I heard about and saw this I am Brave and Beautiful movement that other bloggers were doing. I wanted to join in. I came across the post from Whipperberry and then emailed Brassy Apple to see if I could join. Everyone can join in case you were wondering. I was just talking about self esteem not to long ago with my DIY BeaUtiFUL Collage Mirror. That feeling of being beautiful is something that I know many people all struggle with...yes... even me too.
I actually like the song Try by Colbie Caillat way before even hearing about this movement. Just like these bloggers, I enjoyed her lyrics and inspiring music video. Who knew that it would be the song to spark this idea, this movement. These lyrics starting it all...
“Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you… “ Colbie
At first I thought. Oh boy, I haven't worn make up in a very long time. But there are different versions of make up to me. It doesn't have to be eye shadow, eye liner, fake lashes, bronzer, foundation or whatever else we use. Everyone has their own kind of make up, it can be necklaces, rings, earrings or nail polish, or sun glasses, or glasses or even plucked eye brows that we chose for ourself as our make up. Something we wear to make us feel beautiful. Mine these past years have been my hoop earrings... I love my hoop earrings. In high school it was gold eye shadow, powder (that didn't really make too much of a difference), clear lip gloss and... you guess it... my hoop earrings that seem to keep getting bigger and bigger through out the years.
Since I've had my son, I have only kept my love of not too small, not too big hoop earrings. I also put my hair up a lot. Ponytails! If my hair wasn't straightened then it was always up and that is still the case now.
But today I am going to be Brave and Beautiful. I just took these pictures today. No editing, no earrings, no makeup and yes, that includes no ponytail. Just natural me.
- Try - Colbie Caillat
- Unpretty - TLC
- Beautiful U R - Deborah Cox
- Firework - Katy Perry
- Brave - Sarah Bareilles
- Take Me As I AM - Mary J. Blige
- Gold - Britt Nicole
- Who Says - Selena Gomez
- Wings - Little Mix
- Perfect - P!NK
- I'm Not Perfect - Lori Martini
Also don't be forget to join in. Post up your pictures of your beautiful self without makeup on, or without your version of makeup and join in the hundreds of others displaying what makes them brave and beautiful. Be sure to tag your photos with #IamBeautifulandBrave and #ColbieTRY. If you can, also tag @brassyapple and @Peacefrom6pieces on Instagram or check out their sites.
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