When you go outside or even look outside your window, make it a point to find something to smile at my lovelies. Even if it’s just a flower you’ve never noticed before in your garden, try and find some beauty in the world around you :)
This way we’ll soon learn to see that even in the darkest of times there’s always something beautiful in life to smile about, no matter how insignificant it may seem! Be positive and look beyond the obvious pain to find some hope to carry your forward!
I promise you my lovelies, life is most certainly worth living and although it might not seem like it, there are definitely definitely better times ahead if you just hang in there a little bit longer!
Stay strong and remember that you are AMAZING!!! ♥ xx
I think this is a really powerful image about how many of us see ourselves these days… It’s just so distorted!
It seems we’re never completely satisfied with who we are. When we get to where we want to be, we’re still wanting more… And when this comes to weight and beauty it can have disastrous consequences. So many girls are affected by anorexia and bulimia and there is absolutely no reason for it. You are all incredibly incredibly beautiful people! ♥ It’s time we started seeing ourselves clearly for who we really are - amazing and beautiful no matter what we look like :)
Love yourself and be proud of your body! If you’re healthy and well, accept yourself for who you are and flaunt what you have. If you’ve got to the stage where your weight makes you unhealthy, do whatever you can to get back to being healthy and be proud of yourself for achieveing that! Chubby does not IN ANY WAY mean ugly or unhealthy, and skinny does not always mean gorgeous and healthy my lovelies! Like anything out there, if it becomes too extreme it can have horrible health consequences in the future…
I promise you that someone out there thinks that you’re the most beautiful girl in the world :) Believe in yourself and be confident and happy with who you are!
Remember that you are all beautiful my lovelies! Stay strong and don’t let anyone get you down! ♥ xx
My lovelies, do this every day when you wake up and every night before you go to bed…
Look at yourself in the mirror. What you see will bring to you a flood of thoughts - good and bad memories of yourself and your appearance. They may be your thoughts or things that others have said to you… If they’re bad thoughts, dismiss them and remember that you are beautiful ♥ :)
Beauty is not defnied by perfect figures and features. Beauty is defined by who you are - your personality, your mind, your strength and your heart. Think about it - there’s NO ONE else out of all the 6 billion people on the planet who will ever be the same as you! You are special, you are unique, you have your own entire life ahead of you, waiting to be discovered, waiting to lead you on to greatness!
Think about all that you have been through in life… The fact that you have survived the trials of life and are standing alive to carry on, shows that you have so much courage and determination! Remember this when you see yourself looking back at you in that mirror - remember that you are STRONG and that you will get through life, no matter what get’s thrown at you. You are amazing! So promise yourself to never let anyone else tell you differently!
Do this every day my lovelies to give you the confidence and self love that you deserve to feel! You are all so beautiful and amazing with so much to give in the future, and none of you ever deserve to feel any less wonderful than you really are!!
Stay strong my dearies! ♥ xx
This is a short video for Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign. It’s a real eye-opener to women all over the world who aspire to achieve the ‘perfection’ that we see in models and celebrities…
One of the biggest issues with girls all over the world is makeup and beauty. We’re obssessed with looking flawless with bright eyes, flowing hair and pouty lips. We love the idea of looking ‘perfect’. And it doesn’t help that the ever-growing celebrity culture seems to produce more and more of these ‘perfect’ women on a daily basis.
The actresses, singers and models we see and look up to all seem to be stunning beyond belief and it’s every girl’s wish to want to be able to look like them…
But in our hastiness, it seems we’re really starting to forget what real beauty is. Do we ever see these so called perfect women at home, without makeup, away from the spotlight?? Do we see them in their natural state without having spent hours and hours with a stylist working on their hair?? No, and the truth is we never will. We have to remember that the celebrities we see today are almost engineered to look perfect. It’s what draws us in to the celebrity culture…
If all our favourite actresses walked around LA in trackies with no makeup on whatsoever and their hair tied up in a bun, would they be as half as appealing to us as they are now?? But the thing is we’re now so used to seeing these women all over the covers of magazines labelled ‘The World’s Sexiest Women’, we’re used to hearing our guy friends talk about how ‘fit’ or ‘hot’ they are, that it’s sparked our desire to want to be them…
But tons of makeup and chemicals sprayed onto our hair will never ever ever portray who we are. At the end of the day we’re going have to take it all off and reveal what’s underneath all those layers of foundation and mascara. And if we’re not happy with what we see then, we’ll never accept who we truly are. We’ll never be confident in our own skin and we’ll have trouble letting people into our lives… And why does it have to be this way??
It’s heartbreaking to see so many beautiful girls hidden away under a makeup mask! EMBRACE YOURSELVES!!! Walk out without any makeup on one day and think to yourself, ‘I am beautiful, this is the real me, take me as I am or leave me!’ I assure you this self-confidence is 1000 times more sexy than layers of makeup. Letting people know that you love yourself and that you’re accepting and enjoying your natural beauty is so much more of an invitation than knowing a girl is hiding who she really is!
Don’t you think it’s scary to think that some of your friends may have never seen what you really look like because you’ve never ventured out without makeup?? Trust me my lovelies, it doesn’t have to be this way! You are beautiful whether or not it’s society’s typical idea of beauty! You never have to hide the real you away from the world!! If someone decides they don’t like the way you look, forget them, it’s their loss :) To someone out there, you are the most beautiful girl in the world without having to make any effort!!
Love yourselves!! YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL!!! ♥ xx
It’s a question that’s always on my mind and I think we need to ask ourselves this more often before we start putting ourselves down…
If ‘modern society’ hadn’t painted the picture of a beautiful woman being skinny… Would so many people strive so hard to be that?? If society hadn’t labelled sexy as flat stomachs and big boobs… Would so many girls have such low self esteem now??
Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t just apply to women. The ‘modern man’ should now be bronzed with perfectly a perfectly sculpted chest and a fair amount of muscle… Any man who lacks in any of these areas just isn’t ‘man enough’…
We’re so caught up in this idea of perfection that so many genuine, caring, loving and honest people are looked over because they don’t fit in with society’s idea of a perfect human being. Isn’t it scary to think that our mentality towards people may have brought about the insecurities and depression of so many teenagers??
That’s why I like to think of society’s perception as a mere opinion. Just like different people have different tastes in music, modern society has a particular taste in people. And there are no rules that say we have to agree with it.
So the next time you’re looking for your other half, try hard not to start by looking for someone ‘perfect’ but take them for who they are, fall in love with them, and make them you’re own perfect - nobody else’s ♥
Let everyone have the right to love themselves my dearies!! ♥ xx