We know what we see on the internet isn't always as authentic as it looks, but rarely do people willingly point out what about themselves isn't real. That's why beauty blogger Gina Shkeda's response to an envious fan was so surprising—it was just so honest.
Gina Shkeda posted an Instagram of herself looking typically gorgeous, with her skin almost glowing. The beauty blogger manages to look very "woke up like this," without any super obvious makeup to enhance those gorgeous features.
On Twitter, one of her fans wrote, "If I could wake up as beautiful as @GinaShkeda, I'd be the happiest girl alive #naturalbeauty."
What Shkeda wrote back is so surprising, yet so completely wonderful. She laid it all out, and made no bones about the fact that her "natural" beauty isn't necessarily quite as natural as many people probably assume.
Gina Shkeda replied to the fan's tweet, writing "Girl I have micro bladed brows, lash extensions in and lip injections - I don't even look like this. You're flawless."
What an open, kind, and empowering message! Not only does she point out what her face is currently sporting that it was not born with, she adds in a bit about her fan being "flawless," because no one needs to make themselves look a certain way to be truly beautiful. Also, beauty is not always synonymous with happiness, but that's a whole 'nother can of worms.