I've always been a girly girl - not in that I liked frilly things and pink and all that gender stereotyping nonsense (although I did like all those things), but in that my closest friends have always been female and growing up with a sister, I was basically surrounded by oestrogen.
I'm no stranger to the difficulties that can arise in female friendships and I know that others often find it easier to be in male company, but I have always been a bit terrified of boys and it was around girls that I felt most like myself.
When I first watched the video of the NIVEA Masterbrand campaign, knowing that it was created to represent the strength in women and encouraging and supporting the #BRINGITON spirit of welcoming adventures together, it reminded me of all the fun memories I have with my best friends. I'm so lucky and grateful to have people in my life who have stuck around over humps and bumps, picking me up when I'm down and celebrating with me when I'm happy. Even though relationships of any kind are complicated, I think that at the core, it's one simple message - be there for each other.
I'm feeling especially thankful for my 4 beautiful bridesmaids - this time last year they were preparing my hen party and getting ready to be the most stunning and supportive bridesmaids ever (I'm serious, I constantly need to defend myself because it seems like I chose my best friends for their good looks!). And I'm excited for the fun that this summer will bring for all of us!
Who are your favourite ladies?
Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by the NIVEA Masterbrand campaign. All opinions are my own.