Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
We’re all guilty of watching other people’s lives through the rose-tinted glasses of social media. It’s no wonder your Instagram account could be making you a jealous person – we spend hours scrolling through our feeds and wondering why we don’t wake up looking like our favourite lashed-up and pouty influencers.
Which is why when beauty vlogger Gina Shkeda decided to reply to a message from one of her fans in the realest way, the response went viral.
Shkeda, known for her flawless make-up snaps and envy-inducing holiday pics, had taken a selfie while in bed just before she was jetting off on one of said trips.
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Shortly afterwards, a fan tweeted the picture, saying: ‘If I could wake up as beautiful as @GinaShkeda I’d be the happiest girl alive #naturalbeauty,’
It took no less than a minute for Shkeda to reply to her fan, but instead of thanking her for the compliment, she made a pretty big statement.
‘Girl I have micro bladed brows, lash extensions and lip injections – I don’t even look like this… you’re flawless,’ she replied.
It has garnered a brilliant response from fans who have applauded her for her honesty, and for reminding us not to buy into believing that everything we see on Instagram is real.