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Here I stand…. or sit depending on which picture you are currently looking at.

My hair is done, my make up; perfect, even my clothes are freshly pressed. I look like a girl who really has her shit together, and most days I feel like one too.

But there are other days in my life, days which are not so picture perfect. Days where I feel like I’m spiralling, which way is up and which is down. I lose all sense of my usually positive bearings. One thing after another, the world throws it’s punches and with every blow it gets harder and harder to get back up.

It is just a bad day, I tell myself over and over.

But I am human.

These days are real but yet it is as if unless I scream from the top of my lungs “I AM HAVING A TOUGH TIME, PLEASE LET ME BE!” I couldn’t possibly be experiencing it.








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When you follow someone online, whether they’re a celebrity, a blogger or someone who went viral on the world wide web. You feel like you know them, heck I feel it too, like every time Chloe Morello tweets its like we’re BFF’s but she just doesn’t know it yet.


But they are still just a person, they wake up in the morning and wipe the sleep from their eyes just like us. They scream and swear when they stub their toe on the chair leg that definitely wasn’t there 2 minutes ago just like us and they also have days when they just don’t feel like themselves. Just. Like. Us.


I recently experienced an instance where someone forgot that even I was human.


“I felt like I had been kicked in the chest.”


After a long 12 hour day in London, I returned home and sat at my computer to play catch up. I opened up my Youtube and there was a comment from someone claiming to have seen me and that I was as stuck up as they had imagined.


I felt like I had been kicked in the chest.


They hadn’t even spoken to me, they hadn’t given me a chance and yet they had hung drawn and quartered me within in a few split seconds. That day had been surprisingly good so I couldn’t understand how they had jumped to that conclusion.


Assumption. As my dad says, it really is the mother of all F*** ups.
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It  is so easy to think you know everything about a person purely because of the 5% of their life that they choose to share with you.


“Oh she’s smiling in that picture so she must always be happy!”

“He is living the dream therefore his life must be absolutely perfect.”


How easy it is to assume that because we don’t always see the hardships, that there simply are none. And what a truly heartless assumption to make!



I talk about this all from the perspective of someone with over half a million people following their journey, but in reality this applies to everyone in every walk of life. Kate working in Topshop, David at the local Supermarket and Charlotte, the Youtuber with a million subs. None of us know anything about what they are currently dealing with. Life might be throwing punches we have absolutely no idea about and you just might happen to cross their path in the midst of it all.



Their demeanour may not be what you are used to, what you hoped for and it is all so easy to allow that brief exchange to impact and tarnish this person.



Did you ask that person if everything was OK? Did they mean to react that way? Did they want to talk about it? If you did, you are a rare breed of person known as the “Empathetic Type”. If you didn’t, you didn’t give them a chance and you are just as guilty as you perceive them to be.
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There’s a saying which is always knocking about on peoples Instagram accounts which reads

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind, Always.”

Absolutely everyone goes through difficult or hard times at some point in their lives, even you. And if you happen to cross paths with someone and they aren’t on their A game, then I would say that 9 times out of 10 this is their reality. People are seldom “bitches” for no reason what so ever, they are rarely rude or unapproachable just for the sake of it so it pays to open your mind, see the bigger picture and stop thinking about yourself and how YOU feel in that very moment.

There needs to be more compassion, understanding and empathy for each other in the world and online; less judgement, less witch hunts and down right negativity. Sure, you don’t have to like everyone, I sure as hell don’t. But that doesn’t mean you have to try to destroy the person because of it, because in all honesty, the person you truly destroy in the process…is yourself.


