KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Friday, July 26, 2013

3 Kickass Tips For Falling In Love With Your Own Natural Beauty



You ARE Beautiful, and I don't have to see you to know that. You are beautiful, because we are all beautiful.

And- despite whatever beauty standard the mainstream media is pushing these days & no matter how far from that you feel you are, I KNOW that you can find a way to appreciate your God-given beauty, and that you will, in turn, be allowing the rest of us to appreciate it too...

"There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone's spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me." -Liv Tyler 

3 Kickass Tips For Falling In Love With Your Own Natural Beauty

1. What is your favorite feature? What do you really like about the way you look? Surely you can find one thing. You may have an hour glass figure, shiny hair, dainty feet, mesmerizing eyes, graceful hands... whatever it is- make that the focal point when you're getting dressed up to go out. Play it up. Honor it. Exaggerate it.

Do you have a really dazzling set of pearly whites? Sport a pretty red lipstick to draw attention to your teeth.

Maybe your calves are especially curvacious? Show them off with a pair of kickass heels & a knee-grazing skirt.

A long, slender neck can be highlighted with a pony tail and a rocking pair of earrings.

The point is to focus on what you love, and find new ways to dress it up. Let your beauty be a source of pleasure for you.



2. Take a good look at your ancestors, especially the ones who hold a special place in your heart. Really look at their body shapes & facial features, not with a critical eye but through the eyes of love. Look for what it is you find strong, interesting or attractive about their appearance. 

Does red hair & freckles run in your family? What is beautiful about that? Maybe you inherited your aunt's porcelain complexion, your mother's broad shoulders or your grandfather's dimples? Can you see the gift in that?



3. Choose a facial feature or a body part that you have not yet learned to love, hop on the internet or browse through some magazines, and make yourself a file or collage of beautiful people who share that feature.

That was my intention when I created this board, Your Lovely Nose, and I have to say that it definitely made me feel better on a day when I was feeling less than stellar about my triangle-shaped nose, which, by the way, I inherited from my biological father. He was extremely handsome...



"I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me." -Barbra Streisand

4 comments:

  1. I love your idea of starting a pinboard for encouragement and inspiration. I might make one devoted to busty women. I've had issues with my rather buxom bosom for years, though I get a lot of flack from other women when I express any kind of insecurity over it. (I actually have a small-busted friend who's expressed the opinion that women who complain about their breasts being too big are lying or humble-bragging.) I've come a long way in the past couple years in accepting my body shape, but am still embarrassed by my bra size. And, I have to admit, that being pregnant and gaining even more bounce in my bra has been difficult to contend with when I look at myself in the mirror. My wonky teeth, my round face, my freckles, my curly/messy hair, my sort of flat features--all things I've gladly embraced. But, I need to work on my relationship with my boobs.

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    1. Here's to Michelle's beauuuutiful boobs!!! Anita Ekberg, Christina Hendricks, Mamie Van Doren, Salma Hayek... vavavoom :0D

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    2. I think the fact that I'm from a very mix background and the fact that I have many natural desirable bodies parts without any surgery (thanks mom and grandma)is a blessing and is something that just happened because of my DNA mixtures!
      I also learned never say that I hate any part of my body or never speak bad about my body because at the end of the day all parts may be a bit rusty but they are all working properly.
      This is not something that happen overnight and I have struggle with family members being critical of me and I had felt horrible about my body before but I was able to overcome those thoughts and feelings on my own.
      I also had to work very hard on keeping my weight down because at one point I was extremely overweight and it greatly affected my health.

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    3. That is BEAUTiFUL, Ofelia!!! Congrats to you for creating health & learning to love what you've got. You're such a gorgeous woman that it's hard to imagine seeing anything but that. -xo

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