It's important to feel proud and celebrate the parts of your body that make you feel beautiful. Too often we focus on the negatives.
I was very flattered to be invited to take part in Hairfinity's #LovingMyNaturalBeauty campaign in which along with some other women, I was asked to give a little quote about what I think is my best natural feature.
I chose my hair because as a natural redhead, I was subject to a little teasing at school and longed for dark, glossy curls like Catherine Zeta Jones (who at that time was starring in The Darling Buds of May and was the nation's sweetheart ).
Fast forward fifteen years to ante-natal classes, when sitting alongside other expectant mothers, I lost count of the number of times I heard "I don't care what this baby looks like so long as it's not ginger." They would soon realise their faux pas and hurriedly say "But of course, yours isn't really ginger. It's strawberry blonde."
It was probably only when I reached my mid 30s, and I'm now 42, that I grew to love my red hair. It's warm and vibrant and a little different. It's glossy, strong and, best of all, unlike dark hair, doesn't show greys (quite as much). And although last summer I had a few highlights put in around the front, I am very much still natural redhead.
Here are the other ladies in the campaign, loving their natural beauty.
|"I love my natural hair because I love the creative and unique styles I can achieve with it."|
Leighanne, Bump and Beyond
|"I love the definition my cheekbones give to my face...no major contouring needed here.|
I flaunt them by doing, what else, a cheeky pout"Simone, Married to a Geek
|Ceri, Life With Bumps|
I was lucky enough to be sent a set of Hairfinity products which I've been using for around two weeks and I am very impressed.
And...another set containing Hairfinity shampoo, conditioner, strengthening treatment, hair vitamins and possibly the blingiest hairbrush in the world, can all be yours by entering my giveaway.
Just click on the link below and you will be taken to the competition entry form. Multiple entries are possible by following me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin.
It starts at midnight 8/9th January and closes at midnight on 16th January 2016. A winner will then be chosen at random (by the Rafflecopter app).
Love Liz x