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  1. Jade Cascarina 22nd August 2016 / 7:24 am

    Such an open, honest post Lydia. I can’t believe someone commented that…actually, I can. The amount of negativity online is crazy & heartbraking like you said “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle. Be kind. Always.” I think people can often mistake kindness for weakness & it’s just not true. I think you can apply this phrase to anyone, just because a shop assistant didn’t smile at you doesn’t mean they’re ‘stuck up’ it could just mean they’ve had a bad day so if you show some sort of kindness in any way to try & cheer them up surely that’s better than showing hate & making a rude comment about her/him?
    Not that I’m in London much but if I ever happen to see you Lydia, I’d be so excited to chat to you!
    Have a lovely Monday & thank-you for this very honest post,
    Much love, Jade x

  2. Zita Jane 22nd August 2016 / 7:29 am

    Amen! Another great post Lydia and I couldn’t have put it better myself! I often get a bad case of “resting bitch face” and the most annoying comment has to be “smile, it can’t be that bad” as if there could never be a reason I’m not smiling! So lovely to see such an open and honest post! ????

    Zita Jane | Twenty Four

  3. Caz 22nd August 2016 / 7:47 am

    Nasty comments say more about the person making them than the person they are making them about. Know that you can’t control how others behave or what they think; you can however control how you feel about it and be grateful that you’re not on the same wavelength as the nasty person (but wish them to be a better person all the while) ????

  4. Ashley 22nd August 2016 / 7:50 am

    I LOVE THIS POST! No, but seriously, no one should judge a book by its cover. I have a resting bitch face 95% of the time, doesn’t mean I’m not friendly to other people! Depends on my mood as well. But what that viewer said to you is harsh, because she didn’t even approach you or anything. She just saw you a couple meters away and judged you by how you look, when really, the most important thing is the inside!

  5. Essi 22nd August 2016 / 7:59 am

    Few days ago I posted a post where I compared bloggers’ online & real life situations. It’s deffinately NOT what it looks like! You can’t judge a person based on how she/he looks in a picture or 2 meters away. Especially if you two are not talking.

  6. Lynn 22nd August 2016 / 8:22 am

    I guess there is nothing to add. People will always judge you whatever you do. If you’re too skinny, or too big.They might know your name, but def not your story. As an influencer, you are deciding what you want to share and some people will always exploit this. But here’s what: you have such a great community and you are so honest. You can be very proud, Lydia!

    Love from Germany
    Lynn |

  7. India 22nd August 2016 / 8:36 am

    Such a real, genuine and relatable post! It’s nice to know that your view is similar to everyone else’s, thank you once again for being such a inspiration xx

  8. Emma 22nd August 2016 / 9:16 am

    Great post Lydia! I think social media can sometimes mask the reality of the real world and it can easily be forgotten – how many perfect photos are there on Instagram when in reality 2 cm outside the shot is a tip or there’s washing hanging in the background nobody can see!
    Everyone has bad days, some more than others. We need to support each other as much as possible and take a minute to remember this.

  9. Jessica 22nd August 2016 / 9:18 am

    I love this post, and how true it is. Especially that very last line. The images on this post are incredible, they look like they belong in a high end fashion magazine! xx

  10. Harriet 22nd August 2016 / 9:21 am

    Such a thought provoking post, I feel it’s so important to remember points like these in the world of blogging and social media. These platforms make it so easy to portray a “perfect life” that those watching and reading forget who’s posting it and that shit things still happen, just that they are not necessarily aired out for all to see! You seem so lovely and I am so enjoying your content at the moment! <3


  11. Mili 22nd August 2016 / 9:40 am

    Such a great honest post, Lydia – the Blogosphere is so full of negativity, and people think that because there’s a screen, they can say anything without thinking of hurting people’s feelings!

    They would never say that to your face, but it’s so easy to just type and press ‘send’. I’m glad you approach the topic in such a nice, positive way.


  12. Adele 22nd August 2016 / 9:42 am

    Firstly I LOVE your look….simple but GORGEOUS! This post really rings true. People tend to forget that bloggers/vloggers only post the parts of their life that they want you to see, it’s always good to have perspective on that.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  13. Hayley Larue 22nd August 2016 / 9:47 am

    I could not have said this better myself! I feel the same way, especially when posting on Instagram and my blog. Of course we show the great parts of life, but no one really knows that even some of the days we post a fun blog photo on our instagram, we may have actually had a really difficult day, week, or month.

