Ugh why am I so in love with this man! Maybe it’s because of the way he loves me?! Every minute with him, no matter what we do, he’s always melting my heart 💕💕💕
Ps. Im in the point of my life where I can care less if I look perfect or not. Pores, blemishes, roots, it’s all normal guys! Hopefully you’re going to start seeing more of me in your wall so enjoy my perfect imperfections 😛
Instagram....vs. reality. In the first pic I have a ton of makeup up and the lighting was tweaked, but it made me feel confident! The second pic is zero makeup and I’m learning to feel beautiful in it as well. Lately I’ve been wearing a LOT less makeup, the first photo was me actually spending more than 10 minutes on my face in MONTHS (and if you know me well, you know this is extremely unlike me). As I grow mentally and emotionally, I’ve noticed a huge difference in my approach to makeup and what it means to me to go “bare”. Im not quite there yet, but I’m working on it.
#makeup looks of 2018. My makeup journey has been crazy! From wearing too light of foundation to perfecting my eyebrow skills, I’ve learned that makeup is really it’s most flawless when you’re comfortable in your own skin and use makeup as a tool to enhance unique facial features, not hide them. 6th slide looks like my edges are done 😏
I can tell you this picture was taken in Spring when we lived in Memphis, TN. My flower garden was abundant with lilacs, roses, azaleas and gorgeous blue hydrangeas. The kids picked a bunch for me during a hurried attempt at a photo session. My baby girls were in awe of the blossoms and sweet aromas. My 2nd youngest brought me a bouquet of tattered, assorted flowers and pedals plucked with her tiny , chubby toddler hands clutched haphazardly against her heart. My husband at the time grinned, and instead of reaching my hands out to receive her gift, I instinctively and decisively grabbed my camera. How I wish now 14 years later for a picture of her face glowing with pride presenting her mama with that sweet gift. I could have easily handed over the camera to Dad, but I didn't. I hid behind it because of my self hatred and perceived flaws and imperfections I used my camera as a crutch of avoidance.
Mom's and Dad's who hover behind the camera lens, Step back every once in a while and be present physically in photos and not just be adapt at pressing a camera shutter. You'll regret not seeing your laughter forever associated with a baby's giggle, or the pride in your eyes as your daughter hugs you beaming after her first dance recital, baby face flushed and turned upwards to check your reaction in real time instead of looking for you behind a clicking finger and camera body. Don't be me, who priar to a couple years ago and thousands of photos later, is in maybe a handful of very low visibility. Be IN the memory not just a witness to it.
#loveyourself#stophiding#bepresent#photographers#photography#beapartofthesemasterpieces#dontjustcreatemasterpieces#memoriesfade . #picturesdontlie#therearenoimperfections#noregrets for #alifewellived#lifeisshort#avoidance#camera#cameralens#mom#dad#flawsarebeautiful#flawsarehuman#Memphis#TN#utahcounty#utahgram#Provo#utahphotography
"Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack,
A crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in"
🕸️And of course there is a SpiderSteve and he does whatever a SpiderSteve does🕸️
Kudos to @titanwatchesindia for this empowering message. There are so many times women feel like hiding their “flaws” and giving in to conventional beauty standards. But our choice to flaunt our flaws can change this expectation.
Do share this message with as many people as possible.
Hi, I have a quick little story to share:
1. I dried the mirror w/ a Kleenex so sorry for all the fuzzy stuff 🤣
2. My hair has grown at least an 1.5” in the last few weeks 💁🏽♀️
3. No matter how your body looks, please just love on it and remember that you are 100% perfect. 🤗
My genes have played a huge role in shaping my figure. Yes I workout like crazy, but we have to remember that we are all cut from a different fabric. The beauty in that is... we are all unique and have our own style. I have rolls just like the next guy/girl, stretch marks, and even my skin isn’t 100% perfect.
You are one of a kind. There is nobody else like you, be thankful for that.
Also, I love you and I am proud of each and every one of you who views this. ♥️
Expectation VS Reality.
Picture 1- fresh and filtered
Picture 2- dark circles, PMS pimple, dead tired and no filters!
Social media has given us such unrealistic expectations of beauty, it is quite disappointing. We do not realise that almost every other picture we see on the internet is edited to perfection.. because cmon- nobody puts up a bad picture!
So I’m gonna do the honours of showing off my flaws 😁 because somedays even I work hard and my dark circles are more evident than ever, and my skin is more tired than usual after taking in SO MUCH POLLUTION.
Let’s just be real and love each other anyway - because even flaws are beautiful.
Guys just start loving yourself the way you are because you are beautiful.
You are enough. What other thinks about you shouldn't matter because afterall its all about what you think about yourself.
There are flaws in everyone and no one is perfect just be yourself and start appreciating yourself and love your flaws.
You are beautiful. You are capable and you are enough.
I was making a cup of coffee this morning after a beautiful but chaotic weekend with loved ones. My new mug was still lurking somewhere at the bottom of the sink and the only clean one in the cupboard was an old, slightly chipped cup from way back when.
It didn’t feel the same pouring my freshly brewed java into something so tarnished and I had to take a check on why I felt this way.
What is it about flaws we all find so incredibly hard to embrace? We live in a world where perfection is projected everywhere. This has cultivated the perception that to cut the mustard you have to be top of your game in everything. From looks, to lifestyle and everything in-between.
What happened to embracing imperfection? True beauty lies in the flaws and the flaws tell a story. Take my chipped old cup for example. The same cup that my daughter always chose to make my Mother’s Day coffee in when she was younger and the same cup I cried over when Grandma passed away. Filling it over and over again with tea just to feel close to her, such was her legacy for a good home brew. The same cup I used as a basil planter when we’d run out of plant pots. How the basil was the sweetest we’d ever had and made Spaghetti Pomodoro taste like heaven on our palates.
The passage of time has chipped at it, but time has also created memory and emotion – something my new mug can’t lay claim to. My beautiful, old, chipped cup tells a thousand stories and so has depth and meaning.
We must all remember that life is the same. Nothing remains immaculate or tarnish-free forever. Our bodies and faces age and reflect the lifestyle choices we have made. Yes, we can choose wisely but we must also embrace our characterful lines and wrinkles, as they are emblems of who we truly are.
The natural cycle of life and death means we can never escape blemish or degeneration. It is a natural passage and one we all have to travel. Everyone loves a good filter or a lens to view the world less painfully. We use food, alcohol and a myriad of things to achieve the latter, but it’s worth remembering we are all perfectly imperfect and this is what makes us human after all. ❤
This client was something special she gave me a reality check , I was more than honored to make her feel her most beautiful we can all be our worst critic but others see so much more in us , this beauty got a layered cut w| a bang 💇🏽♀️💆🏼♀️ I love making others feel beautiful ! #charmed#Beauty#flawsarebeautiful