Are you not quite feeling yourself at the moment and not feeling ‘beautiful’? Let me tell you now girl, you are beautiful – in SO many ways! You may be thinking right now why is someone calling me that, you don’t even know me, it’s easy for you to say, you’re just saying that… bla bla… I’m here to tell you its true because us women are amazing creatures when we DON’T compare ourselves to society and Instagrams exterior ‘standards’. I completely get that’s it’s so easy for me to sit here and call you beautiful and you do not understand why, but listen I’m here to tell you it’s true and I’m with you on this one. Hear me out…
Beauty salons were closed for a while and a lot of us girls depend on these beauty hacks like 2m long nails, hair extensions, lash extensions… we’re all guilty! But why should we have to pay extra, to feel beautiful…?
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? And beauty is deeper than just what the eyes see. Beauty comes from within, first and forever.
It’s hard sometimes to think that you’re “pretty” or “beautiful” when you see yourself everyday in-front of the mirror and perhaps notice things that you don’t always believe is what everyone perceives as “beautiful”. Us girls seem to focus on the parts we wish we couldn’t see or wish we could change. ‘My nose is too big’, ‘I hate the colour of my eyes’, ‘my teeth aren’t straight enough’, ‘my lips are too small’, ‘my belly isn’t as flat as hers’… sound like you?
Flip the negative into positives. What do you LOVE about yourself? What makes you, you? What do you have that someone else doesn’t? This is your chance to prove to yourself you’re stronger than you think. And if you can’t appreciate and love yourself, THIS is where the problem is stemming from, NOT your looks.
You’re the one that sees and says these things in your head, when someone next to you is looking at you in awe, wishing they had that asssss, those eyes, that figure, your sense of humour, your infectious smile… You always assume that everyone sees the same ‘imperfections’ in the same light you do, but trust me now, people with an open mind, a healed heart and don’t hold any bitterness are the people who see past that, and the ones who are insecure and fighting their own battles will be on your page too when you allow yourself to be vulnerable – we’re all our own worst enemy’s deep down and thats okay, it’s how we deal with it that matters.
Ask yourself this one question “What does it mean to be beautiful?”
Yes, your nails might be chipped or overgrown right now.. Yes, you might be flaunting the natural eyelash look right now… Yes, your eyebrows may be well overgrown…Yes, your roots may be brown when they are ‘supposed’ to be blonde…
Guess what – we are all in the same position. BUT WE ARE ALL STILL BEAUTIFUL!
LOCKDOWN HAS FORCED US ALL TO BE NATURAL AND APPRECIATE OUR INNER BEAUTY, so use this time wisely and positively, instead of self-destruction and be MINDFUL when those negative thoughts start to sway.
GIRL flaunt the natural look right now! Flaunt what ya momma gave ya!
We’re not alone. If you don’t feel beautiful, I promise you’re not the only one feeling like the grinch right now lol. Everyone sees “beautiful” in different ways but surround yourself with internal minds instead of superficial minds and your self love with grow with those around you. When you don’t feel beautiful, I can assure you there’s someone out there in this world is thinking otherwise, and even if they don’t it’s YOUR value of yourself that matters, so let’s start working on what really matters – us.
You look at yourself in that mirror and tell yourself that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
You are the only version of YOU, who else can compete with that? No one. YOU are enough.