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The Perfect Pretty Girls

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The title pretty much says it all right? The perfect pretty girls. We all know them. They're perfectly thin, have the shiniest hair you've ever seen (seriously), dazzling smiles, flawless make-up & you'd rob a bank to own their shoes! They're the people you see & you instantly hate. I was watching a youtube video today & the girl was just ridiculously pretty & thin-she just seemed perfect & I instantly thought to myself "Wow, I wish I looked like her" & started critiquing myself & pointing out all the ways I didn't look like her. But then I caught myself & was like why?! Yes she's beautiful & had a great figure but I thought to myself, what is so great about her that she makes me want to put myself down? I suppose it's natural to have some insecurities, things you would change about yourself but I seriously resent the idea that I have to look a certain way in order to be pretty. I don’t need to look like that girl or any celebrity to be pretty. In general I am a pretty confident person, I wasn't always that way though. I credit a lot of my confidence these days to my wonderful Bill who tells me everyday how pretty I am & refuses to let me put myself down-he makes me feel like a perfect pretty girl so I believe I'm a “perfect” pretty girl & if you believe certain things they become your actions so I act like I'm a perfect pretty girl & I tend to be far less judgmental about myself. Though I have to work at it-there are times like today where I have to catch myself & say wait no-she may very well be one of those perfect pretty girls but so am I-so there really isn’t anything to be jealous of. I never feel bad about myself until I start comparing myself to someone else. So that's the point to this blog today. Stop comparing yourself to other people. You're AMAZING just the way you are & you know that until someone comes along & tells you that you're not because you're not like so & so & you believe it. You should be able to walk into a party full of Victoria Secret models & not once think “I wish I was more like them.” Stop telling yourself I’ll be pretty when I look a certain way or when I drop a few pounds. Beauty comes from confidence & who you are as a person not what you look like-that’s not an opinion it’s a fact. I hope I’m not being too “preachy” I just want people myself included to stop saying I wish I looked like her or I wish I was that skinny. You really are perfect because you’re you-don’t let anyone take that away from you-not even yourself. So there you go-I’m talking to myself here too, I’m guilty of doing it too, but it’s time to put a stop to that & make a better effort of changing ourselves for the right reasons not so that we fit into society’s ideas of what we should be.

By the way though the pretty girl who sparked my little little tirade here is actually really good with hair & makeup & such so if you wanna watch some good tutorials on her youtube channel heres the link:
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    I'm just reading this, but I agree NSMANN; you are beautiful. More than that, let me share this with you, "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:3-4)."

    What makes your beautiful is an inner radiance that can't be manufactured or faked. I love makeup don't get me wrong, but I know that has NOTHING at all to do with my true beauty. So, you just keep on being beautiful on the inside and watch your outer beauty shine like the STAR you are. emoticon
    2455 days ago
    But you are already beautiful--really!!
    2572 days ago
  • ALLIE4993
    Well said! I couldn't agree with you more. Someone once told me that you should be your biggest fan because you are always surrounded by you and who you are. A struggle it may be but confidence is oh so beautiful! thanks for this emoticon
    2635 days ago
    You are very beautiful yourself! Confidence is key! If you feel beautiful, you will shine & that will reflect on how others see you too! Nobody is perfect, including those 'perfect' pretty girls. It's one of those life is greener on the other side...Those girls have just as many insecurities, if not more, than the rest of us. Your amazing just as you are, don't forget it!
    2645 days ago
  • MARY1313
    Great blog and you are oh so heart breakingly pretty yourself!!!

    2646 days ago
    Confidence is definitely the most attractive quality one can have - an average-looking person with a whole lot of self-confidence (NOT cockiness!) is WAY sexier than someone who is simply "genetically blessed".
    2648 days ago
    I think you are gorgeous! And your personality shines through your picture and your writing... I definitely think that has a lot to do with someone's appeal as well.
    2648 days ago
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