Be Brave, Be You, Be Beautiful You

be brave be beautiful

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.


If you are looking for more songs that are great feel good beautiful songs that also builds your self esteem and reminds you that you are beautiful then you have to check out some of my favourites. If you have a favourite that I have or don’t have share the song with me. I would love to hear from you. Some of mine are these:

  1. Try – Colbie Caillat 
  2. Unpretty – TLC
  3. Beautiful U R – Deborah Cox
  4. Firework – Katy Perry
  5. Brave  – Sarah Bareilles
  6. Take Me As I AM – Mary J. Blige
  7. Gold – Britt Nicole
  8. Who Says – Selena Gomez
  9. Wings – Little Mix
  10. Perfect – P!NK
  11. 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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    1. Aww thank you Mindi. Your are beautiful too!

  1. You are just gorgeous. I love to blast mary j. "take me as I am" when I am painting in my studio. I love also Erykah Badu's Clever, but that might not be the actual name of the song. Basically she talks about all her flaws and then says but I'm clever.
    Cheers from Italy

    1. Thank you Sette Design. You are beautiful and gorgeous! I don't need a picture to say that. That song by mary j really helped me through some stuff. Love it! I don't think I have heard that Erykah Badu song but I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing that song with me.

  2. What an awesome movement! I love any cause that encourages women to celebrate their unique beauty! Thanks for sharing the song by Colbie Caillat. Haven't heard it before, but I plan to hop on YouTube and give it a listen. I co-host a link up called Beautiful You that is all about providing women a space to celebrate their beauty. Please feel free to link up with us!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreaatfashion.com/

    1. That sounds great Robyn. It is so good that you have provided a space to celebrate beauty. I will swing by and check it out.

  3. Shanice, you are inspiring and beautiful. Thank you for sharing yourself with others and with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! I am pinning so more and more people can read your lovely message! ♥

    1. Awe thank you so much Joy, I am happy I could help inspire this. Thank you for spreading my post 🙂

  4. You look beautiful w/no "makeup". I love Colbie Caillat's song too…very inspirational for women. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    1. Thank you Erlene,I appreciate your comment. I agree, that song is very good and inspirational for women!

  5. Love the playlist! Music always makes me feel better!

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Show Me Saturdays! Hope you will link up again this weekend (Saturday mornings at 7:00am EST).

    Happy Halloween!
    ~ Ashley

    1. Thank you Ashley. I am glad you enjoyed my playlist. Music makes me feel better too. Have a great weekend!

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