Body Confidence, Self Acceptance and Adore Me
- By EmCordell
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So it has been 'long time no see' from me on this blog and I am so so so so so so so sorry about that! My university work has been really tough with 8 essays and 7 working journals to write as well as assessments all in the space of a month - yeah, a little bit tough! Most of them are out of the way now though which means more writing time and I have some really great blog posts all lined up and ready to go.
About a month ago, Adore Me launched a body confidence and self awareness campaign as part of Women's History Month and thought it would be good if I could talk about my views on body confidence and self acceptance and I immediately jumped at the chance to. This is something I have wanted to talk about FOR AGES! I'm going to be doing this in two parts though: this post is going to be about how I came to accept my body, what makes me feel good and talking about a wonderful video that Adore Me sent me and my second one is going to be about my recent struggles with mental health after being attacked in my first week in London and how to cope with the struggles that mental health throws at you. So without further ado... HERE WE GO!
First of all, go check out the beautiful items on the Adore Me website by clicking on the logo below (they offer both petite and plus size lingerie). I'm such a poor student so I cannot afford ANYTHING at the moment but a lot of these items have been added to my personal wishlist and I'm sure you guys will find something that you fall in love with too!
Body Confidence and Finding Myself
For me it was finding who I was. For a lot of years I was so lost as to who I was; I didn't really have any favourites in music, clothing or styles and found it very hard to fit in. I then discovered rock music and fell in love. There was just something that spoke to me about it (cringey I know but it is true) and I adored the look that went with the genre of music. With a lot of experimentation, I have been able to make my own personal style adding elements of classic goth, Victoriana, Lolita, Steampunk and Cyber Goth as well as creating a lot of comfy goth looks which are mainly the ones you see on this blog! Although this style obviously brings a lot of challenges (I became the teasing point for many people at school and even now people in the streets of London feel the need to make comments that really aren't neccessary), I now feel a lot more confident from finding myself.
Self Acceptance and What Makes Me Feel Good in my Skin
Learning About Make-Up
- Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation in the shade 'Ivory'
- Maybelline 'The Eraser' Eye in shade 'Light'
- Real Techniques Brushes (Everything from foundation brushes to eye brushes)
- Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
- Maybelline 'The Nudes' Palette
- Eco Tools Basic Starter Brushes
- Rimmel 'Stay Matte' powder in 'Transparent'
- Rimmel 'Exaggerate' Black Liquid Liner
- Rimmel 'Kate' Mascara
- MAC Matte Lipstick in the shade 'Studded Kiss'
- Stargazer Black Lipstick
- Hot leather shorts from 'Forever 21' (see outfit of the day)
- Cat thigh high tights from 'Pretty Polly'
- Demonia 'Sinister' boots
- Black Lace Long Sleeve top from Spiral Clothing
- Bat Boots from Bat Royalty
- Bad to the Bone Dress from Bat Royalty
- 'Winter' from Lush Wigs
- 'Vixen' from Black Candy Fashion
- 'Teal Long' from Wigaholics
Learn to Pamper Yourself!
- Kind to the Skin Hydrating Moisturizer from Simple
- Coconut Moisturizer from Inecto
- 'Go Faster Feet' foot lotion from 'Lush' - I really need to buy some more but have no money!