Sunday, 15 January 2017

Beauty Has No Age



In June last year I was contacted by a lovely lady called Maleka Dattu, who many of you may know as the founder of Meru Maya Skincare. Maleka and myself chatted on the phone for a while and she told me all about #BeautyHasNoAge, listening to her I felt inspired, and I wanted to share with you all what the mission of #BeautyHasNoAge is all about and how you can get involved. 


#BeautyHasNoAge is a mission to unite every woman who’s ever felt insecure about the way she looks, in support of one another. Its success relies on all of us supporting each other with positive messages. It starts with that conversation in the mirror every morning and extends to you, actively looking for beauty in every person.  No more hating or slating.  Why does a man look in the mirror and see George Clooney looking back? Why does a woman often see spots, muffin tops, lines, large pores? A difference in CONFIDENCE!


Maleka really wants every women everywhere to positively take back control for how they feel about themselves. "Don’t leave your ‘happy’ in the hands of a partner, magazine, blogger, model, or corporate.  Instead, let’s revel in the liberation of confidently making our own informed choices, feeling beautiful at every age and pursuing our dreams at any age. At the age of 53, I coloured my hair bright pink​ (then lilac, then turquoise and green), in defiance of what is deemed to be age-appropriate.  It feels liberating. In the street a woman in her 70’s told me she is often told to give up her heels and now has the courage to say, ‘No, they make me feel good’."

At an event, Maleka complimented a woman, that in a world of veneers the gap in her front teeth was so beautiful and unique.  Later that night, she tweeted, "Tonight a woman I’d  never met, complimented me for something I used to be bullied about. I feel great. Spread happiness people."

My #BeautyHasNoAge picture I want to share of myself is this one...


I really hate this picture of myself for so many reasons: firstly, it looks like I have no neck, I have a dress hanging behind me which I was so gutted that I was so chubby enough I wasn't able to fit into it and it made me feel like crap, I was in my PJs and not a cute pair - ones I have had for years but are so comfortable, I have hardly any makeup on, my hair isn't done, I was on my period, I really felt like crap, and to top it all off it is unedited and was taken with my crappy laptops webcam. I basically didn't feel the slightest bit beautiful.
But other than all of that now when I look at it I am smiling, I had just been told my best friend in the whole world was pregnant and expecting her first baby and nothing else mattered to me so for that reason I felt wonderful and that is why this is my #BeautyHasNoAge picture.

I really hope everyone who reads this joins in with this mission in some form or another, and I'd love it if you can tag me and Meru Maya on twitter so we can all spread some love together. Have you tried Meru Maya before? What did you think? Are you going to join in on the mission? 

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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16 comments:

  1. I think it's so important to be happy with who you are. I know self-confidence is something we all struggle with but a smile and a compliment definitely goes a long way!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree so much babe, so happy to see your positive out look as well. 💗✨

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  2. Our self confidence gets to us all from time to time! Sometimes we just forget that we are all really beautiful, it's amazing what a compliment can do! Great post hun:)

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much beautiful. I agree so much! 💗✨

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  3. This is lovely! Merumaya are a wonderful brand - I use their cleansing balm all of the time!

    Leanne
    www.latteleanne.com xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I know I adore their cleansing balm too 💗✨

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  4. Love the skin your in! I absolutely love Merumaya products too, the cleansing balm is incredible xx

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    1. I agree babe. Thanks so much for your comment 💗✨

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  5. This is so cute but no I have never tried them!

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    1. Oh wow babe, please check them out. They're great 💗✨

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  6. I love this and I have tried a few Merumaya products which I really love! Your right, beauty does have no age! Fab post :) xxx
    Rachel | www.rachelxblog.com

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  7. This is a really great campaign and I think you look good in the photo! I've heard of Merunaya before but I've not gotten round to trying any of their products which hopefully I'll get a chance to x

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    1. Fingers crossed you'll get the chance to soon babe. Thank you so much for your comment 💗✨

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  8. Such an inspiring post, Alisha! I completely agree that it's so sad how so many women lack confidence with their appearance! Men have a lot of positive reinforcement through advertising and the media, while women really don't get as much - we just get shown stick thin airbrushed supermodels who look nothing like the average gal! I think you're an absolutely stunning woman and you have every reason to feel confident in yourself! You go girl! ✨

    Abbey 💗 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  9. Taking credit for your own happiness is the biggest achievement.
    What a great post, and it is a lovely picture of you because you look happy, content and beautiful! xxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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