What Makes Us Beautiful
''Beauty is in the eye of the beholder''
Now I am no genius but to me this saying basically means that beauty is what your eye sees. So why is it then whenever I open a magazine, log onto my Instagram or turn on the tv all I see is '' Who wore it better'', ''Who gained weight'', ''Who's too thin'', ''Who lost weight'', ''What celebs look like without make up'' and trolls ripping into women and men for how they look.
Well I am hear to say BLOODY STOP!!!! What does it matter to them what we look like? The last time I looked the world was not a cookie cutting factory, making every single person into one persons image of what they consider to be beautiful (before I continue am I the only person who hears Bruce Almighty B E A UTIFUL in their head when they type out beautiful?? No just me then, anyway back to it).
My philosophy is that everyone is beautiful (Bruce Almighty haha, sorry I'll stop now). No matter what you are beautiful, you make the world a better place, you matter.
No matter what any troll or magazine or anyone says, you do not have to change yourself for anyone, unless you want to change. Never listen to anyone who tells you, you need to change, because unless YOU want to why should you.
If you are not happy with how you are then yes I agree with you, you change, but do it for you and no one else. It is exactly the same as if you are fat, yes I said it FAT!!!! Come on people it isn't a bad word it is a descriptive word just like any other. If you are happy then you strut your stuff down that street, you do you!!!
I am all for make up and yes I wear it everyday, I do not see the harm in it, I like it and it makes me feel good about myself, so why would I stop using it because someone tells me, its misleading, or its like hiding who I am, erm stop no it is not hiding anything it is enhancing my already beautiful face.
Why tell people what you can and cant wear, I'm so sorry if my bare leg is offending you,
DON'T LOOK. No one is forcing you to look at me, so don't, turn away and look in another direction, because I am here to stay and I don't care if I am not ''meant'' to wear short skirts or horizontal strips I will wear what I want to. I ''should'' wear black because it makes you look thinner, yes it may make me look it but maybe I wear it because of that I like the colour. So again I will wear what I want and look how I want because I am beautiful.
All you gorgeous plus size people out there this is not just for you. There are amazing men and women out there who love going to the gym and making themselves feel better by working out, and look as good as they want to. There is nothing wrong with it, and it makes u beautiful. DO NOT let anyone say you are ''working out too much'' or ''your too big'' if you get your groove on by going to the gym and pumping some iron (I am so not cool for saying that lol) then do it hunny, you do what ever makes you feel happy because happiness is beautiful.
To all those trolls out there, maybe you need to take a closer look at yourselves and find out what makes you beautiful, maybe that will stop you from trying to drag down other.
To me beauty is much more then skin deep, it is who you are, it is what makes you you.
The following people are the people who make me smile, make me happy, they lift me up when I feel down and inspire me to be a better person, they represent all that I see as beautiful in the world, they are strong, smart, savvy, sexy and unique individuals. If I could have a picture of everyone on earth I would because you are all beautiful. So just remember, you do you!
Mell and her gorgeous Daughter Isabelle
Lucy and Adam
Aaron and Sarah
How about all you gorgeous people reading this, share your selfie in the comments and show the world how beautiful you all are.
I love you all you beautiful people!!!!
Lots of Love
Plus Size Pride 2016
Hope your all ok.
There is a really exciting event taking place in Warrington on Sunday the 16th October and I am lucky enough to know the two amazing women who are putting it together.
Jordan Ozmaya who is also Miss Curve Northwest Rose and her best friend Rosie Shields are two of my friends. They came up with the idea of Plus Side Pride in order to encourage more people to have pride in their body. The motto of the event is
''Bringing an end to Body Shaming''
In the society we live in today, there is a LOT of body shaming, whether that is in the media or comments on facebook, instagram or twitter by stupid little trolls. We live in a world full of hatred and that is a very sad place to live, but these two have come up with a way for us to help and encourage people, not matter if you are a size 2 or a size 32, whether you are black or white (yes I sung Micheal Jackson in my head a little bit), if your 3ft tall or 6ft tall, a man, a women, different abilities or sexual orintation everyone should have pride in their body and who they are.
Plus size Pride as I said will take place on Sunday 16th October (this sunday), it starts at 11am and is being held at Anima Jazz Bar in Warrington (location website is below for directions). There will be stalls selling plus size fashion from brands such as Apples and Pears Clothing, Petticoats-A-Plenty and Fairy Handcrafted Wings to name but a few.
There is also going to be a fashion show, which I am happy to say I will be walking in (yes thats a plug haha come see me haha).
