Sunday, 18 October 2015
The My Body Philosophy Campaign & Giveaway With Bio-Oil
Throughout my teenage years my self-esteem and body confidence were at an all time low and I guess it all started during puberty. My weight would go up and down and as my body started to transition from a child to a teenager there were some very visible signs, or at least visible to me, of that happening. This was particularly true around my midsection where more incredibly angry looking bright purple stretch marks than I could count appeared almost overnight. I turned to my mum, who had never seen anything like them in her life nor had she really experienced any significant stretch marks when she was carrying me or my brother, who suggested trying Bio-Oil. And from then on Bio-Oil has been my go-to product for many different reasons. So I can safely say that I've been putting it to the test for almost a decade now (gosh that makes me feel old! Hehe).
No matter what weight I was or what dress size I fit into I always felt 'fat'. And it really does sadden me to look back at photographs of myself at those ages only to ask myself what on earth I was thinking. When I was in high school, I'm 23 now just for reference, most of my body comparison was to celebrities in magazines (this was the era when celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton and their pals seemed to be getting smaller and smaller by the second) and my peers (who for some reason I always thought were prettier, skinnier and better than me, even though we were all wearing the same Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation and spritzing ourselves in Impulse body spray but hindsight is a wonderful thing I guess). I can only imagine the pressure on young girls and teenagers now.
It probably took until my late teens, around the age of eighteen or nineteen before something clicked body confidence wise and I just thought to myself 'this is me, this is what I look like and what's the point in comparing myself to anyone else'. It did mean however, that during the period of my life when I should have been living life to the fullest and exploring who I was (aka. my teenage years), I spent it constantly worried about my body and my weight. I only wish that I had heard something along the lines of RuPaul's famous line,
'if you can't love yourself how the hell you gonna love somebody else!' Can I get an amen?!
Well Bio-Oil have teamed up with body confidence charity Body Gossip to fund a roadshow of body confidence performance projects in schools. And that's why Bio-Oil got in touch with me to ask if I would like to help them form the basis of the Body Gossip workshops with the help of you. The only mandatory entry for this giveaway is to leave a comment below to share your one piece of body confidence boosting advice.
And here are the rules:
This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
There will be five winners. Each winner will win a 60ml bottle of Bio-Oil.
There is one mandatory entry: leave a comment below with your one piece of body confidence boosting advice.
The giveaway will run for exactly two weeks, so it will end on Sunday 1st of November at midnight.
I will be picking my five favourite pieces of body confidence boosting advice. The winner will then have 48 hours to send me over their details or I will pick another winner. The prize will then be issued by Bio-Oil.
Best of luck to everyone who is planning on entering! And if you've not already entered and like a good giveaway, My Partylite Halloween Candle Giveaway ends tonight at midnight.
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