It’s Ok Not To Be Ok

Hey everyone!

I’ve seen alot of things on social media lately about mental health and it got me thinking.

Social media is very ones sided. Everyone posts about the good things that are happening in their lives – competitions won, marriages, births, new house, new job etc.

It’s very rare we talk about having a rubbish day, feeling low, shouted at the kids and felt guilty for it, someones put you down and you’ve let their negative talk get to you.

Life is not all roses and sometimes we need to hear that we are ok to have our off days.

Everyone needs to have some self care……do things for you, have a bath, go for a walk, buy yourself a bouquet of flowers, get your nails done…anything that puts a smile on your face.

I’m making a promise to you reading this right now, that I will blog about the good and the bad, we are all human and it’s about time we all stopped hiding the bad.

Always remember, it’s ok not to be ok πŸ’œ

2019 Is Going To Be Crazy

Hey everyone!!! I’M BACK!!

My journey is going to explode and I am super excited to share with you whats going on.

So with every new year comes promises to yourself which, in general, start to waive off around about now. When you find your strength to keep on going and your WHY is stronger than ever before, you just know that it is your time and you are about to change your life ❀

For those of you who don’t know what I do, Younique is about to change the way skincare is looked at globally. Its going to change so many peoples lives, not just women, men too!!

Skin is the biggest organ in your body. Its there to protect us in so many ways and its upto us to repay it back and look after it.

I can not say too much right now as its all hush hush but if you are a VIP of mine, you will know first πŸ˜‰

https://www.facebook.com/groups/beautifulinyourskin

EPIC IS LIFE CHANGING

No it really is! Hear me out!

Every – well ok not every! – most women would love longer, fuller lashes right?!

Not everyone wants to he sticking false lashes to their real lashes and have that horrible feeling of having to pull them off at the end of the day….plus those things are expensive to be using every day!

This is where I have your back! Epic mascara is just amazing! It gives the appearance of longer and fuller lashes. Not only that but it curls your lashes and helps nourish them!!

It is literally the bomb.com!

Up until now it was only available in black! As from today we have 3 options! Black, Brown (perfect for blondes!) and what we’ve been asking for – WATERPROOF! YES!!

Now as if that wasn’t enough, we all hate running out of mascara right?!?! It’s like the worst feeling when you are hunting around for an alternative and your lashes just don’t look right and u look half asleep still!

Now we have a subscription service, so you choose between a one time purchase or you get your preferred epic delivered every 30/45/60/90 days! It’s entirely upto you!!!

Plus if you decide to cancel your subscription, it’s the press of one button….no fees nothing!

When you subscribe, your epic gets shipped for free each month and to say thankyou, you also get a sample of something with your order! Pretty amazing right!!

To subscribe or try out the epic (refund if you don’t like it as part of our love it guarantee!) go to:

https://www.youniqueproducts.com/ShellWharton/products/view/US-21102-00#.W3tHlp_TU0M

It’s Ok Not To Be Ok

So for the past few hours I’ve been contemplating on writing this….

I know alot of people have been hit hard with the recent episodes of Coronation Street with the suicide storyline. I felt the need to write something to address mental health as it is so very close to my heart.

I have had family and friends feeling suicidal and to think that it could have easily have ended in such a way that was portrayed on the tv breaks my heart.

What’s even more heart felt is the way everyone reacted in different ways to the news….you just really don’t know what’s truly going on in someone’s head.

Now let me tell you something, I have been in a dark place in my 20s. I have been at a stage where I have thought ‘what is the point in life’. Everyone puts you under so much pressure to fit in with ‘the norm’ – bf/gf/marriage/having kids, but these people don’t think about the harm they are doing to people’s self esteem and how it affects them mentally.

To everyone around you, you are laughing and joking – acting how they expect I suppose – when inside you are paddling so fast trying to keep your head above water.

I have never spoken about this and I have had any comments about ‘you don’t know unless you have been there!’ Well guess what, I have been there and I have got out of the other side πŸ’œ

It hasn’t been easy and I do still have my off days but do you know what, talking to people that will listen really does help.

I am putting it out there to everyone who is struggling with some form of mental illness, if you need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open πŸ’œ

Working on yourself really does help πŸ’ͺ

What does a scent mean to you?

Everyone has a scent they love. Something that reminds them of a happy time, favourite holiday, occasion etc.

All fragrances have a story behind them and these brand new scents are no exception.

Younique fragrances are named after love letters between co-founder Melanie and her then boyfriend, now husband.

