Brave and Beautiful - A Beauty Movement (My Thoughts) #iambraveandbeautiful #colbietry

Brave and Beautiful - A Beauty Movement (My Thoughts) #iambraveandbeautiful #colbietry

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!!

Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "

Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.

I, along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes, have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag - #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat's attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!
Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!

Alright, so the picture on the left is the one that I generally use to represent myself online, for my blog and social media.  It was taken in 2010, and it might be the last photo that was taken of me (alone) by a photographer (selfies not included!)  The photo on the right is me, on a no-makeup day a few days ago, infront of the bathroom mirror, taken with my ipod.  That's a typical look for me. I only put on makeup if I'm going out in public... and not always.  [Photo credit for the photo on the left goes to Amanda Stratton]

My Thoughts About this Project:

Colbie’s song really makes me think about how we can get caught up in comparing ourselves to people around us and find ourselves trying to fit a mold of beauty that society has set up for us.  To me, this goes beyond physical appearance, right into self worth.

  We can find ourselves believing that our worth is determined by what other people think of us.  
(“do they like you?”)

The song goes on and asks, 
“Wait a second, why should you care what they think of you?  
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?”  

Do you like you?  Why or why not?
Even worse than worrying about our outward appearances, I think, is the trap we can get caught in of comparing ourselves to others and then believing that our worth is dependent, comparatively, on someone else’s.  That thought process is flawed!

Your worth is not dependent on anyone else!  Someone else’s success cannot diminish yours.  Someone else’s opinion of you cannot diminish your true worth.  Even your own opinion of your worth cannot actually change your worth!  

Getting caught up in comparisons just takes our time and energy away from becoming the best we can be (which is the way we’ll really find ourselves happy with who we are).

Brave and Beautiful #iambraveandbeautiful #colbietry

So, like yourself! You are beautiful! 
Don’t “bend until you break” just to try to fit in with someone
 else’s idea of who you should be or what you should look like! 

share your natrual beauty -

Don't stop here. Get clicking around - its a blog hop! Below are more brave and beautiful women bearing more than their natural beauty. They each have a little bit of their heart to share with you. Some get very personal. Some share stories. For some this was very hard to do yet they gathered their courage and did it anyway. We hope as you click around (and YES pin these different posts!) you will feel the importance of it, the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.

>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their brave and beautiful post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<

women sharing their natural beauty - no makeup
women with our makeup on and what makes them beautiful
women from around the world share their face with no makeup on -
Mommy bloggers share their face without makeup and what makes then beautiful
Natural beauty untouched photos
raw natural beauty - join the movement
beauty and bravery - women wearing no makeup -
#colbietry #iambraveandbeautiful
Ready in join in?Snap, hashtag and share! Tag @BrassyApple and @Peacefrom6Pieces if you can too!
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  1. Comparison is the thief of joy and you are so beautiful and don't need to compare yourself with anyone! Thanks for this beautiful post. This is a fun project to do together!

  2. You are beautiful and kind and wonderful and supportive! I appreciate you so much and appreciate what you wrote. THANK YOU!!!!!!! XOXOXOX

  3. Thank you very much for your uplifting words! Lisa~


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