Recently, I read an Instagram post from the beauty that is Maya Jama and it felt like she literally took the words from my mouth!
In a nutshell, she spoke about the perception of ‘beauty’ and touched upon something I experienced only a few days ago…
How many of you have got to the point where your hair, nails or something else needs redoing and it has a MASSIVE impact on your self confidence and mood? I mean you just feel ugly and not standard ugly but U-G-L-Y. Well this happens to me every time! No matter how much makeup I put on, or how dressed up I get, if my hair is not done then sometimes I even refuse to go out!
Now I don’t know if this is a ‘thing’ but I really have had to teach myself (with the support from close family and friends) that looks are not everything. Having once been a model, I do try and keep up appearances but the reality of being a working mummy of two means it doesn’t always happen, to the standard I’d like! Lol!
I can’t afford to get the latest skincare phenomenon or get weekly facials etc, so I just have to make do with what I have but more importantly accept that beauty isn’t just about appearance. You can be a beautiful but ugly person!
I really want my daughter in particular to understand that no one should define her by her looks but more her aura, confidence, intelligence, influence etc
Your looks really DON’T define who you are!