This is a story of 'the ugly duckling'...
I thought about blogging on a story that is close to my heart related back to when i was growing up throughout primary school and high school.
Really this is one of the main reason's why i got into liking makeup, fashion and beauty and becoming inspired by it.
Throughout my days of growing up i always hung around with the 'popular girls' although
i wasn't really very popular myself.
In primary school i was called 'butt ugly marshal' and the girls used to run away from me in the playground while shouting this at me, i never took offence at the time as i was quite a naive little girl and thought it was all fun and games.
In high school, i was never really that popular with the 'guys' all my friends were well advanced and into the whole beauty regime well before me, they wore nice clothes, did their hair and make up all nice where as i was the kind of girl that rolled out of bed 10 mins before i had to leave to walk to school and always looked rough as hell.
My hair often looked like rats tails and this was often commented on, people also used to always ask why don't i wear make up, and comments on often how i looked rough at school. Again i never took any offence, at the end of the day we are at school to learn!
By the end of high school I had fallen out with a lot of my friends, over silly little things but the truth was i couldn't wait to finish school and go my separate way and find my 'true self'. I still at this point wasn't very fashionable, i was bought up in a family that didn't spend lots of money on material things like looking good to keep up with fashion and make up trends. In fact my mum has never had any interest in make up or fashion and still doesn't to this day, now i have become the complete opposite to her.
Due to me feeling a little different to most teenage girls who were 'beauty queens' i ended up cancelling going to my school prom as i felt outcasted. All the girls spent hundreds of pounds on buying fancy 'princess' dresses and i only bought a standard dress from Quiz that cost £30 and wasn't anything compared to what everyone else would be wearing. I also was't prepared to spend money on getting my hair and make up done professionally either like i knew everyone else would be doing and i just felt whats the point, i felt i wouldn't fit in and i would never be 'prom princess' anyway. So i didn't go to my prom and i returned my dress and shoes (flat shoes) i had bought.
(Please do go to your proms though, this is one of my regrets in life, i should never let others around me affect my choices in life).
I started becoming more confident with my looks throughout my further education at college however its only really very recently in about the last 2 years that i have properly plucked up the courage and confidence to experiment more with my looks and try out new fashion styles and new makeup looks. & now i don't feel so guilty about treating myself to decent new makeup every now and again. (£££)
Now i would say i have completly changed from 'teenage GiGi' i feel my confidence has grown from my new love for beauty, makeup and fashion. It has inspired me, made me a better person, happier, confidence, out my shell, and i feel i can be my true self and sounds silly i know but that has all sparked from finding my love for makeup. I am no expert at makeup, just as i am no expert at blogging but i am patient and it takes time and i am willing to learn and grow on my skills and knowledge around the trend. So thank you MAKE UP and thank you BLOGGERS you have helped this 'ugly duckling' grow into a 'beautiful swan'.
I would like to take this opportunity to say to all those reading this that may have felt the same/feel the same to not let it hold you down or back, we are all beautiful however we choose to look or dress. Be confident and be beautiful, always.
Until next time, Bye.
FOREVER GiGi .xo.xo.
Make up in picture: Urban decay all nighter foundation, Rimmel Kate B contour and sculpt, mac blusher, Zoeva eyeshadow, Stilla Eyeliner, Benefit mascara, Ashley Tisdale Illuminate lip tint.
This is a story of 'the ugly duckling'...