Finding your inner beauty – we’ve all heard the phrase before but what does it really mean to you? For today’s “Makeover Monday” post, I wanted to switch gears a little bit and share a quick story of how I discovered for myself my inner beauty and what it took for me to get there. As women, especially, it becomes a battle that we must win together!
Finding Your Inner Beauty
Comfortable in my Own Skin
It’s taken a long time for me to completely feel comfortable in my own skin. Shocker I know since I share my life online, but real life it’s not always been easy. I’ve been that girl staring at models in magazines, wishing my thighs didn’t touch. I’ve been that girl who wished I could have more self control and not eat the second cookie. I’ve been that girl who’s self conscious in a swimming suit, who cares that my cellulite shows. I’ve been that girl…we’ve all been that girl in one way or another. Why?
It comes down to not caring what others think and doing what truly makes us happy. No, it doesn’t happen overnight. I remember laying in bed one night, miserable and hungry from my latest diet, and I said to myself, “Stop doing this for someone else. Do it for you!” I was tired of trying to be perfect so I could meet a husband. I was sick of people telling me I had to lose 15 pounds to be attractive and I needed to look like what I wanted to attract. (Woof, but these were real life convos people!) So the next day I looked up MarathonRookie.com and decided I was going to do something hard. I was going to run my first half marathon, alone and for ME. It was always someone on my bucket list.
The Key is Believing it Could Happen
I started running. No, I am not a runner, but I started somewhere. I got better and it got a little easier as time went a long. I learned to love my body despite it’s setbacks. As I learned to love and respect this body that could take me from mile to mile, I learned that the key is believing it could happen. I learned that no one can make you happy about the way you look. Not really. Yes, a compliment always feels good, but it’s you who has to look in the mirror everyday. You, who has to pick yourself back up when you fall and you who says, “I am beautiful and freaking awesome despite what the haters think.”
Everyone has their “half marathon” they have to overcome. Whether you’re fresh out of college or 50 years old, we all have to find our inner beauty.
Enhancing Your Inner Beauty through Makeup
One of the many reasons I love blogging and being a Maskcara Beauty artist, is the people I get to meet. Not only do I have the rare gift of seeing someone’s beauty from the beginning, but then being part of the enhancing process, it’s amazing! I love watching a woman’s eyes light up when she looks in the mirror. My cousin shared a photo and said, “I haven’t felt this pretty in a long time.” I love being part of that. Thank you Kami! Thank you for sharing your inner beauty with me!
Be strong babes and never, ever let anyone tell you you’re not beautiful.