  14. Lily Olivia 22nd August 2016 / 10:13 am

    THANK GOD FOR THIS POST!! Recently I’ve seen *certain* people talking so much s*** about bloggers and YouTubers being stuck up and not having time for their followers and subscribers and honestly it’s doing my head in. People shouldn’t have to merrily dance around 24/7 just because they’re in the public eye or face the wrath of the “well I sort of smiled at her and she looked away without acknowledging it, Jesus what a bitch!” comments. Everyone is fighting their own battles and sure, some have more than others but that in no way invalidates your own. Brilliant post Lydia, I’m completely on your side lovely xxx

  15. Jack 22nd August 2016 / 10:29 am

    Love this! You have hit the nail right on the head with this post Lydia, so well said!! This world is in need of more compassion!

  16. Naomi hall 22nd August 2016 / 10:36 am

    This post is so on point and hit a chord with me. For the past 6 months i have been going through turmoil as mother was diagnosed with lung and thyroid cancer. This is the first time i have publicly said it online as i have kept my youtube channel and blog going throughout coming across super perky but inside im dying. I have not wanted to divulge how i was feeling as i didnt want to depress people. Things are on the up now mum is improving now. Just shows never be envious of anyone. My mum always says ‘by the grace of god go i’ we never know when we might be in similar situation.
    Keep your chin up, your doing great xx

  17. Charlie 22nd August 2016 / 10:47 am

    Hey Lydia,
    It’s sad that you have to write posts like this – there seems to be this really horrible attitude that, because someone is in the public eye (be that youtube, sport, celebrity etc.), they become public property and therefore people can say and do whatever they want to them because ‘they are asking for it’ simply for doing their jobs. It’s so bizarre and scary how people forget that the individual they are targeting is a human being too, with thoughts and feelings and organs and skin, just like everyone else. It’s sad that people have fallen out of the habit of being kind – it is an underrated quality that people view as weakness, and I just don’t get it! What could be stronger than someone offering a stranger a coffee when they’ve lost their change, or asking someone if they are ok if they are looking stressed or upset? Just because someone doesn’t react in a certain way, doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate you stopping to offer your kindness. We shouldn’t judge, and when we do, we should always reflect on our behaviour because our judgments are a reflection on us, and not on the person we are being unkind to.
    Hope you have a good week,
    Charlie xx

  18. Natasha Kendall 22nd August 2016 / 11:01 am

    I’m confused. How can someone come to that conclusion about you when you haven’t even spoken to them? I bet they didn’t approach you and go ‘hey, I enjoy your blog! Nice to meet you’. Oh well, one ignorant comment shouldn’t stop you from creating great content etc. Smile!

    Natasha Kendall

  19. Adriana 22nd August 2016 / 11:12 am

    People will always judge you by what they see online…With the blogs, instagram, all social media, people act like they know everything and like they have the right to judge you and say whatever they want. My blog is way smaller than yours and I receive that kind of stuff frequently. I only choose to share a few things of my life but people like to draw and imagine the rest even when they don’t me at all.

    I don’t know you Lydia, but if I saw you on London’s streets I would be more than glad to say hi to you!

  20. Aleksandra 22nd August 2016 / 11:16 am

    We live in an always-be-positive bubble that is bound to burst one day, but till then it is more like a prison, really, than an honest life.

  21. Mei Lan 22nd August 2016 / 11:28 am

    Hi Lydia,

    This is very rare for me to leave a comment behind but I’m having some rough couple of days and ended up here..reading your blogpost.
    And I feel like I want to share how much I liked reading it, always nice to be reminded how we can improve ourselves.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs Mei Lan

  22. Megan Ellaby 22nd August 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Lovely and beautiful post Lydia, I simply could not agree with you more!
    You’re killing it, you gorgeous thang you!

