Thursday, 15 October 2015

LIFESTYLE | Five 'ME' Things, That I Actually Like

Five Me Things That I Actually Like

Hello lovelies!

Today's post title makes me look kind of like a narcissist... but it really is quite the opposite actually. I find I have a lot of self hate for myself, and I feel a lot of other people do also, since it is so much easier to point out the things you don't like about yourself, rather than the things that you DO like about yourself. I feel it is looked down upon to talk about the things that you like about yourself, but it just shouldn't be like that. 

Everyone has features that they don't like about themselves, yes. everyone. even Beyonce. This post isn't a 'showwy off' post, but for once I will mention the things I DO in fact like about myself and hopefully send positive vibes my way... because do you ever just have that day where you are like 'my blog content is just not good enough, or I am just not pretty enough to talk about beauty on my blog' because I have it ALL THE TIME.

It's sad that I have seriously struggled to even come up with five things... why do I have so much self hate?



Hair

My hair is probably my favourite feature. Not at the moment, it needs a serious cut. But in terms of colour, I used to absolutely hate it, having ginger(ish) hair in secondary school is another story... it just wasn't fun. But now I have grown up, I love it. It is unique. It makes me, me. I like what my hair looks like naturally when it is curly, and I also like it when it is straight. I have never been one to do anything hugely inventive with my hair, I guess because I just kinda like it, just in it's own natural way. 

Eyelashes

I feel I may have been blessed with naturally long eyelashes, they may be blonde and seriously annoying to cover up with mascara, but at least they are long I guess. Why do us girls even want long eyelashes anyway? 

Nails

Ah my nails. I get asked a lot 'are those your real nails?!' And I reply yes. People ask how I get them to be so long, and I am really proud of my nails at the moment, but they never used to be as long as they are currently. I used to be an absolutely terrible biter. TERRIBLE. And then one day I just stopped. As I began to notice that I was suffering from OCD symptoms, feeling anxious just at the thought of nasty germs really helped in letting my nails grow. I just didn't want to bite them at ALL, I was scared to.

Five Me Things That I Actually Like

Some people might think my nails are gross. COUGH, my boyfriend. He calls them claws, but I do love them. I feel they make my stumpy hands / fingers look longer and more feminine, I love the tapping sound they make, but wow I get scared when I catch them on things! 

Skin

My skin is something that I am growing more and more confident about each year. Being really pale has had a serious impact on my body confidence for the majority of my life, but I really am beginning to feel better about it all. I am not going to go out to the shops in a bikini any time soon, but I am taking baby steps. 

I get the occasional spot on my face, usually when I am on my period. . . TMI sorry, a little patch of dry skin on my forehead and around my nose, but other than that I guess I really am very lucky when it comes to my facial skin. 

Creative Abilities 

I always knock myself down about my creative abilities, and say I am not creative at all, which is silly. I do a Graphic Design degree for gods sake! As usual I compare myself to others far, far, far too much.

I love being a creative being, solving any design problem that comes my way. Throughout my childhood years I always had an interest in arty things. I loved painting, creating collages, having just a bit of a messy play. 

I am thankful to say that I have managed to take a degree in which I will enjoy the job at the end of it. I guess that is all I can ask for in life, is to be happy within my chosen career path. (surrounded by people I love) I could have participated in a 'smarter' degree, but I just wouldn't be happy with the job at the end of it, I live to be creative. 

PS, please tell me you love the cute little berries that I have drawn myself in my blog header!

Hope you enjoyed this post lovelies, I feel a bit bad that I have been like ME ME ME, I like this and this and this about me, but this was seriously a hard one to write, I struggled to think of five things, and five really isn't that many! I think it is important to like things about yourself, otherwise you can get yourself down. REALLY DOWN, particularly with all of the beautiful people all over Instagram, showing off their 'wonderfully perfect' lives.

I guess I kinda feel better about myself now when I look back at this post, I'd hope you can think of 5 things that you LIKE about yourself, and please share them in the comments or write up a blog post! Sending positive vibes lovelies! You are all beautiful and don't let anyone ever tell you anything else!
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13 comments

  1. This post was so inspiring. You are gorgeous, and you are totally right; saying what we like about ourselves shouldn't be looked down on x

    http://brittanyfenton.blogspot.com/

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  2. Omg the berries are adorable! I can't believe you drew them yourself. I think it's super hard to come up with 5 things and I know that am struggling at the minute with my skin, (changing medication has had a serious impact) but I guess we have other departments to be thankful for!

    Thanks for cheering me up this Thursday X

    Fi | www.fislittleblog.com

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  3. What a lovely post - it really has got me thinking about what I like about myself too whereas usually I would focus on what I don't so thank you :) and you do have amazing nails!
    Amy x
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  4. Great post!.. If your ever feeling down about yourself I want you to come here and read this about yourself :)

    I can totally relate to your ginger hair situation, being a ginger myself I used to hate my hair colour and was so close to dyeing it, but I didn't want to loose my unique colour and I love it so much. Being pale doesn't bother me either, I like that about myself too.

    Leanne | www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This was such a great post, good for you for showing yourself some love! Everyone needs to do this and it definitely shouldn't be frowned upon! You are gorgeous! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  6. I think you have to find something positive about yourself. If you focus too much on the negatives, you'll never love yourself; if you can't love yourself, how can anybody else love you? And yes, the berries are super cute in your header (really brings together the blog nicely).

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  7. This is SUCH a lovely post! Very inspiring :)
    Rachel Coco

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  8. What a lovely post! Really inspired me to think about what I like about myself at the moment...Would you mind if I stole the idea and made my own version of this post sometime soon? With credits to your wonderful blog of course! Wouldn't it be lovely if we could start a 'body positivity tag' or something of that sort and get everyone involved in spreading some good vibes?! xx

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  9. Awh, this was such a good post to read! We all need to start complimenting ourselves from time to time and learn to love what we have!xx

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  10. Mega impressed that you drew the berries yourself!! :D Everyone needs a "BIG UP YOSELF" moment when they are having a down day!

    Jess @ JuicyyyJesss*

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  12. I love the cute little berries in your blog header <3 ;)
    Isn't every blog post basically about what we like? I will read one hundred more posts about what you like about yourself when it helps you to celebrate yourself :) I also like that you didn't only include things you like about your body, but also about your talents :)

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  13. Love this post :) It's nice to see other bloggers saying things they like about themselves, rather than saying what they don't like!! I think your hair colour is absolutely gorgeous and I have massive nail envy :) x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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