You can still beautiful and feminine when wearing a glamorous ball gown or go for pinks and like Hello Kitty, have a soft and sensitive character just as much if you also have red dreads, an undercut, tattoos and piercings. As long as you do what makes you feel beautiful and is representative of your true, authentic self then remain unapologetic of your beauty. Do what makes you feel beautiful in yourself, for yourself.
Are YOU a real woman? I can't tell if I'm honest. The glut of content I've read (note - I mean had shoved in my face by ALL THE MEDIA) is shall we say, 'conflicted' on the topic.
Situated bang smack in the middle of the Atacama desert in Northern Chile, it would be easy to describe the Alto Atacama hotel as an oasis, as it offers welcome and luxurious respite from what NASA has stated to be one of the most arid climates on the planet.
Beauty adverts are many things to many people - iconic, aspirational, dishonest, Photoshopped, damaging. But, universally, they are inescapable. But with great spending power, comes great influence - want to play on the insecurity of women and girls to sell your product? Sorry, we're just not buying it anymore.
The world and it's perception of beauty is changing, and in the UK, the black and minority population has doubled over the last 10 years, and the mixed race population is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups. I now see more and more advertising campaigns and magazine editorials that feature a wider range of ethnicities.
I'm writing this blog to ask EVERYONE to please stop complimenting me for losing weight. It's not a compliment, for me it's a trigger. Instead I want you to compliment me on the things that actually matter. Compliment me for treating my body with the care it deserves. Compliment me for overcoming so many of my issues. Compliment me for being healthier.
I've grown tired of watching low-budget beauty brands pick and choose when and when not to cater to women of colour, tired of applauding the beauty industry for its progression when it's still making women of colour feel like we are worth less.
I have an obsession with beautiful things. Beautiful furnishings, beautiful food, beautiful dresses, beautiful music, beautiful photographs and definitely beautiful shoes.
This year is the year of the diversity for Fashion and for Women in general. We have seen tremendous efforts from all parts in promoting diversity in the perception of beauty. From Lane Bryant to VOGUE to TARGET and Sports Illustrated, everyone is finally realizing that diversity and self love are absolutely vital and beneficial for all of us.
Perched on the stunning 'third finger' coastline of Halkidiki in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Athos, Eagles Palace, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the world, is a boutique resort spanning a golden beach with a majestic mountainous backdrop. Surrounded by manicured gardens, lavender, pine and olive groves and pretty courtyards there's a cool and tranquil vibe throughout the resort.
On arrival we were greeted by Cynthia O'Hara. The resort has been owned by the O'Hara family for over half a century and it maintains a friendly family atmosphere and a refined and personal service. Cynthia's love of nature is reflected in the fact that the rooms have names such as bougainvillea, gerbera and orchid rather than numbers.
At 10 years I remember wrapping a t-shirt around my head pretending it was straight hair... I wished it were real! I already thought my natural hair was ugly, and since I was 14 I felt I HAD to have my hair relaxed.
Avocados are an unusually oily fruit and a rich source of vitamins A (retinol) and E (alpha-tocopherol), particularly beneficial to skin due to their antioxidant and collagen-boosting properties
When Natty was about 12 months old, I recall walking past a shop window and seeing a small poster in a shop window with a happy family group advertising snuggly fleeces. The girl in the photo had Down's syndrome. She was about eight years old and gorgeous.
This long-awaited launch has been one of the most hotly anticipated on British shores since it was introduced to the US market in August 2013. American beauty bloggers flooded the internet with tales of its superior quality and brilliant shades whilst UK customers sulked, desperately trying to find friends visiting the States who could bring pieces back for them.
The fashion and beauty industries inhabit a world where images are necessarily glamorous and above all youthful and where they are not, those images are either digitally altered or used to shock and provoke. But, I would suggest, there is another way.