Leanne's Positive Beauty Pledge
Following last weeks mini-break from pledging, this week the Positive Beauty Pledge is back, and comes from the lovely Leanne, of A Slice of My Life. So enjoy...
- I will never say anything bad about someone else's appearance on my blog. I will not judge other people by their appearance and I will always treat other people how I expect to be treated.
- I tend to be quite negative about my own personal appearance, as a part of my pledge I aim to stop this. I will try to see myself how others see me; I have an amazing group of friends and an amazing fiancé so surely I can’t be that bad!
- I won’t rise up to others who are nasty. I will take things in my stride and if anyone criticises me or my friends/family in any sort of way I will be the bigger person and walk away. I won’t give people the pleasure of getting angry/upset.
This photo is from 2007. I’m trying to pose ‘provocatively’ against a poster of David Hasseloff! Why?!? I have no idea! I always thought that to have a good time when out I had to be ‘one of the girls’ and join in with their stupid poses and try and be the funny one. I am finally comfortable enough to just be myself and not care if its not what others want from me. I clearly hadn’t found a fashion sense then either! I’d always been quite slim and put quite a bit of weight on, this photo was taken when I was in denial about my weight and wearing clothes that really weren’t flattering for my shape! I like my hair in this photo but not a lot else.
This is my all time favourite photo of myself! It is from around 2006 time on a girls holiday in Kavos before I gained my weight. I’m simply striking a pose in our hotel room, nothing special but I look a little tanned and a lot slim!
I prefer this picture because I am natural and at ease. No stupid fake posing, just me, being me and being happy and confident.
Comparing the two pictures has made me realise what I already know. That I need to learn to be happy with myself and just be who I am, if others don’t like it then that’s just tough. Its also reminded me that I look better with blonde in my hair and slimmer, but I knew that already!
The Unconventional Beauty
I consider Adele to be unconventionally beautiful. Why? Because she is a larger lady and she is a little rough around the edges.
As far as I am concerned Adele is absolutely stunning – f-words and all! She doesn’t try to hide her true self. Despite the fact that she is in the spotlight she remains the ‘common’ foul mouthed person that she is – she has remained true to herself where a lot of people would have changed.
Thank you so much to Leanne for taking part, to thank you, here is your Positive Beauty Badge to use as you see fit :)
If you are interested in taking part in the Positive Beauty Pledge, drop me an email for details :)