celebrate brains and beauty

AS women we may still be judged on our looks, but it’s our intelligence, wit, kindness and charm that will take us places.

Yes, it’s great to look and feel our best, but there has to be substance to back up our style, there has to be more to us all than just meets the eye. Otherwise, well, what on earth is the point?!

Intelligence, knowledge and wisdom are all greatly overlooked in my view but yet when it comes to the women who inspire me, it’s all of these qualities that makes me look up to them as the kind of woman I strive to be. These are the things I admire most of all.

Because whilst I can – and do – appreciate the beauty of women and (like many of us), adore pretty, feminine things, I like to think that my brain is just as attractive as my body, that my personal qualities are just as appealing as my face.

We put so much time into how we look don’t we? And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s nice to, well, look nice! But how often do we exercise our brains? Push them to their limits? See what we are all truly capable of?

In fact, using my brain (or trying to!) is one of the things I love about getting older. Learning more, figuring stuff out, realising you don’t know nearly as much as you perhaps thought you did, recognising that you may not indeed know all of the answers.

In the Western world we are bombarded with images of breathtakingly stunning women. We are taught at a young age that to be successful in life, good looks is all that we need. But this is nonsense and actually couldn’t be further than the truth.

Yes, looking attractive may help to open up doors, but it’s your brains, your humour, your personality and your special qualities which will help to ensure that they are kept open for you, to ensure other exciting opportunities await.

All of this and more is why I am LOVING this short video from Clinique:



Why? Well, because celebrating smart women is a smart move.

Clinique have recognised that combining beauty and brains is a winning combination. Plus any opportunity to celebrate women can only ever be a good thing in my book. (There’s still not enough of this around for my liking!)

Let’s face it, the prettiest packaging in the world may be beautiful to look at, but at the end of the day it’s still just packaging. What counts is what’s inside and with more brands recognising this, hey you just never know, one day we may be as adored for our intelligence, as we are for our beauty.

Watch it and be inspired! And tell me (please, I would LOVE to hear!)….who’s the smartest woman you know?


With love,




*Disclaimer – this is a sponsored post however as always, all views and opinions are my own.


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