Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Definition of Beauty

~Beauty: n. bu-tee- 1.The confidence, health, happiness, balance, love, goodness, etc. radiating from a person. 2. The result, when living a life consistent with ones desires, values, goals and good intentions. 3. A person who looks at the world with bright optimism and hope, with a pleasant confident disposition and compassionate heart.


With this being a blog focused on makeup and clothing {outward appearance}I thought it would be important to share my definition of beauty for two reasons, 1) it will help you to get to know me a little better and 2) I  received an email from a young lady that really touched my heart. This young lady is struggling with "beauty" and feeling beautiful in general. The email really touched me because I've been there. I didn't always think I was aesthetically pleasing, I questioned people when they told me I was pretty, I even wondered why guys were interested in me. After a lot of prayer and soul searching, I realized what I lacked was confidence and that my perception of beauty was all messed up.

As cliche as it may be, beauty really does start within. To me, being beautiful is simply just being you and being comfortable with who you are. Not conforming to societal stereotypes just because you want to fit in. Rising above the ordinary, being able to smile through adversity, meeting challenges-are all signs of real beauty to me. It has little to do with your appearance but whats in your heart.

I believe there is a difference between a beautiful person and someone I may describe as pretty. When I say someone is pretty I'm usually just describing their outward appearance. I may not know anything about them, never had a conversation with said person... so to me they're just pretty {sometimes the prettiest people can do the ugliest things}.  A person I describe as beautiful has a certain glow that shines from within. Some may even say a beautiful spirit. It really doesn't matter what they look like or what they have on. There's nothing in this world that can take away someone's beauty.

Do I believe makeup can make you feel better? Heck Yeah. That's the whole point of this blog. When you look good, you feel good {and I want everyone to feel good} but if you're lacking confidence or if your spirit isn't right there isn't enough makeup in the world that will make you beautiful.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so be sure to define beauty for yourself and strive to be that person.


  1. i love this post, i was actually going to do a post on my definition of beauty also.i definitely agree with the difference between being beautiful and being pretty. this would make a great tag post

  2. Loving the post. My mother always told me anybody can look pretty, but if there conduct & character is ugly then one is just another pretty face. Confidnce is definitely a must. I also agree with April K. this would make a great tag post. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Thanks ladies! I would love to make this a tag post. How do I do that? LOL

  4. You just list the bloggers who you would like to respond.


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