We all remember the typical love letters we would write to people we liked – spritz with a bit of fragrance to make the letter smell of you…..that’s exactly the story behind these.

Each scent is named after a sign off for a letter:

Dreaming of You, Me x

Passionately Yours, Me x

Yours and Only Yours, Me x

All the scents are so unique to each other and there is definitely something for everyone.

Currently we have a woody scent, an oriental scent and a fresh scent.

I’m not going to go into detail on all the individual scents, but I will talk a little bit about my favourite scent, Dreaming Of You, Me.

Growing up so close to the seaside, I have very fond memories of spending time down there, building sandcastles, eating ice creams from the ice cream van and having walks on the sand. There’s something so peaceful listening to the waves crashing on the rocks and watching the sea – I could watch it all day.

When I met my now partner, our first holiday was on a cruise – something I had always wanted to do. Being out at sea and seeing different countries was so special. From this very moment, we made it ‘our thing’ to go on a cruise for our annual holiday. We had so many amazing cruises and I am so very grateful for those memories.

Then we had our daughter and as you can imagine, our money went on her instead of luxury holidays.

For me, ‘Dreaming Of You’ is such a fresh scent and reminds me of being close to the sea. Nothing but clean fresh air surrounding you and so calming.

One day, we will experience this with our daughter and we can tell her about all the amazing cities we have visited; maybe she will love the tranquility of being at sea too – and maybe see a few dolphins at the same time! πŸ‹πŸ¬

Let me know what your favourite scent is in the comments and if it reminds you of anything πŸ’œπŸ’œ

The Power of Makeup

I’ve been having fun, playing around with make-up today and realised just how important it is for many women.

For alot of women, it gives them the confidence to be the person they want to be; it allows them to express themselves how they want.

Beauty is most definite on the inside, but for many women, they struggle to see themselves as beautiful. Makeup is used to enhance the beauty that is already there and for some women it’s their way to feel empowered.

Before I did this as a career, I struggled with the person I was. I thought I wasn’t pretty let alone beautiful. I quickly learnt that I wasn’t alone.

It wasn’t until I started working on me as a person that I realised it was all down to the fact I had no self belief. I always felt like I wasn’t good enough to do what I wanted to do – not clever enough, not a strong person.

You have to start to believe in yourself. You can do anything you want to do. Don’t listen to people around you, saying you can’t do things. You have to remind yourself that this is your life, not theirs. If you don’t try, how will you know if what you want to do is really for you?

Whatever your thing is, believe that you can do it and you are already going in the right direction πŸ’–

From the day you are born, you don’t know the path of life you are going to take – no one does. Life has ups and down, it’s upto you to decide on the paths you go down. There will be challenges along the way, but one things for sure, if you stay true to yourself, the path you do choose is right for you πŸ’ͺ because it’s your choice, not someone else’s.

Let me know below what your dream would be? Write it down and go get that dream πŸ’ͺ

Happy International Women’s Day

The 8th March International Women’s Day ❀

For me this is about embracing womanhood.

No two women are the same, we all have our flaws and our strengths. When women get together, something amazing happens. We unite together because we show support for one another.

Being a woman is difficult at times. Society judges us for everything we do and say…..women in the public eye are always criticised for how they look, who they are pictured with etc…..but what about what’s going on mentally for them?

Who writes about how strong these women are being after going through difficult times? being there for their kids? Coping with loss? Instead it’s always what they look like, what they are wearing etc.

It’s time we embraced other people’s individuality and supported each other matter what they look like, fashion, makeup, etc.

Since joining Younique, I have learnt so much about myself. I used to be shy and withdrawn. Would freak out if someone spoke to me because, well why would anyone want to speak to me when they have plenty of other people to talk to?

I learnt that it’s ok to be yourself. Being yourself is what makes you unique and attractive to others. If they want to judge, let them! It says more about them than it does about you ❀

I have so many more friendships now than I have ever had before. Why? Because these women are in the same position as me. They are starting to believe in themselves and being on a similar journey with these women is so empowering. We help each other through the bad times and no matter what the problem is, there’s always someone to talk to. It’s a sisterhood like no other and it has totally changed my outlook on life.

Today I have celebrated how amazing women are. Individually we have been through so much heartache, stress, anxiety, depression etc but together we stand United and find that strength that, yes, we can do anything we want, overcome any issues we have and achieve our dreams.

So to all my Y Sisters, film and friends, may we achieve our dreams and continue to support each other ❀