March 2, 2011

Beautiful Belly Challenge [Kinda!]

The beautiful and wonderful Amanda over at The Forever Endeavor created a challenge similar to my Beautiful Belly Challenge. Instead of focusing on weight or body image, Amanda stresses that beauty comes from within, and not what you wear, your make up, or clothes!



I have worn make up since Middle School. And still feel weird about going out without any on.

My college friends could not believe that I had never worn sweatpants to school (or really anywhere out of the house for that matter)

I feel self conscious if I wear my hair curly or wear my glasses instead of contacts.

These are all things that I struggle with. They may seem small or unimportant. But isn't it weird something small can effect your entire day? So, ladies, here I am in all of my curly hair'd, glasses'd, no make up'd and sweatpant'd (yes I'm wearing them) glory:


Won't you join Amanda and me
If you have any interest in joining in on Stripped or The Beautiful Belly Challenge, please do!
It really does make a difference in the way you see yourself and the way other girls see themselves!

You're all b e a u t i f u l inside and out!!
And I love you!

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7 comments:

Jamie Walker said...

Girl you don't need to makeup! You're pretty without it. I would never dream of going to work without makeup, but on the weekends I had my makeup bag and don't bring it out until Monday. Maybe one I'll be brave enough to go the entire week!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

You look adorable without make-up...so cute, and what a refreshing post! I love it!!!

Liesl :)

Diana Smith said...

What an awesome thing to remember! We are all beautiful, we shouldn't think otherwise! you look so cute with glasses

Meri said...

I wear a minimal amount of makeup, mostly just undereye concealer so that I don't look dead tired at work with clients hahaha. On the weekend? Only if I'm doing something fancy :)

Shalyn said...

You are beautiful and adorable, Mel! I love you in your glasses!

Amanda Moury said...

You are absolutely beautiful and I'm happy to call you a friend :) PS thank you for participating :) I <3 you! xoxo

B and B said...

I just wrote my post about joining in on the beautiful belly challenge. I have been wanting to for a while but I've been a big chicken. I finally did it! I am by no means where I need to be with my body image. I have a really hard time feeling beautiful. But I feel like joining in this challenge is a good thing for me.

I love your blog. I just wanted you to know that. Thank you for being an inspiration.
Brittany

P.S. Here's my post if you care to take a peek (warning: it's loooong!)
http://brittandbradeinreallife.blogspot.com/2011/03/dear-friend.html