Be YOU!

I am pretty much a girly girl.  I love makeup, clothes, shoes, handbags, pretty candles, fluffy pillows, anything pink! I love to surround myself with everything pretty.  I find it so fun to get new shoes and figure out what outfits I can wear them with and what lipstick I’ll put on.  I love to get all dressed up to go out.  It makes me feel good to look pretty on the outside.  And I love to help other women get that confidence to feel beautiful.

But something more close to my heart than helping anyone look beautiful on the outside, is to help you know how beautiful you are on the inside.  I believe that true beauty is from within.  And when it shines out, others will find you beautiful.  Forget about all the things that you think are wrong with yourself.  Everyone woman (including me) has sat in front of the mirror and picked out all of the things that you don’t like about yourself.  Some of these things I was born with and I will never be able to change (unless I want to go under the knife… Yikes!).  Let’s be nicer to ourselves!

All the women you see on the cover of a magazine and on the runways, these are not the women you should be looking at to aspire to be.  ALL of them are airbrushed and photoshopped, who knows how many of them are on unhealthy diets, surgeries, procedures, etc to look the way they do.  Instead of trying to look like someone you think is beautiful, you should want to look like you! YOU are beautiful!  You were born such an amazing person!  Don’t let the media or society make you think any different.  You don’t need a new lipstick to be beautiful.  Sure it’s fun and I love putting on a new lipstick.  But the lipstick is not what is going to make me beautiful.

Be who you were born to be, BE YOU!  Embrace everything that you are.  If you are curvy, skinny, dark, light, freckles, wear glasses, short, tall, outgoing, quiet, totally weird…. it doesn’t matter!  Just be you!  Embrace every part of yourself.  Be the best version of you.  Find your inner confidence and rock it out!  Know how amazing you are.  Right now, where you are sitting- you are amazing!  You don’t need to change, just own it.

As women let’s agree to encourage one another to embrace who we are, and not be negative and mean.  We all have enough pressure on us to be a certain way and act a certain way, none of us need any more added pressure or negativity.  Go out today and compliment a woman who is a total stranger.  Go out of your way to say something nice to someone who you don’t normally talk to.  You might make someone’s day :)

You are an original!  Don’t try to make yourself a copy of someone else.  Embrace everything about yourself; the way you look and your personality!  Don’t change who you are for anyone!  Be you and rock it out!

Here is a silly picture of my family :)  Have a great weekend!!!

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12 thoughts on “Be YOU!

  1. You are a gem!!! I’m so blessed to have come across you and Jaclyn!! My life is sweeter because of you two..your beauty shines inside and out! Have a fabulous weekend!! XOXO

  2. Loved this blog post! I am overweight and I think so many people (including family) judge me. I am trying to see the beauty in me, and start taking care of myself (eating healthier, excersising). I never judge anyone or think thier life is perfect, because ALL of us have some sort of struggle. Thanks Rachel for the posititvity today!

  3. Thank you for that lovely reminder, that was such a sweet post and I really needed it today! :) I think every now and again it’s hard to fight nagging insecurities but I am really trying hard to be confident in myself no matter what and embrace all that I am. Thank you for being an awesome person and making me smile! :)

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  4. I needed this so much, thank you thank you. I’ve been struggling with my insecurities for awhile now and it had taken a huge toll on my health and relationships. I have been trying so hard to see things this way and so far I’m moving forward. Thank you for your beautiful posts! You are a truly beautiful person and you have helped me in so many ways! :)

  5. I love this! I have been following your blog for a few months now and love all of your positive energy and all your helpful tips! You and your sister are seriously the best! Keep doing what you’re doing, and know that your words matter and impact so many!

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