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  1. The Life of Jea says

    This is such a great post!
    Isn’t it odd how we’re always told we would look prettier if we only changed one thing. And every person has a different “one thing” to tell us. I don’t understand why people feel the need to tell others how they should look…
    I’m not at all motivated to change anything in my daily self care routine when seeing people with airbrushed skin, or photoshopped faces or anything like that… I’m more motivated by those on social media that show of their skin, no matter how it looks, and are happy with themselves ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! Yes, it always seems to be one thing. And then if you do change that, there’s also one other thing….
      I think people find it much easier criticising and focusing on others, to kind of camoflague their own issues. I try to just ignore it now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for reading!!

  2. Melina Elisa says

    This was probably one of the best posts you’ve ever written. Growing up, I didn’t really pay much mind to what I looked like? I was too busy running around, playing with bugs to ever care. Once I did start caring, it was all I could think about. I think I’ve found a nice medium where I’m at. I try to do things for me than for others around me.
    One thing I never thought about, I’ve been very blessed in terms of skin. Yes, it’s gotten dryer in texture over the years, but I have never (even when I had oily/combination), have ever struggled with acne. and I think you’re right! People who struggle with acne are probably the people who work the hardest to keep their face clean and clear! Great post Laura xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • LauraJ says

      I use to have such severe acne. You wouldn’t believe the comments actual adults have given me. And I knew at the time, that I was using the best products with the best routine, but other people didn’t see that.
      I think it’s tough with looks because you get so many opinions – friends, family, society and the entire media. It’s no wonder we struggle to place ourselves. Thank you for reading girl! xxx

  3. Beyoutiful says

    Great post and couldn’t agree more! A lot of people think that they should change themselves and their looks just because of what other people say or what society things but that just makes everything worse. I feel women don’t need to always conform to society standards and should love themselves for who they really are. No one is perfect and everyone has flaws, but women should be willing to accept that and love and be themselves, not changing for other people ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl! I feel the same way. It’s a shame that women grow up and become pressured or influenced to change their physical apperance, often without really wanting to. Being who we are is key ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. K.M. Sutton says

    Another amazing post! And what you wrote about personality really clicked with me. For years I battled an ED and being unhappy with how I looked. When I finally came to terms with the cause of my ED (not being thin or fat but grief, anxiety, depression, and the fact it was the one thing I could control) I became much happier with myself and more confident with how I look(ed). Thirty pounds heavier, it isn’t my weight people comment about but my smile and confidence. THAT is what people ultimately take away. Not whether you are airbrushed or how thin you are.
    Social media is what you make of it, and I am always more attracted to the accounts where people look authentic and content then those who airbrush to kingdom come. Thanks for sharing this sweets! <3

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you!! I really appreciate accounts that try more to stand out. So many all look the same now with the exact same poses in the exact same locations. All trying to be insta famous or something.
      You do come across really confident. In person, I can be incredibly awkward and nervous. It takes a while for me to feel confident around others.
      Thank you so much for reading! x

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