I am so happy!!
Is it really SUMMER??!
Girls - we all know what that means
No more untamed legs - wild hair - and goodness knows what else
No more wearing socks up to our armpits - hats down to our knees - and no more tripling our layers while we overdose on tea to keep cozy?!
It's time to get our legs out - put our winter woolies away - and put a smile on our faces!
And it's time for a few patio Prosecos <3
It's funny how we all make more of an effort as the sun comes out.
And I'm currently doing A Beautiful Inspiration style challenge which is helping me get out of the winter funk!
So ladies - while you are prepping for the summer months - think about your boudoir experience too!
Here's a Pre Session Preparation Guide and hints of what to do and when to do it - in time for your boudoir session... Read more
It's tradition for you and your hubby to exchange gifts on your wedding day.
But what do you buy for him?
An engraved watch or tankard?
A tie or cufflinks?
As nice as these sound - and as much as he would probably love any of these (because they're from you!)
Let's be honest - they are a little 'blah!'
You're about to marry the hot man in your dreams...
So heat it up a little - and show him what you're made of!
Show him what you've got!
A boudoir shoot is the perfect gift for your husband-to-be. Read more
Don't do anything you're not ready for - and definitely don't do anything you're not comfortable with.
You may not be ready for a boudoir session yet.
Because you're too shy?
Because you don't want to get naked in front of a stranger?
Or you're not sexy enough?
Just so you know, though...
You are not too shy for boudoir.
You do not have to get naked.
You don't even have to wear 'sexy' undies if you don't want.
Boudoir is all about being you. Read more
Now that we know what body shaming is - we are going to learn how to stop it.
Here are 5 tips on how to kick body shaming in the butt!
1. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
We are all made up differently.
Different bone structure.
Different face shape.
Just BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE!
2. THE REALIZATION THAT WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES Read more
What is body shaming?
The action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.
That could be towards someone else.
Either behind their back - or to their face.
And. We do it to ourselves.
We compare ourselves to others.
Or we criticize our own appearance.
We are all victims of this.
And most of us are guilty of it to some degree. Read more
Did you know that there are amazing women out there who would LOVE to help you combat your fears and confidence battles.
And I have the absolute pleasure knowing a beauty who can do just that.
Kayla has struggled with body image before puberty even hit.
And stuck with her all the way up to just a couple of years ago.
But. Life is too short to be insecure!
A switch flipped - and she told herself that she was no longer going to go through this self torment any longer.
It took time - but she was ready to change. Read more
Lacking self-confidence doesn't have to be your way of life forever.
It IS possible to do things that will change that.
Be in control of your confidence.
Don't let your confidence be in control of you - and what you do and can achieve.
Your self-confidence can increase - it just takes time and practice.
By taking actions that improve your competence and self-image - you can increase that self-confidence without the help of anyone else. Read more
Everyone has some kind of confidence struggle - whether it be body image, talking to people or believing that you are amazing at what you do.
And everyone needs a little help sometimes - getting over these hurdles.
Because that's all they are.
Sometimes you have to do some scary stuff - and at the other end of those difficult experiences...
So here's a little boost to help us all get to the other side.
A 7 Day CONFIDENCE CHALLENGE - Yay! Read more
There's more to being healthy than just exercising - although that is a huge part!
And healthy doesn't mean slim and losing weight!
1. EXERCISE REGULARLY
So you don't break a sweat every time you have to run back up the stairs to grab your purse!
Although - you might find that instead of breaking a sweat - your thighs hurt because you've just done leg day!
2. DO KICK BOXING OR DANCING OR ANY OTHER SPORT
Because you just want to move your body - or take part in an art.
I'm going to see what Pole Dancing is all about. Not for the exercise per se - but more for the fun of it.
3. VEGAN FOOD IS SO DELICIOUS Read more
Who's tried yoga?
Was it something you've done once or twice (like me) - or did you commit to a regular class?
I tried yoga for the first time just over two years ago - outside!
It was an amazing experience...
Listening to nothing but the whisper of the trees and the river
And discovering that my body was actually capable of the downward dog and the tree pose - and barely (but there) headstand!
It was relaxing - but at the same time - felt like I had actually done something. Read more