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Kylie: Be Clever

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…


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! 

Love yourself! 






  1. April 19, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I love this post, too many people are looking up to celebrities like the Kardashians who have everything done for them, they’re not realistic role models.
    HAYLEY // Echo Luna Luxe

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      i am so glad you like it! I was so scared to put it out there as I didn’t want to offend anyone! You’re right tho, not real role models at all!

  2. April 19, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    What a brilliant post!! It has such a strong message that everyone needs to remember! Celebrities have money to buy other people to do things for them and do things that to normal people is completely unrealistic! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      This is so true! I just hope that posts like this will show young girls some of the truth!

  3. April 19, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    I love this, it’s so important not to fantasise about the grass being greener all the time and worry you aren’t as perfect as instagram lives portray. Lovely words xx

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  4. Samantha Farr
    April 19, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Yes to this post! I love watching the Kardashians (it’s my guilty pleasure) but their lives just aren’t realistic for young people.

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      it is 100% my guilty pleasure and there’s nothing wrong with that! Young girls should know that life isn’t made from likes on Instagram and clothes you wear!

  5. Experiências e Constatações
    April 19, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    These “new role models” are so unreal that I see teenagers and young women pursuing goals that are not for them or for any other real woman. And I’m trying not to get into the subject of plastic surgery….

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      tell me about it! it’s crazy isn’t it!

  6. Morgan Miller
    April 19, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I love the way you wrote this! So much of what we see online is completely fake or set up and not many people realise it x

    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      thank you so much lovely! I was so worried about this post but the feedback has been amazing!

  7. April 19, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I completely agree with your post and I also think people are smart enough to see that it is all an act and that nothing is real here. The danger is for really young girls and teenagers who would have her as a role model. She is a success yes, but this success was handed over in her hands so it was easier. Although I think she is super smart and made good use of her family name, a distinction should be make so that young girl don’t fell for it and hope for unachievable standards. xx corinne

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      I agree a million per cent with this! her fame and success is from frugle and sensible business brains but girls may not see that I just hope young girls wil see that posting on Instagram and having likes is not the end of the world!

  8. Sonam
    April 19, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I love how honest this post is. It’s easy to forget the reality of things that you see on social media x

    • Rosie Ireland
      April 20, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      thanks lovely -sadly you are so right!

  9. Charlene McElhinney
    May 13, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I needed this today.

    I’m so glad you wrote a post about this as these are thoughts that I have on a regular basis too! She’s not a good role model. She’s not real. I’m 100% with you!!

  10. May 13, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Thank you so much for writing this!! I’m personally not the biggest fan of the Kardashians or Jenners to be honest, but mostly because they are money making machines and its all marketed and not real! And the fact that young girls and even some adults look up to these people, and for looks and trends is so annoying as most of the time it’s not real and genuine and I wish more people would see it! Thank you for writing this and sharing your opinion!
    Kinga xx

  11. May 20, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Thank you! I hate how this entire family sets unrealistic expectations. Its very important that teenagers see how real people look.

  12. Vanessa Clayden
    May 22, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Yes yes yes someone finally said it! Go on girl!!!

  13. June 6, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Love this post Rosie!!! It is so so true!! Social media is so damaging to young people these days and can quickly turn into something sinister if it is not correctly monitored. Loving yourself is the most important lesson girls need to learn!
    Loving your work girl!
    Sunshine Sarah xoxo

  14. June 29, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    WOW this post!!! Social media can definitely cause you think negatively about your own life – but we do forget how it is manipulated to make peoples seem perfect. It is important for young people to understand that this isn’t real life and not try to meet these unrealistic expectations.

    hayley // hayleyxmartin.com

  15. September 29, 2017 / 1:37 am

    Love, love, love this post!! I’m turning 24 next month and I agree – I would never want to be a teenager at this time. I got insecure from just looking at some of the girls I went to high school with so I can’t even imagine how I felt if I had access to Instagram way back then! Kylie is gorgeous but I agree, a lot of teenagers looking up to her don’t realize that she’s not real. She has access to services and money that we would never be able to have to help create that image of her. I think there’s nothing wrong about following her on social media but people should tread carefully around social media.

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