  23. Charlotte lane 22nd August 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I love this post and I saw that horribly spiteful comment on your YouTube video and wondered if the person had even come up to speak to you.. What a horrible assumption to make of someone and then write that false assumption on their YouTube channel. I really don’t understand why people follow people that they don’t like? There’s no need for all of this negativity all of the time. I’ve never met you but you com across as a super lovely, motivational and hard-working girl that I aspire to be like! Keep doing what you’re doing because you’re amazing at it and no one should tell you otherwise xo

    Char |

  24. The Sunday Mode 22nd August 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I completely agree, I absolutely hate it when people assume things about me or my life. The cold hard truth is that no matter how much of your life you share online, no one wants to share those moments when they’re wearing their old pyjamas and they’re sitting with a blanket around them crying their eyes out about god knows what. Just because someone doesn’t share those moments though it definitely doesn’t mean they don’t happen.

  25. Stephanie // StephieBeau 22nd August 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Absolutely love the “Be Kind, Always.” quote, it’s so true that you have no idea of what any other person is truly feeling. You’re an amazingly inspiring woman, Lydia. Keep doing you, ’cause you’re doing it spectacularly x

  26. Katja Dorothy Elisabeth 22nd August 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Lydia this is such an important and relevant message. It’s awful the way women are so ready to tear another down. My mother always said if you haven’t got anything nice to say, say nothing. I can completely relate the feelings you have talked about here (except perhaps the half a million followers bit). Beautifully written Lydia.


  27. Dolce Petite 22nd August 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I actually clicked this post because the title seemed so interesting, but honestly, before even reading your story, I have to tell you that these photos are among the best I’ve seen in the blogosphere so far! Congrats Lydia, you are an inspiration!

    Dolce Petite

  28. Megan Collins 22nd August 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I love this post… it’s so honest and every single person can relate to it. Thank you so much for sharing
    xx Megan

  29. Lottie Gibbons 22nd August 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Its sad you have even had to write this post, but I think its important. I saw this comment I believe your referring to and I was appalled. I feel some people who view Youtubers, Bloggers etc don’t understand there is a boundary between personal life and internet life and that how someone appears for 10 mins on a camera is how they are ALL THE TIME in real life.
    You have raised a great issue here.

  30. Cohan Elise 22nd August 2016 / 3:58 pm

    This is a great post & some wise words! If everybody was a little nicer and less judgmental day to day life would run a lot smoother. It’s sad that we have to voice this, it should come natural! Lydia you are an inspiration x

  31. Danielle 22nd August 2016 / 4:10 pm

    This is so true. Everyone is allowed to have a bad day, or even a bad moment. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or a mean person. I hope your dad is doing well, and I love that you opened up about your rough morning on snapchat the other day. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Courtney W 22nd August 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Lydia, a well thought out piece as always. I am a HR professional and often thought, ‘Well, if you put your life online then you have to deal with whatever comes your way’. It wasn’t until I saw your Facebook post on May 1 about a work colleague taking unflattering pictures, posting them on a staff notice board and making comments, that made me really think about online bullying and the toll this must have on your. As they say, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’…or why has no one asked, why is the kitchen so damn hot!?! There is no place for this negativity in the world and you are truly a beacon of light, class and joy. I am sorry to hear you had an awful encounter, but please remember you are also inspiring many to pursue their dreams whatever they may be. Much love, CW

  33. Hannah 22nd August 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I think it’s so important for influencers such as yourself write posts like these – for those of us just starting out it’s so important to not lose sight of who it is behind the blogs and social media profiles, and that they are people are just like us, and have feelings too. We all have bad days, we all have good, we all get stuck in a rut sometimes and we all have times where we feel like finally everything is falling into place, so to be reminded that it applies to EVERYONE is so refreshing! Thank you, Lydia.

  34. Kristen Robin 22nd August 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I love how honest you have always been on your blog. I always thought your authenticity was one of your strongest suits. It has been what has kept me coming back! Keep doing you Lydia!! <3 | Luxury. Fashion. Lifestyle.


  35. Olivia Williams 22nd August 2016 / 9:34 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, I feel sorry for some people who get caught on their bad days! Head up, shoulders back! You got this! You also have a new follower from this post! Xx

  36. Gitana Deneff 22nd August 2016 / 10:54 pm

    So sorry you had to experience that. That’s horrific. :/

    Quote from my mom, “One of the most common mistakes that we make as humans is assuming that everyone else on the planet is exactly like us.”

