Happy Birthday Niomi Smart! This Is Every Time She Gave Us The Ultimate Inspo
This girl is nothing but goals.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIOMI SMART!!! That’s right; today one of our absolute YouTube faves turns the big 2-4. With over 1.5 million subscribers, the world has been slowly but surely falling in love with Niomi over the last few years and rightly so, her super-cute brand of fashion, lifestyle, beauty, EVERYTHING vlogging is some of the most inspiring out there. To celebrate her birthday, here’s every aspect of life Niomi has had us feeling all empowered about so far:
From simple ‘What I Eat In A Day’ vids to perfectly explained more complex recipes, Niomi’s channel is a constant resource of tasty, healthy recipes and tips. Whether it’s picnics, nights in or big Christmas meals, you name it - Niomi’s got your back!
As if all that wasn’t enough, Niomi also has her own healthy eating cookbook; ‘Eat Smart’ on it's way soon! Having your own book is pretty much a given for YouTubers these days we know, but seriously we can't wait for Niomi’s we're pretty sure it's going to basically transform our kitchens from mounds of super-noodles into havens of healthy living.
Niomi isn’t technically a vegan, she has a very occasional bit of honey (fair) which is a big no-no for the hard-core vegans out there. So she generally goes by ‘plant-based’ when describing her eating habits. She’s always been aware that there’s a certain amount of stigma surrounding vegans and plant-based eaters and so she’s always carful to be clear about it. When she decided to go plant-based it was a slow process. She’d heard about the benefits to your health and wellbeing, she did some thorough research, she tried it out and she found that she loved it! That’s the way to do it.
Niomi’s favourite quote (though she can’t quite remember who it’s by or who told her it!) is; “you will never regret going to the gym or working out”. She lives on a philosophy that you’ll only ever regret not working out and uses that to push her to do it every day. Easier said than done mate, but still great advice!
Running A Literal Marathon
This year Niomi took her #fitspo to a whole new level when she ran the London Marathon. Not only did she raise over £3,000 for Cancer Research in doing so, but she vlogged about the whole thing and her videos on how to train, how to mentally conquer the marathon and what to eat in the build-up have inspired us to get our running shoes on for next year…maybe.
One of the great things about Niomi, and YouTubers in general really, is that she’s just a normal person just like the rest of us; she’s totally down to earth and doesn’t shy away from her imperfections. Just like us there are times when she gets stressed or feels overwhelmed and her video on how to combat that is enough alone to help us relax, not to mention the super-helpful tips she offers.
Niomi does always look great, but that’s not the inspiring thing we’re on about here. Last year she teamed up with InStyle to launch their #YouLookGreat campaign, a campaign focused on telling others they look great and encouraging everyone to be happy with the way they look. The whole thing was inspired by an impromptu styling session she had with a random woman in a changing room and was amazing!
Since YouTube is basically one big community of great people supporting each other (apart from sometimes in the comments), obviously Niomi has some awesome pals. Whether it’s doing yoga with Alfie Deyes or having the MOST adorable tea party in Zoella’s garden, Niomi is living the friendship dream.
Okay so we lied, this isn’t everything Niomi has inspired us about, we could go on and on and on, but you get the jist, we LOVE Niomi and wish her the happiest of all birthdays!