Hey everyone, ♡
Welcome back to the blog, today’s post is going to be one that I have never done before. It is quite new for me, so I hope it is okay. It is a big girl chat all about lots of different topics that I have thought of and have also been requested by all of you lovely lot. I am sure some of you have seen the Girl talks on Youtube, I absolutely love watching them, so I wanted to do something a bit similar on the blog. I really hope you enjoy, leave a comment below if you did!
The first thing I want to talk about I did want to do a whole blog post on but I have decided against although I might do it in the future and that is periods. The main reason I wanted to is because a few months ago, I was just flicking through the Insta stories as you do and I came across a post from a lovely woman talking about her experience buying period products at a shop, She said how the man at the counter was trying to encourage her to get a bag to put them in and couldn’t’ believe that she didn’t want one and kept on trying to get her to have one because she wouldn’t want to just hold them in public?! Oh no, how terrible people have to see I am on my period, A NATURAL HUMAN THING! Like why in the 21st Century do us women still have to hide our periods, I am saying no we shouldn’t have to, it is part of human biology, all women have them and no one should be ashamed of that. If others feel awkward about them, it is their problem not ours, we don’t need to confide to their thinking. It just makes no sense to me, I am quite happy to share with all of you when I am on my period and to post pictures of my period products because it is something lots of us can relate to and it can help others. Blood should never be an enemy, a period gives us the allowance to do an amazing thing called growing another human and that is the greatest gift, so why should we be ashamed when we are given such an amazing gift!
Okay, so now onto the outfits at the Grammys, this was suggested by one of my lovely blogger friends Soph, @lovesophblog I haven’t actually looked at the outfits yet but I am going to now and give my opinions on them. I would love to know yours down below.
So: my verdict is that they are loads of incredible and intricate outfits, some more out there than others but all amazing! My favourites are: Lady Gaga in her Celine dress, silver shimmery sequin strapless dress with a slit down the side and frills, she can rock anything but this dress is so beautiful and really represents her, just GORGEOUS. Next is Anna Kendrick, I am a big fan of her and omg her dress is so cute, a short baby pink fluffy dress with some lovely jewel details, it suits her so much and I just love it. Hennessy Carolina in her gorgeous orange silk suit style short dress with puffy sleeves, iconic, orange is a fab colour on her, love it! Toni Braxton in a gorgeous blue jewelled and sheer long sleeve and long dress, such incredible detail and she looked truly gorgeous. Next is Kelsea Ballerini in a very elegant pinky-beige dress, super pretty simple but classy lovely texture and frills. This will drag on for ages if I keep on describing dresses so here are the rest of the women who’s outfits were my faves: Dua Lipa, Jada Pinkett Smith, Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Bebe Rexha, Nina Dobrev, Alicia Keys, H.E.R, Alessia Cara, Ashlee Simpson, Meghan Trainor, Lily Singh and Eve.
Okay so I got requested to talk about skincare, I do love skincare I did a whole post on it last year on what my routine was. I do have quite problematic skin which is really annoying and I know I should do skincare more often. Especially if you wear makeup, skincare is crucial to go along with that. Lush do some fab skincare if you want some things that are natural and vegan etc and also help the environment. I also love Garnier Micellar water that is always a classic and will forever be. Botanics do some great things if you like scented and lovely products. MY new favourite addition to my skincare collection is Mario Badescu Facial Spray in Aloe and Cucumber, first of all it smells amazing and also it feels so lovely on the skin, so refreshing and fab!
Mental Health, again linked to periods something that shouldn’t be taboo. It is so important to spread awareness for mental health, it is just as important as physical health. Reach out to people if you know they are suffering or just simply make sure everyone in your life knows that you’re there for them whenever they need you in whatever walks of life. It is so important to keep your mind healthy, do self care, chill out, if you get stressed take a step back and evaluate, try not to over work and try to surround yourself with lots of positive people. Social media, I know it’s hard trust me, but try not to compare ourselves to others online with photoshop and filters etc lots are living fake lives on Instagram. People like to show the best and happiest bit of their lives, not when they are sad or bored etc.
The last thing I wanted to talk about and that wasn’t requested is stretch marks, maybe something you didn’t really expect me to talk about. I never really thought about them before and then something started appearing at the top of my thighs, red and kind of scabby like and spotty, I didn’t know what was going on at all so then I asked my mum and she said I had stretch marks. I did know that after a while they would fade but before then I was upset, I didn’t want them, they made me feel self conscious and I spent last summer making sure my shorts were pulled down so no one saw them. But a year on, I have realised that again like periods they are natural, the skin stretches out when it grows and marks appear and there is nothing wrong with it. Anyone who sees something wrong with stretch marks has something up with them because I now know that I am quite happy to flaunt them to the world and not give a f***! So I was really upset to see the recent Avon advert for a stretch mark/ cellulite removal oil or cream thing and I was really angry when I read the tag line ‘dimples are cute on our face, not on your thighs’ as for someone like me who was trying to come to terms with mine, I didn’t need to see that, the fact before it came out it had to go through lots of people probably including women. That is so damaging to so many girls and women and I am glad they have apologised and taken it down. Be proud of who you are and what you have, it makes you YOU!
So that is it for today’s post, I really hope you enjoyed it and have the best weekend, lots of love!