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The Face Behind 'The Sunday Mode'

If you've read any of my style posts or if you follow @thesundaymode on Instagram, you've probably noticed that my face isn't shown in any of the photos. Now don't get too excited, I'm not a headless horseman or anything like that, I promise there's a melon sitting on top of this neck.

When I started this blog I wanted to remain completely anonymous and you can probably guess some of the reasons why (See: The internet can be a creepy place, stranger danger etc). As I've been interacting with the blogging community over the past few months, I've felt something has been holding me back from making connections and interacting with people; my anonymity.

Since I've been reading all of your wonderful blogs, I've been inspired to take the plunge and join you all, starting with revealing the actual person behind this blog. The content of The Sunday Mode isn't changing, except for the fact that you might see my face now and again. I just wanted you all to get to know me a little better and be able to put a face to my blog.

I feel like this post is turning out to be a lot more dramatic than I intended? Long story short, in an effort to propel this blog and further connect with the blogosphere.....
Ta da! Wow that's a big picture of my face...hopefully my mug hasn't scared any of you off.
For the sake of consistency and on social media I'll still be going by 'The Sunday Mode,' but my real name is Julia.

I've been reading different blogs and watching Youtubers for about 6 years now. For a long time I wanted to start my own blog, but my annoying perfectionist personality stopped me. After recently graduating I decided to take the plunge and so far it's been nothing but enjoyable (aside from spending hours trying to figure out HTML, argh!).

Aside from interacting with some amazing bloggers, one of the most exciting things about blogging so far is that it's opened up a new window for me; I've become a content creator for The Haute Mess. THM website is all about embracing your inner hot mess and the fact that no one is perfect, we're all just trying to figure things out (something I strongly believe- trust me, I am a serious hot mess). Currently I'm writing original content for the site, though some of my existing posts from The Sunday Mode will also be featured there. If you're interested in reading more of my content and want to see me in action on the site, click here.

I'll of course be blogging through The Sunday Mode as per usual, nothing there will change. This is just a chance for me to get my blog out there a bit more and become a part of an extended online community. Basically, this is really exciting for me so I wanted to share it with you all!

Hopefully after reading this you feel like you now know the face behind this blog a little better. I've also just started up a twitter (gulp!) so if you fancy following me there, my twitter is: @TheSundayMode. 

If you want to know more about me or have any questions, feel free to ask in a comment below!

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73 comments:

  1. This is amazing, you are very pretty.
    p.s I love the nail polish, it's gorgeous.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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    1. That's so sweet, thank you! The nail polish is Blue Rinse by Topshop :)

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  2. Your eyebrows are amazing! And your nail polish colour is super cute!

    https://jenniferjmo.wordpress.com

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    1. I've never been complemented on my brows before, so thank you! x

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  3. Nice to see the pretty face behind the scenes Julia. Will look for you on the Haute Mess.

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    1. Thanks for the support Phoebe, I hope you enjoy The Haute Mess :) x

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  4. Bring on the drama because you are beautiful <3 I didn't understand twitter for the longest time, but you'll learn to love it if that makes any sense haha
    xxx
    She Will Be

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    1. Thank you! It's taking me a while to get into the swing of twitter...but hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon!

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  5. You are flawless!
    Thanks for sharing this post :)

    If you want, check out my latest blogpost: http://evaredson.blogspot.it/

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    1. I'll take a look at your blog now, thanks for the lovely comment Eva! :)
      x

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  6. That happened to me too, I'had been watching youtube videos, and reading blogs for so long that last year after finishing high school, I decided to start my own blog, it has been hard at first since I'm really shy and introvert, but I'm happy I did start it because it is such an amazing experience!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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    1. That's what I'm finding now too, I tend to be introverted but blogging is bringing me out of my shell- loving it so far :)

