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THE NEW 30: SK-II

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Adelina Perrin of The Charming Olive wearing L'Academie top and in collaboration with SK-II

Age is just a number.

Every day, women across the globe are having to deal with the pressures of society. These pressures intensify when a woman nears the age of 30. There’s something about this number that signals “nearing expiration” in the eyes of people across the globe. Often times it can raise a lot of unnecessary concerns such as “when are you getting married” or “is baby #1 on the way yet?” We start to question and doubt ourselves and we can get so caught up in making sure that we’re living up to these expectations that we forget to live life for ourselves.

I was raised by Bulgarian parents with really traditional values. Being born in Bulgaria myself but raised in California, I still grew up around people that also believed in these same values. You can definitely say that there’s always been a set of expectations set for me.

Change Your Destiny

According to my parents, I got married too early (25). But once I got married, everyone I knew across the world started asking me when baby “Addie” will arrive. I never felt like talking about it much because it was never in my immediate plans to have kids right away as a newlywed couple. It’s been several years now since I got married and to be honest, I think people got tired of asking me about babies. Every time they did, I would reply to them “it’s not a good time for us” or “i’m not ready yet.” And that became OK with most people because they’ve simply stopped asking. These people also see me living life on my own terms and have accepted that I won’t stand the pressures.

After watching “The Expiry Date” short video by #SKII, I felt so happy and found it to be so incredibly motivational and inspiring for women across the globe dealing with these age-based pressures. Thanks to the #changedestiny video and philosophy, the message of supporting women to choose their own destiny and to live life on their own terms can now spread across the globe! Darlings, we don’t have to have an expiry date!

In my own way, I’ve gone against the pressures of society by choosing to follow my heart and do what makes me happy! I strongly encourage you to do the same. My name is Adelina Perrin and #INeverExpire!

xx Adelina

 

This post is done in collaboration with SK-II. All opinions are my own. #InPartnershipWithSKII

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam
    July 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Totally agree! You do you, girl!♥
    Don’t ever rush into anything unless YOU believe you are 100% ready. There’s nothing wrong with how you decide to live your life and at what times. Keep inspiring xx

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

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    Jessi Malay
    July 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love everything about this post! you’re amazing <3

    XO, Jessi

    http://www.mywhitet.com/watch-3-braided-hairstyles-summer/

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      Adelina
      August 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you girl!! YOU are amazing!! xx

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    Amy
    July 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    You look beautiful, Adelina!! You’re so inspiring and couldn’t agree with this message more. You are the perfect embodiment of the new 30 (which is super fabulous and confident!!)

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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      Adelina
      August 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Oh Amy, you’re the sweetest!! Love you girl!! xx

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    Cynthia
    July 23, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This is such a great post, Adelina! The pressures are very real so it’s nice to hear your thoughts on the matter. Have a wonderful week and great post, babe!

    xx,
    Cynthia

    http://www.thesirenconfidential.com
    IG: @thesirenconfidential

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      Adelina
      August 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you Cynthia! Means so much! Have a lovely week! xx

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    Christine Kong
    July 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    What a great post! I definitely think there are so many societal pressures from marriage, to kids, to everything. It’s great to see so many women take a stance against that and follow their own path and destiny and do things that are and feel right for them. I am a huge fan of SK-II and love their products. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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      Adelina
      August 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you for reading babe! You are so right, but I also think because of this, we have it better than our moms! 😉 xx

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