Saturday, 6 October 2012

Guest Post: What True Beauty Is To Me

Hello lovelies, today I bring you a beautifully written guest post from the very beautiful Gill from Gillian, Etc. She kindly offered to write a post related to a subject I am very passionate about, and feel it needs to be given much more awareness. I think we all often forget the true beauty that is life, we sometimes have to sit and think about everything we are so lucky to have and the people in our lives we are lucky to spend time with. 

When Zoe said she was looking for guest bloggers on the subject of 'True Beauty', I signed up straight away thinking it would be an easy subject to write about.

Well, guys, a week on, and I'm only just now managing to type this post. It's not going to be particularly long, as I've kept Zoe waiting far too long now.

True beauty... surely, I thought, I could write something quickly about that? And then I started thinking, what is true beauty? Well, my answer finally came to me this week, and, cheesy as it may be, true beauty, to me, is a key part of this lovely blogging community I've found myself a part of.

When I started my blog, I had not a clue about beauty blogging. I fell into the world of cosmetics completely by accident, but I've landed on my feet with a pretty successful (if I do say so myself) blog, and with that, I've met some amazing people.

How does this relate to true beauty, you ask?

There's just something about people who put so much effort into and have so much passion for their blogs, that just earns my respect. To give a true opinion on an item, to post photos, news, videos, and even (shock horror) photos of yourself without makeup on a website for the world to see, is, to me, just an amazing thing. And that's why I fell into beauty blogging. I wanted to do that.

The people I've met through blogging have proven to me that it doesn't matter where you're from, or what you look like - anyone can have that passion, and if having something, like a blog, or a hobby or even a car, that you're so enthusiastic about, is what makes you happy, then it doesn't matter where you're from, or if you're cruelty free, or if you have never tried a MAC lipstick or the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. As long as you're happy, then you're beautiful.

And that's my cheesy post finished now.

Thank you for reading :D

Thank you so much again Gill! What a beautful post, so very honest and as she states, whatever makes you makes you beautiful. Very inspiring words, right?! If you are wondering where this lovely lady on the interwebs is, do check her blog out here. In fact you should all go check her blog out now and tell her I sent you, as shes a lovely lady and writes a brilliant blog! :) 

If you are interested in reading more blog posts around this subject, I will be writing posts about confidence, self belief and true beauty regularly on my blog. I will also be featuring other guest bloggers to discuss this subject in their own words here too - keep a look out! Do check out my page above which is a little overview of what the subject means to me! 


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely post :)

  2. What a great post! very inspiring :) xxx