    This is what your post reminded me of. I recently did a post on a similar thing. It’s a good thing to keep in mind as we go through life, that not everyone’s life is perfect or horrible because of something you saw or what you assume to be true.

    Good post. Hope all is well with you. <3

  37. Jasmine 22nd August 2016 / 11:38 pm

    This resonated with me so much recently. People, strangers, even your closest friends and family may only see the side that you want them to see. Your parter even, may never see the side of you that you keep hidden, the damaged, lost, unhappy person you shove away like an embarrassing photograph. I obviously don’t know what you’re going through at the moment, but for me, this post struck a cord with my current mental state. Depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, are all things we wish we didn’t have. Things I thought only happened to other people. I went through what I thought was a phase of mood swings, feeling really low, then angry, and I put it down to hormone imbalances. But it was only when I took a step back and looked at my emotions, what I was feeling and how I’ve reacted to situations recently and really took at look at them. It wasn’t until then that I realised i had a problem. One that can’t be solved by hiding it, or by pretending it’s not there. Or even by trying to tackle it alone. Getting help and finally uncorking that bottle of secrets and emotions is the only way forward. I know now I have an issue dealing with my emotions. It took me bursting into tears at my GP surgery having gone in for a migraine to find out. Lack of sleep, fluctuating blood pressure, change in appetite, nausea, headaches, all signs of a deeper problem. As they say, it’s all in your head. But I go throughout my day, still not telling anyone about anything I’m going through and have to pretend everything’s okay and save face. Why would I want people to know any different, why should they. My closest know about my inner battle and are there for me. But I don’t think the outside world will ever know, truly, what goes on once that person is alone with their thoughts. Social media is the worst for it. People tear you down or make assumptions about you not knowing that you’ve already torn yourself down a thousand times over and never know the reality of what someone’s like without their phone or tablet or computer. People need to wake up and face the reality that people are not who they are online. Not 100% anyway.

    Hang in there, we’re all here for one another

  38. Emma 23rd August 2016 / 3:02 am

    Hear bloody hear!!! 5am getting a train to London yesterday morning I was approached, out of the blue and told to “smile”. Clearly my puzzled half asleep ‘why in gods name did I arrange such a hideously early meeting in London’ look translated to being a stuck up b**ch and the “smile” was swiftly followed by “yeah I thought you loved yourself”! Lovely huh- yeah morning to you too sunshine… ???? A person I didn’t even know popped up, said that and disappeared as quickly as he arrived. Sadly his comment stayed with me the whole day and I allowed the Toe rag (yes I’m thinking a much harsher word!!) to ruin my entire day. People can be very thoughtless and unkind. However, I find it makes the lovely people just a little more special ???? As always, beautiful pictures ( well you’re beautiful Lydia so frankly you’re going to look gorgeous in a bin bag ????) and beautifully written. Love love love your blog posts! I hope your week is going better than it started, Hugs xx

  39. Emma 23rd August 2016 / 3:09 am

    Hear bloody hear!!! 5am getting a train to London yesterday morning I was approached, out of the blue and told to “smile”. Clearly my puzzled half asleep ‘why in gods name did I arrange such a hideously early meeting in London’ look translated to being a stuck up b**ch and the “smile” was swiftly followed by “yeah I thought you loved yourself”! Lovely huh- yeah morning to you too sunshine… A person I didn’t even know popped up, said that and disappeared as quickly as he arrived. Sadly his comment stayed with me the whole day and I allowed the Toe rag (yes I’m thinking a much harsher word!!) to ruin my entire day. People can be very thoughtless and unkind. However, I find it makes the lovely people just a little more special :0) As always, beautiful pictures ( well you’re beautiful Lydia so frankly you’re going to look gorgeous in a bin bag )and beautifully written. Love love love your blog posts! I hope your week is going better than it started, Hugs xx

  40. Gabriella marsh 23rd August 2016 / 9:05 am

    Lydia your a kind , open and honest person that’s why you’re so popular and people can relate to you , I for one have! Ignore the bitter comments bullies get a kick out of being horrible. It’s something I pride myself upon is ignore the bullies these days when they used to get the beater of me not knowing what I was going through at the time .
    Lydia you are a strong independent woman with the world at your feet! Enjoy every moment of your growing career !


