“What does beauty mean to you?”
That is one of the most common questions I’m asked.
The truth is there is no single – or correct – definition of beauty. Beauty is subjective and can be found in many different things.
Personally, when it comes to beauty, I believe there is perfection in imperfections. I believe in not wanting to look like anybody else. I believe in going fiercely out into the world as your true authentic self to help others. I believe in having a voice and making it f*&%ing count.
When I left my Beauty Editor career at InStyle magazine to launch Gritty Pretty – a website dedicated to the democratisation of beauty – I had no idea of what Gritty Pretty would go on to become or the incredible audience of women who would inspire me daily.
I also never would have imagined I would go on to front MYER’s beauty campaign, #HereIAm (which was revealed today and you will see more of over the next three weeks). What I do know is that I’m immensely proud to be the face of this beauty campaign, which I think is much more than skin deep.
Whoever you are, wherever you may be, you deserve to feel confident. You are unique. I am unique. We all are. Our differences are what makes us beautiful that’s why I embrace mine and use these beauty products to enhance them. It’s my way of saying to the world, “Here I am, this is me.”
Won’t you join me?
I’ll be hosting beauty workshops at Myer Melbourne (Saturday 4 March 1pm – 2pm) and Myer Sydney (Saturday 18 March 1pm – 2pm).
Grab your girlfriends and book your tickets here. See you there!
Photography: Duncan Killick
Makeup: Victoria Baron
Hair: Michele McQuillan
With sincere thanks to the entire MYER team!