Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I’ve been blogging here since 2013 and have loved every minute of it.
I’m a blogger, content creator and photographer. I started out writing about beauty products that I’d save up from my minimum wage college job to buy. This quickly grew into something I’m so proud of – a whole community of people who love beauty, fashion and equality. I started writing about equality and diversity after realising that the beauty industry had no one like me in it. A girl who was born with disfigurement and didn’t exactly fit the mould of a typical influencer at the time.
I have Cystic Hygroma, a rare facial condition that has caused me to be disfigured. I have had many corrective surgeries on my face, that had to be privately fundraised. From an early age, I was featured in the media due to the complex nature of my condition. It is a huge defining part of my life, and I’m very proud to be able to represent such a small number of people – who are all so incredible. Throughout my career, I have achieved many things I’m incredibly proud of, however, being a Digital Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust is definitely a career highlight, and working with a charity that has changed so many young people’s lives for the better is exactly how I envisioned using my platform.
In February 2018, I won the “Young Achiever” award at the Chronicle Glass Slipper Awards for my work on my blog and social influence. Later that year I was featured on BBC Three’s Skin Deep series to talk about my journey with makeup and what that means to me.
In 2019, I was invited to Parliament to partake in a round-table discussion alongside Gateshead College to talk about education equality. I was the voice for students in the UK, to express how important it is that young people are given an equal opportunity in their access to higher education.
Summer 2019 I was featured on This Morning, which was easily one of the most defining moments of my career. To be able to share my story on a national level was something I never would have dreamed of when starting this blog. A few years ago I was just a young girl who loved makeup and worked long shifts at McDonald’s to be able to afford a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, and now, thanks to my incredible readers and community, I am able to fulfil my dream of being a full-time blogger.
I have now worked with brands such as McDonalds, Sanctuary, Cadbury, Oral B, Land Rover, Freya, Philip Kingsley, Revolution Bars and more. If you’d like to work together, my email is [email protected]
I’m so excited to see where 2020 takes me and I have a long way to go to spread my message of inclusivity, diversity, equality and of course, love of beauty.