Behind the make-up and dresses.

When I first started blogging, I had many questions that went through my mind. Was I pretty enough? After all, many beauty and fashion writers are the most glamorous people I know. This is why I called my blog "Forever Miss Vanity". This person was my alter ego. She was the person I became once I put the pretty dresses on and applied the makeup and she was the person I always wanted to be. I know I have mentioned my weight loss many times before, but even losing weight didn't fill my confidence - it actually made me more afraid. I felt vulnerable when people approached me and asked me how I lost weight? I was afraid of being judged.

It wasn't until lately that my confidence has risen dramatically and I find myself creeping into "Forever Miss Vanity's" life. This is because the more I blog, the more I realise who I am.The followers that I have accumulated over the last few months have given me reasons to feel confident and become the person that I am now. I owe a lot of this newfound happiness to all of you.

The beautiful Jessica from tagged me in a recent post called "Inner Beauty" and I leaped onto the opportunity to write a blog post about this.

Step 1 :As the instructions required, here I am without my makeup.

Step 2: Answer the following questions

Do you feel different with your make-up on or off?

Makeup masks all your insecurities may it be banishing a blemish or feeling under confident. I love wearing makeup, because it makes me feel pretty and I love experimenting with styles and colours. It isn't until I visited my local Chanel counter that I realised what nice skin I have and that it is okay to go natural sometimes.

In your opinion, is inner or outer beauty more important?

Inner beauty is far more important in a person.You can spend hours making yourself look nice, but if your a horrible person deep down, it will show.  I pride myself with the fact that I'm honest and caring and even if I don't look my best, I always tell myself that I have a personality that people can relate to.

What is real beauty to you?

For someone to walk in the room and you can tell the positivity they are injecting. They will walk in confident, with a smile and their personality will sweep you up. The ability to do that, be it looking good or not, is what true, real beauty is about.

What makes you feel beautiful?

My boyfriend - he doesn't care what I look like when I go to bed at night or wake up in the morning. I'm always beautiful in his eyes and the feeling is mutual.
My friends - they inject confidence into my life daily and I'm always thankful of them being around.
My followers - each and every comment fills me with happiness.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and to me, most people are beautiful. I've finally learnt that I am a beautiful person, because of the personality that I have and it doesn't matter as much if I do leave the house without make-up on. People should see past that, like I do with them.

Everyone is beautiful and if your not feeling particularly confident, just look in the mirror, list all the positive things about yourself and walk out of the house with a huge smile.

I tag all of my followers to show the world what true beauties they really are!



  1. Amazing post, so inspiring :)
    Great idea and I think your gorgeous because you always smile and your always so positive and you are a lovely person! xx

  2. Love this post! You are a beautiful person inside and out.

  3. I loved this tag, so glad you have done it too. beauty is definitely more than skin deep! Everyone should realise their inner beauty & you really do have great clear skin by the way! :) xx

  4. This is such a nice post :) Sometimes with the image obsessed culture we live in it's hard to remember, but it's what's inside that counts x

  5. Jessica, this is such a beautiful post! Having just met you in the #bbloggers chat, this post tells me exactly who you are. I love your inspiring answers! And I can't wait to see more posts from you. :)


  6. Such a lovely post!! keep doing a great job..

    All the best, Angel

  7. LOVE this post!! Sometimes blogging can become a lil bit superficial I think, but when someone writes a post about beauty and confidence makes it worht it!

  8. Aww this post is sooo sweet! It's easy to lose confidence these days, I think. Bloggers like you help me remember that we are all beautiful, even if we aren't feeling it that particular day!

    Aww! What a great post! i didn't do anything. Some of my friends had a party, but I was at the gym (FUN! hahaha)

    PS, just wanted to tell you that I'm passing on the Versatile Blogger award to you! :) here are the deets :)

  9. This was an absolutely wonderful post! Thank you for sharing it :)

  10. Great post! I know what you mean, blogging has given me a lot more confidence and has been helping me learn a lot about myself.
    P.s. You're gorgeous!


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