They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I think that runs on the same track as telling a bride it’s “good luck” when it rains on her wedding day, because really, there is nothing else we can say sometimes.
Let’s face it, we weren’t all born with Brooke Shield’s natural unblemished profile and silky tresses. We don’t have Farrah Fawcett’s flawless, Dentyne grin. Most of us need help. I had the opportunity to see and be amazed by Lin Manuel Miranda’s piece of musical genius, HAMILTON. I have this thing about seeing a play, a musical, or a movie where if I love it, I have to investigate the actors, or in this case the real-life historical figures.
When I googled portraits of these men and women, all I could say was “Thank God for Sephora and hairdressers.” Dear God, what did these poor people do to make themselves up or maximize their beauty … practically nothing.
I am not trying to maim or discredit what beauty may have been perceived as back in the day, but boy, are we lucky we live in a time when we can take our natural selves and do whatever we want to make ourselves feel beautiful, because in the end, it’s about feeling beautiful for yourself … forget the beholder … it’s about you.
Moms don’t have a lot of time. We just don’t. I am just a fanatical, probably insecure girl who can’t live without being full-face every day. This is why I am up at 4:45 to start the work-out and cover-look regimen. The pressure is on myself, because it’s who I am. Not every woman feels this, way, and thank God, because it’s a lot of pressure. What I have noticed, is there is so much beauty floating around that isn’t maximized daily. Every woman has beauty, whether it’s naturally pouty lips, a perfect brow line, gorgeous cheek bones, a slender nose … whatever … you behold it, so make it work for you, girlfriend!
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