Finding my Inner Beauty

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m a very ‘girly’ girl. I love makeup and skincare. I enjoy dressing up and making myself look nice, but I’ve been feeling insecure lately, I’ve been comparing myself to others and I have felt rubbish about myself and my appearance because of this.

I love the beauty industry, and this post isn’t about turning my back on it, but I wanted and indeed needed to look inside myself to find my own inner beauty, rather than putting too much pressure on myself to look like others.

In the past I’ve been too insecure to even take off my makeup in front of partners, fortunately this isn’t the case with Ed and he builds up my confidence by telling me how nice I look, with and without the makeup.

Having a young daughter, I do try hard not to focus too much on my imperfections when she’s around, and some of the best photos I’ve got of the two of us are when I have a serious ‘mum-bun’ going on and barely any makeup on.

I put so much pressure on myself to look good, but ultimately it’s the snaps I share via social media where I’m not making an effort and laughing naturally that people love the most – because beauty does come from within.

I’ve been going through a hard time lately and I haven’t been taking care of myself enough and it shows. It’s taken its toll on my outer appearance, as I have spots and dark circles under my eyes, but it’s also made me doubt myself and I haven’t been happy or passionate about much at all as a result.

This week I’ve been making an effort to focus on me. I’ve been making time for myself, taking care of number one, and I really do think it’s helped.

I feel more confident, relaxed and ready to take on the world, and most importantly I’ve realised that it’s not other people’s opinions of you that matter, it’s your own self image that is important.

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8 thoughts on “Finding my Inner Beauty

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  2. Joyce

    Sometimes we just need some me time so we don’t lose ourselves. I always think I’m a people pleaser and it’s okay to be selfish x

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  3. blacktulipbeauty

    I hope you’re feeling a bit better now! You look gorgeous with or without makeup and even if you didn’t it wouldn’t matter as beauty lies in your character and personality in my opinion 🙂
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. emma_lou

      Thank you. I am definitely feeling a bit better now – self care is so important x

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  4. Chloe

    This post is incredibly relatable and I’m so glad you wrote about it! You look lovely in these pictures and you definitely deserve to take some more time for yourself! xx

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    1. emma_lou

      Thank you – that’s very kind 🙂 x

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  5. Charlotte Lane

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling insecure Emma, it’s definitely not nice to feel like that and I know exactly how you feel! I think you are super pretty and you come across like a lovely person as well – so keep doing you and I hope you feel better soon 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. emma_lou

      Thank you – that’s so nice of you x

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