Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Going #bearfaced for BBC Children in Need

Posting a photo or even just going outside without make-up on is a scary thought for most women, and also some men. Mainly because of the media's portrayal of 'perfection' and how stars on magazines are heavily airbrushed to make them seem flawless. Due to this, writing this post was daunting for me, I was worried about the possibility of receiving negative comments and reactions, but Children in Need is such a good charity and I wanted to join their campaign.
I heard about the campaign after I saw the #bearfaced celebrity photos on Twitter and Instagram, with the likes of Rochelle from the Saturdays and beauty blogger/ YouTuber Tanya Burr getting involved. However, I decided to take part after watching the Gareth's All Star Choir on Monday, seeing how the money benefits young people who need help, made me quite tearful and kick started my desire to raise funds for this amazing charity.

Yesterday, I headed to my local branch of Boots to purchase my pawprint tattoos and see what other Children in Need themed things I could buy, to find... they didn't sell anything, unless it was all hidden in a secret password guarded door. Therefore, I made a trip to North Shields Boots, leaving me with only 6 minutes to walk to the store, buy my things and get back for the only Metro which seemed to be running. I tried to spend limited time in the store to avoid being stranded by myself in the cold, but I managed to buy the last 'Fearne bear' which is a limited edition Pudsey designed by the very talented Fearne Cotton, as well as my 'bearfaced' tattoos/stickers. 

In preparation for taking my #bearfaced portraits today, I used some of the tips on this website, just to give me a confidence boost. I found the tips I used really helpful and would recommend the link if you want to take part in the campaign, or if you just want to feel better about your appearance on a make-up free day. 

Posting this was one of the scariest things I have done, but it feels good to be able to help charities and people who aren't as fortunate as myself. (So cliché, I know). I am still deciding what I can actually do to raise more money for them, to hopefully be able to benefit even more people. 

If you don't live near a Boots or don't like going outside, you can buy a Fearne bear here and your bearfaced tattoos here. 

Until next time

Holly Olivia x


  1. This is a great post! You look beautiful xx

    1. Aw, thank you that is really sweet of you!

      Holly Olivia x


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