The best thing about the event is that all of the proceeds are being donated to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, so not only is it a big confidence boost for us it is also going to help a well deserved charity.
These two women really have inspired me so much with their confidence and ambition and I am so proud to call them both friends. So if you fancy a lovely day out in Warrington then click the link below and grab a ticket in advance. You can also buy on the door so if you fancy a last minute change of plans that is no problem either.
Plus Size Pride - For tickets
Plus Size Pride - Facebook
Apples and Pears Clothing - Take a sneak peek at the Clothing you will see
Petticoats-A-Plenty - Grab one before the event and strut your stuff around the venue
Anima Jaxx Bar - Find the location
Rosemere Cancer Foundation - If you would like more information about the Charity the money is being donated to.
Hope to see you all there if you do come track me down and say hi :D
See you all soon
Love you lots
I wanted to write a little blog on Body confidence and how I learnt to have a little of it.
When I was younger, like most kids, I was bullied and it was mainly about my weight, looking back now I don't think I was a big child, I was the same as other little girls, but for some reason I was the odd one out and get picked on.
Sometimes I honestly don't think people realise how hard this can be on some peoples lives, I am quite a sensitive person so anything people say tends to hit me a bit hard. I will always think it is myself who is in the wrong even if I am right. It's just the kind of person I am and I think that this bullying had a huge effect on my life.
I was never really happy with who I was or what I looked like, no matter what I would try I could never figure out how to dress, I would always pick totally wrong items for my body shape, but I wanted to dress like my friends.
High school was really the time when I was putting weight on, I was eating way too much and it was all the wrong things, my mom would give me money to go to school with and I'd just spend it on sweet on the way home and then eat a full dinner and pudding.
Then in college it was even worse, there was a pizza place a few minutes walk away and being paid to go to college made it too easy for me and my friends to quickly pop down to the pizza place in our break.
The worst time for my weight gain was when I was working in an office, I wasn't active because I would be sat at my desk all day, it never really hit me till I starting going for nights out with friends and they would put pictures up of me, this is when my yo yo dieting started.
When I went to uni I was at my biggest weight but between the September I started and January after Christmas I actually lost over two stone in weight. The down side to this was I was doing it the wrong way, spending my money on nights out instead of food, this stopped and even though I was eating properly I was gaining more and more weight. By the time I left uni I was back up to my original weight.
I had been to two different gyms and I was fine for a few months and then I would just stop, I was getting very down because of my size and I didn't know what to do, thankfully I was sent a little angel tho, in the form of an amazing women called Tess Munster.
Tess is a plus size model in the USA and she is all about body confidence, I started to follow her on Instagram and on Facebook and I loved all the photos she would take and all the positive messages she would put up.
The first time I thought to myself that I can love my body is a picture I saw, which was of Tess in a two piece bikini and she has written a letter to ''Society'' ...
When I look at this picture I see the most amazing strong women and I thought, you know what why can't I think that, I am a FAT women, (oooo ye I totally dropped the ''F'' word) and I am going to learn to love every last inch of my fat body, because if I don't love me then why would anyone else.
I decided for every negative thing I said about myself I would say two positive things, because there is only so much negativity you can say about yourself.
It really worked for me, when ever I would think 'Omg I look huge' I would also think 'but I have such nice eyes and the cutest nose' and slowly I started to build myself up.
I am the first person to admit that the bad things are the easiest things to believe but actually look at yourself and saying positive things always works, I also find my best friends ben and jerry help if I am having a bad day hehe.
The other thing that helps are my friends, family and my boyfriend, they give me confidence, my friends are always there to tell me how much of an amazing person I am, my mom and dad are amazing for when I am feeling down and my boyfriend is always telling my how nice I look and that really does help but it really does start from you.
So maybe the next time you think something bad about yourself maybe think of two positive things to go with it, trust me it is hard I'm not going to lie, but you get use to doing it and you start to believe yourself.
The other thing about getting a boost is something I got to do the other day, which is to meet my idol, Tess came over to the UK, and I get to meet her and speck to her, I got total star struck and probably sounded like a babbling idiot haha but I got to meet her and OMG she is the nicest person I have ever met, I couldn't think of the words to tell her that I have so much admiration for her because of how she helped me to over come everything I was going through and how much I hated myself, so ye I did really just babble lol.
(me and tess)
What I am trying to say guys and girls is that no matter what size or shape you are whether its like me 5ft tall and a size 18 or you are 6ft tall and a size 8, everyone needs to love themselves.
Love you all