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What Makes ME Feel Beautiful?

By Roni |

Me all confident with Little Bean.

Someone asked me the other day,

"What makes you feel beautiful?"

My brain started sifting through your typical female beauty "things"…

The perfect pair of shoes?

Makeup?

Losing the last 10 pounds?

Getting my hair done?

A new dress?

But none of them where quite right. Don’t get me wrong, I like all those things (I’d especially like losing those pesky pounds) but they don’t necessarily make me feel…

Beautiful.

The more and more I thought about this beauty thing the more and more one word kept creeping into my thought process…

Confidence.

When I’m confident I feel BEAUTIFUL. I feel unstoppable. I feel gorgeous.

I realize confidence isn’t a "thing" it’s a feeling. I would even argue it’s an emotion. Whatever it is I can recognize in myself now that I’m a little older. I also can see it on other woman as well.

Think about the last time your saw a confident woman walk into a room. It really didn’t matter what she looked like or what she was wearing, did it? Nope, becuase a confident woman is a beautiful woman.

Of course this doesn’t mean I don’t depend on a "thing" or two to help me in the beauty department. For me there are 3 tangible things I need to help on the confidence/beauty front….

1.) a good haircut–I now keep my hair short so it’s even more important to for me to stay trimmed up,
2.) waxed eyebrows, and
3.) lip gloss.

Yes.. I’m a lipgloss junky. One of my absolute favorites is Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips.

I never leave the house without some kind of gloss at my disposal.

I mean… how can I be confident with dry lips? I mean.. and I right? ;)

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5 thoughts on “What Makes ME Feel Beautiful?

  1. Barb says:

    Roni, I love the Bare Escentuals Buxom lips also! Another one of my favorites is the Buxom mascara (I am a mascara junkie) Anyway that is the cutest picture ever of you and little bean:) Have fun at the conference!!

  2. Nicole White says:

    As a tomboy with two brothers I struggled with the concept of beauty and lovely my whole life. I totally agree with you about the confidence part. I wrote a blog piece about what it is to be lovely a month or so ago at my blog “The Quantum Housewife.” http://thequantumhousewife.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

    I love your honest writing.

  3. Paula says:

    Love this post! So so true! Thanks, Roni!

  4. Bailey says:

    I would agree – confident women are very beautiful. Makes me think about how I can be that confident woman all the time. Thanks for the post!

  5. Deb says:

    Thats me too! Short hair, minimal make up, and some relaxed jeans, and a kick butt shirt. what makes me feel good is grocery shopping and cleaning 1 room, and having a dinner plan by the time the kids get home! Love your posts!

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