  41. Kellie Nee 23rd August 2016 / 12:51 pm

    This is so honest and amazing! Thank you for sharing this because this needs to be spoke about more often 🙂 You don’t deserve these types of comments so just know how many followers you have who adore and love you! Kellie xx

  42. Jenny 23rd August 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Fantastic post with so many truths spoken! I don’t understand why so many people want to write negative things about others. Can’t people just be nice to each other?!

  43. Caro 23rd August 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Love you Lydia!
    You make me laugh in almost all your videos, you seem to have a great personnality. You and Ali are just adorable.

    Still cool to be reminded that even the lives of people on internet is not always perfect.


  44. Andreea Serban 23rd August 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Such a touchy post! I know exactly how you feel or felt and I really try not to care sometimes when people think of me in a way that does not represent me at all, but it’s not that easy. The quote that I keep in mind lately is “have courage and be kind”, cause it does take a lot of courage to be kind…

    Lots of love, Lydia, I love your blog and the way you write and the passion that you put in your work!

  45. Lily 24th August 2016 / 12:31 am

    Very good points!!…Years ago I heard this story, which was powerful enough to keep me from speaking too hastily when someone’s behavior bothers me…

    There was a man sitting on a subway with his head in his hands. His two kids were running haywire around the subway car and being quite disruptive. The man seemed uninterested in getting his kids to behave properly. Finally another passenger spoke up. “Excuse me, but your kids are driving everyone crazy! Why don’t you do something about it? What kind of parent are you?!”

    The dad wearily raised his head and said “Oh… Sorry…. My wife… their mother… died today in hospital and I guess I’m out of it…” He looked at them… “And I guess they’re upset…”

    Now it doesn’t matter to me if this story is strictly true or not. But ever since I heard it I have been more careful when I speak to people. I mentally reframe my words before they come out, so I might say something like “You seem like you’re having a tough day” or “This seems like a challenging job”… and then it all comes spilling out. They will tell me about the challenges that they are trying to survive and then I am so glad that I said something kind and understanding instead of bitchy and critical

    Thanks for bringing up an important topic 🙂

  46. Sabinomi 24th August 2016 / 2:54 am

    Hi Lydia!
    Your photos are amazing. Can you tell us how to edit them? Which software, app do you use?


  47. Liv 24th August 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Beautiful and accurate as ever post Lydia. I’ve always said that about assumption. Assumption is my most hated thing and the worst thing to exist in life. I’m so happy to see you putting your point of view out there and sharing it with your audience because it’s more important than ever in this digital age. I wrote a post similar to this a few months back and would really love for you to read it >>>

    Keep being beautiful and wonderful (in my opinion, no matter what the silly people say!)

    Liv xxx

  48. Aline 24th August 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Hallo Lydia

    this was truly an amazing blog post. You are an inspiration to all of us. There are people out there that don’t think about their action or their words, which can be really hurtful. So thanks for speaking up 🙂

    Thank you very much

  49. Natalia 25th August 2016 / 10:43 am

    I think one of the worst parts of being a YouTuber/bloggers is the negative and non-constructive feedback. I saw many of you talking about it and, although I’ve never experienced something like that in the social media, I’d like to advice about it. From my perspective, those people consider you a really important person, otherwise, they wouldn’t go and take their time to comment. Regarding to what they say, that doesn’t have anything to do with you, but with them: it doesn’t matter what you do, it’s their personality that makes them being like that. Try to ignore them if you think what they say is useless 🙂 x

  50. Laura 27th August 2016 / 10:44 am

    I really love this perspective. Obviously, there’s a difference between anxiety, shyness and plain rudeness and people need to notice that there’s a fine line between them. I love your honesty.

