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My Beauty Philosophy

Beauty in, beauty out

My daughter Fern and I.

If you’ve been following me for awhile here at Babble, you’ll know that I usually blog about all things related to motherhood and the littles, but I am so excited to be joining this new venture at Babble Beauty!

I wanted to start off by sharing a little about my personal philosophy and approach to beauty…

When I was a little girl, my mom would often repeat this phrase to me: “Beauty in, beauty out. I remember thinking it was annoying a lot of the time, because she would mostly use it when I was being sassy and totally self-absorbed. She would always tell me how beautiful I was, but would remind me that it was all for naught if I had an ugly, mean spirit and she was absolutely right. As ridiculous as I thought this phrase was during my teenage years, it is definitely something I intend to pass down to my own daughter. I want her to know that being pretty on the inside is what truly matters. I want her to be kind and caring and considerate of others and if she happens to have great hair while doing it? Well, that’s just a bonus.

BUT, before you start to think I don’t care about outside beauty at all, let me assure you that I do. I know a lot of people probably consider a preoccupation with beauty and fashion to be vain and shallow, but I disagree. I know that when I spend the time to put myself together, I will feel pretty and more confident and that is an incredibly positive thing.

When I was first approached by Babble to take on this new beauty venture, it sort of caught me by surprise, since I don’t think of myself as a “beauty girl” in the typical sense of the word. I’m not into crazy, bright eye shadows, or glitter and I don’t have my own YouTube makeup/hair tutorial channel, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have something to offer.

What I hope to bring to Babble Beauty is an attainable type of beauty. I want to share products and tips and beauty challenges that will be simple and approachable (often with a natural bent) and help women realize that hair and makeup doesn’t have to be intimidating. We’ve all got a little “beauty girl” in all of us – I’m just here to encourage you to bring her out! Hope you’ll follow along!

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:

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