scrap books containing magazine cuttings of all my favourite outfits and make up looks. I also wrote a makeup and fashion column for my school magazine. My passion for beauty and fashion has continued and is something I am still very passionate about today, although I am pleased to say my taste has changed and I no longer love the bright pink and blue eye look complete with electric blue mascara of my early teenage years. In my teens I aspired to be a hairdresser and would spend hours doing my friends and families hair but my teenage world collapsed when I started a job as a Saturday girl in a local salon and realised that hairdressing really wasn't for me.

I became a mamma at a young age meaning my carefully planned out career path changed and after doing bits and bobs of part time and evening work, I got a job working for a department store. I would spend any spare money I had in the beauty hall using my staff discount to its full advantage, I worked my way up to supervisor and although I stayed for a few years I knew it wasn't for me and after trying out a few other jobs I began a career in nursing.

I loved nursing and had really found my vocation, unfortunately due to being diagnosed with an incurable, degenerative and serious medical condition, I had to be medically retired. I loved everything about nursing and I still miss it every day.

I first started my blog in November 2012, my eldest daughter had a blog and you tube channel at the time and I had filmed some videos with her. Her blog readers and you tube subscribers frequently asked me if I would consider starting my own blog and I thought "why not" and I took the plunge into the world of blogging. Although I started my blog in 2012, my posts were few and far between, but due to my health deteriorating quite seriously over the last few years and me not being able to go out  and then sadly being diagnosed with more and more serious medical conditions, I started to write more blog posts and found I enjoyed it, it was a break from 4 walls and gave me a focus.

Mammafulzo is my own little space online where I can write about my favourite things, I suppose a little bit like that column I had in the school rag as a teenager. My blog is also a form of escapism I suppose where I can just be me here on my blog, just Zoë, not Zoë with the health problems and disabilities who needs looking after or "mamma sitting" as we call it in our house. I have a voice dictation programme on my laptop meaning I can speak my blog posts which is brilliant for me because of my health problems and disabilities.

My blog is a real family affair, my youngest daughter takes all my blog photographs for me and does the layout of my blog and all the technical stuff. My girls try products for me and are very often my guinea pigs, especially where false tan and false eye lashes are concerned or trying things I can't. My partner also plays a part too, for example if I'm testing out a hair product he is the one washing my hair, my daughters also do it but my partner does it mostly so he also plays a part, it's the same with body products and other hair and makeup products, they all help me out and play a part. If I have hair tools to review my daughters will use them on my hair for me and on their own hair. Plus they read through the posts when I have finished speaking them or they'll do it as I go along, as I do it in short bursts, so it really is a family affair and I am very lucky to have their help, but it also helps my readers in some ways as if they try the products too I can give a different opinion or perspective.

I do sometimes write posts on my health and it will be mentioned from time to time but for me my blog is somewhere I can just be Zoë and "pretend" I'm just a regular person writing about beauty, fashion and lifestyle, not someone who needs constant care and looking after, and who can't do anything for herself, so my personal life will for the most part be kept private,  I hope that makes sense? I am obviously "me" but I hope you understand where I'm coming from.

I enjoy sharing the products I love and also ones I don't love as I think it's important to share negative reviews as well as positive ones, I feel it's important for my readers to know what not to spend their money on just as much as it is for me to share a holy grail or much loved product I would most definitely recommend buying. Aside from product reviews I like to share my beauty and fashion wish lists, outfit of the day or OOTD posts, nail of the day (NOTD) posts and lots of other beauty and fashion related items.

Mammafulzo started as a hobby and I am now part of an amazing community and have been able to try so many fantastic brands reviewing products and would love to continue doing so. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and although being diagnosed with several medical conditions and having a life of disability and suffering from incurable illness is something I never ever expected and is something I wish hadn't happened and something I struggle to accept on a daily basis, but it has happened and without it happening I most probably wouldn't have started Mammafulzo and I wouldn't have met the amazing people I have or made fantastic friends or tried some fabulous brands. I hope to continue as long as possible with the continued help and support of my family who without, I wouldn't be able to do this.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about the person behind my blog. If you have any questions or just fancy a chat, my email and social media links are as follows;

Email - mammaful@gmail.com
Twitter - @Mammafulzo
Instagram - Mammafulzo
Pinterest - Mammafulzo