Amy Elsegood

January 22, 2018

Your names/a little about yourself ? 

Amy Elsegood - I was born with a port wine stain birthmark covering the left side of my face, i was always really shy and insecure about showing my face with no make up but i did the no make up selfie a few years ago and my photo went viral, since then i have been able to inspire many others like myself and help them with make up tips. Make up/beauty is something i am passionate about so its great to be able to help people doing something i love. My Instagram page is www.instagram.com/amyelsegood, my facebook page is www.facebook.com/amyelsegood1, i also have a youtube channel where i have make various make up tutorials to show people how i cover my birthmark. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgidDUYWJZLbhIbh_5yE0SQ.

 

What do you do? 

I currently work full time as a dental nurse but i like to beauty blog and make youtube videos alongside that.

 

Why did you get into that?

I got into beauty blogging etc because when my photo went viral I received loads of messages asking what make up i used and how i do it etc. so it felt good to be able to help.

 

How did you get it started?

i set up a beauty blog and just post on instagram quite alot and tag which make up i use etc.

 

Name 3 words to describe you best?

Ambitious,  Organised, Honest

 

Which females influence you the most?

My mother, Katie Piper 

 

What struggles have you over come and how?

I used to struggle with leaving the house with no make up on as i didnt want anyone to see me make up free, but since i have connected with so many other people like myself i now feel comfortable in my own skin and like to use my birthmark to inspire others that its ok to be different.

 

How has your role of a woman pushed you forward or held you back? 

It has pushed me forward to carry on and keep inspiring others.

 

How do you stay positive and focused? 

sometimes its hard to be positive when some people can be so negative but i just keep doing what im doing and read all the positive comments i get and i just believe that if you do good things for people then good things will happen to you.

 

I feel like I've lost myself a bit recently, constantly comparing myself to others on social media, thinking why am I not at that stage yet? Feeling like I'm so behind all my friends, they are all moving forward and I'm at a standstill, why am I not in a successful job with a nice house? But I've come to realize that I'm not the only one who feels like this, we all put so much pressure on ourselves to have the perfect lives because of what we see on social media. You are not falling behind just because you don't have what they have, do what they do or look like they do. They were equipped with the tools they need for their path just as I am equipped with mine! So I'm back with a positive mind and remembering my time will come and so will yours! 

 

Any words of advice for future girl bosses following in your footsteps?

Just be yourself and the world will love you for you!

 

What is one quote you stand by?

Perfection is overrated, theres a certain amount of perfection in being imperfect.

 

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