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  7. It can be scary showing yourself! I never had problems with this on my blog, but I've had many years of being active on the internet and the first time I showed myself, I was terrified!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. That makes me feel a lot better, for a while I thought I must be one of the only people out there who is nervous to show their face! Feeling a lot more comfortable as time goes on though, thankfully.
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  8. It took me a good few months to show my face too, you're not alone! Oh and.. HEY JULIA! It's lovely to meet you and your face haha :) I've followed you back over on Twitter by the way, if you have any questions with regard to figuring out that platform, just shoot me an email and I'll help in any way I can!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. It really is nice to hear I'm not alone there, but even nicer to have people use my real name! Thanks Gabrielle, I think I'm (hopefully) getting the hang of it so far, but I'll see how I go! x

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  9. Awesome to get to know you a bit better! X
    www.lemontierres.com

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    1. Excited to put myself out there a little more! :)

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  10. I love getting to know the person behind the blog a bit better, it makes it all more personal and "real"! You are a total babe too btw ;)

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. You're totally right- It's weird how just by giving my real name, things feel more real!
      Aw thanks Naomi!
      x

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  11. You're gorgeous! So glad you decided to do this. I was the same way with my blog, and then changed. It takes awhile to acclimate to revealing oneself in blogging.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! It's nice to hear that other people felt the same way as me, but I think going forward from here I'll feel more comfortable making this blog include a little more 'me' :)
      x

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  12. pretty lady! love your nail colour too :)

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    1. Thanks Paula! Polish is Topshop's 'Blue Rinse', it's a favourite of mine!
      x

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  13. You're so pretty!! Your skin is flawless!!!


    www.nicolesnotes.com

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    1. Such a lovely comment, thanks Nicole! Oh man my skin is definitely not this nice all the time, I luckily was having a good, spot free skin week! haha
      x

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  14. Aw, congrats on this little reveal! It's a huge step for you, I'm sure, if your initial plan was to remain anonymous. Anyway, you're absolutely gorgeous, and I can't wait to read more of your posts, Julia! :)

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Aw thanks for the support May, it means a lot! x

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  15. You look beautifull! Love you blog by the way, just felt on it today! Reading a lot of you post!
    www.justanothersea.blogspot.com
    xx-Joëlle

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    1. Thanks Joelle, hope you enjoy reading my other posts :)
      x

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  16. You are a really beautiful lady ^^
    Have an amazing day xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Aw thanks so much! Hope you're having a lovely day too x

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  17. omg, you are so beautiful my dear!! :) xoxo

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    1. That's such a lovely thing to say, thank you! Really I'm just glad my face hasn't scared anyone off! x

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  18. This is such a great post! And it's so nice to see the beautiful blogger behind this amazing blog!

    - www.veebzboo.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post, I look forward to showing a bit more of me on here :)
      x

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  19. You’re officially one of my favourite bloggers, keep up the great work! xxx



    Ghost Girl Fragrance- Dare to be YOU!

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    1. Thanks Talisa, so happy to hear you're liking my blog! x

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  20. You're really really cute! You should show yourself more often!

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    1. Thanks Virna, I'll take your advice and try and incorporate myself into my posts more often :)
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  21. lovely post!
    check out my blog + follow back?

    xo,
    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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  22. Congratulations on your new venture, best of luck with it X

    http://www.leopardandspice.com/

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  23. Looks like you are doing well with your blog. I can only dream of having the followers you have.

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    1. Hi Jenny, that's very flattering! If you have a blog feel free to link it in a comment below and I'll be sure to check it out :)

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  24. Your mug hasn't scared anyone off you're beautiful!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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    1. Thanks Abigail, that's really kind of you to say! Turns out the reveal wasn't as scary as I'd made it to be in my mind x

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  25. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo of you! :D I think this is my first time stumbling onto your blog so it's really nice to know a bit more about you! All the best for your new adventure as a content creator. Thanks for sharing this lovely post, have a nice week!

    ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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  26. Gorgeous girl! The Haute Mess looks amazing, congratulations! xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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    1. Thanks so much Daniela, obviously I'm bias but I'm loving THM too! x

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  27. Awww this is so sweet - thank you for sharing! It's always nice to see the blogger behind the blog and find out about them, it just makes you feel so much more connected and like you're friends which is a really sweet thing!

    Just read your comment about Nutella too - I didn't know that you pronounced it differently as I say it the same way as you! It will always be Nut-ella to me! :)

    Layla xx

    htttp://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. So true! It's kind of bizarre how just by revealing my face and real name, I suddenly feel way more connected. Also don't worry, it will forever be nut-ella to me too!
      x

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  28. hey there my dear :) cool post !its pretty! please keep doing more :)

    Visit my pages if you like and maybe you would like to follow each other? let me know and leave me your links aswell


    My Blog ´suvarnathegolden´
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  29. I always think about showing my face in blog posts but I'm not there yet in terms of photo taking and all that and I guess it takes time to build up your confidence, which is strange because I blog and it's accessible to the whole world (well not quite yet but you know what I mean) BTW, I nominated you for a Liebster Award. The link to this is below. No worries if you don't take part, entirely your choice xx

    http://www.franklyflawless.com/lifestyle/liebster-award/

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination! Really appreciate it :)

      I totally understand where you're coming from, that's exactly why I was so nervous to show my face on my blog! To be honest I don't know how many posts from here on out will include my face, I'll just have to see how I feel with each post. As you said, it'll just take us time to build up confidence :)
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  30. you're so cute! it can definitely be scary to share more personal things on here but i think it's worth it :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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  31. It took me a while to show my face in my blog too! You are gorgeous btw!
    -Maria
    in1997.blogspot.com

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  32. Great to put a face to a blog :) I know what you mean it did take me a little while as well to put my actual self out there.

    Nicole xo | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I'm just happy that as you said, now people can actually put a face to my blog! x

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  33. You're gorgeous lady! I totally get the not wanting to show your face thing, I'm actually SUPER camera shy and if I am in front of a camera tend to pull horrid faces haha.


    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog
    xo

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    1. That's so nice of you to say, thanks! I'm the same, I'm pretty much the opposite of of 'selfie' person, I feel like in so many photos my face just goes horribly wrong, haha

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  34. So I checked out your blog, because I am also a content creator the Haute mess site too! I'm a new blogger and was always scared of either saying my name or showing pictures of myself, but I figured it's the only way to really put myself out there and be connected to readers. I love your articles on the haute mess and I'm totally like you with trying to create content for that site, but stay consistent with my site as well. Glad you are part of the team :)

    Oh and btw feel free to check out mine at goodgirldiaries.net :)

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    1. Hi Lexy, thanks so much for reaching out- so happy to hear you're liking my Haute Mess articles! I've been meaning to check out more of the contributors on THM so it's really nice to hear from you. I think it can be difficult to juggle both things at a time but luckily THM team are pretty flexible which makes things a lot easier. Off to check out your site now x

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  35. Hope you don't mind me being late to this post party...

    Just want to say I think you're gorgeous! I totally understand the whole "I don't want to show my face" thing + how long it has taken you to start your blog. I've literally just started mine a week and a half ago & I've had it in mind to start one for 18 months, but fear (and perfectionist tendencies) held me back. I really had to give myself a good talking to in order to begin & even then I struggled to wrap my brain around some technical stuff before publishing my first post.

    RE: Not showing your face - it's going to take me a while before I do it, if ever. It's not because I'm hideous - it's mostly for the same reasons you outlined in your post + I'm just not comfortable with the idea yet. I even thought about going by a different name for the blog, but in the end I've gone with my nickname & I'm ok with that.

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    1. It's never too late for a lovely comment like this one.

      Even though it was pretty nerve wracking for me to show my face I'm glad I did. I think with things like this you just have to see how you go with time, when I started I thought I would never ever show my face, obviously I was wrong!

      Hope everything goes well with your blog, props to you for taking the plunge and starting one! :)

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