This babe right here. She is ruling the world. She is breaking the internet. She is everywhere. She has stores, she has merchandise, she has millions of followers. But she also isn’t real.
This is a post I have been toying with writing for the longest time. I am very aware that some of reading my blog on the regular are younger than me. I am the grand old age of 24 (almost 25!) and I can honestly say I would HATE to be a teenager in 2017!
There’s so much more to live up to than when I was growing up – which wasn’t all that long ago! Now you have to be a certain size, have certain designer clothes/shoes/accessories and more! Being a teenager now you have Snapchat, dick pics flying at you left, right and centre. GCSEs, A Levels, Uni. Reality shows, lip fillers and so much more. It’s a mine field!
I honestly feel so much heart for the amazing young girls growing up in this day and age.
Know what highlights the feeling of helplessness and wanting to help you amazing young girls? Kylie. Yes, she’s a queen and she’s amazing. Yes, she’s a role model and yes I probably am going to get into a ridiculous amount of trouble for this post but I have to say it loud and clear for you all to hear…
IT’S NOT REAL!
These are perfectly posed and put together shots. Her clothes aren’t picked by her, someone has advised her what to wear to promote something or other. Her make up will have been done by a professional on hand with make up that I will never be able to afford with two jobs!
Yes her instagram is sweet and I would love to have half as many followers and opportunities. But, girls, it’s not real!
It’s ok to know that and it’s ok to still be a fan. I want to share the love and spread the positivity as much as I possibly can. This isn’t a dig or hate on the Kardashian Clan, I watch their tv show and I follow them on social media just like everyone else.
I just want you to know that squaring yourself up to and comparing yourself with someone like Kylie, it’s not healthy because it’s not real!
I want everyone to love themselves. I am the worst at this. I have to admit that I sometimes look in the mirror and loathe who I see staring back at me. I am the first to put myself down and I hate being complimented. And it’s insane. I am loved and encouraged by an amazing man but it is my own issue.
I really hope that with my help and the help of positive body image and loving yourself, none of you get to the age of 24 and hate who you see in the mirror!
Be happy, be you! No, you aren’t perfect. You may have cellulite, stretch marks, spots and more! But being you is what makes you beautiful!