"When you're sad and feeling blue,
with nothing better to do,
don't just sit there getting stressed,
take a trip to the beach!"
Ok, so I've changed the last bit a little bit, but that's poetic licence for you!
I'm going through a ridiculously anxious time at the moment, and using all the techniques I can think of to keep my MH in check.
One such technique is to dust myself down, glam myself up, and be the best version of myself. Something about projecting that confident persona tends to rub off on me - for a few days at least!
After working with the genius that is Laura Pearman for #bloggerspearjoy, we've often talked about working together again - and last Saturday was the perfect time to get myself glammed up, and to head to the beach to find out what she had in store.
I honestly had no idea what I was walking in to, and that just goes to show the trust I have in Laura after just one shoot - she literally said 'Meet me at x, bring with you a swimming costume, a vintage dress, and have your usual winged eyeliner and red lip combo'.
Photo taken by Laura Pearman
(screen shot from the YouTube taster video)
While I'm more than happy to spout about being a confident plus size woman, it's another to be able to pose like a mermaid. But the world didn't end, there was not an ounce of drama, and just good clean fun.
I even stripped off down to my bra while a group of 10k runners ran past.
While Laura and I can sit and natter about anything from Taylor Swift to the EU, we also know when to get to work!
The shoot was over, when the above photo was taken - never off duty us two!
Out of this day of fun and gossip, more than the actual reason I was in front of the camera, I got my mojo back! I mean:
Photos like these aren't about vanity, or about self promotion, but about the confidence, and the swagger they give you. The glow that means you've got this.
Keep an eye out for the full video, and the full details as to what we've got in store for you all!
Much love my lovelies,