#Tbt Me age 15 and age 28

Me age 15 and age 28.
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren't real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same 'addicted to fitness' way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn't compare or judge. 
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then. 
Free to be who we were. .
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren’t real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same ‘addicted to fitness’ way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn’t compare or judge.
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then.
Free to be who we were. .
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My favourite talented and creative hairdresser Andy @andyatagency who does good selfie pouts and me- his smiley happy client! He has the best long arms for selfies too! Blondeness by nearly-new-mum-to-be Colourist supreme @chanelnott earlier in the week

My favourite talented and creative hairdresser Andy @andyatagency who does good selfie pouts and me- his smiley happy client! 
He has the best long arms for selfies too!
Blondeness by nearly-new-mum-to-be Colourist supreme @chanelnott earlier in the week. 
Thank you to you both. Xxxx

Ready now for a busy worklife September with lifestyle, image and lifechange clients, 
And talks in schools on body image, social media, mental health, bullying and self-confidence. .
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#self-confidence

Thank you to you both. Xxxx

Ready now for a busy worklife September with lifestyle, image and lifechange clients,
And talks in schools on body image, social media, mental health, bullying and self-confidence. .
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#self-confidence

As seen in Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine

As seen in Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine. "21st Century problems? There's a mentor for that....."
Modern living may be throwing up dilemmas we've never faced before-but theres a new breed of therapist rising to the challenge. And they're just a click away.
The Confidence Coach...That's me..
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It's free to message or call me for an initial phone chat to see if I can help you to become the best version of you that you can be. .
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@youmagsocial @rory_photo
“21st Century problems? There’s a mentor for that…..”
Modern living may be throwing up dilemmas we’ve never faced before-but theres a new breed of therapist rising to the challenge. And they’re just a click away.
The Confidence Coach…That’s me..
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It’s free to message or call me for an initial phone chat to see if I can help you to become the best version of you that you can be. .
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@youmagsocial @rory_photo

When it’s a pink day

When it's a pink day.

Pink hair spray TK MAXX
Tshirt H&M
Denim jacket Primark
Jeans Zara
Trainers F&Fclothing
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Pink hair spray TK MAXX
Tshirt H&M
Denim jacket Primark
Jeans Zara
Trainers F&Fclothing
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Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist

Blonde again! with my wonderful very pregnant colourist. 
Hoping that the baby doesn't come early!  @chanelnott 
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

Hoping that the baby doesn’t come early! @chanelnott
As we get older the creamy tones of blonde hair are so important as hair colour should compliment, brighten and enhance your facial skin tones. .
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@chelseagreensalon

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark

A selection of my favourite makeup brushes and products from @primark.beauty .

I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment. 
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away. 
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts. 
It's so important to be able to blend away,  especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products,  foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it's eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush 
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush 
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Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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beauty .

I was browsing in Primark Oxford st and checked out their new beauty products which apparently have had a recent significent financial investment.
I was really impressed with their makeup brushes which I then bought for a transgender MTF client so she could experiment with her newly learnt makeup application techiques, taught by me, with these brilliant inexpensive makeup tools.

The brush prices ranged from £1-£2.50 and were excellent in both texture and balance between softness and firmness for application and blending away.

The key to a good make application is blending and blending away.
Its not all about countouring as seen in so many airbrushed insta MUA posts.
It’s so important to be able to blend away, especially for a trans girl who may still be covering her remaining beard growth during her laser/electrolysis/hormone treatments with layers of concealer products, foundation and powdering to set.

However blending away is important for all girls whether it’s eyeshadow, foundation, concealer or blusher.
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The brushes shown here include double ended brushes:
Angled eyebrow brush
Eyeshadow and concealer brush
Apply and blend brush
Foundation and concealer brush
Powder and finish brush
And
Blender sponge
Mattifying powder
And an artist palette of eyeshadows.

Great makeup tools for starting out.
Total £29! ( i doubled up on some of the brushes for my client)
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Endermology

Endermology.

When legs feel and look heavy,  Endermology can help their appearance whilst you are on your weightloss regime and body transformation journey. 
Yes those are my legs...and this treatment helps me a lot.

It's a roller which is used over your body (whilst you wear a special body stocking). The action of the machine helps lymphatic drainage ( in fact cancer treatment patients have this treatment too to help their lymph drainage) 
It helps reduce cellulite, skin elasticity, skin tone and skin quality. 
A couple of sessions a week over a few months and then an occasional maintenance one definitely makes a difference.
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When legs feel and look heavy, Endermology can help their appearance whilst you are on your weightloss regime and body transformation journey.
Yes those are my legs…and this treatment helps me a lot.

It’s a roller which is used over your body (whilst you wear a special body stocking). The action of the machine helps lymphatic drainage ( in fact cancer treatment patients have this treatment too to help their lymph drainage)
It helps reduce cellulite, skin elasticity, skin tone and skin quality.
A couple of sessions a week over a few months and then an occasional maintenance one definitely makes a difference.
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