Keeping my hair looking healthy and beautiful can be difficult for me, mostly because I’m always in sun and salt water at the beach. I thought I would share a few of my tips to keeping your hair looking and feeling fresh and tidy during summer, along with a couple of hair styles.
All of our lives we are faced with “picture perfect” images in magazines that seem to set the standards of what it is to be “beautiful”. The media tell us to “love ourselves just the way we are” but everything we see around us is a contradiction of that and “loving yourself” is sometimes easier said than done.
We all have insecurities, which most of us try so hard to hide or “fix”. I was born with a birthmark on my upper, right thigh, which for a long time I was highly insecure about. I would go to the beach in a bikini and stand with my hand on the side of my leg trying to cover it as best I could. Now its my favorite part about myself and if anything I’m very proud to flaunt it. I realized that everyone is different, that obviously includes me and that if I spend my life wanting something I cant have I will never be happy.
The saying goes “You always want what you cant have”- I wanted the shoot for this blog post to be mermaid themed. Every girl who loves the ocean pictures mermaids to be mystical and beautiful but fairytales tell the story of how they just want to be like us. They are the perfect example of how being different is beautiful but even they are thought to want something they don’t have.
To me, our differences are what make us mystical, just like mermaids.
I was so excited to see my Dolly Magazine “Last Days of Summer” fashion editorial on newsstands last month. Since starting my blog I have been able to do so many fun and exciting things but this was my first ever magazine shoot, which is EXTRA exciting. When Dolly asked me to collaborate with them I was so honored! At first I was a bit intimidated and thought that the shoot would be hard but it was actually just a lot of fun. I got to spend the day hanging out, skate boarding and holding cute puppies on my favorite beach, Bondi. Oh, and wearing a lot of really cute clothes!
Thank you to everyone at Dolly for making one of my last days of summer at the beach so much fun. X Love Sophia
P.S. Ariana Grande looks so stunning on the cover (love heart eyes emoji)!
On behalf of all humans I would like to say sorry in advance.
We didn’t mean to kill you.
We were too involved in killing each other for land, cutting down trees for money.
We were too busy wasting water with long showers, digging you up for gold, diamonds and oil.
We were too self involved to realise how we were hurting something so beautiful.
We didn’t mean to kill turtles with our plastic bags.
“It’s not our fault” they said, that the air became so polluted crops could no longer grow.
They knew this would happen. They were too scared to face the reality of how close it was to the end. It was too late to even do anything when they finally woke up to what was actually happening.
But I always knew.
I can’t say I didn’t warn them.
I did my best to take care of you, but I had no help. I couldn’t do much. I wish they at least tried.
Some of the wiser ones told them as well. Told them “when the last tree Is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realise that you cannot eat money.”
They just kept living.