Thursday, July 14, 2011

Confidence is Preparation




Want to embarrass me? Make me take pictures of myself in a crowded park while everyone watches me like I'm crazy. That's exactly what is going on in these shots. You're looking at an embarrassed face. I can't believe I pushed through it. I usually would have seen the people and just walked away, but I didn't. It's little things like that that embarrass me. Not things like tripping in my heels, which I do a million times a day. 

Another thing that embarrasses me is going out the house with no make up on. Yeah I know, very typical. Unfortunately, it's very true. I'm a nervous, self-conscious wreck. I'm a totally different person when I'm not wearing any make up. The beautiful, confident, head to the sky girl disappears and is replaced with a girl that hangs her head low, hides her face and is awkwardly shy. That's horrible right?




Well, that's how I've been for the last few days. I haven't been wearing any make up. I challenged myself to go without make up for at least 7 days. The main reason being because I'm currently suffering a horrible break out and wearing make up over it is not helping. The other is because I'm on a journey to overcoming my insecurities. My skin being at the top of the list. I don't want to feel like I always have to wear makeup to feel beautiful. I have a long road ahead of me...

P.S.- Meet Miami. My new home....for now.





17 comments:

  1. Sometimes the best way to start dealing with insecurities is to find the root of it all. How it all started? I hope that helps!!
    God speed!

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  2. I get the same way taking pics- I'm a little shy and very self- conscious. More power to you on the no makeup challenge. I've been breaking out like crazy as well, but I'm a punk and can't be without my concealer.

    p.s. -deets on the shoes.

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  3. stay strong and continue to try to break through your insecurities! When you do, you will be at a peak point in your life when it comes to confidence. But you have to start by loving yourself and all else will follow.
    Speak positive words to yourself !

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  4. love the outfit so cute xoxo

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  5. I just love your outfits gurl!! Love the patterns and colors. BTW Why are you embarrassed? :-(

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  6. Welcome to Miami! Love your style,

    Kimberly, FWB

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  7. You're awesome for sharing this!!!
    Hats off to you lady, for pushing through embarrassment & beginning the walk towards overcoming insecurities.

    You can do it:)

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  8. love that you are overcoming your insecurities...good luck, I wish you the very best.

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  9. awww
    and love the look.

    Jen x

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  10. Just found you through Dulce's page. I'm in Miami too! Hope you are liking it!

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  12. You are amazing & gorgeous no matter what and don't you ever feel anything less than that! =]

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  13. really love that outfit xxxxxx

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  14. very cute and trust me I know the feeling when taking pics alone lol, check out my summer beauty makeup routine it may help http://sewingstardom.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-makeup-routine.html

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  15. Thiss outfit is stunning, love the turban!!
    Sorry the move didn't work out but like you said, there's always another way. Happiness is always the most important thing, no point being somewhere you're not comfortable.
    Good luck!! xx

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