    I also think you should show as much of yourself as you want online. Blogging and social media is a personal tool and you should be the one to decide how much of yourself is represented. It’s up to the readers/viewers to know and understand that Internet You is always going to be different in some respects to Real Life You.

    Thanks again for an amazing post! x

  51. Katie Kuo 1st September 2016 / 4:14 am

    Thank you for a wonderful post Lydia. I do feel that a lot of people only judge what they see on the surface, and use this to assume they know a person well.
    Social Media and the digital world only show a very small percentage (of what we choose to show) of our lives. There are so many more parts of ourselves to
    get to know!

  52. Karo De Nijs 1st September 2016 / 9:00 pm

    wow this post really got to me.
    I also saw that comment on your video. It’s unbelievable, some people judge so fast.


  53. Primrose 2nd September 2016 / 10:59 am

    Absolutely adore these shots and how you’ve styled this look – literally my favourite yet! beautifully written too – we all need reminding sometimes to remember that everyone is fighting their own battles. Someone could be a totally imbecile to me but I’ll still stop and wander what has happened to make them feel like that and remember to not to judge so quickly. Love and live and let live, It’s such a judgmental world and we need more of you positivity x

  54. Zhenya 3rd September 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Love this look)) U look so gorgeous as always!!!)))

  55. Terri 3rd September 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Love this post, great read! & love your photos always!

    Much love,

  56. Mariam 6th September 2016 / 5:03 pm

    I do want to say it is normal, to have bad days, to feel upset, to go down and then to raise up… but it’s sad you do even have to justify yourself for what you’re feeling. As the influencer you are there are lots of people who only see what you share, what you want to show and I understand you! All of us want to share our best moments, our wishes when they come true, we want to share the happy days and the greatest things. But showing only the “happy face” doesn’t mean there is no “sad face”… As you said we are all humans, and we can never know what someone is going through, so I send you my biggest support for those days where you can feel a little gloomy, and I hope we can cheer you up^^!!


  57. Sabina 8th September 2016 / 7:42 pm

    So true and genuinely said! I admire you for saying things as they are and applaud you for handling them with so much grace!

    Sabina |

  58. Stephanie 13th September 2016 / 7:05 am

    This was an intensely important post. It was very strong of you to write this, Lydia, and I really commend you for being able to do it. Don’t let anything get you down, as hard as that may be. Your fans truly love you and support you, please always remember that. Thank you, for always being so open and honest.

  59. Charlotte 14th September 2016 / 6:33 pm

    If I would have seen you in London I would have stopped to say how your videos and blog posts brighten my life, especially on the low days you are describing. So thank you for another great post. You deserve all the success you are experiencing and for every one nasty comment I am sure there are hundreds of positive ones!

  60. Archana 14th September 2016 / 9:07 pm

    You are lovely.

  61. Madeleine 19th September 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Your blog is so inspiring for me 🙂

  62. Eva I'm not Ana 26th September 2016 / 6:53 pm

    I love all of your vlogs and blogs and you are an amazing and inspiring person. sooo relate-able! Someone repackaged my entire blog and sold it and I didn’t know people are allowed to wreck your stuff (transformation) humiliate and bully (parody) and criticize you in the name of fair use of your website. So when people try to destroy you try to be strong and keep the faith and remember something is wrong with them and not you or they wouldn’t be so set on downing you for their own fun and entertainment purposes.

  63. Zoe 4th October 2016 / 10:20 am

    You always seem so positive, sometimes it’s easy to forget that everyone’s human, everyone has their ups and downs, and what you choose to share online is your choice. Such an honest post, thank you!

  64. Amber Gisele 19th October 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Lydia. I started watching your Youtube videos about a month ago. The moment I realised that I truly admired you as a person was when I caught myself smiling from ear to ear just watching you tackle life with such grace. Although, you are brave enough to let us know that behind the scenes you are human too. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You inspire me.

    Letter from a wannabe blogger. amber_gisele xx

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