last night, i posted this picture on my instagram page:
with the caption that reads,
"i'm posting this bc it's an image i want a lot of girls to see. the first picture is me without any make up on, and the second is a picture with a full face of products. i'm not the most confident person in the world, but i'm learning to be comfortable in my own skin- whether i'm all dolled up or not. so so often, girls post impossibly beautiful pictures of themselves and especially celebrities photoshop themselves to be hardly recognizable and then we look at ourselves and wonder, "why can't i look like that?" the reason you don't look like the woman on the billboard is bc she is not real. start embracing real beauty, girls! don't let photoshop or likes or followers or society's standards get in your way! learn to feel beautiful in your own (untouched!) skin."
i posted this picture on instagram, and now on my blog, to encourage other young women to love themselves! recently after i posted my picture, my dear friend ashley posted a
b e a u t i f u l
picture of herself, saying that i inspired her to do so! i'm not posting this for attention, or to say that i think i'm pretty with make up, it's simply to show my followers/friends that i am learning to love myself for who i really am. i hardly ever post a picture without any make up on, and the overwhelming comments i got made me feel prettier than ever.
i hope any women reading this get the inspiration to also post a picture of themselves without any insecurity! own your beauty- pimples, wrinkles, stretch marks, splotches, red marks, bumps, grease, sweat and all!!!! ♡