Dolce Dreams Bon Bon body fizz and Fake Bake self tanning lotion c/o Fake Bake
Fake Bake recently got in touch to tell me about their latest campaign, #SaveyourSelfie. Working with breast cancer charities RAFT and CoppaFeel, the campaign aims to increase confidence in women by sharing a selfie alongside a story about their own physical health, mental wellbeing or self esteem.
To help me to feel my best for the selfie, Fake Bake kindly sent over some items to boost my body confidence, including this sweet-smelling Dolce Dreams Bon Bon body fizz, and some Fake Bake facial self tanner. I always think that a bit of a tan makes you look and feel fantastic, but I haven't always been that keen on self tanning as I always seem to look orange! Likewise, I don't like to tan my face naturally because I know that the sun can be harmful and cause ageing. However, this self tan is anti-aging as well as being streak-free so it is quite hard to get the application wrong!
I have struggled with self confidence as I think a lot of women do. Especially in my younger years, I was very down about the way that I looked and even still today I'll often feel sad when I see a photograph of myself-conversely, I hate having my picture taken, which is very strange for a blogger! I think, as a lot of people do, I tend to see the things about myself that I don't like, rather than focusing on the things that I do. Whilst this can be a difficult mindset to get out of, I do always try not to dwell on those things-chances are, other people don't notice them anyway!
This summer I've tried to be a little bit nicer to myself. I'm never going to look like a supermodel, and I'm ok with that. I really like my hair! And the way my legs look with a bit of fake tan on them (now that I've worked out how to apply it!) I am starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin, which has been something I've always struggled with and actually something I think became more prevalent in my mind as I got older. In my twenties I definitely had hang ups about the way that I looked, but I look back at pictures from that time now and wonder what I was worried about! If you want to see my Fake Bake #Selfie, head over to my Instagram here (I'm so close to 1000 followers, too!)
How do you deal with issues of self confidence?