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Sunday, 6 September 2015

BLOGGING: #selflovechallenge13 tag

Self Love Challenge 13

A few weeks back I was tagged by Ellen of Fishnetsxd to complete the Self Love Challenge 13 tag.
I've been nominated for a range of different blogging tags in the past, but this one is a relatively new tag with a unique spin. And it really suits my current ethos to a T, promoting internal happiness.

So before I start the tag I will share some of the rules with you!


Share 13 things you love about yourself, forgetting the word "selfish"
Nominate 13 other bloggers to do this challenge

Share the post using the hashtag #TheSelfLoveChallenge13

So here we go...

1. Tattoos
Really this should go without saying as I did choose to have them done! But I love them none-the-less. They have become a part of who I am and form part of my identity, especially online. 

2. Eyes
My eye colour is from my mother, whereas my sisters have our fathers eyes. Being blue/grey they are a bit different to most, and I have to admit they are one of my favourite features. Saying that I love beautiful eyes! Dann has the best eyes! <3

3. Them brows
I was a lucky one I guess in that I never over-plucked my brows so keeping up with the current trend is super easy. I just fill in with shadow. You can see what I use in this beauty post.

4. Ability to make people laugh
It's one of the things I rely on when meeting new people. Everyone relaxes so much faster if you can crack a joke or make people laugh. Fortunately I have that talent. It's helped me in endless interviews and events.

5. Sheer determination
I work bloody hard at everything I do. Most if it is due to my upbringing and that I couldn't expect anything. Nothing was handed to me on a plate. But that makes me determined to get what I want, because I know I've worked for it and it will be worth it!

6. Love freely
Honestly I really am a really loving person. This is a relatively newly developed trait. Of course I've always loved people. But in the last few years I've really grown to love more freely. Because do you know what... life is too short not to love life and everything in it.

7. No beating about the bush
But I also don't take crap from people and will tell them exactly what I am thinking if they need to be told. I just don't have the time for mixed messages!

8. The skin I'm in
Again something which is more fortunate than anything else. I have pretty good skin. Generally I'm spot free, with only the occasional outbreak. Mostly it is super soft - especially on my arms. And I literally never wear foundation unless it is for a night out (hermit alert, that's never!) or for a special event. However, I am working on making sure my skin is more healthy with a new skincare routine - coming soon!

9. Fringe or no fringe
I blessedly can pull off a fringe, or I can work it without one! Currently I'm rocking a full fringe, but I am on the verge of growing it back out and blending it into my long-bob!

10. Secret keeper/confidant
If you tell me a secret I will never share. Many of my friends have come to me for advice and I'm happy to help where I can. I'm not always the best on advice, especially when it comes to relationships (I know I'm in one, but I have no idea how it works - it just does!), but I will listen and be a good shoulder to cry on - though I may join in on the crying!

11. Innate ability for design
This is why I went into marketing. I love designing. I have a good ability and eye for design, and am partially self-taught on how to use photoshop and indesign. I just love messy about with them.
In fact I'm considering doing some new design work and setting up a little etsy shop to sell some bits and bobs. Take a look at the design below that I created for a friend for her little ones... I'm thinking maybe these and some other bits. Need to get planning I think!Let me know if you would be interested in some of my design work!?

12. Baking skills
I'm no cook. I leave that to Dann who has a wonderful talent for creating beautiful dishes in our kitchen. But I am a good baker. I don't do it as often as I should or would like, but I'm working on it! It's hard when there is only two of us to eat the baked goods!

13. Take a picture
I love taking photos, and it turns out I'm not too bad at it either! Pretty much all the photos on this blog (80% at least) are my photos and again I'm considering selling some as prints, especially my animal photography.

So that's me! Not being to moderate at all!

Self Love Challenge 13

And now for my nominations!

1. Natasha - Bebe Bear
2. Jemma - Dorkface
3. Jess - The life of JKS
4. Lexie - Life Love Lexie
5. Lottie - Lottiemxo
6. Kimberley - The Colour Chronicles
7. Lauren - Sweetened Sour
10. Claire - Fine and Dandy
11. Katie - Life.Beauty.Love
12. Becky - Becky Bedbug
13. Olivia - Dungarees and Donuts

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts on what you love about yourself in the comments below! 

*top photo is by Angela at Darkstar Photographic - probably the best wedding photographer I've ever seen. Second photo was taken as part of a photo shoot by Momento Photography

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