New Year,Nude you... well actually i’m not nude but my face is pretty nude lol
2016 was an interesting year, there were many amazing things that happened and some awful stuff that happened too. I choose to not dwell in the negative which was something that kind of took over the beginning of the year and set a dark tone for 2016.
Instead I choose to look at 2017 as a year of re-birth!
2016 tested me in ways I couldn't of imagined and ultimately prepared me and shaped me for 2017.
I wanted my first blog post of 2017 to be real, raw and also at the same time empowering. So instead of putting on a glittery dress, throwing around confetti and popping champagne ( although this sounded amazing) I decided to do raw shoot. No makeup, no hair done, just raw, real and well... just me.
I also decided to extend the shoot to any ladies who wanted to do this with me as it was a bit nerve wrecking. I gathered some amazing women and even had humblehumansapparel make some amazing shirts for the shoot.
It was important for me to do this shoot and I’ll tell you why….
How many of us nit pick at ourselves? I constantly complain about my weight or my weird neck or my non existent jaw line!!!. I get obsessed and then I fall in to a sadness when reality is I should be embracing my so called “flaws” as they make me unique and make me ME! So instead I have decided that 2017 will be a year of owning my imperfections and see this as the real beauty!
I have decided that the new beauty is not hiding behind the makeup and really showing the world we love ourselves, flaws and all!!
I’m not saying that its bad to put on some makeup! Intact my vanity is filled with beauty products! I am saying that it is important to love ourselves with or without the makeup!
Its proven that when we let go and truly embrace ourselves we learn to love ourselves fully which leads to having a better relationship with others!
Women spend way too much money on cosmetics that claim to make then more beautiful. The truth is beauty is within all of us. We need to change the definition of beauty. With all the beauty tips in the world the most important one is to love and accept yourself.
My hopes are for 2017 that we can all see ourselves as beautiful flaws and all for it is those flaw that make us real!
Heres to a 2017 that will be our most realest one yet!!!